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Presently Jurassic Park Legacy has a lot of great staff members, and we are proud to have them all on board of this growing site. If you think you have an extensive knowledge of JP, or you are interested in joining our staff, drop us a line on the forum. If you are a site or organization I would encourage you contact us through the pr@jplegacy.org address for inquiries such as partnerships and appearances. If you are having forum issues please contact us on the board or through the forum@jplegacy.org address directly.

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Real Name: Terry
Position: Webmaster/Owner/Founder
Birthday: 23 November, 1984
Contact: tyrannosaur@jplegacy.org
About me: I used to be a staff member on inGenNET (R.I.P.) and JPDatabase until I decided to separate and start my own site. When I was three, my family and I stopped in Grand Junction, Colorado one night, and on the news there was a recent fossil find involving then Brontosaurus (Apatosaurus) being unearthed. What was extraordinary about this for me is that earlier that day we had seen the flatbed carrying the fossil down the road and then stopped off at a Siclair Gas Station and immediately bought some plastic dinosaurs upon seeing this. I was glad with the purchase when we stayed at the hotel over night. Next came my first encounter with Dinosaurs at the Natural History museum in Grand Junction, CO or there about. So from there started an obsession, and I had to have dinosaur this and dinosaur that soon after. I even recall that when "Jurassic Park" was published in 1989, and I was merely five to six years old, I wanted a copy, but my mother had told me it was a big kid's book, and she didn't think I would understand it given my age. However, soon after the movie was released, we purchased the book for me to read. Then years later, when my friends and I went to the local theater (Movies 10) in North Canton, OH to see a movie, I believe it was Aladdin, I saw posters for "Jurassic Park" and my heart soared with excitement because of the fact it involved dinosaurs, and last of all, the fact I had seen the book in the store years ago.

Excited by the extent of there being a film, I marked June 11th, 1993 on my calendar and counted down the days from the time I saw the poster in the theater. Many months, no - wait - at least what seemed like a year, passed and my dinosaur calendar was filled with X's counting down the days - in pencil of course. Before the film came out, which was soon, my mother and I had gone to the local Toys R Us and we found Jurassic Park action figures galore, so my first JP figures were: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex, Robert Muldoon, and Ellie Sattler - whom were ironically my favorite characters after watching the film and each successive week after that we purchased a 25 dollars worth of JP figures, as much as my allowance could afford.

June 11th came, and I saw the film. I was enthralled and terrified at the same time. Of course being only 8 to 9 years old and seeing a T.rex attack a car with kids nearly your age inside was a bit terrifying, but I stayed and watched. I then went back and saw it again when I went over the road with my dad, and before it was about to leave theaters, I saw it one last time. I held onto every little thing that said Jurassic Park on it, anything that I could get my hands on, especially the item they handed out at the theater. They offered six promo JP "Pogs" when I went to see the film the day it came out. Now I have these promo pogs, and I relatively have the full set of the others now. I had constantly hoped for a second film, and I got the The Lost World novel in fifth grade - which I read that year and hoped the movie would be like that. In some respects it was, and in some it was not, when it came out. The films were truly a different entity from the novels and I liked that a bit. TLW was something I looked forward to, and I continued to watch "ET" for news about the second film. My wish then came true during the Super Bowl - a teaser for TLW aired, luckily I had the VCR ready to record the commercials in case something was advertised that I liked. I wore the VCR tape out from repeatedly watching the teaser.

After TLW came up, my fandom for JP became more apparent and my downstairs was "Isla Nublar" and my upstairs was "Site B", where both my JP and TLW toys were respectively put. At the time I had complete, to near complete, sets. Unfortunately, due to moving, I had to postpone finishing my collection until I discovered eBay, and I'm now happy to report I have the complete toy sets of every thing now, minus the repaints in the Chaos Effect toy line. During my Star Wars phase I went through, I heard George Lucas drop a mention of Jurassic Park 3 being made soon and possibly helping on it. I spazed out with excitement and found inGenNET in late 1999.

