OUR TEAM

Generation Iron Network’s writing staff and contributors include certified trainers, coaches, doctors, historians, bodybuilders, strongmen, and dietitians – providing the highest quality information on all things bodybuilding, fitness, and strength sports. Our main goal is to provide a wide range of experiences and viewpoints to our content.

Jon Salmon Managing Editor Generation Iron

JONATHAN SALMON

Managing Editor

Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his Instagram for in-depth MMA analysis.
Derek Dufour Digital Manager Generation Iron

DEREK DUFOUR

Digital Manager

Derek Dufour has been managing all digital operations on the Generation Iron Network for over six years. He currently manages a team of editors, writers, and designers to provide up-to-date content across the GI Network.

Craig Barton

CRAIG BARTON

Producer/Director Of Operations

Craig Barton is the director of operations and producer of Generation Iron’s digital video content. Craig also oversees special event video shoots, coordination, and has been an avid lifter for over 15 years.

Austin Letorney Writer Generation Iron

AUSTIN LETORNEY

Staff Writer

Austin Letorney is a writer, actor, and fitness enthusiast. As a former rower, he has shifted his focus to sharing his knowledge of the fitness world and strength sports with others. Check out his Instagram for more of his work.
Jacob Ladon Staff Writer Generation Iron

JACOB LADON

Staff Writer

Jacob Ladon is a staff writer and former amateur bodybuilder. He has been passionate about bodybuilding since he was 15 years old and discovered the joys of training in the gym. He reports and comments on all bodybuilding related matters.

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Enzo Valdez

Videographer/Editor

Enzo Valdez is a videographer and editor who has produced content in NYC for over 10 years. Working with GI’s producers, he edits all Generation Iron Network digital videos including original GI series and promotional content.

Tess Pollok Writer Generation Iron

TESS POLLOK

Staff Writer

Tess Pollok is a sports writers and social media manager reporting on the latest trends in bodybuilding, fitness, and strength sports. She also focuses on community engagement with our ever-growing social media network.

Mehmet Edip Writer Generation Iron

MEHMET EDIP

Contributor

Mehmet Edip is a fitness writer, actor, and model who has worked in the industry for over 8 years. He focuses on achieving his physique through an all natural plant-based diet and shares his insight via his workout & nutrition guides.

Pete Williams Writer Profile Generation Iron

PETE WILLIAMS

Contributor

Pete Williams is a NASM-CPT and the author or co-author of several fitness books, including Core Performance and Every Day is Game Day. His work has appeared in multiple publications such as Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, and USA Today.

Calvin Huynh Generation Iron

CALVIN HUYNH

Contributor

Calvin Huynh is a strength coach and online trainer working in Southern California. He enjoys helping people lift heavy, live healthier, and upgrade their physiques. You can follow him on his official Instagram here.

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DAN CHAVEZ

Contributor

Dan Chavez is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and Sports Nutritionist with over a decade of experience. He is the founder of DC Training Systems Nutrition Systems. Follow him on Instagram here.