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Nerd Initiative Mission & Values

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Nerd Initiative a community of creators, assembling for the first time ever to share our content and ideas. We are a platform, a safe space to discuss, debate, and talk about fandom. With so much toxicity online today, we are a place to create without fear, and with a “Good Vibes Only” culture. We actively encourage constructive discussions, ideas, all voices and points of view.

Nerd Initiative is positive, inclusive, relevant, and thought-provoking. These values are at the core of true fandom.

After all, we are just some nerds having fun!

Tony "Mr. MARVELite" Abdullah

Tony Abdullah

Founder, Content Creator: MrMARVELite

Better known as “MrMARVELite” on TikTok, Tony is a die-hard MARVEL fan, comic book historian, pop culture connoisseur and content creator in the truest sense of the word. Combining his vast knowledge of the MCU and comics with his overflowing passion for connecting and collaborating with other creators, MrMARVELite has quickly blazed his own trail and forged a hugely loyal and engaged fanbase.

Tony is the co-host of the Reel Study Podcast. He is a proud husband and father to a very hyper little boy.

Michael "SuperheroTok" Rothman

Michael Rothman

Founder, Content Creator: SuperheroTok

Better known as “SuperheroTok” on TikTok, Michael is an Emmy Award winning entertainment reporter spending over a decade at ABC & Good Morning America, hosting shows like Inside Marvel! Michael brings his unique vision and passion to TikTok, where he also hosts “Shortboxed Presents,” a series focused on everything fans need to know about buying and selling comics in the grading age.

He’s also a proud husband, and father to a little golden retriever.

Sean "Captioned Life" Winningham

Sean Winningham

Senior Multimedia Producer, Content Creator: CaptionedLife

Better known as “CaptionedLife” on social media, Sean has been in love with comics, the superhero genre, and all types of fandoms since he was a kid. Sean is the host and producer of The Captioned Life Podcast, a show about comics and pop culture where he interviews professionals and fans to talk about the history as well as the latest news in comics. He is also a comics reviewer for Comic Watch.

As Senior Multimedia Producer, Sean assists in creating professional videos for Nerd Initiative on YouTube and social media. He is instrumental in helping creators to share and discuss their love of superheroes in a toxic-free environment. 

Yasin Muhammad

Founder of Anime Onlies on the Nerd Initiative Network, Content Creator: Yaseenthatguy

Better known as “Yaseenthatguy“, Yasin experienced exponentially fast growth when he started on Tiktok, as his followers immediately related to and found comfort in the 26 year old. As an advocate for mental health, something he shares openly with his audience, the mission became clear – to share his infectious energy, smile, and love for anime and all fandoms while creating a safe space for fans to express their excitement and love as well.

With his 200k+ followers part of this journey, Yasin will now be heading up Anime Onlies, the new Anime section on the Nerd Initiative Network.

Becky Abdullah

Head of Creator Experience

Better known as “MrsMARVELite” on TikTok, Becky is a huge MARVEL fan and loves all things books, movies, and music. She enjoys watching movies and reading things with her husband, MrMARVELite – who introduced her to Marvel fandom! In her spare time you will find her with a good cup of coffee and a book, or hanging out with her family and their pet bird, Wanda.

Becky feels passionately about sharing positivity with everyone, and enjoys learning about new fandoms, which makes her the perfect Head of Creator Experience!

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Erica Rothman

Head of Business Development

Better known as “MrsSuperheroTok” on TikTok, Erica is a huge MARVEL fan but prefers to leave the content creation to the professionals, like her husband – SuperheroTok! Erica’s superhero obsession started at age 5 and her parents reluctantly let her go to school dressed as Superman every day for a whole year.

Erica loves to talk to anyone who will listen about the Nerd Initiative mission and values, and currently works on long-term business development. She is based in New York with her husband and their little golden retriever.

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