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 books, publishing, and media at Critical Linking. 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 a reader and a magnificently average writer. Book Riot readers needn’t worry about being subjected to his writing because he manages Book Riot’s business operations. Should you be curious to know how magnificently average writing reads, he suggests reading MTA notices.
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 is an unapologetic foodie who 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, 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.
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 Book Riot, he’s been reading books 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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