Kyle Pihl became the team’s head coach/advisor in June 2021, taking the reins from our founder and coach emeritus, Mrs. T after a couple of years as an assistant coach. Mr. Pihl has taught mathematics since 2014 and joined the JHS faculty in 2018.
Education: Western Washington University
Employer: H.M. Jackson High School, Mathematics Teacher
Team Assistant Coach, Drive Team Coach
Patrick’s experience with FIRST began as a student on Team 2910. After earning his degree, he returned in 2016 as a mentor. Patrick’s practical expertise in CAD, fabrication, electrical, and system architecture are invaluable. In 2019, Patrick started Swerve Drive Specialties, a company to fabricate swerve drive modules specifically for FRC robots. At the World Championship in Houston in April 2022, 20 of the 24 robots in the Einstein Finals Round Robin employed drive modules from Swerve Drive Specialties
Education: BS, Mechanical Engineering
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Employer: Principal, Swerve Drive Specialties
Ms. Branson joined the team in 2022 to take on coaching responsibilities while Mr. Pihl was on paternity leave — and she fell deeply in love with the team. We are so excited to have her energy and spirit returning to the team for another year.
Employer: Everett Public Schools, Teacher
2022-2023 Student Leaders
Public Relations Officer
Media and Marketing Officer
Being an FRC Team mentor is fun, exciting, and sometimes a little crazy. Your passion for your work is a valuable asset for our team. Please contact our Lead Mentor, Patrick Woolfenden, to learn more.
Royce initially got involved with FIRST as a 3-year member of Team 2910. In 2016, Royce returned as a programming sub-team mentor. Royce’s ongoing dedication to and support of Team 2910 is something we really appreciate and count on. Royce’s employer, Microsoft, is also a big supporter of Team 2910, and of FIRST everywhere.
Education: BS, Computer Science and Software Engineering
University of Washington
Employer: Microsoft, Software Engineer
Athina is another FIRST alumna, a member of Team 2910 for two years. After earning her degree, she returned to mentor in 2017, working primarily with our fabrication kids to wire our robot. Her employer, Electroimpact, is one of our oldest team sponsors.
Education: BS, Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
Employer: Electroimpact, Electrical Engineer
Scott joined the team as a mentor in the 2019-2020 season.
Kevin is an aerospace engineer and has been involved with FIRST robotics for a number of years. An alumnus of Team 1014, Kevin divides his time mentoring two FRC Teams, 2910 and 2930, and acting as a head referee for FLL in Washington state.
Media & Marketing
Andrea wishes that FIRST had been around when she was in school, but she got here as fast as she could, namely when her own student joined the team in 2017. In 2018, Andrea started mentoring the media and marketing team as part of her personal mission to help create good design wherever she can.
Education: BA, Psychology
AAA, Visual Communication
Art Institute of Seattle
Employer: CREO Industrial Arts