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Meet Our Staff


  Terri Campbell
Business Development Assistant

terric@firstwa.org
Terri brings 15+ years of business management experience to FIRST.   She has worked in a variety of industries from banking, computer consulting, public relations and local chamber of commerce.  She brings experience as a fundraiser and event manager  Terri is highly skilled in recognizing and addressing the needs for business growth and development.
 
Kellie Essig
Communications Coordinator

kelliee@firstwa.org
Kellie brings over 10 years of experience in communications, education and broadcasting industries. As a high school College and Career Specialist she created a successful post high school program for all students.  During her time as  a corporate communication agency production manager/producer she successfully managed all aspects of video/film projects from concept thru completion. Her experience as a broadcast reporter developed her passion for creating and communicating ideas.  She has a B.A. from Central Washington University in Mass Media with a specialization in Broadcast Journalism.
 

   
Jacque Grimm
Events Assistant
jacqueg@firstwa.org
Jacque brings over 8 years of volunteer experience to FIRST Washington.  As the Team Manager for her children's hockey team she chaired the annual 2009 auction which helped to raise over $70 thousand for the Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association.  She also has been very involved  volunteering in FIRST Robotics competitions in a variety of roles like Pit Admin; Lead Queuer; Score Keeper; Referee. 




 
Program Manager, FIRST  Tech Challenge/ FIRST  Robotics Competition




  Susan Martucci
Program Manager,FIRST LEGO League Jr.andFIRST LEGO League , Volunteer Coordinator

Founding Member, Washington FIRST Robotics

susan@firstwa.org
Susan Martucci has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and Bellevue Community College certificates for Business Intelligence Developer and Relational Database Developer.She has five years of experience as a Girl Scout leader and over fifteen years of experience with the FIRST Robotics program in various roles including coaching FIRST LEGO League Teams for five years and serving on the Washington FIRST Robotics Planning Committee for FIRST programs in Washington State for ten years.



  Erin McCallum
President

erin@firstwa.org
Erin McCallum has spent 25 years successfully raising more than $162 million for a number of high-profile community organizations in this region and is a proven leader in both non-profit and political fund raising communities. Erin is an active volunteer with several nonprofit and community organizations including serving on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Western Washington and troop leader, member of Rotary Club #4 of Seattle, Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, East King County Chambers Legislative Coalition.



  Adrienne Rime
Events and Logistics Manager

arime@firstwa.org
Adrienne Rime became involved with FIRST in 2007 when her daughter's high school started a robotics club.In 2010 she began coaching a FRC team where she developed a passion for working with students.In 2011, Adrienne joined the Washington FIRST Robotics staff as a part time program coordinator for FTC and FRC.  She loves the way that FIRST can help shape young peoples lives in discovering a career pathway.


  Eric Stokely
Fieldhouse Supervisor
Founding Member, Washington FIRST Robotics

erics@firstwa.org
Eric Stokely claims that he has had four professions over his career.His first career was in manufacturing then he went back to college and got a degree in physics. He was employed with Lawerence Livermore National Labs and transitioned into teaching. He joined FRC Team 360 at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma. Eric helped launch the FIRST Robotics program in Washington State and his passion for FIRST keeps him teaching.

 
  Kyle Thomas
Gifts Processing Coordinator
kthomas@firstwa.org

Kyle started working as a volunteer in the fieldhouse in 2015 and transitioned into a part-time position as a Gifts Processing Coordinator managing donor information and providing reports to the management team. He studied accounting at Western Washington University and enjoys hiking and basketball in his spare time.


  Eric Van Buren
FIRST  Senior Mentor

evanburen@usfirst.org
Eric Van Buren's roots with FIRST run deep. He began as a mentor for Bear Metal when his son joined the team and quickly recognized how this program changes lives for students and adults. Eric joined FIRST in an official capacity in 2012 as the Senior Mentor for Washington state. In this role, Eric recruits new adults to mentor teams, supports existing teams and identifies new opportunities for teams to be launched. Eric works across all four programs for FLLJr, FLL, FTC and FRC.