I was born in Tucson, Arizona but I lived most of my life in San Diego County, California. After high school, I moved to Santa Cruz to pursue a degree in Games and Playable Media. I never had any trouble deciding what I wanted to do with my life. Where some kids want to be astronauts or football players, for as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to make games. In elementary school, I would make up games combining several chess sets into super chess, with new rules on how the pieces can move (sometimes even adding other action figures for extra excitement). In middle school, I began creating my own custom Yu-Gi-Oh cards and attempting to balance them against the official cards. In high school, I theorycrafted mods and fixes for Civilization V and created my own home-brewed content for Dungeons & Dragons. Since then, my love for game design has only grown as I have gotten more experience.
High School Diploma, Mission Vista High School, 2015
BA, Games and Playable Media, University of California: Santa Cruz, 2019
Experience developing a diverse body of games, including card games, tabletop roleplaying games, and social deception games, as well as video games. Ability to conduct formal play-tests and iterate based on feedback to improve player experience. Strong writing skills allow for clear communication in rules documents and in-game informational text. Interest in developing game systems that reinforce games’ themes.
Strong written communication skills. Works well in a collaborative environment. Dependable work ethic. Thorough attention to detail. Willingness to learn. Friendly and empathetic.