About Terrestris, LLC

Our Leadership

Alex Horti

CEO & Founder

Alex Horti is the CEO and Co-founder of Terrestris, LLC. He earned his B.S. in Homeland Security and his MBA from the University of Maryland. He is a service-disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and 2007 and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011. Alex is a government contracting professional, an active small business industry partner, and an accomplished entrepreneur with a successful career that spans more than 15 years. Alex has supported Government Contracts as an industry partner both domestically (CONUS) and internationally (OCONUS) focusing on Program Management, Training, Operations, Human Resources, and Business Development. He excels at building high-performing teams and fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.

Lucas Berg

President & Co-founder

Terrestris President and Co-founder Lucas Berg is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CSP) with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Fort Hays State University. With two decades of experience in government contracting, Lucas specializes in Human Capital; Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance; Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC); and Program Management for both domestic (CONUS) and international (OCONUS) projects for the Federal Government. He is an established industry expert and serial entrepreneur adept at fostering strong relationships with stakeholders and implementing innovative solutions. Lucas is a published author, speaker, and trainer. He is a Charter member of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals.

Jomon Skaria

Chief Financial Officer

Jomon Skaria serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Terrestris, LLC. He earned a B.S. in Accounting, a B.S. in Statistics, and an MBA in Finance and Accounting. He is an IRS Enrolled Agent. Jomon is an expert in DCAA compliance with over 28 years of experience in Finance and Accounting.

Maria De Micoli

Business Operations Manager

Maria De Micoli oversees and optimizes Terrestris’ day-to-day operational activities to ensure efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Maria’s role at Terrestris encompasses operations, resource management, contract administration, compliance, business development, and proposal writing. As a native Spanish speaker, she plays a significant role in Terrestris’ OCONUS operations requiring program management and professional proficiency in verbal and written Spanish. Maria has over five years of experience in international business consulting and government contracting. Additionally, she has extensive experience as a freelance writer and translator. Maria holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. Recently, she earned a Post Graduate Certificate in Law from the University of Edinburgh.

Alyssa Everett

Growth Manager

Alyssa Everett is a dynamic professional who joined Terrestris in 2022 with a passion for driving growth and innovation. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from George Mason University and currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Maryland, Alyssa brings a unique blend of analytical thinking and creative problem-solving to the role of Growth Manager. As Growth Manager, Alyssa plays a pivotal role in steering the company towards its strategic objectives through astute business development strategies and proposal writing. With a keen eye for identifying opportunities and a strategic mindset, Alyssa leverages her expertise to propel the company’s growth trajectory. Through proactive engagement with clients and stakeholders, she cultivates relationships that foster long-term partnerships and drive revenue expansion.

Jose Espada

Program Manager

Jose Espada is Terrestris’ Program Manager for USSOUTHCOM, USASOC, SOCOM, and other related operations, a dedicated U.S. Army veteran with over 15 years of experience and a final rank of Captain. Jose began his Army career as an enlisted warehouse logistician and graduated from the Special Forces qualifications course, later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Jose possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA and has over 13 years of experience in military education environments, logistics management, quality control, program analysis, and contract administration. He is an adaptive program/project manager with a proven track record of planning, executing, and delivering results in complex and dynamic environments. He has received a Bronze Star Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, and six Army Achievement Medals.

Jesi Donovan

Human Resources Specialist

Jesi Donovan is at the forefront of Terrestris’ HR initiatives, taking charge of all HR responsibilities including HR compliance, workforce planning, and analysis, payroll management, new hire orientation, recruitment, staffing, maintaining up-to-date employee records, and fostering a healthy workplace environment. Prior to joining our team, Jesi served as a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Talent Acquisition Concepts, Terrestris’ sister company, where she showcased her expertise in identifying and nurturing top talent. She has extensive business management and instructional design experience, having managed a chain of dry cleaning companies and taught middle school theater while obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Theater and a Master’s degree in Education and Leadership with a concentration in Curriculum Development.

Ray Odoom

Information System Security Engineer (ISSE)

Ray Odoom serves as the Information System Security Engineer (ISSE) at Terrestris. He brings a well-rounded approach to the ISSE role with extensive experience in business process, ISO quality compliance, information technology, and complex transformation projects. With over a decade of experience in Information Technology, Ray has designed and supported IT infrastructures for organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Known as an IT “jack of all trades,” he holds certifications in CCNA, Security+, AWS, and Kubernetes, and is also a proficient Python programmer. He earned a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity Technology from the University of Maryland and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy with a minor in Economics. Ray set up Terrestris’ IT infrastructure during its most critical transition period when the company lacked IT and security infrastructure after winning its first large prime contract in 2021.


Our Vision
Semper Fidelis
Rooted in the USMC values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Terrestris seeks to deliver extraordinary values to the American people by helping the Government become more efficient and effective.
Our Mission
Leverage technology to create better mission outcomes through better human performance.
Our Approach
Form strong client and team relationships through transparency. Create an environment where our team can let their excellence shine through. Find, develop, and incorporate new ideas. Provide memorable services. Never stop learning.
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Information security is managed based on risk, legal and regulatory requirements and business needs. Information security is fundamental to our success and the protection and security of that information is a priority of Terrestris, LLC. Terrestris, LLC will ensure security is built in every aspect of our process from planning, designing, testing and deploying to operations and maintenance. Our processes are surrounded by security guidelines and procedures. To achieve these standards, Terrestris, LLC will: 1) Closely adhere to information security compliance requirements, guidelines, and processes. 2) Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and adhere to a high standard of competence, professionalism, and integrity for all information security related activities. 3) Implement a culture of information security and data protection through training and awareness. 4) Monitor compliance with information security guidelines and regulations on a continual basis.
Terrestris LLC goes above and beyond customer expectations by providing the right solution and the highest quality of service Establish effective processes and systems, designed to meet all safety, quality, cost and delivery objectives of the business Promote a culture of continuous improvement and constant evolution in our business practices as per market needs and demands Maintain a skilled, knowledgeable, and accountable workforce through individual competency development, effective communications, and employee engagement
Terrestris LLC is committed to managing environment impact as an integral part of our operations. In particular, it is our policy to assure the environmental integrity of our processes and facilities at all times. To minimize our environmental impact, Terrestris LLC will: 1) Comply with legal requirements and other requirements that relate to environmental aspects. 2) Include the consideration of environmental issues in our business strategies and initiatives. 3) Prevent pollution, reduce waste and minimize consumption of resources by ensuring operations are as efficient as possible. 4) Seek opportunities to improve our environmental performance and promote environmental responsibility among our customers, vendors and employees.
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Global Horizon Group (GHG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) joint venture comprised of Terrestris, LLC and OTHSolutions, Incorporated. 

GHG offers a unique and complimentary blend of technical and domain expertise that enable our national security clients to solve their toughest challenges. GHG is singularly focused on providing best-in-class personnel and tailored problem-solving approaches which most effectively operationalize strategy and deliver results.