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Management Team

Lewis Stanton President & CEO

Several-time CEO and former COO/CFO of a public company in the hospitality and casino industries. Former “Big 6” head of capital markets practice in the US Southwest. Expertise in business strategy, general management, finance, and operations.

John Spencer EVP & Chief Designer

Renowned outer space architect of pioneering design work for NASA, as well as private space enterprise and tourism projects, totaling hundreds of millions of dollars of space, future and sci-fi themed entertainment projects built around the world. Founder, Space Tourism Society. Author, Space Tourism—Do You Want To Go?

Lisa Leight Chief Marketing Officer

Experienced Chief Marketing Officer and marketing strategist; Former consultant with McKinsey and Ernst & Young; Formerly Assistant Director of Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago where she managed the launch of the largest contemporary art museum in North America at the time.

Chris Woodward Chief Financial Officer

Former top executive of a company that includes real estate, retail, media, casino, and brand licensing businesses. Expertise in strategy, finance and operations with more than $1 billion in transactions completed.
Several time CFO. Former Ernst & Young, Media & Entertainment industry manager.
Certified Public Accountant

Garry Willinge Senior Vice President, Asia

Former experienced IBM senior executive. Now an entrepreneur, Chairman and director of international companies, based in Hong Kong. Specialist in Greater China business affairs. Professor and Doctor of Technology.
Expertise in leadership, strategy, executive management, corporate governance, private equity and venture capital.

Board of Advisors

Rick Searfoss, Space Shuttle Commander
  • Pilot and Commander of three NASA Space Shuttle missions, Over 939 hours in space; Consultant to the aerospace industry and private space enterprise/tourism industry
Noble Coker, Theme Park Executive
  • Former Head of Park Operations for Disney Hong Kong, plus other key roles during his 16 year career with Disney theme parks. Previously President & GM of Dalian Wanda Group, Theme Park Management Department.
Roberta Perry, Location-Based Entertainment Expert
  • VP, Edwards Technologies, Inc.; Past President of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA); former President of the Nightclub & Bar Association
Michelle Russo, Hospitality & Leisure Industry Expert
  • Founder & CEO of hotelAVE, one of the largest independent hotel real estate asset management and advisory firms in North America, with over $5.5B in assets under management and advising on over $10B of hotel real estate annually
Chris Carberry, Mars Exploration Expert
  • CEO and Co-Founder, Explore Mars, Inc.; Chairman, Space Exploration Alliance. Former Executive Director, The Mars Society
Alan R. Hills, Live Entertainment Production Expert
  • President and Executive Producer, Worldwide Theater Associates; 37 years in live entertainment business; 5 years General Manager of Cirque du Soleil “Beatles Love” show in Las Vegas
Dr Pascal Lee, Founder, Mars Institute
  • Planetary scientist at the SETI Institute; Principal Investigator of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project
Roy Student, Gaming and Hospitality Executive
  • President of Applied Management Strategies which consults to the international casino and gaming industry
Rich Phillips, Strategic Communications Expert
  • Founder/President, Phillips & Company, a global communications firm focused on Space Exploration & Technology; Board Member, Explore Mars; Space Tourism Society; Founder/President of a themed entertainment complex, Hill Country Golf & Guitar
Dennis Duitch, Managing Director, Duitch Consulting Group
  • Strategic and financial advisor to business enterprises.
Tony Davis, Serial CEO / Entrepreneur
  • Several-time venture capital-backed CEO with a 20-year record of proven successes building, managing and exiting high growth technology companies.
Art Liang, President & CEO of ArtNetworking, Inc. and Nine Square Art Productions, Inc.
  • International business developer and investor bridging East and West cultures through the arts and technology