President

We welcome help from anyone at any time, always something to do. If you are interested in serving on one of the committees or the Board, please let us know. For a description of committees and officer responsibilities and requirements please refer to the Bylaws Article 3 and Article 5 respectively.

President
Peter Tarle
  president@mc2rocketry.com

Vice-President
Drew Nickle
  615.427.0494
  vice-president@mc2rocks.com
Manchester TN

Secretary
Allen Hall (NAR #98014, Tripoli #16881)
  615.364.7157
  secretary@mc2rocketry.com
1612 Dove Circle
Spring Hill TN 37174

Allen is a born-again rocketeer, returning to the activity in 2014 after a 3-decade hiatus. Since 2016 he has served in various leadership roles at MC2. Level 2 certified, he mentors students and others sharing his knowledge and experience promoting and advocating for rocketry, and more generally aerospace and STEM. An IT consultant by trade he spends his days architecting and implementing database driven systems and software. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Technology from Middle Tennessee State University.

Treasurer
Henry Coffey
  443.226.2537
  treasurer@mc2rocketry.com
6624 Rolling Fork
Nashville, TN 37205

My first experience with model rocketry was back in the early 60’s with an Estes Rocket my father, I and a friend launched at an apple orchard. Fast forward to the present, I started launching rockets at our site in KY in 2018 and became treasurer of MC2 in February of 2021. I am slowly working my way up the letter scale from A rated mortars to now E’s and F’s. I am one of the few members with a “grandparent” membership and bring my grandson at least once every launch season. Are L1, 2 and 3 certifications in my future? Maybe, but for now I enjoy adding electronics to my mid and low power rockets and working on my building skills.

National Association of Rocketry Advisor
Alex Van Bruggen
  nar.advisor@mc2rocks.com

Tripoli Rocketry Association Prefect
James Hudspeth
  931.249.7513
  tra.prefect@mc2rocks.com

Retired military with 23 years of service, degree in aerospace tech, machinist, welder, L3 certified, mentor and sponsor of student rocket teams, aerospace instructor in the Civil Air Patrol.

Tripoli Rocketry Association Secretary
Richard Booth
  615.478.7149
  tra.secretary@mc2rocks.com

Richard is a born again rocketeer (BAR), taking up high power rocketry (HPR) after building Estes rockets both as a child (1960s) and with my daughters (1990s-2000s). He’s an L3 having started in HPR in the latter half of the 2010s. Other than flying his own rockets, he enjoys observing the NASA Student Launch Initiative teams and hopes there will soon be more TARC teams in local schools. A retired software developer and IT security specialist, he does a little bit of consulting, just to prevent rust build up. He holds a B.S. from Southern Illinois University (SIU Carbondale) and an ME CS from Vanderbilt University.