About the Volunteers

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Become a Volunteer

The Role Play Haven is run by a dedicated team of volunteers, who donate their time to fun, safe gaming. We couldn’t do what we do, without them. From running branches, helping at conventions, and creating some of our amazing game sessions; our volunteers are vital and they mean the world to us. They help us combine our favourite hobby with raising money for charities close to our hearts.

Our volunteers bring their skills and passion to The Role Play Haven through our Branch Committees (who run the local branches and organise amazing gaming) and our HQ volunteers (who support our branches)

Do you wish to lead your branch and help shape its future? Standing as a volunteer committee and making key decisions on how the branch is operated?

Do you feel passionate about gaming and charity? Well, there’s no better way to get involved than by volunteering. You’ll gain valuable skills that can carry through to your day to day job – and it’s a great way to get more involved with your branch and the Role Play Haven!

Meet the Volunteers

The Directors

The Directors of our organisation are charged with ensuring The Role Play Haven is always striving to work towards its mission statement.

Garry Harper

Garry Harper

Operation Director

Im a tabletop consultant for board games and TTRPG. Former Operations Manager for Modiphius and have been behind some of the largest kick-starters in the industry. Somehow even bee...Read More

Garry Harper

Operation Director
Garry Harper

Garry Harper

Operation Director

Im a tabletop consultant for board games and TTRPG. Former Operations Manager for Modiphius and have been behind some of the largest kick-starters in the industry. Somehow even been a writer and game designer during my time.

Im also the director for The Role Play Haven CIC, which uses role playing as a tool to raise money for charities. We recently launched The Role Together Charity Franchise, which allows others to run your own RPG clubs and give back to the community at the same time.

I don’t tweet much, but you find me here @Valace004 or Facebook which I’m more active /valace

David Coulter

David Coulter

Community Director

I'm the Community Director of The Role Play Haven by night and by day; I'm a Therapist working with people with learning disabilities, Autism and mental health and this allows me o...Read More

David Coulter

Community Director
David Coulter

David Coulter

Community Director

I'm the Community Director of The Role Play Haven by night and by day; I'm a Therapist working with people with learning disabilities, Autism and mental health and this allows me on occasion to use role play to support these individuals. I've passion for healing and nurturing ability of role play and want to see that how far that goes!

Grab me on FB or Instagram (@sirjesterface) and/or through any of the The Role Play Haven social media accounts. Looking forward to chatting to you all! And please visit us on any of our club nights!

Virginia Garcia McShannock

Virginia Garcia McShannock

Creative and Communications Director

Virginia is a graphic designer, writer, editor and project manager specializing in TTRPGs. She's worked for Modiphius Entertainment on RPGs such as Fallout, Star Trek Adventures an...Read More

Virginia Garcia McShannock

Creative and Communications Director
Virginia Garcia McShannock

Virginia Garcia McShannock

Creative and Communications Director

Virginia is a graphic designer, writer, editor and project manager specializing in TTRPGs. She's worked for Modiphius Entertainment on RPGs such as Fallout, Star Trek Adventures and John Carter of Mars, as well as other titles such as Sina Una, The Spy Game and many more.

Virginia started playing at the Stratford RP Haven branch in 2016 and has been both a member rep and branch manager in her time here. She has a passion for telling stories and helping people create their own through her games and her work in the industry.

She can be found over on twitter at @tabletophoard talking about her work or her love of video games!

Michael Kamine

Michael Kamine

Financial Director

You will find me having fun roleplaying and GMing at the Archway Branch every Tuesday evening, where I have been a member for a number of years, a committee member for a couple and...Read More

Michael Kamine

Financial Director
Michael Kamine

Michael Kamine

Financial Director

You will find me having fun roleplaying and GMing at the Archway Branch every Tuesday evening, where I have been a member for a number of years, a committee member for a couple and most recently the Branch Manager.

As the Regional Manager for London, my new role will see me supporting all the London Branches, acting as a sounding board and helping them grow, giving advice and helping to create an atmosphere for safe and friendly gaming.

I have been an avid gamer since a young age, playing most forms of gaming over the years - RPGs, MMORPGs, Boardgames, Play By Mail (still playing Middle Earth PBM), Tabletop Wargaming and BloodBowl.

The most recent systems I have GMed include: Tales from the Loop, Starfinder, Cthulhu and Aliens - quite a varied mix.

Get in touch if you want to talk about any of our London branches and how you can get involved. We're always looking to expand our membership.

You can find me easiest on Discord: Michael#7913, on Facebook or by using my rphaven email.

Volunteer Leaders

Our Volunteer Leaders support the directors with leading the organisation’s critical areas of operations.

Adam RKitch

Adam RKitch

Head of IT

I'm a big fan of role-playing games, having been accidentally inducted to the world of AD&D in my teens. According to my parents, I have a GCSE in D&D and an A-level in Sha...Read More

Adam RKitch

Head of IT
Adam RKitch

Adam RKitch

Head of IT

I'm a big fan of role-playing games, having been accidentally inducted to the world of AD&D in my teens. According to my parents, I have a GCSE in D&D and an A-level in Shadowrun. I don't think they know about my degree in MtG. I look forward to meeting and gaming with you!

