OUR TEAM

Officers




President

Tyler Neil
Tyler Neil is a Junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering on the astronautics track and is excited to be serving as ERFSEDS President. He transferred to Embry-Riddle in Fall of 2019 from Bellevue College in Washington State. In the past Tyler worked heavily on project Hummingbird and has since moved on to working on project Hermes and Icarus. In the spring of 2019 Tyler served as ERFSEDS safety officer.

Vice President

Jordyn Taylor
Jordyn Taylor is a junior in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in astronautics. Currently she's the Vice President for the club and working the Icarus project. Jordyn is also has her L2 HPR Certification. She became interested in engineering after falling in love with rockets and the space program in high school.

Treasurer

Brian Danaher
Brian Danaher is a sophomore 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.

Chief Engineer/Icarus Lead

Leo Francoeur
Leo Francoeur is the current project manager of Icarus SpaceShot SR2, having taken over again after a year away. He is a Senior studying Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in Astronautics. Leo has served as ERFSEDS President (2017-2018) and Treasurer (2016-2017). In 2017 Leo restarted the Icarus SpaceShot program at Embry-Riddle and was the primary designer of the SR2 (Space Rocket 2) design. Leo has over a year of experience as a system software engineer with Collins Aerospace and will be transitioning to full-time employment with them following his graduation in May of 2020. Leo has been building rockets for half a decade and has a NAR Level 2 certification.

Secretary

Sebastian Evridge Pope
Sebastian is a freshman in Aerospace Engineering who has been actively participating since he arrived at Embry-Riddle. He joined ERFSEDS with several rockets on his track record from High School, and is currently working on Artemis, as well as being the only freshman member of Icarus. He is currently planning to begin work on his Level 1 NAR Certification, and hopes to help improve communication between the freshman class and the officers of ERFSEDS.

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 junior 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. Abby is a member of the Artemis and Hermes projects. She hopes in the future to work in human spaceflight to study how systems are effected by extreme environments and how life develops in space.


Project Leads




Artemis Lead

Reid Levick
Reid Levick is the most recent team lead for Artemis MK IV. His passion comes from the life long interests he has in aeronautics and spaceflight. Being a senior at ERAU in Aerospace Engineering, Reid has been involved in numerous projects internally and externally of ERFSEDS. He has been an active member in ERFSEDS for two years, working primarily on electronics and scientific payload development for Artemis MK IV. Now, Reid is striving to finish Artemis MK IV for the Spaceport AmericaCup competition coming in June 2020. Reid is currently level 1 high power rocketry certified.

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.

Gryphus Lead

Johnathan Grow
Jonathan Grow is a senior at Embry-Riddle studying aerospace engineering with a focus in astronautics. Originally from McLean, VA, Jonathan is the team lead of Gryphus and is also a propulsion intern at Rocket Crafters. He has been an active member in ERFSEDS since his first semester in 2016 and has also gotten his NAR Level 1 high power rocketry certification.

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.

Prometheus Lead

Kaitlyn Bridge
Kaitlyn Bridge is a sophomore 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 X 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 sophomore 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.