Name: Peter D. Adkison
Title: Director and Executive Producer
What I do in Chaldea: Business management, direct movies, Chaldeapedia guru.
Interests: Board games, roleplaying games, miniatures games, jigsaw puzzles, movies, television.
Claim to Fame: Founder of Wizards of the Coast and CEO for 11 years, during that time we published Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition, and brought Pokémon out of Japan.
Favorite Quote: “If you have something that needs to get done quickly, give it to your busiest employee. They won’t have time to fuck around with it.” --- Vince Caluori
Name: Steve Conard
Title: VP of I.P Development
What I do in Chaldea: Lead writer, world development, art director, manage troglodyte slaves.
Interests: Films, games, family & friends and sports, “Go Hawks!”
Claim to Fame: A wonderful wife & four nearly-wonderful children, co-founder of Wizards of the Coast.
Favorite Quote: “Imagination is more important than knowledge” – Albert Einstein
Name: Steven O. Schwartzstein
Title: Writer, Troglodyte slave
What I do in Chaldea: I write. And when I've done that, I write.
Interests: Movies of the Coen Brothers, Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Milos Foreman, Mel Brooks, Harold Ramis, That Star Wars guy (movies 4-6), Billy Wilder, Francis Ford Coppola (okay too much, I’ll stop). Fan of Philadelphia Sports (just don’t bring up Mitch Williams, Snowballs and Santa Claus, or ---eeeck – the Boston Celtics around me). Avid biker (as in bicycle not motor though they look cool as hell). Aficionado of most styles of music. Player of guitar and bass. Oh, yeah. I love RUSH - which is to say anything that shifts from 5/4 to 5/8 to 5/4 to 6/8 to 6/4 to 4/4 time signatures is okay by me.
Background: Graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts
Claim to Fame: Learning how to spell my full first and last name at age five, Long Beach island, NJ, Summer 1972.
Favorite Quote: “You can't go! All the plants are gonna die!” - John Winger, Stripes (’81), as portrayed by Bill Murray.
Name: Michele Takahashi
Title: Screenwriter and World Developer
What I do in Chaldea: I get to write and create freakishly fun, cool, and exciting stuff for Chaldea. 😀
Interests: Film and television (includes Netflix and Amazon original shows), art, creative tinkering.
Background: Graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts
Claim to Fame: Enjoying what I do!
Inspirational Quote: Fight On!
Name: Moon Mulligan
Title: Program Manager
What I do in Chaldea: Chaldea website and application development
Interests: Technology, video games, comic books, roleplaying games
Claim to Fame: A wife, a son and a daughter, 23 years at Microsoft
Favorite Quote: “Remember the face of your father.” Stephen King, The Dark Tower
Name: Leila Blue Aram-Panahi
Title: Art Director
What I do in Chaldea: I run all of the Anvil's day to day operations and manage the overall art department; things like budgets, schedules, artists and craftspeople who build our sets, wardrobe, hair and makeup, set decorations, and props.
Interests: Swordfighting, Seattle Knights, historical costume, arms and armor, cosplay, gaming, television, books
Favorite Quote: "The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it."
Name: Jordin Mitchell
Title: Production Designer
What I do in Chaldea: Concept Artist. Responsible for the visual concept of Chaldea films: Design sets, graphics, props, lighting, and costumes.
Interests: All things medieval, SCI FI, gaming, art, art, did I mention art, motorcycles, etc. (etc. means I’m open to new ideas).
Claim to Fame: Still questing for the fame portion.
Favorite Quote: “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." – Milton Berle
Name: Jeff Berg
What I do in Chaldea: Fun stuff like paying the bills and cash flow forecasting
Interests: Computer games, freedom, stock market, Burning Man, freedom
Claim to Fame: I’m not famous. Let’s see if we can keep it that way.
Favorite Quote: "Patience is the art of blissfully and contentedly waiting for what you want to come to you. If what you want is to be blissful and content then when you are patience you will find that you already have what you want." – some dude named Patience
Name: Rich Kaalaas
Title: Graphic Design Supervisor and Brand Identity Developer
What I do in Chaldea: Graphic design and branding supervision, and design monkey, (as required)
Interests: Roleplaying games, movies, adventuring with my husband, our pets and The Ranch.
Claim to Fame: Co-founder Wizards of the Coast, VP of Visual Development and Creative Director 1997-2000
Favorite Quote: "Always approach fear with friendliness and curiosity” --Unknown
“Use your powers for good!” --Justice League of America
“Save The City” --Power Puff Girls
Name: Michael G. Ryan
What I do in Chaldea:
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Interests: Movies (my DVD collection broke 2,000 before I figured out that DVDs are not the future of film libraries), reading (my book collection…sigh), celebrity meet-and-greets (my restraining order collection…), and Disneyana, which crosses over all of the above interests plus a few other eccentric ones.
Claim to Fame: Seven finished but unpublished (unsolicited, even!) novels; seeing all of my pop culture idols in person (Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney, Stephen King, John Irving) and getting autographs from the lot of them; getting my only child into his teen years with a minimal number of horrifying parental errors.
Favorite Quote: “It’s not the years, honey; it’s the mileage” – Indiana Jones
Name: Anastasia Korochansckaja
Title: Graphic Design, Web Design, Concept art, Illustration, and 'other'
What I do in Chaldea: Bit of a Jack of all trades. When there's something needing doing and someone needing the doing, I'm there! I specialize in graphic design and illustration.
Interests: I'm a collector of eclectic, bordering on eccentric interests and have a love of all things beautiful. Some of the most pervasive fascinations are: logarithmic spirals, astronomy, nature and wildlife, fantasy art, Lord of the Rings, Secular Humanism, and awesome (often profoundly large) pieces of driftwood/raw wood-of-any-sort that my husband wishes I would stop bringing home.
Claim to Fame: Somewhere on the beach probably looking for trilobites and staring at rocks.
Favorite Quote: "All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." ~ T.E. Lawrence
Name: Chris Towey
Title: Director of Photography
What I do in Chaldea: I lurk in the shadows, listen to conversations and then try to bring those words to life through the magic of digital image capture.
Interests: Great red wine. Hiking. Photography. Laughing.
Claim to Fame: I was smart enough to marry a good woman with poor judgement, have two wonderful kids, and am lucky enough to love what I do for a living.
Favorite Quote: “If it didn’t have eyes, a mother, or struggle when it died, I’m not going to eat it...” Kennan Muzzy-avowed carnivore and arugula hater
Name: Sarah Moore
Title: Actress / Social Media Director
What I do in Chaldea: I play Poppy and flood your social media feed with Chaldea love.
Interests: gaming, reading, steaming black cups of tea, hanging out with my kiddos, cosplay, movies, TV, singing the theme songs to 1980s cartoons.
Claim to Fame: A few folk might recognize me from my web series "Gamer Chick." And lots of kiddos in the Chicago area might recognize me as one of their favorite princesses who bring magic to their birthday celebrations.
Favorite Quote"...all the magic I have known I've had to make myself."--Shel Silverstein
"True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid."--L. Frank Baum