PRESIDENT & CEO
Michael Gallagher is a family physician in Edmonton, Alberta. He studied medicine at the University of Alberta and attended International Space University's Montréal, Quebec, class in 2014. He recently took over the role of CEO of ASP.
VICE PRESIDENT & COO
Jason Reimuller is the founder and Executive Director of Project PoSSUM, a NAUI SCUBA Divemaster, and a former Commissioned Officer of the US Air Force. He holds multiple degrees, including a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado.
CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER
Aaron Persad is the Manager of Microgravity Operations at Integrated Spaceflight Services. He holds a PhD in Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetics from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Space Generation Advisory Council.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Victoria Varone is a Citizen Scientist-Astronaut Candidate in the SeaSpace Exploration & Research Society's PHEnOM Project. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Space Studies and a Master Certification in Social Media and has previously written for websites like Astronaut.com.
LIFE SCIENCES TEAM LEAD
Shawna Pandya is a Resident Physician in Edmonton, Alberta. She received her MD from the University of Alberta and her M.Sc. in Space Studies from International Space University. She is also the Life Sciences Chair of the Canadian Space Society.
Casey Stedman is a pilot and officer in the Air Force Reserve Command. He sits on the Chapters Committee of the National Space Society, has served as a crew member for NASA's HI-SEAS Mars analog habitat in Hawaii, and participates in spaceflight training with Project PoSSUM.
ENGINEERING & TECH TEAM LEAD
Brien Posey is a technical writer and IT Engineer who studied Computer Science at the University of Kentucky and has received Microsoft’s MVP award fifteen times for his work. He is also currently training as a Commercial Scientist-Astronaut Candidate.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH OFFICER
Troy Cole is a Design and Support Engineer at Boeing Commercial Airlines. He studied Aerospace Science Engineering at Tuskegee University and has participated in Project PoSSUM and as a crew member at the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Andrew Butterfield has worked as an analyst for Boeing. He also co-founded the SoDo Makerspace in Seattle and has worked with local non-profit organizations such as the MIT Enterprise Northwest Forum. He recently took on the role of Business Development Officer for ASP.Read More
Pete Freeland is currently studying Aerospace Engineering/Science at the University of North Dakota. He has participated in research with Project PoSSUM. He is also a member of the actors union SAG/AFTRA and has taken part in numerous projects as an actor and producer.Read More
ASP's mission is to develop the next generation of commercial astronauts through the creation of networking, educational, research, and mission opportunities for space professionals.