Sarah Michelle Gellar Foodstirs Sarah Michelle Gellar is an Emmy-winning actress, who is best known for her role as Buffy on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”  Gellar recently stepped into a new role, entrepreneur, launching Foodstirs along with her business partners, Galit Laibow and Gia Russo. Foodstirs is a culinary lifestyle brand that offers convenient, delicious and healthier ways to bring families together in the kitchen.  Off-screen, Gellar lends her time and support to children’s charities and organizations, including No Kid Hungry, Baby Buggy, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the nonprofit organization CARE. She’s also an advocate for breast cancer awareness and participated in Ford's 2003 'Tied to the Cause' campaign benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. And, she’s involved with Habitat for Humanity and Planned Parenthood. Gellar resides in Los Angeles with her husband of 13 years, Freddie Prinze, Jr., and their children, Charlotte, 6, and Rocky, 3.

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar
Foodstirs

Sarah Michelle Gellar is an Emmy-winning actress, who is best known for her role as Buffy on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”  Gellar recently stepped into a new role, entrepreneur, launching Foodstirs along with her business partners, Galit Laibow and Gia Russo. Foodstirs is a culinary lifestyle brand that offers convenient, delicious and healthier ways to bring families together in the kitchen.  Off-screen, Gellar lends her time and support to children’s charities and organizations, including No Kid Hungry, Baby Buggy, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the nonprofit organization CARE. She’s also an advocate for breast cancer awareness and participated in Ford's 2003 'Tied to the Cause' campaign benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. And, she’s involved with Habitat for Humanity and Planned Parenthood. Gellar resides in Los Angeles with her husband of 13 years, Freddie Prinze, Jr., and their children, Charlotte, 6, and Rocky, 3.

  Luvvie Ajayi Awesomely Luvvie Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer, digital strategist and speaker who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. A 12-year blogging veteran, she covers all things pop culture on her blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Luvvie is also the Executive Director of The Red Pump Project, a national nonprofit that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls, using red shoes as a symbol of empowerment. She is also an avid traveler and addicted to shoes. Her first book I’M JUDGING YOU is to be published in 2016 by Henry Holt and Company.  

 

Luvvie Ajayi
Awesomely Luvvie

Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer, digital strategist and speaker who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. A 12-year blogging veteran, she covers all things pop culture on her blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Luvvie is also the Executive Director of The Red Pump Project, a national nonprofit that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls, using red shoes as a symbol of empowerment. She is also an avid traveler and addicted to shoes. Her first book I’M JUDGING YOU is to be published in 2016 by Henry Holt and Company.

 

  Jihan Zencirli Geronimo Balloons Jihan Zencirli has one goal: to delight the world! As the the founder of the eponymous "Geronimo Balloon Troopers", she has found a way to be both the "queen of surprise" as well as secure her place as business influencer as she leads her world recognized, trend-setting creative design atelier. Her distinctive style been featured in countless magazines, lifestyle and fashion catalogues, websites, international advertising campaigns and commercials. Firm with the belief that true originality comes from indifference to trend, Jihan's characteristically quirky humor is married to her desire to create new ideas and ways of creative exploration. 

 

Jihan Zencirli
Geronimo Balloons

Jihan Zencirli has one goal: to delight the world! As the the founder of the eponymous "Geronimo Balloon Troopers", she has found a way to be both the "queen of surprise" as well as secure her place as business influencer as she leads her world recognized, trend-setting creative design atelier. Her distinctive style been featured in countless magazines, lifestyle and fashion catalogues, websites, international advertising campaigns and commercials. Firm with the belief that true originality comes from indifference to trend, Jihan's characteristically quirky humor is married to her desire to create new ideas and ways of creative exploration. 

  Mariam Naficy Minted Mariam Naficy is Founder and CEO of Minted, a community of independent artists that produces stationery, art, and home décor. Mariam has been a pioneer of consumer Internet businesses since co-founding Eve.com, in 1998. Mariam invented Minted’s unique, crowdsourced and curated marketplace model with the mission of building an e-commerce platform that continuously offers fresh goods across limitless categories. Minted enables independent artists around the world to design original work, then provides them with an operations platform that handles fulfillment and customer service. Mariam received her BA in Political Economy from Williams College and her MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She sits on the Boards of Yelp and Every Mother Counts.

 

Mariam Naficy
Minted

Mariam Naficy is Founder and CEO of Minted, a community of independent artists that produces stationery, art, and home décor. Mariam has been a pioneer of consumer Internet businesses since co-founding Eve.com, in 1998. Mariam invented Minted’s unique, crowdsourced and curated marketplace model with the mission of building an e-commerce platform that continuously offers fresh goods across limitless categories. Minted enables independent artists around the world to design original work, then provides them with an operations platform that handles fulfillment and customer service. Mariam received her BA in Political Economy from Williams College and her MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She sits on the Boards of Yelp and Every Mother Counts.

  Elle Luna Elle Luna Elle Luna is a designer, painter, writer and the author of The Crossroads of Should and Must. also runs a textile venture called the Bulan Project. The Bulan Project is a collaboration between designers and master batik artists in Bali. Elle has worked as a designer at IDEO and with teams on apps and websites, including Medium, Mailbox’s iPhone app, and Uber. She speaks to groups around the world sharing the story of “The Crossroads of Should and Must” and lives in San Francisco and online at elleluna.com.    

 

Elle Luna
Elle Luna

Elle Luna is a designer, painter, writer and the author of The Crossroads of Should and Must. also runs a textile venture called the Bulan Project. The Bulan Project is a collaboration between designers and master batik artists in Bali.

Elle has worked as a designer at IDEO and with teams on apps and websites, including Medium, Mailbox’s iPhone app, and Uber. She speaks to groups around the world sharing the story of “The Crossroads of Should and Must” and lives in San Francisco and online at elleluna.com.

