Employee Bio’s


Robert B. Adams, Ph. D.Robert B. (Rob) Adams, Ph.D. is the Managing Member of MindGear. He is an aerospace/mechanical/nuclear engineer with 18 years of experience. He planned MindGear for years before finally opening. He enjoys tinkering in a well stocked lab and helping others do the same.



Picture of mother Jona and daughter Tia at MindGear.Jennifer (Tia) Wheeler is the Director of Operations at MindGear. She is the organizational force behind the lab. She looks forward to developing the classes and social activities at MindGear. Tia is a DC native who traveled the world, before settling here in Huntsville. She has taught a variety of subjects at all age groups, from elementary school to university. Tia collects first edition books by Rudyard Kipling. Here she is with her mother Jona, left.

Joe Bilodeau – coming soon

michael_hartmanMicheal Hartman is a native of Huntsville. He graduated from Grissom High School and currently a sophomore at UAH. At Grissom he competed in several Robotics League events. Michael is working on this bachelors in mechanical engineering with a focus in aerospace engineering. In his spare time, Michael like to skate board and hang out with his friends.


Jessie at MindGearJessie Marcela was homeschooled and she is currently a student at Virginia College studying 3D Imaging and Animation. She wants to make her own full length films with her own stories. She enjoys making things without using instructions and drawing characters is one of her biggest passions. Jessie also enjoys playing the guitar. She loves dragons and isn’t a fan of tennis shoes.


Kyle Adams is the Director of Fun at MindGear. Given that he’s 11 years old he lacks experience but makes up for it in enthusiasm. He looks forward to welcoming all the kids, adults and other breathing organisms to MindGear.