Keoni started haunting when he was 12 years old by jumping out of the bushes in his parent’s yard at unsuspecting trick-or-treaters. He continued building larger and larger haunts over the next several years until his haunting days were interrupted by college.
Keoni attended the US Coast Guard Academy and learned the finer aspects of set, audio, lighting design and stage management with CGA Productions where he worked on Oklahoma, Footloose, Bye Bye Birdie, Once Upon a Mattress, and I Hate Shakespeare in addition to numerous live performances. Keoni learned how to incorporate theatrical special effects and
design into his haunts.
After college, Keoni continued to dabble in amateur theater by designing sets and stage managing for the Sunset Elementary School Drama club and their productions of The Little Mermaid Jr. and Seussical Jr. After moving back to Colorado, Keoni rounded up the old gang and developed two large home-haunts: The Zombie Apocalypse and his most recent attraction, the Arkham Asylum Haunted House, which is featured heavily in the Haunting U podcasts. These days, you can see him haunting the Sanguine Creek Estates home haunt in Chesapeake Beach, MD.
Keoni is lucky enough to be married to the most understanding woman in the world, Ashley, and has two rambunctious children, Luka and Walker.
John met Keoni in the sixth grade and after stealing a few of Keoni’s belongings they became instant
friends. He joined Keoni’s haunting efforts the next Halloween and has been striking fear into the
hearts of trick-or-treaters ever since. While an accomplished scaractor himself, John’s specialty lies in brainstorming, marketing and stage management.
After many years spent in sales, John finally escaped into the world of telecommunications. John
developed the storyline and helped design the layout for the Arkham Asylum Haunted House before
bringing his marketing expertise to bear and ultimately tripling the visitor count between 2014 and
2015. These days, his marketing expertise is on display at the Sanguine Creek Estates home haunt.
John is married to the incredibly patient and supportive, Heather, a teacher in the Littleton, CO area.
Leslie was the most reluctant member of the team who who was first introduced to Keoni's haunting
efforts when she spent a Halloween throwing water balloons at scareactors. She spent all of high
school running around in black clothing behind of the scenes of Under Milkwood, Guys and Dolls,
Annie Get Your Gun, Children of Eden, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella and countless one-act plays
and live performances.
After high school she attended Miami University (no, not the one you think, its in Ohio) followed by
the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied International Affairs, Chinese, History, Chinese
Language and Literature, and Chinese History. Her eclectic (and occasionally absurd) education helps her create character backgrounds, storylines, and costumes for assorted haunts.
She joined Keoni's efforts in 2014 where she managed the costume and makeup design for Zombie
Apocalypse followed by the Arkham Asylum Haunted House bringing the famed comic character
Harley Quinn to life (which earned acclaims from Harleys creator Paul Dini). When shes not haunting,
she's trying to catch up on her movie/TV show watch list, running the finances for two Colorado
companies, and giggling maniacally. These days, Leslie is developing the backstory and acting for
Sanguine Creek Estates.
Leslie is married to her indescribable husband, Allan, who somehow manages to put up with all of us.