Meet Munzee Munzday: Robbie
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, it’s time to get to know Mr. Wallabee himself, Robbie!
Name and Title:
Robbie McGuire | Product Manager, WallaBee (redcarrobbie)
Where are you from?
I’m from Whittier, CA. Fun fact: Most of my life was spent in the ‘unincorporated’ part of Whittier, meaning I got to answer the “Is that LA or Orange Country?” question with a simple “Yes.”
Tell us about yourself:
Where to begin? I have a gorgeous wife (Kelsey) and beautiful 9 month baby girl (Autumn)! Kelsey and I just celebrated our 5 year anniversary, 3.5 years of which have been spent in Texas! Being a Californian transplant, I feel more Texan every day (but still don’t own a pair of cowboy boots). I prefer iPhone over Android, Pepsi over Coke, and fruity candy over chocolate. I usually try to turn conversations into dad jokes. I was a hands-on learner in college, which explains why I did so well in my ASL classes.
How long have your worked for Munzee?
I have been working for the company for 3.5 years! My official hire-in date is January 4th.
How did you find Munzee?
I found Munzee like many other players: through Geocaching. My good friend, Andrew, took me to my first geocache in early 2015 and I loved it! After a couple of months of Geocaching, I wanted to know if there were other games similar to it, which lead to me finding Munzee in the App Store. I loved the concept of looking for hidden objects and getting rewarded for that effort with experience and badges. The ease of use (scanning with a phone and moving on) was something that I felt lacking from the other game.
What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
At its core, I really enjoy Munzee’s physical game. While my schedule and life don’t allow me to be more involved with that aspect of the game, it’s what snagged my attention in the first place. The fact that Munzee can be a physical and virtual game at the same time is a nice hybrid that many other games try to create with AR, but fail at in the process. Munzee allows its players to choose how they want to play – which helps for those with busy schedules.
What are some of your other hobbies?
My hobbies are best sorted into categories of ‘used to have time for’ and ‘still find time for.’ Having a baby changes a lot.
- UTHTF: Disc Golfing, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Disneyland, Hiking, Bike Riding, Arts & Crafts, Collecting, and many different video games.
- SFTF: Rocket League, Graphic Art
Famous last words?
“If money’s where you find happiness, you’ll always be poor.” – Remember This, NF
Check back next week to get to know another member of the team!