Tom Vasel is the game designer of Vicious Fishes and co-game designer of Nothing Personal. He is also the founder and current co-host of the Dice Tower Podcast, prolific game reviewer and all around boardgame evangelist. Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, he lived in South Korea for years before moving to south Florida.
This may be less known, but Tom Vasel is the co-author of two boardgame design books, written with George Phillies:
Designing Modern Strategy Games (Studies in Game Design Book 1)
Designing Modern Strategy Games (Studies in Game Design Book 2)