Admins


Meet the Admins

Grover Wimberly IV

Producer / Director

Grover is the Producer and Director of whimindie and oversees development of multiple projects within the studio. He is the Producer and Director of ‘Selatria’, and the Producer of ‘ANTics’, ‘Dastardly Dairy Debacle’, and the upcoming ‘Spellbearers’. In his spare time he enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with family and friends, and playing through a growing ‘stack of shame’ of video games that he never seems to have time for.


Favorite Games/Inspirations: Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Bros. 3, Lufia, Donkey Kong Country 2, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy XIV, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Bayonetta 2, Ori and the Blind Forest.

Social Media:
Blog
LinkedIn
@GroverWhim

Nintendo Switch Friend Code: 0934-9678-1875

Matthew Estrada

Producer / Director

Matt has done exceptional work on Selatria. He designed many of the boss battles, puzzles, and dungeons to bring the most out of the the game’s engine. In ANTics, he has worked on boss battles and UI programming.

There are many more battles and scenes in production, and he can’t wait to see how players best his various schemes.

A long time gamer, with a background in programming and math, he is always looking to both accept and give new challenges in both technical skill and logic.


Favorite Games/Inspirations: Pokémon, Paper Mario, Sonic, Super Mario, Starfox, Tales of series, as well as many others.

Paul Vela

Administrative Director

“If it wasn’t for Paul, the studio would have shut down years ago.”

What started as him just wanting to help a friend out has become one of the many labors of love (although it could vary depending on the day) he has taken up. Paul “Mr. Fun” Vela oversees agreements, budgets, day-to-day operations, and makes sure that appropriate business matters are taken care of so development on current, and future, projects can proceed.

While some days are definitely better than others, Paul thoroughly enjoys seeing our various team members hone their skills, gain experience, and pursue their life goals, interests, and dreams.


Favorite Games: Mass Effect 2, Ace Combat 5, Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag, Red Dead Redemption 1 & 2 , Star Wars Battlefront 2 (for the PS2, the superior Battlefront 2)

Inspirations: Yacht Club Games, Games by Lucas Pope, ConcernedApe LLC

Jabari Lewis-Smith

Director of Marketing and Advertising

Originally starting off as the Casting Director, as of April 2019, Jabari has stepped up as the Director of Marketing for Whim Independent Studios, which consists of pulling gamers into the world of  Whim Indie games and encouraging sales to help support Whim Indie’s game development activities and events. Jabari is currently in university pursuing a masters in an interdisciplinary study titled “Multimedia Project Production and Management for Entertainment” which is a tailored course of study focused on Video Production, Business Management, and Marketing. Jabari is excited to share his new knowledge and apply it to the endeavors of Whim Indie.


Favorite Games/Inspirations: The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Banjo Kazooie, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Parappa The Rapper, Shantae, Sonic the Hedgehog, and basically anything Nintendo. Animation: Cats Don’t Dance, The Avatar Last Airbender, School Rumble, Inuyasha, Yu Yu Hakusho, The Adventures of Gumball, Powerpuff Girls, so much more…


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