After working in marketing and business development for over ten years, Greg decided to pursue his passion for WordPress development and content marketing by starting his own company. Tired of seeing sites that look great but don’t achieve results, he founded Marketing Press to help business owners find the best of both worlds.
In addition to leading the company, Greg has become well-known in the WordPress community as a speaker and teacher. He has presented at several conferences (includingTechPHX, WordCamp LA, WordCamp Phoenix, and WordCamp Vegas), been featured on industry podcasts and regularly appears on popular shows (like WPwatercooler and his very own Marketing Press TV).
When he’s not working on code or content, Greg spends his free time mentoring at Gangplank, taking in live music in Tempe, AZ, or hanging out in his home state of New Jersey.
From her humble beginnings of selling candy, Carrie Dils perfected the ability to know what you want before you’ve even thought about it, and she does it well. Weilding the incredible power of coopetition, she weaves her web seamlessly with everyone on the planet, tying you into the incredible WordPress ecosystem and making it beautiful at the same time. Whether she’s beating her own father in a footrace or helping you customize your theme in the perfect way, you will find yourself wishing you had a longer commute, just to listen to her Genesis Office Hours podcast every week.
Patrick O’Keefe is the founder of the iFroggy Network, a publisher of websites. He has been managing online communities since 2000 and is the author of “Managing Online Forums,” a practical guide to managing online communities and social spaces.
For the last 10 years Tenko Nikolov has been the CEO and one of the masterminds behind the success of SiteGround. He has come up with multiple successful strategies for overcoming technical problems and has achieved real business results for SiteGround by growing it to more than 320,000 domain names under management. His vision and skills have made SiteGround a leading host in terms of technology and platform reliability. Tenko is also Co-Founder and CEO of GetClouder and 1h.com.
Jason is the founder of WP Engine, and before that of Smart Bear and IT WatchDogs. He’s started four companies that grew to more than $1m in revenue, both bootstrapped and funded. He has 50,000 subscribers to his blog about early-stage startups: http://blog.asmartbear.com.
As a WordPress trainer and coach, Bob Dunn, aka BobWP, brings his 6 years of WordPress experience, 20+ years of running a design and marketing company, and a ton of patience to his clients. He runs a membership site on BobWP.com, where he blogs and offers one-on-one training. And just recently, added a unique service called the BobWP Starter Kit. He also does local workshops in the Seattle area, and has presented more than 150 workshops and presentations at WordCamps, at other conferences, and for other organizations.
Bob has a knack for stepping into the shoes of WordPress beginners in order to help them with their challenges and pain points. He also feels that it’s just as important to understand the “why” as to learn the how.
He was lead organizer for WordCamp Seattle 2012, is co-organizer this year, and is also co-organizer of the Seattle WordPress meetup. In his off time he enjoys reading, watching great LOL movies and relaxing with Judy, his wife of 31 years, and their newly rescued cat Chester.
A design and marketing guy, Liam Dempsey is the owner and director of LBDesign, a small international consultancy. Liam grew the business from his own freelance work before relocating from Chicago to London in 2002.
Returning to the US in 2009, Liam was delighted to discover the WordPress community in Philadelphia. In 2012, with great support from local WordPress fans, he started the Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup, which is still running strong. Liam was lucky enough to be a co-organizer of WordCamp Philly 2014.
Always interested in the unique angle, Liam is the co-founder and co-editor of chickenmonkeydog, a daily, quirky blog that’s been running since 2008.
Jennifer Bourn is the Creative Director and Digital Strategist for Bourn Creative, a full service design company and Genesis recommended developer in Sacramento, California. With a Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, more than 15 years in the design trenches, and almost 10 years pretending to take orders from her business partner, boss, and husband, Jennifer is an award-winning designer with a penchant for writing, marketing, chocolate, Star Wars, and Legos (yes, Legos not logos).
She built her first WordPress site in 2008, fell in love with giving clients the ability to make their own content revisions, and went all in with WordPress pretty much the same day. Now with more than 300 WordPress sites under her belt, Jennifer now shares her expertise and lessons learned as a speaker, blogger, and co-organizer of the Sacramento Meetup Group
She is excited for the upcoming launch of Bourn Creative’s newest venture, EntrepreneurThemes, providing online tools and simple WordPress website solutions for small business.