The Axon Punk Team

Colin Kyle – Lead Writer and Designer

Currently living in Hyde Park, Chicago, Colin is an enthusiastic table-top role-playing game (RPG) designer, writer, and scientist. Colin and Cameron started Wrong Brothers Gaming together in 2015. Colin loves to introduce new people to storytelling-style RPGs. He earned his PhD in ecology and evolution from the University of Chicago. Colin also works as a free-lance social media manager for Keisha Howard’s marketing company, the Blaze Breakers (theblazebreakers.com). When not writing and reading sci-fi, Colin listens to music, plays a wide range of games, and spoils his pet rabbit, who is named after the astronomer Annie Jump Cannon.

 

Cameron Kyle – Art Director and Designer

Currently living in Dallas, Texas, Cameron earned a BFA in photography and multimedia from the University of Texas at Arlington. He currently works for Richland college in their video game development dept. as well as an animator for Solar Purge. He has been an RPG gamer since he was 10 when purchased a D&D “red box” and taught his brother, Colin, so they could play together. When not working on art or games, Cameron likes to play guitar, djs (SoundCloud), plays a wide range of video and tabletop games, and plays with his dog, who is a corgi mix named after the Deep Space Nine character Jadzia Dax.

 

Keisha Howard – Marketing Director and Contributing Author

Keisha (gokeisha.com) has been a video game enthusiast since childhood and is the founder of the Sugar Gamers. The Sugar Gamers started as a women’s advocacy and networking group for consumers and professionals in gaming, but eventually blossomed into an organization that advocated for all demographics who were under served or not being represented (such as minorities, and people from the LBGTQ+ community). A native Chicagoan, Keisha studied psychology and communications at DePaul University and worked in corporate business for over a decade. In addition to gaming, Keisha utilizes the skills and the contacts she’s made through Sugar Gamers to empower the women and teens of Chicago as an event organizer, mentor and speaker.

 

Jim McClure – Publisher and Project Manager

Co-owner of Third Act Publishing; a board game and RPG company. Avid table top player, podcaster, game designer, and eternal optimist. He spends his time making games and helping other designers publish theirs.

 

 

 

 

Matt Leslie – Technical Director and Artist

A Dallas native, Matt earned his BA in Arts and Technology from the University of Texas at Dallas and a general Associates of Science from Richland College (DCCCD). He is a video game and app developer by trade focusing on high-level concepts such as technical writing, C# .Net, and tool building for production pipelines while also being an Unreal Engine Specialist. He started playing table-top games when he was a young adult, experiencing titles such as Pathfinder, D&D 3.5e, and Vampire the Mascarade. Matt brings his expertise in procedural generation techniques to the AxonPunk team as well as his artistic vision in the glitch aesthetic. When Matt isn’t making games, he spends his free time catching up on the latest HBO titles and showcasing his procedural visual systems at the Dallas Ambient Music Nights. He has two dogs and two cats named Lucy (dog), Parker (dog), Sterling (cat), and Franklin (cat).

 

Mika Talley – Lead Convention Rep Game Master

Currently adventuring around Australia without much direction or intent. She has been playing RPGs since highschool and is from the traditional school of Basement Dwelling before graduating to Con GMing. Mika enjoys beaches, strangers, and table top games; combining all three is difficult but desired. As an original playtester of Axon Punk, she couldn’t be more excited to be contributing and intends to spread the love during her travels down under.

 

Emily Reinhart – Lead  Convention Rep Game Master

Full Time Bookseller, Part Time Belly Dancer, not often enough fighter for justice! When she is not performing, cosplaying, or gaming she enjoys writing, crafting, and painting. She is a recovering bookaholic, and a 2nd degree black belt in Kung Fu.

 

 

 

 

Archie Red – Contributing Musician and Lyricist

Archie Red is hip hop artist from Dallas with a sound unlike anything you’d expect from Texas. Focusing so hard on the art of his craft some songs have taken 2 years to write. He’s also a huge fan of video games and what they bring to society. Favorites include Fallout, Diablo, Metal Gear Solid, anything 2k, battlefield, Age of Empires, and we can go on lol. For more info on Archie Red you can like his band page on Facebook. Or listen to his music on SoundCloud.

 

Xavior Smith-Clark – Contributing Musician and Lyricist

Profile coming soon!

 

Dallas Playtest Team

Profile coming soon!