From Guild Wars 2 Wiki
“Chris Whiteside heads up the Production team at ArenaNet. His background is in game design and team building. Having worked on a wide variety of diverse games in a number of different countries, his dream has always been to help create pioneering online worlds. He’s married and lives in Seattle where he enjoys reading (especially Cyberpunk), playing games, driving (not fast enough) and spending time with his very patient family.
- The world Whiteside Ridge is named after him.