About Secret City Adventures
As well as bringing Real Escape Games to Canada from Japan, we also write and make completely original games. Our puzzles are hand-crafted and our storylines and game mechanics perfected by a team of award-winning creators with backgrounds in science-fiction and comic-book writing as well as stage, film and alternate reality gaming. Read about our talented team!
Production and Business Development Manager
As Secret City Adventures’ General Manager, Leonardo Dell’Anno has overseen the development of Toronto’s critically acclaimed Casa Loma Escape Series. Assembling a diverse team of designers from a variety of industries, Leonardo has shepherded three hit immersive experiences, all set in a historic castle. Outside of work, Leonardo is an award winning producer of film, theatre and digital media. With Secret City Adventures’ current experiences still selling out, Leonardo is hard at work on the 2017 development slate and looking to push the company’s experiences in bigger and bolder directions.
Working as one of Secret City Adventures’ creative leads since its first Toronto endeavour, Michael has played a key role in establishing some of the most entertaining and immersive experiences Toronto’s ever seen. In both production and design, Michael has helped deliver a variety of Secret City Adventures’ experiences, from their very first, to their latest offerings. Michael’s amalgamated knowledge from his degree in Psychology, combined with his extensive first-hand experience in all things gaming, results in a keen analytical mindset, fine-tuned to the metafabric of fun, immersion, and gamification of life.
Joining the team in its first year of operations, Kevin has played a key role in the design and production of every Secret City Adventure game and experience. With a background in producing arts events, writing for various media, and a passion for adventure and immersive entertainment, Kevin is a natural fit with the company and seeks to challenge himself and others with every project.
With a background in industrial design, wearable tech, and the performing arts, Jayd is a multidisciplinary designer and storyteller. Interested in human-centered design and the gamification of life, she utilizes design thinking and creative methodologies in her approach to exploring meaningful play. Highly curious about both how things and how people work, and an overall big nerd, Jayd is thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the exciting potential of the immersive gaming experience with such a talented team.
One of the key figure heads in their very first escape game, Steven has had his fingers in nearly all projects Secret City Adventures has produced since then. Leaving his past life behind, Steven started as an actor within the games but quickly found himself in the position of Manager/Administrative front-liner for the Real Escape Games. With a strong background in illustration, writing, filmmaking and acting, Steven has utilized nearly all of his collective experience during his time with the company.
The newest Secret City Adventures team member, Tammy has extensive experience in experiential marketing and event planning. Having worked with a variety of high profile events and created unique marketing campaigns for major corporations, Tammy brings a distinctive set of skills to the team. Life is an experience and she hopes to use her passion for creating memorable experiences to bring immersive gaming to the world at large.
Front of House Manager
Like so many people who work for Secret City Adventures, Iain is a theatre/gaming nerd! He loves working in an environment where the daily goal is to create experiences that challenge and make people happy! He’s the talkative and helpful type; so spending the day answering questions and helping people makes his day fly by. When not at work Iain can be found out at a show, singing karaoke, or on stage in community theatre productions…. that or hiding away at home watching sci-fi.
Casa Loma Manager
Having worked for many cultural institutes in Toronto over the last 15 years, Meg has grown to love local history so it’s no wonder that she found herself at the heart of city, Casa Loma. With a background in Operations, and Staff Management, Meg has really found her place with Secret City Adventures managing Casa Loma. When not at the castle Meg can be found testing her knowledge in various trivia games or binge watching the latest Netflix original.
Black Creek Manager
Escape games combine Jesse’s love of immersive theatre, video games, and roleplaying, so it’s no wonder he’s found himself on the Secret City team. A recent arrival to Toronto, he has been thrilled to explore the sights, sounds, and cultures of the city. You may spot him at a gamedev workshop, a punk concert, playing with dogs in High Park, or hanging out at your local vegan pizza place. Jesse currently manages the Black Creek Pioneer Village Escape Series, and can’t wait to see what Secret City Adventures does next.
Initially joining on as a Game Master for Real Escape Game in 2014, Izzy had no idea how massive the escape game genre would truly become. Finishing his degree in Business Technology Management at Ryerson University, his passion for gamification and innovative technologies continued to grow with each set of new players. He loves French, eating fries, hip hop culture, urban exploration and parkour, but these days he gets a thrill out of sharing stories on Snapchat. Working closely with the marketing team he hopes to find new ways to reach puzzle enthusiasts and out-of-the-box adventurers alike!
Karen is multidisciplinary graphic designer with a passion for editorial, data visualization, and packaging design. She enjoys working with different mediums in order to provide a more visually unique experience for her projects. Karen loves how graphic design can shape and contribute to the overall narrative and atmosphere of escape games for the players. Her favourite font is Comic Sans, bold and italicized.