What first sparked your interest in space and science?
Science—"The Living Sea"—Jacque Cousteau Space—The Apollo 11 landing on the Moon.
How did you end up working in the space program?
I have been fortunate enough to receive two NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice Awards.
Tell us about your job. What do you do?
I am a science consultant for Wayne RESA, servicing K-12 students in Wayne County Michigan. My primary responsibility is be the Principal Investigator (PI) for the AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) project. As PI, I am the projects manager and leader who makes the final decisions, and supervises funding and expenditures.
What's one piece of advice you would give to others interested in a similar career?
I have always been involved in science education. I feel very fortunate in that I have a career that I really enjoy and feel that education provides the opportunity to "give back" to the community.
Who inspires you?
My wife—Beverly; My son—Josh; My dad—Frank; My grandchildren—Harper and Justin