Working with the crazy hosts of the podcast isn't easy work...
not when they are constantly changing, improving, and adding to the site! To help manage this chaos, they assembled a noble team to help keep Alohomora! the very best it could be. Learn about these courageous souls below!
Ashley was born on a dull gray Christmas Eve night and is as un-Dursleyish as one could possibly be, thank you very much. She’s a proud Hufflepuff who’s loved Harry Potter since she was 8 years old. She’s lived and breathed Potter for 20 years and never plans on stopping. She’s a Christian, a wife, a mental health activist, a film snob, and most importantly a bookworm. She’s also proud of the fact that people in her life see Potter merchandise and think of her, but gets very sad when they don’t get her Potter references. She suspects the Nargles are behind it.
Genevieve is a Ravenpuff (yes, she knows that’s not actually a real House) who has been a diehard HP fan since the late 90s. Her love of the Potterverse has brought a number of wonderful things to pass in her life, including reading the series countless times, dressing up as both Arabella Figg and the Mirror of Erised for Halloween, and choosing yellow and blue diamonds for her engagement and wedding rings to show her Ravenpuff allegiance forevermore (fun fact: Genevieve [who usually goes by Genny] is married to Lawrence [who usually goes by Larry]—meaning their nicknames are each one letter off from Harry and Ginny). When she’s not posting on social media for Alohomora!, Genevieve is a full-time mom and part-time bagpiper who loves to read (duh), play word games, and take pictures of the scrumptious food she cooks to post on Instagram.
Jessica Nakano is a proud 29 year old Slytherin, newly married to her (Gryffindor) Japanese husband where they travel frequently. A Gemini, working in Pittsburgh, PA, but born and raised in LA, California. She considers her second house Ravenclaw (you can thank Pottermore for that) and her Ilvermorny house is Horned Serpent.
She is very proud to be a part of the social media team and grew up with the books and with Harry. An English relative sent books 1 & 2 to Jessica and her sister when they were young, and she actually hid the books under her bed, intimidated by them. J.K. Rowling saved her with her magical world and gave her confidence. She is the reason why Jessica loves to read and write, because as a child she was shy, bullied and scared of her abilities to read.
In her teens she wrote fanfic and managed a role playing forum and website online, teaching herself how to code and create graphics. In her muggle life, she has been a dancer since the age of 4 and is now a professional ballerina with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, dancing alongside her husband. Together, they are also hosts with Airbnb and welcome people into their home as a side business.
She is known as the goto Harry Potter nerd in the company and always likes to test people on how much they know. HP fansites and podcasts have made her still feel connected to the fandom. With her busy life, she loves to reconnect with her Potter family online.
We also could not survive without the immense help of our transcription team! We have a group of keen eared Harry Potter fans that help to turn out the transcripts quickly and accurately! A very special thanks to every single one of you! We couldn’t do it without you! Learn all about our transcribers here.
A very special thanks to the individuals who contributed to the overall Alohomora! look & feel.
Former host and voice of the chapter titles, Michael Harle, for your talent and knowledge.
Courtney Autumn Martin, logo design: camartinart.com