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Mike Sheffield

Appointed to the Board of Directors of The Heinlein Society 06/26/2006 for a 3 year term

BACKGROUND: Mr. Sheffield was born in San Diego, CA in 1960. He served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force as an Electronic Warfare Systems Specialist with the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing "Wild Weasels". At the end of his service in 1985 he began working at TRW Space & Technology (now Northrop Grumman Space Technology) where he has been for more than 20 years. During his time there he has worked in several departments, including Quality Assurance, Satellite Integration, Test and Launch and his current position as a Software Engineer in Ground Systems. He began organizing SF convention blood drives at Conucopia, the 1999 NASFiC in Anaheim, CA and has been involved in every Worldcon blood drive since then. He joined The Heinlein Society in September 2001 and later that year became the chairperson of their blood drive committee, where he continues today. He was appointed to the board of directors in June 2006 to fill one of the positions in the newly expanded board. In June of 2004 he married his wife, Sharon, who is one of the most brilliant people he has ever met. They live in Long Beach, CA. Mike has a predilection for wearing kilts, much like Lazarus Long.

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