Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
John Blincow is President of the Gateway Foundation and CEO of Orbital Assembly Corporation. John founded the Gateway Foundation in October of 2012 and has three patents for space construction machines designed to build large frames quickly. John has spoken about the creation of Spaceports at Caltech, Stanford, and the AIAA. Before forming the Gateway Foundation, John worked as a pilot for 24 years, flying all over the world in such aircraft as the Boeing 757, DC-10, and Boeing 747-400. Johnâ€™s experience as a pilot instructor includes United Airlines, Boeing Flight Safety, and as a Check- Point Security instructor for The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) during its formation.
Dr. Tom Spilker
Dr. Thomas R. Spilker received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University's Space Telecommunications and Radio Science Laboratory in 1990. From there he spent two years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a National Research Council Resident Research Associate, then hired on as a full-time Member of Technical Staff at JPL. He remained there until early retirement in 2012, attaining the position of Principal Mission Architect. Since his retirement he has worked as an independent consultant in space flight mission architecture and a planetary atmospheric scientist. He participated in NASA's Voyager, Cassini, and Genesis missions, and was a science Co-Investigator on JPL's MIRO instrument on the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission. Dr. Spilker began working with the Gateway foundation in 2015. He is currently its Chief Architect and is the Vice President of Orbital Assembly Corporation.
Timothy Alatorre, NCARB, LEED AP
Tim received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has traveled extensively and has lived abroad in Europe. Tim is the CEO and principal architect of Domum, a multi award-winning northern California based architecture firm recently ranked as the number two architecture firm in California. After decades of research Tim developed the Domum Delivery Methodâ„¢ which leverages the â€œexperience of homeâ€ to create designs which yields high financial and lifestyle benefits for his clients. His systems and methods have been successfully applied to the development of the Voyager class of space stations which has received world-wide attention. Tim has been featured in ArchDaily, DeZeen, GQ Magazine, The Moncrieff Show, The Newsroom BBC World, the Space Channel, and many other prominent design and media outlets around the world. Tim consults for the State of California Architects Board as a Subject Matter Expert and currently serves on the Architectural Review Committee and as Chairman of the Planning Commission with the City of Rocklin, CA.
James Wolff, Esq
Mr. Wolff is an attorney and entrepreneur, developing a corporate portfolio of innovative and cutting edge startup companies including 3D printing technology, robotics, commercial space, and more. Mr. Wolff is admitted to the Appellate Division, First Department of New York State. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and New York Law School. He is an attorney in the Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Department of Sacco & Fillas LLP. He is also a volunteer Executive Board Member At- Large for the United Nations Association, serving on the Southern District Division of New York committee. He has lectured on emerging technologies at institutions such as the New York City Bar Association, MIT, the New York County Lawyers Association, the Westchester Bar Association, The New York State Society of Certified Professional Accountants Litigation committee, and more. His portfolio includes companies such as co-founding Deep Space Industries, headquartered in NASA Ames in California, Space Initiatives Inc., headquartered in Florida, United Frontiers, headquartered in Florida, and Immortal Data, headquartered in Virginia where he serves as Chief Financial Officer.
Dr. Jeff Greenblatt
Chief Scientist and CVO
Dr. Jeffery Greenblatt has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a well-known expert in the fields of energy analysis, climate policy and sustainable transportation, with almost 20 yearsâ€™ experience. Since 2014, he has expanded his focus to include emerging space technologies, and founded Emerging Futures, LLC, an environmental and space technology consultancy, in 2016. He joined Orbital Assembly Corporation in 2019, where he serves as Chief Scientist as well as Chief Visionary Officer. He is also Chief Scientist at Spacexchange, LLC, an economic, risk and market analytics consultancy to the Space industry. In addition to its ongoing Earth-focused strategy and modeling work, Emerging Futures has been developing models of complex, interconnected space ecosystems that span human life support, in-situ resource utilization and logistics for the Moon, Mars and orbital locations. Previous and current clients include the California Council on Science and Technology, Deloitte Consulting, Energy Innovation LLC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, NASA, Opus 12, Inc., Rocky Mountain Institute, University of California, Berkeley and an undisclosed private space company. Previously, Jeff served as Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for over 8 years, and he has also worked in research and leadership capacities at Google, Environmental Defense Fund, Princeton University and NASA Ames Research Center.
Systems Thermal Engineer
Robert N. Miyake received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State College, with a thermal/fluids and nuclear emphasis, with additional graduate studies in mathematics, bio-engineering, system engineering and computer science. His first position after graduation was with the Boeing Airplane Company in the design of the 727 aircraft. After Boeing, he had a position with the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company which was in the design-fabrication-flight operations for Air Force and NASA spacecraft, as well as for Earth surface and ocean systems design. He was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory supporting thermal and system design-fabrication- launch and flight operations for NASA science instruments and spacecraft. He was a lead team member for developing technology requirements and flight systems for future missions. He retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2011. After his retirement, he began working with the Gateway Foundation and is currently the thermal and systems engineer.