Staff - Rated M For Marathon

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David Reynolds

Name: David "SpiritOnFire" Reynolds
Position: CEO/COO (Co-Founder)
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: BioThon 1
Top 10 Games: Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Chrono Trigger, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid 3, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age Origins, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Why I'm Here: I was always taught that if you have the power to help someone else, especially someone who is incapable of helping themselves, then you should do what you can to help out.
Additional Notes from Dave: I am in fact a big cuddly teddy bear. I have also been known to regularly break games, even those that were not meant to be broken.




Zachary Stein

Name: Zachary "My Lord" Stein
Position: Director of Operations/Social Media Director
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: Chrono-Force
Top 10 Games: Shining Force II, COD: Black Ops (due to the historical aspects), Pokémon Red, Assassin’s Creed II, Final Fantasy VII, Mortal Kombat II, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Road Rash II, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Punch-Out
Why I'm Here: My faith emphasizes giving. As a man of principles, giving to others is a responsibility which I will honor with all of my being.
Additional Notes from Zachary: Nothing. Yet.





Carl Dodd

Name: Carl "CJ" Dodd
Position: Co-Founder
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: BioThon 1
Top 10 Games: Shining Force II, Final Fantasy IX, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Trouble in Terrorist Town, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect, Pokemon Blue, Minecraft, Metal Gear Solid 3
Why I'm Here: Without charity, we would live in a world of selfishness. My parents raised me to believe that if you have the power to help someone else, you should.
Additional Notes from CJ: If Dave doesn't hug me at least once a marathon, I die a little inside. My doctor says it's because I have abandonment issues, but I think it's because he's a big cuddly teddy bear.



Alex Schumacher

Name: Alex "Grand Champion" Schumacher
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: BioThon 1
Top 10 Games: Ocarina of Time, MGS3, Pokemon Red/Blue, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, Starfox 64, Super Mario World, Skyrim, Sonic and Knuckles, Pokemon Snap.
Why I'm Here: Every reason, if you are not for charity then you are just terrible.
Additional Notes from Alex: Why not a Parrapa the Rapper marathon?










Dalton Carlson

Name: Dalton "Forekin" Carlson
Position: Safety Coordinator
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: Elder Scrolls
Top 10 Games: Diablo series, Skyrim, SWAT series, Battlefield Series, Starcraft series, Pokemon Yellow, Original Call of Duty, Splinter Cell series, Rainbow Six series, Tetris
Why I'm Here: No one helps their fellow person anymore. I still believe that people should pitch in to help one another in tough times.
Additional Notes from Dalton: Since I'm a firefighter/EMT outside of Rated M, my first position was technically being in charge of Band-Aids, Band-Aid accessories, and Boo-Boo kisses.





Delbert Bohm

Name: Delbert Bohm
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: BioThon 1
Top 10 Games: Fallout 3, Final Fantasy IX, Metal Gear Series, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Bioshock 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect, Assassins Creed II, Minecraft, Heavy Rain
Why I'm Here: Charity is a great thing that has been around since we became a civilized society. This is me expressing my desire to continue this noble tradition while also reminding people that there is still a sense of community in this modern age.









Robert Barnett

Name: Robert Barnett
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: BioThon 1
Top 10 Games: Vandal Hearts (PS1), Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 (PSP), Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64), Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4), Super Mario World (SNES), Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS), Dragonball Z Budokai 3 (PS2), Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA), Resident Evil 4 (Gamecube), Bioshock: Infinite (PS3)
Why I'm Here: To quote a great warrior: "SYAAAAH HYAAAH HYAT HYA-HYAAAAAT, DEEEEEEYAH!!!"







Greg Walters

Name: Gregory "G-Walte" Walters II
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: Dragon Ball
Top 10 Games: Assassin's Creed, Kingdom Hearts, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Last of Us, FF7, Pokemon, Mario Kart, WWE Games, Madden Games, FF9
Why I'm Here: I've personally been in a situation where a charity has affected my life, and I want to do anything I can to give back and help other people.
Additional Notes from Greg: I'm the group's sexist Buddhist.









Stephen Lynn

Name: Stephen Lynn
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: SNES Classics
Top 10 Games: Chrono Trigger, Legend of Dragoon, Kingdom Hearts, Diablo, Armored Core: Nexus, Tekken Tag, Street Fighter IV, Final Fantasy VIII, Counter Strike 1.6, Megaman X
Why I'm Here: Get to play awesome games for an awesome cause? I’M IN!!!!












Nathan Lynn

Name: Nathan Lynn
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: SNES Classics
Top 10 Games: Half-Life, Knights of the Round (arcade), Portal, Street Fighter 3rd Strike, Command and Conquer Red Alert, Ninja Gaiden (NES), Sonic 2, Metal Gear Solid, Counter Strike, Diablo
Why I'm Here: I always strive to be able to lend a hand and have fun while doing it.
Additional Notes from Nathan:"Isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit." The Tick








Name: Quinton Thomas
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: Metal Gear Marathon 2





Name: Cheryl Sargeant
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: SNES Classics





Name: Jon Nolan
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: SNES Classics





Name: Janet Bohm
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: SNES Classics





Name: Baby Bohm
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: SNES Classics





Name: Rachel Smith
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: SNES Classics





Name: Ryan Baker
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: SNES Classics





Krista Fanny

Name: Krista Fanny
Location: Florida
First Marathon Attended: BioThon 1
Top 10 Games: Tetris, Tetris: Evolution, Tetris Attack, Tetris Blast, Tetris Plus, Hatris, Super Tetris 2 & Bomblis, Tetrisphere, Pokemon Tetris, Tetris: the Grand Master Ace
Why I'm Here: The world is what you make it. If you want it to be a better place, where we have responsibility for each other, make it one. Help others and play nice.
Additional Notes from Krista: If we dont' do a Tetris marathon soon I quit.









