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Meet our Crew

The Staff of Meeple Madness is dedicated to ensuring your time with us is as awesome as possible.   If you need anything at all, just let us know.

Ben

Ben

Leader

Ben spends much of his time behind the scenes - managing our event schedules, working with our distributor partners to get cool stuff on our shelves, and working to make sure it all looks good and is easy to find when you're shopping with us.

Favorite Game: Vampire Rivals

 

Shelley

Shelley

Leader

Shelley partners with Ben to ensure our guests have a great experience when they spend time with us.  She is often found leading Learn To Play sessions to help folks find new hobbies, and works with Mike to ensure our terrain is in great shape.

Favorite Magic Format: Commander 

 

Amber

Amber

Crew

As a Pokémon Professor and certified Judge, Amber guides Pokémon Trainers, both young and old, as they rise through the ranks.  Her creative talents also help keep our social media presence up-to-date and filled with useful information.

Favorite Pokémon: Polteageist

 

Cam

Cam

Crew

Cam leads the charge on cleaning and organizing, and partners with Ben to display our products beautifully.  Cam also shepherds our Yu-Gi-Oh and Lorcana Communities, and is always happy to help guests find a new favorite hobby. 

Favorite Board Game: Kabuto Sumo 

Chandler

Chandler

Crew

Chandler leads much of our community-building and event-creation efforts, with a particular focus on our Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic the Gathering scenes.  Additionally, Chandler oversees and grows many of the newest product lines in the shoppe.

Yu-Gi-Oh Status: Premiere Duelist

 

Jacob

Jacob

Crew

Jacob brings a wealth of creative talent and energy to the shoppe, developing many of our One-Shot Adventures.  Additionally, Jacob designs several bespoke event materials including Dice Trays and RPG Standees.  

Favorite RPG:
Through the Breach

 

Lucas

Lucas

Crew

Lucas leads our efforts in our Magic: The Gathering scene and partners with Tate to nurture our growing UVS community.  With a passion for TCGs, Lucas is a Pokémon Professor, Magic Rules Advisor, and Judge for Yu-Gi-Oh and UVS.

Favorite TCG:
Universus

 

Tate

Tate

Crew

Tate partners with Lucas to shepherd our UVS community and has taken the lead in supporting our Star Wars: Unlimited guests.  Tate is also highly focused on making sure the shoppe is cleaned to the highest standards. 

Favorite Mechanic
Deck Building

 

Mike

Mike

Provisional Crew

Mike is our go-to crew member for all things hobby related.  With great attention to detail and a passion for building and painting miniatures, Mike is a friendly and knowledgable resource for all your hobby needs.

Favorite IP:
Star Wars

Dave Lopata

Dave Lopata

Owner

Lover of all games but master of none, Dave works mostly behind the scenes – developing backend systems and processes, working with distributors and other business partners, and driving  the longterm strategy of the shoppe.

Favorite Crew Member: Priya

 

Priya Lopata

Priya Lopata

Owner

A casual game player with a passion for people and process,  Priya drives the day-to-day operations of Meeple Madness by overseeing our hiring process, building and implementing our HR policies, and shepherding staff development.

Favorite Cat: Vladi

 

Chance Lopata

Chance Lopata

Owner - Shift Lead Emeritus

Our very first employee, Chance has been with us since the beginning.  From receiving our first shipments in our dining room, to creating many of our policies and procedures.  In his spare time, Chance develops software tools for the shoppe.

Favorite 40K Army: Tau