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Meet Your Hosts
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.
Anchen le Roux
Simply Digital Design
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.
Meet the Speakers
With 23 years of experience, Jennifer Bourn leverages her graphic design, web design, and copywriting background to help small businesses build brands, create content, and grow profitable online platforms. Known for her ability to make the complex simple, Jennifer has parlayed her experience as a freelancer and 16-year microagency owner into webinars, workshops, business training programs, and online courses that help freelancers build sustainable, enjoyable, profitable businesses that support the lifestyle they desire.
Ben Ritner is one of the preeminent innovators in the WordPress blocks space, developing Kadence Blocks before the WordPress block editor was released in WordPress 5.0. Since that time, Kadence has taken the WordPress world by storm with the Kadence Theme and a suite of plugins that make working with WordPress blocks easier and more effective. Ben lives with his family in Missoula, Montana where he leads the growing and fully remote Kadence team.
Day Rate Mastery™
Sarah 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.
Karmen Kendrick is a product marketing manager at LearnDash.com. She holds a decade of experience running an eCommerce site, a web design freelance business, and a WordPress course for beginners. When she’s not blogging about WordPress or working, you can find her cooking, skating, and saving interior design ideas on Pinterest.
Raitis Sevelis is a product manager at the new Visual Composer Website Builder and WPBakery – the first-ever page builder for WordPress. He has 20 years of experience in UI/UX and is a passionate WordPress community member. In his free time, he runs a highly-engaging WordPress community group on Facebook (WordPress for Business) for people who run their business in WordPress.
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: learndesigncourse.com
WP Care Market
Kristina Romero began as a website developer with her company KR Media & Designs 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’s 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.
I help Course Creators, Digital Product Creators, and Coaches double revenue from their email list in 90 days without using email as a blunt tool to broadcast to everyone because of the unclear path they have for a subscriber to become a customer, so that they, as the business owner, can build a business designed around the life they want to live.
Web Designer Academy
Shannon Mattern teaches web designers how to stop undercharging and overdelivering and book premium (and dreamy) clients so that they can create full-time incomes. Learn more about Shannon and the Web Designer Academy at link below.
Davinder Singh Kainth
Amber Hinds is the CEO of Equalize Digital, Inc., a Certified B Corp specializing in WordPress accessibility, maker of the Accessibility Checker plugin, and lead organizer of the WordPress Accessibility Meetup and WP Accessibility Day conference.
Through her work at Equalize Digital, Amber is striving to create a world where all people have equal access to information and tools on the internet, regardless of ability. Since 2010, she has led teams building websites and web applications for nonprofits, K-12 and higher education institutions, government agencies, and businesses of all sizes. In addition to accessibility, Amber is a recognized search engine optimization (SEO), UI/UX, and WordPress expert.
Emily is the Chief Operating Officer for GoWP, a company that helps agencies grow and become more profitable through our outsourced hiring and managed services. She lives in Athens, Ohio with her husband, Marc, and their two young daughters, Ivette and Lydia. In her spare time, she keeps active in nature with trail running, biking, and hiking with the family.
I’m passionate about the next stage of the web and how it’s changing the world (mostly for the better). I have spent all my working life building businesses on the web and have held both technical and commercial board level positions. Prior to founding Pootlepress I was Managing Director of Pavilion Interactive Ltd and Chief Technical Officer of Documedia PLC. 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.
Kim Doyal is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, and podcaster. She’s the founder of Email Insiders, #FtheHUSTLE, and co-founder of the Content Creators Planner. She built her lifestyle business through content marketing, podcasting, and email marketing.
Kim was widowed in 2003 with two small children. After finding herself in a new place as a single mom she began building a business that supported the quality of life she wanted for herself and her family. Fast forward to today and she’s living the dream in sunny Costa Rica.
Joe A Simpson Jr
Metro Los Angeles (LACMTA)
Joe A Simpson Jr met the Elementor team at WordCamp US and began hosting one of the first stateside Elementor Meetups shortly after. At the time, he was comparing the three major page builders as part of a proposal to rebuild their transit agency’s website. Last summer, their site relaunched using Elementor. Joe contributes to WordPress as an Elementor Leader, WordCamp organizer, and hosts three WordPress Meetups with two in the Santa Clarita Valley in the northern counties of Los Angeles, California.
