It has been a
privilege to bring the Odyssey Scoop to life since its beginnings on
December 22, 2000. The site went through various designs and formats, all
which led up to our current design. I cannot personally take credit for everything you see on the Scoop. In fact, without all of you, the
site would have never been possible. However, some people really stick out
in my mind as the people who helped bring the Scoop to life.
I would like to
extend a special thanks to...
Adventures in Odyssey People
Hoobler, writer on the AIO team. His special
articles help to paint a picture with a behind-the-scenes twist. Also his
encouraging words and comments boosted my motivation to keep the site going.
Most of all, for being supportive and providing "exclusive" content to
make the Odyssey Scoop at the top of the game. Oh, and for making sure
The Odyssey Scoop was mentioned in Adventures in Odyssey: The
Marketing Manager for Focus on the Family, for participating in an audio
interview for The Odyssey ScoopCast. And
for his support and behind-the-scenes insights.
former Marketing Manager for Focus on the Family, for providing inside
scoops on AIO, images, product info, and much more.
composer for Adventures in Odyssey, for participating in an audio
interview for The Odyssey ScoopCast.
voice of Jay Smouse, for participating in an audio interview for
The Odyssey ScoopCast.
Adventures in Odyssey sound designer, for participating in an audio
interview for The Odyssey ScoopCast.
Adventures in Odyssey sound designer, for participating in an
audio interview for The Odyssey ScoopCast.
voice of Penny Wise, for participating in an audio interview for
The Odyssey ScoopCast.
David Griffin, voice of
Jimmy Barclay, for his willingness to participate in an interview with us.
Also for bringing one of my favorite Adventures in Odyssey characters
to life for so many years.
Tedford, our very own Alex Jefferson. Travis specialized in positive
comments and made sure I knew that he liked the website. His interview was
greatly appreciated as well.
McCusker, writer and producer, for taking time to answer an interview
Martin, writer, for offering encouragement and conducting an interview
Burton, all-around AIO voiceover, for his willingness to answer my
questions and help us with an interview.
Encarnacion, voice of Lawrence Hodges, for being around the AIO online
community and conducting an interview with us.
voice of Connie Kendall, for conducting an interview with us.
Also for playing Odyssey's favorite 16 year-old at Whit's End.
Pavlakovich, our friend Cal Jordan, for participating in a lengthy
for his willingness to participate in an interview.
voice of Jared DeWhite, for participating in an interview.
Don and Genni Long,
Jack and Lucy, for their willingness to answer our questions via
Adventures in Odyssey Fans
Brownfield, the very first visitor who contacted me through the website.
Hannah provided insight as to which sections of the site needed to go and
which should stay. Her encouragement is still remembered.
McCreary, for creating a
high-quality podcast, The Odyssey ScoopCast,
to compliment the website. His talents have been vital in bringing a
podcast to life by becoming the personality of the show, conducting
audio interviews with Adventures in Odyssey cast and crew, and
much more. Plus, for creating a mini-series for
Fan Podcast featuring a road trip to find Odyssey (based on our
Where Odyssey Is Not feature). Also for being a
friend, cross-promotions, and so much more. And for being awesome.
Walczak, an early online friend. I am unable to count all
the ways that he has helped boost the website and encourage me to keep it
up. Not only has he provided his writing talents in the Forum Awards and
articles, he has also helped with various behind-the-scenes HTML
codes and details, things which I know very little about. Also it has been a
joy to create logos for him when he needed them.
for his many encouraging words in regards to the site and also the special
sneak peeks he provided. Shadowpaw has an AIO site of his own and it was
always interesting to see what he would come up with next that I didn't
Peterson, a friend, whom I consider to be an HTML code himself. Tim laid
the groundwork for the website's update process in the site's earlier days.
John, for being a loyal visitor.
Yoder, for her prayers and many encouraging words.
Shelly, for his encouragement and critical analysis of the website.
Sometimes it's important to hear both sides of the story. Joshua and I
became good online friends and we helped each other tinker with website
designs. Also for his article contributions.
Soudry, my cousin, for his persistence. I'm sure he knows what I mean,
especially if I bring up the concept of a black background. He
contributed to the articles section as well. At one point, he spent
countless hours constructing a virtual tour of Whit's End, although that
never left the ground as a site feature.
Jackson, for her contribution to the Articles section and
many positive comments.
for her many encouraging words and article. It
was important to Tianlet that she let me know how she felt about the
website. She wasn't a visitor who contacted me just once. She contacted me many
times with thoughts and ideas.
for her words of encouragement and strong desire to see Eugene's return to
Odyssey (he eventually did!)
Joy Burgess, for her contribution to the
Articles section and
many positive comments as well.
of AIOBC fame (Blackgaard's Castle), for his friendship and intellect over
Cunningham, for his encouraging words at the beginnings of the site as
Carden, for her many dedicated hours in being the Scoop's artist for the
Chicken Soup for the AIO Soul section. Felicity spent long periods of
time trying to put fans' ideas to paper, and her legacy is still alive.
Dave's AIO Site fame, for his words of exultation. Dave was one of
the original AIO fans I spent talking with since the beginnings of the site.
Buttercup, for her many encouraging words and comments regarding the
for writing an article for our Articles section.
Darcie Griffin, wife of
David Griffin, for helping me get in contact with her husband for an
interview. Also she had some interesting insights.
Names in Our Interviews Section, who braved their way through an online
interview to make our site exciting for visitors.
A Woman in
Taiwan, a teacher, for showing The Love and... CHRONICLES dramas
to her students and creating worksheets for their enjoyment.
also like to extend a special thanks to...
My father, for being persistent in asking how many hits I'd received on the site.
The Lord Jesus Christ,
for giving me the ability and talent to create a website, and for a Godly
Christian home I can feel safe in my whole life. Without God, I would not be
alive to bless you as He has blessed me.
The Adventures in Odyssey
Team, for providing a Christian radio program all these years and being
faithful to keep the show alive.
...and YOU, our
visitor, for your countless encouraging words, contributions, and suggestions for the
website's growth. I would have given up a long time ago without you.