About Us

At Banner Mattress, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep in achieving overall well-being and a healthier lifestyle. We are dedicated to being a trusted resource for individuals seeking expert advice and recommendations on mattresses, bedding products, and sleep accessories.

Our Story

David Elkie, the CEO and Founder of Elkie & Ark, embarked on a mission to create an all-encompassing online platform focused on the mattress and bedding essentials niche. Drawing on their vast experience in the mattress and sleep industries, David and Felix identified the demand for a platform that offers consumers valuable information and unbiased reviews. To expand their expertise in the mattress niche, they transitioned to a larger site, resulting in the establishment of Banner Mattress.

Understanding the complexities of the market, David envisioned Banner Mattress as a bridge between consumers and the mattress industry, empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their sleep environment.

Driven by his genuine desire to help people create comfortable and relaxing homes, David created a platform that offers practical advice, expert insights, and trustworthy recommendations. By utilizing his industry connections and drawing upon his wealth of experience, David successfully positioned Banner Mattress as a trusted source of information for sleep enthusiasts and homeowners alike.

Our Mission
Expert Insights for Quality Sleep Industries

Our mission is to provide expert insights, practical advice, and unbiased reviews to empower individuals to achieve quality sleep. We believe that by understanding the nuances of mattress technology, bedding products, and sleep accessories, individuals can create a sleep sanctuary that supports their overall well-being.

Our Vision
Empowering Informed Sleep Choices

We envision a world where individuals are empowered to make informed sleep choices that positively impact their health and quality of life. Through our comprehensive resources, we strive to demystify the mattress and bedding industry, making it accessible to all and ensuring that everyone can create their ideal sleep environment.

Our Team

David Elkie’s team at Banner Mattress consists of passionate individuals dedicated to delivering expert insights in the mattress and bedding essentials niche. This team of experienced sleep enthusiasts, researchers, writers, and editors collaborates to provide accurate, up-to-date content, including unbiased reviews, practical advice, and informative articles.

By staying informed about industry advancements and sleep science research, the team ensures that Banner Mattress remains a trusted and comprehensive resource for reliable and valuable information on sleep-related topics.

David Elkie

David Elkie


David Elkie is the CEO for Banner Mattress. He has been in the writing and editing business for the mattress industry for over 20 years.

With a passion for bedroom furniture and a deep understanding of the importance of a good night’s sleep, he brings his expertise to Banner Mattress. His goal is to provide readers with valuable knowledge and experiences, helping them make informed decisions when it comes to choosing the right mattress for their homes.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication from Stanford University and an MBA from Florida Christian University.

Felix Harvey Gernard

Felix Harvey-Gernard

Mattress Expert

Felix Harvey-Gernard is the Mattress Expert of Banner Mattress. He has 10 years of experience researching, developing, and testing sleep products.

As Mattress Expert for Banner Mattress, he brings his expertise in bedroom decoration to provide tutorials for both beginners and experts in creating stylish and comfortable sleep spaces. With his valuable insights and tips, he helps home enthusiasts enhance their home décor while prioritizing sleep quality and comfort.

He graduated with a double major in MBA in New Media Photojournalism and Data Science from the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and a sleep coach certification from the University of Michigan.

Harrison Carolean

Harrison Carolean

Founder & Mattress Expert

Harrison Carolean, Founder of Banner Mattress has over 25 years of experience in the mattress and sleep industries. He specializes in evaluating mattresses, bedding products, and sleep accessories, offering unbiased reviews and recommendations.

Harrison’s industry expertise and collaborations shaped his understanding of mattress design and sleep science. He created Banner Mattress to offer practical advice and expert insights for comfortable homes.

He holds a Ph.D. in Sleep Sciences and Medicine from Stanford University, specializing in sleep science and consumer behavior.

Angus Kajus

Angus Kajus

Mattress Expert

Angus Kajus is a highly respected Mattress Expert at Banner Mattress, with over 20 years of invaluable experience in the mattress and bedding fields. His expertise is in the physiological and psychological aspects of mattress comfort.

Angus’s research explores the impact of sleep on cognitive performance and health. Collaborating with prestigious organizations like the National Sleep Foundation, he provides insights on sleep trends and technology. Angus’s expertise shapes Banner Mattress with comprehensive advice and guidance on optimizing sleep and selecting bedding.

He earns a Doctorate in Sleep Medicine from Harvard University.

Naima Morre

Naima Morre

Sleep Consultant

Naima Morre is Sleep Consultant of Banner Mattress, boasting an impressive career spanning over 15 years in the mattress and sleeping industry. She is an expert in the science of mattress design and has contributed to innovative mattress solutions.

Naima is an expert in evaluating mattresses and improving sleep comfort. Collaborating with prestigious mattress manufacturers like Tempur-Pedic and Serta, she offers practical solutions for a restful sleep. Through articles on Banner Mattress, Naima provides insights to enhance the mattress buying experience, establishing it as a trusted resource.

She obtained her Master’s degree in Mattress and Developmental Psychopathology from Harvard University.

Frances Leces

Frances Leces

Content Writer

Frances Leces is a Content Writer for BannerMattress. She has over 10 years of experience in the mattress industry and expertise in the latest advancements in mattress technology, highlights sustainable bedding solutions, and offers practical tips to optimize sleep experiences.

Frances, a renowned expert in sleep, has been featured in reputable publications like The Sleep Journal and Mattress Monthly. As the lead writer for Banner Mattress, she explores mattress technology, sustainable bedding, and offers practical tips. Frances empowers readers with informed decisions and has established the website as a trusted resource.

She graduated with a Master of Arts in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida.

Ayla Noor

Ayla Noor

Mattress Review Editor

Ayla Noor, the esteemed Mattress Review Editor at Banner Mattress. She brings over 20 years of experience in the sleep industry and specializes in sleep-related accessories, bedding products, and emerging sleep technologies.

Ayla, the trusted authority on mattresses, works closely with manufacturers and experts. Her meticulous testing methods and attention to detail make her sought-after by readers. As the mattress editor, she provides comprehensive reviews and insights on sleep health and accessories. Ayla’s commitment to accuracy ensures Banner Mattress remains a trusted resource.

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree specializing in Marketing from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.