WHO WE ARE

OUR STAFF


Taylor Winters
Taylor Winters
Founder & Editor in Chief
Taylor has loved immersive theater since his first experience at ALONE in 2013. Since then, he has worked in numerous immersive theater events & participated in even more. He has his PhD in Bioengineering, is working towards his MBA, and currently works at Medtronic fixing broken hearts.
Cara Mandel
Cara Mandel
Head of AV Content
Cara Mandel is a content producer specializing in writing, directing, & producing creative content for films and TV shows. Her work includes online campaigns, short films, music videos, & Blu-ray/DVD special features. When she’s not busy participating in alternate realities, she can be found in this reality snuggling her dog, Pepper.
Jon Kobryn
Jon Kobryn
East Coast Manager & Graphic Design
Jon’s fascination with immersive experiences started with haunted houses, but going through Punchdrunk’s production of Sleep No More opened up an entirely new world. A graduate of Temple University’s film program, he lives in Philadelphia with his cat and enjoys traveling, mixology, and Nine Inch Nails.
Chris Wollman
Chris Wollman
Staff Writer
Chris first checked into the McKittrick Hotel in 2011 & has loved immersive theatre ever since. He holds a Bachelors in Theatre from SDSU, a Masters in Education from USC, & is currently teaching Shakespeare to kids. As Douglas Adams said, he loves deadlines; he loves the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
Cristen Brinkerhoff
Cristen Brinkerhoff
Staff Writer
Cristen has been writing since a young age and fell for immersive theatre after succumbing to invitations from her mischievous friends. She studied English Literature & Screenwriting at Boston University & rounded out the bookworm trifecta with Greco-Roman Classical studies. She lives in LA, enjoys her cats, and might be a unicorn
Max Zumstein
Max Zumstein
Staff Writer / Editor
Max Zumstein received his MA in English from Cal State Northridge in 2017. When he isn’t writing, he’s teaching English at some college or another. He's only lived in Los Angeles since 2015, and stumbled into immersive theater by visiting Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre on Halloween night.
Victoria Camps
Victoria Camps
Staff Editor
After receiving a Masters degree in Creative Writing, specializing in the areas of Young Adult Literature and Editing, Victoria now works as a Learning and Development Manager during the day, helping others make their words as beautiful as they can be by night
Tyler Davidson
Tyler Davidson
Staff Writer
Tyler Davidson has been a freelance journalist since 2006, having written for magazines like Alternative Press, Hustler & Haunted Attraction. His obsession with haunts began in 2008 with his coverage for UC Riverside's newspaper and apexed In 2014 when Tyler embarked on a cross-country trip to visit haunts across 12 different states.
Carl Webb
Carl Webb
Staff Writer
Carl came to immersive theater by way of Alternate Reality Games, but discovered his tribe when he joined the search in Have You Seen Jake in 2016. He toils in the data mines at an undisclosed location in Orange County, having left a PhD program after deciding there was no future in something called “social networks.”
Jackie Kotowicz
Jackie Kotowicz
Staff Writer
Jackie is new to the art of Immersive theater. Starting small, she discovered escape rooms, and from there made the big leap to The Tension Experience. She’s been hooked since, while respectfully, her loved ones are one hundred percent weirded out. Currently living in Riverside as an EMT, she finds time for both saving lives and meeting fellow theater nerds on the internet.
Pamela Van Hill
Pamela Van Hill
Staff Writer
Pamela fell in love with extreme haunts after experiencing Heretic's ``The End.`` Since her first experiences, she's enjoyed writing about her various experiences & the journey's she's taken. She works as a manager in the telecommunications field & enjoys experiencing new technology as it is released.
Fernando Haberfeld
Fernando Haberfeld
Staff Writer
Fernando fell in love with immersive theater with Delusion: Lies Within in 2014. Since then, he has attended events ranging from the psychologically challenging to the extreme. He is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California majoring with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Open To Guest Writers
Open To Guest Writers
Contributing Writer
If you have, or will, attend an event that you think is a good fit for Haunting, feel free to submit a review or recollection. We are happy to post articles from contributing writers to promote any immersive events or cross promote other sites. Let us know!

WHO WE APPRECIATE

SPECIAL THANKS


  • Meghan McHale-Sherwin: Thank you for helping with the initial direction of the site and numerous design choices.
  • Jennifer Ovadia: Thank you for your design work on our logo.
  • Brad Ruwe (Ruwe Designs): Thank you for animating and further refining our logo.
  • Chloe Vecellio: Thank you for your design work with further branding and logo design!

 

And thank YOU for reading our site and helping sustain the immersive community!

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