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Meet the Team

Daniel Palmer

Daniel Palmer

President/CEO, Discord Admin, Event Host

In 2015, Daniel began growing the BMG community and helping designers. His passion for helping others and desire to bolster diversity in the board game industry are driving factors for the company's direction.

David Palmer

David Palmer

Vice-Chairman

The younger, stronger, more handsome, and more talented brother of Daniel. He assists in running the organization from afar. David dabbles in many hobbies including coding, electronics, traveling, and board games of course. By day David is a project manager for a company that specializes in website design, development, and marketing.

Veronica Diaz

Veronica Diaz

Secretary

A newbie to the Break My Game team, Veronica is a resident of Richmond, VA. Therapist for children diagnosed with Autism by day, a homebody who occasionally hikes and travels by night. Veronica is excited to immerse herself in the world of board games and all of it’s corners.

Mack Creel

Mack Creel

Board Member

An entertainer by nature and a balloon artist by trade. Mack can’t claim to be a life-long gamer but went deep when he got into the hobby. He studies the art of teaching games and practices it part-time as a Game Guru for The Board and Brew board game cafe in College Park, MD.

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AJ Falk

Discord Moderator,
Event Host

As a board game lover and nerd enthusiast, AJ's been designing board games for a little while. They serve as a mod on the BMG Discord, attempting to help people and inevitably failing. Don't mess up your grammar around them or you'll be hunted down.

Chris Schnetzler

Chris Schnetzler

Discord Moderator,
Event Host

Chris is an indie game designer who started making games and attending BMG events in 2018. As a mod on the BMG Discord, he helps keep the BMG community welcoming and engaging. Outside of the hobby, Chris enjoys life as a dad and engineer.

Courtney Shernan

Courtney Shernan

Discord Moderator,
Event Host

Courtney is an engineer and game designer who joined the BMG mod team in 2020. She appreciates how games bring people together and loves engaging with the BMG community. Outside of gaming, Courtney enjoys watching hockey, baking, and snuggling with her dog.

Keith Wilcoxon

Keith Wilcoxon

Discord Moderator,
Event Host

Keith is a game designer and graphic designer who joined the BMG mod team in 2020. With an eclectic background ranging from music composition to business management, he is always excited to see unusual concepts brought together to form something new. He is a movie buff, a cooking lover, and a just-for-fun programmer looking forward to helping to bring others' ideas to life.

Matthew Hocker

Matthew Hocker

Chairman, Discord Admin, Event Host

Matthew is a game designer and publisher that holds a love for silly stocking caps and hanging with his sleepy greyhound. Having experienced the journey of bringing a game from concept to reality, Matthew deeply respects what BMG does for the tabletop community and wants to continue and encourage its work toward fostering inclusive and empowering playtesting communities.

Joseph Frederick

Joseph Frederick

Board Member,

Discord Admin, Event Host

Joseph is an aspiring designer who has a passion for playing and designing games started at a young age and has only grown stronger since. Joseph assists the BMG team with graphic design, modding the BMG Discord, and managing the BMG website. Besides playing board games, he also loves, biking, 3D printing, and home DIY projects.

Franklin Kenter

Franklin Kenter

Board Member

Franklin is game player and designer. he has published one game, with several pending. He hopes to guide aspiring designers toward their first steps of designing, developing, and publishing games. Outside of tabletop games, Franklin is a college mathematics instructor and researcher.

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Sam Aly

Discord Moderator

Sam is an American resident of Japan and newcomer to the world of board game design. He serves as a moderator on the Break My Game Discord server, where he enjoys encouraging growth and learning through the design process. Outside of games, he enjoys traveling and watching his favorite soccer team (Arsenal) consistently disappoint him every season. Sam is an English teacher by trade, a language learner by heart, and is studying hard to be able to achieve his goal of translating board games into Japanese.

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Samuel Macsai

Discord Moderator

Samuel is a Belgian game designer that joined BMG due to how charming and welcoming the community is. After a few months, his will to give back to the community made him join the team as moderator and as an occasional host. He loves to playtest other people's games as much as his own. He likes to lean towards an undiscovered mix of mechanics. As in cooking, the recipes are as much about the ingredients as how they blend together.

Connor Shearwood

Connor Shearwood

Discord Moderator,
Event Host

Connor Shearwood is a software developer and game designer from the United Kingdom who joined the BMG mod team in 2020. They build scale models, makes games and has an unhealthy obsession with space.

Zach Sockol

Zach Sockol

Discord Moderator,
Event Host

Zach is a game designer who started making games in 2013. As a mod on BMG, he helps run events and loves helping new game designers hone their craft.