AEROSPACE & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
Systems Engineering | Space Policy & Law | Strategic Planning & Execution
Results-driven, technically-proficient Aerospace leader and US Air Force veteran with a stellar record of creating and sustaining top-performing teams, exceeding corporate goals, upholding impeccable quality standards, and maximizing productivity. “Company-first thinker” capable of driving initiatives from inception to completion with accountability for management of projects, people, and timelines. Strong communicator, dynamic trainer, and effective negotiator with the creativity and innovation to influence and motivate others to peak performance.
Reputation for integrity, reliability, and professionalism with the attention to detail, initiative, and drive to produce results above and beyond expectations. Core strengths include:
Leadership & Team Building
Planning & Organization
Analytical Problem Solving
FAA Launch License
Public Speaking Skills
Obtain Top Secret Clearance
Safety & Compliance
Modularity Space (Weintraus); Daytona Beach, FL Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer2017 to 2019
Analyzed, designed, developed, and implemented architecture for affordable, reusable modular satellite systems and space vehicles that continue to result in the reduction of development schedules by 85-95%, mission costs by 40-50%, and lifetime costs by 50-60%.
Author and co-inventor of utility patent application.
Applied risk management toolsets to business development and engineering functions that included Risk Assessment Matrix, SWOT analysis, and system process flow charts.
Coordinated engineer and business development teams to decompose customer requirements into low-level subsystem and component needs that produced 5 Letters of Intent to purchase services.
Generated and managed gated reviews such as verification and validation plans, Mission Design Review, Systems Requirement Review, Preliminary Design Review, and Concept of Operations documents for proprietary satellite.
Developed preliminary power, mass, and volume budgets as well as tracked resource progress throughout the maturation process.
Created and executed successful marketing campaigns and strategies, created corporate website, brochures, and promotional videos; recognized in Northern Sky Research’s 2019 In-Orbit Servicing Markets, 2ndEdition report.
Developed and executed innovative full lifecycle HR recruiting process that resulted in a significant increase in personnel during a six-month time period.
Collaborated and partnered with Founder/CEO to raise start-up funding; winner of 2017 Florida VentureTech Showcase and finalist of 2017 National NewSpace Business Plan competition.
Florida NexGen Test Bed; Daytona Beach, FL Consultant / Ambassador 2016 to 2017
Assessed and evaluated impacts of launch operations on the National Airspace System (NAS).
Collaborated with FAA in modernizing NAS and antiquated air traffic control systems to enhance air travel safety, efficiency, and affordability.
Developed Air Traffic Organization (ATO) Commercial Space Roadmap that served as an analytical and communicative tool in tracking project tasks required for each functional department.
Co-authored white paper “Impact of Micro Launch/Reentry Operations on the NAS.”
Briefed white paper to stakeholders at FAA for space debris reentry mitigation plan.
US Air Force; US, Japan, Korea, England Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist 2004 to 2014
Expedited flight line operations, scheduled maintenance, coordinated with mission operations center, and utilized cross-functional communication skills to resolve conflicts.
Loaded and armed nuclear and conventional munitions, analyzed and troubleshot armament system failures, maintained mission metrics, performed electrical and mechanical aircraft maintenance, inspected aircraft for safety and security, performed end-of-runway operations, and launched and recovered aircraft.
Hands-on experience with Suspension and Release Equipment on F-15/C/D/E and F-16C/D aircraft.
Ensured compliance with weapons standardization, EPA, OSHA, and quality assurance policies and regulations while performing safe flight line operations (maintained a weapons standardization evaluation pass rate of >95% with no OSHA or EPA violations).
Recipient of USAF Italy Achievement Medal and US Meritorious Service Achievement Awards for protecting Libyan civilians during Operation Odyssey Dawn (Italy) and protecting the Republic of Korea throughout Operation Invincible Spirit (Korea).
Spacecraft Development Club Communications SubsystemTeam Lead 09/2015 to 10/2016
CubeSat Design Team – finalist in the Florida University Satellite Design Competition sponsored by the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium.
Performed trade studies and selected commercial-off-the-shelf hardware; verified hardware performance and interface requirements for educational CubeSat developed to perform technology demonstration for European Space Agency’s Highly Miniaturized Radiation Monitor.
Developed and documented plans to obtain FCC experimental license and comply with International Amateur Radio Union regulations.
Spaceflight Licensing Class Project Team Member 08/2015 to 12/2015
Acquired FAA safety approval for Suborbital Spaceflight Simulator used to train spaceflight participants for in-flight emergencies.
Reviewed simulator software specifications, analyzed manufacturer processes, and created standardized simulator maintenance procedures.
Unsolicited Research Proposal Team Member 08/2015 to 12/2015
Prepared and documented NASA’s Human Research Roadmap proposal to gain funding and support of astronauts’ interaction of interactive cognitive aids and the misinterpretation of displays and controls due to cognitive overload.
Developed and facilitated two-year research experiment plan to collect effective human interaction data with software and hardware of command capsule cockpits to aid in improved design of displays and controls for Mars flights.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Daytona Beach, FL 2017
Bachelor of Science, Commercial Space Operations
Minors: Aviation Safety, Business Administration, Human Factors | Dean’s List
Community College of the Air Force A.A., Aircraft Armament Systems Technology 2013
Professional Training: Mica Plex Business Incubator Program, Starter Studio Business Accelerator Program, Nex3 Business Accelerator Program, Small Business Innovation Research Program Proposal Writing, Design Reviews, Risk Management Toolsets, Testing, Integration, Flight Hardware Development, Ground Testing, Electronic Safety Analysis, EPA, OSHA
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