DEDICATION | LEADERSHIP | RESULTS
Highly regarded and results-driven professional with a track record of using information technologies and process improvements to cut costs, improve efficiency, and create new capabilities in technical and managerial applications. Strong interpersonal skills, proficient in fostering positive stakeholder relationships and communicating effectively at all levels. Expertise in collaborating with cross-functional teams to achieve program goals and objectives. Adept in obtaining buy-in across multiple levels and functions. Seeking to utilize experience, comprehensive skills, and exceptional work ethic in an organization that values dedication and results.
TRANSFERABLE Skills & Expertise
Orbital Sciences Corporation, Houston, TX, August 2009-March 2014
Recruited to function in multiple capacities and assist Orbital with establishing a Houston office.
Leveraged extensive experience in Human Space Flight to assist with operations. Collaborated in developing a vehicle to transport cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).
Supported real-time operations in Mission Control, including ISS crew activities and backup command and monitoring capabilities for the Cygnus spacecraft
Developed software to track and analyze cargo operations onboard the ISS. Wire framed application with involvement from users and customers. Designed, coded, tested and improved software over two missions to the ISS. Added capabilities that allowed for the quick assessment of unexpected vehicle configurations.
Designed and conducted tests on flight hardware involving NASA and international subcontractors in Turin, Italy and Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia.
Developed spacecraft familiarization training for the Cygnus cargo vehicle. Presented training to over a dozen ISS crew members.
Odyssey Space Research, Houston, TX, April 2007-August 2009
Joined a small-but-growing company in a Technical/Managerial role.
Established relationships with new customers and developed new tools and processes to assist with company expansion.
Designed and coded a Management Information System that interfaced with existing company applications to perform invoicing, labor planning, skill allocation, and rates development functions.
Successfully handled a variety of technical roles, including technical integration with NASA, development of specifications and verification plans, and development of material for the successful Orbital Commercial Resupply Services proposal.
Performed a wide range of small-business management tasks including the development of an Organizational Conflict of Interest plan, workforce planning, hiring and interviewing, bid development, financial analysis, and extensive proposal writing.
The Boeing Company, Various Locations, May 1992-April 2007
Engineer / Manager of Mission Operations / Chief of Staff / Deputy Manager
Started as an entry-level engineer and was promoted to Management. Held a variety of positions, including Manager of Mission Operations for the ISS with 25 direct reports and Chief of Staff of a capture team for a billion-dollar proposal.
Deputy Manager of the joint Boeing-Northrop Grumman Program Integration Team for the Crew Exploration Vehicle Phase 1 Contract and Phase 2 Capture activities. Managed cross-team efforts including IT, Configuration Management, Data Management, etc.
Managed the Mission Evaluation Room (MER) at Johnson Space Center in mission support activities, including console operations and technical issue resolution involving both US and Russian space hardware over 14 Shuttle missions.
Implemented team restructuring and data system improvements that resulted in a savings of nearly $4 million.
Led the Flight Operations Team that developed Operational Procedure inputs from engineering data for United States and International Partner missions to the ISS.
Worked with International Partners (Canada, Italy/ESA/Astrium, Russia, Japan) to develop processes and protocols for ISS engineering support and development of operations products.
Led multi-site cross-functional team in the development and execution of mission support processes. Oversaw cost, schedule, and headcount planning. Negotiated schedules and budgets with customer. Responsible for Earned Value Management of team activities.
Managed program-wide Vehicle Integration metrics and initiated resource-saving process improvements.
Was routinely sent by top management to other program sites as a problem solver and action team member.
Master of Business Administration - Graduated with Honors, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2001
Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1991
Skilled in all Microsoft Office Applications (including macro programming)
International Astronautical Federation
Member of Human Space Endeavors and Space Systems Committees
Chair of "Space Station Operations and Utilization" and "Lessons Learned in Space Systems" sessions of the 2008 International Astronautical Congress in Glasgow, UK
Presented papers at the IACs in 2005 ("The Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV): The Next Generation of Human Spaceflight" at Valencia, Spain) and 2000 ("The ISS Mission Evaluation Room: Building an International Virtual Team" at Rio de Jainero, Brazil).
Developed infrastructure tools that garnered praise from NASA customer; Products developed by the tool became program standards. Analytical capabilities allowed rapid approval of off-nominal situations.
Worked on a proposal tool with a corporate partner and developed a single interface that solved a new employee onboarding challenge and became a Best Practice for the entire corporate division.
Assisted a small company that experienced rapid growth by writing code that accessed the data from existing tools and automatically created invoices, reports, etc. Developed new tools for labor planning that drew on timekeeping records and budgets. Tool suite saved hours of work each week and reduced charging errors.
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