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 written, produced, & directed immersive theater under the Haunting brand, consulted for numerous immersive companies, acted in others, and attended even more. He has his PhD in Bioengineering, an MBA in Organization Leadership, and currently fixes broken hearts for a living.
Cristen Brinkerhoff
Cristen Brinkerhoff
Social Media Manager / Sr. 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
Lacey Pawlowicz
Lacey Pawlowicz
Managing Editor / Sr. Staff Writer
Ever since seeing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video, Lacey has been obsessed with all things horror and Halloween. Now, she watches, produces and acts in horror films, and is lucky enough to attend haunts/immersive events and write about them. Groovy!
Alyssa Concha
Alyssa Concha
Sr. Events & Community Manager
Alyssa grew up attending Knott's Scary Farm, but fell in love with immersive haunts with Delusion in 2014. Since then, she eagerly and actively attends every experience: immersive, scary and extreme.
Jon Kobryn
Jon Kobryn
East Coast Manager & Graphic Designer
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.
Katherine O'Harrow
Katherine O'Harrow
Midwest Manager & Newsletter Editor
Katherine has been a fan of immersive experiences since before she even knew what that meant. Luckily, her love of horror led her to Haunting.net, where she fell down the proverbial rabbit hole. As a San Franciscan transplant in Chicago, she’s eager to share the Midwest’s immersive community and its projects with the world.
Mathias Verduyckt
Mathias Verduyckt
European Manager / Staff Writer
Belgium based - a country where immersive horror is even more rare than the tiny bit of sunshine they get. So, Mathias travels, often for the sole purpose of experiencing this weird, unique form of art. Theme park haunts drew him in, then in 2016, he went off the deep end with Cracked. Right about now, seems like he's still falling deeper.
Chelsea Cook
Chelsea Cook
Video Host / Staff Writer
Chelsea discovered the appeal of immersive theater when she stepped through the doors of Theater Macabre in 2018. But Chelsea is no stranger to haunts--she's assumed the role of Paula in The 17th Door since 2016 and has been attending Knott's and Universal HHN for even longer. She is known for her infectious kindness, witty humor, & love for coffee.
Chris Wollman
Chris Wollman
Sr. 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.
Tyler Davidson
Tyler Davidson
Sr. 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.
Eliot Bessette
Eliot Bessette
Staff Writer
Eliot became smitten with haunts after attending ALONE in 2015. He is fortunate to think about fear for a living. As a doctoral candidate in Film and Media at UC Berkeley, he teaches courses on horror films and sluggishly writes a dissertation on fear in horror films and haunts.
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.”
Jocelyn Gajeway
Jocelyn Gajeway
Staff Writer
At age 9, Jocelyn fell in love with horror when she purloined a copy of Night Shift from her parents’ bookshelf. Currently, she trains people to drive robots in space, co-writes the horror comic “My Blacks Don’t Match”, is obsessed with Halloween, and occasionally takes pictures of dead things.
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.
Erik Lund
Erik Lund
Staff Writer
Erik Lund is a designer, musician and filmmaker born in the wilds of suburban New Hampshire. After attending Sleep No More in 2014 and then ALONE upon moving to Los Angeles in 2015, his interests in immersive theater and haunts was piqued. Recently he decided to share his opinion on them.
Jenny Hoover
Jenny Hoover
Staff Writer
At the tender age of 4, Jenny was glued to her TV screen watching movies such as ``Dolls`` and ``The Exorcist``. This love of horror never ended and she has been obsessed with all things Halloween ever since. When Knott's Scary Farm introduced their premium experience, ``Trapped``, she was instantly hooked to trying new, more intense experiences. The rest is history.
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.
Tim Redman
Tim Redman
Content Adviser
Tim developed a love for horror at a young age in the 1700's. Since he doesn't age, he brings a wisdom to the scene and community that most can only dream of. He helps the Haunting team apply a critical eye as the experiential arts community continues to grow in Los Angeles.
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.
Eric Boguslavsky
Eric Boguslavsky
Social Media
By day, Eric is a Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist! By night, he finds himself interested in all things horror, just recently dipping his toes into the immersive world and excited to experience more.
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!
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!
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!
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.
  • 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!

H A U N T I N G
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