Mr. Nathan Knauss
Mr. Knauss (aka K-Bear) is Storm's lead mentor and co-founder. He has a BS in Tech Ed from TCNJ as well as a M.Ed in STEM Curriculum & Instruction. He is a teacher at Cherokee High School, winning teacher of the year for 2020. He teaches electronics and engineering courses at Cherokee High School. In 2019 Mr. Knauss was awarded a Blue Banner as a Woodie Flowers.
Mr. Jim Scott
Mr. Scott is a co-founder of Storm Robotics, and currently the lead mentor for Red Watch Robotics. He is a teacher at Lenape High School, teaching Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Electronics, and Principles of Engineering, after his 16 year stay as the school's metal shop teacher. He is primarily found helping students with Design and Fabrication, as well as making sure everything is running smoothly behind the scenes.
Mr. Joshua Smith
Mr. Smith returned to mentor on Storm in 2016 after having been a member himself for two years beginning in 2010. He currently works at Opex Corporation in Moorestown as a Production Trainer, developing lean manufacturing and assembly of automation systems designed by Opex. He primariy mentors students specialized in Design and Fabrication.
Ms. Sue Ann Miller
Ms. Miller works at Opex Corporation in Moorestown as a Technical Trainer, teaching field technicians how to fix distribution center robots designed by Opex. Bringing experience from FTC, Ms. Miller became a Storm FRC mentor in 2019. She primarily mentors students specialized in Electronical and Pneumatic Controls.
Ms. Shaniqua Brown
Ms. Brown has been a part of the FIRST Community . She was on Team 87's graphics team as a student in high school. In the past she has also mentored Team 1647, the Iron Devils. She now works with Storm's Business and Marketing department. She teaches various technology classes, specializing in TV broadcasting. She has been best friends with Mr. Knauss for over ten years.
Mr. Jim Hessler
Mr. Hessler is a co-founder of Storm Robotics. Even after retirement from a long career of teaching Physics at Lenape High School, he continues to mentor students on the robotics team. He is usually found in the metal shop helping Design and Fabrication students.
Mr. Ed Cohen
Mr. Cohen has been mentoring Storm since 2010. He has a passion for sustainability. He also impresses students with magic tricks. He has a magic show to raise awareness on sustainable energy. His daughter, Rebecca, is a storm alum. He runs his own software company that works with mail sorting automation.
Mr. Kyle Louis
Mr. Louis has been a mentor of Red Watch Robotics since 2021. He teaches physics and Project Lead The Way at Lenape High School. He can often be found helping students think of creative and effective solutions with the team's Software Department.
Faculty Volunteer Mentors
Ms. Alyssa Aurilio- Lenape Tech Ed- Business and Marketing
Mr. Robert Wagner- Lenape Physics- Fabrication
Other Volunteer Mentors
James Hing - NAVAIR
Ryan Anderson- Storm Alum