How long have you been into Sport
"I rediscovered rocketry in March 2003, however, I have great memories as a kid
building & flying several Estes rockets with my dad." - 01/2008
What organizations are you a member of?
"NAR & I have been the Vice President of Spaceport Rocketry Association
(NAR342/TRA73) since 2004."
What level are you certified to?
What is your all time favorite rocket?
"So many to choose from. My
PML Phobos (that I certified Level 1 with)
is special to me because it was the first non-Estes rocket I ever built & one of the first when I got back into the
hobby. There are several USR kits that I really like how they fly. And I love a good draggy spool or saucer every once
in a while too!"
Why do you enjoy supporting the EMRR website?
"I see it as "paying it forward" to the hobby & rocketry
community. When friends, family, & strangers ask me about rockets, the first place I recommend they look is
EMRR--especially since I have contributed to the site!"
Tell me an interesting rocket related experience?
"Since Spaceport Rocketry Association's field is less than 45 miles from KSC's
VAB, we are fortunate to have club members that work at NASA. Yeah, I know some real rocket scientists!"
What's your favorite aspect of the hobby?
"I love the duality of rocketry: The designing & building parts are usually
done alone, then there is the social side of going to an organized club launch & sharing a day of flying rockets
Do you have any other hobbies?
"I spend a lot of time with my son. My wife thinks I spend too much time on the
What developments would you like to see in sport rocketry?
"Anything to keep the hobby growing, especially in ways to eliminate or
(legally!) navigate around the regulatory issues currently facing the hobby. Continued innovation with methods of
tracking our rockets during flight & recovery would be helpful too."