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Jason Arms

Jason Arms

Executive Director

Jason Arms is currently serving as the Executive Director of FIRST in Texas. He served as the Director of Operations and supervised FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST … Continue reading Jason Arms

Roxy Villa

Roxy Villa

Interim Operations Director

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, … Continue reading Roxy Villa

Jess Jankowitsch

Jess Jankowitsch

Director of Impact & Evaluation

Jess brings over 20 years of FIRST experience to the role of Director of Impact & Evaluation at FIRST in Texas. Jess started as an FLL and FRC team member … Continue reading Jess Jankowitsch

Jane Taylor

Jane Taylor

Director of Education and Outreach

Jane Taylor is the Director of Education and Outreach. Jane’s passion for began in in 2001 when she decided to coach her rookie after school team to compete in LEGO® League’s … Continue reading Jane Taylor

Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson

Communications Manager

Kyle is the Communications Manager for FIRST in Texas. He started with FIRST as an imagery mentor for a rookie FIRST Robotics Competition team. His background includes freelancing as a writer and … Continue reading Kyle Jackson

Lucia Sevcik

Lucia Sevcik

State Volunteer Coordinator

Operations Manager

Andrew Schuetze

Andrew Schuetze

FIRST Tech Challenge Program Manager

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 … Continue reading Andrew Schuetze

Jessica Mejia

Jessica Mejia

Grants Administrator

Mike Henry

Mike Henry

FIRST Senior MentorAlamo Region

Sylvia Wood

Sylvia Wood

FIRST Tech Challenge Program Delivery PartnerCentral Region

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 … Continue reading Sylvia Wood

Patsy Morehead-Potts

Patsy Morehead-Potts

FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery PartnerCentral Region

Patsy Morehead-Potts is the Program Delivery Partner in the Central area. She is a retired veteran Dual Credit Teacher of forty three years and holds a Master’s of Science Degree … Continue reading Patsy Morehead-Potts

Dee Wallace

Dee Wallace

FIRST Senior MentorEast Region

Dee Wallace serves as the FIRST Senior Mentor for the East Area Region in Texas for the past two years. Dee has participated in FIRST events since 2003 as a … Continue reading Dee Wallace

Sharon Sledge

Sharon Sledge

FIRST Tech Challenge Program Delivery PartnerEast Region

Bryan Melton

Bryan Melton

FIRST Tech Challenge Program Delivery PartnerEast Region

Brenda Gray

Brenda Gray

FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery PartnerEast Region

Brenda Gray is the FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery Partner for East Texas. She is a Geotechnician and Analyst where she tests and analyzes soil samples. Brenda also started a … Continue reading Brenda Gray

Joe Varnell

Joe Varnell

FIRST Senior MentorNorth Region

Joe Varnell is the Senior Mentor for FIRST in North Texas. As a FIRST Senior Mentor (FSM) Joe helps support teams and broadens access to all students to be able … Continue reading Joe Varnell

Marisa Solomon

Marisa Solomon

FIRST LEGO League Challange Program Delivery PartnerNorth Region

Marisa Solomon is the Program Delivery Partner for FIRST LEGO League in the North Texas Region. She is a veteran teacher of eighteen years, and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology Leadership. … Continue reading Marisa Solomon

Angela Shellene

Angela Shellene

FIRST LEGO League Explore Program Delivery PartnerNorth Region

Jenny Brumfield

Jenny Brumfield

FIRST LEGO League Explore Program Delivery PartnerNorth Region

De’Lila Holder

De’Lila Holder

FIRST Tech Challenge Program Delivery PartnerPanhandle/West Region

De’Lila Holder is the FIRST Tech Challenge Program Delivery Partner Representative for the Panhandle Region in Texas. She is the Whitacre College of Engineering STEM Program Manager at Texas Tech University in … Continue reading De’Lila Holder

Jorge Perez

Jorge Perez

FIRST Senior MentorSouth Region

Gabby Gandara

Gabby Gandara

FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery PartnerWest Region

Gabby Gandara is the FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery Partner for West Texas and supports FIRST robotics teams and events in the El Paso area. With close to 30 years … Continue reading Gabby Gandara

Virgilio Gonzales

Virgilio Gonzales

FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery PartnerWest Region

Dr. Gonzalez is the FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery Partner for West Texas and a long time supporter of FIRST, FIRST mentor, and supporter of  FIRST teams and events of … Continue reading Virgilio Gonzales

SueAnn Wade-Crouse

SueAnn Wade-Crouse

Grants Writer

SueAnn is the Grants Manager for all of the statewide FIRST programs (FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competition) and projects (FIRST Access) for FIRST teams and events in … Continue reading SueAnn Wade-Crouse