Suzanne Haugh, Director

Suzanne Haugh graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English and Human Development. She worked to complete her master’s degree in journalism from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Suzanne has traveled to Costa Rica as an English instructor to high school students and also taught ESL classes to adults once back in the States. After a few years working in corporate communications she returned to the classroom as a high school journalism teacher in Atlanta, Georgia, for five years. Since 1998 Suzanne has contributed to the Georgia Bulletin, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and has served as a writer on various archdiocesan projects, including promotional scripts and the development of its safe environment program. She is a member of the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals and the Catholic Press Association, from which she has received many writing awards. Suzanne currently resides in Louisville, Ky., with Gil, her husband of 17 years, three children (Carolyn, Patrick and Erin).

Eric Groth, OdB President/Executive Producer

Eric Groth received a B.A. in Christian Education from Florida Southern College and an M.A. in Christian Counseling from Franciscan University. From 1993-97 he served as Director of Campus Ministry at Boylan Central Catholic High School in Rockford, Illinois. From 1997-2002, he worked as Director of Outbreak Programs for Cultivation Ministries, a nationally known youth ministry consulting and resource organization. There he oversaw the development and implementation of their large group evangelistic rallies, retreats, and summer discipleship camps. In July 2002, Eric launched Big Grin Studios, Inc., a production company that produces promotional, educational, and training videos for small businesses, churches, schools, and other not-for-profit organizations. In July 2005, he formed Outside da Box, a not-for-profit video production company that creates and distributes short films that help teens know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. He has been married to his wife, Becky, for 18 years and has seven children - Jacob, Benjamin, Emmanuel, Rachel, Elijah, Judah, and Daniel.

George Pfeiffer, OdB Lead Producer

George Pfeiffer graduated from the University of Iowa in 2006 with degrees in Business Marketing, Cinema and Communications. George has also studied film and business at the University of Newcastle in New South Whales, Australia, where he lived for six months in 2004. George’s versatility and wide ranging pallet of skills make him well suited in his contributions to Outside da Box and its ministry. George is driven by creativity, innovation and results. A resident of Lisle, Illinois, George is also the founder of Shirt & Simple, Inc. an online service created to take the stress out of ordering custom apparel.

Erika Anderson, Youth/WYD Consultant

Erika Anderson graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in journalism, and shortly after, began her role as a staff writer for The Georgia Bulletin, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Covering a wide variety of topics, but often focusing on the youth and young adults, she spent 10 years at the newspaper, winning several awards from the Catholic Press Association, most notably a first place for best reporting on teens. She has attended two World Youth Days and has the memories of faith, friendship and blisters to prove it. Erika currently works as a fundraising writer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country. Though she swears she’s not a crazy cat lady, Erika is a mommy to two orange tabby cats, both named after boy band members.

Rebekah Scaperlanda, GR Blog Contributor

Rebekah Scaperlanda, 23, is a recent graduate of the Film Theatre and Journalism programs at the University of Kansas. She is currently living and working in Kansas City and volunteers with youth ministry at her church. She is a regular contributor to the GR Blog who shares on being a young adult Catholic in today’s pop culture world, as well as a World Youth Day pilgrim..