Meet the Team

The team behind Alohomora! podcast have collectively worked in fandom for over seventy-five years.

That’s a lot of brainpower. You would think that producing, hosting, and editing a podcast with that many years of Potter experience would be easy. You would be right. No, just kidding. The team makes it look easy, but it’s not. They do have a lot of fun though! Want to know more about their mundane Muggle lives? All the boring details are below.


PRODUCTION

Kat

Co-Creator, Owner, and Host

Kat, a curious Ravenclaw but also a self-professed, ambitious Slytherin from Massachusetts, has a thirst for knowledge and a deep desire to always be right (both because she has all the facts and because, well, she needs to be). The 10% of her life that she spends not thinking on, talking about, or reading Harry Potter, is dedicated to enjoying life’s simple pleasures (tea and chocolate), studying American Sign Language, biking, hiking, and snuggling her two kitties, Tibby and Narcissa.

Kat is also co-creator and co-author of the Unofficial Harry Potter Companion series.

Tracy

Tracy

Producer

Tracy discovered Harry Potter a little late in the game (high school) but has loved it ever since. As a librarian, she’s a typical Ravenclaw who loves history, traveling, and writing. She’s a native New Yorker with Jamaican parents and loves to spend time with her twin sister (we don’t dress alike as adults, Weasley twins), friends, and her adorable cat, Toffee.

Patrick

Lead Editor

Patrick, the podcast’s Lead Editor, is a busy guy! In between working at a recording studio in Omaha Nebraska, producing his own podcast called The Music Room, and listening to a whole lotta music, Patrick has somehow found time to immerse himself in the Potter universe! He has been a Potter fan since the beginning and considers it an honor to be able to directly contribute to keeping the “Potter spirit” alive.

Catherine

Editor

Catherine, a half-and-half Ravenpuff, lives in upper Mississippi with her husband Brandon (a Slytherin) and three furbabies. She enjoys bringing characters to life through narration in collaboration with Audible, and bringing the magic of interior design (and DIY projects) into her home. When she isn’t editing podcasts or audiobooks, she embodies the legacy of Professor Sprout through her love of ALL plants. In short, she loves Jesus, her husband, her dogs, plants, and people!

Shamanee

Patreon

Shamanee is a proud Gryffindor from North Carolina. In her Muggle life, she runs her own company and has branded herself as a Content/Copywriting Wizard, weaving magical tapestries of words for small business owners. A self-proclaimed Harry Potter aficionado, she fell in love with the series after watching the first movie back in 2001. Now a mom of 3 (including a set of twin boys who are wildly mischievous just like Fred and George), she has loved introducing her kids to the magical world. She finds it an incredible honor and privilege to get to be a part of keeping the magic of Harry Potter alive!

HOSTS

Alison

Host

Alison has been a Harry Potter fanatic since she was five, and has since read the series over fifty times. A proud (and often conflicted) Gryffinpuff, she graduated from Brigham Young University in English Education and currently teaches high school English and drama. Though she can connect absolutely everything to Harry Potter, she also loves reading, writing, music, traveling, hanging out with family and friends, and thinking about all of the above. She’s been told that she basically is Hermione Granger, from the bossiness to the naturally frizzy hair and everything in between.

Alison is also co-creator and co-author of the Unofficial Harry Potter Companion series.

Asher

Host

Asher (he/him/his) is a queer, transgender, Jewish man, and a Gryffindor! As a kid, he loved the Harry Potter movies but only started fixating on everything Potter several years ago. In his muggle life, Asher is a pre-medical student at Temple University, the Facebook Manager for MuggleNet, and a Girl Scout leader. Aside from Harry Potter, Asher loves all things horror, watching YouTube, playing video games, and listening to music. In his future endeavors, Asher desires to become a Pediatric Oncologist and hopes to help impact the healthcare field as a transgender individual.

Bianca

Host

Bianca’s Harry Potter obsession began in early 2020 (fashionably late to the fandom) when she read the books for the first time. She was already a big fan of the movies, so it took less than 10 pages for her to get hooked. Four rereads in less than two years later, she stands by her ruling that Hermione is the G.O.A.T. and her biggest hot take is that Lupin is SO overrated. Outside Hogwarts, you will likely catch Bianca gallivanting the globe with her husband (preferably somewhere near an ocean).

Geoff

Host

Geoff (they/them) Geoff is a non-binary, pansexual, vegetarian, podcasting, wizard rocker and anime nerd from Louisville, KY. When they’re not casting pods or traveling, they can be found making music under the name “Dream Quaffle.” Geoff lives a cozy life with their wife Ashley, their son Avery, and four cats: Kaname, Yuki, Marley, and Molly.

Grace

Host

Grace is a  graphic designer, illustrator, animator and web designer. She’s been in love with Harry Potter ever since she was young. The series has always been a source of joy and imagination for her. It always challenged her to be a better writer and storyteller in her free time. She’s a cosplayer, Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast, a video gamer, fantasy lover, character illustrator, and all around Tom Riddle aficionado. Frankly, she’s obsessed with all the antagonists for the entire HP series. In her opinion, a story is only as good as its villain.

Grace is also co-author of the Unofficial Harry Potter Companion Volume 2.

Josh

Host

Josh, a very Gryffindory Gryffindor, got caught up in the Harry Potter Universe after his wife, Sydney, forced him to watch the movies in 2016.  Being confused why Dumbledore was a revered character, Josh decided to read the books to find out more about this character.  After falling in love with the book series, Josh quickly found Alohomora! and the rest is now history.  Josh is a civil engineer in West Virginia and loves being outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.  Josh enjoys all things Potter with Sydney (Hufflepuff) and daughters Ellie and Izzy.

PREVIOUS HOSTS

They may be gone, but they live on via your headphones.

Aurelia (2020–2022)
Beth (2017–2020)
Caleb (2012–2017)
Eric (2013–2018)
Irvin (2019–2022)
Kristen (2014–2016)
Laura (2012–2014)
Michael (2013–2019)
Noah (co-creator, 2012–2015)
Rex (2021–2023)
Rosie (2012–2020)
Sam (2020–2022)