Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Looking back, I’ve come to realize that I’ve done quite a few crazy
things in the past decade plus. I’ve travelled to different parts
of the world, met famous people, had exceptional mentors, and have
been a mentor, won awards and guided others to win awards. I’ve
gone places and done things people said were impossible, and then
had the praise and followings of many as a result. And yet with all
the adventure I’ve partaken, I had no one to share the experience
with. That’s not the kind of life I want to live. The kind of life
I’ve wanted to live is one where I share the adventure with someone
I also involve myself in studies on gender. More on this in the “I
spend a lot of time thinking about…” section.
Video game development is currently what’s going on, this is
important to me. It’s a very competitive industry and it’s a
business I take seriously. If someday in the future I turn out to
be the creator of the next Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda or what
have you, it’s important that I surround myself with people that
support my journey. When my business partners and I founded our
game company, I was the designer and the programmer and graphics
artist were boyfriend and girlfriend. They eventually got engaged
and had a video game adventure themed wedding and their wedding
portrait has the guy holding a replica wooden Minecraft sword to
the sky like a champion. It’s the dorkiest thing ever and while I
probably don’t plan to do anything like that, they have a sort of
relationship that I say, “why not me too?”
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am currently working with a small team on iPhone/Android app
development and hoping to push some new products to market within
the next few months. This is meant to be a stepping stone which in
the long term I hope leads towards opening my own studio. I dream
of having a big studio where I can give lots of jobs to talented
programmers and artists that yearn for a chance to be able to make
their living doing what they love. While I currently live in
Hawaii, I am not tied to where I live and am looking to move
whenever the opportunity arises.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I had to really think about this one. I’m really good at supporting
people in their life’s vision. I’m a film school graduate and while
I haven’t shot any movies in a while (as again, my current focus is
the games industry) I remember a few years ago I was invited to a
Halloween party and I met a film student that happened to be from
the university I graduated from. He mentioned his stress and
concern about his short film he was shooting for his final project,
that he didn’t think he’d be able to get it done by his class’
deadline. He feared it was going to be a failure. After taking to
him a bit, I really felt like he was a genuinely good guy that
wanted to do a good job. I told him I’d be able to help him out and
that I think I could do more than just him finish his film, I’d
know exactly what needs to happen with making adjustments to the
story and planning the shots in order to make it a great
Despite all the headaches that can happen in filmmaking like
getting rained out on one of our shoot days, an actress flaking out
and having find a new actress to replace her that same day, and
more; I kept Pablo optimistic and the energy going and we got
everything done. Some months later, he sent me a letter letting him
know that not only did he complete his project on time, his film
was accepted to one of the most prestigious film festivals in Asia
and he was flown down there to screen it and thanked me for helping
him make it happen. This was a guy I only met one time at party but
I already knew he was a good guy and someone I wanted to stand
behind to support his vision.
When I have a cause I really believe in, I can make things happen.
I am especially driven to help others.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Apparently it’s my laugh. I’ve been told I have a very jolly,
boisterous laugh. I suppose I get it from my parents, as I find
that I really like the sound of both my mom and dad’s
I remember talking to one of my friends and I started laughing,
then his girlfriend came in and said, “Oh my god who was just now
laughing? That laugh… I’m going to be laughing too if I keep
hearing you laugh like that.”
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favorite book series is the Chronicles of Prydain. It’s a
children’s book series with 5 stories in a fantasy world about the
adventures of an orphan boy and a princess in a fantasy
My favorite book of this series is Taran, Wanderer. Taran is the
orphan boy and at this point he travels from town to town and takes
up several different professions such as blacksmith and tailor
seeking to find his true calling in life.
Even as a kid, it really resonated with me the idea of going on
that journey to find yourself and who you truly are. Disney has
owned the rights to the series for several decades and while they
did a commercially unsuccessful animated adaptation in the 70’s, I
believe if they attempted it today they could really make a
wonderful series of movies from them.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Places to eat after Midnight
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
As someone who works in the creative medium of storytelling, I put
a lot of thought into the messages I want to put out there. I’m
also especially particular about how females are portrayed in
creative media. I’m not a fan of oversexualization, I look to see
if a story passes the Bechdel Test and I imagine someday I will
have daughters and so I’d like to create female characters that I
would be proud to have my daughters see.
Also thinking about pursuing my Masters and my Doctorate someday. I
think about how I'd want to approach how we educate people
differently and therefore want to get a Doctorate in Education or
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I would rather tell you my ideal night. In the ideal situation,
we’re going out to watch a Marvel movie and we’re geeking out and
getting all excited about the references to other movies and other
such thing. Or playing a video game or even a board/card game like
Cards Against Humanity. I love acts of geekery as a social
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I had a horrible fear of zombies since childhood. It may have
started when I was probably 8 years old and my older brother made
me watch a zombie movie with him in the middle of the night. I
remember as a kid, the idea of any of my friends or family being
bitten and becoming zombies, still having the face of someone I
know and yet having nothing of who they were anymore… so
Over the last ten years, I played a lot of zombie video games and
watched tons of zombie movies and shows like The Walking Dead to
where it no longer has that kind of effect on me. I now enjoy
However, I still do prefer to keep the door closed when I sleep at
night, as I am still a bit nervous that maybe a zombie might creep
in on me while I’m asleep.
You should message me if
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I've gotten first-time messages in the past that have had nothing
more than a "hi there" or a "what are you up to?" and that's it.
I'd appreciate messages that make me feel like some more thought
was put into wanting to have a conversation than that.
You want to tell me what you think you’d want to see in female
characters in games and movies. What do you think would make for a
female character you’d really like?
You like to play video games and/or want to work in the industry.
We can play something and/or work together! Or just nerd out!
You are okay that I may not live near you. In my life I have met
many great people from all over the world through the internet,
some of which I have known for over 10 years, some I've had the
chance to meet in person, hang out with, go bowling and play air
hockey and then take crazy road trips where we see scary drifters
in the middle of the night pop out of darkness and I yell OMFGOMFG
KEEP DRIVING and we laugh our asses off about it once we get to a
safe distance lol.
I don't want distance to prevent meeting wonderful people.
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