MEET THE TEAM

We are thankful to have so many wonderful students and mentors on our team to push our once-small-club to even greater heights. In recognition of our students and coaches alike, we have a complete profile of our current and past members, who built our team to where it is today.

MENTORS

Ralph Albrecht

Ralph Albrecht

Parent Volunteer/Mentor

Ralph Albrecht is a patent attorney who founded Albrecht Law Firm. He is also the head coach of the Falls Church Robotics Team, and is a parent volunteer.
John Bertha

John Bertha

Team Sponsor/Mentor

John Bertha is the teacher-sponsor of the team, and is currently a computer science teacher at Falls Church. He is a coach of the Falls Church Robotics Team.
Sokhom Kith

Sokhom Kith

Parent Volunteer/Mentor

Sohkom Kith is an engineer at the Naval Research Labs in Washington D.C. He is also a coach of the Falls Church Robotics team, and is a parent volunteer.
Dan Tra

Dan Tra

Founding (Former) Mentor

Dan Tra was the founding coach of the team. As well as inspiring many other STEM related teams and programs, such as CyberPatriot and GiTech, Mr. Tra was a former computer science teacher at Falls Church. He has since transferred to work at Woodson High School.
Danielle Kaldmaa

Danielle Kaldmaa

Retired Founding President

Danielle Kaldmaa was one of the original members of the team and is a graduated Falls Church President. She has since become a mentor for the team and is a freshman in college.
Joshua Booth

Joshua Booth

Programming Mentor

Joshua Booth is a software developer at CSRA. His primary role is the programming mentor of the team, however, he assists other subdivisions as well.

STAFF

Anhtuan Nguyen

Anhtuan Nguyen

Founding Senior President

One of the original founders of the Falls Church Robotics Team, Anhtuan is currently Senior President of the team and is VEX Project Manager.
Sam Morstein

Sam Morstein

Junior President

Sam Morstein is the Junior President of the Falls Church Robotics team. He is also FTC Project Manager.
Cole Wendrowski

Cole Wendrowski

FRC Project Manager

Cole Wendrowski is a junior at FCHS. He is the FRC Project Manager.
Jacob Butler

Jacob Butler

Treasurer

A junior at FCHS, Jacob handles much of the budget for the team and works with members to organize fundraising and outreach events.
Rojo Ramiandrisoa

Rojo Ramiandrisoa

Communications Officer

Rojo is a junior at FCHS, and handles much of the inter-club communications. As well as managing the Team's Discord and bi-weekly email, the Jaguar Firmware Update, he also is the person to talk to when dealing with sponsors.
Jason Caceres

Jason Caceres

Safety Officer

Jason Caceres is a senior at FCHS, and is in charge of safety on the team. As well as regulating the team's safety policies, Jason is responsible for teaching safety practices to rookies, training students to use workshop machines safely, and teaching first-aid.
Andre Padovani

Andre Padovani

Build Captain/VEX Project Manager

One of the original members of the Falls Church Robotics Team, Andre is the Captain of Build Team, and teaches new recruits about electronics, tools, and material selction.
Alexander Savinski

Alexander Savinski

Modelling Captain

One of the original members, Alexander Savinski is a senior at FCHS. He is the head of the CAD team, and is responsible for teaching rookies about 3D Design and Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Daniel Lower-Basch

Daniel Lower-Basch

Programming Captain

Daniel Lower-Basch is a junior at FCHS. Daniel is Captain of the Programming Team, and teaches new recuits about programming in several languages, and their different uses.
Akira Tamashiro

Akira Tamashiro

Head of Photography/Media

Akira is the photographer of the team, and specializes in photography and film-making.

"The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was the genius."

-Sid Caesar

CURRENT MEMBERS

Adam Bihi

Adam Bihi

"6'2" with an attitude"

Akira Tamashiro

Akira Tamashiro

"Nowadays, a camera can be like a pistol. It's fun to point it at others, except when it's pointed at you."

Alexander Savinski

Alexander Savinski

"What's a quote?"

Andre Padovani

Andre Padovani

No quote availible

Andrew Bryceland

No quote availible

Anhtuan Nguyen

Anhtuan Nguyen

"I swear to god, if this year isn't a water game..."

Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony Rodriguez

No quote availible

Chandi Kanhai

Chandi Kanhai

"Are we sure this is safe?"

Christopher Albrecht

Christopher Albrecht

"Persistance is the only difference between failure and success"

Christopher Jesus

Christopher Jesus

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Cole Wendrowski

Cole Wendrowski

No quote available

Daniel Lower-Basch

Daniel Lower-Basch

No quote available

Ethan Ton

Ethan Ton

"So I have to choose between theatre tech and robotics?"

Guivanni Vasquez

Guivanni Vasquez

No quote available

Jacob Butler

Jacob Butler

"What Rojo said."

Jason Caceres

Jason Caceres

"We need to build a bot, and have Mr. Ralph pay for it!"

Joseph Chromicz

Joseph Chromicz

"This is the best we could do."

Matthew Reyes

Matthew Reyes

"The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do"

Michael Long

Michael Long

No quote available

Mohammed Kharaibaki

Mohammed Kharaibaki

No quote available

Rojo Ramiandrisoa

Rojo Ramiandrisoa

"You'd think we're smart, but we really aren't"

Sam Morstien

Sam Morstein

"'Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity' -Albert Einstein"

Steven Sanchez

Steven Sanchez

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Todd Tran

Todd Tran

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Tryn Dunne

Tryn Dunne

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Tyler James

Tyler James

"'I Need Healing!' - Genji Shamada"

Ved Verma

Ved Verma

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FORMER/GRADUATED MEMBERS

Akrim Beshir

Akrim Beshir

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Andrew Chin

Andrew Chin

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Brian Lao

Brian Lao

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Calathea Pacifica

Calathea Pacifica

No quote available

Cameron Kith

Cameron Kith

No quote available

Danielle Kaldmaa

Danielle Kaldmaa

"If midnight snacks are frowned upon, why is there a light in the fridge?"

Destiny Weiss

Destiny Weiss

No quote available

Gerson Camacho

Gerson Camacho

"IDK, make up a quote for me."

Leticia Chura

Leticia Chura

No quote available

Tenzin Tashi

Tenzin Tashi

No quote available

Tri Nguyen

Tri Nguyen

"Peanut Butter is love, Peanut Butter is life."

Rachel Albrecht

Rachel Albrecht

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David Fernandez

David Fernandez

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Nathaniel Hort-Lee

Nathaniel Hort-Lee

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Dominic Cooper

Dominic Cooper

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James Bechet

James Bechet

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Vincent Trusso

Vincent Trusso

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Amber Ecelbarger

Amber Ecelbarger

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Michael Einhorn

Michael Einhorn

"'Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes' -Edsger Dijkstra"

Tobias Schneider

Tobias Schneider

No quote available

Neyha Bhatia

Neyha Bhatia

No quote available

Sandy Kendall

Sandy Kendall

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Owen Clark

Owen Clark

No quote available

Arias Rodrigo

Arias Rodrigo

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Daniel Loncar

Daniel Loncar

"There is a spy among us."

Theodore Behr

Theodore Behr

"Old MacBearold had a farm, AIEEE! AIEEE! OUGHH!"

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