About Our Mentors

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.

Faculty Advisors:

  • Jenifer Linthwaite, Camas High School

Mentors (in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Chris Bell, Vice President, Riverview Bank
  • Carlo Calica, Serial Technology Entrepreneur
  • Tanna Colwell, Portland Public Schools
  • Bob Croucher, Senior Programmer, Disney Interactive Studios
  • Bryce Croucher, Mechanical Engineer, Shoot 360
  • Griffen Gorsuch, Software Engineer, Shoot 360
  • Bud Hayes, Owner, Ask Bud to Do It
  • Kirstie Hayes, Anthropology Department, Washington State University-Vancouver
  • Natalie Janson, Elementary Education, University of Portland
  • Karl Koenig, President, Professional Fire Fighters Local 1159
  • Jason Marr, Engineer, The Boeing Company
  • Sarah Murray, Registered Health Information Technician, Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery
  • Alex Runyan
  • Roy Thornley, Manufacturing Engineer, U.S. Digital Corporation
  • Bruce Whitefield, Quality Control Manager, Linear Technology

Mentors Emeritus:

  • Brianna Abraham
  • Mohit Abraham
  • David Gast, Program Manager, HP
  • Dea Guthrie, Sales Advisor, Air Liquide
  • Eirik Huset, Hockinson High School
  • Debby Prentice, Risk Management, Vancouver School District

Team Mean Machine thanks all of its mentors for their time, dedication, and support throughout the years.