JosuePonce

My Story

I was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and migrated in the United States since the age of 3. I currently reside in Miami, Florida and have lived here since we arrived. I am a former Miami Killian Senior High alumni and I currently work from home. Since I was small, I've always been fond of the idea of having mutual interests with people. The community aspect has always appealed to me whether that was me communicating over Skype with Minecraft players around the world or just by reaching out to people on the Internet.

In search of creating my own community, I learned interesting skill sets which helped pave my way into building my online presence, and learning how people interact with each other. During the summer of 2015, I dove into creating a community around Nintendo's popular toys-to-life franchise, amiibo. amiibo which is both a singular and plural term for these figurines, grew it's popularity for their sleek and detailed design based on Nintendo characters, which could be used on Wii U & 2D/3DS consoles. During this time, Nintendo fans were seeking to find amiibo from their favorite childhood characters and became very limited for they were in huge demand at the time. Scalpers found interest in them and started to resell them at ridiculous prices and it sparked interest in me to create a community to help true collectors achieve completion in their collections, creating amiibosteal, taking back these figurines from scalpers by informing collectors when and where to get them as soon as they're available.

After a year of working on amiibosteal, I've created a friendship among people within the community and have expanded into different networks within the gaming industry. The industry is constantly changing and it's an everyday growing process.

Aside from managing communities online, I also am a certified Adobe Associate in Photoshop and an aspiring Musical Theatre Major.