David NuttallDavid Nuttall

Mr. Nuttall has been with the team for 4 years, working primarily with our build team. He attended Virginia Tech has a degree in Aerospace and Ocean engineering, and a masters in Engineering Management. Mr. Nuttall is employed at ORNL and enjoys birding in his spare time.

Joyce York  Joyce York

Mrs. York has been with the team for 5 years, working with our Business team.  Knoxville Jewish Alliance, She attended UT and got a degree in Journalism. She enjoys reading mysteries, and watching plays and movies.

Beth Love Beth Love

Mrs. Love has been working with the Business Team for 5 years. She attended Virginia Tech and received a  English – B.A. She is a home bound teacher with Knox County Schools. Mrs. Love loves to cook, and enjoys antiquing, crafts,travel. She also has two shelties.


Lonnie Love

Dr. Love has been with the team for 6 years; he work with our Design team. Dr. love received his PHD at Georgia tech in mechanical engineering. He is currently employed at ORNL In his spare team he hangs out with his friends.

Andrew Messing   Andrew Messing

Mr. Messing has been with the team for a total of 6 years, but a mentor for only 4. He is currently at UT to get a degree in computer engineering. Mr. Messing wrote the software that printed the world’s first 3d printed car.


Heather Palmer
Mrs. Palmer has been with the team for 4 years, and she works with our Business Team. She received a B.A. in English at Purdue, and a MS in Informational Sciences at UT. Mrs. Palmer is employed at Dogwood Elementary School. She is a dessert baker,  and enjoys traveling, crafting, and has a dog named Tesla.

IMG_0038 Naoko Blue

Mrs. Blue has been with the team for 6 years. She attended Elmhurst and has a bachelors in Computer Science. She owns her own company, Naoko Blue and Associates. Mrs. Blue’s favorite color is blue. She also has a dog.

IMG_0035 “Grandpa” Love

Mr. Love has been with the team for 5 years and is currently retired. Before retirement, Mr. Love worked as a cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency and was in the U.S. Air Force.  Mr. Love received a Masters in Business Administration from George Mason University. he spends his spare time hanging out with the grand kids, telling stories, and working on the lawn.

Beth Love Larry Huston

Mr. Huston has been with the team for two years. He primarily works in our shop. Mr. Huston attended Montana State University and rvid Nuttall</span>
eceived a degree in Industrial Education. Mr. Huston, now retired, previously worked for Conagra as a Risk Manager. In his free time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle.

IMG_0031 Vic Thornsbury

Mr. Thornsbury has been with the team for 4 years and works primarily in our shop. He is now retired, but was previously employed by  Firestone. Mr. Thornsbury enjoys art, Tai Chi, and cooking.

IMG_0030 Craig Blue

Dr. Blue has been with team ever since its founding, 6 years ago. He works primarily with our build team. Dr. Blue received a PhD in Material Science and Engineering from the University of  Cincinnati. Dr. Blue is currently employed by ORNL and is the CEO of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation. In his spare time he enjoys working on the land and fishing.

Tim Follis Tim Follis

Mr. Follis has been with the team for 2 years, working with our  programming, safety, and design teams. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Christian Brothers University in Telecommunications and Information Systems Management and attended Southwest Tennessee Community College. There he received his Associate’s degree in Computer Science. He is currently employed by the Knoxville Utilities Board. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling. reading, eating new foods, watching soccer.

IMG_9947 Michael Messing

Mr. Messing has been with the team for 6 years. He attended UT and now has degree in advertising. Mr. Messing is self employed and enjoys watching sports.

IMG_9943 John Tilson

Mr. Tilson has been with the team for 5 years. He attended UT and has Bachelors in physics and a Masters in teacher education. Mr. Tilson is employed by Knox County Schools. He writes songs, plays music and sings.

IMG_9941 Jeremy Busby

Mr. Busby has been with the team for two years working primarily working with our safety team. He attended Kansas State University and the University of Michigan where he received a degree in Nuclear Engineering. He is currently employed by oak Ridge National Labs. In parallel universe where there are no robots, Mr. Busby believes he would enjoy reading and hiking.

IMG_9911 Robert Palmer

Mr. Palmer has been working with the programming team for 5 years. He attended Purdue and received a degrees in computer and electrical engineering. In his spare time he dances and works on his car.

IMG_9908 John Young

Mr. Young has been with the team for 6 years. He attended UT and received a degree in electrical engineering. He is employed at  Siemens Med. Mr. Young enjoys building Cobras.

IMG_9870 Steve Parham

Mr. Parham has been working with tho strategy and and scouting team for 5 years.  He attended Tennessee Tech and received a degree in Computer science. Mr. Parham is employed at ORNL. He enjoys Tennis and hiking.