Nebraska Debate Institute Staff

Policy Staff

Rachel Stevens NDI Staff

Executive Director of DebateHELP.org, former Debate Central administrator, former college debater reaching elim rounds at major tournaments in 3 college debate events (Policy, LD, & Parli), 2011 National Quarterfinalist in college LD, 2-time Nebraska State finalist in Policy debate, 2-time NSDA Nationals qualifier advancing to late elims in Policy debate in 2007. Experience coaching debaters at all skill levels in all stylistic approaches.

Shane Adams NDI Staff

Assistant Debate Coach, Ralston HS

Jeff Roberts NDI Staff

Former Assistant Debate Coach at George Mason University; Head Debate Coach at Omaha Westside.

Scott Wike Camp Lecturer

Assistant debate coach at Millard South

Lincoln-Douglas Staff

Suzanne Polzkill NDI Staff

Assistant LD coach, Lincoln Southwest HS

John Holen NDI Staff

Head coach at Lincoln East. qualified 2 Public Forum teams to NSDA Nationals, 2017; octafinalist at the 2011 National Parliamentary Debate Association Championship; out-round participant in college LD national championship for the University of Nebraska.

Scott Tomsu Co-Director

Former Asst Coach at Omaha Westside and Millard West, Current Assistant Coach at Elkhorn High School

Madelyn Mohn LD Intern

3 year Norfolk LD Debater. 2018 NSDA National Tournament Qualifier. 2018 Nebraska State runner-up.

Public Forum Staff

Charles Fisher PF Director

Assistant coach at Millard North High School (2012-2018); 3 Nebraska State Champion PF Teams. 5 NSDA District Champions and National Tournament showings. 2006 TOC Top Speaker in PF.

Aarron Schurevich PF Curriculum Coordinator

Head Debate Coach, Millard North High School (2012-Present); Former Assistant PF Coach at Millard West (2006-2012); coach of the three-time and defending Nebraska state champion (2015-2017); coach of the 2017 TOC PF Silver Division champions (Millard North SN)

Sarah Baker NDI Staff

Simpson College Public Forum Coach and Debater; Two time national collegiate public forum championship team.

Renee Wehrle NDI Staff

Former debater at Millard North, 2 time state champion and qualifer to the Tournament of Champions. 2 time NSDA Nebraska District Champion and National Tournament outround competitor. Current student at U Chicago.

Dustin Rymph NDI Staff

Assistant Coach at Lincoln Southwest. 2006 Nebraska State PF Champion. NSDA National Tournament Octafinalist. UNL Graduate in Political Science, Religious Studies, and Philosophy.

Congress Staff

Lindsay Vecchio Congress Director

Lindsay Vecchio, Head Debate Coach, Elkhorn/Elkhorn South

Building Host

James Constantino

Building Host, Head Debate Coach, Millard South

Camp Food Directors

Fred Robertson Camp Food Director

NDI Camp Founder and Director, NFL (NSDA) Hall of Fame Coach, world class chef. Purveyor of taco salad.