My goals with FINESSE are to apply the lessons learned from the examination of terrestrial volcanic and impact structures to new understandings of asteroids and their origin and history.
My formal training is in mathematics. I taught mathematics at the high school level in the UK (1971-1979) and calculus at the University of Arkansas, (1981-1987) before moving full time to science management in 1988. Since then, I have been involved in sample curation and data handling for the natural thermoluminescence survey of Antarctic meteorites (1987-2001). I was managing editor for the technical journal “Meteoritics and Planetary Science” (1991-2001), and the popular “Meteorite” magazine(2006-present), being the current President of Meteorite LLC. I was the founding manager of the Arkansas Center for Planetary Science (2000-2008), during which I participated in the creation and management of research and teaching programs and outreach programs. I have been heavily involved in meeting organization (Metsoc 1988 and meetings connected with the Arkansas Center for Space & Planetary Sciences) and in proposal and grant management. I came to the Bay Area with Derek in 2011 and work with him on proposal and grant management and his research and publication activities. In 2014, I had an asteroid named in my honor for the management contributions I have made to the field.