The Fandom Community Team are members of the Fandom Staff who help to support and grow all of our communities. We work on a variety of projects and are who you can turn to with questions or concerns. Meet the members of the team below!
Community Team are Fandom staff members who can help with any issues on any Fandom site.
Contact us using
Special:Contact and let us know how we can help you with your community.
is Fandom's VP, Community. She works to ensure our Community organization supports all of Fandom's community members -- editors, founders, admins, readers, and visitors. She occasionally posts amazing photos of her dog Falkor at
is focused on helping the voice of the community make it to the ears of the Fandom Product team, and ensuring that Fandom users are up to date on new developments. Got feedback or feature requests? He might be the one you hear from after
sending those in
. Favorite interests and activities include comics, science fiction, horror, comedy, pop music, life sciences, astronomy and cryptozoology.
is the longest-standing member of the Community Support Team at Fandom. One of her passions (aside from wikis, of course) is making jewelry. She's collected hundreds of different beads, with lava stone among her favorites. You can find her hanging out on
and visiting the amazing variety of communities across Fandom. Feel free to say hello, and let her know what your favorite type of jewelry is -- she loves seeing new designs!
grew up in Germany where she used to take care of a German community for college students. Although she's happy to talk to you in German, if you like, she takes care of English-speaking Fandom users. She loves cooking, baking, podcasts, and board games (
Settlers of Catan
is her all-time favorite!). She thinks
The Lord of the Rings
is the best story ever told and gets grumpy when she doesn't get her daily work-out in.
is focused in both English and Spanish communities. Lucho is really excited to explore more the Fandom gaming communities since he used to work as part of the Community Support team for a video game publisher. He likes to explore new restaurants to satisfy his palate and enjoys organizing things!
comes to Fandom from the world of video game publishing, where he has applied his legal background in ways carefully calculated to let him have as much fun as possible. He loves all things geeky, including but not limited to, video games, comic books, movies, books, and gadgets. He also enjoys writing at his blog
, brewing beer, and traveling.
loves gardening, particularly flowers and vegetables, although she seems to be growing an ever-increasing number of fruit bushes and trees as well! She lived in the Netherlands for a few years, and tulips have been her favorite flower ever since -- she has as many in her yard as the bunnies let her grow. At Fandom, you'll find her on
, which she's been editing since 2005. Feel free to drop by with any questions or just to say hello!
joined the Fandom Community Development team in 2014. She is a Music Historian, Ethnomusicologist and pop culture fiend. She's worked with arts organizations like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Smithsonian Folkways, The Kennedy Center and bands like Pomplamoose and The Family Crest. As a trained singer, she can also be found harmonizing with the ladies of Conspiracy of Venus. When not singing, she can be found falling into a YouTube time suck, reading Harry Potter (again) and watching anything on HBO. Feel free to drop her a line, especially if it’s about a band you’re really into!
is a gaming-focused member of the Development Team who joined Fandom in August, 2012. Doug's passion for video games would begin at the age of 5 with Sonic the Hedgehog and the Sega Genesis. Over the years, he would experience newer consoles and the joys of PC gaming. Doug enjoys the immersion that video games can bring, along with exciting/emotional storytelling experiences. Taking an interest in game development, Doug joined an independent game company Lightborne Lore to create games of his own. Doug's favorite genres include JRPGs, first-person shooters, 2D fighters, and action/adventure games. Doug's interests also include music listening, anime/manga, paranormal/history topics, and hiking.
is focused in the Spanish communities. He's from Spain, and loves contributing to our
-- especially GTA Wiki. If you need help in Spanish, he's your guy. He helps new wikis grow, and you can find him on
Spanish Fandom Central
, or on any Spanish wiki. Stop by and say hola!
has been with Fandom since late 2010, initially working solely on WoWWiki and covering Warcraft related news. Prior to that he worked as an editor for 38Studios with their Warcraft project, the now-defunct Azeroth Advisor.
His hobbies, aside from Warcraft, include reading voraciously, enjoying the outdoors, crafting liqueurs, and working on various manuscripts.
joined Fandom's Community Development team in April 2013 as the Food & Drink representative. As you might be able to tell from her job title, she has a passion for food- whether it be baking pies at home, going out to her favorite neighborhood pizzeria, or browsing dozens of food blogs daily (her favorite is Smitten Kitchen). Aside from food, Ariana enjoys watching shows like Game of Thrones, True Blood, and The Mindy Project.
Ed Mata Ochoa
joined the International Community Development team in May 2016, working with Fandom's Spanish-language communities. He's an avid polyglot, fascinated by different cultures, with a keen ear for detecting regional and foreign accents.
