The FRC Staff

Blog Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 10:32

Last night FIRST had its annual holiday celebration.  It was a rare chance for us to get together as a group, have some dinner, and have a little fun.  Dean was there, and spoke briefly about the importance of our mission, and our part in making it happen.  It was a wonderful evening, all the way around.

On my way home – after my normal bedtime, by the way – I was thinking about the FRC Staff.  You probably don’t know most of them.  Here are their names, in no particular order:

Monica Cyr

Kerry Wentworth

Carla Proulx

Krista Pratt

Lori Burkhamer

Rose Kue

Kate Pilotte

Collin Fultz

Charlie Jacobs

James Rahaim

Harry Robinson

Matt Pilotte

Derek Foster

Zack Morin

Ryan Foley

Kevin O’Connor

Dennis Mitchell

These are some of the finest people I have ever worked with in my career.  Not just because of their skill level, but because they care – truly care – about the work they are doing.  They could potentially be working at a for-profit company for more green, but I think they are not primarily driven by their paychecks.  I think they have a larger purpose. 

I’m extraordinarily fortunate to be working with these folks.

I’ll blog again soon



Thanks to all the FRC staff who do so much work for all of us.

Merry Christmas & Happy Kickoff, I mean New Year!

Merry Christmas to all at FIRST and thank you for all that you do to make a difference in the world.

Happy Holidays to all!
Thank you so much for everything!

And the fact you can answer all our questions, no matter how silly. Merry Christmas!

You guys are awesome! I've had the privilege to meet some of the staff and you all just seem so fabulous. Have a lovely holidays and see you all at kickoff!

(...and what is this normal bed time of which you speak..)

I'm glad to know the FIRST staff is full of people who "truly care" ! That is what makes non-profit organizations truly great. I really appreciate this new blog format as well ! Thanks to the entire staff for your hard work.

Frank, thanks for your helpful replies (and sometimes [not so good] hints).

Kate, I promise to never again step onto the field during a match when you're the FTA, to remove an offending flag (i.e. 2008 and haven't for the last four seasons). Thank god we don't have those annoying things anymore!

Derek, I believe Chris Nobel has stolen at least one set of FTA cheat sheets from you. I believe this should be a spanking foul.

Merry Christmas,
Happy New Year,
Bruce Van Eyck

PS: If you could get those full field assembly drawings out to us soon, that would be much appreciated!!

Is this staff list a "hint"?

No. The staff list is simply a list of everyone currently on the FRC staff.

A rose kissed...
A dinner great...
Dinner and "rose" are mentioned here

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