Steve “Halstaff” Koci is a writer for Nuts and Volts and Servo magazines on a variety of animatronic topics. His creations have been featured on the covers of both magazines. His long running monthly column in Servo Magazine was the basis for his recently published book, The Ultimate Guide to Do It Yourself Animatronics. He has been an avid haunter for over 12 years and created a diverse assortment of unique characters and props. His haunt features over 45 animated props; all built by Steve with many being directed by controllers of his own design. His love for Halloween has inspired him to become proficient in a wide range of skills and techniques that allows him to bring his motley cast of characters to life.