Innovator, Leader, Strategic Problem Solver, Relationship Builder, Process Improver
Greater Washington DC Area Clearance: TS/SCI w/CI Poly
About Me: Strategic planning and execution, innovation and development, relationship building and maintenance, and business operations skills leading to an unbroken string of mission successes. I have over two decades of technical leadership in the gov’t and military space and technology sectors leading high-performing cross-functional teams, managing programs and projects, and supporting customers and stakeholders.
June 2020-Present Principal Senior Sys Engineer, Lead SETA
KBR/Centauri Corporation, Chantilly VA
Lead support to PM on $100M+ satellite ground sys development
Mission management for software development, risk, & integration
Primary interface between gov’t and system developer
Aug 2016-Sep 2018 Chief of Staff / Chief Operating Officer
USAF/Office of Space Launch, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Managed business rhythm for 800+ people across 5 sites – executed core mission priorities; developed plans; created/tracked metrics
Kept 12 launch missions valued at over $16B on track
Oversaw strategic planning, requirements development, stakeholder relations, process improvement, contracts and budgets
Built mission-enhancing relationships across DoD, Intel Community, commercial partners and customers for synergistic outcomes
Member, In-Q-Tel evaluation board for innovative technologies
Aug 2014-Aug 2016 Deputy Commander / Senior Director
Handled Group management and business operations, customer relationships, and supervised multi-track projects/areas of focus
Established priorities & requirements; handled plans & operations
Oversaw launch of 4 satellites worth $7B+
Managed $1.7M launch support contract
Led strategic planning & evaluation of risk reduction plans
Aug 2014-Present Entrepreneur
Spotted Dog Woodworks – Fine Woodworking
Hand-built wine racks, farmhouse tables and more
Over $1500 in products donated to charity fundraisers
Jul 2012-Aug 2014 Commander / Director
NRO Launch Operations Squadron, Cape Canaveral, FL
Led 250+ member unit responsible for all east coast intelligence space launches & payload processing operations
Planned/executed $55M budget, launched four rockets to orbit
Brought $470M satellite processing facility online; managed 14 facilities and $18.2M heavy equipment fleet
Built/maintained relations with gov’t & commercial interests
Negotiated cost-saving partnerships with USAF/NASA/US Navy;
efficiencies saved $418K to $20M on multiple projects
Aug 2010-Jul 2012 Deputy Chief, Strategy and Policy, HQ – Air Force Space Command
Created & analyzed strategy, policy & doctrine, assessing future needs for space capabilities, missions & personnel
Crafted Air Force position and points for National Space Policy
Provided input to Presidential & international space policy development
Jul 2007-Jul 2009 Chief, NRO Innovation Shop
Took initiatives & ideas from concept, through development & testing, to execution & fielding in a rapid acquisition environment
Developed creative tech solutions for multiple user requirements
Tracked technology advancements & trends for adaptation
Sep 2006-Feb 2007 Operations Officer, Deployed – Afghanistan
Oversaw native training, convoy & inspection operations for 44-person team living on Afghan national security forces base
Led 83 convoys across southern Afghanistan with no casualties
Directed security details for US, Allied & Afghan VIPs
MS – Strategic Intelligence
National Intelligence University at the Defense Intelligence Agency
MS – International Relations
BS – Psychology / Political Science
Team Leadership & Development Innovation Development & Implementation
Performance/Process Improvement Systems Engineering & Integration
Strategic Planning/Policy Requirements Development
Stakeholder Relations Operations
Program/Product Management Risk Management
Business Operations Strategic Communications
Additional Professional Accomplishments:_________________
Defense Acquisition University: certified Program Manager Lvl 1, Test & Evaluation Lvl 1
Acquisition Leadership Challenge Program II & III
Guest lecturer: Army Command and Staff College (National Security Space Systems), National Security Space Institute (Classified Space Systems), NRO University (Leadership and Management Course), Penn State Univ & Colo State Univ AFROTCs
Certified Instructor on five US Air Force space & missile systems
VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY
Open House lead, financial review board member, and Shop Steward for Makersmiths: a non-profit makerspace organization for Loudoun County
Active in local gov’t – Serves on town Planning Commission – developed town’s strategic Comprehensive Plan
1 Million Cups – member of Shark Tank-like forum at local George Mason University Small Business Development Center to help entrepreneurs develop/refine business strategies; mentored business startups
Science Fair judge – California, Colorado, Virginia
Moderator and Advisor – MoneySmart blog helping people consolidate finances and get debt-free
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Travel/Foreign Cultures & Languages
Planning World Domination (but in a good way)
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