Our Team

The Future of Space. Delivered Today.

When it comes to space technology, some might call us, “fanatical”. And we’re okay with that. That’s because, from our designers, scientists, engineers, and employee owners at every level, our mission – our singular passion – is to successfully solve today’s most complex challenges. That’s why guided by honesty, integrity, and accountability – along with a non-compromising determination and proven track record – our clients turn to us (and return to us) to help them achieve even their loftiest goals.

Our Diversity Statement

New ideas come from unexpected places. Roccor is powered by professionals who are respected for their differences, valued for their individualism, and celebrated for their excellence. Our supportive environment welcomes, respects, and acknowledges those inside and outside the organization who have varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Roccorians’ shared ownership of diversity and inclusion ensures there are no barriers to imagining elegantly simple solutions that solve the complex problems our customers bring to us.

Our Newest Team Players

The dark is afraid of her
She once made a weeping willow laugh
She never wears a watch because time is always on her side
She is one of Roccor’s newest summer interns. – Julia Calish!

When you find a good intern you should hire them full time
Even if you have to wait FOUR YEARS for them to graduate.
Congratulations to our most recent CU graduate
And Roccor’s newest “old” design engineer – Mike Pulford!

His sweat is the cure for the common cold.
He has taught old dogs a variety of new tricks.
If Opportunity knocks and he’s not home, Opportunity waits.
He is Roccor’s newest project manager – Dan Wright!

She lives vicariously through herself.
She once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels.
She has won the lifetime achievement award. Twice.
She is Roccor’s newest senior design engineer – Alena Thompson!

When he drives a car off the lot, its value increases
He once won a staring contest with his own reflection
He can kill 2 stones…with one bird
He is Roccor’s newest senior technician – Chaz Appleton!

She bowls overhand
She taught martial arts to Chuck Norris
While sailing around the world, she discovered a short cut
She is Roccor’s newest summer intern – Krizia Pliskin!

Our goal is simple: to exceed your expectations in every endeavor.

Our Leadership

Doug Campbell

Chairman of the Board
The Man with the Plan

  • Serial entrepreneur with 15 years in technology commercialization
  • Passion for aerospace, defense and cleantech
  • Almost always impatient about something
  • Most likely to be found shopping for a new espresso machine

Chris Pearson

CEO
International Space Ambassador

  • 20 years space industry experience in Europe and the US
  • Founder of ABSL Space Products (US)
  • Mission, spacecraft systems and Electrical Power system engineering background
  • Most likely to be found moonlighting as “Ancient Aliens” research scientist

Kris Schaa

Director of Finance
Not Your Typical Bean Counter

  • 20-year experience in high-tech manufacturing
  • Passion for helping teams reach their full potential
  • Genuinely enjoys improving and utilizing ERPs!
  • Most likely to be found rescuing animals

Mark Lake, PhD

Chief Technology Officer
Slave to Physics

  • 20 years R&D experience
  • 15 years small business startup experience
  • Author and aficionado of creativity
  • Most likely to be found asking my wife and kids what I’m supposed to be doing

Will Francis

Chief Products Officer
Engineering Fire Fighter

  • Roccor co-founder with vision of “build the best team and they will come”
  • Purveyor of non-linear engineering in gray spaces
  • Manager of intellectual property portfolio, inventor on 20 patents
  • Most likely to break a collar bone on a heinous bike trail Wednesday and mix Manhattans with the good arm on Friday

Heather Shoffner

Chief Operations Officer
Bringer of Method to Madness

  • 20+ years building and leading operations teams
  • 12 years helping high-tech startups reach industrialization
  • Devotee of process improvement and leadership theory
  • Most likely to be found straightening the picture frame that everyone else thinks is fine