“The game designer shouldn’t be making a world in which the player is just a small part. The player’s the boss; it’s your duty to entertain him or her.” – John Carmack
As you’ve probably guessed after reading the above quote, I am a game designer who seeks to deliver players a lasting and memorable experience through video games. I believe that video games are the ultimate form of entertainment in that they allow for interactions beyond the capability of books or film.
I graduated from Full Sail University in 2017 where I studied game design and received the honor of being my class Valedictorian. I’m currently working at Epic Games as an Event Technician and hope to move into a development role at some point in the future. I’m originally from a small town in Maine but after several years in the United States Air Force I’ve lived all over the country. In the Air Force, I worked as both a Logistics Specialist and an IT Administrator. My dream was always to attend Full Sail and to work in the game industry but I was unable to afford the tuition and devote the time until after I had separated from the military in 2014.
When asked what powers my passion for game design, I often refer back to my childhood memories and the years spent playing games with my siblings. These are memories that I am most fond of and I’ve made it my personal mission to be able to provide the same to the next generation of gamers.