Kate Bullock & Valerie Vallejos – Magpie Video games

Magpie Video games is proud to welcome two new faces to our crew: Kate Bullock and Valerie Vallejos. Kate joins us with over a decade of expertise throughout the gaming business managing communities and conference areas, whereas Valerie brings new business-driven advertising and gross sales expertise to assist us develop Magpie Video games’ attain in digital areas!.

Kate Bullock – Neighborhood Supervisor

Kate Bullock is a neighborhood organizer and groundbreaking chief throughout the tabletop neighborhood who makes use of her platforms to create safer and extra inclusive areas. Kate is without doubt one of the major organizers of Breakout Gaming Conference and the TTRPG Artistic Co-op, and has served because the president of the Indie Recreation Developer Community for the previous two years. She’s additionally held a task in neighborhood organizing for the Gauntlet neighborhood and Toronto Space Players.

Along with her work inside communities, Kate can also be a designer and author. Her lyrical sport Savior lately obtained a Indie Groundbreaker Award nomination for Greatest Guidelines, and he or she blogs recurrently at Blustocking’s Natural Gaming with detailed analyses about inclusion, range, and neighborhood throughout the tabletop business. We labored with Kate on her ashcan for Crossroad’s Carnival in 2018, and we’re thrilled to see what she creates subsequent!

Apart from gaming, she works as a therapeutic massage therapist, trauma life coach, and religious healer and recurrently serves as a restorative justice facilitator and a educated battle mediator. Whereas we’re saddened she gained’t be becoming a member of us in Albuquerque, we’re all the time excited to listen to her tales about elevating guineafowl on her property in rural Canada.

As our Neighborhood Supervisor, Kate is answerable for our neighborhood areas—Discord, our boards, the Curated Play Program, Kickstarter feedback, and messages, and so on—and our conference gaming occasions. When you’ve performed a sport in our room at Gen Con, Kate is probably going the one who made that potential!

Kate says, “working with Magpie Video games has been probably the greatest experiences I’ve had throughout my profession in video games. I do know the crew shares my ardour for creating more healthy and extra numerous gaming areas. I stay up for working with them extra carefully to assist make these objectives a actuality.”

“I’ve labored with Kate throughout so many alternative organizations and platforms inside gaming,” says Mark Diaz Truman, co-founder of Magpie Video games, “I’ve seen her work constructing neighborhood and nurturing creatives firsthand. Kate has a tremendous potential to deliver individuals collectively whereas establishing norms and practices that give communities life properly past her management. I’m so thrilled to see her taking cost of our areas.”

Valerie Vallejos – Director of Advertising

Valerie is a self-taught advertising skilled who brings a wealth of digital gross sales expertise to on-line packages. Whereas the gaming business is new to her, she brings new concepts and a business-driven perspective to Magpie Video games to help our ever-growing attain in digital areas.

For the previous few years, Valerie has constructed her personal enterprise, Social District Leads, to assist enterprise homeowners generate new enterprise alternatives and gross sales, whereas quickly scaling their earnings utilizing revolutionary advertising methods via each paid and natural promoting. Social District Leads has helped greater than fifty corporations generate over 182,500 new leads every year, totaling over 5 million {dollars} in gross sales.

By means of her work at Magpie Video games, Valerie has jumped into tabletop gaming with each toes—Root: The RPG is her favourite roleplaying sport she’s performed to this point—and he or she’s excited to study extra about what the business has to supply whereas pushing all of us at Magpie Video games to attempt new methods of reaching prospects and companions via digital occasions and packages.

Outdoors of labor, Valerie enjoys hanging out with mates, household, and her furbaby, Riley. She’s devoted to a wholesome and match life-style, all the time striving to be higher than she was yesterday. Her responsible pleasures embody studying enterprise books—studying new methods that she will incorporate into her enterprise skillset—and touring the world! Valerie has been to over twenty-one worldwide cities throughout seven completely different nations, searching for journey by experiencing new cultures via their meals and historical past.

As our Advertising Director, Valerie works instantly with our conference and gross sales crew to advertise our merchandise via subscription e mail, social media and focused natural/paid promoting. She’s additionally working carefully with our design groups to prepare and launch new Magpie Video games Kickstarters, and is growing new digital funnels and gross sales channels to succeed in new shoppers who haven’t interacted with Magpie Video games earlier than.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Magpie Video games crew. I’ve large plans to deal with among the underlying challenges that include selling indie rpgs. Becoming a member of a crew that’s tackling large challenges and breaking boundaries fires me as much as discover options and new concepts. I’m honored that Magpie Video games has chosen me to be part of the crew!” says Valerie.

Magpie Video games Director of Gross sales and Occasions, Sam Siltiel says, “As Magpie Video games grows, we’re all the time searching for methods to succeed in new audiences. We’re very excited in regards to the expertise and technique that Valerie brings to the crew, and are thrilled to see this place crammed by somebody whose expertise can meet the problem.”.

Each Kate and Valerie deliver new and thrilling abilities that can enable us to continue to grow within the sport business for a lot of extra years to come back! We’ve excited to deliver them on board and may’t wait to see what they accomplish.

-Magpie Video games HQ


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