KIM KRUPSKI was likely a game-show host in a former life, as her enthusiasm for competitive group activities has flourished into full-time career as an event host and facilitator in the Bay Area and beyond. When she’s not testing your knowledge at BQT events, Kim enjoys supporting local nonprofit organizations, or impromptu wine over board games with close friends.
J. KEITH VAN STRAATEN is the host and co-creator of “Go Fact Yourself,” a celebrity game show podcast on the Maximum Fun network. He created and hosted the live matchmaking show “The Fix-Up Show,” as well as hosting “What’s My Line? – Live On Stage” and Comedy Central’s “Beat The Geeks.” J. Keith creates puzzles and games as a senior writer on NPR’s “Ask Me Another,” is a content producer on the syndicated TV game show “Funny You Should Ask,” and wrote many of the games on GSN’s “Chain Reaction.” His cat Cookie is the best cat in the world.
KEVIN MAHER is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer whose work has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, SyFy and Nickelodeon. He’s created several Web series including AMC’s The Sci-Fi Department (short-listed for a Webby) and Andrew 12- Sided Dice Clay. Kevin hosts the long running variety series “Kevin Geeks Out,” each installment taking an obsessive look at pop-culture, with topics like Shark Cinema, Robots, Wrestling, and Zombies. On a dare, he once wrote 100 haiku about Batman.
As an Engagement Expert for over a decade, DIANA SAEED moves people to action regardless of medium; from the mike to the dance floor to the next greater stage of living. She’s worked all sides of the business from master of ceremonies/host/interactive talent to business strategist and leadership coach. Heartwarming experiences are her magic, as she’s personally produced events creating intimacy even for thousands. People still stop her on the street every now and then, having attended one of her events; they distinctly remember how they felt from the experience. Denon & Doyle Entertainment, Radio Disney, The Go Game and Match.com are among some of the companies she’s represented. Brace yourself, she’s a hugger who shamelessly infects others with smiles and giggles.
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