I own & operates Silver Lining Productions based in Redondo Beach, providing WordPress support for small and medium sized businesses. He also runs the South Bay WordPress Meetup, teaches WP101 at the local adult school, speaks monthly at the SBDC and shares what he knows over at kitchensinkwp.com with a weekly podcast.
Oh, I also used to be a Professional photographer, but everyone is a photographer these days!
Before jumping into the WordPress Community, I spent 13 years managing high performing teams of electronic technicians, while serving in the United States Marine Corps. During that time I witnessed a lot of technological change, and know first hand the importance of learning new skills.
Recently, I fell in love with all things WordPress. Over the past two years I have spent an unhealthy amount of time, learning everything there is to know about WordPress. During this time, I have worked with a number of clients who have picked WordPress for their primary website, and I find it exciting, that more and more Enterprise clients are using the platform too. Helping clients, solve tough problems, with custom tailored solutions built on WordPress, is what makes me excited to start each and every day.
In September of 2014 I joined a WordPress Development Agency called 10up. At 10up I am currently serving as a Project Manger. I spend my days coordinating the efforts on a number of WordPress projects, and my nights improving my skills as a WordPress developer.
Cameron (@camworld) has been blogging since you were in grade school (well, some of you). He pioneered the blog format in the late 1990s and remembers an eager, bright-eyed young man named Ma.tt being excited to meet one of the “founding fathers of blogging” in 2003.
He’s designed and built web sites for presidential candidates, the U.S. Army, the World Economic Forum, Teach for America and lead the migration of 70+ web sites from a terrifically-bad, proprietary SaaS to WordPress Multisite for New Jersey’s largest public school district.
He hails from Northern Michigan and currently lives in Northern NJ with his family. He is leading the charge for embracing “WordPress in Schools” and his goal is to eventually have all 14,000+ public school districts in this country using WordPress in some way through a services-based company called SchoolPresser.
Chris Wilcoxson is the Lead Developer at DCC Marketing, a full-service, boutique marketing agency based in Decatur, IL. He has worked with WordPress since 2007 and authors several plugins including ArtistDataPress and BP Profile Widgets. When not coding, he enjoys time with his wife and two kids, watching movies, and making music.
Cyrissa Carlson has a Masters in Art Education and owns Immerse Photography. She has recently left her full time elementary art position to teach photography workshops and photograph her clients full time. She is known for her Social Media savvy and, drawing from her ten years of classroom experience, her ability to take a technical subject (photography) and make it accessible to everyone.
She has been a featured guest on the CreativeLive stage in San Fransisco, was a guest blogger for Senior Style Guide, and has published work in the Journal for the Ohio Association for Gifted Children. Her photographs have been featured in national publications and her photos are currently on numerous local websites and publications.
When she’s not hanging out with her family or teaching, she may be found photographing families, dancers, seniors, weddings, or traveling nationally for branding photoshoots.
Daniel J. Lewis
As an award-winning podcaster, I help others launch and improve their own podcasts for sharing their passions and finding success. I create training resources and podcasting tools (like My Podcast Reviews); I offer one-on-one consulting and group training; I am a keynote speaker on podcasting and social media; and I host a network of award-nominated shows covering how to podcast, clean-comedy, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC’s hit drama Once Upon a Time. I also write about entrepreneurship and technology.
Born at the dawn of the digital era (1989, apparently), I’ve grown up around tech, media, and entertainment all of my life. It’s so ingrained that a profession was an easy choice – after a four-year stint at the University of Cincinnati’s highly competitive Electronic Media program, I graduated and went out into the big scary world.
I’m a WordPress guy in the buckeye state. Contributing writer for WP Tavern. Have been writing about WordPress since 2007. Host of the WordPress Weekly Podcast.
Jen started working for Automattic as a Happiness Engineer in late 2013, after leaving a decade of work as a university biology lecturer. She especially loves helping new WordPress.com users, and has a particular fondness for photoblogs and food blogs. Her photoblog can be found at lightcandy.org, and she has a personal blog at mythreebirds.org. Jen is now a part of the team at WordPress.com that supports the Jetpack plugin, which she (obviously) loves.
Jen is a mom of three kids under five years old, and a big fan of dark roast coffee, her 85mm f/1.8 camera lens, NPR, campfires, sleeping in, and board gaming.
