Meet the Team

Members

Many people make up our team, and everyone plays a crucial part. Meet every member of the TeraViks and learn what they specialize in.

Cadel

Joined 2022

Cadel is a first year member on the team, but he has always hade a love for robotics. He is our lead CAD designer, as well as an excellent woodworker and mechanic. His brilliant ideas play a crucial role in having a functioning robot.

Drew

Joined 2022

Drew plays a crucial part in our robotics team. Even though it is his first year on a robotics team, his preceding experiences, and expertise in electrical work powers our team.

Grace

Joined 2022

Grace is a key part of the marketing, CAD, and mechanical team. She joined the FRC team this year, but has four years of experience in FLL, a lower level of First robotics. This year she hopes to improve the team’s social outreach.

Jacob

Joined 2022

Jacob is a first-year member of the team, and works mainly does mechanical or electrical work on our robots. He works on designing and constructing our early prototypes. In this year of robotics, Jacob hopes to increase his design capabilities.

Kyle

Joined 2022

Kyle is a first-year member as well. Kyle is an experienced mechanic, and proficient at soldering as well. This year he hopes to increase his knowledge and skills working on the electrical side of things.

Sam

Joined 2022

Sam is a first year member on the team. He is our lead, and only programmer on the team. He specializes in python, and is continuing to learn Java. During this season he strives to attend worlds with our team, by winning the ROOKIE ALL STAR award.

Mentors

Alex

Mentoring since 2020

This is Alex’s first year mentoring our team, but he has mentored other teams in the past. He helps the build and strategy teams. He was a cardiologist, so has a great understanding of electrical systems!

Brock

Mentoring since 2018

Brock acts a mentor for project management and outreach.  He helped implement a new scouting system to give better analysis for strategies in competitions.

Craig

Mentoring since 2014

Craig helps oversee our electronics team. He is also responsible for providing doughnuts during build season: a very important job.

Dack

Mentoring since 2018

Dack guided our team in writing the code for our trailblazing swerve drive technology, along with other parts of our robot. He mentors the coding team and is always solving the problem that no one else can figure out!

Marty

Mentoring since 2010

Marty has been a mentor for eight years now. He never ceases to inspire the best in us. His patience is everlasting and he is always willing to help.

Mat

Mentoring since 2012

Mat is our mojo man. He keeps the team on track with reality checks and whiteboard acronyms. His legendary motivational speeches are a must, whether we’re at Gizmo or at competition.

Mike

Mentoring since 2019

Mike is an experienced electrician and driver, and is just graduated from the team last year. This is his first year of mentoring, and he is looking forward to it.

Ryan

Mentoring since 2016

Ryan started on the team during the 2016 pre-season and played many different roles on the drive team during the 2017-2019 seasons. This season, he is a mentor and field coach.