I had some thanks that I felt were in order that I’ve been thinking about for awhile. I want to lead this out by saying that my team mentors are amazing and they deserve to be recognized as well, so thank you guys so much! The specific thanks I have, I didn’t really have a great way to give out. I figured publicly thanking these people on CD was about as good an option as any.
The first person I want to recognize is Allen Gregory IV. This man is great. Very quickly after meeting him at Hub City last year it was apparent to me that he knew what he was doing and that his team really looked up to him. My own team lacks a head mentor so it was great for me to see how he was able lead his team. In addition to being an awesome mentor, he’s also just a super friendly guy and one of the first people I turn to if I have a question about something. Spectrum also does pretty sweet stuff (like that design sheet they just released). So thank you Allen for showing me just how great an FRC mentor can be.
The second person is someone I’ve never met in person, (although I look forward to doing so this season) Mike Corsetto. I sent Mike an email over the summer asking him about something, (I think how 1678 went from never winning an event before 2011 to competing on Einstein 5 years in a row) I honestly didn’t really expect a response, but Mike replied quickly and with more details than I even asked for. I have since sent Mike a number of emails asking about all kinds of things and he’s always quick and willing with his responses. So thanks Mike for always being willing to help out some random kid you’ve never met.
Alright, it’s everyone else’s turn now. Thank some peeps you’ve been meaning to but just haven’t got around to yet.