Group of people on my team greeting visitors to the page

The Team

Headshot of Mark Collard, founder & director of playmeo.comTaking Fun Seriously

playmeo’s Founder & Director, Mark Collard, created playmeo out of a burning desire to share his enthusiasm and expertise for fun group games and adventure-based activities with educators and program leaders all over the world.

As described in the story behind playmeo, Mark believes that group games and activities are one of the most powerful (and attractive) ways to help people connect. He knows that when people invest in the energy to build and strengthen their relationships, the results of their work (no matter the content) are amplified.

Mark drives the innovation and manages an awesome team of equally enthusiastic experts.

You can learn more about Mark here and here.


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EPIC logo, playmeo webmasters


The team at EPIC (Asher Charles & Nick Vernall) are responsible for the overall development, look and feel of the site, including the wonderful colour palette. They handle all of the technical stuff Mark doesn’t know how to to do, and make it look simple. Thankfully, we all share a common affection for good coffee.

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Anna Rampelt illustrating playmeo characters


Over the years Anna Rampelt has deciphered hundreds of Mark’s hand-sketched stick-figures and diagrams and blessed the site with an abundance of illustrations which capture the essence of every activity. I think you’ll agree that her family of little people and characters bring the site alive.

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playmeo video tutorials


David Piang-Nee (Melbourne) and Fiona MacDowall (Melbourne) have sat through literally hundreds of hours of video footage to bring you the edited versions of all the video tutorials. Only the best bits got through. Big thanks to my wife too, for holding the camera so steady for hours on end to capture many of these moments.

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playmeo app homescreen


One of the simplest ways to access playmeo’s resources is via the app. Jarrod Robinson and his PE Geek team managed this task with ease. They made it super-easy for everyone with a smartphone to access all of our free stuff, adding a login portal for premium subscribers too. With 40+ apps to his name, Jarrod knows his stuff.

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Team of playmeo contributors


Like a child, it takes a village of great contributors to develop playmeo’s content. Featuring expert and all-together fun practitioners from Australia & USA including Mark CollardKarl Rohnke, Nate Folan, Ryan Eller, Chad Littlefield, Michelle Cummings, Lisa Howard, Sam SikesChris CavertJim Cain and Michelle Wilson.

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Translation of Thank You on playmeo


The remarkable translation tools of Google Translate and the professional expertise of several human translators (Egypt) help us expand the reach of playmeo’s resources all over the world. So, thank you, muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, grazie mille, danke, salamat and terima kasih.

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