About

Staff

Brandon Maurisak – Co-Founder/Publisher

Brandon is a 2010 graduate of Michigan Tech. He co-founded Tech Hockey Guide with Tim Braun as a outlet to expand the coverage of Michigan Tech Hockey.

Tim Braun – Co-Founder/Podcast Host

Tim is a 2004 graduate of Michigan Tech. He is a co-founder of both Mitch’s Misfits and Tech Hockey Guide. With recent additions to the staff, Tim is again able to focus on his passion, recruiting. He currently works as an environmental engineer and resides in the Shoreview, MN.

Matt Cavender – Editor-In-Chief/Podcast Co-Host

A two-time Misfits president, Matt Cavender graduated from Michigan Tech in December of 2018 with a degree in Communications, Culture, and Media. A lifelong Huskies hockey fan, Matt enjoys making written contributions, being a podcast co-host, and making sure our engineers have their “i”s dotted and their “t”s crossed. Matt is currently employed as a Digital Marketing Specialist in the Grand Rapids, MI area.

Alex Slepak – Editor

Alex graduated from Michigan Tech in Spring 2014 with a degree in STC and minors in Music and Journalism. He spent three years as a conductor of the Huskies Pep Band, during which he learned how to watch hockey and fell in love with the sport. After graduating, he moved to the Twin Cities where he now writes software manuals for a living.

Ben Weyland – Editor

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Sean Brick – Editor

Sean came to Tech in 2014 and got to see four of the Huskies’ best seasons in recent memory, attending (and playing with the Huskies Pep Band in) the NCAA tournament berths in 2017 and 2018. Graduating with a degree in Geology in 2018, Sean currently makes his home in Metro Detroit.

Ryan Johnson – Photographer

Ryan graduated from Michigan Tech just before the turn of the century (BSME 1998). After many years in the Huskies Pep Band drumline, Ryan eventually found his way to Denver, CO where he is currently a sales engineer in the construction industry.  When not busy adding to his collection of 700+ collegiate and professional game-worn hockey jerseys, he serves as a road game photographer for Tech Hockey Guide, as well as contributing the occasional off-beat editorial piece.

Bob Gilreath – Photographer

Bob came to Michigan Tech in 1977, and met his wife Liz in 1978. Their first date was a hockey game in the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena, and they have had season tickets for and they have had season tickets for 41 years. Bob retired from telecom at MTU in January of 2016. Bob enjoys shooting pictures at all Huskies sporting events and is the home game photographer for Tech Hockey Guide.

Mike Anleitner – Columnist

Mike Anleitner is a 1972 Michigan Tech grad, and he was in the first class of what has become the Scientific & Technical Communications program. He also has an engineering degree from Wayne State and an MBA from Michigan-Ross. He’s worked for forty years in various manufacturing and engineering positions, and is spending the last decade of his working life at Lennox Industries, watching after the quality of Lennox heating, cooling, and air quality products. He lives with his wife of 44 years Carol–also a ’72 Tech grad–in Addison, TX, a Dallas suburb with more restaurants per capita than any other municipality in the US.

Jonathan Zamaites – Writer

Jonathan graduated from Michigan Tech in the spring of 2018 with a degree in Physics and Social Science and a minor in Social and Behavioral studies. He spent his college career watching hockey with the Misfits where he became the treasurer in his last year. When not traveling to away games resides in Hancock working for a local engineering company and keeping up with all things Tech Hockey.

Nick Holmes – Writer/Editor

Nick graduated from Michigan Tech in the fall of 2013 with a degree in Forestry. When he isn’t walking in the woods for work, he enjoys hiking (for fun), listening to music, playing video games and watching sports. He currently resides in the Home of the Hamburger, Seymour, Wisconsin, with his wife, daughter and dog.

Rob Gilreath – Podcast Co-Host

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Dustin Lindstrom – Podcast Co-Host

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Tyler Schwartz – Application Developer

Tyler is a Computer Science graduate of Michigan Tech (’10). Though his passion for data and web development dates back to the early 2000’s (most notably, in 2006 he created the database that drives Michigan Tech Broomball), his passion for Michigan Tech hockey developed after graduation – listening to Dirk on the pasty.net audio stream from his lonely Wisconsin apartment. He later relocated back to the lovely Keweenaw for a number of years (just in time to witness the 10-0 start of 2014!) – but currently resides in St. Louis, Mo.

David Heiden – Writer (on Hiatus)

David graduated from Michigan Tech in 2010 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering.  His love of hockey started at MTU with seats on the glass next to Misfits, and quickly turned into an addiction. He has often been known to plan travel around the Tech hockey schedule, but now prefers slightly higher seats to  see scoring chances develop.  David joined THG in 2015 and writes the Weekend Wrap Ups and Road Trip articles. He lives in White Bear Lake, MN.

Nathaniel Brose – Writer (on Hiatus)

Nathaniel is a marketing student at Villanova where he is a goaltender for their club team. He grew up playing and watching hockey in Minnesota and Alaska, and now follows the Huskies because of a family tie. He has had a passion for college hockey since he saw the 2002 National Championship game in St. Paul, and makes it a point to attend the Frozen Four nearly every year. He joined THG in 2016 and writes the series previews.