Emily Craven (CEO)
Emily Craven is an author, speaker, innovator and the creator of the Story City GPS app. Emily was the first person in the world to create real-life choose your adventures and is the winner of the Brisbane City Council Innovation Award for her innovative storytelling projects. In 2016 she was awarded the QLD Literary Awards Young Writer and Publisher of the Year Award.
Emily has spoken to teenagers and teachers across Australia (keynotes, workshops and masterclasses) on ebooks, digital and multimedia storytelling and was the digital writer in residence at Brisbane State High School. She writes YA fiction, with her latest series, The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain, written as though you are reading the main character’s Facebook Page.
She was previously the Digital Producer for if:book Australia (The institute for the future of the book) and QLD Writers Centre and has been featured in Money Magazine, Channel 7’s The Great South East and in various Courier Mail articles. You can find out more about her as an author at her Craven Stories Website.
Badrdine Sabhi (CTO)
A Software Engineer with a proven track record of over 5 years of experience in Software Development, Mobile App Development, Cloud Computing, and Artificial Intelligence. Has a strong passion for Technology mixed with a great deal of entrepreneurial spirit.
His Master’s in Software Engineering allows him to understand not only the technology industry but also the global market in a way where software meets the need of the global user.
Ben Carey (Editor & Producer)
Ben is a passionate and motivated writer with a range of professional writing experience, including narrative design for games, copywriting, technical writing, and creative writing. He has a PhD in interactive storytelling from the Queensland University of Technology and has worked for 18 months as a writer/designer for Real Serious Games, a VR company in Brisbane.
In his role at Real Serious Games, he designed the stories, characters, dialogue, and scenarios for each project, essentially creating a blueprint for the other departments to use during production. He also help maintain the creative continuity or the “vision” of the project from the conception phase, through design, development, testing, and delivery. His favourite writer is Kurt Vonnegut. You can find out more about Ben here.
Kevin Powe (Voiceover Artist)
Kevin Powe is an international voice actor with a passion for oral storytelling and character-driven narrative who specialises in the medium of interactive entertainment, but lends his voice to the full spectrum of voice over work. Kevin can most recently be heard in Team Fanclub’s ‘Dead Static Drive’, Modern Storyteller’s award-winning ‘Forgotten City’, multiple roles in Digital Extremes’ ‘Warframe’ and as the lead role of Captain Black in the upcoming sci-fi feature film ‘The Peacemakers’. At Tavern of Voices Kevin also provides voice acting consultancy to clients looking for assistance with finding or working with quality voice acting talent, whether that be casting, directing, coaching or even dialect creation.
Kevin has breathed life into historical storytelling for clients as diverse as the National Sports Museum, The University of Melbourne and DEWNR South Australia, and has worked closely with Story City to narrate nearly 20 location-based adventures for the Story City mobile app telling the rich local history of cities across Australia. You can find him on Facebook or at his website: http://kevinpowe.com