Meet Our Team

The leadership team at Prius Intelli has expertise in advanced technology, imaging, and manned and unmanned flight. Our mission is to bring high-quality, accessible, accurate imagery and technology services to you and your business.

Get to Know the Prius Intelli Team

In March 2020, a crazy thing happened – just as Prius Intelli was taxi-ing for takeoff. The day we signed our formation documents, we were ordered to “stay at home.” Regardless, we worked hard to assemble a book of purchase orders and letters of intent, predominantly from the petroleum industry. On April 20, 2020, the price of West Texas Intermediate went to -$37, and we lost nearly all our orders. We had to pivot and fast. Long story short, our company was founded in the hardest of times. But hard times make strong people, and we look forward every day to applying the hard lessons learned to drive our continued success.

We invite you to learn more about us. Then, let’s schedule some time to explore how our collaborative approach and commitment to problem-solving can drive tangible results for your organization.

Josh Vinyard

Visionary R&D

ethan sparks

Ethan Sparks

GIS Solutions

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Perry New

Technology & Data Integrity

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Dr. Adam Stern

Science Stuff


Amy Knickerbocker

Marketing & Visibility

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Josh is driven by his passion for using aircraft to solve problems in innovative ways. With his extensive experience in both manned and unmanned vehicles, imaging hardware, and producing top-notch image-based products, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. As the leader of Prius Intelli, he is taking the company to new heights by spearheading the development of cutting-edge aerial sensing technologies that address our clients’ most pressing concerns.

Ethan combines aerial imagery and GIS technologies to provide transformative solutions that go above and beyond mere top-down imagery. As the leader of our GIS Solutions team, he is dedicated to helping clients revolutionize their operations through data-driven insights that improve design, maintenance, and planning.

An avid outdoorsman, Ethan enjoys turkey hunting in the spring, duck hunting in the winter, and fishing year-round. A former full-time fly-fishing guide in Colorado and Texas, he still guides trips in the greater Austin area when time permits. Ethan’s love for the outdoors also drives an interest in applying his GIS skills to promote sustainability and responsible land use.

With over two decades of experience in enterprise solutions leveraging GIS technology, Perry heads up our technology team. Prior to Prius Intelli, he served as a GIS Manager for multiple midstream and E&P companies. There, he developed a love for optimizing operational and compliance workflows using technology in the oilfield. Today, he leverages his expertise to ensure our imagery and data products exceed our clients’ expectations and make maximum impact.

Outside of work, Perry enjoys fishing, hunting, and ranch management.

Dr. Adam Stern’s passion is using advanced science to solve critical problems facing our communities. For two decades Adam has been involved in research and product development of advanced technologies, along with their integration into domestic and international markets. At Prius Intelli, he develops and implements leading-edge remote sensing technologies and analytics.  

Outside Prius Intelli, Adam enjoys camping and backpacking, playing bluegrass banjo, supporting his local community, and training dogs and cats to love each other. 

With over 25 years of experience in marketing and corporate communications, Amy leads the charge in expanding Prius Intelli’s presence and impact in the marketplace. Amy’s specialties include content marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and marketing funnel implementation to support business development. Her passion is creating highly relevant content that helps industry professionals of all stripes expand their knowledge base and find innovative solutions to problems they’re facing.

Amy and her husband of 20 years live “in the sticks” with their three cats and assorted outdoor critters. She is deeply committed to animal rescue, particularly in aiding donkeys, mules, and draft horses, and supports various organizations in their mission to save and improve the lives of these animals.