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New to rocketry? Our nationwide network of official mentors from the National Association of Rocketry can teach you everything you need to know about rocketry! From design and build specifications, to a list of supplies and the perfect launch site, these rocketry experts are here to help your team go from rocketry rookies to rocket scientists.

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Alabama

11 mentors

Alabama

  • Andrew Heath
    huntsville, alabama
  • Bill Cooke
    huntsville, alabama
  • Chuck Pierce
    huntsville, alabama
  • Duane Mayer
    madison, alabama
  • Jarred Green
    huntsville, alabama
  • Lee Brownell
    phil campbell, alabama
  • Rus Hardy
    birmingham, alabama
  • Scarlette Studdard
    mobile, alabama
  • Stewart Cobb
    mobile, alabama
  • Tracy Burns
    russellville, alabama
  • Vince Huegele
    huntsville, alabama
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Alaska

1 mentor

Alaska

  • Troy Pierce
    anchorage, alaska
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Arizona

10 mentors

Arizona

  • Annette Sostarich
    tucson, arizona
  • Ed Lacroix
    phoenix, arizona
  • Guy Smith
    peoria, arizona
  • James Cramton
    tucson, arizona
  • Jerry King
    tucson, arizona
  • Ken Sparks
    fountain hills, arizona
  • Ken Weaver
    tucson, arizona
  • Mark Phillips
    scottsdale, arizona
  • Stephen Witherspoon
    tucson, arizona
  • Steve Lubliner
    tucson, arizona
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Arkansas

2 mentors

Arkansas

  • Shannon Clardy
    arkadelphia, arkansas
  • Stewart McNabb
    springdale, arkansas
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California

28 mentors

California

  • Aaron Stanley
    sacramento, california
  • Brandon Ren
    chino, california
  • Chris Flanigan
    san diego, california
  • Chris van Harmelen
    union city, california
  • Cliff Sojourner
    sunnyvale, california
  • Dave Cook
    san diego, california
  • David Raimondi
    san jose, california
  • David Smith
    lake elsinore/barstow, california
  • Doug Kosty
    san marcos, california
  • Fred Shecter
    diamond bar, california
  • George Payton
    chino hills, california
  • Howard Smart
    san diego, california
  • Jack Hagerty
    livermore, california
  • Jack Stone
    newark, california
  • Jim Garrett
    lancaster, california
  • Jonathan DuBose
    sacramento, california
  • Ken Biba
    san francisco, california
  • Ken Manatt
    tujunga ca, california
  • Larry Brand
    san diego, california
  • Lenny Guyett
    corona, california
  • Mike Parker 
    los gatos, california
  • Mike Swanson
    santa clarita, california
  • Paul Avery
    agoura hills, california
  • Paul Guyett
    corona, california
  • Paul Snow
    poway, california
  • Richard Dierking
    temecula, california
  • Tom Sarradet
    auburn, california
  • William Orvis
    livermore, california
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Colorado

11 mentors

Colorado

  • Bill Beggs
    bailey, colorado
  • Cameron Schumacher
    aurora, colorado
  • David Virga
    black forest, colorado
  • George Shaiffer
    widefield, colorado
  • James Russell
    arvada, colorado
  • John Boren
    penrose, colorado
  • Kevin Kuczek
    morrison, colorado
  • Matt Boyles
    denver, colorado
  • Ryan Parker
    fort collins, colorado
  • Steve Humphrey
    loveland, colorado
  • Tim VanMilligan
    colo springs co, colorado
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Connecticut

7 mentors

Connecticut

  • Christian Colby
    waterbury, connecticut
  • David Greenapple
    westport, connecticut
  • John Poulin
    northfield, connecticut
  • Larry Hardin
    east hartford, connecticut
  • Patrick McConnell
    middletown, connecticut
  • Rob Bazinet
    woodstock, connecticut
  • Ross Tracey
    east lyme, connecticut
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Florida

