I'm Leila, pronounced lay-la (not sure how that matters online, but I get called everything), and just really excited to find this place. I really can't say how awesome I find everything people here are doing enough.
So I recently started playing Spore again, just missed my creations - and that's how I found out about Thrive. No way in the world I could work on development, but I do love social sciences, and especially would love to do some concept art, so fun.
Also I'm 50 (yes, you read that right), and have an ancient, neglected DA page, but doubt it's relevant. Very hard to find time now, and I'll start with reading the forum and wiki until I know which way is up, and hope I can contribute.
I'm on Mac, so if I'm understanding right, that means a long time before I can try the game too - lots of fun to read about anyway. Of course I have lots of ideas, but will read a lot more around here before posting much. Just backflips and dances of joy for such a wonderful project - I always wanted to work on a game (so unusual that way).