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RIT Theme Park Enthusiasts

Who We Are:

We are theme park enthusiasts. Since 2014, our goal has been to bring together those with a similar passion for roller coasters and theme parks and to foster this excitement for such a unique industry.

Our club is a multidisciplinary group of students with backgrounds in engineering, design, business and more.

What We Do:

Our club participates in a variety of activities including Design competitions, multidisciplinary projects, networking, and professional development events, amusement park trips, and behind the scenes tours.

Our E-Board:

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Mitchell Sweet


Mitchell is a fifth-year Web and Mobile Computing student. He is passionate about programming and the theme park industry and loves working on projects that combine the two.

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Garrett Waldron

Vice President

Garrett is a fifth-year Mechanical Engineering student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. This is his third different E-board position and he is looking forward to continuing to grow the club on campus and in the industry.

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Patrick Swink


Patrick Swink is a fourth year Software Engineering student in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. He would one day love to apply his knowledge learned from RIT in the themepark industry.

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Jessa Kaups


Jessa is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering Student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. She grew up loving theme parks and hopes to work in the themed entertainment industry one day

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Michael McNaught

Public Relations

Michael McNaught is a third year Industrial Design student in the College of Art and Design. He has always had a love for roller coasters, and hopes to one day work as a concept artist for theme parks.

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Tim Landschoot

Faculty Advisor

Mr. Tim Landschoot is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of RIT and holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been the advisor of the Theme Park Enthusiasts since they were founded in 2015 and has been their greatest supporter.