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Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Eleven: Anthony Snow

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

ajIt’s that time again for Getting To Know Your Ghostbusters!  This week we spotlight one of more recent members, Anthony Snow.

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

Anthony: Well, lets see, I’m pretty much your average, mild-mannered guy. I just recently turned 22, so I’m feelin’ like an old fart compared to my other friends, especially because they are all in their senior year of college, and I plan on starting my freshman year next year. UGH! I currently work at CVS as a shift supervisor. My other hobbies besides busting ghosts would be reading really old literature (Mostly Holmes stories), and delving in to forensics as I plan on pursuing a career as a Forensic Anthropologist.

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

Anthony: I’ve been with the group since about January of this year. I used to work with the Great and Mighty Paul, and he introduced me to this whole lifestyle. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Ten: Rosemary Ward

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

roseWelcome back friends, fans, and family, to this our tenth edition of Getting to know your Ghostbusters. This weeks edition is a bit late, but we’ve had so many events the past week and a half that things have been hectic. Fear not…as part 11 is already done and ready to be uploaded this weekend!

This time out we spotlight on our other girl Ghostbuster: Rosemary Ward!

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

Rose: Besides spending with my Tony and cuddling our two black kitties..I spend a lot of time costuming, collecting toys, going to conventions, reading comics..etc. As you can tell I’m a real nerd girl, but I enjoy it. Of late I’ve also been designing and working on a ‘Retro Fan Site’ That will be mostly geared towards the eighties.

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

Rose: I’d say about a year. Tony told me about it and asked if I’d mind joining in. I’ve always enjoyed Ghostbusters, even had a Ghostbusters scrap book as a teen along with some of the Real Ghostbusters toys back in the day. So I thought it was a great idea :)

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

Rose: I had the Jumpsuit with patches first, that was the easy part and I got all of that for my first outing. For the longest time my proton pack was just an old piece Tony put together from a vacuum cleaner. I use to joke about it and say “It use to suck dirt and now it sucks ghosts!” (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Nine: Paul Poole

Monday, July 5th, 2010

tonypaulcourierbThis week, Philly GB Leader and founder Nate Paro steps in to ask the questions of Paul Poole!

Nate: Welcome once again to installment number nine of  “Getting To Know Your Ghostbusters.”  This week we sit down with our esteemed guest Mr. Paul Poole.  Paul, welcome to “getting to know your Ghostbusters.  So, you too have a theory about the end of the world?

Sorry about that.  Just a little Ghostbusters 2 humor.  Tell us a bit about yourself Paul.  Who are you? Are you a god? What do you do besides tearing up the streets with the PGB and do you have any other hobbies?

Paul: Hello! I’m 33 and I work in a grocery store. I’m in charge of specialty cheeses. So although I’ve heard this joke a thousand times already, it IS true…I cut the cheese for a living. I’m married to my beautiful wife and fellow Philly Ghostbuster Dawn.
As for other hobbies? Well before the Ghostbustin’ thing became sorta full time, I worked on making and collecting other superhero and movie related props, as well as the occasional collecting of toys, especially my massive collection of Minimates. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Seven: CJ Lodge

Monday, June 21st, 2010

cjHey friends and fans, it’s that time again! This week we bring you the seventh installment in “Getting To Know Your Ghostbusters“. This week we present CJ Lodge!


PGB: CJ, tell us a little about you. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Do you have any other hobbies or interests?

CJ: I am a recent Graduate of the University of Delaware. I’m a fairly regular guy, You know friends, work, girlfriend, that whole thing. I’m kind of a techno nerd, but that’s about it. I do play video games sometimes and I also dabble in other prop activities. Nothing too irregular.

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

CJ: I’m one of the first of the non original PGB’s. I submitted an application online last fall. I saw the banner on Matt’s profile on GBFans.com and clicked over, not quite sure what I was looking at. When I found that there were other guys dressing up as Ghostbusters I wanted to at least meet them. When I found out all the details of the charity work I was sold. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Six: Ed Hartman

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

edWelcome back! The sixth segment here is a couple of days behind due to our busy weekend at Wizard World! For those of you who may be new to these segments please go back and read up on the 5 previous “Getting to Know” segments!

This time around we bring you the mastermind behind philadelphiaghostbusters.com and one of the two administrators on our Facebook page….Ed Hartman!

PGB: Ed, tell us a little about you. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Do you have any other hobbies or interests?

