1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Meet the Ambassadors of iMore

    Everyday iMore.com and forums.iMore.com are viewed by thousands of guests and members. People come here looking for help, research and often just general discussion for their Apple devices. We have assembled a group known as the iMore Ambassadors which, aside from being like you and me, are dedicated & knowledgeable volunteers that give back to this great community each day by helping you. We hold our Ambassadors with the highest regard for their participation in helping us achieve the overall goal of making your forum experience the best it can be.

    In the following posts you will find a small intro/bio written by the Ambassadors so you can get to know a little more about them.

    D. Williams (Just_Me_D)
    Ambassador Team Leader, iMore.com

    Tasks/Goals of Our Ambassadors


    • Making new members to iMore feel welcome
    • Responding to Unanswered threads and providing helpful solutions to member questions
    • Writing helpful guides and tutorials
    • Ongoing support & participation in various devices and areas within the forums
    • Respect for the community and its members



    How are Ambassadors selected?


    • Picked by the Ambassador Team Leader & the Community Manager
    • Recommended by iMore Moderators
    • Sometimes we even explore members who ask or offer to join the program



    iMore.com Ambassador Staff 04/21/2015


    • Just_Me_D - Team Leader
    • bamf-hacker
    • Pr1nce
    • phreddyl
    • kataran
    • NikkiSharif
    • Ledsteplin
    • Robertk328
    • Mumfoau
    • Tartarus
    • DarlaMack
    • Quis89
    • Sherry_B
    • metllicamilitia
    • Frehley
    • TripleOne
    • PrincessB
    • Annie_8plus
    • msm0511
    • bakron1
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 04-06-2018 at 10:38 AM. Reason: Edit member listing
    06-17-2013 01:42 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Who is Just_Me_D? I am a retiree from Orlando, Florida who is currently residing in North Carolina. I'm a tech enthusiast who enjoy learning from, as well as, helping people whenever I can. I'm very outspoken, but I try to do it in a polite and respectful manner, but sometimes I fail, but hey, doesn't that make me human? Anyway, I'm an avid reader, especially tech blogs, political news and articles, Vince Flynn books or similar and the Bible. I joined the iMore community in 2011 and have enjoyed interacting with its members ever since. I enjoy the atmosphere here as well as the common interest we share of Apple products. Not long ago, I was Blessed to be asked to join the team of moderators and then asked to lead the iMore Ambassador team. Before that, I was a member and frequent contributor of various tech forums spanning several platforms. I'm a former Walt Disney World employee, an inactive Marine, a retired City government employee and I enjoy being Just Me, D.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 09-20-2016 at 06:24 PM.
    06-17-2013 02:00 PM
  3. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Hello iMore,

    I am a 40 year old Mobility manager that has a crazy love for technology and mobile devices. As well I moderate on a few paintball forums. Paintball is my other love, and I try and play paintball as much as I can, but a family and full time+ job make that something that happens rarely these days.

    I have been working on mobile devices for as long as I can remember. As a BES Admin going back as far as the RIM 857 and 957 and now managing the mobile deployment and backend infrastructure for all mobile devices. My device of choice is obviously Apple and there is one on me pretty much all the time. With my profession, I do however have devices from most of the offered OS's. For testing etc, but my daily driver is always my trusted iPhone.

    If you have followed me on the forums you also know I have taken a turn to being healthy and lost over 60lbs and am in the best shape of my life. I workout all the time and any chance I get for a walk I take it.
    06-21-2013 01:53 PM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    Hi everyone- My name is Alison aka Phreddyl- I am a Youth Director at a Jewish Community Center in Woodbridge CT. I live in Branford CT with my husband and our two dogs. I have been somewhat obsessed with technology for the last 20 years. My first smartphone was a blackberry pearl- As soon as Verizon carried the iPhone i jumped on board and haven't looked back. My 40th birthday gift to myself was my first Mac-
    I am a huge Yankee Fan and Rangers Fan- Love Fantasy baseball and going to the gym-
    I am excited to be part of the iMore team and look forward to helping out where I can
    Fausty82, pr1nce, mac2013 and 16 others like this.
    10-29-2013 05:23 PM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    Hi I'm pr1nce. I live in Northern Illinois. I've worked in the radio broadcasting industry for 32 years. In my spare time I enjoy watching college football and basketball. However, my favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals! I also enjoy learning and helping others with mobile technology. I was a longtime BlackBerry user. After several years of multiple BB devices, I purchased my first iPhone in 2012, an iPhone 4S. It was so dependable and easy to use I was hooked and I haven't looked back. I wanted to learn all I could about my 4S, so I became a member of the iMore community. I enjoy being on the forums and helping others when I can. I've learned a lot and met some great people here who have become friends. I was asked to join the iMore Ambassador team. It's an honor to be a part of iMore and Mobile Nations. I'm on the forums everyday. If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to send me a PM. See ya on the forums!
    Last edited by pr1nce; 02-05-2014 at 09:26 PM.
    10-29-2013 05:54 PM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    Hello iMore my Name is Carlos better know on the internet as kataran which is a screen name I've been using on the internet and what use to be called on-line Communities like AOL and Prodigy
    since back in the early days of wired dial-up. It use to be "Quote" dangerous to use the internet unsupervised at least thats the warning you got when trying to access the internet from Prodigy.

