Get To Know ID: Karen Mitchell, Engagement Manager

Today we’re stoked to sit down with the wonderful Karen Mitchell, our engagement manager!

What is your name?

Karen Mitchell.

What is your quest?

To create awesome things and enable others to create awesome things.

What is your favorite color?

Black and white stripes.

What other names do you go by?

Just Karen!

What is your alignment?

My D&D characters were always Neutral Evil but in real life, I’m probably Lawful Good. I’m not against breaking the rules if it’s the right thing to do, but I am gonna feel SO STRESSED ABOUT IT.

Do you have a familiar?

One of my kids is allergic to everything so we have a little betta fish. He’s blue and he digs sleeping on a leaf.

What kind of video games do you like to play?

I play a lot of action adventure and puzzle games—I’m well known for my dedication to all things Tomb Raider since 1996! I also love things that are silly, or bizarre, or that stray from the usual genre conventions. Oh, and horror! And sims! And rhythm games!

I genuinely love all types of games (aside from most traditional sports titles)!

What kind of music do you listen to?

Early punk and post-punk, garage, glam, blues, classic R&B.

What kind of books do you read?

I love to read non-fiction, realistic fiction, short stories, personal essays, graphic novels, indie comics, piles of magazines, cereal boxes, shampoo bottles, etc. I’m a big supporter of public libraries and there is nothing I love more than coming home with 30+ books on some random topic that caught my eye… FOR FREE!

Do you have a secret skill that few people know about?

I broadcast pretty widely any skills I even slightly possess, so no.

What’s your favorite random fact about yourself?

I was cast off of the street to be in a famous (and terrible) music video on MTV when I was in college. Well, my knees ended up in the final cut. But the craft services were delicious.

Where can people find you on the Internet?

@kickarse77 on Twitter.


Suzanne Wallace
ID@Xbox Community Manager