Gary Denham

Founder

Gary Denham co-produced 2 feature films (“Trailer Park of Terror” alongside Academy Award Winners Todd Tucker and Harvey Lowry and “Soccermom” with Emily Osment and Missi Pyle which was picked up and put on rotation by HBO.) Denham created and ran a real estate assistance company to help distressed homeowners in their battles against the banks during the 2008 crisis during which time he conceptualized Wamba’s Shopping Platform.  Denham has waited patiently for years for the technology to be available to launch this kind of software on mobile devices!

Andy Ashcraft

Chief Software Designer / Producer

Andy Ashcraft is a veteran, multi-decade Video Game Developer and has developed games for Activision, Disney, Sega, and more. Andy is most well known for his work on God Of War 2, the hit best selling game. Andy’s work has generated into the Billions of Dollars in revenue and his track record speaks for itself.

Brian Upton

Lead Design Consultant

Brian Upton is an award-winning game designer based in Los Angeles, California. A 20-year veteran of the game industry, he was one of the founders of Red Storm Entertainment where he was the lead designer of both Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon. For 14 years he was a senior game designer at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, where he collaborated with external teams on titles such as Fat Princess, Warhawk, Sorcery, Everybody Has Gone to the Rapture, Bound and Here They Lie.

He has served on the advisory boards of the game design programs at UC Santa Cruz, NYU, and University of Limerick. He is a regular speaker at conferences such as GDC, Games For Change, and Digital Dragons. He is also the author of The Aesthetic of Play (MIT Press 2015), a book about game design and meaning-making. And he contributed a chapter on horror game design to Level Design: Processes and Experiences (CRC Press 2016).

Joe Bagdon

Chief Security Officer

Joe grew up under the sunny skies of Southern California prior to entering the Air Force. In the Air Force, Joe was in the Intelligence Community performing Collection, Network Defense, and Network Attack. Since exiting the military, Joe has worked in a variety of companies ranging from startups to fortune 100’s. Joe brings a very wide breadth of capabilities with roughly thirty years in Information Security, Information Technology, and Information Warfare. He has always been very technical in nature, even when filling the roles of Security Officer (Rally Software, Boulder, CO) as well as several interim CISO positions for several Startups and small to mid-sized businesses. Joe currently resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and three kids.

Pavel Ivanov

Project Manager

Pavel’s career began in Portland, Oregon at Tektronix in 1981 as a software engineer building electrical CAD tools. He graduated from Portland State University in 1985 with a BS in Computer Science. In 1986 he became a developer on a network data base used to manage electrical designs for ComputerVision’s schematic capture and simulation applications. In 1992 he moved to Phoenix to build a Multi-Chip Module (MCM) design capability within Motorola’s Semiconductor Labs. In 1998 he moved within Motorola to design and develop one of four key elements required to automate mask prep capability for integrating semiconductor designs into fabs within Motorola. In 2009, Pavel joined a small start-up in the Phoenix area to build data base interfaces for a new semiconductor design system. In 2010, he joined PayPal where he is currently performing project management and operations roles focused on improving product quality of the Payments stack. In 2018, Pavel began working with Wamba Technologies as a project manager for Gamers Oasis, their e-sports tournament platform. Pavel continues to live in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife, JulieAnn, of 28 years. His 5 children are on their own and he has 4 granddaughters with whom he enjoys playing and interacting.

Paul Bolotin

VP of Operations

Paul Bolotin is a former fortune 500 CEO who ran MCRB (a division of Dart Industries) from 1980 to 1990. After MCRB, Paul formed Syncmasters which provided music for The Oprah Winfrey Show, the award winning Dr. Oz Show, March of The Penguins (Morgan Freeman), Four Christmases (Reese Witherspoon) and much much more.

Will Steele

MPEG/Streaming Development

With a degree in Physics, William has founded several post production and live production technology startups including WheresMyMedia and the Emmy Award winning Pronology.  William most recently won an NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Pilot Innovation Challenge Award for developing a prototype to bring immersive content such as 360 video and Virtual Reality to broadcast television.  “As a child before video went digital, I would sit and watch my grandmother edit videos for ABC news in Albany, NY.  I’ve been fascinated with facilitating creative workflows for live and post production by building innovative technologies ever since”, Says William Steele.  William will use his expertise programming best in class video production and streaming software to help build an innovative platform for WAMBA.

