Mega Dads was created in March 2014 as a gaming community dedicated to and created by those of us who balance our love of video games with the responsibilities of adulthood. Spouses, children and careers take up a considerable amount of time and trying to fit a time consuming hobby into your day can be quite a challenge. Mega Dads presents a humorous look at that life. Mega Dads isn’t just for parents though, we provide a look at the video game industry that hopefully will be funny and informative to everybody!
JOHN WAHL is the co-creator and Executive Editor of Mega Dads and serves as producer and co-host of the podcasts Mega Dads Live & Mega Dads X. He is also a writer and produces a variety of features on the site including Gamer Spotlight, Family Game Night, and more. He’s been playing video games for over 3 decades and isn’t too proud to admit that he has attended a Xena: Warrior Princess convention. He lives in Crystal, MN with his wife and two daughters.
ADAM LEONHARDT is co-creator and Art Director of Mega Dads as well as producer and co-host of Mega Dads Live and Mega Dads X. Adam created The Mega 5 feature, as well as designed the Report Card format for our review system, the webcomic Mega Dads 2D and he even composes all of the original music featured on our Mega Dads family of podcasts. In addition to this he has also self-published a pair of children’s books. He lives in Champlin, MN with his wife and children.
ELLIOTT LEONHARDT is the son of Adam and is featured in the podcast segment “Small Talk”. He has been playing video games since he was 2 years old and has completed games such as Super Mario Odyssey all on his own. He is also enrolled in karate and enjoys watching Home Alone and eating Cheez-Its.
NICK EDWARDS is the founding member of The Dadcade, an eerily similar dad themed gaming site and thus has been around the gaming block a few times. When not contemplating starting The Witcher 3 for a second time, he can be found playing way too many games with too little time and when he isnt doing that, he can be found at work or raising two wonderful fledgling pokemon trainers.
JONNY CASINO is a writer and review editor for Mega Dads. He enjoys talking about collecting video games almost more than actually playing them. His gaming history stretches back to the Atari and Commodore 64. As a submariner, he’s probably the only person you know that has played a GameCube at 800 ft below the surface of the ocean. He says y’all a whole bunch too.
ANTONIO GUILLEN (aka @Hypecaster) is a video production specialist by day, an avid gamer, and a super fan of MegaDads. He’s passionate about using his editing & design skills to help other content creators with their passion projects. Producer of HypeCast Gaming, Co-Host of various podcasts including SwitchTalk, and writer/contributor at The Nintendo Village. Likes: competitive shooters, escaping into tactical RPGs, and imagining a brighter future. Dislikes: Mayo.
JASON BRYANT A.K.A. redeyejay A.K.A. JB Smoothie is the Community Manager for Mega Dads. He discovered Mega Dads Live in June 2018 and quickly became a big fan. In August 2019, he officially joined the team as Community Manager focusing on their Discord server. He has been playing video games since the late 80’s starting with the NES and was a Blockbuster Video Store Champion in 1995 for his skills in Donkey Kong Country. He works as an IT Specialist and lives in Virginia with his wife and children.
CHRIS BERTO (aka @SGTBones_) is a retired Army veteran turned amateur streamer who has spent the bulk of his 35 years playing games across all platforms, preferring his custom-built PCs as his platform of choice. He spent 10 years addicted to Warcraft and is likely the only person to attempt a 40-man raid while deployed to Iraq with 39 guild mates still in the states. When not streaming on Twitch, he works in Healthcare IT to take care of his wife and 2 daughters.