Ty Tremblay
Co-Host, Software Support


Ty joined 319 in 2004 as a freshman in high school. Through FIRST, he learned of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and their Robotics Engineering program. While at WPI from 2008 to 2011 he was a mentor on team 190, where he was elected Director of Operations in 2009. After graduating with a MS in Robotics Engineering, Ty is back with his high school team, 319 out of Alton, NH while working as a Manufacturing Engineer at Symbotic. His favorite areas in FIRST are mechanical design, software development, and strategy.
Francis O'Rourke
Co-Host, Social Media


Francis participated in FIRST as a high school student from 2003 to 2006 on team 134 from Pembroke, NH and team 40 from Manchester, NH. He began mentoring team 190 from Worcester, MA in 2006, and has been with them since. Francis works as a Technical Writer, specializing in robotics and manufacturing documentation. His FIRST specialties are in scouting, strategy, and manufacturing.
Evan Morrison
Co-Host, Guest Coordinator


Evan joined FRC Team 971 for the 2005 season as a junior, and was elected Team President as a senior in 2006 He has continued to mentor 971 from afar since graduating high school, while mentoring FRC 190 from 2007-2010, attending WPI and earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He continued to mentor 190 for the 2011 season before leaving Massachusetts to pursue a Master’s degree from Purdue. After graduating, Evan took a full time job as a Mechanical Engineer at Boeing in Seattle, and began mentoring FRC 1983 in 2014. In addition to his mentoring roles, he has helped run video production at the WPI BattleCry offseason event, and worked closely with FIRSTWA to assemble and run the A/V system for the first year of PNW districts.
Stephanie Morrison
Host, Technical Director


Stephanie was a founding member of FRC Team 1983 Skunk Works Robotics in 2007 as a junior in high school. Upon graduating she received the WPI/FIRST Allaire Scholarship to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where she joined FRC Team 190 as a mentor. In 2012 she graduated from WPI with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and concentrations in robotics and mechanical design. After graduating, Stephanie spent a year in Connecticut working for Pratt & Whitney as a Mechanical Design Engineer, before moving back to Seattle. For the 2014 season, she happily rejoined FRC 1983 as a mentor, and also was employed to run two brand new FTC teams at her alma mater, Raisbeck Aviation High School. Currently, she is planning to pursue a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering for controls, mechatronics and robotics starting in the fall of 2014. Steph’s favorite areas in FIRST are mechanical design, controls, and strategy.
Dave McLaughlin
Co-Host, Technical Support


Dave joined first in 2007 as an inaugural member of FRC Team 1983 alongside fellow GameSense member and friend Stephanie Morrison. After graduating from Raisbeck Aviation High School in 2009, he attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute in pursuit of a degree in Robotics Engineering. After one year at WPI, Dave returned to Seattle to reevaluate his goals while continuing his undergraduate education at Highline Community College. He has been mentoring Team 1983 since returning to Washington in 2011 while working toward his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Dave’s focus as a mentor has been conceptual design and strategy development.
Navid Shafa
Co-Host, Statistician, Website Developer, Chat Moderator


Navid participated in FVC in 2007 and transitioned to FRC starting in 2008. As a mentor, he primarily works with Design/Mechanical and shifts to Scouting/Strategy during the competition season. Navid is also a big water-jet geek and often machines a slew of parts for the robot. He currently works with Washington FIRST Robotics, and will be coaching an FLL team this year, on top of mentoring Skunk Works.