Meet The Speakers - Gutenberg - The Page Builder Summit

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Nathan Wrigley

WP Builds

Nathan has been working in the WordPress space for nine years. He podcasts over at WP Builds and WP Tavern, and this 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 help other people to get their ideas out there, so that their plugins and themes find their audience.

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Anchen le Roux

Simply Digital Design

Anchen is the creative director at Simply Digital Design, a boutique studio that focuses on Summit, Funnel and Website Development on the VIP Intensive Model. She’s been an avid contributor to the WordPress community for the last 7 years. Besides organizing WordCamps, speaking, and contributing to Core, she loves speaking at, hosting and producing Summits. She is the creator of the 30 Day Summit Site Bootcamp and Summit SiteKick all the Page templates, brand assets and step by step videos to create your Summit platform on WordPress.

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jamie marsland

Jamie Marsland


Pootlepress was born 10 years ago. It’s a been a fantastic and fun journey so far. We’ve trained over 5000 people on WordPress in the past 10 years, and our plugins are used by thousands of customers worldwide. I also now run WordPress courses for The Guardian as part of their Digital Masterclass series.

You will also find me over on my growing YouTube channel that has over 12,000 subscribers

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Melissa Love

The Design Space Co

She is the founder of WordPress theme company, The Design Space, which makes excellent design affordable, and she’s a WordPress nerd who has taught thousands of business owners how to build their own beautiful websites. Through her online membership, The Marketing Fix, she and her team coach members through building ethical sales funnels. 

She lives in Cornwall, UK, with her family, where she spends her spare time surfing. 

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erin flynn

Erin Flynn

Design Bread

Erin Flynn is the founder of Design Bread, where she helps web designers raise their rates and get consistent high-ticket clients.
After starting her own web design business in 2012 and finding that she was glued to her computer 24/7, Erin started simplifying and systematizing her business which allowed her to raise her rates while cutting her work hours. By providing a great client experience, Erin now works with high-ticket clients she adores while making incredible websites.
Erin is on a mission to help other web designers do the same. Find out more:

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Ari Krzyzek


CEO and Head of Strategy at Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), Ari Krzyzek helps FemTech, DTC, and women-led brands transform their website into platforms that drive business growth. She co-author of the Top 3 Best Sellers book in web design, Made to Sell: Creating Websites that Convert. She serves as a branding, UX consultant, and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs through the #1 ranked private business incubator in the world, 1871 Chicago and Chicago’s global healthcare startup incubator, MATTER. She’s the co-host of Halo Femtech Podcast, a podcast that honors disruptive innovators and change-makers advancing women’s health.

Furthermore, she helps women in tech and design break into the industry and succeeds in it by mentoring them for personal branding, career advancement, and entrepreneurship through Interaction Design Foundation, and Chicago Innovation.

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cameron jones

Cameron Jones

Mongoose Marketplace

Cameron Jones is a professional WordPress developer from the little beach town of Victor Harbor, Australia. He is the founder of the premium plugin store Mongoose Marketplace, best known for the Mongoose Page Plugin used by more than 20,000 WordPress websites. He is also the maintainer of the official WordPress plugin for the free donation platform Ko-fi. Cameron has also contributed patches to several popular plugins such as ACF and Jetpack. As well as having spent nearly a decade building sites with, and products for WordPress, Cameron has spent time as a meetup and WordCamp organiser, and also contributed to WordPress core. Away from his laptop, you can often find Cameron on the sports field, at a dance class or in the mosh pit at a heavy metal concert.

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Josh Hall

Web Designer Pro™

Josh is a proud work-from-home Husband and father of 3 littles. 5 if you include 2 Golden Retrievers.

He was a professional web designer who built and scaled his own agency for over a decade before selling it in 2020 to focus full time on teaching other aspiring web designers on how to build businesses of their own.

Josh is now a web design business coach, podcast host and web agency founder who based out of Columbus Ohio. Through his online courses, web design community, podcast and YouTube channel he teaches web designers how to build their dream web design business that gives them freedom and the life they love.

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chantal edouard betsy

Chantal Edouard-Betsy

Hey Chantal

I am a WordPress lovin’, Beaver Builder huggin chick with a taste for good wine, and painless tech. My passion is online business … yours and mine! And yes, I’m also an award-winning serial entrepreneur, super mom and website designer and developer. Six years ago, I refined my dated, stressful web design business so that I could create amazing, high converting websites in the shortest time frame possible. Now I work with successful entrepreneurs who want to increase their revenue and elevate their businesses with the click of a button.

