The Team

The Team

From news and reviews, to interviews with cigar industry insiders, to the latest in products and innovation in the cigar industry; we here at SimplyStogies.com are dedicated to bringing you the best possible content. 

James Giehm

Admin/Podcast/Social Media/Discord

James is a podcaster from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and has been podcasting for ten years. James began his cigar journey in 2018.

Mike Breig

Content Director/Cigar Reviews

Mike is an architect from the Cincinnati area. Mike  started smoking cigars around 2004 and started reviewing cigars seriously in 2015. 

Timothy Allen

Admin/Project CY

Tim is an Active Duty National Guardsman and a Cigar Rights of America Ambassador for the state of Iowa. Tim began his cigar journey in 2008.

Wonho Frank Lee

Reviews/Photographer

Frank is a freelance photographer from LA. He smoked his very first premium cigar in 2017 and has gotten serious about the hobby since.

Troy Kelso

News/Op-Ed

Troy has worked in IT for over 20 years. He began his cigar journey around the same time and has been serious about the hobby since 2014.