Our Team

Maury Elizabeth Brown
President and CEO

216-309-2995 · mebrown@learnlarp.com

After working as a marketing and communications executive for a Fortune 500 company, Maury Brown moved to the education sector, where she has more than 15 years experience designing curriculum, delivering and assessing instruction, and conducting research on engagement and learning with students in elementary school through graduate school. A diverse writer of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction with degrees in literature and creative writing from the University of Virginia, she is finishing her PhD in Rhetoric & Cultural Studies, researching larps as participatory design and interactive storytelling. She has been involved in role-playing games since the early 1990s.

Benjamin A. Morrow
Vice President and COO

216-309-1695 · bamorrow@learnlarp.com

With an extensive background in tabletop role-playing games, Ben Morrow began larping in 1996. Along with a team of designers and gamemasters, he ran a multi-year serialized larp in Ohio and planned and hosted other multi-day larp and table-top events. An avid video gamer and game reviewer, Morrow also writes fiction, primarily in the science fiction and fantasy genres. With nearly two decades of business experience in various sectors, Morrow also has a background in theater, including experience as an actor, stage manager, and stage combat choreographer.

Ben “Books” Schwartz

Magischola Prep Director · campdirector@learnlarp.com
Books has been writing and running larps for over a decade, and aren’t remotely bored of it yet. After learning their craft at the Wayfinder Experience, they spent four years as the Artisan Guild Coordinator for Trackers Earth, designing and running educational larp summer camps. After years of being typecast as the head of wizard schools of all kinds, it seems inevitable that they’d wind up running one as their job.


Claire Wilshire

NPC Director
Claire is our NPC Director and a back end coordinator for Learn Larp. She has been a roleplaying organizer and enthusiast for over a decade and a half. As both a successful business owner of her own larp company and an award-winning thespian, she brings a bright passion and enthusiasm for crafting unique experiences for players.


Thomas Mertz

Web Developer · thomas@campground.dk
Thomas Mertz is a veteran larper with more than 20 years experience under his belt, and a player of the original College of Wizardry larp. When he’s not being a badass wizard he builds websites big and small.
Thomas is LearnLarp’s resident web-wizard, and manages the servers that run all of LearnLarp’s websites, as well as building nearly every online property LearnLarp has.