Currie founded OneUpped Magazine after 15 years of working for other people in the fashion, grooming and health products world. Currie is an artist, musician and collector of everything. A native of Montana, Currie attended Cornell University and now resides in the Pacific Northwest.
Writer. Musician. Health and fitness junkie. Lover of the outdoors. Pretty good golfer. Born and raised in New Jersey, Zach attended Rowan University and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism, a master’s degree in writing, and has written for publications across the country. When he’s not writing he’s playing shows and recording albums, and obsessing over The Walking Dead.
Ryan loves all things stylish and can always be found with a mug of coffee or a glass of wine in hand. He runs a personal style blog called Brick & Vine where you can keep up to date on his latest finds.
Tom has spent more than 20 years researching, formulating and manufacturing dietary supplements and personal care products. Tom’s passion is helping others achieve their best health through guidance and education. He lives with his family in the Pacific Northwest.
Growing up in Montana, Brendan moved to Paris to attend college when he was eighteen. Since then, he’s traveled to nearly ninety countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and Masters Degrees from the University of Southern California and Harvard University. Prior to moving to California, Brendan worked for NASA in Houston, Texas.
Lifestyle / Design Contributor
With 15 years experience in residential and commercial design, Jilleen’s style is modern meets timeless and effortless, with a touch of eclectic. Jilleen’s clientele spans across the country and consists of many clients in the racecar circuit and professional athletes. A graduate of Purdue, Jilleen lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jake, and their sons, Granville and Anders.
Eats & Drinks Contributor
In 2008, Ben decided to skip college to help with his family’s restaurant business. Since then they have opened Durkin’s Liquor Bar & Casper Fry, two well-known eateries in Spokane, Washington.
William Thomas Lane, Jr.
Thomas lives in Huntington, West Virginia with his wife, Andrea, and daughter, Peyton. Aside from long walks on the beach and scrapbooking, his hobbies include professional sports teams from Atlanta (thanks to the influence of his Grandma) and horror movies. He has also interviewed some pretty awesome people.
Connor is a 25-year-old marketing professional from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His interests include web design, writing, and consumer tech. With such diverse interests, there really isn’t anything he can’t write about.
Branding & Web Design
Derek lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife Molly, their son Jack, and an awesome Australian Shepherd named Rumble. He has been a print & web designer for nearly 20 years, and also dabbles in photography, making independent short films, and designing the occasional gig poster for bands like My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam.
Dan is an attorney in rural eastern Montana. He’s also the owner of the Trails Inn Tap Haus, a 40 tap craft beer bar in the small town of Miles City (pretty atypical for the region). Dan and his wife, Ilyana, have three kids.
Jonas Ellison is the author of Higher Thoughts, a daily publication on Medium.com where he shares his thoughts about practical spirituality and good, clean, creative living. You can usually find Jonas hanging out with his wife and daughter at their small home in the eastern shadows of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Born and raised in suburban Chicago, Keith attended the University of Illinois and earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. Fast forward more than a decade and he’s now a TV news executive in one of the biggest markets in the nation. When he’s not writing for publications around the country, he’s probably drinking coffee.
Christian was born and raised in Seattle. He is married with two daughters. Christian studied sociology and earned his bachelors from the University of Washington. He then went on to earn his Masters in Counseling Psychology. He is a licensed psychotherapist that works in private practice with children, teens and families. When he’s not studying mental health he is obsessing over his next pair of raw denim and boots that he wants.
Andrew Haas is a former athlete & educator turned fitness entrepreneur. Andrew is the Founder & Co-Owner of Team Works Sports Academy, LLC, a privately owned Sports Performance organization in Reading, Pennsylvania. Here, Andrew and his coaches use their comprehensive knowledge and expertise of sports, sports performance and team building to influence athletes and teams of all ages, skill level and sports.
Dr. James Geiselman
Dr. James is a chiropractic physician focusing on functional medicine and nutrition. He began his career as an Illinois Paramedic before earning his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. After graduation, Dr. James entered into private practice in Northeast Ohio exclusively treating personal injury patients. His online practice www.drjamesdc.com sees clients from across the country. Dr. James enjoys writing, attending concerts and finding new ways to groom and style his beard.
Heather is a freelance writer from Sacramento, CA. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s hunting for vintage clothing to sell (or keep to wear) at her Etsy shop. She is married and her two boys and golden doodle keep her beyond busy. Denim and coffee are two of her dearest friends. Visit her blog here: www.perennialvintage.com
By day Niall is a Digital Marketer but his real passion is blogging….and beards! He developed a passion for writing at school and during his time at university studying journalism in 2007. Check out his blog at www.niallsullivan.co.uk for lots of beard tips.
A native Charlottean, Jason Harpe is the Executive Director of the Lincoln County Historical Association and Lincoln County Museum of History in Lincolnton, North Carolina. In 2008, Harpe started Harpe Consulting, which specializes in gravestone and monument conservation, cultural resources consulting services, research, writing and publishing. He also owns Harpe Supply, an upstart supply company specializing in leatherwork.