Jason Webb

Patent Attorney

Jason Webb began his practice by managing and writing patents for the very accomplished Michael Starkweather, a renowned patent attorney. Mr. Starkweather is most known for filing a patent for the download of music which was reportedly sold to Apple for $500M. Mr. Webb routinely negotiates licensing/product placement deals and conducts settlements between his clients and Fortune companies such as QVC, Home Depot, Toys R’ Us, and more. Mr. Webb is also a civilian partner with the FBI in protection of critical information systems. Mr. Webb will work diligently to seek the approval of this patent application, and then, once approved, to negotiate the sale or licensing of the patent.

John Stenacker

Software Producer / Finance Dept.

John Stenacker is a Veteran of the U.S. Army and recipient of the G.I. Bill. John was Honorably Discharged and received the Army Achievement Medal for meritorious service. John graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Marketing. After graduation John endeavored into his award winning sales and marketing career working for several fortune 1,000 organizations where he received awards at ADP Automatic Data Processing and Realtor.com, a News Corp. Company, where John was the recipient of the President’s Club distinction. John is delighted to bring his experience to Wamba Technologies and to be a part of the Amazing Wamba team! John could not be more excited to bring investors, arguably, one of the best investment opportunities in the world today where Investors not only have the opportunity to generate amazing returns but, also have an opportunity to be a part of something with such enormous potential in and Industry that generates more revenues than the Movie and Music industry – Video Games and eSports! John attributes his successes to his Faith and in his free time he likes to spend time with his girlfriend, work-out and participate in Church functions.

Jacob Ivanov

Waffle Smash Project Management

Jacob works with Wamba Technologies in Project Management.

Paul Mayer

Programmer

More than 25 years of experience in architecture, product development and launch, and team mentoring and building. Experienced in reducing costs and on-time delivery of products including experience with start-up and turn around environments. Accomplished architect in the areas of Client Server (n-Tier), Desktop, Services, Cloud and Mobility.  Successful at improving productivity and customer satisfaction while reducing overall operational costs. Hands on working manager.

Specialties: Architecture, Application Development, Systems Integration, Real time data, BPM, Cloud, IoT, and Enterprise Solutions.

Hobbies: Spending time with the family, Cars (Racing, driving, building, you name it),  Movies (Sci-Fi, Superhero, Indie)

Sarah Vosburgh

Digital Design & Animation

Graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelors in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Computer Animation. Sarah is presently overseeing the digital design and animation for Waffle Smash, The Video Game, and will be working with Wamba Technologies on their upcoming planned Triple A video game.

Marvin Sunderland

Game Programmer / Waffle Smash Creator

Marvin Sunderland is currently a Game Developer, App Developer, Software Designer, and Web Designer for Wamba Technologies. He has a Degree in Computer Programming and is always striving to learn new code, graphic design, and visual effects. Marvin has been a tutor helping people develop games. and Marvin created Waffle Smash. He has experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C++, C#, Python, XML, PHP, SQL, and Cocoa. Marvin was an Electrical Engineer in the US Army for eight years.

Jodie Smith

Animator

Jodie received an Associate of Arts degree from Rogue Community College in Medford, Oregon. Shortly after, she attended and graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelors in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Computer Animation.  Jodie is assisting Wamba Technologies with the animation for Waffle Smash, The Video Game, coming soon to a mobile device near you!

Heather Brown

Graphic and Web Designer

Heather earned her BFA in graphic design from Arcadia University. She is a forward-thinking professional with over a decade of experience empowering clients in a wide range of industries such as education, real estate, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. She is an experienced trainer on topics such as SEO, digital publishing, WordPress, print design, and sales. Heather has been honored to receive the Kiwanis’ Service Above Self Award and Spotlight On Local Heroes Award. Heather is assisting Wamba Technologies with print marketing, branding and web design.

Kristen Young

Graphic & Website Designer

Kristen’s educational background and work experience include: Advertising, Graphic Design, and Web Development, as well as Marketing Consulting with an emphasis on Business Strategies. After graduating from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio with a bachelors degree in eMarketing and Advertising, Kristen has partnered with entities large and small; from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 1000 companies. Marketing strategy to design, online presence to tangible collateral, her passion is evident and grows each day with the spark of new ideas to encourage entrepreneurs to live their dreams and build a flourishing brand.

Ben Willardson

Press Relations

Ben Willardson is the founder and owner of Mountain Solitude PR, an online marketing and press company. Specializing in reputation management, press releases, and online marketing for more than a decade, he has been a tremendous asset to Wamba Technologies!

