As a founding employee at E-Line Media, I've been working to explore and develop this philosophy through an innovative game-based approach. Since 2008, I've lead our efforts to develop and publish a portfolio of games, curricula and initiatives that tap into kids' natural passions while building critical skills. My projects include Gamestar Mechanic, a game, online community and curriculum that teaches kids how to design and make their own videogames as well as the National STEM Video Game Challenge, a national youth game design competition originally announced by President Obama at the White House. I also speak and write frequently about games in education and for impact.
Though I have less time for my own creative endeavors nowadays than I would like, my work as a writer and digital filmmaker has appeared at places like the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and at Yankee Stadium during the MLB playoffs. I also mentors young people in the areas of digital media creation and serve as an advisor to early-stage and youth-created businesses.
I am a lifelong Joizey guy and a graduate of Old Bridge High School and the The College of New Jersey (where I received a BA in English). Hobbies, interests and borderline obsessions include all manner of popular American music, brewing beer, beagles, fantasy sports, literature and shiny electronic objects.