Our Team


Lindsay "Pehpper" Peck | Executive Director & Founder

Since a young age, Lindsay has known two things to be core parts of her character. Video games and making people laugh. In early 2015, she combined these two parts into one expression: Streaming games on Twitch! Noticing a lack of local community opportunities for broadcasters, Lindsay decided to create a Seattle meetup dedicated to collaboration, learning, and networking. Serving as Executive Director, Lindsay maintains the overarching vision of SOBA through wearing many hats. From leadership and planning to graphic design and making ridiculous jokes, Lindsay is incredibly passionate about this community and strives to continuously provide a positive and valuable experience for SOBA's staff and members.


James Feore | Director, Partner Relations

While serving as the Community Manager for BanzaiBaby, James was attracted to SOBA by a shared vision for the future of online broadcasting. As a former US Army officer and business operations manager, he brings to the table extensive operations and leadership experience. James now works as a software engineer in the Seattle area, and also helps run the Seattle chapter of another non-profit, Operation Code.


John Higdon | Director, Community MeetUp

John manages end-to-end development and execution of 200+ eSports events per year. He is striving to bring professionalism and maturity to a rapidly evolving industry, while remaining grounded in the roots of originality and community that brought us all here in the first place.


Kenley Cheung | Director, Production & Education

Kenley is a Twitch Affiliate and enjoys playing video games. He is a former member of RPI TV, where he worked on delivering high-quality livestreams at his alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His interests include photography, travel, and video games. When he isn't streaming or working with SOBA, he works as a software engineer in Seattle.
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Thai Nguyen | Director, Community Organizing

Fostering and empowering communities have been a part of Thai’s life and work since youth. Growing up in the projects of Seattle he has believe that nothing is more impactful for growth and success than a healthy and connected community. He has continued to channel that passion through his work in organizations and non-profits dedicated to communities. While also pursuing a bachelor’s at University of Washington, in Geography, to further study and support how to be of service to communities. An avid fan, gamer, and advocate Thai is excited to bring his experience, passions, and knowledge to be of service.


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