guy kawasaki Guy Kawasaki Guy is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online, graphics-design service, trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, and executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Formerly, Guy served as an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and ten other books. Guy has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA, as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.


guy kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki

Guy is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online, graphics-design service, trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, and executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Formerly, Guy served as an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and ten other books. Guy has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA, as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

danielle Krysa The Jealous Curator Danielle has a BFA in Visual Arts and a post-grad in Design. She has worked as a designer and creative director for years and is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator. Danielle writes daily posts showcasing artwork from around the world and has hung actual art exhibitions from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles. In 2014 she published two books with Chronicle Books titled Creative Block and Collage. Danielle has just started writing her third book which will be released Fall 2016.


danielle Krysa
The Jealous Curator

Danielle has a BFA in Visual Arts and a post-grad in Design. She has worked as a designer and creative director for years and is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator. Danielle writes daily posts showcasing artwork from around the world and has hung actual art exhibitions from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles. In 2014 she published two books with Chronicle Books titled Creative Block and Collage. Danielle has just started writing her third book which will be released Fall 2016.

Jane Mosbacher morris TO THE MARKET | Survivor-made Goods Jane is the CEO and founder of TO THE MARKET | Survivor-made goods, a socially-inspired business that promotes goods made by and stories told by survivors of abuse, conflict, and disease. TO THE MARKET works to economically empower survivors in over 20 countries and has been profiled broadly on platforms like Glamour.com, People.com, BloombergTV, and FoxBusiness. Jane loves to find other survivor supporters and share how they can make a difference for others.  


Jane Mosbacher morris
TO THE MARKET | Survivor-made Goods

Jane is the CEO and founder of TO THE MARKET | Survivor-made goods, a socially-inspired business that promotes goods made by and stories told by survivors of abuse, conflict, and disease. TO THE MARKET works to economically empower survivors in over 20 countries and has been profiled broadly on platforms like Glamour.com, People.com, BloombergTV, and FoxBusiness. Jane loves to find other survivor supporters and share how they can make a difference for others.

 

Rachel Ryle Rachel Ryle Award winning Illustrator & Animator Rachel Ryle was named the #1 Instagram account to follow by MTV & Buzzfeed. In the two years she's followed her passion and has successfully turned the hobby of art & animation into her full time career. By utilizing the power of social media to market herself, she grew from 400 followers to 450k. By simply sharing her creativity with the world she was able to quit her day job, open her own animation agency and has grown her clientele to include some of today's top brands! 


Rachel Ryle
Rachel Ryle

Award winning Illustrator & Animator Rachel Ryle was named the #1 Instagram account to follow by MTV & Buzzfeed. In the two years she's followed her passion and has successfully turned the hobby of art & animation into her full time career. By utilizing the power of social media to market herself, she grew from 400 followers to 450k. By simply sharing her creativity with the world she was able to quit her day job, open her own animation agency and has grown her clientele to include some of today's top brands! 

Heather Armstrong dooce Heather is widely acknowledged to be the most popular “mommy blogger” in the world. She has over 1.5 million followers on Twitter and an incredibly active audience. Forbes Magazine recently named her one of the 30 most influential women in media while also separately listing her website, dooce®, as a top 100 website for women. Time Magazine has twice listed dooce® as one of the 25 best blogs in the world. And her first book about the birth of her first daughter, “It Sucked and Then I Cried” became a New York Times Best Seller. Armstrong lives in Salt Lake City with her two daughters and two insane dogs all who appear as vivid characters in her writing.


Heather Armstrong
dooce

Heather is widely acknowledged to be the most popular “mommy blogger” in the world. She has over 1.5 million followers on Twitter and an incredibly active audience. Forbes Magazine recently named her one of the 30 most influential women in media while also separately listing her website, dooce®, as a top 100 website for women. Time Magazine has twice listed dooce® as one of the 25 best blogs in the world. And her first book about the birth of her first daughter, “It Sucked and Then I Cried” became a New York Times Best Seller. Armstrong lives in Salt Lake City with her two daughters and two insane dogs all who appear as vivid characters in her writing.

Amber Kemp-Gerstel Damask Love Amber is the crafty girl behind Damask Love. Want to make stuff? Don't worry. She'll show you how. Over the past year three years, Amber has grown her blog and has recently developed meaningful partnerships with brands including Cricut and Home Depot. Damask Love was named one of Domino Magazine's Top 17 DIY blogs and in February 2015, Amber was named Cricut's Design Space Star $10,000 winner. She has a huge passion for networking and creativity, and is always in the mood to strike up a lively conversation. Amber lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, Andrew and her four month old son, Markus.


Amber Kemp-Gerstel
Damask Love

Amber is the crafty girl behind Damask Love. Want to make stuff? Don't worry. She'll show you how. Over the past year three years, Amber has grown her blog and has recently developed meaningful partnerships with brands including Cricut and Home Depot. Damask Love was named one of Domino Magazine's Top 17 DIY blogs and in February 2015, Amber was named Cricut's Design Space Star $10,000 winner. She has a huge passion for networking and creativity, and is always in the mood to strike up a lively conversation. Amber lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, Andrew and her four month old son, Markus.

Nancy Soriano Nancy Soriano Nancy is a passionate supporter of the handmade and maker communities. With a very impressive carrier under her belt, one of Nancy's late projects is her book, The Jewelry Recipe Book, published by Artisan, April 2015, shows you how to transform crafting materials and vintage items into one-of-a-kind pieces. While she has been a featured expert on Good Morning America, Today, and Martha Live on Sirius radio, she also finds time to bake in the kitchen of the 1920s Tudor cottage in New York where she lives with her husband, her son, and her many collections—including a good amount of vintage and handmade jewelry.


