Mentors

This page is dedicated to the wonderful teachers, parents, and other adults who are integral to our success.

IMG_9583Sean Cassady

Sean Cassady is the parent of two robotics team members. He is a BSME graduate from UW and is a registered professional engineer in mechanical and fire protection disciplines currently working as a senior technical advisor at HNTB Corporation. Mr. Cassady participates in review of student robot design concepts along with design development guidance where needed with a focus on chassis and manipulator design.

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Bob Connell

Bob Connell is a parent of a Saints Robotics media member. He has had several high-tech jobs in the past that have been in computer software testing arenas. He has also been a substitute teacher in math and science and is a school parent volunteer. He contributes to almost all of the areas of the school’s robotics due to his many interests in the past. He did a lot of work in regards to electrical engineering, though he never got a formal degree. Having done a lot of work in civil engineering, he is able to contribute to our CAD and build teams. His master’s degree in computer science and his love for photography and video work allows him to aide in programming and media.

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Kevin Kumura

A previous member of our robotics club, Kevin was the president of our club from 2009 to 2011. He is a student at the University of Washington, studying Chemical Engineering, specifically Nanoscience and molecular engineering. He is an expert in the engineering process, the team management, and using shop tools. He helps out with everything, but focuses on helping out the leadership team.

 saintsrobotics-logo-notextValerie Martinez

She is the club advisor and teaches Algebra 2 & Business Pre-Calculus/Intro to Calculus at Interlake Senior High. This being her first year participating in our robotics club, her contribution will be met with a positive attitude and we know that the paperwork we need will be taken care of!

 IMG_9586Tim Moore

Tim Moore is a volunteer and parent of a FIRST alumnus. He has a large amount of expertise in electrical circuitry, programming, designing and creating robots. Mr. Moore currently works at Microsoft as an architect in the Office Communications Tools group. In addition to being an arbitrator of robot engineering and build execution, Mr. Moore is also a crucial leader in programming.

 IMG_9580 Ryan Patel

A four-year Team 1899 member that was on the team for the entirety of his high school career.He’s currently studying at the University of Washington in Seattle as an undergraduate student.He provides help with general team management and planning based on his personal past experience on the team, and shares his expertise with Media, Web, FLL and PR.

 saintsrobotics-logo-notext Gary Saaris

Gary Saaris is a retired Boeing Aeronautical Engineer and a VIBES volunteer at Interlake High School. Not only is he a huge contributor to the design aspects of robot engineering, but he also plays a crucial role in robot construction throughout the build season and beyond. With his background in management, Mr. Saaris also contributes largely to the team organization and structure.

 saintsrobotics-logo-notext Yuhui Cheng

Yuhui Cheng is the parent of one of our robotics team members. Specializing in precision mechanics, Yuhui helps our team in any and every way possible, from aiding in organizing events, mechanical designs, and anything else we need help in. She is an essential person to the team, and is a valuable asset during meetings.

 IMG_9584 Helen Young

Helen Young is the parent of a former Saints Robotics member. She has been with us for six, going on seven years, and contributes to anything the team needs to be done. She enjoys watching the team deal with real-life problems, and is referred to the team’s “Mom”.