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Roger Rosweide

Former WordPress agency owner turned multi-tenant WordPress cloud platform CCO; our vision is that the next frontier of WordPress is SaaS. I’ve seen and practiced nearly all business models for agencies and propose that the way forward is product-led. There’s a thriving future beyond the unexplored horizon: WordPress-based SaaS

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shannon mattern

Shannon Mattern

Web Designer Academy

Shannon Mattern is the founder of the Web Designer Academy where she helps web designers work less and make more money.
She’s also the host of the Profitable Web Designer Podcast and the Simply Profitable Designer Summit where she shares strategies and advice to help web designers create freedom, flexibility and financial independence.
Learn more and connect with Shannon:

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Emma Kate

Web Business Boss

I’m a graphic designer turned web designer and now a go-to WordPress educator and geeky girl next door for designers keen to master the wonderful world of web.

Through my game-changing eCourses, I help designers unwrap the mysteries, methods and magic of web design so they can build beautiful (and truly brilliant) WordPress websites for your own design business and for your clients too! 
… And y’know, in language you can actually understand, without worrying about coding, web dev jargon, confusion and overwhelm.

‘Cause building WordPress websites needn’t be crazily complicated.

Together, let’s save you from the stress and melodrama of figuring out WordPress and web dev by yourself so you can confidently build beautifully-designed WordPress websites you can sell for a pretty penny.

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maciek palmowski

Maciek Palmowski


I’m a web developer working at Kinsta as a Development Advocate Analyst. After hours I spend most of my time trying to find interesting guests for the Code and Coffee show or cycling.

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Alicia St Rose

WP with Heart

Alicia St. Rose is a WordPress Passionista. She has over 17 years working solely with WordPress as a designer and developer at her micro agency, WP with Heart. She enjoys empowering others to fearlessly navigate their WordPress dashboards and build pretty things through one-on-one coaching and her monthly subscription, Decked Out WP Content. She is also organizer of the South Central Coast WordPress Adventure Group, a twice monthly online helpdesk Meetup that’s been helping folks debug WordPress for over 6 years.  In the last 3 years, Alicia has become an advocate for web Accessibility after realizing how very little of the web is actually Accessible. She is a WordPress Accessibility contributor and has presented at WP Accessibility Day. Alicia lives in Santa Barbara, CA with her two charming cats Milo and Oscar. You may also spot her kicking up the dust in Black Rock City, NV.

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louise towler

Louise Towler


Louise is the Founder of Indigo Tree, a digital agency with expertise in WordPress websites, technical SEO and performance for clients across the UK. With over 30 years of experience in software and website development, Louise has spoken at WordCamps and conferences, including Brighton SEO in 2022 and WordCamp Europe in 2023. In 2022 Louise was an Innovate UK Women in Innovation Award Winner and founded Kanoppi, a WordPress extension to help continuously measure the carbon footprint of a website. Louise is driven by a passion to deliver the very best combination of technology, sustainability and business excellence.

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PK Son

Almost Inevitable Tutorials

PK is a frontend web developer with UI/UX design experience and training which helps him deliver high-end websites on any major platform, but especially WordPress (of course!). His digital design agency has clientele including digital agencies, national corporations, filmmakers, political figures, and property developers. Also, in his off time for the past seven years, PK has been publishing WordPress tutorials and courses for designers and developers of all skill levels. With a background in teaching, performance, and science, PK’s content is practical, passionate, and… phun (alliteration, sort of) to learn from, helping thousands of people find their potential and improve their game in web design and development.

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mor cohen

Mor Cohen

Brands By Sage

Mor is the founder of Brands By Sage, where is consult and teach conversion-centered brand strategy and design, and the Sage Brand Shop, where she creates branding & marketing templates for Elementor, Kadence & Canva – not Just beautiful designs, but more importantly, beautifully designed to convert™. Mor is a design for conversion expert with over 20 years of experience as a creator and business owner, she helps entrepreneurs and business owners create high-converting brands for themselves and for their clients.

