2016 Interactive: Mobile Game Application Producers Immersive Participants

Sean Verhaagen Sean Verhaagen

Sean has a drive to solve problems and create amazing things that can make a difference in people’s lives. Since he could get his hands on a computer he has been trying to create things with it, and since he could get his hands on a controller he has been in love with games, the inevitable result has been he tinkering with and creating games since he was a kid. Creating games is Sean’s highest passion, he dreams about game designs and get lost in the intricacies of game mechanics working together.



Stacey T. HayashiStacey Hayabashi

Stacey T. Hayashi is a Hawaii-based serial entrepreneur and founder of the successful PainaGirl family of websites, which includes Hawaiian Wedding Shop. A former software engineer before starting her own companies, Ms. Hayashi is one of the earliest pioneers in the development of internet-based businesses focused on the manufacturing and distribution of Hawaiian products, and brings a formidable set of planning and operational skills to both her technology-based businesses as well as the multitude of social and advocacy enterprises that she devotes her time to. She is also a fashion designer, designing and manufacturing contemporary Hawaiian wedding dresses since 2002, but it was her interest in Japanese American and Hawaii culture that led to the development of a multimedia project celebrating the heroism and cultural significance of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and members of the Military Intelligence Service. Her historically accurate manga “Journey of Heroes,” which she wrote and published in 2012, is internationally-acclaimed, garnering media attention in the US, Japan, Italy and France. In addition to her manga, she has executive produced two films (short narrative and documentary) about Herb Yanamura, Military Intelligence Service linguist, and the Battle of Okinawa, which screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival in 2015. She is currently screenwriter and executive producer for the unnamed 100th/442/MIS origins film project for the 442nd RCT Foundation.

Ms. Hayashi is an expert on the 100th, 442nd, and MIS veterans, and has been a featured speaker at numerous events, book signings, and venues, among them: the 100th Infantry Battalion anniversary banquet, the Joint Memorial Service (100th/442nd/MIS) at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center (Maui), Seattle Nisei Veterans Memorial Hall for the Nisei Veterans Foundation, the Japanese American National Museum, Building 640 at the Presidio (MIS Museum part of the National Park Service), the Hawaii Army Museum, Bruyeres City Hall (France), Nagasaki University (Japan), the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, and Living History Day featured author at the Pacific Aviation Museum as well as many book signings at the Pacific Historic Sites Pearl Harbor Visitors Center. Ms. Hayashi and her work with the veterans, as well as her manga, Journey of Heroes, was also featured on the Travel Channel’s tv show, Booze Traveler, in the Fall of 2015. Stacey’s innovative approaches to making the story of the AJA vets accessible and relatable are fundamental in perpetuating their stories in younger generations

Tracy DavidsonTracy Davidson

For 37 years Tracy practiced advertising and sales. Creating marketing material, negotiating offers, and sales contracts becoming a top producing agent, and receiving multiple awards. She was a real estate agent from the early 1990’s to 2017, and now holds an inactive license. In 2008 when the real state market crashed, she began trying to think of a way to help local merchants keep their doors open by networking & driving business to each other. This is how she came up with the idea of Tracy’s Map. Helping merchants drive more people to their place of business.

Tracy’s very first publication was in June 2013 and since then has become one of the most widely distributed brochure and travel guide throughout the island and beyond. Tracy’s Map, a fun, simple, and easy to use, collectible souvenir keepsake that offers valuable information for newcomers and visitors, and how to get around the island. To create additional income and to bring more excitement and adventure to Tracy’s Maps Merchants, she came up with the idea to create a mobile game app called Tracy’s Map Treasure Hunt. To keep the people excited about returning back to the islands of Hawaii and its shops, and to purchase items and keepsakes for family, coworkers, and friends.

Troy CannonTroy Cannon

Troy Cannon is from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is studying his Bachelor of Psychology at University of Utah. He is a Research Assistant at Allen Communications. He worked with Apple Inc as a Technical Support, and Xerox-Humana as a Customer Support Supervisor.