Les Pardew is a video game and entertainment industry veteran with 15 years of experience. His work in the industry includes more than 100 video game titles. He currently serves as president of Alpine Studios, which he founded with Ross Wolfley in the fall of 2000. He was also the founder of Saffire, one of the industry?s preeminent game developers. In 1995, Saffire was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of America?s hottest new companies and in 1999, it was 32nd on the Utah 100 list. Les' career began in video games in 1987 doing animation for Magic Johnson Fast Break Basketball for the Commodore 64. He went on to create art for dozens of major games including Star Wars, Wrestle Mania, NCAA Basketball, Stanley Cup Hockey, Jack Nicholas Golf. He has overseen and participated in the development of many games for the biggest companies in the video game industry, some of which include: NINTENDO OF AMERICA ? Nestor?s Funky Bowling ? Virtual Boy, James Bond 007 ? Game Boy, ELECTRONIC ARTS ? Cyber Tiger Woods Golf N64, ACCOLADE ? Hardball 95 ? GenesisPardew, Les is the author of 'Beginning Game Art in 3ds Max 8 ', published 2005 under ISBN 9781592009084 and ISBN 1592009085.