Britni Nikolaus

Digital Artist / Map Design
Britni graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s in Digital Design with an emphasis in Animation. She is currently overseeing the map design for Waffle Smash Beta.

Craig Recore

Software Producer \ Investor Relations

bio to come

Eric Drumheller

DB/Program Development

Eric has over 20 years’ experience as a technology professional with experience managing enterprise implementations of healthcare information systems. Expert in gathering, analyzing and defining business and functional requirements; leading data-modeling and process-mapping initiatives; and designing/re-engineering processes, workflows and technology solutions for healthcare systems and networks. Proven ability to lead implementations and deliver next-generation technical solutions improving revenues, margins and workplace productivity.

Maggie Burt

Map & Background Design
Maggie recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Animation from Grand Canyon University. She is currently working as a background painter and assisting with the digital assets for Waffle Smash.

Jody Whitfill

DB/Program Development

Jody received his Bachelors of Science and Information Technology with a core competency in business systems analysis from the University of Phoenix. With over 25 years development and consulting experience as lead developer for various pieces of software including websites, medical devices, and more, his experience includes writing code for compliance with regulations in the medical industry while dealing with security, database development, and data control for companies with more than $100M in annual revenue.

Jody was introduced to Wamba Technologies during their first round of financing…as an investor! His wife and he invested a significant amount of money into the company and fell in love to the point of deciding to come on board with his tremendous experience.

Darin Mangum

Securities Attorney

Darin Mangum specializes in putting together the investment agreements, corporate contracts, employee contracts, and oversees the structuring of corporations big and small. Having worked for the SEC throughout law school, Mangum is an expert in keeping our I’s dotted and our T’s crossed.

Eric Langkamp

Game Programmer

Eric founded Exalted Guy Interactive in 2014 for the purpose of creating mobile games on the android and ipohone market. Since then, EGI has worked on independent game projects for mobile and Steam Digital Distribution System. EGI’s present game on Steam has more than 17,000 players and counting! EGI will be working hand in hand with Wamba Technologies to revamp games with Wamba’s wagering software so that the experience is seamlessly integrated into a simple and user friendly experience.

Joshua McCloud

Associate Software Producer / Finance Dept.

bio to come

Gary Denham

Founder

Gary Denham co-produced 2 feature films (“Trailer Park of Terror” alongside Academy Award Winners Todd Tucker and Harvey Lowry and “Soccermom” with Emily Osment and Missi Pyle which was picked up and put on rotation by HBO.) Denham created and ran a real estate assistance company to help distressed homeowners in their battles against the banks during the 2008 crisis during which time he conceptualized Wamba’s Shopping Platform.  Denham has waited patiently for years for the technology to be available to launch this kind of software on mobile devices!

Andy Ashcraft

Chief Software Designer / Producer

Andy Ashcraft is a veteran, multi-decade Video Game Developer and has developed games for Activision, Disney, Sega, and more. Andy is most well known for his work on God Of War 2, the hit best selling game. Andy’s work has generated into the Billions of Dollars in revenue and his track record speaks for itself.

Brian Upton

Lead Design Consultant

Brian Upton is an award-winning game designer based in Los Angeles, California. A 20-year veteran of the game industry, he was one of the founders of Red Storm Entertainment where he was the lead designer of both Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon. For 14 years he was a senior game designer at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, where he collaborated with external teams on titles such as Fat Princess, Warhawk, Sorcery, Everybody Has Gone to the Rapture, Bound and Here They Lie.

He has served on the advisory boards of the game design programs at UC Santa Cruz, NYU, and University of Limerick. He is a regular speaker at conferences such as GDC, Games For Change, and Digital Dragons. He is also the author of The Aesthetic of Play (MIT Press 2015), a book about game design and meaning-making. And he contributed a chapter on horror game design to Level Design: Processes and Experiences (CRC Press 2016).

Joe Bagdon

Chief Security Officer

Joe grew up under the sunny skies of Southern California prior to entering the Air Force. In the Air Force, Joe was in the Intelligence Community performing Collection, Network Defense, and Network Attack. Since exiting the military, Joe has worked in a variety of companies ranging from startups to fortune 100’s. Joe brings a very wide breadth of capabilities with roughly thirty years in Information Security, Information Technology, and Information Warfare. He has always been very technical in nature, even when filling the roles of Security Officer (Rally Software, Boulder, CO) as well as several interim CISO positions for several Startups and small to mid-sized businesses. Joe currently resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and three kids.