What I found at inGenNET and within the JP community at large at the time was the idea - with a few others - to start the Jurassic Park Encyclopedia. My fandom and my belief that fans should have an organized research bank for information and trivia about the franchise was important to me, and JP3's over looming release date was a good tool for motivation to complete the movie end of the Encyclopedia research. My introduction as a staff member on inGenNET was later met by JP3's theatrical release nearly a year after I joined up allowing me to see a community surging with life and experience the fandom at it's peak. Something that I have seen happen again since launching JPLegacy. I enjoyed JP3 the first time I saw it. I wasn't disappointed over the Spinosaurus (I loved the idea of a new carnivore), but what I was disappointed with was the aspect of the length of the film and how rushed the storyline felt. In the end, JP is my passion and allows me to remember the positive elements of my youth.

JP wasn't just a movie with dinosaurs, it was a saga to me and a story about science, morality, ambition, philosophy, and cautionary tales about human greed. JP opened up my interest into classical music more than it already was, genetics, computers, and from the computers - web design. My interest in dinosaurs still runs strongly to this day.






Real Name: William
Position: Co-Webmaster/External Site Relations/Forum Issues/Encyclopedia Issues/Site Content/Technical
Birthday: 01 March, 1991
Contact: cha0ticarch0saur@jplegacy.org
About me: I was born in '91 and was raised with Jurassic Park and The Land Before Time. My earliest birthday memory is of a dinosaur birthday cake at 3 years old. I grew up playing Jurassic Park video games, Turok etc. One of my favorite Jurassic Park games was on the Sega. All in all though, I think Operation Genesis is still the best, especially in the gameplay. I am also a huge fan of dinosaur claymation and stop motion videos that are dinosaur related. I have tinkered here and there with stop motion myself. I am now married with two awesome kids. My wife is constantly patient and supportive of anything I put my mind to, which is indeed quite helpful.

I took an IT class in Sophomore year, and that really is what sparked my interest in the 'tech. department'. From that class I learned enough to self teach. That was after I first bumped into this community. I ran across Jurassic Park Legacy years ago, but I did not join. At the time I had very little means to get internet. I came back in late 2013- early 2014 and worked on the Live the Legend Wikia. Though I left for some time just before LtL went under. I am back, and a bit more useful with a computer. As Co-Webmaster of this wonderful server, I am here to help on the technical end. I have not posted much on the boards since I became a staff member, but I am there, behind the scenes if you need me.






Real Name:
Keith Olsen
Position: Content Administrator/Costuming Department Director
Birthday: 20 May, 1983
Contact: ammonites@jplegacy.org
About Me: I've loved Jurassic Park since the first time I saw it in the theatre, even making a costume for Alan Grant the following Halloween. I've kept a few relics from the beginning, and now I have expanded into the more professional aspects. I've seen all the movies in the theatre, and many more times at home, but there's just something about the larger-than-life screen with hundreds of people all watching in wonder that you just can't get anywhere else.

I've been on a few real-life paleontology digs, including the first Tyrannosaurus Rex discovered in Utah (don't get too excited, we didn't find much and the previous crew packed all the good parts in plaster). And if you think that digging is like it was in the movie, you couldn't be further from the truth. It would be any paleontologist's dream to happen across a fully articulated skeleton under a layer of sand and dirt that can easily be identified.

As a member of the JPLegacy staff, I hope to do all that I can in my field. To spread the good word of JP through conventions and costumes, we can all bring more people into the ever-growing realm of Jurassic Park.




