CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Dan has over 15 years of experience in the tabletop games industry. As the founder of Myriad Games, he is dedicated to helping game stores become more friendly and professional. He has served as a consultant for game stores and publishing studios around the world, optimizing operations and creating innovative options for improving game companies of all sizes.
CHIEF SALES OFFICER James has over 20 years in the collectible and tabletop games industry. He started selling at collectibles shows in 1990 and then was a co-owner of the Comix and Cardz Etc. hobby store. In 2001 he co-founded Hero Factory Inc. to produce licensed trading cards and served as a consultant for Bandai America Inc. in the collectible card game market. From 2007-2012 James served as Bandai's Games Division Sales Marketing Manager, working with hobby game distributors, overseeing their Organized Play Network and co-creating the Star Trek Deck Building Game.
CHIEF SPRINGBOARD OFFICER David started Clever Mojo Games in 2008, and was among the first board game publishers to recognize the potential of crowd sourced funding as he guided three successful board game projects through the Kickstarter process. David works closely with designers, artists, and printers to merge their ideas and talents into finely-tuned games and then utilizes new concepts in funding and marketing to create successful products.
Dann has been working professionally in the visual arts for 15+ years beginning in the mid 90's as a regular illustrator for Australian Realms RPG Magazine. He's served as a graphic designer, specializing in brand identity, for a wide range of businesses as a multimedia designer, toy designer, and art director on dramatic and educational 3D animation projects. More recently he illustrated Island Fortress, a Game Salute Springboard title. He is a long time tabletop game enthusiast (yep, reg box DnD) and his love of games and game design continue to inspire his work.
ART & GRAPHIC DESIGN Cody is best known in gaming circles as the co-founder of the popular "Game On! with Cody and John" gaming podcast. A lifelong Hoosier, he works as a graphic designer in the Indianapolis area where his other non-gaming hobbies include baseball (Go Reds!) and playing the euphonium in local community bands. Cody first got introduced to hobby gaming through games like Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, then later through Gen Con (where he met his wife, Kalen).
WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR & GRAPHIC DESIGN For over 14 years Darrell has been professionally designing digital and print media. After doing graphic design for Stratus Games, Clever Mojo Games, and Dice Hate Me Games, Darrell fell head over heels with game design and construction. His love of games started over 15 years ago with Magic: The Gathering then he got swept up in Catan and Kniza's Lord of the Rings. Darrell's first game, Compounded is due for Kickstarter in January 2013.
CHIEF STUDIO SUPPORT OFFICER In thirteen years of designing games and game peripherals Jeremy has seen the game industry from every angle. He has professionally written D&D modules, consulted for online games, developed and operated his own game company, written game reviews, designed the cooperative deckbuilder Shadowrift, and of course played hundreds of card and board games. He always seeks a deeper understanding of how the many aspects of the gaming world interconnect, and at Game Salute he uses that knowledge to make the game industry (and the games themselves) better.
CHIEF COMMUNITY OFFICER Sara is a Master of Education, with a M.Ed degree in curriculum and instruction. She focuses on integrating games into classrooms as a means toward improving social skills and critical thinking. Despite being inundated with games in every aspect of her life, Sara still enjoys playing- particularly Nightfall. She's a Mommy by day… Gamer Geek by night!
GAME BUGLE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Tom has over a decade in the board game world, with over 1300 written and video game reviews. He is the founder and co-host of The Dice Tower audio and video podcasts. He is also the President of the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund, a charity to help board gamers in their time of need.
Mike has 10+ years of financial management experience, in both private business and government sectors. As well as being the CFO for Game Salute, Mike is currently a non-managing partner of Myriad Games. Mike has been an avid fan of Magic: The Gathering and GURPS by Steve Jackson Games for years. He currently resides in Methuen, MA with his wife, Krystal.
STUDIO SUPPORT Michael is the presenter and producer of The Little Metal Dog Show, a podcast that looks to talk to people behind the games we love to play. Actually, that sounds a bit too grand- he's a guy who just likes speaking to people who also happens to have a computer and a reasonable understanding of Audacity. He'll happily play pretty much anything, but reckons the best games in the world are Acquire, Power Grid, Agricola, and Loopin' Louie. He lives in England with his awesome wife Steph and could really do with a larger room in which to store his game collection. His first game, Ace of Spies, is due out in October.
STUDIO SUPPORT Bryan is a game designer and player from historic Salem, Massachusetts. He is a lifelong addict of board games and card games of all kinds. In 2011, Bryan launched Frost Forge Games, a game design studio and publisher. He is a history buff who enjoys attending gaming conventions, baseball games (Go Sox!), traveling, genealogy, autumn in New England, pizza, and staying out of direct sunlight whenever possible.
STUDIO SUPPORT Designer, artist, imaginator. Peter Fall has been designing and playing games his whole life, from imaginary games like Little Town with his friends and family, to professionally fun games like Lost Crystals. He graduated from Georgia Southwestern with a Fine Arts Degree, were his Senior Show incorporated many of his games. Peter continues his quest to help introduce new games to people and make the gaming world an awesomer place. Level-Up!