Our Team

 

VPACC's team of volunteers

board members:

Karl Bushby (UK) Founder / President  Board Member 

Karl Bushby (UK) Founder / President  Board Member 

British ex-paratrooper turned adventurer and author.  Two things keep him awake at night:  strange noises in the forest and his concerns over scientific literacy.  Not much to be done about the first, but scientific literacy has become his mission.   

Mary Williams (USA) Vice President / Secretary                Board Member 

Mary Williams (USA) Vice President / Secretary                Board Member 

Mary has been a science geek for most of her life, and is currently a STEM Educator at a children’s science center as well as a science enrichment specialist at a preschool.  She also has ten years' experience in sales and customer service in the chemical industry.  Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree and enjoys inspiring others to learn more about the world and the universe.

Brooke Buckley (USA) Board Member / Education 

Brooke Buckley (USA) Board Member / Education 

Brooke Buckley is a 4th grade teacher leader from Fayetteville, Arkansas who is passionate about maximizing student engagement by bringing learning to life. She is constantly on the hunt for innovative ways to get students on the path to lifelong learning. With a background in business and and a zeal for education, she brings a unique perspective to the VPAC team.

Kisha Ferguson (Canada) Board Member / Media 

Kisha Ferguson (Canada) Board Member / Media 

Kisha Ferguson is an award-winning journalist, who has more than twenty years of experience producing news and current affairs programs for both television and radio. In addition to being an adjunct journalism professor, she has also written and edited several books of non-fiction, launched a multi award-winning adventure travel magazine, and been hired as a consultant and advisor on various new media projects.

Yi Wang (China)   Board Member / Business

Yi Wang (China)   Board Member / Business

Yi is currently a master student in Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Sciences. She actively participates in social innovation as a NGO youth representative to UN commission in 2012 and founded her social enterprise in 2013. Prior to CMU, she graduated with a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. and started as a Corporate Management Trainee and in Finance in a Fortune 50 food company and then as a National Strategic Finance and Pricing Associate in Uber China. Knowing that she has always had an interest in technology and coding, she decided to do a master in CS. In her spare time, she loves reading and cooking/baking.

Anthony Accetta (USA) Board Member / Treasurer

Anthony Accetta (USA) Board Member / Treasurer

Anthony is an accounting associate for a local DC CPA firm and has recently started his own bookkeeping and business management company. In the past four years he has worked with multiple small business and non-profits providing bookkeeping, accounting, and management services as they grow and develop. Anthony has a history of science promotion. In college he began and developed a science club which was able to bring Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss to the University of Maryland as well as promote an accurate understanding of essential topics in science to the UMD community. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies and listening to film industry podcasts. 


Engineering, Design And Innovation

Markus Lankes (Germany) Engineer

Markus Lankes (Germany) Engineer

Markus heads an award winning design and engineering team and has more than 23 years of experience for national and international projects, both in the entertainment and the aerospace simulation industry.

VOLUNTEERS 


Communications Team

Tony Tran (USA)  Software Developer

Victoria Hill  (USA) Creative writer


3D Art and Design Team

Scott Herring (USA)  3D Artist

Jose Duque (Colombia) Software Specialist

Jay Gaskell (USA) 3D Artist

Michael Banks (USA) 3D Artist


ENGINEERING AND DESIGN 

Spruce Cox (USA) Aerospace Engineer

Samer Najia (USA) Engineer / Pilot

Anthony Ehiri (USA) Engineer