The LyteShot Team
THE LYTESHOT TEAM
We bring a diverse range of skills and experiences, from traditional gaming to architecture, film making and design and we draw on all of these (and more) as we set out to create the coolest real world gaming ever. In addition to our core team, we've got a great group of advisors and supporters who are helping us bring LyteShot to the world.
Mark Ladd // Founder & CEO
Designer with more than 22 years of management and design experience with a specialization in 3D visualization environments and leading technical innovation for multinational companies.
Aaron Thomas // Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Director
Serial entrepreneur. Previously co-founded Progenex, the official performance nutritions product of the CrossFit Games.
Stephanie Johnson // Director of Operations
Marketing and business development professional with more than 10 years of experience in the film, video, performing art, and interactive entertainment sectors.
Nathan Terada // Social Media & Digital Community Coordinator
Successfully drove online sales for Fogo with over a 60% increase in product sales. Leads community cultivation and developer outreach.
Tazia Salinas // Communications Manager
Responsible for managing communications and outreach. Previously managed and oversaw the satisfaction and successful experience of 1,500+ individual client accounts at Zirtual.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
We’re a young company and we wouldn’t be where we are without some very sage advice from tech and business luminaries. A few shout-outs are definitely in order...
// Kathryn Born
Writer and aspiring game designer determined to connect the art community to the video game community.
// Nolan Bushnell
For lending a much needed ear and for providing wisdom and inspiration that couldn't have come from anyone other than the GrandDad of Gaming.
// Palmer Luckey
for taking the time to share insights not only regarding KickStarter, but with developing games, and accountants (!) while all of your own stuff was on hyperdrive…thanks for keeping it real.
// Jakrawut Janta
the man simply known as ‘Q’ for all the gadgets he can build, including the first working MVP models of the Lyter and Puck…a huge thanks for putting your heart, seat and soul into making it come to life, and many thanks to Som for her patience with all the late night meetings.
// Kyle Santiayont
Much more than a software architect and so skilled at creative problem solving - you and Q are truly the dynamic duo…thanks for finding the ways to work around all our fits and starts to create the LyteShot vision.
// Greg Corness (Columbia College)
for embracing the platform and letting us talk about with the students in the hopes of having it integrate into the curriculum.
// Max Temkin (Maxistentialaism)
for being one of the first companies to take a look at LyteShot and help us think out of the box.
// The Product Manufactory
Bryan, Mercedes and the crew have patiently helped bring to life the manifestation of LyteShot in hardware form...their tireless dedication and their MANY late nights have paid off to realize an incredible system of hardware, and flat out the best social media followers in the Universe.
// John Didrickson
For not only being an early believer and huge supporter, but for being unwavering in his generosity to provide unfettered access to an amazing network of people - and for being a great friend.
// Jacob Mooney
For having an interest early on in working with us and the platform, and for being the first to draft game ideas for the platform – can’t wait to see LytePocket become a reality.
// Neela Marnell
For always being there and providing amazing energy, charm and wit - truly grace under pressure.
// Justin Mohlman
for creating kickass graphics for LyteShot’s game and for finding our groove.
// Marcy Capon/ Joe Poeschl
for having the patience of saints and for helping us get ‘roadshow’ ready with all their insights and great graphics
// Stephan Tran (Pax Rodentia)/ Bradley Dunn (WHIM)
for some great brainstorming regarding the evolution of LyteShot’s identity.
// Joe Born (Hale)
for taking time to share his thoughts on manufacturing/ fabrication and production for our hardware - his advice is priceless.
// Etienne Veber
For being the original sounding board and the person who embraced our passion to set us on our way and for all the wealth of advice you provide.
// Bill Fienup & MB Labs
The 'catalyst' not only for LyteShot, but for the entire maker community in Chicago - don't EVER lose that tech spunk and keep making killer stuff!
// Mike Sebalj
For being the hardware visionary to not only deftly creating sweet designs, but for being one of the most genuine people in the business, you represent everything that that is great about the gaming industry…and know that we will always appreciate those late night video calls with Roger (and apologies to your wife!)
// Roger Adams
For deploying your most excellent graphic skills and making Mike’s designs into amazing 3D models. Few can touch the speed with which you can deliver – and thanks for the handoff at GDC.
// Steve Farsht (techStars)
for putting up with all the questions and providing great insights, you are Da Man.
// Bob Gillespie
For being an early and bold champion for LyteShot leveraging his contacts and putting us through the grind to come out with a real business plan.
// Bill Guschwan
For teaching us to think differently - REAL differently - and for having the patience to explain what the future of gaming looks like in 2020. Thanks for showing us how to connect the dots...a man truly ahead of his time.
// Andy Patton
A man of profound generosity with his time, creative energy and tremendous gaming spirit and vision with his own great company in Waxwing Puzzle…and for providing us with one of the best beta test events possible with your legion of gamers, you have been a major inspiration in our dev/rev cycles and we tip our hats to you, the man of mystery.
// David Brooks
An elite DM and a kid at heart; together we tripped down the rabbit hole kicking this whole insanity off...
..and for everyone who was a part of bringing this idea to reality and breathing life into what started as something small and grew into an idea much bigger than us all, we are so grateful to you all and know that you will always have a place at the table in our home called LyteShot.