Mentors & Leads

Mark Smith


Mr. Smith graduated from Texas A&M University for his B.S. and went on to get a masters in Systems Engineering NC State University. 

Mr. Smith has more than 30 years experience in numerous systems engineering and analytics leadership positions starting with Compaq Computer Corp. in 1988 before moving to the power industry (NRG/Reliant) in 2002 working in product innovation and data analytics/data science leadership roles. 

FIRST Robotics: Mr. Smith was formerly the head mentor of VorTX  FRC 3735 from 2013-19. He moved to Vector in 2019 to help start the FRC team. Mr. Smith’s experience is as lead mentor, performing non-technical mentor/ coordination roles and leading the boosters organization. Mr. Smith has interests in leadership development, sponsorships, analytics, and strategy. He hopes to continue adding to his FIRST knowledge with JAVA programming and advanced control in coming seasons.

David Monroe


Mr. Monroe is our Computer Science teacher at Tomball Memorial and one of our lead coaches for the robotics program. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Masters in 3D Modeling and Animation and has been teaching for 5 years at TMHS. His specialization is in java programming for FRC. He enjoys all things programming and circuitry related.

Vanessa Coronado


Mrs. Coronado is our Engineering teacher at Tomball Memorial and one of our lead coaches for the robotics program. She graduated from Texas A&M University and has been teaching at Tomball Memorial since the school opened. She specialized in technical engineering aspects for FRC. She enjoys all things engineering and electronic related.

Student Leadership:

Engineering Lead - Aakarsh Saggar

Design Lead - Roland Wang

Fabrication Lead - Connor Caudle

Programming Lead - Murad Jouhari

Business Lead - Mi Vo

Media Lead - Sam Dabdub

Competition Lead - Connor Shen

Safety Lead - Kai Miller