18 mentors

Florida

  • Bruno Dipasquale
    naples, florida
  • Chris Masullo
    boca raton, florida
  • Gary Dahlke
    port saint john, florida
  • Greg Lane
    panama city, florida
  • Gregg Zulauf
    naples, florida
  • Harold Sasloe
    cape coral, florida
  • Jimmy Yawn
    gainesville, florida
  • Joseph Maydell
    tampa, florida
  • Larry Curcio
    sunrise, florida
  • Luis Jimenez
    st. augustine, florida
  • Mike Hellmund
    orlando, florida
  • Mike Nipper
    lakeland, florida
  • Pat McCarthy
    rockledge, florida
  • Ralph Lemon
    miami, florida
  • Richard Schenck
    st augustine, florida
  • Rick Boyette
    palm beach, florida
  • Tim Cubbedge
    cocoa beach, florida
  • Tom McKeown
    palm bay, florida
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Georgia

4 mentors

Georgia

  • Armando Rodriguez
    athens, georgia
  • Chris Short
    pine mountain, georgia
  • Jorge Blanco
    roswell, georgia
  • Mark Easterwood
    rome, georgia
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Hawaii

1 mentor

Hawaii

  • Charlie Sykos
    kealakekua, hawaii
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Idaho

3 mentors

Idaho

  • Frank Ross
    boise, idaho
  • Marty Weiser
    liberty lake, idaho
  • Rick Bier
    boise, idaho
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Illinois

13 mentors

Illinois

  • Arnie Witzke Sr
    wheeling, illinois
  • Bob Kaplow
    dundee, illinois
  • Brad Wilson
    sterling, illinois
  • Christopher Karabin
    arlington heights, illinois
  • Ed Chess
    mchenry, illinois
  • John Kohler
    woodstock, illinois
  • John Williams
    bolingbrook, illinois
  • Kevin Wickart
    normal, illinois
  • Lon Westfall
    mahomet, illinois
  • Mark Bundick
    woodstock, illinois
  • Pat Butler
    montgomery, illinois
  • Richard Gaff
    streamwood, illinois
  • Rob Getz
    park ridge, illinois
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Indiana

7 mentors

Indiana

  • Adam Joseph
    fisher, indiana
  • Bob Bycraft
    granger, indiana
  • David Newill
    zionsville, indiana
  • Mark Newton
    lebanon, indiana
  • Ryan Woebkenberg
    carmel, indiana
  • Tim Hansford
    valparaiso, indiana
  • Tom Stump
    goshen, indiana
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Iowa

1 mentor

Iowa

  • Reggie Morrow
    fairfax, iowa
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Kansas

4 mentors

Kansas

  • Bill Lindsay
    wichita, ks
  • Gary Cole
    leawood, kansas
  • James Hinton
    medicine lodge, kansas
  • Steve Hamous
    wichita, kansas
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Kentucky

3 mentors

Kentucky

  • Ed Seward
    elizabethtown, kentucky
  • Jesse Sims
    cave city, kentucky
  • Randy Ringner
    somerset, kentucky
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Louisiana

2 mentors

Louisiana

  • Chris Guidry
    baton rouge, louisiana
  • Chris Mancuso
    lafayette, louisiana
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Maine

4 mentors

Maine

  • Joe Dunay
    springfield, maine
  • Mike Sherrod
    wilton, maine
  • Ralph Bohm
    dexter, maine
  • Steve Golson
    york, me
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Maryland

10 mentors

Maryland

  • Bob Terry
    columbia, maryland
  • Dale Windsor
    chestertown, maryland
  • Dave Olson
    columbia, maryland
  • David Zuchero
    highland, maryland
  • Jim Barrowman
    arnold, maryland
  • Jim Miers
    greenbelt, maryland
  • Jonathan Rains
    silver spring, maryland
  • Kevin Johnson
    laurel, maryland
  • Michael Mangieri
    reisterstown, maryland
  • Ted Cochran
    columbia, maryland
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Massachusetts

