Our Team

Shay – Creator, Editor, and Podcast Host


Hi, I’m Shay, the host and orchestrater of this little disaster!

I’ve watched Star Wars since I was about 3 years old, was introduced to the wonderful words of Tolkien only a few years ago, and have since then become an huge fan of both. I’ve also picked up some amount of affection for Marvel superheroes, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Star Trek over the years. Oh yeah, and all my crazy book obsessions (like The Door Within, The Berinfell Prophecies, the IDIA series, and tons more). I’m pretty much your typical geek girl!

Not too long ago I decided it was high time to do something about all this pent up fangirl energy – and thanks to some awesome online friends who chatted with me endlessly about the plight of the galaxy, and my real life family who were always urging me to shut up about it, I decided to start a fan podcast centered on the Star Wars and Middle-earth franchises. It’s taken lots of hard work, sweat, and tears, but now I’m finally here, looking out over my new Empire. I basically edit and run everything, including hosting The Elven Padawan podcast, covering the latest in the News section of the site, blogging, and trying to balance all that with this little thing called “life”. Oh yeah, and this other little thing called “high school”.

Follow on Twitter (via TEP’s official account): @ElvenPadawan

Audrey – Regular Writer


Hello! I’m Audrey, and I help Shay out by writing articles about all kinds of fandom related things.

My favorite movies and books include, but are not limited to: Star WarsLord of the RingsThe Chronicles of NarniaPirates of the CaribbeanThe Epic Order of the SevenThe Wingfeather SagaThe Door Within series, and The Green Ember. I love fangirling with others, and hope what I write is enjoyable to read. 😀

Kitten – Team Artist


Hello, my name is Kitten and I watch too much Star Wars. Hehe, I’m a homeschooled teen with a sense of creativity, and I help out with the art of The Elven Padawan! You may also know me from elsewhere as Catshine, but here I go by Kitten.

Basically, I have always been a fangirl in some way or another; since I was six months old I have either loved or hated whatever I saw. My main fandom is Star Wars Rebels — I have nicknames for all the characters, and draw them almost constantly. At first, Hera Syndulla was my favorite – that is, until season three aired. Since then, I am a tried-and-true fan of one Sabine Wren, the crew’s spunky Mandalorian artist. Part of me loves her for simply being a sassy little Mango who keeps the “kids” in check, yet I also admire her courage and willingness to work with those her culture has long seen as enemies. Plus she’s an artist, I’m an artist. . . yeah, I think you get that. Yes, I do have other fandoms; however, they have worn away since Star Wars made its comeback. I used to enjoy My Little Pony and Ninjago, some of my art still focuses on those.

At any rate, I cling to the reins of my whirlwind of creativity over at my blog/place-to-rant-about-Star-Wars, A Creative Type, you can see more of my arts and other creations there!

Kitten’s blog: A Creative Type