About Us

The Jabots are a commuity team that works in association with Dimond high.

Elaine Todd has been involved in FIRST robotics since the day she landed in Alaska in 2008. All three of her children have participated in FLL and FTC. They are now also involved in FRC. As an electrical engineer, she loves that FIRST programs teach children about science and technology. As a parent, she believes that FIRST robotics programs teach kids real-life skills such as effective communication and problem solving. She continues to be a strong advocate of FIRST throughout Alaska by sharing her extensive knowledge with parents, coaches, and kids. In April, Coach Elaine returned to work as a sales executive with Alaska Communications. This has greatly limited her time which means we have been a very autonomous team. Coach Elaine loves to run, hike, and spend time in the Alaskan outdoors.

Alexa is a Sophomore at Dimond High School. She is in the Engineering Academy. She is trying to start a government in the Engineering Academy to strengthen student participation. Alexa wants to be a Bio mechatronics engineer. She is also on the FRC team Nerds of the North and mentors many FLL teams. She participated in FLL teams for six years. Alexa is in charge of programming and team spirit on the JABOTs team. Her all-time favorite food is Vietnamese pho!

Mitchell is a freshmen at Dimond High School and is our head builder. This is his second year doing FTC but has done 6 years of FLL. Mitchell enjoys any high tech work. He loves testing his limits in 3D printing and programming. Mr. Roach lets him teach 3D design during his pre-engineering class because Mitchell is such an expert. He is also a part of the FRC team Nerds of the North.

AJ is a eight grader in the highly gifted program at Romig Middle School, he is our team’s other robot builder. This is his second year in FTC and he has two years of FLL experience. AJ enjoys mountain biking and swimming. He won first place in the 50 yard breaststroke in the state competition for his age group. He also plays the violin. During long build sessions, he is sustained by Nutella wraps.

James Frischkorn, is a Junior at Dimond High and is accountable for the website, videos, and assistant building. He did a couple years of FLL and recently came back to try FTC. In his spare time he plays a lot of Minecraft and rock climbs.

Kiana Feldis is a 7th grader in the highly gifted program at Romig Middle School and is accountable for scouting and programming for the Jabots. She has participated in one year of FLL and this is her first year of FTC. She plays competitive soccer for Cook Inlet Soccer Club. She has lived in 3 countries including Azerbaijan and most recently Indonesia. Her favorite things include animals and the outdoors.