Jeff O’Neal, Editor-in-Chief & Co-founder, reads books and writes about them. When he’s not doing that, he’s teaching writing and literature at a large East Coast university. In addition to obsessing about Book Riot, he’s writing even nerdier and more abstruse posts on literature and blogging at The Reading Ape. He has the great good fortune of living with his favorite person in the world and their bright, beautiful boy in Brooklyn, NY.
His tweets can be found @readingape.
Clinton Kabler, COO & Co-founder, is an eater and a magnificently average cook. Food Riot readers needn’t worry about being subjected to his cooking because he manages Food Riot’s business operations. Should you be curious to know how magnificently average cooking tastes, he suggests eating at about any establishment within 10 blocks of the Javits Center.
He holds an MBA from an East Coast university. Upon completing his MBA, he jumped into the West Coast startup world and quickly learned that he had wasted a lot of money on said MBA. When not being a husband and father, he runs marathons and cycles mountains. He splits his time between Vancouver (the one in Canada) and Brooklyn.
Rebecca Joines Schinsky, Senior Editor & Community Manager, is a gluttonous consumer of culture in its many forms and loves to write about them. She eats with gusto, reads like a wild woman, knows all the lyrics to your favorite 90s hip-hop songs, and watches The Jersey Shore without a shred of irony because, you know, it’s important to be well-rounded. When she’s not at Book Riot and Food Riot, Rebecca works on the Bookrageous podcast with two of her favorite people, wrangles the world’s most adorable basset hound, and sits on the board of directors of James River Writers in her adopted hometown of Richmond, VA.
Her tweets can be found @RebeccaSchinsky. Contact her by email at rebecca at bookriot dot com.
Amanda Nelson, Associate Editor and Community Manager, digests books and food with equal gusto, and can usually be found with her nose in Something You Meant To Read in High School But Never Did, or eating All The Noms. In addition to gettin’ culinary at Food Riot, she blogs about literature at Dead White Guys, Etc, and wrangles her twin boys. Her dream is to be Jean-Luc Picard and/or Doctor-Donna when she grows up, but Ron Swanson’ll do in a pinch.
Her tweets can be found @deadwhiteguys.
Yan Klats, Director of Sales, enjoys life to the fullest. He is currently residing in the happening capital of Virginia. As a true New Yorker, his passion for everything sport is only surpassed by his love for the Jets and his community. When he’s not watching the Jets or running Toughmudders, he enjoys clay sculpting, rock climbing, skiing, and dancing salsa. He only dedicates his personal or professional time to areas that can make a long lasting impact on people.
Alex Baker holds down the fort of web development in Brooklyn, NY. Like the rest of the crew at Food Riot, he’s been eating practically since he can remember, and been geeking out with a computer since his sister ponied up the cash to buy one. After getting a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, he decided to shift gears slightly towards web development, making the web a better place one site at a time. He continues to push the envelope of what can be done on the web and documents his findings on his personal site, panyamedia.com. In addition to web development and reading, Alex enjoys slammin’ beats behind the drum kit, hiking and climbing, riding his bike, and spending time with his wife and happy dog.
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