Resume

Zombie Cat Studios

Austin, TX
Founder/CEO
Feb 2013 – present

  • Founded indie game company with focus on tablet gaming
  • Consultant for Silverhelm Studios focusing on browser based, multi player titles
  • Consulting work with Schell Games

 

Schell Games

Austin, TX
Studio Design Director/Austin Studio Head
Dec 2008 – Feb 2013

  • Manage Design Department of 12 designers
  • Oversee all design on all products in production at Schell Games – including Facebook/social games, MMOs, Location based entertainment and more
  • Develop design for all RFPs for the studio
  • Client management and interaction for potential and existing projects

 

Sirenia Consulting

Austin, TX
Consultant
Dec 2005 – Dec 2008

  • Producer for training game for US Navy – awarded 2008 Serious Game of the Year – Government Division
  • Consultant and contract designer on numerous titles for such clients as
    • KingsIsle
    • TellTale Games
    • CCP/Whitewolf
    • Kraft Foods
    • Fresh Games

Sony Online Entertainment

Austin, TX
Senior Designer
May 2003 – Dec 2005

  • Served as lead designer on an innovative, original IP, MMORPG. Took design from concept, preproduction and through first nine milestones of playable production
  • Served as Content Lead over team of seven designers for Star Wars Galaxies
  • Developed design pipelines and processes that increased team output by 200%
  • Directed team that re-designed content and implemented full content path to take nine professions from level 1 to level 30

Self employed

Austin, TX
Writer
Feb 2002 – May 2003

  • Authored book published by Charles River Media on developing computer games for diverse audiences; currently in use a textbook in multiple universities
  • Served as design consultant for various titles including MMO for girls

Metrowerks

Austin, TX
Internet Content Manager /Editor-In-Chief
May 2000 – Feb 2002

  • Planned and developed new concept for community building site for CodeWarrior clients
  • Served on CEO appointed task force to identify new revenues streams utilizing internet presence

Sirenia Software, Inc.

Austin, TX
President/CEO
March 1998 – May 2000

  • Established software development house dedicated to producing computer games for girls

 

American Laser Games /Her Interactive

Albuquerque, NM
Director of Product Development
June 1995 – March 1998

  • Managed department of 65 people responsible for all aspects of software development and production for original and licensed products
  • Developed company vision and served as company spokesperson
  • Served as creative director on all Her Interactive products

 

Origin Systems, Inc.

Austin, TX
Designer/Writer
October 1990- September 1994

  • Writer and designer for award winning, Ultima game series

Credited Game Titles

  • Valiance Online  – MMO, 2016 projected release
  • Unannounced educational STEM MMO – tablet 2015 projected release
  • Lexica, educational MMO – tablet
  • Battle Ball – Facebook
  • Triazzle – various
  • Tunnel Tail – mobile
  • MIT educational game – tablet, private
  • Race for the Beach – kiosk
  • GeoCommander – PC
  • FusionFall – PC/MMO
  • Wizard 101 – PC/MMO
  • BloodThorn – iPhone -unreleased
  • CSI: Hard Evidence – PC/360/Wii
  • Star Wars Galaxies: New Game Experience – PC/MMO
  • Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi Wan – PC /MMO
  • Star Wars Galaxies: Roar of the Wookiee – PC/MMO
  • Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided – PC/MMO
  • Goodlife (working title) – PC/MMO
  • Nancy Drew, Secrets can Kill – PC/ Mac
  • Nancy Drew, Stay Tuned for Danger – PC/Mac
  • The Vampire Diaries, PC/Mac
  • McKenzie & Co – PC/ Mac
  • The Lost Vale – PC
  • Ultima VIII; Pagan – PC
  • Arthurian Legends – PC
  • The Ultima VII, part 2; The Serpent Isle – PC
  • Ultima VII; The Black Gate – PC

Professional Organizations and Recognition

  • Named one of 2005’s 50 Most Influential Women in Computer Entertainment by Hollywood Reporter
  • Named one of 100 Most Influential Women in Computer Games by NextGen.com, 2006
  • Named one of 50 most Influential Women in Technology by Corporate Board Member magazine, Dec 2007
  • Recipient of 2005 Game Developers Choice Award for Community Contribution
  • Co-Founder – IGDA Women in Games SIG
  • Co-Founder – Women in Games International, professional trade organization

Interests

participate in auto HPDEs and time trials, breeding/exhibition of purebred dogs, classic cars, crochet, table top paper gaming, and computer gaming

 

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