Joined: April 2007
I've been following Coppedge since before the "troubles" after I stumbled on his Creation-Evolution Headlines site.
The site has morphed a bit recently and is not nearly as "creationist" as the old site, but you can still find it via our pal Google.
Here's a sample of the old Creation Safaris site.
Coppedge is involved in many things. He configured routers and operated the HP OpenView network management software for the Cassini project, but those jobs went away during the budget cuts. He failed to upgrade his computer skills as JPL moved to Linux; got laid off.
He's on the board of Illustra Media which distributes the Privileged Planet and other ID titles.
He's associated with some weird outfit called Logos Associates with John Sanford, John Baumgardner, Steve Austin and other creationists. God knows what they do.
I found an old LinkedIn page that says he got a BS in science education from Bob Jones University (no date, but probably in the 70's) and another BS in physics with an astrophysics concentration from California State University - Northridge. His LinkedIn page was really out there leading you to believe he ran the Cassini project when all he did was monitor the network.
He's also listed himself as President of Master Plan Association which near as I can tell was a ministry set up by his father, now deceased.
Getting back to Creation Safaris and C-E Headlines, that's quite a piece of work. He blogs on average 400 words a day, every day and has done so for about 8 years. Even when he was having his HR problems with JPL and getting laid off he never missed a day. He goes after all science, even his own colleagues at JPL.
I don't see how he held down a full-time job seeing as how he appeared to be a full-time YEC, too! Although, there were some comments in the depositions to the effect that he seemed to spend a lot of time at work on personal stuff, but who knows.
Interesting fellow in a clinical sort of way. Probably material enough for a thesis or two.