Our Team

You will find a directory of our staff below. Click on their name in order to email anyone directly.

Brian Krassenstein – Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder – Brian, a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, has a background in economics as well as technology.  Brian can be found on LinkedIn here, and via his blog.

Ed Krassenstein – Managing Editor & Co-Founder – Eddie, also a graduate of Rutgers University, has written for and edited several other digital print publications over his career.  Eddie can be found on Twitter, and via his blog.

Chase Sanders – Staff Writer – Chase grew up in Atlantic City before moving to Naples, Florida in 2007 where he worked with the Krassenstein’s on a news-related project.  Chase is best known for a story he did on Global Warming which went viral before the term ‘viral’ was even invented.  Besides helping to manage day-to-day operations at IR.net, Chase covers news related to technology and politics.

Todd Franklin – Staff Writer – Todd is a recent college graduate who has previously run a political-minded blog.  After traveling the world for 9-months, he has finally decided to settle down and get a “real job”.  That job is his passion though, as he loves covering political topics he feels provides a meaning to his life.

Arthur Jones – Staff Writer – Arthur comes to us from Baltimore Maryland, where he managed a private Catholic school and taught multiple writing classes to undergrad students.  Arthur thoroughly enjoys politics and you will find him writing about world news, investing, and business topics.

Whitney Hipolite – Staff Writer – Whitney has a vast amount of writing experience centered around the technology field.  While her favorite areas of interest are technology and health, you will find her writing about almost anything.   Whitney has traveled the world reporting on technology, and her experience within the field makes her an invaluable asset to IR.net.

Heidi Milkert – Staff Writer – Born in Wisconsin, it was Heidi’s move to Florida which launched her writing career.  This move also allowed Heidi to discover her affinity for fashion and design, writing for multiple fashion blogs and discovering that there can be more colors in one’s wardrobe than just black, gray and white.


Benjamin Roussey – Freelance Writer – Benjamin is from Sacramento, CA. He has two master’s degrees and served four years in the US Navy. His bachelor’s degree is from CSUS (1999) where he was on a baseball pitching scholarship. He has an MBA in Global Management from the Univ. of Phoenix (2006) where he attributes his writing prowess. He has lived in Korea and Saudi Arabia where he was an ESL instructor.

Ken Dixon – Freelance Writer –  Ken is a full-time writer and news junkie whose resume includes the creation of award-winning ad copy for radio, editing and ghostwriting for others.  He has also published several e-books of his own.