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Join us where we talk about ideas worth doing, challenges worth taking and why now is the time for Space, living and travel, to be a part of your Conversations. 

Want to talk with Tim and be interviewed on our Podcast?  Schedule a time below.

May 22, 2024

Trash or Treasure? Sustainability in Space with

Outpost & Jason Dunn

Join Tim and Jason Dunn, CEO of Outpost as they discuss the sustainability of the tons we have sent into space. 

Jason Dunn is the co founder and CEO of Outpost.  Outpost is a sustainable space company that is working to enable the precision return of satellites and other orbital payloads from space.  Jason is also the co founder of Made in Space.

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Full Episode Transcript here

June 29, 2023
NorthStar Earth & Space with Stewart Bain

Join Tim & Stewart on a relaxed chat about all things NorthStar and the path to working in the space industry.

Stewart is a seasoned executive of the aerospace industry. Since 1989, Stewart has been at the nexus of creating, developing, and commercializing leading edge technologies for aerospace applications. With a foundation in aerospace engineering and extensive experience in advanced composite materials and optical systems for satellite applications, Stewart has envisioned and transformed many ideas and concepts into product reality. Stewart has participated in numerous aerospace missions internationally as a lead engineer, project manager, business development executive, and expert consultant to a host of clients around the globe from Japan, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, United States, and Canada. Stewart has extensive experience as a board member for private industry and associations.

Connect with Stewart:

Full Episode Transcript here

February 23, 2023
Xairos Systems with David Mitlyng

Join Tim and David in this chat about Xairos Systems and how they are revolutionizing Position, Navigation, and Timing.


David Mitlyng is the CEO of Xairos, a startup building a global timing service to expand beyond GPS. David has three decades of experience in the space industry, including Hughes Space and Communications, Orbital, Maxar, and BridgeComm. David has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Cal Poly SLO, a MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


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See more about what Xairos is doing:

Full Episode Transcript here:

November 15, 2022
ROADR: The New Roadside Assistance App with the Ribeiro Brothers

Join Tim in this fascinating conversation with Celso Ribiero and Otiniel Ribiero of RoadR, a new roadside assistance app.

Founder & CEO Otiniel, has 10 years of experience in technology.  A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace, synergy, and solution-driven problem solving.  Otiniel’s background in Tech extends as far back as childhood, where he used
to take computers apart, repair, and build them. In Angola, as early as 14 years of age, he would sell ever ything he got his hands on: games, cellphones, computer parts, you name it. In the United States, as an adult, he built and sold cryptocurrency mining rigs for several businesses, gaming computers to NBA athletes, celebrities, etc.

Co-Founder & CIO Celso, is responsible for managing the innovation process inside
the company that identifies strategies, business opportunities, and new technologies. Which leads to the development of new capabilities and architectures with partners, new business models and new industry structures to serve those opportunities.

Moreover, he has 10+ years of experience as a graphic designer. His design portfolio includes works such as Roadr ’s Pitch Deck, user and specialist apps, letterhead, One Pager, just to name a few.

Celso holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in
Physics from Texas Tech University.

Connect with ROADR:
Roadr - Apps on Google Play
Roadr on the App Store (

Full Episode Transcript here:

October 25, 2022
The Positive Impact of Passion with Edward Routh

Join Tim and Edward Routh with Relloe in this fun conversation about the positive impact of following your passions.

Ed is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and led multiple startups across multiple sectors. The ranging from marketing to used cars. He is a jack of all trades currently leads. A supply chain is a service platform that is revolutionizing the way that brands make ship and track products. This is a platform that's powered by an vetted network of manufacturers across 15 countries, providing brands with quality, reliable, and sustaining contract manufacturing.
Relloe is a Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS) platform that provides premium manufacturing and logistics services with transparent order management and end-to-end supply chain visibility. Relloe’s logistics solutions are scaled and tailored to meet specialized needs for enterprises seeking to access competitive supply chains focused on product quality, reliability, and sustainability. With over 30-years of experience, Relloe distinguishes itself as a leading resource for supply chain management and manufacturing for companies; operating across 15 countries with a footprint of 6,500 people.

Full Episode Transcript here

September 13, 2022
Cybersecurity and Blockchain Solutions with Nick Donarski

Join Tim and his guest Nick Donarski today as they talk about Nick's Company ORE Systems, his path through cybersecurity and blockchain solutions.  Sometimes the right path for you is not the obvious one. 

