August 06, 2021
As you all know, Junkfood Arcades is a family business at the heart. However, as we begin to grow we have added new members of the team that aren't blood related too! That being said, some of our OG staff is heading off to college in the next few weeks and some new friends have been stepping in. Keep reading to meet each staff member, hear what they're up to, and learn about their role at the shop (in no specific order, we love all these nerds equally)!
You know him you love him, Mr. JFA himself! This man needs no introduction, but boy does he deserve one! Travis is the core of Junkfood Arcades and it quite literally would not exsist without him. He built this company, and the Snackbox Micro as well as V2, from the ground up. He is the best Mr Uncle Boss Dad around town (and is commonly referred to as mr uncle boss dad at the office). He holds all the knowledge and runs all the things. Ideally he'd have the brightest spotlight, but as Hammy is writing this she is running out of ways to say he literally does anything and everything. Y'all get the point, Travis is your guy.
Ajaxx- Son of Odin! (jk, son of Mr. JFA) Jackson is Mr. JFA's oldest, and plays a major role in all things junkfood. He's thought of as the shop manager, and handles the majority of testing, troubleshooting, and new product ideas. Jackson is the co-founder of the micro and basically junkfood itself! His favorite fighting game is Injustice 2, and he typically mains Supergirl (who was his fighter for his first tournament win, everybody say awwww) but knows the move list for just about every character in the game. Ajaxx is heading towards his second year at Georgia State in the fall, so while he won't be at the shop every day he'll still be active on discord and come home on some weekends!
HammyTime aka Hannah aka the best employee ever aka the do-er of all things and holder of all knowledge is writing this post (lol). I am niece to Mr. JFA and cousin to Jackson and Molly, so spending the summer working with my family has been truly one of the best summers of my life! Around the office i'm usually running around helping wherever, but primarily am the one doing customer communications via email and discord, so if you contact the shop its likely you're talking to me! Since I'm headed to my second year of college at the University Of Tennessee in the fall, i'm very thankful I handle a chunk of our online portions such. as shopify so I can still be as involved as possible! My go to line is "I dont know, I just work here" when it comes to pretty much anything about fighting games or gaming in general, but I am a level 26 pink knight on castle crashers (I know, so skilled)
Dunk aka Alan is a member of the Junkfood Fam and has been through thick and thin with the team, even back in the days where everything was made out of the 2 car garage! We are ecstatic to announce that Alan is staying with us full time in the fall as he is a crucial member of the team. Alan is thought of as our micro pro but he knows pretty much anything and everything about the shop. He does tons of the V2 builds as well! Alan is a long time gamer and fighting game pro, he is usually found playing soul calibur VI and mains Siegfried!
Junkfood Spawn #2 aka edgelord aka Molly is the second JFA child and is usually not in the shop before noon, but when she is here she's the best! She is the queen of all things shipping, sides (aka merch and such), and fun fightstick fridays! She is heading off for her first year of college at Georgia State, but you'll still see JFA Spawn in discord and she'll pop in and out of the office. While Molly is not a hardcore gamer, she still loves to challenge Ajaxx in Injustice on occasion and is a castle crashers pro. (and can fool just about anyone in Among Us!)
Exalchion aka Brayden joined the Junkfood team in the middle of this summer and has been killing the game ever since! While he is attending Georgia State in the fall for his fourth year, he is staying local and will still be in the shop during the week! Βrayden has tons of experience in all things tech. He is our go to guy for PCBs, soldering, new programing, all the things! Brayden also knows his way around graphic design and has come up with some really neat concepts that have shown off how customizable junkfood is in so many ways. As some staff comes and goes you may see Exalchion in the discord more often, as he will be helping out Hammy with customer communications! Brayden is usually a PC player and while he loves fighting games; Monster Hunter is his favorite series!
SammyChu aka Samm has been with Junkfood since the early days and is a longtime friend of Ajaxx. She is our resident artist and handles all things Snackbox V2! If you've ever ordered a full build from Junkfood, odds are Samm was the one to put it together! Samm also does a chunk of our fightstick fridays and always comes up with new ways to customize V2s. She is an extremely skilled digital artist but does a bit of everything, and is open for commissions for just about anything! Reach out to her on twitter or discord @SammyChu to see her awesome custom builds. We are happy to announce Samm is staying with us full time and will always be around at the shop! Of course she loves fighting games, but Resident Evil the remake is her favorite, and she is known for repping her custom phone case that displays N from pokemon!
Timberly aka Tim joined us this summer as well! Tim has become the master of the Shapeoko. He is constantly running the machines in the shop and hand beveling all things HDPE. Tim has taken on such a crucial role in the shop and we are very proud to announce he is staying fully time with us as we transition in the fall! He is also versed in all things shipping and micro building so he can do it all. Tim is a long time member of the fighting game community and is constantly testing micros on Guilty Gear. He mains I-no and kicks everyone in the office's butt.
Vincentius aka Vincent has been an OG member of the team and longtime friend of Jackson and Molly's. All summer he's been a pro at all things assembling, V2s, Micros, hundreds and hundreds of shipping boxes, you name it! He is the record holder for the fastest micro builder. When it comes to the customizability of JunkFood Arcades, you can thank Vincent for us having anything available in pink or purple! Sadly, he is leaving us in the fall to attend his first year at Georgia State!
Badmoves aka Carter recently joined the team in July and is brother to hammytime, nephew to Mr. JFA, and cousin to the spawns. Carter is a long time gamer, but has just recently been hoping around the fighting community in games like Injustice! Carter has become a jack of all trades, knocking out long shifts of running the CNC, flashing the PCBs, and assembling some darn perfect micros. Carter's claim to fame is going to Dreamhack in 2018 and taking a selfie with WakaFlocka (who has played on our arcade machine at 404 ESports ATL!) Carter is thankfully staying with us full time during the turn over and is an amazing addition to the team!
Dinker aka Deanna and her husband Brent are apart of the JunkFood blood family as well, and have joined the team to take over for those heading off to school! They are the ultimate power couple, with Deanna running to front (office) of the shop and Brent taking charge in the back (warehouse). Brent has quickly mastered all things machines, parts, stock, organization, and just general warehouse things! He's killing it as production manager. Deanna has taken over the front of the house (she even moved the couch today, big changes people!) and has quickly mastered every inch of shipping and shopify, but she'll handle all the *business* parts of Junkfood as well. We are so excited to have them both full time and see where they lead our company!