Joe Rossabi

Joe Rossabi

Regional Manager for London

I’ve been gaming since my early days. I got hooked on the Fighting Fantasy series, graduated to the D&D Basic Set aged 8, and never looked back. My latest obsession is Blood ...Read More

Joe Rossabi

Regional Manager for London
Joe Rossabi

Joe Rossabi

Regional Manager for London

I’ve been gaming since my early days. I got hooked on the Fighting Fantasy series, graduated to the D&D Basic Set aged 8, and never looked back. My latest obsession is Blood Bowl, besides which I run D&D, Cthulhu, Delta Green, and other systems, for RP Haven and various home campaigns.

I joined Archway Branch on its opening night in 2018. I volunteered as a Member Representative shortly after, and have worked as Games Coordinator for the past three years. It’s been a pleasure to serve on the committee and help the club grow into the wonderful community it is today.

In my new role as Regional Manager for London I’ll be assisting our London branches in expanding their membership, and providing welcoming, safe environments where people from all walks of life can enjoy this richly rewarding hobby.

If you’re interested in getting involved in any of our London clubs, whether as a player, GM or volunteer, please do get in touch. I can be reached on Discord at JoeR0852 or via email at joe@rphaven.co.uk

Wayne Street

Wayne Street

Regional Manager for Wales

I've been a tabletop gamer since the age of 9 and have GMed for too many years now (never run DnD). My favorite genre is Cyberpunk, and am at UK Games Expo every year running Space...Read More

Wayne Street

Regional Manager for Wales
Wayne Street

Wayne Street

Regional Manager for Wales

I've been a tabletop gamer since the age of 9 and have GMed for too many years now (never run DnD). My favorite genre is Cyberpunk, and am at UK Games Expo every year running Spaceships game and searching out the next tabletop game. Wayne is currently a members rep of the Cardiff North branch and helped found the Cardiff Central branch.

Bill Heron

Bill Heron

Regional Manager for Scotland

A long-time resident of Edinburgh, Bill was instrumental in setting up the Edinburgh branch. Bill became a gamer at an early age after receiving Starship Traveller as a birthday pr...Read More

Bill Heron

Regional Manager for Scotland
Bill Heron

Bill Heron

Regional Manager for Scotland

A long-time resident of Edinburgh, Bill was instrumental in setting up the Edinburgh branch. Bill became a gamer at an early age after receiving Starship Traveller as a birthday present, the Fighting Fantasy book. Since then, he’s run more RPG campaigns than he can count, and created more worlds than he can remember for a variety of systems. There are several box-binders of his worlds, “just in case”. He’s a full-time IT Infrastructure Engineer and has been known to have free time when he’s not working with Edinburgh’s large gaming community as a GM or volunteer. Usually, this “free time” involves freelance writing for RPGs (he also edits, proof-reads, and indexes). He has a fondness for old-school D6 Star Wars and his work/games often involve the Cthulhu Mythos. You can find his work in the Achtung! Cthulhu range, Mutant Chronicles (3rd Ed.), Infinity RPG, and Musketeers vs. Cthulhu (plus others)! Bill is married, lives at the foot of the castle, and is ruled over by Missy the cat

Federica Bertello

Federica Bertello

Head Member Representative

Federica is a contract manager for a student travel tour operator, and, of course, a travel addict; Facebook tells her she has visited 45 countries so far, and hopefully many more ...Read More

Federica Bertello

Head Member Representative
Federica Bertello

Federica Bertello

Head Member Representative

Federica is a contract manager for a student travel tour operator, and, of course, a travel addict; Facebook tells her she has visited 45 countries so far, and hopefully many more will come soon! Originally from Italy, she made London her home in 2010.

A gamer in her free time, during her years of volunteering for the RP Haven, she has covered all the committee positions ( Member Rep in Stratford, Games Coordinator first and then Branch Manager in Archway).

Since 2019 she took a step back and is now just a general volunteer, whilst looking after Lorenzo, the youngest RPH volunteer ツ

Senior Volunteers

Our Senior Volunteers support the RPH with key areas and help us create fun projects and branches to play in.

Sanchit Sharma

Sanchit Sharma

Technology Assistant

I'm a non-binary infrastructure engineer working for IBM. Anything to do with servers, I'm the person to ask ツ I've been playing and GMing at RPHaven for a few years, and recentl...Read More

Sanchit Sharma

Technology Assistant
Sanchit Sharma

Sanchit Sharma

Technology Assistant

I'm a non-binary infrastructure engineer working for IBM. Anything to do with servers, I'm the person to ask ツ I've been playing and GMing at RPHaven for a few years, and recently made the jump to volunteering in order to help with the website transition. I'm always open to talk about anything cyberpunk (Shadowrun in particular) or Persona, feel free to reach out if you want to chat!

