About Us

Nerdvana is an ethos. It is about being comfortable enjoying and celebrating nerd culture with everyone. Our mission at Nerdvana Games is to facilitate that ethos by bringing people together through tabletop gaming.

Kristy Junio Pitchford is a dedicated videogame and tabletop game enthusiast who has been professionally contributing to the entertainment world for over 30 years as an author, designer, producer and presenter. In 2015, Kristy founded Nerdvana, which includes Nerdvana’s flagship concept bar, restaurant, coffee shop and lounge locations and Nerdvana Games to create and publish original tabletop games.

Nolan Lee started living in his local game shop at age 11 playing in every Lord of the Rings TCG tournament he could. From there he became fully invested in the local nerd community, getting deep into Magic: the Gathering, Dance Dance Revolution, and Super Smash Bros. After college, he played and coached League of Legends for three years until some teammates convinced him to give Texas a shot, where he found Nerdvana Frisco waiting for him to infect it with niche references and Super Mario 64 songs.

Cathy Brown is an avid video and tabletop gamer. Her video game obsession really took hold when she discovered PC gaming and MMO’s. Warhammer Online and World of Warcraft were her first loves, and she was a guild and raid leader for many years. Tabletops found their way into her heart with D&D and Call of Cthulhu. This evolved through the years into many types of video games, board games and tabletop RPG’s which she currently streams on Twitch in her off time. In 2016 the fates aligned and she found her perfect home at Nerdvana where she was able to combine her lifelong experience in hospitality management with her love and passion for gaming.


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