The WP Project Manager’s Academy
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, she left the corporate world to form her WordPress agency (WP Roadmaps)
Soon after, while attending WordCamps, and seeing first-hand how folks were struggling with project management, and learning about niching down and doing what you’re best at, Beth decided to combine her Master’s degree in Education, years of experience in corporate project management, and her WordPress experience to form the WP Project Manager’s Academy.
She now enjoys providing real-life project management skills training to all types of WordPress practitioners (designers, developers, consultants, project managers, and agencies).In addition to continuing to run her agency and serving as the Academy Director, Beth also administers the WordPress Project Management Facebook group, and serves as an event organizer for the Triad WordPress Meetup Group.
Beth hails from Greensboro NC where she lives with her little dog. In her spare time, she enjoys attending live music events and travelling the world with her friends.
Paul Lacey Digital
Paul is an experienced web designer who has worked for brands such Pentagram, Getronics, GeneratePress & Church of England. As well as consulting and designing with a select few niche agencies, Paul also works freelance for the well known WordPress brand Beaver Builder.
Elsewhere Paul is co-creator of the Digital Master Dojo Podcast. Paul was also previously co-host of the award winning WP Builds podcast, and also was briefly Managing Editor of The WP Minute where he published the most read and listened to article / podcast entitled Blocks, Boards & Fishing Reels – How Gutenberg has Divided WordPress.
Paul has an abundance mindset and is dedicated to sharing knowledge, expertise and good practice in and around design and UX. In particular optimising for conversions, performance and mobile experience are his particular areas of focus.
The Design Space Co
Melissa is a website designer and brand specialist for creative businesses and entrepreneurs.
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 building ethical sales funnels for entrepreneurs.
She lives in Cornwall, UK, with her family, where she spends her spare time surfing.
1 Day® Website
Candy Phelps is the founder of Bizzy Bizzy, an interactive and collaborative U.S.-based 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 tactics, training and tools and her unique 1 Day® model with fellow designers and developers.
Nick Diego is a Developer Advocate at WP Engine and has been working with WordPress for over a decade. Passionate about the Gutenberg project and “modern” WordPress development, he splits his time between creating educational content, building experimental plugins and themes, and contributing to WordPress Core. You can follow him on Twitter at @nickmdiego or reach out in the WordPress Slack channel at @ndiego.
Jacqui Money is a South African entrepreneur & tiny house enthusiast who specializes in helping introverted service providers and coaches scale their online business without hiring a huge team if they don’t want to. She has a BA in Business Administration and a post-graduate honors degree in Psychology. When she’s not working her magic on clients systems’ and automation’s you will find her spending time with her fur and feather kids or planting her food forest.
Jakob Trost has studied interface design and is developer @GREYD, the company behind the first block-based WordPress suite.
Before integrating in Gutenberg, the WP Bakery pagebuilder was part of GREYD.SUITE. Jakob therefore has deep knowledge not only from the perspective of a web agency working with pagebuilders, but can also provide insights in the current developments at WordPress like the Block Editor and Full Site Editing.
He has speaking experience among others at WordCamp Vienna and several WordPress Meetups.
Kathy is a Product Marketing Manager for Kadence at StellarWP 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, Texas where she can often be found walking golden retrievers or hanging out in horse barns.
I am working as a web developer since 2009. I was a co-founder of the team that has become an Elite Author on Themeforest, have created a quite popular and successful Uni CPO form builder plugin, and have tried myself in game development. Builderius site builder is my new journey!
Rachel Winchester, or ‘Win’ for short, is a Product Designer focused on elevating the arts and cultural industries. Her passion for art drives her to create digital products that can advance the entire industry, particularly artists themselves. She works full-time as a UX/Product Designer at DigitalCube focusing on their WordPress products, client websites, and other initiatives for our users and their communities. At DigitalCube, she also leads the artist residency program that fosters the creation of internet art. Additionally as a freelancer, she works one-on-one with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and agencies to help them realize their goals and solve their problems.
