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Jason Arms

Jason Arms

Interim Executive Director

Director of Operations

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

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

Kayla Wallace

Kayla Wallace

Finance Director

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 … Continue reading Kayla Wallace

Susan Ashmore

Susan Ashmore

Development Director

Susan has worked for non-profits and quasi-governmental entities for the majority of her career.  Susan has worked in both business and operational areas including finance, procurement and contracting, operations director … Continue reading Susan Ashmore

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

Roxy Villa

Roxy Villa

FIRST LEGO League & FIRST Robotics Competition Program Manager

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

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

Chris Caddel

Chris Caddel

Events & Logistics Coordinator

Chris is the FIRST Program Delivery Partner for West Texas. Chris has put his 30 years of producing large-scale events for the entertainment industry to use as the FIRST in … Continue reading Chris Caddel

Jessica Mejia

Jessica Mejia

Grants Administrator

Lucia Sevcik

Lucia Sevcik

Texas Senior Volunteer Coordinator

Mike Henry

Mike Henry

FIRST Senior MentorAlamo Region

Devin Johnson

Devin Johnson

FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery PartnerAlamo Region

Dannie Strubhar

Dannie Strubhar

FIRST Senior MentorCentral 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

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

Tanya Gatlin

Tanya Gatlin

FIRST Senior MentorEast Region

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

Patrick Michaud

Patrick Michaud

Tech Challenge Program Delivery PartnerNorth Region

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

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery PartnerPanhandle 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