Maryland FIRST  LEGO League State Committee


All FIRST events require volunteers. Judges, referees, emcees, hospitality, logistics, marketing, and more. Statewide volunteers will number in the thousands. Each of the programs have committees that guide the season’s challenge each year. These are the core group of professionals who contribute their time each year to ensure the season goes smoothly for our young engineers.

Jamie Gurganus

FLL Partner

University of Maryland Baltimore County/Associate Director/Instructor in Mechanical Engineering

Damian Doyle

Planning Committee Chair

UMBC, Senior Director of Enterprise Infrastructure

Jenny Beatty

Volunteer Engagement

Regional Volunteer Coordinator

Rob Laura

Judge Advisor

Northrop Grumman, Software Engineer

Marco Ciavolino

Media Advisor

Enktesis LLC and TechBrick Robotics

Michael Brown


Riverside Health System/Kronos Systems Administrator

Dave Baran

Senior Judge Advisor

Rose Mary Young

Tournament Director Liaison

Glenelg Country School Science and Engineering Teacher

William "RobotBill" Aucoin

Tournament Support /Engineering Mentor

Northrop Grumman/Chief Engineer

Patrick Fee

Marketing & Communications

Master Emcee

Richard Blorstad

Senior Head Referee

Alex Packard

Associate Head Referee

Lonza/Quality Control Analyst