Blog Contributors


Raymond Calbay

User Education

Raymond Calbay is a member of HTC's Taiwan-based User Education team. Originally from the Philippines, he is in constant search for sun-ripened mangoes.

Ef Rodriguez

Director of Global Social

Ef Rodriguez is HTC's Director of Global Social. He likes startups, scary movies and giving people nicknames they likely don't want. He is @pug on Twitter. He also lived in Amsterdam for a while. Ask him about it.

Jeff Carlson is a writer, photographer and late-nighter who continues to hope that one day words will magically tumble into place when he needs them to. (He is, by necessity, patient.) He's also a Seattleite who doesn't mind the clouds and rain as long as plenty of good coffee is at hand. Visit him on Twitter and Instagram at @jeffcarlson.


Laura Kimball

Social Community Manager

Native Seattle-suburbanite, Laura Kimball is a word warrior who slays metaphors and tames run-on sentences. By day she helps manage a VIP community for HTC’s most passionate customers. And by night she can be found blogging at lamiki.com and twittering copiously (@lamiki). When she’s not online, she can be found lifting heavy things at CrossFit, in the pits crewing for her husband’s race team, or trying to take photos her cats, Vito and Minnie, on Instagram (@lauramkimball).
Susan runs the design editorial team with grace and style. A non-conforming Seattleite, she owns neither tent, hiking boots nor compass but she always knows which way is up. She prefers green tea to coffee, has zero tattoos and is friend to cool cats everywhere. Ask her about her Fluevog collection on Twitter at @iheartgardens.
Teresa is HTC's Content & Editorial Manager on the Global Social Media team. She spends most of her workday overseeing this blog. When she's not bouncing around the HTC Americas office, you can find her with her nose buried in a good book, slinging weights in her CrossFit gym, or singing her face off in the car. Say hi to her on Twitter at @TeresaBasich.

Zachary Adams

UX Copywriter

Zachary Adams spends his days translating tech jargon into concise on-screen text for HTC’s design teams. His interdisciplinary background combines experience in online and print publication, social media and ESL education. When he’s not indulging in international wanderlust, he can be found geeking out about automobiles, architecture and fashion.