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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.

Connor Shearwood

Connor Shearwood

Board Member, 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

Board Member, Discord Moderator, Event Host

Zach has been designing board ganes since 2013. His hobbies include making board games, playing board games, MTG, video games, and watching anime. He loves helping designers and chatting about games

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Brett Myers

Board Member

Brett is a musician, writer, and game designer who derives way too much joy from making spreadsheets. His early fascination for strategy games - starting a Lines of Action strategy blog and designing maps for an online Risk knock-off - led him to board game design and this community of designers, artists, and publishers helping each other fulfill their visions. Brett hopes to apply his experience as a Director of Marketing to bolster Break My Game’s public profile and continue growing the community.

Franklin Kenter

Franklin Kenter

Board Member

Franklin is a 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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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.

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

Joseph is an aspiring designer who has a passion for playing and designing games that 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.

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Lonnie Morgan

Board Member

Lonnie is a long-time tabletop gamer, but new to the scene as a designer. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, USA and specializes in the data analytics field for his day job. Lonnie is excited to bring his skills & life experiences to the BMG team as a board member and help the org to grow further in its mission. When not crunching data or designing games, you can find Lonnie buried in a sci-fi novel or working in his vegetable garden.

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.

Chris Schnetzler

Chris Schnetzler

Discord Moderator

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.

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Jamie Sabriel

Discord Moderator

Jamie has been in love with games for their entire life, and has been designing games almost as long. They started their professional journey into the board game industry in 2016, to finally get their ideas out into the world and champion the causes they care about - making board games that create a sense of community around them, and making the gaming community as a whole feel welcoming to people of all kinds. They're thrilled to now be a part of the Break My Game team, and help others who feel like "others" find solace and community in the board game creator space!