Nemesis team

What does our team do?

Producing quality LARP weapons does not happen by magic, it takes a complete team. Whether they are in customer service, management or even production, every Nemesis employee contributes to the continuous improvement of our services.

Our permanent team

Véronique Gauthier Trudel

General and Artistic Director

History

Véronique is the founder and co-owner of Ateliers Nemesis. Operating at the strategic top of the company since 2009, she has also managed the production department as well as corporate projects. An active participant of Grandeur Nature, she is passionate about the art of game environment design. Sharing and creation are the foundation of her vital energy.

Tasks

Financial analysis, creation of management procedures, standardization and development of manufacturing processes, product design and creation, product carving and paint finishing.

Special skills

Véronique is a born leader. Her sensitivity and her will have allowed her to gather talented people under the same banner. Moreover, her versatility has allowed her to support the company’s growth.

Véronique Gauthier Trudel

General and Artistic Director

Background

Véronique is the founder and co-owner of Ateliers Nemesis. Operating at the strategic top of the company since 2009, she has also managed the production department as well as corporate projects. An active participant of Grandeur Nature, she is passionate about the art of game environment design. Sharing and creation are the foundation of her vital energy.

Tasks

Financial analysis, creation of management procedures, standardization and development of manufacturing processes, product design and creation, product carving and paint finishing.

Special skills

Véronique is a born leader. Her sensitivity and her will have allowed her to gather talented people under the same banner. Moreover, her versatility has allowed her to support the company’s growth.

André Bélanger

Coordinator of the Custom Department

History

André has been part of the Nemesis team since 2007 and has been a board member since 2016. Initially a blade assembler, he is now in charge of the custom creation department which allows him to hold a position that matches his artistic skills. A Grandeur Nature player and tabletop game enthusiast, his favorite hobby remains painting miniatures that abound in his home studio.

Tasks

Design and creation of patterns, carving, paint finishing of weapons, shields and leather items.

Special skills

André has an incredible talent for finishing details at any scale, such as miniatures and models. He is generous with his time and reminds us of the importance of creating projects for ourselves.

André Bélanger

Custom Department Coordinator

Background

André has been part of the Nemesis team since 2007 and has been a board member since 2016. Initially a blade assembler, he is now in charge of the custom creation department which allows him to hold a position that matches his artistic skills. A Grandeur Nature player and tabletop game enthusiast, his favorite hobby remains painting miniatures that abound in his home studio.

Tasks

Design and creation of patterns, carving, paint finishing of weapons, shields and leather items.

Special skills

André has an incredible talent for finishing details at any scale, such as miniatures and models. He is generous with his time and reminds us of the importance of creating projects for ourselves.

Ian Forand

Public Relations Coordinator, Production Coordinator

History

As a co-owner, Ian has held a number of positions within the organization since its inception. He has helped build the foundation of our entrepreneurial culture and is now a key element in the management of internal and external communications. He is our international opportunity hunter and it is his tenacity that has made Ateliers Nemesis known internationally. Ian is also a Grandeur Nature player, a tireless fisherman and an avid Lovecraft fan!

Tasks

Human resources management, relationship with partners, inventory management and production, shipping.

Special skills

Ian has a huge background in advocacy and community development. His innovative ideas often allow us to think outside the box!

Ian Forand

Public Relations Coordinator, Production Coordinator

Background

As a co-owner, Ian has held a number of positions within the organization since its inception. He has helped build the foundation of our entrepreneurial culture and is now a key element in the management of internal and external communications. He is our international opportunity hunter and it is his tenacity that has made Ateliers Nemesis known internationally. Ian is also a Grandeur Nature player, a tireless fisherman and an avid Lovecraft fan!

Tasks

Human resources management, relationship with partners, inventory management and production, shipping.

Special skills

Ian has a huge background in advocacy and community development. His innovative ideas often allow us to think outside the box!

