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Alex Tupa
Admin Team

Be invisible or fly:  Fly

Would you rather live in the city or the country? Country

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future?  Past!

Hobbies: Skiing, fishing, spending time with friends, being outdoors

Would you rather be a jack of many trades or master of one? Master of one

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Amanda Thompson
Support Team

Favorite quote:  “Laugh loudly, laugh often, and most important, laugh at yourself.” – Chelsea Handler

Favorite food: Anything from Chick-Fil-A

Animal that best represents you?  French Bulldogs – we’re total goofballs

Favorite guilty pleasure: Popcorn mixed with Buncha Crunch

Who is your personal hero? Stevie Nicks – she’s a living legend!

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Anna Hanson
Sales Team

Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly:  Definitely Fly

I’m great at cooking: Coffee

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future?  The past – I love history!

What do you like most VR or AR? I love looking at how far we have come with this technology and knowing that we are only scratching the surface.

Would you rather live in the city or the country? Country

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Bonnie Steen
Marketing Team

Would you rather live in the city or the country? Country

I’m great at cooking: Salmon

Hobbies: Spending time with friends, family, and my dog, volunteering, reading, traveling internationally

Guilty pleasure: Wine. It pairs great with salmon!

If you could speak another language, what would it be? German

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Brady Thorson
Imaging Team

Favorite games:  World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm

Favorite quote:  “There is no growth without resistance…” – no idea where it came from

Do you have an irrational phobia?  Public speaking. You should not care what others think… but I do.

Favorite superhero? Thor

Favorite TV show as a kid: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – the series that started in 1987.

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Brenda Clifton
Marketing Team

Favorite games: Super Mario Bros., Asteroids, Space Invaders

Who is your personal hero? My mom

Favorite guilty pleasure: Fuzzy socks

Favorite quote: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Animal that best represents you? Penguin

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Brian Hoots
Sales Team

Favorite band: JJ Grey & Mofro

Animal that best represents you? Lion – assertive when I need to be, but usually just chillin.

Hobbies: Hunting deer and ducks, writing music, and hanging with my 2-year-old son

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? Definitely the past. Just to see humans creating fire for the first time.

Would you rather explore a new planet or the deepest parts of the ocean? New planet… but only if travel time is one day or less.

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Corey Trickle
Warehouse Team

Be invisible or be able to fly: Invisible

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? To the past

Would you rather be a jack of many trades or master of one? Jack of MANY trades

Would you rather explore a new planet, or the deepest parts of the ocean? Explore new planets

Would you rather live in the city or the country? At one time in my life I would have chosen city, but now definitely the country

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Danny Mathison
Admin. Team

Favorite games: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda, Battlefield, Overwatch

Favorite quote: “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt” – Abraham Lincoln

Favorite TV show as a kid: Blue’s Clues

Favorite Band: A Day to Remember

If you could speak another language, what would be it be? Icelandic

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Deb Pavek
Marketing Team

Best concert you have been to? The Eagles

Hobbies: Family time, reading, snowmobiling

Be invisible or be able to fly: Fly

Would you rather be a jack of many trades or a master of one? Jack of many

Would you rather live in the city or the country? Country

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Drew Schmitt
RMA Team

Favorite quote: “You don’t want us exposing ourselves!” – Bill Murray

Favorite movie: Ghostbusters 2

Animal that best represents you: Sloth

Favorite band: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Irrational phobia? Heights

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Dixon Schwan
Sales Team

Who is your personal hero? Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon

Favorite quote: “Don’t go digging for gold in a gold rush, sell shovels.” – Unknown

Favorite TV show as a kid: Ask me anything about Spongebob.

Hobbies: Environmental sustainability

Irrational phobia? Friggin bees, man

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Gavin Doppler
Sales Team

I’m great at cooking: Toast

Who is your personal hero? Anna Hanson

Favorite food: Steak

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? Past

Irrational phobia? Becoming addicted to gaming

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George Niemi
Support Team

Advice for gamers: Save often and breaking a controller or keyboard will not bring your character back from the dead.

Favorite food: Pizza, need I say more?

Favorite games: Red Dead Redemption 2, Rainbow Six Siege, and Pokemon

I’m great at cooking: Shrimp and noodles

Favorite band: D12

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Grant Hagen
Sales Team

Favorite superhero: Deadpool

What game character do you want to be or are the most like? John Marston – Red Dead Redemption

I’m great at cooking: Anything on the grill

Favorite movie: The Big Lebowski

Would you rather be a jack of many trades or a master of one? Jack of all trades – it’s the path I have already chosen.