Nancy Soriano
Nancy Soriano

Nancy is a passionate supporter of the handmade and maker communities. With a very impressive carrier under her belt, one of Nancy's late projects is her book, The Jewelry Recipe Book, published by Artisan, April 2015, shows you how to transform crafting materials and vintage items into one-of-a-kind pieces. While she has been a featured expert on Good Morning America, Today, and Martha Live on Sirius radio, she also finds time to bake in the kitchen of the 1920s Tudor cottage in New York where she lives with her husband, her son, and her many collections—including a good amount of vintage and handmade jewelry.

Sara Neal Plum Stitch Sara is the founder of Plum Stitch - hand-crafted, American-made quilts for the baby in your life. Sara has an MFA in Arts Administration, and is an arts marketer by day and a quilt maker by night. She works, plays, and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her idol is Wonder Woman.   


Sara Neal
Plum Stitch

Sara is the founder of Plum Stitch - hand-crafted, American-made quilts for the baby in your life. Sara has an MFA in Arts Administration, and is an arts marketer by day and a quilt maker by night. She works, plays, and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her idol is Wonder Woman. 

 

Amanda Kingloff Project Kid Amanda, author of Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun (Artisan Books), can turn a shampoo bottle into a rocket, a juice box into an owl, and a wine cork into a mushroom. As Lifestyle Director for Parents Magazine from 2007 to 2013, Amanda established herself as the expert in the world of kids’ crafts. She currently contributes to a multitude of magazines and websites including HGTV Magazine, Country Living, People.com, Woman's Day, Parents, Parent & Child, FamilyFun, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Yahoo Makers, The Etsy Blog, and more. Look for more ingenious crafts in the next book in the PROJECT KID series, coming Fall 2016!


Amanda Kingloff
Project Kid

Amanda, author of Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun (Artisan Books), can turn a shampoo bottle into a rocket, a juice box into an owl, and a wine cork into a mushroom. As Lifestyle Director for Parents Magazine from 2007 to 2013, Amanda established herself as the expert in the world of kids’ crafts. She currently contributes to a multitude of magazines and websites including HGTV Magazine, Country Living, People.com, Woman's Day, Parents, Parent & Child, FamilyFun, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Yahoo Makers, The Etsy Blog, and more. Look for more ingenious crafts in the next book in the PROJECT KID series, coming Fall 2016!

Chauncea Carouthers Chauncea Chauncėa is a full time entrepreneur, creative thinker, visionary, public speaker and sought after International Marketing, Branding and Events expert who is experiencing a rapid ascent in the fashion industry. Chauncėa is the Co-Founder/Managing Partner of The Fount Group and President of brand, www.Chauncea.com. In a brief period, Chauncėa has already amassed over a decade of work experience and has earned two bachelors degrees from Marymount University. Chauncèa's seamless, cutting edge and passionate approach to projects has caused her name to gain rapid recognition as a an industry leader on the rise.


Chauncea Carouthers
Chauncea

Chauncėa is a full time entrepreneur, creative thinker, visionary, public speaker and sought after International Marketing, Branding and Events expert who is experiencing a rapid ascent in the fashion industry. Chauncėa is the Co-Founder/Managing Partner of The Fount Group and President of brand, www.Chauncea.com. In a brief period, Chauncėa has already amassed over a decade of work experience and has earned two bachelors degrees from Marymount University. Chauncèa's seamless, cutting edge and passionate approach to projects has caused her name to gain rapid recognition as a an industry leader on the rise.

Liz stanley Say Yes Liz is founder and editor of the award winning womens and family lifestyle site, Say Yes. She was born and raised a New Yorker but now is perfectly happy to call the faiytale city of San Francisco home with her husband and two children. Her and her team's work has been featured by Martha Stewart, Real Simple, Parents Magazine, the Huffington Post, with full print features in the San Francisco Chronicle, Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, and documentary features on A&E and Hulu. She partners with a variety of design focused lifestyle home brands like Target, Adobe, Home Depot, and West Elm. Previous work includes founding Minted's lifestyle site, Julep and writing for Apartment Therapy. 


Liz stanley
Say Yes

Liz is founder and editor of the award winning womens and family lifestyle site, Say Yes. She was born and raised a New Yorker but now is perfectly happy to call the faiytale city of San Francisco home with her husband and two children. Her and her team's work has been featured by Martha Stewart, Real Simple, Parents Magazine, the Huffington Post, with full print features in the San Francisco Chronicle, Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, and documentary features on A&E and Hulu. She partners with a variety of design focused lifestyle home brands like Target, Adobe, Home Depot, and West Elm. Previous work includes founding Minted's lifestyle site, Julep and writing for Apartment Therapy. 

Jill Nystul One Good Thing Jill is the founder of the website One Good Thing by Jillee, which receives on average 5 million monthly page views. She is a Parents magazine blog award winner, and her work has been featured on People.com and Oprah.com among many others. A book about her life and blog is being published by Putnam Books and will be out in May. Nystul lives in Heber City, Utah, with her husband and children. A book about her life and blog will be out this Spring.


Jill Nystul
One Good Thing

Jill is the founder of the website One Good Thing by Jillee, which receives on average 5 million monthly page views. She is a Parents magazine blog award winner, and her work has been featured on People.com and Oprah.com among many others. A book about her life and blog is being published by Putnam Books and will be out in May. Nystul lives in Heber City, Utah, with her husband and children. A book about her life and blog will be out this Spring.

Kristin Guy Dine X Design Kristin is a Los Angeles based food & design consultant who has worked with brands such as HGTV, Refinery 29, Houzz.com, Better Homes & Gardens, Tourism Australia, and HOW Design Magazine to produce exclusive articles and original photography for readers around the world.  Regarded as an expert in branding and design, she has worked with many creative-minded businesses to bring their visions to life on the page, web and screen. Founder of culinary-lifestyle site Dine X Design, Kristin is your go-to gal for killer recipes, a proven trend-hunter of well-designed kitchen / tabletop decor and a globe-trotting scout for the best places to eat, drink and shop for your home.


Kristin Guy
Dine X Design

Kristin is a Los Angeles based food & design consultant who has worked with brands such as HGTV, Refinery 29, Houzz.com, Better Homes & Gardens, Tourism Australia, and HOW Design Magazine to produce exclusive articles and original photography for readers around the world.  Regarded as an expert in branding and design, she has worked with many creative-minded businesses to bring their visions to life on the page, web and screen. Founder of culinary-lifestyle site Dine X Design, Kristin is your go-to gal for killer recipes, a proven trend-hunter of well-designed kitchen / tabletop decor and a globe-trotting scout for the best places to eat, drink and shop for your home.

Candice Stringham Handmade Mood Candice is an editorial photographer, marketing director for My Minds Eye, and one of the founders of a lifestyle and DIY blog Handmade Mood. She is a former editor at Creating Keepsakes Magazine. She has worked and taught with many brands such as Canon, Tamron, A Beautiful Mess, Atly and the Creative Photography Retreat. Her work can be seen on blogs and in magazines all over the country. She lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband, three sons, and a tiny but grumpy Scottish Terrier, Dickens. 


Candice Stringham
Handmade Mood

Candice is an editorial photographer, marketing director for My Minds Eye, and one of the founders of a lifestyle and DIY blog Handmade Mood. She is a former editor at Creating Keepsakes Magazine. She has worked and taught with many brands such as Canon, Tamron, A Beautiful Mess, Atly and the Creative Photography Retreat. Her work can be seen on blogs and in magazines all over the country. She lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband, three sons, and a tiny but grumpy Scottish Terrier, Dickens. 

NICOLE HUDSON Bot Communications Nicole is the founder of Bot Communications and creator ofbrand[ED], the one day workshop for entrepreneurs to develop their business plan, learn social media, define their brand and practice photo styling. When she isn’t traveling across Canada working with inspiring entrepreneurs, she is behind a camera shooting portraits and editorials. Some of her clients include lululemon athletica, etsy, Sharp Magazine, Jacknife Design, Fashion Magazine, and Design Mom. She’s also proudly the mama of Saunders, a mutt with at least some French Bulldog in him (who, of course has his own instagram hashtag: #ourguysaunders) and she could live off chocolate covered macadamias, green juice and pomegranates.


NICOLE HUDSON
Bot Communications

Nicole is the founder of Bot Communications and creator ofbrand[ED], the one day workshop for entrepreneurs to develop their business plan, learn social media, define their brand and practice photo styling. When she isn’t traveling across Canada working with inspiring entrepreneurs, she is behind a camera shooting portraits and editorials. Some of her clients include lululemon athletica, etsy, Sharp Magazine, Jacknife Design, Fashion Magazine, and Design Mom. She’s also proudly the mama of Saunders, a mutt with at least some French Bulldog in him (who, of course has his own instagram hashtag: #ourguysaunders) and she could live off chocolate covered macadamias, green juice and pomegranates.

Jodi Levine Super Make it Jodi is a lifelong crafter and author of the Super Make It book series and blog. Her first book, Candy Aisle Crafts, and the forthcoming Paper Goods Projects, are all about crafts made from everyday supermarket materials. In her 19 years at Martha Stewart Living, Jodi was part of the core team that created the highly esteemed Martha Stewart Kids and Martha Stewart Baby and Kids magazines, and became the editorial director. Jodi contributes to various websites and magazines such as Martha Stewart, Handmade Charlotte, Parents, Good Housekeeping, and Better Homes & Gardens, and appears occasionally on The Today Show. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two sons.


Jodi Levine
Super Make it

Jodi is a lifelong crafter and author of the Super Make It book series and blog. Her first book, Candy Aisle Crafts, and the forthcoming Paper Goods Projects, are all about crafts made from everyday supermarket materials. In her 19 years at Martha Stewart Living, Jodi was part of the core team that created the highly esteemed Martha Stewart Kids and Martha Stewart Baby and Kids magazines, and became the editorial director. Jodi contributes to various websites and magazines such as Martha Stewart, Handmade Charlotte, Parents, Good Housekeeping, and Better Homes & Gardens, and appears occasionally on The Today Show. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two sons.

Kirsten grove Simply Grove Kirsten has always had a passion for interior design. She loves to style homes across the globe. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. She started it in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world,  You will find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Anthology, Lucky Magazine, MarthaStewart.com, Real Living Magazine, Elle Decor.com, HGTV.com and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was recently voted one of Saveurs top 6 Best Home, Style and Design blogs. Kirsten is currently working on a book that will feature what she loves to do, styling.


Kirsten grove
Simply Grove

Kirsten has always had a passion for interior design. She loves to style homes across the globe. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. She started it in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world,  You will find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Anthology, Lucky Magazine, MarthaStewart.com, Real Living Magazine, Elle Decor.com, HGTV.com and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was recently voted one of Saveurs top 6 Best Home, Style and Design blogs. Kirsten is currently working on a book that will feature what she loves to do, styling.

