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Who We Are

Brigadiers Vickinator, Supercarrot and Alcmene pose for a photo in 2019 at PAX Unplugged.
Brigadiers Vickinator, Supercarrot and Alcmene pose for a photo at PAX Unplugged in 2019 .

A grass roots organization born out of a simple act of kindness in 2007, we believe in the power of a kind gesture, and a delicious cookie, to change hearts and effect change.

Through the generosity of the gaming community we’ve raised over $1,000,000. All money we raise goes to support kids all over the world. We harness the power of cookies to unite gamers and non-gamers alike through giving and baking. 

The Cookie Brigade is a registered 501(3)(c) (EIN: 81-2059580), established in Washington State. 

Brigade History

It all started in 2007, when two Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) attendees baked cookies to give them out to their fellow con-goers. They wanted no money in return, only a chance to bring a little bit of kindness and joy into the lives of strangers. Their efforts were met with an overwhelmingly positive response, with many recipients insisting on compensating them for their efforts. They decided that any money they received would be donated to charity and thus, a movement was born!

We’re proud to be a 100% volunteer-run organization and officially incorporated as a non-profit in 2016. The Cookie Brigade’s growth and success is fully attributed to the steadfast support of our active volunteer community.  

Our brigadiers often share fun stories of how they first heard of us or when they first got involved with the Cookie Brigade. We’d love for you to be a part of our story. Consider joining us to help us further our delicious mission!

Cookie Brigade logo of a pixel style chocolate chip cookie with the name super imposed in blue

Leadership Team

Board of Directors (USA)

Mary Wheeler
Mary Wheeler President
aka Ransim
Angela Rhodes
Angela Rhodes Secretary
aka Angemaler
Paul Ference
Paul Ference Treasurer
aka CookieMom
Vicky Tan
Vicky Tan Member at Large
aka Vickinator

board of directors (AUSTRALIA)

Dan Hore
Dan Hore Managing Director
aka Fitz
Amy Longva
Amy Longva Director / Secretary
aka Thysanotus
Erin Cully
Erin Cully Director
aka Aeryn


Megan McDaniel
Megan McDaniel Organizer
aka TrustRedHerrings
David Weevers
David Weevers Organizer
aka Dweevers
Hayden Kane
Hayden Kane Social Media Manager
aka Entiity
Bryce Dubee
Bryce Dubee Organizer
aka Cygnus_mal
Amy Avitable
Amy Avitable Organizer
aka Alcmene
Michele Marabella
Michele Marabella Organizer
aka Lilty
Thomas Rac
Thomas Rac Organizer
aka DoughBoy
Sam Coccetti
Sam Coccetti Organizer
aka Samala
Jeffrey Guzman
Jeffrey Guzman Community Manager
aka Jenosuke