We wouldn’t be a functioning team without our amazing mentors and awesome parents. Thank you!

Board Members:

Team President – Shawn Van Ness

Team Vice President –  Mike Koch

Team Treasurer – Julia Schlenker

Team Secretary – Larry Cougill

Board Member – Gary Rice

Board Member – Steve Dalcher

Board Member – Rob Cartwright


Electrical Mentor

  • Rob Cartwright

Fundraising Mentor

  • Shawn Van Ness

Mechanical Mentors

  • Mike Koch (Lead Mentor)
  • Hai Nguyen
  • Steve Dalcher
  • Ryan Dognaux
  • Royal Walker

Media Mentors

  • Asher Cougill (College Student Mentor)
  • Ashley Martin (College Student Mentor)

Programming Mentors

  • Stefan Brandle
  • Rob Cartwright (Asst. Mentor)

Scouting/IT Mentors

  • Hai Nguyen
  • Larry Cougill
  • Shawn Van Ness

Spirit Mentors

  • Melissa Martin (Food & Travel Leader)
  • Stephanie Harms

Woodworking Mentor

  • Gary Rice

Many thanks again to the sponsors, family, and friends who support 1720!