Our Mentors


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.

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Zack Kaluza - Zack is an alumnus of team 1410 (2011-2014 seasons), having worked as electrical team member, electrical team lead, and driver. He took a 4 year hiatus from the team to get his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at CU Boulder, and now returns as a mentor working for Xcel Energy.


Matt O'Neal - Matt O’Neal is an eclectic tinkerer with a collection of degrees from Cal Poly SLO, USC and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the first 10 years of his career building ultra-high precision optical and navigation instruments. Matt currently works as a full-stack Data Scientist for BP and is passionate about modeling, pattern-based software and infrastructure design. He has been involved with FIRST since 2009 and part of FRC 1410 since 2012