Reece Lumsden has over 12 years professional experience and is currently a Manager in Systems Integration for a large Aerospace company in Everett, Washington. Reece holds a Bachelors of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Western Australia (UWA), a Masters of Space Studies from the International Space University (ISU) in France, a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on Technology Management from The Chifley Business School, La Trobe University and a Masters of Science in Systems Engineering with a major in Network Centric Systems from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T). In addition, he holds Master certificates in Applied Project Management and Six Sigma from Villanova University, a Master Certificate in Supply Chain Management from the University of San Francisco (USF) a post-graduate certificate in System Dynamics from the Universite Politechnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain and is currently undertaking Advanced Project Management studies with Stanford's Center for Professional Development. He also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with the Project Management Institute (PMI).Reece was awarded the Korean Association of Science and Technology in Australia (KASTA) award in 1994, during which time he interned with Samsung Data Systems in Seoul, Korea, the Young Professional Engineer of the Year award in 2004 from the Australian Capital Territory Division of Engineers Australia, and in 2008, was one of 92 young engineers under the age of 40, selected from across the United States by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to attend the U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Reece’s focus in Project Management and Systems Engineering has been developed through numerous career episodes; as an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) involved in unmanned aerial vehicles trials, future space concepts policy development and enterprise architectures for capability development, as an independent consultant and Senior consultant with a private Defense services firm to the Australian Defense Force (ADF) working various capability programs and finally as a consultant to the National Aerospace Development Center (NADC), located in Alpharetta, Georgia.He has served on the executive committee of the Australian Space Industry Chamber of Commerce (ASICC), as the Chapter Chair for the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) and as a member of the Peacekeepers Taskforce, Space Policy Summit, held at the Baker Institute, Rice University in 2001. He was elected to the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Board of Governors, in 2010 and also serves as their representative to IEEE-USAs R&D Policy Committee. He has also served on the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Systems Engineering Technical Committee since 2006.He is a lifetime member of AIAA, a Senior Member of the IEEE and is a member of Engineers Australia, the Association of Professional Engineers Scientists and Managers Australia (APESMA) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).Reece has contributed articles on engineering, the space industry and career guidance for over a decade to such publications as IEEE Spectrum, Aerospace America, Engineers Australia magazine, Space Times, APESMA Professional Network magazine and Today’s Engineer. The View From Here is Reece’s second book, and first as a sole author. His first book was as a contributing author to The Athena Global Earth Observation Guide 2005, ISBN 0-9737106-0-8.Outside of work, Reece is an avid runner, having completed 7 marathons including the 2011 Boston Marathon. He also holds a 2nd Dan Black Belt in WTF style Taekwondo. Reece lives with his wife Nicole in Shoreline, Washington where they enjoy their 3 year old Australian Labradoodle named Humphrey.