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Patrick Felty

Patrick Felty

Executive Director & PresidentFIRST in Texas

Patrick Felty is the Executive Director and President at FIRST in Texas. He previously served as the FIRST in Texas Development Director,  Regional Director for the Alamo Region of Texas, and has supported FIRST programs as a volunteer for over eleven years. Before joining FIRST in Texas, Felty served as the Chief Operations Officer at Prism … Continue reading Patrick Felty

Jess Jankowitsch

Jess Jankowitsch

FIRST in Texas

Jess brings 17 years of experience to the role of Program Director at FIRST in Texas. Jess started as an FLL and FRC team member in Pennsylvania, and has served across all FIRST programs as a key volunteer, events coordinator, team mentor, and FIRST Senior Mentor, and has served as the Alamo Assistant Regional Director and Volunteer … Continue reading Jess Jankowitsch

Kayla Wallace

Kayla Wallace

FIRST in Texas

Kayla specializes in Accounting and Finance and is responsible for accounting for FIRST in Texas activities. Kayla is also self-employed at Kayla J. Wallace, CPA, a CPA Firm located in Round Rock, TX. Originally from Coleman, TX, Kayla graduated from East Texas State University with a degree in Accounting. Outside of work, Kayla enjoys reading, eating out, and spending time with … Continue reading Kayla Wallace

Chris Caddel

Chris Caddel

FIRST in Texas

Chris has been the FIRST Regional Director for West Texas for the past five years. With the   move to FRC District Model, Chris has put his 30 years of producing large-scale events for the entertainment industry to use as the FIRST in Texas Events and Logistics Coordinator. He is also the Co-Program Coordinator for … Continue reading Chris Caddel

Jason Arms

Jason Arms

FIRST in Texas

Jason Arms serves as the program coordinator for all four programs in south Texas; which includes the Rio Grande Valley. Arms served as a key volunteer in the Rio Grande Valley for three years before joining the FIRST in Texas team and as a volunteer, was one of the key coordinators that facilitated local widespread … Continue reading Jason Arms

Jane Taylor

Jane Taylor

FIRST in Texas

Jane Taylor is the East Program Coordinator for the Houston area. Jane’s passion for began in in 2001 when she decided to coach her rookie after school team to compete in LEGO® League’s MISSION TO MARSSM.  Jane taught middle school science in Houston Independent School District (HISD) after graduating from Lamar University in 2000 with a … Continue reading Jane Taylor

Andrew Schuetze

Andrew Schuetze

FIRST in Texas

Andrew has many years of involvement with FIRST as both a coach, mentor, and organizer of all things FIRST. Andrew firmly believes that partnerships and making decisions based upon input of others makes for stronger programs. His favorite core values are Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences and Teamwork: We are stronger … Continue reading Andrew Schuetze

SueAnn Wade-Crouse

SueAnn Wade-Crouse

FIRST in Texas

SueAnn is the Grants Manager for all four FIRST teams, programs, and events in Texas

Susan Ashmore

Susan Ashmore

Development DirectorFIRST in Texas

Susan has worked for non-profits and quasi-governmental entities for the majority of her career.  She initially worked as an auditor and account after graduation.  She then became a Procurement and Contract Specialist, Contract Manager, Director of Procurement, Technology, and Facilities, Program Director, then Deputy Director of a large entity with $77M in annual revenues. Susan … Continue reading Susan Ashmore

George Tan

George Tan

FIRST in Texas

George Tan is the Area Director for Central Texas. He was previously a FIRST Senior Mentor for West Texas and Central Texas. He was also went through the FIRST program as a participant.

Sylvia Wood

Sylvia Wood

FIRST in Texas

Sylvia was introduced to FIRST in 2010 through a colleague at Klein ISD. In collaboration with a couple of Compaq/HP mentors, FRC 3735 was created. As a teacher coach/mentor, Sylvia encouraged all students to use their talents as active members of the team. The team grew from 5 to 10 to 25. Now known as … Continue reading Sylvia Wood

Lucia Sevcik

Lucia Sevcik

FIRST in Texas

Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore

FIRST in Texas

Jeffrey Kahl, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Kahl, Ph.D.

FIRST in Texas

Dr. Jeffrey Kahl is no stranger to FIRST in the Alamo Area. He brings his experience of mentoring FIRST LEGO League teams, FIRST Tech Challenge teams and the creation of an after school robotics club with him. Jeffrey holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Texas Tech University.

Roxy Villa

Roxy Villa

FIRST in Texas

Roxy has been a part of the FIRST community for over 10 years. Roxy has served as an FRC team member and has served as a key volunteer, event coordinator, mentor and FTC referee. Roxy’s passion for helping children, has lead her to support the community of San Antonio as an advocate for STEM education and … Continue reading Roxy Villa