Robert has been working in information security for close to 2 decades. He got his start with cleaning up compromised websites, helping site owners who were experiencing some of their worst days. Being empathic to the site owner’s feeling, Robert wanted to help before the hack happened, so he started identifying and reporting the vulnerabilities directly to the developers. Robert nowadays, speaks to the developers an designers directly, to help them learn and take action so they can have the upper hand well before a hack ever happens.
Web designer for female business owners who love their work but NOT their website. Laura Kåmark is a strategic web designer and tech expert who creates stunning, money-making websites for female entrepreneurs. With her signature VIP Website Experience, she’ll take your DIY website and turn it into one that looks good AND sells. Leave the automations to her as she creates an intentional customer journey that converts your website visitors into paying clients.
Stackable – Website Builder for WordPress
For over 10 years, Benjamin has been the founder & lead developer of Gambit Technologies, Inc. which specializes in creating powerful websites and tools for businesses. From humble beginnings of working out of coffee shops, his passion for coding has paved the way for Gambit to create a variety of page building tools that is used by over 100,000 websites globally. No matter the skill level, he strives to give confidence to anyone to easily build their websites & create their online presence. He currently leads the Gambit team in developing Stackable – Website Builder for WordPress, one of the first & most widely used custom block collections for Gutenberg.
Stephanie Hudson is a geek, entrepreneur, inventor, and notebook hoarder. Her current passion is helping digital agencies to scale and thrive, through her white label company FocusWP.
I am an anthropologist turned software developer. I studied dispute handing in New Zealand between the Maori and the British Crown / New Zealand government. While writing my university dissertation I worked in a public library. The Internet was just taking hold and I helped put in the first public access Internet computers and created their first website. This got me started. I began in IT doing tech support, then moved into network and database administration. I ended up working as an IT manager and developer for a large photography company for a number of years. Anthropologist, public libraries, IT manager and developer, these are perspectives that I bring to my work with WordPress.
Courtney Robertson is a web design and developer advocate at GoDaddy Pro. She contributes to WordPress as a co-rep on the Make WP Training team, the team that makes content for Learn.WordPress.org. She has a vast background in teaching WordPress Development in schools in bootcamps. When not at a computer, she can be found working on her large vegetable garden or playing her 7 string electric violin.
AB Split Test
Tom loves to use WordPress to grow business’. He has run a WordPress development and marketing agency for 6 years. 3 years ago he discovered that conversion optimization provided huge returns on investment, but was so hard to set up and configure, that it was not worth doing. So I built a simple and powerful split testing tool to help WordPress agencies create more revenue with the same traffic.
Martin Huntbach & Lyndsay Cambridge
Martin and Lyndsay are the authors of the best selling book, Content Fortress and directors of Jammy Digital – an award-winning agency that helps entrepreneurs get more sales from their websites.
Having experienced just how difficult it is to balance running an agency with family life, Martin and Lyndsay discovered how to use content to attract higher-paying, better clients who were eager to work with them.
They now dedicate their time to helping other web design agency owners and freelancers do the same, through their website Agency Jam.
Henry Hoe is a multiple 7 figures eCommerce business owner with 7 years of working with page builders. His specialty is working marketing automation especially with WhatsApp marketing and cart recoveries.
Paperback Web Development is a queer womxn-owned web development studio that specializes in support for complex and existing websites. We also provide custom WordPress website maintenance and development for businesses and partner with design and marketing agencies to support and develop websites and online systems for their clients.
Corey Dodd is a designer with 20 years experience working with large companies such as Nova Radio, national advertising agencies and boutique design studios.
His background in working as a creative in digital and tech companies has given him a broad skill set that covers design, strategy and coding.
He’s passionate about helping others in the design community, especially when it comes to topics around money, pricing and processes.
He currently runs Elk Creative, a small design studio from Geelong Victoria, that is focused on delivering custom branding and digital solutions for property development and commercial construction businesses.