Our Mentors

Here is a list of our current mentors! We're also welcome to new mentors. We're looking for mentors with CAD,
fabrication, or electrical skills, but not everyone has a skill to share -- Not just engineers and tech people.
If you're interested, please email our coach, Mr. Randall, here

 

 

Administrative

  Creed Nelson
Mentoring Position on Team: Coach/Advisor
Years mentoring for The Talon: 8th Year
Occupation: Woodshop and Aerospace Teacher
Education:

Cal State University: Communications

Why Robotics?  Mr. Nelson joined Robotics because he's able to share his passion of knowledge of tools with students. 
He is also amazed how students are able to solve the challenges every year, and enjoys seeing how innovative students can be.
  Paul Lee
Mentoring Position on Team: Advisor
Years mentoring for The Talon: 2nd year
Occupation: Culinary Teacher at Lindbergh High School
Education:  University of Hawaii Economics Degree, Culinary Institution of America: Chef Certification
Why Robotics?  Mr.Lee joined robotics because it has always been an interest of his. He would see students walking past his door going to robotics and wondered why it captivated such a large population of Lindbergh students. 

Fabrication

  Jim McLuen
Mentoring Position on Team: Metal Fabrication 
Years mentoring for The Talon:  7th year
Occupation:  Machinist
Education: Machinist Apprenticeship, Teaching Degree 
Why Robotics?  Mr. Mcluen joined Robotics because, he loves the students he works with, and enjoys
sharing his knowledge of manufacturing.
  Creed Nelson
Mentoring Position on Team:  Wood Fabrication
Years mentoring for The Talon: 7th year
Occupation:  Lindbergh HS - Wood Shop Teacher
Education:  Cal State University: Communications
Why Robotics?  Mr. Nelson joined Robotics because he's able to share his passion of knowledge of tools with students.
He is also amazed how students are able to solve the challenges every year, and enjoys seeing how innovative students can be.
Mr. Johnson - Mentor.JPG John Jorgensen
Mentoring Position on Team:  Metal Fabrication
Years mentoring for The Talon:  3rd year
Occupation:  Retired from PRECOR
Education:  John Deere in Ohio
Why Robotics? Mr. Jorgensen joined because at Precor, he was able to fabricate all parts Team 3588 uses,
and it "seemed fun to teach students new concepts."

Programming

DSC_8561.JPG  Pete Holm
Mentoring Position on Team:  Programming
Years mentoring for The Talon:  7th year
Occupation:  Executive ITR Architect
Education:  
Why Robotics? Mr. Holm joined Robotics because he thought it was really important to give students the
experience of STEM. It's also exciting to see the future leaders of tomorrow in the eyes of the kids today!
 DSC_8505.JPG Dave Goldy
Mentoring Position on Team:  Programming
Years mentoring for The Talon:  6th year
Occupation:  Software Development at Boeing - Retired
Education:  Masters in Computer Science, National Technology University
Why Robotics? Mr. Goldy joined Robotics because he "enjoyed the opportunity to teach students
S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) principles."
  Darryl Olson
Mentoring Position on Team:  Programming
Years mentoring for The Talon:  3rd year
Occupation:  Boeing - Software Development Manager - Retired
Education:  Seattle U: Masters in Software Engineering
Why Robotics? Mr. Olson wanted to mentor Robotics because Lindbergh High School has the best
students for Robotics to teach Programming!
  Will Nelson 
Mentoring Position on Team:  Programming
Years mentoring for The Talon:  2nd year
Occupation:  
Education:  
Why Robotics?  Team Alumni
DSC_8548.JPG Matthew Wang
Mentoring Position on Team: Programming/ Robot Design
Years mentoring for The Talon: 2nd year
Occupation: Software Engineer
Education: University of Washington - Bachelors in Computer Engineering
Why Robotics?

Member of Founding Year - Matthew thought that robotics sounded like a really
fun thing and that it was a chance to learn engineering.

Matthew said that this club had such a large influence on him, so by mentoring,
he hopes that he can help it do the same for the others on the team.

Electrical

DSC_8566.JPG Joe Goodwin
Mentoring Position on Team:  Electrical
Years mentoring for The Talon: 7th year
Occupation:  Electronics Engineer
Education:  Washington State University - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Why Robotics? Joe Goodwin joined robotics because of his son, Josh Goodwin, who was a member of the founding team. 
He's been with robotics ever since then. 

Public Relations

Ashley.JPG Ashley Goodwin
Mentoring Position on Team: Public Relations/ Project Manager 
Years mentoring for The Talon:  4th year
Occupation:  Project Manager, Marketing: DigiPen Institute of Technology
Education:  Western Washington University: English
Why Robotics? Ashley Goodwin joined robotics because she "doesn't know of any other program that gets all different
kinds of kids excited about learning--from researching how complicated systems work (on their own)
to taking on the challenge of asking sponsors for money--these kids are genuinely excited about work that's as close to the real industry as it can get."
  Lisa McElrea
Mentoring Position on Team: Public Relations
Years mentoring for The Talon:  3rd year
Occupation:  Amazon - Executive Assistant
Education:  Bellevue College: International Studies
Why Robotics?  

Media

Josh_3.PNG Josh Goodwin
Mentoring Position on Team: Videography/ Photography/ Audio/ Robot Design
Years mentoring for The Talon:  4th year
Occupation:  Music Composer/Integration
Education:  Full Sail University: Music Productions
Why Robotics?

 Member of Founding Team - He was one of the co-founders of the Robotics team, and took interest into this club because he wanted to do the equivalent of the Robotics class without taking it.

  Elizar Mercado
Mentoring Position on Team:  Photography
Years mentoring for The Talon: 2nd year
Occupation:  Freelance Photographer/Videographer
Education:  Seattle University: Film Study
Why Robotics?

 Member of Founding Team

Elizar stumbled upon Robotics and decided to join because he thought it was interesting and many of his friends joined as well. He became a mentor because he thought his skills in media would help contribute to the club. 

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 Robot Design

 DSC_8560.JPG Zach Holm
Mentoring Position on Team:  Robot Design 
Years mentoring for The Talon:  5th year
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Education:  Bellevue College: Paramedics 
Why Robotics? 

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Zach joined joined Robotics in high school because he "wanted to take the Robotics class, but couldn't because only seniors were allowed in." His favorite thing about Robotics is the design aspect.

 DSC_8559_2.JPG Wing Tom
Mentoring Position on Team: Robot Design/ Mechanical
Years mentoring for The Talon: 3rd year
Occupation: Aviation Communications
Education: University of Washington: Civil Engineering
Why Robotics? Mr. Tom joined Robotics because he enjoys seeing students come up with creative ideas.
   Peter Nelson
 Mentoring Position on Team:  Robot Design
 Years mentoring for The Talon: 2nd year
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Guest Mentors

Public Relations Lynn Desmarais, Lisa Headland
Media Leena Hoang
CAD Dylon Craig, Christian Phillips
Robot Design Eli Tripi, Trevor Umbinetti, Robby Williamson

 

 

 Mr. Nelson joined Robotics because he's able to share his passion of knowledge of tools with students. 
He is also amazed how students are able to solve the challenges every year, and enjoys seeing how innovative students can be.