 

 

  Rachel Faucett Handmade Charlotte Rachel is the author-designer of well loved family blog Handmade Charlotte. She is the mother of 5 ridiculously cute children and loves everyone she meets. Her mini collection for Anthropologie was a stepping stone for projects with Target, Home Depot, Energizer, Subaru, Pottery Barn Kids, Levi's, Disney, and more. Handmade Charlotte has been featured in Martha Stewart, HGTV, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Country Living, and Molly Makes.  

 

Rachel Faucett
Handmade Charlotte

Rachel is the author-designer of well loved family blog Handmade Charlotte. She is the mother of 5 ridiculously cute children and loves everyone she meets. Her mini collection for Anthropologie was a stepping stone for projects with Target, Home Depot, Energizer, Subaru, Pottery Barn Kids, Levi's, Disney, and more. Handmade Charlotte has been featured in Martha Stewart, HGTV, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Country Living, and Molly Makes.

 

Sara Domville F+W Community Sara Domville is the President of F+W, a content and ecommerce company. She is a media executive with a track record of leading a multi-media content company in connecting likeminded groups of enthusiasts to share ongoing exchanges of information, ideas, and inspiration. F+W serves seventeen vertical communities including fine art, craft, woodworking, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, design, outdoors, and Digital Book World. The Company's portfolio includes 50+ magazines, 30+ special interest publications, 650 new books released annually, a 4,350 title backlist, and more than 4000 eBooks.


Sara Domville
F+W Community

Sara Domville is the President of F+W, a content and ecommerce company. She is a media executive with a track record of leading a multi-media content company in connecting likeminded groups of enthusiasts to share ongoing exchanges of information, ideas, and inspiration. F+W serves seventeen vertical communities including fine art, craft, woodworking, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, design, outdoors, and Digital Book World. The Company's portfolio includes 50+ magazines, 30+ special interest publications, 650 new books released annually, a 4,350 title backlist, and more than 4000 eBooks.

Jane Mosbacher Morris To the Market Jane is the CEO and founder of TO THE MARKET, 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 25 countries through artisan enterprise and is rapidly expanding its survivor network, as well as its retail partnerships.  TO THE MARKET has been featured in platforms like Glamour, People StyleWatch, Fox and Friends, and Elle.  Jane holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a MBA from Columbia Business School, and is thrilled to be married to Nate Morris of Kentucky.


Jane Mosbacher Morris
To the Market

Jane is the CEO and founder of TO THE MARKET, 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 25 countries through artisan enterprise and is rapidly expanding its survivor network, as well as its retail partnerships.  TO THE MARKET has been featured in platforms like Glamour, People StyleWatch, Fox and Friends, and Elle.  Jane holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a MBA from Columbia Business School, and is thrilled to be married to Nate Morris of Kentucky.

Kevin Knight Pinterest Kevin Knight leads Pinterest's creative strategy team, which works with top brands and agencies to craft Pinterest strategies and promote great content. Before joining Pinterest, Kevin worked at the Facebook Creative Shop in New York City, developing some of the most successful advertising campaigns on Facebook. He also used to work in marketing at Google and Microsoft and in the Office of the Governor of Utah. Kevin earned his BA at the University of Utah and an MBA from MIT. He's a Salt Lake City native who now lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two kids.  


Kevin Knight
Pinterest

Kevin Knight leads Pinterest's creative strategy team, which works with top brands and agencies to craft Pinterest strategies and promote great content. Before joining Pinterest, Kevin worked at the Facebook Creative Shop in New York City, developing some of the most successful advertising campaigns on Facebook. He also used to work in marketing at Google and Microsoft and in the Office of the Governor of Utah. Kevin earned his BA at the University of Utah and an MBA from MIT. He's a Salt Lake City native who now lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two kids.

 

Chrysula Winegar When You Wake Up A Mother Chrysula Winegar is the founder of Wake Up World Communications, focused on social action campaigns with a passion for women’s empowerment, leadership and solutions for the world’s big problems. Chrysula develops community engagement and digital strategy for organizations such as the United Nations Foundation, Fox Searchlight, EngenderHealth, Family Planning 2020 and many others. Recent projects include #GivingTuesday, Global Moms Challenge, Where’s the FP?!, Global Moms Relay, He Named Me Malala, and Shot@Life's Blogust. A communicator, agitator and mother, Chrysula’s personal blog, “When You Wake Up A Mother”, is an ode to her belief that mothers are powerful beyond measure.  


Chrysula Winegar
When You Wake Up A Mother

Chrysula Winegar is the founder of Wake Up World Communications, focused on social action campaigns with a passion for women’s empowerment, leadership and solutions for the world’s big problems. Chrysula develops community engagement and digital strategy for organizations such as the United Nations Foundation, Fox Searchlight, EngenderHealth, Family Planning 2020 and many others. Recent projects include #GivingTuesday, Global Moms Challenge, Where’s the FP?!, Global Moms Relay, He Named Me Malala, and Shot@Life's Blogust. A communicator, agitator and mother, Chrysula’s personal blog, “When You Wake Up A Mother”, is an ode to her belief that mothers are powerful beyond measure.

 

Cyndie Spiegel The Collective of Us Cyndie is a Brooklyn-based Small Business Consultant, Coach, and Speaker specializing in strategy for creative entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of Build It Like A Boss- The Course and 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. Her motivational coaching and strategy sessions have inspired creative start-ups, independent entrepreneurs, and renowned luxury designers alike, helping them to develop extraordinary businesses and lives.  She’s wildly devoted to yoga, bold lip color, and supporting others to fearlessly follow their entrepreneurial dreams.  


Cyndie Spiegel
The Collective of Us

Cyndie is a Brooklyn-based Small Business Consultant, Coach, and Speaker specializing in strategy for creative entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of Build It Like A Boss- The Course and 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. Her motivational coaching and strategy sessions have inspired creative start-ups, independent entrepreneurs, and renowned luxury designers alike, helping them to develop extraordinary businesses and lives.  She’s wildly devoted to yoga, bold lip color, and supporting others to fearlessly follow their entrepreneurial dreams.

