Guest Professional Dinner

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Josh Cowell (’05): Joshua Cowell graduated from Houghton with a major in business and a minor in accounting. He is the Co-Founder/Managing Director of BrokenMyth Studios and is responsible for many tasks within the business, payroll, accounting, client relations, project budgets, resource allocation, invoicing and more. Joshua has been the Co-owner of the business for 9 years and loves the fact that he is able to work with the team at BrokenMyth Studios each day. He has been married for six years to his wife Lizz and is passionate about music and worship as well as his two beagle’s Copper and Uru. He helped start a not-for-profit organization called Guitars for Glory with his college roommate, Jeff Roeters, whose mission is to put instruments in the hands of worship leaders across the globe who do not easily have access to instruments. In his free time he loves to watch his favorite teams, the Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Tigers, and is an avid comic book reader. 

 Jeff Roeters (’05): Jeff graduated from Houghton in 2005 with a degree in Business.  He is responsible for business development & client relations at BrokenMyth Studios. This includes building relationships with existing clients & partners, as well as pursuing new opportunities that utilize the studios art and programming strengths in 3D interactivity, mobile applications, and gamification.  Jeff has been at BrokenMyth for three years and enjoys getting to work with some of his best friends.  Jeff has been married to his wife Amy whom he met at Houghton, for 9 years.  Together they have a little girl named Eisley.  Jeff is passionate about about music & worship.  As mentioned above, he helped start Josh start Guitars For Glory. In his free time he enjoys cooking, playing golf, and playing guitar.

Aaron Nieboer: Aaron has been the Creative Director at BrokenMyth Studios for 9 years.  He co-founded the company with Josh in 2007 and has since grown the company from a 2 person creative agency to a full 15 person production boutique firm that specializes in interactive media.  His primary role is to shape the vision of the company by identifying trending technologies as they relate to their targeted markets and responsible for directing the BrokenMyth brand. Prior to BrokenMyth, he worked in the gaming industry as a concept artist and freelance designer for several startups.  Aaron graduated with a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in Time-Based Media. His passions include any traditional and digital creative medium, his family, games and comics.  Aaron has been married for 17 years to his wife, Kristen (who attended Houghton).  They have 4 amazing children together who are constantly challenging him to coloring contests or Lego build-a-thons.  He usually wins…but more for the time he gets to spend with them and because they get bored long before he does with the event.

All are welcome! Great networking opportunity with local industry representatives!

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