Authors

Chad Waite: Editor-In-Chief
Chad Waite

Founding the Daily Derbi back in 2009, Chad Waite has been one of those crazy car fanatics that is always subconsciously watching for exotic cars and writing in Jeremy Clarkson during presidential elections. He currently drives a 2001 Mazda Miata- the quintessential sports car in his mind- and would like to own a real red Ford GT someday and not just the Hot Wheels version he has now. Chad is 26, happily married, and living in SLC, Utah. He can also be found at Chad Waite (dot com) and on Twitter.

Brandon Christiansen: Senior Editor

Brandon Christiansen

Brandon has been a “car guy” since birth. He grew up idolizing the greats such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. Ever since his first car, a venerable old Mk2 GTI, Brandon has been a self proclaimed Euro zealot. He is an avid Formula 1 fan and semi-pro hot shoe, periodically tracking his 20th Anniversary GTI. He met fellow petrol head Chad on a fateful day in January 2010 while attending UVU and the rest is Daily Derbi history! Brandon currently lives in Orem with his beautiful wife and enjoys all things cars and racing.

AJ Wilcox: Senior Editor

AJ Wilcox

AJ Wilcox is a long-time car freak who hails from Mesa, AZ. He loves Aston Martins, Ferraris, and anything else that pregnant women and children are advised against riding in. He’s an Internet marketing fanatic and works for Domo.com. Aside from cars (is there anything else?) he enjoys running and drumming. He currently resides in Lehi, UT with his wife and 2 children.

He currently drives a Honda Civic, and has his eyes set on a new Scion FR-S in Ultramarine blue.

He can be stalked on:

Twitter

Google +

Chance Hales: Associate Editor

Chance Hales | DailyDerbi Author Chance has had a healthy experience around cars his whole life. It all started with late-night weekend cruising at the age of 1, then carpet cruising with Hot Wheels, racing via video games, to helping build the world record holding BYU Electric Blue Streamliner! Originally having loved muscle cars(of which he is restoring a 1967 Mustang) turned to loving the flamboyantly styled and awesome sounding exotics.  He has worked for a local Porsche/Audi dealer and was Kirkham Motorsports in-house photographer for a year. He is now a freelance photographer.  Throughout high school he wanted to be a designer but has since turned to photography. You can find his photography on Flickr.

Mike Gillilan: Associate Editor

Mike Gillilan

Mike was exposed (couldn’t resist) to photography, by his father, at the tender age of 6. A camera has been attached to his hand pretty much since then (except for a time in college – but we don’t talk about that). From the age of 10 on, he became a fan of motorsports racing. Mike and his brother spent some time racing in a VW Mk2 GTI and then working behind the scenes as a freelancer for others in the SCCA World Challenge Series. Mike’s photography can be found on the Daily Derbi Weekend Wallpaper series.

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Matthew Davis: Associate Editor

Matthew got the car bug at the earliest of ages, driving home from church on dad’s lap and progressing to the pedals, as he grew taller. Preferring to read Motor Trend to textbooks, Matthew Squeaked by in High School and excelled in college, where he studied Automotive Technology and Journalism. Detailing was his first love, and Matthew always prides his ride for the being the cleanest on the block. At 27, Matthew is happily married to his Wife Aubrey, who graciously supports his passion of all things automotive and they have two beautiful boys – appropriately named Cooper and Bentley. Matthew currently works as a District Sales Manager for NAPA Auto Parts and loves spreading the “NAPA Know How.”  Matthew’s personal blog can be found at www.mountainhighmotoring.com

Neil Eschenfelder: Associate Editor

With his first performance car, a ’69 MGB, Neil became dedicated to small, nimble cars. Small nimble performance cars hang around with big fast powerful cars so the evolution to love of car racing followed a natural course. Photography, part of Neil’s growing up pushed him to ski photography, snowmobiles, air to ground and ground to air of performance aircraft as well as motorcycles, people, far off places and, heck, just about everything. Meeting Mike Gillilan brought Neil to Daily Derbi through their mutual fascination with vintage automobiles and racing. Remember the UOP Shadow and its exotic unleaded gasoline fuel? Neil was there.  Neil lives in Sandy, Utah with his wife, Shielia, and 2 dogs, Maude & Junior.  You can see Neil’s photographs here.

Jason Bennion: Associate Editor

His parents met in the early ’60s while cruising State Street American Graffiti-style, so perhaps it was inevitable that Jason would develop a love of hot rods and classic Detroit steel. While he can appreciate the European powerhouses the rest of the Daily Derbi crew tends to favor, he’d take a ’65 T-Bird any day over an Audi or an Aston Martin. Jason graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in English and currently works for a major player in the advertising industry. A self-described “analog kind of guy lost in a digital world,” his non-automotive interests include movies, travel, space exploration, history, classic rock and blues music, creative writing, and photography. Jason’s beloved Ford Galaxie has been featured in the Daily Derbi’s Weekend Wallpaper series. His personal blog can be found at www.jasonbennion.com.

3 Comments

Jason Udy on February 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm.

You should have an ex-author page…

Matthew S. Davis on February 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm.

How did you land your job with Motor Trend Jason?  I’d love some tips.  

Don Smith on August 1, 2013 at 11:16 pm.

Ugliest Car options, and no first generation Subaru Tribeca! No AMC Pacer! No AMC Gremlin, No Honda Crosstour! No Chevrolet Malibu Maxx!

Once when I got seriously ill, I had to run to take a “Tribeca” which caused a rash on my “Crosstour” and then I projectile “Maxx’d”…

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