Fool and Scholar Productions

Fool and Scholar Productions is the creative team of producer Travis Vengroff and writer K. A. Statz. Together they create works of audio fiction spanning genres from horror, to science fiction, and more.
They have been creating audio drama podcasts and audio entertainment since 2014.

Travis Vengroff

Travis Vengroff is the producer and creator of Liberty. With a strong tendency toward creativity, Travis attended the New York Film Academy, the Allegro Music Academy, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with bachelor’s degrees from the Universities of South Florida & Miskatonic. He has over 8 studio albums of audio editing experience and has toured the US and Europe as the frontman of Orlando’s #1 rock band. He’s also a video game voice actor, the manager of the most diverse comic book publisher in the world, and a regular contributor for the Russian magazine Mir Fantastiki. Travis lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and their rescue dog, Eezo.

Kaitlin statz

Kaitlin Statz

Kaitlin Statz is the writer and co-creator of the Liberty universe. She has a BA in Anthropology from New College of Florida and a Masters in Archaeological Sciences from the University of Oxford. Her interest in history and lore stems from a place of cultural and scientific understanding. She is also an artist with a love of supernatural fiction, cartography, and archaeological illustration. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their rescue dog, Eezo.

Podcast Team

Brandon stader

Brandon Strader

Brandon Strader is an accomplished musician and composer/arranger from West Virginia. Strader is an active member of numerous online communities such as Dwelling of Duels, theshizz, and up until recently was a regular contributor to OC Remix with a number of highly regarded albums to his name. When not mixing audio for The White Vault, Liberty, Anasi Storytime, or any number of music projects, he’s cooking, playing video games, or surviving a live action rendition of Five Nights at Freddy’s.

Paul mella

Paul Mella

Paul Mells is a voice actor and self-taught guitarist hailing from Utah. Paul started a popular Youtube page in 2008 under the name "GreatJuja" and in 2014 he studied voice acting under Christopher Robin Miller. He's released multiple music albums as Careless Juja and also acted in a number of short films and audio drama productions such as Legend of the Boar Knight and The Sherlock Holmes Variety Hour. Paul resides somewhere in a hobbit hole in the Midwest US with his wife, rabbits, dogs, and eight cats. When not playing guitar or voice acting, Paul professionally paints 25mm models, bakes cakes, and plays Dungeons & Dragons.

Lauren french

Lauren French

Lauren French is an aspiring author, poet, singer, and voice actor. A first generation US citizen with a BA in Spanish, Lauren works as a substitute teacher and as a patient advocate in the ER. Her adventures and upbringing have given her an aptitude toward impressions and replicating accents from vairous parts of the world. When she's not traveling, Lauren lives in Atlanta and has a love for yoga, dance, and making her own beauty products.

Peter joseph lewis

Peter Joseph Lewis

Peter Joseph Lewis is a voice actor and probable murder suspect who has gained infamy through his work on the NoSleep horror Podcast. When not portraying vicious monsters or serial killers with cannibalistic tendencies, he spends his time in a cabin deep somewhere near a Small Town just plotting, writing his own works of horror. Though none can be certain of his exact location, it’s believed that he lives near a desolate mountain pass littered with unmarked graves.

Sean daniel francis

Sean Daniel Francis

Sean Daniel Francis is a singer, actor of the screen and stage, writer, and professional voice actor residing in Chicago. In addition to working on several projects in the Liberty universe (as a voice actor and writer), he also has several voice credits with Burning Brigid Media, a popular film and media production company. When not acting, Sean works and volunteers at a not-for-profit school on Chicago's West Side. In his spare time, he enjoys playing far too many video games, reading historical nonfiction, and grooving out to an eclectic collection of music.

