Donald Cleckner became a Mission Operations Engineer for SAGE III/ISS in mid-2019. He graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 2017. While working on his undergraduate degree, he performed work as an engineering intern at NASA Langley Research Center working on control software and instrumentation for the High Spectral Resolution Lidar 2 (HSRL2) and High Altitude Lidar Observatory (HALO) instruments. After graduation, he continued to work on these projects as an Associate Electrical Engineer until he joined the SAGE III/ISS team in 2019.

Outside of work, Donald enjoys a wide range of hobbies, including hiking, martial arts, and working with animals.


Bob Borchardt
Lead Technical Payload Engineer

Donald Cleckner
Mission Operations Engineer

Robert Damadeo
Lead Algorithm Scientist

Jim Farmer
Ground Systems Engineer

Richard Farmer
Ground Systems Engineer

David Flittner
Project Scientist

Michael Heitz
Scientific Programmer / Analyst

Jonathan Hicks
Ground Systems Engineer

Charles Hill
Deputy Project Scientist / Instrument Scientist

Carter Hulsey
Scientific Programmer / Analyst

Travis Knepp
Aerosol Research Scientist

Mahesh Kovilakam
Aerosol Research Scientist

Marsha Larosee
Scientific Programmer / Analyst

Kevin Leavor
Lead Data Scientist

Kaitlin Liles
Chief Engineer / Lead Thermal Engineer

James Losey
Mission Operations Engineer

Robbie Manion
Science Computing Facility Lead

Joshua McDonald
Mission Operations Engineer

Mary Cate McKee
Data Scientist

Allison McMahon
Communications & Public Outreach Lead

Jamie Nehrir
Mission Operations Manager

Greg Paxton
Ground Systems Lead

Andrew Peterson
Ground Systems Manager

Michael Pitts
Lead Scientist for Oxygen A-Band Temperature / Pressure Research Product

Samuel Porter
Deputy Mission Operations Manager

Marilee Roell
Science Manager

Carrie Roller
Science Validation Lead

Caitlyn Stone
Mission Operations Engineer

Larry Thomason
Lead Scientist for Aerosol Extinction Coefficient Product

Shane Wolf
Software Assurance Lead