Robert F. Kocher

Camelot Computers Inc., President

The Village of Darkness, President

Museum of Mythology, Museum Curator

National Haunters Convention & Halloween Show, Co-Owner

Fright Times Magazine - Haunted House & Halloween Publication, Owner & Editor

Consultant & Director of Information Technology, State of NJ

Board of Directors, International Association of Haunted Attractions (2005-2006)

Honorary Medical Graduate, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2003 by Dr. Joyce Liporace)

Rutgers University Bachelor of Science Graduate, Industrial and Operations Research Engineering (1995)

Cherry Hill High School West, Cherry Hill, NJ Graduate (1990)


Robert Kocher graduated from Rutgers University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree in Industrial and Operations Research. He was the first student to manage the new computer center that was just donated by IBM. Running IBM Dos and the brand new 'Windows 3.0', he managed the Hill Center Network for Rutgers University. He performed an internship with Weldotron Corporation in which a time saving facilities layout plan was implemented and utilized on the production floor.

Post college, he worked his way up to vice president of an Electrical Contracting organization in which a profit sharing plan, incentive plan, and anti shrinkage plans were designed and introduced by him. Over a two year period, the workers saw a whopping 50% increase in salary, while the company owners saw increased profit and revenues while experiencing a 40% reduction in loss of material.

It was now the end of 1997, and Robert Kocher decided to form his own company. Thus, was the beginning of Camelot Computers, Inc. For years he specialized in computer hardware and software gaining valuable experience in both building and troubleshooting. As the years past, and the focus of the information technology world changed, so did Robert Kocher. Camelot Computers began to specialize in high end professional websites, and databases.

His skill set grew with design and implementation of complex routers and networks. He also specialized in the design and maintenance of SQL databases and servers. Early works included numerous .ASP front-end databases followed up by later .NET counterparts. Crystal Reports, Microsoft InterDEV and advanced SQL Studio reporting developed into complex online reports in real time.

By 2008, the design and management of numerous large projects were in his portfolio as both a Director and President of two companies. In just a few years, over 30 Million dollars per year in database transactions are flowing through projects designed by Robert Kocher. Database projects include, but are not limited too:

Substance Abuse Initiative, Department of Addiction Services of New Jersey
SARD Development Database, Rutgers University Grant
Electrical Contracting Work Order & Company Database, J.E.M. Electrical Contractors
Driving Under the Influence Initiative (DUII), Department of Health and Human Services
Drug Court Database, Department of Health and Human Services
South Jersey Initiative (SJI), Department of Health and Human Services
American Indian Tribe Database, Tribal Leaders Council of Montana-Wyoming
Families and Schools Together (FAST) Database, City of Philadelphia
Kids N Kin Database, City of Philadelphia

From a Website view of Camelot Computers, they had designed and hosted hundreds of sites. This included a project for a member of the TV Show Nip/Tuck, a leading member of the Sopranos and a website for the Philadelphia Flyers Star, Simon' Gagne.

The website division of Camelot Computers Inc continued to grow, and by 2004 had included a large number of clients in the Dark Ride, Halloween, Hayride or Haunted Attraction business. Because of this growing segment, a new company division, The Village of Darkness was formed.

The Village of Darkness has evolved into one of the leading Halloween and Website Design companies in the Industry. They are the only company that maintains and hosts both Unix and Windows IIS/SQL servers allowing the fastest flash websites as well as complex programming within the same websites. By 2010, major website were created for Amusement parks such as Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire, or Six Gun City & Waterpark.

In 2004, Transworld Show Exhibits chose The Village of Darkness to design a website, as well as host activities for their annual tradeshow.

In 2005, Unit 70 was the first Halloween Website to utilize both Unix and Windows advanced features. A complex website with fancy flash and animations, this website also boasted the industries only SQL back-ended system. This system allowed the customers to print a real time catalog online 24 hours a day. In addition, it's "enhanced search engine" allows the user to select Product ID, Name, Category, or even Theme to completely generate the search results based on the desired options of the user. In the beginning of 2008, the latest advances were applied and now users can even print and track their own proposals via a .NET system that also turns those same proposals into invoices.

In 2007, The Village of Darkness site, House of Horrors Buffalo was voted the 2nd most scariest website in the entire country by USA Today.

At the beginning of 2008, Robert Kocher teamed up with Michael Brunor as a co-partner with the Eastern Haunters Convention. A Halloween and Horror based convention out of Valley Forge, PA. This convention grew into the National Haunters Convention and takes place every Spring "Halfway to Halloween" at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, PA.

Robert Kocher was married on Halloween, Oct 31st, 2001 to his lovely wife Indrani Sen. They had been together for almost 10+ years at the time which began as an early college romance at Rutgers. Due to intense schooling requirements, they were not able to hold a reception until May of 2006 at the Pantagis Renaissance in New Jersey. At this reception, a special room was decorated as a movie theater and a wonderful movie "A Gypy's Tale" was viewed by the audience. This movie spanned the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and the future to a storyline written by Indrani Sen. They are still married to this day (going on 20 years) with two wonderful children, Xevious Hightower and Raven Hightower.

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