    I came by the name kataran as a chant one night writing a song for my high school era Rock band and it kind of stuck with me have it tattooed on my right arm so i guess its here to stay.

    I got into Computers back in voc school with the heathcliff H89 i believe thats what it was called and been a tech geek back when it wasn't so cool and then when the beepers came out i found them to be the start of the future of communications so i bought one and then cellphones to my current iphone 5.

    Don't know why i waited so long to go Apple maybe a bad experience with an old Apple 2 i once tried but now i'm in for the long haul there will be no other platform except webOS which i still enjoy privately these days.

    My experience with HTML is OK as i use to create webpages for me and some friends but most of my knowledge comes from being a good listener and i read alot and never give bad information as its easy to be a parrot and just pass on what you heard without at least going to two or three sources and then make an educated decision and even then if an honest debate comes i always consider that too

    @kataranRI


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    11-14-2013 08:37 PM
  7. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Hello iMore!!! My name is Nikki and I'm known in the forums as nikkisharif (first and middle name). I'm a 35yr old mother of 3 (18, 16 & 13) who grew up in LA, currently living near Cleveland, OH and I travel all the time for work (I'm stationed in New Mexico right now). I'm an RN by trade but I've always loved technology. About 3 years ago, I discovered how I can mix healthcare and IT and got into Healthcare Informatics. I travel around the country, sometimes outside, assisting medical facilities in building their electronic medical records (specifically a system called Epic), analyzing workflows, and training nurses and providers how to use the system. Love doesn't begin to describe how I feel about my career.

    My Mobile Nations journey started with Crackberry, moved to Android Central, then I found my way to TiPb. I've always been a fan of Macs but never iPhones, until I was kind of forced to own one in the summer of 2012. Since then I've owned the 4S, 5 and now the 5S and I haven't looked back. Even though I love the security of Blackberry and the customization of Android, the iPhone is my love because it just works. No battery pulls necessary and no fiddling with my phone for hours to get it to work how I feel it should, it comes near perfect out the box.

    I never realized anyone really payed attention to my posts until I got the invite to be an Ambassador a couple of days ago. I'm extremely honored to join the team and I look forward to contributing to such a great community
    taz323, kataran, Fausty82 and 14 others like this.
    11-16-2013 11:39 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Hello all! I'm honored to be here amongst such nice people.
    My name is Keith. I'm 61 years old. I'm from Florence, Alabama, am married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. iMore was my first forum ever. I had an issue with my iPhone 4 that neither Verizon nor Apple support could figure out. So I set out to find helpful information about iPhones, and discovered iMore. I have since moved up to the iPhone 5. It's been a great phone with absolutely no problems whatsoever. I hope I can contribute and be as helpful as you all have been. I am currently computerless. My laptop (a Dell running XP) went nuts, then Microsoft did their thing with XP. I'm shopping. I'm retired and spend most of my time at home. My wife is on oxygen 24/7 and I care for her and our cat. Thanks for the welcome.


    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    07-24-2014 04:56 PM
  9. DarlaMack's Avatar
    Hello everyone! My name is Darlene McNeill aka Darla Mack… (my sister gave me that nickname).

    I’m not new to the world of mobile tech. My addiction, as some would call it, began in 2003 with a Nokia device and blossomed into a career blogging independently for Nokia for over 6 years. I have to admit though when the very first iPhone came out I was completely against it, lol but as history proves, never say never.