9 mentors

Massachusetts

  • Al Buck
    merrimac, massachusetts
  • Andy Bakinowski
    norfolk, massachusetts
  • Arno Tilles
    cambridge, massachusetts
  • Bernard Biales
    boston, massachusetts
  • Bob Krech
    saugus, massachusetts
  • Ed Pattison-Gordon
    arlington, massachusetts
  • Howard Greenblat
    wayland, massachusetts
  • Jack Kane
    mansfield, massachusetts
  • Jim Salem
    acton, massachusetts
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Michigan

14 mentors

Michigan

  • Art Kahler
    shelby twnship, michigan
  • Carl Kruger
    stevensville, michigan
  • Gordon Agnello
    lexington, michigan
  • Jay Calvert
    otsego, michigan
  • Jim Fackert
    brighton, michigan
  • Joel Davis
    pontiac, michigan
  • Mark & Patricia Hansen
    deford, michigan
  • Mark Chrumka
    farmington hills, michigan
  • Mike Rangitsch
    saginaw, michigan
  • Rob Dickinson
    lansing mi, michigan
  • Robert Alway
    otsego, michigan
  • Robert Dickinson
    goodrich, michigan
  • Roger Wilfong
    novi, michigan
  • Steve Sibal
    troy, michigan
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Minnesota

3 mentors

Minnesota

  • Mark Nelson
    farmington, minnesota
  • Michael Erpelding
    watkins, minnesota
  • Neil Michels
    prior lake, minnesota
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Mississippi

1 mentor

Mississippi

  • Greg Stewart
    columbus, mississippi
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Missouri

6 mentors

Missouri

  • George Scheil
    raytown, missouri
  • Jason Unwin
    cole camp, mo
  • John Buckley
    wentzville, missouri
  • Keith Vinyard
    festus, missouri
  • Mark Johnson
    columbia, missouri
  • Tim Burger
    kansas city, missouri
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Montana

2 mentors

Montana

  • Henry LaFever
    billings, montana
  • Steve Shannon
    butte, montana
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Nebraska

1 mentor

Nebraska

  • Thomas Kernes
    hickman, nebraska
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Nevada

1 mentor

Nevada

  • Patrick Harden
    fallon, nevada
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New Hampshire

1 mentor

New Hampshire

  • Joseph DesFosses
    gorham, nh
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New Jersey

9 mentors

New Jersey

  • Art Treiman
    cherry hill, new jersey
  • Barry Berman
    mantua, new jersey
  • Bruce Canino
    williamstown, new jersey
  • Charles Kirlew
    ocean, new jersey
  • Fred Taverni
    hackettstown, new jersey
  • George George
    carlstadt, new jersey
  • Mickey Winters
    weehawken, nj
  • Scott Alexander
    warren, new jersey
  • Steve Spencer
    livingston, nj
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New Mexico

9 mentors

New Mexico

  • Dave Bregar
    bloomfield, new mexico
  • Denzil Burnam
    las cruces, new mexico
  • Gloria Kindig
    las cruces, new mexico
  • John DeMar
    las cruces, new mexico
  • Mark Hendricks
    albuquerque, new mexico
  • Mike Westerfield
    albuquerque, new mexico
  • Ronda Cole
    albuquerque nm, new mexico
  • Thomas Beach
    white rock, new mexico
  • Tom Kindig
    las cruces, new mexico
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New York

11 mentors

New York

  • Bill Clune
    olean, new york
  • Brian Meyer
    plainview, new york
  • Greg Young
    holland, new york
  • John Russo 
    marcy, new york
  • John Sicker
    albany, new york
  • John Viggiano
    west henrietta, new york
  • MaryBeth Clune
    olean, new york
  • Michael Sprague
    macedon, new york
  • Mike Duchnevich
    rochester, new york
  • Rob Roday
    huntington, new york
  • Tom Ha
    sherrill, new york
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North Carolina

