Meet the Editorial Team

Edmunds Editors

Alistair Weaver

Alistair Weaver, VP Editorial & Editor-in-Chief
I lead the Edmunds editorial team. I'm a committed car bore and amateur racer, and have held three Guinness World Records for stunt driving.

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Brent Romans

Brent Romans, Senior Editor, Written Content
I've been overseeing our new car reviews for more than a decade. Above all, I enjoy helping consumers find the vehicle that best fits their needs and desires.

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Carlos Lago

Carlos Lago, Manager, Feature Content
Beyond supporting the testing of hundreds of cars and trucks we test every year, I drive the creative behind our team's written and video editorial features.

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Mark Takahashi

Mark Takahashi, Senior Reviews 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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Dan Frio

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

Travis Langness

Travis Langness, Reviews 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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Cameron Rogers

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

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Tips & Advice

Carroll Lachnit

Carroll Lachnit, Director, Consumer Advice
I work with our research editors to develop content that makes car shopping easier. Lover of German cars, heated seats and road trips.

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Ron Montoya

Ron Montoya, Senior Consumer Advice Editor
I write articles that help people navigate the car-buying process. I've also bought and sold many of the cars for Edmunds' long-term fleet.

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Matt Jones

Matt Jones, Senior Consumer Advice Editor
I offer advice that helps consumers navigate all aspects of a car deal. My experience comes from a dozen years in the car dealership business.

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Vehicle Testing Team

Dan Edmunds

Dan Edmunds, Director, 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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Jonathan Elfalan

Jonathan Elfalan, Manager, Vehicle Testing
From radar guns to GPS-driven data loggers, I've been pushing cars to their limits (for science!) since 2005. Today, I help manage Edmunds' testing dream team.


Jason Kavanagh

Jason Kavanagh, Senior Vehicle Test Engineer
I believe nobody's first car should cost more than $500. True appreciation of modern cars stems from owning really, really bad, old ones.

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Calvin Kim

Calvin Kim, Vehicle Test Engineer
Cars fascinate me. Driving and evaluating the products of engineers, planners and designers all around the world make me happy.

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Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing Operations
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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Kurt Niebuhr

Kurt Niebuhr, Vehicle Test Editor
I'm involved with performance testing, vehicle evaluation and writing reviews. Fourteen-year-old me would be pretty stoked — current me is pretty stoked, too.

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Rex Tokeshi-Torres

Rex Tokeshi-Torres, Vehicle Testing Technician
"Modify every car you own." That seems to be my motto. Equally obsessed with cars, motorsports, Subarus, Transformers G1 and photography.

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Production

Kathleen Clonts

Kathleen Clonts, Copy Chief
It's my job to make sure everything we write is clear, correct and helpful to car shoppers. I can handle most cars, but it's impossible to control my shih tzu.

Caroline Pardilla

Caroline Pardilla, Senior Copy Editor
Bad grammar and misspelled car names don't get past me. I've been cleaning up the car content at Edmunds since 2002, making sure typos don't go live.

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Photo Team

Scott Jacobs

Scott Jacobs, Senior Manager, Photography Operations
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.

Sal Meda

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

Social Media

Andy White

Andy White, Director, Social Media
My goal is to connect as many people to Edmunds' great content as socially possible. My personal goal is finding new ways to avoid freeway traffic in Los Angeles.

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Laurel Carden

Laurel Carden, Social Media Manager
Auto-retail social media pro, passionate about playing a role in shoppers' quest for their perfect car and connecting audiences to solutions.

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Video

John Adolph

John Adolph, Supervising Producer
I grew up at the drag strip, then ran away to art school. I'd like to spend every day chasing light. Let's go fast and make it look pretty.

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John Calderwood

John Calderwood, Manager, Post Production & Video Editor
I've been editing, producing, and occasionally appearing in Edmunds video content since 2011. An affinity for moving objects and moving pictures has made it a nice fit.

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Amy Silliman

Amy Silliman, Production Manager
I've been a producer for over 10 years and traveled the world making everything from music videos to web series. Now I help bring to life whatever our creatives dream up.

Charlie Barkhorn

Charlie Barkhorn, Cinematographer
My job at Edmunds is all about finding or creating the best possible lighting/camera solutions for every car we shoot.

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Dan Rabins

Dan Rabins, Producer-Editor
I believe in always honing your craft. Through every step of the post-production process, I strive to innovate engaging and informative video content.

Doug Tyler

Doug Tyler, Producer-Editor
In a past life, I told tall tales around a fire. Today, I produce and edit our exciting yet informative videos. Guess I will forever be a storyteller.




Martin Martinez

Martin Martinez, Assistant Editor & Videographer
I make sure the editors have everything they need to make the best video content possible. Also, I fly a drone. It's pretty sweet.

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Elana Scherr

Elana Scherr, Special Correspondent
Learned to drive late at 21 on a 1973 Plymouth Duster. Still trying to make up for lost time. Along with writing articles, I host video reviews and comparisons.

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Strategy

Josh Sadlier

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

Will Kaufman

Will Kaufman, Content Strategist and News Editor
My favorite car is my next car. I make sure you get the content you need to pick the best car for you right now, and product news so you know what's down the road.

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Bryn MacKinnon

Bryn MacKinnon, Special Projects Manager
I help bring our editorial voice and expertise to key projects at Edmunds and beyond. And I fell in love with minivans long before I had kids. At Edmunds since 2008.

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