Posts Tagged ‘Team Munzee Tuezday’

June 13, 2017

Team Munzee Tuezday: Chris Houlihan

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 Chris Houlihan.


Name and Title:

Chris Houlihan, Director of Technical Operations

Where are you from?
Flower Mound, Texas

Tell us about yourself:
I graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelors in computer science. Prior to that, I was a math major at the University of Chicago until I realized how much I disliked higher level math. I have been in software development for over 20 years working in defense, telecom, and enterprise software. I transitioned into development management about ten years ago and found that I really enjoyed it. I have never stopped coding, though. I am married and have seven kids at last count.

How long have you worked for Munzee?
One week.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
The team.

What are some of your other hobbies?
Developing games, herding children

Any last words?
Not yet.

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May 8, 2017

Meet Munzee Munday: John Rogeles

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 John Rogeles.


Name and Title:

John Rogeles, Graphic Designer

Where are you from?
Puerto Rico

Tell us about yourself:
Self-taught artist, Creative, Gamer, overall whacky character

How long have you worked for Munzee?
My first day was May 1st, 2017.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
The culture — everyone here is on the same wave.

What are some of your other hobbies?
Besides art, I like to create small proto-type video games, backyard sports, camping, hiking, and watching movies.

Any last words?
I hope the Munzee community enjoys my artist take on badges, icons, and plenty of other art-related illustrations that will inevitably come out in the future.

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February 7, 2017

Team Munzee Tuezday – Daniel Parker

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 Daniel Parker.

Name and Title:
Daniel Parker, Mobile App Developer

Where are you from?
Minnesota

Tell us about yourself:
Not much I can say that Urban Dictionary didn’t already cover…

How long have you worked for Munzee?
8 days.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
The people, and winter, are great.

What are some of your other hobbies?
I like to play sports, make my own beer, golf, brunch, and vacation.

Any last words?
Everything is a nail to a hammer.

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January 24, 2017

Team Munzee Tuezday – Donovan Carreno

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 Donovan Carreno


Name and Title:
Donovan Carreno – Mobile App Developer

Where are you from?
I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, had a brief stop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and now, I live in Allen, Texas.

Tell us about yourself:
I’ve been married for almost 7 years, and we have 3 rescue dogs.

How long have you worked for Munzee?
Three weeks.


What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

The people. Everyone is laid-back and willing to help each other out.

What are some of your other hobbies?
I am a self-taught guitar player, and I’ve been playing for 17 years. I also enjoy weightlifting, especially the Olympic lifts (cleans, snatches). I enjoy trying different Bourbons as a connoisseur, and I’ve been lucky enough to have had the famed Pappy Van Winkle bourbons (12-, 15-, and 20-year-olds).

Any last words?
I am a man of few words…

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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

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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

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August 11, 2015

Team Munzee Tuezday: Chris Meza

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 our new Senior Developer, Chris Meza. 


Name and Title:


Chris ‘Laygo’ Meza – Senior Developer (only because they wouldn’t let me use ‘Supreme Chancellor of Them 1s & 0s’)

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Where are you from?

I’m an Army brat as my Father served in the military for 20yrs, so I have lived where ever my Dad was stationed.. I was born in Columbus, GA (Fort Benning), but I spent most of my childhood in Houston, TX after my Father retired. As such, I grew up an Oilers/Rockets/Astros fan & now the Texans, but really I have two favorite teams: any team from Houston and any team playing Dallas. 😉

Tell us about yourself:
Well, I’m an avid fan of food and the exchange of Oxygen for Carbon Dioxide. Seriously though, I’m a foodie, like eating good food. Expensive and hoity-toity with rich ambiance doesn’t do much for me. The food has to be good first & foremost. My favorite restaurants are all holes in the walls. My favorite restaurant all time is Bagheri’s in Denton, TX. I tend to drive 30 mins or more for my favorite foods. I’m a huge fan of Vietnamese cuisine. I can eat Pho every day & have on several occasions eaten it for lunch & dinner.

I also play guitar in a psychedelic rock tribute band since 2009. We even won Dallas Observer’s Cover Band of the Year in 2013 (they didn’t have a tribute band category). I can 10629676_4651834989996_8490914886096751354_nhear you ask: what’s the difference between a ‘cover band’ vs a ‘tribute band’. That can easily described as a Kiss cover band is 4 guys on stage playing Kiss music. A Kiss tribute band is 4 guys in full costume and makeup, playing Kiss music, & replicating the stage show as best they can. We wear costumes!

How long have you worked for Munzee?
Almost 2 months, but in a way, a lot longer than that. Rob has told the story on the podcast how back in 2012 during a double points weekend, we convinced Scott to join us Munzeeing in the area. Rob wasn’t yet involved in the company & Scott was still working a full time job. Rob had just came back from playing out in California where one sign could easily contain 20 munzees. So, we started dogpiling stickers in a Costco parking lot & Scott was shocked how it was all going down. The next day, he implemented the 50′ rule for neighboring munzees. You’re welcome.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
Honestly, being a programmer, it’s mostly a sedentary life of sitting around, not being physically active. I like how it gets you outdoors and active. Since becoming active again playing Munzee in the last month, I’ve walked many miles when I was just tooooo busy at my last job. Being a Munzee employee has opened way more opportunities with more free time and lots of “beta testing” as I work on 3.0!

What are some of your other hobbies?
As I said, I eat food, drink water, breathe Oxygen, and play in a band. Now, I have been playing a lot more Munzee after about a 18month haitus (check my Statzee! Player name: Laygo). I also like my fast/old cars. I’ve got a 2014 Cadillac CTS-V, an 1996 Impala SS, a 1965 VW Bug, & a 1967 VW Karmann Ghia. I just test drove a Tesla sedan today & I am really, REALLY intrigued. Can’t afford it, but man was it cool. I have a rather large shoe collection for a guy. I also tend to play some computer games. I have a 15yo pet cat named Princess Nubina, aka Nubby. She has a short nub of a tail she was born with. We got her right around when Star Wars: Phantom Menace came out, so was thinking about Pricess Amidala when she was named, but she is a Princess when she sits with her crossed paws. I’m probably a bigger Houston Rockets fan than normal. The famed Red Rowdies have dubbed me Dallas Rowdy & I’m able to sit with them anytime I can get to a game in Houston or they come up to Dallas.

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