Barbara Dunkelman

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Barbara Dunkelman
Barbara Dunkelman at RTX 2014.JPG
Barbara Dunkelman at RTX 2014
Born (1989-07-02) July 2, 1989 (age 26)
Montreal, Quebec
Residence Austin, Texas, United States
Occupation Community manager, Voice Actor, Co-Director of RTX
Years active 2008–present
Employer Rooster Teeth
Website &

Barbara Dunkelman (born July 2, 1989)[1] is a Canadian actress. She is the Marketing and Community Manager at Rooster Teeth Productions,[2] Co-Director of RTX[3][4] and voice of Yang in the web series RWBY and ORF in X-Ray and Vav.[5] Her live-action credits include roles in Rooster Teeth Shorts,[6] Immersion[7] and Ten Little Roosters.[8]


Dunkelman was born in Montreal, Quebec. She signed up on Rooster Teeth's website in October 2004.[1] In 2005 she attended and assisted at the premiere Toronto Red vs. Blue fan event, RvBTO.[9] Starting in 2008, she helped organize it as co-host and Rooster Teeth liaison.[10][11] She was a hostess for for several months in 2010.[12]

Dunkelman graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Marketing in June 2011.[13] In September 2011, she co-founded and co-hosted, with fellow employees Michael Jones, Ray Narvaez, Jr.; Kerry Shawcross and Lindsay Jones, along with fellow community members Andrew Blanchard, Mike Kroon, and Dylan Saramago, the double awards-winning Internet Box podcast.[14] In December 2011, she was hired by Rooster Teeth as their first Community Manager, in charge of developing community features and the company's social media.[15][16] At the time of her hiring she was the most-followed member on the Rooster Teeth community site.[17]

Since February 2012, she appears regularly on the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast.[14] In May 2013, alongside fellow employee Jack Pattillo, she was interviewed as part of Microsoft's 2013 E3 Xbox One reveal.[18] Despite her numerous appearances on the podcast and at events, she estimates that "only 25 percent" of her job, which entails marketing and management functions within the company, takes place in the public eye.[17]


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  2. ^ Rex, Vanessa (2012-12-18). "GAW Visits Rooster Teeth". GamerAssaultWeekly. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  3. ^ Ervin, Dominic (2013-07-16). "RTX 2013: Gus Sorola Interview". IngloriousGamer. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  4. ^ Childs, Jessica. "Interview with RTX Co-Organizer Barbara". San Antonio Counter Culture. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Silverman, Joshua (2013-06-02). "RWBY: Yellow Unveiled". ConstantlyCalibrating. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  6. ^ "Siri: The Horror Movie". 
  7. ^ "Immersion: Simulation Racer". 
  8. ^ "Ten Little Roosters - Episode 1: And Then There Were Nine". 
  9. ^ Carbone, Anthony. "The Stories of the Rooster Teeth Community Event Coordinators". Gamer's News Network. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Denecour, Caleb (2011-05-10). "Everyone meet BigNiceJohn and Blawndee". RoosterTeeth Community Group. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  11. ^ Gallaga, Omar (2012-06-22). "Two Austin websites bring in geek fans for real-world conferences". Austin Statesman. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  12. ^ "VIDEOS HOSTED BY BARBARA DUNKELMAN". Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  13. ^ Dunkelman, Barbara (2011-06-21). "What did I do today?". RoosterTeeth. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  14. ^ a b "2012 Winners and Nominees". 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  15. ^ Burns, Burnie (2011-02-12). "Welcome Barbara!". RoosterTeeth. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  16. ^ Evon, Ryan. "A community like no other: My experience at RTX". Odessa American. 
  17. ^ a b Anne Jones, Leslie. "Meet Barbara Dunkelman: Internet celebrity, community manager, superhero". The Daily Dot. The Daily Dot. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Xbox Live Stories — "BlawnD & Jack P"". Xbox. 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2013-09-14.