Kalen Nelson

DESIGNER AND ENGINEER

Phone:

972-832-8996

 

Email:

kalen@wafflefoot.net

Address:

Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Date of Birth:

December 27th, 1990

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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.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
 
2014-Now

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.

2015-2018

Quality Assurance Lead

ROBOT ENTERTAINMENT

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.

2013-2014

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.

SKILLS
 

Personnel Management

Microsoft Office Suite

Venue Negotiation

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch

Large Event Management

Talent and Sponsorship Coordination

EXPERTISE
 
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.