Meet The Team
MousePaw Media is more than a company - we're a family. We encourage each other to become the best we can be, collectively challenge the assumptions and conventions of the industry, and have fun while doing it!
This page lists all of our current employees and alumni.
Jason C. McDonald
Chief Executive Officer, Lead Developer
Operation SpyRat originally came from Jason C. McDonald's imagination – it first took the form of a free web game on his (now defunct) website, KidMagine.com. Jason heads up the programming department, with eight computer languages under his belt. He is the primary designer of Ratscript, the company's in-house programming language.
A TBI survivor, Jason is acutely aware of life with a learning disability, yet he doesn't let his challenges slow him down. In addition to his role in the company, he mentors young programmers, and speaks on the topic of software development.
Playing: Minecraft, SuperTuxKart, Oolite
Pizza Order: Avocado, Tomato, Bacon and Pesto
Other Vehicle: Starship Heart of Gold from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Chief Operations Officer, Lead Content Developer
Anne McDonald’s background as a writer and editor has deepened her love for the English language. Her experience as a homeschooling parent, and as part of the recovery team for helping Jason rebuild his language skills after a traumatic brain injury, has given her extensive knowledge about education, especially for disabled and hands-on learners.
She has a keen eye and ear for detail, which she applies to quality control and as Audio Engineer. Her varied volunteer work over the years makes her about as adaptable as her armadillo counterpart, Annie A. Armadillo. Whatever she doesn't know, she can find out.
Coffee Order: Hazelnut Latte
Playing: Minecraft, Scrabble, Yahtzee
Alternate Species: Armadillo
Second Assistant Lead Developer (2015-)
Chris is an old school coder (he speaks of punchcards and COBOL) who contributes his expertise and snark to the development team at MousePaw Games. He's also one of the nerds responsible for wrangling the production server.
Alternate Species: Fox
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, rock climbing.
Alternative Time Period: Star date 48315.6
Journeyman Developer (2015-)*
Nate is a computer engineering student with a passion for storytelling through games, whether on the tabletop or on the computer. With a knack for the nitty gritty of computer architecture, he brings a unique perspective to the project.
Playing: Tabletop & graphical RPGs, chess, card games.
Pizza Order: Meatlovers
Other Vehicle: Light Jet from Tron Legacy
Assistant Lead Content Developer (2015-)*
Alex is a self-identified English nerd who puts her passion and experience to work creating high-quality content for Operation SpyRat. Her love of words has also spilled over into other forms of creativity, including inventing her own language.
Specialty: Operation SpyRat: Word4Word
Baking: Spicy Cupcakes
Other Vehicle: The Magic Schoolbus
Alternative Time Period: "The future, where I have taken over the world. See you all there soon! :)"
Senior Editor (2014-)
Jane McArthur has been an essential part of MousePaw Media since its beginning, offering encouragement to her sister, Anne and nephew, Jason. Now she lends her endless creativity and editing skills.
Specialty: Operation SpyRat: Word4Word
Listening To: Kenny G, Yanni, Valdy
Playing: Mahjongg, Bejeweled
Alternative Time Period: Victorian, Early Man
Junior Developer (2016-)
Sergio started coding in high school, as an extension of his mathematics interest. He understands the important role software can give in helping people from all walks of life to learn and excel.
Specialty: Anari, PawLIB
Pizza Order: Pepperoni, Jalapeño, Cheese-Stuffed Crust
Hobbies: Strength Training
Other Vehicle: Anything with a beast sound system!
Assistant Lead Developer (2016-)*
As the son of a computer scientist, Jarek grew up playing on and experimenting with computers. In middle school, he and a friend got into modifying games, first in working with save files, and later moving on to creating more intense mods. This developed into a desire to know more and more about how computers run.
Specialty: PawLIB, SIMPLEXpress
Starbucks Order: Grande White Chocolate Mocha w/ a pump of caramel
Hobbies: Coin collecting, soccer
Reading: Sci-Fi, especially David Eddings.
Junior Developer (2017-)
(Bio coming soon.)
Coffee Order: Large Iced Coffee
Pizza Order: Hawaiian
Hobbies: Making music
We've had many great team members come and go from our project. While they're absent in body, they're still very much a part of MousePaw Media.
- Bryan Anders, Journeyman Developer (2014-2016)*
- Stacy Carlson, Journeyman Developer (2014-2015)*
- Jeff Clark, Junior Developer (2013-2014)
- Audrey Henry, Journeyman Developer (2014-2016)*
- Jared Hutton, Journeyman Developer (2014-2015)*
- Michael Parkman, Journeyman Developer (2014-2016)*
- Alex Price, Asst Lead Developer (2015-2017)*
- Dave Smith, Journeyman Developer (2016-2017)*
- Jason Swannack, Junior Developer (2013)
- Scott Taylor, Journeyman Developer (2014-2016)*
Note to Employers
All internship graduates are exhaustively listed on this page. A (*) next to the title indicates a graduate.