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/Writer

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 Twin Cities with his amazing wife and daughter.

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Alex Slepak - Editor-In-Chief

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.


David Heiden - Writer

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.

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Nathaniel Brose - Writer

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.


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.

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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 36 years.  Bob retired from telecom at MTU in January after 31 years. Bob enjoys shooting pictures at all Huskies sporting events and is the home game photographer for Tech Hockey Guide.


Tyler Schwartz - Application Developer

Tyler graduated from Michigan Tech in 2010 with a degree in Computer Science. Though his passion for data and web development dates back to the early 2000's (most notably, in 2006 he created the applications that drive 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 has since relocated back to the lovely Keweenaw, and works as a Programmer/Analyst for Michigan Tech IT.


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