Find a Mentor

Our mentors have tons of experience, either as team members once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away, or as veteran mentors of their own teams. You can click on the mentors below to learn more about them. Sort by expertise or find the mentor closest to you, then contact us with the mentor you’d like to be in touch with! Mentors, don’t forget to fill out this form if you’d like to be listed. Click their names to learn even more.

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Matt Crossman
Mentor FRC178
Mentor since 2010 | FIRST History: Mentor FRC178 | Education: Tunxis, AS Engineering Science; Central Connecticut, BS Mechanical Engineering (in progress)
Sam Lipscomb
NEFIRST Volunteer Coordinator, Mentor FRC3182, FRC558
Mentor since 2009 | FIRST History: Student FRC230, Mentor FRC3780, Mentor FRC5563 | Education: Boston College, BA Communications
David Givens
Mentor FRC1071
Mentor since 2011 | FIRST History: Student FRC1071 | Education: AS Business Administration
Amy Deitz
NEFIRST Judge Advisor
Mentor since 2011 | FIRST History: Mentor FRC1511
Manaf Sami
Mentor FRC 5856
Mentor since 2017 | FIRST History: Student FRC558 | Education: UConn student
Matt McBride
FRC558
Mentor since 2015 | FIRST History: Student FRC1307 | Education: University of New Hampshire, BS Electrical Engineering Technology; IPC Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designer | Also answers to: McPrincessBride
Robert Hilton
Mentor FRC195
Mentor since 2012 | Education: University of Hartford, BS Computer Engineering
Don “Skip” Thomas
Mentor FRC558
Mentor since 2014 | Education: University of New Haven, BS Mechanical Engineering
Shahil Kantesaria
Mentor FRC176
Mentor since 2011 | FIRST History: Student FRC176 | Education: WPI, BS Electrical and Computer Engineering
Andrew Morrison
Mentor FRC558
Mentor since 2008 | FIRST History: Student FRC71, Mentor FRC229 | Education: Clarkson University, BS Electrical Engineering; University of Bridgeport, MS Electrical Engineering
Josh Miller
Mentor FRC2168
Mentor since 2007 | FIRST History: Student FRC229, Mentor FRC229 | Education: Clarkson University, BS Electrical Engineering
Michael Todd
Mentor 1071
Mentor since 2009 | FIRST History: Student FRC1071 | Education: Rensselaer BS Computer Science
Becky Yankowitz
Mentor FRC1699
Mentor since 2011 | FIRST History: Student FRC1699, Mentor FRC1699, Mentor FRC3182 | Education: Keene State College, BS Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences
David Maciel
FRC3525
Mentor since 2014 | FIRST History: Student FRC3525, Mentor FRC3525 | Education: Kaynor Technical HS, CADD Degree
Eric Fletcher
Mentor FRC3181
Mentor since 2008 | FIRST History: Student FRC213, FRC1373, Mentor FRC3181 | Education: RIT, B.S. Computer Science
Justin Foss
Mentor FRC558
Mentor since 2007 | FIRST History: Student FRC176, Mentor FRC229, Mentor FRC2168 | Education: Clarkson University, BS Mechanical Engineering
Patrick Booth
Mentor FRC3182
Mentor since 2011 | Education: UCONN, BS Computer Science/Engineering; RPI, MS Computer and Automation Systems
Alan DiCicco
Mentor FRC558
Mentor since 2008 | FIRST History: Student FRC1591, Mentor FRC229 | Education: Clarkson University, BS Mechanical Engineering
Chris Picone
Mentor FRC228
Mentor since 2009 | FIRST History: Student FRC1714, Mentor FRC2791 | Education: RPI, BS Mechanical Engineering
Renee Jurek
Mentor FRC3182
Mentor since 2011 | Education: WPI, BS Aerospace Engineering
Matt Simpson
NEFIRST FTA
Mentor since 2009 | FIRST History: Student FRC75, Mentor FRC190 | Education: WPI, BS Robotics Engineering
Bailey Kahl
Mentor FRC125
Mentor since 2016 | FIRST History: Student FRC195, Mentor FRC125 | Education: Wentworth 2019