    My first Apple product was a PowerMac G4 that I received from a Nokia employee in 2010, and from that moment I was hooked. The term “Easy On” has proven itself accurate and since I had one I felt the need to invest in another … iPhone 3g, and the rest is history.

    I’m also a mother of 3 beautiful young men, and that is why I stopped blogging and focused more on the motherhood aspect. But I ended up raising 3 tech nerds so there is always a constant fight for geekdom superiority going on in my home, lol.

    I’ve lurked on iMore for a few years to gain knowledge from the Apple iDevice community, and now I’m excited to be able to contribute and give back.
    02-10-2015 11:16 AM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    Hello!

    My name is Robert (if you couldnt tell from my screen name) and Im a new Ambassador here at iMore. Ive been here since the TiPB days and have always been a fan.

    Ive used Apple products since the G4 Cube, and have had iPhones since the first one. Im a technology geek and love most anything that plugs in or needs to be charged.

    Other interests are RC Planes/quadcopters, coffee, photography, and craft beer (I like it hoppy). I help coach my sons little league t-ball team, and enjoy watching my daughter play soccer. I'm a huge Green Bay Packers and Washington Nationals fan.

    Im honored to be a part of the iMore Ambassador team and look forward to talking about all things Apple!

    Im also on social media if you would like to connect that way:

    twitter.com/robertk328
    instagram.com/robertk328

    Robert
    Last edited by robertk328; 10-31-2015 at 09:54 AM.
    10-31-2015 07:28 AM
  11. Tartarus's Avatar
    Hello all.

    My name is Halil, I was formerly known as yukhalilsel on iMore but changed that to Tartarus almost a year ago.

    I'm 35, single and living in the Netherlands

    I'm a self taught computer and iPhone 'expert'.

    I've made it my hobby to read as many forums and threads about computers, PDA's (back in the day) and everything iOS related and it's safe to assume I know quite a lot about it. I also love everything network related and install my own computer hardware and modems and routers myself.

    I used to work at a small Dutch equivalent of Best Buy for 4 years up until the day it went bankrupt almost 3 years ago on the day I was supposed to go on vacation .

    I am a Turkish guy, born in the Netherlands and travel twice a year to Istanbul by car. That's a 30 hours drive of almost 1800 miles.

    I'm fluent in Dutch and Turkish, my English is quite good and I dabble with the German language as well.

    When I'm out hiking or traveling I love to take pictures of my surroundings which you can see on my Instagram profile at instagram.com/theborderlesstraveler.

    I'm on twitter as well: twitter.com/halilsworld.

    It's an honor to be an ambassador at such a great forum as iMore and I hope to help as much people as I'm able to.

    Sincerely,
    Halil
    06-24-2016 03:38 PM
  12. mumfoau's Avatar
    Hi guys and gals! The name's Audwin but I go by mumfoau around here. As you can see, I'm one of the newest members of the Ambassador team. Glad to be hear!

    What can I say about me? I'm 37 and happily married unless I get a better offer! (Yes, I'd make that same joke in front of my wife Ha) I'm a pretty laid back guy. By day I'm an Electrical Designer for an aerospace company and by night, I THINK I'm a GREAT husband and I AM the proud father of a new baby boy. (Smile)

    I've been around smartphone tech since getting my first one in the Motorola Q while a Verizon employee in 2007. Been into some form of tech, in general, for a good portion of my life. I've used every iPhone since the 4 but have been known to play both sides of the fence. Back in January, I moved back to iOS and have made iOS and iPhones my home for the foreseeable future. I love the simplicity, reliability and OEM support that Apple provides!

    I guess I've been moderately helpful and professional around the forums as JMD thought it not robbery to offer me an opportunity to become an Ambassador and I obviously accepted, which is why I'm writing this post to introduce myself! (Laugh) I'm excited to be here at iMore, a part of the Mobile Nations family and to serve the community in any way possible!

    If interested, you could also look me up at instagram.com/therealamumford.

    See you around the forums!!

    Audwin
    Last edited by mumfoau; 09-27-2016 at 06:24 PM.
    06-25-2016 07:18 AM
  13. Quis89's Avatar
    Hello!
    My name is Marquis. Been a mobile nations member since 2008. Device history varies from Blackberry to Android to iOS. The iPhone has been my weapon of choice since the 5s. Currently rocking the 7 Plus in Matte Black.

