|Engines Of War
Team Tormentum Members
Team Tormentum is made up of several people who all contribute to construction, engineering, historical research and any other important tasks needed.
Here you can learn a little more about each of our team members.
In 1997, Eric and Greg started work on Juggernaut, Team Tormentum's traction trebuchet. It was modeled after a machine seen on the Internet at the Gray Company Trebuchet Site. Juggernaut required a large team to operate, and it soon attracted the first few members of Team Tormentum. While attempting to perfect this machine, Eric discovered the World Championship Punkin Chunk web site, and decided that we just had to go.
In the real world, Eric and his wife Amy live in Framingham MA. Sons Trevor (here in Eric's backpack) Owen, and Ian served as inspiration for creating poetry. Eric works at The MathWorks Inc. as a software engineer, and has even written a nifty volume visualization tool in the companies flagship product. In his other spare time Eric writes software for Emacs which helps developers write more software.
Kevin digs technology, and has been the team videogropher since its earliest days. He captures video onto his computer, and has provided them for this website. A side effect is that the best vantage point for taking video has necessitated that he be fleet of foot as projectiles head his way.
Kevin feeds his technology habit working at MÄK where he manages a software product that simulates battle situations for the military.
Kevin's video footage made a television appearance when the pumpkin putter was featured on an episode of Modern Marvels. (Trip report).
Dave's greatest contribution to Team Tormentum is bringing us into the iron age. Eric took welding lessons with Dave, and Dave's wide range of tools have helped us create sturdy and more accurate parts for our machines.
When Dave isn't siege engineering, he's shopping on Ebay, looking for new tools at auctions, or adventuring with his wife Andrea and two kids Logan and Alden. Dave feeds his tool habit by working at IBM on a software engineering team designing data analytics appliances..
As a quilter and knitter, she has made pouches for most of our machines.
In a pinch, she subs in for missing team members when a siege event comes up and others can't make it. She's tried her hand at launching almost all of our machines, and has even made a weld or two with us. Nifty!
Amy used to work as a database consultant for I.P.S.O Inc..
Contact: Team Tormentum
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|Last Modified: 05/10/09