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 and 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.

Amy Deitz

Mentor FRC1511 | Mentor since 2011 Bio: Amy was a mentor for FRC 1511 (Rolling Thunder from Penfield NY). She wasthe lead Marketing mentor and also helped write several winning Chairman’s, Woodie Flowers and Dean’s List entries. She currently is a Judge Advisor with NEFIRST.

Becky Yankowitz FRC1699

Mentor since 2011 FIRST History: Student FRC1699, Mentor FRC1699, Mentor FRC3182 Education: Keene State College, BS Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences Bio: 2016 CT FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA, Hartford District Event Volunteer Coordinator

Matt McBride

Mentor since 2015 FIRST History: Student FRC1307 Education: University of New Hampshire, BS Electrical Engineering Technology; IPC Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designer Bio: Matt has been involved with FRC since his freshman year (2010 Rack and Roll). He is an Electrical engineer at MITRE designing Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). He wears a yellow cap inspecting […]

Bailey Kahl FRC125

Mentor since 2016 FIRST History: Student FRC195, Mentor FRC125 Education: Wentworth 2019 Bio: As a student on FRC195, Bailey fell in love with seeing out the strategic design process to create a competitive robot. Now, as a College Student, he mentors FRC125 as a mechanical and strategy mentor, helping to oversee the first 2 weeks […]

Eric Fletcher FRC3181

Mentor since 2008 FIRST History: Student FRC213, FRC1373, Mentor FRC3181 Education: RIT, B.S. Computer Science

Matt Simpson

Mentor since 2009 | FIRST History: Student FRC75, Mentor FRC190 | Education: WPI, BS Robotics Engineering Bio: Currently Matt volunteers for NEFIRST serving in the Lead FTA role. In addition to that responsibility he supports the NEFIRST events by ensuring the logistics operations run smoothly. While the teams are building robots there are teams of […]

Dave Maciel FRC3525

Mentor since 2014 FIRST History: Student FRC3525, Mentor FRC3525 Education: Kaynor Technical HS, CADD Degree Bio: Dave has been involved with FRC since 2013, but he’s been a tinkerer his whole life. Since he was little he has been taking things apart, playing with electronics, and trying his hand at programming whatever he was able […]

Matt Crossman FRC178

Mentor since 2010 FIRST History: Mentor FRC178 Education: Tunxis, AS Engineering Science; Central Connecticut, BS Mechanical Engineering (in progress) Bio: Alumnus of FRC178, Manufacturing Engineer at ebm-papst Inc. Skills include robot design, fabrication, sheet metal, fault avoidance, and design for durability and redundancy.

Justin Ivey FRC178

Mentor since 2014 FIRST History: Student/Mentor FRC178 2018 NEFIRST AmeriCorps VISTA