Since Stephen began the Village
back in May 1997 as a hobby to keep in touch with neighbors, it
has grown into a way for neighbors in the Shoemaker Village
development to stay involved in local affairs, as well as offering
others on the Internet a chance to share their writing. Recently,
Stephen has taken an active role as the current Public Relations
officer for the Penn State Abington Student Government
Association, and is involved heavily on campus. In his
free time, Stephen enjoys programming, playing videogames, and watching
or playing basketball.
||Amanda first joined the Village staff
in the Spring of 1999 as a story contributor, but has been the assistant
editor since February 2000. In her spare time Amanda enjoys playing
the piano, playing soccer or volleyball, and playing with her dog,
Ziggy. Starting in the Fall of 2001, Amanda attended Drexel University
in Philadelphia as a civil engineering major.
||Steve Conway is one
of the longest standing members of the Village staff. Conway,
which we have come to call him, heard about the Village in
the fall of 1997, and volunteered to help shortly after. Besides being
a Captian on the school's basketball and football teams, Conway enjoys
betting on horseraces in his free time, and currently attends
||Jean has been proofreading
each issue of the Village since the debut of our professional
publication. Working for the National Park Service, Jean enjoys playing
video games and reading in her spare time.
||Hank has been in charge
of printing the Village for most of its history. During the
day, Hank cleans up hazardous waste sites as an Environmental Manager
for the US EPA. After work, Hank enjoys refereeing basketball games
and watching movies.
|Chris, while not a regular
contributor to the Village, helps collate and distribute each
of the numerous copies of the Village that are published every
|Daniel Burgess joined
us in February 2000 after meeting us through the Activeworlds
universe. Residing in Yorkshire, England, Daniel regularly contributes
to the Village with his novel Evan's Quest, as well
as writing short stories from time to time.
|Sarah originally lived
in the Willow Grove area, but moved to New Hampshire in June 2000.
After her move, she continued to contribute actively to the Village,
and currently attends the University of New Hampshire.