Magpie Video games is proud to welcome two new faces to our crew: Kate Bullock and Valerie Vallejos. Kate joins us with over a decade of expertise throughout the gaming business managing communities and conference areas, whereas Valerie brings new business-driven advertising and marketing and gross sales expertise to assist us develop Magpie Video games’ attain in digital areas!.

Kate Bullock – Group Supervisor

Kate Bullock is a group organizer and groundbreaking chief throughout the tabletop group who makes use of her platforms to create safer and extra inclusive areas. Kate is without doubt one of the essential organizers of Breakout Gaming Conference and the TTRPG Inventive Co-op, and has served because the president of the Indie Sport Developer Community for the previous two years. She’s additionally held a task in group organizing for the Gauntlet group and Toronto Space Avid gamers.

Along with her work inside communities, Kate can also be a designer and author. Her lyrical recreation Savior just lately obtained a Indie Groundbreaker Award nomination for Greatest Guidelines, and he or she blogs frequently at Blustocking’s Natural Gaming with detailed analyses about inclusion, range, and group throughout the tabletop business. We labored with Kate on her ashcan for Crossroad’s Carnival in 2018, and we’re thrilled to see what she creates subsequent!

Other than gaming, she works as a therapeutic massage therapist, trauma life coach, and religious healer and frequently serves as a restorative justice facilitator and a skilled battle mediator. Whereas we’re saddened she received’t be becoming a member of us in Albuquerque, we’re all the time excited to listen to her tales about elevating guineafowl on her property in rural Canada.

As our Group Supervisor, Kate is in control of our group areas—Discord, our boards, the Curated Play Program, Kickstarter feedback, and messages, and so forth—and our conference gaming occasions. In case you’ve performed a recreation in our room at Gen Con, Kate is probably going the one who made that attainable!

Kate says, “working with Magpie Video games has been top-of-the-line experiences I’ve had throughout my profession in video games. I do know the crew shares my ardour for creating more healthy and extra numerous gaming areas. I look ahead to working with them extra carefully to assist make these targets a actuality.”

“I’ve labored with Kate throughout so many various organizations and platforms inside gaming,” says Mark Diaz Truman, co-founder of Magpie Video games, “I’ve seen her work constructing group and nurturing creatives firsthand. Kate has an incredible capacity to convey folks collectively whereas establishing norms and practices that give communities life effectively past her management. I’m so thrilled to see her taking cost of our areas.”

Valerie Vallejos – Director of Advertising and marketing

Valerie is a self-taught advertising and marketing professional who brings a wealth of digital gross sales expertise to on-line packages. Whereas the gaming business is new to her, she brings new concepts and a business-driven perspective to Magpie Video games to assist our ever-growing attain in digital areas.

For the previous few years, Valerie has constructed her personal enterprise, Social District Leads, to assist enterprise house owners generate new enterprise alternatives and gross sales, whereas quickly scaling their earnings utilizing progressive advertising and marketing methods by each paid and natural promoting. Social District Leads has helped greater than fifty corporations generate over 182,500 new leads every year, totaling over 5 million {dollars} in gross sales.

By way of her work at Magpie Video games, Valerie has jumped into tabletop gaming with each toes—Root: The RPG is her favourite roleplaying recreation she’s performed to date—and he or she’s excited to study extra about what the business has to supply whereas pushing all of us at Magpie Video games to strive new methods of reaching clients and companions by digital occasions and packages.

Exterior of labor, Valerie enjoys hanging out with associates, household, and her furbaby, Riley. She’s devoted to a wholesome and match way of life, all the time striving to be higher than she was yesterday. Her responsible pleasures embrace studying enterprise books—studying new methods that she will incorporate into her enterprise skillset—and touring the world! Valerie has been to over twenty-one worldwide cities throughout seven completely different international locations, in search of journey by experiencing new cultures by their meals and historical past.

As our Advertising and marketing Director, Valerie works immediately with our conference and gross sales crew to advertise our merchandise by subscription e-mail, social media and focused natural/paid promoting. She’s additionally working carefully with our design groups to prepare and launch new Magpie Video games Kickstarters, and is growing new digital funnels and gross sales channels to succeed in new customers who haven’t interacted with Magpie Video games earlier than.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Magpie Video games crew. I’ve large plans to sort out among the underlying challenges that include selling indie rpgs. Becoming a member of a crew that’s tackling massive challenges and breaking boundaries fires me as much as discover options and new concepts. I’m honored that Magpie Video games has chosen me to be part of the crew!” says Valerie.

Magpie Video games Director of Gross sales and Occasions, Sam Siltiel says, “As Magpie Video games grows, we’re all the time in search of methods to succeed in new audiences. We’re very excited in regards to the expertise and technique that Valerie brings to the crew, and are thrilled to see this place crammed by somebody whose expertise can meet the problem.”.

Each Kate and Valerie convey new and thrilling skills that may permit us to continue to grow within the recreation business for a lot of extra years to come back! We’ve excited to convey them on board and may’t wait to see what they accomplish.

-Magpie Video games HQ

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