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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:20-07-2012
     Last Modified:21-07-2012 (07:37)
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     Current job:Spaceflight Mission Planner looking for work
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsMission Planning, International Collaboration, Real-Time Operations, Mission Control, Advanced Technology
    CV

    Summary: I have 15 years of NASA systems engineering experience with the International Space Station Program, with international partners and future spacecraft projects. 

    My career has been centered on developing complex, international, multi-stakeholder engineering and technical management processes where they do not exist or refining existing, inefficient processes towards optimization.

    Experience

    Professor, Concordia University Texas (Lutheran) Doctorate Student, Concordia University Chicago (Lutheran)

    September 2010 to Present

    Professor of upper level, undergraduate courses in the School of Business; Critical Thinking, Industrial Operations and Strategic Management focused specifically on business process optimization (2010/11 school year).  I am currently a doctorate student with Concordia University Chicago (Lutheran) working towards an Ed.D. in organizational development focused on technical process re-engineering.

    Associate

    Booz Allen Hamilton Inc

    Constellation Orion Program Office

    February 2008 to September 2010

    Hired by NASA to act on its behalf as liaison between multiple NASA organizations and external contractors to gather, represent or develop required operations data in support of the Orion Software and Avionics Preliminary Design Review (PDR).

    Results: I worked with a small team to develop a new technical change process to enable the review of 2000+ engineering requirements for the Orion Software and Avionics team.  Led internal NASA reviews for requirements validity then presented requirements documents to Lockheed and facilitated their internal review.  Where needed, engineering contingency plans, collaboration efforts and priorities were developed to address failed or at-risk requirements.  I received a NASA Achievement Award for the successful management of the Orion PDR.

    Project Leader

    United Space Alliance (USA)

    Human Spaceflight Exploration Technologies Research and Development

    June 2004 to 2008

    Manager of three, multi-million dollar Independent Research and Development (IR&D) business process re-engineering projects for USA’s Strategic Technology Initiatives organization.

    Results: USA owned its first intellectual property in the form of my software tool suite which was designed to streamline mission operations from the current, 20 people/2 weeks to build 1 day’s worth of plans for ISS to 1 person/20 minutes (resulting in a cost savings of millions over the lifetime of a program while enabling increased autonomy for the in-situ astronaut crew.)  I successfully led cooperative efforts with NASA headquarters and other NASA field centers, major aerospace industry teams and small aerospace companies in the development.  All project planning, cost estimating, legal terms and conditions, product purchase cost negotiations and reporting in earned value were delivered on time and on schedule. Received a US Patent for the software.

    NASA Flight Controller

    United Space Alliance

    International Space Station (ISS) Mission Control Center (MCC)

    January 1999 to June 2005

    Certified Ops Planner within the Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division responsible for integrating, developing, generating and uplinking all technical plans & procedures for the ISS crew.

    Results: As the technical liaison to Russia, I developed a new real-time, international planning and replaning change management process to manage daily orbital operations.  That process included defining real-time integration efforts between the ISS crew, MCC systems disciplines, the Increment Management Team (IMT) the Mission Evaluation team (MER), the engineering community, the science community, the medical community and the international partners (despite the non-uniform data standards, software incompatibility and mis-matched computer networks.)  5000 hours were spent on console supporting Expeditions 1-10 refining the process.  I also developed all training material for future Ops Plan candidates. 

    Technical Operatiosn Staff

    United Space Alliance

    Shuttle-Mir Phase I/ISS Program Office (ISSPO)

    April 1998 to January 1999

    I was in charge of developing, negotiating and managing a NASA/Russian integrated ISS crew provisioning process with lessons learned from Phase I before the ISS First Element Launch.

    Results: A new provisioning definition and change management process was designed for the ISSPO with concurrence from NASA’s Life Science Division and the Russian Institute for Bio-Medical Problems (IBMP). The change management process took into account astronaut/cosmonaut provisions selection, payload mass and volume analysis, issues securing NASA and Russian manifest allocations, Shuttle and Progress vehicle payload negotiations, and procurement then shipping oversight to Kennedy Space Center and to RSC-Energia/Baikonour in Moscow.

    Strategic Planning Specialist

    Science Applications International Corp (SAIC)

    June 1996 to April 1998

    Worked with the NASA Johnson Space Center’s financial organization on a business process re-engineering project aimed at unifying all NASA centers reporting capabilities.

    Education

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University

    Master of Aeronautic Science, Operations - 2000

    Specialized in space operations including engineering management, spacecraft development, launch operations and remote sensing. Graduate thesis was developed in cooperation with NASA Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) management to identify the engineering operational issues facing MOD as the ISS was assembled, operated and eventually decommissioned.

    University of Houston

    Master of Science, Future Studies/Strategic Planning – 1996

    Specialized in long range strategic planning, numerical model analysis, and systems engineering design. Graduate thesis involved working closely with the NASA Engineering Directorate to negotiate new organizational adaptations in order to facilitate long range planning for the NASA administration.

    Concordia University-Austin

    Bachelor of Arts, Business Communications - 1995

    Specialized in technical writing, organizational development and diffusion of innovation.

    Publications and Patent

    US Patent #8,103,533 Automated resource planning tool and user interface.  http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8103533.PN.&OS=PN%2F8103533&RS=PN%2F8103533

    US Patent Application # 20080216012 Spaceflight instruction and training tool. http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20080216012

    “Crew-Centric Mission Objective and Detail Flight Planning” – The International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems presenter, Rome Italy, June 2006

    “Intelligent In-Situ Mission Planning” - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Human-Systems Integration Program Request for Information, July 2005

    “Combining Human Spaceflight Mission Planning with Automated Robotic Planning – A Model for Constellation” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 21st Space Symposium, January 2005

    “In Situ Crew Mission Objectives Planning and Scheduling”  - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Advanced Planning and Integration Office (APIO),  November 10, 2004

    “Mission Planning, Training and Operations for the Constellation Program” - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Exploration Systems Enterprise Request for Information, May 20, 2004

    Honors & Awards

    NASA Group Achievement Award “for the successful completion of the Orion Software PDR, which set the stage for the Orion Project re-planning activities that eventually led to the current OFT-1 and Block 0 vehicle configurations”.

    Presented with an MCC mission patch flown into space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour “for contributions on the Mission Control team for the STS-111 mission”.

    Accepted into Embry-Riddle University’s circle of Omicron Delta Kappa - National Leadership Honor Society for "outstanding work in the international arena and helping to lead the NASA program forward with International Space Station operations".

    Spaceflight Awareness Award - presented with a mission patch flown into space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavor for "Contributions to the successful re-planning activities immediately following the start of Expedition 1 within MCC-Moscow...critical to the beginning of human-tended capability on the International Space Station"

    Presented with a gold seal flown into space aboard Russian element "Zarya" then returned to earth aboard Space Shuttle Discovery “for contributions to ISS 1/AR”.

    Presented with a flag flown into space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery to the Russian station Mir “for contributions to Phase 1”.

     

     


     


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