Organizers

Jennifer Swisher

A native Michigander, Jennifer moved to St. Louis in 2008 for college and decided to stay. Currently, she provides website support to insurance companies in 27 states. In her spare time, she helps plan WordCamp St. Louis, and spends time with her dog, Loki.
St. Louis, MO | @JenSwish | jswish.com

Laura Byrne Cristiano

Laura started her first WordPress site back in March 2006. Since then, she’s created/written for over twenty WordPress sites mostly in the areas of education and entertainment. Aside from her her love of WordPress, Laura is also an Anglophile, avid traveler, theater lover, fantasy junkie, and occasional actor. She currently writes for Hypable.com and does freelance marketing and social media work.
North NJ but soon to be Philly | @NewYorkerLaura | Hypable.com

Aaron Jorbin

Rouser of Rabbles. Wearer of bowties. 📰⌨️🎨. ❤️: 🍺🍆🍑🍕🥃☕️. he/him
NYC | @aaronjorbin | daily.jorb.in

Alx Block

Alx works on Payments with Automattic and plans WordCamps between spending time with his awesome kids and amazing wife.
Philadelphia, PA | @alxblock | alx.blog

Christina Blust

Christina is a designer & developer for print, web and ePub with Blustery Day Design. Currently living in the greater Nashville area, she’s an active supporter of WordPress, open knowledge and giving back to geeky pursuits on the Internet. She’s also an independent musician, recording artist and learner/thinker/generally curious person.
Ashland City, TN | @christinablust | blusterydaydesign.com

Dustin Meza

Dustin Meza is the Director of Customer Experience Operations at WP Engine and lives in Nashville. He has spoken at over 20 WordCamp’s and loves being involved in the community, which is why he helped bring WordCamp US to Nashville!
Nashville, TN | @dustinmeza

Randy Hicks

From Auburn, CA to Arcata, CA then Portland, OR to Nashville, TN. I’m big on community and big on WordPress so I’m pretty excited to be doing both at the same time! Part time adventurer and hunter of Illithid, patron of the libraries of Xandrios and expert goblin smasher. Master of the Federation of Sol and seeker of the Talisman which grant passage to the Crown of Command. Lest I role a 4, I’ll see you at WCUS17!
Nashville, TN | @vc27 | vc27.com

Steve Zehngut

Steve founded Zeek Interactive in 1995 and he has been the creative technologist behind the Huntington Beach based company since its inception. Under his direction, Zeek has grown from an apartment bedroom to one of Southern California’s leading WordPress and mobile development shops. Steve is the organizer of the OC WordPress Meetup and has helped build the community to over 1,500 members. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has taught interactive courses at UC Irvine, USC, the American Film Institute, and Cal State Long Beach. Steve has a BA in Film from Cal State Northridge.
Huntington Beach, CA | @zengy | zeek.com

Samuel Sidler

Kevin Cristiano

Kevin came to WordPress in 2006 by chance and got hooked because of its ability to give site owners the capacity to not only control their content, but to manage their sites themselves.
In flux | @kcristiano | tadpole.cc

Alex Vasquez

Alex Vasquez is the co-founder and principal at DigiSavvy, a boutique digital marketing and WordPress Development shop based in Los Angeles. Vasquez leads the WordPress Pasadena meetup and has been a previous organizer of WordCamp Los Angeles. Some people say Alex has nice hair and they’re totally right. Alex is a fan of tacos, soup dumplings, and running in new cities. If you like to eat and run tweet him at @alexjvasquez.
Los Angeles, CA | @alexjvasquez | digisavvy.com

Eleasha Drew

Born and raised in Nashville, second year being an organizer, a fan of the DIVI Theme, and my favorite foods include: sushi, ice cream, and tacos.
Nashville, TN | @eleashadesigns | eleashadrewdesigns.com

Andrea Bishop

Andrea engineers happiness for Automattic as a WordPress.com VIP Wrangler. She is a fixer, traveler, single mom, math geek, musician, coffee lover, and compulsive volunteer-er.
Bloomington, IN | @andrealee_b | bishop.blog

Michele Butcher-Jones

Michele hails from Carbondale, Illinois which is in beautiful Southern Illinois. (No where near Chicago) She spends her days as a Support Rocketeer for WP Rocket. She also runs her own maintenance and security shop at 13Core. She is the lead organizer for the Southern Illinois WP Meetup and on the organizing team for WordCamp St Louis. She is also the organizer behind WP Kids (WordCamp Kids) organizing resources to better assist in KidsCamps happening globally. In Michele’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and child, traveling, and being a photographer.
Carbondale, Illinois | @Michele_Butcher | 13core.com

Brett Shumaker

Brett works for Ah So Designs in Nashville building custom WordPress sites and developing custom WordPress plugins. When he’s not typing away on a keyboard, you can find him hanging out with his wife, daughter, and 2 dogs.
Hendersonville, TN | @bshumaker | brettshumaker.com

Josepha Haden Chomphosy

Since college, Josepha has gathered together people with similar interests to learn more and create better communities. In 2008 that passion for connecting people spread to technology and she’s never looked back. With a training in music, and a background in data, she is a digital literacy advocate who talks about WordPress, the Open Source Software community, and non-traditional paths to STEM fields. Josepha works at Automattic as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project.
Kansas City, Missouri | @josephahadenjosepha.blog

Cami Kaos

Cami lives, works, parents, and plays in the rainy city of Portland, Oregon. She’s had a love of WordCamps and WordPress since she stumbled upon the first WordCamp Portland where she became a reluctant and then excited volunteer. She works at Automattic as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project, working in the WordCamp community.
Portland, Oregon | @camikaos | camikaos.com

Raquel Landefeld

Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador for Mode Effect • Eager Localist • Intentional Community Builder • Serial Volunteer • Learning Enthusiast • Dancer • Amateur Photographer • Lover of Christmas & People • Compulsive Cartwheeler
Phoenix, AZ | @raqueLandefeld | modeeffect.com

Kathy Drewien

Kathy is passionate about connecting with people and building long-lasting relationships. She has facilitated the Marietta WordPress Meetup since 2011 and has served as an Atlanta WordCamp organizer for 7 years (Lead Organizer 2016-2017).
Atlanta, GA | @kdrewienAtlantaWPcoach.com

Kenneth White


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