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Meet the Team

Cloudwards.net is made possible by a large team from all reaches of the globe. We have several dedicated editors, even more dedicated writers and a host of auxiliary staff, from video editors to graphic designers to marketeers to all kinds of technomancers.

Meet the Cloudwards.net team below and if you like what we do and want to get a spot on this page all your own, see what it takes to write for us.

Mauricio Prinzlau

CEO & Co-Founder

Mauricio is the ultimate shot-caller at Cloudwards.net. Having founded the site on a cold and rainy summer’s night in Hamburg back in 2013, he’s been working hard on making it the most authoritative resource for reviews on the internet. Currently his main concerns are industry relations and affiliate management, where his BA in Business Communication Management comes in very handy. Reach him at mauricio [at] cloudwards.net, though he’s a busy man so he’ll ask you to get straight to the point.

Last 3 articles:
  1. Best VPNs That Beat The Netflix VPN Ban in 2020
  2. How to Watch American Netflix in 2020: Binge Your Shows From Abroad
  3. NordVPN Coupon: How to Get the Best for Less in 2020

Jackie Leavitt

Chief Editor

Jackie is the chief editor of Cloudwards.net. After earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire, she has held various editing roles with international news organizations, annual magazine publications, book publishing and more. After several years living abroad, Jackie now resides aboard a 30-foot Catalina sailboat somewhere along the Californian coast. When she’s not editing Cloudwards.net articles, she’s either putting pen to paper with creative nonfiction writing, going for an ocean swim or planning her next travel adventure.

Aleksander Hougen

Editor

Originally a software engineer, Aleksander decided to leave the office lifestyle behind to live as a digital nomad. He now spends his time writing about technology and tourism, which allows him the freedom to call many different places home. When he’s not writing, he likes to read fantasy/sci-fi, listen to podcasts about history and politics and travel.

Last 3 articles:
  1. Acronis True Image 2020
  2. How to Uninstall Microsoft Edge in 2020: Harder Than You’d Think
  3. How to Disable Microsoft Edge as Your Default Browser in 2020

Sandra Pattison

Assistant Editor

Sandra Pattison is from the rolling hills of the United Kingdom where, when she’s not enjoying that one day of summer, she researches and writes on online security and censorship around the world. Writer by day, mother morning, noon and night, during her little free time she enjoys photography and likes to be spontaneous, but mostly ends up sipping tea with her pinky out.

Last 3 articles:
  1. How to Unblock Netflix at School in 2020
  2. Best VPN for TikTok in 2020: Unblock the App & Secure Your Privacy
  3. How to Get a Nepali IP Address in 2020: Calling Kathmandu

Fergus O'Sullivan

Editor-at-Large

Fergus is the former chief editor and resident curmudgeon of Cloudwards.net. Though he no longer steers the team, he's stuck around to write investigations and news stories (and to annoy newer team members with tall tales). You can contact him at fergus [at] cloudwards.net if you've got a hot lead; anything else will likely get ignored.

Last 3 articles:
  1. Trello Tutorial 2020: A Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Basics
  2. How to Watch Netflix in China 2020: What Great Firewall?
  3. How to Get a Virtual Phone Number for Free, Business or Travel in 2020

Jacob Roach

Writer

Jacob Roach is a Midwesterner with a love for technology, an odd combination given his corn field-ridden setting. After finishing a degree in English at Southern New Hampshire University, Jacob settled back under the Arch in his hometown of St. Louis, MO, where he now writes about anything tech. His main interests are web technologies and online privacy, though he dips his toes in photography and the occasional card game as well. You can reach him at jacob[at]cloudwards.net.

Last 3 articles:
  1. pCloud Business
  2. The Best Cloud Gaming Services of 2020: Wave of the Future
  3. The Best VPN Providers of 2020: Protect Your Privacy & Unblock Netflix

Brian Murray

Writer

Brian studied economics at George Mason University before moving away from the big city lights and into the calm of the Appalachians. Writing about tech by day and science fiction by night, Brian hopes to achieve the status of a cyber-renaissance man somewhere between Hideo Kojima and Linus Tech Tips.

Last 3 articles:
  1. Encrypt.me
  2. Browsec
  3. VPNArea

Aleksandar Kochovski

Writer

After a brief stint in architecture and a tango with teaching, Aleksandar is now dancing to the beat of his own drum as a tech writer, merging his passions for technology and literature. When he’s not hidden behind his computer screen, you can find him photographing the streets of Skopje or cooking quesadillas for his friends at home.

Last 3 articles:
  1. Best Encrypted Cloud Storage for 2020: Under Lock and Key
  2. What Is Dropbox Smart Sync? A Guide for 2020
  3. Icedrive

Robin Barber

Writer

With a handful of A-levels completed, Robin followed his passions for learning and informing others, finding a place among the Cloudwards.net team. Between writing about software and creating fantasy worlds, he’s either losing games of Civilisation or darting about the UK in search of inspiring views and learning about each area’s history.

Last 3 articles:
  1. OneDrive Security: How Safe Are Your Files in 2020?
  2. What Is the OneDrive File Size Limit? Microsoft’s 2020 Updates
  3. How to Remove OneDrive From File Explorer in 2020

Steve Iva

Writer

After his time in Silicon Valley, Steve Iva decided to start his own business and travel the world. With a B.Sc. in Information Systems from the University of Heilbronn, Germany, he offers his clients the best of both worlds: tech and business. Being passionate about data protection and IT security, Steve is mostly writing VPN reviews and ecommerce articles, where his Teutonic love of criticism comes in handy. In his spare time, Steve enjoys playing poker, reading books and swimming.

Last 3 articles:
  1. Best Slack Alternatives for 2020: Time to Off Slack
  2. Best Social Media Analytics Tools for 2020: Get Your Brand in Line
  3. How to Watch Peaky Blinders in 2020: Grime & Violence