Community 102 is about experience.
We boast impressive credentials in a wide variety of industries, from corporate multinationals to entertainment giants and beyond. Arguably the most important lesson we’ve learned is that every community is malleable and transformative by nature of the evolving forces of social change that influences its population. Because of this, we’ve learned that our experience is best utilized by being adaptable and ready for the next big thing. We don’t wait for change, we anticipate it and meet it head-on to ensure you’re not left behind.
Dave Andrews, President & CEO
Dave Andrews founded Community 102 to serve a blossoming need in the developing field of social networking and communities. As president, Andrews is spearheading the company’s mission to aid clients in their quest to reach a global audience across any platform.
Prior to launching Community 102, Andrews served as Vice President of Production and Interactive Entertainment at GSN, The Network For Games. There, he was in charge of managing the production process of interactive television, as well as the company’s online games and mobile initiatives, and other corporate multi-platform endeavors. Among his many contributions, Andrews created more than 50 interactive television shows, and established a single-player cash game, where players could compete online to be game show contestants on LINGO. GSN saw more than 100 million plays of games that Andrews developed.
As Producer of Experimental Online Programming and Gaming at Icebox.com, Andrews produced the internet sensation “Mr. Wong.” This internet show received an “A” in an Entertainment Weekly review. Before his job at Icebox, Andrews was a Producer at Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment. In this capacity he designed websites, implemented strategies for grass roots marketing, and consulted on developing Internet communities. Further rounding out his past experiences are his roles as Animation Production Manager and Post-Production Supervisor for the Disney television series “One Saturday Morning.”
Since taking the helm of Community 102, Andrews has been developing strategic partnerships with global entertainment technology companies to make a mark in the US digital entertainment space and grow their communities.
A four-time Emmy Award nominee in the Interactive Television category, Andrews is also a member of the Producers Guild of America New Media Council, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Casual Games Association, the Cable Telecommunications Association for Marketing, and the International Game Developers Association.
Katy Wethington, Moderation Supervisor & Training Administrator
Katy Wethington’s considerable experience in community management began in February 1999, when she became a guide moderator with the America Online Community Leaders Volunteer Program. Ms. Wethington continued her leadership role with the program until it ended in June 2005 and has since moved on to many other projects with diverse client relationships, including Sony.com and LiveWorld, Inc.
Ms. Wethington’s dedication and patience with clients at AOL resulted in an early promotion to Volunteer Team Leader where her responsibilities included weekly scheduling and coordination for up to 70 guides-in-training. As a Room Monitor, Ms. Wethington assigned a wide variety of simulations to trainees, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a safe and controlled environment. Her invaluable contribution to other AOL projects resulted in a People Connection Team Leader position, membership in the Peer Review Team, participation in the Guide Mentoring Team, and from March 2001 until 2005, the role of Session Coordinator for the People Connection Team.
When America Online ended their volunteer guide program in June 2005, LiveWorld Inc. hired Ms. Wethington to perform chat moderation for AOL Teen Chat Rooms and AOL United Kingdom Teen and Kid Chat Rooms. Ms. Wethington has since provided her moderation expertise, message boards services, and blog community support to such noteworthy clients as Hotels.com, Holiday Inn Express, AIM (AOL Instant Messenger), Uncut Video, VH1, and Kraft Crystal Light, where she employed both on-site and sweeper moderation tools.
In December 2008, Ms. Wethington joined Community 102 as Moderation Supervisor and Executive Administrator of the Moderator Training Program. Ms. Wethington also creates and implements all documents related to moderation training, scheduling, invoicing, and the generation of weekly reports. As a member of the Community 102 team, Ms. Wethington acts as liaison between clients and moderators to establish community guidelines and constantly refine and enhance best practices.
Ms. Wethington and her dedicated team of highly trained moderators are enthusiastic about creating safe and fun communities and look forward to more challenges and triumphs as online communities continue to explode in popularity.