About This is Geek

Games give you a chance to excel, and if you’re playing in good company you don’t even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game.


This is Geek was founded in 2010 as an independent social network for gamers. Through experience and ambition it has evolved into a multi-purpose non-profit organization dedicated to the gaming community and giving back.

In 2014 This is Geek took the leap to being a dedicated event service with a focus on charitable causes.

Our board of directors is made up of dedicated volunteers with many years of staffing and planning various events such as anime conventions, concerts, and video game tournaments.


This is Geek’s main purpose is to host affordable educational and social events in the pop culture and gaming industries. We also strive to promote events and organizations with similar interests, in order to expand and educate the fandom community.




Board of Directors

President – Joseph Opsahl
Treasurer – Shanna Hartzell
Administrative Assistant – Nicole Gau
Director of Charitable Services – Samantha Heuermann
Director of Media and Production – William Dewey
Director of Technology – Thomas Mahle
Director of Internal Communication – Brandon Stigsell
Member at Large – Troy MacDonald
Member at Large – Kevin Spande
Member at Large – Cody Webb