Meet The Crew

Video games don't just fall from the sky.  It takes a team of dedicated individuals to put one together. Deftly assembled from across the globe like some sort of game development "Avengers", meet the team behind the game.

"'Greech' is a jack of all trades with the uncanny knack of constructing talented teams that can accomplish great things.  He's also a killer NHL esports goalie and super cool dad (or so he thinks)."

"Erik has worked as a database administrator and developer for 14 years, as a C# developer for 10, and Unity developer for 7.   His spare time consists of chasing his 3 kids around, working on various Unity projects, and practicing the martial arts with his two sons."

"Fueled by energy drinks and Thai food, Josh resides in a world that straddles the very lines between fiction and reality. Daily is his struggle to reign in his wild imagination and harness it for the good of the project. He also draws and designs stuff."

Pete is in his 7th year as a middle school educator. He is currently teaching Technology Education at Princess Anne Middle School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but is an English teacher by trade. He studied literature at Old Dominion University after finishing 8 years in the US Navy, as an avionics technician. In his spare time, Pete works with his charity, The Got Sole Project and serves as their Vice President. He loves traveling with his wife. He's super pumped to be a part of this team: His dream is to see his students engaged in a game that actually assesses their skills and gives them the feedback they need to improve as students and as citizens of the world. 

"Chris studied literature at the University at Albany and NYU before being drawn into the orbit of professional writing.  A former executive director of a non-profit organization for freelance writers, he worked as a technical writer for startups and large established companies alike.  Tech writing led to software analysis, which led to software project management, and the rest is history; for the last six years, he has specialized in the EdTech sector.  In his spare time, Chris has volunteered at a Brooklyn-based writing center for kids, where he created a workshop on writing science fiction and edited YA novels with sci-fi/fantasy influences, one of which was published in anthology of fiction written by young authors."

"Ricardo is a professional video game designer who has worked on Grand Theft Auto V, The Elder Scrolls Online, Crysis 3 and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. He will be using every skill in his toolkit to help bring our game zones to life."

Andrew Leykam can often be found around books or in a library, mainly because he works at one. He is currently a tenured professor / academic librarian at the College of Staten Island, part of the City University of New York. Prior to his current role as head of access services he had a brief career as an archaeologist focusing on Iceland and the north Atlantic. Ultimately Andrew left his pursuit of imitating Indiana Jones and focused instead on library science and research. When not at work he can be found spending time with his family, hiking, playing D&D, or trying to take rest as his three children have yet to let him sleep past 7 am for 7 years.

"Eric is a 3D Artist & Animator. He has studied Video Game Design & Development, and has worked passionately on several small game projects. He has a keen eye for detail and and a love for the craft."

"Bill is a Composer, Sound Designer, Emmy Award winning Audio Engineer and has over 20 years of seasoned expertise. 'Having the opportunity to work with the Gearbox team offers me sky’s the limit creative freedom and it’s a real privilege!'"

"A crisp, ear catching voice over can make or break a project. The moment our audience hears a narration, a character talk, or an ensnaring creature they are either immersed in what is happening or they lose interest. Christian's goal is to ensure that the player is captivated the moment the project begins. Being both a voice actor and casting director, his goal is to find the right voice to fit each role."

"Amy has been creating social content for the past 14 years. Between freelance writing and managing various social platforms, Amy has worked with an array of clients. As a mother and reading interventionist, Amy is very excited to be part of the Gearbox team."

"Roger is a sound designer from Australia. He has a MA in sound design and has worked on a wide range of projects, from indie features to audio tours. He’s now focusing on game audio, and is excited about building an aural world for The Mechanical World of Dr. Gearbox™."

"John has a passion for gaming that shines through in the Prima guides he’s written for Star Wars Galaxies: JTL and Everquest 2. He has 17 years of experience in the industry with companies such as Microsoft and IGN and is extremely friendly, outgoing, and a kid at heart."

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