Board of Directors

Mach 30’s strength comes from the diversity of its Board and volunteers. Please read on to learn about the strengths and talents our Board members bring to Mach 30.

Minutes from meetings of the Board of Directors can be found here.

J. Simmons

J. Simmons, President current term ends January 2020

J. Simmons is the founder of Mach 30. As a Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute Fellow, J. spends his days studying Space Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and his nights leading a revolution in space systems development. J.’s vision for Mach 30 combines his years working and volunteering for non-profits and his experiences using open source software tools in small business.

Before attending AFIT, J. worked as the Technical Coordinator for Oxford University Press’s US website where he learned the importance of open standards in promoting rapid growth in industry. After moving to Blacksburg, VA, to study Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Tech, J. spent three years as a member of the facilitation team at Shadowlake Village. During that time, J. developed his skills in helping diverse groups come to consensus and found that creative solutions become possible when all options are considered. Most recently, J. served as the Quality Assurance Engineer at Phoenix Integration, where he worked with their modeling and integration tools such as ModelCenter and CenterLink.

J. holds a MS in Space Systems Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a BFA in Theatre Lighting Design and Technology from Florida State University, where he also studied as a Computer Science major, and will complete his PhD in Space Systems Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Summer, 2013.

Chris S.

Chris S, Treasurer current term ends January 2018

Chris is a Software Engineer that started his career as a consultant to small businesses, developing customer software solutions for their problems. Chris now consults large organizations, helping them enhance their large enterprise software solutions through systems engineering, testing, and software engineering activities. Through his career, he has leveraged and contributed to open source software, and is a firm believer in the power of open source.


For Mach 30, Chris contributes across many facets of the organization, from technical support for and Open Design Engine, to being the resident Scrum master for the Integrated Product Team (IPT), to his board activities.

Dee Anaya is the newest member of the board, and her term is set to end January 2019. Bio coming soon!