Staff

The Solar Car Challenge is staffed by wonderful volunteers who are excited to help high school students be inspired in science, engineering, and alternative energies. We look forward to working with you!


Dr. Lehman Marks
Foundation President and Race Director
University of Texas (Austin), Tulane University

William Shih
Foundation Board Member and Deputy Race Director
University of Southern California

Taylor Davis
Assistant to the Race Director (Teams Coordinator)
Arizona State University

John King
Assistant to the Race Director (Personnel Coordinator)
University of Texas (Arlington)

Cristian Almendariz
Assistant to the Race Director (Electric-Solar Powered Vehicle Area)
University of Texas (Arlington)

Jarrett Dunn
Special Advisor to the Race Director
Georgia Tech University

Chris Jones
Foundation Board Member and Race Technical Director
California State Polytechnic University (Pomona)

David Unfried
Acting Race Technical Director
Westminster College, Texas State University

Jonathan Hinds
Deputy Race Technical Director / Advanced Team
Texas A&M University (Galveston)

Michael Foree
Foundation Board Member and Race Technology Director
Rice University

Tom Mullaney
Deputy Race Technology Director
University of Texas (Austin)

Matt Tunnell
Foundation Board Member
Southern Methodist University

Neil Olney
Scrutineering Tech Director
Westminster College

Christian Negratti
Event Rules Coordinator, Electric-Solar Powered Vehicle Division
Oklahoma State University

Matty Carter
Race Logistics Director
Texas Tech University

Fred Varian
Race Safety Officer

Roddy Parkinson
Official Race Photographer

Mark Westlake
Chairman, Advisory Committee

Lee Cabe
Teaching Consultant/
Race Judge