FIRST Chesapeake/VirginiaFIRST is a 20+ year-old independent 501(c)(3) organization located in Richmond, Virginia. Working in collaboration with the international organization, FIRSTFIRST Chesapeake is the official FIRST Partner Organization (FPO) for FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Name Title Email Address Phone
Scott Turnbull Executive Director/Chief Fundraising Officer (804) 215-2218
Samantha Ellis Operations/ Communications Manager (804) 572-8454
Glen Davis Logistics Manager (804) 928-3506
Debbie Friedman Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement (757) 377-1829
Matthew Glennon Technology Manager  
Phyllis Tyndall Accounts/Office Manager  
Angie Fontanilla FIRST Senior Mentor- Virginia  
Tom Milnes FIRST Senior Mentor- Maryland  
Tim Farmer RISE Up Mentor Manager for SWVA  

Main Office Phone:  (804) 572-8454

Tax Identification Number 20-8081778


I have a question about: Please contact:
FIRST Chesapeake Board, Policies and Administration Scott Turnbull
Fundraising or Donations Scott Turnbull
Corporate Sponsorships Scott Turnbull
FTC or FRC Programs, Events, or Team Support Scott Turnbull
FTC or FRC Individual or Corporate Civic Engagement Debbie Friedman
FTC or FRC Volunteer Management Debbie Friedman
Invoices, Billing, Accounts Receivable, Team Disbursements Phyllis Tyndall
Social Media, Newsletter, Website Samantha Ellis
Shipments and Logistics for FTC or FRC Events Glen Davis

FTC and FRC team grants, FIRST Senior Mentors, NextUp RVA after school programs, and all other questions

Scott Turnbull



Inclement Weather


In case of Inclement Weather the day of
a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
Please call (804) 404-6653
after 5am for updates