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Accomplished and dynamic professional, with strong working knowledge of private sector aerospace and extensive experience with NASA flight hardware design and build process, including testing, certification and supporting documentations. Possess strong understanding of International Space Station (ISS) systems and protocol along with specific knowledge of Human Research Facility (HRF) science hardware on board and ISS electrical power systems. Highly reliable and detail-oriented professional with excellent project management skills with a high sense of diligence and ability to effectively multi-task several complex assignments with tight deadlines. Proactive, with a team-oriented attitude possessing strong analytical and interpersonal skills coupled with excellent written and oral communication skills.

Core Competencies
Operations & Project Management • Business Development • Solutions Assessment & Configuration
• New Product Research & Development • Business Continuity Planning • Disaster Recovery • Team Coordination


• Highly experienced with extra vehicular activity (EVA), extra vehicular mobility unit (EMU), and well practiced in the weightless environment training facility (WET-F), operating 130 flights without incident.

• Performed research involving extensive interaction with the LES (Launch and Entry Suit) and with ACES (Advanced Crew Escape Suit) and other crew escape issues.

• Extensive MCC (Mission Control Center) BFCR (Blue Flight Control Room) and WFCR (White Flight Control Room) experience with the MER (Mission Evaluation Room) as both an operator and engineer.


Hamilton Sundstrand, NASA/JSC • Houston, TX 12/2006 – 11/2010
Senior Systems Engineer, International – Space Station
Provided support and input to SPiCE and associated systems including Fluid Pump Unit (FPU), and involved troubleshooting FPU contamination and associated FIARs (Fault Identification Action Report).
Key Highlight:
• Effectively resolved the issue involving the Flow Meter Assembly through risk assessment chart and associated problem solving techniques.

Barrios Technology Inc. / NASA, JSC • Houston, TX 01/2004 – 09/2006
Senior Systems Engineer – Electrical Power / Systems Flight Controller, 09/2004 – 09/2006
Functioned as lead on the Oxygen Generator Systems; managed the Plasma Contractor Unit systems brief and developed the group’s weekly activity report.
Key Highlights:
• Founded and chaired the Space Shuttle Tribute Bike Project Committee. Coordinated all the discussions between the committee and OCC and NASA public affairs from conception to unveiling at Space Center Houston on August 2005.
• Completed training as a PHALCON (Power, Heating, Articulation and Lighting Control) Flight Controller towards BFCR certification.
• Completed all of the OTA courses offered by USA (United Space Alliance) and subsequent “Advanced Training” in November 2004.
• Completed Rocs (Knowledge Requirement Course) for EPS (Electrical Power Systems) systems and all PT’s (Part Task Trainers) required for crew training before moving on to Facts (Flight Control Trainer) which included Solar ArrayOp’s, SARI (Solar Alpha Rotary Joint) checkout and Secondary Power Systems.

Launch Package Engineer – International Space Station, 01/2004 – 09/2004
Handled development and maintenance of an analysis matrix to track all of the analysis being performed by outside groups such as Viper, Atrium, and Space.
Key Highlight:
• Served as the Mission Rep for STS-116/12A.1 at the Requirements Integration Panel, Mission Integration and Operations Control Board, ASCB (Avionics and Software Control Board) and various additional systems meetings and tag-ups.

DRS Unmanned Technologies • Mineral Wells, TX 03/2003 – 01/2004
Chief Engineer – Unmanned Aerial Systems
Oversaw engineering and continued development of the SENTRYHP and NEPTUNE TUAVs (Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicles).
Key Highlights:
• Discovered and resolved a design flaw, which caused a major corrosion problem with the NEPTUNE UAV through development of an effective recovery plan.
• Instrumental in the US Navy’s decision not to activate their “contract withdrawal at will” option.