I am the owner and creative director of Trailer Trash Design. A small hard-hitting marketing and graphic design studio geared toward start-ups, small and medium-sized companies. I utilize WP for all my clients site needs and urge them to become involved with their sites after I’ve completed their projects. The WordCamp presentations that I give are specifically geared to the end user like my clients and issues they may come across or for those that may be helping clients admin their sites. In 2013 I was the organizer of WordCamp North Canton. It was the first WordCamp in our area and am happy to say a huge success and we’ll be doing it again this May.
John James Jacoby (JJJ)
Kyle is the co-founder of a Jackson, Michigan based firm called Real Big Marketing which specializes in using WordPress to solve complicated problems for businesses. He is also the author of and a contributor to dozens of WordPress plugins, is the co-organizer of the Jackson WP meetup, is a co-organizer of WordCamp Ann Arbor, plays in a band and is an aspiring beer snob.
Pam engineers happiness for WordPress.com users from New Orleans, Louisiana. In her free time, she enjoys photographing and blogging about her identical triplet sons, running slowly, and reading about cooking (far more than actually cooking.)
Pam started her blog, pyjammy.com, in 2001 as a way to document the training for her first marathon. She now blogs about family, photography, and travel, and also writes for the New Orleans Moms Blog (neworleansmomsblog.com)
Riley Paulsen is a nighttime freelance web designer/developer based around agencies, small businesses, and nonprofits in the Indianapolis market. Weapons of choice include WordPress for custom theme and plugin development, AngularJS, and even a little Flash/Flex just for nostalgia sake—he’s totally not bitter about that last one… Riley has 9 years of web experience, about 120+ websites out in the wild, and holds Adobe Certified Expert distinctions in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash (definitely bitter).
During normal waking hours, he mentors, trains, and works with design and web students at Ball State University’s award-winning student media agency, the Digital Corps.
Outside of the web, Riley and his wife relish the cognitive dissonance and constant heated debate over the merits of fostering a Star Wars or Star Trek household…
I am a branding coach who helps career-minded professionals develop a strategy for establishing their personal brands online.
Since Google never sleeps, more often than not your first impression will be made online. Having a WordPress website is key to standing out from your competition and becoming visible online.
Once your WordPress site is up and running you can rest assured that you will be making a good first impression, even while you sleep.
I have a background in Accounting/Tax Analysis and Real Estate. Currently, I manage several sites, work as a social media manager, brand ambassador, travel writer, speaker, and of most importantly, a mom to seven.
Steve Grunwell is a Senior Web Engineer at 10up, a World-class WordPress development company. Specializing in WordPress and application development he has worked with brands and organizations including Experience Columbus, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, Elmer’s, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Steve has released several plugins in the WordPress.org repositories, including one from the grounds of The White House during the first annual National Day of Civic Hacking in 2013. When he’s not writing software he enjoys hiking, music, and writing about writing software on his blog.
Author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!, speaker, teacher, husband, father, web marketer! Stoney deGeyter is the president and pit crew leader of Pole Position Marketing, a results-driven web presence optimization and marketing agency established in 1998. In addition to business training events, Stoney speaks at nationwide conferences, such as WordCamp, PubCon, Search Engine Strategies (SES), Search Marketing Expo (SMX), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Stoney’s articles about how to navigate the web marketing landscape have been published on Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal and Visibility Magazine, and he has been quoted in WSJ.com and Chief Content Officer Magazine.
He also shares how to accelerate your web marketing efforts in several e-books, including E-Marketing Performance: Effective Strategies For Building, Optimizing and Marketing Your Website Online; Keyword Research and Selection: The Definitive Guide to Gathering, Sorting and Organizing Your Keywords Into a High-Performance SEO Campaign; Destination Search Engine Marketing: SEO Without Compromise.
Contact Stoney and the Pole Position Marketing pit crew at www.PolePositionMarketing.com or by phone at 866-685-3374 for web marketing strategy, to speak at your conference, seminar or workshop, and/or provide in-house training for your team.
I’m a husband to a wonderful wife and father to 2 great kids. I’ve been a web developer for 20 years, full time WordPress for 5. I work for XWP, formerly X-Team.