Tim Buss

Tim Buss is our founding mentor. He has 3 decades of experience in the software industry and was instrumental in the founding of our club by providing our first pieces of equipment. Two of his children were also a part of the robotics team. His experience in software coupled with his guidance helps the students learn to program and operate the robot, making him crucial to this club.

Mike Sousa

Mike Sousa is one of our other club's founding mentors. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz majoring in both biology and bio-chemistry, going on to be a fleet manager at UPS for 27 years. Since then, he has worked at San Marin High School as the auto shop teacher, and is now in retirement. He has a lifelong enthusiasm for automotive mechanics, and his engineering knowledge and boundless charisma helps lead us through every year. ​

Chris Fehring

Chris Fehring has been a Penguin Empire Robotics mentor since 2015. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in mechanical engineering and now is a co-founder of a startup. Three of his kids have been members of our robotics team and his engineering knowledge helps us build and test our prototypes.

Brice Criswell

Brice has been our programming mentor for the past year. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's in Science and is now working with Epic Games as the Lead Physics Programmer and Senior Physics Programmer for the past 4.5 years. His extensive knowledge of programming has helped the team in many ways.