TEAM MUNZEE

July 22, 2016

Munzee With Team Munzee – July

It’s hard to believe that Birthday Month is almost over! Munzee With Team Munzee is next Friday, and we want to end Birthday Month with a bang!

July’s MTWM will take place in The Colony, Texas. We’ll start at Nebraska Furniture Mart and move around as needed. The event will start at 09:15 MHQ time.

You can check out the event on the Munzee Calendar here, and tell us if you’ll be joining!

We look forward to seeing you! Munzee on!

July 11, 2016

Meet Munzee Munday: Judy Nguyen

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Our team continues to grow and we’re excited with the addition of Judy Nguyen.


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Judy Nguyen – Web Designer/Developer

Where are you from?

I grew up in a small town called Yukon, OK (the home of Garth Brooks, he never visits) right outside of Oklahoma City until I was sixteen and moved to the DFW area after that to be closer to family.

Tell us about yourself:
Pretty nerdy, laid back, introverted (but that doesn’t mean I don’t like meeting new people!).

I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in Arts and Technology. Initially I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to take my degree, ended up getting interested in web development, studied a lot about it, and here I am! 🙂

How long have you worked for Munzee?
Approximately 1 month and 2 days.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I’ve only been here for a month, so I’m still getting the hang of things, but so far the best part of working at Munzee are the people that work here. Everyone is proactive and open to new thoughts and ideas.1911278_10201742787478626_1028306444_o

What are some of your other hobbies?
I’m pretty obsessed with learning new things, which can range from teaching myself how to knit to hacking around with Raspberry Pi. In the era of the internet, learning how to do *anything* is just a Google search away.

When I’m not spending time nerding out learning about code and design, I enjoy playing video games (Fallout, Civilization, Stardew Valley are some of my faves). I also like dabbling in arts and crafts. I love music and enjoy finding new music to listen to (mad props to Discover Weekly on Spotify!). I also watch a lot of Netflix!
Any last words?
“Zip it up, and zip it out” – Dave Chappelle

June 15, 2016

The Dragon Slayer

Sometimes it is good to take a quick break from 100% Munzee posts and let you know something personal about members of Team Munzee. Especially when one of our members accomplishes something amazing that needs to be shared! Today that team member is Louise. You probably know her as our Munzee Events Manager and have dealt with her if you have ever hosted an event. On June 5th she added another title after her name, The Dragon Slayer.

Louise made it clear from day one she is a serious cyclist but no one was prepared for the feat she would accomplish on June 5th. She cycled in the Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France. The Dragon Ride is a grueling 100 kilometer (~60 mile) race through the mountains of Wales, near Cardiff. The course consisted of nearly 5000 feet of vertical elevation change with three mountains and warm temperatures on the sunny day. Louise battled through it all and was the first female to cross the line, in style on her bright pink Bianchi bike. The entire race took Louise 3 hours, 48 minutes, and 8 seconds. Not only was she the first female, but only 5 males beat her across the line. editors note: we blame the traffic lights she got stopped at on the open road course, otherwise she would have beat the boys too.

Well done Louise! You have made Munzee proud and we look forward to your next race!

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Notice the Munzee on her sleeve? We are proud to be one of her sponsors. Also DBA Sports, VeloFlow, and Bicycle Richmond. Her indoor training is done with brilliant instructors at The Marlow Club. And that sweet pink bike is a Bianchi.

You’ll also notice this post goes live at an unusual time for MHQ information. We like to aim for 10am and 2-3pm. This post is about our UK employee so it seems fitting we launch it at 10am in the UK. 🙂 We are a worldwide game, and company, after all.

Now we hope you understand more about the inspiration behind the MunzFit events. Speaking of events we know she would encourage all of you to check out the Munzee calendar and click here to look for events near you!

Keep Calm and Munzee On!

April 22, 2016

Munzee With Team Munzee: April

The end of April is upon us, and you know what that means! Munzee With Team Munzee is next Friday, April 29th!

Come join members of MHQ at Collin Creek Mall in Plano, Texas for a couple of hours of capping! There’s plenty of space to deploy and Munzees to cap. You may even see something new show up. 😉

The event is on the calendar, so check it out!

Munzee on!

February 9, 2016

Team Munzee Tuezday: Barb Swinehart

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Our team continues to grow and we’re excited with the addition of Barbara Swinehart. (You will see some references to Munzee Marketplace – Cocoa Beach. We’ll be introducing that soon.)