Real Name:
Sam
Birthday: 14 February, 1992
Position: Forum Manager
Contact: artisticraptor@jplegacy.org
About me: As my username suggests, I love art and I love raptors (or dromaeosaurs, to be precise). I'm always doodling, sketching, and generally using my imagination, though not always for dinosaurs- dragons and sci-fi hold my intrest as well. And even before I knew anything about Jurassic Park, I knew I loved those lithe carnivores famous for their slashing claws. Now that they've proven to be feathered, I love them even more.
What got me into dinosaurs I honestly can't say; I was born early enough I might have seen trailers for Jurassic park and it somehow stuck in my year-old brain, or it was watching Barney. I like to think the Jurassic Park story is more likely, but either way I was drawing my mom riding a T. rex at 2 1/2, and knew dinosaurs were found in the Badlands of South Dakota at about that same age. That is perhaps my earliest memory relating to dinosaurs- wanting to go dig them up. Here I am now, 19 years later, and my dream is still the same, though it's being more actively pursued, heh.

Jurassic Park has an odd place in this; I don't remember when I first saw the movie all the way through; the same goes for the other films. I never got to see any in the theaters, and I never really owned any of the merchendise. But the first film especially is the one movie I'll happily watch again and again. I know all the dinosaurs are inaccurate one way or another. But something about it- just the fact that there are dinosaurs, and that somebody put time and effort into them- makes me love it in a way only a fellow fan might understand. The same holds true of the other films- they may not be as good as the first one, but I still enjoy them to this day.

As for how I ended up on JPL, it's all _Veritas_'s fault. I kid, I kid- he's a good friend of mine, and is the one who told me about this awesome site. It soon became my resource for all things dinosaur, be it JP, paleontology, or upcoming games and shows. I visit it almost daily now, alongside my DeviantArt- the only other site I've stayed with consistently. I'm not much of a moderator as of now; I've never been anything more than a simple member on forums before, but I'm glad I can help JPL one way or another. This looks to be a lasting relationship.



Real Name:
Matthieu Munoz
Birthday: July 9, 1990
Position: Research Staff/News Staff/Public Relations
Contact: sickle_claw@jplegacy.org (Put: 'Jurassic Park Legacy' in subject line so I know its not spam)
About me:I first got into Jurassic Park when I was five years old and it was on TV at my cousin's house. I remember renting the VHS from Blockbuster over and over again...and it became one of my favorite movies. I read the Jurassic Park novel at the age of ten, and devoured it, enraptured in the world of Michael Crichton... The novels quickly became ragged and dog-eared as I read them over and over again. The Lost World for me was another high point, as when the movie came out, I was thrilled to have had a new Jurassic Park film to watch, and enjoy. I even went to see Jurassic Park 3 in theaters too....

The movie had a huge influence on the way I think, and act. I still quote from it all the time...and I remember playing with my JP figures more then any other franchise figures...they were somehow different to me then normal dinosaur figures...I would act out being a dinosaur at home too...I credit JP with fostering my love of dinosaurs which has stayed with me since I was a kid. I looked at the dinosaurs in museums differently...seeing through them the lost giants that were Hammond's dream. But I also looked at them as real animals too, as i grew up and learned more about them and how majestic they were.

And for a long time, I saw the JP trilogy as just another set of movies I watched....although I would read both the novels every year. I expanded my reading list to include all of his novels, and I credit Crichton with fostering my love of science fiction. I read the JP novels so often that I initially thought of a sequel to them, carefully honed and crafted to be a perfect sequel to what Crichton had written. Seeking a place to put my novel canon fanfiction (Jurassic Park: Chaos theory), and I stumbled upon Jurassic Park Legacy. Not coincidentally, this was also the time I was entering college, so I had more time to devote to an internet message board and my fanfic.

I dived right into the discussions, ready to impart my novel canon expertise on the message board. I found that having read the books so often, I knew a lot about them...more then I knew about any other franchise and that is what helped inform me in the discussions on the site. I started talking in other areas of the site too, and really got to see how great this community was, as I discovered things about the JP comics, the rides, the films and even the novels I had not known....

