THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN
Round 30 is a changing of the guard. We have 3 new wonderful Hunt Hosts to handle all the things Lauri used to. While Lauri may not be the Head Hunter, she will always be a part of the Hunt, as a participant, and she’s already been told she will be a judge in a future round(s).
The Scavenger Hunt wouldn’t be what it is without some tireless people behind the scenes. Lauri Novak is our outgoing ringleader of the show (taking over from the founder Chrysta Rae). In addition to Lauri’s vision, there are a fantastic group of people nicknamed the Dream Team. They help Lauri in the Community answering questions and helping keep motivation high.
I AM LAURI – I AM AN ARTIST
Who am I? Many of you know me a little I suppose from G+ over the last several years. I’m a photographer. I’m an artist. Photography is my passion.
Sharing my passion, helping others learn and find their own paths is something else that I love to do. It’s taken me a while to get to this point but I am finally taking this step! This is a work in progress, but running this community has been a step in the right direction.
I live outside of Chicago. I quit my “real” job on December 31, 2018, to focus on my own work, selling my art and mentoring others along the way. I am married and have a hubby who is a massage therapist. (No…it’s not massages anytime I want as you might think. Besides, I’m a horrible patient.) Anyway, this is his 2nd career. We are both very driven and passionate about what we are doing and both have the need to help others. I’m also a stepmom to 25-year-old Ryan. He lives with us half the time and brings us a ton of joy. Even though he is 24/7 care and sometimes a lot of work and/or can try my patience, he makes us laugh almost every day.
So, that’s me in a bit of a nutshell. I’m a free spirit, wanderer, explorer at heart and still go off on adventures when I get the chance.
Creative fun pushes me to find new ways of seeing with editing. We’re all here to learn and grow, create, encourage and support each other.
I have been part of this crazy hunt since Day 1. It has been an incredible platform for learning, growing and meeting the most amazing community of people. The people are the reason I offered to take this on. I’m excited to see where we can go with this new platform, our own website and how we can build this into an even more beneficial platform for all.
The Dream Team
The Dream Team were instrumental in helping out when the Hunt was still on G+. They helped gather and organize the photos, checked up on Scavengers and left the most amazingly kind comments everywhere. While much of the photo gathering has been automated, they are still in the community and in the Hunt making it a better place through kindness and encouragement. ♥
Hi! I’m Liz! I love being part of the hunt and have a lot of awesome memories from it. Creatively, it helps me shoot because it allows me to focus and always pushes me to try new techniques, think-outside-the box and make me get outside and shoot! My favorite part is all of our hangouts and spending time with scavengers from all over world! I’m so happy that the hunt will survive off of G+.