About Me

Creative Director & Executive Producer of the three-time Webby Award winning original series, GameZombie TV

Faculty - Media Arts & Game Development
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

PhD Student - Educational Communications & Technology
University of Wisconsin at Madison

About GameZombie TV
In three years time, GZ has produced 300 original game videos for global webcast, garnering over 100 front page editor’s picks on major video sharing sites, front page articles in 20 online newspapers, and competitive visibility on the world’s top search engines. Official YouTube Partner status, various distribution contracts, and a rapidly expanding fan base have pushed GameZombie’s global view count over 7,000,000. After winning a 2008 Webby Honoree Award for Online Video, GZ was one of the few companies to repeat the feat in 2009. Winning both the People's Voice and the Webby Award for Online Video in 2010, GZ became one of the only companies in the world that has ever won three straight Webbys. GZ's world exclusive video interview series--more than 100 to date--features some of the biggest names in the business, including Peter Molyneux of Fable 2, Ed Boon of MK vs DC, Todd Howard of Fallout 3, Ben Mattes of Prince of Persia, Eric Holmes of Prototype, and Cliff Bleszinski of Gears of War 2. In the fall of 2008, GameZombie launched ButtonMashers, an original gaming news show shot in a $2.5 million HDTV studio—the first season garnered view counts in the millions. The highly anticipated second season, eight months in the making, dropped August 4th, 2009, outperforming the original. GameZombie's brand new original show, Ultimate Challenge, is slated for a Summer 2010 release.

Web Awards & Distinctions
*2010 Webby Award
*2010 People's Voice Webby Award
*2009 Webby Honoree Award
*2008 Webby Honoree Award
*15 featured videos on YouTube’s Gaming Channel
*2 full months on the front page of Bebo
*35 front page video stars by DailyMotion
*25 featured videos on GameTrailers
*3 full months on the front page of Revver
*10 front page editor's picks on Crackle
*over 50 additional featured GZ vids
*over 7 million global video views

Bio
I grew up primarily in New England--between Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts--and spent some of my youth in Southern California and Europe. I completed high school in Chicago, and received highest honors degrees in History and Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, I lived in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Brazil, a journey that resulted in the novels, Fury & Redemption and Bad Blood Born. In the fall of 2006, I entered the Telecommunications Program at Indiana University at Bloomington. My thesis project was the three-time Webby Award winning original series, GameZombie TV.

In the Fall of 2009, I joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, helping develop UW-W's Media Arts & Game Development Program. Simultaneously, I’m pursuing a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Communications & Technology, at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. My professional objective is to design cutting edge, hands-on new media education projects--like GameZombie--that compete and succeed on the web.

Most Recent Press:
GameZombie TV continues development at UW-Whitewater 
Web series project offers real-life experience to UW-W students
New class allows students to work in video game industry 
UW-Whitewater rolls dice on new gaming major 
Web site a hit with gamers, real-life education for students 
Votes needed to win people's voice award 
UW-W student group could win Webby Award 
GameZombie reviews come with tech lesson (includes link to Webby) 
UW-Whitewater Chancellor's Vlog 
IU Office of Scholarships, GameZombie.tv honored with Webby Awards 
GameZombie TV sweeps Webby Awards in Student category 
2010 Webby Award and a People's Voice Award for Online Film & Video

Key GZ Milestones
*3rd Webby Award - May 2010
*People's Voice Webby Award - May 2010
•7,000,000 Global Views - June 2009
•2nd Webby Honoree Award - April 2009
•200 Completed Original Game Videos - Dec 2008
•ButtonMashers Launched - Dec 2008
•Promoted Bebo Channel - June 2008
•YouTube Partner - June 2008
•1,000,000 views - April 2008
•Webby Honoree Award - April 2008
•First published video - March 2007

GameZombie - Video Selections
Game Developers - Interviews: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=139E4E7151C9B990
Gaming Luminaries - Personalities: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F3889730A47D089C
ButtonMashers - Seasons 1 & 2: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3939882762A3A4EA
GameZombie’s 2009 Webby Award reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAyWGadTHyg
GameZombie's 2010 Webby Award reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty4BydCqZAs
Game Developer's Choice Awards - 2009: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=907531268AFD7787
Game Developer's Choice Awards - 2010: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C50CD229B7245E97

Credentialed Gaming Conference Coverage Includes:
GDC 07, GDC 08, GDC 09, GDC 10, Austin GDC 07, PAX 08, PAX 09, Showdown LAN 08, E3 08, E3 09, E3 10, GenCon 08, GenCon 09, WSVG KY 07, CES 2010