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Our mentors do an amazing amount of work to make sure that the team functions as a complete whole.

Dawn Lutz – Dawn received her B.A. from Hampshire College and her J.D. from the University of Denver. Dawn practiced corporate law in Denver for several years but then decided to pursue her love of technology and co-founded Technetronic Solutions, Inc. (TSI), a technology consulting company, with her husband, Donald. Dawn has been involved with FIRST since 2003. She helped form and coach FIRST LEGO League teams from 2003 through 2008, founded a FIRST  Robotics Competition (FRC) team at Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning, and has mentored FRC team 1410 at George Washington High School since 2005. For three years Dawn served as the FIRST Senior Mentor for Colorado, a position which involves recruiting mentors, volunteers and teams in Colorado and supporting the FIRST program. She is currently serving as the FIRST Regional Director for Colorado, the Chairperson of the Colorado FIRST  Operating Committee and is has been a member of the board of Colorado FIRST since May, 2006.  Dawn manages the team and helps wherever she can.

Donald Lutz – Donald Lutz is the Director of Software Engineering at Flexential (http://www.flexential.com/), a hybrid cloud provider. An accomplished Director of Software Engineering and Solutions Architect with an enormous depth and breadth in Microsoft architecture as well as having over 25 years’ experience in designing and building large enterprise systems. Specializes in real-world cloud solutions implemented using Actors, ASP.NET Core and functional languages to build integrated, orchestrated microservices using AWS, Azure and Docker.

Doug Semon – Doug is a seasoned technologist, known within the broadband industry as the guy who installed the very first cable modem in the United States, in Castro Valley, Calif., in 1996. He was instrumental in defining and shepherding the technical specifications that enabled the evolution of cable modem and broadband technology, and is well versed in engineering disciplines from RF to circuit design to mechanical engineering, network communications and test/ measurement. He is recently retired from Time Warner Cable, where he served as VP of Strategic Technology and Standards. Over a 35 year career in cable television and broadband communications, Doug served in senior technical roles at Cable Television Laboratories, Viacom Cable and early pay-TV provider Channel 100 Inc. His robotic interests began early — he built his first computer in 1978, and is an active hobbyist with remote-control airplanes and helicopters. He is eager to be in a position to give back to the technology community by helping young technologists build super-cool robots.

Brian Perry – Biography coming soon

Justin Allen – Justin works for Charter Communications.  He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Metro State University of Denver in 2013. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family and ride motorcycles, boats, and dirt bikes. He also likes to work on vehicles and small engines.

Cindy Kraybill – Originally an active parent supporter of the team, Cindy got more involved in the  Team when, as a DPS teacher, she filled in the night before departure as chaperone for the Salt Lake City Regional trip.  She’s been hooked ever since.  Cindy has a background in marketing and grant writing.  She helps the team with fundraising and the Chairman’s award.

Craig Benjamin – Craig has B.S. in Engineering-Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a focus on Aerospace.  He has a background in satellite design and testing with a specialty in digital communications.  Currently, Craig works as an Electrical and Systems Engineer for Ball Aerospace.  Craig has been involved with Team 1410 since 2017 and helps with all aspects of the robot and team leadership.