Board of Directors

  • Roland Angle graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BS in civil engineering, served in the U.S. Army Special Forces, where he was trained in the use of explosives, and became a licensed civil engineer in California. His 50 years of engineering experience has included designing and testing of blast-hardened missile launch facilities and designing U.S. Naval explosive containers, harbor terminal facilities, earth foundation systems, and hydraulic systems. In addition, Roland has owned three construction companies and has taught engineering subjects to high school students. He was skeptical of the official explanation for the failure of the World Trade Center towers but did not investigate in depth until he heard a presentation on the radio by Richard Gage several years after the attack. After doing further research, he signed the AE911Truth petition and began to devote long hours to uncovering the truth about the events of 9/11. In 2016, Roland was invited to join the board.

  • Kelly David received a Bachelor of Science degree from New York Institute of Technology in 2002 and immediately launched her career in management. Over the next 11 years, she helped organize the day-to-day operations of several businesses in New York, where she grew up, and then moved to the San Francisco Bay area, where she currently resides. A supporter of AE911Truth for many years, she joined the organization as an assistant to founder Richard Gage in April 2013. After effectively managing the organization's back-end operations for several months, she was promoted to the role of chief operating officer. The board then named Ms. David a director in the spring of 2015.

  • Tom Spellman has an undergraduate degree in architecture (with a minor in civil engineering) from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He managed a housing co-op for 15 years and was an accountant for five years. In late 2002, he learned that the official story of the World Trade Center’s destruction could not be true. Upon hearing Dr. Steven Jones state that random fires and damage could not produce a symmetrical collapse, Mr. Spellman understood that explosives had to be involved. Later he contacted Richard Gage to clarify technical points made during a presentation and was invited to join the weekly team calls as a volunteer. He has served as treasurer ever since.

  • Kamal Obeid holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a practicing civil and structural engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1980 and a licensed structural engineer since 1985. During his career, Obeid has served as engineer of record on many building design and retrofit projects. He specializes in structural steel building analysis as well as investigating structural failures of steel-framed buildings. At one point he served as a volunteer for the Office of Emergency Services (FEMA), investigating earthquake failures. Obeid is a long-time member SE of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California and has served on several of its Code and Business Forum committees.

Staff

  • Ted Walter holds a master of public policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his current role with AE911Truth, he was director of NYC CAN’s 2014 High-Rise Safety Initiative, a volunteer campaign manager for AE911Truth’s ReThink911 campaign in 2013, and director of NYC CAN’s 2009 ballot initiative. In between his 9/11-related work, he was a budget and legislative analyst for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Since joining AE911Truth full-time in 2015, he has authored the 50-page booklet “Beyond Misinformation,” the 13-page “World Trade Center Physics” publication, and AE911Truth's 2020 request for correction to the NIST WTC 7 report — in addition to overseeing the organization’s strategic initiatives, communications, and fundraising operations. Ted moved to New York City two weeks before 9/11 and has lived in the New York area for most of the past 20 years.

  • Andy Steele received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 2001 — the same year as the event that, unbeknownst to him, would one day compel him to become a full-time activist for truth and justice. In 2004, Steele joined the Peace Corps and served as a teacher and community organizer in Uzbekistan. Some months after returning to the States, he began researching the events of 9/11. So deeply was he moved by what he discovered that he decided to become an independent journalist so he could educate others about the World Trade Center evidence. In 2010, Steele began to volunteer for AE911Truth and five years later was hired as manager of operations. In that capacity, he coordinates the work of AE911Truth’s volunteers and oversees its day-to-day organizational functions. In addition to his regular duties, Steele hosts the 9/11 Free Fall podcast, an half-hour weekly show that focuses on discussing AE911Truth’s activities and features experts on subjects related to the World Trade Center destruction.

Lead Volunteers

  • Steven Olsen has worked as a software and web developer since graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University in 2005. During that time he has led numerous teams of various sizes on a wide range of projects for such companies as Ricoh Canada, Trans Plus Corp, and Desire2Learn. Steven is delighted to be able to use his skills to help AE911Truth further its mission of educating the public through its online presence. He originally joined AE911Truth’s web team in 2011 and has served as the team’s leader since 2014.

  • Xander presently works as a nuclear medicine technologist, where he uses radionuclides and highly advanced imaging equipment to diagnose and treat various pathologies. He previously worked as a health physicist for the State of Arizona and as a Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) Inspector for the FDA. In the latter capacity, he ensured that medical and industrial registrants were in compliance with regulatory rules and law. He’s a member of American MENSA and a published origami author and artist. Xander understood in 2001 that the official explanation for the World Trade Center’s destruction was erroneous, but felt it was far too daunting a topic to face at that time. He was inspired to take action in 2011, when he learned of professor Steven Jones’ research and the malicious treatment Jones received. Xander is a member of the foreign signatory verification team, where he helps to determine the authenticity and qualifications of architect and engineer petition signers outside the U.S.

Contributing Authors

  • Ronald Brookman is a licensed structural engineer in the state of California. He obtained B.S. Civil Engineering (1984) and M.S. Structural Engineering (1986) degrees from the University of California, Davis, and has over 23 years experience in structural analysis, design, evaluation, and rehabilitation of buildings in northern California.

  • Tony Szamboti is a mechanical design engineer with over 25 years of structural design experience in the aerospace and communications industries. Since 2006, he has authored or co-authored a number of technical papers on the WTC high-rise failures that are published at AE911Truth.org, in the Journal of 9/11 Studies, and in the International Journal of Protective Structures.