KOLE CRALLEY: 2011-2013 TEAM CAPTAIN
After being inspired by VEX competition during his years at a private school, Kole spearheaded the formation of the Robo Rams and was the Team Captain for our 1st two seasons. With an
expertise in programming, he is now flourishing as a Computer Science graduate student at SIUC and cryptanalysis consultant for the United States Navy.
RACHEL BOLERJACK: 2013-2014 TEAM CAPTAIN
As Team Captain this student spearheaded the formation of the departmental structure that has led to the tremendous growth of the past few years. Her organizational and leadership skills were honed through this tremendous time of change. This alumna is now double majoring in Chemistry and Physics, and minoring in Mathematics on a Chancellor's scholarship at SIU-C.
ALEX TRAN: 2014-2015 SAFETY OFFICER
An incredible talent on the lathe, milling machine, and CNC, Alex’s machining capabilities took our team to another level. During the 2015 competition we were even accused of outsourcing our machining work due to the consummate precision Alex put into his work. Having received a scholarship from Ranken technical college he will be the 1st in his immigrant family’s history to graduate college.
KAYLA DAVIS: 2014-2015 MEDIA OFFICER
This multitalented young woman, with skills in manufacturing and public relations, was a strong force behind the RoboRams’ success. As Media Officer, Ms. Davis made many connections throughout the community and worked long hours making sure enough media coverage, flyers, and tickets were made for our events. During college, she worked in conjunction with Continental Tire on a internship and has since graduated from RLC. She currently works
for Continental Tire.
MICHAEL WRIGHT: 2015-2016 CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Being multi-talented, with skills in manufacturing, engineering and business, Michael Wright had the leadership to help propel the RoboRams into a more defined structural organization. His leadership skills improved when taking over as Team Captain midway through the season, showing his resourcefulness to further the team in fundraising and direction. He showed great skill in his creative use of the CNC, 3D printer, milling machines and lathes. He is now attending Harding University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Computer Science.
JOHN WINKLER: 2016-2017 CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
During his tenure as a promising manufacturing engineer, Mr. Winkler put his talents into crafting parts for the robot and being a soundboard for the design team. In his senior year, he worked at Continental Tire under their internship and worked late nights at school to ensure the robotgot finished on time. Mr. Winkler will be attending RLC this fall.
KAYLEY REININGER: 2016-2017 PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
During her junior year, Ms. Reininger attended our meetings with a timid personality.Throughout that year and her senior year, she grew into a quite confident leader as media officer. Her writing skills and focus helped us achieve our 1st grant, awarded from the Monsanto Fund. She is currently attending RLC this fall.
CONNOR PIGG: 2016-2017 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Beginning his sophomore year, it was clear that Connor had a special gift for computer programming. This bright student showed a tremendous amount of grit in the face of adversity during our 2016 competition season. With passion and commitment, Connor led the team through our 2017 buildseason and drove the robot to our only playoff berth at any St. Louis regional. He is now on scholarship at the University of Illinois studying Biomedical Engineering.
TACOMA SCHOENHERR: 2017-2018 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Starting during his Sophomore year, Tacoma showed a strong interest
in assembly and machining. A reliable team member, Tacoma was
always there early and stayed until the last to help with all aspects of
robotic projects. Through RoboRams, he soon acquired impressive
skills in use of milling machines, lathes and other machine shop
machines and methods. Tacoma developed a method of re-using 3D
printer trays, thus saving the team money and extending the supply of
trays. Tacoma was elected as the CEO for the 2018 Build Season.
Under his leadership the team set new records for fund raising, and
under took designing and building the most complicated FRC robot to
date. During his senior year, Tacoma entered into a school/work coop
program with Continental Tire, a sponsor of RoboRams. After his
graduation he was accepted into the Continental Tire Apprentice
program. Tacoma continues supporting RoboRams as a Team
JOSEPH CAMPISE 2017- 2018 CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
A longtime member of RoboRams, Joseph started building his skills through computer drafting, 3D printing and CNC machining. Through his RoboRams experience, Joseph soon developed impressive skills in the use of milling machines, lathes and other machine shop machines and processes. Joseph soon became the go to team member for all 3D printing and CNC projects. Joseph digitized the RoboRams logo, and school Ram logo for use on team trophies and awards, developing a new way of fund raising. Joseph was elected COO for the 2018 build season, and used his skills to incorporate more CNC machined parts into the RoboRams robots. Joseph was hired by Magnum Steel Works, a sponsor of RoboRams, as a CNC operator and machinist. Joseph continues to support RoboRams as a Team Mentor.
J.T. McElroy 2017-2018 Chief Financial Officer A four-year member of RoboRams, J.T. became a skilled CAD modeler. J.T. produced drawings and 3D CAD models of the team’s robots every year. His models helped the team to visualize our designs before the first piece of metal was cut. J.T. also became a skilled machinist and fabricated many of the parts needed for our FRC robots. He also enjoyed the design process. He was skilled at analyzing the game, and matching the design of the robot to the particular game requirements. J.T. was elected as CFO for the 2018 build season. J.T. multi-tasked and worked in design, CAD, manufacturing and kept the team’s budget in balance by providing accurate accounting practices though out the hectic build season. Upon graduation, J.T. enlisted in the United States Air Force as a Special Forces Intelligence Officer