Skills for a Better Life
LifeSavvy is where you learn new skills for a better life. Whether you’re looking for tips on organization, travel, parenting, fitness, relationships, school, or your career, our team of expert writers is here to help.
LifeSavvy is part of the How-To Geek family of websites. How-To Geek is an online technology magazine and one of the top 500 websites in the US. Since it was created more than a decade ago, the site’s 10,000+ in-depth articles have been read over 1 billion times. More than 15 million people read our articles every month.
Based in Virginia, How-To Geek is an independent company that remains owned by its founders, Lowell Heddings and Erik Wang. Unlike many other websites, How-To Geek (and its sister sites, ReviewGeek and LifeSavvy) were built without any outside investment or corporate ownership. It remains an independent organization today.
Our Editorial Team
Editor in Chief
Jason Fitzpatrick is the Editor in Chief of LifeSavvy. As a former Weekend Editor for Lifehacker, he’s thrilled to be leading a publication focused on practical tips, tricks, and skills to make navigating life easier for readers around the globe.
Prior to taking the helm at LifeSavvy, Jason was a senior writer at How-To Geek and later the Founding Editor of Review Geek. He remains actively involved in the direction of both sites as a member of the editorial board.
Before he began his long tenure with the How-To Geek family, Jason was the Weekend Editor at Lifehacker—where he started off as their very first intern and worked his way up, writing thousands of articles along the way. His passion for productivity, life hacks, and a devotion to continued improvement served him well on the Lifehacker team and continues to serve him well in directing LifeSavvy.
In addition to writing and editing, Jason has previously worked as a professional photographer, graphic designer, and spent over a decade as a college instructor.
If he’s not hard at work here at LifeSavvy or meeting with the editorial board, you can find him working on his perpetual pet project, the trivia column at How-To Geek. It’s a labor of geeky love that ensures readers see an interesting trivia question 365 days a year.
Jason holds both a Bachelors and Masters in English from Western Michigan University. Read Full Bio »
Walter Glenn is the Editorial Director for the How-To Geek network of sites, including LifeSavvy and ReviewGeek. He’s responsible for coordinating editors and editorial activities, hiring and managing freelance writers, setting editorial guidelines, scheduling publication, and generally making sure articles go out in good shape.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry as a computer technician, network administrator, trainer, and freelance consultant. For the last 20 or so years, he’s also worked as a technical writer and editor.
Before coming to How-To Geek, Walter worked as a writer and community editor at Lifehacker. Before that, he worked as a freelance writer and editor. As an expert on topics like Windows, Word, Outlook, Exchange Server, Windows Server, and general networking, he’s authored or co-authored over 30 computer-related books in more than a dozen languages for publishers like Microsoft Press, O’Reilly, and Osborne/McGraw-Hill. He’s also written hundreds of white papers, articles, user manuals, and courseware over the years—mostly for Microsoft.
Walter holds a Bachelors in English and Computer Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Read Full Bio »
Cameron Summerson is an Editorial Advisor for LifeSavvy and the Editor in Chief of ReviewGeek, where he weighs in on topics big and small.
Cam’s career started nearly a decade ago as a news writer for Android Police, where he penned over 3,400 posts about Android and Chrome OS. He served as a Senior Editor on the Android Police team for three years before joining How-to Geek as the resident Android and Chrome expert. Cam’s work has also been published in several print editions of Consumers Digest magazine. He has written over 4,000 articles since 2011.
You can think of Cam as the How-To Geek family’s hype man. If there’s some cool, new, and exciting tech, he’s going to find it and make sure you know all there is to know about it. Read Full Bio »
Staff Copy Editor
Amanda is the Staff Copy Editor and a contributing writer for How-To Geek and its sister sites, Review Geek, and LifeSavvy. She un-splits our infinitives and lets us know when our participles are dangling. She has a bachelor’s in journalism from Indiana University.
Amanda began her career in publishing as a marketing copy editor and copywriter at NAPA in 2004. She also wrote freelance features and editorials for several Indianapolis newspapers and weeklies.
At Wiley Publishing (home of the iconic Dummies brand), Amanda was a Development Editor and Project Lead on dozens of educational and How-to books. She predominantly worked on the Portable Genius and Digital Field Guide series, which thoroughly dissected every Apple product that starts with “i,” as well as photography techniques, cameras, and Microsoft and Apple software. Read Full Bio »
Editorial Guidelines and Ethics
We strive to write the most accurate, useful articles we can. Our team of experts brings in-depth research, hands-on experience, and decades of knowledge to everything we write. We test every piece of software we recommend and fact-check everything before it’s published. If an article has become outdated or has another issue, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will fix it.
At LifeSavvy, we adhere to strict standards of journalistic ethics. We never accept money as an incentive to write an article, never recommend products because we have an affiliate detail, and never accept guest posts from people trying to get links on our site. We sometimes receive review units from companies, but we never accept anything as a form of payment for a review. Any advertisements on our website are clearly marked with the word “Advertisement” and any sponsored articles are clearly marked with the word “Sponsored.” Sponsored articles are not written by the editorial staff. Our editorial team is separate from the business arm of the company and maintains editorial independence.