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Laura Elizabeth

Client Portal

Laura Elizabeth is the founder of Client Portal a super simple way to store your clients’ deliverables in WordPress. She loves helping service businesses improve their workflows, project management skills, and design through both free and premium products. Check out her free course on giving clients a 5-star experience here:

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nicola tweed

Nicola Tweed

NT Web Design & Development

Mama, smoothie-maker, web designer and your new WordPress and business bestie.  I embarked on my WordPress & Web Designing journey in the early 2000s after stumbling upon a book at an airport. Since then, I’ve gone on to design beautiful websites for 7 figure female entrepreneurs from New York to Melbourne and Bali for over 9 years. Throughout this experience, I have encountered and successfully tackled a wide array of challenges and frustrations associated with creating online spaces. Now, I am obsessed with showing new business owners just how easy it is to start an online business and the immense joy and freedom the online world gives you! I share my expertise on YouTube through short, easy to understand tutorial videos and through my WordPress course.  My desire is to empower business owners and designers with all the resources you need to create a simple yet effective website that is done for now instead of aiming hopelessly for a non-existent, expensive picture of perfection.

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Dave Foy

Design Build Web

Dave Foy is an online educator and course creator who is well-known and respected in the WordPress community. As a qualified teacher, Dave spent 10 years teaching 5-11 year olds in the UK, before leaving the classroom behind to create his own web design agency. With 20 years’ experience building websites, Dave has spent the last 6 years helping tens of 1000s of non-coder web designers build their businesses faster and more profitably with his training. Dave is the creator of four popular online courses—No Stress WordPress, No Fear Funnels, From WordPress To Webflow, and Build with Bricks. He also co-created High Ticket Sales Funnels with Troy Dean from Agency Mavericks, and Elementor 101 and Spectra 101 for

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lindsay halsey

Lindsay Halsey

Pathfinder SEO

Based in Basalt, Colorado, Lindsay Halsey is the co-founder of Pathfinder SEO.  She has over 10 years of experience working in SEO with small to large businesses. She enjoys teaching freelancers and agency owners how to grow their recurring revenue by offering SEO services. 

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Afshana Diya


As the CMO of WPDeveloper, Afshana Diya steers the company’s mission & currently powering up over 5 million WordPress websites across 180 countries. Her deep strategic insights and keen understanding of the digital landscape have propelled WPDeveloper’s growth and brought transformative advancements to numerous software companies.  Beyond her professional milestones, Afshana is a seasoned speaker and organizer of many tech events, including two flagship WordCamps in Europe and Asia. As an avid traveller, she has explored over 30 countries which brings a unique layer of cultural understanding to her work, enriching her approach to digital innovation. 

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rachel winchester

Rachel Winchester

Visual Webmaster, LLC

Rachel Winchester, or Win for short, is an independent product designer and startup founder who occasionally dabbles in internet art and other creative projects. Catch her hosting the Philly WordPress Meetup virtually every month on the 3rd Thursdays. Win began her career by teaching herself digital marketing, participating in WordPress meetups, and creating arts-related websites for fun. She deepened her knowledge by completing a UX Design bootcamp while building websites for artists academics and entrepreneurs. Recently, she completed a contract with DigitalCube, working on their WordPress hosting products, client websites, and other initiatives for DC’s users and their communities. Drawing on her art history and interpretation studies at Swarthmore College, Win now runs Visual Webmaster, L.L.C., a boutique internet art and product design consulting firm. 

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Patrick Posner

Patrick Posner – Softwaredevelopment & Systemadministration

I’m the founder and developer of Simply Static – the most popular static site generator for WordPress.
I’m also the co-founder of OllieWP, where we are shaping the future of WordPress themes. I’ve been working with WordPress for over 10 years and learned a lot about the different aspects of the ecosystem (from development, theme design, contributing, and attending WordCamps). You can find me on Twitter (@patrickposner_).

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gen herres

Gen Herres

Anphira, LLC & Easy A11y Guide

Gen Herres is the owner at Anphira, LLC and organizes the Baltimore WordPress meetup group. Prior to getting into WordPress development more than a decade ago, Gen was a developer for Boeing on the B-1 Bomber and was a lecturer at the Ohio State University in the computer science department. Gen has been featured in podcasts and won the 2022 member of the year award in the #1 WordPress community. She is very active in WordPress groups encouraging other developers & designers. She started learning about accessibility in 2019 and has been increasing her knowledge and building it into websites since then. She is a strong advocate of processes that move accessibility to earlier points in a project and make accessibility easier to understand for novices.

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Haley Brown

Haley is a web designer, WP wiz and lady boss, obsessed with all things WordPress and helping designers like you make an incredible living while doing what you love most. Haley helps designers go from burnt‑out, struggling freelancers to confident, highly‑paid boss ladies of your own web dev empire by mastering WordPress without the tear‑your‑hair‑out drama of coding. Simply put, work smarter, charge more and live the life you want without overwhelm & fear.

