BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Thomas Rahal, President
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Tom was elected onto the Board of Directors in 2018, and was elected as President in 2020. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Conservation Biology from Memorial University, he is currently pursuing an Education degree. He loves the great outdoors, exploring game environments, and DMing Dungeons & Dragons.

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Krystal Bursey
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Krystal is currently completing a Masters degree in Psychology with the hopes that in the future she will become a psychiatrist. When she’s not busy with school, she likes to volunteer, exercise, play video games, and read.

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Dylan Hardy
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Dylan was elected onto the Board of Directors in 2020 and has completed a Masters degree at Memorial University. Nowadays he cooks for a living at Quidi Vidi Fish and Chips, as well as through his private catering. He loves to volunteer, play competitive video games and play Tabletop RPGs in his free time.

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Nathan Hynes
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Nathan was elected onto the Board in 2021. He currently works as a Librarian with the NL Public Libraries and holds a Masters of Information from Dalhousie University. Nathan likes reading graphic novels, playing board games, crafting, and hanging out with his dog.

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Sarah Boyd, Treasurer
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Sarah joined Sandbox Gaming in 2011 and served as President from 2018 to 2020. She is a medical student at Memorial University and did a Master's degree in Clinical Epidemiology. In her spare time Sarah likes hanging out with her cats.

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Johnny Bugden
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Johnny was elected onto the Board of Directors in 2018 and is the local tech support of Sandbox Gaming. All marathon streaming you see is thanks to him! Johnny has received a diploma in computer systems and networking from the College of the North Atlantic and works as a Security Analyst. He is also the former President of Smash Newfoundland and Labrador and currently one of the head tournament organizers.

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Garreth McGrath
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Garreth is a local law school graduate and member of the Canada Free Trade Agreement Dispute Resolution Panel. When not gaming he spends his time studying materialist history and international trade.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

It is impossible to even begin to thank all the people who have made our organization what it is. We would like to send out a big thanks to our current committee members:​

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Clint Gould

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Member since 2014

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Nathaniel Leon

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Member since 2015

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Chris Pickett

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Member since 2018

And big thanks are due to our entire dedicated team of volunteers, who we could not even begin to fathom how we would survive without.

HONOURARY MEMBERS

Individuals who have put great effort into Sandbox Gaming and are the living embodiment of its beliefs, but are unable to help out in a regular capacity.

John Michael Bennett, Jeff Smyth, Trish Thompson, Matt Cook, David Maher, Jillian Thistle, Nicholas Boyd, Sarah Butt, Rachel Frederick and Brenn Moore

PREVIOUS Board MEMBERS

Previous members who have taken the time to serve on our Board of Directors, which takes on the leadership of the organization and donates countless hours of volunteer work each week: 

Scott Whelan, Donald MacFadzen-Reid, Robyn Hillier, Megan Brushett, David Maher, Jillian Thistle, Nicholas Boyd, Anthony Leonard, Stephanie King, Trish Thompson, Matt Cook, John Michael Bennett, Rachel Fredrick, Sarah Butt, Jeff Smyth, Trish Thompson, Ashley Q, Melanie Collins, Kate Peterson, James Reid, Nicole Newhook