FOUNDER & CEO
Michelle L. Jensen, she’s a blogger, fangirl, cosplayer, and most importantly, a nerd. Her first love is and will always be Disney; She’s a Disney dork! Her first official fandom was Buffy, though to be honest, in those days she doesn’t think they even had the word ‘fandom’. From there she went on to be a Whovian, Sherlockian, Oncer, Clone Club-er, and adds more all the time!
Originally from Long Island, NY. She now resides in Los Angeles.
EVENT MANAGER (Head Cheerleader)
Born and raised in Southern California, Monica is the embodiment of “living that nerdy life”. From binge watching to conventions to cosplay photoshoots she does it all with a passion that can match any Jedi Master. When she’s not Nerd Out’s Events Manager, Monica can be found working on the greatest project of her life, raising her two geeks in training.
Marketing Consultant by day, Nerd Blogger by night! Leslie is a proud member of the Nerd Out team, working as their Marketing Consultant—helping out with various projects related to social media and branding. Leslie was introduced to the nerd world a few years ago as the girl behind the Disney fashion blog DisneyBound!
Nerding out as a cosplayer and maker of stuff, JoJo can usually be found at a convention… or binging Buffy, Star Trek & MLP at her crafting table. During the day she Clark Kent’s it as a marketing writer and graphic designer and is stoked to be putting these skills to use for her true love- the nerd community.
Nick Kelly is an author, musician, blogger, and podcaster. He has a 20+ year career in Information Security. He authors the cyberpunk Leon “Catwalk” Caliber series, and is co-author of the urban fantasy series featuring the Urban Samurai. He and his family co-host the Geek Wolfpack Podcast, which is several generations nerding out over things that they love.
Nick is from Philly, and now resides outside of Washington, D.C. with his blushing bride, Dr. Stacia Kelly, and their geek son, Brandon.
ARTIST – Jenna Yenik
Jenna Yenik is a 26 year old Illustrator who graduated with a bachelors degree in Illustration from Lesley University College of Art and Design in 2011. Her career has since been composed of commission based portraits, illustrations and design work for individuals over social media platforms, most notably, Instagram. She also runs an online shop where customers can find prints of her personal work for sale which include animation inspired, character based, digital pieces and series. She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia with her beloved hound called Lady.
ARTIST – Amanda Corbett
Amanda Corbett is a twenty three year old self-taught graphic artist and actress. A graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, graphic design has given her the opportunity to combine her passion of film and television and visual art. In addition to her work with Nerd Out, she’s also been featured on BBC’s America’s Clonecast, and her artwork has been selected by BBC America to be displayed at San Diego Comic Con. She lives in Virginia with her family.
A grand thank you to all the lovely people who have donated time to Nerd Out! As well as those who have submitted events and helped spread the word to the world! You are Team Nerd Out!