 

Samantha Ettus Samantha Ettus As a leading work life balance renegade, Samantha Ettus is passionate about helping you reach your potential. Sam is a bestselling author of four books, a writer for Forbes, and host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show. Since earning her MBA from Harvard, Sam has worked with thousands of women to create lifestyles that maximize their professional and personal success. Sam is a renowned speaker, leads a large social media community and makes frequent TV appearances on shows including Access Hollywood, TODAY, The Security Brief, Home and Family and Fox and Friends. Her next book, The Pie Life: A Woman’s Recipe for Love, Success and Satisfaction, will be published in May, 2016.  


Samantha Ettus
Samantha Ettus

As a leading work life balance renegade, Samantha Ettus is passionate about helping you reach your potential. Sam is a bestselling author of four books, a writer for Forbes, and host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show. Since earning her MBA from Harvard, Sam has worked with thousands of women to create lifestyles that maximize their professional and personal success. Sam is a renowned speaker, leads a large social media community and makes frequent TV appearances on shows including Access Hollywood, TODAY, The Security Brief, Home and Family and Fox and Friends. Her next book, The Pie Life: A Woman’s Recipe for Love, Success and Satisfaction, will be published in May, 2016.

 

Jasmine Star Jasmine Star I'm an entrepreneur, lifestyle photographer, blogger, beach goer, yoga indulger, dog lover, from California. I teach creative entrepreneurs how to follow their passion and believe building a brand is the cornerstone to a successful business.  I'm a hustler and big dreamer, but when you empower others to believe in themselves, you also succeed as a result. Here's to dreaming BIG…together.   


Jasmine Star
Jasmine Star

I'm an entrepreneur, lifestyle photographer, blogger, beach goer, yoga indulger, dog lover, from California.
I teach creative entrepreneurs how to follow their passion and believe building a brand is the cornerstone to a successful business. 
I'm a hustler and big dreamer, but when you empower others to believe in themselves, you also succeed as a result.
Here's to dreaming BIG…together. 

 

Miranda Anderson One Little Minute Miranda is a maker, seamstress, foodie, explorer, and the blogger behind One Little Minute Blog. She shares DIY projects and design ideas along with tips and stories to help inspire a creative and happy life. Along with sharing online, Miranda teaches regular local craft and sewing workshops in Austin, Texas. Her sweet husband and three wild kiddos fill up her life with joy, and continue to teach her about setting goals, making priorities, and believing that small moments and successes mean just as much as the big ones  


Miranda Anderson
One Little Minute

Miranda is a maker, seamstress, foodie, explorer, and the blogger behind One Little Minute Blog. She shares DIY projects and design ideas along with tips and stories to help inspire a creative and happy life. Along with sharing online, Miranda teaches regular local craft and sewing workshops in Austin, Texas. Her sweet husband and three wild kiddos fill up her life with joy, and continue to teach her about setting goals, making priorities, and believing that small moments and successes mean just as much as the big ones

 

Meg Keene A Practical Wedding Meg is Founder and Editor-in-chief of A Practical Wedding, a position that has allowed her to turn a love of both glitter and feminism into the #1 independent wedding brand in the country. She is the author of the bestseller, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration and A Practical Wedding Planner, a companion guide coming out in January 2016.  Meg's work has been referenced in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, and Jezebel.com, and she is regularly interview on NPR. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children.  


Meg Keene
A Practical Wedding

Meg is Founder and Editor-in-chief of A Practical Wedding, a position that has allowed her to turn a love of both glitter and feminism into the #1 independent wedding brand in the country. She is the author of the bestseller, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration and A Practical Wedding Planner, a companion guide coming out in January 2016.  Meg's work has been referenced in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, and Jezebel.com, and she is regularly interview on NPR. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children.

 

MORGAN KAYE Bloglovin' Morgan joined the Bloglovin' team in late September as VP of Community. Bloglovin' is the premier destination for inspiration that allows you to follow your favorite blogs and discover new ones. Morgan has been actively working with Bloggers and Influencers for the last several years and is responsible for growing Bloglovin's Community through strong initiatives and influencer partnerships. Prior to joining the Bloglovin' team, Morgan held similar responsibilities at Mode Media f/k/a Glam Media. She has worked with more traditional media companies such as Viacom and Dreamworks. Morgan is a native New Yorker and can often be found shopping the streets of NYC with her English Bulldog, Cha Cha.


MORGAN KAYE
Bloglovin'

Morgan joined the Bloglovin' team in late September as VP of Community. Bloglovin' is the premier destination for inspiration that allows you to follow your favorite blogs and discover new ones. Morgan has been actively working with Bloggers and Influencers for the last several years and is responsible for growing Bloglovin's Community through strong initiatives and influencer partnerships. Prior to joining the Bloglovin' team, Morgan held similar responsibilities at Mode Media f/k/a Glam Media. She has worked with more traditional media companies such as Viacom and Dreamworks. Morgan is a native New Yorker and can often be found shopping the streets of NYC with her English Bulldog, Cha Cha.

Becki Crosby Whippy Cake Becki is a stylist turned self-confidence promoter who seeks to share the importance of developing inner beauty before promoting outer appearance. On her YouTube + blog, you will find plenty of beauty and style tutorials paired with uplifting messages and tips for growing yourself on a personal level. After developing her own business for 7+ years, Becki turned her attention to brand + business consulting. Never one to shy away from a crowd, Becki has taken her love of teaching on the road speaking to audiences big and small, from LA to NYC.  


Becki Crosby
Whippy Cake

Becki is a stylist turned self-confidence promoter who seeks to share the importance of developing inner beauty before promoting outer appearance. On her YouTube + blog, you will find plenty of beauty and style tutorials paired with uplifting messages and tips for growing yourself on a personal level. After developing her own business for 7+ years, Becki turned her attention to brand + business consulting. Never one to shy away from a crowd, Becki has taken her love of teaching on the road speaking to audiences big and small, from LA to NYC.  

