MEET THE TEAM
Davis Brimer | Founder & CEO
Davis is a serial entrepreneur who starts lasting companies. Davis has led physical and digital new product development and worldwide sales, support, and community building for multiple endeavors. He has extensive experience across challenging domains including medical diagnostics, stem cells, and the life sciences (Active Life Scientific, Gallant). As a former professional DJ, radio talk show host, and tech nerd, Davis most recently returned to his roots to found Gamisodes.
Davis holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and minor equivalent in Technology and Entrepreneurship from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Howard Braham | Interactive Game Design & Development
Howard is a former Disney Imagineer, and has developed interactive experiences for Disneyland, Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, WB Studio Tour, Universal Studios, Ghostbusters, and Carnival Cruise Line. He developed a cryptocurrency game on the Ethereum blockchain in March 2018, has contributed code to the leading Ethereum wallet (MetaMask), and most recently is contributing groundbreaking developments on the Secret Network blockchain.
Howard holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a master's in Interactive Game Design and Development from Carnegie Mellon University.
Sander Schwartz | Corporate Advisor
Sander served as President of Sony Pictures Family Entertainment Group, as well as the former president of Warner Brothers Animation, and he was President of Kids & Family Entertainment for Fremantle Media. He is an independent producer of animated and live-action kids’ content; as a producer, he has received multiple Emmy Award nominations, and was awarded a Daytime Emmy for “The Batman” series. Among other awards for his work, are the Humanitas, Peabody and the Prism Awards. Over the past few decades, he has developed and produced dozens of animated series for linear channels, streaming platforms, and other media.
Agnes Garbowska | Creative Advisor
Agnes is an award winning creator, illustrator, and writer. She’s most known for her work on the New York Times best selling series DC Superhero Girls, but the accolades don’t end there. Agnes has worked on many well-known brands, including My Little Pony, Teen Titans Go!, Care Bears, Powerpuff Girls, Transformers, and Grumpy Cat. Agnes makes appearances and sits on panels at major pop culture events like San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con.Her talks and appearances take her around the world to countries including Japan, Australia, and Singapore.
Agnes holds an honors bachelor degree in illustration, honors diplomas in both 3D and 2D animation, and is the recipient of a Ringo Award and two Gem Awards from Diamond Distributors.
Bayu Sadewo | Illustrator & Concept Artist
Bayu is a children’s book illustrator, concept artist and graphic designer from Indonesia. He works as a conceptual presentation and motion graphic designer, and leads the team at Presentation Studio in Sydney. On the side, he’s building his own illustration brand, Little Lighthouse Studio, which focuses on children’s books and uses illustrations as a medium for charity fundraising. His illustrations have been raising money to support various causes such as the Covid-19 crisis, tsunami aid for Indonesia and improving indigenous children’s literacy in Australia. He has been featured twice by RAW Artists exhibitions in Sydney and he’s illustrated two children’s books written by Samantha Fin, with a third book currently in the works.
Bayu holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Institut Teknologi Bandung, and a master’s degree in Design and Applied Arts from the UNSW in Australia.
Attila Gazdag - Corporate Advisor
Attila serves as President of Albert Whitman Media, a children's and family publishing company, where he co-founded the multiplatform media venture with Albert Whitman & Co. He has held senior executive management positions with The Walt Disney Company, the NBA, Warner Brothers, and Age of Learning/ABCmouse. At Albert Whitman Media, he is actively developing gamified educational apps, as well as entertainment and educational television and podcast series, in partnership with leading media and production entities, while leveraging the IP and the storytelling heritage of the publishing company.
Attila earned an MBA from The Wharton School (where he was a Fulbright Scholar) and a Master of International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts. He earned his bachelor's degree from the College of International Business in Budapest, Hungary.
Heidi Brown | Branding Advisor
Heidi is an entrepreneur and lifelong learner. She served the healthcare industry for 15 years as a doctor of audiology, and later as a medical device executive helping clients with business development, sales and marketing. As an entrepreneur, she co-founded two CPG companies and sold her last business in 2021. Currently she's raising two children and working on her next big thing, while also contributing creatively to Gamisodes. Years ago she could even be found singing lead vocals in a rock band in South Korea.
Heidi holds a bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Wichita State University, a master's degree in Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado, and a doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida.
Ashley Lewis | Product Advisor
Ashley has over 15 years of product management experience with consumer tech startups. She is passionate about building delightful digital experiences for emerging and disruptive brands. She has worked for many well-known companies including Dollar Shave Club, eHarmony, DogVacay (acquired by Rover.com) and Sidecar Health.
Ashley received an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in Global Studies from UC Santa Barbara.
Tyler Krantz | Character Artist
Tyler Krantz is a masters student at the University of Southern California studying animation and digital art, graduating May 2023. He specializes in visual development and character design, and is currently an intern at Disney Television Animation. Tyler was raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, now based in Los Angeles.
Leddy Stroud | Senior Marketing Manager
Leddy is a marketer for consumer tech startups with innovative business models. He is excited about simplifying complex ideas and making them accessible to consumers. He has worked for disruptive brands including Clutter, Lucky Day Entertainment, and Sidecar Health.
Leddy received a BA in Religious Studies from Vanderbilt University.
David Yarish | Community Champion
David is an avid fan of 80's and 90's cartoons. Whether it's 2D or 3D, he has an intrinsic knowledge of various types of animation. Founding a grassroots movement to revive his favorite retro cartoon, he has gained a strong following while maintaining various social media outlets for over sixteen years. David can be found frequenting such venues as the New York Comic Con and other comic conventions in both America and Canada.