Meet the Nerds

Nick Wallace

Hey there! My name’s Nick! I’m a nerd about a lot of things. I love math, board games, music, and all things nerdy! I am currently a senior in high school, and I plan on majoring in physics wherever I go to school this fall. I make up exactly one half of Nerd Herd’s tuba players (there seems to be a disproportionate amount of tuba nerds) and I sing in the choir. I’m happy to help with any board game-related shenanigans!

Seth Zimmann

Hi! I’m Seth. I’m surprised you’re reading these, but I appreciate your interest! I’m an affable nerd with hidden plans for board-game domination, and I hope you are too. I’m a member of the class of 2020 at Gettysburg College, where I study Physics, Philosophy, and Arabic. (I am also a tubist, as in: ‘that guy who can play the really big brass instrument.’) My friends know me better as the rule book geek, and I’m happy to help you with any board-game questions or recommendations for your family.

Margaux Gray-Army

Margaux Gray-Army
Margaux Gray-Army is a senior in high school and is a nerd about several different things. Her main passions are film and science. She enjoys everything from simple card games like Egyptian Rat Screw and Speed to more complex board games like Dead of Winter and role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. She loves comic books and video games, especially when the two are combined.

Cail Umbaugh

Cail above all else is a Nintendo nerd. In his free time, he collects and plays retro games. His favorite among these are the original Paper Mario games. Cail will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall of 2017 for game design and development. His goal is to create lovable games for all ages and eventually land one on a Nintendo console. Cail's favorite game at Nerd Herd is Boss Monster; he also holds the high score for Dig Dug on the arcade machine. Beat his score to win a high five and a rematch. You should also be cautioned when challenging him to Mario Kart.
Cail Umbaugh

Abigail Gray

Abigail Gray-Army
Abby Gray is a student at Albright College. Her studies include Communications and English. Some hobbies she enjoys are theatre, dance, art, music, social media, and yoga. One of her favorite games is the card game, Sleeping Queens. She also enjoys Harry Potter and Star Wars. Nerd Herd has been one of the most exciting and positive experiences of her life.

Katherine Bigham

Katherine Bigham is an INFP, a Hufflepuff, and her zodiac sign is Leo. Katherine loves books, history, baking, and mountains. She is an avid reader and aspires to one day be an author. She will be attending Appalachian State University in the fall of 2017 as a Political Science major.

Carley Haskins

Carley Haskins
Carley is a high school student who is nerdy about movies, music, and TV shows. Her other nerdy habits are theatre, singing, reading, and baking. She is an INFP and a Ravenclaw. Her dream in life is to perform at the Sydney Opera House.

Erin Heeschen

If you’re looking for someone to talk your ear off about character development in books/movies, an overwhelming amount of Nintendo games, or her latest escapades in Dungeons and Dragons, look no further than Erin. With a fancy for fantasy, Erin is a storyteller at heart and is always willing to introduce others to her favorite role-play and “plot-heavy” games. Just don’t be surprised when the game she recommends involves dragons or an evil wizard terrorizing the kingdom!
Erin Heeschen

Grayson Wallace

Grayson Wallace
Hi, I am Grayson Wallace.  I go to Lincoln Elementary School, and I am in fifth grade.  I play the trumpet and am in the chorus.  My favorite products at Nerd Herd are the Splatoon pillows, the Pokemon blankets, and the Pusheen plushes.  I love math, so that makes me a nerd.

Emma Sanders

Hiya!  I’m Emma. I am currently a junior in high school and I am a nerd about basically everything. Music, rocks, and just about anything in between. I also play field hockey (yes, athletes can be nerds too!) and am involved in marching band and speech and debate! I also hope to one day become fluent in American Sign Language.

Mara Smeltzer

Hi! I’m Mara, the newest member of the Herd. I moved here to Gettysburg to attend Gettysburg College (go Bullets!), but I’ve spent the past two years in Oxford, England - definitely one of the nerdiest cities I’ve ever visited. They even have a board game cafe!