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Barbara Swinehart, Manager at the Munzee Marketplace-Cocoa Beach

Where are you from?

I was born in St. Petersburg, Fl and moved to Chicago, IL, where I grew up. My family moved back to St. Pete when I was 15 & I lived on the west coast of Fl until about 17 years ago when I moved to the east coast of Fl.

Tell us about yourself:
I am married to my best friend, Dale, and we do just about everything together. We have owned & operated our own business for over 15 years.

I have 2 beautiful children, Krista & Jon & 2 beautiful grandchildren, Kaelyn & Rylan. I love them all, more than words can say.

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Dale and I like to surround ourselves with our friends that we have made over the last 10 years.

How long have you worked for Munzee?
I started working for Munzee on January 18th, 2016.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I love the people that I have met!

What are some of your other hobbies?
Dale & I love to hike, bike, kayak & take walks, especially if we can Munzee or [cache] along the way. We like to walk on the beach on Sanibel Island, where we were married and look for shells.

Any last words?
Never give up!
Trust your heart. <3

February 8, 2016

Meet Munzee Munday: Dale Swinehart

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Our team continues to grow and we’re excited with the addition of Dale Swinehart. (You will see some references to Munzee Marketplace – Cocoa Beach. We’ll be introducing that soon.)

 

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Dale Swinehart, Manager of the Munzee Marketplace Cocoa Beach

Where are you from?

Born in a small town in Michigan then moved to Rockledge, FL when I was 9 years old. Spent the next 21 years in Rockledge before moving to Merritt Island. We have lived on Merritt Island now for last 18 years.

Tell us about yourself:
I have one son from a previous marriage who is 20 years old and lives in Rockledge still.  I also have two adult step kids ages 29 and 27 who were from Barb’s first marraige. I met Barb in 1998 in an AOL Chat room online. We have been together ever since. She is my soulmate without a doubt. I am very fortunate to have a partner that loves doing what I love doing. We both love Munzee, have worked side by side for many years now and pretty much do everything together.

How long have you worked for Munzee?
I work for Munzee??!!!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
First and foremost I have to say the people that work for Munzee. We met Trish and Rob a few years ago the Texas Challenge. It was a chance meeting that has changed our lives. We were fortunate to be able to spend extended time with team Munzee and they truly are an exceptional group of people. Next I would have to say the players we have interacted with. We have made some really great friends through Munzee.

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What are some of your other hobbies?
Things I love but find very little time to enjoy besides Munzee would be kayaking, hiking through the woods, [caching] and playing/coaching soccer (if I tried to play soccer right now,
I probably would have a heart attack).

Any last words?
Yes, be sure to come visit the all new Munzee Marketplace in Cocoa Beach, FL. It will be a one of a kind experience.  Our grand opening is slated for February 29th, 2016 on world famous Cocoa Beach, FL.

Play the game that makes you happy. If you are not having fun then you should find a new game. Life is too short not to be happy.

February 2, 2016

Gearing Up for Spring Events!

Well Rob, errr, Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this morning, and an early Spring was predicted! That’s good because the Munzee team is ready to get out to events! Here is a list of some we’re going to!

February
2/26: Munzee with Team Munzee – February

  • Come hang out with Team Munzee on Friday, February 26th as we go out into the world and play!

2/29: Munzee Marketplace Cocoa Beach Grand Opening

  • Rob is going to be in Florida for Leap Year Day and the grand opening of the Munzee Marketplace Cocoa Beach!

March
3/4-5: Munzee Madness 5

3/19: Beyond the Pale

  • Matt is going to Vancouver (assuming freak tornadoes don’t keep him grounded again) to help kick off Easter events at the Beyond the Pale event. “Leprechaun wearing a cowboy hat”, huh? He may be able to work something out there.

That’s what we have scheduled so far, but we don’t want to stop there! If you’ve got an event planned already and want someone from MHQ there, let us know by emailing [email protected]! We want to get out and grow the community as much as we can. If you haven’t planned an event yet, there’s still time! You can check out our blog post about Easter events and get in touch with the Event Queen, Louise, to get them on the calendar!

We can’t wait to see you at events! Munzee on!

 

January 26, 2016

Team Munzee Tuezday: Austin Scott

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Our team continues to grow and we’re excited with the addition of Austin Scott. 

