Webster’s defines Team as a number of persons associated together in work or activity, but those of us with any business experience know the success of any worthwhile endeavor is always anchored to the people you associate yourself with. In that regard we consider ourselves in the best of company. Please take a few minutes and get to know the wonderful and talented folks who make the Encore Escape Possible.
Terry Ford - Some would call Terry the back-end server guy, but we know better. We consider ourselves lucky to tell you our grid is powered by Terry Ford @ DigiWorldz. Terry’s experience on the Open Sim Metaverse, which he selflessly shares, is extensive and matched by few. His professional attitude and integrity has proven itself to us time and time again. Some would say, you can’t do business with your competition ( i.e. DigiWorldz ) but we (as does Terry) understand that the Metaverse is a community, more than a race to the top. We all want it to prosper, and whether or not we are willing to admit it, we all share in each successful or failed effort. Terry is a valuable and seasoned asset to our success.
Southern Destiny is a professional programmer, retired paramedic, and a US Navy Veteran in RL. As a ten year veteran of SL, he owned and operated a nine sim estate named Southern Fun, that became one of the Top 5 places to be in SL for fun & entertainment. Southern brings his considerable scripting abilities to the Encore, as well as a programmer’s expertise which he employs while heading up our Security Dept. Southern is also an accomplished creator, as well as helping manage the Flash Dancer group in SL.
JessieDane Ember started to sing as a seventh grader in Canada and never stopped. Winning talent shows eventually evolved to becoming a singer for five years in “The Hawks”, the backing band for Ronnie Hawkins. Working with Hawkins, who by many is considered highly influential in the establishment and evolution of rock music in Canada, she met and collaborated with artists like Anita Baker, George Thorogood, King Biscuit Boy and Waylon Jennings. Jessie has ties with the Encore Group going back eleven years where she sang in Paltalk. She now brings her exceptional voice as well as her creator talents in women’s fashions, exclusively to The Encore Escape.
Destiny Seranade worked as a manager in several venues at The Las Vegas SL sim (featuring the Chippandales) where she contributed greatly to each scheduled performance. She also was part of the always popular Trans Siberian Orchestra Christmas Show which includes input from dozens and dozens of entertainers, animators, scripters and creators. Destiny brings her people skills to bear as a venue manager and entertainment scout in Team Encore.
CTM Underwood continues performing in real life bands as a songwriter, musician and singer, as he has for over three decades. He has been performing online starting in Paltalk , SL and now The Encore Escape, where his talent and input does not end at the edge of a virtual stage. His background in server management and knowledge of the Opensimulator program continues to provide help & guidance to the Encore Team. CTM also lends his ability as accomplished creator and scripter, and has known many of us for almost a dozen years.
Mystree Feila heads up our Social Networking dept and has been relentless in helping our grid to grow. She continues to work diligently promoting live singer Jeffah24 in SL for years now. She has owned and managed several sims and venues over the past nine years as her SL avi, Kenzel Greymoon.
Babien Seratti is the former manager and co-owner of Heavens’ Tear, one of SL’s most successful Ballroom Venues. His legacy continues to echo throughout SL every day, as he is probably more responsible than anyone for giving so many of SL’s top flight entertainers their start. JessieDane Ember, Satin & Erin, MrMike String, CTM Underwood, Melodee McDonnel, Only Half Crazy, Voice Doobie, Iriskaye Siamendes, ZDiva Sorbet, Dougie Moonites, Tony Learner, Jewels Osterham, Chardon Kass, Angelndskyz Galicia, Dakota Carolina and Potlatch Foggarty to name just a few. Babs brings his venue experience as well as his creator skills exclusively to the Encore Team.
Cassandra Zolnir’s degree in Business & Accounting came in handy while she owned and managed over 150 rental properties spread over twelve sims in SL. For over seven years she not only managed the aforementioned property, she was also a business partner with Babien Seratti in Heavens’ Tear the successful ballroom venue in SL mentioned above. Cass brings a rock solid, no-nonsense foundation to The Encore Escape’s Realty & Development arm.