Experienced Project Leader with expertise in planning, designing, marketing, customer acquisition and retention. Specializes in compromise, getting both sides of passionate thinking to come together to solve a common challenge and initiates conversation between team members to further smooth over any dialog challenges.
I became sick in 2000 and subsequently missed both 9th and 10th grade. I was given the option to graduate through the GED program at age 16, and I was told at the time of receiving my GED that I had one of the highest scores in the State.
I currently run an indie studio with my best friend, and have been involved in gaming since 99 with Ultima Online, stretching across Dark Ages of Camelot, Planetside, Planetside 2, and others. I love meeting people from all over the world and picking their brain about what they like and don't like about not only the current era of gaming, but where they've come from and where they'd like to see gaming go. It gives a lot of insight not only into the individuals but also what expectations are from potential players. To those ends, I once ran a 300 member gaming community for three years that taught me so much about myself, and other people to boot. We implemented many systems that allowed us to remain at the top of whatever games we ventured into, and these systems translated to real world opportunities.
One that comes to mind is the requirement that all members communicate over VOIP, or voice chat. By making this a requirement, people who may have been shy, or ESL, were allowed to come out of their shells and become more confident in themselves. In particular, a good friend of mine credited his experience with that system as to the reason he was able to get a job as a Night Manager at Marriott, with his interviewer remarking that my friend's English was better than his own. Others overcame their shyness when it came to various kinds of interviews you might encounter getting out of High School and going to College or other opportunities.
Since April 12th 2020, I have been the primary caregiver for my now permanently disabled parent. They went from healthy, active and able to none of those things. Three different trips to the hospital and over 18 different medications in the span of four weeks, just trying to find anything that would work. In the end, they were diagnosed with one of the rarest diseases in the world, with only 20,000 known cases in the US. In addition, their specialist physician said to them that they were only the second case he had seen in over eight years. There's no cure, and only time will tell how disabled they are, out to 18 months from now. My responsibilities totally shifted to their care, even buying a baby monitor so I could be on call 24/7, and that's been necessary since basic day to day tasks are no longer possible unassisted.
If you are considering me for a position, a lot of things are negotiable. For instance, I can alter my sleep schedule pretty easily to work at any time, day or night, but my parent's care is my priority and because of this, my in-person availability is limited. That is primarily why I am looking for remote work or virtual work.
Thank you for your time and I hope you have an amazing day!
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