The Wikia Community Team are members of the Wikia 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!
Jen Burton is Wikia's VP, Community works to ensure our Community organization support all of Wikia’s community members -- editors, founders, admins, readers, and visitors. She occasionally posts amazing photos of her dog Falkor at Falkor.me.
Sannse Carter is the longest-standing member of the Community Support Team at Wikia. One of her passions (aside from wikias, 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 Community Central and visiting the amazing variety of communities across Wikia. Feel free to say hello, and let her know what your favorite type of jewelry is -- she loves seeing new designs!
Bert has past experience helping online communities use web-based software. He's focused on helping the voice of the community make it to the ears of the Wikia Product team, and ensuring that Wikia users are up to date on new developments. Favorite interests and activities include comics, science fiction, horror, comedy, pop music, life sciences, astronomy and cryptozoology.
Tim Quievryn, commonly known as "Q", has been editing wikis since 2004 and been working here at Wikia 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 wikia he helps out. Seek him out via email support, talk page, or Community Central Chat. He'll be glad to talk to you!
Tim Bartel is responsible for Wikia International, with a focus on Wikia Germany. In the online world, people usually know him as Avatar, a nickname chosen from the famous Ultima roleplay game series which he first played on his Commodore 64. He considers himself to be an early adopter, especially since he entered the realm of cyberspace back in the late '80s with an acoustic coupler. He's been interested in wikis for more than 10 years. In his free time, he enjoys eating very spicy Thai food and he loves his two cats.
Luis is a a huge Soccer fan! He loves the FIFA series and likes spending time editing the FIFA 14 community. After completing his military service, Luis spent many years working in the Video Game industry and absolutely loves video games. He had the pleasure of working on some really popular titles such as the Naruto, One Piece, Tales, SoulCalibur, Tekken, and Ace Combat series. He is also a huge fan of other sports, comics, movies, tv, and board games.
Brandon has been a Wikia user since 2006 and a member of Wikia Staff since 2010. He is a Senior Community Manager and focuses on user engagement, which includes working with programs like Wikia Stars. He is also the founder of Star Wars Fanpedia, a Star Wars news wikia, and an administrator on Star Wars Fanon. In case it wasn't clear, he's a pretty big Star Wars fan. Feel free to leave him a message!
Wendy 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 Wikia, you'll find her on Community Central or the Muppet Wiki, which she's been editing since 2005. Feel free to drop by with any questions or just to say hello!
Antonio is focused in the Spanish communities. He's from Spain, and loves contributing to our Spanish Gaming and Entertainment wikias -- especially GTA Wiki. If you need help in Spanish, he's your guy. He helps new wikias grow, and you can find him on Spanish Wikia Central, or on any Spanish wikia. Stop by and say hola!
Sean comes to Wikia 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 either at his blog Semantic Drift, brewing beer, or traveling.
Kirkburn, sometimes known as George, joined the Community Support team in late 2012, having been a product manager at Wikia for several years. Kirkburn is not 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 wikias. (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.
Rappy has been editing Wikia since 2008, and joined the VSTF in March 2012 and later hired on as a Community Support team member. You can find him playing Aion and editing at the Aion Wiki in his spare time.
Andrew is Wikia's Technical Community Manager. You have questions about new features and anything under the hood, ask him first. Originally from Chico, CA, Andrew's a sports fan, a proud UC Santa Barbara alum, and a Star Trek nerd. He has a bad habit of deciding to walk when it would make much more sense to drive.
Lucho is focused in both English and Spanish communities. Lucho is really excited to explore more the Wikia gaming communities since he used to work as part of the Community Support team for a video game publisher. He likes to explore new restaurantes to satisfy his palate and enjoys organizing things!
Andrea Voirin, is Wikia’s German Community Support Manager and will focus on the German communities. She is originally from Germany and has been living in the US for almost 10 years. Her experience includes bi-lingual customer support and fraud investigation in the banking, retail and antivirus industry. In her free time Andrea enjoys traveling to foreign countries, hiking and exploring the Bay Area.
Eva 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 Wikia 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.
Michael is the Director of Community Development, and has been with Wikia since May of 2013. Michael is a classical music fanatic, avid hiker and wannabe foodie, who can frequently be found lurking around the Lifestyles communities, searching for new recipes.
Before joining Wikia in 2007, Joe built and managed video game fansites while working in the retail industry. He also owned and operated a small retail business for a short time. These days, he is responsible for monitoring and fulfilling requests for help from wikia admins.