Our Expert Writers
We’ve got a great team of writers with an immense amount of experience. Here are just a few of them:
Elyse Hauser is a Seattle-based writer and editor with a Master’s in Writing Studies from Saint Joseph’s University. Her work has appeared in publications like Racked, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and Rum Punch Press. She was awarded a 2017 Writing Between the Vines residency. Read Full Bio »
Angela Brown is a freelance writer in Salt Lake City, Utah with a background in journalism and copy editing. She has 14 years of professional writing and editing experience including work as a reporter and copy editor for two newspapers. She’s also written for popular sites like Lending Tree and Finance Buzz. Read Full Bio »
Lauren Sakiyama is a freelance writer who’s passionate about all things food. As a former dining room manager for an upscale country club, she’s spent a lot of time in professional kitchens and is delighted to share what she’s learned. Read Full Bio »
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer and devoted culinarian. She has worked in the food industry for over a decade and holds degrees in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management. Read Full Bio »
Karla Tafra is a certified yoga teacher, nutritionist, content creator and an overall wellness coach with over 10 years of international experience in teaching, writing, coaching, and helping others transform their lives. From Croatia to Spain and now, the US, she calls Seattle her new home where she lives and works with her husband. Read Full Bio »
Harry Guinness is a photography expert and writer with nearly a decade of experience. His work has been published in newspapers like the New York Times and on a variety of other websites, including Lifehacker. Read Full Bio »
Jill Chafin is a freelance writer, aerialist, dancer, food enthusiast, outdoor adventurer, and mama. She has an extensive background in all forms of writing, including fiction, memoirs, journalistic articles, product reviews, creative nonfiction, personal essays, and more. She also self-published her own raw dessert cookbook. Read Full Bio »
Yvonne Glasgow is a professional freelance writer with almost two decades of experience. She has worked for nutritionists, start-ups, dating companies, SEO firms, newspapers, and board game companies (and much more) as a writer and editor. She’s also a published poet and a short story writer. Read Full Bio »
Carla Cometto has been writing professionally for five years and blogging for many more. She’s worked as a journalist, photographer, and translator. She’s also an avid traveler who hopes to inspire a sense of curiosity and adventure in others through her writing. Read Full Bio »
How-To Geek is still fully owned and run by its founders, Lowell Heddings and Erik Wang.
Founder and CEO
Lowell Heddings is the founder and CEO of How-To Geek. He’s been running the show since creating the site back in 2006. Over the last decade, Lowell has personally written more than 1000 articles, which have been viewed by over 250 million people.
These days, he is focused on his role running the business side of the house and building the Moka publishing platform that powers the HTG family of sites, including Review Geek.
Prior to starting How-To Geek, Lowell spent 15 years working in the IT field doing consulting, cybersecurity, database management, and programming. The last decade of his previous career, however, was largely spent doing business automation for large corporations. The e-commerce integrations he created are still being used to automate billions of dollars worth of transactions today. Read Full Bio »
Managing Partner and CFO
Erik Wang is a veteran in the online publishing space, He has over 15 years of experience with a strong focus in the areas of advertising, affiliate marketing, and SEO. He is instrumental in the monetization of the How-To Geek and establishing strategic partnerships to further the company’s growth.
In a previous life, Erik came from the enterprise application software field where he spent over a decade in consulting and implementation of electronic procurement and asset management solutions for ePlus Technology. Some of the company’s notable clients include Georgia Pacific, Aaron’s, and Kaplan University.
Erik holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Virginia Tech and is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Director of Contracts
Catherine Chang is a licensed attorney in the state of Maryland. She’s responsible for all things contract related at How-To Geek and serves an integral role in developing and finalizing the company’s business deals.
Her wealth in knowledge in contract law and experience in supply chain management was developed through her work in a variety of industries. She’s worked for a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C., multiple companies in the telecom industry, and several defense contractors in the Northern Virginia area.
Catherine has a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park.
About the Network
LifeSavvy teaches skills for a better life. Our team of expert writers has real-world experience in everything from fashion and baby products to travel, fitness, and relationships. LifeSavvy brings the reader-first, approachable style How-To Geek has always been known for to an audience outside the world of technology. We fou
How-To Geek is an online technology magazine and one of the top 500 websites in the US. Since it was created more than a decade ago, the site’s 10,000+ in-depth articles have been read over 1 billion times. More than 15 million people read our articles every month.
Review Geek was founded by the How-To Geek team in 2017 with a mission of helping our readers save time and money. Review Geek’s writers spend hours researching, testing, breaking, fixing, and re-testing a mountain of products so our millions of readers don’t have to. Whether you’re standing in the store debating between products on the shelf or shopping from bed on your tablet, Review Geek offers the best recommendations, reviews, and tips.
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