His favorite games are Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XIV, World of Warcraft, and the Legend of Zelda.
joined Fandom in 2013 and works as a Community Development Manager in Chinese. He was born in northern China and immigrated to the U.S. in 2008. Before joining Fandom, he worked in TV and fashion industry for a few years and switched to digital media after. When he is not at work, he loves art and likes creating stuff with wires and clay. He is also a coffee and tea lover, and likes home baking.
is the Senior Community Manager for Russian, having worked for Fandom since June 2015. Vladimir is an avid gamer and uses Fandom nearly every day to check up on in-game items and stats. Aside from gaming and various kinds of Internet entertainment, Vladimir enjoys listening to opera—recorded or live—or reading feminist academics. He also studies Chinese... because why not?
started off his career at Fandom as an IT Assistant and quickly jumped at the opportunity to work with video games. He enjoys all types of games but mostly sticks to the PC platform. Some of his current favorites are DOTA 2, CIV 5, and Path of Exile. When he's not playing games, he enjoys rock climbing, watching sports and tinkering with his motorcycle. Feel free to add him on
to play some games!
joined the team in May, 2016 as the Lifestyles Community Development Representative. She is a first generation Filipino-American with a French-sounding name and eventually wants to live out her days in a Japanese village surrounded by Scottish Folds. For her, the true sign of adulthood is owning a pair of those stackable washer/dryer units with the see-through glass, and will not be held accountable for her actions until then. When she’s not working with the Lifestyles community at Fandom, she’s Netflix and committing in Alameda with her cat George and husband Aaron.
joined the Community Development Team in October 2014, and her area of expertise is video games. She prefers MMORPGs but has been playing games of many genres and platforms since the mid-80s. She took programming in college but found she preferred PC repair and networking and pursued those areas as a career. She plays games with her husband, children and now grandchildren, and is joined at home by two small dogs and four ferrets. Her other hobbies include singing, amateur photography and painting ceramics. From 1998 to 2014, she owned and rode her own Harley. She no longer has the motorcycle, but still enjoys traveling and meeting new people.
Shinichiro (Shin) joined Fandom Japan Community Development Team in 2016. He is spending most of his free time playing games, any kind of game as long as it is enjoyable. His current favorite games are OverWatch, League of Legends, and Fate/Grand Order. He also has an interest in new IoT gaming experience such as GateBox. His other hobbies are playing the violin, attending musicals, and reading books/comics.
He is really happy to be bilingual in both Japanese and English… He gets to play US games before most Japanese do, and he also gets to play Japanese games before most of American/European do.
joined the International ComDev team in 2016 to work with Fandom's Portuguese-Speaking communities. An Entertainment and Sports enthusiast, he loves to watch movies, listen to Rock'n'Roll, play Nintendo's main franchises and follow his favorite soccer teams, not necessarily on this order.
, Fandom's Director of Technical Support, has been editing wikis since 2004 and been working here at Fandom since mid-2009. Stock car racing, photography, and hiking are his main hobbies, but he loves staying to learn a little bit about the topic of each wiki he helps out. Seek him out via
Community Central Chat
. He'll be glad to talk to you!
Before joining Fandom in 2007,
built and managed video game fansites and forums as a hobby while working in the retail industry. He also owned and operated a video game/tabletop game store in 2005-2006. These days, he is responsible for managing
requests for help
, sometimes known as George, joined the Community Support team in late 2012, having been a product manager at Fandom for several years. Kirkburn is
a recovering WoW-addict - indeed, he has not stopped playing since launch day in 2005, and it was joining WoWWiki a year later that got him into wikis. (He does play other games too.) He trained as a Civil Engineer, but is not going to make any jokes about 'building bridges with the community' here.
Before there was a
, there was just some anonymous guy editing Fandom back when it was WikiCities. So he's been around for the whole Fandom story but only started working here in 2014. When not undercover on some secret Special Operations project, he can usually be found feeding a life-long
, internally debating whether he better likes Irish whiskey or a good single malt, getting lost in a new city, or digging deep into the latest Apple
has been editing Fandom since 2008, and joined the VSTF in March 2012 and later hired on as a Community Support team member. You can find him playing
and editing at the
in his spare time.
Mark van Alphen
joined Fandom in December of 2009, after having edited various wikis the year before that. Initially a part of the Community Development Team, he's now part of Fandom's Community Technical Team. Mark's especially interested in western role-playing games, as well as stealth-focused action games. Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Hitman and Splinter Cell are some of his favorites. If you'd like to get in touch with him, feel free to
leave a message on his wall
rose from the ranks of Fandom contributors to join the Community Technical team in late 2015. Isaac is a television and book fanatic, a sucker for the great outdoors, and a lifelong learner. He's been coding since before attending school but didn't discover Fandom until 2010. Even now, he's hard-pressed to identify his favorite fandoms.