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Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Twenty Two: Dana Colosimo

Monday, February 28th, 2011

danaHey there friends, fans, and family! It’s been a while, but we’re settling into 2011. As things warm up, we’ll be heading out more and some new rookies and recruits will get the spotlight soon. This time though, we’re in for something different. A new…old member!

Dana Colosimo’s been around the team for over a year now. In fact her first time out with the Ghostbusters, she got to meet Ernie Hudson. Not too shabby! Always one to hold the donation jug, take the pictures, and spread the word, Dana’s been a friend to the PGB for a while. It’s been a long time coming, but this past week, Dana finally took the plunge and is now a full fledged member of the team, complete with her new uniform! Read on!

PGB: Dana, tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Any other hobbies or interests? (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Twenty One: Julia Phipps

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

juliaHappy Holidays everyone! As I write this, we’re at the halfway point between Christmas and New Years. I hope some of you got some cool Ghostbusters goodies from Santa!

As we debate on what our next charity should be, allow me to break up the quiet around here with our Q&A with recent addition Julia Phipps!

PGB: Julia, tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Any other hobbies or interests?

Julia: I am a 24 year old college student. I attend a local community college where I’m majoring in Business Administration. I’m scheduled to graduate with an associate’s degree this spring. Then, I’ll work on a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting. I’m pretty involved on campus and I’m also employed by the school. I play a lot of video games in my free time and I collect comics. I love ice hockey!!! Go Flyers! I played for about 6 years (even played on my high school’s boy’s team) but can’t seem to find the time or money for it now. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Twenty: Dan Ritchie

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

danWelcome back everyone! Sorry this is a few days late, but we’ve been busy the past weekend. While many Ghostbuster franchises slow down after Halloween, we’ve been busy hitting the cold and windy streets of the City Of Brotherly Love. Why? Raising money for the Salvation Army’s Stockings For Kids of course!

In the end we raised and donated $704.00 for the worthy cause. That brings us to the next member to be profiled. Danny Ritchie’s been a pretty hardcore recent addition, making almost every gathering we’ve had since his joining. He made a very strong showing for this most recent cause and now I’m proud to get to ask him some questions!

PGB: Dan, tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Any other hobbies or interests?

Dan: Where to start? I’m Dan Ritchie. I’m 23 years old and have lived in Philly all my life. I’m a cartoonist and i attend the Art Institute of Philadelphia. I want to be a professional cartoonist and make comic books. My dream is to have my own Ghostbusters comic book, but for now I work at Best Buy and love it. I just need to focus on finishing school. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Nineteen: Dana Michael

Monday, December 6th, 2010

dana2Yes that’s right. It’s the weekend, so it must be time for another “Getting To Know Your Ghostbusters“. This time we switch it up a bit with our only member who doesn’t actually dress in a uniform! That’s right it’s time to have a word or two with our “Janine Melnitz”, Dana Michael!

PGB: So Dana, tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? What do you do besides wearing a red wig and spending time standing out in a field of Khaki? Any other hobbies or interests?

Dana: I like to eat chinese food alot. I was just doing that before I answered this Q and A. Apple, the owner of my favorite chinese restaurant in Philadelphia (”South Garden”) always gives me extra food. God bless that woman. Granted there are coupons in the menu for such a hook up, but I consider it a friendly gesture. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Eighteen: Dan Tyson

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

dantWelcome again to the next epic chapter in the Getting To Know Your Ghostbusters series! This time we talk to one of our members with the longest commute. Good thing he has an Ectomobile to help him get from Tamaqua to Philly! Without further ado, Dan Tyson!

PGB: Dan, tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? What do you dobesides Ghostbusting? Any other hobbies or interests?

Dan: Well, I’m Daniel. I’m 26 years old. Born and raised in Andreas. I work at Allen Organ company as a pick and place machine operator in the surface mount department. Basically if you’ve ever looked at the board in your computer or cell phone for example and saw the tiny parts mounted on it, that’s what I work with. When I’m not working I help as an assistant scoutmaster with my dad at our local troop where I received my eagle scout. We do different fundraising and community service work during the year kind of like the PGBs. If I’m not doing any of that I can usually be found in front of the computer playing games. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Seventeen: Dan Webb

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

danHello everyone! Another weekend, another installment of Getting To Know Your Ghostbusters! This week we spotlight Dan Webb! Musician, photographer, Ghostbuster!

