Meet the Beak Squad

We are a team of dedicated individuals, ready to do what ever it takes to make our team successful in a gracious and professional manner.

The Beak Squad

Welcome! This is our dedicated Team. Did we say that we would love to work with you? So don’t be shy, get in touch! Be a sponsor. Be a mentor. Help support the Beak Squad and make an impact on the success of our team.

Andy Ciarniello

Andy Ciarniello

Coach

Team 4028 was started in the fall of 2011 by Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) physics teacher Andy Ciarniello and math teacher Adam Cool with only four high school students trailing behind them.

Adam Cool

Adam Cool

Coach

Team 4028 was started in the fall of 2011 by Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) physics teacher Andy Ciarniello and math teacher Adam Cool with only four high school students trailing behind them.

DRIVE TEAM

Mikey Taylor

Mikey Taylor

Drive Team

Class of 2017

Mechanical Team

Adam Rice

Adam Rice

Drive Team

Class of 2017

Mechanical Team

Drew Fagaly

Drew Fagaly

Drive Team

Class of 2017

Safety Captain

Mechanical Team

MECHANICAL TEAM

Erica Wuennemann

Erica Wuennemann

Mechanical Team

Class of 2018

Johnathan Sequeira

Johnathan Sequeira

Mechanical Team

Class of 2017

Matthew Crossty

Matthew Crossty

Mechanical Team

Class of 2017

Amanda Donahue

Amanda Donahue

Mechanical Team

Class of 2018

Scouting Team, Strategy Lead

Eric Guerrero

Eric Guerrero

Mechanical Team
Ryan Keenan

Ryan Keenan

Mechanical Team

Class of 2020

Jacob Bednar

Jacob Bednar

Mechanical Team

Class of 2018

Colin Keenan

Colin Keenan

Mechanical Team

Class of 2018

Grant Aspenwall

Grant Aspenwall

Mechanical Team

Class of 2020

Bruno Schardong

Bruno Schardong

Mechanical Team

Class of 2018

Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith

Mechanical Team
Mechanical Team
Jonathan Washington

Jonathan Washington

Mechanical Team

Class of 2018

Mechanical Team

Arseny Poga

Mechanical Team
Gonzalo Andaluz

Gonzalo Andaluz

Mechanical Team

Class of 2020

CONTROLS TEAM

Sebastian Rodriguez

Sebastian Rodriguez

Controls Team

Class of 2018

Programming Lead

Patrick Bruns

Patrick Bruns

Controls Team

Class of 2019

Nick Donahue

Nick Donahue

Controls Team

Class of 2019

Scouting Team Lead

Steve Jester

Steve Jester

Controls Team

Class of 2018

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Controls Team

Class of 2018

Sydney Sauer

Sydney Sauer

Controls Team

Class of 2019

MARKETING TEAM

Zachary Gunlock

Zachary Gunlock

Marketing Team

Class of 2017

As Chief Entrepreneur, Zach gets it done! From video production to posting on social media to fundraising on Crowdrise, you can count on Zach to be thinking of the next opportunity to support the team.

Sarah Bruns

Sarah Bruns

Marketing Team

Class of 2017

Chief Empress, Chief Text Officer, Captain of Documentation, Chairman’s Award Lead

Daniel Guerrero

Daniel Guerrero

Marketing Team

Class of 2017

Graphic Design, Soundtrack Producer, Scouting Team

Pete Mitchell

Pete Mitchell

Marketing Team

Class of 2019

Graphic Designer

Danny Reagan

Danny Reagan

Marketing Team

Class of 2020

Website administrator

MENTORS

Justin Zimmer

Justin Zimmer

Mentor

Mechanical Team Mentor

Sr. Product Design Engineer at Intelligrated

Tom Bruns

Tom Bruns

Mentor

Controls Team Mentor

Converged Infrastructure Automation Engineering at PNC

Charles Taylor, PhD

Charles Taylor, PhD

Mentor

Controls Team Mentor

Led the Global Statistics and Data Management Organization (GSDM) at Procter and Gamble.

Justin Croop

Justin Croop

Mentor

Mechanical Team Mentor

Product Development Mechanical Engineer at Intelligrated

Rachel Roeder

Rachel Roeder

Mentor

Spirit and Marketing Mentor

Chemist in the Fabric and Home Care Products Division at Procter & Gamble

Benny Rodriguez

Benny Rodriguez

Mentor

Mentor for Mechanical Team, Strategy, Project Management, and Teamwork

Global Inventory Program Manager at P&G

Mentor

Mentor for Mechanical Team

Engineer

Dean Devin

Dean Devin

Mentor

Marketing Team Mentor

CRM Consultant at Socius

Jeff Wuennemann

Jeff Wuennemann

Mentor

Mechanical Team Mentor

Engineer at Ethicon

Jacob Wieneke

Mentor

Engineer

Intelligrated

Bill Surber

Mentor

Engineer

Intelligrated

Mentor

Engineer

Intelligrated

ALUMNI MENTORS

Rick "Pap" Oliver

Rick "Pap" Oliver

Mentor

Engineer, Coach and 15+ year supporter of FIRST Robotics. Rick’s coaching, influence and support of the Beak Squad led us to state championships and world class performance.

Procter & Gamble

Aaron Hunt

Aaron Hunt

Mentor

Mechanical Team Mentor

Mechanical Engineer at Intelligrated

Ryan Matthys

Mentor

Engineer

John Kramer

Mentor

Engineer

Geoff Gamble

Mentor

Engineer

ALUMNI STUDENTS

Jeremy Devin

Jeremy Devin

Marketing Team

Class of 2016

Entrepreneurship Award Lead, Business Plan Lead, Website Admin

Jay Kruer

Jay Kruer

Marketing Team

Class of 2016

Meme Czar, Website Admin, Scouting Team

Katelyn Sanderson

Katelyn Sanderson

Marketing Team

Class of 2018

Team Spirit Coordinator, Scouting Team

The Beak Squad

FRC 4028

  • 2015 - 2016

    The Beak Squad
  • 2012 - 2013

  • 2013 - 2014

  • 2014 - 2015

  • 2016 Queen City Regional Finalists

The CHCA FIRST Robotics Team exists to provide students with experiences that will encourage and inspire them in scientific and technological pursuitsin college and future careers. At the core of this effort is an emphasis on Christ-like character, recognizing that an attitude of servant leadership will enable each of us to better contribute, and become valued members of the communities we serve.