5 mentors

North Carolina

  • Bob & Jann Koepke
    corapeake, north carolina
  • Dave Morey
    chapel hill, north carolina
  • Jim Eddings
    gastonia, north carolina
  • Ken Parker
    kernersville, north carolina
  • Mark Bartkowiak
    midland, north carolina
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North Dakota

1 mentor

North Dakota

  • Tim Young
    grand forks, north dakota
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Ohio

19 mentors

Ohio

  • Alan Tuskes
    lakewood, ohio
  • Alex Kieckhafer
    cleveland, ohio
  • Art Upton
    toledo, ohio
  • Chan Stevens
    cincinnati, ohio
  • Chuck Delaney
    akron, ohio
  • Jody Dorsett
    boardman, ohio
  • John Partridge
    alliance, ohio
  • Larry Rice
    columbus, ohio
  • Lee Berry 
    huber heights, ohio
  • Mark Hanna
    green, ohio
  • Mark Recktenwald
    stow, ohio
  • Martin Quanci
    chillicothe, ohio
  • Matt Johnson
    dayton, ohio
  • Mike Nowak
    cleveland hghts, ohio
  • Pat Easter
    lakewood, ohio
  • Phil Queen
    south charleston, ohio
  • Randy Boadway
    dayton, ohio
  • Rick Taylor
    lebanon, ohio
  • Ron Stauffer
    beavercreek, ohio
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Oklahoma

4 mentors

Oklahoma

  • Cynthia Wood
    okmulgee, oklahoma
  • Dan Winings
    stratford, oklahoma
  • Jason Unwin
    muskogee, oklahoma
  • Paul Reed
    tulsa, ok
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Oregon

2 mentors

Oregon

  • Andy Knutson
    myrtle creek, oregon
  • George Rachor
    hillsboro, oregon
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Pennsylvania

13 mentors

Pennsylvania

  • Brian Hastings
    york, pennsylvania
  • Corey Notarangelo
    harrisburg, pennsylvania
  • Douglas Gardei
    penns creek, pennsylvania
  • George Sechrist
    dallastown, pennsylvania
  • Jason Petula
    hummelstown, pennsylvania
  • Jim McGraw
    malvern, pennsylvania
  • Larry London
    lansdale, pennsylvania
  • Larry Orange
    smithton, pennsylvania
  • Reggie Pierce
    allentown, pennsylvania
  • Rod Schafer
    lower burrell, pennsylvania
  • Steve Foster
    leechburg, pennsylvania
  • Steve Hutchinson
    elverson, pennsylvania
  • Tony Comp
    liverpool, pennsylvania
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South Carolina

4 mentors

South Carolina

  • Ed Fenton
    simpsonville, south carolina
  • Johnny Hoffman
    st. stephen, south carolina
  • Mark Mogge
    clemson, south carolina
  • Scott Hamlin
    hilton head is., south carolina
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South Dakota

1 mentor

South Dakota

  • Mike Jerauld
    edgemont, sd
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Tennessee

5 mentors

Tennessee

  • Allen Hall
    spring hill, tennessee
  • Jonathan Nall
    knoxville, tennessee
  • Lance Baxter
    nashville, tennessee
  • Randy Tyler
    memphis, tennessee
  • Richard Booth
    franklin, tennessee
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Texas

