Space industry professional with extensive research experience in interdisciplinary science. Mentor / member of large international teams with adept mathematical understanding and evidence-based approach to problem solving. Interests include new launch capabilities, satellite technology and innovative business models in support of industry sustainability and growth.
MBA Candidate, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK 2016 / 2017
Individual Applied Project: “The Business Case for a UK-based Small Satellite Micro-launcher”
MSc. Space Studies, International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France 2008
BSc. Physics, Diploma Eng., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada 2005
Report Writing • Presentations • Sales • Adaptability • Multi-tasking • Accuracy • Conflict Resolution
Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), Hanksville, Utah, USA January 2015
Mars Mission Simulation Team Member (Crew 147)
Primary responsibilities included executing astronomy science objectives while living in the MDRS habitat module with 6 other international crew members
Assisted with drone terrain survey, human GPS tracking and social science experiments
Participated in Extravehicular Activities (EVAs), ATV exploration and habitat maintenance
Challenges encountered: confinement, water rationing, rehydrated food
ISU, Space Studies Program (SSP), Strasbourg, France 2013
Team Project Teaching Associate: Integrated Coastal Management
Served as mentor to 30 international students through to successful completion of a team report, executive summary and final presentation (team grades received: A, A, B+)
Pitched project concept to students
Planned, directed and monitored team meetings
Summarized report for successful submission to the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
ISU, SSP, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, USA 2012
Teaching Associate: Space Applications Department
Facilitated and supported department chair in student activities, advised student projects and supported overall program activities including regular visits to NASA Kennedy Space Center
University Space Research Association, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, USA 2008-2009
Responsible for setting research objectives, project planning, set-up & automation of a series of observing runs for a computer controlled Meade LX200 GPS 14” telescope
Acquired skills in optics, independent research, scientific writing, CCD and observational astronomy
RCR Hospitality Group Ltd., Halifax, Canada 2001-2006, 2010-2012
Agricola Street Brasserie, Halifax, Canada 2013-2016
Duty Manager, Server
Statistics (2013-2016): $580k CAD in sales, 13 250 guests served
Years of extensive and varied customer service experience in the hospitality industry. Recent work supported long-term goal of recording and completing an album for a group music project.
Supervised restaurant operations, trained new employees, delegated tasks, upheld service standards
Cultivated sales, communication, problem solving, customer service and interpersonal skills
Exoplanet Astronomy - research papers:
“Planets Transiting Nearby Red Dwarfs”, “Exoplanet Science for the S.O.F.I.A. Telescope”
Songwriting / recording - vocalist & rhythm guitarist for group “From the City”, Album: “If / When”
University of Surrey MBA Scholarship Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship
International Space University Scholarship Frank E. Milne Scholarship
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