Meet our team
Each staff member is empowered with escape room awesomeness.
Emma Rochon, Co-Founder
Emma is the head of Game Development for Improbable Escapes Inc. She comes from a biochemistry and escape room background, and leads our team towards creating fun and exciting new experiences! You can catch her creating puzzles on the daily - sounds fun, right?!
Melissa Eapen, Co-Founder
Melissa is the head of Business & Marketing for Improbable Escapes Inc. She comes from a psychology, computer science, and pre-service firefighting background. If you follow us on any of our social media channels - she's the voice behind Improbable Escapes!
Brandon Asselbergs, Operations Manager
Brandon is a budding Arts & Education professional in Kingston, ON. A self-proclaimed "hoot/dog person," Brandon relies on his wits, his heart, and his humour in the workplace, making him a fabulous addition to a fabulous-er team!
Adam Ellis, Game Builder / Developer
Adam is our "everything" guy - and we mean everything. He builds all of our experiences, and is a valuable member of our game development team. If you play any of our games and see any of the secret passageways or "magic" moments in the games - Adam built that!
Devon Ellis, Set Designer
Devon comes to Improbable Escapes with a vast amount of design knowledge; she worked in film and television and helps makes all of our props and sets look fully immersive (and indestructible!). P.s. Devon and Adam are siblings - what a power duo.
Liz Orenstein, Games & Prop Manager
Liz is happiest when she’s working with her hands. When she’s not covered in paint or sawdust, Liz can probably be found sound designing, rock climbing or sleeping.
Liz has a degree in Film and Media from Queen’s, and a diploma in Technical Theatre Production From Humber College.
Kevin Merritt, Games & Prop Manager
Kevin has worked in Kingston as a graphic designer, illustrator and artist for the last 18 years. He’s passionate about gaming and animation. Ask him anything about either and he will likely talk your ear off.
Iain Bell, Game Developer
Iain is one of Improbable Escapes' first employees, from back in 2015! He's held various positions over the years, from Game Host, to Social Media Manager, to General Manager, and now works on our Game Development team. He also works with Fort Fright at Fort Henry National Historic Site.
Megan Shaw, Shift Lead
Outside of Improbable Escapes, you can find Megan backpacking, canoeing, or hiking as much as possible. She’s also a self-identified foodie and dog mom! She loves experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes, knitting and crochet, and frequent trips to the dog park. If you ask her anything about her passions, she’ll enthusiastically talk your ear off until you love them too!
Christian Milanovic, Shift Lead
Christian is our eccentric theatre and creativity enthusiast. Whenever a live actor is required for our games, chances are that you will seem him on the front lines. This job is perfect for him because he only wishes to make daily life more memorable, by giving it a healthy dose of whimsy.
Laura Brak, Shift Lead
Laura is a graduate of the University of Guelph, with a Bachelor's degree in geography and biology, and is currently in school to become a nurse. She can most often be found watching reruns of The Office and RuPaul's Drag Race, and has an unhealthy love for Cambodian and Thai food. Fun fact: she broke her leg playing roller derby and now has 10 screws in her left tibia!
Michelle Pakulski, Shift Lead
Michelle is currently studying cognitive science at Queen’s University, where she explores this interdisciplinary study of the mind and its processes. Outside of class, Michelle explores the great outdoors, taking every opportunity to go on a road trip or camping enthusiastically! Working at Improbable Escapes matches her intrinsic drive for adventure, as she hosts different teams, ultimately experiencing new journeys everyday with everyone. What’s better than that!
The Game Masters
Abbey Lee Hallett, Game Master
Abbey Lee is a Master’s student in Arts Leadership who has never worked a normal job in her life. Some of these eccentric positions include military interpretation at Fort Henry, where she fired off cannons and rifles, and tour guiding at the Haunted Walk despite being afraid of every scary movie ever created. She also loves escape rooms, and is quite amused by the fact that part of game hosting includes convincing adults to wear child-sized cloaks.
Lauren Desroches, Game Master
Lauren is a Queen’s alumna who is currently studying marketing at St.Lawrence College. She loves working and living downtown because of all the familiar faces she gets to see everyday. In her spare time, she loves playing guitar and trying as many types of tea as she can. Her favourite thing about escape rooms are the props and set - she loves walking into a room and being transported to a completely different world!
Drae Marciano, Game Master
Bio Coming Soon.
Emily Kelly, Game Master
Emily is a high school student who spends her dreams fantasizing about going to Middle-earth. She's know as being an animal whisperer and a geek. She loves all things artsy, from drawing to painting to photography. She strives to be an actress and work in films and shows. She also has a passion for special effects makeup. When she has nothing better to do, she's usually solving riddles & puzzles!
Faith Begbie, Game Master
When Faith isn't hosting at Improbable, she can be found at the gym powerlifting, hiking, obsessing over corgis, watching horror movies or working on finishing her BA in Behavioral Psychology. Faith actively volunteers within the community, promotes well-being and self-love, and is constantly trying to enhance the lives of those around her. Working at Improbable has allowed her to express her creativity, leadership and positive attitude. You won't find anyone like her!
Jeremy St-Onge, Game Master
Jeremy wasted his youth daydreaming, watching cartoons, sitcoms, reading comics and books and playing with toys. Today, he calls that career research. With an education in film and a specialization in Children's Media, Jeremy has spent most of his adult life working on, thinking about or writing children's television.
Emmett-Mathias Blanchard, Game Master
Emmett-Mathias is a recent graduate from Queen’s University. He has an extensive background in biology and coral reef conservation and has a passion for the tourism industry. He hopes to pursue a career in Tourism Development with specialization in Biodiversity Conservation. Mathias is obsessed with dad jokes. The worse they are, the better. He will stick around people who find him funnier than he actually is.
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