View Full Version : Ha ha! I have the first mod/admin intro! (Steven)

02-15-2003, 02:21 PM

^ That was my first ever post to a thread (last post). A lot has happened since then, most notably that Intamin have made themselves a lot less underrated.

Yes, I have the first intro from an admin or a staff member. I joined when it was still Thrillride! CoasterTalk forums, and remained a lowly member until roughly the end of July 2001, when I became the first CoasterChat moderator. A couple of months after that, I became a full moderator while still looking over CoasterChat. Then quietly in March of 2002, I became one of the co-administrators. Now I largely help with technical issues around the site as well as aid in decision-making. However, I try to remain active on TN as a member.

I got into the coaster game late, with Corkscrew at Michigan's Adventure when I was 15. Eventually, I managed to work at that park as well as Cedar Point during Halloweekends. For a full list of what I've worked on or what my favorites are, check my AIM profile, or at least my favorites are available to view at http://hierchy.burghcom.com (FYI: The site is largely neglected since I do a lot on TN, and there's nothing coaster-related except for any mention of them).

For the rest of me... I was born in 1979 in Flint, Michigan, but I generally call the Grand Rapids, MI area my hometown. I currently reside in Flint with my parents (for now, until I can get a job in IT), but most of my childhood (as well as a few of my adult) memories are from Grand Rapids. I went to Grand Valley State University and just graduated in December 2002 with a B.S. in Information Systems (hence the reason why I do a lot of technical stuff with TN... I've had a knack for systems administration, and I was previously an administrator at Burghcom, LLC (http://www.burghcom.com/) from 1997 until 2000 -- before they went into pure gaming and hosting for such stuff).

Also, if you feel you need to talk to me, my door (or my AOL IM) is always open, so feel free to contact me if you need to talk about anything.

02-20-2003, 10:58 AM
I thought I would throw this in as well...

This is a picture with someone I worked with at Michigan's Adventure, John Jay (the only time we worked together was when we were on Wolverine Wildcat and his main ride, Shivering Timbers, was broken down, but we'd talk in the break room and all). He came up on Cedar Point's last day, so I managed to get this shot of him and I while I was working on Magnum XL-200. Fortunately I was working crowd control (and there was no crowd to control at the time) so it was a good opportunity to get the shot with my digital camera.

FYI: I'd always call him "John Jacob..." after that song... you'll know what I'm talking about.

EDIT: Like Chip said below... I'm the one on the right. Also, I do look slightly different now, in that I have a goatee going (I guess that comes from being a recent college graduate).

02-20-2003, 01:37 PM
FYI: That's Steven on the right. ;)

Nice little bio, Steven. Glad to get some more info from the first staff member in Introduce Yourself.

02-26-2003, 10:40 PM
It is nice to meet you Steven! You are a very interesting person, I am glad I have had the chance to chat with you. Live long and prosper ;).

<------ POST# 601! :)

04-15-2003, 12:54 AM
I just moved my website to TN on TN.net. You can access it here...


http://www.heicher.us/ forwards to that URL right now.

I just started a coasters section where I give my opinion on some coasters and other rides. Meanwhile, the highlight is my ramblings section, where I can go on about some stuff or share some crazy stuff as well. Sometimes I have stuff there that I probably can't even say on TN so basically it's for more mature audiences.

08-20-2003, 01:53 PM
Just another update...

I was just hired to be part of the Magnum crew (again) at Cedar Point. I go down Sunday. It'll be fun :).

08-20-2003, 01:59 PM
How long are you going to be working there? I got to see you last year but never got a chance to say hi. :)

08-20-2003, 02:16 PM
I start Monday, and then I work all that week. After that, I'm there every halloweekend.

08-20-2003, 06:19 PM
I may have to shell out beacoup bucks to see you. You gotta come down to MY part of Ohio in Brown's Country sometime.