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andrew palmer

Andrew Palmer

Somebodys Hero

As the Co Founder of Bertha Ai an awesome opportunity for WordPress users to write where they work. I am in touch daily with the WordPress Community. Bertha AI is also available as a Chrome Extension. 
I offer paid coaching, Advocacy and support for Product Makers, companies and Individuals who are aiming to be the very best.

I am also the founder of WP PLUGINS PLUS a company based in London UK and Kolkata. We make plugins, act as support for various Agencies and offer guided Web Site Design and Build Services through

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Britta Just

bj Marketingstudio

Britta Just is the owner of bj Marketingstudio, a marketing services & web design boutique. Besides creating kick-ass Elementor websites, landing pages, and membership areas, she teaches entrepreneurs, service providers, and business owners how to take their online visibility to the next level and use their websites as a 24/7 marketing machine – without causing extra stress or overwhelm.
Britta is also the host of the MASOMECO Online Summit, a digital conference for German-speaking entrepreneurs that focuses on how to attract their ideal clients with the help of marketing, social media & content.

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jakob trost

Jakob Trost


Jakob is CTO of GREYD, the company behind the first block-based WordPress suite. Having studied Interface Design, he incorporates both the developer and the designer perspectives.

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Anne Bovelett

Anne Bovelett is a passionate multilingual accessibility and possibility advocate, currently living in Germany. She was born in 1971 in The Netherlands, into a family with a rich heritage of visual artists, sculptors, musicians, and eccentric professors. The source of her commercial genes is a mystery, but her passion for creating and designing has genetically clearly been unavoidable. She built her first website in 1998 and freelanced on the side for many years. By 2008, Anne had taken the decision to fully commit to entrepreneurship. Her favorite terms in discussions with peers and clients are conversion, usability, and customer experience. She derives pleasure from raising awareness about profitable inclusive design and content, both within and beyond the WordPress community. The term ‘profitable’ in this context refers to both human and business aspects. Anne relishes in playfully debunking myths like “accessible websites are more expensive” and “smashing designs can’t be achieved if the focus is on accessibility.” What Anne cherishes the most and does best is guiding companies to motivate all departments to ensure accessibility remains a priority throughout the organization. She deeply believes in providing access to the same opportunities and experiences for everyone, irrespective of any physical or mental limitations they may have.

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kevin geary

Kevin Geary

Automatic.css &

Kevin Geary stands out as a distinguished voice in the WordPress community, known for his in-depth trainings on web design best practices, and his signature products: Automatic.css and Frames. These tools embody Kevin’s ambition for a more streamlined, consistent, and scalable approach to web design.

His agency, Digital Gravy, specializes in offering a wide array of web design services tailored for service-based businesses. This keeps Kevin closely connected to hands-on, real-world challenges. But, it’s his passion for education and an unwavering drive to elevate others, that truly sets him apart., Kevin’s personal website, acts as a central platform for his diverse projects and rich educational resources. Beyond this, he has fostered the Inner Circle, a vibrant community of over 1300 web designers, offering a space where they can connect, collaborate, learn, and flourish together.

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Jennifer Franklin

Beaver Builder

Hey there! I’m Jennifer, a web designer and digital marketer at Beaver Builder. Just maybe…you want the freedom to work when you want, more time to spend doing what you love, and the confidence to build stunning websites with ease. Here’s the thing: You too can create mobile responsive, SEO-friendly, and fast-loading websites without the overwhelm. No coding or design skills required! I have helped countless entrepreneurs create and grow their online businesses quickly without stressing out over design or tech. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my kiddos binge-watching Netflix and embarrassing them with impromptu dance parties. xo, Jennifer

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vikas singhal

Vikas Singhal

InstaWP Inc

Vikas is the founder of InstaWP, a tool that is very useful for WordPress development agencies and professionals. His previous endeavors include ExpressTech, Quiz & Survey Master Plugin, and several other plugins.

With InstaWP, Vikas is trying to solve a long-standing problem for the WordPress community. His tool allows creating, modifying, migrating, and synchronizing WordPress sites through a single dashboard and in no time. However, the most popular features of InstaWP are 2-way sync through its plugin InstaWP connect, 1-click plugin/theme testing through its Chrome extension InstaWP launcher, repurposable InstaWP templates that you can also monetize, and WaaS (Website as a Service). 

In this session, Vikas will particularly discuss how you can design templates and monetize made easy with WordPress

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Mark Westguard

WS Form

Mark Westguard is the founder of WS Form, a powerful, developer focussed form plugin for WordPress. Mark’s innovative approach to form design and functionality has positioned WS Form as a leader in the industry. His relentless pursuit of perfection has resulted in a plugin that offers an extensive array of features, including drag-and-drop form building, advanced conditional logic, seamless integration with popular third-party tools, and an intuitive interface that ensures effortless customization.

