The Monterey Bay DART Initiative 501 c 3 corporation was established in January 2019 as a public-private non-profit organization to establish and facilitate a world-class drone, automation/autonomy, robotics technology development, testing, and manufacturing cluster in the Monterey Bay Region by supporting good fit, climate-smart, DART businesses for jobs growth and community vitality.

DART works towards this mission with four program focus areas:

  • Innovative workforce development programs
  • Critical infrastructure & facilities access
  • Innovation, entrepreneurship & business development
  • Education & policy advocacy

DART’s Vision is to connect and coordinate industry, government, academic, and DART practitioners to pursue opportunities for regional advancement, innovation, and economic development.

DART performs five main functions in each above focus area:

Connect. Convene stakeholders and strengthen the DART community to coordinate action, advance projects, and establish productive cross-sector partnerships;

Manage. Manage new workforce and infrastructure project development plans and programs;

Fund. Identify, pursue, and secure public and private funding to support research and development, infrastructure improvement, and venture creation/growth;

Educate. Host industry and educational forums. Contribute to regional workforce solutions, curriculum development and education; and

Advocate. Advocate for safe and appropriate market, facilities and airspace access.

Board

  • Sarasina Tuchen

    DART Board of Directors Member

  • Michael Matkin

    DART Board of Directors Member

  • Cody Cleverly

    DART Board of Directors Member

  • Chris Bley

    DART Board of Directors Member

  • Brooks McChesney

    DART Board of Directors Member

  • Brad Barbeau

    DART Board of Directors Member

Staff

  • Josh Metz

    Monterey Bay DART

  • Abigail Scott

    Monterey Bay DART

  • Jen Simon

    Monterey Bay DART

  • Denise Silva

    Monterey Bay DART

  • Jordan King

    Monterey Bay DART

Advisors

  • Yolanka Wulff

    DART Advisor

  • Sean Hogan

    DART Advisor

  • Rodrigo Nieto

    DART Advisor

  • Doug Erickson

    DART Advisor

  • Danny Bernstein

    DART Advisor

  • Adam Cohen

    DART Advisor