My name is Russell Heiman. I became
interested in roller coasters in sixth grade. We were asked to do a
research report on a certain invention. I chose roller coasters
because it seemed like a fun choice. I got to interview Chris
Collins about Adventureland and used it on my report. It was fun.
Even though I got a 70 on the report, the manager of Adventureland
said that as long as I passed, I would have free passes to the park
for me and my family for one whole day. It was a blast. From then
on, I was totally obsessed with roller coasters. Soon after, I
discovered Coasterforce and CF-INFO. I quickly joined the CF-INFO
community. I posted a lot, learned a lot. It was good. Then I
started coming across knowledge not posted on the RCDB and I decided
to e-mail updates to Duane. I did this quite often. Because I e-mail
him frequent updates, he put my name under Research on the About
This Site section of his site. I am very honored by that. Somewhere
in between all of this, I started to use my camera to take pictures.
I take artistic photographs and roller coaster photographs. I was
also very honored to have my photos posted on RCDB. I may be only
15, but that doesn't mean I am immature, or stupid. I love roller
coasters and I hope to become a roller coaster designer somewhere
along the line.