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The Advocates are the heart of the Space Frontier Foundation. Each year, at the Foundation's annual business meeting (held in conjunction with our annual conference), the Advocates elect the Board of Directors for the following year. The newly elected Board then elects officers for the following year, including Executive Director, Treasurer, and Secretary.
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Bob Werb (Founder) bobwerb@space-frontier.org – Bob Werb was an active partner in Rivercrest Realty Investors from 1976 until 2001. Rivercrest Realty Investors is a privately held, real estate firm that owns and manages a portfolio of garden apartments, shopping centers and office buildings with properties in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida. Since 2001 he has assumed a more passive role in Rivercrest Realty Investors and has been spending more time working on a variety of projects including the Space Frontier Foundation. Bob is one of the three founders of the Space Frontier Foundation.
Bob Werb
Executive Director & Director of Development
William Watson wwatson@spacefrontierfoundation.orgWilliam Watson is presently Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF). He endeavors to create new business relationships for the Foundation and to communicate their vision. He is also serving as Chair of their annual NewSpace conference. This year the conference takes place in Washington DC, from July 17-19. Will chaired NewSpace 2007 in D.C. and was part of the SFF's management team during NewSpace 2006 in Vegas.

Before the Foundation, Will worked for the Tauri Group as an analyst on the Space Foundation's The Space Report and on spaceport related business development. Mr. Watson's professional involvement with the NewSpace industry started with his graduate placement at the Transformational Space Corporation, LLC (t/Space) during the Summer of 2005.

Will received his Master's in Space Management from the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. The year long MSM graduate program focused on aerospace business, marketing and law. Prior to ISU, Mr. Watson received a BA in Russian Literature & History from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has studied in Moscow at Lomonosov University and as part of the Institute for Biomedical Problems' Summer space program.
William Watson
2007 - 2008 Board of Directors
Reda Anderson redaflygal@aol.com Reda Anderson

Kevin Greene frontier535@att.net – Kevin’s involvement in space engineering and construction began in 1992, at ASCE’s "Space-1992" conference in Denver, CO. He’s attended, and helped to organize, every ASCE space engineering conference since. His involvement in the Space Frontier Foundation began in 1999, and he’s now on their board of directors and involved in organizing their annual ‘Lunar Development Conference’ series – based in Las Vegas. Kevin is also an investor and participant in several New-Space ventures.

Michael K. Heney mike@heney.net – Mike Heney has been an active member of the space development and commercialization community for the past 30 years. He has been affiliated with the National Space Society (formerly the L-5 Society) since 1978. In 1993, he worked with SpaceCause to present the initial results from the DC-X program to the United States Senate. He has worked with ProSpace, a space policy lobbying organization, since its inception in 1995, and served as its Vice President in 1997. He was invited to join the Space Frontier Foundation in 1996, and as served as a member of the Board of Directors, as Chairman of the Board, and as Corporate Secretary.

He was awarded the 1997 ProSpace "Space Activist of the Year" award jointly with his wife Susan for their efforts in the space commercialization field, and the 2005 "Service to the Frontier" award from the Space Frontier Foundation for his continued service to that organization.

Mike is an all-around "computer guy", space policy consultant, and home handyman who enjoys playing bridge and harmonica, juggling, reading, surfing the net, and spending time with his wife and adorable daughter.
Michael K. Heney

Jeff Krukin www.jeffkrukin.com – Jeff Krukin's space career began with boyhood evenings in the back yard gazing at the Moon, and led to IBM Systems Engineer, Chairman of ProSpace, Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation, and most recently a NewSpace Business Development practice. Jeff has fought the front-line battles to open the space frontier.

Jeff combined his passions for technology and space as an IBM Systems Engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Center. During a 23-year Information Technology career that also included Attachmate Corp. and independent consulting, he specialized in strategic business and technology planning and implementation, along with technical sales, marketing, and communication. Jeff left the IT field in 2004 to create a different space career.

From January 2005 through December 2007, Jeff was Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation, the most prominent commercial space (NewSpace) advocacy organization. Overlapping this period, beginning in 2004 and continuing today, he has engaged in various space consulting projects. The largest of these was the North Carolina Aerospace Economy Project that he initiated in 2004, and he was awarded two grants to educate political, business, and economic development leaders about the emerging NewSpace industry and its potential contributions to the state's economic development. He was the lead author of The Aero/Space Economy in North Carolina: A Preliminary Assessment of Current Performance and Future Prospects, and a key contributor to North Carolina's Strategic Plan for Workforce Development in the Aviation and Aerospace Industries.

