ArcZap Team

John Pennock
Founder and CEO

John founded ArcZap in 2013. He graduated from Brigham Young University with B.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and added Web Development and Mobile Technologies Certificates from Bellevue College. Before founding ArcZap John worked for 21 years as a software developer and group program manager at Microsoft in their Hardware, Windows Media Center, Engineering Excellence, and Xbox Live divisions.

John started playing Magic: the Gathering in 1994 and played competitively in six Pro Tours in 1996-1998, finishing Top 32 at Pro Tour Dallas. He loves competitive magic and wanted a place that would show all the upcoming events in his area.

JP Marinacci
Web Developer

JP, a proficient web developer builds client side code. A man of many hats, JP works on code design, testing, code repair and helps with marketing strategy. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems and Technology - Application Development Track at Bellevue College.

His interests are karaoke, river floating, playing hoops, and Magic the Gathering. He has been playing Magic since Ice Age (around 1994) and hes been playing on MTGO since it's incepetion. An avid gamer sometimes can be found playing league games over at Uncle's Games at Crossroads Mall.

ArcZap Advisors

Chris Bennett
Co-Founder and Database Consultant

Chris Bennett was a cofounder of ArcZap and still serves in an advisory role for Database jiu jitsu. He graduated from University of Utah with degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, and has a master's degree in Business Administration from Seattle University. Bennett has designed and developed software for many companies such as Intel, Microsoft, and Boeing.

Charles Calvert
Technical Advisor

Charlie advises ArcZap on all matters technical. He is on the faculty at Bellevue College and has created a great learning website

Damon Danieli
Startup Advisor

Damon Danieli advises ArcZap on building a successful startup. He is currently the Founder/CEO of Appuri, a big data startup specializing in lowering churn. Previously he founded Z2live and worked for Microsoft.

Paul Blake
Regional Event Administrator

Paul Blake is a competitive Magic player who works toward keeping the Magic the Gathering community in sync in terms of scheduling and awareness of events. He is a former Tournament Organizer for Card Advantage Games and has been an active Magic player since 2011. During that time, he was able to develop strong relationships with other Tournament Organizers and players in the area which he leverages to continue to build and foster a strong community.


Melody Tsz-Way Leung
Ex Social Marketer and College Coordinator

Melody tackled the tasks of creating an ArcZap buzz throughout social media.

Taban Cosmos
Ex Social Marketer and CWU Coordinator

Taban Cosmos was the ArcZap CWU Coordinator.

Andrey Kashcheev
Ex Web Developer

Andrey was our web developer.

Tania Leonova-Vendrovska
Ex Software Tester and Developer

Tania Leonova-Vendrovska was our intern responsible for ArcZap testing and development.

Patrick Murphy
Ex Web Developer Intern

Patrick Murphy was a web developer and Facebook API developer.

Donald Lee
Ex Software Test Manager

Donald Lee was responsible for creating ArcZap's testing plan, test strategy, and test processes.