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. 

 
 

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.

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IZZY

Build and Design Department Head

IZZY

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ADITYA

Software Department Head

ADITYA

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LUCA

Business and Outreach Department Head

LUCA

BRETT

Strategy Department Head

BRETT

SPENCER

Director of Design

SPENCER

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JACK

Director of Drive Team

JACK

BUILD AND DESIGN

Carly | Build Trainings Director

Dylan | Shop Director

Tess | Safety Captain

Max | Quartermaster

SOFTWARE AND STRATEGY

Mark | Robot Code Director

Jayna | Control Systems Director

Ian | Electrical Director

Jonathon | Strategy Training Director

Ashveen | Strategy Interface Director

BUSINESS AND OUTREACH

Chisato | Awards Director

Vivian | Public Relations Director

Kaia | WOW Director

Kai | Media Director

 

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

JAY GERMAN

Business and Outreach Department Head Mentor

JAY GERMAN

OTHER MENTORS

Robin Seay

Marilyn Tobin

Madeleine Nawrocki

J.P. Pierce

Jim Reed

Jamie Rhodes

Kalpana Rhodes

Stephanie Hszieh

Jason Khoury

Richard Lemoine

Mike Maunu

Deidre MacKenna

Dori Cage

Jim Cage

Jimmy Chan

Anthony Dominguez

Rosalia Erwinasari

Karen Berglas

Rick Berglas

Denise Fujimoto-Britton

Stuart Britton

Mamta Buch

 

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.

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