Jordan Ferney  Oh Happy Day Jordan is the founder and editor at Oh Happy Day, a design and lifestyle blog known for it's original and fun DIY projects and party ideas. Jordan has been featured in Time Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Budget Living, and Anthology Magazine. Jordan likes to spend time taking pictures in her vintage photobooth and hanging with her family in San Francisco.


Jordan Ferney
 Oh Happy Day

Jordan is the founder and editor at Oh Happy Day, a design and lifestyle blog known for it's original and fun DIY projects and party ideas. Jordan has been featured in Time Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Budget Living, and Anthology Magazine. Jordan likes to spend time taking pictures in her vintage photobooth and hanging with her family in San Francisco.

Alexandra V. Evjen AVE Styles Alex is the founder of A.V.E. Styles, and helps businesses connect with their customers through original content creation that is "pin-worthy." Being a fashion stylist and art director with almost one million followers on Pinterest, Alex has worked with name brands such as Glamour, Nordstrom, NastyGal, and Diet Coke to strategize and create content that people want to pin. She was named one of the top pinners to follow by InStyle Magazine, and dreams of one day meeting Grace Coddington. Her biggest loves are her husband, daughter and golden-doodle.


Alexandra V. Evjen
AVE Styles

Alex is the founder of A.V.E. Styles, and helps businesses connect with their customers through original content creation that is "pin-worthy." Being a fashion stylist and art director with almost one million followers on Pinterest, Alex has worked with name brands such as Glamour, Nordstrom, NastyGal, and Diet Coke to strategize and create content that people want to pin. She was named one of the top pinners to follow by InStyle Magazine, and dreams of one day meeting Grace Coddington. Her biggest loves are her husband, daughter and golden-doodle.

Monique Malcolm Keep Chasing the Stars Monique is the dreamer and doer behind Antisparkle, a brand encouraging people to keep chasing the stars. She believes that everyone needs something to propel them to the next level, so she creates tools to help them find that missing piece. Over the last year, Monique has turned her passion for goal setting and visioning into a planner called the Visionary Journal. It is her dream to grow a massive community of goal smashers all over the world. She currently lives in sunny Florida with her dashingly handsome husband and their future Lego master builder, Khalil.


Monique Malcolm
Keep Chasing the Stars

Monique is the dreamer and doer behind Antisparkle, a brand encouraging people to keep chasing the stars. She believes that everyone needs something to propel them to the next level, so she creates tools to help them find that missing piece. Over the last year, Monique has turned her passion for goal setting and visioning into a planner called the Visionary Journal. It is her dream to grow a massive community of goal smashers all over the world. She currently lives in sunny Florida with her dashingly handsome husband and their future Lego master builder, Khalil.

Cyndie Spiegel Cyndie Spiegel Cyndie is a Brooklyn-based Small Business Consultant, Coach, and Speaker specializing in strategy for creative entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of The Collective {of Us}, an online collective designed for creative entrepreneurs to build and grow their businesses through community, connections, business coaching, and peer-to-peer mentoring.  Before launching her current practice, she spent 15 years on the business side of the New York fashion industry. She’s also an Adjunct Professor at Parson’s School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She’s wildly devoted to yoga, bold lip color, and supporting others to fearlessly follow their entrepreneurial dreams.


Cyndie Spiegel
Cyndie Spiegel

Cyndie is a Brooklyn-based Small Business Consultant, Coach, and Speaker specializing in strategy for creative entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of The Collective {of Us}, an online collective designed for creative entrepreneurs to build and grow their businesses through community, connections, business coaching, and peer-to-peer mentoring.  Before launching her current practice, she spent 15 years on the business side of the New York fashion industry. She’s also an Adjunct Professor at Parson’s School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She’s wildly devoted to yoga, bold lip color, and supporting others to fearlessly follow their entrepreneurial dreams.

Jaime Morrison Curtis and Jacinda Boneau  Pretty Prudent Jaime and Jacinda are the authors behind the top-selling home and lifestyle book Pretty Prudent Home: Your Ultimate Guide to Creating a Beautiful Family Home, and co-founders of PrettyPrudent.com, a design and lifestyle blog that provides inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family. They explore the globe and their own backyards to bring you tips, ideas, and projects that make life at home simpler and more beautiful. Jaime is also the author of three Prudent Advice books.


Jaime Morrison Curtis and Jacinda Boneau 
Pretty Prudent

Jaime and Jacinda are the authors behind the top-selling home and lifestyle book Pretty Prudent Home: Your Ultimate Guide to Creating a Beautiful Family Home, and co-founders of PrettyPrudent.com, a design and lifestyle blog that provides inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family. They explore the globe and their own backyards to bring you tips, ideas, and projects that make life at home simpler and more beautiful. Jaime is also the author of three Prudent Advice books.

Alison Faulkner  The Alison Show Alison is a professional party animal (events producer) and ambassador of awesome that gave herself her own show.  The "show" mostly takes place on her blog, Instagram and YouTube, however, she has managed to mingle with the likes of Martha Stewart, Today.com, Microsoft, Western Digital, Hasbro and other reputable tycoons. She cackles about this daily. When not dancing inappropriately, you can find Alison sharing party and hosting ideas, teaching online courses about sugar cookies, doing social media consulting and convincing the mayor of Provo to attend a flamingo fest dance party. She runs a studio and events rental space called Club Alison, appears regularly on the local news, and believes in love, diet soda and encouraging people to feel awesome.


Alison Faulkner 
The Alison Show

Alison is a professional party animal (events producer) and ambassador of awesome that gave herself her own show.  The "show" mostly takes place on her blog, Instagram and YouTube, however, she has managed to mingle with the likes of Martha Stewart, Today.com, Microsoft, Western Digital, Hasbro and other reputable tycoons. She cackles about this daily. When not dancing inappropriately, you can find Alison sharing party and hosting ideas, teaching online courses about sugar cookies, doing social media consulting and convincing the mayor of Provo to attend a flamingo fest dance party. She runs a studio and events rental space called Club Alison, appears regularly on the local news, and believes in love, diet soda and encouraging people to feel awesome.

Whitney English Whitney English Whitney believes that anyone can live a well-designed life. It starts, she says, by helping you see the potential in yourself and possibility in your ideas. She believes that gratitude is the birthplace of joy, that people matter, that love is the answer, that if you’re real you can’t be ugly, that everyone is creative and some of us have just forgotten, and that it’s worth trying to be a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday. Her motto is #lesshustlemoreheart. If you’re more into technical details, she’s boot-strapped two businesses to seven figures, has a degree in interior design, studied management at Parsons in New York City, and has had her work featured in O magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and on the Today Show (twice). She was featured as one of Country Living magazine’s Women Entrepreneurs in 2008. One of her favorite dreams-come-true, though, is her husband David, and their three small children. She nightly dreams of a perfectly organized office.


Whitney English
Whitney English

Whitney believes that anyone can live a well-designed life. It starts, she says, by helping you see the potential in yourself and possibility in your ideas. She believes that gratitude is the birthplace of joy, that people matter, that love is the answer, that if you’re real you can’t be ugly, that everyone is creative and some of us have just forgotten, and that it’s worth trying to be a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday. Her motto is #lesshustlemoreheart. If you’re more into technical details, she’s boot-strapped two businesses to seven figures, has a degree in interior design, studied management at Parsons in New York City, and has had her work featured in O magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and on the Today Show (twice). She was featured as one of Country Living magazine’s Women Entrepreneurs in 2008. One of her favorite dreams-come-true, though, is her husband David, and their three small children. She nightly dreams of a perfectly organized office.

Cassandra LaValle  coco+kelley Cassandra is the founder and creative director at coco+kelley where she and her team bring fresh ideas daily to their readers on the topics of interior design, entertaining, fashion, travel, and more. Her design company The Emerald Studio provides interior, event and photo styling services to private clients and brands across the country from their headquarters in Seattle, Wash.


Cassandra LaValle 
coco+kelley

Cassandra is the founder and creative director at coco+kelley where she and her team bring fresh ideas daily to their readers on the topics of interior design, entertaining, fashion, travel, and more. Her design company The Emerald Studio provides interior, event and photo styling services to private clients and brands across the country from their headquarters in Seattle, Wash.

Maria Pelletier  AwesomenessTV Maria is Director of Network Development at Awestruck, a new millennial mom network. While not yet a mom herself, she learned a lot about the mom struggle while heading up programming for The Mom's View at Maker Studios. The new digital landscape is a great place for moms to find a supportive community of like-minded parents, and she's excited to be a part of it! When Maria isn't watching YouTube you can find her on a hike with her foster dogs and husband in Los Angeles or in the midst of a Pinterest recipe or DIY gone terribly wrong. 


Maria Pelletier 
AwesomenessTV

Maria is Director of Network Development at Awestruck, a new millennial mom network. While not yet a mom herself, she learned a lot about the mom struggle while heading up programming for The Mom's View at Maker Studios. The new digital landscape is a great place for moms to find a supportive community of like-minded parents, and she's excited to be a part of it! When Maria isn't watching YouTube you can find her on a hike with her foster dogs and husband in Los Angeles or in the midst of a Pinterest recipe or DIY gone terribly wrong. 

Maritza Diaz  Little Giant Life Based in Miami, Maritza Diaz is a strategic public relations professional with leading traditional and non-traditional media campaigns in the corporate, entertainment, and non-profit industry. She is founder and editor for Little Giant Life which focuses on movement, business tips, intention, and most of all giving back. She has six years experience working as production crew on various television and film projects such as ALI, Top Chef 3, Latin Billboard Awards, Pros vs. Joes, MTV, Road To Menudo, Red Bird, I Love You Phillip Morris, New In Town and many others. As a past entertainment publicist, she has worked in spearheading local and national publicity campaigns for world-wide film and DVD releases in the Hispanic and General Market. She is currently a communications and marketing manager for a non-profit organization and contributor for Latina Bloggers Connect. 


Maritza Diaz 
Little Giant Life

Based in Miami, Maritza Diaz is a strategic public relations professional with leading traditional and non-traditional media campaigns in the corporate, entertainment, and non-profit industry. She is founder and editor for Little Giant Life which focuses on movement, business tips, intention, and most of all giving back. She has six years experience working as production crew on various television and film projects such as ALI, Top Chef 3, Latin Billboard Awards, Pros vs. Joes, MTV, Road To Menudo, Red Bird, I Love You Phillip Morris, New In Town and many others. As a past entertainment publicist, she has worked in spearheading local and national publicity campaigns for world-wide film and DVD releases in the Hispanic and General Market. She is currently a communications and marketing manager for a non-profit organization and contributor for Latina Bloggers Connect. 

Claire Thomas  The Kitchy Kitchen Claire is a born and raised Los Angeles native. Growing up around great restaurants and food, her dive into the culinary arena has been nothing less than exciting. As a self taught chef, Claire has pushed her skills by tasting, creating, and studying anything and everything. Claire is also a commercial director, food photographer, writer, and has hosted Food for Thought With Claire Thomas, part of Litton's Weekend Adventure on ABC for two years. Claire's first cookbook  - which includes new takes on classic favorites - has experienced tremendous success since its debut in Summer of 2014.


Claire Thomas 
The Kitchy Kitchen

Claire is a born and raised Los Angeles native. Growing up around great restaurants and food, her dive into the culinary arena has been nothing less than exciting. As a self taught chef, Claire has pushed her skills by tasting, creating, and studying anything and everything. Claire is also a commercial director, food photographer, writer, and has hosted Food for Thought With Claire Thomas, part of Litton's Weekend Adventure on ABC for two years. Claire's first cookbook  - which includes new takes on classic favorites - has experienced tremendous success since its debut in Summer of 2014.

Rachel Faucett Handmade Charlotte Rachel is the mother of five ridiculously cute children and loves everyone she meets. When she is not in her garden or pottery studio, she’s moving furniture about the house. Named one the top 20 most influential Pinterest users by Business Insider, the author-designer she also keeps herself busy designing for brands like Anthropologie and Pottery Barn Kids. Handmade Charlotte offers a daily dose of DIY  projects, crafts, recipes, inspiring family spaces, and design inspiration to help families create unforgettable moments. Named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms by Babble.com, the site has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, Craftzine.com, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and more.


Rachel Faucett
Handmade Charlotte

Rachel is the mother of five ridiculously cute children and loves everyone she meets. When she is not in her garden or pottery studio, she’s moving furniture about the house. Named one the top 20 most influential Pinterest users by Business Insider, the author-designer she also keeps herself busy designing for brands like Anthropologie and Pottery Barn Kids. Handmade Charlotte offers a daily dose of DIY  projects, crafts, recipes, inspiring family spaces, and design inspiration to help families create unforgettable moments. Named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms by Babble.com, the site has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, Craftzine.com, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and more.

Monica Lee, Smart Creative Women Monica is an artist, designer and host of Smart Creative Women, a podcast show designed to help women learn, grow, and get inspired.  Smart Creative Women highlights entrepreneurs and business owners within a variety of creative industries. Monica is passionate about creativity for everyone and believes each of us can develop a unique personal design aesthetic. She is currently launching an accessories line, XO Monica Lee, as an outlet for her own creative expression and style.  


Monica Lee,
Smart Creative Women

Monica is an artist, designer and host of Smart Creative Women, a podcast show designed to help women learn, grow, and get inspired.  Smart Creative Women highlights entrepreneurs and business owners within a variety of creative industries. Monica is passionate about creativity for everyone and believes each of us can develop a unique personal design aesthetic. She is currently launching an accessories line, XO Monica Lee, as an outlet for her own creative expression and style.  

Jen Wakeland  Salt City Emporium Jen is the creator and founder of Salt City Emporium a children’s apparel fashion house, and The Salt Creative, a creative design hub for digital branding downloads for small businesses.  Passionate about being an entrepreneur, Jen finds herself doing the constant tango between bringing to market two full scale apparel collections a year to her customers, celebrity clients and worldwide retailers, while still working with a wide range of individual small businesses who are in need of branding and creative collateral to help them launch or rebrand themselves.  Jen has been featured in US Magazine, People Magazine, Pregnancy and Newborn and Parents magazine.  When she isn’t working as a designer or branding strategist, she can be found at home with her husband, two children and furry babies.


Jen Wakeland 
Salt City Emporium

Jen is the creator and founder of Salt City Emporium a children’s apparel fashion house, and The Salt Creative, a creative design hub for digital branding downloads for small businesses.  Passionate about being an entrepreneur, Jen finds herself doing the constant tango between bringing to market two full scale apparel collections a year to her customers, celebrity clients and worldwide retailers, while still working with a wide range of individual small businesses who are in need of branding and creative collateral to help them launch or rebrand themselves.  Jen has been featured in US Magazine, People Magazine, Pregnancy and Newborn and Parents magazine.  When she isn’t working as a designer or branding strategist, she can be found at home with her husband, two children and furry babies.

Sarah Penna Big Frame Sarah is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Big Frame, an industry leading full-service talent management company that represents both digital and traditional talent. A sought-after speaker in the digital production and talent management space, Sarah has given talks at Harvard Business School, University of Southern California, San Diego Comic-Con International, BlogHer Pro and Consumer Electronics Show (CES). She was also named one of Hollywood’s New Leaders in 2013 and one the “rebels” saving Hollywood in Fast Company.


Sarah Penna
Big Frame

Sarah is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Big Frame, an industry leading full-service talent management company that represents both digital and traditional talent. A sought-after speaker in the digital production and talent management space, Sarah has given talks at Harvard Business School, University of Southern California, San Diego Comic-Con International, BlogHer Pro and Consumer Electronics Show (CES). She was also named one of Hollywood’s New Leaders in 2013 and one the “rebels” saving Hollywood in Fast Company.

jenean morrison Jenean Morrison Jenean is a professional illustrator and surface/textile designer who loves creating vibrant patterns and unique, often vintage-inspired designs. Clients including Free Spirit Fabric, Momenta Scrapbooking, Fisher-Price, and the Bellagio, Mirage and Aria hotels in Las Vegas. Jenean self-published her first coloring book in 2012 and has released five additional titles. Four of Jenean’s books have been published in France by Editions Marabout. Her Flower Designs Coloring Book is a currently a best-seller on Amazon, and the rights have been sold to Poland, Brazil and Turkey. Jenean works from her art studio located in the heart of the Cooper-Young district in Memphis, Tennessee.


jenean morrison
Jenean Morrison

Jenean is a professional illustrator and surface/textile designer who loves creating vibrant patterns and unique, often vintage-inspired designs. Clients including Free Spirit Fabric, Momenta Scrapbooking, Fisher-Price, and the Bellagio, Mirage and Aria hotels in Las Vegas. Jenean self-published her first coloring book in 2012 and has released five additional titles. Four of Jenean’s books have been published in France by Editions Marabout. Her Flower Designs Coloring Book is a currently a best-seller on Amazon, and the rights have been sold to Poland, Brazil and Turkey. Jenean works from her art studio located in the heart of the Cooper-Young district in Memphis, Tennessee.

Emily Meyer  Tea Collection Emily is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Tea Collection, a globally-inspired children's apparel company based in San Francisco. Emily started Tea in 2002, envisioning a lifestyle brand that celebrates all cultures -- inspiring global connection and curiosity. Twice a year, Tea travels the globe to explore and discover, then brings it all home in original designs that express the spirit of our adventures abroad. Emily lives in Palo Alto, CA with her husband, Hilton and their two children, Clement and Georgia. 


Emily Meyer 
Tea Collection

Emily is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Tea Collection, a globally-inspired children's apparel company based in San Francisco. Emily started Tea in 2002, envisioning a lifestyle brand that celebrates all cultures -- inspiring global connection and curiosity. Twice a year, Tea travels the globe to explore and discover, then brings it all home in original designs that express the spirit of our adventures abroad. Emily lives in Palo Alto, CA with her husband, Hilton and their two children, Clement and Georgia. 

Lindsay White Lot801 I'm Lindsay, owner and designer of Lot801. A children's brand for the unorthodox family, right here in Salt Lake City. We strive to create unisex clothing that appeals to both the little punks and fashionable mom. With Lot801 just reaching it's one year anniversary, I've been able to get my brand into a variety of print magazines like Vogue, have gained a handful of celebrity clients, been quoted in multiple business blogs & news outlets, and have been featured on a few T.V. spots. But most importantly, I know the best of the best pizza joints in most of the U.S. and I can bust out a rhyme at any time, I'm a dope rapper.


Lindsay White
Lot801

I'm Lindsay, owner and designer of Lot801. A children's brand for the unorthodox family, right here in Salt Lake City. We strive to create unisex clothing that appeals to both the little punks and fashionable mom. With Lot801 just reaching it's one year anniversary, I've been able to get my brand into a variety of print magazines like Vogue, have gained a handful of celebrity clients, been quoted in multiple business blogs & news outlets, and have been featured on a few T.V. spots. But most importantly, I know the best of the best pizza joints in most of the U.S. and I can bust out a rhyme at any time, I'm a dope rapper.

Laurie Smithwick Step Away From the Screen and Make Something In 2013, Laurie set out to change her complicated, yet inevitable relationship with screens. The goal was to make interacting with technology more meaningful. To do less consuming, less curating, and more creating. The led to the launch of Step Away from the Screen and Make Something, an online community that celebrates the act of doing. Aside from being someone who appreciates a good dose of irony, Laurie is also a Grammy-nominated designer, the Creative Director and founder of LEAP Design, and a co-founder of Kirtsy. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her one husband, two daughters, and three cats.


Laurie Smithwick
Step Away From the Screen and Make Something

In 2013, Laurie set out to change her complicated, yet inevitable relationship with screens. The goal was to make interacting with technology more meaningful. To do less consuming, less curating, and more creating. The led to the launch of Step Away from the Screen and Make Something, an online community that celebrates the act of doing. Aside from being someone who appreciates a good dose of irony, Laurie is also a Grammy-nominated designer, the Creative Director and founder of LEAP Design, and a co-founder of Kirtsy. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her one husband, two daughters, and three cats.

Samantha Ettus Samantha Ettus As a leading work life balance expert, Samantha is passionate about helping women reach their potential. Sam is a bestselling author of four books, a writer for Forbes, and host of a nationally syndicated radio show. Since earning her MBA from Harvard, Sam has worked with thousands of the busiest parents on the planet. Sam makes frequent TV appearances on shows Access Hollywood, Home and Family and Fox News. She aims to practice what she preaches in her daily life as a wife and mother of three.


Samantha Ettus
Samantha Ettus

As a leading work life balance expert, Samantha is passionate about helping women reach their potential. Sam is a bestselling author of four books, a writer for Forbes, and host of a nationally syndicated radio show. Since earning her MBA from Harvard, Sam has worked with thousands of the busiest parents on the planet. Sam makes frequent TV appearances on shows Access Hollywood, Home and Family and Fox News. She aims to practice what she preaches in her daily life as a wife and mother of three.

Alexis Mattox Alexis Mattox Design Alexis is an industrial designer and entrepreneur who creates beautiful stationery, wedding, and party goods. Her company started as a hobby, but before long she started receiving national recognition for her designs. Her products have been carried by companies such as J.Crew, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, BHLDN, David's Bridal, Dillard's, The Knot and hundreds of small shops worldwide in the few short years since it began. Alexis has also worked with many companies to create exclusive collections and to license her artwork.


