Staff Biographies

Our diverse staff here at LARP Adventure Program come from a variety of professional backgrounds. They possess skills and specialties across the broad range of activities that take place in our programming. All of our staff are working professionals with clear organizational responsibilities and purposes, whether they are members of the leadership staff, core staff, or auxiliary staff. However, they also participate of the same rank system that our youth participate in. In that way, they are instantly connected to the youth and share a community responsibility beyond their position with L.A.P. Thus, all of our staff are identified by both their rank and their positions within the program.

Eric Love

Director and Founder

An award-winning professional artist in the fine and performing arts, Eric has been teaching art, music, technology, science, theater, martial arts, and self-development for the last two decades. Starting in 2002-2005 with the Fine Arts Museum of Springfield MA, Eric has been developing the curriculum behind LARP Adventure Program for well over a decade. From 2006 onwards, Eric began teaching his curriculum in the Metro Boston area until formalizing the organization in 2012. Presently, Eric serves as L.A.P.’s director, for programming and development.Having attained his B.A. in Fine Arts at Bradford College, Eric has achieved an M.Ed. in Community Arts at Lesley University. In addition, he is an initiated cultural leader in multiple traditions and holds five black belts in the Bagwa-Chung, Kendo, Aikido, Karate, and Kempo schools of martial arts. His certifications include QPR Leadership, CERT-Safe, Mandated Reporter, First Aid/CPR, and other cultural leadership certifications.

Alison Love

Program Coordinator

Alison has been with LARP Adventure Program from the beginning in 2011 and helped grow the company from a single after school program with three contract workers to include after school programs in three locations, day camps during school breaks, a summer camp, and immersive international events with as many as twenty-five contract workers at one time. Most of her responsibilities include the daily administrative operations of programming, including enrollment, community information, invoicing, finances, and overall operation. She is a musician, artist, kickboxer, and gamer nerd who found a niche in office administration. She has been in the office world working since as early as 2005 and is currently enrolled in school to complete a BA in Accounting.

Jennifer Iannaconi

Marketing Manager

Jenn has been working with LAP since the spring of 2019. She’s mostly been working behind the scenes by updating the website. putting together newsletters and posting on Facebook. When she’s not marketing for LAP she’s taking care of the IT needs that come from having a virtual office.

Jenn has been a gamer since 1993 and a marketing specialist since 2004. She attended Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and studied play theory as it applies to child development. She also volunteers as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Nicki Bauman

Game Logistics Manager & Instructor

Nicki joined LAP as a student in 2009. Since then, she has taken a leading role within LAP, directing events, teaching at all locations and summer camps, and leading the Player Logistics team. In addition to her involvement with LAP, Nicki works full-time as an elementary school teacher. Her extensive classroom experience helps her engage and support our youth.

Nicki attended Wheaton College, Massachusetts, where she studied English and Education. She is certified as a QPR Instructor and Emergency Medical Responder and volunteers as a Crisis Counselor.

Doggos

Lobo Love

Assistant Director

Lobo is a dog with noble lineage, a descendant of the dogs cast as “dire wolves” on Game of Thrones. He received his Canine Good Citizen Certification in 2019 and is currently training to become a therapy dog. His responsibilities include eating cheese, playing, and making everybody smile. He enjoys belly rubs and ham.

Figment Audacity Johnson, Esq.

Of the legal firm Johnson & Cheese & Marketing Intern

This is Fig’s first job since moving to Massachusetts and she’s excited to learn about marketing and LARPing, just as soon as she masters her basic commands. For now her responsibilities include eating, sleeping and supervising all marketing related tasks. Her hobbies include digging holes in the yard and pruning trees to make sticks.