Staff

jason

CEO & CCO

Name: Jason Barbosa
Social Media – @CaptnBarbosa
Hometown: Cliffton, NJ.
Email: Barbosa@hypefestation.com

Barbosa is most known for his video production, passion for gaming, crowd motivating, and of course, his bandanna wearing. Before becoming involved in gamer culture, he loved snowboarding with his friends, teaching tennis, and playing the piano. You can still find him trying to figure out how to play the tracks to his favorite video games, and he hopes to be able to highlight musicians and other artists involved in gaming.

 

cat

HEAD OF COMPETITIVE OPERATIONS

Name: Adriana Carmona
Social Media – @CatIsFrisky
Hometown: Central CA.
Email: CatIsFrisky@hypefestation.com

Cat is an Optical Physicist with a passion for gaming. While working towards her PhD, she also takes the time to pour herself in to the Gears of War community. Her love for organization is what helps her create events and tournaments that run flawlessly.

 

 

britt

LEAD VIDEO CONTENT CREATOR

Name: Brittany Walden
Social Media – @Brittality
Hometown: Jacinto, AL.
Email: BRiTTaLiTY@hypefestation.com

Brittany was born with a controller in one hand, and a basketball in the other. Her love of being both creative and competitive intertwined with her passion for gaming in 2007 when she began her career as a competitive Gears of War player and content creator. She prides herself in making original content that will inspire others to love gaming as much as she does.

 

 

waldo

LEAD MARKETING & OUTREACH MANAGER

Name: Waldo Kinne
Social Media – @WaldoRtk7
Hometown: Tucson, AZ.
Email: Waldo.K@hypefestation.com

Waldo ironically found his life passion through gaming, which has translated in to his hard work and dedication to building Hypefestation in to a place where all gamers are welcome with open arms. Waldo loves the arts, especially music and writing. He hopes to invest his talents in others to help them accomplish their dreams and life’s passions.

 

 

Sulz

HEAD OF BRAND/MERCHANDISING OPERATIONS

Name: Steven Sulzberger
Social Media – @MrSu1z
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA.
Email: MrSulz@hypefestation.com

As someone who loves to play and critique video games more than anything, Steven loves the feeling of seeing competitive players go head-to-head. For him, there is a rush in seeing the best of the best compete for the top spot and title of champion. But for Steven, the main source of enjoyment comes from seeing people excited about the events and talking about how much they loved them. In his spare time, he also enjoys playing beach volleyball, and wants to travel the world, hoping to visit every continent and experience the different cultures.

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