Available for Interviews

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Our Executive team and docent (former Grumman Engineers) have rich stories and available for interviews and quotes.

ANDREW PARTON
PRESIDENT
aparton@cradleofaviation.org

JENNIFER BAXMEYER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
jbaxmeyer@cradleofaviation.org

JOSHUA STOFF
MUSEUM CURATOR
jstoff@cradleofaviation.org

Leader of museum’s growth, offerings, investments, and expansion.

14+ years at Museum

Leader of day-to-day operations, focused on delivering exceptional experience to museum’s guests.

14+ years at Museum

Aviation & space expert and author of several books including Chariots of Apollo, From Airship to Moonship, & Building Moon Ships

"The only spaceship that landed man on the moon was built by Long Islanders"

MUSEUM DOCENTS & FORMER GRUMMAN ENGINEERS

Contact Mike Lisa: Volunteer Coordinator mlisa@cradleofaviation.org

Mike Lisa – Grumman 36 years. (Environmental Test Engineer) Worked on the LEM 1963 until the program ended.  Was originally hired as an instrumentation engineer on the LEM, and later moved to environmental test and structural test engineering. Directly on the LEM and components.  

Al Contessa – Grumman 4+ years (Thermal Insulation Technician) Al Contessa worked on Apollo 11’s LM-5, atop the Saturn 5 rocket on the launch pad, shortly before the launch.

Sam Koeppel – Grumman 23 years (Technical Editor) Sam was one of the leads on the submitted proposal to NASA.  He has a wealth of information concerning specs .

Ross Brocco – Grumman 30+ years (Structural Engineer) Ross was responsible for the mechanical design of the front door hatch on the LEM and various parts.