Blog Contributors


Aaron Baker

Senior Manager of Global Social

Aaron is HTC’s Senior Manager of Global Social Media. With 11 years of wireless industry experience in broadcasting, brand management, marketing, social media strategy, and more, he’s held more than a few phones in his day. When not talking about tech or writing biographies from the third person point of view, Aaron can be found running or talking about airplanes. He’s on Twitter @AaronCBaker.


Bianca Spada

Social Media Community Manager, @HTC_UK

Bianca Spada is HTC’s UK Community Manager, which puts her in charge of social media strategy in the United Kingdom. Bianca's previously worked in magazine publication, social marketing, and digital development. While she’s not planning and hunting down content for Facebook and Twitter, she can be found in art galleries, gigs, and researching the latest trends in fashion, technology, and mobile apps.

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.

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 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).

Mark Manio

Global Social Media

Mark Manio is the Communities Specialist of the Global Social Media team at HTC. He’s a UW grad (Go Huskies!) and a proud Seattleite. In his spare time, you can find him running around with his two dogs, binge-watching the latest television crazes, reading X-men comic books, and keeping up with the music charts. You can follow his daily musings on Twitter and Instagram (@markmanio).

Shane Chiang

Social Marketing for Asia Pacific

Residing in sunny Singapore, Shane enjoys working in HTC as he is having fun everyday with all things social and digital. When not tinkering with gadgets he spends time with his family and enjoys extreme sports.

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.