Meet our team!
Ian – Co-Captain
Programmer, Builder, CAD, Driver
I’m in 12th grade, and this is my 4th year with FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and the Browncoats. I do software, CAD, and hardware on the team. FTC has allowed me to pursue and develop my interests, as well as exposing me to new ones. FTC has also helped me to refine my communication skills. I love designing projects, machining, programming, video games, and PC building in my spare time.
Megan – Co-Captain
Builder, Driver, Social Media, Engineering Notebook
Hi, my name is Megan, I’m in 12th grade, and I have been homeschooled since pre-school. Robotics never really interested me that much until I went with my brother to one of his competitions and realized just how great it is. Now I can’t stop thinking about it! I love doing anything I can to help out the team with whatever they need. My main interests are building, social media, editing videos, the engineering notebook, and creating promotional materials. Outside of robotics, I’m a published author and love writing in my free time. I also love to read, act in plays and musicals, play video games, and listen to music.
Engineering Notebook, Team Reporter, Back-up Human Player
My name is Jalynn and I’m a home-schooled junior. This is my second year on the team, and I do the Engineering Notebook. I did FIRST Lego League in fifth grade and instantly fell in love with robotics, but scheduling problems prevented me from joining another team until last year. I am willing to help in any area needed on the Browncoats. I’m interested in the Engineering Notebook, building, and possibly programming. During my free time I like reading, writing, listening to music, and talking (or hanging out) with my friends.
Programmer, Human Player, Back-up Drive Team
My name is John, I’m homeschooled in the eighth grade, and I am number three of five children. I’ve moved around a lot mostly in the south; wherever the Army sent my father. I have never done robotics before but I’m eager to learn, especially in programming! I like math, video games and I know that I’m going to love robotics. This is my first year in FIRST and I’m super excited.
Photographer, Videographer, Builder
My name is Joel, and I am 12 years old. I’m the team photographer and videographer. I enjoy Minecraft, photography, and soldering together little gadgets. This season, I want to learn and get a feel for the team. I also want to advance my programming skills so I can help more.
My name is Nathan; I’m in 6th grade and I have been home-schooled since 2nd grade. I found out about robotics at the Space and Rocket Center, and I want to be a programmer. I’m also interested in swimming, gymnastics, and karate.
Hello! My name is Jayne Weeble and I am the team mascot for FTC 7842 Browncoats! Last year I was the team marker, but I was saddened to find out that the team has to make a new one this year, and that I am no longer required for that position. No matter! I’m still around to help out the team with anything I can! I’m always there to give them a thumbs up when they need boosting–even if I don’t have any thumbs!