Management Team

Marcel Williams

Executive Director

An expert in the industry and committed to making a difference in the community. Click for bio

Scooter Willis

Founder

An expert in Challenged Based Learning to inspire the next generation to reach their potential.

Marcel Williams

Executive Director

Marcel is originally from Trinidad & Tobago, WI but considers the Washington, DC area home. Additionally, he has lived in San Diego, Hawaii, Japan & Florida. Marcel previously had 4-Years of service in the United States Marine Corps. Marcel’s background includes working in the technology and security industry for over a decade, focusing on the design, installation, and sales of all forms of technology solutions as a systems integrator selling into the commercial and government marketplaces at Presidio. Marcel relocated from the DC area to South Florida where he expanded his background designing and selling technology hardware and infrastructure solutions with Anixter. Additionally Marcel spent some time at an IP Video VMS start-up company named Video Protein after which he then moved into the security integration space for the last 12 years in regional, national and global sales roles with Kratos, Securitas Electronic Security, and Security101. Most recently Marcel worked as the East Coast - Channel Account Manager with Pivot3 delivering HyperConverged Infrastructure to security and technology industries. Marcel’s experience includes strategic planning and sales into the Healthcare, Technology, Manufacturing, Distribution, State & Local Government, Gaming, and Fed Gov marketplace. He's worked on projects for companies like World Bank, Qualcomm, Domino Sugar, HCA, (ASR Group), Microsoft, Convergys, Air Force, and Air National Guard, City of West Palm Beach, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos, Palm Beach County, FL, Iron Mountain, Inter American Development Bank and Village of Wellington.

Marcel has 3 children, 24-year-old Simone’, 21-year-old Justyce, and 17-year-old Noah. Marcel also spent 10 years as a Volunteer FireFighter, EMT, and Water Rescue Team member with the Prince George’s County Fire Department just outside of Washington, DC.

Scooter Willis

Founder

Scooter founded the non-profit TechGarage in 2013 to use robotics and challenge-based learning to answer the question how hard can you make it and how young is too young to find your passion as an engineer. Turns out if you don't tell a fourth grader that they are doing college-level engineering work they rise to the challenge and after a couple of years have the expertise critical for an ever-increasing technology-driven economy. TechGarage partnered with after-school programs that worked in low-income communities to do cutting edge robotics, drones and programming in a two day a week year-round program run by FAU engineering students working as robotics coaches. In 2018, TechGarage worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County to bring cutting edge technology programs to the Belle Glade, Riveria Beach, West Palm and Delray communities. Every challenge was met with enthusiasm by the Smartphone generation who are passionate about technology and problem-solving. When COVID hit the after-school programs were canceled and it was clear the shift to virtual school was going to be problematic for the lack of internet and computers in the homes of the Smartphone generation.  Scooter started Project HiFi to challenge recent high school graduates to solve the problem of installing high-speed internet in their neighborhood and be the solution to the digital divide problem that they know so well.

HiFi Delray Install Team

Sam

A new team member working hard and learning quickly

Ferrari

A senior at Delray Atlantic with the frame that has him playing football but a smile that lets you k

Gianluca

A senior at Boca High and a TechGarage member for many years looking forward to amazing accomplishme

Francisco

First day on the job, Francisco was figuring out what he needed to know and was contemplating what i

Milly

A senior at Village academy, Milly has the determination and drive to show everyone how to get it do

James

DataCom Team Lead

Don't let the hair fool you James is all business. James is a recent graduate of Village Academy in

JP

Ajunior at Boca High and a long time member of the TechGarage program and resident of Dixie Manor, J

Johnny

Don't let the smile fool you, Johnny really is the nicest young man anyone has ever met. Always put

Day Day

It all started to make sense when high speed and low ping times would help Day Day be a better gamer

George

DataComm Specialist

George is a recent graduate of Village Academy in Delray Beach, Florida. He can't believe how much f

Dexter

A junior at FAU and senior robotics coach at TechGarage, Dexter is going to work in Cyber Security a

Quinton

A recent High School graduate with a history of hands on work planning to go to trade school for aut

Sam

Ferrari

Gianluca

Francisco

Milly

James

DataCom Team Lead

Don't let the hair fool you James is all business. James is a recent graduate of Village Academy in Delray and has been awarded a full scholarship to the University of Florida where he is planning to major in Mechanical Engineering. If you want to get him to smile with a laugh mention the time he met a sidewalk that didn't cooperate when installing conduit under it with a water hole. James won the battle but required a deep hole only to find a tree root was his enemy and the sidewalk is now safe from the root below. James has been a member of the TechGarage robotics program for two years and will be missed but we plan on having him work remotely on CAD drawings for future projects.

JP

Johnny

Day Day

George

DataComm Specialist

Dexter

Dexter is a student at Florida Atlantic University studying Management Information Systems concentrating in Cybersecurity. Dexter has a developer background with a passion for technology and a history of working with robotics, and control systems. He has taught students at Tech Garage skills ranging from computer programming, virtual reality development, and computer-aided design. When he graduates he plans on working in the information security industry. Dexter is also CompTIA Security+ certified and a Microsoft Technology Associate.

Quinton