GameSalad

GameSalad

Steve N

Stephen Nichols

CEO

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

Stephen currently serves as the CEO 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: Queso Summoning

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

Alan U

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

Alex

Alex Nichols

Customer Success Representative

Favorite Game Console: PC
Favorite Game: DOTA
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Hobbies: Playing video games / mocking people who play League of Legends
People would be surprised to know: I'm not actually a ninja
Catchphrase:  (can't be translated into words)
Who should play me in a movie: Tom Cruise
Favorite Super Power: Teleportation

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

Dan M

Dan Magaha

COO

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
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.

Danielle

Danielle Burnett

Principal Learning Architect

Favorite Game Console: PC & Nintendo DS
Favorite Game: The Sims (rosebud!;!;!;!;!;!)
Favorite Food: my mom's cheese enchiladas.. yum!
Hobbies: Longhorn football tailgates, chasing my pup (Lady Arya Bark) around the neighborhood, reading, napping, finding patio happy hours, daydreaming about Halloween year-round, and staring at pictures of my 5 adorable nephews and nieces on our family photo stream.
People would be surprised to know: No matter where I am in Austin, there's bound to be at least one person within a 5 mile radius who is related to me.
Catchphrase: "Oh, perfect!"
Who should play me in a movie: Emmy Rossum, and she would sing all of her lines (it's GameSalad: The Musical in my mind)
Favorite Super Power: I wish I had a Time-Turner à la Hermione Granger. I would get so much done... and think of all the naps!

George

George Ruof

Sr. Software Engineer

Favorite Game Console: PS/2
Favorite Game: Final Fantasy Tactics
Favorite Food: Anything Mexican
Hobbies: Sleeping and arguing on the internet
People would be surprised to know: My actual age.
Catchphrase: "Impossible! Uh, nevermind, I figured it out."
Who should play me in a movie: Christopher Walken
Favorite Super Power: Sarcasm

Rhiannon

Rhiannon Watkins

Customer Success Lead

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"

Steve J

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

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