Our People

 
 
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DREW BARRINGER — Chairman and C.E.O.

Drew Barringer, a grandson of Daniel Moreau Barringer, first attended Barringer Crater Company meetings as a teenager in the early 1960’s. Drew’s service with the company began as a shareholder and board member in 1981. In the ensuing years he became more actively involved with the company and was elected its President and CEO in 1992 and Chairman and CEO in 2017. In his role as CEO, he is responsible for overseeing all managerial and administrative areas of the company. Drew also represents the company as a board or committee member with a number of organizations that have scientific interests in impact craters, and helps the company in maintaining relationships with individual scientists, universities and research institutions around the world. In addition to serving the family company, his professional career has involved both operational and leadership positions with a number of large philanthropic organizations over a 25 year period.

 
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JENNIE WADSWORTH — PRESIDENT

Jennie Wadsworth, great-granddaughter of Daniel Moreau Barringer, is a life-long teacher and faculty trainer. She earned a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in Education from Pepperdine University and has spent over twenty years teaching 7th graders through college students the beauty and power of writing. She currently trains teachers on strategies to keep academic standards high while bringing joy and good will into the classroom.

As the president of the Barringer Crater Company, Jennie is committed to keeping the company financially strong in order to preserve The Barringer Meteorite Crater for future generations. She brings her passion for teaching and learning to the field of impact crater science where she is currently focused on spreading the fascination with earth and space sciences to the younger generation.

 
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LEWIN BARRINGER III — VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

Lewin B. Barringer III, a great grandson of Daniel Moreau Barringer, has owned and operated his own music production company for the past 10 years. He earned his B.A in music performance at the College of Santa Fe where he spent 11 years honing his talents and enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the Southwest. 

After living in New Mexico, Lewin moved to Italy for the 5 years where he spent his time, producing albums, touring Europe and beginning the stages of what would become a very successful YouTube Channel.

Lewin is now serving as the Vice President of Communication for the Barringer Crater Company where he oversees all online activity.

 
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JENNY BARRINGER BURKE — VICE PRESIDENT & SECRETARY:

Jenny Barringer Burke, a great-granddaughter of Daniel Moreau Barringer, has been actively involved with the company since attending her first shareholders meeting as a young child. Jenny currently serves as the company Vice President and Secretary and has served on the Board of Directors since 2007. A graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Jenny has been a fundraising professional in the healthcare and arts industries for the last 15 years. She has attended Meteoritical Society meetings in various cities in the US and Europe and enjoys meeting and learning from the younger generation of scientists in the field of impact cratering.

In addition to her work as Vice President and Secretary, Jenny enjoys supporting company and family partnerships in the Flagstaff community with Lowell Observatory and the wonderful staff of Meteor Crater Enterprises.


Our Scientific Advisors

 
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Dr. David Kring

Dr. David A. Kring earned his Ph.D. in earth and space sciences from Harvard University. He specializes in impact cratering processes produced when asteroids and comets collide with planetary surfaces. He is perhaps best known for his work with the discovery of the Chicxulub impact crater, which he linked to the K-T boundary mass extinction of dinosaurs and over half of the plants and animals that existed on Earth 65 million years ago. He is an expert on the geology of The Barringer Meteorite Crater and has trained astronauts how to work with planetary surfaces (e.g., the Moon, Mars, and asteroids) at the Crater. 

In 2017, Dr. Kring received "Best Guidebook Award" for his Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (a.k.a. Meteor Crater)  2nd edition, from the Geoscience Information Society. 

To learn more, go to the Lunar and Planetary Institute site by clicking the button below:

 
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Dr. Christian Koeberl

Dr. Christian Koeberl is the director general of the Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria, and full professor of geosciences (planetary geology) at the University of Vienna, where he is the deputy head of the Department of Lithospheric Research. He is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, where he also heads the Committee on Geosciences. Dr. Koeberl studied chemistry, physics, and astronomy at the Technical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna, and obtained his Ph.D. in 1983 at the University of Graz. His main research interests are meteorite impact craters, meteorites, and geo- and cosmochemistry, as well as the early Earth and planetary geology.

His publication record includes over 400 peer-reviewed scientific papers; asteroid 15963 is named in his honor “Koeberl.”