Nathan has been working in the WordPress space for seven years. His podcast, WP Builds, has enabled him to connect with lots of interesting people in the WordPress community, many of whom are speaking at this summit.
He likes to enable other people to get their ideas out there, so that their plugins and themes find their audience.
Anchen runs Simply Digital Design, a boutique studio that focuses on Website and Summit site Development on the Day Rate Model. She's been an avid contributor to the WordPress community for the last 6 years. Besides organizing WordCamps, speaking, and contributing to Core, she loves hosting and producing Summits and offers a Build Your Website Like a Pro course to those who are new to WordPress. Recently she launched a new venture with her design partner called Simply Stunning Sites to help solve a need for more helpful page, funnel and summit templates.
Ben Pines is Elementor's Evangelist and Head of Web Creator Program. Ben joined Elementor as its second employee, back in 2016. Today, Elementor powers over 7 million sites, and has grown to become the leading WordPress website builder. As part of Elementor's mission to be the industry-standard platform for professional web creators, Ben now heads the web creator program, helping web creators build and grow their business.
Laura Elizabeth is a designer and the founder of 3 products: Client Portal (a super simple way to store your clients' deliverables), Design Academy (a design course for developers), and Project Pack (sets of templates and documents for freelancers and agencies).
She loves helping creative businesses improve their workflows, project management skills, and design through both free and premium products.
Check our her free course on giving clients a 5-star experience here: clientexperiencecourse.com
And for a free 6-day masterclass in improving your design skills:
Beth built her first WordPress website in 2009 for a side business, was immediately smitten, and soon began building websites for other small businesses. In 2016, after a long history as an IT Business Analyst, Instructional Designer, and Project Manager, Beth left the corporate world to become a full time WordPress agency owner, and now enjoys providing real-life project management skills training for WordPress practitioners (designers, developers, consultants, project managers, and agencies) through The WP Project Manager’s Academy.
She has presented at numerous WordCamps across the country, administers the WordPress Project Management Facebook group, serves as an organizer for the Triad WordPress Meetup Group, and occasionally teaches project management at the local community college.
Rob Stinson is a full-time product marketer and part-time product designer for Genesis and its suite of plugins and themes. He was a co-founder of Block Lab (now Genesis Custom Blocks) and comes from a long background of agency and product work in the WordPress ecosystem. You can follow him on Twitter at @rob_stino
For the last 10 years, Benjamin has been the founder and lead developer of Gambit Technologies, Inc. which specializes in creating powerful websites for businesses and tools for developers. From humble beginnings of working out of his room and coffee shops, his passion for coding has paved the way for Gambit to create a variety of page building tools for developers, that is used by over 80,000 websites globally. He is currently leading the Gambit team in developing Stackable - Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks, one of the first and most widely used custom block collections for Gutenberg.
I'm a digital nomad who builds client websites. I've been using WordPress since 2007 and, for no good reason. I make "how to" YouTube videos (on WordPress and Beaver Builder) and co-host the WP Builds podcast.
Danielle Zarcaro is the founder of Paperback Web Development, a queer womxn-owned web development studio that specializes in custom WordPress website maintenance and development. She has been working with WordPress websites for almost a decade and enjoys the variety, possibility, and stability it provides. Danielle loves snuggling cats and putting hot chocolate in her coffee. She brings passion and knowledge to projects, especially those that have a mission of helping others. She loves to understand how things work, from websites to gadgets, and she is always looking for new ways to make people’s lives easier. You'll often find her awake past sunrise and up in time for the sunset.
Jimmy is the co-founder of Content Snare - a software platform that helps professionals collect content & files from clients.
Once an automation engineer, his new priority is to help business owners regain their lives, be more productive and get more done in less time.
Jake is the founder of Start Blogging 101 which is a site dedicated to teaching others how to build fast, profitable WordPress sites with the built-in WordPress editor, Gutenberg. He has been building niche affiliate blogs with WordPress since 2014. Outside of blogging, he's a software automation engineer with a love for playing guitar.
Melissa Love is a graphic designer and website developer who works with creative professionals to help them develop a strong brand presence and stand out in a crowded market. She is passionate about affordable design for small businesses and founded The Design Space to help photographers, designers and other makers grow their businesses on and offline. Based in the UK, she is also a keen photographer.
Hey! I'm Simon. I studied Criminology. Then I started a business in 2009 making websites. I've also been a business coach for digital agencies for a few years with WP Elevation had the pleasure of coaching many freelancers and agencies. Now I'm a digital marketing consultant for all kinds of businesses. I’m passionate about helping people to build a growth mindset. I freakin love business and seeing people go beyond what they thought was possible in their own life - that's the stuff that really lights me up. I also love to hike, rollerblade, get out in the water, talk to interesting people and go see amazing places.
