Leads

Yale Buckner

Yale Buckner – Project Lead on LifeSpark Arena, Yale has an extensive business background that he takes into the Games industry. Combined with a sharp eye for art and excellent management expertise, he runs the development team and manages art, design, and engineering from a leadership role.


 

Collin Helstien

 

 

 

 

 

Collin Helstien – Production Lead on LifeSpark Arena, Collin is a Junior at the University of Southern California pursuing a BA in Interactive Media and a BS in Business Administration with a passion for game design.  He is the Treasurer for the Makers of Entertaining Games Association which helps bring games enthusiast professionals to campus, hosts game jams, panel discussions, video game “book clubs”, workshops, and much more!

When Collin is not working on gaming projects, he enjoys creating music, doing stand-up comedy, rock climbing, snowboarding, archery, Quidditch, wrestling, Jui-Jitsue, boxing, & skiing, acting, stand-up comedy, snorkeling, surfing, painting, animating and being generally patriotic.


 

Bryan Edelman

Bryan Edelman – Design Lead on LifeSpark Arena, Bryan is a new media designer, creating games and interactive experiences in the Los Angeles area. His approach to making successful projects is multi-directional, considering design, implementation, user experience, monetization, marketing, and visual expression at all stages of the creative process.


 

Kaleb Williams – Engineering Lead on LifeSpark Arena, Kaleb contributes with a huge love of gaming. Bringing with him past experience in game design and web development, Kaleb coordinates the Lifespark team of engineers and their efforts in networking, gameplay programming, infrastructure design, and more.


 

Sherveen Uduwana

Sherveen Uduwana – Art Lead on LifeSpark Arena, Sherveen is currently a student at the University of Southern California majoring in Interactive Media and Game Design. He prefer hands on environments where he can communicate with his peers and meet interesting people. He enjoys travel, and is hoping to eventually be able to run small, dedicated teams and work on independent titles with creative freedom .


 

Benjamin Young – Audio Lead on LifeSpark Arena, Ben works hard to craft multi-layered audio to enrich the game experience, bringing with him a unique perspective from USC’s Thornton School of Music and a past in film scoring.


 

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Dominic Ricci – Marketing Director for LifeSpark Arena, Dominic has worked in the industry as both a producer and designer, absorbing many skill sets and branching out as much as he can with his experience to be as competitive as possible. He feels video games are the premier medium for thoughts and expressions in the world, and he wants to help make those experiences as successful as possible.