Sandra designs, produces and manages production teams. With a 15 year hands-on career background in marketing and design, Sandra’s resume includes merchandiser of Onvia.com, (Canada’s number one start‐up in 2000 which closed a $240 Million IPO on NASDAQ) and Director of Marketing for Sound Revolution Inc. Sandra thrives in the entrepreneurship & technology space and is passionate about working on cool projects. Sandra is a contract designer, a Social Casino Game Design consultant for AC+C and was recently a nomination finalist for Woman of Worth 'Leader of the Year' 2013.
Sandra holds a degree in Psychology from Thompson Rivers University, a diploma in Internet
Multimedia Design, a diploma in Network Communications, a Social Media Directors Certificate and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurship program at BCIT.
With over two decades of experience in programming and managing web projects, Ben is regarded as one of the industry’s top technologists. Ben’s background experience includes two dot-com IPO’s and startup Ludicorp which eventually emerged as Flickr and was acquired by Yahoo. Ben then joined Sutton Group Realty Services in 2003 where he headed the technology team which supported over 250 locations and thousands of real estate agents across Canada.
In 2009, Ben made the jump from real estate technology to social gaming as CTO/co-founder of OMI and the dimeRocker platform. There he worked closely with industry leaders on the unique technical challenges of free2play gaming. Ben was lead consultant of Blackbird Interactive, and is now co-founder of Lucky Lady Games & the operations engineer for Mozilla. Ben is an active member of the tech community, published author for Zend, consultant for PCWorld, previous director of the Vancouver PHP group and a veteran blogger.
Jesse Winchester is a passionate production designer and illustrator. Since graduating from Sheridan College's classical animation program in 2004 he has created artwork for many award winning productions including animated feature films, broadcast animation, television commercials, album covers, and portable media. Recently MTV promoted the "I Want My Music Video" art show at Meltdown Gallery in Hollywood, California that featured some of Winchester's work.
Scott is an industry veteran in animation with over a decade of experience in both frontend and
backend technologies. Scott has created award-worthy animations and online games for
companies including Kaiser Permanente, Mattel, Boost Mobile, Big Ten Network, American
Greetings and Nickelodeon.
Scott is a graduate of 3D Animation and Visual Effects program from Vancouver Film School and is a member of the inaugural class of DigiPen Institute of Technology where he trained in video game development and real-time interactive simulation. He has held positions at Nintendo, Red Gypsy Animation and BPE where he is responsible for on-going research and development of animation. In 2008, Scott received the Ron Taylor Award for Excellence from Devry Inc., and is an active flash mentor to low income at-risk youth at Venice-Arts in California.
She goes by the stage name of Beka Solo and grew up in a small community in Northern BC. At the age of 14 Beka started writing poems as a form of therapy, a perfect way of escaping reality. From then on, she progressed into hiphop and rapping and at 23, Beka moved out of her comfort zone to pursue a career in music by studying at the Arts Institute in Vancouver BC. Beka is currently an inspiring artist and producer.
Lead Sound Designer / Composer
For years, Travis has been a multi-instrumentalist in bands ranging from folk, jazz, funk, rock and electronic music. Travis draws his musical inspiration from growing up on classic video game systems such a the NES, SNES and Genesis. This has led Travis to a dream of working in music and audio post production. Travis hold a Diploma in Recording Arts from The Art Institute of Vancouver.
Adrian Crook is an award-winning game design consultant with over 18 years experience in the social, casual and core games sectors. He has produced and designed over two dozen products across platforms ranging from early Nintendo and Sega Genesis to PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox 360, Wii, Facebook, iOS and Online. In 2006, Adrian was named Producer of the Year by the Canadian New Media Awards and his products have won numerous awards, including “Game of the Year”.
Adrian has led multiple original IP products to market with one product selling more than 1 million units on a single platform. He is a certified Scrummaster with a proven ability to lead large teams of up to 100 developers.