Founding Member, President and CEO
Norm Churchill has over 30 years in leadership and management as an officer and civilian, retired from both, in the United States Air Force and United States Space Force with a diverse background in logistics, operations, early detection space systems, positioning and timing systems, intelligence systems, tactical communications, and facility site activation. His expertise covers a broad spectrum which includes program management, systems engineering, software engineering, process improvement, logistics and operations, the DoD budgeting process, and contract management. He is recognized as a motivated leader and is a skilled, experienced communicator.
Norm currently serves as a Principal Acquisition Analyst/Consultant at Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA), Inc. which is now where he provides program acquisition support to effectively assist the Government in delivery and sustainment of warfighting capabilities in support of the Space Systems Command and Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) programs. He leads a high-performing, diverse team that includes acquisition analysts, cost estimators, finance/budget support, international and NATO program management support and contract pricing expertise. Norm is the day-to-day liaison to MILSATCOM Government leads and division-level managers and is responsible for developing and maintaining the division’s long-term acquisition strategy to ensure continued operations and sustainment support. He develops acquisition strategies, contract requirements, and program documentation necessary to maintain and sustain the operational programs within the MILSATCOM portfolio. Norm also provides senior leaders with program management guidance and oversight to ensure cost, schedule and performance execution supports the vision of the MILSATCOM team.
During Norm’s 20-year Air Force and 15-year Department of the Air Force careers he served in numerous leadership and management positions where we was charged to lead 150+ member organizations with annual budgets in excess of $175 million. He served as program manager, system sustainment manager, program integration lead, Director of Logistics, and executive manager for multiple organizations both overseas and in the United States. He supported the Defense Support Program (DSP), Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Global Positioning System (GPS) and MILSATCOM in various positions.
Norm earned his M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN in 2011, earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2020, and has multiple Certified Acquisition Professional certifications spanning Information Technology, Program Management, System Engineering, Logistics, Test & Evaluation.
Prior to Norm’s military and civilian careers, he was drafted in the 4th round of the Major League Winter Draft by the Cleveland Indians in 1977, was traded to the Chicago Cubs later that year and played 6 seasons professionally between the two organizations. He was on the major league 40-man roster for 3 years (1980-1982) and played as high as the AAA level and pitched over 500 innings in his career. He played high school baseball at Robinson High School in Tampa, FL, and junior college baseball at Hillsborough Community College, also in Tampa prior to his professional baseball career.
Aside from Norm’s professional, military, and civil service careers, he has coached high school and college-level baseball in Colorado Springs for the last 11 years. He was an assistant head coach at Rampart HS for 4 years (2012-2015), the pitching coach at Pine Creek HS for 3 years (2017-2019), Discovery Canyon HS for 1 year (2021), and an assistant coach for the Colorado Springs Mountain fall high-school baseball program for 9 years (2014-2022). He returned to Pine Creek HS in 2022 where he is currently the pitching coach. He also has coached a team at the summer collegiate level for the past 5 years in the Mile High Collegiate Baseball League and the Rocky Mountain Baseball League where he now serves as the Director of Operations for the Colorado Springs Cage Rats collegiate team.
He currently resides in Black Forest, CO. He has been married to his wife, Diane, for over 36 years and they have two children who both live in Colorado Springs.
Founding Member and Vice-President
Founder- Children of Destiny Foundation – 2021
Founder- Cagerat Collegiate Baseball Club (formerly Arena Gladiators, Renegades, Outlaws) – 2018
Owner & CEO – Master Ryans Inc 2001-Current
HS Baseball Coach – Doherty HS 2011-2016
HS Baseball Coach – Air Academy HS – 2017
Married 31 years to Sherri. 1 son, Michael Ryan Pacheco
(512) 554-3778 Michael_coy@us.aflac.com
Before my father passed, he said; “Make a Difference Son”. That’s
Splitting time between Colorado Springs & Austin, TX, Mike serves quite a diverse audience of people. All professions serious in wanting the education and information to learn more about employee benefits or how to simply WIN in Life should contact Mike today. Mike is a Registered Financial Consultant + a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst. He brings the knowledge, experience, & expertise of 46+ years in this business to help you make the right decisions.
Mike is a best-selling author & a much sought after public speaker. His various topics & motivational messages bring audiences to their feet. He is a Past-President of the Austin Westlake Chamber of Commerce and currently a Senior Benefits Consultant with Aflac for the last 46+ years.
