Kent is the heart and driving force behind FIRST Team 744. He is an inspiring mentor who is always ready to work hard. He is not only a team spearhead, but also a spiritual leader who keeps the Lord our primary focus. He teaches Physics and Robotics at Westminster Academy. He has degrees in mechanical engineering, biology and chemistry.
Gregg is the lead mechanical engineer of APEX Machine Company. He brings his passion and talents for engineering to the team in order to bring FIRST Team 744’s robots to life.
As a former IBM programmer, Judy brings her extensive and impressive knowledge of programming to life in our robots. Judy works with 744 students to help them understand and eventually write their own programs for the robot.
Paul’s capabilities with mechanical devices of all types have shone through for years in the life of FIRST team 744 robotics. With many years in the auto-mechanical field also in his pocket, Paul now runs SwingStoppers, which provides a unique, new line of products designed to quickly and easily secure your boat and lift for hurricane conditions and theft.
Terry’s capabilities with mechanical devices of all types have shone through for years in the life of FIRST team 744 robotics. With many years in the auto-mechanical field also in his pocket, Terry now runs an air-conditioning company and is constantly working with machines. He brings his expertise as well as a lively sense of humor to the team to keep us working peacefully for long periods of time.
Lauren, as a returning alumna, has made a powerful impact on our Strategy team. She is our coach at competitions and brings a unique analysis to the game during the design process. Lauren is also assisting on the Chairman’s Committee.
Alex Danielsen is an alumni, who mentors our students in game strategy and programming. He is currently an engineering student at MIT and is a Gates Millennium Scholar. His insight and instruction has allowed our young drive teams to mature more quickly setting team records in competition. His assistance in programming has improved our autonomous operation.
Robert has kindly dedicated his time to assist us in building our robots, obstacles, and goals. He focuses on helping the students come up with and model ideas for robot designs.
Josh Slocumb is an alumni of Shark Attack and has joined our team as a mentor. He recently graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is employed by one of our long time sponsors APEX Machine Company. He recently held a class for the team and taught them how to use Inventor.
Cathy Stolley works in Information Technology for Westminster Academy and mentors and assists the team with website, social media, and scouting. In addition, she leads the Chairman’s Committee.
Jovan Katic has worked in automotive manufacturing since 1988. He designs body and engine parts. He has designed and manufactured a fuel management system.
A recent graduate of our program after four years of dedication to 744 has come back to help on design, electrical, and mechanical.