Cheryl Moeller
Executive Director 
Cheryl develops partnerships, expands financial support and plans growth for High Tech Kids.  She has worked in informal science education at the Bakken Museum, University of St. Thomas, and at STEM Ahead. In her engineering career, she has worked as a product engineer for Medtronic, VTC Inc and Honeywell. She is a member of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), STEM Day at the Fair planning committee and Minnesota High Tech Association K-12 Committee. Cheryl graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a degree in electrical engineering.

Vicki Coaty
Programs Manager
Vicki maintains correspondence with teams, coaches, and volunteers across all High Tech Kids programs. She determines training and event dates; plans event logistics, marketing, purchasing and web support. She also provides support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Vicki's tenure with High Tech Kids dates back to 2000 withVolcanic Panic! Since that time, she has participated as a coach, tournament director, judge, referee and FIRST Senior Mentor. Vicki graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Political Science. 

Bethany Tourek
FTC Program Assistant 
Bethany will be supporting the Minnesota FIRST Tech Challenge program. Bethany recently completed her Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Human Computer Interaction at Iowa State University, after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, also at ISU. She volunteered with FIRST LEGO League in Iowa as a yearly volunteer and then as a member of the Iowa Championship Planning Team for three years. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Minnesota.
Caitie Ryan-Norton
Volunteer Coordinator
Caitie coordinates all of the Tournament Volunteers in the greater metro area. With over 300 active volunteers she spends a lot of time answering email but relishes having a chance to visit with volunteers at tournaments and volunteer events. Caitie graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts with a degree in Theatre and Dance Studies. Before coming to High Tech Kids Caitie worked as an AmeriCorps member in southern Colorado coordinating volunteers for a non-profit that focused on homelessness issues. 

Jeannie Badger
FLL Program Assistant

Jeannie supports the Minnesota FIRST LEGO League program. She has been involved with the FLL program as a parent, Coach and tournament Design & Programming Judge.  She coached 9 teams in 7 years: many of those teams advancing to the MN FLL State tournaments. Jeannie has completed the EV3 Robotics Programming training course held by Carnegie Melon University's Robotics Academy.  She graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Business Management.