Asia Rau Vinton The Sparrow's Nest Asia is the founder and creative director at Sparrow Soirees, a social media marketing consulting firm. Originally starting her business as an event designer offering a social media component, she flipped her business plan on its head after receiving numerous requests for social media marketing from clients. Now getting social, digitally speaking, is her business' primary service. With lady-like moxie, a dash of humor, and coffee in hand, she works alongside her clients, ranging from local mom & pop shops to national brands, to help them strike a balance between their digital lives and analog kinships within their marketing strategies. 


Asia Rau Vinton
The Sparrow's Nest

Asia is the founder and creative director at Sparrow Soirees, a social media marketing consulting firm. Originally starting her business as an event designer offering a social media component, she flipped her business plan on its head after receiving numerous requests for social media marketing from clients. Now getting social, digitally speaking, is her business' primary service. With lady-like moxie, a dash of humor, and coffee in hand, she works alongside her clients, ranging from local mom & pop shops to national brands, to help them strike a balance between their digital lives and analog kinships within their marketing strategies. 

Olivia Omega Laugh Liv Love Olivia Omega is the author of Beautifully Branded: The Girls Guide to Personal Branding. Her mission in life is to encourage everyone to dance to he beat of their own brand! She gives creative entrepreneurs the tools needed to successfully build their brands both online and offline through branding and social media strategy, and by creating online branded experiences (also known as website development). She has over 14 years of traditional advertising, digital marketing and branding experience, and has been featured in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Business Week, People and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Get branding tips on her blog www.laughlivlove.com.  


Olivia Omega
Laugh Liv Love

Olivia Omega is the author of Beautifully Branded: The Girls Guide to Personal Branding. Her mission in life is to encourage everyone to dance to he beat of their own brand! She gives creative entrepreneurs the tools needed to successfully build their brands both online and offline through branding and social media strategy, and by creating online branded experiences (also known as website development). She has over 14 years of traditional advertising, digital marketing and branding experience, and has been featured in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Business Week, People and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Get branding tips on her blog www.laughlivlove.com.

 

Brooke and Summer The Girls With Glasses The Girls with Glasses, best known for their glittery gold frames, are a lifestyle variety show for the Modern Mom. Brooke White, singer-songwriter and American Idol alumni, first connected with Model, magazine editor and actress Summer Bellessa way back when on Myspace. They've since learned a lot along the way, growing into solid friends and business partners creating a colorful collection of videos on a thriving youtube channel, contributing to Ulive, Design Network, Babble and beyond while raising their wild toddlers. They've been privileged to bring their flair to a bunch of wonderful brands such as HP, Johnson Baby, General Mills, Ford, Ancestry.com, Boden, Method and more.   


Brooke and Summer
The Girls With Glasses

The Girls with Glasses, best known for their glittery gold frames, are a lifestyle variety show for the Modern Mom. Brooke White, singer-songwriter and American Idol alumni, first connected with Model, magazine editor and actress Summer Bellessa way back when on Myspace. They've since learned a lot along the way, growing into solid friends and business partners creating a colorful collection of videos on a thriving youtube channel, contributing to Ulive, Design Network, Babble and beyond while raising their wild toddlers. They've been privileged to bring their flair to a bunch of wonderful brands such as HP, Johnson Baby, General Mills, Ford, Ancestry.com, Boden, Method and more. 

 

Amanda Gentis Handmade Mood Amanda is a modern family photographer and one third of the powerhouse behind the Handmade Mood blog. Her work has been featured by Cupcake Mag, Martha Stewart, pottery barn kids, Travel + Leisure and Huffington Post. She recently completed her Master's in Education and never misses an opportunity to educate others. She loves entertaining, crafting, DIYing, and making messes that involve glitter. She lives in San Antonio, Texas with her college sweetheart husband and her fun-loving three year old Vivi.


Amanda Gentis
Handmade Mood

Amanda is a modern family photographer and one third of the powerhouse behind the Handmade Mood blog. Her work has been featured by Cupcake Mag, Martha Stewart, pottery barn kids, Travel + Leisure and Huffington Post. She recently completed her Master's in Education and never misses an opportunity to educate others. She loves entertaining, crafting, DIYing, and making messes that involve glitter. She lives in San Antonio, Texas with her college sweetheart husband and her fun-loving three year old Vivi.

Justina Blakeney The Jungalow Justina Blakeney is an designer, artist, and the blogger behind the award-winning blog, TheJungalow.com. She has collaborated with brands such as Etsy, Anthropologie, One Kings Lane, 1stdibs, West Elm, and Target. Her latest book, The New Bohemians, Cool and Collected Homes is a New York Times best-seller. It is Justina's strong belief that it is creativity, not wealth, that makes an amazing home. Justina currently lives in Los Angeles in her ‘jungalow’ with her husband and young daughter, Ida. The Justina Blakeney Home collections--from wallpaper to furniture--hit stores in 2016.


Justina Blakeney
The Jungalow

Justina Blakeney is an designer, artist, and the blogger behind the award-winning blog, TheJungalow.com. She has collaborated with brands such as Etsy, Anthropologie, One Kings Lane, 1stdibs, West Elm, and Target. Her latest book, The New Bohemians, Cool and Collected Homes is a New York Times best-seller. It is Justina's strong belief that it is creativity, not wealth, that makes an amazing home. Justina currently lives in Los Angeles in her ‘jungalow’ with her husband and young daughter, Ida. The Justina Blakeney Home collections--from wallpaper to furniture--hit stores in 2016.

