Bob was born and raised in NYC, (Bronx) and graduated from Columbia University. He is a US Air force veteran. His career includes years with Citibank as a VP of Investment functioning as a primary dealer of US government securities. Hobbies include astronomy, cosmology, photography and geology.
Len is a former international petroleum geologist who lives and works in Ashland, Oregon. Len lead the effort to build the Briscoe Geology Park and the Climb through Time geologic climbing wall at ScienceWorks. His current research focuses on unusual flood deposits in the 200-million-year-old Navajo Sandstone of central Utah.
Pam Haunschild Ph.D.
Pam’s research deals with decision-making, particularly in high-risk situations such as airline accidents and product recalls. She was on the faculty at Stanford University and University of Texas-Austin and periodically teaches decision-making courses for OLLI at SOU. She now, however, spends most of her time painting the natural world in and around Southern Oregon.
Roy is a local public school educator and former board member of the National Center for Science Education. He is a graduate of the New York based Humanist Institute and has served in regional leadership positions with The World Future Society.
John Kloetzel, Ph.D.
John taught university-level biology for 37 years. His research in cell biology employed methods ranging from electron microscopy to molecular techniques such as gene sequencing. He is past-president of the Chesapeake Society for Microscopy and the International Society of Protistologists. Currently active in teaching biology courses for seniors in the OLLI program (life-long learning) at Southern Oregon University.
Andrew Kuzmitz, MD
Andy retired as a physician in 2015 and pursues his interests in astronomy, space technology, human biology and exobiology.
Richard is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His career includes 20 years at Hewlett-Packard Co., where he progressed from R&D project manager to section manager, to department head, and finally to Global Director of Quality for the company. Richard led HP’smembership in the Santa Fe Institute where he explored applications of complex systems theory.
James Lindow, Ph.D.
James is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in physics. He has patents in fields including radiation detection, laser microcopy and fiber optics communications. As founder and CEO of several Silicon Valley, companies, he has extensive managerial and fund raising experience.
Terry Martin, Ph.D.
Terry has a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Hawaii. Terry has worked extensively on Mars and Jupiter exploration missions while at JPL in Pasadena, CA. His specialty is infrared instruments, atmospheric science, and the dust content of Mars’ atmosphere. He is retired in Ashland and has lectured concerning his work, and how life might propagate between planets on meteors.
“Charlie” is a nuclear physicist and Alfred Sloan and American Physical Society Fellow. He has worked at Cornell University, Tufts, and Brookhaven National Laboratories. He currently serves on non-profit boards in the Rogue Valley.
Richard Sweet, Ph.D.
Richard is a Stanford graduate, and has worked in the computer industry for over 40 years, including 25 years with Adobe Systems. He is now working on several volunteer projects for Ashland’s “Oregon Shakespeare Festival”. He is the founder of Oregon Stage Tech, a company that produces computer based solutions for theatrical lighting.
Steve is a technology addict. The website and software developer worked 20 years at Stanford University, Xerox PARC, Atari, Hewlett Packard and Apple before switching to consulting and producing software products.