I am Seattle based game developer. I’ve served in key leadership roles on twelve major game projects from concept through post-production. In collaboration with many talented devs, my work has delighted global audiences and earned wide international acclaim.

I am the founder of 20after1 (TAO) a Seattle based independent developer exploring new gaming technologies with clients like Google.

Previously I served as Development Director at Colabee Studios, an international collective of developers, storytellers and cultural experts on a mission to share and celebrate world culture through games. Prior to this, I served in dual roles as Studio Director and Creative Director on Never Alone which earned a coveted British Academy Award for Best Debut and was named Game of the Year from Games for Change in 2015.

I’m regarded as a natural leader and motivator, adept at all manner of interactive design, storytelling, and problem solving.

Additional career highlights:

  • Studio Director of renowned game developer Crystal Dynamics. Oversaw development and operations of a 200+ person dev studio to release three major productions in the Tomb Raider series in three consecutive years.
  • At Activision, I co-conceived and directed the cult-classic Interstate ‘76, served as Lead Game Designer on MechWarrior 2, and got to live out a childhood dream of working on a classic Activision game Pitfall, to help bring it to it’s 16-bit glory.
  • Throughout my career I regularly provide independent design and development services to a variety of clients in the arts, education and entertainment industries under the 20after1 banner. Clients include Google, Microsoft Studios, Square-Enix / Eidos, Digital Kitchen, Infogrammes, THQ, 8DIO, Total Immersion Software, S.F. Jazz Heritage Center, the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the Cook Inlet Tribal Council.

I hold a BA in Studio Fine Arts from the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art & Design.

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