Scott Abbott, commonly know to staff as "Abbott," joined the Community Development team in March of 2010 after being discovered grammar-policing by Sena Hineline (then, Roth). Originally from California's central coast, and now hailing from central Oregon, he has been computer gaming since 1979 (Apple II+), has been online since 1987 (GEnie), and online gaming since 1988 (Air Warrior). Raised on Apple and Macintosh, Abbott is now the only member of his family who is a "PC."
Mark joined Wikia's Community Development Team in December 2009, after having edited various wikias the year before that. 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 among his favorite games. If you'd like to get in touch with him, feel free to e-mail him or leave a message on his wall.
Jorge Albor joined Wikia in March of 2012, but he's been writing and podcasting about video games for many years. He studied games in college too. Frankly, it's freakish how much time he spends engaging with entertainment. No wonder he works on video game wikias.
Doug is a gaming-focused member of the Development Team who joined Wikia in August, 2012. Doug's passion for videogames 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 videogames 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.
Grace Cheung joined Wikia's Community Development Team in September 2012. Aside from a passion for instagramming her fantastic meals, Grace loves watching shows like Adventure Time, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, and any animes that happen to catch her interest. Her love of entertainment covers books as well, and her obsession with Harry Potter will probably last until she is as old and wise as Professor Dumbledore (aka forever).
Raylan has been with Wikia 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.
Mattjoined Wikia in 2013 and currently helps develop video game communities. He has been playing games since he was a kid and enjoys thinking, writing, and dreaming about all things gaming. He plays Netrunner with Jorge, makes a ton of video game music, and wants only to finally get his hands on The Last Guardian. His favorite game of all time is probably The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Or the original Metroid Prime. Or Ico. Or Rez. Or maybe Ikaruga. Wait, it's definitely Katamari Damacy. Actually, no, it's Earthbound. In addition to games, Matt likes weird music, science fiction, and riding his bike. (Note: He is infinitely better than Mike Grimm and Miguel Lopez at video games.)
Ariana Snow joined Wikia'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.
Michael joined Wikia in 2013, and is currently helping out with the Gaming side of things. This makes sense since he's a hopelessly addicted gamer who's been playing and writing about games as far back as he can recall. He loves music, automobiles/motorcycles, Earthbound, Dark Souls, and dark liquors. Enjoys making people laugh and disseminating funny links amongst the world.
Chen just recently joined Wikia (July, 2013) and works as a Chinese Community Development Associate. He was born in northern China and immigrated to the U.S. in 2008. Before joining Wikia, he worked in TV and fashion industry for a few years and then switched to digital media. When he is not at work, he loves art and likes creating stuff with wires and clay. He also loves coffee, tea and all kinds of desserts.
Ana joined Wikia (November 2013) as a Portuguese Community Development Associate. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to San Francisco in 2009. In her free time, she loves to take pictures and cook.
Nico started off his career at Wikia 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 Steam to play some games!
Before there was a CzechOut, there was just some anonymous guy editing Wikia back when it was WikiCities. So he's been around for the whole Wikia 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 Doctor Who obsession at Tardis, 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® product.
Jamie joined the Wikia Community Development team in 2014. She 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!
Kim 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.
Keiko joined the team as the Community Development Manager, Japan in November, 2014. She loves listening to music - rock, punk, classical and jazz; and plays trumpet, guitar and piano. As a native of Japan, she grew up watching anime and reading manga. Some of her favorites are ONE PIECE, Kuroko’s Basketball and Stein’s Gate. Feel free to ask her any questions about Japanese culture!
Valeria joined Wikia in February, 2015 as a Spanish Community Development Associate. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she loves reading Latin American authors, walking San Francisco, and making chocolate desserts. Before Wikia she worked in journalism, translation, and business development. Some of her favorite shows are Downton Abbey, Modern Family, and House of Cards, but she can’t resist watching Anthony Bourdain or Andrew Zimmern eating around the world. She also loves foreign movies and dreams of being fluent in many languages one day.
Vladimir joined Wikia in June, 2015 as a Russian Community Development Associate. During the nine years he has lived in the US, Vladimir has been to both East and West Coasts but chose to stay in Los Angeles and afterwards moved to Berkeley for school. At UC Berkeley, he majored in Mathematics and Women's Studies. Vladimir is a feminist and a gamer who also enjoys opera and symphony. A long-time Wikia user, Vladimir was very happy to take this poisiton and turn his hobby into a job!