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Henry Burke
Assistant to the Gravity Gaming Manager

Would you rather explore a new planet or the deepest parts of the ocean? New planet

Favorite quote: “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room.” -Unknown

Would you rather be a jack of many trades or master of one? Jack of many trades

Favorite games: Witcher 3, God of War, ARK, Horizon Zero Dawn

Be invisible or be able to fly: Fly

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Jack Herzog
Imaging & Admin. Team

What are your hobbies? Video gaming and cars

Favorite games: Call of Duty and Minecraft

Would you rather be a jack of many trades or master of one? Jack of many trades

Favorite quote: “Success doesn’t come after one failure, it comes after many.” – Unknown

Who is your personal hero? I have two, my father and my grandfather

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Jesse Hoffart
Gravity Gaming Manager

Favorite quote: “I Disapprove of What You Say, But I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to Say It” -Voltaire

Favorite superhero: Deadpool. What’s not to like about the Merc with a mouth?

If you could speak another language, what would be it be? Japanese

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? To the past, specifically the 50’s.

Hobbies: Auto Racing and Photography

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Jimmy Panek
Warehouse Team

Be invisible or be able to fly: Fly

If you could speak another language, what would be it be? Chinese

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? Future

Would you rather be a jack of many trades or master of one? Jack of Many Trades

Would you rather live in the city or the country? Country

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Jodi Pritchett
Sales Admin. Team

Guilty pleasure: Chocolate-covered cherries

Favorite TV show as a kid: The Brady Bunch

I’m great at cooking: I make a bada** tatertot hotdish.

Best concert you have been to? REO!

Who is your personal hero? My grandma Oien, she was absolutely amazing

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John Tupa
Sales Team

Favorite TV show as a kid: Gilligan’s Island and Happy Days

Hobbies: Golf, Hunting, snowboarding, basketball

I’m great at cooking: Eggs and potatoes

Favorite Band: U2, Maroon 5, New Order

If you could speak another language, what would it be? Mandarin

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Jordan Lorenzen
RMA Team

Favorite superhero: Batman

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? Future

Favorite food? Lasagna

Hobbies: Sports cards

Best concerts you have been to? Kid Rock, The Eagles

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Josh Coppin
Support Team

Favorite superhero: SGT Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. or the Toxic Avenger

Who is your personal hero? Anthony Bourdain

Favorite movie: Shaun of the Dead

Favorite band: Jawbreaker

What game character do you want to be, or are most like? Trevor from GTA V.

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Josh Knutson
Esports & Virtual Reality Director

Favorite band: Zac Brown Band

Favorite movie: Saving Private Ryan

Favorite quote: “After all this time?” “Always.”

Favorite games: Anything with a good story

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, gaming, board games

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Kate Roehrich
Marketing Team

Favorite quote: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” by Anaïs Nin

Favorite food: Almond croissants

Guilty pleasure: Buying last minute flights to Europe

Hobbies: Traveling, reading, listening to podcasts

If you could speak another language, what would it be? I’d really like to learn Russian, French, and Arabic

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Katie Anderson
Sales Admin. Team

Best concert you have been to? American Authors at Bluestem

Favorite TV show as a kid: Dragon Ball Z

Favorite superhero: Captain America (Marvel all the way)

If you could have one superpower what would it be? To control the weather just to have snow days

Would you rather be a jack of many trades or master of one? Jack of many trades

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Ken Young
Sales Team

Best concert you have been to? Bread – that’s the first concert that I took my wife to when we started dating

Skills learned from gaming: Solving problems, improving eye-hand coordination, concentration, multitasking, and patience

Guilty pleasure: Peach Snapple

If you could have one superpower what would it be? Living in South Dakota, I would have to say it would be Atmokinesis.

If you could speak another language, what would it be? Binary

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Kevin Andrews
Imaging Team

Would you rather live in the city or the country? Country

Favorite food: Ribeye steak

Favorite TV show as a kid: Home Improvement

What do you like most, VR or AR? MR!

Be invisible or fly: Fly

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Kevin Hoots
Sales Team

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, snowboarding

If you could have 1 superpower what would it be? I’ve always wanted to fly.

I’m great at cooking: Steak on the grill

Would you rather explore a new planet, or the deepest parts of the ocean? The ocean! I think most planets would be dull with no life, whereas the ocean would have all kinds of weird creatures to see.

