INTERVIEW WITH OUR SPONSOR: Ozzie Drucker of BioBreeds
A: We have participated in past years and this year is no exception. We always look for ways to do our part for RFL. 🙂
Q: Have you been involved in other events with Relay For Life of Second Life? Have you been to a real world Relay?
A: For years we participated in the Bid Me Bald promotion that the Relay Rockers do every year. And that has been incredibly successful thanks to Trader1 Whiplash. The BioBreeds group made us number one for all those years till the Lindens teamed up on us last year!
Q: Tell us what you’re bringing to The Expo/Breedables Fair this year. Especially about the items you created for Relay. Any other exclusive items you’re planning to release?
A: We created 4 “Epics” for this. A male and female Bunny and a male and female Border Collie. If you care to see them they are here: Home Expo 6 (227,5,23)
Q: When did you first arrive in Second Life and what brought you to Second Life?
A: I first came to SL in 2005 and left soon after because my computer was just not ready to handle it. I returned in 2008 after hearing Ray Kurzweil talk about virtual reality. I simply planned to immerse myself in SL. And I did.
Q: Tell us about more about your SL business?
A: Originally I developed a fairly large property company but soon became interested in breedables and opened the first breedable market in SL (The Farm) and then partnered with Bytecode Republic who codes and Charity Goldfarb, who textures, and launched BioBreeds. We created breedable dogs. We have expanded and now create dogs, horses, Wild Ones, Farmimals and just recently we released Bunnies! 🙂 We have a great group and a staff that is completely focused on helping them in any way possible.
Q: Can you tell us a bit about how you’ve spent your Second Life, besides building an amazing business? Hobbies, interests.. things you’ve learned along the way ?
A: I think I have covered most of that. But i think my biggest takeaway from my time in Second Life is learning that no matter where people are from, no matter what their background, essentially we are all the same, with the same problems, opportunities, needs and wants.
Q: Are you looking forward to Second Life’s new Sansar and will you also set up a community there? Do you have long-term goals for your business in Second Life, too?
A: I joined Sansar ofc. We have looked at it as a future option. But right now we are committed to maintaining and and continuing to build our presence in SL.
Q: Do you want to share a look at your life outside of SL with us? What do you or did you do for a living? Does your family support your SL aspirations?
A: I have owned several businesses in RL which has helped me tremendously in launching BioBreeds in SL. My total time now is devoted to BioBreeds.
Q: Anything else you’d like us to know about you, or a special mentor, friends or someone who has really inspired your business?
A: Just like anyone else, I was greatly helped by a number of people when first in SL. From them I learned the value of helping new people adjust to SL. I continue to do that. Special thanks would have to go to Charity Goldfarb who I helped originally but who quickly became my mentor! Lol And as far as breedables go, I would thank everyone who has developed those and helped build the breedable community.