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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

Megan Clark

Megan Clark

FIRST in Texas

Megan got involved with FIRST® while working at the New Braunfels Public Library, where she managed 13 teams in the FIRST LEGO League Junior, FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge programs over the course of three years. In 2015 she became an Affiliate Partner for the Alamo Region, and in 2016 she also took … Continue reading Megan Clark

Kristi Cantu

Kristi Cantu

FIRST in Texas

Kristi worked with FIRST® from 2012-2016 as the FIRST LEGO League Operational Partner for the North Texas Region. She now serves as a FIRST in Texas Program Coordinator and the FLL Affiliate Partner for the Central Texas Region. Kristi has been working in informal science education for over 12 years, and has a Master’s degree in … Continue reading Kristi Cantu

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

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

Lucia Sevcik

FIRST in Texas

George Tan

FIRST in Texas

Rachel Moore

FIRST in Texas

Yolanda Woods

FIRST in Texas