Meet Our Staff

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Jordan Loeffler (Editor in Chief)

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Location: Portland, OR
PSN: Hemophobe
Contact Info: Facebook | Twitter | IGN


About Me: I’m a semi-recent college graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire who has lived his entire life in the Midwest U.S., and more recently has moved to Portland, OR for some adventure (and to escape those hellish winters). With my wife’s support, and the constant cuddles of two cool cats, I’m pursuing my dream to become a professional writer.

Favorite Game: Metal Gear Solid
Favorite Franchise: Metal Gear drives me wild.
Favorite Developer: BioWare
Favorite Genre: RPG


Harry Loizides (Executive Editor)

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Location: Long Island, NY
Nintendo: Celibonk89
Contact Info: Facebook | Twitter


About Me: 
I’m an avid gamer who also loves to be outdoors and do obstacle course races (Spartan Race, Tough Mudders, etc.).

Favorite Gaming Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Favorite Game: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
Favorite Franchise: Super Smash Bros.
Favorite Developer: Nintendo
Favorite Genre: Adventure


Myles Farrington ( Senior Podcast Host)

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Location: Burlington, NC
PSN: InfuriatedYOGURT
Twitch: FireBirdManTooth
Contact Info: Facebook | Twitter | IGN


About Me:
I’m trying my best to be a gaming journalist. Now that that’s said, I’m a pretty chill and laid back (sometimes read: apathetic) individual. I game when I can/have something to play/have someone to play with, a very social gamer one might say. My main hobbies would be gaming and comics. There’s not so much to know about me… beyond the fact that I’m awesome and the most humble person you’ll ever see.

Favorite Gaming Platform: PlayStation 4
Favorite Game: Mortal Kombat 2
Favorite Franchise: Mortal Kombat or Pokemon
Favorite Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Favorite Genre: Does co-op count?


Shawn Richards (Editor)

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Location: Maryville, TN
PSN:  LittleBigHamm
XBL: LittleBigHamm
Twitch: LittleBigHamm (you notice a trend?)
Contact Info: Facebook | Twitter

About Me: I am a man of many talents. As a college student, I hope to finish getting my math degree (yes, I know you hate math). I also plan on starting up my own studio called Project Gamma. Overall, though, gaming has been my life and I want to see how far it can take me. From the simple Nintendo games when Mario was still interesting to the awesome world that is PlayStation to even Microsoft’s  place, I have been around the gaming block. You can always follow my antics on Twitter. I have been known to be hilarious on occasion.

Favorite Gaming Platform: PS2
Favorite Game: BioShock
Favorite Franchise: Jak & Daxter
Favorite Developer:  Naughty Dog
Favorite Genre: FPS/RPG


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 Adam Leonard (Associate Editor)

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Location: Eugene, OR
PSN: manraystevens
XBL:  FanboyAdam
Contact Info: Facebook | Twitter


About Me:
I’m a jack of all trades. Beyond the normal boring working to survive stuff, I’ve been involved in theatre, improv comedy, hosted a radio show, I once ran away to go work at Disney World for 3 months. But through all that I’ve been passionate about video games. I’ve been so privileged in my lifetime to see video games grow from a fledgling novelty market, to the latest emerging form of art. I’m honored to be given a public forum to talk about something I love very much.

Favorite Game: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Favorite Franchise: The Legend of Zelda
Favorite Developer: TellTale Games
Favorite Genre: Action/Adventure


Darius Purse (Associate Editor)

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Location: Lee’s Summit, MO
PSN: ShogunD7
Contact Info: Facebook | Twitter | IGN


About Me:
Been a gamer since my first system the NES as a kid.  I can’t remember a time where they weren’t a point of discussion between friends at school or co-workers at the job. Don’t get nearly enough time to play them as I used to, but I always try to keep up with what is going on in the gaming community.  Looking forward to writing about them here at MONG.

