Member Bios

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Staff (2016-2020)
Ben Strazdas (President): Howdy! My name is Ben Strazdas. I was made president of Anime Club in the summer of 2017. My goal is to create a place where anyone can feel like they belong and have a good time watching anime!
Chris Gibson (President; VP):
Kevin Spohn(VP; President):
Writers (As of F2020):

K.Spohn, B.Strazdas(?), C.Gibson, Kev. Elder,  Chase; Vee

Former Staff

Jenny Eischeid (President):

Corbin McMahon (Vice President):

Hello all! I'm Corbin your Malevolent Tyrant king! All joking aside, I'm the VP of club for now. This is my 3rd year attending UNO, I am a library science major and I still have at least 2 years to go before I get everything done. My first anime was Dragon Ball Z way before kindergarten and I've been in love with anime ever since. Some of my favorites include .HACK//sign, Rurouni Kenshin, and Persona 4: The Animation. I'm also a video game nut, more than just a little bit brash, and prone to giving people a hard time, so feel free to tell me to knock off my shit. You can normally find me in the back room gaming with some of our other members. I'm also a member of security at Anime Nebraskon and will attempt to get you all to join staff throughout the year. Hope to see you all at club this week!

Elrond Carper (Secretary):

Sean Michael Steiner (Treasurer):


Tony Ianacone (Former President): Your all-powerful, all-knowing, all-forgetful leader dictator for the 2010-2011 school year. A comp-sci major who'd rather spend his time doing 3D animation or hacking the Wii. Might just be under the control of the raccoon suspiciously perched upon his head...

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Brendon Renshaw (Vice President):

I am Brendon, I've been the Veep since 2008 and I've also been involved with Anime Nebraskon for about as long and am in charge of their Karaoke segments. I'm a computer science student, I have watched 192.56 days worth of anime according to, I play D&D and other pen and paper games, I have over 90 Star Wars Expanded Universe Novels and have read over 100 total, many multiple times. I have read all of Green Lantern since 1960 and Teen Titans since 1980. I've been known to cosplay every now and then and I do own some Gundam Models. I dare you to try and out nerd me!

Collin Hatter (Former Treasurer):

Ben Sloup (Former President, Former Secretary): I am Ben: artist, anime fan, and Secretary of UNOtaku. Hajimemashite! I recall slowly and steadily falling more in love with anime's style, storytelling, and uniqueness since elementary school; longer if you count all the Japanese video games that I loved and never knew were essentially derived/inspired/adapted from anime. I enjoy drawing; anime/toon is my preferred style and I intend on making a shirt design eventually. My favorite series include but are not limited to: Ranma 1/2, Soul Eater, Lucky Star, Kaichou wa Maid Sama, Squid Girl, Ouran High School Host Club, Haruhi Suzumiya, Love Hina (manga plz) and Cowboy Bebop. Some would say I'm slightly more Shōjo oriented.

Also, boobs are fun and harmless so ya'll need to chill and hold your roll on the negs! High School of the Dead is a great anime. Give it a chance!

Dakota K. (Founder, Spiritual Liege): Dak is one of the four founding members of UNOtaku. These days, he mostly just sits around organizing games in the back room instead of being active in the UNOtaku Leadership Cabal. Outside of UNOtaku, Dak's interests include mathematics, beer, Dungeons & Dragons, gardening, philosophy, Team Fortress 2, and speaking in the third person. He is also something of a music connoisseur (read: snob) and runs a blog of songs and artists he likes.

Noteworthy Members

Nick Sandahl: Self proclaimed "Master of Mecha", I'm a fan of all things hot blooded and giant robot. Although I do enjoy most other genre as well. If I'm not watching anime, I'm usually gaming. While not a student atm, I'm working on going back when I figure out a major. Currently writing anime reviews for our site. Diana Moquin: Hi there Everybody!! I'm Diana, Your friendly Japanese Culture informant. I'm half Japanese and am pretty knowledgeable on Japanese culture. I'll probably be posting things up from time to time just so you get a little more informed on the culture or anything of the like. If you have a question, feel free to leave me a comment, and I'll respond back! =) I'm currently not a UNO student, but eventually I shall be once I get my assoc. degree from Metro. My major in psychology with emphasis in relationship therapy. Favorite Animes: Fruits Basket, Ouran HC, Soul Eater, High School of the Dead, Lucky Star, Sensual Phrase, and like everyone else, there are others which I'll omit as there will be a never ending list. If you have any questions, concerns, or just anything you'd like to broach, even in terms of relationships, I can always be reached through FaceBook! =D

Everyone Else

Chris Mooter: I’m a senior at UNO (by hours… sigh) I do a lot of gaming on PC. Feel free to add me on FaceBook and ask me for my Steam profile’s link so you can add me if you like; just be sure to mention you’re from UNOtaku as I don’t accept random requests.

I watch quite a bit of anime and read quite a bit of manga, but my favorite is Strike Witches for anime. So hard to choose...

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