The Executive Board, elected democratically by the members of the team, oversees all administrative and design decisions made by RIT Baja SAE. Comprised of four veteran members of the team, the Executive Board sets the tone for the year and ensures that the team functions smoothly. The Executive Board consists of the Team Manager, Project Manager, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Chris Mehalakes

Team Manager

Justin Neves

Project Manager

Adam Seidman


Colton Johnson



The design team leaders are the individuals responsible for designing a fully functional and capable vehicle. Each design lead is responsible for a subsystem of the vehicle, including that subsystem’s overall design, integration, manufacturing, and implementation. Appointed and led by the project manager, the design team works together towards the completion of our car, seeing the process through from the design phase to a winning vehicle.

Ethan Yaro

Chief Engineer

Dana Eschler

Frame Lead

Asif Habib

Suspension Lead

Ethan Spence

Driveline/Outboard Lead

Justin Woods

Brakes Lead

Anna Gallo

Electrical Lead

Ellory Lane

Research and Developement

Bennett Wong

Manufacturing Lead

Erica Neese

Composites Lead


The design team is responsible for supporting the design leads and carrying out specialized analysis and design tasks for components implemented in their respective subsystems. These positions are appointed by the project manager and corresponding design leads, ensuring that each subsystem team has a well-rounded group of individuals striving for functional excellence within their group.

Max Marchioli

Frame Designer

Alex Smart

Suspension Designer

Kishoth Manoranjithan

Vehicle Dynamics

Forrest Sheard

Suspension R & D

Kelsey Barkley

Steering Designer

Erik Gross

Steering Designer

Julia Nelson

Ergonomics Designer

Susan Lane

Reduction Designer

Kyle Mellendorf

Primary CVT Designer

Brendan Murphy

Secondary CVT Designer

Caitlin Barron

Software Development Manager

Brie Ludwig

Composites Designer

Colton Johnson

Driveline Systems Integration and Analysis

Allison Moulton

Driveline Systems Integration and Analysis


The manufacturing team leads, creates and maintains the CNC manufacturing schedules. They oversee the fabrication of all the vehicle systems. They operate the CNC mill, lathe, and give instruction on the use of the manual machines, ensuring quality custom components. The manufacturing team is composed of the manufacturing lead, automated CNC mill and lathe leads, and manual mill and lathe leads.

Bennett Wong

Manufacturing Lead/CNC Lathe

Erica Neese

Composites Manufacturing Lead

David Jones

CNC Mill

Alan Richman

CNC Mill/Manual Mill

Adam Case

Manual Lathe


Ellory Lane

Chris Mehalakes

Forrest Sheard

Oddyseus Adamides

Michael Begg

Bryce Zimmerman

Anmol Modur

Ken Bach

Spenser Lionetti

Contact: teammanager@ritbaja.com | Slaughter Hall Room 1270