Nicholas Donarski (Co-Founder / CTO). His company was named one of the top 10 blockchain solution providers for 2022.

Nick Donarski is the technical expert behind ORE Sys, LLC, and the inventor of the multi-part ecosystem that is the ORE System comprised of the ORE Token, the ORE Forge, and the ORE SDK. Holding multiple certifications including MCSE+S, MCSA+S, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, and CEH, Nick is a cyber security expert and has been a featured speaker at multiple cybersecurity conferences and worked for some of the biggest names in the industry.  He is fluent in numerous programming languages and blockchain technologies including Web3, Ethereum, Polygon, Binance, BSC, and Smart Contract Security and Testing. 

Nick is a “gamer” at heart with a passion to create games for users and help developers realize their dreams. The suite
of tools within the ORE Ecosystem is the means to that end.

Full Episode Transcript here

August 23, 2022
Go Cloud Careers with Mike Gibbs

Join Tim in this episode and conversation with Mike Gibbs with Go Cloud Careers. 

Michael Gibbs is the CEO of Go Cloud Careers, a global organization that provides training for elite cloud computing careers. Go Cloud Architects and Careers is focused on helping individuals achieve their dream technology career. Michael is a technology expert with 25 years of experience in networking, cloud computing, and IT security. After a successful career with Cisco Systems, where he served in senior leadership as the lead enterprise architect in the global healthcare consulting practice, Michael founded Go Cloud Architects. Michael is a highly requested speaker and industry thought leader who presents at key conferences throughout the world. A passionate educator with 20 years of experience in coaching and mentoring others; Michael is also a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, a Google Professional Cloud Architect and holds a Master’s of Science (MS) and Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from Widener University.

Full Transcript here

July 15, 2022
A chat with Alex Fielding and A Look at
Privateer’s Mission

Join Tim in this relaxed chat with Alex Fielding about his path through the space industry and what Privateer is working on. 
As CEO & Chairman of Privateer Space, Alex Fielding is responsible for supporting the leadership, vision and execution of the company. Privateer, co-founded by Steve Wozniak, is focused on space safety, sustainability, and intelligence. Fielding held engineering leadership roles at Cisco Systems and Apple. Shortly after departing Apple, he worked at Exodus Communications with Ellen Hancock, Exodus’ CEO who was Apple’s former CTO. He co-founded GPS company Wheels of Zeus with Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak in 2001, which was sold in 2006. Alex was Chief Technology Officer, at Power Assure and then Vice President at Vigilent before starting Ripcord while a contractor at NASA working for the CTO. Alex was CEO at Ripcord from 2014-2021 and remains on the Board of Directors. Alex is on the Board of Directors of The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME). He is a on the mentor board of Orange Fab and an advisor to Astra Space.

Full Transcript here:

July 5, 2022
The New Generation of Space Professionals with Brendan Rosseau

Join Tim and Brendan in a fun chat about this new generation of Space Professionals and see how very different interests can still bring you to the space industry.

Brendan Rosseau is a rising leader dedicated to unlocking space’s potential to benefit humanity. He currently holds roles at both Harvard Business School and Booz Allen Hamilton. As a Teaching Fellow & Research Associate at Harvard Business School, he serves as a “thought partner” to Prof. Matthew Weinzierl (Senior Associate Dean, and Chair of MBA Program), leading the School’s growing space research, and teaching in the HBS classroom. As a Senior Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, he leads acquisition strategy development for space systems at Space Systems Command, supporting military programs through critical acquisition milestones; his role at Booz Allen also involves strategy and business development for the firm’s space business, including as Proposal Manager for a successful contract win with a new client. Prior experiences include space-focused consulting in Washington D.C., crafting national space policy in Congress, aerospace startups, and astrophysical research. Mr. Rosseau was an honors student from a top-ranked college with majors in both astronomy and economics; his academic work has emphasized research on the commercial space industry, including authoring publications in The Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Publishing, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the American Astronomical Society (AAS). His work and opinions have appeared in popular media, such as PBS’s NOVA, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Harvard Magazine, and The Space Show. He is a recognized leader among the new generation of space professionals, particularly for his deep subject matter knowledge, clear communication of complex ideas, formulation & execution of strategic visions, and leadership of high-performing teams.

Full Transcript here

June 14, 2022
Career Journeys and The Space Industry with
Troy Morris 

Join Tim and Troy Morris on a career journey to the space industry and the different paths that can lead us here.

