The people who taught us what we know

Thank you to the backbone of our team!

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.


Bruce Whitefield
Head Mentor
Analog Devices (retired)
Discovery High School Makerspace 
Bob Croucher
Programming Mentor
Warner Bros.
Roy Thornley
Mechanical Mentor
U.S. Digital
Brian Cavill
Discovery High School Makerspace 
Mechanical Mentor
Tracy Cavill
Faculty Advisor
Eric Kilk
Programming Mentor
Jon Crowell
Programming Mentor
Edward Pursifull
Scouting Mentor
Jordi Gomez
Programming Mentor
Matthew McBride 
Programming Mentor
Kobie Moore
Media Mentor 
General Mentor

Past Mentors

  • Helen Crowell, Camas School District 
  • Rona Ager, Washougal School District 
  • Steven Hull, Boeing
  • Brianna Abraham, Teacher at Camas High School
  • Mohit Abraham, Pitsco
  • Chris Bell, Vice President at Riverview Bank
  • Carlo Calica, Serial Technology Entreprenuer
  • David Gast, Program Manager at HP
  • Dea Guthrie, Sales Advisor at Air Liquide
  • Kirstie Hayes, Anthropology Department at WSU Vancouver Campus
  • Eirik Huset, Hockinson High School
  • Karl Koenig, President at Professional Fire Fighters Local 1159
  • Jason Marr, Engineer at Boeing
  • Sarah Murray, Registered Health Information Technician at Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery
  • Debby Prentice, Risk Management at Vancouver School District
  • Bud Hayes, Ask Bud to Do It
  • Keefe Koenig, Boeing
  • Bryce Croucher, Shoot 360
  • Sara Gondek
  • Rick Wilks, SRAM
  • Linda Beale, Vancouver School District
  • Greg Marstolf
  • Teresa Gomez, Intel
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