Andy Greenway

Andy Greenway

Technology Assistant

Andy is new to tabletop gaming but, with one D&D campaign under his belt, is already addicted. Coming from an educational IT background, he helps look after and develop our web...Read More

Andy Greenway

Technology Assistant
Andy Greenway

Andy Greenway

Technology Assistant

Andy is new to tabletop gaming but, with one D&D campaign under his belt, is already addicted. Coming from an educational IT background, he helps look after and develop our website and backend IT technologies such as the membership and booking systems, as well as our IT infrastructure.

Marinos Miltiadous

Marinos Miltiadous

Finance Assistant

I am originally from Cyprus and came to the UK to study in 2006 and have been here ever since :). My background is in biology with a specific interest in bats and reptiles. I have ...Read More

Marinos Miltiadous

Finance Assistant
Marinos Miltiadous

Marinos Miltiadous

Finance Assistant

I am originally from Cyprus and came to the UK to study in 2006 and have been here ever since :). My background is in biology with a specific interest in bats and reptiles. I have a mix husky/hound puppy named Taran that keeps me active by wanting to go on walks all the time.

An avid fan of everything Marvel, anime and Japan in general. Usually, you can find me exploring different MMO RPGs and currently lost in the world of Final Fantasy 14.

I have been a fan of RPGs since I first played and spent hours in Baldur's gate and Neverwinter Nights on my pc, many many years ago. I have always been fascinated by the world of D&D so last year when the world started to emerge back to life, I tried a one-shot at an RP Haven event and got hooked.

A year later, and with various dead characters after, I wanted to get a bit more involved and when the position of finance volunteer came up, as my current job is in that area, I have decided to help out.

Kyle Davies

Kyle Davies

Finance Assistant

An accountant by day and a Moon Druid by night. I'm an avid DnDer since joining the RPHaven around 2 years ago.

I was a total TTRPG newbie and the worldwide lockdown prompted me...Read More

Kyle Davies

Finance Assistant
Kyle Davies

Kyle Davies

Finance Assistant

An accountant by day and a Moon Druid by night. I'm an avid DnDer since joining the RPHaven around 2 years ago.

I was a total TTRPG newbie and the worldwide lockdown prompted me to seek out a friendly bunch of online players and the RPHaven provided! I'm now part of a long-standing group of chaos goblins, rolling dice at Cardiff Central every Sunday evening and have helped out as Members Rep for the last 12 months.

I could not have stumbled across a better bunch and I look forward to rolling dice with more of you

Joshua Rousen

Joshua Rousen

Graphic Designer

Josh is a professional graphic designer ( www.joshuarousen.com ) with a background in brand identity, UX research, and photography, and has worked in these areas for over a decade....Read More

Joshua Rousen

Graphic Designer
Joshua Rousen

Joshua Rousen

Graphic Designer

Josh is a professional graphic designer ( www.joshuarousen.com ) with a background in brand identity, UX research, and photography, and has worked in these areas for over a decade. He is passionate about accessibility and inclusivity in design, and can be found reading about those subjects when not focussed on taking care of his myriad plants or fish, digital painting, doing woodwork, painting minis, or generally nerding out about something.

Though a recent newcomer to D&D, he loves creating stories and complex characters.

Josh joined RPH soon after joining the Cardiff North club; felt the community was splendid and wanted to give back.

Jen Tolhurst

Jen Tolhurst

Social Media Manager

By day Jen works at Shoreditch Town Hall as Marketing Officer - it’s not actually a town hall, no matter how many times she tells people she doesn’t work for the council, but a...Read More

Jen Tolhurst

Social Media Manager
Jen Tolhurst

Jen Tolhurst

Social Media Manager

By day Jen works at Shoreditch Town Hall as Marketing Officer - it’s not actually a town hall, no matter how many times she tells people she doesn’t work for the council, but actually and arts and community venue. By night she loves to play RPGs with the lifelong friends she has made at RPHaven, board games (in particular Blood on the Clocktower, which she runs online), and loves to go to the theatre.

Jen can be reached on discord #jenbee, or more frequently on her instagram @jennitolhurst. She’d love to hear from you, especially if you have any social media content to propose!

John C Dodd

John C Dodd

Regional Manager for North England

John C Dodd works conventions, that’s what he does, that’s all he does…

Or so you’d think…

Division Head AD&D Glasgow 2024, Co-Area Head for Mimo for Worldcon 2...Read More

John C Dodd

Regional Manager for North England
John C Dodd

John C Dodd

Regional Manager for North England

John C Dodd works conventions, that’s what he does, that’s all he does…

Or so you’d think…

Division Head AD&D Glasgow 2024, Co-Area Head for Mimo for Worldcon 2019, Committee at Eastercons, 2020, 2021, 2023, Director of Dragonmeet, Front of House and RPG manager at UK Games Expo. He enjoys building events where everyone can have a great time, and when not working on things for others, he’s a swordsman, a devotee of the church of iron, a preacher of handwriting, and a writer. His first novella, Just Add Water, and his first Novel, Ocean of Stars, were both published by Luna Press publishing and he’s had short fiction published in Parsec magazine as well as multiple articles in Dragon and Tabletop Gaming magazine.
He also wrote a million words in 2014 and has never stopped since then, writing is what keeps him sane…
Find him on Facebook or by typing in Millionwordman into any search engine in the world.

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