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.

Kevin Orme: Creative Editor

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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.

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!

Derek Wright: Deputy Editor

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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.

Mel Curtis: Deputy Editor

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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.

Brett Hill:

Staff Writer

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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.

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:

Staff Writer

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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.

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.

Gareth Tucker: Staff Writer

Gareth is notoriously bad at Bios. He likes playing games of all varieties but especially RPGs. If it’s got a gripping story he’s all over it. If he’s not playing games he’s either teaching or trying to con a toddler who somehow knows she’s got the disconnected Joy-Con…

Justin Gain: Staff Writer

Justin Gain is a husband and father of four who recalls his first foray into JRPGs with the SNES classic Final Fantasy II (Retitled to IV) which to this day is his favorite game. When he isn’t playing video games – he’s working a 9-5 job and teaching his kids the finer things about D&D and Video games in general.