Favorite Gaming Platform: PS3
Favorite Franchise: Street Fighter
Favorite Developer: Nintendo
Favorite Genre: Fighting


Chris Cobb (Associate Editor)

Location: Ohio (unfortunately)
XBL: SHIDOBU
Contact Info: YouTube | Twitter WordPress

About Me: I’ve been called a dreamer, schemer, and a true believer who could probably accomplish something if my attention span weren’t so short. If the world suddenly devolves into a dystopian hellscape where life and death are dictated by otherwise useless video game, movie, and comic book trivia… I’m your guy! Besides that, just let me sleep in until the zombie apocalypse finally happens.

Favorite Gaming Platform: Xbox
Favorite Game: Resident Evil HD
Favorite Franchise: Resident Evil
Favorite Developer: Capcom
Favorite Genre: Survival Horror


Staff Page Writers

Jesse Webster (Senior Writer)

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Location: Nashville, TN
PSN: Blinking-Pixels
Nintendo: PixelBlink
Twitch: Blinking_Pixels
Contact Info: Facebook | Twitter | IGN

About Me: I could say that I’m at college, I’m not. I could say I have a job, I don’t. What I do have is 3 years of writing about games off and on and determination to do the best I can do. Will I make it? Probably not, but you can’t say I sure as hell didn’t try.

Favorite Gaming Platform: PlayStation 2
Favorite Game: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Favorite Franchise: Metal Gear Solid
Favorite Developer: Kojima Productions
Favorite Genre: Stealth, Horror, Action, Puzzle, Adventure


 Brett Williams (Associate Writer)

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Location: Gettysburg, PA
PSN: SquatchHunter216
Contact Info: Facebook | Twitter | WordPress

About Me: I am a recent graduate with a public relations degree, meaning my life consists of underemployment, job applications and gaming. I started with a Gameboy Color and an issue of Nintendo Power and haven’t looked back. While I hope to eventually be that PR guy that you get irrationally ticked at, I’m glad to be writing for MONG in the meantime. In addition to gaming, I like a nice rare steak, weekends spent boating and Antonio Brown touchdowns.

Favorite Gaming Platform: PlayStation 4
Favorite Game: Kingdom Hearts
Favorite Franchise: The Legend of Zelda
Favorite Developer: Naughty Dog
Favorite Genre: Action RPG


Riley Berry (Associate Writer)

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Location: Pearland, TX
PSN: Fright_Guy
Contact Info: IGN

About Me: I am a senior in high school and cannot wait for it to be over. Obviously I love video games and love the fact I can show my passion through this website. While I do interact with other gamers in real life, I still have more I want to say. Video games are not the only entertainment I like. I enjoy watching TV, movies, and occasionally reading.

Favorite Game: Persona 4 Golden
Favorite Franchise: Metal Gear Solid
Favorite Developer: Kojima Productions
Favorite Genre: Anything Story Driven


Charlie Savidge (Associate Writer)
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Location: Marysville, OH
PSN: classicroker25
Contact Info: Twitch | Twitter |  Instagram

 

About Me: I’m a student in high school who is looking to make my way into the gaming industry one way or another. I’ve been gaming since I was three years old and don’t think I’ll ever stop.

Favorite Gaming Platform: PlayStation 3
Favorite Game: Sly 2: Band of Thieves
Favorite Franchise: Jak and Daxter
Favorite Developer: Naughty Dog
Favorite Genre: 3D Platformers


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  • Mike Morrissette
  • Ryan Latuso
  • Shaun Fales
  • Brendan Jester
  • Brett Medlock
  • Jonathan Smith
  • Jess Guilbeaux
  • Colin Conroy
  • Jordyn Cox
  • Chad Velasquez
  • Colin Oslin
  • Christian Piñón-Muñoz
  • Kendrick Kingery
  • Kaylynn Hammond
  • Holly Grothues
  • Nathaniel Peat

 

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