Project Management

Mark Aspelin

Freelance Project Manager

BS in Biology (Pre-Med) from the University of Notre Dame

MS in Biology (Behavioral Ecology and Medical Physiology) from Creighton University

MBA (Natural Resource & Environmental Management and Operations Management) from the University of Texas at Austin

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2005

Extensive International Experience: Visited over 100 countries and conducted business in 22 of those countries

Over 20 years of delivering successful projects on-time and within budget

Healthcare and Health IT

Healthcare / Health IT (12+ years of experience)

Health Plans: Managed complex IT, healthcare operations, research and innovation, marketing & communications, and business intelligence & analytics projects to support Medicaid, Medicare, and Marketplace product lines for organizations such as United Healthcare, Optum, Molina Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Healthcare Providers: Managed a variety of complex IT, marketing & communications, and process improvement projects related to patient engagement / satisfaction, quality and operational reporting, electronic health records, patient portal, health information exchange, HR and training systems, and information systems for clinical specialties for organizations such as ABQ Health Partners, DaVita Medical Group, and Optum.

Science & Engineering R&D
Science & Engineering R&D (5+ years of experience)

Space & Autonomy: Manage $50M+ portfolio of bleeding edge innovation projects in Space & Autonomy and Electronic Warfare, leading teams of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, computational physics, robotics, engineering, and computer science at Verus Research.

Nuclear: Managed a portfolio of projects related to physical protection systems for nuclear material, nuclear facilities, and bioscience laboratories at Sandia National Laboratories. Served as an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Instructor for international courses on the topic of Physical Protection Systems for Nuclear Material & Facilities.

Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation
Environmental Planning, Natural Resource Management, and Biodiversity / Wildlife Conservation (10+ years of experience)

Corporate Environmental Management & Environmental Planning: Managed a wide variety of environmental projects with The Coca-Cola Company (Environmental Programs Manager), KPMG (Consultant, Environmental Management Practice), D. Pennington & Associates (Senior Environmental Planner), and Sandia National Laboratories (Environmental Planner).

Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation: Worked as a conservation biologist for The Nature Conservancy (Terrestrial Ecologist / Conservation Biologist) and the International Crane Foundation (Conservation Associate and Aviculturist). Author of the book, “Profitable Conservation: Business Strategies That Boost Your Bottom Line, Protect Wildlife, and Conserve Biodiversity”.

  • MBA (Natural Resource & Environmental Management and Operations Management) from the University of Texas at Austin
  • MS in Biology from Creighton University
  • BS in Biology (Pre-Med) from the University of Notre Dame
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2005


Tel => (650) 487-2648


16 Frost Road, PO Box 574
Sandia Park, NM 87047