Charles Koh, Editor in Chief (IG)
Charles Koh is a multi-dimensional professional in the Seattle area as a founding member of many local companies and organizations. In 2001, Koh founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.
EatSeattle is a food and lifestyle publication that showcases restaurants and unique establishments in and around the Seattle area. Founded in 2011 by Charles Koh, the website has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Seattle Food Blogs in the Northwest. EatSeattle averages over 50,000 page views every month, with an average readership that lives within 15 miles of Seattle.
Matt Templon (MT), Burgers & Brew
Matt Templon (MT): Hailing originally from the great state of NJ Matt has found his way out to the Pacific Northwest by way of the Midwest. Growing up Matt had a love for a good burger, and continues this passion even more so now. Whenever he goes out to restaurants he is best known for looking for the best burger, and will always chose a nice burger over a steak. While living in Milwaukee for 7.5 years Matt gained an even greater affinity for burgers frequently going to Sobelmans and being a regular at AJ Bombers. With his ability to quickly eat food and love for burgers Matt was challenged in college to the 4# burger contest at Kelly’s Bleachers. In addition to his love for burgers Matt also developed a palate for a good brew while in Ireland in the Spring of 2005. Living in Milwaukee helped to cater to this love even more, as the various micro-brews from the area, and around Wisconsin, allowed him to try many different beers. While Matt still will order an occasional Miller Lite while out at the local watering-hole, 9 times out of 10 he will chose a local craft beer looking for the next Spotted Cow.
Stephanie Forrer, PNW locavore
Stephanie Forrer is a driven freelance social media influencer and passionate PNW locavore. She enjoys shigoku oysters, avocados, Beecher’s cheese, and ice cold Coors light, even all at the same time if she’s in the right mood. Originally from Alabama, she relocated to the West Coast in 2013 and has been eating her way around the region ever since. While presently based out of Seattle, Stephanie travels extensively on behalf of her clients, as she places utmost value in her personal connection with the spaces and people she represents.
Truong Nguyen, Photographer
Truong Nguyen is the man about town and is frequently observed drinking coffee, riding motorcycles, and taking pictures throughout Seattle. He is known as “You Can’t Go Wrong” Truong as when he arrives on the scene to either shoot photos or socialize, all is right! Although a native of Seattle he is an explorer and adventurer at heart. Truong is a world traveler and a renaissance man in search of the perfect intersection between food and culture. Both eating, enjoying, and taking photos all around the globe. A student of local culture and fare spanning from Puerto Rico, to Taiwan and back. Even though his lens captures the cuisine and cultures of the world, a bucket of crispy fried chicken will always warm his soul.
Nelson Yong, Fashion & Lifestyle
With over 11 years’ experience in leadership in various roles such as digital and brand marketing management, Nelson Yong has led and managed large projects involving cross functional teams at companies like Microsoft and various large consulting firms.
A longtime resident of the Eastside region of Seattle, Nelson is proud to live, work and play in the neighborhoods that now comprise his primary business of marrying passions with opportunity. And with his appointment as a Board Member of the Seattle Chinatown Development Council (SCIDpda) and former board positions for the Asian Hall of Fame and the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, Nelson represents his community to an increasingly international consumer base while at the same time helping his many clientele develop their brands locally and around the world. And when he’s not traveling or trying out new local restaurants, he’s an avid cook and loves making the best comfort foods in his kitchen.
Matthew Holt, Brew Explorer
If you ever need to find Matt Holt, the best place to start is your local brewery. In the past 3 years, Matt alone has been to over 100 breweries in Washington State alone. His passion is to travel around the United States and the world exploring craft breweries and talking with the locals.
Hailing from Renton and Newcastle, he has spent most of his life in the Seattle Metro Area. Matt is also a Computer Science and Business Teacher in Seattle Public Schools. If he isn’t in a brewery you can find him either golfing or hiking in the area.
Sina Ngam, Fitness and Outdoors (IG)
A native of Washington, Sina was born and raised in White Center. He moved to the lone star state (Texas) in 2012 to satisfy a longing for Texas BBQ. He relocated back to Washington State in 2014 to follow his passion for fitness and the great outdoors that Washington have to offer. Sina enjoys exploring different fitness facilities whether it be yoga, conditioning, power lifting or even rock climbing. And occasionally will go on a hike and climb some alpine peaks. Sina would definitely consider himself a foodie (and a lover of craft cocktails) and love exploring different foods and culture they represent. When not exploring the delicious foods and restaurant that Seattle has to offer, Sina can be found working out, traveling, or spending time with his dog. (Austin)