Our Team

COMET has an outstanding, highly trained team of instructional designers, scientists, graphic artists, multimedia developers, and information technology and administrative professionals. Together, we develop customized learning experiences and technology solutions that best fit your needs.


Alberta, Lorrie  Lead Administrator

Barrett, Curtis  Program Specialist

Bol, Alan  Project Scientist

Brody, Frank  Casual - Associate Scientist

Bubon, Robert  Systems Administrator

Cohen, Lis  Casual - Associate Scientist

Deyo, Steven  Graphic Artist

Dills, Patrick  Associate Scientist

Gram, Wendy  Deputy Director

Guarente, Bryan  Associate Scientist

Hirsch, Adam  Associate Scientist

Houlihan, Erin  Associate Scientist

Kiessling, Ariana  Casual - Web Developer

Kiessling, Dolores  Software Engineer/Programmer

Kucera, Paul  Manager, International Capacity & Business Development

LaConte, Keliann  Educational Designer

LaCoss, Kira Educational Designer

Martinez, Tracy Educational Designer

Pacheco, Gary  Web Developer

Page, Elizabeth   Director

Payne, Kathryn  Project Manager

Quesada, Sylvia  Casual - Information Services Technician

Rener, Joey  Software Engineer/Programmer

Ross-Lazarov, Sarah  Casual - Educational Designer

Ross-Lazarov, Tsvetomir  Educational Designer

Russell, James  Associate Scientist

Russi, David  Translator/Multimedia Specialist

Simpson, Lee-Ann  Associate Scientist

Smith, Andrea  Associate Scientist

Smith, Brianna  Associate Scientist

Steinson, Martin  Project Manager

Stevermer, Amy  Associate Scientist

Vincente, Vanessa  Associate Scientist

Vollmer, David  Casual - Associate Scientist

Williams, Valerie  Senior Program Evaluator

Winkler, Malte  Software Engineer/Programmer

Winstead, Tyler  Web Developer