Pavel Ivanov

Project Manager

Pavel’s career began in Portland, Oregon at Tektronix in 1981 as a software engineer building electrical CAD tools. He graduated from Portland State University in 1985 with a BS in Computer Science. In 1986 he became a developer on a network data base used to manage electrical designs for ComputerVision’s schematic capture and simulation applications. In 1992 he moved to Phoenix to build a Multi-Chip Module (MCM) design capability within Motorola’s Semiconductor Labs. In 1998 he moved within Motorola to design and develop one of four key elements required to automate mask prep capability for integrating semiconductor designs into fabs within Motorola. In 2009, Pavel joined a small start-up in the Phoenix area to build data base interfaces for a new semiconductor design system. In 2010, he joined PayPal where he is currently performing project management and operations roles focused on improving product quality of the Payments stack. In 2018, Pavel began working with Wamba Technologies as a project manager for Gamers Oasis, their e-sports tournament platform. Pavel continues to live in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife, JulieAnn, of 28 years. His 5 children are on their own and he has 4 granddaughters with whom he enjoys playing and interacting.

Paul Bolotin

VP of Operations

Paul Bolotin is a former fortune 500 CEO who ran MCRB (a division of Dart Industries) from 1980 to 1990. After MCRB, Paul formed Syncmasters which provided music for The Oprah Winfrey Show, the award winning Dr. Oz Show, March of The Penguins (Morgan Freeman), Four Christmases (Reese Witherspoon) and much much more.

Will Steele

MPEG/Streaming Development

With a degree in Physics, William has founded several post production and live production technology startups including WheresMyMedia and the Emmy Award winning Pronology.  William most recently won an NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Pilot Innovation Challenge Award for developing a prototype to bring immersive content such as 360 video and Virtual Reality to broadcast television.  “As a child before video went digital, I would sit and watch my grandmother edit videos for ABC news in Albany, NY.  I’ve been fascinated with facilitating creative workflows for live and post production by building innovative technologies ever since”, Says William Steele.  William will use his expertise programming best in class video production and streaming software to help build an innovative platform for WAMBA.

Jason Webb

Patent Attorney

Jason Webb began his practice by managing and writing patents for the very accomplished Michael Starkweather, a renowned patent attorney. Mr. Starkweather is most known for filing a patent for the download of music which was reportedly sold to Apple for $500M. Mr. Webb routinely negotiates licensing/product placement deals and conducts settlements between his clients and Fortune companies such as QVC, Home Depot, Toys R’ Us, and more. Mr. Webb is also a civilian partner with the FBI in protection of critical information systems. Mr. Webb will work diligently to seek the approval of this patent application, and then, once approved, to negotiate the sale or licensing of the patent.

John Stenacker

Software Producer / Finance Dept.

John Stenacker is a Veteran of the U.S. Army and recipient of the G.I. Bill. John was Honorably Discharged and received the Army Achievement Medal for meritorious service. John graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Marketing. After graduation John endeavored into his award winning sales and marketing career working for several fortune 1,000 organizations where he received awards at ADP Automatic Data Processing and Realtor.com, a News Corp. Company, where John was the recipient of the President’s Club distinction. John is delighted to bring his experience to Wamba Technologies and to be a part of the Amazing Wamba team! John could not be more excited to bring investors, arguably, one of the best investment opportunities in the world today where Investors not only have the opportunity to generate amazing returns but, also have an opportunity to be a part of something with such enormous potential in and Industry that generates more revenues than the Movie and Music industry – Video Games and eSports! John attributes his successes to his Faith and in his free time he likes to spend time with his girlfriend, work-out and participate in Church functions.

Jacob Ivanov

Waffle Smash Project Management

Jacob works with Wamba Technologies in Project Management.

Paul Mayer

Programmer

More than 25 years of experience in architecture, product development and launch, and team mentoring and building. Experienced in reducing costs and on-time delivery of products including experience with start-up and turn around environments. Accomplished architect in the areas of Client Server (n-Tier), Desktop, Services, Cloud and Mobility.  Successful at improving productivity and customer satisfaction while reducing overall operational costs. Hands on working manager.

Specialties: Architecture, Application Development, Systems Integration, Real time data, BPM, Cloud, IoT, and Enterprise Solutions.

