Who am I?
I graduated from Vancouver Film School's game design program in 2015. While their I majored in Game, Level and Mission Design, while minoring in Quality Assurance Testing, and Programming.
During my year attending the program i was able to work on several games. Including Golemancer, Legolas Simulator 2016 and The Ves'n Championship.
Towards the end of my year at VFS I would attend the Valve/HTC Vive Game Jam, and it would alter my path forever. After having seen VR for the very first time and making Legolas Simulator 2016, I fell in love with the technology and the possibilities.
Amidst my own exploration in the VR space, I started to develop a suit of VR simulations for Northern College Ontario. It was working on this project that I was truly able to cut my chops at VR game design, development, leadership and project management (Having built a development team for the project).
Thirsty for more I joined the VIVARRA team early on in their development, to work on my first AR project. Shortly afterwards my role expanded into a leadership position as I helped manage and coordinate an ever-growing team of people.
Eventually though trial and tribulation, we were able to make a product, one that we were proud of and that people loved!
To be continued…
The Origin Story
I've always had a passion for video games, ever since I hooked up my Dad's NES for the first time and played A Boy and His Blob.
I first started to get involved in game design when I was 8 years old, I would spend hours at a seedy internet cafe creating maps in the Starcraft & Age of Mythology Level Editors. Eventually graduating to the Warcraft 3 Editor, and later down the line into Source Engine designing levels for Counter Strike and Half-Life 2 Death match.
Unbeknownst to me, all that time would lead to my greatest passion in life.
In 2013 I started getting involved in Education, working with the Chief Superintendent of the Calgary Board of Education as a Student Adviser on the Chief Superintendents Senior Advisory Council. During this time I advocated for increased adoption of emerging technologies, liberalizing policies toward technology, freedom of information and gamification in the classroom.
I also participate as a volunteer for Fuel for School, a charity that provides high nutrition breakfast to students at elementary schools throughout Calgary, and was privileged to represent Calgary at the International Youth Leadership Summit in Beijing, China.
Vinyl Record Collecting
Collecting Science Fiction, Comic Book and Video Game Memorabilia
Collecting Vintage Computer Components