Meet the Team

Media Relations

For any questions, inquiries, or product pitches, please email Collin Probst:

collin@gearadical.com

Editors

John Brandon
John Brandon

Executive Editor

John is a well-known journalist who has published over 15,000 articles on social media, technology, leadership, mentoring, and many other topics. One gadget he loves is the Dyson Lightcycle task lamp. He is an avid disc golfer and book collector.

Collin Probst
Collin Probst

Editor in Chief / Assigning Editor

Collin has years of experience building systems and teams. He is an Apple geek and loves all things technology. In his free time, you will find him playing with his kids, enjoying time with his wife, strumming a guitar or playing piano.

Kyler Probst
Kyler Probst

Marketing Director

Kyler enjoys finding new and unique technology that improves productivity. He loves introducing people to fun products and teaching them how they work. When he isn’t working, you can find him strumming his guitar or playing interesting sports with friends.

Kristi Probst
Kristi Probst

Managing Editor

Kristi has vast experience with educational writing, research, and leading teams. She works remotely and her favorite gadget for work is her MacBook.  Being a mom of three young men, gadgets seem to pop up all over her house.  Specifically, those that can enhance the gaming experience. When not at her home in NE Wisconsin, you can find Kristi enjoying the Northwoods.

Julie Probst
Julie Probst

Assistant Managing Editor

A communications project manager, editor and special events coordinator by trade, Julie is a continuous multi-tasker. As a work from home mom of four and grandma to one, she appreciates any household gadget that improves her efficiency or makes life easier. In her spare time, you can find Julie baking, walking, biking, or having coffee with a friend. Julie lives in Southern Indiana and loves finding new adventures and vacation spots for her family.

Gabrielle Schulenberg
Gabrielle Schulenberg

Assistant Editor

Gabrielle is an accomplished writer and editor who writers reviews, edits many of our articles, posts to WordPress, and handles some of our affiliate marketing duties.

Chyelle Dvorak
Chyelle Dvorak

News Editor

Chyelle is a well-regarded journalist who has published articles in well-known magazines such as Entrepreneur, where she currently writes a monthly print column. She has published articles at The Daily Beast, TechRadar.com and many others.

J.K. Heide
J.K. Heide

Assistant Editor

J.K. enjoys writing, editing and Saturday long runs through any kind of weather. Formerly an assistant magazine editor, he writes about technology, communications, the environment, and … running. 

Elias Probst
Elias Probst

Assistant Editor / Freelance Correspondent

Elias is responsible for our marketing promotion for articles, writes reviews and news stories, and helps with the back-end processing on WordPress.

Business Operations

Tim Rogness
Tim Rogness

Business Director

Tim has years of experience in business, owning several business. He enjoys tech and outdoor gadgets. When he is not working, you will find him spending time with his wife, children and granddaughters. He is an avid biker, hiker, kayaker, nordic skier, sailer and almost anything outdoors.

Authors

Jason Probst
Jason Probst

Editor, Cars

When he is not thinking about the next automobile he might purchase, Jason loves spending time with his friends and family. He also enjoys driving cars, catching fish, and eating pizza in his spare time. Currently, he is training to acquire a taste for broccoli, an appreciation of country music, and an aptitude for hunting, so as to be more well-rounded. He is married to one amazing woman, has three sons, and puts up with two dogs. His favorite gadgets are those that improve his fishing and driving experiences.

Jeff McCann
Jeff McCann

Editor

Jeff loves all things Apple and wishes he still had the Apple 2 he built with his father when he was a kid. Along with gadgets and tech gear, Jeff has a love for music, an extensive vinyl collection and a soft spot for his two English mastiffs.

Kristen Johnson
Kristen Johnson

Senior Editor, Kids

Kristen writes reviews about kids tech and anything related to the family. She is an accomplished speaker, author, blogger, and communicator who is also active on all social media channels.

Rachel Lengauer
Rachel Lengauer

Editor

Rachel loves trying new things, be it a new hobby, food, or gadget. When she isn’t spending time with her three kids as a stay-at-home mom, she is usually writing, reading, or enjoying the outdoors. An American that has made her home in Europe, she loves to travel and is fighting her way through learning a new language.

Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones

Editor

Stephen loves to travel and enjoys the ways in which well-made tools and gadgets bring the world closer. He feels at rest exploring the outdoors, whether on horseback, hiking, playing with the family, gardening, or creating new spaces to enjoy around the home.

Tom Kuphal
Tom Kuphal

Senior Editor, Gaming

Tom enjoys fishing, hiking, and playing tabletop games with his wife and three sons. He has been a PC enthusiast since DOS was still an operating system, and while his favorite pastime is spent outdoors, you will often find him reading about gaming trends and purchasing games he will never take the time to play. 

Video

Jeremy Moulton
Jeremy Moulton

Senior Video Editor

Jeremy likes to have fun whether shooting a review video or in every day life. Besides the world of photo and video, Jeremy likes many sports and hanging out with his family. His favorite gadgets would be anything that makes life easier.

Jonathan O’Shea
Jonathan O’Shea

Video Editor

Jonathan has enjoyed video editing for a while and is a bit a pop culture geek. He loves reviewing collectors items, running cross country, and playing an occasional game of ultimate frisbee. 

Interns

Amanda Ahrens
Amanda Ahrens

Intern

Amanda is currently a sophomore, studying at North Central University for a bachelor degree in Communications and Creative Writing. Amanda enjoys reading in her spare time and loves a good adventure!

Madison Olejnicak
Madison Olejnicak

Intern

Madi is a Sophomore at North Central University studying Journalism. Aside from college, Madi loves to spend time drawing, playing casual soccer with friends and visiting her horse Cali. After college, she hopes to write books or spend time traveling with missionaries as a ministry journalist. Her favorite gadget is the Fitbit versa 2 because of how versatile it is.