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

COMING SOON

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 camping, hiking, and going on adventures with my dog. I collect Pokemon cards, and am trying to catch them all in Pokemon Go right now.

Chris Billups

EG Teacher

As a kid I lived and grew-up in NE Portland. I attended Vernon Grade School and Jefferson High School. I played a little football and ran a little track. I started college at Lewis and Clark and finished at Portland State University with a degree in Biology. After a few non biology jobs, I returned to Portland State and earned my teaching certificate so I could teach the high school sciences. I taught Biology at Beaverton High School where I was also an athletic trainer and track coach. After a year I was lured away to restart a 30 year career in telecommunications, data communications and radio communication. My last job was designing radio communication systems for underground gold and coal mines.

I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have six, now almost grown, children, two cats and a 1972 Ford Maverick drag race car. I am a General Class licensed ham radio operator. My call sign is N7UBS.

My goal in life is help pry open young minds to the wonders of life as regards to the sciences. I believe a curious mind is a wonderful thing!

George Lee

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.

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.

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.