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 – Lisa Ritchie

Board Member – Steve Dalcher

Board Member – Justin Charette

Board Member – Todd Lail

Board Member – Open


Electrical Mentor

  • Justin Charette
  • Todd Lail
  • David Gillenwater

Mechanical Mentors

  • Mike Koch (Lead Mentor)
  • Steve Dalcher
  • Todd Lail
  • David Gillenwater
  • Moriah Schlenker
  • Mary Petitte
  • John Pugsley

Media/Marketing Mentors

  • Shawn Van Ness
  • Frank Braswell
  • Ashley Cougill
  • Lydia Cain

Programming Mentor

  • Justin Charette

Scouting/IT Mentors

  • Sam Struck
  • Shawn Van Ness

Woodworking Mentors

  • Ian Blair
  • David Wyatt
  • Mary Petitte
  • Brian Dyer
  • Stacey Gillenwater

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

This video is in memory of Gary Rice, our beloved woodworking mentor.