2017-2018 – FIRST Tech Challenge
FIRST Relic Recovery Team
Team Coach 2
My children inspire me daily. My eldest son Colton helped inspire me to pursue FTC Robotics Club at his school. Colton has always been excited about building robots and discussing new inventions. As long as I can remember Colton talking, he has talked about inventing and building robots. By age five, he started sharing that he would like to pursue a degree in robotics from M.I.T. I knew we had to start saving for his college early!!
I am a Mom of four, and I am a Speech Language Pathologist who runs my own pediatric therapy company. My passion has always been to help children pursue and achieve their goals. When I heard about this Robotics club as a possibility through a colleague I was thrilled. I knew that starting up this robotics club would be an amazing opportunity for our children and our community and I feel blessed to be part of it.
Even though I have no experience with building a robot and have no clue how to program one, I believe I can assist our team in the areas of public relations, fundraising, and communication skills. Mostly, I am looking forward to all of the information that these intelligent young people will teach me as they learn to work as a team. Go team CODE CRUSHERS!
Team Captain / Robot Design / Mechanical
My name is Austin Ford I have been captain of this team for the last two years and intend to be apart of this team until graduation. I enjoy this program because it allows me to delve into a deeper understanding of STEM programs. Over the years the people on this team are close enough to be brothers. We work hard have our arguments but at the end of the day we support each other. As hobbies I enjoy gaming and exploring topics that interest me. I am apart of civil air patrol and a competitive cyber security team. I am often busy and am more of a homebody. I see FTC as a gateway into my future with the progress we make here influencing our abilities and skills for real world problems.