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.

DRIVE TEAM

Ryan Keenan

Ryan Keenan

Mechanical Team, Drive Team

Class of 2020

Eric Guerrero

Eric Guerrero

Mechanical Team, Drive Team

Class of 2019

MECHANICAL TEAM

Erica Wuennemann

Erica Wuennemann

Mechanical Team

Class of 2018

Amanda Donahue

Amanda Donahue

Mechanical Team, Strategy Team

Class of 2018

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

Carolyn Smith

Carolyn Smith

Mechanical Team

Class of 2019

Ryan McDonough

Mechanical Team

Class of 2019

Abigail Friedstrom

Mechanical Team

Class of 2021

Katelyn Grimes

Mechanical Team

Class of 2021

Kaitlyn Rice

Mechanical Team

Class of 2021

Kyle Reckamp

Mechanical Team

Class of 2021

Mason Russel

Mechanical Team

Class of 2018

CONTROLS TEAM

Sebastian Rodriguez

Sebastian Rodriguez

Controls Team

Class of 2018

Patrick Bruns

Patrick Bruns

Controls Team

Class of 2019

Nick Donahue

Nick Donahue

Controls Team, Strategy Team

Class of 2019

Steve Jester

Steve Jester

Controls Team

Class of 2018

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Controls Team

Class of 2018

Cade Reinberger

Controls Team, Strategy Team

Class of 2020

Nathan Wetherington

Controls Team

Class of 2021

Alex Nellis

Controls Team

Class of 2019

MARKETING TEAM

Bruno Schardong

Bruno Schardong

Marketing Team

Class of 2018

Danny Reagan

Danny Reagan

Marketing Team

Class of 2020

Nico Panos

Marketing Team, Strategy Team

Class of 2019

Alex Mays

Marketing

Class of 2020

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

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

Gabe Sequeira

Gabe Sequeira

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

Chris Fann

Mentor

Kassidy Fann

Mentor

Rebecca Dile

Mentor

ALUMNI MENTORS

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.

Charles Taylor, PhD

Charles Taylor, PhD

Mentor

Controls Team Mentor

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

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

Sydney Sauer

Sydney Sauer

Controls Team

Class of 2019

Pete Mitchell

Pete Mitchell

Marketing Team

Class of 2019

Graphic Designer

Daniel Guerrero

Daniel Guerrero

Marketing Team

Class of 2017

Graphic Design, Soundtrack Producer, Scouting Team

Sarah Bruns

Sarah Bruns

Marketing Team

Class of 2017

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

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.

Jonathan Washington

Jonathan Washington

Mechanical Team

Class of 2018

Johnathan Sequeira

Johnathan Sequeira

Mechanical Team

Class of 2017

Mikey Taylor

Mikey Taylor

Mechanical Team, Drive Team

Class of 2017

Matthew Crossty

Matthew Crossty

Mechanical Team

Class of 2017

Drew Fagaly

Drew Fagaly

Mechanical Team, Drive Team

Class of 2017

Safety Captain

Adam Rice

Adam Rice

Mechanical Team, Drive Team

Class of 2017

Mechanical Team

Arseny Poga

Mechanical Team

Class of 2017

Frank Fu

Frank Fu

Mechanical Team

Class of 2017

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.