Meet The Mentors
Team Logistics and Business Mentor
I'm Helen Potter, one of the Lead Mentors for 8033. I'm in charge of team logistics and I mentor the business subteam. The team was founded in my garage in 2019. I had a 20-year career in quantitative investing before retiring from BNY Mellon in 2010.
I'm John Lambert. I am a Fabrication Mentor for 8033. I train the team on how to use manual and digital fabrication tools. I also teach the students precision tool skills. I have worked in infrastructure engineering for 40 years. I love to tinker and build things.
Team Lead Advisor and Lead Software Mentor
I’m Kevin Clark, the Lead Software Mentor for 8033. I joined Highlander Robotics in its Rookie year. In addition to my work with the Software Team, I advise the Team Leads on the ins and outs of running an engineering organization. Professionally I’m a Software Engineer and worked in AI and Search at Apple and Microsoft.
I'm Klaus Zietlow, one of the Mechanical Mentors. This is my second year with the team. I work for a start-up company that is developing micro-manufacturing equipment.