2017 Cyberhawks 706 – Mentors
Linda is a Lead Mentor, in her third season with team 706. She enjoys working with the students and seeing them learn and grow over the years. She created a Leadership Development Program (LDP) for student leaders, providing support and resources for them to better understand leadership qualities and applications. Linda has provided training in public speaking for the Chairman’s Award. She also oversees the Community Outreach efforts. Offsite events have strengthened relationships with conservation groups and local businesses.
Linda has a Master’s degree in Organizational Development. She consults primarily with Fortune 500 Companies in the areas of employee retention, communication, transitions, leadership development, defining values & vision. She enjoys supporting her clients in creating workplaces that are resourceful, productive and innovative.
When she’s not working, Linda loves to spend time with her son in their rehabbed, forested home. She is a constant learner, and enjoys traveling, hiking in the mountains, gardening, reading, and playing with their companion animals.
I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Chemical Engineering a long time ago in a state far away. I have worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years. I am currently a sales professional at R & R Insurance Services. WMY education, training and background enables me to bring safety and risk management education and training to my customers.
FIRST requires teams to operate in a safe manner. My son asked me to help out with this area. My background enables me to bring safety education and training to the team. We are working to become an OSHA compliant safe organization.
In addition to the Safety Mentor responsibilities I am also the Arrowhead High School Liaison as well as the FLL / FTC Outreach Mentor.
I enjoy working with the students. I find that every interaction enables me to learn something new and exciting.
I am a lead mentor in my 13th season with the team. I got hooked on FIRST after my two sons introduced me to it when they were on the team. My main focus with the team is on the mechanical design of the robot, parts inventory and parts source management. (I buy the stuff :>)).
I have a BS in wildlife management and biology from UWSP and an associate degree in business data processing from WCTC. In my professional life I am a Senior Systems Engineer(Mainframe) for Kohls Department Stores where I have worked for 30+years.
My hobbies include hunting, fishing and woodworking. My biggest woodworking project has been the construction of the family fishing boat which we use as often as possible on local lakes and have even towed it to Florida for many weeks of fishing the gulf.
BS degrees in Genetics and Bacteriology from University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Professional with more than 20 years of experience with both start-up and global companies in the medical device industry. Recognized for creating quality management strategies that helped organizations implement and improve quality systems while building effective cross-functional alignment. Track record of developing streamlined processes that can be brought into new organizations.
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I am a mentor for the Programming subteam and in my second season. I like thinking challenges and I want to offer those types of opportunities to my 2 boys and while I’m at it why not others. “FIRST Inspires” is the perfect vehicle in so many ways. The different layers at FIRST allows outreach to the younger students to engage their thinking process early.
I’ve been an engineer for 20+ years at Rockwell Automation where I am currently a firmware technical lead and designer for embedded Safety IO controls. Rockwell is a committed partner with FIRST at every level to create a stream of thinkers to support every nation.
I have seen the talent and the support, to make this well established team at Arrowhead, routinely finish at the top. The programming team leaders have trained many students. The quality, manner and challenge of the training is better than I have seen from a university.
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Having 4 boys involved in various activities at Arrowhead High School over the past 10 years such as football, wrestling and music programs, Robotics has revealed another side of Arrowhead excellence.
I enjoy volunteering for non-profit organizations in web design and multi-media production. I have been serving the Haiti Outreach Ministry of S.E. Wisconsin for nearly 20 years. I also produce media content for St. James Parish in Menomonee Falls with weekly filming of Mass & publishing content to the internet. I produce bi-weekly parish video updates and special events productions.
In past years I coordinated parent photographers of the Arrowhead football team and hosted a website for all 5 levels of football at Arrowhead.
I’m a former small business owner of a laundromat. Route salesman and supervisor for several soft drink companies.
Other talents: Guitar and bass player in several bands over the years. Music production, writing & recording for my own project, First Down Moses. School bus driver!
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Shawn is in his first year as a mentor for the Arrowhead Robotics team.
Shawn was raised on a dairy farm in southern Wisconsin. He earned a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While in college, he was active in the UW Marching Band and was the frame and body group leader for the Formula SAE race car team. Shawn also has a Masters of Engineering degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Shawn has worked at GE Healthcare for over 20 years. He has worked as a mechanical engineer for CT (Computed Tomography) products, manufacturing project leader, and quality assurance manager. Outside of work, Shawn has been a Cub Scout leader for 10 years. He is also in a 17-piece jazz band, the Jackson Park Jazz Orchestra.