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Meet The Team

Meet Our Mentors

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Head Coach

Mark Burrage

Asst. Supt. Park Services, Dundee Township Park District

Mr. Burrage manages the team's business matters, including FIRST activities.  He lends his project management expertise to keep the team on track, advises on game strategy, and monitors team communications.

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Mentor

Denise Joehl

Science teacher, STEM/Robotics Mentor, School District U-46

Ms. Joehl guides our business and community outreach opportunities and advises our promotional activities including portfolio development and team marketing.

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Co-Coach

Paul Klapperich

Owner - Klapperich Tool, Inc.

Mr. Klapperich brings skills gained from years of experience in engineering and machining to guide us in prototyping, manufacturing, and assembly. He is our SolidWorks expert and oversees all engineering activities.

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Mentor

Stephen Day

Sr. Mgr Program Development, Serta Simmons Bedding

Mr. Day came on board this year to help us with the redesign of our website. In his professional life, he works with mattress retailers on many areas of their businesses, including advertising and web design.

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Mentor

Marc Solomon

Freelance Software Engineer

Mr. Solomon is our senior mentor at 15 years with got robot? He is the lead scorekeeper for FIRST Illinois, member of various FIRST Illinois committees, and World Competition judge. He helps interpret rules and scoring.

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