Name: Stephanie Herdman
Date of Birth: April 18, 1992
Hometown: Irvine, Scotland / Calgary, AB
Occupation: Digital Marketing Specialist
Favourite game: Banjo Kazooie
Favourite character: Jak from Jak and Daxter series
Bio: Stephanie is part of a podcast called the Canadian Geekcast and was recently a pitch competition winner from EGLX 2018 to start a marketing company for games called MinMax Marketing in Toronto.
Hobbies outside of gaming? Hanging with friends, learning new skills and traveling as much as possible. I also love taking photos and attending local game dev events.
How would your friends describe you? Someone who tries to see the positivity in everything, silly and childlike, but always tries to have their back. Can be quite stubborn though.
Favourite place you’ve travelled? It’s a tough one. The food and atmosphere of Taipei, Taiwan is hard to beat, but I really miss Jeju, South Korea since I lived there.
Next on your travel list? Thailand, Vietnam, Bali, British Virgin Islands, Greece, or Italy. Really want some beachy holidays! Though I really need to go back to Japan and travel more of it.
Go-to music to listen/party to? My music is super eclectic. Dance music, Europop, Jpop, Kpop, country, RnB, video game remixes…. You name it! Just depends on my mood at the moment. These last few days it’s been a lot of dance music.
Who did you game with growing up? My younger brother mostly, but also with school friends.
What did your parents think of your gaming? As long as my brother and I did well at school and have a balanced life with sports/activities, they were fine with it. They bought us various consoles and games throughout the years.
Most memorable gaming memory? Trolling my brother in Portal 2 was always hilarious, but I distinctly remember him carrying me in Resident Evil 5 co-op and screaming when I was suddenly killed by a crocodile.
Advice to your 15-year-old self? It’s okay if you don’t know what you want. Keep trying tons of new things and pursuing your interests. You’ll get there eventually. Friends will come and go, but the good ones will continue to be there for the journey.