Name : Shaun Kyle Ortego
Position : President
Duties : Lead Developer and Game Design, Web Design, Graphic Design and Cartography
Bio : Born and raised in Louisiana, this ragin cajun started gaming at the age of 12 years old. Always having a fascination with world building, he cut his role-playing teeth with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2nd Edition but quickly moved onto 3rd Edition once released.
At the age of 20 years old, Shaun enlisted in US Army as a 13M Multiple Launch Rocket Systems crewmember. While deployed to Iraq in 2008, he drew a map and put a name to the world inside his head. That world would become "Raenor - The Bloodlands". After being medically retired from the US Army, Shaun was granted his Real Estate License for the State of Texas and currently works as a part time assistant in that field. He is currently pursing a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems.
Throughout his gaming endeavors, Shaun has played and GMed a varied of game systems to include Pathfinder RPG, White Wolf Old World of Darkness, Shadowrun 3E, Dungeons and Dragons 3E and 3.5, as well as several others. He's married with four kids and a dog, enjoys barbecuing, watching mixed martial arts, and currently resides in the central Texas area.
Name : Jeff Gomez
Position : Editor
Duties : Editorial Duties
Bio : Jeff Gomez’s steady migration has taken him from sunny southern California to snowy Boston, and then back again. Now the proud owner of a self-sustaining online business, he devotes his time to his blog, Zenith Games, and freelance writing for RPG publishers. In addition to products on his website, such as Jacob’s Tower, Jeff has written adventures, edited universes, collaborated on classes, and line directed source books (over 800k words in 2015 alone).
Jeff has been a gamer all his life, and loves the twists and turns of a story well told. He enjoys working with large teams to develop exciting gaming materials, and stays as far away from tropes as possible. Jeff does his best to deliver the unexpected in everything he does.
Jeff's full credits may be found on his blog : http://zenithgames.blogspot.com
Name : Leland "LJ" Pena
Position : Writer
Duties : Game Design
Bio : Leland Joseph Pena (or LJ) hails from Simi Valley, CA. He is new to the arena of Adventure Path writing but has been penning fantasy works for years on his own. He is an officer in the United States Army and teaches World History. LJ got started with DnD and Pathfinder in 2013 and never looked back. He also enjoys creating interesting characters and designing worlds for players to enjoy. In his limited free time, LJ enjoys playing video games, and spending time with his Huskey "Draven" and his Fiancé.
Name : Maria Smolina
Position : Writer
Duties : Game Design
Bio : Maria Smolina lives in Saint-Petersburg (Russia). She is an avid TableTop-game player since mid the ‘90s. Starting with a locally famous “Zakoldovannaya Strana” and the 2nd edition AD&D, she played and GM-ed through a number of game systems and long homebrew campaigns, preferring d20 mechanics all the way to the Pathfinder and D&D 5th edition. She changed a number of occupations, such as field linguistics, translation and teaching, as well as published a couple of fiction books in Russian, before actually becoming a game material freelance writer in year 2015.
By now, Maria’s published works include a few series of small game supplements, such as Avalon Spellbooks and Avalon Haunts (publisher: Avalon Game Company). She also participated in team projects, contributing to The Colossal Creature Bestiary (publisher: Zenith Games) and the Whispers of the Dark Mother adventure path (publisher: Wayward Rogues Publishing).
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