Mentors

 

Mentors and Coaches are individuals from all backgrounds and disciplines who work with students to share their knowledge and guide them through the season. Many Mentors contribute on a weekly basis during competition season, or support the team with subject matter expertise on an as needed basis. Teams may have additional or more specialized roles or a combination of roles as needed. In addition, Mentors help to foster the idea of Gracious Professionalism® and have the students do as much of the work as possible.
– Mentor and Coach Roles, USFIRST.org

Bellarmine Faculty


Brad Lindemann

Expertise   Software Development
  Career     Computer Science Teacher at Bellarmine
Team 254   Mentor (2012-)

Ann Johnson

Expertise   Program Management
Career   Club Manager and Robotics Coorindator at Bellarmine
Team 254   Mentor (2013-)

Sachin Salgoankar

Expertise   VRC
  Career     Mathematics Teacher at Bellarmine
Team 254   Mentor (2018-)

Industry Mentors


Travis Covington

Expertise   Design, Manufacturing & Strategy
Career   Mechanical Engineer at Johnson and Johnson
Team 115   Student (1998-2001)
Team 968   Mentor (2001-2008)
Team 254   Mentor (2008-)

Ryan Johnson

Expertise   Software Development and Wiring
Career   Senior Software Engineer at Alife Health
Team 254   Student (2014-2017), Mentor (2021-)

Cory McBride

Expertise   Manufacturing, Strategy, Scouting, Team Organization
Career   Staff Mechanical Engineer at Johnson and Johnson
Team 100   Student (2000-2004)
Team 254   Mentor (2006-)

Andrew Torrance

Expertise   Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
Career   Mechanical Engineer at Auris Health
Team 254   Student (2011-2015), Mentor (2016-)

Mark Sheridan

Expertise   Mechanical
Career   Mechanical Engineer at Johnson and Johnson
Team 766   Student (2002-2005), Mentor (2006-2011)
Team 3309   Mentor (2011-2014)
Team 3476   Mentor (2014-2018)
Team 254   Mentor (2018-)

Patrick Fairbank

Expertise   Project Management, Manufacturing, Web Dev, Scouting
Career   Senior Staff Software Engineer at LinkedIn
Team 296   Student (2001-2005), Mentor (2005-2006)
Team 1503   Mentor (2007-2011)
Team 254   Mentor (2012-)

EJ Sabathia

Expertise   Strategy & Design
Career   Mechanical Design Engineer at Carbon, Inc.
Team 254   Student (2000-2002), Mentor (2003-)

Jared Russell

Expertise   Software, High Level Design, Strategy
Career   Technical Lead at Waymo
Team 341   Student (2001-2005), Mentor (2005-2013)
Team 254   Mentor (2014-)

Cory Molloy

Expertise   Design
Career   Mechanical Engineer at Novium Ltd
Team 973   Mentor (2012-2016)
Team 2659   Mentor (2017-2018)
Team 254   Mentor (2018-)

Gianluca Zanutta

Expertise   Wiring
Career   Mechanical Engineer at Carbon, Inc.
Team 254   Student (2016-2018), Mentor (2018-)

Solomon Chang

Expertise   Software Development & Controls
Career   Software Engineer at Google
Team 1160   Mentor (2012-2015)
Team 1868   Mentor (2016)
Team 254   Mentor (2017-)

Nick Eyre

Expertise   Design, Graphic Design & Website Develpoment
Career   Mechanical Engineer at Johnson and Johnson
Team 254   Student (2007-2011), Mentor (2011-)

Joey Diamond

Expertise   Design, Wiring
Career   Senior Mechanical Engineer at Johnson and Johnson
Team 254   Mentor (2019-)

Bryan Culver

Expertise   Design
Career   Mechanical Engineer at Auris Health
Team 254   Mentor (2021-)

Adam Heard

Expertise   Design, Manufacturing & Strategy
Career   Mechanical Engineer at Johnson and Johnson
Team 294   Student (2004-2007)
Team 973   Mentor (2007-2022)
Team 254   Mentor (2019-)
Team 581   Mentor (2022-)

Tom Bottligeri

Expertise   Design, Manufacturing & Strategy
Career   Autonomy Engineer at DoorDash Labs
Team 195   Student (2002-2006)
Team 125   Mentor (2007-2011)
Team 254   Mentor (2010-)

Peter Zollinger

Expertise   Assembly & Controls
Career   Spacecraft Propulsion Systems Engineer at Maxar
Team 254   Mentor (2021-)

Paul Ventimiglia

Expertise   Design, Manufacturing, Business Development
Career   Senior Product Design Engineer at Amazon Lab126
Team 190   Mentor
Team 254   Mentor
Team 3310   Mentor