The Board of Directors is made up of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Director of Communications, Secretary, Chief of Technology and Ombudsman. These individuals volunteer their time to complete much of the administrative duties to facilitate a healthy collection of interactive games.
The Board of Directors deal with the day to day operations of the nonprofit corporate entity known as Underground Theater, Inc. They are responsible for setting rules and policies for the organization, creating administrator positions, appointing administrators and facilitating communication across the entire organization. The Board of Directors is also responsible for final determinations in disciplinary issues that escalate beyond the Ombudsman.
Board of Directors
PRESIDENT Amber Godat had never played in a LARP prior to joining the Underground Theater just as Atlanta started up their first games. She has been delighted by the Vampire IP in general, the generosity and warmth of our community, and the amazing creativity and passion of our players, story tellers, and org leaders. Amber has a background in Office Management, Law Enforcement, and now spends her days as a free lance Illustrator, costumer and home-maker. She is excited to be able donate her time, love of organization, documents, problem solving, resolution, and teamwork, as well as a fresh and open-minded perspective to a group of people who have fostered her into one of the best hobbies ever!
VICE PRESIDENT Mike Rilee began his LARP career in 1998 with Vampire: The Masquerade, and has since had extensive experience as both a player and storyteller in the World of Darkness, running chronicle and convention games and events, and founding two gaming troupes. He has a B.S. in Business Management from Guilford College.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Ryan Faricelli has been role-playing for over twenty-five years, was one of the founders of TGN, started three LARP chronicles and has been involved in LARP organization administration for a very long time. By day, Ryan is a public relations specialist for a billion dollar healthcare corporation. He hosts a weekly radio show about movies and has written a successful book on better storytelling and better playing, “On A Roll: Level Up Your RPG.”
TREASURER Jennifer Mims graduated from Guilford College with two degrees in computers and one in forensic science. During the day, she is a programmer for a large financial institution where she is known as “The Bug Master”; by night, she gets her geek on. Jenn started role-playing in 1998 and hasn’t stopped since. She has been both a player and a storyteller for many games, including troupe and convention style games.
OMBUDSMAN Andy Humble has been LARPing since the early 1990s and has a long background with many of the LARPing organizations that exist today. He has been both a storyteller and a player, as well as a devoted fan of White Wolf. He currently works as a human resources project manager for a major technology company and looks forward to assisting and helping make Underground Theater “one of the best orgs he has had the privilege of being a member of.”
SECRETARY LaKesha Hammond has enjoyed LARPing since 1998, and joined Underground Theater in 2015. LeKesha has a background in child care, customer service, secretarial work and now spends her days as a graphic illustrator, reenactor and homemaker. She is enthusiastic to be able to donate her time, perspectives, love of organization, problem solving, resolution, and teamwork with the community.
CHIEF OF TECHNOLOGY Andrew Sayman has been pretending to be a vampire for far too long and has LARPed for just a bit less time than that. His entire life has revolved around gaming, either personally or professionally. As a long time member of various Vampire LARPing organizations, he has managed multiple chronicles, games and conventions. As a long time computer nerd, he has worked various IT and programming jobs in the video games and computer industry.
Email – ADMISSIONS TEAM
Email – CAMARILLA/ANARCH ORGANIZATIONAL STORYTELLER
Email – SABBAT ORGANIZATIONAL STORYTELLER
Email – VAMPIRE CANON AND CONTINUITY ORGANIZATIONAL STORYTELLER
Email – WEREWOLF ORGANIZATIONAL STORYTELLER
Email – WEREWOLF CANON AND CONTINUITY ORGANIZATIONAL STORYTELLER