Meet the TriSonics

Our Mentors

140

Aaron Dana
Assistant Fabrication/Build Mentor

Aaron joined the TriSonics in the 2018 FRC Season. He comes from one of our awesome sponsors, Standale Lumber. He has been helping the build team this year!

aarond@standalelumber.com

140

Chad Potinsky
Lead Mentor

Chad Potinsky is the head mentor for Allendale Robotics. Allendale Robotics started as a few FLL teams in 2010, but in 2012 he founded our FRC Team - 4003: The TriSonics. During the day he is an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer working for ODL in Zeeland, MI.

chad@allendalerobotics.com

140

David Austin
Programming Mentor

David Austin started as a coach for FLL, but for the past five years, he has been the programming mentor for our FRC team, and the last three years for FTC. Dave during the day, is a professional mathematician teaching courses at our local university, Grand Valley State University.

austind@gvsu.edu

140

Dale Van Lopik
Fabrication Mentor

Dale Van Lopik has been with our FRC team since the creation in 2012. He works with our students in fabrication and is also the main mentor that works with the build team. Dale joined our team when he met Chad through Knoll. They've enjoyed working together ever since.

dale_vanlopik@knoll.com

140

Doug Diephouse
Assistant Design Mentor

Doug has been a part of the TriSonics and HexaSonics since 2017. He works at JR Automation, which became one of our new sponsors this year. He works in pricing there, and helps out with the design subteam. He is very ready and willing to help wherever is needed.   

DDiephouse@jrautomation.com

140

Drew Craven
Assistant Design Mentor

Drew joined the TriSonics for the 2018 FRC Season, and hopped into the Design team to help out. Currently, he is a freshman at GVSU studying Mechanical Engineering. 

cravend@mail.gvsu.edu

140

Jim Dowd
Wiring/Assistant Programming Mentor

Jim joined the TriSonics in 2015. He has been very involved with helping the programming team, as well as the wiring team. 

jdowd5153@gmail.com

140

Justin Buist
Assistant Programming Mentor

Justin has been with the TriSonics for a few years now. He works with our head programming mentor David Austin, and helps in teaching students the basics of Java! He is employed at Countryside Greenhouse, a local sponsor of our team. 

justin.buist@gmail.com

140

Morrie Cunningham
Outreach and Awards Mentor

Morrie has always been passionate about FIRST. His journey began when he participated in the Grandville High Schools' RoboDawgs. Now as a student at Grand Valley State University, he mentors FRC team 4003 while still staying involved in his Grandville home teams.

morrie@allendalerobotics.com

140

Kyle Flynn
Assistant Programming Mentor

Kyle has always been passionate about FIRST, he spent his time in High School on team 3618, Petoskey Paladins. During his time on the team he was a Drive Team Member and a Programming Leader. Now, he's a Freshman at GVSU studying Computer Science. He is excited to mentor the students of TriSonics.

kyle.flynn5798@yahoo.com

Our Members

Christian

SENIOR

Elyse

SENIOR

Jordyn

SENIOR

Kyle

SENIOR

Lexi

SENIOR

Nathan

SENIOR

Noah

SENIOR

Dustin

JUNIOR

Ethan

JUNIOR

Ethan

JUNIOR

Henry

JUNIOR

Jacob

JUNIOR

Jacob

JUNIOR

Jason

JUNIOR

Kenton

JUNIOR

Makaila

JUNIOR

Matt

JUNIOR

McKinley

JUNIOR

Nick

JUNIOR

Benjamin

SOPHOMORE

Camden

SOPHOMORE

Elijah

SOPHOMORE

Grant

SOPHOMORE

Madison

SOPHOMORE

Matt

SOPHOMORE

Caiden

FRESHMAN

Carl

FRESHMAN

Colton

FRESHMAN

David

FRESHMAN

Emily

FRESHMAN

Jaden

FRESHMAN

Jake

FRESHMAN

Contact Us

Back to Top