Meet Our Team

John MacKinnon

John MacKinnon

John started Envision Robotics in April 2018 after working 25 years in senior roles across a variety of industries that included payments, management consulting, merchant banking, software development, and mid-market investment & commercial banking. For the past 10 years he was a Vice-President at MasterCard Canada where he ran the Loyalty Solutions business and prior to that the Payments Consulting business. He was also a member of the Canada Operating Committee. He has a passion for robotics and emerging technologies that are shaping industry and our daily lives. He is a Scout Leader of Colony 415 and enjoys working with kids and helping them gain new experiences and skills. He is married to Jocelyn Martel, a teacher at St. Michael’s, and together they have 3 kids (Jack 8 ½, Matt 6 ½, and Maddy 6 ½).

Jack MacKinnon
Jack MacKinnon
Jack is in Grade 4 and is keen on running Envision Robotics one day so his dad can retire!! He has been instrumental in shaping the business by providing his ideas and thoughts on what kids want! While he is the youngest of the team he envisions a world full of exciting possibilities. If he is not in one of the classes he often can be found working the front desk and helping wherever he can!

Jordan Teitelbaum
Jordan Teitelbaum
Jordan is a recent graduate of York University where he completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours Majoring in Mathematics. He achieved First Class with Distinction. He also works as a Research assistant at York University. He brings deep expertise in C, python, MATLAB, scheme, and many more.

Jowana Burgan
Jowana Burgan
She is a second year student pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at York University. She is committed to integrating sustainable behavior into the engineering field and working on projects that have a positive impact on society. She recently started a Girls Mechanics Club and has a passion for muscle cars.
Abdul Khan
Abdul Khan
Abdul is a 3rd year Computer Engineering at Ryerson University. He had very deep skills in Java, C, Web Design, and is VP of Logistics at Ryerson’s Engineering Competition. He previously won First Robotics Competition rookie team of the year.
Tristan Seixas
Tristan Seixas
Tristan is a 3rd year Computer Engineering student at Seneca College. He is a wizard at C, C++, Raspberry Pi, Arduino Java, python, and much more! He helped his high school robotics team place 3rd in Ontario.
Paula Sandoval
Paula Sandoval
Paula is studying Electronics Engineering at Seneca. She has also completed a Bachelors Degree in Physics.

Renee Vettivelu
Renee Vettivelu
Renee is in her 4th year of a Bachelor of Engineering at Ryerson University, specializing in space. She brings a strong background in MATLAB/Simulink, C, JavaScript, PHP, VBA, CAD: CATIA, SolidWorks, 3D Printing, Lego EV3 Mindstorms and much more. She is currently Instructing on Saturdays

Jithin Jothikumar
Jithin Jothikumar
Jithin is in his 2nd year of an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma from Centennial College where he is studying Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology. He previously completed a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calicut, India. Jithin has taught robotics with us across a variety of events including Scouts/Guides, Aftercare Programs, and regular classes.

Tim Gargano
Tim Gargano

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