Heather Mildenstein Chatbooks Heather's career is built on helping companies and personalities alike refine and communicate their voice and mission through image branding and social media marketing. Currently, she is the woman behind Chatbooks social media. From photography to styling to campaigns, she is the lucky girl that gets to take Chatbooks out into the world. In the not so distant past, she owned and wrote The Coterie Blog. She has photographed campaigns for Freshly Picked, The Alison Show, and many other small - but mighty! - businesses. She is the mother of three children with one more due just after Alt!  


Heather Mildenstein
Chatbooks

Heather's career is built on helping companies and personalities alike refine and communicate their voice and mission through image branding and social media marketing. Currently, she is the woman behind Chatbooks social media. From photography to styling to campaigns, she is the lucky girl that gets to take Chatbooks out into the world. In the not so distant past, she owned and wrote The Coterie Blog. She has photographed campaigns for Freshly Picked, The Alison Show, and many other small - but mighty! - businesses. She is the mother of three children with one more due just after Alt!

 

Alix Adams A Ruffled Life Alix Adams likes to blog about life, dance like there is music, parent like it's a sitcom, and eat pastries like she has the metabolism of an Olympic swimmer. She runs the website www.aruffledlife.com where pretty pictures reside and tangents abound. Alix recently released an e-course on Photography and hosts Utah-local workshops several times a year. But mostly she looks for good excuses to buy excessive amounts of balloons and call it "work-related". Her favorite things are, in no particular order, traveling, really good pizza, and clever movies. Her favorite people (the order depends on the day) are Clint, Liam, and Charlotte. You can party with Alix on Instagram.  


Alix Adams
A Ruffled Life

Alix Adams likes to blog about life, dance like there is music, parent like it's a sitcom, and eat pastries like she has the metabolism of an Olympic swimmer. She runs the website www.aruffledlife.com where pretty pictures reside and tangents abound. Alix recently released an e-course on Photography and hosts Utah-local workshops several times a year. But mostly she looks for good excuses to buy excessive amounts of balloons and call it "work-related". Her favorite things are, in no particular order, traveling, really good pizza, and clever movies. Her favorite people (the order depends on the day) are Clint, Liam, and Charlotte. You can party with Alix on Instagram.

 

Rachel Matos Latina Bloggers Connect Rachel is a social media professional, artist, art historian, and founder of theArtMuse.me. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts and pursuing graduate work at Columbia University, Rachel worked in the museum field for close to 17 years as a lecturer and education programs curator at The Guggenheim and The Metropolitan among others. After moving west she collaborated with the Norton Simon and LACMA. Utilizing her background in audience development, Rachel is now the Director of Social Media for Latina Bloggers Connect — the first digital agency dedicated to connecting brands exclusively with Latina bloggers and online influencers – and is responsible for leading the company’s approach to online engagement and social media strategy.


Rachel Matos
Latina Bloggers Connect

Rachel is a social media professional, artist, art historian, and founder of theArtMuse.me. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts and pursuing graduate work at Columbia University, Rachel worked in the museum field for close to 17 years as a lecturer and education programs curator at The Guggenheim and The Metropolitan among others. After moving west she collaborated with the Norton Simon and LACMA. Utilizing her background in audience development, Rachel is now the Director of Social Media for Latina Bloggers Connect — the first digital agency dedicated to connecting brands exclusively with Latina bloggers and online influencers – and is responsible for leading the company’s approach to online engagement and social media strategy.

Marisa Cummings Creative Thursdsay L.A. based creative, Marisa Cummings is an artist, author, textile designer, and series host. What started out as a small intention to be more creative one day a week while working a 9 to 5 job…is now the brand that is Creative Thursday. Passionate about encouraging others, Marisa also speaks, consults, and Periscopes! Her art sells worldwide and can be found in her own online boutique as well as select galleries and shops including Urban Outfitters, Land of Nod, Target and Papyrus. Her book has been published in 4 languages, and she launched her 9th fabric collection with Kokka of Japan.


Marisa Cummings
Creative Thursdsay

L.A. based creative, Marisa Cummings is an artist, author, textile designer, and series host. What started out as a small intention to be more creative one day a week while working a 9 to 5 job…is now the brand that is Creative Thursday.

Passionate about encouraging others, Marisa also speaks, consults, and Periscopes! Her art sells worldwide and can be found in her own online boutique as well as select galleries and shops including Urban Outfitters, Land of Nod, Target and Papyrus. Her book has been published in 4 languages, and she launched her 9th fabric collection with Kokka of Japan.

Nell Lindquist Hi Little One Nell Lindquist is the Co-Founder of Hi Little One, design-forward personalized children's clothing. Hi Little One launched in April 2015 and specializes in modern, playful and never-cutesy kids wear and gifts. She has worked in the digital space for 10+ years. Just before starting HLO, she spent 5 years as the Director of Product at Celebrations.com. She managed site health, oversaw product performance and executed new builds - managing a team of Ruby, PHP, UX developers.  She also studied Marketing and Graphic Design at the University of Notre Dame, she holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing from New York University. 


Nell Lindquist
Hi Little One

Nell Lindquist is the Co-Founder of Hi Little One, design-forward personalized children's clothing. Hi Little One launched in April 2015 and specializes in modern, playful and never-cutesy kids wear and gifts. She has worked in the digital space for 10+ years. Just before starting HLO, she spent 5 years as the Director of Product at Celebrations.com. She managed site health, oversaw product performance and executed new builds - managing a team of Ruby, PHP, UX developers.  She also studied Marketing and Graphic Design at the University of Notre Dame, she holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing from New York University. 

Monique Malcolm Keep Chasing the Stars Monique is a goal coach and implementation strategist who is on a mission to help the world's dreamers become doers. She believes strongly in the power of creating a vision for your life and setting big goals to match. Monique is also the creator of the Visionary Journal, a goal management system and day planner. It is her dream to inspire a massive community of goal-getters all over the world. In her downtime, you can find Monique lounging at the beach, singing loudly or stuffing her face with one too many cupcakes. 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 a goal coach and implementation strategist who is on a mission to help the world's dreamers become doers. She believes strongly in the power of creating a vision for your life and setting big goals to match. Monique is also the creator of the Visionary Journal, a goal management system and day planner. It is her dream to inspire a massive community of goal-getters all over the world. In her downtime, you can find Monique lounging at the beach, singing loudly or stuffing her face with one too many cupcakes. She currently lives in sunny Florida with her dashingly handsome husband and their future Lego master builder, Khalil.

