Our Team


Meet our team!

For the 2021-2020 Season, our team includes the following ten members:

Nathan, Joel, Ellie, David, MJ, Collin, Connor, Ella, John, and Lee

Nathan

Mechanical Sub Team: Builder, CAD
Strategy Sub Team: Scouting

My name is Nathan, and I’m 13 years old. I’m a builder and a Human Player, and this is my third year on the team. I’m also homeschooled. I’m excited to learn more and make new friends on the team.

Joel 

Software Sub Team: Programmer
Mechanical Sub Team: Builder, CAD

My name is Joel, and I am 14 years old. This is my third year on the team and with FIRST. My roles on the team have been photographer, videographer, builder, and programmer. This season, I want to do more CAD, programming, and helping with building the robot. Some of my favorite things to do include Minecraft, photography, and soldering together helpful gadgets of my own creation.

Ellie

Business Sub Team: Engineering Notebook
Mechanical Sub Team: Builder            Strategy Sub Team: Scouting

My name is Ellie, and I am a junior at Providence Classical School. This is my second year on the team. I love reading and writing, so I was excited when my friend Jalynn invited me to the team to come work on the Engineering Notebook last year. This year I am excited to be our lead Engineering Notebook reporter.

 

David

Mechanical Sub Team: Builder, CAD
Drive Sub Team: Driver

My name is David and I am a sophomore at James Clemens High School. This is my second year on the team and I am a builder and driver. I work on lots of motorized vehicles like dirt bikes and go-karts, so when a friend mentioned this team to me, I was already interested. I really hope to learn something new by the end of my time on the team.

MJ

Mechanical Sub Team: Builder, CAD
Drive Sub Team: Driver

My name is MJ, and I am in 8th grade and homeschooled. This is my first year on the team and with FIRST Tech Challenge. Before this, I was on a FIRST Lego League team for two years. I am a builder and driver on the team and like playing video games.

Collin

Software Sub Team: Programmer Mechanical Sub Team: Builder, CAD

Hello, my name is Collin and this is my first year on the team. My role is builder and programmer. My interests include but are not limited to: pool chemistry, FTC, advanced settlers of Catan and Agricola strategies, FTC, stop motion films, exercise bike assembly, tree limb removal, proper lawn mowing techniques, carpentry, baking Italian herb bread, hedge trimming, gazebo demolition, closet renovation, filter sand replacement, loom knitting and typing. I am happy to be here and I’m looking forward to contributing my skill set.

Connor

Software Sub Team: Programmer Mechanical Sub Team: Builder, CAD

Hello, my name is Connor and this is my first year on the team. My role is builder and programmer. My interests include but are not limited to: advanced settlers of Catan and Agricola strategies, FTC, stop motion films, exercise bike assembly, tree limb removal, video editing, gardening, camera man, piano, sunflower tamer, bird watching, bio writing, dish washing, Altar serving, swimming, sketch comedy, rock painting, programing, button pushing, fine American literature, fractions, essay writing, home decorating and master marketer.

Ella

Business Sub Team: Engineering Notebook

My Name is Ella and this is my first year on the team and with FIRST. I’m helping with the Engineering Notebook. I’m in eighth grade. I love creative writing and Star Wars. I joined the team partially because I wanted some non-fiction writing practice and partially to help create some more realistic machines for my stories. I also joined because it sounded interesting. I’m excited to learn more about the robotics that keep the world turning!

 

John

Software Sub Team: Programmer
Strategy Sub Team: Scouting

My name is John. I’m homeschooled in the tenth grade, and I am number three of six children. I’ve moved around a lot mostly in the south; wherever the Army sent my father. This is my second year with the team and with FIRST. I am eager to learn, especially in programming! I like math, video games, and robotics.

Lee

Software Sub Team: Programmer
Strategy Team: Scouting                       Business Sub Team: Engineering Notebook, Videography

My name is Lee, age 17, and I’m in 11th grade and homeschooled. This is my first year on the team and with robotics. Drawing and making other crafts is one of main interests. I hope to learn a lot by being in the Browncoats and hope to acquire very many skills, such as puzzle solving and how to approach it, that will help me in whatever job I decide to take in the future. I am so glad to be part of such an amazing team.