Meet the Staff
The Big Man and Garrett is the brainchild of two college friends who wanted to promote intelligent discussion in the video game community. Too often web journalism lacks quality simply because of the fact that anyone can create anything. In order to differentiate ourselves from the majority of freelance web journalism out there we decided that regular video updates would help keep our audience entertained and put a face on the authors. We hope to promote intelligence in the gaming community and a fun chunk of commentary each week. Continue below to meet our writers!
Occupation/Profession: Student/hopefully something part time
Favorite Games: Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Flower, Dark Cloud 2, Jak series, Ratchet and Clank series, Zelda (notably Majora’s Mask and OoT), Final Fantasy Tactics, Mass Effect, Left 4 Dead
Favorite Films: The Butterfly Effect, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Wrath of Khan, Requiem for a Dream, Sweeney Todd, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Original Star Wars trilogy, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Back to the Future trilogy, Ghostbusters, Pan’s Labyrinth, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, American History X, and Donnie Darko
About me: I am a college student, majoring in Communication Studies. Due to over-protective parents I was not allowed to game until the PS1/N64 era, but have gamed avidly since. I enjoy long walks on the beach, sci-fi and fantasy novels, and am hoping to post several opinion pieces on the blog in the coming weeks.
Occupation: Special Investigator/Amateur Novelist
Favorite Games: Final Fantasy VII, Mass Effect, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Little Big Planet, Super Paper Mario, Silent Hill series, Halo series, and the Katamari series
Favorite Films: The Fountain, Fight Club, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, American History X, and Donnie Darko
About Me: Who am I? I’m just some sarcastic, young college graduate that’s trying to hold my personality together to hold Christianity, writing, my girlfriend Allison, my government job, and video games in one coherent person.
Occupation/Profession: Freelance Artist/Writer/Actor
Favorite Games: Blaster Master, Final Fantasy VII, Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye, Galaga, Age of Empires, Breath of Fire, almost any Nintendo first party software. First Person Shooters and RPG’s. Old School Games!
Favorite Films: The Shawshank Redemption, Casablanca, Rocky, The Godfather, City Lights, North by Northwest, Tommy Boy, Angels with Dirty Faces, The Shop Around the Corner, almost any classic black and white film.
About me: Some of the older Nintendo enthusiasts may remember me as the co-owner/staff writer of ‘Nin-Gaming’, a nationally recognized Nintendo website featured on Extended Play/Tech TV in the late 90’s early 00’s. I currently have a day job (sadly) and work as a freelance artist/writer/actor for The Big Man and Garrett in my spare time.
Occupation/Profession: Graphic Designer & IT Coordinator
Favorite Games: Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Shadow of the Colossus, ICO, King’s Quest VI, Metal Gear series, Wild Arms, Legend of Legaia, Devil May Cry, Metroid Prime, Final Fantasy VI, Secret of Mana, Earthbound, Donkey Kong Country
Favorite Films: Apocalypse Now, Seven Samurai, Memento, The Proposition, Leon, Jackie Brown, No Country For Old Men, The Thing, Conan, Blade Runner, Dog Soldiers
About Me: “What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.” I can’t complain. Life is good, regardless of circumstance. I’m a college grad just trying to figure things out. I landed a job as a Graphic Designer in Virginia Beach, so here I am. I felt like a blog would be a good way to release my passion for gaming. I’m marrying my best friend in November, which excites me to no end. Also, I love Travel Channel. Bizarre Foods anyone?