Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is a small group of members that guide the organization of Think.Play’s regular and special events.

They meet routinely on Wednesday nights at 6pm in the Daily Grind Café. All members of Think.Play are welcome to attend these meetings. 

Questions and suggestions for the Steering Committee can be directed to the official Think.Play email address:

Rebecca Tobe hails from Oakland, California. She’s a Senior at the UO and a Japanese major, although she’s still trying to figure out what she wants to do with that. She is also very interested in film and pop culture. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, playing video games, hanging with friends, watching movies and TV, and bouncing around on the internet.

Tessa Freeland is the girl with unlimited interests.  She’s a Cinema Studies major in her Senior year.  She is obsessed with movies and video games.  She started off with computer games as a child until her parents bought an Xbox for their family.  Now she spends her gaming time split between the two because she just can’t give up Minecraft and The Sims. Tessa is always on the look out for new games to try.

Blakely Brown is a senior Philosophy student at the U of O. His field of study concerns questions of ethical claims, the philosophy of law, and feminist philosophy and pluralism. While these map onto issues in video games, he is also interested in issues of queer identity, race and representation, and innovating narrative structure in gaming, among many others.

In addition to his work on the Think.Play steering committee, Blake has also maintained an independent gaming opinion blog and has helped organize special-interest conventions and gatherings.

Ana Lind is a Digital Arts major at the University of Oregon in her Junior year. She is especially interested in the social culture of gaming communities, as well as the exploration of video games as a versatile interactive art medium. Some of her favorite games include Portal, Minecraft, Bastion, and Braid. She’s helped make a few small games, but her preferred artistic medium is animated film. She one day aspires to be the C.E.O. of her own animation studio. In the mean time, she spends her days hanging with friends, making up stories, and posting bad fan art on the internet.

Dante Douglas is a third-year student at the University of Oregon, studying Sociology and Women & Gender Studies. He likes weird games about walking and talking and exploring probably just as much as he does games about spaceships and dragons. They are, hopefully, not exclusive categories. He spends his time out of school probably on Twitter, trying to make games, and attempting to finish the massive backlog of games in his Steam library.


Former Steering Committee Members:

David Davoodi (May 2011 – December 2011)
Alex Beeler (May 2011 – March 2012)
David Baker (April 2011 – May 2013)
Eder Campuzano (March 2012 – June 2013)
Patrick Lee (January 2013- January 2014)
Iris Bull (April 2011 – June 2014)
Jon Paull (April 2011 – June 2014)
Laura Barbour (February 2013- June 2014)
Cory Ingram (September 2013 – December 2014)