Ed: I’m 31 years old and live in Bristol, PA. I’ve been married for 4 years and have a one-year old son named Ryan. I’m a Website Designer/Programmer and am pretty good with computers and technology. Hockey has been a passion of mine too. I’ve played hockey since I was 10 and am a big Flyers fan (despite the recent tragic loss in the finals). (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Five: Matt Burkit

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

mattWelcome back to this our fifth installment of Getting To Know Your Ghostbusters! Sorry for the delay, not only did we have events on friday night AND monday nights, but I (Paul) had company this weekend. So without further ado..I bring you Matt Burkit!

PGB: Matt, tell us a little about you. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Do you have any other hobbies or interests?

Matt: Well my name’s Matt Burkit, and I’m obviously a member of the Philadelphia Ghostbusters.  When I’m not parading around in a khaki jumpsuit with a big hunk of plastic and electronics strapped to my back, I’m a child therapist by day and a full time graduate student by night.  I am working on my Masters of Education in Secondary Ed. Counseling.  It’s a long program and I’m about one third of the way done.  As for other hobbies, I don’t do much else besides read and play video games when the mood strikes me. Between work, school and this group, most of my time is filled up. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Four: Dawn Poole

Monday, May 31st, 2010

gb-032aWelcome back friends and fans! We’ve been getting some good feedback on this series of articles and that’s great. In an attempt to keep mixing it up, we felt it’s time to bring a little estrogen to the series! This time we sit down with Philly Ghostbuster Dawn Poole.

 

PGB: Dawn, tell us a little about you. Who are you? What do you do besides Ghostbusting? Do you have any other hobbies or interests?

Dawn: My name is Dawn Poole and I work as a nanny. I love kids and have worked in the child
care field in some way for years.
I’m married to Paul, a fellow GB, and no kids….yet. :) We were married Halloween of 2009. Our wedding was Halloween themed and everyone dressed up. Paul even wore his GB uniform. It was a fun night!
I love movies! Some of my favorites besides Ghostbusters are Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Halloween, Army of Darkness, Evil Dead 2, The Dark Knight, The Goonies…I could go on forever!
Paul and I have a huge collection of movie memorabilia…posters, photos, props, etc. I also love everything 80’s. I grew up in the 80’s so I guess it’s really nostalgic for me…I think the 80’s was the decade all about having fun. I’m a geek and proud of it!

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

Dawn: I have been with the group since January of this year, 2010. I decided to join because Ghostbusters has always been one of my favorite movies and I thought it sounded like alot of fun. I love getting dressed up for Halloween and this would alow me to get dressed up more then once a year. Not only do I get to dress up but also help charities. It sounded pretty awesome to me!
And besides….Who wouldn’t want to be a Ghostbuster? (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Three: Jack Doud

Monday, May 24th, 2010

jackWelcome back friends, fans, and supporters. It’s time for our third installment, and this week our spotlight is on Jack Doud.

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

Jack: I’m your generic evolved monkey who enjoys prop building, costuming, model making and pop culture.

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

Jack: Summer of 2009…ish. Being part of a group gives me a chance to wear the stuff more often without looking like a crazy person.

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

Jack: I started researching GB props about 10 years ago but only started actively making things a year ago. I enjoy building props and doing a full costume over just individual props lets me do something with them other than just looking at them on a shelf.

PGB: What is your favorite aspect of prop building?

Jack: I enjoy the detail and challenge in recreating a prop as accurately as I can. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part Two: Tony Tuski

Monday, May 17th, 2010

tuskiWelcome back Philly Ghostbuster friends, fans, and supporters! We hope you enjoyed the first installment in this series. This time out we bring your our interview with Philly GB member and our most photogenic member, Tony Tuski!

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

TONY: Well I don’t drink or smoke, I don’t follow sports or politics, and I’m not big on gambling, gardening, or cooking either. Literally all my interests are in and around the “geek” world.
Action figures, cartoons, movies/movie memorabilia, prop-building, toy customizing, video games, costume making, conventions, you name it.
Some of my favorite interests besides Ghostbusters include Transformers, Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones. I’m also a huge 80’s fan in general, so I love the music from the decade, especially 1-hit wonder type stuff. (more…)

Getting to know your Ghostbusters! Part One: Nate Paro

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

nateWelcome fans of the Philadelphia Ghostbusters to this, our first installment of “Getting To Know Your Ghostbusters!”

The purpose of this series of articles is to allow you, the people who are kind enough to support us in our insanity and charitable works, to learn more about the men and women in Khaki that you’ve seen around.

Each of these will be in no particular order except for this one. As leader of our group, we felt that Nate should go first.

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

Nate: Well I am currently a student earning my doctorate in clinical psychology. I work part time at a local psychiatric hospital and live with my lady of 3 years. There is a little bit of a Star Wars geek in me. A fan of Ghostbusters of course but professional wrestling is my passion. Especially anything in the WWF from 1985 to 1995. (more…)