About Us

Matt Tye
Matt is the CEO and Founder of HBTC, and he is based in Minnesota with his beautiful wife and three wonderful kids.  Matt has been enjoying fine cigars since the mid 1990s. He is active in the online cigar community (you may know him as “A Huge Nerd”) and is also experienced in the retail side of the cigar industry. Matt spent a few years as a writer, reviewer, and Chief Marketing Officer at another well-known cigar media outlet. His education is in Music, and his professional background includes Sales Management, Ministry, Information Technology, and Telecommunications Systems.  Matt@HowBoutThatCigar.com (Photo used courtesy of Jay Downs Photography. Look for him on Instagram and Facebook)

Garret Robinson
Garret, along with his wife and 4 children, lives in a suburb of St. Paul, MN called Woodbury. During the day, Garret works as an IT engineer and at night he is a cook, taxi driver and husband. At the end of the day, after the spawns are not dependent on him, Garret retires to the garage where he and his wife stream shows and enjoy cigars.  Garret@HowBoutThatCigar.com (Photo used courtesy of Jay Downs Photography. Look for him on Instagram and Facebook)

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