Work History

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center-Edwards AFB CA
Jun 2013-Current

  • Project and Program Management for Space projects and Partnerships (2022-Current)
    • Advise, administer, supervise and perform professional, scientific and technical work concerned with engineering, systems and processes related to space projects and partnerships at NASA AFRC
    • Conduct special studies for NASA programs and projects
    • Engage in professional scientific and engineering work requiring knowledge of science, engineering, and materials
    • Perform technical managerial functions including resources analysis, technical management, technical engineering operations management, configuration management and risk management
    • Organize and contribute to planning, design, test and evaluation, cost analyses, program management, project and quality management.
  • Project Manager Aeronautics (2022-2023)
    • Serving as the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) Project Manager Representative to the NASA Airspace Operations and Safety Program (AOSP).
    • Identifying and managing the tasks, schedule and budget for selected actions to support AOSP objectives with AFRC capabilities
  • Range Systems Engineer (2013-2022)
    • Range Systems Engineer Lead -Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign (NC) Range Architect (2019-2020)
      • Gather requirements solution for a fully independent mobile operations facility to assist in the testing and monitoring of autonomous air and rotorcraft in support of the Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign project.
      • Designed solutions for communications systems including ground-to-air, ground-to-ground and Land Mobile Radio circuits in UHF/VHF bands, as well as a fully integrated intercom system with audio recording and VoIP interfaces
      • Designed solutions for the video systems including internal routing in 1080P, external video monitoring, 28 fully routable video display and video recording.
      • Designed TSPI system utilizing ADS-B 1090 and 987 Mhz for situational awareness and integrated with remote systems for monitoring
      • Designed internal and external networks allowing for both fiber and satellite communications, and helped with lated expansion to include LTE cellular connections.
      • Design, develop, test and integrate Virtual Aeronautics Test Range replacement for Virtual Presence which includes the added capabilities of ADS-B and TECCS driven situational awareness, Single user interface, updated audio interface, latency monitoring and data synchronization¬†
    • Range Systems Engineer – Ikhana Predator B Unmanned Science and Research Aircraft Systems (2018-2019)
      • Supported flight testing of the Ikhana platform in support of ACAS Xu Integrated Collision Avoidance and Detect and Avoid Capability for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the National Air Space (NAS) project.
      • Developed solutions for various issues related to video systems and Ku Sat Com connection issues required for successful command and control of aircraft
    • Contracting Officer’s Representative (2014-2022)
      • Oversee technical aspects of NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CCRPP) contracts
    • Range Systems Engineer Lead – Range Infrastructure (2013-2022)
      • Mission Information and Test Systems Directorate, Range Engineering Branch
        Design Radar and Telemetry Systems for use with test flights of various space and aerospace vehicles. Communicate with customers to determine hardware needs for telemetry, radar, visual, and audio of test vehicles.
      • Lead Range Systems Engineer for Radar Information Processing System (RIPS) 3.0, a system designed to capture, record and forward radar data, to other pedestals such as communications, video and telemetry dish orientation. Design, build and test hardware upgrades from end of life RIPS 2.0 system
      • Serve as a mentor for NASA Pathways interns. Develop work plans, review designs, presentations and oversee solutions performed by student interns assigned to the Range Engineering Branch at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
      • Serve as a NASA representative to agency level working groups to include Mission Next Generation Voice, Imagery Engineering Steering Counsel, Mission Operations Standards.
      • Serve as a Contracting Officer Representative for NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Programs
      • Lead Systems Engineer and Project Manager for Virtual Presence, a system designed to extend remote monitoring of video, communications and telemetry of local Armstrong Flight Research Center missions.

University of Idaho – Moscow ID
Aug 2012-May 2013
– Undergraduate Research Assistant (Superconductors and Magnetic Levitation)

University of Idaho – Moscow ID
Mar 2012-Dec 2012
– Undergraduate Research Assistant (Nano-Springs and Technology)

Pullman Regional Hospital – Pullman WA
Aug 2009-May 2013
– Phlebotomist

Biomedics – Pullman WA
Mar 2008-Jul 2009
– Quality Assurance
– Lab Technician
– Phlebotomist

United States ArmyFt. Riley KS
Aug 2003-Feb 2008
– Sergeant (E-5)/ Combat Engineer Team Leader
– Specialist (E-4) – Operations Clerk
– Private First Class (E-3) – Combat Engineer
– Private (E-2) – Combat Engineer
– Private (E-1) – Trainee

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories – Pullman WA
Jul 2002-Aug 2003
– Assembler
– Parts Prep

University Inn Best Western – Moscow ID
Apr 2001-Jun 2002
– Lobby Attendant

University of Idaho, Cooperative Education – Moscow ID
Aug 2000-Apr 2001
– Clerk

Environment Control – Boise ID
Jun 1999-Jun 2000
– Supervisor
– Senior Foreman
– Janitor

Maxximum Video Creations – Boise ID
Apr 1997-Jun 1999
– Technician
– Animator
– Camera Man
– Grip
– Gaffer