Airborne Innovation Corporation • Houston, TX and Glasgow, Scotland 10/1998 – 03/2003
Founder, CEO
Established the business from inception up to two manufacturing facilities in two countries with agents in 34 states. Managed marketing and sales including air show appearances and customer flights. Manufactured all of the molds for the fiberglass and carbon fiber parts, and maintained inventory involving 10 aircrafts.
Key Highlight:
• Contributed to the 3-axis Sport Plane standards and minimum standards, significant for the sale of a completed aircraft.

Lockheed Martin, NASA/JSC • Houston, TX 03/1997 – 09/2001
Systems Engineer, Astronaut Instructor
Led HRF (Human Research Facility) project as a systems engineer with DUAL Aerospace sub-contract to
Lockheed Martin. Led the design and fabrication of flight hardware the Virtual Environment Generator (VEG), including the subject input device, all internal hard drives, SCSI drives, and media.
Key Highlights:
• Received a Group achievement award for the success of the VEG (virtual environment generator) flown on STS-90 and received very positive comments from head project PI, Dr. Charles Omen of MIT.
• Promoted as Project Lead for the HRF Hand/Pinch grip dynamometer
• Spearheaded the project, E-136 Foot Ground interface (FOOT), utilized by crews on ISS and returned 110% of required science as of 2010.
• Served as Project Lead for the design, development, testing and subsequent Space Shuttle/ISS flights of the EVA suit “Helmet Cam” and the new ISS KU Band antenna.

Systems Engineer Dual Aerospace Inc. – NASA/JSC • Houston, TX 08/1996 – 03/1997
Graduate Student Researcher NASA/JSC • Houston, TX 1991 – 1996
Biomedical Research Officer Glasgow Caledonian University • Scotland, UK 1991 – 1996
Research Project Technician Glasgow Caledonian University • Scotland, UK 1991 – 1992
Audio Visual Technician Queens College • Scotland, UK 1991 – 1992
AV Technician/Cameraman SSK Audio Visual Glasgow • Scotland, UK 1984 – 1986


M.S. and Ph.D. in Environment and Resources (ER), expected graduation – 2013
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Houston, Texas/Online

Ph.D. in Bio-Medical Engineering, 1991
Glasgow Caledonian University – Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Ordinary National Diploma – Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1985
Ayr Technical College – Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
NASA IT Security, 1996
NASA – Houston, TX

Required Training Air force Class III Flight Physical, 1996 – Present
NASA – Houston, TX

FOTA Part 1 Introduction Training & FOTA Part II Station Training, 2004
USA Flight Ops Training Academy – Houston, TX
Initial Training for PHALCON Certification
Basic Training for PHALCON Certification

NRP Clearance, 2004 – 2014; NASA – Houston, TX
PRP Clearance, 2004 – 2009; NASA – Houston, TX
Class 1 Air Traffic Controller

Pilots License, Federal Aviation Administration
Pilots License, Civil Aviation Authority (UK), 1984


“The Use of an Electronic Event Counter in Upper Limb Studies.” Conference Proceedings as abstract. IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers, April 1993

“The Comparison of Mouthpiece vs. Gas CollectionMask in Open Circuit Spirometry.” Conference Proceedings as Abstract.WCPT’95, July 1995

“The C02 Distribution Characteristics of the Non-Conformal Helmet used with the Space Shuttle Launch & Entry Suit.” NASA Technical Paper. NASA, November 1995


• Experienced with the LES/ACES suits and good knowledge of the EMU and it’s systems
• Knowledgeable with ISS power hardware and power distribution.
• Extensive knowledge in composite materials, both the production of and use such as Carbon Fiber, E-glass, S-Glass, composite to metal bonding and fastening techniques, Ciba composites (now HEXCEL) such as Fiberlam a lot of prepreg materials and vacuum cure.
• Familiar with the NASA Flight Hardware production and testing systems as well as Class 1 certification.
• Strong understanding of ISO 9000 quality systems, ISO Certification and ITAR processes with both NASA and contractor along with two other “non JSC” companies.


Charter Member, National Aeronautic Association, 1996
Member, Experimental Aircraft Association, Oshkosh, WI, 1985
Member, Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association, 1983
Charter Member, Royal Aero Club, 1983

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