It is with much excitement that I present to you our newest members of the Community Team: V2Blast and SpencerG! These Community Managers - including one who comes from the existing corps of moderators - are joining the Curator Support Team and will be reporting to me. It’s great to see our team continue to grow and these new additions are going to add much needed experience and energy to our team. Let me tell you a bit about each of them.
Spencer started out in his professional journey after studying business management and psychology in college. He finds both pretty interesting but never loved either enough to pursue them to higher levels academically.
His professional career, however, started with managing call center teams in fintech and e-commerce. After several years of this, he began professionally managing communities in the blockchain space after dabbling in community-related projects at past companies. After he got comfortable in the community management role, he started advising and consulting community operations within his own organization as well as privately with other popular blockchain projects.
Years of working in the fast-paced blockchain space have allowed Spencer to bring experience in strategy execution, scaling, conflict resolution, and an additional wealth of outside perspectives. Spencer works remotely from his home in the American Southwest, which he is growing very tired of living in, and plans to move out of soon. He enjoys reading, video games, evaluating blockchain projects, and spending time with his family and friends.
We’re excited to have Spencer join the Curator Support Team where he’ll be working on projects focusing on our moderators and high-reputation users.
V2Blast has been a user on Stack Exchange for several years, so he’s no stranger to our network. He discovered the network via the Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange, where he has asked and answered many questions about various tabletop RPGs (including Dungeons & Dragons), and edited many more. He was elected as a moderator of the Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange in 2019 and is excited to pursue his passion for community as he now joins us as an Associate Community Manager for the Curator Support Team.
Previously, V2Blast worked as a Community Manager and Localization Manager for the game Nova Drift. He also worked as a contract YouTube Moderator for the online media production company Rooster Teeth. In addition, he has served as a volunteer moderator for numerous communities across multiple platforms over the past decade. On the rare occasions when he’s not moderating a community, he enjoys playing tabletop role-playing games (he plays in multiple D&D campaigns a week). He also enjoys watching a variety of TV shows and movies, and is a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
For us, he’ll be focusing on moderator and high-reputation user projects. We’re so glad to have another moderator join the CM team!
There you have it! Please say “Hello” to them if you see them in the halls and don’t be afraid to ask them a question or two. They’re both ready to interact and to continue to learn all about the wonderful communities we have here. We’re also taking this opportunity to remind you that we still have two CM positions for which we are actively recruiting - you can read more about them here: Community Manager, Trust and Safety.