Katelyn Wood Love. Luck. Kisses & Cake. Katelyn Wood is the creative force behind the lifestyle brand of Love. Luck. Kisses & Cake. Starting as a Blogger in 2009, Katelyn’s love for design quickly turned into a full time passion project and in early 2014 she expand her brand into a popular line of American made stationery & giftable goods. Her delightful designs and contagious happiness have made her brand standout to celebrity clientele & top sites like Martha Stewart & The Today Show. The perfect combination of drive and passion, Katelyn brings grace & gratitude to a brand that celebrates the everyday & encourages us to brighten the days of those around us.


Katelyn Wood
Love. Luck. Kisses & Cake.

Katelyn Wood is the creative force behind the lifestyle brand of Love. Luck. Kisses & Cake. Starting as a Blogger in 2009, Katelyn’s love for design quickly turned into a full time passion project and in early 2014 she expand her brand into a popular line of American made stationery & giftable goods. Her delightful designs and contagious happiness have made her brand standout to celebrity clientele & top sites like Martha Stewart & The Today Show. The perfect combination of drive and passion, Katelyn brings grace & gratitude to a brand that celebrates the everyday & encourages us to brighten the days of those around us.

Janssen Bradshaw Everyday Reading Janssen Bradshaw is the author of Everyday Reading, a family lifestyle blog for book-loving parents. A children's librarian turned mom to three little girls, she shares recommendations for picture books and books for grown-ups on her blog and Instagram so no one ever has to be stuck with a big pile of sub-par reading material. Everyday Reading also features ideas for simple family life, including meal ideas, travel tips, and personal style inspiration. Janssen and her husband live with their daughters in Phoenix, Arizona where Janssen always has all their library cards maxed out.   


Janssen Bradshaw
Everyday Reading

Janssen Bradshaw is the author of Everyday Reading, a family lifestyle blog for book-loving parents. A children's librarian turned mom to three little girls, she shares recommendations for picture books and books for grown-ups on her blog and Instagram so no one ever has to be stuck with a big pile of sub-par reading material. Everyday Reading also features ideas for simple family life, including meal ideas, travel tips, and personal style inspiration. Janssen and her husband live with their daughters in Phoenix, Arizona where Janssen always has all their library cards maxed out. 


 

Anjelika Temple Brit + Co. Anjelika Temple is the Executive Creative Director of Brit + Co. She received her BA at Middlebury College and was subsequently awarded three post-graduate fellowships in fine art. She spent one year as an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center followed by ten months traveling abroad to work on a series of commissioned works. Temple then moved to New York and worked in the creative department of Lowe/Deutsch, then went on to work at art-meets-tech startup 20x200. She and her husband David moved to San Francisco in 2011 which led her to being Brit's first hire at Brit + Co. She's been dreaming up creative ideas, products and stories ever since! When she is not ideating her heart out, you will find her throwing dinner parties with friends or adventuring with her husband David and slightly internet-famous dog Turkey.  


Anjelika Temple
Brit + Co.

Anjelika Temple is the Executive Creative Director of Brit + Co. She received her BA at Middlebury College and was subsequently awarded three post-graduate fellowships in fine art. She spent one year as an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center followed by ten months traveling abroad to work on a series of commissioned works. Temple then moved to New York and worked in the creative department of Lowe/Deutsch, then went on to work at art-meets-tech startup 20x200. She and her husband David moved to San Francisco in 2011 which led her to being Brit's first hire at Brit + Co. She's been dreaming up creative ideas, products and stories ever since! When she is not ideating her heart out, you will find her throwing dinner parties with friends or adventuring with her husband David and slightly internet-famous dog Turkey.
 

Rachelle Doorley TinkerLab Rachelle Doorley is an arts educator with a passion for helping families and teachers find easy ways to set up meaningful creative projects for kids. She is the author of the popular kids’ craft book and bestseller, TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors, and is currently writing her second book slated for a Fall 2016 release. Her articles and ideas on creativity and arts education have been featured in School Arts Magazine, Real Simple, and FamilyFun. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two children where she seeks out ways to make every day creative. Favorite tools: glue gun, camera, permanent markers.


Rachelle Doorley
TinkerLab

Rachelle Doorley is an arts educator with a passion for helping families and teachers find easy ways to set up meaningful creative projects for kids. She is the author of the popular kids’ craft book and bestseller, TinkerLab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors, and is currently writing her second book slated for a Fall 2016 release. Her articles and ideas on creativity and arts education have been featured in School Arts Magazine, Real Simple, and FamilyFun. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two children where she seeks out ways to make every day creative. Favorite tools: glue gun, camera, permanent markers.

MADDIE EISENHART A Practical Wedding Maddie is the Digital Director and Style Editor at A Practical Wedding: the country's largest independent online wedding publisher, and one of the only places you'll find weddings and feminism intersect. She has a degree from NYU in Entertainment and Mass Media and now spends a significant amount of time thinking about internet trends and the future of feminist television. A Maine native, she now lives on a pony farm in the Bay Area with her husband and their mastiff, Juno. Current hair color: Purple-ish.  


MADDIE EISENHART
A Practical Wedding

Maddie is the Digital Director and Style Editor at A Practical Wedding: the country's largest independent online wedding publisher, and one of the only places you'll find weddings and feminism intersect. She has a degree from NYU in Entertainment and Mass Media and now spends a significant amount of time thinking about internet trends and the future of feminist television. A Maine native, she now lives on a pony farm in the Bay Area with her husband and their mastiff, Juno. Current hair color: Purple-ish.

