Meet Munzee Munzday: Tamara

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. To bring back this fun way to introduce team members, here is one of the key members of the Freeze Tag office!

Sleepover with Louise at the National Video Game Museum!

Name and Title:

Tamara Sahagun, Production Specialist (I think my old, self-made title of “Analytics Acolyte” is more accurate, but it IS less official-sounding) (Raan)

Where are you from?

I was born in Manila, Philippines, but grew up in Guam and CA!

Tell us about yourself:

I have the reputation of being “the quiet one” in the office— it takes a while for me to open up to people! Once I do though, my crazy side comes out in snatches. Case in point: last year after bash, the team got me to sing in a mermaid costume at a karaoke bar! I sang “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic. Other than singing, I’ve played games all my life— mostly Playstation games like Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter, Sly Cooper, Metal Gear, Prince of Persia, Final Fantasy X, Dance Dance Revolution, etc. but I have also played such gems as the Ace Attorney series and League of Legends, the latter of which I wrote my honors thesis on in university. Speaking of which, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCI with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Game Science.

A cow I painted for the Lucerne Art of Dairy contest!

How long have your worked for Munzee?

I’ve worked for Freeze Tag for 4 years and Munzee for 1.75 years. I had to count the months on my fingers to be exact— It hasn’t felt very long at all!

How did you find Munzee?

I went to a super-cute Easter tea party-themed event with Craig and Mari, but was not able to get the app working on my iPhone 4S (yes, I know it’s an ancient phone— I have upgraded since then!). So I just followed Mari around while she was capping physicals. Then, the app magically worked a few weeks later! Mari took me around our office one day to teach me the common spots where munzees are hidden and that was that!

Attacked by a zombie at E3 2018!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

Definitely the events! I always have fun planning what to wear with Mari, looking at who else decided to dress up (not just staff, players too! I love seeing creative outfits), meeting up with the rest of the team if it is a larger event (I love seeing everyone in person!), and talking to the players, even if I’m shy and awkward. I’m slowly getting to know some of you! You’ll see! I can be fun! I also like that I get to travel to new places, even if it’s local. As a homebody, I can think of a million ways to occupy myself at home, but I’m too lazy to plan trips myself.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Getting books signed by one of my favorite authors, Stephanie Garber

Other than karaoke, video games, and Munzee, I recently got back into reading and have been logging everything on my new Goodreads account. I’m challenging myself to read 1 book a week. I was ahead earlier in the year, but now that I’ve been getting busy my lead has vanished. While I’m not very good at dancing, I like challenging myself to learn K-Pop dance routines, especially since I’ve been told I look like Twice’s Nayeon. Oh and also escape rooms! I’ve only done 4 so far, but they’re always a good time. The horror-themed ones are the best!

Famous last words?

Couldn’t think of one, so here’s a piece of advice I saw on the internet that I take to heart: “Every time you get dressed remember that, if you die, that’s your ghost outfit forever.”

Check back next week to get to know another member of the team!