CORE TEAM

 

  John-Mark Collins / Creative Director   John-Mark is a creative problem solver whose passion lies in using technology to augment the real world in beautiful and engaging ways.  John-Mark received his BS in Computer Engineering and MBA from the University of New Mexico. In addition to technology, John-Mark has studied in both Art and Architecture and has participated in several public electronic arts exhibitions.  He has worked with a variety of clients, including Coca-Cola, Starbucks, HP, Intel, several Smithsonian Institutions as well as Fermi, SLAC, and Sandia National Laboratories.    The drive behind Storylab stems from the wonder and awe shown on a daily basis by his two young daughters, Lola and Mila.

John-Mark Collins / Creative Director

John-Mark is a creative problem solver whose passion lies in using technology to augment the real world in beautiful and engaging ways.  John-Mark received his BS in Computer Engineering and MBA from the University of New Mexico. In addition to technology, John-Mark has studied in both Art and Architecture and has participated in several public electronic arts exhibitions.  He has worked with a variety of clients, including Coca-Cola, Starbucks, HP, Intel, several Smithsonian Institutions as well as Fermi, SLAC, and Sandia National Laboratories.  

The drive behind Storylab stems from the wonder and awe shown on a daily basis by his two young daughters, Lola and Mila.

  Joel Castellanos /   Software Director   Joel is a software creator with a passion for merging education and research with entertainment and beauty.  Joel has taught undergraduate computer science at the University of New Mexico for ten years where he supervised senior projects in Virtual Reality, Game Development and Data Visualization using C++, OpenGL, Java, JavaScript, HTML5, Unity and Unreal Engine. Before joining UNM, Joel was a senior software engineer developing scientific simulations and visualizations for ASRC Aerospace and Lockheed Martin at Kirtland Airforce Base and in Fort Worth Texas.

Joel Castellanos / Software Director

Joel is a software creator with a passion for merging education and research with entertainment and beauty.  Joel has taught undergraduate computer science at the University of New Mexico for ten years where he supervised senior projects in Virtual Reality, Game Development and Data Visualization using C++, OpenGL, Java, JavaScript, HTML5, Unity and Unreal Engine. Before joining UNM, Joel was a senior software engineer developing scientific simulations and visualizations for ASRC Aerospace and Lockheed Martin at Kirtland Airforce Base and in Fort Worth Texas.

  Theresa Mahoney/ Studio Manager   Theresa is the studio manager at Storylab. Theresa has her degree in Art Studio from the University of New Mexico. She graduated from UNM in 2015 and is currently pursing her passion working in the arts. Theresa’s background is centered around photography. Through the innovative work at Storylab, Theresa hopes to expand her knowledge in the art & interactive world. Her hobbies include photography, cars, racing, camping, and spending time with her family.

Theresa Mahoney/ Studio Manager

Theresa is the studio manager at Storylab. Theresa has her degree in Art Studio from the University of New Mexico. She graduated from UNM in 2015 and is currently pursing her passion working in the arts. Theresa’s background is centered around photography. Through the innovative work at Storylab, Theresa hopes to expand her knowledge in the art & interactive world. Her hobbies include photography, cars, racing, camping, and spending time with her family.

  Tamara Disque / Graphic Designer    Tamara is a graphic designer at Storylab who loves to find solutions for visual challenges. She has received level I and II certificates in multimedia design and holds a BA in Linguistics. She also has a background in grassroots organizing and sustainable technologies. Tamara believes that a clean yet compelling design can make a message not only attention catching but much easier to digest. Her hobbies and interests include weight lifting, corrective exercise, yoga, nutrition and gardening.

Tamara Disque / Graphic Designer


Tamara is a graphic designer at Storylab who loves to find solutions for visual challenges. She has received level I and II certificates in multimedia design and holds a BA in Linguistics. She also has a background in grassroots organizing and sustainable technologies. Tamara believes that a clean yet compelling design can make a message not only attention catching but much easier to digest. Her hobbies and interests include weight lifting, corrective exercise, yoga, nutrition and gardening.

  Nathan Gonzales/Software Developer   Nathan is a software developer at Storylab. He graduated from UNM with a BS in Computer Science in 2017. He has a interest in software and game development focusing on creating fun and interactive technologies. He also has an interest in using virtual reality to create exciting and immersive experiences. Some of his hobbies are traveling, hiking and playing tabletop games.  

Nathan Gonzales/Software Developer

Nathan is a software developer at Storylab. He graduated from UNM with a BS in Computer Science in 2017. He has a interest in software and game development focusing on creating fun and interactive technologies. He also has an interest in using virtual reality to create exciting and immersive experiences. Some of his hobbies are traveling, hiking and playing tabletop games.