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Leadership

 

 


CEO: Madison R.

 

 

Grade: Junior

 

Why did you join the team: I went with my older brother to registration at Coronado, where I saw Grab-n-Go outside. Watching the team at that demo was the coolest thing I had ever seen, and I knew I had to come to Coronado so I could be a part of it.

 

Why did you want to become CEO: When I was a freshman on the team, I was pretty timid and didn't really talk to anyone, but the CEO & CFO of that year, Tracey Jaron & Sami King, made a point to talk with me and other new members. Having conversations with them was a big boost to my confidence, and emboldened me to find my place on the team. I wanted to learn more about the business side of the team, which led me to the Awards sub-team. After a year there, I resolved to recreate my freshman experience for other newcomers, in hopes I could inspire them to break out of their shells the same way I did.

 

What is your favorite team memory: Walking into my first competition, the Utah Regional, in 2015. Seeing a competition for the first time made me understand all of the excitement from the year leading up to it, and I knew right then I was going to have the most fun of my life.

 

What are your plans for the team: I have a few ideas in mind about re-structuring a few sub-teams, in order to make the team more efficient. I want to expand the summer camp program, as the first one was very successful. I would also like the team to put more emphasis on pre-season training, since going into build season with more knowledge always benefits the team.

 

Business:

 

 

CFO (VP of Finance): Casi K.

 

 

Grade: Junior

 

Why did you join the team: My sister had been on the team for several years, so I knew about CGW going into high school, and joined ASAP.

 

Why did you want to become a VP: I tried out a lot of different things as a freshman, in search of a place to belong. I found my niche on the Finance sub-team my sophomore year, and by the end of the season I was ready to take charge myself.

 

What is your favorite team memory: Right after the robot parts came in from Vertec my freshman year, I came into the shop and saw everyone in a frenzy of work. Watching those parts come together let me see what this team can really do when everybody's working as hard as they can.

 

What are your plans for the Finance sub-team: Increasing underclassmen participation is my biggest priority. Lots of the bookkeeping and management responsibilities are much easier with multiple people.

 

VP of Awards: Kai W.

 

 

Grade: Freshman

 

Why did you join the team: I joined because of my older brother. I wanted to explore FIRST and get more involved with STEM, so following in his footsteps seemed like the best decision.

 

Why did you want to become a VP: I wanted to take advantage of a great opportunity. I'm usually very quiet in groups and wanted to step outside of my comfort zone.

 

What is your favorite team memory: My favorite memory of the team was the feeling of accomplishment after the Chairman's Essay was done and submitted. We all worked hard on it and we're excited for our work to pay off.

 

What are your plans for the Awards sub-team: My plans for the sub-team is to make the best essay I can for the next few years and teach freshman more about technicalitly of Chairman's.

 

VP of Community Outreach: Carli K.

 

 

Grade: Sophomore

 

Why did you join the team: A few of my good friends wanted to join, and I saw it as an opportunity to learn some useful skills right alongside them.

 

What is different about being leadership: There's a big shift in attitude. Most of my focus freshman year was on following directions well and searching out a job to do. Now, my efforts are centered on being a role model and allocating the tasks that need doing.

 

What is your favorite team memory: The first time I ever walked into the shop, my brother was there. He had been working on a device the Coronado Theater program asked the team to make, and had a proof of concept put together. So, my first experience in the shop was watching my brother swing a magnet on a fishing pole and get it stuck on the ceiling.

 

What are your plans for the Community Outreach sub-team: I want to diversify the events the team goes to. We have plenty of great events lined up yearly, but there are so many more opportunities out there that we can take advantage of.

 

VP of Media & Marketing: Russell B.

 

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

Why did you join the team: My dad heard about the team and asked if I wanted to go see what it was all about. I said yes, and both of us were amazed by it. Even though I don't go to Coronado, I resolved then to be a part of the team.

 

Why did you want to become a VP: Two of my biggest interests are graphic desgin and video production, and being VP was a perfect way to apply those skills.

 

What is your favorite team memory: During chamionships in 2016, I had a media pass so I could gather footage. Following around the drive team in restricted areas gave me a unique look behind the scenes of champs, and I'm really excited to experience it all again.

 

What will you miss most about the team when you graduate: Robotics is really my family away from family. We all have such deep relationships, and I'll be sad to say goodbye to so many familiar faces.

 

What are your plans for the Media & Marketing sub-team: As I'm preparing to graduate, I'm focused on getting the team ready to continue under new leadership.

 

VP of Social Media & Website: Jacob A.

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

Why did you join the team: I participated on an FLL team at a middle school near Coronado, so I knew about CGW a back in 6th grade, and I never doubted I would join.

 

What is different about being leadership: Being VP allows me to have more control over the parts of the team I really care about. My efforts can be 100% directed towards exactly what I want to focus on, and I never have to spend time just looking for a job to do.

 

What is your favorite team memory: The first time I saw the Edward Jones dome in St. Louis. Seeing the whole building really made the reality of making it to champs set in for me.

 

What will you miss about the team most when you graduate: I'm really going to miss the experience of going to competitions. Being with my closest friends and surrounded by people with the same interest as me in a new place has always been amazing.

