The Yogscast Family is made up of a diverse bunch of talented, funny individuals who work tirelessly to make this all happen on a day-to-day basis. Below are the names, portraits, social media links and biographies of the whole team.
The Yogscast Family
Lewis founded The Yogscast in 2008, with the goal of sharing Simon’s gift for inane banter with the world via YouTube. Since then, the channel has grown to become the largest in the UK, and Lewis has remained the de facto leader of the team - acting to balance Simon’s boldness with reason and caution.
Simon is the creative force behind The Yogscast, known as the singer of “Diggy Diggy Hole” and “The Man of a Thousand Voices, all of which sound oddly similar”. Simon’s charm, wit and endearing silliness has ensured that The Yogscast’s popularity never wanes. Simon is the best!
A crucial support pillar of The Yogscast, Hannah acts as Operations Manager. Her role is to smooth the production process and ensure high standards of quality are maintained. She also stars in her own popular ‘Let’s Play’ series on the YouTube channel “yogscast2”.
Duncan joined the Yogscast as the artist in residence, creating fantastic creations in and out of Minecraft. Revealed at Minecon '11 as the man behind Old_Peculier and the explosive wizard Fumblemore. Duncan quickly became one of the most popular members of the Yogscast with his Tekkit series allowing the mad scientist to create weird and wonderful machines.
Mark joined the Yogscast at the beginning of 2012 as the Business Development manager. His role is to ensure that the Yogscast continues to grow and branches out into new and exciting avenues. An avid podcaster and gamer, Mark is a Virgo and likes long walks on the beach.
Anya joined The Yogscast at the beginning of 2012 as the Media Administrator. Her role is to liase the social feeds, manage the community and general admin duties around the YouTube channels, and office work. She also manages and reads the emails recieved from Yognau(gh)ts.
Sparkles* was brought aboard the Good Ship Yogscast in late 2011 because no one knew how to captain the ship. Unfortunately it was all a case of mistaken identity, as he has never in fact held any formal naval titles. His background is in music and video production, and is mainly responsible for mixing audio and creating episodes of The YoGPoD. He also manages Yogscast Studios, the record label arm of Yogs Incorporated.
Sam joined the website team after thrashing Simon and Lewis at a poker game. Despite his reputation as the Poster-Boy of the Yogs team, Sam prides himself on being a no nonsense man. When Sam is not moderating or working behind the scenes, he works as a Game Master for popular MOBA Heroes of Newerth. That, or he's fixing his hair.
Ridgedog oversees all stages in the creation of The Yogscast’s Minecraft videos, with a strong emphasis on the “Shadow of Israphel” series, of which he is the Lead Producer. He first became involved with the Yogscast after his role as Lead Developer of the award-winning adventure map “Deep Space Turtle Chase”. Steve continues to run the renowned Minecraft community “The VoxelBox” and has acted as Lead Admin since it was founded in October 2010.