ABOUT US

Information on our leaders, our mentors, and our history.

OUR FIRST ®   

PRIORITY

The W.A.R. Lords are from Francis Parker School in San Diego, California. As part of our FIRST® involvement, we are dedicated to spreading our message on a national and international scale. We are determined to provide our team members with the skills they need to succeed in future STEM endeavors. 

 
 

One of our Team 2485's philosophies is to be "student led, mentor guided." This means that everything we do is student-driven. Our student leadership exists to manage our various projects, from the robot to outreach.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP

One of our Team 2485's philosophies is to be "student led, mentor guided." This means that everything we do is student-driven. Our student leadership exists to manage our various projects, from the robot to outreach.

DREY

Head of Build

DREY

LEADER

Head of asdas

ETHAN

Head of Design

ETHAN

SABRINA

Head of Drive

SABRINA

BUILD/DESIGN + DRIVE

Matthew | Build and Design

Nathalie | Build and Design

Jessie | Build and Design

Vanessa | Build and Design

Ethan | Build and Design

Kavish | Build and Design

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SYDNEY

Head of 

Business and Impact

SYDNEY

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ALISHA

Head of WOW

ALISHA

BUSINESS/IMPACT + WOW

London | Impact

Yuvi | Impact

Addy | Impact

Anika | WOW

Ella | WOW

JACK

Co-Head of Controls

JACK

ANDREW

Co-Head of Controls

ANDREW

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SOPHIA

Head of Analytics

SOPHIA

CONTROLS + ANALYTICS

Hannah | Controls

Arthon | Controls

Sanjana | Controls

Nicholas | Controls

Ellie | Analytics

Preston | Analytics

Kianna | Analytics

Ella | Analytics

 

MENTORS

Our mentors come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and work to provide student members of Team 2485 with workforce-level advice and guidance, learned from their experiences, throughout our season.

RYAN GRIGGS

Head Faculty Mentor

RYAN GRIGGS

"I’m the Francis Parker Robotics Coordinator and the faculty member responsible for the inception of Team 2485 in 2008. I’m responsible for maintaining and growing Francis Parker Robotics programs, especially those connected to FIRST®. I strive to give all members of our team the opportunity to be exceptional and seek to grow and inspire the next generation of technology leaders. I am blessed to be surrounded by remarkable people."

TOM WETHERALD

Build and Design Department Head Mentor

TOM WETHERALD

STUART BRITTON

Software and Strategy Department Head Mentor

STUART BRITTON

Business and Outreach Department Head Mentor

JAY GERMAN

     JAY

ALL MENTORS

J.P. Pierce

Jim Reed

Robin Seay

Mike Maunu

Jimmy Chan

Stephanie Hszieh

Jason Khoury

Richard Lemoine

Karen Berglas

Rick Berglas

Denise Fujimoto-Britton

Stuart Britton

 

TEAM HISTORY

Since our rookie year, we have come quite far as a team. Our awards and accomplishments over the years can be found below.

2022*

Regional Creativity Award

Regional Branding Award

FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award

2021*

Industrial Design Award

2020*

Regional Gracious Professionalism Award

Regional Finalist

2019

Regional Hard Hat Award

Regional Engineering Inspiration Award

Regional Safety Award

Regional Chairman's Award

Champion Subdivision (Roebling) Finalist

2018

Regional Chairman's Award

Regional Engineering Inspiration Award

Regional Hard Hat Award

FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award

2017

Championship Hard Hat Safety Award

Championship Gracious Professionalism Award

Regional Chairman's Award
Regional Safety Award

2016

Regional Engineering Inspiration Award (x2)

Regional Hard Hat Award

Championship Industrial Design Award

2015

FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award
Regional Innovation in Control Award
Regional Excellence in Engineering Award

2014

Regional Winner
Regional Finalist
Regional Excellence in Engineering Award
Woodie Flowers Finalist Award
FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award
Regional Quality Award

2013

Regional Winner
Regional Finalist
Regional Excellence in Engineering Award
Regional Creativity Award

2012

Regional Imagery Award
Regional Quality Award

2011

FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award
Regional Innovation in Control Award
Regional Excellence in Engineering Award

*impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic