Alex Vasquez

Alex Vasquez is the Principal and Technical Director at DigiSavvy, a SoCal Digital Marketing Agency. He’s also organizer of the WordPress Pasadena Meetup Group and has been using WordPress since 2008 and has never met a Hendricks he could refuse…

Ben Lobaugh

I have been using WordPress personally and for clients since the 1.x days. Currently co-organizer of Seattle WordCamp and the Seattle WordPress Meetup and aspiring Automattician

Blair Williams

I’m a programmer and an internet marketer. I like building tools for people to push forward their internet marketing efforts. I’ve written plugins for WordPress and gems for Ruby on Rails. I’ve written numerous public, private, and commercial WordPress plugins including: Pretty Link Pro, Affiliate Royale, MemberPress, Mingle, and Social Maven.

Brad Williams

Brad is the co-founder of WebDevStudios.com, a co-host on the DradCast podcast, and the co-author of Professional WordPress (1E & 2E) and Professional WordPress Plugin Development. Brad is also one of the organizers of the Philadelphia WordPress Meetup Group and WordCamp Philly.

Chris Ford

I’ve been using WordPress for 5 years, designing exclusively for the Genesis framework for four of them. I have extensive experience both customizing existing Genesis child themes as well as developing commercial themes that have been featured in both the main StudioPress store and the Marketplace.

Chris Lema

I blog daily about WordPress, business, and public speaking at chrislema.com. I’m an author, presenter, and work at Emphasys Software as their VP of Software Engineering. I’ve been working with WordPress since 2005 and run a WordPress meetup in San Diego. I also was an organizer for WordCamp San Diego 2013.

David Henzel

VP of Marketing and Partner @MaxCDN Passionate about about: #OnlineMarketing #Startups #SEO #Entrepreneurship and changing the world…

Derek Springer

Derek Springer is a San Diego based Code Wrangler at Automattic and rewrote the Jetpack (and WordPress.com) audio shortcode to utilize native HTML5 audio. In a previous life Derek spent nearly 10 years developing software in the Aerospace industry.

Devin Walker

Devin Walker is a San Diego-based WordPress Developer specializing in building rock-solid themes and plugins. He is the author of several popular and highly-rated WordPress and jQuery plugins. He writes regularly on wordimpress and his personal website about coding tips, Internet musings and other WordPress and technology-related topics. In his free time he enjoys playing Golf, although he’s not very good (yet).

Dre Armeda

Dre Armeda, CISSP is a web designer with a security habit. Dre is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sucuri Inc. Sucuri is a security company concentrating on malware prevention, monitoring, alerting, and cleanup for websites.

Dre is a co-host on the worlds most popular WordPress podcast, The DradCast and is a two time lead organizer of WordCamp San Diego. Follow @dremeda on Twitter, or say hi at dre.im.

Dre is a Harley enthusiast, and a Chargers fan. He wears many hats, and love tacos. Dre is infatuated with WordPress, web design, and web security. Dre’s hope is to help make the web a safer place!

John Hawkins

Based in Las Vegas, I run a WordPress development shop. I’m currently in a 12-step program to get over my addiction to WordCamps. I’m obviously failing.

Karim Marucchi

Founder and CEO of VeloMedia, Karim is shepherding this micro-multinational consortium of vertical brands, building a team of leading developers customizing WordPress as an enterprise-level framework for fast and cost-effective development cycles. VeloMedia teams with advertising agencies, full-service PR firms and their clients, as well as internal marketing and IT departments to provide some of the web’s most dynamic WordPress solutions.

Lizelle Brandt

Experienced blogger since 2005 for now ESPN affiliate sports blog.  Experience on proposed subject.

Lizelle Brandt is a media lawyer, media legal expert, professor teaching business law at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and author of soon to be published e-book about the law and blogging.  Lizelle has also been profiled in the legal industry book, “24 Hours With 24 Lawyers.”

Lucy Beer

Lucy Beer of WebTrainingWheels has been using WordPress since 2004 and working in online marketing for even longer. She spends her days helping individuals and businesses learn how to use WordPress for their specific purpose. Stand too close to her and she’ll turn you into a WordPress-savvy nerd without you realizing it. She also works with businesses to coach and consult them on their online marketing strategies, and teaches group workshops and classes. Although not a full-blown developer, she actually likes coding (weird, huh?). When not doing these things, you’ll find her reading books in fine coffeeshops around LA (her nerdery extends offline too), or possibly on top of a hill in Topanga. She’s originally from Manchester, England although many years in Los Angeles have made her talk funny, acquire a taste for fro-yo and get annoyed by overly enthusiastic greeters in stores.

Mike Schroder

Mike Schroder, known as Shredder to most of his colleagues, was brought up as a sailor, cross-cultural kid, and web programmer in the mid-90s.  He currently works at DreamHost, where he contributes to the WordPress core and community.

Natalie MacLees

Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency, Purple Pen Productions. In 2012 she published jQuery for Designers with Packt Publishing. She founded and runs the jQuery LA Users’ Group and together with Noel Saw she heads up theSouthern California WordPress User’s Group, organizing WordPress meetups, help sessions, and workshops. In 2010, she worked as technical reviewer onWordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver. She makes her online home atnataliemac.com.

Steve Zehngut

I have been a WordPress developer for 7 years and a web/multimedia developer for 20 years. I lead the OC WordPress Meetup twice a month. I am a regular speaker at Wordcamps and a regular contributor for the WP Watercooler.

Suzette Franck

Suzette Franck is the WordPress Evangelist at (mt) Media Temple, where she educates and advocates for WordPress and the WordPress Community. She typically attends 2-3 WordPress Meetups a week, and has spoken at 4 WordCamps this year: Phoenix, San Diego, Miami, and Reno; and will be speaking at her fifth in Seattle in June. She blogs frequently at suzettefranck.com about WordPress and is a regular contributor on WPWatercooler.com. She enjoys teaching about the wonders of WordPress and finding better ways to do things with it. She loves learning about web development and digging into code, which she has been doing for over 18 years. She discovered WordPress 5 years ago and has used it to create over 200 websites with a variety of designs and requirements, mostly with hand-coded custom themes, and is showing no signs of stopping.

Syed Balkhi

I have been using WordPress since 2006. I run one of the largest free WordPress resource site: WPBeginner. I’m also the co-organizer of WordCamp Miami.

Taylor Lovett

I am a full time Strategic Web Engineer for 10up LLC. I have a plugin Safe Redirect Manager that runs on WordPress VIP. I am also a core contributor for WordPress

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