Our Team

Meet our team!

For the 2022-2023 Season, our team includes the following eleven members:

Joel, Ellie, David, MJ, Ella, John, Lee, Bronner, Mia, Caleb, and Cash!


Software Sub Team: Software Lead, Drivetrain Software, Software Automation
Mechanical Sub Team: Drivetrain

My name is Joel, and I am 15 years old. This is my fourth 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 help with building the robot. Some of my favorite things to do include
playing Minecraft, photography, and soldering together helpful gadgets of my own creation.


Business Sub Team: Business Lead, Engineering Portfolio/Notebook
Strategy Sub Team: Scouting

My name is Ellie, and I am a senior at Providence Classical School. This is my third 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 two years ago. This year I am excited to be our lead Engineering Notebook



Mechanical Sub Team: Mechanical Lead, Lift, Intake
Drive Sub Team: Primary Driver

My name is David and I am a junior at James Clemens High School. This is my third 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 continue learning things while on the team.


Mechanical Sub Team: Intake, Lift
Drive Sub Team: Primary Driver

My name is MJ, and I am in 9th grade and homeschooled. This is my second 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


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

My name is Isabella. I’m fourteen and in ninth grade. This is my second year on the team and my first year on build team. I love to write creatively and hope to enter the military when I get older. I hope to acquire problem solving skills while on the team.



Mechanical Sub Team: Beacon
Strategy Sub Team: Strategy Lead, Game Strategy, Competition Strategy
Business Sub Team: Judging Scripts
Drive Sub Team: Human Player, Back-Up Driver

My name is John. I’m homeschooled in the eleventh 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 third year with the team and with FIRST. I am eager to learn, especially in programming! I like math, video games, and robotics.


Software Sub Team: Vision Software
Mechanical Sub Team: Beacon 
Strategy Sub Team: Game Strategy, Scouting
Business Sub Team: Engineering Notebook, Promote Award Video

My name is Lee, age 18, and I’m in 12th grade and
homeschooled. This is my second 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 to acquire many skills, such as problem 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.


Mechanical Sub Team: Drivetrain
Software Sub Team: Other Automation

My name is Bronner. I am 12 years old, and this is my second year with the team and with robotics. I want to learn programming and building this year. I like history, math and science.


Mechanical Sub Team: Beacon
Business Sub Team: Photography/Videography, Promote Award Video
Strategy: Scouting

My name is Amelia and I am in 7th grade. This is my first year on the team and I’m the teams photographer. My sister, Isabella, got me into the team. I like music, underwater photography, Lilo and Stitch, and swimming.


Mechanical Sub Team: Intake
Software Sub Team: Automation Software
Drive Sub Team: Back-Up Human Player

Hi, my name is Caleb, and this is my first year on the team. I’m in 7th grade, and I’m on the Hardware and Software Sub-Teams. I’m also a black belt in Taekwondo. I’m super excited to learn more about FIRST robotics!


Mechanical Sub Team: Lift
Software Team: Other Automation
Business Sub Team: Promote Award Video
Drive Sub Team: Back-Up Human Player

My name is Cash. I am 13 years old. I am a programmer and builder on the Browncoats robotics team. I also make video games in Unreal Engine. I also play football sometimes. I enjoy video games as well.