Start-Up Team

 

Twyman Clements is President and CEO of Space Tango. Previously Twyman served as lead Space Systems engineer with Kentucky Space LLC. While in that role he managed the companies technical programs including dozens of high altitude balloon launches, co-designed, built, and certified hardware permanently installed on the International Space Station, was the technical lead on two biomedical experiments to the ISS, and lead engineer / program manager for the KySat-2 CubeSat. Currently Twyman is developing the company's research platforms including the MultiLab research facility to the International Space Station, slated for launch in mid 2015.

Twyman Clements is President and CEO of Space Tango. Previously Twyman served as lead Space Systems engineer with Kentucky Space LLC. While in that role he managed the companies technical programs including dozens of high altitude balloon launches, co-designed, built, and certified hardware permanently installed on the International Space Station, was the technical lead on two biomedical experiments to the ISS, and lead engineer / program manager for the KySat-2 CubeSat. Currently Twyman is developing the company's research platforms including the MultiLab research facility to the International Space Station, slated for launch in mid 2015.

Twyman Clements
CEO & CTO

Kris Kimel is a co-founder of Space Tango and serves as the Chairman of the Board. He is also the President and founder of the Kentucky Science Technology Corporation (KSTC), an independent non-profit with a reputation for designing and executing ambitious and Diverse initiatives in science, technology, entrepreneurship, and disruptive innovation. His passion for Entrepreneurial Space was first born several years ago when he founded Kentucky Space LLC. In order to pave the way for a new generation of space commercialization he knew that an established for-profit company needed to be formed. Kris, originally from Miami, FL holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky. There, He was the 1974 recipient of the Sullivan Medallion.

Kris Kimel is a co-founder of Space Tango and serves as the Chairman of the Board. He is also the President and founder of the Kentucky Science Technology Corporation (KSTC), an independent non-profit with a reputation for designing and executing ambitious and Diverse initiatives in science, technology, entrepreneurship, and disruptive innovation. His passion for Entrepreneurial Space was first born several years ago when he founded Kentucky Space LLC. In order to pave the way for a new generation of space commercialization he knew that an established for-profit company needed to be formed. Kris, originally from Miami, FL holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky. There, He was the 1974 recipient of the Sullivan Medallion.

Kris Kimel
Chairman; KSTC President

 

Knowledgable and experienced in several areas of business, Ellie has guided a number of small businesses to launch, including her time as the Director of Space Tango's Accelerator. Ellie oversees business operations including business systems implementation, finances, human resources, marketing and more. Ellie graduated from Morehead State University with a degree in Entrepreneurism. From there she accepted a position with the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and the Kentucky Innovation Network which propelled her to where she is now. Her entrepreneurial coaching background provides a solid foundation of many start-up practices and pushes the team to high standards.  

Knowledgable and experienced in several areas of business, Ellie has guided a number of small businesses to launch, including her time as the Director of Space Tango's Accelerator. Ellie oversees business operations including business systems implementation, finances, human resources, marketing and more. Ellie graduated from Morehead State University with a degree in Entrepreneurism. From there she accepted a position with the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and the Kentucky Innovation Network which propelled her to where she is now. Her entrepreneurial coaching background provides a solid foundation of many start-up practices and pushes the team to high standards.  

Ellie Puckett
Director of Business Operations