Troy is one co-founder, and serves as the Director of Operations. Troy extends his business background of engaging with customers in critical industries and developing 70+ business units in multimillion dollar sales with an S&P 500 company to the needs of KMI, through starting business operations, and continuing engagement with crucial experts, colleagues, collaborators, and future customers.

Kall Morris Inc. (KMI) is an orbital debris research and solution development company focused on Active Debris Removal (ADR) for keeping space clear for all. With proprietary software, exclusive hardware, and critical partnerships, KMI aims for a commercially viable system for ADR of legacy assets: significant debris objects that are often unprepared, uncontrolled, and potentially unrecognizable. KMI, located in Marquette, Michigan, was formed in November of 2019 by three Northern Michigan University alums

Full Transcript here

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June 2, 2022
Cognitive Space, Investments and AI Engines with Scott Herman

Tim talks with Scott Herman about many topics and a career full of amazing ventures.

Scott Herman is the CEO of Cognitive Space – a startup focusing on AI-driven satellite operations and mission planning. Scott is a passionate New Space, Small Satellite, Remote Sensing, ML/AI/CV Analytics, Agile Development, Lean Startup, and Cloud Computing evangelist. Scott is deeply involved in strategic planning, business development, product management, and software development. But at any given moment Scott is also supporting program management, production operations, concept incubation, community outreach & evangelism, industry mentorship, customer service, and investment activities. What a cool job! 


Full Episode Transcript here



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May 24, 2022
Socio-Economic Development of Space with
Jason Aspiotis

Join Tim and Jason Aspiotis on a discussion around the socio-economic side of space.  

Jason Aspiotis is a Business developer, strategist, finance innovator, and technologist for the long-term socio-economic development of the Space frontier.  Currently a Business Development Manager for Axiom Space. Also Founder & Chairman of Finsophy PBC (Public Benefit Corporation), a Financial Innovation & Technology company developing solutions for transparent, long-term, and Space industry-aligned capital. Total experience of 19+ years in entrepreneurial, technical, organizational and project leadership, R&D, systems engineering, strategy, and business development. Career includes 8+ years in startups, 17+ years in the aerospace & defense industry, and 6+ years in innovative finance & banking.

Full Episode Transcript here

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May 10, 2022
Entrepreneurship Innovation and Space Finance with Daniel Kleinmann

Join Tim and Daniel in a discussion about Investment in Space Companies and How Venture Funds come to be.
Daniel Kleinmann is one of the founders and investors at the Explorer 1 Fund. Explorer 1 is an early stage venture fund investing in companies that are fundamental to the new space economy.

Prior to Explorer 1, Daniel managed a single-family office out of Dallas, TX where he was responsible for setting up the firm's early-stage venture infrastructure, investing in healthcare, life science and enterprise software. Prior to his role at the family office, Daniel worked in the Tel Aviv tech ecosystem in startup and tech scouting roles. Daniel has an MBA from NYU and Tel Aviv University.

Full Episode Transcript here

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May 2, 2022
BioTech in Space with Dr. Heath Mills

Join Tim and Heath today while they discuss BioTech in Space!

Dr. Heath J. Mills is an extreme environment microbial ecologist. As the current Chief Scientific Officer for Rhodium Scientific, he leads initiatives to expand terrestrial and spaceflight research capacities into the commercial biotechnology sector. Over the past six years in the commercial space industry, Dr. Mills has been a Principal Investigator and co-Investigator on over 20 International Space Station science and engineering projects funded privately and by the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health and the ISSNL. Recently, Mills was appointed to the ISSNL User Advisory Committee to serve on the Technology Development Subcommittee.

Full Transcript here

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April 26, 2022
Explorer 1 Fund with Phil Scully

Join Tim as he chats with Phil Scully from Explorer 1 Fund.

My Scully has over 13 years as an institutional investment analyst.  He is a graduate of Georgetown University (MBA) and Kenyon College (BA). He is a Big Brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and served as a Director of New Directions for Veterans from 2010 to 2014.

Connect with Phil:  

Full Transcript here

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March 8, 2022
Space Advisory Group with Andrew Bossert & Severin Blenkush

Join Tim today as he chats with Andrew Bossert and Severin Blenkush from Space Advisory Group. 

Andrew and Severin are the Co-Founders and Managing Partners of Space Advisory Group, LLC, a  boutique advisory firm which specializes in Federal acquisitions.

