I've always loved video games. My earliest memories was playing on an Atari but I grew up with a Nintendo NES. I still love to play games but my focus now is on collecting. I love collecting for the NES. I joined Raleigh Retro Gamers early on and eventually became an admin. I created a community called The NES Page on Facebook and was able to connect with retro gaming fans, collectors, and gamers from around the world. However, I really wanted that same connection in Raleigh where I live. I was able to do that through the Raleigh Retro Gamers group. Back in 2019, we decided to start doing meetups and events in Raleigh so we could share our love of gaming and collecting with the community. So here we are!