Our Story

EG Robotics was started by brothers Zayne and Zyan in 2012. Zayne has a masters in teaching from George Fox University and Zyan is an electrical engineering major. They combined their efforts to create the curriculum we use in classes. We’re a local company and our courses are held right here, in elementary schools in the Portland metro area. With over 15 teachers, we currently offer classes in 40+ elementary schools. We strive to have the best program possible and are always open to suggestions for better courses, as we feel that learning technology is vital for students. We’re proud to provide students with an opportunity to start learning about electronics at a young age! We hope you’ll join with us, to help make our program the best it can be!

Zayne Mayfield

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Teacher

I play many roles at EG Robotics, as does all of the team. I am responsible for everything related to the Level 1 courses: partnering with schools, working with EG teachers, developing curriculum, communication with partners, and anything else that might come up! I work with Zyan in most aspects (especially curriculum) and you’ll hear us arguing back and forth in the office about how to make the EG Robotics program the best in Portland!

Zyan Mayfield

Chief Creative Officer, Co-Founder, Teacher

I am passionate about the creative process and teaching kids. I develop the ideas and projects used in both EG Robotics after-school classes and summer camps.

Zach Mayfield

Business Development Officer, Teacher


Zeal Mayfield

Chief Technology Officer, Teacher

Zeal Mayfield

I aspire to learn everything there is to know about web technologies, and to one day expand what there is to know. I maintain and develop the information systems at EG Robotics. This includes the online enrollment and payment systems as well as the business’s internal management systems. I love my job! I want to continue to make EG Robotics’ systems more user-friendly and more convenient. In my free time I like to program web applications, read fantasy/sci-fi books, and tinker with various gadgets.

Madeline Numbers

After School TEK Manager

Hi, I am a PSU graduate with a B.S. in anthropology. Getting to learn more about technology and helping kids learn life long skills is the best job ever!  When I am not in the classroom I help make sure things are running smoothly behind the scenes in the office.

My free time is spent working on getting my Masters in Teaching, hiking, and going on adventures with my dog. I collect Pokemon cards, and am trying to catch them all in Pokemon Go right now.

George Lee

Resident Tinkerer

EG Teacher

I was one of those bored-to-death kids in school, so of course I want nothing more now than to be a teacher.

In my free time I make little doohickeys that move (https://www.behance.net/GeorgeL) or play video games with my twelve-year-old sister, who – I’m proud to say – can skunk me in Star Wars Battlefront. Currently learning how to write HTML and play the jaw harp.

Amanda Walker

EG Teacher

Hello! My name is Amanda, I recently moved to Portland from South Korea where I taught English. I grew up in Alaska, studied Romance Languages at UO, and fell so in love with Oregon that I decided to make it my home. I’m passionate about education and especially love working with elementary school students and helping them find their passions and curiosities. As a child, I didn’t have opportunities like this program and I hope to be a part of changing that for kids.

In my free time I play the piano and the ukulele, and watch tons of horror movies. I also love language, and have studied Spanish, French, and Korean.

Araleyah Rojas

EG Teacher

Hi I’m Araleyah! I’m proud to say that I’m a new (awesome) teachers assistant! I’ve always found it important to inspire and teach children, so that they may create a bright future we all dream of! Outside of EG Robotics I am a holistic health coach, I paint, and enjoy spending time in nature.

Clairissa Krieger

EG Teacher

Every kid has potential and I’m here to help foster that potential so that they have the confidence to pursue their dreams! I love the excitement that children have for learning new things. Over the past two years I have loved seeing this excitement first hand through my previous work at a Portland based summer camp and the Boys and Girls club. I find kids shine when they are given a task (building robots is a pretty fun one) with the ability to complete it and reflect on what they have done; you can’t beat that feeling of accomplishment. Other than teaching youngsters new and interesting things, I also have a love for animals, especially dogs! I go on hikes whenever I can, which may or may not include fun adventures with my family because when you have 30+ cousins why not spend time together outdoors. If not outside, you can also find me at your nearest Phó restaurant, I can’t get enough of it!

Jeff Mott

EG Teacher

Hey! I’m Jeff and I’ve just arrived here from Paris, and am super excited to get to know Portland. I’ve been working in schools non stop for the last 3 years teaching math, literature, and robotics. What we do here is amazing and I have the wonderful privilege to work with some fascinating and intelligent students who are already teaching me new things! My favorite robots would have to be either R2D2 or Hal 9000, and though our robots might be as sophisticated by the end of the class, I’m positive they’ll be just as cool.

Lindsay Schuelke

EG Teacher

My name is Lindsay, my background includes Radiography and nonprofit work. I became drawn to education because I want kids to be empowered by good opportunities. I also remember the value of discovering more creative or inventive outlets when I was young. Legos, Linkin Logs and K-nex were among my favorite toys, and seeing the students in our program building circuits and robots is inspiring. I love the experience of helping them learn and excel with challenging material. Investing in kids is exponentially valuable, and we have a lot of fun doing so.

Nyaz Addison

EG Teacher

I’ve spent most of my adult life finding ways to engage with youngsters in a productive way; whether it was help with homework or learning about a new skill together. As well as working with EGRobotics, I serve children and youth in my neighborhood building community. I believe time spent fostering their capacities and helping them build virtue in their lives is very important in the growth of our society. Accompanying kids from building a robot to tackling life’s meltdowns, I’m there!

Ryan Keithahn

EG Teacher

I’m Ryan and I am a current economics student at Reed College. I am passionate about working with kids and have been working in after school programs and camps for the last 5 years! I love watching kids get excited about robotics and learning in general. In my free time I like to be outdoors, cook new foods, and make art.

Shaba Rahavi

EG Teacher

I am a recent graduate from Portland State University with a degree in Film Production. I have a never quenching thirst for knowledge, and an endless curiosity for how the world works. Consequently, I believe that young people have a great deal of potential and, being our hope for the future, it is important to foster those capacities so that they become an innovative force in our society.

Zachary Snyder

EG Teacher

Unfortunately I did not discover my passion for tinkering with code and wires until right after I graduated from Colorado College three years ago with a Bachelor’s in Geology.  My personal interest in electronics grew tangentially out of my passion for music and music technology, but learning to work with bits and circuits has empowered me in ways that extend beyond artistic pursuits, including allowing me to work as an engineer.  I love the process of discovery, and the explosion of self-confidence that comes from solving the (seemingly) unsolvable.  I remember almost giving up several times along the way when I was just getting started, but I was lucky enough to be guided and cheered on by my engineer cousin who helped me push through the tough moments.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help others start their own journey along this path, especially individuals who still have so much of their future from which to carve out whatever adventures they choose.