Steve Alten is the NY Times and international bestselling author of 18 thrillers, a rom com, and a dozen screenplays. His MEG series was optioned by producer Belle Avery at Apelles Entertainment, released by Gravity Pictures and Warner Bros. on August 10, 2018 and was number #1 in the U.S. and worldwide, grossing over $560m. Apelles has also optioned Alten’s The LOCH and GOLIATH. Steve is the founder and director of Adopt-An-Author, a 501 3C non-profit – a free nationwide teen reading program he started back in 1999 that is being used by thousands of secondary school teachers (AdoptAnAuthor.com). The concept for Sea Monster Cove and the Web-TV series Where Sea Monsters Roam came to him in a series of waking dreams he experienced every morning at 4 a.m. over a two-week period in December 2019. Steve writes all the episode scripts; and as CEO, he will be dedicating a portion of the project’s proceeds to a private lab that has been successfully using natural fruit and vegetable extracts to treat Parkinson’s Disease (which Steve was diagnosed with back in 2006). Another line of these extracts has been used to successfully treat patients with the worst stage-4 cancers, one of which (melanoma) took his father, Lawrence Alten, in 2011. For more info, see the PD/Cancer link. Steve can be reached by email at Meg82159@aol.com.
Steve Clarke is a visual effects artist who has worked on over 70 TV movies and loves the work. From creating the strangest things to the realistic, no day is ever the same!
His love of sharks drew him to Steve Alten’s first Meg book, and it was his short film, CAGED that caught Kelly Rollyson’s attention. We are honored to have him on our team animating and bringing the creatures of Sea Monster Cove to life.
VFX Artist Paul Knott started off as a 3D Modeller. After bouncing around a few 3D packages he finally got to Lightwave and instantly fell in love with the intuitiveness of the program.
He moved from a hobbyist modeller and into the VFX industry quite by accident and absolutely loves working on the ridiculous.
One of Paul’s favorite aspects of working on a project is problem solving. Since moving into the VFX Industry, Paul has worked on over 80 movies (alongside Steve Clarke) and they have found that they work so well together because their skills and interests compliment each other. We are fortunate to be working with both of these talented CGI artists.
A producer, director, editor, EP, and voice-over artist, Kreg is a man of many talents who is in-charge of our “Visitation Stories” that bring members into scripted scenes with our critters. Kreg’s IMDB credits include the TV series Jurassic Fight Club (creator, director, editor and EP), Nostradamus 2012, Lost Book of Nostradamus, Armageddon, and Mayan Doomsday Prophecy. Snowflake segment producer & director.
He and Steve Alten met after he heard the author on George Noory’s Coast to Coast radio. Three days later Kreg sold History Channel on the Mayan Doomsday Calendar story, based on Steve’s DOMAIN series. The two have remained close friends ever since.
Gershom Reese Wetzel
Storyboard Artist, Concept Artist, and Series/Script Continuity (Writer) for the Web TV series, Where Sea Monsters Roam.
Barbara Becker worked in the corporate world for more than 30 years. She started volunteering for the Adopt-An-Author Reading Program in 2005 and now oversees the entire 501-3C, creating curriculum materials for teachers while spreading the word to schools across the United States. A freelance book editor, she has been Steve Alten’s personal editor for the past twelve years. Her role for Sea Monster Cove is preparing Alten’s novels for the website’s Library, enhancing them by adding color images throughout each novel.
Kelly is Steve Alten’s Assistant and his Social Media Director. Kelly is also Production Manager for Sea Monster Cove and the Web-TV series, Where Sea Monsters Roam.
Keith M. Cowley
Keith Cowley has spent over 20 years researching, collecting and preserving prehistoric shark artifacts from all over the world, resulting in the creation of his Living Sharks Museum. His scientific illustration and exhibit designs have been utilized by shark research organizations, museum environments and Animal Planet. He has collected shark research data as a contractor for NOAA and was aboard the M/V Ocearch for the tagging of a great white shark named Ack. Keith runs the Sea Monster Cove educational department and is a technical advisor for our aquariums and Web-TV series, Where Sea Monsters Roam.
Website host for Where Sea Monsters Roam. As one of San Antonio’s most sought-after actors and emcees, Chuck is known for his contagious energy, enthusiasm, animated disposition, and for being likable and fun. A professional actor and TV personality, Chuck is the arena host announcer for the San Antonio Spurs basketball team. In addition to being an accomplished performer, Chuck has spent the last 32 years working for Sea World San Antonio as a whale and dolphin trainer, featured show performer, company spokesperson, and director of Public Relations.
Sam Davidson has worked in Hollywood for over ten years in the world of film and television, journalism and PR and has a double degree in communication with an emphasis in entertainment and theater from the University of Southern California. Sam is a lover of unique storytelling and is thrilled to be a part of this amazing project.
Mateo Sebastián Pavanel Sander
Born in 1999. 3D Animator. Graduated from Escuela Da Vinci as Director of Animation and Virtual Cinematography (2019) – with a Certification in Audiovisual Post-production (2018).
Specialized in Blender and Creature Animation.
Video Game Programmer/Developer, Where Sea Monsters Roam. He is the developer and programmer for Where Sea Monsters Roam. He was so excited to help bring this project to life and be able to develop this undersea world. He is a UMD graduate who studied computer programming and animation with a passion for world development.
Chief Compliance Officer, troubleshooter, 2D painter and texturing.
A tender heart in a dark and gory world. She has done traditional and digital art for a number of years, has created and maintained websites for non-profits, and is a published author. She is a master instructor of cosmetology. She has also done amateur and professional acting and singing in the past. She is also known as the “IT mom” (not that It!) for her solving of computer issues on the home front.
Tiffanie was drawn into the project by a mutual friend who was excited about the project and was looking for some help with texturing and digital painting of landscapes. She found her niche in helping to find where the problems might occur in a “real world” scenario of the park. Excellent at research, she would bring up “real-world” solutions that others could investigate for inclusion into a “faction”-filled park. She is excited about her place in the park, and wants to remind everyone, “Don’t run near the tanks, don’t tap on the glass, don’t dangle children over the edge. Be safe.
M. Tim Gray
Design engineering consultant. M. Tim Gray (Tim) is a High School teacher who can teach language Arts, Social Studies or Science (and has), an Attorney in Colorado and Oklahoma, a fairly decent husband and proud father of five and has four grand kids as freebies! He has two awesome black cats filled with wondrous personality. He was in the USAF for six years and Ohio Army Guard for one. He presently lives in North Dakota, land of decently cool temperatures, with the beautiful wife, four wondrous cats, and bunches of bundles of teenage joy and energy seen on a weekly-daily basis. He likes weapons of all sorts, martial arts of all sorts, reading fantasy and sci-fi, RPG gaming and occasionally writing stories and/or books. He is a hobbyist cartographer and loves doing research into all sorts of things when the mood strikes him.
Doug & Lisa McEntyre
Owners of Millennium Technology Resources
The McEntyre’s have been building websites, providing webmaster services, online marketing and hosting for over 25 years. They have built hundreds of websites over the years including several for Steve Alten. They have worked with Steve for more than 13 years on various projects. MTR works with clients in many industries, including legal, medical, industrial, entertainment, public relations, and much more. Doug, Lisa and their team built the Sea Monster Cove website and membership system. Visit them at the MTR website, https://mtr2000.com.