Meet Our Staff

  Terri Campbell
Business Manager


Terri brings 15+ years of business management experience to FIRST.   She has worked in a variety of industries from banking, computer consulting, public relations and local chamber of commerce.  She brings experience as a fundraiser and event manager  Terri is highly skilled in recognizing and addressing the needs for business growth and development.
Peter Gelpi
Vice President, Programs and Operations

Peter Gelpi has spent the last 25 years as a high tech executive and entrepreneur in industries ranging from publishing to education and healthcare. Driven by curiosity and a commitment to serve, Peter has helped build companies noted for delivering valued innovations backed by unrivaled service. He has also maintained a constant commitment to providing educational opportunities to underserved children through his 20 years of service on the board of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and its Jazz Scholars program.

    Peggy Gray
Director of Development and Community Engagement

Peggy Gray brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing and development to FIRST Washington. She has worked in healthcare, the arts and has spent the last 15 years working with youth development organizations. Peggy strives to create innovative partnerships for individuals, corporations and foundations that meet their philanthropic goals and make the biggest impact for the organization and those it serves.

Jacque Grimm
Events Assistant, Program Manager, FIRST LEGO League Junior

Jacque brings over 8 years of volunteer experience to FIRST Washington.  As the Team Manager for her children's hockey team she chaired the annual 2009 auction which helped to raise over $70 thousand for the Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association.  She also has been very involved  volunteering in FIRST Robotics competitions in a variety of roles like Pit Admin; Lead Queuer; Score Keeper; Referee. 


Lori Hittle
District and Community Engagement Officer

Lori became involved with FIRST in 2009, when she started an FLL team at her son's school. She coached FIRST LEGO League for 5 years and has mentored and coached FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams for 8 years. Lori loves sharing FIRST throughout Washington, and has organized over 100 outreach events promoting FIRST programs. Previously, Lori worked as a corporate financial analyst and math para-educator, and Lori has over 25 years of volunteer experience helping students learn math.

  Susan Martucci
Volunteer Manager, Data Manager and Program Manager, FIRST LEGO League, 

Founding Member, FIRST Washington


Susan Martucci has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and Bellevue Community College certificates for Business Intelligence Developer and Relational Database Developer.She has five years of experience as a Girl Scout leader and over seventeen years of experience with the FIRST Robotics program in various roles including coaching FIRST LEGO League Teams for five years and serving on the Washington FIRST Robotics Planning Committee for FIRST programs in Washington State for ten years.

  Erin McCallum


Erin McCallum has spent 25 years successfully raising more than $162 million for a number of high-profile community organizations in this region and is a proven leader in both non-profit and political fund raising communities. Erin is an active volunteer with several nonprofit and community organizations including serving on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Western Washington and troop leader and member of Snoqualmie Valley Rotary. The mentors, coaches, and volunteers are the people who inspire her every day as they work to ignite and excite Washington youth to find their passion for STEM.

  Adrienne Rime
Events Manager


Adrienne Rime became involved with FIRST in 2007 when her daughter's high school started a robotics club.In 2010 she began coaching a FIRST Robotics Competition team where she developed a passion for working with students.In 2011, Adrienne joined the FIRST Washington staff as a part time program coordinator for FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition.  She loves the way that FIRST can help shape young peoples lives in discovering a career pathway.

  Robert Steele
FIRST Senior Mentor
Robert has been involved with FIRST for over 16 years, starting out in the Midwest and moving to Washington in 2006.  He has been the Head Coach for Skunk Works Robotics for the past 11 years.  He has done volunteer work for FTC, FLL and FRC. He has been active in assisting teams across Washington in the areas of sustainability and team structure.  Away from FIRST he enjoys woodworking, gardening, fishing and Star Wars as a member of the 501st Legion.

  Kyle Thomas
Gifts Processing Coordinator

Kyle started working as a volunteer in the fieldhouse in 2015 and transitioned into a part-time position as a Gifts Processing Coordinator managing donor information and providing reports to the management team. He studied accounting at Western Washington University and enjoys hiking and basketball in his spare time.