Executive and Advisory Board Professional Biographies
Douglas graduated high school in 1994 and served in the United States
Navy until 1998. Several years later he returned to school to refocus
his career ambitions to space exploration and development. He received
his degree in Engineering Technology (Space Systems) in December of
Douglas is a former Systems Engineer for the U.S. Space Shuttle Program and when the space program ended, he decided to put his technical background to humanitarian use, so he created Cybernated Farm Systems, dedicated to using our 21st century capabilities to usher in a new sustainable agricultural paradigm.
Douglas is dedicated to the social advancement of humanity beyond our current detrimental cycles, using science, engineering and technology as a means to better the planet and all life on it. To this end he's an international public speaker, giving presentations on how space exploration, science, engineering and technology can be better used to help improve the lives of all people on Earth, and what that means to how we operate on this planet socioeconomically.
Carlo Dandridge - Vice President
In addition to being involved with CFS from day one as Douglas's partner and "right hand man," Carlo brings significant office management skills to the company. His background and experience with personnel & budget management, supply procurement and inventory control will benefit CFS's day to day operations.
Dave Oswald – Research and Development/Aquaponics Specialist
Dave is an Orlando, Florida native who holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida in Environmental Science, with a minor in Biology. Dave is currently conducting Graduate Research at UCF (see below).
Dave is a founding member of the Research and Development Department for I.D.E.A.S. (Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions). IDEAS FOR US, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, an accredited NGO by the United Nations, helping to advance sustainability and environmental awareness through youth-led action.
Through hands on experimentation and hard work, Dave and other I.D.E.A.S. members help develop and raise awareness about new technologies that can really make a difference, such as aquaponics and vermiculture.
Dave is also the Operations Manager for Agrarian Land and Pond, providing invasive vegetation management (algae and other) for retention ponds and wetlands using their proprietary technique, Ecosystem Facilitation.
Currently Dave’s UCF research is focused in the area of sustainability, including sustainable food production with minimal input controlled environment technologies, and a quantitative process for measuring the sustainability of a product.
- Business Administration
- Certificate in Operations Management)
- Environmental Science
- Biology (minor)
- Certificate in GIS (raster and vector)
Graduate Studies (Dual Major):
- Environmental Science
- Pioneered the concept of Minimal Input Controlled Environment (MICE) Farming (UCF Thesis)
- Designed, constructed, and maintained test facility for Thesis Research for 4 years
- Conducted primary research on biological controls for eutrophication, algae blooms, and invasive species colonization
- Conducted primary research on system loads for both fish and various crops for Aquaponic systems.
Neil Desmond – Computer Science Advisor
Neil has a BS in Computer Science and BS in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University. His computer science skill sets are plentiful in several coding and platform languages. Neil brings an important knowledge and application skills to the table, ensuring that our computer operations and capabilities make our CFS facilities as efficient and robust as possible.
Computer Science: C, C++, Java, OpenGL, Lex, YACC, Prolog, Lisp, HTML
Engineering: Fortran, CADKEY, Matlab, PSpice, VHDL
Assembly Languages: Intel, MIPS
Operating Systems: MS-DOS, Windows, UNIX, OS/400
Networking: Cisco IOS, GNS3
Database Management Systems: RPG, Oracle (SQL), MS Access
Form Production: ICS FormSprint, FormFast
Habiba Ali – African Affairs Advisor (Nigeria)
Habiba has over 10 years post BSc and 7 years post MBA development experience in Nigeria with training from Europe. She has experience in renewable energy related project initialization for communities in Nigeria, designing monitoring systems for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects, undertaking baseline studies for CDM projects in Nigeria, extensive experience in verification assistance for CDM Projects and experience in conducting research (especially in statistic research project). Recent work includes carrying out baseline studies for C-Quest Capital LLC Washington, improved cook stove for Nigeria CDM project, conducting research on the efficiency of cook stove using the CCT models and implementing the Relief International Arthur Guinness Fund sponsored water filter project.
- Certificate in Formulating proposals for CDM projects, University of Twente, Netherlands
- Certificate in Energy for Sustainable Development, University of Lund, Sweden
- Masters In Banking and Finance, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria
- Post Graduate Diploma In Accounting and Finance, ABU, Zaria
- BSc Accounting, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria
Alex Nuwagaba – African Affairs Advisor (Uganda)
Alex Nuwagaba has a Bsc in Statistics and Economics and an Msc in Public Health with a focus on human security. He is the cofounder of Jengo Africa, an organization that is involved in Asset Based Community Development and addressing human security issues across the great lakes region of Africa.
He is passionate about human development, sustainable practices and improving livelihoods. His aim through Jengo Africa is to work with communities to draw upon their existing strengths in order to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future. He is also a devoted farmer and works to challenge and improve the way we perceive farming and agriculture on a whole through the introduction of new sustainable practices that improve yields, use less resources and are not harmful to the environment.
- Msc Public Health, International Health Sciences University, Kampala
- Bsc Statistics (BSTAT), Makerere University
Marty N. McCrea, MSTC - Technology Commercialization
Marty graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Organizational Communication and acquired his Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization from McCombs Business School at the University of Texas at Austin.
He is an entrepreneur, a futurist, and a social catalyst. He has spent the last decade theorizing frameworks to near future technologies that empower people to communicate, invent, and relate in newly realized ways. Marty was the spark for a new advisory board created at the Lifeboat Foundation called the Scientific Freedom Board. This board strives to create environments that allow freedom in research to those latter day Max Planck’s who must have it while at the same time looks to prevent obstacles to scientific freedom such as "patent trolls”.
Member of: Methods for Discovery & Solution Finding Board; Scientific Freedom Board
Sali Enjavi – Information Technology
Sali Enjavi started his first IT company when he was 19 years old. He worked as Web Project manager for more than 12 years. Sali got his Masters Degree in Law, studied Project Management and IT Security at CBC University, and Robotics in Germany. In 2011 he founded BEZH, a high tech IT consulting company in Denmark. Bezh is also the official distributor of CFS products in European countries. Sali also invented a new medical technology using Telemedicine and Augmented Reality and designed the first scandinavian sustainable and green robot in 2013. He was nominated as the country's top innovative person by the ministry of innovation.
In 2016 his Robotic company produced the world's smallest RFID microchip implant for human body, called BICHIP.
On his free times, he performs as a professional actor in his theater company and plays professional songs. In 2011 Sali and Douglas met in a high tech conference in Denmark and it was the start of his involvement in the CFS project.
More information about his background, education and projects can be found in his personal website: www.enjavi.com
Sándor Nyerges – CNC Fabrication & Machining / Electrical Engineering
- Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax VA
- Electronics Technician, Hickok Technical Institute, Cleveland OH