As a 501(c)(3), the Reclamation Society runs predominantly by the generosity of volunteers as a majority of donations go to our projects. All are geeks who are bought into our core--digging deeper into geek stories to uncover Truth.
Jay Sherer - Co-founder
Jay prefers the title "Chief Storyteller" to "Executive Director," but technically serves as both. He's a producer on all the Reclamation Society's projects, and was the head writer for Star Wars: Rivals (Ben Anklam served as co-writer) and Death of a Bounty Hunter. He's also one of the hosts of The Story Geeks podcast, The Story Geeks LIVE Show, and writes, performs, and edits The Story Geeks short-form videos.
In former positions, Jay has been involved in tech/nonprofit startups, marketing roles, and business strategy roles. He has also co-produced/co-written several short film projects and has placed three scripts in the Top 10 of the 168 WOP Screenwriting Competition.
Nathan Scheck - Co-founder
Nathan serves as the Reclamation Society’s Art Director, though does a lot more than that, especially behind the scenes. He edits The Story Geeks podcast and creates most of the Reclamation Society’s branding and artwork. In addition to being the primary illustrator and art director for Reclamation Society projects, he’s also a co-author on a majority of those projects.
In Nathan’s former roles, he has served as illustrator, game developer, software engineer, or web director for assorted startups and large nonprofits. He also manages the art blog, Albino Kraken, where one can delve into a myriad of his sketches and art projects.
Daryl Smith - The Story Geeks Podcast/Live show Host
If we HAD to distribute a "biggest/most knowledgeable geek award," Daryl would win. Which is awesome, because that makes him a fantastic host! Daryl hosts both The Story Geeks podcast and our LIVE Show. His favorite character is Batman (which you know if you've listened to or watched one of our shows), and his favorite director of all time is Christopher Nolan.
Daryl volunteers for the Reclamation Society, but also serves as a worship pastor and has had former roles in marketing.
Ashley Pauls - The Story Geeks Blogger
First off, as you can see, Ashley cosplays as Rey, so that's an epic start. But, as another Reclamation Society volunteer, she's also an insightful and skilled writer! She responds to every podcast with an in-depth blog post that we post alongside the audio on The Story Geeks blog.
Ashley also writes blog posts for our good friends over at the ESO Network, so be sure to catch her there as well!
Freddie chambers - The Story Geeks Sound Engineer/Producer
Freddie volunteers for the Reclamation Society by bringing his technical expertise to The Story Geeks podcast and our LIVE Show. But, he's also well-qualified as a geek contributor. Do you enjoy chatting with "The Story Geeks" in our YouTube LIVE Show chat? You're probably chatting with Freddie!
Outside the Reclamation Society, Freddie has a front seat into more geeky goodness working for the Mouse. Yep, the one in Anaheim, CA. That Mouse. The one who owns, like, most of the geek properties these days...
Caitlin - Social Media Manager and Marketer
It's pretty rare to be able to find an independent contractor who is ALSO a geek, but Caitlin fills both roles. She's probably the biggest Star Trek fan of the crew (though, she might have to battle Ashley for that title). If you're conversing with us on The Story Geeks Twitter, there's a good chance you're chatting with Caitlin!
Marianne Haaland - Board Chair
In addition to serving as the Reclamation Society's board chair, Marianne also earned all of her geek cred by starring in Star Wars: Rivals, our first short film (a Star Wars fan film). Marianne and her husband, Christen, also served as producers on that film.
If you'd like to see what else Marianne has been up to, you can check out her IMDB page.