Adam Warner

Adam W. Warner first discovered WordPress in 2005 and has since founded several WordPress-focused businesses that provide education, plugins and consulting services for online business owners. In 2016 he brought his passion for WordPress to join SiteLock as it’s Product Evangelist. Adam has since delivered his zeal for WordPress to 20 different WordCamps all over the world and presented talks at 13. In addition to WordPress, Adam is passionate about his family, robots and of course, life, the universe and everything.

Alex Mangini

I’m a 23 year old WordPress developer who works full-time on my own WordPress product + service companies.

Alexander Sanfilippo

My mission is to help businesses and individuals grow and develop into their full potential. I desire to use my skills, specialties and expertise to increase the of bottom line businesses while streamlining processes and workflow. I strive to help equip people to live their lives to the fullest! My end goal is to positively impact the world around me.

April Wier

April helps individuals and business become the best versions of themselves. This may come in the form of a new, or better, web site, or coaching to break through self-imposed limitations. She specializes in helping high-performers reach their goals online. She is heavily involved in Atlanta WordPress community and is a co-organizer of the Marietta WordPress Meetup. She is a current organizer for WordCamp Atlanta and deeply in love with the WordPress community.

Arun Kumar Dabas

Arun is a certified web analyst from Digital Analytics Association. He is a digital marketing professional with a fortune 500 company and uses his knowledge of digital marketing to improve website and marketing effectiveness.

Arun has 18 years of creating data based business intelligence to drive marketing and technology decisions. He is proficient in using Digital Marketing tools like Adobe Online Marketing Cloud, Conductor and Google Webmasters/Adwords and an expert on all data storage (Teradata, SQL Server, Oracle, Access, Excel, Access, Text), manipulation (SAS, SQL, Macros, Excel) and analyzing techniques (SAS, Tableau, Excel, Mappoint).

Binod Purushothaman

Binod Purushothaman is the director of product and technology at SiteLock. At SiteLock, Binod uses his knowledge of the internet industry and product management to incorporate market perspective and user requirements into the SiteLock product portfolio. His extensive knowledge of technology product management comes from developing several technology startups in India and the United States prior to joining SiteLock. Binod holds an MBA from Cornell University.

Bobbi Sanderlin

I am a WordPress swag junkie. I have been to over 10 WordCamps including WordCamp US. I am a user of WordPress, a mom and most importantly a wife of WordPress Hobbyist. Recently, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Management and with each camp I attend I get inspired to speak. Using the camp platform to motivate, inspire and inform others on how to sell their products/services with ease is what excites me.

Chris Cano

Chris Cano is a social entrepreneur who has been creating and marketing videos online for more than 10 years. His company Betterme Productions works with businesses and nonprofits to help them leverage the power of their story in their Internet marketing. He is currently working on an ebook called Video Storytelling for Social Media, a guidebook to help organizations make an impact online.

Chris Edwards

Chris is co-owner of CE Squared, a WordPress Maintenance and Marketing agency. He is a 16-year Internet marketing veteran with experience in web design & development, search engine optimization, online marketing, social media marketing and mobile development. He specializes in WordPress custom development utilizing either Genesis Framework or underscores and is very active in the WordPress Orlando community. Chris has held development and Internet marketing positions in some of Orlando’s top technology companies.

David Laietta

David Laietta is an organizer of WordPress Orlando and WordCamp Orlando. He has been using WordPress for nine years and builds custom themes and plugins for clients. In addition to WordPress, David is passionate about open source software, online freedoms, internet culture, and constantly learning about the world. He looks forward to chatting with you at WordCamp Jacksonville or on Twitter @davidlaietta.

Dwayne McDaniel

I have been working in tech and open source sales since 2005.

I knew as soon as I started working with Java middleware developers I never wanted to work outside of open source ever again. I first started building in Drupal and WordPress when I needed to build projects for the San Francisco Improv scene. I fell in the love the community of developers and then found my position at Pantheon at the end of 2013.

Outside of tech I love producing and performing improv theater. I also love comic books and karaoke!!! Reach out at http://mcdwayne.com or on twitter @mcdwayne.

Erix Chavez

I have over 15 years of experience as a website designer and have been an avid WordPress user since 2012. Back in 2005, I put together the first three objects I saw and purchased the domain name www.onegreenspider.com, which later became the name of my freelance internet marketing agency. Website design and online marketing are my way of combining my passion for graphic design and my business background.

As a Marketing Coordinator for Status Transportation, I have developed a new understanding of how search engine optimization plays a critical role in your inbound marketing mix. When I am not monitoring Google algorithm changes, I enjoy exploring new places, spending time with my wife and three daughters, driving without directions and taking pictures of a sunset.

