Staff

 
Cheryl Moeller
Executive Director
cheryl@hightechkids.org
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@hightechkids.org
Vicki maintains correspondence with teams, coaches, and volunteers. 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 andFIRST Senior Mentor. Vicki graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Political Science. 
 
 

Bethany Tourek
Program Assistant
bethany@hightechkids.org

Bethany will be supporting all of the High Tech Kids programs. 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.