About Our Mentors

These mentors have helped keep the team functional for years and we could not be more thankful!​

FIRST Robotics Team 2471 students work with engineering and business mentors to guide them as they design and build their robots and market the team. Our mentors have received Community Leadership Awards from the Washington Association of School Administrators for their involvement with 2471 and the community.

Our Team

Bruce Whitefield

Analog Devices
Head Mentor

Bud Hayes

Of "Ask Bud to Do It"
Mechanical Mentor

Roy Thornley

U.S. Digital
Mechanical Mentor

Bob Croucher

Warner Bros
Lead Programmers

Keefe Konege

Boeing
Mechanical Mentor

Bryce Croucher

Shoot 360
Mechanical Mentor

Sara G

Camas School District
Faculty Advisor

Rick Wilks

SRAM
Business Mentor

Greg Marstolf

Upholstery
Bumper God

Past Mentors:

  • Brianna Abraham, Teacher, Camas High School
  • Mohit Abraham, Pitsco
  • Chris Bell, Vice President, Riverview Bank
  • Carlo Calica, Serial Technology Entrepreneur
  • David Gast, Program Manager, HP
  • Dea Guthrie, Sales Advisor, Air Liquide
  • Kirstie Hayes, Anthropology Department, Washington State University-Vancouver
  • Eirik Huset, Hockinson High School
  • Karl Koenig, President, Professional Fire Fighters Local 1159
  • Jason Marr, Engineer, The Boeing Company
  • Sarah Murray, Registered Health Information Technician, Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery
  • Debby Prentice, Risk Management, Vancouver School District