About the Cast

At the Buzzer is a podcast that strives to make Shaun’s life even more miserable than it already is. It’s also a show about all the things that matter to us, like pop culture, video games, sports, and the buzzworthy stories in the news. For more information about the show, click here.

Cast and Crew

Chris Etling

Age: 28
I’m Chris Etling, and I’m responsible for the vast majority of the haphazard work you see here. Sometimes I pretend to know how to build websites, edit audio, create video and play the piano. One of these days I might master one of those things.

Background Info: I was born in 1985 in Phoenix, but I moved to Flagstaff, AZ, in 2003 to go to college. I went to the same high school as Dave and the same university as Shaun. In other words, I’m the missing link that holds this threesome together. Wait, can we edit out “threesome” and put in a different word?

I pursued a degree in journalism while working for five years at the student newspaper, then getting a job at the big boy paper in town. There, I kick ass as a page designer, editor and sports columnist. I’ve also done some work on radio and TV, but radio’s my favorite of the big three media choices.

Hobbies: Hiking and camping. Video games. Ultimate Frisbee, basketball, soccer and racquetball. Unlike the others, I had no height problems that stopped me from going after an NBA career — I’m 6-foot-9. My problem was I stopped playing before I started growing. I was 5-foot-5 in eighth grade, the last year I played on an organized team. Whoops. Favorite games: Link to the Past, Chrono Trigger, Left 4 Dead, Tales of Symphonia and Final Fight. Favorite shows: Whose Line is it Anyway, Burn Notice, Chuck, House and Psych.

Random Facts: I’m the best Wheel of Fortune player in the world. No, seriously. I accept any and all challenges. I saw a video on Youtube where some guy solved a puzzle without any letters — whoop de doo. Wake me up when someone solves before the blank letters show up. Someday I’ll get picked as a contestant for the show and Pat Sajak will weep tears of amazement as I win six figures, dodge the Bankrupt every spin, and treat Vanna to a steak dinner all at once.

David Robinson

Age: 28
My name is David Robinson and I’m the “straight” man for this show, I’m an average guy and I have average likes and dislikes.  I’m not boring though, no way no how. I do have an affinity towards Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Background Info: Born in 1985 in Phoenix, AZ, and have lived in Phoenix my entire life. I attended Brophy College Prep and Arizona State University for College (Go Devils!)

Graduated from ASU with a degree in Communication, a major I have not put to use in any way, shape or form. I have worked in banks most of my life, and hope to someday work with the stock market or as an account manager for a large company. I’m a huge fan of pretty much every team in Arizona except for the University of Arizona — they can go die in a fire.

My favorite pro team, though, is definitely the Suns. I’m a huge basketball fan, and ever since the days of KJ and Barkley, I have followed this team. I would basically give my left hand for a Suns championship, even though that would prevent me from playing basketball … I’d still have to consider it strongly.

Hobbies: Basketball, good TV and video games. I really had hopes of being involved in basketball professionally, and my high school coach even told me if I were 6 inches taller, I’d have been starting on our state runner-up varsity team my sophomore year. So that was a nice thing to say. I’m not a fan of first-person shooters in video games, but I love games that have a great story and get you deeply involved. Some of my favorites are Zelda, Resident Evil 4, the Knights of the Old Republic series and the Fallout series. Oh, and Mass Effect, a wonderful game. Favorite TV shows include South Park, The Simpsons, Archer, Sportscenter, and pretty much a good basketball or football game that’s on at any time.

Random Facts: I love dogs and a good beer. I have never paid a dime to go to Disneyland in my entire life, yet I’ve been there nearly a hundred times. I am fully licensed by FINRA to sell stocks and bonds. And I firmly believe the 2007 Spurs are the most evil team ever to walk the face of the Earth. If you’re reading this, Robert Horry or Bruce Bowen, I often wonder how you sleep at night. Other than that, I’m a very happy guy who enjoys a good time and good friends.

Shaun El-Ters

Age: 67
My name is Shaun El-Ters, and the following is everything you need to know about me, organized in shiny bullet points for your optimal reading pleasure! … and the fact that I am too lazy to organize it any other way.

Background Info: Ah…*winces from being so boring*. Okay, born in 1986 in Kingman, AZ, the redneck central of the United States. Also the meth central of the United States. I wish I was being facetious, but we literally have the most meth production due to the railroad infrastructure. So there’s that.

Graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in English, a major I put to great use by writing this blog and working in a restaurant in Chicago. Worked at a newspaper in Flagstaff as a column writer and eventually an editor while attending school.

Other than all that boring stuff, the only thing you have to know about me is that I am a hardcore Phoenix Suns fan. Ever since about 1990, I have bled purple and orange. My ultimate goal is to have a Suns room in my house, complete with team memorabilia all over the walls, a home theater where I can watch the games, and hopefully the preserved bodies of my favorite Suns players, equipped with adjustable limbs so I can make them strike different poses and sometimes even pretend like I’m playing with them.

Hobbies: Writing. Reading. Basketball and soccer. I convinced myself that if I had grown three to four inches taller I could have been really good, and this false way of thinking motivates me to take it seriously still even though I’m 24 and have no hope of growing. Also, I was at one point the undisputed Yugioh champion of the imaginary region that I made up. But don’t tell anyone that; it’s still pretty embarrassing. I lay this blog down … in DEFENSE MODE!

Random Facts: I love kitties and pomegranate martinis are my drink of choice. I also am terrible at being decisive, take pleasure in being as sappy and sentimental as possible, and love sad country music, especially songs about fathers and daughters. If you made it this far, you pretty much know everything there is to know about me. It’s like we’ve been friends for years, but with none of the commitment or obligations.

Molly Robinson

Molly reads Headlines, but that’s the only time we let her out of the basement. Be quiet down there, dear. Before her life of servitude, Molly was a talented actress and singer who loved all things Disney. I SAID BE QUIET. DON’T MAKE ME COME DOWN THERE.


Gary Sundt

Gary went to college with Shaun and Chris and worked with them at the student newspaper as well. The majority of his articles there were movie reviews, which ended up being the perfect transition for his servitude here.


Jason Hagerty

Jason also went to NAU and was introduced to Chris through one of those friend-of-a-friend situations. He met Shaun before Shaun decided to be a bitch and move to Chicago. He also wrote for The Lumberjack for a semester.


Andy Smith

Andy went to high school with Dave and Chris at that private all-boys school that nobody much likes to talk about. He spent most of his time there being cooler than both Dave and Chris, as hard as that might seem.


Nick Fiala

Nick was one of Chris’s first college friends, but never really saw Shaun that much outside of a trip they took to Colorado. He’s a civil engineer, which means he has answers to all of life’s problems. He won a contest to be on the show once.

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