Who We Are

Meet all of our amazing Staff Volunteers…

Katie Kaitchuck, a woman with blonde hair and glasses.
Katie Kaitchuck

Katie Kaitchuck

Executive Director

Pronouns: She/Her

Katie Kaitchuck is the Executive Director of GaymerX. An AmeriCorps VISTA alumna, she is a seasoned nonprofit and gaming industry professional having honed her skills at Ubisoft, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and Feminist Frequency.

As program director for GaymerX she organized a scholarship program that helped send LGBTQ developers to GDC 2018. In her role as Executive director she plans to expand the scholarship program to more professional video game industry events, in addition to adding other crucial program areas.

Twitter: @KatieKaitchuck


Raymond Lancione

Raymond “Raytings” Lancione

Community Manager/Project Manager

Pronouns: He/Him

Raymond Lancione is a Community Manager and Product Manager at GaymerX. Based in LA, Ray is also the president of the nonprofit Qweerty Gamers. Ray has a background in the gaming industry and has shipped 8+ titles on mobile, console, and PC.

Twitter: @raylancione


Brian Kunde

Brian Kunde

Volunteer Co-Director & Trainer

Pronouns: He/Him

Brian Kunde is GaymerX’s Volunteer Trainer and Co-Directs the Sprite Program, GaymerX’s event volunteer corps. Brian has worked with GaymerX since their inaugural event in 2013, providing guidance on ways to foster dialogue and create more inclusive events.

In addition to his work with GaymerX, Brian has over a decade of experience in non-profit human services where he works as a licensed social worker specializing in mental health, trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues.


Soraya Een Hajji

Soraya Een Hajji

Volunteer Co-Director

Pronouns: She/Her

Soraya Een Hajji Co-Directs the Sprite Program, GaymerX’s event volunteer corps. She founded the volunteer program at the first GaymerX in 2013. Drawing from her years of experience staffing games industry events, she worked to create a volunteer program deeply rooted in principles of community, support, and care. Outside of GaymerX, she works as the Brand Manager for online virtual tabletop Roll20.


Steven Harmon

Steven Harmon

Social Media Coordinator

Pronouns: He/Him

Steven Harmon is an independent game designer and artist from Denver, Colorado. Steven was originally one of GaymerX’s first year GDC scholars but now serves as GaymerX’s part time pixel pusher doing illustrations, posters, and social media when he’s not busy with his studies at USC.

Twitter: @StevenJHarmon1


Eugenio Vargas

Eugenio Vargas

Tabletop Coordinator: GaymerX East

Pronouns: He/Him

Eugenio Vargas is the Tabletop Coordinator for GaymerX East. An actor and music director by trade, he came to the gaming industry relatively late in his career. Eugenio’s work in Dungeons and Dragons media can be found on iTunes on his podcast The Last Refuge and on various Twitch channels including Variant Roles and Encounter Roleplay.

In 2017, Eugenio brought tabletop gaming to GaymerX East. Now, as the coordinator, he hopes to continue to expand the tabletop offerings at GaymerX’s NYC conference with an eye specifically to finding LGBTQ+ designers and story tellers who can come showcase their work to a queer and queer-friendly audience.

Twitter: @eugenio_vargas