Hugh Williams works as a consulting engineer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, providing mechanical engineering and project management services for hydroelectric, industrial, municipal and commercial projects. Hugh offers Phaeton the benefit of a physical engineering perspective, which we often find useful in the field. His expertise has contributed to a number of missions, including our studies of NASA space facilities, historical aircraft, and an operational arctic icebreaker. Like his wife Vera, Hugh started out as a volunteer in the Phaeton Network, proving himself an asset on the Dinosaur Hunters mission in 2002. He graduated to the Reserves, and after further service was inducted as a full member and Specialist in June 2007, in a ceremony conducted at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
and radio technology expert with an industrial chemistry background, Phaeton's
chief engineer served on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. America and has worked
as an engineer on three continents. Steve is also Phaeton's top political
A dedicated researcher of folklore and obscure archival records, Ray has pursued historical leads across the United States and published over a dozen articles promoting the responsible investigation of local history. A former military jet aircraft technician, Ray also brings mechanical expertise to Phaeton projects.