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 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


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


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.