30 mentors

Texas

  • Al Gloer
    aledo, texas
  • Andrew Conders
    fort worth, texas
  • Andy Eng
    clear lake, texas
  • Art Applewhite
    kerrville, texas
  • Buzz McDermott   
    coppell, texas
  • Carl Johnson
    georgetown, texas
  • Chuck Crabb
    flower mound, texas
  • Chuck Greenwell
    kingwood, texas
  • David Funk
    cypress, texas
  • David Montgomery
    katy, texas
  • David Schaefer
    plano, texas
  • Don Cosgrove
    san antonio, texas
  • Frank Smith
    giddings, texas
  • Fred Schneider
    lubbock, texas
  • George Sprague
    mesquite, texas
  • Harold Larson
    houston, texas
  • James Duffy
    austin, texas
  • Joan Schiesler
    kountze, texas
  • John Pursley
    houston, texas
  • Jonathan Kavanaugh
    tyler, texas
  • Ken Overton
    plano, texas
  • Pat Arthur
    houston, texas
  • Randy Ashley
    mcallen, texas
  • Richard Krol
    fort worth, texas
  • Sandy Bettilyon
    shady shores, texas
  • Steve Taylor      
    mckinney, texas
  • Suzy Sprague    
    hickory creek, texas
  • Theo McDonald
    waco, texas
  • Tony Reynolds
    waco, texas
  • Warren Benson
    seabrook tx, texas
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Utah

4 mentors

Utah

  • Bob Morstadt
    brigham city, utah
  • David Urbanek
    sunset, utah
  • Doug Hillson
    salt lake city, utah
  • Manning Butterworth
    toquerville, utah
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Vermont

1 mentor

Vermont

  • Ken Matzner
    montpelier, vermont
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Virginia

19 mentors

Virginia

  • Bruce Sexton
    richmond, virginia
  • Bryan Sparkman
    yorktown, virginia
  • Carl Curling
    woodbridge, virginia
  • Chuck Neff
    staunton, virginia
  • David Myre
    warrenton, virginia
  • Don Hooker
    burke, virginia
  • Eric Pyle
    harrisonburg, virginia
  • Gene Wolski
    richmond, virginia
  • Jeff Goldstein
    virginia beach, virginia
  • John Hochheimer
    alexandria, virginia
  • Mitch Guess
    clifton, virginia
  • Peter Tlusty
    richmond, virginia
  • Skip Cutting
    virginia beach, virginia
  • Steve Yates
    charlottesville, virginia
  • Steven Morris    
    fairfax, virginia
  • Tim Hoagland
    charlottesville, virginia
  • Tom Lyon
    montpelier, virginia
  • Trip Barber
    springfield, virginia
  • Will Marchant
    winchester, virginia
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Washington

13 mentors

Washington

  • Bernard Cawley
    auburn, washington
  • Bill Burrows
    orting, washington
  • Bob Yanecek
    deer park, washington
  • Bruce Buswell
    belleview, wa
  • Bryan Santos
    everett,
  • David Davis
    edmonds, washington
  • David Walp
    sammamish, washington
  • Jim Pommert
    federal way, wa
  • Jim Wilkerson
    puyallup, washington
  • John Sahr
    spokane, wa
  • John Thompson
    white salmon, washington
  • Rick Cordray
    redmond, washington
  • Rob Skiba
    pasco, washington
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West Virginia

6 mentors

West Virginia

  • Barbara Pill
    fairmont, west virginia
  • Edwin Pill
    fairmont, west virginia
  • Frank Panek
    inwood, west virginia
  • Ricky Beamer
    morgantown, west virginia
  • Sean Rose
    south charleston, west virginia
  • Todd Ensign
    morgantown, west virginia
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Wisconsin

9 mentors

Wisconsin

  • Brent Lillesand
    madison, wisconsin
  • Charles Beneteau
    hartford, wisconsin
  • Dan Wolf
    west allis, wisconsin
  • Doug Pedrick
    slinger, wisconsin
  • Jay Rietz
    sobieski, wisconsin
  • John Cieslak
    waunakee, wisconsin
  • Mark Hackler
    west bend, wisconsin
  • Paul Smith
    milwaukee, wisconsin
  • Ray King
    river falls, wisconsin
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Wyoming

2 mentors

Wyoming

  • Mark Rapf
    sheridan, wyoming
  • Paul Fechtmeister
    laramie, wy
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