The new Assistant Producer of Tabula Rasa introduced himself today. His name is Dane Caruthers and he's been working on TR since 2007 as the Quality Assurance Lead.
A bit of background on me – After spending the previous decade in supervisory roles in retail and with the regional MHMR children’s program, I jumped at the chance in 2000 to work for a video game company. I had always been passionate about gaming, and this was a welcome opportunity.
I started with Ion Storm Austin in 2000 working as a temp on Deus Ex. I became a lead within about 6 months, and stuck with Ion through Thief 3 and a number of other Eidos games until the studio shut down. I then spent a year doing QA on educational software and corporate training stuff, which is exactly as boring as it sounds. I landed at NCsoft in 2006 and worked on City of Heroes/Villains and on the PlayNC and QA teams until the Lead position opened up on TR.
I’m really looking forward to my new job duties, and also to more interaction with the Community. I’ll be at some of the upcoming events, and will be posting on the boards. One word of warning though - I will be fighting my tendency to lurk on the forums, by nature I am not a constant poster, but I am going to give it a shot! ;^)