Gary Ritzenthaler

Gary is creative freelancer with more than twenty years experience in web design and interactive development, and more than fifteen years experience teaching design, multimedia journalism, and critical thinking. He has been working with WordPress since 2007. When he isn’t writing, editing or designing he can usually be found watching hockey.

Georgina Lewis

Georgina was the CEO & Founder of a successful IBM VAR software solutions company for 14 years. Her company developed manufacturing, forecasting, plant control MRP II, and cost accounting computer software for Fortune 500 Companies worldwide. She traveled internationally visiting major manufacturing facilities in the food, chemical, metal, electrical, wood sectors and in golf. Today she is the co-founder of Shazzam Media, an International Branding and Marketing company utilizing WordPress solutions for their clients.

Ian Svoboda

Ian is a web developer who has been focussing on WordPress custom theme development for the last 3+ years. Ian recently joined the team at Oyova Software as a front-end developer and founded TitanHost, a Managed WordPress Hosting company. When he’s not programming, Ian likes to listen to watch movies, spend time with his wife and pets, as well as play video/tabletop games.

Jay Owen

Jay started design extensions when he was still a student in high school at the age of 17. Over 17 years later, design extensions has lasted the test of time by growing every year since 1999. When Jay’s not busy working on the business, he is usually spending time with his wife, Claire, and five children.

He can be found online at http://designextensions.com or on twitter @owendesign

Jean Perpillant

I’m a creative at my core. I appreciate art and enjoy putting my talents to good use for people to help their businesses to the next level. I’m also a husband of 12 years and father of 2. Starting design theory in 2008 has been a fulfilling experience that still proves many more milestones to achieve. Creating websites and doing professional photography are my creative outlets.

Jeff Bowen

Jeff is an engineer at Automattic currently working on making publishing flows on WordPress.com as smooth as can be. He’s a usability nerd and is always looking for ways to make the web a better place!

His heart is in the western North Carolina mountains, but the rest of him usually lives in north Florida.

Jodie Riccelli

A graduate of Millersville University, Jodie brings fifteen years of sales and marketing experience to WebDevStudios. Her marketing expertise and ability to restructure and to systematize businesses has been recognized by entrepreneurs in real estate, the music industry, technology start-ups and education. Now she assists in creating unique web strategies and solutions for clients.

She is on the organizing team for WordCamp US, sits on the advisory committee for PHL Live Center Stage, the advisory board for PHL Diversity (a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau), Blackboard Labs board, and is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy. In her downtime, she shares life experiences about screwing up on Izzabeth.com and has been known to get lost in old book stores avoiding the fact that there is no more shelf space at home.

John Tucker

John Tucker has worn multiple hats (network manager, project manager, etc.) in multiple organizations (university, cable company, hospital, etc.) over the years and recently has “retired” to become a software developer. Working as a software developer at a digital product and marketing agency, John picked up the skills to start his own consulting and training company.

Kenny Harper

Inspired Visionary Driven to Empower 100K entrepreneurs to Thrive as Rockstar Professionals in their industry.

Partner at Rock My Image. Marketing Expert. Award winning Speaker. Author of Amplify Your business. WordPress Designer. BFA in Multimedia & Graphic Design.
Additional info at http://kennyharper.rocks

Laura Lane

Laura Lane is a community researcher living in Jacksonville since 1994. She has worked with JCCI, Jacksonville Children’s Commission, United Way of Northeast Florida, and is currently Chief Operating Officer at Mental Health America of Northeast Florida. At MHA she maintains the company website with help from WordPress Jacksonville Meetup. She has taught yoga at University Athletic Club and at Mayo Clinic

Laura Phillips

Laura is the Technical Director for Marjoram Creative, a B2B Marketing Communications agency based in Atlanta. She has spent 20 years building websites with a history of expertise in UX, eCommerce and Technical Project Management. She also holds a degree in Graphic Design.

In 2015 Laura moved to Julington Creek to join her now husband and can be found performing with her family band Radio Phillips when she is not unraveling technical puzzles. You can find her on twitter at @smartaleckL

Lauren Jeffcoat

Lauren has been building WordPress websites for almost a decade and is currently part of the OnTheGoSystems WPML Customer Support team. She enjoys creating WordPress websites and has worn many hats in the world of web development including Project Manager, Customer Service Representative, Account Strategist, and Web Designer.

Originally from New England, she now lives in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Lauren enjoys sharing her knowledge along with tips and tricks that she has learned either through furthering her education or personal experience.

Lauren is the organizer of WordPress Meetup Myrtle Beach, a co-organizer of WordCamp Wilmington, a WordCamp Speaker and a lover of all things WordPress.

