Mike Helker

Senior QA Engineer

Mike Helker

If it ain't broke, fix it. Perfection is my goal as Quality Assurance Engineer at Vokal. After nearly a decade working in the gaming industry in tech support, quality, and production, I've evolved into a passionate scrutineer of software development.

What drives you?

I am a lover of all things digital, and I flourish in environments that allow me to peer into the creative process of the digital world.

Who or what inspires you?

Family and being a gamer. My family inspires me to be good—to others and to myself. Playing a new, innovative game that shatters the mold of a genre inspires me to search for my own way to be creative and share those ideas with others.

What’s something surprising about you?

One time, I accepted a job in Chicago without ever having been there.

As a teenager, I frequently performed as a street musician in Seattle to make some extra cash.

What is your favorite video game?

I'd say Halo 2, due to the nostalgia of receiving and delivering my first digital tea bag online.