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.

Darko Marinkovic / Business Development Lead - Cleveland Studio Director Darko believes in the beauty of a unique personal story and the opportunity that interactive mediums present in telling that story. His passion for personal connectivity has lead him through a career in hospitality where stories are shared on a daily basis. Two decades of experience in the restaurant industry has allowed for opportunities in event management, brand development, marketing, and pushing the creative boundaries on how food & beverage is prepared and consumed. These creative roles have resulted in numerous awards including Cleveland’s Most Inspired by Bombay Sapphire Gin. Darko has also served as Brand Ambassador for the global spirit brand Domaine de Canton. His work has been featured in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Scene Magazine, Free Times, Cleveland Magazine, and GQ Magazine. He gets the most joy and inspiration in watching his toddler son, Theo, rock out on various musical instruments. 

Darko Marinkovic / Business Development Lead - Cleveland Studio Director

Darko believes in the beauty of a unique personal story and the opportunity that interactive mediums present in telling that story. His passion for personal connectivity has lead him through a career in hospitality where stories are shared on a daily basis. Two decades of experience in the restaurant industry has allowed for opportunities in event management, brand development, marketing, and pushing the creative boundaries on how food & beverage is prepared and consumed. These creative roles have resulted in numerous awards including Cleveland’s Most Inspired by Bombay Sapphire Gin. Darko has also served as Brand Ambassador for the global spirit brand Domaine de Canton. His work has been featured in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Scene Magazine, Free Times, Cleveland Magazine, and GQ Magazine. He gets the most joy and inspiration in watching his toddler son, Theo, rock out on various musical instruments. 

Tamara Sutton / 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 Sutton / 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.

Ben Matthews / Software Developer Intern Ben is a programmer and artist currently studying computer science at the University of New Mexico. He specializes in creating interactive visual and graphical software that immerses viewers in a unique experience. Ben believes that good piece of artwork, game, or experience draws people in through discovery, and he strives to add an element of exploration to all of his work. Ben's hobbies include gaming, playing piano, hiking, and climbing.

Ben Matthews / Software Developer Intern

Ben is a programmer and artist currently studying computer science at the University of New Mexico. He specializes in creating interactive visual and graphical software that immerses viewers in a unique experience. Ben believes that good piece of artwork, game, or experience draws people in through discovery, and he strives to add an element of exploration to all of his work. Ben's hobbies include gaming, playing piano, hiking, and climbing.

Theresa Mahoney/ Studio Assistant  Theresa is a studio assistant at Storylab who has her degree in Art Studio. She graduated from UNM in 2015 and is currently pursing her passion working in the arts. Theresa's background is centered around photography. She hopes to expand her knowledge in the art world with working here at Storylab. Her hobbies include photography, cars, racing, camping, and spending time with her family. 

Theresa Mahoney/ Studio Assistant 

Theresa is a studio assistant at Storylab who has her degree in Art Studio. She graduated from UNM in 2015 and is currently pursing her passion working in the arts. Theresa's background is centered around photography. She hopes to expand her knowledge in the art world with working here at Storylab. Her hobbies include photography, cars, racing, camping, and spending time with her family. 

Robin Campos / Technical Intern Robin is a student studying computer science at the University of New Mexico. He specializes in object-oriented programming and is an aspiring game design hobbyist. Robin believes that computer-generated simulations and games have great potential as an art form, and hopes to help Storylab make great things with that technology. Other hobbies include writing, gaming, and long-distance running.

Robin Campos / Technical Intern

Robin is a student studying computer science at the University of New Mexico. He specializes in object-oriented programming and is an aspiring game design hobbyist. Robin believes that computer-generated simulations and games have great potential as an art form, and hopes to help Storylab make great things with that technology. Other hobbies include writing, gaming, and long-distance running.