Sam Schaen has been the webmaster for the ASNV website since 2008. He recently retired after a 35 year career in the IT field employed by the MITRE corporation. His hobby (which he shares with his wife Marilyn) is photography with a particular interest in wildlife and bird photography. Now that he is retired, he spends much of his time volunteering. He maintains the ASNV as well as his camera club's websites. He also photographs animals at the Fairfax County Animal shelter. He also advises Encore Learning (an Arlington County adult education program) in IT-related matters. He and Marilyn love to travel for their photographic hobby and have been to southern Africa, Scotland, Antarctica, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Iceland, Svalbard, and Canada pursuing their hobby.