The Lunasonde Team

Our team of engineers is working hard to unravel data never seen before.

Kelly Maloney

VP of Growth

Kelly Maloney is the former Chief Growth Officer of Altek, Inc., a precision manufacturer focused space and aerospace. She is the former CEO of OLI Global and a Co-Founder and Board Member of Space Northwest, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the space ecosystem. Previously, Maloney was Vice President of Strategic Communications and Relationships for AeroTEC. As the former President and CEO of the Aerospace Futures Alliance and the Washington State Space Coalition, she worked across Washington, nationally, and internationally to grow and strengthen the aerospace and space industries in the state. She has also been part of several successful start-ups throughout her career. Maloney served as a city council member for a city with a highly diverse population of about 100,000 residents. She has her Master’s degree in Communications and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University.

Jeremiah Pate

Chief Executive Officer

Jeremiah is the founder and CEO of Lunasonde. In 2020, Jeremiah was a recipient of Forbes 30 under 30 in Manufacturing and Industry. Prior to Lunasonde, he attended the University of Arizona and researched the molecular biophysics of Parkinson’s disease at the University of Pennsylvania. Asteroid 34104 Jeremiahpate is named in honor of his research.

Edith Cariaso

VP of Operations

Edith Cariaso currently serves as the Operations and Business Manager at Lunasonde. Her expertise lies in software development of design automation software tools, a skill she honed during her tenure at Sperry Univac, National Semiconductor, and VLSI Technology. In addition to her technical skills, Cariaso has demonstrated strong leadership abilities. She has led strategic relationships, overseen operations, managed special projects, and spearheaded new product marketing initiatives. Her role also extends to human resources, showcasing her versatility in managing different aspects of a business. Her extensive experience and diverse skill set is an asset to in the field of technology and business management.

Clayton Jacobs

Engineering Manager

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Dr. Max P Cooper


Max is a Geoscientist with a background in studying dissolution physics through simulation, field work, experiment, and imaging techniques (e.g., 3D scanning and computed tomography.) At Lunasonde he designs the science objectives for missions, simulates the physics related to to missions, performs analyses on raw and processed data, and creates visualizations of signal and geospatial data. He also aids in high level payload design and electrical engineering for data acquisition.

David Quinn

System Administrator

David has served in the military for 9 years. SEC+, CEH, and Splunk certified. Currently has an Associate’s in Russian Language and Studies. He is going to Arizona State University for a Bachelors in Computer Science with specialization in Cyber Security. He is the Current System Administrator for Lunasonde.

Steven Elias

Senior Embedded Systems Engineer

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Kregg Castillo

Electrical Engineer

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Samarth Singh

Electrical Engineer

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Mechanical Engineer Intern

Shazaib is a student at the University of California, Berkeley studying Aerospace Engineering. He is an engineer for the university’s competition rocketry team STAR (Space Technologies and Rocketry) in which he focuses on airframe design and structural analysis.At Lunasonde, he assists in data analysis using Matlab as well as the mechanical design and testing of satellite technology.

Kai Soriano

Signal Processing Intern

Kai studies Physics at the University of Arizona. His research interest is mainly in physics education, where he dives deep into the effects of so-called seductive details in online science communication. At Lunasonde, he helps with coding in Python for data analysis, creative projects, and site installation projects.

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