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About SnapMunk

Brenda Barron

CONTRIBUTOR


Brenda Barron is a writer from Southern California specializing in technology and business. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her outdoors with her family or knitting.

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Dilara Kurtaran

CONTRIBUTOR


Dilara Kurtaran is a freelance journalist based in Toronto, Canada. She writes about anything from technology, beauty to hard news. If she’s not writing she is on the hunt to find another vintage book to add to her never ending collection.

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Lizzy Hill

CONTRIBUTOR


Lizzy Hill is a tech and lifestyle journalist, with bylines ranging from CBC to Vice and Marie Claire. She’s a huge tech nerd, who wants to hear all about the latest gadgets, whether they’re robots that fold your clothes or smart fridges that tell you how to live your life. And it’s fair to say that she has probably consumed way too much science fiction for her own good.

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Samantha Limberger

CONTRIBUTOR


Sam is a GTA- based freelance Writer and Graphic Artist. While she’s new to the tech world she’s had the opportunity to write for various publications.   She has spent 5 years of her life dedicated to making people laugh via her comic Let’s Ask Violet. Originally, Sam attempted to put up a drawing of herself in a giant purple dinosaur costume terrorizing Toronto, but the editors realized that the awesomeness of this picture was too good for this world and asked her to give them a normal picture instead.

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Desiree Higareda

CONTRIBUTOR


Desiree Higareda is a journalist and freelance writer based in Anaheim, California. She writes about all kinds of stuff, and believes it is good to know a little bit about everything–especially products that will make our lives easier. In her free time, she enjoys learning new vegetarian recipes, gardening and bargain shopping.

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Jay Donovan

CONTRIBUTOR


Jay Donovan is a freelance writer who covers emerging technologies and startup companies. He’s written freelance for TechCrunch since 2009 and has been published in CrunchGear, MobileCrunch, Mobile Marketer and consulted by The Sacramento Bee and the Columbus Dispatch. He is also a creative agency veteran with nearly 20 years of experience spanning digital realms like: retail, strategy, design, mobility, payments, and product development. A frequent public speaker, Jay has presented at CTIA, the Augmented World Expo, Rutberg Future: Mobile, The Open Mobile Summit, SXSW and at TEDxColumbus. He holds an MBA from Capital University.

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Blue

MASCOT


When not chasing squirrels, Blue is hanging out with mommy learning WordPress. His favorite things in the whole world are his toy football, human food and protecting the house from the mailman.

BLUE

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Eric Hargrove

CONTRIBUTOR


Eric is an LA based writer, actor and photographer who happens to be clinically obsessed with startups, tech, advertising and new media. In his waking hours he spends his time making the impossible possible for the world at large, finding new tech solutions to make life easier, and generally sharing somewhat helpful information on Twitter.

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Adam Gilbert

MEDIA CREATIVE DIRECTOR


Veteran corporate professional from the original studio lot of the “Big Mouse”, Adam’s obsessive creative and strategic passion fueled his venture into technology and media. Just don’t get him started talking about his MBA.

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Brian Chinn

DIRECTOR OF AD OPERATIONS


Ad operations, commuting, getting shit done, conversion rate optimization, photoshop, the struggle, advanced understanding of DFP, project management, a designer in the next life, guacamole, podcast enthusiast, ad block recovery.

Brian Chinn

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Lara Zakarian

SALES MANAGER


Lara started her career in retail sales and consumer banking less than a decade ago. Helping people solve their problems and growing their business ignites her creative energy. Whatever Lara does, it is always done with passion! These are some of her favorite things: the color purple, Henry Cavill, Robert Downey Jr., Drew Barrymore, and taking long walks on the beach. When she’s not working or playing an SNL skit in the office with the team, she’s either working out, painting or making some kind of art, working on side projects with retailers, or cooking up a storm in the office kitchen.

