Mentors

Jeannie Merritt- Ms. Merritt is the Team STEAM Robotics head coach. She’s a reading specialist at LHS who just so happened to be drawn to FIRST. She is in charge of keeping everyone organized and enthusiastic!!

Tom Walton- Tom has mentored various FIRST teams for six years now. He currently works in technology management and has a passion for robotics and FIRST that we hope will keep him on the team for many years to come!

Cindy Maude- Cindy is the former CEO of Callahan and interim CEO of the Lawrence Arts Center. She knows everything about marketing and also business in Lawrence. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors at the Arts Center and an amazing marketing mentor.

Grace McMonagle- Grace is another amazing marketing mentor! She is a math grad student and has been doing FIRST for many years and is our go-to for all things FIRST related. She is also helping with the FIRST Lego League teams.