ADVISORY TEAM

APRIL 7TH – 9TH, 2020
AT THE RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER
These seasoned industry professionals volunteer their time every year to help the East Coast Conference experience. They work hard to ensure that the quality of the content and the experience of the conference provided is high-level. Their dedication is critical to the success of the conference. Read below to find out about the extraordinary members of the ECGC Advisory Board.

Troy Knight

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

Troy has 20 years of experience in the gaming, learning and design industries and is an entrepreneur at heart. He has worked as an animator, lead application engineer, head of project management, and director of global production. His experience began in the...

Walter Rotenberry

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

Co-President of the Triangle Game Initiative and Co-Chair at the East Coast Game ConferenceLong time facilitator and innovator, Walter began making video games with his Commodore 64 back in the early 1980’s. After one of his programming students...

Tom Gross

Treasurer, TGI

Tom Gross serves on the Board of Directors of Triangle Game Initiative as its Treasurer, and helps coordinate the TGI’s East Coast Game Conference. He previously was the CEO of CDV Software Entertainment USA, Vice President of Sales for Atari...

Cindy Foster

Secretary, TGI

Cindy Foster is the director of the Simulation and Game Development program at Wake Technical Community College. With her team of industry experienced professionals, she leads the robust degree program that feeds many of the Triangle area...

Rachel Jordan

Logistics Coordinator

Rachel has experience with project management and event coordinating ranging from smaller special events and weddings to trade shows in the gaming and technology industry. Rachel has achieved a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations...

Dana Cowley

Advisor

Dana Cowley heads up marketing for Unreal Engine at Epic Games, where she works with the engine team, partners and developers to foster the success of the Unreal ecosystem. This includes shining a light on outstanding games and applications for PC and console...

Brenda Romero

Advisor

Brenda Romero is an award-winning game designer, artist and Fulbright scholar who entered the video game industry in 1981. As a designer, she has contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series and titles in the Ghost...

Richard Dansky

Narrative Lead

The Central Clancy Writer for Ubisoft Red Storm, Richard Dansky has contributed to over 40 titles in iconic franchises like Ghost Recon, Might & Magic, Splinter Cell, Far Cry, and Rainbow Six, His most recent credit was on Tom Clancy's The Division. Richard is...

Lori Miller

Web Master

Lori is a multimedia designer with skills ranging in web design, print design, motion graphics, and web media. Lori has achieved a Bachelors of Science in Digital Arts and Design from Full Sail University, where she has received numerous design awards...

Dylan Hollifield

UI/UX Design Intern

From a young age Dylan has always been motivated to learn and try new things that interested him. When he was 8 years old he began learning magic and the art of sleight of hand. Almost 13 years later he still performs on a regular basis as a...

Jalon Limehouse

Jalon is a Graduate of William Peace University with a Bachelor of Arts in Simulation & Game Design Development. During his time at William Peace he helped designed a simulation of the Universities Campus which is now featured one the University’s site. He is...