President + CEO
Over 30 years of executive leadership in high-technology and space-based services ranging from startups to Fortune 500; active space-based radio astronomy and astrophysics researcher focused on very low-frequency radio observation; expertise in aerospace engineering, astronomy, economics, astrobiology and philosophy providing a unique perspective on humanity’s roadmap to the stars; has led three successful ground up ventures.
M.S./D.E. Aerospace Engineering, M.S. Engineering Management, The University of Kansas; B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano; Director of Mission Operations, SpaceX; expertise in corporate strategy and business execution in high technology industries.
Co-founder + CTO
M.S./B.S. Electrical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA; 9+ years’ experience in aerospace engineering, directly supported the development and launch of over 23 small satellites; original Co-Founder of Tyvak in 2011; helped Bill Nye the Science Guy develop and launch a solar-sail in space during college.
M.S./B.S. Electrical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA; 10+ years of rapid end-to-end spacecraft technology development; hardware technical lead for 11 completed missions and 22 delivered vehicles; Has bowled over 100.
M.S./B.S. Computer Science, Montana State University; Research Engineer for the Space Science and Engineering Laboratory, Montana State University; Payload Systems Engineer for NASA Small Explorer Mission IRIS (Interface Region Interferometric Spectrometer); CEO + Co-founder of 406 Aerospace.
VP Commercial Space + Launch
M.S. Systems Engineering, U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology; B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy; Managed launch missions and vehicle development at SpaceX and Virgin Orbit; 17+ plus years as an active and current reserve duty officer in the U.S. Air Force as an engineer and program manager primarily at Space and Missile Systems Center; Once played golf on Saddam Hussein’s private lake.
VP Civil Space + Domain Awareness
Ph.D./M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado; M.S. Systems Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville; B.S. Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University; VP of Engineering at Syncroness, a commercial product development company; Senior Director, Dream Chaser Program at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC); MicroSat Systems, Lockheed Martin; The Aerospace Corporation; General Dynamics Space Systems; former professor at Utah State University and UCLA; 2009 finalist in NASA’s Astronaut selection.
B.A. English from UCLA; J.D. from LMU; Legal Counsel at SpaceX; Export Compliance Officer at SpaceX; Contracts Officer for SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) and CRS2; Partnerships Manager at Business.com; multi-lingual, SoCal native.