Team Support

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Support: The Teams Team

We are proud to introduce our Teams team! This is a group of Coordinators, led by our Teams Director, Jessica Fusco, who are here to support your Odyssey journey. Any questions or concerns you have, whether you are new to the program or a veteran, our Teams Team is here to answer (without providing outside assistance, of course.)

Coordinators are assigned when a team purchases a registration.

Contact Your Coordinator

If you know your coordinator, contact them below. If you are unsure who to connect with please contact our Teams Director, Jessica Fusco, and she can assist you or connect you with your coordinator.

Contact Our Teams Director

Team Coordinators

Bob Lipman

Email Bob

Amanda Souza-Reid

Email Amanda

PJ Dodgson

Email PJ

The NorCal Association Board

Our all-volunteer NorCal Board is here to support you, too! Please feel free to contact any of our directors.

Association Director
Bruce Mackinlay

Email Bruce

Assistant Association Director
Marilyn Tamura

Email Marilyn

Secretary
Cinde Ayres

Email Cindy

Treasurer
Wendy Thomas

Email Wendy

Assistant Treasurer
OPEN

Communications Director
Kristen Friend

Email Kristen

Membership Director
Cameran Haire

Email Cameran

Officials Director
Caroline Lebar

Email Caroline

Events Director
Isabel Gervis

Email Isabel

Teams Director
Jessica Fusco

Email Jessica

Volunteer Director
OPEN

Email

Emeritus Association Director
Diedre Girod

Email Diedre

Problem Captains

Problem Captains have in-depth knowledge of their individual problems and are there to support officials, coaches and teams, particularly on tournament day.

Problem One
Nick Young

Email Nick

Problem Two
Cheri Meadows

Email Cheri

Problem Three
Sunil Dhar

Email Sunil

Problem Four
Jonathan Drogin

Email Jonathan

Problem Five
Kristen Friend

Email Kristen

Primary
Karen Young

Email Karen

Spontaneous
Cathy Parker

Email Cathy

Score
Paul Jacobs

Email Paul
LATEST NEWS
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    Approximately ⅓ of your final calculated score is based on Spontaneous. Practice, practice, practice…AND…Have fun realizing that on-the-spot creativity can be helped along with advanced prep!
  • Good News! You Can Modify.
    This is when teams are re-evaluating their solutions in light of their experiences at their Qualifying Tournament. And yes, you have the opportunity to make adjustments to your solution given what you learned.
  • Time to Celebrate!
    Congratulations! You and your team did it! As you know by now, just getting your team to the tournament and overcoming all the challenges before, during and after competition is QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!