Mentors

Coach Lisa Savage

Coach Lisa Savage has been involved with FIRST for 20 years (3 of those as a student on the team, 9 of those as the lead mentor for 2 other teams, and 8 of those as the lead mentor for our team). She is the SOTIF Technical Lead, Aptiv FIRST Co-Lead, and Apprenticeship Co-Champion at Aptiv. Coach Lisa was part of the first co-ed Mech Warriors team.

Mr. Eric Savage

Coach Eric is the AV Robustness Engineer at Ford Motor Company. He was a student on an FRC team for 4 years in high school, and has mentored FRC teams since 2009. He mentors all aspects of the robot build as well as teaching us how to program. He has also designed a ride at Disney World in Animal Kingdom.

 

Mrs. Donohue

Mrs. Donohue is one of our mentors who got involved two years ago. She teaches French at Oakland University. Mrs. Donohue is mentoring our business sub team. She is a mom of three, two of whom have been our team, and she loves top help kids. With her skills of essay writing and organization, she makes a wonderful mentor for our team.

Mrs. Amanda McGrath

Mrs. Amanda McGrath is our business mentor. This is her fifth season with the MechWarriors, but part of FIRST for 7 years. Her son was on our FTC team and is currently on our FRC team. She helps our business sub team with planning, essays, sponsors, videos, recruiting events, and anything in between.

 

Mrs. Konee Rofick

Mrs. Konee Rofick is one of our business and electrical mentors. This is her fourth year with the team.  She got involved after her son's participation last year. Mrs. Rofick is an Electrical Systems Cost Engineer with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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Mr. Marc Antinossi

Marc Antinossi was a student on FRC Team 573 from 2007-2011. He stayed involved with FIRST by volunteering at multiple district events as a referee while attending Michigan Technological University. 2016 marks his first year with the team as a mentor where Marc assists with appendage design and robot manufacturing. Marc currently works as a Program Analyst at Ford Motor Company.

 

Mr. Jeff Weitzel

Mr. Jeff Weitzel was a new mentor on our team for the 2018 FRC season. He worked with our mechanical appendage sub team throughout the season helping with design, CAD, manufacturing and testing of our appendages. He is retired from the Ford Motor Company.