Jeff is frequent conference speaker across the United States and Europe, and in Canada, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has been interviewed by newspapers, magazines, radio, and television from Los Angeles to Houston to West Palm Beach, as well as in Europe and Asia.

He is also a writer, with his first space article published in 1981. His articles and Op-Ed's have appeared on numerous websites and in publications such as Space News, the Houston Chronicle, Raleigh's The News & Observer, Ad Astra, the Houston Business Journal, and the Journal for Space Development. His first book essays were published in Spring 2005 in “Tackling Tomorrow Today: Moving Along, Far Ahead,” part of a book series written for high school students.

Jeff is an award-winning leader, having received the ProSpace Activist of the Year award in 1998, Attachmate Corp. North America Systems Engineer of the Year award in 1999, and others. NASA and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce's Office of Space Commercialization have requested his participation in their strategic planning efforts.

He is the creator of The Human-Space Connection® concept, serves on the Steering Committee of the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs, is a Director of the Space Frontier Foundation, and launched his NewSpace Business Development practice in January 2008.

His belief in the importance of space for global peace and prosperity is the foundation of his work. With his broad space experience and Master's Degree in Studies of the Future, Jeff brings a unique and insightful perspective on human activity in space and what it means for humanity.

His website is
Jeff Krukin

Charles E. Miller cmiller@constellationservices.com – Mr. Miller became Constellation Services' 1st employee in September 1998, and since then has lead the development of the company from small startup to major player in the quest to provide on-orbit services. Under his direction, CSI became a subcontractor under NASA's 2nd Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle and Alternate Access to Station (AAS) "Phase 0" Concept Study programs, and then beat out at least seven other bidders to win one of the four NASA prime contracts under the AAS Phase 1 program. During this time, CSI worked with an established aerospace major hardware system supplier and AAS subcontractors to take CSI's design from concept through system design and into preliminary design. Mr. Miller has not only assembled and led the CSI executive team that achieved these accomplishments, but also has been responsible for raising over $1 million in private investment in CSI's business.

Prior to CSI, Mr. Miller managed his own management consulting firm that provided services to small businesses and community organizations. Mr. Miller's services included general strategic planning; employee recruitment and retention, training, and retention; business management and control procedures; team building; conflict management strategies; and government affairs.

Mr. Miller was the founding Chairman and President of ProSpace, where he served from 1996 to 1999. Known also as "The Citizens' Space Lobby," ProSpace is one of the most effective space policy groups working on Capitol Hill. Under Mr. Miller's leadership, ProSpace was instrumental in the passage of vital space-related legislative initiatives, including the Commercial Space Act of 1998, funding for NASA's X-33, Future-X and Space Solar Power programs, and the U.S. Air Force RLV Technology Development program. Mr. Miller has also served as Administrator and a director of the National Space Society, Vice President for Development and a director of the Space Frontier Foundation, and Vice-President for the California Space Development Council.

Because of the depth of his knowledge of space policy issues and his numerous contacts in Congress and NASA, the leading firms in the commercial space industry often seek Mr. Miller's advice. In addition, he has received several awards for his work in the field, including the "Vision in Action" award from the Space Frontier Foundation, the "Space Pioneer" award from the National Space Society, and the "Exceptional Leadership" award from the California Space Development Council.

Mr. Miller studied engineering at the California Institute of Technology and has a BS in Business Administration (Finance) from the California State University of Chico.
Charles Miller

James A. M. Muncy (Founder) jim@polispace.com – James A. M. Muncy founded PoliSpace, an independent space policy consultancy, in early 2000 to help space entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs succeed at the nexus of business, public affairs, and technology. His clients have included several companies in the emerging private human space flight industry, firms offering commercial services to NASA spaceflight programs, and government managers of Air Force military space projects.

In 2004 and 2005 Muncy led two successful industry lobbying efforts: winning enactment of the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004 (P.L 108-492), and securing an amendment to the Iran Nonproliferation Act to allow NASA to buy commercial space goods and services with Russian content.

Immediately prior to establishing PoliSpace, Muncy spent over five years working for the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1997 through early 2000 he served on the Professional Staff of the House Science Committee's Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee. In addition to being Chairman Dana Rohrabacher's staff designee, Muncy held the lead responsibility for issues and programs such as reusable launch vehicles, human space flight commercialization, military space technology, export control reform, range modernization, and future NASA programs. Prior to this, Muncy spent over two years on Rep. Rohrabacher's personal staff as his Legislative Assistant for Space.

