Our Team

David Morris

David Morris

President

David's mother Alice passed on a love of books. In middle school David read the Hobbit and Orphans of the Sky. So began a love of both sci-fi and fantasy. He started playing AD&D in 1982, and still plays D&D weekly. He's very fond of Space Marines of the grim dark and has an eclectic collection of games and gaming models. He co-founded SpoCon in 2006 and nerDNA in 2015. His 23 years in the military, include six in the USMC. He has four wonderful kids and a beautiful and funny wife, Venus.

Robert McDonell

Robert McDonell

VP • CEO
Marketing Manager

Rob's business is fandom: the events and activities that we're all so passionate about. He's been working on making great events as the CEO of a small non-profit convention, and now as the CEO of nerDNA LLC. He has an MBA an MPA, a Bachelor's in Business Administration as well as a decade of experience in fannish event management, focusing on marketing. However, one must have some proper cred to do this right! His interests are as hardcore as most, as is his passion for them. Rob cosplays, games like a gladiator, watches everything from Firefly to Samurai Champloo, and has late night and hardcore discussions about Star Wars and Star Trek, and yes...Han did shoot first.

John Ammon

John Ammon

Creative Director

Hailing from beautiful North Idaho, John is a Graphic Designer and Web Developer who has been applying his professional skills to help make conventions better for the last decade. His passions lie in brand development and typography. When he's not designing logos, websites or fancy iconography, he can be found watching Doctor Who or Star Wars while playing RPG's and MMO's on his computer or throwing down on an obscure board game or failing a ref save as a rogue in a Pathfinder campaign.

Molly Severns

Molly Severns

Human Resources Manager

Molly brings a diverse background, interests, skill set, and understanding of people to the nerDNA team. She brings a passion for seeing the big picture and making the big connections, fantasy, mythology, astrology, literature, art and science have always been a part of that. When her nose isn’t stuck in some type of book, you can find Molly writing, researching some strange and obscure bit of knowledge or history, putting together the pieces of a universal puzzle, fixing something for someone, trying to figure out how to teach quantum physics to kindergartners or looking for the intersection of fate and future.

Randy Mac Kay

Randy Mac Kay

Guest Services Manager

Randy Mac Kay has decades of convention experience, with a strong focus in guest services. He has worked conventions ranging from WorldCon to local conventions such as SpoCon and FanNexus. He originally hails from Utah, but several years ago moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Once in Spokane he became significantly involved in regional convention management. He is a husband, father of two, and the best guest services manager in the business. A true fan, he games, filks, and and toils for fandom.

Char Mac Kay

Char Mac Kay

Guest Services Liaison

Char Mac Kay has decades of convention experience working in tandem with her husband, Randy Mac Kay. She has a strong focus in guest services. She has worked conventions ranging from WorldCon to local conventions such as SpoCon and FanNexus. She as well originally hails from Utah, but several years ago moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her family. Once in Spokane she became significantly involved in regional convention management. She is a wife, mother of two, and the best professional liaison and manager in the business. A true fan, she is a prolific filk singer and guitar player, and toils to make fandom great!

Jeremy Mayr

Jeremy Mayr

Sales and Sponsorship

Born in raised in Washington state, Jeremy is an all around gamer. He enjoys a variety of video games, RPG's, miniature games, and board games. He has spent the past four years painting miniatures for himself as well as doing commissioned work. He is a five star GM for Paizo and regularly hosts Pathfinder games. He is very involved in the Spokane gaming community; putting on painting clinics, GMing Roleplaying games, and community building around games of all sorts. When he is not painting or GMing you can find him enjoying board games with friends and family.

Debi Schwartz

Debi Schwartz

Program Manager

Debi finally conceded to her innate nerdness at the ripe old age of 34 by attending the Midnight Opening of LOTR: Return of the King as Eowyn in Armor & RingCon @ SeaTac the following year. She has financed her costume habit with her work as a Nurse Informaticist. Debi delights in transitioning folks who feel “apart from” to “a part of” whatever is happening around them. At our events, this means connecting the look & feel of the venue with the programming that attendees participate in.

Jessica Crichton

Jessica Crichton

Program Specialist

Lady Jessica of House Scribe was brewed in a sooty cauldron long ago, with a perfume-spritz of old books and new trees, a cup each of adventure, whimsy, and tea, and finally -- to finish her off -- a big splash of nerddom on the very tipsy-top. Besides nerding out on books whenever inhumanly possible, Jessica moms, and stories hard at cons. She also rocks the literature programming for NerDNA, because what else would a cauldron-born book nerd do?

Shelley Martin

Shelley Martin

Program Specialist

Thriving in the forests of North Idaho, Shelley Martin is a published author, artist and anime enthusiast. Nothing excites her more than introducing people to the diverse worlds of anime. When not sewing her next cosplay, you can find her bingeing on anime or creating new worlds on Minecraft. In between raising a family she lets her vibrant imagination loose on the pages on her next fantasy, sci-fi or steampunk book.

Kyra Folie

Kyra Folie

Program Specialist

Kyra is a 20-year-old cosplayer and anime geek who has spent the last several years trying to make her way in the world. She personified the Periodic Table of Elements to help her classmates learn in her freshman year and attended the 2015 Thiel Summit her senior year of high school, and has done marketing work for local businesses. She is a cosplay blogger on Instagram and spends 12 hours a day working on her role-playing app, aRPy.