The Spiritus management team combines diverse experience with creative talents. We believe it is our responsibility to create a work environment that is challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.
Jim Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer
A former U.S. Navy F-14 fighter pilot who logged hundreds of day and night carrier landings flying missions over Iraq and Bosnia, Jim is also an accomplished professional actor who performed Off-Broadway in New York City. He's spent the last 14 years teaching at the U.S. Naval Academy and working within the Missile Defense community. Jim holds a M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Maryland.
Darall Harris, Technical Support Director
As an officer in the Navy serving on nuclear powered attack and ballistic missile submarines, Darall learned the discipline and persistence necessary to meet difficult challenges. A short career managing various manufacturing processes taught him the value of a strong customer relationship. Many years working in the Missile Defense test and evaluation community has demonstrated that leading edge technology can do some amazing stuff. Through it all though, Darall has held the strong belief that it is the people that make any organization great. Darall holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Murray State University and an MBA from Valdosta State University.
Jerry Poplin, Systems Development Director
For most of the 1990s, Jerry designed and implemented distributed software for telemetry processing and communication with NASA's Space Shuttle, the International Space Station and what would become the Chandra X-ray Observatory. In 1999, he switched exclusively to Web development, creating a multimillion-dollar site for a local biotechnology company including extensive database work, eCommerce and cluster computing. Since 2002, his focus has been Web development for DOD and commercial groups, as well as volunteering his online skills to a local children's theater and numerous personal projects. Jerry holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Birmingham-Southern College.
Shaneva McReynolds, Business Director
Shaneva jump-started her career as a program analyst for a Department of Defense contractor managing multimillion-dollar funding for programs such as the Missile Defense Agency Test Planning & Execution, Defense Information Systems Agency, and Space & Missile Defense Command. She also has extensive experience developing quality and assurance processes. Shaneva holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and an MBA in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.