Alexis Mattox
Alexis Mattox Design

Alexis is an industrial designer and entrepreneur who creates beautiful stationery, wedding, and party goods. Her company started as a hobby, but before long she started receiving national recognition for her designs. Her products have been carried by companies such as J.Crew, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, BHLDN, David's Bridal, Dillard's, The Knot and hundreds of small shops worldwide in the few short years since it began. Alexis has also worked with many companies to create exclusive collections and to license her artwork.

leanne johnson Leanne is the founder of Little House Creative, co-owner of Mod Ink Printing & Design and is a top ranking Polyvore Community Member who uses the popular fashion-based social media site to promote the latest styles and trends carried by LusiaViaRoma, a luxury retail company headquartered in Florence, Italy. She has managed the company's Polyvore profile since July of 2014, increasing it's following by almost 400% and product shares by over 50%. Through her work with Polyvore Leanne has participated in Firenze4Ever (2014) featuring the world's top fashion bloggers, styled Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit + Co, for the Today Show and has been highlighted in numerous blogs and online publications as a Polyvore user. Leanne currently resides in Augusta, Georgia with her husband and 4 year-old son, Julian.


leanne johnson

Leanne is the founder of Little House Creative, co-owner of Mod Ink Printing & Design and is a top ranking Polyvore Community Member who uses the popular fashion-based social media site to promote the latest styles and trends carried by LusiaViaRoma, a luxury retail company headquartered in Florence, Italy. She has managed the company's Polyvore profile since July of 2014, increasing it's following by almost 400% and product shares by over 50%. Through her work with Polyvore Leanne has participated in Firenze4Ever (2014) featuring the world's top fashion bloggers, styled Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit + Co, for the Today Show and has been highlighted in numerous blogs and online publications as a Polyvore user. Leanne currently resides in Augusta, Georgia with her husband and 4 year-old son, Julian.

Olivia Omega Olivia Omega Olivia is a personal branding expert, social media strategist, soon-to-be author, blogger and sought after speaker focused on building entrepreneurial brands. She is a freelance consultant with over 14 years of marketing, branding and PR experience, and a strong background in brand positioning, traditional advertising, integrated marketing, new product development, graphic design and online community management. A creative crafter at heart, Olivia learned to sew and crochet at the age of 6 and started her first handmade business at 13. Olivia has been featured in USA Today, O Magazine, Entrepreneur, Business Week, Glamour, Us Weekly, Life & Style, Parents, Pregnancy Magazine and more.


Olivia Omega
Olivia Omega

Olivia is a personal branding expert, social media strategist, soon-to-be author, blogger and sought after speaker focused on building entrepreneurial brands. She is a freelance consultant with over 14 years of marketing, branding and PR experience, and a strong background in brand positioning, traditional advertising, integrated marketing, new product development, graphic design and online community management. A creative crafter at heart, Olivia learned to sew and crochet at the age of 6 and started her first handmade business at 13. Olivia has been featured in USA Today, O Magazine, Entrepreneur, Business Week, Glamour, Us Weekly, Life & Style, Parents, Pregnancy Magazine and more.

Trisha Hughes  Eat Your Beets Trisha is a mom & food blogger, currently living in the midwest with her husband, 2 cats & 4 kids. She authors the blog, Eat Your Beets, where she gets to share all of her favorite gluten free, family friendly recipes that are heavily influenced by a Paleo/Primal diet. She also gets to share her passion for food photography by not only shooting & styling beautiful food but through teaching others how with her ebook, Eat Pretty Things. Insightful & honest, she loves building her community over on Instagram where she posts real food inspiration & snippets from her daily life & occasionally her minimalist wardrobe. Not so guilty pleasures include green juice & fantastic shoes. 


Trisha Hughes 
Eat Your Beets

Trisha is a mom & food blogger, currently living in the midwest with her husband, 2 cats & 4 kids. She authors the blog, Eat Your Beets, where she gets to share all of her favorite gluten free, family friendly recipes that are heavily influenced by a Paleo/Primal diet. She also gets to share her passion for food photography by not only shooting & styling beautiful food but through teaching others how with her ebook, Eat Pretty Things. Insightful & honest, she loves building her community over on Instagram where she posts real food inspiration & snippets from her daily life & occasionally her minimalist wardrobe. Not so guilty pleasures include green juice & fantastic shoes. 

Jessie Artigue  Style + Pepper Jessie is an NYC-based lifestyle expert & on-air host with a variety of experience in the fashion, food + fitness industries. A leader in digital publishing since 2007, she loves blogging about her adventures at Style + Pepper and frequently appears on TV talking about the latest in lifestyle trends. Cameras and computers aside, she spends her time helping brands + bloggers develop creative online strategies, and teaching young women how to create recipes for a confident and flavorful life at Pepperologie.com. Jessie has appeared on several mainstream media channels (Vogue, Harper's BAZAAR, Lucky Magazine, HGTV, Huffington Post, Access Hollywood), and has spoken at over 40 industry conferences & events in the last five years. She loves stand-up comedy, cooking healthy food and co-hosting a podcast with her husband called “Marriage is Funny”.


Jessie Artigue 
Style + Pepper

Jessie is an NYC-based lifestyle expert & on-air host with a variety of experience in the fashion, food + fitness industries. A leader in digital publishing since 2007, she loves blogging about her adventures at Style + Pepper and frequently appears on TV talking about the latest in lifestyle trends. Cameras and computers aside, she spends her time helping brands + bloggers develop creative online strategies, and teaching young women how to create recipes for a confident and flavorful life at Pepperologie.com. Jessie has appeared on several mainstream media channels (Vogue, Harper's BAZAAR, Lucky Magazine, HGTV, Huffington Post, Access Hollywood), and has spoken at over 40 industry conferences & events in the last five years. She loves stand-up comedy, cooking healthy food and co-hosting a podcast with her husband called “Marriage is Funny”.