Surfer with a gaming problem
Once a high-octane financial manager on Wall Street, Reiss detoured to California to attend Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, stumbled onto a surfboard -- and never looked back. As the former Vice President of Timbuk2 Designs, Reiss has a history of bringing award-winning and innovative e-commerce businesses to life.
Reiss co-founded ASTRO Gaming with Brett Lovelady in 2006 and continues as Vice President and CFO, overseeing all operational, strategic and financial aspects of the business.
Playing: Saints Row: The Third, Starcraft II, and Words With Friends
Her name is Rio, and she dances on the sand.
Hailing from the lands of hurricanes and blizzards, Melissa is eagerly awaiting an earthquake to complete her disaster trifecta. A Sega girl at heart, she is learning to embrace the world that breathes around the Xbox while developing her skills in "work related" first person shooters. Having a fervent desire for order laced with a hint of OCD, Melissa helps keep the rest of the ASTRO Gaming crew in line week in and week out.
XBL: ASTRO Voce
Now playing: Guitar Hero I-III, COD4:MW2, Halo 3, and the blame game with various unnamed shipping companies.
He had us at Halo
Duccini has spent the past 16 years prior to joining ASTRO working with people to improve the human experience. He proudly joined the ASTRO Gaming team in January 2008 to shape and define the customer relations department. He then picked up the task of managing all of the ASTRO events, ultimately transitioning exclusively to event management. Having an avid love for gaming and design that parallels his desire to help others and a background in service, support, and relational fields makes him the perfect bioengineered killer... err...addition to the ASTRO Crew.
Walter's mom is so understanding that she let him go to art school: he has a BA in Art from the University of Wisconsin.
Playing: Halo 3, Team Fortress 2 (PC), Gears of War 2, Prototype, your mom
XBL GT: ASTRO Xarion
Steam: [TFH] Xarion
Corey is an organic product of Northern California. This means he is way more expensive, and a lot less tasty.
A graduate of San Francisco State University with a bachelors in History, Corey has no idea what he is doing, except when it comes to customer support. With an extensive background in a variety of support related jobs, Corey has all the right tools to give the customer what they want – awesome quotes stolen from an awesome movie.
Corey likes to play the drums, brew beer, play video games, and ‘kick it'. To best understand the type of man that Corey is, all you need to do is remember that when some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Corey Adams always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Corey?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."
Just remember what ol' Corey Adams does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Corey Adams just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."
Playing: Halo 3, Call of Duty: MW2(and lots of it).
XBL GT: ASTRO Jambacula
Star designer with Star Power
A seven year ASTRO Studios veteran, Barry has lead design and development teams that have created some of the most iconic and influential gaming platforms of the past decade. His seminal work on the Alienware Area 51 tower and laptop led to the development of the critically acclaimed Xbox 360 gaming console, controller, and accessories.
As the Creative Director of ASTRO Gaming, Barry is responsible for development of the ASTRO Gaming brand and all new products.
Playing: Guitar Hero III, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, LEGO Star Wars
Xbox Live GT: AB smelly