Meet the Nova Space team.

With over 50 years of combined experience, our team of experts brings a unique and highly-qualified skill set to the table.

Leadership

Our leadership team combines passion with experience to build a unique company like no other. Learn more about each of these experts.

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Joseph Horvath CEO and President

CEO & President

Joseph Horvath

Joseph has two decades of experience in space and astronautics with an extensive network across industry and DoD. While serving as a Marine Corps officer, he was the Service’s Senior Space Operations Officer, leading professional development, training, education, policy and exercise design.  His educational background includes a BS in Astrophysics and MS in Space Systems Operations, as well as being a former DARPA Fellow.  His work has been published in multiple journals including "A Hybrid Routing Protocol for Space Based Networks", "Space Operations for the Warfighter" and "The Marine Space Support Team Concept". Joseph brings to his role extensive leadership and management experience with a focus on agile practices and developing successful teams.

Christopher Allen COO

COO

Christopher Allen

Sought after speaker and performance consultant, specializing in digital education, authoring technology, instructional design, and agile development. Christopher has more than 15 years of experience in software marketing and engineering management ranging from digital marketing to enterprise grade cloud-based subscription services.

Melissa Lynn Potts CFO

CFO

Melissa Lynn Potts

Melissa has 20+ years of experience in public and private accounting including individual and business tax return preparation, financial statement preparation, audits, and GAAP & GAAS compliance for a wide variety of industries in all areas of the business cycle from start-ups to sales. Melissa has her B.S. Accounting from the University of St. Thomas and her MBA from Regis University. She is also a Quickbooks Proadvisor and enjoys figure-skating in her free time.

Miguel Alvarez CRO & Course Designer

CRO & Course Designer

Miguel Alvarez

Miguel has 24 years of experience in the defense and aerospace industry, where he spearheaded the creation of the first group of Marine Corps Space Forces and developed a Concept of Operations for the planning and tasking of an Air Force Constellation to support the equities of multiple federal agencies. He is a Space Operations Expert, Airplane and Helicopter Pilot, and Adjunct Physics Instructor, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked in the Federal Defense and Civilian Space Sectors. Miguel is a lifelong learner who brings unparalleled work ethic and ambition to the Nova Space Inc team where he works hard to contribute to humanity's mastery of outer space.

Course Design Experts

Our signature Space Professionals Course has been developed by the best learning and subject matter experts to certify high performing, confident and competent professionals. Learn more about each of these specialists.

Dr. Angela Crews

Dr. Angela Crews has 20+ years of experience supporting DoD, academia, NASA, and commercial space. She received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD in 2004. Dr. Crews received dual M.S. degrees in Aeronautical engineering and Astronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH in 2012. In 2019, she received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Dr. Crews’ military experience includes serving as Naval Flight Officer and Space Operations Officer in the Marine Corps

Richard Tackett

Richard Tackett is a Systems Engineer and Technical Specialist with over twenty-two years’ experience in military communications systems, research and development and space systems operations. He received a B.S in Computer Science from The Citadel in 2005 and an M.S. in Space Systems Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2012.  Currently, he is supporting government agencies with modeling and simulation and predictive analytics as they explore forward looking satellite architectures in an effort to meet the coming challenges.

Get in touch

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