A lifelong Washington native, Donaven was born and raised in Seattle. He has over twelve years of diverse game development and marketing experience heavily centered around the video game industry. Having spent over a decade between Nintendo and Microsoft, he has played well over a thousand video games across all major platforms. Donaven now hones both his creativity and analytical prowess as the Production Supervisor for the Pokémon animated television series.
Donaven has been an avid player since 1990, playing most of the major tabletop RPGs on the market. Prior to co-founding Game Smiths LLC, Donaven boasted an AD&D 2nd Edition campaign that spanned the better part of thirteen years, co-developed three home-brew campaign worlds along with a unique gaming system, and fostered a genuine love for most game genres. Donaven is equally comfortable brainstorming wild ideas or managing mundane details to successfully launch a new product. He brings a creative passion and positive energy to Game Smiths through a collaborative and forward-thinking style. His excitement for bringing new, fantastic products to the gaming world he loves can barely be contained.