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Connect with Severin:


Andrew Bossert is the Co-Founder and a Managing Partner of Space Advisory Group, LLC. Space Advisory Group is a boutique advisory firm which specializes in Federal acquisitions. 

Severin is a Colonel retired from the air force who over his 27 year career largely in acquisition, ended up working across the spectrum of contract and acquisition.

Full Transcript here.

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February 8, 2022
SXSW with Joy Schoffler

It's almost time for SXSW and we are putting on a special event alongside the Conference this year. 
Tim and Joy Schoffler are here to tell you all about it. 

SXSW, referred to as "South By" is an essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities.

SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

For more on our event: 

More about Joy:
Joy Schoffler founder and principal of Distinctive Edge Partners, is an award-winning global communications and investor relations strategist, with decades of experience building, scaling, and protecting global public and private brands.
Joy takes a data-driven approach to marketing and communications. Clients she has worked with have raised billions in capital, scaled from start-up to nine-figure exits, built and scaled cutting edge technologies, executed profitable M&As, built and scaled international sales and distribution channels, closed major customers, and, most importantly, created massive share-holder value.

Full Transcript here.

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January 18, 2022
Inversion and the Focus on Return with
Justin Fiaschetti

Join Tim as he talks with Justin Fiaschetti from Inversion about their amazing return capsules and what this could mean to the industry as a whole.


Justin Fiaschetti is the Co-Founder and CEO of Inversion, an LA based start-up that is building low-cost space capsules, which are 4 ft in diameter, to provide high cadence return capability to the space industry. Prior to starting Inversion with his Co-Founder Austin Briggs, Justin was working on propulsion at Relativity Space and ground support equipment at SpaceX for their Raptor engine.

Connect with Justin:

Full Episode Transcript here

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January 11, 2022
Space Finance and Challenges Worth Solving with Adam Rentschler

Tim talks with Adam Rentschler, CEO of Valid Evaluation, who has been on a unique path to space and finance. This conversation is full of fascinating looks at where life's twists and turns can take you.


Adam is a serial entrepreneur who has spent his 26-year career running, fund-raising for, investing in, coaching and mentoring startup companies. He has raised money from a wide variety of sources including strategic venture capital, venture debt, friends and family, and a U.S. government intelligence agency. As a very junior VC, Adam had one positive exit. He co-founded, ran and sold in 2000 as the dot-com bubble burst. Valid Eval was born of Adam's frustration with poor learning outcomes for companies competing for grants, prizes and acceptance into accelerator programs.


Connect with Adam:

Full Episode Transcript here.

December 6, 2021
Will, Work & Near Impossible Things with Gonçalo Estevez

Tim recently interviewed Goncalo Estevez during our November Conversations for the Future.  
Gonçalo is an innovative Business Process and Systems Thinking professional in Space and Business Process Management. Obsessed with Space Exploration and Human Space Flight and doing his pathway to become an Astronaut. NASA Break the Ice challenge Runner-up awardee World Design Organization, and International Space Station Business Team. AIAA – Space Mission Assurance Process SME and Space Operations Technical Support Group Commercial Vice Chair I speak about the power of will, work, and near-impossible things having Space as the domain for realizing the best for Societal growth.

Connect with Goncalo on LinkedIn:  
Full Episode Transcript here

November 15 2021
Sociologists in Space with Kelli Kedis-Ogborn

Join Tim in his conversation with Kelli where they talk about the indirect paths taken to Space and how each of us can be involved.

Kelli Kedis Ogborn drives organizational and product growth through leadership roles in disruptive technology commercialization of space and defense innovations. With extensive experience in R&D and cutting-edge technology applications for the U.S. government and private sector, her qualitative and quantitative methodologies guide organizations that are transitioning from development ecosystems to market capitalization. Kedis Ogborn is an often-published author on the market applications of innovation and has worked extensively as an authoritative voice within the emerging space economy –discussing economic drivers and technology trends driving the industry forward and shaping its investment potential and growth. She is a main facilitator for Space Foundation Space Commerce programs—positioning companies and countries for growth into the $1T+ future space economy, a frequent panel reviewer and technology assessor for commercialization merit of government R&D proposals, mentor and coach for entrepreneurs, and speaker for STEM initiatives.

Connect with Kelli: 

Full Episode Transcript here.

October 31, 2021
The Individual Journey to Space with Pete Wilczynski

Pete Wilczynski is the Program Executive at NASA Headquarters (HQs), US Air Force Veteran, Expert in Inter-Agency and International Collaborations in Space System Acquisition & Development, Satellite OPS Expert, NASA HQs Ombudsman and Aviator.

