XR Atlanta Leadership Team

Meet the Organizers

Amy Stout
Amy Stout

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Amy Stout serves as the Director of Strategy at Futurus, a future technology company
specializing in the development of virtual and augmented reality experiences. In her role, she
works closely with clients to build a strategy that transforms the way they train employees and
connect with customers. Amy graduated with honors from Grady College of Journalism and
Mass Communications at the University of Georgia. Prior to joining Futurus, she worked at
major advertising agencies and managed relationships with Fortune 100 clients. She is a
founding member of the Women in XR Atlanta organization where she uplifts women working in
the tech field and volunteers her time mentoring young women who are interested in the XR
industry.

Dana Dojnik
Dana Dojnik

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Dana Xavier Dojnik is an idea-generator and energy creator. Prior to joining Foundry 45, Dojnik spent the first 15 years of her career in advertising and consulting in New York for brands such as Lockheed Martin, Ford Motor Company, Liz Claiborne and Starwood. In 2006, she joined 22squared as VP of interactive operations in Atlanta and then moved over to BBDO Atlanta to build out their digital team working on campaigns for REI, American Cancer Society, Georgia Pacific and AT&T. For six years, Dojnik spearheaded all of the photography, video and innovation at IHG before coming aboard as the first female partner at Foundry 45.

Dana is an accomplished speaker and moderator and over the past few years she’s shared insights with audiences at SXSW, Savannah Film Festival, PRSA, Social Fresh and General Assembly to name a few. She has 20+ years of experience in the digital domain, from her early New York advertising days to her growing success in the thriving Atlanta immersive tech scene today. Locally, Dana sits on the Invest Atlanta Creative Industries Advisory Board and is on the Board for the Outreach Advisory Committee for Grant Park. Nationally, she is a member of the AR/VR Association and is 6x century cyclist through Team-in-Training for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Emil Gentolizo
Emil Gentolizo

XR Atlanta

Emil Picasso Gentolizo is a leading authority on technology trends in VR/AR, e-learning, UX, and e-commerce. He has earned nationally recognized awards for innovation in mobile commerce, designed apps for multiple Fortune 500 companies, created e-learning and simulations training for the Department of Defense, produced 360 video experiences for some of the biggest names in music, and was a host for the largest global VR gaming tournament to date.

As a co-owner of Nuevro VR, Emil hopes to bring immersive virtual reality experiences to the world, more specifically, to those special needs and terminally ill children, at no cost to them.  It is the hope of Emil, and Nuevro VR, that he can provide comprehensive learning, gaming experiences, and more importantly…FUN! to hospitals, schools, and families across America and abroad.

Daniel Stensland
Daniel Stensland

XR Atlanta

Daniel Stensland has been working with VR and mobile technology for near on a dozen years now. Considering that fact makes him feel very old. Daniel is currently working with Gozio Health, a startup exploring the many opportune ways location-based technology can improve healthcare, and also the Y’allywood Film Festival, showing off the shining stars of independent southern cinema.

Jak Wilmot
Jak Wilmot

XR Atlanta

Jak Wilmot is a storyteller and founder of local VR studio, Disrupt. His passion lies in immersive media & good cups of joe.  

Annie Eaton
Annie Eaton

Co-Founder

Annie Eaton is the CEO of Atlanta-based future technologies company Futurus, where she creates immersive, engaging and interactive experiences in virtual reality, augmented reality and micro-location enabled experiences. Annie earned her degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. In 2014, she created XR Atlanta, which now boasts 1,200 members. Annie is involved with Women in XR Atlanta, and Young Entrepreneurs Council. In 2018, Annie received the Women in IT Rising Star award, as well as the Women in Technology Woman of the Year (Small/Emerging Business). In 2017, she was named the Technology Association of Georgia Young Professionals’ 2017 Technologist of the Year. Annie has vast public speaking experience, having been invited as a speaker for conferences, podcasts, educational institutions and corporate events.

Jane Nguyen
Jane Nguyen

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Jane Nguyen joined the XR Atlanta leadership team in 2017 as an enthusiast interested in learning more about the technology and meeting like-minded, fun individuals. Since then, she has joined the Futurus team as Account Manager and budding Developer. She is a founding member of the Women in XR subgroup, and is active in event planning and offering support among the entire organization. You can find her sweating up a storm and busting moves in her favorite VR game, Beat Saber. 