Would you rather live in the city or the country? Country, it is my dream to have my own farm with some deer hunting land and a couple big sheds to store a camper and some extra vehicles.

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Kyle Beckius
Purchasing Team

Favorite games: Civilization and the Total War series

What skills have you learned from gaming? Strategy, critical thinking

Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly? Fly

If you could speak another language, what would it be? German

Irrational phobia? Spiders

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Lucas Hulne
CTO

Would you rather live in the city or country? Country for sure!

Hobbies: Hiking, running, fishing

Would you rather explore a new planet or the deepest parts of the ocean? I would rather explore a new planet than the ocean.

What do you like most, VR or AR? The possibilities are endless. We’ve just started scratching the surface of what’s possible. In my lifetime, I bet we’ll all have holodecks (like in Star Trek) in each of our households.

Favorite games: Ark, FarCry series, Fallout series

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Meg Nei
Admin. Team

Favorite movie: The Life of Pi

If you could speak another language, what would it be? French

What animal best represents you? Bird

Best concerts you have been to? The Rolling Stones at the FargoDome and The Cure at the St. Paul Civic Center

Would you rather explore a new planet or the deepest parts of the ocean? Ocean

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Mitchell Brackett
Admin. Team

Favorite games: Civilization VI

Favorite movie: Step Brothers

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Speedreading

Which do you like most about AR or VR? The possibility of teaching hands-on skills from the home or classroom

Favorite food: Steak

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Nathan Hansen
Builder/RMA Team

If you could have one superpower what would it be? Teleportation

Favorite band: Coheed and Cambria

Favorite TV show as a kid: Invader Zim

Guilty pleasure: Ice cream for dinner

Irrational phobia: Spiders

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Nic Goettle
Sales Team

Skills learned from gaming: Attention to detail, problem solving, and ability to work with a team

Favorite food: Tator Tot Hotdish

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? The future because I am curious what Earth will become 100 years from now.

Would you rather be a jack of many trades or master of one? Jack of many trades

Favorite TV show as a kid: That 70s Show

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Steve Buringrud
Purchasing Team

Favorite game: Assassins Creed

Favorite TV show as a kid: Rugrats

Guilty pleasure: Spendin cash

Favorite food: Lasagna

I’m great at cooking: Bacon and eggs

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Steve Haman
Sales Team

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? I would jump back to the 1950’s.

If you could have one super power what would it be? I would like super sonic speed.

I’m great at cooking: Chicken noodle soup

Animal that best represents you? Teddy bear

Guilty pleasure: Pistachios

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Tanner Duncan
Sales Team

Advice for gamers: Practice makes perfect. Just like anything in life, if you practice your craft, you can accomplish your wildest dreams.

If you could speak another language, what would it be? Sign language

Irrational phobia: I just really don’t like critters, especially in my house.

Hobbies: Hanging with my wife and daughter, travel, watching sports, volleyball, Fortnite, and hanging with family

Best concert you have been to: O.A.R. at Red Rocks

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Todd Goodman
Warehouse Team

I’m great at cooking: Chili; I’ve been making an amazing Mexican chicken one lately, it’s delicious.

Favorite Band: Steely Dan

If you could speak another language, what would it be? Latin, the root of many languages

Who is your personal hero? My dad

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? The ability to see the future

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Tony Kruger
Production Team

Favorite food: Anything Mexican

Hobbies: Woodworking and traveling when we can

Favorite TV show as a kid: Scooby Doo (the original)

Would you rather be a jack of many trades or master of one? As a parent and homeowner, definitely a jack of many trades!

Favorite band: Savatage and Nightwish

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Tyler Bussmann
Sales Admin. Team

Favorite quote: “Change the game, don’t let the game change you.” – Macklemore

Favorite superhero: Batman

Favorite games: Rocket League, Fortnite, Ratchet & Clank (PS2)

What do you like most, VR or AR? VR, although as AR continues to develop I will likely find myself moving towards AR.

Hobbies: Fixing cars, hunting, fishing, binge-watching Hulu

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Zach Pommier
Support Team

Favorite games: Mass Effect, Halo

Favorite movie: Office Space

If you could have one superpower what would it be? Super speed

Would you rather explore a new planet or the deepest parts of the ocean? Travel through space and explore a new planet

If you could time travel, would you go to the past of the future? Time travel into the past

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