FlipperPA Peregrine is the avatar of Tim Allen, a virtual worlds enthusiast. Tim first tried Second Life in July, 2003, but the laptop being used at the time wasn't really up for the challenge. On November 14th, 2003, and energized with a new laptop, Tim saw an article on Slashdot, talking about how Linden Lab had granted the intellectual property rights to anything created in their virtual world to the creator. Having written much of his senior thesis in college on emerging 3-D technologies, this was intriguing. Tim joined Second Life that day as FlipperPA Peregrine, and for the next month, his wife Jenn could often be heard saying, "Are you playing that STUPID game again?" Apparently, the "typing" sound annoyed her as much as it annoys many of the other residents!
Jennifer's graduated from Moore College of Art and Design, and had initially been majoring in fashion design. The part of fashion design that frustrated her was the cutting and sewing; the creative process was what she loved. Knowing this, Tim encouraged Jenn to join Second Life (as Jennyfur Peregrine), and soon Jenn was one of the better known clothing designers in Second Life.
Both are employed full time and consult on the side; Tim is Head of Technology for Crompco, LLC in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Crompco is the largest independent environmental tester of gas stations, with a footprint from Maine to Florida, and as far west as Ohio, working for companies such as Hess Corporation, Sunoco, ExxonMobil, and Lukoil. Crompco is known for being the most technically innovative company in the environmental testing field, having been featured for their corporate training in Second Life and field solutions several times. Jennifer works with the development office at her alma mater, the Moore College of Art and Design. There she helps run large yearly alumnae events, as well as spearheading major fund raising efforts.
Tim and Jenn live in Lafayette Hill, PA, just outside Philadelphia, with their three cats.