    Resident of Iowa (but I've never stepped foot on a corn field). Beyond tech stuff my interests are sports (NBA specifically. GO PISTONS!!), music and politics.

    My background is wireless and mobile. Worked for a wireless company for 8 years so I got my hands dirty daily with the latest gadgets. More recently I do iOS and Mac OS device management, technology support and training so I'm still enjoying the latest that Apple has to offer in many areas.

    Used to be infatuated with tinkering with my devices. Jail breaking iPhones. Rooting Android phones. All that fun stuff. Now...I just enjoy using my phone as it is.

    I've got a wife and three cool kids and so that's where my spare time goes although I've recently taking a liking in photography both mobile and professional.

    I enjoy helping others most importantly. If there's anything I can do or help you don't hesitate to ask!!

    Thanks!!
    Last edited by Quis89; 02-28-2018 at 11:43 AM.
    09-27-2016 06:59 PM
  14. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Hello everyone! My name is Brian, more commonly known as metllicamilitia. That is a handle I've been using for over a decade and is mispronounced quite often or shortened to Met. I'm 27, live in Kansas City, MO, by day I install access control and CCTV devices, and have been a member of Mobile Nations since 2009. I started over on Crackberry which I found when searching about something for my Blackberry Curve 8520 (probably wallpapers). There was a period of time I wasn't sure which phone I wanted to use and went through 18 phones in 18 months before begrudgingly trying an iPhone 4. I hated that I loved it. I've had every new iPhone since the iPhone 5 and I've had a few Android devices in that time as well.

    I would like to believe I'm a tech enthusiast, if I could have the latest flagship from every mobile OS all the time I would be so happy. I would also like flagship tablets, top of the line VR, every gaming system, you name it. Can you see why my family made me the phone support guy? I am also new to DSLR photography and I'm trying to improve my photo skills. When I'm not taking photos, or writing reviews and being in the forums, and when I'm not spending too much time watching too much TV...I'm attempting to make music. I have been playing guitar for 12 years now though I am self-taught so I know nothing about actually writing music and I've eschewed many things I shouldn't have. So naturally being a tech enthusiast and guitarist, I had to get my hands on a Jamstik+. What a fantastic device that is.

    So how did I get to Ambassador? Well that started in 2013 with TalkMobile during CES. My comments were noticed and I was asked to become a Trusted Member. I have been volunteering for different things since then. I was already writing reviews in the forums just because I liked writing them and applied a couple times to the Community Review Team before getting in and I also jumped aboard the Champion train shortly after. I was invited to become an Ambassador not too long after that, I thought about it for a little while and decided to accept the invitation and here I am.
    07-28-2017 11:13 AM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    @metllicamilitia , You've already been doing Ambassador duties, you just needed the title! Congrats!
    Tartarus likes this.
    07-28-2017 11:42 AM
  16. Frehley's Avatar
    Hello all, I'm Larry, known as Frehley in the forums.

    Like a lot of others on this site, I started out at Crackberry.com as a BlackBerry freak...and then discovered the wonder and joy of the iPhone...all in Apple now. Two MacBook Airs, 27" iMac and a 17" MacBook Pro that I will keep until it works no more.

    I've always been fascinated with technology and "gadgets"...and I still have every cell phone since the Motorola Star-Tac...quite a little museum.

    I'm in the IT department at my company as an Oracle Business Analyst and will be 61 here in a few months...and happily single...and I have a dynamite lady friend.

    I'm a guitar player and sort of a collector too. After a stressful day at work, there is nothing that relieves the tension like a good beer and turning the amplifier up to 11 and hitting that first power chord!

    Thanks for making me an Ambassador and part of a great team with great people.
    07-28-2017 12:02 PM
  17. TripleOne's Avatar
    Hello!

