Michele Cockrell – Second Lead Mentor
Chris Cockrell – Provotypes Board Director, Fabrication Mentor
Clarence Whetten – Provotypes Board Secretary
I graduated with a B.S. degree from The University of Arizona. After
graduation, I taught at Orem High School for eight years before being
asked to serve as a teacher on special assignment at the Alpine School
District office. While working there I led the team that developed a
set of software tools that were used by most districts in the State of
Utah and several other western states. After several years, Alpine
School District sold this software and I joined the company that
purchased it as their Director of Product Development. Four years
later I joined the IT team at McDonnell Douglas which later merged
with Boeing. While at Boeing I led the definition and implementation
of manufacturing systems at several Boeing sites. Never leaving my
teaching roots I have taught youth technology classes in programming,
hardware interfacing, networks, and databases for many years. I have recently retired from Boeing after 23 years.
Ryan Linerud – CAD Mentor
I’m from Duvall, Washington, and freshman at BYU, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I have experience in both FRC and FTC at my high school back in Washington, and loved the environment that I had to grow as an engineer and team member. I jumped at the opportunity to become a mentor here for the Provotypes. I hope to encourage the same environment that in had at my school, here. I am excited to be a mentor this year, and to be a part of this amazing team!
Daniel Miranda – Business Mentor
Brad Ferguson – Electrical Mentor
I’m an Electrical Engineering major, I’m from South Jordan, Utah and participated in FRC from 2014-2016 on team 3230 Prototype X. I have learned more about robotics and engineering in FRC than I could ever learn in school. I have a passion for learning, and I love improving my skills. In the future, I want to be like Tony Stark with his ability to create things, and turn ideas into reality.
Michael Martineau – Programing Mentor