Meet the Team


Samantha (#1) - Owner

Hey! My name is Sam. I created this corner of the internet, and ran it as my full time job for 11 years! However, I've since retired from game development and no longer manage HP.

Outside of HP, I work in tech and I have (most of) a Culinary Arts degree. I do some food blogging as a side gig, and if you're into food I'll talk your ear off about food science and all things cooking. I have a huge cookbook collection, and I also like to read novels (mostly YA or mystery).

I live in Omaha, Nebraska with my husband, Joel! At home, I am curating my own mini-zoo. I have two cats (Mr. Doo and Noodle) and one dog (Sully). I've been riding since I was a kid, mainly hunter/jumper. I own an OTTB named Pilot.

Blitz (#2049) - Director of Horse Phenomena

Hey! My name is Jess. I'm from Canada, and have played HP since the dawn of time (in reality, since June 2009). In my spare time, I love to knit, binge watch tv, read, and hang out with my pet house hippo, who likes to eat the crumbs from peanut butter on toast and sleep in my closet.

If you need help and send an email to, it comes to me!

BinSki (#18070) - Marketing Manager

My name is Amber, I am 32 years old (born Dec 31, 1987) from Ontario, Canada. I am a Veterinary Technician, and have been since 2007. I'm married to the love of my life Chris . We have been together since 2002, married in 2010 . We have a beautiful family with 2 boys. My oldest - D y l a n was born December 2012, and my youngest - E t h a n was born June 2016.

I own an 13 y/o Maine Coon named Magoo (shes my "special" fur friend). RIP Boobers 1996 - 2012. & RIP Shadow 2000-2014. I have 5 tattoos -- a butterfly with tribal design on my lower back, butterfly with Chinese lettering on my right hip, a paw print with my zodiac sign on my right foot, a rose with Dylans name on my left wrist, and a tiger with half a Ying-Yang on my right calf (husband has the other half of the Ying- Yang with a tiger as well on his left calf) Pictures - here and here

Broken Vow (#22700) - Community Manager

Hey! The name's Sam, though many call me Broken Vow, Vow, or BV. I'm in my early 30's, married, living in southern California. Former New Englander who decided to venture out to the Midwest for college and chose to stick around for several years after. Life happened and now living on the West Coast. I have two domestic shorthair kitties. One is an orange tabby named Alejate or Ale for short and the other is black with little flecks of white hairs placed here and there named Emerald or Emmie for short. I currently don't own any horses but I've held various barn staff/volunteer positions over the years. Before moving I was volunteering at a little hunter/jumper barn that also offers a therapeutic riding program. I've been taking riding lessons since I was 12 and have had the opportunity to compete in Huntseat, Driving, Halter, Western Pleasure, and my most favorite Saddle Seat. Love, Love, American Saddlebreds!

Koni (#33) - Head Administrator

Hey guys! Koni here~ Or Kon, Cone, Eiko, Bob… I’m about 30yrs old, and I live in the South East (In HP Time!) of the US. I currently manage a Dog Boarding and Daycare Facility and have been working there for over 6 years now! I currently live with 9 dogs, 5 Chickens, 10 Ducks and more on the way AND 4 cats, along with my Husband. We bought our house on 12 acres in Nov of 2020 and got married in May 2021.

I’ve played HP on and off for 11 years now, originally on account #14448 with my sister G.old. In 2017, I became a little more serious about playing and being involved. I’ve been part of the HP Staff now for a little over 3 years, and couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Admin Team! I oversee the Clubs and Breed Embassies, along with adding new breeds to the game and keeping the Mods on their toes.

Always feel free to shoot me a message on my Main account #33 and I’ll be happy to assist ya, or point you in the right direction of who can help.

Content Moderators

Ephemira (#696)

Heyyy, i'm Ephemira! most people call me ephe, aqua, or even pc! I currently live in south Florida with my boyfriend and our adorbs little kitty, Mellow! I work full time in a doctors office and am currently in school for nursing because Pants is the best. In my free time, I'm usually at the beach, painting, or working on some new manipulations for you guys or just chilling in chat!

Saturnia (#44000)

Hey y'all! My name is Skyler! I'm married to my beautiful wife and we have 4 dogs! I live in Utah and work full-time remotely as an Executive Admin Assistant and Lead CS Rep. I've been around HP since it came out in 2009 (post HL days). I just can't stay away! You can usually find me with the mythical horses or in the forums posting Mental Health Mondays. I love anything that involves the paranormal, serial killers/true crime, mythology, and ASL! I love to chat and make new friends - so don't hesitate to reach out! As always, my page is a safe space!

Event Coordinators

Panthera Onca (#13599)

Hey, I'm Panthera, (aka, Pants)! IRL my name is Rebecca, I am 29, and I work as an endoscopy nurse (hence the reason I also answer to the name, Nurse Pants). I am your resident crazy cat lady who lives in Minnesota with my 16 cats and my 5 year old Siberian husky, Kaya. I do not own a horse, but I've been on hp for almost 10 years now, and I am also a HL veteran like many of our players here. When I'm not working or playing HP, you can usually find me traveling or out on the lake with my jet ski. Cooking, reading, and puzzles are also some of my favorite hobbies! Always feel free to message me with any questions, or if you'd just like to chat! :)

Mango (#1802)

Hallo! I am Mango - although I also answer to Monstaccato (and it's many variants), Nina, and Ms. M. I'm just passing 26 years old and am currently wasting time in California before moving somewhere with greener pastures. I have a passion for biology, web design, and too many film and video game franchises. I've found ways to be involved in all those things by teaching bio, coding here on Horse Phenomena, and hosting all kinds of fandom-themed activities. I'm 3 hours behind HP time and you can usually find me online when all normal people are fast asleep. I love to help out and tend to have my fingers in a lot of pies, so I'm always ready to answer questions or make new friends!

City of Angels (#1237)

Hi, it's City of Angels here, but most people call me City. In RL my name is Lisa, I am a mid 30 something originally from New Zealand, but now live just outside of London with my soon to be husband. I am a qualified nurse by trade, specialising in forensic psychiatry. I am currently back at university completing my masters in Social Science, with a specialisation in Social Work.

I am owned by the love of my life, Luna, my gorgeous Somali cat and Indie, my goofy golden retriever. I can talk your ear off for hours about these two!

I am a world traveller, currently on a mission to see the world. I left home six years ago, and so far have seen a lot of the world!

My other hobbies include reading, writing, theatre, debating and HP events (especially bingo!)

You can usually find me floating around chat, but if you ever need anything please drop me a message.