Dave Beck
Dave Beck

XR Atlanta

Dave Beck is founder and Managing Partner at Foundry 45, an Atlanta-based company that helps brands train their teams and tell their stories through Virtual and Augmented Reality. His company has built over 200 experiences for notable clients such as AT&T, Coca-Cola, IBM, and Delta. Before starting Foundry 45, Dave served as the Chief Operating Officer at EquipCodes, a mobile SaaS and Augmented Reality company. Dave also serves on the board of the MAK Historic District and is very active in the Georgia Tech community as a board member, mentor, and frequent guest speaker. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Wake Forest University and his MBA from Georgia Tech.

Scott Driscoll
Scott Driscoll

XR Atlanta

Scott is a founder and Senior Producer at Foundry 45, where he utilizes his dual technical and creative background. He has a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Music Technology, both from Georgia Tech. He studied mechanical engineering and computer science at Carnegie Mellon University for his undergrad degree. He previously ran the Atlanta Bitcoin meetup group. As a hobby, Scott runs a YouTube channel explaining technical topics called Curious Inventor that has over 15m views.

James Ashley
James Ashley

XR Atlanta

James Ashley designs and develops Magic Leap, HoloLens, ARKit, HTC Vive, Oculus, Computer Vision and gestural experiences. His background is a mashup of academic philosophy, digital marketing and enterprise software architecture. James co-authored the LinkedIn Learning video course HoloLens App Development and wrote Beginning Kinect Programming with the Microsoft Kinect SDK. He works as 3D Dev Lead at VIMAEC, which recently received a large Magic Leap development grant to build architectural previsualization software for mixed reality.

Peter Stolmeier
Peter Stolmeier

Co-Founder

Peter Stolmeier is the CTO of Futurus, where he provides consulting and technical advice, as well as being lead project designer for virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 capture projects. Peter graduated from Full Sail University in 2009 with a BS in Digital Arts and Design. After graduation, Peter transitioned to working full-time in video production, graphic design, and interactive game design. He has been a VR enthusiast for almost 30 years and co-founded XR Atlanta before the majority of people in Atlanta even knew VR existed.

April Arrglington
April Arrglington

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April Arrglington is a multidisciplinary expert with a unique background in film, publishing, digital media production, games and experience design. She is the producer of Alternate Reality Games “The Age of Turing” and “The Miracle Mile Paradox.” Primarily invested in the relationship between intellectual properties, fandom phenomena, and immersive storytelling, she tells stories at the intersection of technology, art, and innovation. A proud Latina entrepreneur, she is co-founder of ARchimeral, a startup that focuses on building experiential diversity driven stories in VR, AR, and XR.

Jose Delgado, MS, MA, JD
Jose Delgado, MS, MA, JD

XR Atlanta

Jose is a curiosity driven computer scientist and neuropsychologist. He is fascinated by all applications of Artificial Intelligence and other new technologies to enhance storytelling, and make it more feasible for small teams to create new compelling types of narratives.

Elizabeth Strickler
Elizabeth Strickler

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A passionate believer in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Elizabeth uses her talents to support students and clients to start businesses, tell immersive stories, and build a stronger cultural economy. She is excited to combine her knowledge of media technologies and the decentralized movement with local, digital and international communities. As the Director of Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) and The Blockchain Lab at Robinson College of Business, she works to make her visions become reality and virtual reality.

Joshua Angeley
Joshua Angeley

XR Atlanta

Joshua Angeley runs a dual-purpose superhero life focused on empowering people through VR and AR. In the day time, he works as a Software Engineer at Slalom Consulting, working with big clients all around Atlanta building enterprise applications to solve their big problems. At night, he’s tinkering with Unity to build the next best AR/VR experience out there. Currently, he’s building a robot-blasting matrix-style Virtual Reality arcade shooter named AmaranTime Arena, now in early access on Steam! These days, you can find him at his computer researching how AR and VR can enhance the human life. You can reach him at willfire19 at gmail.com.