We would not be able to do everything that we do without the knowledge and dedication of our amazing mentors. They bring technical experience and invaluable advice that furthers our mission of providing a positive high school team experience through robotics while inspiring intellectual creativity, fostering a passion for science, technology, and engineering, and developing critical thinking, problem solving, and team building skills. Learn more about them here!

Tony Mauro

Faculty Advisor, Controls

Tony teaches Engineering, Computer Science, and Robotics at CCA. He received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly and USC. Prior to joining CCA, Tony worked as a Digital Hardware and Digital Signal Processing Software Engineer at Qualcomm. Tony also leads the FTC teams at CCA. His areas of interest include digital control systems, digital signal processing and mobile application development.

Garrison Price

Lead Mentor, Mechanical, Controls

Garrison works for the Navy as a civilian researcher with a focus on augmented and virtual reality. He has a BS in Computer Science from San Diego State University and is currently working towards a MS in Computer Science at his alma mater. He is a founding member of Team 3128 and focuses primarily on mechanical design. He is currently too busy to have any other hobbies but when he is able to sneak away from the workshop, he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and cooking.

Christine Low

Marketing, Mechanical

Christine Low holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island (go Rams!) and a Masters in Electro-Optical engineering from the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!). Attempted life as a Yankee in the South with Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels, but was whisked back to the north by her (now) husband, where she spent 20 years at Northrop Grumman (Chicago) in IR and UV aircraft missile defense. When she is not in the robotics workshop, you can find her gardening, sewing, at Crossfit, racing sailboats and attempting to learn to surf (very, very badly).

Mary Snyder


Mary Snyder holds a BS in Biological Sciences Education from Miami University (in Ohio!) and a MS in Natural Sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mary has taught middle school and high school science classes in different levels of Biology, Earth Science, Genetics, and different levels of Anatomy & Physiology for the past 23 years. Outside of her responsibilities as a classroom teacher, she also started a neighborhood FLL team (The Plastic Protons Always Positive!) that she coached for two years to support her son’s unwavering interest in robotics. When she's not spending hours in the workshop or driving students & robots around, her family enjoys hiking and visiting National Parks or the family farm in Ohio.

Denise Gibbs


Matt Keen


Matt Keen has 20 years experience in the computer industry working a variety of different areas including, software-defined radio, cyber security, hardware hacking, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and enterprise software systems engineering. He holds a M.S. in Information Security and a B.S. in Software Systems Engineering from Nova Southeastern University and CTU. At the intersection of arts and science, Matt splits his off hours between developing cheap embedded IoT systems with the ESP8266 chip-set and keeping the history of 30's and 40's Lindy Hop and Balboa Swing dancing alive, through teaching dance locally and competing nationally.

Scott Baron


Christine Lau Dizon


Christine graduated from the University of California, Riverside in 2007 and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering with a concentration in manufacturing. She has eleven years in the oil and gas industry. Currently, she works at Solar Turbines where she has been a mechanical engineer, a process & instrumentation engineer, and now a controls engineer. In her free time, she enjoys being a member of Solar Turbines’ Solar Women Engineers (SWE), cycling, and spending time with her husband and two children.