President and Founder of Inquiry Facilitators, Inc. Russ Fisher-Ives is also director of Global Programs for RoboRAVE International. A former hard-rock geologist and the founding head of the SciMatics Academy at Rio Rancho High School, Russ taught math and science in New Mexico high schools for twenty-three years. He was one of the three teachers that founded the NM RoboRAVE in 2001.
A former science teacher and long time RoboRAVE International coach and Playshop facilitator, Brian Montoya has joined Inquiry Facilitators, Inc. to focus outreach of our program to more US States. He has an excellent understanding of robotics designs and programming for students.