 

Janette Crawford Sun + Dotter Janette Yost Crawford is a writer and stylist in San Francisco who loves good design with a good backstory. She leads marketing for Parabo Press, a new app making unexpected photo prints for designers, makers and good taste-havers, and she is the founder of Sun + Dotter, offering style advice to families. Her writing and style have been in Cosmo, Refinery29, Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy, and she has appeared as a host/speaker with Alicia Silverstone, Alt Summit and eHow. She is always grateful. 


Janette Crawford
Sun + Dotter

Janette Yost Crawford is a writer and stylist in San Francisco who loves good design with a good backstory. She leads marketing for Parabo Press, a new app making unexpected photo prints for designers, makers and good taste-havers, and she is the founder of Sun + Dotter, offering style advice to families. Her writing and style have been in Cosmo, Refinery29, Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy, and she has appeared as a host/speaker with Alicia Silverstone, Alt Summit and eHow. She is always grateful. 

MIsha Hettie Misha Hettie Misha is a SoCal based brand photographer and copywriter who cannot escape her strong "oldest kid" tendencies to plan, improve, lead and teach. Her work has been featured in Uppercase, Travel + Leisure, Cooking with Paula Deen, Design Guide, NHOME Magazine and Urban Home. She teaches photography to food bloggers, interior designers and moms who want better everyday photos of their children. Misha is bossed around daily by her ridiculously attractive progeny Beckett, Grey Fox and Holiday (aka @thatssoholiday) and enjoys being catered to by her dreamy husband Chris (aka the Bringer of Chipotle). She belongs to the political party Pie Is Better Than Cake and PS? That's not really her natural hair color. 


MIsha Hettie
Misha Hettie

Misha is a SoCal based brand photographer and copywriter who cannot escape her strong "oldest kid" tendencies to plan, improve, lead and teach. Her work has been featured in Uppercase, Travel + Leisure, Cooking with Paula Deen, Design Guide, NHOME Magazine and Urban Home. She teaches photography to food bloggers, interior designers and moms who want better everyday photos of their children. Misha is bossed around daily by her ridiculously attractive progeny Beckett, Grey Fox and Holiday (aka @thatssoholiday) and enjoys being catered to by her dreamy husband Chris (aka the Bringer of Chipotle). She belongs to the political party Pie Is Better Than Cake and PS? That's not really her natural hair color. 

Reichel Broussard Copy Cat Chic Reichel Broussard is the editor/creator of CopyCatChic. An expert insider on trends and design, she focuses on living large on any budget. She has always had a passion for high-end design, but hated the price tag. She started finding lower priced alternatives and sharing them and that's how her blog was born. Named one of Entrepreneur Magazines most creative entrepreneurs and featured on the Nate Berkus show. CopyCatChic has also been featured in magazines like BHG, Reals Simple and Style at Home. Reichel has worked with major retailers including Target, World Market, Lowe’s, Home Decorators Collection, Wayfair, Ross, Home Goods and Lamps Plus.  


Reichel Broussard
Copy Cat Chic

Reichel Broussard is the editor/creator of CopyCatChic. An expert insider on trends and design, she focuses on living large on any budget. She has always had a passion for high-end design, but hated the price tag. She started finding lower priced alternatives and sharing them and that's how her blog was born. Named one of Entrepreneur Magazines most creative entrepreneurs and featured on the Nate Berkus show. CopyCatChic has also been featured in magazines like BHG, Reals Simple and Style at Home. Reichel has worked with major retailers including Target, World Market, Lowe’s, Home Decorators Collection, Wayfair, Ross, Home Goods and Lamps Plus.

 

Jamie Dorobek C.R.A.F.T. Jamie is a DIY enthusiast, lover of fried okra, wife, new mama, and a social media junkie! She started C.R.A.F.T.  a nifty little acronym for Creating Really Awesome Fun Things, in February of 2010. Two years later, she quit her high school special education teaching position to pursue C.R.A.F.T full time and started another site called Really Awesome Costumes.  Jamie has taught DIY classes at Home Depot, IKEA, and Michaels, and has worked with brands including 3M, Martha Stewart Crafts, Scotch Tape, and Jo-Ann's. When she is not crafting up something really awesome, Jamie spends her time traveling with the husband and baby boy, mountain biking, and enjoying the outdoors in Austin, TX!


Jamie Dorobek
C.R.A.F.T.

Jamie is a DIY enthusiast, lover of fried okra, wife, new mama, and a social media junkie! She started C.R.A.F.T.  a nifty little acronym for Creating Really Awesome Fun Things, in February of 2010. Two years later, she quit her high school special education teaching position to pursue C.R.A.F.T full time and started another site called Really Awesome Costumes.  Jamie has taught DIY classes at Home Depot, IKEA, and Michaels, and has worked with brands including 3M, Martha Stewart Crafts, Scotch Tape, and Jo-Ann's. When she is not crafting up something really awesome, Jamie spends her time traveling with the husband and baby boy, mountain biking, and enjoying the outdoors in Austin, TX!

Vana Feliciano She Designs Her Days Vana Feliciano is the Brooklyn born, petite powerhouse behind She Designs Her Days. An eclectic, down-to-earth brand that's steered by her DO LESS WITH MORE LOVE credo. Through articles and uplifting poetry she helps the modern day woman redefine what it really means to ""manage"" their time. As an artist who's always on the hunt to bring new life to her work, Vana will launch an inspirational print shop in 2016. Forever a sucker for cereal and an adventure, she currently lives in Vermont with her beau, son, and Frenchie Vada.  


Vana Feliciano
She Designs Her Days

Vana Feliciano is the Brooklyn born, petite powerhouse behind She Designs Her Days. An eclectic, down-to-earth brand that's steered by her DO LESS WITH MORE LOVE credo. Through articles and uplifting poetry she helps the modern day woman redefine what it really means to ""manage"" their time. As an artist who's always on the hunt to bring new life to her work, Vana will launch an inspirational print shop in 2016. Forever a sucker for cereal and an adventure, she currently lives in Vermont with her beau, son, and Frenchie Vada.

