Welcome to Viridian Forest, the Pokemon news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Viridian Forest is dedicated to providing top-notch Pokemon news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Chelsea Jensen,Contributor

Currently studying Creative Writing at Full Sail University, Chelsea has a passion for writing and gaming and hopes to share these passions with the world.

Ivan Ornelas,Contributor

Kristen Schmutz,Contributor

Kristen Schmutz is a fantasy and action/adventure novelist and screenwriter. She is currently working on expanding her skillset to include articles and blog posts. Kristen’s published non-fiction work of 50 Things to Know About Raising an Autistic Child, focuses on giving advice to those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and what to expect during the early stages of diagnosis. This book has solidified her dream of becoming an author, and now she is working on solidifying her career. Kristen currently resides in the Daytona Beach area, with her husband, four children, and her loving pup Lokie.

Matty Estopare,Contributor

Matty is a former Gym Leader that searches far and wide for the next grand adventure. He is an ambassador of Pokemon culture with his International Relations background. Matty has a wicked Gengar tattoo and will eventually have a full Pokemon themed sleeve!

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