I’m a career video game designer and developer, now creating videos out of a passion for design, games, teaching and helping others become more resilient to the challenges of professional game development and technology work.



Over my 30 years in the industry, I’ve led the design for award-winning adventure, social, strategy, simulation, platform, brawler, FPS, and massively multiplayer online games. I was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Game Developer’s Choice Awards in 2021. I was a frequent conference speaker on topics ranging from design to analytics and more recently on wellness and inclusion in game development. I’m an outspoken proponent of games for everyone and a fierce advocate for increased diversity on our game development teams.

I was Creative Director for the ground-breaking MMO Free Realms at Sony Online Entertainment, which the New York Times called “a triumph of the company’s own reinvention.” I was also lead designer for the critically acclaimed Full Spectrum Warrior, the most nominated game of E3 2003. I was one of Gamasutra’s Top Ten Game Developers of 2014, I shared the top spot in Massive Online Gaming’s 2010 list of the Top 20 Most Influential People in MMOs, I was on Beckett’s list of the top women in MMOs for 2010, and I was one of Gamasutra’s 20 most influential women in games in 2008.