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GameSalad

Steve

Steve Felter

CEO

Steve leads the overall strategic direction of GameSalad where he draws on an extensive background in digital media. Before joining GameSalad, Steve served as COO and CFO of DigiSynd, a social media marketing and analytics platform that was acquired by The Walt Disney Company. Steve joined Disney after the acquisition and oversaw operations for Disney’s first in-house social media division, managing social media strategy for Disney’s top brands including Pixar, ESPN and Disney Interactive Studios. Prior to DigiSynd, Steve worked in Corporate Business Development and Strategy at Warner Bros. where he focused on M&A, investments and strategic partnerships in the digital media space for the studio. Steve received his BA and MBA from UC Berkeley.

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Stephen Nichols

CTO

Stephen is a veteran game developer and manager with more than 20 years of professional experience. 

Stephen currently serves as the CTO at GameSalad.


Favorite Game Console: Xbox 360
Favorite Game: Nethack
Favorite Food: MEAT
Hobbies: Playing games, raising kids, conversation, reading.
People would be surprised to know: I'm not entirely a jerk!
Catchphrase: "Shut your $!@# mouth."
Who should play me in a movie: Joe Pesci
Favorite Super Power: Pooping Queso

Tan

Tan Tran

Director of Web Development & Co-Founder

Tan Tran, co-founder of GameSalad, has been hard at work trying to make life easier. He was the leading developer of web applications that have helped to revolutionized the way most people use the internet. Most recently, Tan was a senior web developer and a team-leader with Hotels.com, a leading online travel site. While at Hotels.com, he lead the development of the company's back and front end web-systems, helping Hotels.com become a leader in the travel industry. 

Prior to Hotels.com, Tan developed the online bill payment system at FundsXpress, a pioneer in the on-line banking and bill-pay fields. Tan was also able to hone his business and entrepreneurial skills as the founder of a web design and consulting startup, Angel Concepts. While there, Tan was responsible for the business development and project management of the firm's services.

Tan holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.


Favorite Game Console: Commodore 64
Favorite Game: Intelligent Qube
Favorite Food: Mac and Cheese
Hobbies: Tinkering, Travel, Photography, Facebook Games
People would be surprised to know: I watched and enjoyed the television series Gilmore Girls.
Catchphrase: "So... yeah."
Who should play me in a movie: Jonathan Ke Quan (Short Round / Data)
Favorite Super Power: Hiten Mitsurugi-ryū

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Dan Magaha

Director of Operations

Favorite Game Console: Commodore 64
Favorite Game: Wasteland
Favorite Food: I consider myself a connoisseur of nachos
Hobbies: Home improvement, attending concerts, crying over my underperforming DC-area sports teams.
People would be surprised to know: In college, I once provided security to Adam Sandler and brought George Clinton prune juice.
Catchphrase: "Ship it"
Who should play me in a movie: Craig Ferguson. Ooh la la!
Favorite Super Power: I've always been a big Galactus fan. The idea of being able to eat an entire planet would be a huge advantage in competitive eating contests.

Michael Abreu

Michael Abreu

Lead Software Engineer

Favorite Game Console: PC
Favorite Game: Madden NFL series
Favorite Food: avocado
Hobbies: sports, films, cooking, lucid dreaming
Catchphrase: "I could be wrong..."
Who should play me in a movie: Edward Norton
Favorite Super Power: mind control

Anne

Anne Austin

Artist

Favorite Game Console: PC
Favorite Game: Portal, Skyrim
Favorite Food: Coffee
Hobbies: Drawing, cooking, taking pictures of the baby being ridiculous.
People would be surprised to know: I really want to own chickens someday.
Catchphrase: "I'll just do it in Illustrator."
Who should play me in a movie: Tina Fey
Favorite Super Power: Flying

Liz

Liz Becker

QA Lead

Favorite Game Console: PS2/3
Favorite Game: Gitaroo Man
Favorite Food: cheese
Hobbies: piano, painting, yoga, travel
People would be surprised to know: I haven't had a soda in over a decade
Catchphrase: "well, s***." ("huh." also acceptable)
Who should play me in a movie: Winona Ryder (or Nicolas Cage - I'm sure he'd do a fine job...)
Favorite Super Power: Ability to travel through space

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Chris Boette

Web Developer

Favorite Game Console: Nintendo GameCube
Favorite Game: Legend of Zelda: Wind Walker
Favorite Food: Hamburgers
Hobbies: Long walks with a rucksack full of bricks
People would be surprised to know: I've never seen The Godfather.
Catchphrase: "Right?!"
Who should play me in a movie: Richard Gere
Favorite Super Power: Whatever Cable from the early 90s could do.

