About Your Co-Host
1. Introduce yourself. Where are you from? What should listeners know about you?
I'm from southeastern Wisconsin. I've been a mobile DJ and karaoke host for over 25 years now, and I'm lucky to have been successful enough to make an actual living out of it for the last 10 years. I also do some freelance work as a voice actor, and I've worked with independent film companies to produce award winning films. I'm active in local community theater productions, both on and off stage, and I've served on the board of directors for multiple non-profit organizations. I am also one of the founders of the Gaming Hoopla, a tabletop gaming convention held in Gurnee, IL that raises money for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
2. What games or types of games are you interested in?
I commonly refer to myself as an "omnigamer", in that I enjoy pretty much all sorts of games. I do tend to favor heavier, more involved games in general, though.
3. Do you have a favorite game or games you enjoy most?
Eclipse, no question. Not only is it a brilliant mix of euro mechanics with Amerithrash dice-chucking, but it can have a cinematic feel that I've never found anywhere else in boardgaming.
4. What are some of the most memorable experiences have you had with tabletop board games in the past?
Tough question. I guess I'd probably have to say the first time I went to BGG.con in Dallas in 2014. I had been to a bunch of conventions in the past (most notably 25 consecutive Gen Cons and probably 12-15 Origins), but BGG was the first board game-specific convention I think I'd ever been to. It was an amazing experience for me... not only did I get to play games for five straight days, but I was able to meet some of the luminaries of the boardgaming world, including Ignacy Trzewiczek (BIG fanboy moment for me) and a ton of podcasters and publishers. It was amazing, and I never miss BGG now because of it.
5. What is the focus of your WDYPTW segment?
Game Night Done Right is intended to give tips and tricks into how to organize a game group successfully, whether it's a weekly game night at your home or your FLGS.