MuggleNet’s Campaigns Team works behind the scenes (and sometimes in front of them) to coordinate the ideas, events, and planning that go into our site-wide projects and themes.

Interested in joining this team? Volunteer with us!


Laurie Beckoff

Campaign Manager

My Harry Potter journey began in 2000 at the age of six with my parents reading it to me. It sparked a passion for fantasy, Latin, and Arthurian literature, leading me to pursue a bachelor’s in English at the University of Chicago and a master’s in Medieval Literatures and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh. My senior thesis and master’s dissertation were about medievalism in Potter, and I produce MuggleNet’s academic podcast, Potterversity. I’m from New York City and love theatre, science fiction, and trivia. I accomplished a geeky life goal when I appeared on Jeopardy!.


Staff Member of the Year:2021

Kat Miller

Creative Director

I credit my obsessive love of the wizarding world to one of my oldest friends, Hope. She convinced me to watch Sorcerer’s Stone one hot, sticky summer afternoon, and I was immediately drawn in. I stumbled upon MuggleNet shortly after and became a frequent visitor. I was hired in 2006 and as they say, the rest is history.

When I am not dealing with all things Harry Potter or MuggleNet, you will likely find me riding my bike, practicing American Sign Language with my local club, or at home snuggling with my cats. I’ve been lucky in life and can attribute a lot of that to Harry Potter. Without it, I wouldn’t have at least 80% of the things that I do today, including my career and closest friends.


Brooke Schmitz

Campaign Producer

Maria Matsakis

Campaign Producer

Tracy Dunstan

Campaign Librarian | Web Content Editor