Greg

Greg Cervone

Senior Web Developer

Favorite Game Console: good old PC
Favorite Game: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Favorite Food: zuppa di pesci
Hobbies: Cycling, DJing, Playing Soccer, Camping, and singing in a band
People would be surprised to know:
Catchphrase: The beauty part of all this...
Who should play me in a movie: Jack Black
Favorite Super Power: telekinesis

Dallon

Dallon Feldner

Web Developer

Favorite Game Console: N64
Favorite Game: Metroid Prime
Favorite Food: Pork Chops
Hobbies: Discovering obscure board games.
Catchphrase: "What a fascinating metaphysical conundrum!" (translation: what you just said makes no sense)
Who should play me in a movie: Michael Emerson
Favorite Super Power: Shapeshifting

Jamie

Jamie Gibbs

Senior QA Analyst

Favorite Game Console: Personal Computer
Favorite Game: Star Wars: X-Wing
Favorite Food: BBQ
Hobbies: Cooking, Video Games, Reading, watching Let's Plays.
People would be surprised to know: I'm older than I look.
Catchphrase: "It is what it is."
Who should play me in a movie: Eric Stoltz
Favorite Super Power: Spoon!

Brian

Brian Hapgood

Engine Engineer

Favourite Game Console: PS4
Favourite Game: Elite (BBC Micro)
Favourite Food: Sautéed Bug Blatter Beast of Traal
Hobbies: Writing music and novels I promise never to publish.
Catchphrase: "Eat plutonium death you disgusting alien weirdo."
Who should play me in a movie: Ted (from the movie Ted)
Favourite Super Power: Farting. I'm extremely good at it.

Wes

Wes Haselden

QA Analyst

Favorite Game Console: Super NES
Favorite Game: Final Fantasy VI
Favorite Food: Gyros/Souvlaki
Hobbies: Video Games, Netflix, Steam Sales, Driving To Houston, Whiskey
People would be surprised to know: I went to the same high school as Emmitt Smith
Catchphrase: "…"
Who should play me in a movie: Bob Sapp
Favorite Super Power: Hulk-hands on-demand

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Robert Hoff

Education Accounts Manager

Favorite Game Console: Xbox 360
Favorite Game: Diablo II
Favorite Food: Fried chicken
Hobbies: Bringing forth the ROCK! (Deserts of Mars), drinking beer, playing video games.
Catchphrase: "Help Computer."
Who should play me in a movie: Kevin Smith or Mick Foley
Favorite Super Power: "How 'bout the power...to move you?"

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Steve Jakab

Senior Developer

Favorite Game Console: PC
Favorite Game: Planescape: Torment
Favorite Food: Timpano
Hobbies: Homebrewing, soap-making, cheese-making, cooking, hiking
People would be surprised to know: Can't say, it's a surprise
Catchphrase: "Why won't this bloody thing compile?!"
Who should play me in a movie: Johnny Depp
Favorite Super Power: Common sense

Courtland

Courtland Jones

Senior QA Analyst

Favorite Game Console: Personal Computer (and SNES!)
Favorite Game: Too many — whichever one I am playing right now!
Favorite Food: Chili
Hobbies: Motorcycling, travel, video games, Scotch, and cartoon shows.
People would be surprised to know: Met Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) at his house once.
Catchphrase: "Good Job™"
Who should play me in a movie: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Favorite Super Power: Flight & going through walls (e.g. Ryoko Hakubi)

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Jonathan Samn

Senior Game Engineer

Favorite Game Console: XBox 360
Favorite Game: Starcraft
Favorite Food: Ribs
Hobbies: Cooking and crafts
People would be surprised to know: I'm standing behind them.
Catchphrase: "It can be done."
Who should play me in a movie: Rain
Favorite Super Power: Time travel

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Alan Uthoff

Lead Developer

Favorite Game Console: Dreamcast
Favorite Game: Dragon's Lair
Hobbies: Fencing, Rock Climbing, Playing Video Games, and Watching Hockey
People would be surprised to know: ?
Catchphrase: "I blame Win~$&s."
Who should play me in a movie: Jonas Armstrong
Favorite Super Power: Flight

Rhiannon

Rhiannon Watkins

Software Engineer

Favorite Game Console: Xbox 360
Favorite Game: Halo, Skyrim, Fallout
Favorite Food: Albondigas, Tacos.. anything of Mexican origin that is not menudo (yikes!)
Hobbies: Rehabilitating/Fostering Border Collies, Agility, Flyball, UX/UI design, Alcohol and floating in the pool!
People would be surprised to know: I'm a licensed cosmetologist.
Catchphrase: "Really? Seriously?"
Who should play me in a movie: Jeanine Garofalo
Favorite Super Power: Memory like in the movie "Limitless"

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At GameSalad, we're always on the lookout for top developers across a variety of disciplines.

GameSalad is a rapidly-growing company based in Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, and San Francisco, CA. We make GameSalad Creator, a visual tool that enables game creation for iOS and online platforms.

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