Our Team has been essential to our success. The Nerd Out team has changed over the years. We are appreciative of all that have taken the time to help build this fabulous community! To the volunteers, a grand thank you to you, lovely people who have donated your precious time! To those who have submitted events and helped spread the word to the world, YOU are Team Nerd Out!
FOUNDER & CEO
Michelle L. Jensen, she’s a blogger, fangirl, and most importantly, a nerd. Her first love was Disney, but 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, Clone Club-er, Thrones, and adds more all the time!
Originally from Long Island, NY. She now resides in Los Angeles.
Danielle Knapp is a nurse, blogger, cat lover, and, of course, a nerd. Disney was her first love, and as she still lives in Orlando, FL, you can often find her and her family somewhere on Walt Disney World property. She blogs on her site, From Girlie to Nerdy, and when she’s not writing about her fandom loves, she’s trying to plan epic adventures to see just where her favorite shows and movies really take place.
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 – JOSCHkA SAWATZKY
Joschka is an independent, full service graphic designer with a strong focus in branding and packaging design. He collaborates with business owners and anyone that is appreciative of the crucial role that design plays in our modern world to create engaging and purpose-driven visual communications. His services have been extended to a diverse range of independent and corporate clients, from local restaurants to internationally renowned universities.
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.