Logan S: This is Logan’s third year with the team and his first year as the new team adviser and advises others to “Have fun in everything you do”. He is new to LabView, but his programming background dates back to the Unix Epoch. He also has experience in aircraft electronics, CNC machining, welding, hydraulics, database design, network administration, and several scripting languages. For fun, he likes to play video games with his four kids, ride motorcycle and skydive.



Debbie J. This is Debbie’s seventh year as a team mentor. She desires to encourage the team members to find their individual areas of strengths and interests as well introduce FIRST to others. She enjoys time with family, bike riding, cross-country skiing, and motorcycling. She looks up to her parents because they modeled and taught her the value of a relationship with Jesus and the peace and joy life holds with Him in my daily life. Debbie’s advice is: "Be committed to and work diligently at the things you find most important in life."


A favorite quote is by Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Consensus asks the question: Is it popular? Character asks the question: Is it right?"



  Nathan H: Nathan, (or as students call him “Hey Nate!”…over and over until he hears it in his sleep) is in his seventh year as the engineering mentor. In his free time he works as a project design engineer at BTD, serves as a volunteer fire fighter, takes distance education classes and hunts.

He desires to give students an insight into real world engineering and hopes they learn the only true “failure” is failing to learn from a mistake.

His advice for the students comes in the form of an African proverb. "Every day in the jungle a gazelle wakes and thinks, “Today I must run faster than the fastest lion or I will be eaten.” And every day a lion wakes up and thinks, “Today I must run faster that the slowest gazelle, or I will starve.” The moral of the story is; it doesn’t matter if you are a gazelle or a lion. When you wake up in the morning, you better start running.


Bub E. This is his first year as the assistant team adviser. His advise to everybody is "To learn something new everyday in robotics as well as in life." He sees the value of learning something new is satisfaction of accomplishments.

He has experience in home repair and handy man work. His glass is always 3/4 full and has a positive attitude in life.


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