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About MindBounce

Entertain Your Brain

MindBounce is where you come if you have an appetite for the smart, the fun, or the weird. Whether you’re into history, science, literature, language, tech, or sports, you’ll find it all here in the form of feature articles, trivia questions, and fun facts.

MindBounce is part of the LifeSavvy media family of websites. Our flagship site, 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, LifeSavvy Media is an independent company that remains owned by its founders, Lowell Heddings and Erik Wang. Unlike many other websites, our network was built without any outside investment or corporate ownership. It remains an independent organization today.


Our Editorial Team

Walter Glenn

Editorial Director

Walter Glenn is the Editorial Director for LifeSavvy Media. 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 Bachelor’s in English and Computer Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Read Full Bio »

Jason Fitzpatrick

Editor at Large and Trivia Master

Jason Fitzpatrick serves as the Editor in Chief of LifeSavvy. Before taking the helm at LifeSavvy, Jason was a senior writer at How-To Geek (where he wrote thousands of the trivia questions and fun facts appearing on MindBounce) 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.

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 Bachelor’s and Master’s in English from Western Michigan University. Read Full Bio »

Amanda Gambill

Staff Copy Editor

Amanda is the Staff Copy Editor and a contributing writer for LifeSavvy Media. 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, and entertaining articles we can. Our team of experts brings in-depth research and decades of knowledge to everything we write. We fact-check everything before it’s published. If an article has become outdated or has another issue, please contact us at contact@mindbounce.com, and we will fix it.

At MindBounce, 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. 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 our 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 »

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 »

Alex Johnson is a freelance writer for MindBounce and Review Geek. His memory isn’t great, but he vaguely recalls spending the first decade of his career working as an editor and feature writer for a Cape & Plymouth Business, a regional business magazine in Massachusetts. Academically, his background was in poetry writing and film studies, for some reason, and every day since has been a struggle. Read Full Bio »

Hayley Milliman is a freelance writer at MindBounce and LifeSavvy. Hayley is a former Teach for America teacher turned curriculum developer and writer. Over the past five years, Hayley has written hundreds of blog posts on everything from education to personal finance to history. She is the co-author of the book Museum Hack’s Guide to History’s Fiercest Females. 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 »


Management Team

How-To Geek is still wholly owned and run by its founders, Lowell Heddings and Erik Wang.

Lowell Heddings

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.

Before 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 spent mainly 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 »

Erik Wang

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.

Catherine Chang

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

MindBounce is where you come if you have an appetite for the smart, the fun, or the weird. Whether you’re into history, science, literature, language, tech, or sports, you’ll find it all here in the form of feature articles, trivia questions, and fun facts.

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 that 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.

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.


Contact Us

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Feedback

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Press Inquiries

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Join Our Team

We’re always looking for experienced freelance writers who are passionate and knowledgeable about technology. Here’s how to apply.

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Mailing Address

We recommend contacting us via email. However, you can mail a letter to us at the following address:

How-To Geek LLC
21010 Southbank St., #4015
Potomac Falls, VA 20165