Sébastien Simard

Sales and marketing management; leather department management

History

Sebastien has assumed the position of sales manager and co-owner since joining our team in January 2016. He was previously the manager of two small businesses (Deux Chef traiteurs and Créations DD). There has been significant growth since he joined the management team. Sébastien is a Grandeur Nature player and an enthusiast of all things gastronomic, D&D, Harry Potter and Pokémon!

Tasks

Customer service, sales and social media management, marketing planning and graphic design; to production; production and creation of our leather catalog products.

Special skills

Sebastien has a very generous and friendly nature. He happens to be our motivator and manages to bring people together.

Sébastien Simard

Sales and marketing management; leather department management

Background

Sebastien has assumed the position of sales manager and co-owner since joining our team in January 2016. He was previously the manager of two small businesses (Deux Chef traiteurs and Créations DD). There has been significant growth since he joined the management team. Sébastien is a Grandeur Nature player and an enthusiast of all things gastronomic, D&D, Harry Potter and Pokémon!

Tasks

Customer service, sales and social media management, marketing planning and graphic design; to production; production and creation of our leather catalog products.

Special skills

Sebastien has a very generous and friendly nature. He happens to be our motivator and manages to bring people together.

Félix Dumais

Chief Production Coordinator

History

Felix came to participate in our LARP weapon making training in 2013 and two years later was already part of our team. He started then as a seasonal employee in the assembly of the blades. He then agreed to take the production coordination position when we moved in 2016 and became the head production coordinator. Felix has a passion for music, fighting and LARP. He has been a player since he was 12 years old.

Tasks

Making production sheets, quality control, casting and molding, making wooden handles and finishing; spraying latex; distribution.

Special skills

Felix is our Yes man! He is a calm force always ready to solve a problem with a smile. His work is neat and thoughtful. He also embodies our mascot ¨Racaille le skaven¨ and is always ready to proudly wear our creations on the media.

Félix Dumais

Chief Production Coordinator

Background

Felix came to participate in our LARP weapon making training in 2013 and two years later was already part of our team. He started then as a seasonal employee in the assembly of the blades. He then agreed to take the production coordination position when we moved in 2016 and became the head production coordinator. Felix has a passion for music, fighting and LARP. He has been a player since he was 12 years old.

Tasks

Making production sheets, quality control, casting and molding, making wooden handles and finishing; spraying latex; distribution.

Special skills

Felix is our Yes man! He is a calm force always ready to solve a problem with a smile. His work is neat and thoughtful. He also embodies our mascot ¨Racaille le skaven¨ and is always ready to proudly wear our creations on the media.

Maxime Rabouin

Blade fitter

History

Maxime joined our team in the summer of 2017 as a blade assembler. He still holds this position today and can occasionally assist the custom department. Having always enjoyed the arts, he may occasionally paint handles and do leather finishing. He has a passion for video games, hunting, fishing and cars.

Tasks

Ensure the manufacturing stages of blade assembly, from scribing to cutting to foam assembly and scribing of carving guides.

Special skills

Maxime is a perfectionist and organized in his work. His diligence ensures the safety of our blades. He is the most punctual of us all!

Maxime Rabouin

Blade fitter

Background

Maxime joined our team in the summer of 2017 as a blade fitter. He still holds this position today and can, on occasion, assist
assist the custom department on occasion. Having always enjoyed the arts, he may occasionally paint handles and do leather finishing. He has a passion for video games, hunting, fishing and cars.

Tasks

Ensure the manufacturing stages of blade assembly, from scribing to cutting to foam assembly and scribing of carving guides.

Special skills

Maxime is a perfectionist and organized in his work. His diligence ensures the safety of our blades. He is the most punctual of us all!

Our partners

Éric Bellemare

History

Eric has a metal machining business located in the same building as our workshops. He is an important ally and assists us in the research and development of new processes. Eric is passionate about games of all kinds and technologies.

Éric Bellemare

Background

Eric owns his own metal machining company located in the same building as our workshops. He is an important ally and assists us in the research and development of new processes. Eric is passionate about all kinds of games and technologies.

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