Meet the Worn & Wound Team

Editorial

Executive Editor, Chief Creative Officer

Zach Weiss

Zach is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Worn & Wound. Before diving head first into the world of watches, he spent his days as a product and graphic designer. Zach views watches as the perfect synergy of 2D and 3D design: the place where form, function, fashion and mechanical wonderment come together.
Managing Editor

Blake Buettner

Blake is a Wisconsin native who’s spent the past decade covering the people, products, and brands that make the watch world a little more interesting. Blake enjoys the practical elements that watches bring to everyday life, from modern Seikos to vintage Rolex. He is an avid writer and photographer with a penchant for classic cars, non-fiction literature, and home-built mechanical keyboards.
Associate Editor

Zach Kazan

Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.
Associate Editor

Thomas Calara

Thomas is a budding writer and an avid photographer by way of San Diego, California. From his local surf break to mountain peaks and occasionally traveling to destinations off the beaten path, he is always searching for his next adventure, with a watch on wrist, and a camera in hand. Thomas is a watch enthusiast through and through; having a strong passion for their breadth of design, historical connection, and the stories that lie within each timepiece.
Contributing Editor

Ed Jelley

Ed is a Long Island-based writer and photographer with an affinity for watches, fountain pens, EDC gear, and a great cup of coffee. He’s always looking for the best gear for the job—whether it be new watch, pen, flashlight, knife, or wallet. Ed enjoys writing because it’s an awesome (and fulfilling) way to interact with those who share the same interests.
Contributor

Brad Homes

Brad stumbled into the watch world in 2011 and has been falling down the rabbit hole ever since. Based in London, Brad’s interests lie in anything that ticks, sweeps or hums and is slightly off the beaten track.
Contributor

Mark McArthur-Christie

Mark developed a passion for watches at a young age. At 9, he was gifted an Omega Time Computer manual from a local watch maker and he finagled Rolex brochures from a local dealer. Today, residing in the Oxfordshire village of Bampton, Mark brings his technical expertise and robust watch knowledge to Worn & Wound.
Contributor

Christoph McNeill

Christoph, better known by some on Instagram as @vintagediver, is a long time collector and lover of all things vintage, starting with comic books when he was a kid (he still collects them). His passion for watches began in 1997 when he was gifted a family heirloom vintage Omega Genève by his step-father. That started him on the watch collecting path — buying and selling vintage watches of all sorts, with a special appreciation for vintage dive watches and Seiko.

Media and Production

Media Production Manager

Kat Shoulders

Kat is a watch collector, photographer, and Nashville native. As the Media Production Manager for Worn & Wound, she’ll be using her expertise in the field to oversee all photography, podcast, and video production. You’ll almost never find Kat without a camera in hand but when she’s not shooting, she’s traveling or watching The Office for the hundredth time.
Photographer

Cassie Zhang

Cassie is a photographer who has her roots in Shanghai, China. With a background in business, she is now focusing her work in the creative field. Her subject matter ranges from still life to portraiture. She is currently shooting products for Windup Watch shop and editorials for Worn & Wound.
Media Producer

Patrick Marlett

Patrick is tickled pink to share his love of watches with W&W viewers. As a videographer, editor, and collector of watches, running media production for the brand is a match made in heaven. Having condensed a rather large collection down to ‘just’ five watches, he’s currently on the hunt for the elusive Sea Nymph… By Paul Portinoux.
Digital Media Manager

Quentin Menal

Quentin is a native of Milwaukee, WI, with over 10 years of digital marketing experience under his belt. As the Digital Media Manager for Worn & Wound and Windup Watch Shop, Quentin oversees all social and email activity. Quentin is passionate about travel, photography, and streetwear. On the days he isn’t wearing his trusted Apple Watch you’ll catch Quentin with a G-Shock on his wrist.

Partnerships and Events

Head of Partnerships

Kyle Snarr

Kyle is a marketer and business developer who’s worked for several digital publications such as Vox, The Verge, Eater, Field Mag, and Gear Patrol. Over his career in advertising and digital marketing, he’s helped clients like adidas, Smartwool, KEEN, Topo Designs, Porsche, BMW, and MINI—along with multiple watch brands—reach new audiences through launching fresh approaches to content, activations, and campaigns. He lives just outside of NYC and spends his free time car-spotting, gear collecting, and camping with his wife and four kids.
Events Mananger

Nelly Calhoun

Nelly is an event manager and producer who has worked extensively in events, theatre, and live entertainment in NYC. As the Event Manager, Nelly oversees operation of the Windup Watch Fairs and the full roster of Worn & Wound events. In her free time, you can find Nelly in the audience of theatre, dance, and comedy shows all over the city.

Windup Watch Shop

Chief Commercial Officer

James Helms

James brings over ten years of corporate marketing and product management experience to Worn & Wound. James has worked in the computer, automotive, lighting and irrigation spaces developing consumer and commercial products. James manages brand relations, customer service, and product development for the Windup Watch Shop.
Customer Experience Coordinator

Nina Flanders

With extensive experience in Customer Service and e-commerce operations, Nina handles everything customer service for the Windup Work Shop. Nina studied fashion design with a specialty in knitwear. In her free time, Nina loves cooking meals for her friends and making art including sculpture, drawing, and making zines.
Warehouse Specialist

Peter Hagmann

A New York City transplant from Texas, Peter’s background is in publishing and customer service. In his free time he writes fiction and roleplaying games. Peter packs up orders and assists with all things shipping.
E-Commerce Coordinator

Aisy Omobude

Aisy is a lover of adventure and technology whose passion for experiencing new things and places brought her to the US from her home country, Nigeria. Loves to dance to unwind and is willing to teach you 1 or 2 dance steps. With a background in e-commerce and sales, she now coordinates Windup Watch E-commerce shop and assists with Product development.

Founders

Chief Executive Officer

Blake Malin

Prior to co-founding Worn & Wound and the Windup Watch Shop, Blake worked in nonprofit management and fundraising. As CEO, he works closely with Worn & Wound’s leadership team to determine strategic priorities, guide operations, and ensure the overall growth and success of the company.
Executive Editor, Chief Creative Officer

Zach Weiss

Zach is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Worn & Wound. Before diving head first into the world of watches, he spent his days as a product and graphic designer. Zach views watches as the perfect synergy of 2D and 3D design: the place where form, function, fashion and mechanical wonderment come together.
Chief Commercial Officer

James Helms

James brings over ten years of corporate marketing and product management experience to Worn & Wound. James has worked in the computer, automotive, lighting and irrigation spaces developing consumer and commercial products. James manages brand relations, customer service, and product development for the Windup Watch Shop.