I have some belated news. In December 2022, I started on a new adventure—I joined Wizards of the Coast and the content marketing team for Dungeons & Dragons as Senior Manager, Content Marketing & Communications.
My first three months at the new job have been absolutely wild (a massive understatement…). Despite the monumental challenges (and it was a lot) during my short time working on Dungeons & Dragons, I ultimately feel that this was a good decision for me and where I wanted to take my career.
As a longtime Dungeons & Dragons player, it’s neat to work on a game that has been a part of my life for decades, and alongside great people who are also passionate about D&D. I am learning a ton every day, and I’m doing my best to contribute and to make a positive impact where I can.
The decision to leave NCSOFT West (and ArenaNet) after 14.5 years was a difficult one. I had a fantastic team, boss, and company, and I will always be grateful for my time there.
I’m sad that the recent layoffs have hit my former team so hard. The team was already small and scrappy, and now they’re even smaller and have to be even more scrappy. I’m doing my best to support those who were impacted where I can.
It’s been years, so these are the major milestones since the last time I posted here:
- 2015: helped launch Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
- 2017: helped launch Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire
- 2019: after the layoffs at ArenaNet, the ArenaNet publishing team became fully integrated into the NCSOFT West publishing team
- Promoted to Associate Director, Content Marketing
- Became the department head for content marketing at NCSOFT West
- The content marketing team had community management, social media management, web content, livestreams, and owned influencer marketing under its umbrella of responsibilities for every game that NCSOFT West published, including Guild Wars 2
- 2020: promoted to Director, Content Marketing
- 2022: helped launch Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons
That’s all for now. Maybe it won’t be 9 years until my next post.