Lani minella

Lani Minella

Lani Minella is a renown voice actress who has voiced over 500 video game titles, anime shows, cartoons, television shows, radio comercials, phone systems, audio books, car navigational systems, toys, and much more. She is best known for voicing Nancy Drew, Luke (Professor Layton), Wert and Adria (Diablo), Ivy (Soul Calibur), and Rouge the Bat (Sonic the Hedgehog). She can also be heard at Legoland and various Disney rides! Lani's unique 4-octave range and finely honed mimicry skills give her unparalleled voice mastery. When not providing voices for Bethesda, Blizzard, or the dozens of projects she's a part of, she can be found teaching vocal techniques, gardening, and spending time with her family of rescue pets.

John hex carter

John Hex Carter

As well as supplying the sultry sounds of Gradius Rodriguez and acting as the webmaster for this here website, John Hex Carter is an author, game designer, and serial entrepreneur. His first card game, ROBiTs, came out in 2017 and he's currently developing his second novel. He can be found going on adventures throughout central Florida with his wife, daughter, and trio of murderous cats.

Christy luse

Christy Luse

Christy Luse is a voice actor who spends every day trying to be a little more like an anime character. Based out of her closet in Vancouver, Washington, her dream is to find a home for all the characters in her head that won't be quiet. Christy is known for her work in short films and other audio dramas like Far Island. Forever a lover of storytelling, Christy earned her English degree from the same school in Fifty Shades of Grey, though she tends to write within a much different genre. She also continues to study acting with the Act Now Studio in Portland. When she isn't acting or writing, she enjoys attending conventions, cosplaying, playing Dungeons & Dragons, crying over anime, or doing a number of other things that are undoubtedly nerdy.

Caitlin buckley

Caitlin Buckley

Caitlin Buckley started her voice acting career on Machinima and worked her way up to video games and audio dramas. She loves fantasy, sci-fi, and video games, so voice acting in those sorts of projects has beena passion of hers for the past few years. Caitlin maintains a blog and is also very social on twitter (@CaitlinB_VA).

Bryan keller

Bryan Keller

Bryan Keller is an actor and composer out of California. The son of two Broadway actors, his path into the entertainment industry was all but inevitable. Bryan is a graduate of Humboldt State University, and he also won a national commercial competition. When not listening to musicals, writing music, or voice acting he can be found playing water polo, surfing, or enjoying the great outdoors.

John Dossinger Publishing

Liberty creative team

(from left to right)

Deon De Lange, South Africa - Sketches / Inks / Illustration
Jezreel, Philippines - Sketches / Inks
Bermudez, Philippines - Sketches / Inks
Sean Hill, OH USA - Sketches / Inks
Casey Bailey, New Zealand - Illustration / Continuity / Color
Adam Cartwright, FL USA - Co-Creator / Storyboards / Concept Artist
Eirich Olson, KS, USA - Cover Art
Matt Bailey, England, UK - Symbol Design / Chapter Boarder Art
Daniel Govar, FL USA - Illustrator
Travis Vengroff, FL USA - Creator / Creative Director / Writer / Editor
Kaitlin Statz, FL USA - 3D Illustrator / Podcast Writer
Eduardo Camacho, FL USA - Lettering
Laurie Thomas, Boston - Fashion Design
Jason Shawn Alexander, CA USA - Sketches / Inks / Cover Art
Joana Lafuente, Portugal - Color
Peach MoMoKo, Japan - Sketches / Inks / Cover Art

Not Pictured:

Dave Dorman, IL USA - Cover Art
Sean Chen, FL USA - Sequential Segments
Karl Moline, FL USA - Sequential Segments
Danielle Otrakji, IL USA - Sequential Segments
Colin Lorimer, Canada - Sequential Segments
Dylan Pierpont, OR USA - Matte Painting
Stacey Baldini, FL USA - Liberty ® Logo Designer
Sean Thornton, IL USA - Illustration
Henry Hall, GA USA - Digital Sculptor

John Dossinger Publishing is an independent, creator-owned publishing company that creates original podcasts, books, and educational materials. Our team is located across six continents but we're not a large, soulless corporation... yet. Our external services include brand development, logo design, consulting, video production, editing and audio design for short films & podcasts, and music album production.


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