Hobbies: Spending time with the family, Cars (Racing, driving, building, you name it),  Movies (Sci-Fi, Superhero, Indie)

Sarah Vosburgh

Digital Design & Animation

Graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelors in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Computer Animation. Sarah is presently overseeing the digital design and animation for Waffle Smash, The Video Game, and will be working with Wamba Technologies on their upcoming planned Triple A video game.

Marvin Sunderland

Game Programmer / Waffle Smash Creator

Marvin Sunderland is currently a Game Developer, App Developer, Software Designer, and Web Designer for Wamba Technologies. He has a Degree in Computer Programming and is always striving to learn new code, graphic design, and visual effects. Marvin has been a tutor helping people develop games. and Marvin created Waffle Smash. He has experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C++, C#, Python, XML, PHP, SQL, and Cocoa. Marvin was an Electrical Engineer in the US Army for eight years.

Jodie Smith

Animator

Jodie received an Associate of Arts degree from Rogue Community College in Medford, Oregon. Shortly after, she attended and graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelors in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Computer Animation.  Jodie is assisting Wamba Technologies with the animation for Waffle Smash, The Video Game, coming soon to a mobile device near you!

Heather Brown

Graphic and Web Designer

Heather earned her BFA in graphic design from Arcadia University. She is a forward-thinking professional with over a decade of experience empowering clients in a wide range of industries such as education, real estate, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. She is an experienced trainer on topics such as SEO, digital publishing, WordPress, print design, and sales. Heather has been honored to receive the Kiwanis’ Service Above Self Award and Spotlight On Local Heroes Award. Heather is assisting Wamba Technologies with print marketing, branding and web design.

Kristen Young

Graphic & Website Designer

Kristen’s educational background and work experience include: Advertising, Graphic Design, and Web Development, as well as Marketing Consulting with an emphasis on Business Strategies. After graduating from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio with a bachelors degree in eMarketing and Advertising, Kristen has partnered with entities large and small; from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 1000 companies. Marketing strategy to design, online presence to tangible collateral, her passion is evident and grows each day with the spark of new ideas to encourage entrepreneurs to live their dreams and build a flourishing brand.

Ben Willardson

Press Relations

Ben Willardson is the founder and owner of Mountain Solitude PR, an online marketing and press company. Specializing in reputation management, press releases, and online marketing for more than a decade, he has been a tremendous asset to Wamba Technologies!

Britni Nikolaus

Digital Artist / Map Design
Britni graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s in Digital Design with an emphasis in Animation. She is currently overseeing the map design for Waffle Smash Beta.

Craig Recore

Software Producer \ Investor Relations

bio to come

Eric Drumheller

DB/Program Development

Eric has over 20 years’ experience as a technology professional with experience managing enterprise implementations of healthcare information systems. Expert in gathering, analyzing and defining business and functional requirements; leading data-modeling and process-mapping initiatives; and designing/re-engineering processes, workflows and technology solutions for healthcare systems and networks. Proven ability to lead implementations and deliver next-generation technical solutions improving revenues, margins and workplace productivity.

Maggie Burt

Map & Background Design
Maggie recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Animation from Grand Canyon University. She is currently working as a background painter and assisting with the digital assets for Waffle Smash.

Jody Whitfill

DB/Program Development

Jody received his Bachelors of Science and Information Technology with a core competency in business systems analysis from the University of Phoenix. With over 25 years development and consulting experience as lead developer for various pieces of software including websites, medical devices, and more, his experience includes writing code for compliance with regulations in the medical industry while dealing with security, database development, and data control for companies with more than $100M in annual revenue.

Jody was introduced to Wamba Technologies during their first round of financing…as an investor! His wife and he invested a significant amount of money into the company and fell in love to the point of deciding to come on board with his tremendous experience.

Darin Mangum

Securities Attorney

Darin Mangum specializes in putting together the investment agreements, corporate contracts, employee contracts, and oversees the structuring of corporations big and small. Having worked for the SEC throughout law school, Mangum is an expert in keeping our I’s dotted and our T’s crossed.

Eric Langkamp

Game Programmer

Eric founded Exalted Guy Interactive in 2014 for the purpose of creating mobile games on the android and ipohone market. Since then, EGI has worked on independent game projects for mobile and Steam Digital Distribution System. EGI’s present game on Steam has more than 17,000 players and counting! EGI will be working hand in hand with Wamba Technologies to revamp games with Wamba’s wagering software so that the experience is seamlessly integrated into a simple and user friendly experience.

Joshua McCloud

Associate Software Producer / Finance Dept.

bio to come

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