Sarah Masci is the founder Day Rate Mastery™, an online company that teaches creative service providers how to work less, and make more with a streamlined “day rate” business model. Years of running a traditional design business, filled with scope creep, inconsistent timelines and overlapping client projects, eventually resulted in classic burnout– becoming the catalyst that sparked Sarah's desire to create a better process. Since its inception in 2019, Day Rate Mastery™ has helped thousands of freelancers rediscover joy in their work and the freedom they’d lost along the way.
Wendy Coop is the CEO of Coop Creative Consulting LLC. Her company specializes in helping women in faith-based service businesses build an effective online presence. She helps you bring clarity to businesses and build communities offline. She is a veteran, military spouse, and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy.
Co-founder and CEO of WP Elevation, Mavericks Club and Video User Manuals, Troy is a proud Australian university dropout who has managed to use the internet to grow a successful and profitable business.
His Mum is still trying to figure out how he gets all of his friends into that little computer.
Pete is a digital entrepreneur on a mission to help digital agency owner build recurring revenue into their businesses.
Pete's background came from WordPress web development, and then he moved into ecommerce, before finding his passion in helping clients build businesses that serve them well through good development, SEO and digital marketing.
Pete hosts the RetainFM Podcast and has created courses aimed and equipping agency owners in SEO techniques. Most recently, he co-founded SEOHive – a white label SEO service designed with the sole purpose of delivering high-quality SEO for digital agencies and their clients.
Lee is the host of the Agency Trailblazer Podcast, dad of 3 awesome kids, and happy agency owner at Event Engine.
Having gone through some very dark times in his agency and personal journey, he has a passion for teaching other agency owners how to fall back in love with their businesses again and develop a lifestyle that suits them.
You’ll soon learn that Lee has zero interest in selling you anything, or helping you make millions. If he can help you get time with your family through the content he makes freely available, then that’s a very happy Lee.
After 20 years in London Piccia Neri currently runs her own global UX & design consultancy agency from Spain. She is a Maverick at Cloudways, for whom she also leads UX projects. Piccia educates agencies, developers, techies and marketers on UX and design, via live and online workshops and courses. She speaks at conferences in 3 languages.
Piccia Neri has been a practising designer for over 2 decades, working with major cultural institutions as well as top London agencies on global brands. She led the creative direction of the design department at the British Film Institute, London and was vice-president of the Chartered Society of Designers (UK) 2013-16.
I've been working in web since early 2000 and with WordPress since we started ThemeFuse back in 2009. Although I wear a bunch of hats as part of the Brizy's team, the one I like the most is the designer one. I'm one of the guys behind the Brizy's UI/UX.
As a lead product developer at Modern Tribe and lead developer of the Pods Framework, Scott has gained experience in many areas of product growth. From working with a team targeting product feature challenges to managing all areas of a product life cycle, Scott has made it his goal to prioritize product experience over all else.
A creative who Loves to Create Online Spaces powered by WordPress. In the ecosystem for 15+ years focused on creating websites, digital products, courses, and more.
Hi, I’m Chantal, an award-winning serial entrepreneur, super mom and website developer. When I am not working on client projects, or chasing after my daughter, Charlie, you will find me in high-level masterminds and industry groups writing essays (or recording video tutorials) about my first love, WordPress! I love sharing what I know but no two days with a toddler are the same, and I’ve learned that there are more efficient, automated ways to give back and make bank!
Everyone should own their own digital real estate. I truly believe it will be as important as owning a home. My goal is to help you learn to leverage the world’s first and second leading search engines: Google and YouTube to help you grow your business, the right way. I’m here to share my knowledge, expertise and stories to set you on a direct path to success.
I'm an entrepreneur and WordPress expert. I love to teach people how to grow their business as I share what’s worked (and failed) on my journey launching companies. Join me as we embark on this journey together.
Paul Lacey is a veteran WordPress designer, developer & e-strategist. He is also the co-founder of DickieBirds Studio where he leads the creation of responsive websites for Businesses, Agencies & Brands. Paul is a regular guest on leading WordPress & industry Podcast shows. Paul and his wife also have a dream of one day having a small-holding. Right now they care for a dog, 3 cats, 2 chickens a guinea pig and a fish. So they are well on their way.
Shannon Mattern has taught nearly 20,000 non-techie DIYers how to build their website with her Free 5 Day Website Challenge. After starting a freelance web design business as a side-hustle back in 2014, she realized that she could help way more people in much less time by teaching them how to DIY. By 2018 she'd replaced her day job income from her freelance work and courses, and she quit her day job to live her dream of being her own boss. In early 2020 she and a partner launched the Site-in-a-Snap Template Pack to her DIY customers and it was a massive success, generating over $40,000 in revenue in 5 months. Shannon teaches other web designers how to avoid her early mistakes and create profitable, sustainable, scalable web design businesses. She's also the host of the Pep Talks for Side Hustlers podcast where she interviews guests about their side hustle journey and shares her business journey through her monthly income reports.
