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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 holds an Electrical Engineering degree from UC Berkeley and is an expert in team puzzles. In addition to competing in all the local team puzzle events for many years (DASH, Shinteki, etc) his team won the MIT Mystery Hunt in 2015 and 2023. His professional experience includes two decades of management experience in software development for John Wiley & Sons, and Wells Fargo Bank.

Eric is an experienced software developer and holds a MA in Educational Psychology from UMN 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 and Wells Fargo, Eric ushered in new technology and leading software developers to create complex systems serving millions of customers. 

Tim has more than 30 years of experience in the San Francisco Bay Area family entertainment industry as a business owner, operator and consultant. He founded, expanded, and sold Studio Grow, an award-winning educational play center for preschool children and their families with multiple locations in the East Bay. Tim also created City Camp summer day camp, Rain or Shine and Play Star children's play centers, and many other programs for children and adults.

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