Mike is active in the Co. Springs community with the Co. Springs Chamber of Commerce / Women’s Chamber of Commerce & Youth Baseball + Men’s Senior Baseball.
Mike is a former high school baseball coach and summer select baseball coach with 3 Texas State Championships and 1 National Championship. Mike coached the USA 16 International Team 5 years in Australia winning the “Down Under” Championship all 5 years. Mike has coached the best and played at the highest level. After winning two (2) batting championships in the TX/LA Professional Baseball League, 1977/1978, Mike was offered a minor league baseball contract with the NY Mets.
Bring him in to find out how he can help you and your team WIN. Being one of the top “Coaches” in the nation for over 50 years, Mike’s energetic & engaging manner makes his presentations educational, motivational, and fun! Plus, the results speak for themselves.
Go to Ichoselive.com for more information! His newest book, “A Random Act of Kindness” is out now!
Tim Tomlinson is the Owner of Global Procurement Solutions, a company specializing in project management, operations, supply chain and international procurement headquartered in Colorado Springs.
Global Procurement Solutions was founded in 2006 and has a long history of successes with companies such as DaySpring Cards (subsidiary of Hallmark), Otterbox, Walmart, Pepsi, PenguinRandomHouse, Elsevier, HarperCollins and ministries such as Summit Ministries, Focus on the Family and Christian Aid Ministries to name a few.
Tim has vast experience in global business, building highly specialized sourcing models and supply chain with countries such as China, Malaysia, South Korea, India, Singapore and many others.
Tim is widely respected as an expert in the field of manufacturing and provides seminars on specialized supply chain / global procurement to publishers, manufacturers, institutions and associations. Additionally, Tim provides consultation services to many companies revolving around general business issues, communications, international procurement and supply chain. As part of the GPS offering, they evaluate and advise offshore manufacturing entities on best-in-class practices in becoming global suppliers/partners.
Tim and his wife Amber, (Executive Vice President of Operations at GPS) have a blended family of 7 children and 8 grandchildren. Tim is one of 9 children born and raised on a dairy farm in central Wisconsin where he enjoyed watching America’s past time at many of the small town fields in the area. Tim and Amber spend a significant amount of time traveling domestically and abroad visiting their affiliated offices in Delhi, Seoul and Shenzhen China.
Graduated from Charles D Owen. High School in 1957 and joined the workforce immediately, working as an Executive Secretary for United Textile Workers of America.
Working there until 1954 when her husband found work in Fayetteville, NC. There, her short-term jobs were with a collection agency, child protective services, then finally with the U S Army at Fort Bragg, as a clerk typist, quickly moving into secretarial position.
At that time, soldiers were returning from Vietnam addicted to several drugs and in need of rehabilitation. The Army offered to pay for undergraduate degrees for those employees willing to become substance abuse counselors.
She jumped at the opportunity and was soon enrolled at a Fayetteville State University and attended classes immediately after completing the day’s work.
After several years counseling soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division, she began pursuing a childhood dream of living in New Mexico! Inquiring if an Army base was located in New Mexico, she found White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) near the end of November –‐ a month before graduating with undergraduate degrees in sociology and psychology.
In February she and her youngest daughter hit the road, headed West on I-40, then South on US 70 to Las Cruces, NM and a community service coordinator job at Army Community Services.
Later she moved into the Social Services Programs, serving not only Military families; but also civilian employees working at WSMR.
Accomplishments were: working with local agencies she organized you through programs that introduced migrate farm workers children to another way of live, introducing children of military to hiking and camping in the regional mountains, established a safe place for military family members who suffered from spouse abuse, and for the abuser on how to let anger go, introduced military families to food stamps; thus commissioners began accepting them, arranged foster care for children of military who couldn’t take their children to their next assignment, along with chaplains participated in marriage counseling, and a variety of other tasks.
In 2003, she retired to go back to NC, to care for her 92 year old mother.
In 2007, she returned to New Mexico to volunteer and work with homeless veterans. Helping them get meaningful help with housing, independence, finding sobriety, and jobs. For 5 years, she served on the board of directors with Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (MCVH), the campus for services for the homeless.
Today she continues to volunteer at the community gardens growing food for El Caldito, the soup kitchen located at MVCH. And, she looks forward to working with those who will serve these children.