Nice to meet you.
Who I Am:
I'm a game designer at Schell Games in Pittsburgh, PA. I'm also a former UX Designer, teacher, and Informatics graduate from Bloomington, Indiana with a love of art, technology, and small, colorful toys.
I love games because I believe they have the power to unlock human potential. They switch up the rules and scripts we live a lot of our lives following. They make people unafraid to fail. And there's a lot to be gained on the other side of failure. I love design and teaching for the same reason: I like using methods and processes to make thinking visual and tangible. I like finding solutions to complicated problems that may not have a single or clear answer.
If you leave before you see anything else on this site, I recommend that you check out my real-time interactive 3D environments. You can watch the videos or you'll need to download the Unity web player to play with them, but it's worth it. Unity's that fun. Really.
My current short-term goals are to improve my cooking skills, continue to take improvisational comedy classes, figure out how to set up this Oculus DK2, and start a new Dungeons and Dragons group.
My long-term goals are to focus on making games that can change people in large and small ways.
What I Do:
I currently spend a lot of time with my project team developing a tablet game for 7-year-old boys. When I'm not doing that, you might find me laughing with my really excellent cohort (or giving them a hard time as their Game Design TA), playing board games, biking somewhere on the Schenley Park sidewalks, or trying to figure out how to start tomatoes indoors that do better than they did last year. I think it has something to do with repotting.
If you have questions, comments, or inquiries about my work, please contact me. I'd love to hear from you.
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