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 over ten years. James began his cigar journey in 2018.

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.

Matthew Kang

Content Director/Editor/Writer

Matthew has been the editor of an LA-based restaurant and dining publication since 2014. He’s enjoyed cigars since 2009.

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.

David Howell

Reviews/Foreign Cigar Correspondent

David is an Active Duty member in the US Air Force. He smoked his first cigar in 2005 and has been on a serious cigar journey since 2010.

Michael Gouge

Pipe Tobacco Reviews

Michael is a mechanical engineer living in Central Pennsylvania. He started pipes in 2014 and almost immediately began writing pipe tobacco reviews.