Our 2018 30 Under Thirty list was the third straight for Roses, but his position in the industry today couldn’t be any more different.
Holding a Bachelors of Laws and Finance at the Australian National University and an admitted member of the Supreme Court of NSW, in 2016 and 2017, Jonathan was honoured for his work as the Policy & Public Affairs Lawyer at IGEA. In his role he worked losely with most major publishers of video games in Australia on a vast range of different legal and policy matters, and liased with Government on a number of policy issues, particularly gambling and classification.
In August last year, just months after revealing he was online Fallout personality, LoneVaultWanderer, Roses joined Bethesda as their third Community Manager on the ANZ team. Relishing the opportunity, he has gone from strength-to-strength with the publisher.
In addition to his work with IGEA and Bethesda, Jonathan created and grown his aforementioned LoneVaultWanderer YouTube and Twitch channels. Focusing on Fallout content from across the series, his YouTube channel now boasts over 74,000 subscribers and 10-million views and is partnered on Twitch with over 8,000 followers. Via the latter, Roses raised over $3,000 for the Sony Foundation and Starlight Children’s Foundation as part of charity live streams.
Speaking to MCV Pacific on his inclusion in this year’s list, Roses said, “I am beyond humbled to be accepted into the MCV Pacific 30 Under 30 for 2018. The games industry in Australia has so much incredible talent and genuinely amazing people, so to be recognised alongside just some of them is an honour. On a personal note, I want nothing more than to continue my career in the video games industry. Games are my passion and lifeblood – I’d be nothing without the experiences that they have offered me and I just want to give back to the industry in any way I can.”