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In addition to the Cigar Advisors, we publish work from BOTLs of all walks, both in and out of the premium cigar business: cigar manufacturers, bloggers, and various experts in their fields. Even with such a wide-ranging cast of characters, one thing is for sure: all the contributors who put ink to paper for Cigar Advisor are straight shooters and credible experts who share an appreciation for premium cigars and take part in our lifestyle. This is a digital mag created by, and for, cigar enthusiasts of all stripes; and because they share our passions, we trust them to bring you more of the cigar info you care about. Click below to meet them…

Gary Davenport is a Senior Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks, an NFL and Fantasy Football Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report, and an Associate Editor and Contributing Writer at Football Diehards. A member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association and 10-year veteran of fantasy football, Gary has also been featured in a number of nationally syndicated publications and makes regular radio appearances, including weekly spots on 930 AM in Jacksonville, Florida and on Sirius XM Radio. If Gary isn’t playing fantasy football, he’s writing about it or thinking about it. He knows that’s sort of sad. He just doesn’t care. It sure as hell beats digging ditches for a living.

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Glori B.E. is a contributor to Cigar Advisor magazine.

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Originally from the Omaha area, Greg Filer is a lifetime CRA member currently working on a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul. Greg's other interests include riding motorcycles (to cigar events, when he can) and actively combating federal anti-cigar legislation.

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Harry Hurt III is an award winning journalist and former New York Times columnist, and the author of seven non-fiction books including Texas Rich, the best-selling biography of the H.L.Hunt oil and silver dynasty. He was associate editor and senior editor at Texas Monthly, where his articles won critical acclaim for oil and medical writing. He was a correspondent in the Los Angeles bureau of Newsweek, and served as contributing editor, executive editor, and editor at large at Travel + Leisure Golf. As a freelancer, he has contributed articles to Esquire, Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Architectural Digest, Men’s Journal, Self, Golf Magazine, Golf World, New Orleans Magazine, Mother Jones, the New York Daily News, and other publications. In addition, he has competed in numerous tournaments on the professional and amateur golf circuits.

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Henry Tamburin hosts the web site, which contains a collection of his gambling strategy articles for different casino games. Go to to read the current issue of his Blackjack Insider e-Newsletter, or to for a no-risk, three-month trial subscription. You can also read his gambling strategy tips each month in the following magazines and web sites: Casino Player Magazine, Strictly Slots Magazine, Southern Gaming Magazine, Gaming South Magazine, Midwest Gaming and Travel Magazine, Jackpot, New England Gaming News, Bingo Bugle, and

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A resident of Memphis, Tennessee, Hope Dooner has taken photographs for Vogue magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, NBC News, Atlanta magazine, Cartoon Network, People magazine, and Mademoiselle magazine. She has also traveled as a photojournalist on medical missions to countries including Bolivia, Nicaragua, Russia, and Vietnam.

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Humberto Gonzalez has all the answers to life’s problems and isn’t shy about telling you. As a matter of fact, he is so self-important, all he had to do was think about this bio and it actually started writing itself. Kidding, aside, Humberto started at the NYC Famous Smoke Shop in 1996. He's worked in just about every role at the company and is a senior purchaser today. His vast cigar knowledge is invaluable and he's more than happy to share. Just don't argue with him.

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When she's not marketing the finest premium cigars in the world, Jackie Olexa is an avid outdoor photographer with a particular love of the America Southwest. She has traveled and photographed the area extensively, venturing down roads seldom traveled to produce images of the most remote and fascinating geologic areas.

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Jay Petrillo is a published writer, as well as an employee with the Department of the Treasury. He contributes tax related articles to Yahoo! Finance and to Jay is available for freelance work, and you can also see him on the Yahoo!

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Jeremy is one of many bloggers out there who is further confusing readers with nonsense about cigars in order to seem intelligent and important. That is, when work and life don’t get in the way. When they do, he is a father of 2 who works in educational administration. Jeremy’s free time involves cigars, cigars, cigars, exercise, wing chun boxing, and cigars.

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