Meet the Team
James, Tim and Eric met in first grade at Berkeley's Cragmont Elementary School, played team sports together, and continued as classmates through high school at the College Preparatory School in Oakland.
James is a world class puzzler.
In addition to competing in local team puzzle events for many years (DASH, Shinteki, etc) his team won the MIT Mystery Hunt in 2015 and 2023. James holds an Electrical Engineering degree from UC Berkeley and has two decades of management experience in software development for Wiley & Sons and major financial services organizations.
Eric is a master coder who makes Game On fun.
He is an experienced software developer and holds a MA in Educational Psychology from University of Minnesota focused on cooperative learning and psychometrics. Eric lectures on fostering collaborative teams and Agile practice. As a technology manager at Charles Schwab and VP of Engineering at EMI Capitol Records, Eric ushered in new technology to serve millions of customers.
Tim creates award-winning entertainment experiences.
He has spent more than 30 years operating hands-on, educational family entertainment destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tim founded and expanded Studio Grow, a much-loved educational play center for preschool children that had multiple locations in the East Bay. Tim also started City Camp summer day camp, Rain or Shine and Play Star children's play centers, and many other programs for children and adults.