The SpaceUp Team

The SpaceUp Foundation is a non-profit public benefit organization incorporated in California.

Staff

Chris Radcliff, Executive Director (@chris_radcliff) is an author, technology speaker, software engineer, and long-time unconference participant. Chris founded SpaceUp in San Diego and will happily dance like a monkey to spread space unconferences around the world.

Marimikel Charrier, COO (@marimikel) is a professional space and science evangelist. Marimikel organized the first SpaceUp San Francisco.

The SpaceUp Foundation is currently searching for a space enthusiast with a passion for accounting to serve as our Chief Financial Officer. Please email us if you know someone we should talk to.

Board of Directors

Cariann Higginbotham (@cariann) is the SpaceUp Mayor, Spacevidcast co-host, and SpaceX coffee mechanic. Cariann will happily make Chris dance like a monkey to spread space unconferences around the world.

Cindy (@txflygirl) is a Systems Engineering & Integration Engineer with International Space Station, Constellation, and Commercial Crew experience. She holds an MBA and is an educational/participatory outreach advocate. She founded SpaceUp Houston and served as the Executive Director from 2010-2013.

Jesse Clark (@jessesclark) is a systems administrator, pilot, and space advocate. He founded the San Diego Space Society, directs the Young Eagles program for the San Diego chapter of EAA, and organized the very first SpaceUp.

Remco Timmermans (@timmermansr) is part of the team that brought SpaceUp to Europe. He serves as an advisor to local organizing teams and is an active advocate for SpaceUp outside North America in general. So far he has attended eight SpaceUp events in Europe, with the ninth just around the corner. SpaceUp Cologne will be his 10th! He is the Executive Director of the World Space Week Association, does some Arctic Expedition stuff and is a proud recent ISU SSP13 alum.

Local Organizers

Each SpaceUp is organized by a local team of space community and unconference leaders. Some of the usual suspects include:

  • Dennis Bonilla – SpaceUp DC
  • Eric Gever – SpaceUp LA
  • Michael Clive – SpaceUp LA
  • Michael Doornbos (@mrdoornbos) – SpaceUp DC
  • Sam Coniglio – SpaceUp San Francisco
  • Sarah Worthy (@sarahmworthy) – SpaceUp Houston
  • Scott Norman (@scottnorman) – SpaceUp LA
  • Tristan Moody (@SWGlassPit) – SpaceUp Houston

Are you a SpaceUp organizer? Email us if you would like to be in this list.

Contact Us

If you would like to start a SpaceUp in your area, email info@spaceup.org to get connected with other SpaceUp organizers around the world.

If your SpaceUp could use organizational, financial, or promotional support, email foundation@spaceup.org and we’ll see what we can do to help.