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Meaghan Miller

DIRECTOR OF SALES


Meaghan has been biding her time wrangling global accounts while performing an ongoing in-office SNL skit, starring her co-workers. She shares a brain with Natalie and is mainly in charge of cloudbusting.

Meaghan Miller

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Jackie Davis

AUTHOR


Jackie Davis is a San Francisco based Engineering Analyst turned Digital and Demand Marketer credited with leading some of B2B tech’s largest and most successful digital marketing infrastructures. A lover of all things experiential, world travel, culinary arts, adventures big and small, and charity fund-raising as well as geekier things like building mathematical models and working with publishers to build product in the ad-tech space, Jackie brings a combination of art and science to the complex craft of modern marketing.

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Dr. Gail Barnes

AUTHOR


Gail is a Chicago-based food scientist who writes for leading US and European food and technology publications. A devotee of all things shiny, electronic and buzzing, with a passion for building on-line communities and conservation, she is an entrepreneur and founder of a sustainability and social media startup who moonlights on weekends as DJ Moongirl on Moonalice Radio. Clients range from rock bands and media companies to high-tech startups.

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Charles Costa

AUTHOR


Charles Costa is an analyst based out of Silicon Valley. Originally from NY,  he moved to California with only a suitcase and backpack. Inspired by his journey,  he now runs Bay Tech Insider; a publication providing practical advice to Bay Area professionals.

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Daniel A. Guttenberg

AUTHOR


Daniel A. Guttenberg is an Atlanta-based writer who fell into the startup world by accident and has been gleefully treading water ever since. He will be survived by his beard and his legacy of procrastination.

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Prateek Jose

AUTHOR


Prateek Jose is a writer and engineering undergrad from India with an unhealthy obsession for obscure historical trivia. Conversations about absurdist fiction and the technological singularity make his day. He’s already uploading parts of his brain to servers by writing for websites such as this one.

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Louis Weinstein

AUTHOR


Louis is a Chicago-trained writer and comedian with beautiful hair, a pretty good face, and an abundance of modesty. With 10 years in technology and 15 in writing and producing comedy, his work can be read on www.cagematch.org, www.mcsweeneys.net, and numerous dismayed Facebook users’ walls (before being hastily deleted). He currently lives with his similarly gay boyfriend in the dystopian hellscape of Silicon Valley.

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Stephen Altrogge

AUTHOR


Stephen Altrogge is a freelance writer based in Tallahassee, Florida. He writes about tech, marketing, faith, and lots of other things. He’s married to Jen and has three young girls. Every day he consumes more coffee than the entire population of Colombia.

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Devin Greene

CONTRIBUTOR


Devin Greene is a silly man from LA who’s addicted to information. Bonafide, black-tar-heroin-in-a-dumpster addicted. SnapMunk is the enabler in the relationship, allowing him to research and write weird, funny stories about technology and human potential every week. Check out his YouTube channel (teamfriendshipcomedy) if you prefer sounds and faces to letters and shapes.

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Natalie Tarpinian

HEAD TROUBLEMAKER


Natalie started her career in radio a million years ago and is still slowly climbing her way to the top. While things have gone sideways she’s pretty much killed it for a bunch of cool internet companies. She dreams of long nights spent staring out over the Pacific Ocean while her team is relentlessly at work making it rain.

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Benjamin Mann

CO-FOUNDER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF


Ben is a Toronto-based writer and public speaker with more than a soft spot for 90s hip hop. He has spent over 10 years in business & tech, more than 20 in the arts, and an entire lifetime in a state of perpetual judgment (highly recommended).

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Michael Chindamo

MANAGING EDITOR


Mike Is a GTA Local Technology and Geek Interest Writer Having Worked in the Field for Nearly Ten Years as a Contributing Writer and Editor for Various Publications in Fashion, Entertainment, Gaming and News. Since Then He’s Offered a Variety of Opinions on Things and Then Moves on to the Next Bit of News That Interested Him. He Has Remained Properly Unfashionable Since 1987 and Plans to Stay That Way.

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