Pemba Sherpa loves a challenge and isn’t afraid to meet them head on! Sherpa has faced death multiple times climbing…being buried in avalanches, falling in mountain crevices and overcoming frostbitten fingers and toes. Sherpa grew up in a poor village in Nepal without running water, electricity or roads. His village is in the Everest region of Nepal near the Shree Janasewal School. Sherpa is the owner of the popular Sherpa Restaurant and Bar in Boulder, CO. He also owns the Himalayan Tea Factory. Sherpa returns to his home country often to guide mountain expeditions and share his love of culture, outdoors and mountaineering.

HeatherHeather L. Bulk is the Chief Executive Officer and Co Founder of Special Aerospace Services, LLC. In this role, she leads a diverse team providing competitive and unique engineering solutions to their private and government clientele in space and aviation. Bulk is also the mother of three children who are the inspiration behind the Mission Nepal project.

Timothy A. Bulk Timis the Chief Technological Officer and Co Founder of Special Aerospace Services, LLC. Bulk is responsible for the company’s strategic and growth objectives. His role includes providing innovative, reliable and cost effective space and launch systems for commercial civil government and defense operations. Bulk is also a father of three children he hopes will learn from this opportunity to make a difference in Nepal.

Carla Granof


Malcolm Daly


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