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Name and Title:

Austin Scott, App Developer… Specifically WallaBee Developer

Where are you from?

I grew up in Richardson, Texas and went to college at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia where I received a bachelors in Interactive Design and Game Development.

Tell us about yourself:
If I had to describe myself in 4 words, they would be “Complex, Simplistic, Optimistic and Pessimistic”. Nothing is as it seems when it comes to me. I’m always up for something new, whether that’s food, music, or a new experience. I’m always interested in discovering or learning something new. I try to enjoy the small things in life and love playing games of all types. Hockey and Baseball are my favorite sports to watch. I enjoy various types of music ranging from classical, to death metal all the way to house music and enjoy just about everything in between. I am always trying to learn something new or get inspired by the smallest things.

How long have you worked for Munzee?
As of today, January 5th, 2016, I’ve worked for Munzee for 57 days. (Editor’s note: It was like pulling teeth getting a picture of Austin, so his post got delayed a bit.)

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
Munzee is awesome for so many reasons, but the coolest part about working here is definitely the people I get to work with, and the opportunity for me to grow as a developer.286752_1679226310723_1603235964_o

What are some of your other hobbies?
My hobbies are simple. They consist of eating, sleeping, listening to people, talking to people, watching cool things. I consider walking and typing as two hobbies that I’ve mastered. I am very versed in the art of writing, coloring, and reading. I am striving to master the art of drawing and painting, though I consider myself quite talented in both departments. I also dabble in video games and poker. I sometimes attempt to shred the guitar, and I enjoy fine crafting wood into usable objects. I have always found creating something from nothing to be quite rewarding. I prefer my Cigars from Cuba and my whiskey from Ireland, my BBQ from Texas and my tacos in abundance… God Bless the USA

Any last words?
“The art is not only in the final product hanging on the wall, but it also lies within the process that it took to create what lays before you.” – Austin Scott

January 22, 2016

Munzee with Team Munzee

As part of our mission statement and theme for this year, we’re introducing a new activity. On the last Friday of every month, Team Munzee is going to get back to our roots and community. We will be going out and playing MunzeeTree3 (1)Munzee as a team. We invite players in the area to come join us on our adventures.

Our first Munzee with Team Munzee day will be next Friday, January 29th. We will be in Frisco, Texas from 9:15-11:15 MHQ time. You can find all of the information on the calendar and can let us know if you’ll be joining us!

Each month we will add the event to the Munzee Calendar and promote it on the blog an social media. We hope you can join us!

January 15, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Munzee Theme…

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2014: Expect The Unexpected. 

For players who were around in 2014, you’ve certainly heard these words in one form or another. President Rob Vardeman chanted this mantra at many meetings, events and podcasts in Munzee’s third year of business. We were striving to keep things fresh, surprise our players and grow as a company. Often this also meant surprising the MHQ staff with quick turnaround on projects and unexpected campaigns.

2015: New Year. New Perspective. 

In 2015 we aimed to flip everything on it’s side and approach our game in new ways. From retiring the MVM to transferring to hybrids apps in the long-awaited 3.0 release, we changed the way we looked at the company. 2015 saw the creation of Zee, Eventzee, Runzee and the acquisition of Wallabee- all different ways of playing mobile games.Not to mention the continued success of the Munzee Marketplace and the creation of Green Pin Produce. It was a year of big changes, but admittedly there were some growing pains.

At the end of 2015 we as a staff thought hard about the successes and missteps of our four years in business. We analyzed what worked, what didn’t, and what we would have to do in 2016 to continue the success of our brand. No matter our expectations, no matter which way we looked at it, the success of Munzee all came down to one thing: You, our community.

2016: Growing Innovative Communities Rooted In Fun. 

More than a theme, 2016’s mantra is a combination of a goal, a mission and a vision. It’s time for us to get back to our roots, which is our strong and devoted community of players. Although our community spans the globe and grows every day, we want to ensure that our relationship and our communication is maintained with players of all Munzee Inc. games. Of course there will always be branches that break and sometimes the weather may rustle a few leaves, but like the mighty oak tree, we will continue to grow as long as we maintain strong roots.

As all branches of our company grow our communities grow as well. Because without the roots of our community we cannot grow, innovate and evolve as a business. Thank you on behalf of all Team MHQ- we’re excited for what 2016 has to bring.