Nice to meet you!
Sara Urquhart - Founder, Director
Alt Summit began as a cool, part time idea and has morphed into a full time, ever-changing, fabulous brand. Sara is an organizer of chaos. She has a Master's Degree in emergency management. As a volunteer, she trains municipalities, politicians and Emergency Operation Centers throughout the western states on the best uses of social media, especially during disasters. Sara is married and has four fabulous teenagers.
Gabrielle Blair - Co-Founder, Content Producer, Art DirectorGabrielle Blair can be found daily at DesignMom.com, her design+lifestyle blog that was honored as a Website of the Year by Time Magazine. Gabrielle is also a founder of Alt Summit.Before her internet career, Gabrielle was a graphic designer and art director in NYC. Currently, she's living in the French countryside with her husband Ben Blair, and their six kids: Ralph, Maude, Olive, Oscar, Betty and Flora June.
Kate Schoening - Logistics Manager
Kate Schoening is an Alt partner and helps execute all the details of Alt Summit. Kate has been planning events for over 20 years and has organized fabulous parties for as few as 10 guests to trade shows and expos of 30,000 people.
Melanie Blodgett - Copywriter, Executive Assistant
Melanie Blodgett is happy to be part of the Alt team for a third year in a row. She writes daily at her blog You Are My Fave - a mix of parties, projects and fave finds. You can also find her work frequently on Babble, Disney Baby and Julep. She currently resides in Denver with her husband Ryan and their jolly baby boy, Beck.
Rachel Rodgers - Community Manager
Rachel Rodgers is the Community Manager for Alt Summit. She grew up in a home where her mother was an artist and an English professor and her dad loved the latest in news, pop culture and technology. Between the two of them she couldn't have been more prepared to work in social media. Alt in particular has it all, words, creativity and technology all on the cutting edge. She couldn't be happier.
Jenny Batt - Alt Channel Director
Jenny Batt is a mom of two boys, the editor of Hank + Hunt, tutorial maven, content provider, decorations designer and director of the Alt Channel. Since officially starting production of DIYs in January 2011, she has been seen on iVillage, Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, The Crafts Dept., Glo Magazine, Babble, Mollie Makes, Buzzfeed and Good Housekeeping. Oh, did we mention she is a regular contributor on The Sweetest Occasion, Oh Happy Day, and Hellobee?