Before joining congressional staff in late 1994, Muncy spent nine years as a space policy and marketing consultant for various clients including NASA, NOAA, several private firms, and the not-for-profit space community, while also securing a graduate degree. In the mid-1980's he worked for two and a half years as a policy assistant in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Reagan, where he served as the White House's Staff Liaison to the National Commission on Space. Muncy began his career in space policy in 1981 as a staff advisor in the Office of Congressman Newt Gingrich, where he helped Mr. Gingrich co-found the Congressional Space Caucus and develop visionary space policy legislation and initiatives.

A long-time leader in the space advocacy community, Muncy co-founded the Space Frontier Foundation in 1988 and served as its Chairman of the Board for six years. Earlier he had served on the Board of Directors of both the National Space Society and the L5 Society. He is a frequent speaker and writer on space policy issues.

Muncy holds an MS in Space Studies from the Center for Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota and a BA from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.
James A. M. Muncy

Misuzu Onuki mszmail@aol.com Ms. Misuzu Onuki has been an innovator in the development of space tourism and space commercialization research for over 15 years, and she has created space cultural projects such as Fashion in Space and Weddings in Space.

She worked for the Space Systems Division of Shimizu Corporation, one of the largest general construction companies in Japan, and participated in some of the earliest studies of commercial space travel in Japan and other countries for NAL (now JAXA). She founded the Japan Women's Space Forum in 2001. She was an associate researcher of Japan Women's University from 2003 to 2007, and a part time senior specialist for space education with JAXA from 2004 to 2006.

Ms. Onuki has been an independent aerospace business consultant since 2003. Her space related research themes are space tourism, space commercialization, space architecture, space education, space psychology space casual wear, space food, and so on. She is the CEO of Zspace LLC, and has been doing professional space business development and consulting work in these fields.

She has several professional affiliations including serving as a Board member of Spaceweek International Association (SIA). She has joined the Space Frontier Foundation as Advocate & Asia Liaison in 2005 and was elected to the SFF Board of Directors in 2007.

She loves scuba diving and travel. Certification: Color Coordinator
Misuzu Onuki

Rick Tumlinson (Founder) www.ricktumlinson.com Named one of the world's top "Visionaries" and one the top one hundred most influential people in the space field by Space News, Rick Tumlinson is the Co-Founder of the Space Frontier Foundation, which has been called "pound for pound the most effective space organization on Earth." From an old Texas family whose pioneering credits include helping start the Texas Rangers and fighting in the Alamo, Rick has spent his life fighting to open the space frontier. The son of an Air Force Sergeant and his English wife, he was educated primarily in England and Texas.

Mr. Tumlinson worked for noted scientist Gerard K. O'Neill at the
Space Studies Institute, founded the New York L-5 Society, and was a key player in starting the Lunar Prospector project which discovered hints of water on the Moon. He also helped pass the Space Settlement Act of 1988, testified before President Reagan's National Commission on Space, and was a founding trustee of the X-Prize. Over the years he has been a lead witness in six congressional hearings on the future of NASA, the U.S. space program and space tourism, including testifying before Senator John McCain and the Senate Space and Technology Committee on the Moon, Mars and Beyond program.

To support his activism in his early years, Tumlinson produced the animated videos used to gain funding for the Air Force's DC-X rocket project, the International Space University, the X-33 rocket program and the Air Force's Space Command. He also created the first ever paid political announcement for space, which was featured on NPR's All Things Considered. Not satisfied to just talk, write about and help get funding for projects, Mr. Tumlinson has put his time and money where his mouth is. He co-founded the firm
LunaCorp which produced the first ever TV commercial shot on the International Space Station for Radio Shack. He led the team which turned the Mir Space Station into the world's first commercial space facility, and was a co-founder of the space firm MirCorp. (The story is told in the book NASA: Lost in Space.) Along the way he personally signed up Dennis Tito, the world's first "citizen explorer," to fly on the International Space Station, and has assisted in numerous other such projects.

Rick was also Executive Director and co-Founder of the Foundation for the International Non-Governmental Development of Space (FINDS), a foundation which funded breakthrough projects and activities such as Helium 3 research, laser launch studies, and asteroid processing projects. The organization provided the first $100k in seed money for the founding of the
Mars Society, operated the Cheap Access to Space Prize and supported such projects as The Watch asteroid search program. FINDS also underwrote and co-sponsored a very successful series of Senate Roundtables on space issues. Rick founded the Permission to Dream project, which has over the years placed dozens of telescopes in the hands of schools and educational groups around the world, from Sri Lanka to Iran and Russia. In 2005 Rick also Co-Founded The Institute for Space Law and Policy, a Washington based think-tank.

