Yellowstone Robotics was formed in September 2013 by Bruce Reynolds, his son Saul Reynolds-Haertle, and Rick Tyler. The directors of Yellowstone Robotics are now:
- Bruce Reynolds, President
- Rick Tyler
Rick Tyler is Director, Education of Robot Mesh, where he works creating curricula and software for VEX robotics teams and schools. From 2010 until March 2016, he was Director – Online Challenges, and Regional Support Manager for the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, responsible for states in the US Pacific Northwest, China, Taiwan, and Western Canada.
- Eric Hobbs
Eric Hobbs is a software engineer and a past student member of a high-school robotics club. Hobbs was elected as a director on April 16, 2014.
Bruce Reynolds and Rick Tyler have supported high-school robotics education since 2007 and 2006 respectively. In 2007 they founded the Exothermic Robotics club and built it into one of the most successful robotics education programs in the world. Many hundreds of high-school and junior-high-school students have been a part of the Exothermic Robotics club, and have won thousands awards at the local, regional, state, and international levels. Bruce Reynolds and Rick Tyler operated the Exothermic Robotics club for six years, turning it over to parents in 2013.
Saul Reynolds-Haertle‘s first experience with robotics was with the Exothermic Robotics club as a senior in high school in 2007. In 2012, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science With Highest Honors from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently working towards a PhD in Robotics at Georgia Tech.
Eric Hobbs also joined Exothermic Robotics club when he was a senior in high school in 2007. Since 2008, he has volunteered as a mentor, coach and judge at local high-school robotics clubs.