Who I Am
For the past five years I haved worked as the project manager for the second NASA
Discovery Mission: the Mars Pathfinder Lander 1996 mission.
My Career Journey
After I graduated from high school I spent four years in the US Air Force attending
radio school and working in radio repair on jet fighters. I then went on to get my B.S.
degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon and then an M.S. degree in EE from
the University of Southern California.
I worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California while
taking classes toward my Master's degree. I also did graduate work in the Engineering
Executive Program at the University of California at Los Angeles and earned a Masters of
I've held many different jobs since I began my career at JPL in 1962. I first started
out in Deep Space Telecommunication System Engineering where I was involved in the design
and development of NASA's Mariner Mars 1964 and 1969 and Mariner Venus Mercury 1973
missions. I also helped design the lander-orbiter relay communications link for the
Viking Mars Orbiter and Lander mission in 1976.