EPOXI and Stardust NExT Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Tim received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University at Los Angeles in 1985. He worked for six years at the Hughes Aircraft Company in El Segundo, California in the Product Analysis Laboratory, where he performed thermal design, analysis, and testing of equipment used in space and airborne applications. In 1991 he moved to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, where he has supported spacecraft and instrument projects. He joined the Deep Impact project in early 2004 as the Mission Assurance Manager, a position he continued through launch and finally, the impact with comet Tempel 1 in July 2005. The Dawn project was next, again as the Mission Assurance Manager, through launch and commissioning of the spacecraft bound for the asteroid belt to orbit and study asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres. Tim joined the EPOXI and Stardust NExT projects in October 2008, and is enjoying comet chasing again. He lives with his wife and two children in Altadena, California.