Nintendad Presents: Team Nintendad

Kieran Fifield: Founding Father

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When Kieran isn’t commanding the troops, he can be found locked in his amiibo cupboard crying over the one that got away, Qbby!! As the site name alludes to, Kieran mixes gaming time with being the proudest father to the most luminescent little girl.

Thomas Haroldsen: Chief Operating Officer

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When Thomas isn’t delving into a dungeon in the latest RPG, he can be found having other adventures such as flying helicopters or scuba diving. Or, perhaps the most dangerous and rewarding, raising a family of three children.

Abram Buehner: Editor in Chief

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Abram is full-time student and part-time dork, pursuing a double major in English and Film Studies.  When he isn’t furiously crafting an essay, Abram can often be found relaxing with a good game. If Abram isn’t doing any of that, he’s probably listening to hip-hop and pumping out yet another set of pushups in the hopes of achieving Captain Falcon’s physique.

Anna Karasik: Deputy Editor

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When Anna isn’t writing game-related content, she’s probably discussing the fragility of life and expansiveness of the universe with her cats, Tush and Chewie. Nintendo has been a part of her life ever since she was a five-year-old fan of Pokémon on TV. After that, she got her sister’s hand-me-down Game Boy Color and became a gamer. The rest is history!

Mel Curtis: Staff Writer

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When not working in corporate America, Mel can be found typing away in 4thewords and running out of podcasts to listen to. She has a cocktail of passions that include theme parks, animatronics, virtual reality, and animation.

Paige Detlefsen:

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Paige is a former game collector living in regional Australia. She was born, raised and will die Nintendo. Paige love RPGs, dating sims, life simulation games and almost anything with local co-op, as she believes games are better with loved ones.

Tucker Hazell: Staff Writer

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Tucker is a lifetime gamer from Texas with his roots in Wii, DS, and Steam indie games. He has an unnecessarily deep knowledge of Pokémon and film, the latter of which is his major in college, because unfortunately you can’t major in Pokémon. An easy way to get on his good side is to strike up a conversation about film history, Overwatch, or cats.

Brett Hill:

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Brett’s love for Nintendo dates back to the historic times of the NES era, long before memory cards where a thing and Game Over truly meant Game Over. His favourite genre to play is a good old-fashioned RSI-inducing platformer. When he’s not Jumping over a brick or two, his other passion is music. He plays bass in a rock band called SevenDaze which he thinks one day will be the biggest band on the planet… he also thinks he may be slightly delusional.

Geoffrey Jewell:

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When Geoffrey isn’t working his regular job or getting lost in his favorite Metroidvanias, he’s probably busy spending time with his wife and two children. Geoffrey also dabbles in podcasting, site building and other writing projects. With his remaining spare free time he can be found obsessing over finding more items to add to his video game, toy or movie collections.

Mark Maultby: Staff Writer

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Mark spends a lot of his time looking at books, sometimes reading them. He loves Nintendo and disregards most of the rest of the industry. He loves comedy TV, playing co-op, and Metroidvanias.

Kevin Orme: Staff Writer

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Kevin is a dad of four who has been playing Nintendo games since he was three. Between kicking trash at puzzle games and any rogue-like you can give him, gaming has been a passion of his for as long as he can remember. If it’s even remotely close to a Mega Man game, Kevin will consume it with reckless abandon.

Frank Sloan: Staff Writer

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Frank is a life-long gamer and Nintendo enthusiast. He enjoys RPGs, FPS, and most other genres. When he isn’t playing games, he’s creating gaming content on both Twitch and Youtube. Frank is an avid coffeeholic and would enjoy some coffee time with new friends! He hopes to learn  Japanese and continue his pursuit of a career in Cybersecurity. He is currently engaged and is focused on wedding planning with his Fiancée.

Abbi Smith: Staff Writer

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Abbi is one of our newest staff writers as well as a full-time control and automation engineer. She’s a huge fan of relaxed games such as Rune Factory and Animal Crossing but has a secret weakness for a good visual novel or violent RPG! Opinionated and honest, she might not be everyone’s cup of tea!

Richard Strachan:

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When Richy isn’t prancing around Hyrule, he can be found looking after his son. In the (fleeting) minutes in between, he can be found playing five-a-side football like Ronaldinho after 14 pints of lager or getting choked into oblivion at Judo or Jiujitsu classes.When Richy isn’t prancing around Hyrule, he can be found looking after his son. In the (fleeting) minutes in between, he can be found playing five-a-side football like Ronaldinho after 14 pints of lager or getting choked into oblivion at Judo or Jiujitsu classes.

Derek Wright: Staff Writer

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Derek Wright is a writer and occasional podcaster for Nintendad. He currently works a traditional eight to five office job with lofty dreams of employment at Nintendo of America.

Joachim Ziebs: Staff Writer

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When Joachim isn’t playing video games, he’s teaching and deviously sneaking video game or popular culture titbits into lesson plans and exams.