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lydia kitts

Lydia Kitts

Data + Delight

Lydia Kitts is an ex-professor and extra nerdy. As a designer and educator she helps design geeks and go-getters hone their strategic design skills, using the magic of her Data + Delight method — to develop a data-based approach to persuasive, trust-building site design that blows clients and their customers away (and builds their businesses in the process). 

She’s had a design business for over a decade, been a professor, VP of Design Experience for SaaS, and once upon a time… a costume designer. Based in Berea, Kentucky she designs and develops brands and sites through Turnquist House and educates designers through her Data + Delight Mentorship.

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Alex Standiford

WordPress Developer

Alex Standiford is a has been a WordPress developer since 2016. He has built dozens of scratch-made websites over the years, as well as hundreds of WordPress plugins and integrations. He has been a digital nomad for 3 years, traveling the country with his family in a camper.

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Kathy Zant

Kathy Zant

Kadence WP

Kathy is the Director of Marketing for KadenceWP and has been working with WordPress for over a decade. She has both technical and marketing experience and has worked with a number of brands in the WordPress space. She has helped numerous organizations empower their businesses with WordPress. She’s helped organize both WordCamp Phoenix and WCUS. She currently lives outside of Denton, TX where she can often be found walking dogs or hanging out in horse barns.

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chris david miles

Chris David Miles


Chris is a Product Manager for Bluehost in Tempe, AZ. He has done freelance web development and marketing for over a decade. He discovered WordPress in 2011 and has used it to build sites for clients and non-profits ever since.

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Christiaan Pieterse

Maxi Blocks

Christiaan is the co-founder of Maxi Blocks, a specialized WordPress page builder and template library. With over a decade focused on the WordPress ecosystem, web design, and online tools, his primary expertise is in conversion rate optimization. He has in-depth knowledge of WordPress plugins, pricing structures, and SEO strategies, while also contributing to the development and documentation of web platforms.

Currently, Christiaan is exploring the integration of AI tools into Maxi Blocks to enhance prototyping and streamline content generation.

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sarah masci

Sarah Masci

Day Rate Mastery™

Sarah is the CEO and Founder of Day Rate Mastery®, an online company that teaches expert service providers how to work less and make more with a streamlined “VIP Day” 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.

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Paul C


Designer and online educator with a long history in teaching IT, design and digital imaging and 15+ years as a professional web designer. My passion for design and education have been at the forefront of my career and the last 5+ years have allowed me to take this passion online to create WPTuts and develop a growing community of like minded creatives & professionals. A recent focus on creating a more streamlined design approach has opened up a wealth of educational possibilities using prototyping tools like Figma & Lunacy and to combine those with WordPress and its diverse range of tools.

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kristina romero

Kristina Romero

WP Care Market

Kristina Romero began as a website developer creating websites for companies that included Coca-Cola Company, Food Network, and Hollywood celebrities. Through her experience running an agency, she developed a passion for helping other website professionals grow their business and better serve their clients. Kristina has trained thousands of web professionals with content across the web including webinars and courses for WP Elevation, WordCamps, GoDaddy Pro, ManageWP and more. Now with her own training program inside WP Care Market, Kristina’s built a community where website professionals can discover quality training to increase their revenue and better their client relationships.

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Candy Phelps

1 Day® Works

Candy Phelps is the founder of Bizzy Bizzy, a U.S.-based WordPress web design agency. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, whether they are freelancers, agency owners or startup founders.
She is the creator of the 1 Day® Website and other 1 Day® marketing services.
Candy is the author of “1 Day® Website: Revolutionize Your Web Design Business.” While running her agency, Candy has sold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of 1 Day® Websites to her clients using her unique model.
With more than 20 years of experience in writing, design, content marketing and web design, she has been an instructor and speaker for many organizations.
Through 1 Day® Works, Candy trains other agency owners and freelancers in her proprietary 1 Day® Website business model, as well as providing tools and resources for freelancers. Through 1 Day Works, she helps creatives make more money, save time and find joy in their work.

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abdulrahman al ani

Abdulrahman Al Ani


Al Ani is a WordPress developer at Bluehost. In his role there, he works on developing WordPress tools and products that enhance the user experience while they are working with WordPress. It’s an exciting journey that certainly keeps him passionate about his daily work.

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