2020 OrcaCon Board Members
Donna Prior, Executive Director
Donna is the Community Director at Catan Studio and is the Executive Director of OrcaCon. They have spoken about building communities, diversity, harassment, and accessibility at the Game Developers Conference, PAX / PAXDev, Gen Con, Mensa AGs, NorWesCon, and the Community Manager Conference in Leipzig, Germany. Donna is a gamer and a beer geek, often combining both hobbies while teaching new people to game and appreciate beer. They also insists they are NOT a Hobbit. You can follow Donna on Twitter: @_Danicia_. Find them also on http://about.me/Danicia
Steve Hobbs, Advisory Board Member
When Steve’s not representing his constituents in the State Senate he loves to spend his free time reading comic books with his boys or playing Axis and Allies with his friends. Steve’s happy to volunteer his time to help make OrcaCon a success.
Ben Evans, Venue Coordinator
This is Ben. He’s super busy with a game launch. He’s got no time for bios, even though he’s a rad dude. It’s because he’s awesome, that we’re writing this out for him.
Chip Nolan, Volunteer Coordinator & Design Coordinator
Chip has been volunteering for conventions for over 10 years, and she considers working at nerdy events as parte of her identity. Also part of her identity is being a mom to a toddler, and being a freelance graphic designer. She contributes her time and talents to OrcaCon by running the volunteer program, and doing graphic design (She made the original OrcaCon logo!) She has cats named Captain Shanks and Buggy the Clown.
Paul Anderson, Treasurer
When Paul volunteered at the first OrcaCon he knew nothing about board games or conventions. He just wanted to help his friends make a thing and really liked how OrcaCon was focused on inclusiveness and diversity. Now he’s a board member, plays D&D weekly, is a host of the Geeks of Cascadia podcast/YouTube channel, and loves all kinds of tabletop gaming.
Board Members Emeritus:
Barry Wilson, Founder, Vice Chair, & Board Member Emeritus
Born of Hippies in the uncharted backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, Barry Wilson was literally raised by wolves. He is often found in the company of cats, and is known to be handy with tools of all sorts. Among his passions are games, sharing his love of gaming with others, and general shenanigans. He currently resides in Greater Pugetopolis, equidistant from sea, mountains, forest, and the hustle and bustle of city life.