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Our Team

Gardiner Bryant

President & Chief Creative Officer

A native Mainer, Gardiner has always been adored small-town living while perusing big-city ideas. His passion for both storytelling and community combined with his entrepreneurial spirit resulted in the founding of Heavy Element in 2014. Since then, Gardiner has been building a community of Linux gaming enthusiasts on his YouTube channel.

Emily Simonton

Brand Integration Manager

Emily's enthusiasm is infectious, her laugh is always genuine, and her creativity is unparalleled. She enjoys writing, playing video games, and spending time with her partner. Since becoming Brand Integration Manager, Emily has increased the number of sponsorships on the channel by over 800%. She's also a writer and video editor.