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

Freemasons strive to learn HIS secret handshake.
If he was to pat you on the back, you would list it on your resume.
No less than 25 Mexican folk songs have been written about his beard.
Coming to us from Apple, he is Roccor’s newest Product Director – Chris Oesch!

Her business cards simply read “I’ll call you”.
The police often question her, just because they find her interesting.
She is considered a national treasure in countries she’s never visited.
Coming to Roccor from Ball Aerospace – our newest Sr. Design Engineer Becca Lidvall!

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.
Joining us from Oxford Engineering is Roccor’s newest Sr. Systems Engineer – Alex Brinkmeyer!

When in Rome, they do as she does.
Mosquitoes refuse to bite her, purely out of respect.
Her shadow has been on the ‘best dressed’ list twice.
Coming to us from Sierra Nevada Corp., she is Roccor’s newest Contracts Specialist – welcome Felicia Bolton!

Her two cents is worth $37.
If she were to mispronounce your name, you’d feel compelled to change it.
When it’s raining, it is because she is thinking of something sad.
She is Roccor’s new Office Athlete – welcome Tina Hite!

Her signature won a Pulitzer prize.
Batman watches Saturday morning cartoons about her.
She once ran a marathon because it was “on the way”.
She is Roccor’s newest Director of Finance – joining us from Excelitas -welcome Kris Schaa!

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.
Joining Roccor from AR Wilfley & Sons is our newest Project Manager. Welcome 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 Design Engineer. All the way from Lockheed Martin, welcome Alena Thompson!

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