Mike Oliver is a designer & WordPress developer living in sunny Florida. Mike began as an agency designer over 20 years ago and has been working independently for the last 10 years. Aside from building websites for clients, he is the designer of the GeneratePress Premium demo sites as well as the GenerateBlocks Pro block templates. Mike also enjoys teaching others how to build lightweight websites via his YouTube channel and online course. Outside of work Mike is a youth soccer coach and likes to escape into Florida's trails on his mountain bike.
Mike Killen is the founder of Sell Your Service. He gives marketing funnel agencies the confidence to create multiple scalable streams of income, to free them from the crushing constraints of the traditional out-dated agency model.
Mike is the best selling author of From Single To Scale, Universe Fuel and Five Figure Funnels. He believes that most people don’t live the life they want or deserve is down to a lack of confidence. Long term his goal is to get confidence training in school curricula.
Lesley is the co-founder of Newsletter Glue, a lightweight newsletter builder that connects to multiple email service providers, letting you send newsletters without leaving WordPress. In past lives, she ran a digital marketing agency, worked in advertising, taught freediving professionally, was a partner in a craft beer brewery and spent too many years working in the government.
Hi, I’m Paul, from South Wales, UK and I am a passionate online educator, musician, photographer, mountain biker and gamer who enjoys all things technical!
I spent 10 years teaching adults about design and technology before opening my own Web Design business. I now run a freelance design business as well as run the WPTuts YouTube channel where I create online tutorials on getting more out of WordPress with dynamic content.
WordPress has been a passion of mine for over 15 years. I taught myself HTML and CSS with Microsoft Frontpage (oof!) and then started tinkering with WordPress in 2006. I've been building websites ever since.
With a degree in journalism and advertising, I spent several years in the publishing industry before I left the corporate world to launch 88 Creative Studio. I've been using the Astra + Beaver Builder power couple to build almost every website I've worked on in the past three years. Beginning in early 2020, I shifted to a day-rate model and built a framework for building $2,500 websites in 2 days using the tools and plugins in "Steal My Stack." My clients are mostly local small business owners and nonprofits who share my creative drive and energy for making a difference in our communities.
Let's do our part to change the world. First step: let's get your business running on WordPress!
Mike "Demo" Demopoulos is a lover of open source first, specific tools later. He believes in sharing his business acumen and marketing insight with others. Believing there are too many Mikes in the world, he prefers to go by Demo. He is proud to be the Lead Hand Shaker at Web Ventures, a founder-focused investor in the WordPress ecosystem. As a community evangelist for BoldGrid, Demo hosts events to bring people together. He enjoys speaking on various open source topics in addition to business and marketing-related topics. Ask Demo what his favorite Tiki bar is on Twitter at @MPMike.
Polly is a brand and web designer who works with service-based entrepreneurs. She started out as a lifestyle blogger and has been in the WordPress space for 7 years. Her background in blogging has taught her how to be creative and build a standout brand in the saturated online space. She enjoys empowering small business owners and not only helps them creative beautiful websites, but she also focuses on strategic design.
I am a Documentation Manager for OnTheGoSystems, the company behind WPML and Toolset plugins. Born in Croatia and now living in Slovenia with my wife, daughter, and our chihuahua dog. Also a seasoned musician. In the past, I've spent some years freelancing, then in a non-governmental sector, and also creating websites for a marketing agency. Working remotely for OnTheGoSystems was a huge thing for me because it helped me to work on cutting-edge WordPress technologies. It also allowed me to connect with the WordPress community and immensely broaden my experience and knowledge.
I stumbled into the world of turnkey websites while trying to solve a problem of how to serve the types of clients that couldn't afford my premium services, but still needed a quality website. What came from that was a WaaS (websites as a service) platform that has provided steady recurring revenue and a stream of loyal new customers for my agency. I teach about how to build and run a turnkey website platform through my course, Turnkey Websites Blueprint. I also partnered with my cofounder to build plugins for WaaS and beyond under KeyPress Media.
Candy Phelps is the founder of Bizzy Bizzy, an interactive and collaborative branding and web design agency, and creator of the 1 Day® Website. As an author, speaker and trainer, Candy offers a gold mine of wisdom uncovered by 12+ years of running a WordPress agency and countless lessons learned the hard way. She loves sharing knowledge, tactics and tools and Bizzy Bizzy's unique 1 Day® model with fellow designers and developers through 1 Day® Works.
Jonathan has run a WordPress agency since 2014 and specializes in Oxygen Builder. He also runs a YouTube channel called Permaslug, where he posts WordPress and Oxygen Builder tutorials videos, as well as offering an end-to-end course on Oxygen under the Permaslug brand.