Jessica Johnston

Name: Jessica "JinxieJanx" Johnston
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: BioThon 1
Top 10 Games: Anything Pokemon, Super Mario 64, Legend of Zelda: OoT, Fallout 3, Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, Dragon Age Origins, Bioshock, Age of Empires 2
Why I'm Here: There are always those less fortunate that ourselves. This is a way of giving back, and knowing that you're truly making a difference in someone else's life. What could be better than that?
Additional Notes from Jessica: I'm just your resident little ball of rage. Don't mind me.








Zachary Wessler

Name: Zachary Wessler
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: Chrono-Force
Top 10 Games: Final Fantasy IX, Dragon Age: Origins, Persona 3, Fallout 3, Final Fantasy Tactics, Minecraft, Europa Universalis III, Shadow of the Colossus, Ocarina of Time, Mass Effect
Why I'm Here: If you can do something that encourages people to donate money to a good cause, there's no reason not to do it.
Additional Notes from Zachary: There will never be a Parrapa the Rapper marathon.










Cara Honey

Name: Cara Honey
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: Elder Scrolls
Top 10 Games: Assassin's Creed 2, Resident Evil 4, Xenogears, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, The Adventures of Willy Beamish, Civilization 5, Dynasty Warriors 7, The Sims 3, Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City, Bioshock 2
Why I'm Here: I initially thought we were here to give kids cancer, and, being evil, that worked for me. But later found out this group was formed to HELP kids. Man, was I embarrassed! Then for reasons unknown I stuck around. Before I knew it, this group corrupted my evil and I actually wanted to help kids. To this day I'm only quasi evil, and like it!
Additional Notes from Cara: I think the Fantastic Four were just pretending to have a girl in the group. "Yeah.. She's here.. Just happens to be invisible right now."



Erik Johnson

Name: Erik "New Guy" Johnson
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: Super Hero
Top 10 Games: Wind Waker, Skies of Arcadia, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect, Civilization V, Dishonored, Tie Fighter, Devil May Cry 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Why I'm Here: Let's be real, I can barely get through a cold without games to take my mind off it. These kids are going through things 1,000 times worse than anything I've ever experienced, the least I can do is help them be slightly less miserable.
Additional Notes from Erik: They're never going to let me play Mass Effect 3 on stream, are they?





Ryan Mattern

Name: Ryan Mattern
Location: Illinois
First Marathon Attended: Zeldathon
Top 10 Games: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Dark Souls, Majora's Mask, Resident Evil 4, Devil May Cry 3, Prince of Persia Two Thrones, Batman Arkham City, Halo Reach, Pokemon XY, Telltale's The Walking Dead
Why I'm Here: I'm here to kick ass and help raise money for those in need, and I'm all out of asses to kick.
Additional Notes from Ryan: Video games have always been a big part of my life, they kept me entertain when I was lonely , was the social glue that helped make friends, and is my favorite form of art and story telling. I am honored to be apart of Rated M for Marathon, they use my favorite form of media and use it to help people. I couldn't think of a better win win.



Michael Willett

Name: Michael "TugBoat" Willett
Location: Minnesota
First Marathon Attended: Chrono-Force
Top 10 Games: Legend of Dragoon, FF7, FF9, Pokemon(the originals), Drakengaurd, Dynasty Warriors, Mobile Suit Gundam series, Dawn of Wars, Super Mario Bros., League of Legends
Why I'm Here: Well I would have to say that I do it because I feel it is the right thing to do. I also enjoy knowing that I am able to help someone who happens to be in need of something to at the very least comfort them.
Additional Notes from Mike: I would like to say I was lucky enough to stumble upon these great people and them be welcoming enough to a giant Expletive like myself contribute in the ways I have and Friendship YEAH!!



Rachel Clarke

Name: Rachel Clarke
Location: United Kingdom
First Marathon Attended: BioThon 1
Top 10 Games: Pokémon Soul Silver, Mario Kart Double Dash, Fire Emblem GBA, Persona 4, Tales of Vesperia, Monster Hunter, Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door, Ghost Trick, Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Rock Band
Why I'm Here: If no one ever offered a hand to those in need, the world would be a very sad and lonely place. Giving to charity, no matter what it is, allows us to help people and animals we may never meet in person but who will benefit greatly from us sharing a little of what we have.
Additional Notes from Rachel: Being British is the skill I have to contribute here.





Angel Gotchi

Name: Angel Gotchi
Location: A Small Plastic Egg
First Marathon Attended: BioThon 1
Top 10 Games: Sonic 3 and Knuckles, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pokémon Heart Gold, Sonic Adventure, Kirby Super Star, Dragon Quest IX, Ocarina of Time, GTA 2, Halo series, Sims series
Why I'm Here: Showing love and compassion to others in need, and giving them a helping hand in any small way possible, is what makes us human. Except in my case. I'm a virtual pet.
Additional Notes from Angel: What is it like to be real?