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 brings 19 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 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
Events & Logistics Director, West Area Program Delivery Partner
Chris is the FIRST Program Delivery Partner for West Texas. 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 Director. He is also the Co-Program Coordinator for the FIRST Championship Student Ambassador Program and … Continue reading Chris Caddel
RGV Program Delivery Partner, Statewide Director of Field Services
Jason Arms serves as the Program Delivery Partner (PDP) 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 … Continue reading Jason Arms
Director of Education and Outreach, East Area Program Coordinator - FLL & FLLJr.
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
FIRST Tech Challenge Program Manager and Alamo Program Delivery Partner
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 is the Grants Manager for all four FIRST teams, programs, and events in Texas
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
FIRST Robotics Competition Program Delivery Partner - Central Texas
George Tan is the FIRST Robotics Competition Program Delivery Partner 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.
FIRST Tech Challenge Program Delivery Partner - Central 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
FIRST Robotics Competition Program Delivery Partner - East Area
Lucia Sevcik is the FIRST Robotics Competition Delivery Partner for the East Area.
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FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery Partner - Alamo Area
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.
FIRST Robotics Competition Program Delivery Partner - Alamo Area
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