Our Mentors

Doug Chappelle
Head Mentor

Began mentoring in 2011
Doug is a technical fellow at Boeing where he's worked for 30 years as a complex systems integrator on programs like AWACS and the USAF Tanker. He started with robotics 35 years ago while at MIT and is a founding mentor of 4131. In his free time Doug likes to hike, bike, pilot small aircraft, and scuba dive. 

Tod Oney
Staff Advisor

Began mentoring in 2013
Tod is an electrical engineer with an MBA and has owned and managed multiple industries for 25+ years. His passion for helping kids has led him to teach STEM and is now a graduation specialist at Liberty High School. In free time Tod likes to be with his family, travel, and completing home projects.

Robert Wenzel
Head Hardware Mentor

Began Mentoring in 2015
Robert started mentoring FRC robotics in the summer of 2011 when his daughter, Natalie, joined team 399. When she graduated he and his family moved to Washington and joined us as mentors. Robert is ex-Air Force where he worked as an electronics technician. He also has a college degree in English as well as training in mechanical and electrical engineering. 

Michael Dahlgren
Head Electronics & Software Mentor

Began Mentoring in 2015
Michael started mentoring FRC in 2012, back in Texas, and then switched to 4131 in 2015. He is an industrial engineer for Boeing and also volunteers at FRC competitions as a robot inspector. As a mentor, his favorite part is being able to help the kids on the team, with both wiring and becoming good people. In his free time, he likes going to video game conventions.

Eileen Wenzel
Head Admin Mentor

Began Mentoring in 2015​
Eileen began her robotics experience in Lancaster, CA with team 399. When she and her family moved here in 2015 she loved robotics so much that she had to join another team. As a mentor, Eileen loves working on media projects such as Chairman's, and in her free time she enjoys cooking, home improvement, gardening and spending time with family.

Drew Hardcastle
Outreach Mentor & Alumni

Began mentoring in 2018
Drew joined FRC 4131 in her junior year of high school and became president in her senior year. She loved robotics so much she came back to mentor after she graduated. Currently Drew has an AA from Bellevue college and is now studying English and education at Western Washington University. In her free time, she enjoys playing Magic the Gathering, going to rock concerts, and volunteering. 

Noah Sather
FTC Mentor

Began mentoring in 2018

Noah started being a FTC mentor for the 2019 season, but started helping the team out in 2018. He works as a professor and researcher at Seattle Children's Hospital. He likes being able to help the kids on the team become the next generation of engineers and problem-solvers. In his free time, he likes spending time outdoors, along with skiing and snowboarding.

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Stephen Kincaid

Began Mentoring in 2020

Ken Wilhelm

Began Mentoring in 2021

Ken worked for 40 years in Boeing Commercial Flight. He designed data systems and has experience with 3D design and mechanical design.

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Nathan Wilhelm

Began Mentoring in 2021

Nathan has experience with the equipment which he constructed around 10 years ago when he attended Liberty High School. His motivation for mentoring the team is to give back to the community by using his knowledge of the machinery our robotics team uses.

Patrick Quam
Software Mentor & Alumni

Began mentoring in 2018

Thank you, mentors,  for all you do!