We would not be able to do everything that we do without the knowledge and dedication of our amazing mentors. They bring technical experience and invaluable advice that furthers our mission of providing a positive high school team experience through robotics while inspiring intellectual creativity, fostering a passion for science, technology, and engineering, and developing critical thinking, problem solving, and team building skills. Learn more about them here!

Garrison Price

Head Coach, Mechanical, Controls

Garrison works for the Navy as a civilian researcher with a focus on augmented and virtual reality. He has a BS in Computer Science from San Diego State University and is currently working towards a MS in Computer Science at his alma mater. He is a founding member of Team 3128 and focuses primarily on mechanical design. He is currently too busy to have any other hobbies but when he is able to sneak away from the workshop, he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and cooking.

Christine Low

Marketing, Mechanical

Christine Low holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island (go Rams!) and a Masters in Electro-Optical engineering from the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!). Attempted life as a Yankee in the South with Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels, but was whisked back to the north by her (now) husband, where she spent 20 years at Northrop Grumman (Chicago) in IR and UV aircraft missile defense. When she is not in the robotics workshop, you can find her gardening, sewing, at Crossfit, racing sailboats and attempting to learn to surf (very, very badly).

Pat Maynard

Strategy

Pat is no stranger to FIRST. He has been mentoring FRC Team 3128 since 2018 and prior to that he was a coach for several FLL teams competing in the SD area. He has a BSEE and worked for many years doing embedded software development, but currently he works as a Cloud Security Architect. He brings a wide variety of skills to the team including: wood working, coding, wiring, networking, and agile program management.

Josh Kessler

Josh Kessler is originally from East Longmeadow, MA, where he was an active member of his high school's VEX robotics team for 4 years. Josh graduated from Penn State, where he studied Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering. In college, he was very involved in Engineers for a Sustainable World, where he worked on a number of projects at the intersection of engineering and sustainability, including a solar powered smoothie cart. After graduating, Josh transitioned to software engineering, and he now is a software development engineer at Amazon in San Diego.

Peter Fitzgibbons

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