With career expertise spanning multiple industries and non-profit organizations, a broad skill set of developed talents, and decades of diverse life experiences, Bo Folsom offers a wide range of capabilities to the South Bay as well as the nation.

Certifications, Degrees, & Memberships

  • PMP (Certified Project Management Professional): Project Management Institute.
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration), emphasis in Marketing, Organizational Behavior, & Entrepreneurship: Pepperdine University.
  • BSA&A (Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics): University of Washington.
  • AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics): Lifetime Member.
  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society): Lifetime Member.
  • Mortar Board: Lifetime Member.


  • BoWritesSelf-Published Author: “So Far: My Life as a Comedy” (work-in-progress)
  • Collaborating Editor: “The Enemy Was War,” by Akira Tsurukame (pending publication)
  • Self-Published Author: “So Far: My Life as a Rocket Scientist” (work-in-progress)
  • Self-Published Author: “Dusk to Dawn” (work-in-progress)
  • Self-Published Author: “Twenty Years Ago” (iBooks, 2013)
  • Publisher/Editor: “2oo2” (monthly magazine, 1995-1997)
  • Editor-in-Chief: “The Blade” (monthly magazine, 1992-1993)


  • University of Washington Dep’t. of Aeronautics & Astronautics: Instructor, AA521-Space Power Systems (2014)
  • Northrop Grumman Mission Systems: Risk & Opportunity Manager, GPS-OCX/Advance Ground System (2006-2009)
  • Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems: Risk & Opportunity Manager, Orbital Space Plane/Crew Exploration Vehicle/Space Systems (2003-2006)
  • The Boeing Company: Risk Manager, EELV/Delta IV Launch Vehicle (1997-2001)
  • McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co.: Program Manager, USAF Delta II Integration of NASA’s EUVE Spacecraft (1990-1991)


  • BoSpeaksGuest Speaker: “The Author As a Business,” Redondo Beach Main Library (July 2016)
  • Moderator/Panelist: “Local Authors Share Real-World Stories,” Redondo Beach Main Library (March 2016)
  • Guest Speaker: “Author Essentials for Web Design,” Redondo Beach Main Library (January 2016)
  • Guest Speaker: “Building Your Online Presence,” Redondo Beach Main Library (December 2015)
  • Instructor/Lecturer: “AA521-Space Power Systems,” University of Washington (3x weekly, Fall 2014)
  • Featured Speaker: “Averting Catastrophes & Creating Miracles: A Rocket Scientist’s Guide to Harnessing the Power of Risk and Opportunity Management,” Santa Monica (May 2012)
  • Speaker, Emerging Tech Stage: “Averting Catastrophes & Creating Miracles: A Rocket Scientist’s Guide to Harnessing the Power of Risk and Opportunity Management,” The BIL Conference, Long Beach (March 2012)
  • Speaker: “Leveraging ARM to Enable Innovation in Risk Management: Tips, Tricks, & Lessons Learned,” ARM Users Conference, Washington DC (Nov. 2007)
  • Moderator/Panelist: “Opportunity Management,” ARM Users Conference, Washington DC (Oct. 2006)
  • Speaker: “Lessons Learned in an Acquisition Reform Environment: The Boeing EELV/Delta IV Risk Management Process,” USAF National Risk Mgmt Symposium, Long Beach (Feb. 1999)


  • Founder/Organizer: South Bay Creative Writers Group (weekly meet-ups, 2015-present)
  • Founder/Organizer: South Bay Creative Comedy Group (twice-weekly meet-ups, 2015-present)
  • Organizer: South Bay Social Dogs (twice-monthly meet-ups, 2016-present)
  • Tournament Director, Ice Hockey: Sydney Gay Games 2002 (2001-2002)
  • Board Member: Federation of Gay Games (1998-2005)
  • Treasurer: Seattle’s Freedom Day Committee (1994-1997)
  • Founder/Board of Directors: International Gay & Lesbian Ice Hockey Association (1992-2005)
  • President: Orange County Cultural Pride (1991-1993)