CCO of Mojang | photographer


I'm an American living happily in Sweden. I moved to Stockholm in 2012 when I joined Mojang, makers of Minecraft, as Chief Operations Officer. Over time my focus inevitably shifted to the creative direction and strategy for many of our outside-of-the-game efforts and my title changed to suit, becoming the Chief Content Officer in 2018.

I'm a producer on the upcoming Minecraft movie and the President of the Board of the Block by Block Foundation, a non-profit organization in charge of a programme we founded in 2012 that uses Minecraft to enable community-driven participation in the redesign and construction of public spaces around the world.

I ride bikes, travel often and make photographs. In ideal situations all of these things happen together.

Fun fact: I was once interrogated by the Director of Secret Police of Kenya.

WIRED said I was 70th in their world's top 100, and Guardian said I was #88 in the 100 most powerful people in media. I put these references here to make myself seem cool, everyone loves lists!

 Reading the opening chapter of the  Max Brooks Minecraft novel during its announcement at MINECON.

Reading the opening chapter of the  Max Brooks Minecraft novel during its announcement at MINECON.