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WSGC First Nations Launch Administrative Team


Christine Bolz, Program DirectorProfessional Headshot of Program Director, Christine Bolz
WSGC, Assistant Director
Phone: (262) 551-5915

  • B.A. Marketing, Business Management, Carthage College
  • Tripoli Rocketry Association, Member, Level II Certification
  • PPL, SEL, High-Performance Endorsement
  • Southeastern Wisconsin Women in Aviation International, Vice-President
  • Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Member, Chapter 1254
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), Member
  • Greater St. Louis Ninety-Nines, Member

Danielle Weiland, Project Coordinator Professional Headshot of Danielle Weiland, WSGC Space Grant Project Coordinator.
WSGC, Space Grant Project Coordinator
Phone: (262) 551-6237

  • B.A. Physics, Mathematics, Carthage College
  • Business Design & Innovation Fellow 2020
  • WSGC Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient 2013
  • Elijah High-Altitude Balloon Launch Team Member 2012, 2013

Connie Engberg, Project Support AssistantConnie Engberg
WSGC, Project Support Assistant
Phone: (262) 551-6548

  • B.A. Education, Northern Illinois University
  • Tripoli Rocketry Association, Member, Level I Certification 

Frank Nobile, Technical Advisor
Tripoli Prefecture, Green Bay, WI

  • Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA), Member, Level III Certification
  • Technical Advisory Person (TAP) TRA Level III Certifications
  • Safety Launch Coordinator, Rockets 4 Schools

Aaron Ashley, Project Assistant
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  • Systems Engineer, Raytheon Technologies, Tucson, AZ
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA), Member, Level I Certification
  • National Association of Rocketry (NAR), Member, Level 1 Certification
  • Crow Creek Sioux and Omaha Tribes
  • First Nations Launch Alumni, 2018
  • NASA University Student Launch Initiative, 2013

Mark Abotossaway, Advisor Liaison

  • Structural Analysis Engineer, The Boeing Company
  • B.A. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
  • B.S. Physics, University of Winnipeg
  • Ojibwe tribe from the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • First Nation Launch Alumni, 2010-2013
  • NASA University Student Launch Initiative, 2012

Bob Justus, Tripoli Assistant
Tripoli Prefecture,

  • Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA), Member, Level III Certification
  • Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA), Education Committee
  • Technical Advisory Person (TAP) TRA Level III Certifications
  • Safety Launch Coordinator, Rockets 4 Schools
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