I have been an avid D&D player since the early 1990s. I have enjoyed entertaining others through storytelling long before I discovered D&D. I was really excited when I discovered the awesome opportunity presented by D&D to allow my audience to become players that can star in my epic tales. I have not only played every edition but dissected each to get a deeper understanding of how to use the mechanics to help create well-balanced challenges that promote teamwork, roleplaying, and immersion.
I run my tables with a bit of an old-school style and may be considered a bit strict by some. It's not without reason though. Having managed multiple RPG games ranging up to 30 people for over 20 years, I have learned from experience what can make or break a game's enjoyability.