HAuNTMasters 2020

JANUARY 17-19, 2020 | NEW ORLEANS, LA

HAuntmasters

The haunt community is unlike any other… At HAuNTcon our vision is to connect all levels of haunters to learn, innovate and to build relationships that build your personal and business success!
 
NEW! We are excited to introduce HAuNTMasters – a group of industry leaders who have a passion for haunting and most importantly, are always willing to share ideas! Leading up to HAuNTcon 2020, HAuNTMasters will be sharing both their expertise as well as tricks and tips to create the ultimate HAuNTcon experience.
 
Be sure to follow the HAuNTMasters on social media for exclusive updates about HAuNTcon, links to discounted tickets and general haunt tools and tips! Plus attend their education sessions during HAuNTcon 2020 where they’ll speak on everything from actor management, digital media, design, and more!

 
HAuntmasters
Leonard Pickel

Leonard Pickel

Leonard Pickel has amassed a lifetime of Haunted Attraction Design and operational experience, with October seasonal events to year round haunted attractions, museums and dark rides. He has designed over 100 successfully creative events since his first attraction in 1976 and has provided consultation for hundreds more. Always an innovator, Leonard is constantly experimenting with new technologies, and searching for fresh new approaches to making money in the business of haunting.

Learn more about Leonard and Hauntrepreneurs here. 

Amy Hollaman

Amy Hollaman is a seasonal entertainment and operations expert focusing on bringing authentic venues and historical sites to life in inventive and innovative ways. Amy is currently the General Manager of Thirteenth Floor Haunted House Denver, a large-scale Halloween event that is part of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, the world’s largest Halloween themed entertainment company. She also serves as the Front of House Operations Manager for Midsummer Scream Halloween & Horror Convention in Long Beach, CA. In 2018 into 2019, Amy worked for Epic Entertainment Group as the Production Manager for Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor in Long Beach, CA and the Operations Director for the first-year launch of The Night Garden Experience at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, FL. For over a decade, Amy Hollaman served as Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site’s Associate Director of Events and Operations, planning and producing such events as Bastille Day, Party at the Pen: The Masquerade, Brewery Ommegang’s Game of Thrones® beer launch party, corporate events and weddings. But her most notable work in Philadelphia, PA began when Amy Hollaman joined Terror Behind the Walls as an actress in 2005 and took on the role of Creative Director and General Manager for six consecutive seasons. Amy oversaw casting, creative direction, stage management, and human resources for the 350-person cast. Amy is a graduate of the IAAPA Institute for Attraction Managers. As an established leader in the haunted attraction industry, Amy teaches seminars and workshops on entertainment design, leadership, creative planning, special events, safety, operations, interactivity, timed ticketing and theatrical training at HAuNTcon Halloween & Party Expo, Transworld’s National Halloween and Attractions Show, The Legendary Haunt Tour, Gantom Lighting and Controls Seasonal Attraction Leadership Symposium, the State of Pennsylvania Attraction Safety Seminar, and other haunted houses around the country. Amy has also designed and executed large-scale events for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and Anheuser-Busch's Shock Top Brand. 
 
Amy Hollaman
Brian Luallen

Brian Luallen

Brian Luallen has more than 20 years of experience in destination tourism and experiential events. His career has been dedicated to developing and delivering impactful experiences for employees and guests, re-launching attractions, and growing public-private partnerships. He has worked on Halloween events spanning the nation. Past collaborations include the Queen Mary's Dark Harbor, Netherworld Haunted House, ScareLA, Terror in the Park at Wild Adventures theme park, and many more. 
 
Brian’s work transforming concepts into reality has been featured in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other national media outlets. He holds degrees in education and pre-law from Georgia Statue University and enjoys living in Dallas with his wife, Tina. 

 

Dan Doble

Dan Started his career in haunting by acting in haunted houses in the mid late 90s.  In 2003 he opened his first home haunt and brought fear to 1000’s of neighborhood kids every Halloween night for 5 years. From there Dan was offered a position as a zone lead at a local non profit haunted house named Haunted High and within a few short months was promoted to the position of artistic director managing a 40,000 square foot attraction with over 100 volunteers every night. This is also where he learned about his love of video media. After 3 years growing Haunted High to be very successful he decided to venture out and was lucky enough to partner with UW Madison to create a haunted attraction on the UW Fox Valley campus.   After 4 years Dan sold Oblivion Still keeping his production company to pursue a less stressful position in the haunt industry. He spent years working at local attractions while growing the Inside The Haunt Industry Brand. When he had the opportunity to manage, build, create content, and direct for another show locally he jumped at it. The Chamber of Horrors in Fall River Wisconsin was his home up until 2019 when he decided to follow the road and continue with media and video editing. Now Dan runs the production company IHI Media and travels around America creating content for attractions, conventions, and other haunt related businesses.

Keep up with Dan all year long on YouTube!
Dan Doble
Troy Crivellone

Troy Crivellone

Troy Crivellone has been haunting his yard and community since 2006 when his wife Ashley asked him to make something for the outside decor for halloween.  Little did they know at the time that it would develop into something amazing!!  Their home haunt Scare Hollow, located in Gresham, OR, has had changing themes every year from graveyards, demented towns, cabin in the woods, and a motel!!  Thousands of people have enjoyed their creativity and love for the holiday.  Troy, along with the help of fellow haunter Scott Shier created and manage the Northwest Haunters association and now have over 1200 members and a haunters map featuring 220 amazing displays and haunts that has over 60k views!!  Troy also co-operates the NW Terror Tours, a haunted house tour company based out of the NW, that visits 5-6 pro and home haunts every Oct and will be helping conventions put on haunt tours in the future!!  Troy has taught classes at the West Coast haunters con and Hauntcon in the past and also teaches classes at his home, the annual NWHA Campout and around the NW region.  Troy & Ashley's two children Logan and Elizabeth are avid halloween fans and are working through the classic horror movies of the 80's and testing local Haunted Houses to the scare test!!  Troy's main goal with all things halloween is to help others via promotion and assistance and to ensure the haunting community retains the community feeling that has become so prevalent in the industry in the past 10-15 years!  His energy level keeps him up late, so never hesitate to message him if you need help!

Follow Troy Throughout His Year on Facebook