Member Advocates provide the membership with individuals outside of the officer/Board of Directors structure who can advocate for their needs. Member Advocates are elected by the general membership and serve as a neutral third party for gathering feedback and providing mediation that doesn’t explicitly in the scope of disciplinary investigation. Some members fear reprisal for voicing their concerns to individuals in power, especially if their views are contrary to the status quo.
Rachael Stoutenburgh (email@example.com) – Term through October 2018
Rachael joins us with several years of experience as a player representative (similar to the MA role) through another LARP organization. During that time she helped players navigate LARP-life balance and worked with newer players to help them get more involved and match them with mentors. One of her goals during her term is working on ways to make The Hidden Parlor a safer and welcoming gaming community for all participants.
Tony Colombo (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Term through October 2019
Tony joins us with over 18 years of customer service and support experience. He also has experience in conflict resolution, goal setting and achievement, team management, and new employee instruction. Tony strives to be the voice for the player when needed and to empower the player where appropriate.