Adam Silver is back leading the charge once again due to the mere fact that he had a great time last year and really loves the WordPress community.
Adam is a native of Southern California, currently provides WordPress development and support services through ConciergeWP.com. He also produces two weekly podcasts at KitchenSinkWP.com and The GetOptionsPodcast.com, runs the SouthBay WordPress Meetup and teaches a WordPress Essentials course online.
In his free time, he speaks at industry events sharing his insights & expertise into all things digital. Has been married for 18 years to his amazing wife and has 3 wickedly cool kids.
Rachel Cherry is a Senior Software Engineer for The Walt Disney Company with over ten years experience in back and front-end web development and digital design. Before Disney, she spent over nine years working in higher education and is the Director of WPCampus, a community and conferences focused on using WordPress in the world of higher education.
When she’s not using WordPress to help build the web, she enjoys promoting the importance of accessibility and working to encourage openness, collaboration, and professional development as a conference and meetup organizer.
Rachel lives in Pasadena, California but you can find her on Twitter, GitHub, and bamadesigner.com.
Jen Miller believes in the value and power of the written word in sharing truth and story, in life and in business. Combining her journalism background with a passion for customer service and marketing, Jen built NeedSomeoneToBlog.com, a blogging service focused on delivering highly-targeted, local search engine optimized blogging and page content primarily for real estate clients. As the business grew, Jen discovered areas that could further develop authority, garner trust, and build engagement for her clients online. Her agency NeedSomeoneTo.com combines these services to share engaging messages of community and industry knowledge with their clients and followers. Jen also hosts a weekly podcast, Be Seen Blogging, delivering website content tips in under 10 minutes.
Jen Miller believes in the WordPress Community which is why she founded WomenWhoWP.org, a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging women in their WordPress journey. She also founded a specialty Meetup to accomplish the same goal.
Bridget Willard started her career with office work, earned a teaching degree, but returned to the office where she carved out a career in social media and marketing and ended up at a WordPress Plugin Development Shop.
Currently, she is the Marketing Manager for WordImpress whose flagship plugin is GiveWP.com — an online donation plugin, co-host of WPblab, and co-organizer of Women Who WP meetup.
She blogs about social media and, of course, WordPress on her site at bridgetwillard.com
Stephen Harvey runs Harvester Solutions where he helps with all aspects of social media for his clients. And, of course, that involves a lot of WordPress.
Developing digital strategies to produce relevant, engaging, successful online campaigns that get results. Showing a business how their website, social media, and “in real life” outreach can all work together to maximize desired results is what I do.
Amber Hewitt is a graphic designer and front-end web developer at her company, Graphicgoo, where she has created websites for a wide variety of clients for over 15 years. With a strong background in design (graphic design degree from Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design), she has developed a passion for good imagery and typography in print and on the web.
Renee Johnson has performed in various administrative roles for most of her working career. However, her affinity for things “web” and “WordPress” sparked an almost innate passion and curiosity for web development/design, administration, and support.
Whether working with individuals, businesses, or institutions she endeavors to bring her down-to-earth insight and skill to help achieve their internet goals. She is a strong believer in accessibility and ease for the end-user, which is why she enjoys the advances and community surrounding WordPress!
I have been using WordPress since the early days. Nowadays I’m a senior software developer that specializes in WordPress & front end tech at The Walt Disney Company. I love seeing how far I can take development and think outside of the box to build new and crazy things, or use combine bleeding edge tech with WordPress. I’m also socially awkward, but apparently people say hi to me all the time anyway.
Thomas Patrick Levy
Thomas Patrick Levy has more chest hair than you, weightlifts competitively but isn’t super good at it, and leads the development of the WordPress plugin LifterLMS.