I am the CEO of Legacy Games.
Since graduate school, I have been interested in concepts such as attention, memory, problem solving and constructivist theories of learning, and how these relate to the design of interactive experiences for kids, families, and professionals. Over the years, this fascination has taken many forms, from my first titles for The Learning Company and Walt Disney, to Legacy’s many educational simulations (including doctor, vet, and paramedic), to our four Crayola creativity and game apps.
Along the way, Legacy has achieved numerous “firsts” in our goal of making great interactive products. Our Emergency Room and Pet Vet simulations allowed anyone to play doctor, and ushered in medical games of all types. We created the first game based on a TV drama, Law & Order, which led the way for many subsequent TV adventure games. We were pioneers in successfully integrating some amazing licenses into hidden object, match3, and endless runner games, including Murder, She Wrote, Criminal Minds, Tarzan, and many more. And we were one of four companies to create a launch title for the revolutionary Google Tango AR platform, Crayola Color Blaster.
Animated by my interest in Augmented Reality and its potential in fields such as education, tourism, and design, I joined our long-time development partner at HitPoint Studios as President. I am incredibly proud of how Paul Hake, CEO, and I worked together to increase the size and success of the studio.
HitPoint was then purchased by Penn National Gaming, so after three years, I returned to the company I founded 22 years ago, Legacy Games. I’m working with a new team and focused on building up our publishing and retail distribution channels. I’m excited to see what’s next in my “book of transformations.”
My husband, David, and I have four children – Eli, Jonah, Rachel, Leah – who make us proud every day. I live in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, tucked away among the best tasting heirloom avocado and orange trees in the world. David has created a virtual playground in our yard, complete with a “clubhouse” in the trees and zip line, which our eight grandchildren and their friends enjoy every weekend.
My undergraduate degree is in Psychology, from UCLA, and I have a PhD. in Cognitive Psychology from Claremont Graduate University.
Legacy Games: http://www.legacygames.com/