A regular contributor to the space industry paper Space News, Tumlinson's writings and quotes have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Washington Post, Reader's Digest and dozens of other publications. He has appeared on the front page of the New York Times, has been featured in two issues of Popular Science and around the world from Britain's conservative Economist to the People's Daily in China. He has appeared on such television programs as ABC's World News Tonight, and Politically Incorrect and appeared as an expert guest on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CNBC's Open Exchange and is a frequent commentator on CNN. Internationally he has appeared on TV sets from Russia to China's CCTV and the BBC.

In 2004 Rick was one of only 20 guests invited by the White House to hear President Bush announce his plans to return to the Moon and explore Mars. Often a public critic of the agency, last year he joined NASA's prestigious Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, helping behind the scenes to lay out the framework for the first human outpost on the Moon and steps towards putting humans on Mars. He has also been a consultant to the
Heinlein Prize Organization, and is starting his own space firm "XTreme Space." His book, Return to the Moon was just published and is available at your local bookstore.

Mr. Tumlinson is known as one of the best speakers in the field of space. His stirring and freewheeling talks range from critiques and discussions of current national space policy, to the presentation of a "Frontier" ideology for opening space, to the how and why of returning to the Moon, to a deeply spiritual discussion of our place in the universe, the search for other life and the reasons we are reaching for the stars.

Click here to watch a video of Rick's informal comments on opening the Space Frontier at International Space Development Conference 2007.
Rick Tumlinson

NewSpace News Editor
James Pura james.pura@spacefrontierfoundation.org – James has severed as Editor of the Space Frontier Foundation's monthly newsletter, NewSpace News, since November of 2007. He is currently a senior Mechanical/Aerospace student at University of California, San Diego. He also is President of the UCSD chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), a member of AIAA and the National Space Society. James Pura

Brook Mantia ToTheStarz@aol.com – Brook has been a space activist since joining the L5 Society in 1979, and an Advocate with the Space Frontier Foundation since 1995. She is the Foundation's Office Manager as well as Treasurer. Brook has coordinated several Foundation events including 2 Space Frontier Conferences and a Space Enterprise Symposium. She has also served as Advocate Coordinator and Corporate Secretary. She used to be known by her friends as "that crazy lady who wants to live in space." Now she's known as "that lady who is going to live in space." She currently lives in Fremont, California with her husband Vince and their 5 cats. Brook Mantia

Corporate Secretary
Michael K. Heney mike@heney.net – Mike Heney has been an active member of the space development and commercialization community for the past 30 years. He has been affiliated with the National Space Society (formerly the L-5 Society) since 1978. In 1993, he worked with SpaceCause to present the initial results from the DC-X program to the United States Senate. He has worked with ProSpace, a space policy lobbying organization, since its inception in 1995, and served as its Vice President in 1997. He was invited to join the Space Frontier Foundation in 1996, and as served as a member of the Board of Directors, as Chairman of the Board, and as Corporate Secretary.

He was awarded the 1997 ProSpace "Space Activist of the Year" award jointly with his wife Susan for their efforts in the space commercialization field, and the 2005 "Service to the Frontier" award from the Space Frontier Foundation for his continued service to that organization.

Mike is an all-around "computer guy", space policy consultant, and home handyman who enjoys playing bridge and harmonica, juggling, reading, surfing the net, and spending time with his wife and adorable daughter.
Michael K. Heney

Creative Director
Peter Thorpe pthorpe@space-frontier.org – Peter Thorpe has spent 27 years designing and illustrating book covers for various publishers, including Warner Books, Random House, Doubleday, Putnam, HarperCollins and Penguin USA. His covers for such varied authors as Gerard K. O'Neill, Garrison Keillor, Frederick Forsyth, Walter M. Miller, Jr. and Tony Hillerman have gained him world wide recognition. His paintings have been exhibited at The Society of Illustrators and Art Directors Club, and have appeared in Communication Arts and Print Magazine. His work can bee seen at www.peterthorpe.net.

Thorpe designed the Space Frontier Foundation's logo in 1988, and since then has been involved in many Foundation projects, including designing print material for the Foundation and designing the Foundation's web site.
Peter Thorpe

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