Eventually I found out about something called 'research staff', and I signed up, thinking that I knew enough about the novels to be able to discover what all I could contribute to this. At the same time, the tiniest bits of news about JP4 started coming up, and I found myself curious, really because for the first time it was more then just a rumor...I had been waiting this film for a long time, so I was excited. I threw myself into research staff, getting pretty much the entirety of the novel articles that needed to be published done....It took me over an year to do that, I think and during that time I got assigned to moderator somewhere along the way.

In addition, as more JP4 news came out, eventually the title got released as 'Jurassic World' and things really got kicked into high gear. I began a period of scouring the internets for any news about Jurassic World, and posting things on JPL when I did. I did find a few things that really intrigued me, like finding out Legendary was behind Jurassic World, which excited me. I was then also assigned to 'news staff', and I realized I was good at something else besides writing articles for the encyclopedia...(I was already halfway to knocking out the comics articles there)....I was good at finding news.

So news, and I never stopped. Research and news staff, but still with my love of the novels. Oh, somewhere along the way I forgot to say it. My username? Taken from when Grant is scaring the crap out of that kid at the dig site. "Here, here, and maybe across the belly." The Sickle Claw. It captured my imagination...so that when I needed to make a screen name...there was only one possible thing that could have it named. Sickle Claw.




Real Name:
Ethan
Birthday: March 25th 1996
Position: JPLegacy Forum Theme Designer
Contact: nemosoul@jplegacy.org
About me:I was introduced into the world of JP when I was born. My birth pillow had dinosaurs on it, as well as my baby bed and stroller. My parents knowing I was the only male in our family at that time knew that I would grow up around my female cousins, decided that a dinosaur theme for my room would be great. In the 90’s dinosaurs were very popular so getting dinosaur themed items was very simple. As I grew older I got my first real dinosaur toy, not counting baby toys. It was a green cheap T. Rex from a 80’s based mold, nothing special but that one toy would spark my love for dinosaurs. As I started getting older, movies really held my attention, and where I lived as a child, cable television was a luxury. The local blockbuster got probably 20% of my father’s income for the years to come. When I was two The Lost World commercials started airing, seeing dinosaurs on Tv was exciting, so my parents went and rented it for me to watch. I was a toddler so I don’t even know if I really sat down watched it, most of these memories have just been told to me by my parents. When I turned three my birthday cake was TLW themed and I received many dinosaur gifts, almost all of them was cheap dinosaurs from Family Dollar, except for my present from my parents, a TLW Parasaurolophus.

That year really started the obsession, I was watching JP and TLW back to back, rewinding at watching again. I started quoting the movies everywhere, but only one quote according to my mother was when a bird pooped on the car window. I asked her “Is that West Indian Lilac?” and she was very confused until she watched JP again with me that night. It quickly turned into a childhood dream to become a paleontologist , but this caused problems with me from an early age. My more distant family are very religious, so me learning about the asteroid that hit earth and wiped out the dinosaurs caused quite a controversy with my family. It was accustom to me hearing that Noah’s Ark wiped out the dinosaurs, so I struggled at an early age with learning the truth about real dinosaurs, so my imagination turned more twords the JP dinosaurs, with their spliced blood. I grew up with JP on my mind every day, making some great lifelong friends along the way.

I had discovered JPL when I was still very much a child in elementary school, which would have had to have been in 2003-04. I knew this website as the go to place for Jurassic park information and art, but I only stayed on the actual main page. I’ll never forget that awesome dinosaur ambiance when I joined on my dial-up internet. I always came back to see if JP4 was coming yet, always hoping the next year would bring something. When I was a sophomore, I came back to look at the toys because I had decided to start collecting again since I had heard that there was a new line coming. I discovered there was a forum and joined around the same week that JP3D was released and fell in love with the community and feel of the forum. Imagine my surprise when Jurassic World was announced the same month I finally joined the forum. In school I started learning Photoshop and coding, so of course I photoshoped dinosaurs, and when I found out JPL was looking for staff members I jumped at the chance to share my art on the website, and for it to be there forever. I’m still learning but I’m getting better every day. I will continue my love for Jurassic Park forever.

 


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