Hello! I'm Kalen,
As an event manager, software engineer, aspiring designer, persistent writer, and experienced Dungeon Master, I have a wide range of experience that could each create fulfilling and lengthy careers. I have over 15 years of experience in jobs that demand excellence and mastery of my craft. I give everything my all to ensure the best possible job is done, and ensure that there is no half measures taken in my work. Whether ti be a game, social campaign, special event, or birthday party, I will see it done with my best foot as forward as it will go.
Co-Owner and Talent Coordinator
LET'S PLAY GAMING EXPO
I am one of the owners of the fastest growing interactive gaming event in the DFW area. I have a seat on the board and help manage the budget, plan event content, coordinate special guests and potential sponsors, and manage the social media presence for the company.
Quality Assurance Lead
I spent two and a half years as Quality Assurance for Robot Entertainment. I shipped two live service titles while working there, Orcs Must Die Unchained, and Hero Academy 2 and worked on two additional unannounced titles. I quickly grew into a lead position and managed a small team of 5-10 QA analysts.
Head of Press Staff
ALTER REALITY GAMES
I spent a year managing the press staff for Alter Reality Games's Circuit Series events. The Circuit Series is a combination of multiple trading card game events including Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Force of Will, Dragon Ball Super, and Cardfight Vanguard. I managed a small team of writers and personalities to create written and video content at the events, and helped promote the events through social media campaigns.
Microsoft Office Suite
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch
Large Event Management
Talent and Sponsorship Coordination
I'M AN EVENT MANAGER
I've managed Let's Play Gaming Expo and Alter Reality Games Circuit Series events. I have coordinated venue changes, contacted and contracted guest appearances, manually set up two hundred tables, broke my foot carrying CRT TVs, and have built one of the most successful gaming events in Dallas, TX.
I'M A DESIGNER
I'm a creative mind, bouncing from project to project. I enjoy creating experiences for people to enjoy, whether it be through content at LPGE, a module in Dungeons and Dragons, or in creative writing.
I'M A NERD
I've been drowning in nerd culture for my entire life, and I'd have it no other way. I play videogames, card games, board games, tabletop RPGs, watch anime, vehemently support Team Liquid in League of Legends, and am constantly invested in the rapidly changing landscape that is nerdom.