AS PROUD CANUCKS, WE BELIEVE OUR HEROES DESERVE GREAT GAMES
PRESIDENT – DAVID A. WINTER
After serving in the Canadian Navy for 9 years, David is now a 20-year veteran of the video game industry with experience designing, producing, and publishing AAA video games for both international studios and small independent Canadian studios, including his own. His production and design credits include such titles as EA’s Madden, NHL, and FIFA series, as well as Batman, Harry Potter, and The Sims. David’s game credits have combined sales of over $1 Billion globally. David also served as Product Director for Mech Warrior Online, a popular free game that generates large revenues through customization sales. An example of how his experience in creating customization options for gamers, great team management skills, and project planning paid off.
His dedication to creating games based on Canadian content comes from having been posted either in his career or while growing up in a military family, to almost all of Canada’s provinces. He’s been walked to school by armed Military Police protecting the kids from bears in Northern Ontario, was a frequent diver off the west coast, became a part of Rider Nation as a kid in Saskatchewan, watched the Snowbirds practice over his house and has twice called Halifax home. He has a profound understanding of what it means to be Canadian and wants to bring our heroes, sports and culture to the global gaming community.
VICE-PRESIDENT – SHERYL LOUCKS
Creative and driven, Sheryl has won national and provincial journalism awards in her 20-year quest to share the stories that make us Canucks. She has successfully penned national and provincial grant applications. Her passion for the environment, history and writing meshed in a four-year term as a manager of a museum and literary centre housed in a straw bale “green” structure. She has brought the environmentally conscious principles learned there to Canuck Play. An education junkie, Sheryl’s degrees and post graduate work in History, Journalism, Creative Writing and Publishing have given this book-worm serious muscle in research and communications but also taught her video and sound editing skills that came in handy with Canuck’s first title. She’s managed teams of over 100 people, who still like her, and has over 12 years of experience in administrative roles.