Meet the Editorial Team

Meet the Editorial Team

We're the car people. We're here to answer all your car buying and selling questions. Think of us as a trusted friend who just happens to be a car expert.
The editors at are interested in your feedback and opinions. Write to us at Letters to the Editors.

Vehicle Testing Team | Production | Photo Team | Strategy and Operations

Edmunds Editors

Ed Hellwig

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor
As the executive editor at Edmunds, I oversee the editors who produce the vehicle evaluations found throughout the site.

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Brent Romans

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor
I've been evaluating vehicles at Edmunds for more than a decade. Above all, I want to help you find the vehicle that best fits your needs and desires.

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Mark Takahashi

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor
I evaluate and review vehicles. Before joining Edmunds in 2008, I competed in amateur level open-wheel racing while working as an art director in automotive publishing and advertising.

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Travis Langness

Travis Langness, Automotive Editor
I drive new cars every week by putting them through the crucible that is Los Angeles traffic. Then I write about it. Not bad for a lifelong car nut.

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Dan Frio

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor
I have written about autos, mobile electronics, and things that make cars faster, louder and better for 15 years.


Cameron Rogers

Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor
My job is to conduct research, drive and write the vehicle reviews you see here every day. Occasionally they make me drive McLarens.


Vehicle Testing Team

Dan Edmunds

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing
A mechanical engineer by trade, I spent 16 years developing new cars for two automakers before coming to the Edmunds testing department.

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Jason Kavanagh

Jay Kavanagh, Engineering Editor
I believe nobody's first car should cost more than $500. True appreciation of modern cars stems from owning really, really bad, old ones.


Jonathan Elfalan

Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Editor
A lifelong obsession with cars led to an engineering degree. Now I get to play with cars every day. Hailing from Honolulu, I'm also predisposed to love surfing and poke.

Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing
I've been at Edmunds since 2006. If it needs testing, maintenance, damage repairs or just has to move from A to B, they call me. I'm a big fan of caller ID.

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Michael Massey

Michael Massey, Vehicle Testing Assistant
I tap into my 10 years of customer service experience to help make our vehicle testing program run smoothly.


Kelly Hellwig

Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor
I manage the writers' assignments, making sure all deadlines are met. I also manage to write a few long-term test-car updates along the way.

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Kathleen Clonts

Kathleen Clonts, Copy Chief
Word nerd incubated in Detroit. I make sure everything we write follows the rules of the road (pun intended, if you like it) and is clear.

Photo Team

Scott Jacobs

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photo Manager
I've worked in photography for more than 25 years, almost 20 here at Edmunds. I've had a fascination with cars ever since I got to ride in a Jaguar E-type when I was a little kid.


Kurt Niebuhr

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor
I love good light, photography and cars. Good thing I work at Edmunds, huh? If it puts me behind a lens or in the driver's seat, I'm game.

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Sal Meda, Imagery Production Specialist
I make sure that our photo content looks amazing. Photoshop and cars everyday? No complaints here!


Strategy and Operations

Mike Magrath

Mike Magrath, Content Strategist
I sit at the intersection of storytelling, stats and user experience to get car shoppers the best information possible where, how and when they need it.

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Josh Sadlier

Josh Sadlier, Content Strategist
I'm focused on making our rich automotive expertise ever more palpable, whether I'm optimizing existing content or shaping new platforms.

Bryn MacKinnon

Bryn MacKinnon, Manager, Content Operations
I've been at Edmunds since 2008. My job is to keep our editorial process efficient. And I fell in love with minivans long before I had kids.

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