The MarkSetBot team is small but mighty. Take a second to get to know us!
Kevin Morin – Founder
Kevin is the mastermind behind the MarkSetBot. He built the first prototype in 2014 and now spends his time working on the latest and greatest developments while leading our team. Outside of MSB, Kevin splits time between Macro Connect (an education technology company), Hunt Street Station (a coworking space in Detroit), and Global Vision Technologies (juvenile delinquent tracking). That may sound like a lot of work, but in his little bit of free time, you’ll find Kevin sailing Lightnings with his brother Matt and fiance Marcie, listening to Taylor Swift, or volunteering at the YMCA.
Marcie Levey – Design Girl
Marcie is the secret weapon that keeps our team running. She’s the mastermind behind “There’s a Botter Way” and nearly all of our graphics. Marcie has been on the team since the beginning of MarkSetBot and has provided invaluable creative insight to our processes. Besides this, she’s the Chief Operating Officer at Michigan Colleges Alliance, a master Lightning forward crew, and a board member at Detroit Passport to the Arts.
Jim Thompson – Bot Builder and Bro
Jim has worked on the MarkSetBot for years and is a vital part of both our manufacturing and development sectors. Our Bots are assembled individually and Jim takes on a huge role in this process. Also, Jim has operated Bots at a number of events. Outside of his MSB duties, Jim works as a Program Manager at Michigan Vehicle Solutions, avidly sails, and roots hard for his Michigan State Spartans. He’s been known to break away to Florida as often as possible to sailing on Lightnings, J/70s, and more!
Doug Wake – Marketing Guy
Doug joined the MarkSetBot team in June of 2018 and has been loving it ever since. After doing social media and serving as VP of Marketing for the International Lightning Class, this position seemed only natural. Doug is a sophomore, majoring in finance and statistics at the University of Wisconsin. If you’re looking to find him away from the books or office, try searching at any ski hill or Lightning regatta, where he’ll probably be shredding or sailing with his family and friends.
Adam Wolnikowski – Bot Code Builder
Adam is an expert coder, electrical engineer, and computer scientist (Yale ’21) in training. He has a diverse foundation in robotics and a penchant for DIY projects. Adam and a friend co-founded the Yale Undergraduate Boat-Building Club, and along with this, remains engaged in sailing through 5o5 competition along with other forms of the sport. Additionally, Adam is a renowned musician and performs with the Yale Concert Band on Tuba. If you ever need a Polish interpreter, Adam’s your guy: he grew up sailing on Zalew Koronowski, a lake in northwest Poland.
Nic Baird – Sailing Salesman
Nic joined MarkSetBot in February, 2019 as a sales assistant. He’s a world-renowned sailor and international champion, but more importantly, a great person. Nic, like Adam, attended Yale University as a political science and history major (’21), a research assistant, and a sports publicity contact for Yale Athletics. He sailed in college and was a 4 time All-American, was awarded ICSA College Sailor of the Year honors for the 2018-2019 season, and led Yale to multiple team race national championships.