    My name is James and I’m commonly known as TripleOne in the forum. I’m from Indonesia and I’m currently doing my Bachelors in Sydney, Australia. I’ve been in love with technology since I was young. I started my journey with the iPod Touch and I eventually got my first iPhone, the 4s. Overtime, my passion grew and it became a hobby of mine. Other than technology, I love to play Golf when I have free time and I also work with my family during my holidays. I try my best to live up to these three words: Truthfulness - Compassion - Forbearance. It is a passion of mine to help others and to be kind. I am looking forward to what the future holds for me. I am truly thankful and grateful to be given the opportunity to join the iMore Ambassador Team. I would like to thank each and everyone from the bottom of my heart.
    08-19-2017 08:54 PM
  18. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Hello everyone! My name is Annie a.k.a. Annie_8plus. I have recently joined the ambassador team here on iMore. I am married (23+ years) to Russell who is a professional UNIX geek. and Until recently, we shared our home with a very old Newfoundland dog. She passed away in October just two weeks shy of the 15th birthday. So now we’re empty-nesters so to speak which is pretty interesting after many years of sharing our home and hearts with a myriad of Newfies. We volunteered for the regional Newfoundland dog rescue. We fostered many dogs, helped with transporting dogs to new homes, doing home checks and a bunch of other stuff. I mention the Newfs because I was a Moderator of an online Newfoundland Dog fanciers forum.

    I work at University of Dayton as an administrative assistant in the Pre-Law Program. When not at work, my husband and I volunteer at our church’s St. Vincent DePaul food pantry. I also am the current Chair of a women’s organization at church.

    My first Apple device was an iPod Shuffle. My first iPhone was a 4, which I adored. I now have an 8 Plus (obviously). In between the 4 and the 8 plus were a 5s and a 6s. I also have a iPad Air 2, and formerly an iPad 2.

    I really enjoy iMore, and am happy to serve as a Trusted Member and Ambassador.
    12-29-2017 09:23 AM
  19. bakron1's Avatar
    Hello everyone, my name is Ron Bak and most of you out there know me as bakron1 on the forums. I have been around the tech industry since the early days. I am also an ambassador on the Crackberry forums where I also go by the same ID. I have been using the Apple brand in my business since 2008 when we converted from PC to Mac. I am 62 years old and my twin brother Don and myself are semi-retired and live in Michigan. We are hoping to retire to Florida in the next year or so.

    I bought my first iPhone when the original aluminum model was released way back when and have had every series since the original release i.e. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. I now sport a space grey iPhone X 64 gig model which I truly love and in my opinion might be the best iPhone yet. I am also an avid photographer and was a part time pro back in the 80's and 90's and now just take photos of nature and animals for a hobby.

    My twin brother Don and myself have logged over 350,000 miles on BMW motorcycles and have toured all 48 of the lower states and 9 of the Canadian provinces on two wheels and have been to most of the national parks along the way where we collected stamps in our national parks passport books. We have seen some beautiful places and met many interesting folks in our travels. We stopped touring in 2012 because of an infection in my right leg, but we still ride locally on our Harley Davison motorcycles.

    I use iMac 27 5K units in my business and have been around the computer industry from the early days. My first computer was an Osborne CPM machine and also a Kaypro 16 when the first MS-DOS machines where introduced back in the day. I am a self employed technical writer at the current moment, but I was an automation controls designer for 15 years in the auto industry. I traveled the world including Europe, China, Russia, Korea, Japan, Asia, South America and Mexico installing large automated tooling systems for the major auto manufacturers.

    I have met a lot of great people in my travels and have been blessed to be given the opportunity to travel the world.I am honored to have been chosen as an ambassador on the iMore forums and will do my best to represent the great folks on the website. Feel free to PM or email me with any questions you might have. I still work out of my home office and sometimes I do get busy, but I will always return your messages.

    Ron Bak
    AKA: bakron1
    12-30-2017 10:03 AM
  20. PrincessB's Avatar
    Hi iMore! Katherine but known as PrincessB here. I am a bit of an introvert in person but an extrovert behind a keyboard as i love to write. I love all things iPhone although my first love was the blackberry. My first cell phone forum was “CB” where i got to met some pretty cool people who i still keep in contact through social media. You can catch me following the latest entertainment news, as it is my guilty pleasure. I am married and have a 3 year old who keeps me on my toes. Im a sucker for Disney world, Starbucks coffee and chips! (In no particular order). I first feel in love with the iPhone back in 2008 when the iPhone 3G was released (I had officially broken up with my blackberry curve). I cheated on the iPhone once and that’s when I got the HTC Evo (worse mistake ever!!) I own an iPhone 7, MacBook Air, and a gogo gadget iwatch. I love all my apple products and am very loyal to a fault, as I do have an android tablet *Gasp*. Sometimes I get lost in life but I’m only a message away!
    02-28-2018 11:02 AM

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