Laurie Marion

Laurie Marion has produced WordPress sites since 2010. In designing sites, she uses an analytical framework developed at Georgia Tech to discover a range of possible ways to achieve a client’s goals. She has found that this form of analysis also helps decide what tools to use in her design practice. Laurie earned a M.S. in Digital Media at Georgia Tech in 2013, produced a WordPress site in 2014 that persuaded a county government to spend $10 million to preserve a forest, and is currently managing a WordPress site for a private school in Atlanta.

Lisa Melegari

Lisa’s internet career began with a web content company, which pushed her to learn more about the wonderful world of WordPress. After becoming a member and organizer of the WordPress Orlando meetups and WordCamp, she became enamored of the power of WordPress and the amazing community around it. She just recently formed her own content company, Calico Content, and when she’s not writing, she’s playing video games, cooking, or wrangling her 9 cats.

Mike Demo Demopoulos

Mike “Demo” Demopoulos is a longtime lover of Open Source Software. He currently works at BoldGrid (a WordPress Site Builder) as an Evangelist. He has spoken at numerous open source events around the world. Mike is also a contributor to Huffington Post as well as other publications. He also volunteers as Treasurer for the Joomla project.

Nathan Ingram

Nathan is the Host at iThemes Training where he teaches WordPress and freelance business development topics via live webinar.

He is also the creator of >ADVANCE Coaching. He works with WordPress web developers individually and in groups to help them become more successful in their freelance businesses.

Nathan has been a freelance web developer since 1995 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama where he is the co-lead organizer of the Birmingham WordPress Meetup and WordCamp Birmingham.

You can learn more about Nathan at https://nathaningram.com.

Ryan Plas

Ryan is a Back-end Developer at Crowd Favorite and has been working with wordpress for 5 years. He lives in grand Rapids, MI with his wife and son and in his free time he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee.

Sandy Edwards

Sandy Edwards has been working in the online marketing space for over 5 years. She started at a niche firm that utilized WordPress to create sites quickly utilizing several options frameworks. Today, she owns CE Squared who specializes in Online Marketing, SEO, SEM, WordPress Maintenance and Full Scale WordPress Websites. She loves to give back by teaching kids about coding, WordPress, and other technical skills. Sandy is very active in the Orlando WordPress community and is excited to see what 2017 will bring to the tech space!

Scott Anderson

Full time developer by day and startup business owner by night. I have been freelancing WordPress website development and consultation for over four years and recently formalized into a LLC to begin pushing freelance on the side to grow into something greater. I’ve loved to see the capabilities of the platform spread throughout my time working with the ecosystem and see the wonderful creations made by others and myself, working with full site development, maintenance, theme and plugin dev, I consider myself decently traveled in the land of WordPress and love to continue to learn and share from others in the community.

Scott Mann

Scott is the Creative Director and Founder of Highforge, a digital marketing agency founded in 2001 to build exceptional businesses online. These days they use WordPress, Drupal, and Shopify to help professional services, technology, ecommerce, construction and medical companies lead and succeed online.

He’s an Emmy-winning creative director, an executive board member for a number of organizations in Orlando, an SEO specialist, a certified Google Adwords Partner (has been since 2002) and a community advocate in Orlando.

In high school he worked as a tour guide at Disney where he learned deeply about creating customer-driven experiences.

He’s a gamer, travel backpacker, chess player and he enjoys racquetball recklessly in his free time. He’d also like you to check out www.BeTheMatch.org, a non-profit organization that can help you save a life and maybe meet the person who’s life you saved.

Sheila Oliver

I have been designing websites since 2002 and started using WordPress exclusively in 2007. After working with many clients, I developed a passion for helping them learn how to really use their websites. So I started teaching WordPress in 2010. My goal is to help my clients become confident WordPress website owners.

Sherri Renner

Sherri Renner is a Florida-licensed attorney. Her law practice is focused mainly on local government law and constitutional civil rights. Sherri also founded and owns LawYou America, which helps non-lawyers represent themselves in court. It was through this project that Sherri was introduced to WordPress.

Steve Burge

I run several businesses in the Open Source space:

I’ve been working in the WordPress / Drupal / Joomla space for over 10 years now.

Steven Buchko

I’m the Founder of Agora, a software platform the centralizes communication for student organizations. I graduated UF with a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a minor in Business Administration and am currently living in Gainesville. I’m a lifelong learner and enjoy anything outdoors.

William Jackson

William is an educator in public education with over 27 years experience, a teacher of the year in 2016 at his school, and professor at Edward Waters College teaching educational technology and social media. William has been blogging over 12 years and has spoken at local and national conferences. William blogs on 5 online sites and is followed on twitter, instagram, tumblr and his blog posted at http://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/.

Young McQueen

Young has forty-three years experience split among government, fortune 500 companies, and small business. He has worked as a Product Manager/Marketing Manager in the consumer goods industry; taught marketing at Jacksonville University; and founded twelve companies. Since retirement, he concentrates on photography and developing WordPress sites.