Management Roster
Emily Spears

Emily is our social media manager and stream team manager. She graduated from the University of Florida for telecommunications in media and society. If you have any questions please email her at

David Goldman

DeeJay is our Editor-in-Chief and head writer. Formally a writer for OpTic Intel, he officially joined Rise Nation in early 2016 covering the start of the Call of Duty: Black Ops III season. If you have any questions, please contact him at

Jonathan Tucker

Jonathan “Pacman” Tucker is the General Manager for Rise Nation. Before moving into a management position, he was a professional Call of Duty player who began his career during Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. After winning the 2008 MLG Nation Championship under Team FeaR, it would not be until 2013 that we would see his return to the competitive scene. During the Call of Duty: Ghosts season, he would play on the inaugural Rise Nation team during the 2014 Call of Duty Championship. Pacman continued to play under Rise Nation during the first half of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season before parting ways with the team. He would continue his professional career into the Call of Duty: Black Ops III season with stints on both Team SoloMid and eUnited before announcing his retirement. He would reunite with Rise Nation in April 2017 in his current role as General Manager.

Kevin Zocchi

Kevin "Raw" Zocchi joined Rise Nation in late 2014 as our Lead Designer; Creative Director. If you have any questions, please contact him at

Jesse Lo Conte

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