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Our Team

positive. adaptive. persistent.

Our team is comprised of a wide breadth of backgrounds ranging from design, engineering, architecture, bio-mechanics, materials and communications all working on making Snowdrop a reality. We are building extraordinary people to do extraordinary things; measuring our success by the way we influence and touch others’ lives. We are actively seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the project and make our group even stronger.


Rick Fairhurst ,  Chief Visionary Officer   Rick (RikySongSu) is a designer and cinematographer interested in developing and documenting low-impact architecture in developing countries and addressing their needs for water, electricity and health to promote engaging and productive lifestyles.

Rick Fairhurst, Chief Visionary Officer

Rick (RikySongSu) is a designer and cinematographer interested in developing and documenting low-impact architecture in developing countries and addressing their needs for water, electricity and health to promote engaging and productive lifestyles.

Pedro Volpiani,   Chief Operations Officer   Pedro is a research engineer and designer dedicated to reducing poverty by advancing STEM education and making it easily and readily accessible in underprivileged communities.

Pedro Volpiani, Chief Operations Officer

Pedro is a research engineer and designer dedicated to reducing poverty by advancing STEM education and making it easily and readily accessible in underprivileged communities.

Chirac Ndetan ,  Chief Technology Officer   Chirac is a biomechanist, photographer and fitness advocate interested in preventing musculoskeletal disorders by promoting human powered technologies and sustainable lifestyles

Chirac Ndetan, Chief Technology Officer

Chirac is a biomechanist, photographer and fitness advocate interested in preventing musculoskeletal disorders by promoting human powered technologies and sustainable lifestyles

Julie Volpiani,   Chief Marketing Officer   Julie is a communications professional with 7 years of experience in the space-tech industry. She is committed to community development solutions that emphasize women's rights to education, shelter, and equal pay.

Julie Volpiani, Chief Marketing Officer

Julie is a communications professional with 7 years of experience in the space-tech industry. She is committed to community development solutions that emphasize women's rights to education, shelter, and equal pay.


Roseanne Usnay , Civil Engineering Lead  Roseanne is a civil and environmental engineer interested in improving water quality in developing communities and applying sustainable practices to new and existing infrastructure.

Roseanne Usnay, Civil Engineering Lead

Roseanne is a civil and environmental engineer interested in improving water quality in developing communities and applying sustainable practices to new and existing infrastructure.

Mark DePaul ,  Media Production Specialist   Mark is an adventurer, personal trainer and Instagram influencer committed to using photography and cinematography to tell the stories of the not-so-celebrated aspects of our society, empowering social change.

Mark DePaul, Media Production Specialist

Mark is an adventurer, personal trainer and Instagram influencer committed to using photography and cinematography to tell the stories of the not-so-celebrated aspects of our society, empowering social change.

Elijah Pittman , Space and Design Intern  Elijah is a modeling enthusiast, photojournalist and aspiring architect passionate about how simple holistic design can be used as a stimulant to grow communities.

Elijah Pittman, Space and Design Intern

Elijah is a modeling enthusiast, photojournalist and aspiring architect passionate about how simple holistic design can be used as a stimulant to grow communities.

Space and Design Intern 2  Coming soon...

Space and Design Intern 2

Coming soon...