Ryan Nilsen

RYAN "T-Bone" NILSEN, MBA – Chief Executive Officer and Researcher

After watching the film August Rush, Mr. Nilsen realized that he wanted to help everyone "hear the music."  His main goal is to cure the perennial diseases of hatred and ignorance.  He can be reached at ryan.nilsen@thehumanascent.com  His motto is sometimes Nazis should try reading books instead of burning them.


Cornelius Feldspar

CORNELIUS FELDSPAR, PhD, KBE, RN, PDQ, RSVP, ROTFLMAO – Lead Researcher

Dr. Feldspar has a keen eye for the evils of modern society. He is passionate about finding solutions for the issues that each of us deal with every day and is always eager to share his ideas.  In his free time he studies tinea corporis.

Benji
Benji

BENJI – Researcher

Benji was legally adopted by theHumanAscent.com in early 2010, though they soon found out that he is much older than he looks.  Ex-cofounder of MOSEW and the original inventor of avon age defying cream, he is the only man alive who can brag to have changed Methusela's diapers.  While occasionally writing directly for theHumanAscent.com, he also maintains his own blog benjiandthebigbadwolf which is a collection of parables and personal experiences that he hopes will lead and inspire the younger generation (which, incidentally, is all mankind).


Matthew Cranford

MATTHEW CRANFORD, AKA SLOW MOE - Researcher

He likes things and stuff, but he's anti-materialist; so he's a conflicted soul! He's an indie kid with a veritable kaleidescope of other influences ranging from pop to metal to jazz to classical etc.  He created the Stick and Stones webcomic and participates in the Don't Talk to Strangers podcast.  He writes a blog that can be found at http://tasteslikerobot.blogspot.com/


McKelle Nilsen

MCKELLE NILSEN – Assistant Researcher and Editor in Chief 

A reluctant addition to our team, Mrs. Nilsen has been tremendously helpful in our drafting and editing process. Her primary focus is making sure we avoid ugly grammatical or spelling errors, as well as helping translate the brilliant ideas of our researchers into text to post for your reading pleasure.  She also serves as one of the photographers for the website.


Prof. William Thomas Willoughby

PROF. WILLIAM THOMAS WILLOUGHBY - Assistant Researcher

Prof. Willoughby is an attractive, but deceitful young man who wins the heart of Marianne Dashwood, but then abandons her in an act of selfishness for the much wealthier Lady Middleton.  He gets his comeuppance, however, when Colonol Fitzwilliam Musgrove steals Lady Middleton's heart, leaving Willoughby without either woman.

Thales Advice Column
Thales

THALES - Advice Columnist

Perhaps you need something a little more personal, a little more immediate.  Check out Thales Blog.  He'll be your scribe, host, confidante, guide, friend, chef, and lover.  Or at least he'll educate you.  Send him your questions and he'll answer as faithfully as he can.