 

What are your plans for the Social Media & Website sub-team: I really want to extend CGW's relationships with other teams over social media. Plenty of teams are having conversations all the time, and we could have a much better presence in the community by doing the same thing. I also want to revamp the website design to include more optimization elements and a new aesthetic design.

 

VP of FIRST Outreach: Maddie M.

 

 

Grade:Sophomore

 

Why did you join the team:The head coach of my FLL team in middle school recommended CGW to me, and I was happy to continue with robotics.

 

What is different about being leadership: Being more involved on the businees side has shown me a lot of new aspects of the team, and I've developed many new skills along the way.

 

What is your favorite team memory: Winning the Engineering Inspiration award at the 2016 Denver Regional. For me, that was the pinnacle of excitement at competitions, and what made me understand how awesome the robotics experience really is.

 

What are your plans for the FIRST Outreach sub-team: I really want CGW to reach out to more branches of FIRST. Right now we have a lot of emphasis on FLL Jr., and I think we can expand into FTC and other FRC teams as well.

 

Technical:

 

 

VP of Systems Integration: Ryan K.

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

Why did you join the team: I was interested in STEM back in eigth grade, and my technology teacher told me about the robotics program. I knew I had to take advantage of the opportunity, so I came to Coronado to join up.

 

What is different about being leadership: The extra responsibility makes robotics a fuller experience for me. You really feel the pressure when the bot's being built, so it's that much more rewarding when everything comes together in working order.

 

What is your favorite team memory: When one of our axles sheared in half during champs in 2016, and we had to rush to replace it. The entire time working, we were all completely in the zone, and stepping back after it was done was one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.

 

What will you miss about the team most when you graduate: There's really no other experience in the world like this. I know that most of my college classes will be less hands-on than FRC, and the robotics family can never really be replaced.

 

What are your plans for the Systems Integration sub-team: I want SI to take more advantage of multiple people, and have a team of 3D modelers working together to create the robot CAD.

 

VP of Mobility: Michael B.

 

 

Grade: Junior

 

Why did you join the team: I'd seen the team at different demonstrations and community events when I was younger, so I felt driven to be a part of CGW and help make it the best it could be.

 

Why did you want to become a VP: As an underclassmen seeing all the seniors leave really opened my eyes to the opportunities that I believed I could take advantage of.

 

What is your favorite team memory: Last year I was on the drive team during Championships. It was an amazing experience and I would love to do it again.

 

What are your plans for the Mobility sub-team: I'd like to reach out to more underclassmen and train them for future problems that they may face.

 

VP of Manipulator: Abby B.

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

Why did you join the team: While I was in middle school at Holmes I got introduced into engineering and wanted to be a part of it as I went on through high school. The team seemed like a super fun and interesting way to do that.

 

Why did you want to become a VP: I decided to become a VP because leading seemed like a good way to make use of my project management skills.

 

What is your favorite team memory: My favorite team memory was finding out that we won the Engineering Insperation at the Denver regional and realizing that we were going to Championships.

 

What will miss about the team most when you graduate: I will probably miss the amazing relationships I've created with mentors and students as well as how hands on this team is, it really taught me more about myself.

 

What are your plans for the Manipulator sub-team: My future plans are to make manipulator more organized, so the new team members wont be too overwhelmed coming into our team.

 

VP of Electrical: Matthew H.

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

Why did you join the team: I joined because I thought the team could lead to a lot of opportunities, and I had plenty of friends joining.

 

What is different about being leadership: The biggest difference is the amount of responsiblilty you have in directing your sub-team. Managing multiple people is a skill I've definitely improved on.

 

What is your favorite team memory: My favorite memory is from 2016 Championships when we had to replace the axle on the robot. It was a huge rush of relief knowing that we finished the robot in time for the next match and we could rest easy.

 

What will you miss about the team most when you graduate: Not building robot parts on a regular basis will hit me the hardest when I graduate.

 

What are your plans for the Electrical sub-team: My future plans for our sub-team is to make sure that our future VPs have the right technical knowledge for when I'm gone.

 

VP of Programming: Bennet S.

 

 

Grade: Sophomore

 

Why did you join the team: I heard about the team through my older brother and I wanted to try it out for myself.

 

What is different about being leadership: Being in leadership is a lot different because of the interaction with other team members. I spend much more time teaching than before.

 

What is your favorite team memory: My favorite team memory was going to Championships last year and seeing how other teams did their strategizing, as well as experiencing the thrill of the competition.

 

What are your plans for the Programming sub-team: My plans for my sub-team next year is to spend more time building skills during pre-season training and giving programmers more independence.

 

VP of Special Projects: Grace S.

 

 

Grade: Sophomore

 

Why did you join the team: I joined the team because I saw one of the team's YouTube uploads and it seemed like a lot of fun.

 

What is different about being leadership: You see more of the team's inner workings and the planning process. I have a much better understanding of why we do certain things in sepecific ways.

 

What is your favorite team memory: My favorite memory was walking into my first regional at Flagstaff and seeing all the other teams pile in and start to work.

 

What are your plans for the Special Projects sub-team: My plans for my sub-team are to have more practice materials to help new members get their bearings on carpentry and streamline the field-building procedures.

 

VP of Scouting: Griffin W.

 

 

 

Grade: Senior

 

 

 

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