Team Jefferson Starship
Team Jefferson Starship – The Scare Factor’s South Carolina Halloween Haunted House Review Team
Team Members: Douglas Bramlett (Team Leader), Kristin Raap, Desi Conrad, Isabel “Andy” Salazar Galaz, & Jess Vescio
Experience Level: Veteran Team (3rd year)
Normal Coverage Area: South Carolina
Background: Team Leader Douglas Bramlett (Doug) has been interested in horror and the occult since he was young and got most of his fix through reading and movies.
As he grew up, he visited haunts, but was disappointed in how few there were around him. As an adult, he traveled far and wide to visit the haunts around him until he was given the opportunity to work for one several years ago. The behind-the-scenes experience changed how he thought about haunts and he spent a great deal of time helping his local haunt to improve in various aspects.
But working for a haunt severely limited his time available to go see more and more of them. Thus, he has now turned to being a haunt reviewer so he can visit (and maybe help) even more haunts around him!
Team member Kristin Raap has been an avid haunted house visitor for over twenty years, has a few experiences working in houses, and a literature degree with a focus in the horror genre. She has studied the horror genre because Halloween is her favorite holiday. She believes the exploration and experience of horror to be a necessary part of a healthy society as it provides catharsis and community.
Team member Desi Conrad has always been a lover of the creepy and macabre, to the point that others find a bit unnerving. She’s been enjoying haunts since the late 80’s and worked in them for 4 years recently. When she’s not being creepy, she’s an artist specializing in body art and she enjoys a plethora of other activities.
Isabel “Andy” Salazar Galaz from Rancagua, Chile. An artist and horror aficionado with an eye for design and balance. Visiting America for the first time to befriend The Great Eagle.
Jess Vescio: A Pittsburgh native. Currently resides in South Carolina with her fiancé, 3 loud dogs, and an overweight cat. Misses the abundant Halloween spirit found in the North and hopes to rediscover it reviewing southern haunts this season.
Ashton Beckham: Homegrown southern horror fanatic. Living her dream of working as a librarian, surrounded by the endless adventures that books have to offer. She also likes traveling, watching movies, needlework, vinyls, and pasta. Although she is new to this raving review team, she is very eager for what is in store. In her spare time, you can find her reading, doing yoga, or taking walks with her “puppy” (a 60-pound lab/chow mix named Slash).