Matthew Cortland

Founder & Proprietor

Matthew Cortland is the founder and proprietor of the Cauldron. He is a product designer, technologist, and fantasy fiction geek. Matt brings several years experience working in startups and technology companies in Europe and Asia, and began his career as a high school reading teacher with Teach for America in Miami. Matt holds advanced degrees in Creative Digital Media and Education & Social Change.

You can learn more about Matthew at He can be found on Twitter @mattcortland.


Travis Davis


Travis Davis is an engineer and lifelong tinkerer, who likes to couple his imagination with the mechanical world. He works at NASA, where he is a rocket engine valve design and test engineer.  Travis holds an advanced degree in bioengineering and biomedical engineering from Trinity College Dublin and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. His education began in a one-room schoolhouse in rural South Dakota and he was raised on his family's cattle ranch and homestead that spans across South Dakota and Montana, where his family has lived since the American western expansion.

You can read more about Travis here.

Hannah Kahn


Hannah Kahn has joined The Cauldron as we prepare for our Kickstarter launch.  As HEIC, she is primarily coordinating the Pub Elves to help promote and raise awareness about our project on social media.  She is a lover of all things fantasy and has off the charts logistical skills.

Photo Credit: Laura Kressly

Photo Credit: Laura Kressly


We are lucky to have several consultants who are donating their time to help The Cauldron to succeed.  These talented professional are volunteering their professional services, and are part of what make this fandom so terrific.


Alison Hooper is a geeky, fantasy loving graphic designer based in London. She specializes in web graphics, personalised greetings cards, cover art and publicity material for all kinds of theatrical and musical events. She owns and operates Obsidian Dream Designs, a small design company that creates inspiring and eye catching graphics.  You can see Alison's work here.


Early Hires

The Cauldron is an early-stage technology startup and the team behind the Cauldron will be the backbone of its success. Our next two hires will be a senior engineer with experience in hardware and connected devices and a senior manager with experience in the pub and restaurant industry in London. We will also be hiring a person with experience in event management for hackathons and events in the technology community. We are looking for passionate, creative, and competent individuals who believe in our mission and are excited to build something magical.  Employee share options available.

If you are interested in applying to our company, please visit


The Pub’s Staff

Our staff will first and foremost be fans of the magical universe because we want their enthusiasm and knowledge to enhance your experience. The pub’s proximity to London’s West End and the large number of acting schools in the city means that we can recruit off-duty actors and performers to work at the Cauldron. We will seek colourful personalities that add to our team dynamic and pub’s theme.

For employment opportunities, please visit