Please enjoy this conversation between Tim and Pete about their journey's to the Space Industry. 

Connect with Pete:  

Episode Transcript can be found here

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October 25, 2021
Space Force Association with Bill "Hippie" Woolf

Colonel William A. Woolf, USAF (Ret), is the President and Founder of Space Force Association.  Bill “Hippie” Woolf is a retired Air Force colonel and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Space Force Association. Bill is also the CEO of the Woolf Consulting Group, LLC. The Woolf Consulting Group provides strategic advisory services in space and multi-domain operations.
Col Woolf served over 24 years in the Air Force retiring in 2018. He is a career space and nuclear officer in high-impact operations, staff leadership, and technical program management positions, with peerless depth and breadth of experience in advanced space programs and Joint All-Domain Command and Control. Bill is a graduate of the United States Air Force Weapons School.

To connect with SFA: 

Full Episode Transcript Here.

October 18, 2021
Space For Humanity with Rachel Lyons

Rachel Lyons is a key advocate of the space movement.  Lyons is the Executive Director of Space for Humanity, a non-profit organization which aims to use the spaceflight experience as a way to expand our perspective on Earth. By sponsoring crews of the next generation of leaders to go to space to experience our earth as a floating whole, connected planet, Space For Humanity’s goal is to train citizen astronauts to be able to share their experience and turn that new perspective into action in order to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. Under Lyons’ leadership, Space For Humanity has received public support from some of the space industry's most prominent and influential leaders including Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, more than 10 astronauts and other industry leaders. During her tenure, Lyons has cultivated a highly engaged online community of millions across the globe.  Rachel is the former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space--USA, the world’s largest student-run space non-profit, enabling students from all over the world to get involved with space.  Rachel is a prolific public speaker and former radio host, and has been featured in outlets including Cheddar News, Ars Technica, ABC News, Washington Post, Yahoo! Finance, and has spoken for thousands at more than 50 events around the world.  Ultimately, Lyons believes that if we, as individuals, take on a grander perspective, we can contribute to greater societal change. She works to expand her perspective every day through leadership training, spending time in nature, learning about space, and even dancing. It is her wish that people from all over the world understand we are part of something much greater and in turn use that perspective to treat each other and our planet with more kindness and understanding.

Connect with Rachel:

Episode Transcript can be found here

October 12, 2021
The FAA and Space Flight with Wayne Monteith

Recorded during September 2021's Conversations for the Future event, join Tim and Wayne Monteith as they talk about the roll the FAA has been playing in Space Flight and what the future holds for more launches across the U.S.

Wayne Monteith was appointed to his current position at the, as the Federal Aviation Administration's Associate Administrator for commercial space transportation in January of 2019.

After retiring from the U S Air Force as a Brigadier General in this role, he is responsible for regulating the safety of the U S commercial space transportation. Mr Monteith. Last us air force assignment was operating the world's busiest spaceport leading over 9,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel.

As the commander of the 45th space wing and director of the Eastern range. He oversaw the successful execution of 66 space flights, 23 booster landings, and the first successful operational use of a fully autonomous flight. 

For more information:

Connect with Wayne on LinkedIn

October 5, 2021
Challenges Worth Solving with Brady Aaron: TIG Time Welding

Join Tim and Brady on a discussion about the challenges we face today and the demand for welders.  Why we are facing this challenge and what we can do to fix it. 
Brady Aaron Grissinger has been welding for 16 years. Specifically in TIG Welding for race car parts and all the way up to aerospace components. 

Connect with Brady: 

Follow his work: Tigtime on Instagram 

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Tim Chrisman is the Co-Founder / Executive Director of Foundation for the Future.

Tim is a former Army intelligence advisor, security officer, and most recently, a CIA officer supporting the national space council and the Joint Staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

He holds two master's degrees - one in Intelligence Studies, and one in International Relations and Affairs from American University. Tim is the author of the book Humanity in Space and of various articles about the expanse of our civilization in space.

Tim’s next challenge and mission is to create the backbone of America's next century in space. In 2020, Tim co-founded Foundation For The Future, a scientific education and public works advocacy foundation, dedicated to one goal: the creation of a space infrastructure administration. This will be a public-private partnership to create jobs in the new space economy, new opportunities for innovators, and ultimately space access for all.


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