KIS Team members

Roger Brown

Roger became an outer-space enthusiast at the tender age of 6, following every twist and turn of this industry. He worked in aerospace, petroleum and management consultancy before setting up Kids in Space (KIS), now in its 5th year, launching children and young people into their exciting futures.

Kids in Space was a successful enterprise in Abu Dhabi where Roger worked for many years for BP and Shell. Having retired, Roger believed KIS could be just as successful in the United Kingdom. Roger’s aim is to take more of a back seat, and adopt more of a steering position over the coming years.[Roger Brown is The Chair of Kids in Space

David Esdaile

In 2011 David encountered Roger as he had just Started his Kids in Space business as a one-man community group. David back then was enthusing about the prospect of Kids in Space as a future project for inspiring the youth of Trafford. As a youth development worker, and at that time working for Trafford Housing Trust, David could see the massive potential for what Kids in Space could become, and still can, especially as the scheme has been tried and tested before, even if it was in another country.

David has lived in Old Trafford all his life. He has worked with young people in various posts as a development officer since retiring from professional football. [David is The President of Kids in Space]

Kevin Roache

Kevin is Currently Kids in Space’s Project Coordinator. A major part of his remit is to help form an Advanced Learning Centre in The Greater Manchester area, which he relishes. Tasked with raising the profile of Kids in Space as well as partnering with more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related companies, Kevin looks forward to fulfilling Kids in Space’s 5 year plan well ahead of schedule.

Kevin’s background includes 13 years as an English teacher and 7 years as Service Analyst (statistician, IT technician and report writer) for IBM. Many of the techniques and methods of operating he has picked up over the years he is now able to benefit Kids in Space with. [Kevin is Project Coordinator of Kids in Space]

Lynsey has been a regular Kids in Space volunteer and stalwart for over 2 years now. Not long after KIS started operating regular workshops at Broomwood Community Centre in Timperley, Altricham, Lynsey and her family became increasingly involved in proceedings. As it became clear that Lynsey’s dedication was more than just enthusiasm, Lynsey became a part-time employee of Kids in Space in October 2018 and now is currently the leading workshop coordinator at Broomwood Community Centre and Coppice Library. Lynsey has also taken a leading role at our outreach one-off events, notable Make-Fest workshops that occur annually at the Science and Industry Museum (Make-Fest 2019 is 25th/26th May). [Lynsey is a workshop facilitator for Kids in Space]

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