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Meet the cast of Finding Satan

Emily Mascolo


Emily holds a B.F.A. in acting from Montclair State University. She has been a working actor for the past 20 years in various theater productions but this is her first role in a fiction podcast. Emily is also a career book wench with Montclair Book Center and you can find her on Twitter and Instagram @EmilyEpic.


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Justin Nikolai


Justin is a voice actor, aspiring podcaster, and engineering student from Trinidad and Tobago. He is also a certified music producer working under the name Insolent TreeHouse, and has appeared in Let’s Plays and vlogs for the YouTuber KCB Gaming.


Jeremy Herbel


Jeremy has spent the last 16 years working at accounting software companies, but has still managed to make friends and be fun to hang out with. A lifelong gamer, he still has his original Nintendo from 1989 and enjoys playing a variety of games with his wife and friends. He currently lives in Texas with his wife and their two cats, and has no plans of leaving again soon.

Joe Palestina


Joey holds a B.F.A. in Acting and an M.A. in mental health Counseling from Montclair State University. He is a member of the labyrinth Theater Company. He won ‘Best Actor’ both in 2013 and 2015 at the NYC 48 Hour Film Festival in the films Spinach Quesadilla and Burn a Friend, two shorts he wrote and directed. He is the creator of Joe Pal & Eggs, a web-series that mockuments his life. He is the co-founder of art & prozak, parlor head films, and touring indie rock band THING-ONE.

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Shannon Phillips 

Shannon Phillips is a lifelong horror fan, actor, singer and professional baker. She is a graduate of the Montclair State University Theatre program. After several years of both professional and community theatre, she pursed her passion for cooking and attended culinary school. She has worked as a chef in New York and New Jersey. She currently owns her own small batch baking company, E Holland Sundries. She is super excited to be a part of Finding Satan!

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A southern transplant, Avery spent most of her formative years running through fields, playing on top of hay bales, and creating wild and impossible stories. As a writer, she is working on her second novel “Lost Magic” for publication and as a young professional works with high schoolers to prepare them for college. Ms. Wageman has earned a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M Commerce and is currently in the process of earning a Master’s in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health.

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Darby Cupid


Darby is a writer of YA and MG with a dark edge and a twist. She lives in the middle of the desert with her family and alternates between teaching and crusading to save the planet.

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Chris Van Dyke


Chris Van Dyke is a writer and teacher from Brooklyn, NY. You can read about him at He is the founder of Skullgate Media, an independent writing collective.

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Rick Sneddon





Yassin Mohammed The scary stories podcast creator, host, and writer

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Diane Gagliardi

Diana C Gagliardi talks to kids about books at a middle school & has written for various East Coast LARPS as well as Achten Tan: Land of Dust and Bone. An unrequited bibliophile, she has been accused of being fictional and lives outside of Philadelphia PA with four feline companions, three guitars, & a ukulele. She & her child enjoy singing in harmony & quoting Monty Python.

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Sarah Houck

Sarah Houck was born and raised in Southern California. She now lives in Alaska with her husband, son and two cats where she works full-time and writes whenever she gets the chance. When not writing, Sarah enjoys manga, anime, reading and gaming.

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