HeavenFavorite Movie: Fast & Furious Series, anything Vampire related
Favorite Soap: Depends on storyline changes every week
Favorite TV show (non-Soap): Lost, Third Watch, Once Upon a Time, Sons of Anarchy & True Blood
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Food: Okra
Favorite Singer: Britney Spears, Katy Perry & LMFAO
Favorite Song: (Currently) The One That Got Away
Favorite Actress: Kate Beckinsale and Michelle Rodriguez
Favorite Actor: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Colin Farrell
Favorite Author: JK Rowling, Cathy Glass
Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series, Twilight Series
Heaven was born and raised in New York. She is very much a city girl but loves to travel.
The very first Soap she was ever exposed to was All My Children. Her aunt was a huge fan back when Heaven was a little girl and when she'd spend the night, she was forced to watch for the hour and wasn't allowed to change the channel. At the time Heaven didn't keep up with the show. On her own, she discovered Days of Our Lives and became an instant fan. She couldn't watch daily because of school but any chance she could get, she would catch episodes and keep track with the storylines. Same goes for Passions. She'd been watching from the very beginning.
Around 2004, Heaven started watching AMC again and early on in the year, they started the crossover with OLTL which led her to watch that show to keep up with what was happening with the Chandler baby over on that show. She was hooked from there and has not missed an episode. (Thank God for DVR!) It didn't take long 'til she finally started sitting through and watching General Hospital.
Heaven started up Star Kidz (soapskids at the time) forever ago as a Yahoo Group. At first it was just Days of Our Lives and Passions. Slowly (after the birth of Miranda and Little Adam on AMC), she brought in AMC, OLTL and then GH. But the group didn't last long and she changed it to a forum and blog in hopes of expanding (including Lost and Big Love) and bringing in people to help her with it all. She wanted a place where she and other Soap fans could talk to each other about the shows. The blog led us to our very first website 5 years ago and to what we currently have today.
When not working on Star Kidz, Heaven enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to sit back with her family and as a tradition since she was very young, they would watch a spanish soap opera or two together. She also loves going to the movies and during the summers loves to head to the beach or pool to swim.
ToniFavorite Movie: Dante's Peak
Favorite Soap: Days of Our Lives
Favorite TV show (non-Soap)/(Currently Airing): Once Upon a Time, Bones & CSI
Favorite TV show (non-Soap)/(No Longer Airing): Xena, So Weird, 7th Heaven & X-Files
Favorite Color: Green and purple
Favorite Food: Anything Thai
Favorite Singer: Brad Paisley
Favorite Band: Hanson
Favorite Song: Beautiful Now, Eileen's Song, Wal-Mart Parking Lot
Favorite Actress: Alison Sweeney and Jorja Fox
Favorite Actor: Bryan Dattilo and David Duchovny
Favorite Author: Jodi Picoult
Favorite Book: Look Again
Toni, one of the original two Star Kidz staff members, grew up on a mini farm in Southern Florida and loved every minute of it. Animals of all types, from chickens and pigs to dogs and cats, were like family to her and her siblings.
She began watching General Hospital, One Life to Live and All My Children when she was about two with her grandmother. When she was 10, she was channel surfing and stumbled upon Days of Our Lives. The first scene she ever watched, Sami was up to one of her schemes. She was hooked. Days has been her favorite soap and Sami her favorite character ever since.
Toni works in a potty training room at a daycare with 9 two year olds every day. They may be smack in the middle of the terrible 2's but they are without a doubt, her favorite age group. Though she doesn't have much spare time, when she does find a minute or two she loves curling up in front of a warm fire with a good book. She is also an avid photographer.
SusanFavorite Movie: A League of Their Own
Favorite Soap: Days of Our Lives & One Life to Live
Favorite TV show (non-Soap): Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, Law & Order (all of them), How I Met Your Mother, & Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Color: Orange...and green and blue
Favorite Food: Tacos, Anything with Cheese, and Bacon
Favorite Singer: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Anthem Lights (group)
Favorite Song: (currently) Piece by Piece by Kelly Clarkson
Favorite Actress: Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Oh
Favorite Actor: Neil Patrick Harris
Favorite Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix & Susan Beth Pfeffer
Favorite Book: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix & the Harry Potter series
Susan is a 23 year old college graduate and was born and raised in Arkansas. She began working with the website back in August 2007 when she was only 15 and has been a staff member ever since. Her infatuation with Soaps began at a young age when she would hear the words "Like sands through the hourglass...so are the days of our lives" coming from the living room. She clearly remembers turning to her mom while watching a confusing episode and asking "What IS this show?"
Years after her mother passed away, she heard those familiar words again. The year was now 2004 and her dad was watching the show (he had previously watched in the 80s with one of his sisters). She continued to watch with him and her fascination with the Soap grew.
When not helping with Star Kidz, besides working on other fansites, Susan loves to read, write stories, bowl and spend time on the water. She was even on her high school bowling team. She also loves spending time with her best friends, has recently taken up kickboxing and really enjoyed college and her major of Radio/TV which she hopes will lead her into a career behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. In 2010, she made her first trip to California where at an episode taping of Hot in Cleveland, she saw the legendary Betty White! She is certain it was not her last trip to the area.
For now, Susan has a full-time job at a local newspaper, stays quite busy with church and her newfound love of kickboxing, and is enjoying life with no homework for once.
LisaFavorite Movie: Harry Potter
Favorite Soap: All My Children & One Life to Live
Favorite TV show (non-Soap): Parenthood & Castle
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Singer: Rihanna
Favorite Song: Used To by Daughtry
Favorite Actress: Stephanie Gatschet and Patricia Heaton
Favorite Actor: Cameron Mathison and Nathan Fillion
Favorite Author: JK Rowling and Mary Higgins Clark
Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series, The Birth House
Lisa started helping with Star Kidz in the fall of 2008 after she and Heaven had an adventure at the AMC studios for the 10,000th episode taping.
She would like to say that she was raised watching All My Children. Her mom began watching the show the first day it aired in 1970 and Lisa would always watch with her, then eventually started to understand what was going on and it became her favorite show. In middle school, she began watching Passions on and off and somewhere between that and high school, got into OLTL and GH. It just kept spiraling from there. She wishes she had gotten into Guiding Light when it was still on the air.
When not helping with Star Kidz, Lisa can be found working on official websites for many young talents in the industry, spending time with her twin nephews, or hanging out with friends. She loves to read when she gets the chance, and although she went to University for a History BA, she hopes to find a career connected to the entertainment industry.