A member of the Ratchet Rockers for eleven years, Darrell Wodrich works with all divisions of our robotics team, providing overall management and leadership. In college, he earned an Associates Degree in Management Information Systems. He is able to share the skills he acquired through 28 years professional experience in technology related fields, as well as provide his superior leadership and coaching ability in order to allow our team to prosper.
A member of the Ratchet Rockers for four years, Joe Flynn mentors the programmers on our robotics team. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in college, majoring in Computer Science and Math. 30 years of software engineering experience at Boeing helps him teach the students about the basics of software engineering, such as requirements, design, coding, and testing.
A part of the Ratchet Rockers for seven years, Bill Denoon mentors the build and CAD students on our robotics team. He is currently a consulting engineer for the flexographic printing and packaging industry. Mr. DeNoon has served in many positions such as Project Engineer, Engineering Manager, Plant Manager, Project Manager, and Vice President of Engineering and Technology. He greatly benefits our team with his hands on approach to problem solving and his unique ability to understand both the engineering and operations side of production makes him invaluable. He enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge with the next generation.
A member of the Ratchet Rockers for six years, Mark Roberts mentors the build and CAD divisions of our robotics team. He studied technology in college, earning himself an AAS Degree. He has a career in the mechanical field, working for 25 years as a machinist and as a managing supporter of a steam turbine generator engineering group. He shares his experience received from his extended practices, having the ability to guide students throughout the whole process of designing and manufacturing items for our robots.
A mentor of the Ratchet Rockers for three years, Brandy Antonio works in the media tech division of our team. In college she earned a B.S. in Secondary Math Education as well as a MET Master’s in Educational Technology. She provides the team with her professional teaching skills in Mathematics and Educational Technologies. She is excited to work with students who are interested in graphic, web and video design, as well as those interested in increasing our audience through social media. She believes the skills she provides will not only benefit our team, but will also enhance the skills of our students will have currently and in their futures.
A member of the Ratchet Rockers for five years, Leslie Monahan mentors the students in the business division of our team. In college she earned a B.S. in Public Administration as well as a Masters in Business Administration. She promotes professional leadership and business skills she acquired when she worked at Boeing for fifteen years, conducting training classes in presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and management development. She believes that the experience she provides will allow her to help students learn new skills, as well as help them develop to their full potential.
Part of the Ratchet Rockers for eight years, Kathy Park mentors the business students on our robotics team. She has earned her bachelor of science education degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She has worked for the Wentzville School District in early childhood education. This allows her to maintain order throughout our team, as well as help organize team trips and events in the most efficient way.
As a second year mentor of the Ratchet Rockers, Steven Shortt mentors the build division of our team. He is currently attending college and is returning to our team as a mentor after being a student member for two years. Previously being on the build team and being mechanically inclined helps him understand and explain what needs to be done when students ask him for assistance with tasks such as making specific parts.
As a second year mentor of the Ratchet Rockers, Nicole Williams mentors the programming and vision divisions of our team. She earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, a M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering, and is a certified LabVIEW Application Developer. She believes her experience working with programming, simulation, and integration for aerospace manufacturing enables her to effectively mentor our students. She enjoys helping students learn about robots and STEAM applications through her mentoring.
As a second year mentor of the Ratchet Rockers, Renee Tate mentors the business division of our team. She has received a BS in management from LSU, and believes that her experience working in different areas of business, finance, and education enables her to better mentor the business team. She also enjoys organizing team fundraisers as well as working with other administrative aspects of our team.
As a second year mentor of the Ratchet Rockers, Keli Stone mentors the business division of our team. She is a former co-chair with the Energy for Life Walks, and a current support leader for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. She enjoys helping build community relations, and is able to do so on our team by organizing coopertition between frc teams through things such as collecting soda tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. She also volunteers with FLL teams, and enjoys working with the media of our team.