PGB: Dan, tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Any other hobbies or interests?

Dan: I’m a musician and photographer, and was recently hired by Apple as a Family Room Specialist. On my down time I enjoy watching movies, playing PS3, and collecting spores, molds and fungus

PGB: How long have you been with the group and what made you decide to join?

Dan: I’ve been with the group for about 5 months. I wanted to join for a few reasons, first these are a great bunch of guys who are patient, helpful and knowledgeable. I’ve never met anyone else who could match or one up me on my Ghostbuster trivia! We also support great and bring attention to relevant causes.

PGB: When and why did you begin building your GB uniform and gear?

Dan: I began building my uniform around the same time I joined the group. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Sixteen: Ally Scanlon

Monday, November 15th, 2010

lamanchass-018Hey there! Another weekend, another new installment of Getting To Know Your Ghostbusters! This week we take a moment to talk to one of our recent additions, Ally Scanlon.

PGB: Ally, tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Any other hobbies or interests?

Ally: Hi! I’m Ally Scanlon. I am a full time nanny by day and a ghostbuster by night. I love art and music and most of all hanging out with people. I love to play pool in my free time and I hate to admit it but I’m addicted to facebook. Lol.

PGB: How long have you been with the group and what made you decide to join?

Ally: I’ve been in the group a little over a month. My good friend AJ joined earlier this year which gave me the idea. I love helping people and this is the most fun and nerdy way I can think of doing so!

PGB: When and why did you begin building your GB uniform and gear?

Ally: I started my uniform a few days after I ’signed up’ I guess you could say (and by started I mean I ordered it. Lol. The Dickies company isn’t as snappy as one would like.) I havent started any gear yet BUT in the next coming week or so I’m going to make my ecto-goggles and hopefully (fingers crossed) start building a trap! (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Fifteen: Adam Gamler

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

adamgWell hello there friends, family, and fans! It’s time for yet another installment of “Getting To Know Your Ghostbusters” This time we sit down to talk to Adam Gamler!

PGB: Adam, tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Any other hobbies or interests?

Adam: Well, my name is Adam. I am 26 years old. I graduated from PSU with a BS in IST. I recently bought a house with my girlfriend of a little over three years. So we have been living together along with her 12 year old daughter. I work as an engineer at a sheet metal factory. I basically take the customer’s drawing and create a 3D computer model that can then be flattened and used to program the machines to make it. When not at work, I am usually at home watching tv, playing video games, or just lounging about. Other hobbies would include bowling, going to the movies, and hanging out with friends. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Fourteen: Mike Richards

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

mikerichards1Welcome back friends, family and fans! Now that the crazy Halloween season is winding down, we here at the Philadelphia Ghostbusters thought it would be a great time to roll out a few more “Getting To Know Your Ghostbusters” segments. It’s been a bit of a wait, but now we present to you Mike Richards!

PGB: Mike, tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Any other hobbies or interests?

Mike: What? It’s my turn?! Nice! I’m 2.7 decades old. I have been married for 7 years and I have two children. My son is in the first grade and hopefully an aspiring Ghostbuster or US Soccer Team captain.  My daughter is the typical daddy’s girl. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Thirteen: Joe Hennessy

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

joeWelcome back! It’s been a bit of a wait, but now we present to you Joe Hennessey!

PGB: Joe, tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Any other hobbies or interests?

Joe: Well, I’m 27 years old, born and raised in Allentown.
occupation-wise, I’m a Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewer, or (CATI) for short. My job is to conduct research surveys with respondents over the phone, and collect data for our analysts on a variety of topics ranging from the economy, to commercial products, to healthcare. I know I’m making it sound a lot more glorious than it really is. I mainly just drink tea, and read a script from a computer screen all day long.

As for my interests and hobbies… I’m a huge trekkie, I collect action figures and comics, and I’m also an artist, not yet professionally, but I hope to maybe earn some side money with it eventually.

PGB: How long have you been with the group and what made you decide to join?

Joe:  Hmmm, Y’know… I forget when I joined officially, I just know my first event was in January of 2010. What inspired me to join, was the fact that I wanted to create my own Ghostbusters franchise in the Lehigh Valley, however it didn’t really get off the ground, however Matt Burkit suggested that I join the PGB, so I sent in an inquiry e-mail, and before I knew it… Here I am, and the rest is history. (more…)