OUR TEAM

Officers




President

Antonia Tompkins
Antonia Tompkins is a senior in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in Astronautics who is excited to be President again to work with an incredible family of space enthusiasts. She has been an active member all four years, starting with ERFSEDS her freshmen year on Pathfinder VII. In the following year, she lead the Pathfinder VIII team as a sophomore. As a junior Antonia became the President of ERFSEDS, then took a year to work on projects and take an internship as a senior. Antonia's goal is to make rocketry accessible to anyone and everyone with a passion or interest to contribute to ERFSEDS's mission. ERFSEDS has given her multiple opportunities and learning experiences that has set the foundation for her engineering career which she hope to help share with others.

Vice President

Charles Keer
Charles Keer is a Sophomore studying Aerospace Engineering with a focus in astronautics. Charles eagerly joined ERFSEDS his freshman year and is currently serving as the Vice President. He is working on the Artemis, Cerberus, Pathfinder, and Icarus projects and is also in the process of getting his level 2 NAR certification.

Treasurer

Justus Bishop
Jutsus Bishop is a senior in Spaceflight Operations and has been a member of ERFSEDS since the Fall of 2017. During his time in the club, he has served multiple officer positions, such as President, Vice President, and Safety Officer.

Chief Engineer

Jordyn Taylor
Jordyn Taylor is a senior in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in Astronautics. She is very excited to be serving as chief engineer for the club, overseeing 10 projects this year. Jordyn has previously served as Secretary and Vice President for the club, and has worked on numerous projects including Icarus Space Rocket II. She has recently been Level 2 certfied by NAR, and is hgihly passionate about continuing to be part of ERFSEDS as they reach new heights.

Secretary

Desmond Stack
Desmond Stack is a sophomore in Aerospace Engineering planning on pursuing the astronautics track. He is most active in the Artemis, Hummingbird and Gryphus projects and looks forward to following these projects to their completion. He first found interest in space during high school but focused more on astronomy than engineering, making Desi new in the sport of rocketry.

Safety Officer

Micheal DiGiovanna
Michael DiGiovanna is a sophomore majoring in Aerospace Engineering on the astronautics track and is proud to be serving as ERFSEDS Safety Officer. He transferred to ERAU in spring of 2019 after time spent working in the maritime and nuclear industries. Mike is now working on the Artemis, Icarus and Zephyr projects.

PR Officer

Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson is a senior in Spaceflight Operations minoring in Human Factors and Aerospace Life Sciences. She has been a member of ERFSEDS since Fall of 2017 and has her L1 HPR certification and her HAM Radio Technical license. Abby is a member of the Artemis and Hermes projects. She hopes in the future to work in human spaceflight to study extreme environments and how life develops in space.


Project Leads




Artemis Lead

Brian Danaher
Brian Danaher is a junior at Embry-Riddle studying Aerospace engineering and computational mathematics. Brian joined ERFSEDS his first semester of college, and is currently the club treasurer. In the past he has been heavily involved on Pathfinder IX, and is currently working on Artemis, Icarus, Pathfinder X, and getting his level 2 high powered rocketry certification.

Cerberus Lead

Alijah McDonald
Alijah McDonald is currently a sophomore studying Aerospace Engineering concentrating on astronautics. After two awesome semesters with ERFSEDS his freshman year in 2019, he has started Project Cerberus in attempt to centralize the electronic endeavors of the club. He has his level 1 high power rocketry certification and will soon be interning with Rolls-Royce for controls engineering in the summer of 2021.

Gryphus Lead

Jacob Wallace
Jacob Wallace is a sophomore studying Aerospace Engineering with a focus in astronautics. Jacob joined ERFSEDS in Fall of 2019 and spent a year working with Project Gryphus before becoming its Project Lead in the Fall 2020 semester. He has a passion for testing new ideas and hopes to continue Project Gryphus’ trend of innovation into the future.

Harbard Lead

Brandon Ormsby
Brandon is a senior in aerospace engineering with a concentration in propulsion. He has been a member of ERFSEDS since 2018 where he worked on Gryphus and founded Harbard with the intention of getting m member's hands on experience with liquid propelled rockets.

Hermes Lead

Payton Boliek
Payton is an computational mathmatics major with a minor in computer science. Along with ERFSEDS she is also involved in the National Society of Black Engineers and is the President for ERAU's Society for Applied Mathmatics. She has a huge interest in satellites and image science.

Hummingbird Lead

Nick Butler
Nick is currently a junior in Spaceflight Operations with a minor in systems engineering. He has been a member of ERFSEDS and on Project Hummingbird since fall of his freshman year. He is currently level 1 certified with the NAR hoping to get his level 2 soon. He is also a member of the Spaceflight Sciences Policy and Operations Club on campus.

Icarus Lead

Justin Nauman
Justin Nauman is a senior in Aerospace engineering with a concentration in astronautics. He is currently the Project Icarus Lead for ERFSEDS. Justin has been heavily involved in ERFSEDS since his freshman year. Prior to becoming Icarus Lead, Justin served as Chief Engineer for one semester before taking a hiatus from school to work as a platform systems engineer at Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies), working on the Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA). Aside from Chief Engineer was an active member of Project Hummingbird where he was a thread lead for the nose cone team. Along with ERFSEDS, Justin is part of the ERAU track and cross country teams and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He enjoys building his own RC airplanes and high power rockets and is currently level 3 high power certified through the National Association of Rocketry (NAR).

Prometheus Lead

Kaitlyn Bridge
Kaitlyn Bridge is a junior in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in astronautics. She is the Prometheus team lead and has been a member of ERFSEDS since 2018. In addition to ERFSEDS she is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers.

Pathfinder Lead

Joedouglas Ashton
Joedouglas Ashton is an Aerospace Engineering major with a concentration in astronautics currently leading the Pathfinder team. He has been a member since 2018. He has worked on the Pathfinder IX and the Artemis mkIV projects.

Zephyr Lead

Spencer Moore
Spencer is a junior in aerospace engineering with a focus in astronautics. He has been involved with ERFSEDS since his first semester freshman year and has worked on several of the projects such as Pathfinder IX, and Icarus, as well as helping with odds and ends of Gryphus. After a few exciting semesters at ERAU he now finds himself working as lead for Zephyr and is excited to continue working with such a great group of talented individuals.