We here at The Spartan 1 Project spend a lot of time behind the scenes taking care of everything. That covers organizing events, keeping trolls at bay, promoting community activity, supporting our members, and occasionally taking out the trash. Here’s a little bit about who we are.
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Real name: Marc
Age: 42 (I think, not keeping count to be honest)
Current Job/Occupation: Owner and Lead Trainer at Spartan Training Gear. We are a privately-owned business that builds combatives equipment and provides training to law enforcement and military personnel.
Hobbies: reading, gaming, training, various sports activities, climbing, collecting gaming memorabilia
Favorite Foods/Beverages: steak, espresso and any homemade baked goods on a cheat day
Favorite Website: www.spartantg.com
Biography: Born in Hawaii. Currently living in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Husband to one woman, father of four amazing children (3 boys, 1 girl), own my own business and work with the world’s elite warriors
Shout outs: The crew: Neo, Arby, Rick, Spec, Razor, tooth, Kirby, Ninjalo
Anything else you want to share: It’s always been an honor and a privilege to be part of SIP. I’ve been around a long time and it’s incredible how much we’ve grown. And to all my buddies who I spend countless hours with, you guys are the best, thank you.
Real name: Richard
Current Job/Occupation: Graduate student (Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering)
Hobbies: Video games, reading, stargazing
Favorite Foods/Beverages: Anything with copious amounts of meat, ginger ale
Favorite Website: SIP, obviously! (And Bungie, YouTube, CBC)
Biography: I was born in Toronto and now I live just north of the city (but it’s still a nasty commute to get to school). Lived in the US for a couple of years too when my dad was transferred there. I have a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science (Biomedical Option) but I don’t remember anything I learned.
When I was doing my undergraduate degree, one of my friends encouraged me to get a copy of Halo: Combat Evolved for the PC and we’d play lots of games on Blood Gulch. Eventually our discipline club got a HDTV and Xbox for everyone to play, and the most played game (at the time) was Halo 3. Just playing a few rounds convinced me to get my own console. After completing the Campaign, I went online for the last few multiplayer achievements and discovered I needed the Annual achievement. The rest, as they say, is history…
Shout outs: First to our team members, past and present. You guys willingly invest your time to help complete strangers with difficult achievements and have fun doing it. I think it’s pretty clear that we wouldn’t have a constantly growing and lasting membership without your contributions.
Second to people with whom I regularly play multiplayer: Pokenut, Dark Infinity, Crucio, Artanis, and Flip in Reach. You guys make 100% reticle bloom, seemingly-infinite armor lock, and lag-switching not so bad 😉
Third to Ham Sanwitch for being my sound board whenever something crazy happens on the forums. I estimate 90% of my PMs are sent to you, lol.
Lastly to the staff, past and present for creating and maintaining a community that has remained fun and cohesive, even through slow times and adversity. I know you’ll keep up the great work. Maybe we’ll end up on this map some time in the future! 😉
Anything else you want to share: Rockets. With anyone who even thinks about betraying me in ODST Firefight. 😀
Username: Ham Sanwitch
GamerTag: Ham Sanwitch
Real name: Lee
Current Job/Occupation: 11th – 12th grade English teacher
Hobbies: cooking, exercise, languages, linguistics, music (listening and playing), reading, swimming, teaching, traveling, video games, walking my dogs, and long walks on the beach…with your mother.
Favorite Foods/Beverages: New York Strip, mashed potatoes, anything I cook, cheesecake, cream soda, water, Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat, Spaten Oktoberfest
Favorite Websites: SIP, Bungie, YouTube, True Achievements, Gamespot, 1up, and Facebook.
Biography: I’m Lee, born in Colechester, Essex, moved to America when I was 16 and am currently still living here. I have 4 degrees in English, which come in handy seeing how it is my profession. (I’m the grammar Nazi about whom your mother warned you.) I like to work hard, and play harder. I’ve had a VERY eventful life. I feel like I’m an easy going guy, love a good laugh and enjoy making people laugh. Want to know anything else? Ask me!
Shout outs: I’d like to thank all of the regulars I play with, and hang out with on the forum: Goat, R MK, Reaper, Arby, Poke, Mahdi, Badad, Dark Infinite, Clever Error, ATLninjalo, TangoDown, Jingraham, Bandit, Ovi, Seth, Beatle, DUI, Breq, and Undertaker. I’d also like to thank all of your mothers, because without their eggs, and my semen, none of you would be here. 😉
Anything else you want to share: Cookies. *offers plate*
Real name: Curious George?
Age: February 1992
Current Job/Occupation: Hotel Concessions and Saloon and sometimes Slide Attending
Hobbies: Soccer, Skateboarding, Biking, camping, disc golf, and pretty much anything to do with the outdoors…Oh yeah.. A little thing called video games.
Favorite Foods/Beverages: I gotta be the guy who just flat out says pizza when asked his favorite food…Throw some mushrooms and pepperoni on that baby and I’m golden. Other than that, my daily food/beverage intake includes Eggs, Coffee, agua, and several pounds of hot pockets. I guess you can add those to my favorite foods/beverages too 🙂
Favorite Website:(s) Youtube, Gamespot, 1UP, and Bungie.net to name a few. I think that paints a pretty good picture of what my commonly visited sites are like.
Biography: Hello my names is Se…Curious George. As of when I currently wrote this, I’m a 19 year old living in a small town with his parents in the great state of Wisconsin. I currently work at a hotel and my job is sometimes hard to explain as I do a few different things. My main job at the hotel is working both concessions and Saloon at the same time. I cook pizzas, fry food, grill food, and serve drinks and meals to people. The other job I have there is rarely working as a slide attendant. For a future job, I’m aspiring to be a Fireman but I am still a ways from that so for now, it’s a goal of mine. Other than that, I’m a very active young ‘un who loves to be outdoors in the sun rain or snow.
Shout outs: All current and future members of SIP, you never fail to make me laugh out loud and lift my spirits when needed. A few members among them I gotta give special credit to: ContactTango for getting me into the community and help teams, SMG and Bandit for being my go to online buds when I need to have some fun, and Mahdi for his amazing ability to attract so many awesome gamers into one place with a simple purpose. A big thank you to the community here, you guys are uber awesome! It’s been a pleasure of mine getting to know each and every one of you.
Anything else you want to share: My drivers license has a big fat F next to sex.
GamerTag: NeoRman69 (same as my username, what a novel idea.)
Real name: Roc (still prefer to be called by my gamertag)
Age: 31 as of this posting (born in ’84)
Current Job/Occupation: grand-under minion of the 9th lvl of hell
Hobbies: Videogames, Comics, Movies, Anime/Mange, DnD, Art/Sketching
Favorite Foods/Beverages: Burgers, Fries and Pizza Pies, Gyros. Coke/Dr. Pepper. Rum, Whiskey/Bourbon.
Favorite Website: SIP, IGN, Kotaku, Halo Waypoint, Reddit, YouTube
Biography: Born in NY, will die in NY, as far as I’m concerned it’s the only place you can get real pizza. Long time gamer across multiple genres and platforms.
Shout outs: Tango, Arby, Razor, Spec, Wrickles, Ninjabro, Pringles, Beatle, Chick, Seth, and any one else I might have missed.
Anything else you want to share: Don’t ever go afk during a raid, or you might find yourself on the edge of your seat 😉 … long live the troll king!