 

Ashlee Prisbrey Ashlee Marie Ashlee Marie is a self taught Cake Decorator and instructor turned blogger. She started blogging 8 years ago and soon discovered a whole new way to teach what she loves.  Besides cake her passion is baking and cooking from scratch and throwing over the top themed parties for her 5 kids. Last March she launched a youtube channel that is growing quickly and she just finished competing on Food Network in the Halloween Baking Championship.  Currently you can find her in the kitchen working on a new recipe or ecookbook, periscoping or filming for her youtube channel.


Ashlee Prisbrey
Ashlee Marie

Ashlee Marie is a self taught Cake Decorator and instructor turned blogger. She started blogging 8 years ago and soon discovered a whole new way to teach what she loves.  Besides cake her passion is baking and cooking from scratch and throwing over the top themed parties for her 5 kids. Last March she launched a youtube channel that is growing quickly and she just finished competing on Food Network in the Halloween Baking Championship.  Currently you can find her in the kitchen working on a new recipe or ecookbook, periscoping or filming for her youtube channel.

Karen Walrond Chookooloonks Karen is a writer, photographer, and author.  She is the creative mind behind the website, Chookooloonks, an inspirational source for living with intention, creativity and adventure, and features travel, art, food, and life.  Her writing, images, and projects have been featured on CNN.com, USA Today, Good Housekeeping and Wondertime magazines.  Her bestselling book: The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of imagery and portraiture, combined with written essays and observations on the concept that what makes us different makes us beautiful -- and may even be the source of our superpowers.  She has appeared on local & national television and other news media, including PBS, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.


Karen Walrond
Chookooloonks

Karen is a writer, photographer, and author.  She is the creative mind behind the website, Chookooloonks, an inspirational source for living with intention, creativity and adventure, and features travel, art, food, and life.  Her writing, images, and projects have been featured on CNN.com, USA Today, Good Housekeeping and Wondertime magazines.  Her bestselling book: The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of imagery and portraiture, combined with written essays and observations on the concept that what makes us different makes us beautiful -- and may even be the source of our superpowers.  She has appeared on local & national television and other news media, including PBS, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Jessica Oakes Positively Oakes Jess is the chief creative officer and author of Positively Oakes, a Motherhood and Lifestyle blog. She is a new Mom to the cutest little girl and loves her new title of "Mom". Jess loves taking pretty pictures and eating ice cream for breakfast. Her main focus throughout her career is keeping things real. She loves sharing the messy, the happy and the crazy that comes with Motherhood, working with fabulous brands and teaching her Mom Boss course. She has been featured in various publications including Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine and has worked with fun brands including Munchkin, Dr. Browns, and Panasonic.   


Jessica Oakes
Positively Oakes

Jess is the chief creative officer and author of Positively Oakes, a Motherhood and Lifestyle blog. She is a new Mom to the cutest little girl and loves her new title of "Mom". Jess loves taking pretty pictures and eating ice cream for breakfast. Her main focus throughout her career is keeping things real. She loves sharing the messy, the happy and the crazy that comes with Motherhood, working with fabulous brands and teaching her Mom Boss course. She has been featured in various publications including Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine and has worked with fun brands including Munchkin, Dr. Browns, and Panasonic. 

 

Melissa Bahen Lulu the Baker Melissa writes the food and lifestyle blog Lulu the Baker, where she focuses on fresh recipes and modern country life. She is also the co-founder of The Hello Sessions, a one-day, workshop-based conference for bloggers and creative entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest. She lives in the rolling hills of western Oregon with her husband, four children, six chickens, and a beehive. Her first book, a collection of recipes and projects for simple, Scandinavian-inspired gatherings, will be published by Sasquatch Books in September 2016.


Melissa Bahen
Lulu the Baker

Melissa writes the food and lifestyle blog Lulu the Baker, where she focuses on fresh recipes and modern country life. She is also the co-founder of The Hello Sessions, a one-day, workshop-based conference for bloggers and creative entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest. She lives in the rolling hills of western Oregon with her husband, four children, six chickens, and a beehive. Her first book, a collection of recipes and projects for simple, Scandinavian-inspired gatherings, will be published by Sasquatch Books in September 2016.

  Alexandra Evjen AVE Styles Alex is a stylist turned lifestyle blogger and social media influencer with almost a million followers on Pinterest. She is one of 10 Pinterest Ambassadors in the United States, and has the opportunity to work with power-house brands such as Coca-Cola, Revlon, American Express, and Nordstrom. She loves finding beauty and sharing it wherever she is whether its in motherhood, marriage, or the runway. Alex lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, two kids, and goldendoodle.   

 

Alexandra Evjen
AVE Styles

Alex is a stylist turned lifestyle blogger and social media influencer with almost a million followers on Pinterest. She is one of 10 Pinterest Ambassadors in the United States, and has the opportunity to work with power-house brands such as Coca-Cola, Revlon, American Express, and Nordstrom. She loves finding beauty and sharing it wherever she is whether its in motherhood, marriage, or the runway. Alex lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, two kids, and goldendoodle. 

 

  Krystal Scott The Feisty House Krystal Scott is a public health professional and a creative, part-time entrepreneur. In 2009 she launched The Feisty House, a faith-based lifestyle blog for creative, entrepreneurial, blog-loving women who want to live beautiful and fulfilled lives. The Feisty House is focused on empowering women to use their individuality and creativity to pursue entrepreneurship, to share their unique perspectives through blogging and social media, and to do something they love each and every day. Krystal loves to spread the joy of blogging: she teaches the free Blog Happy Workshop and provides one-on-one Blog Happy Coaching.

 

Krystal Scott
The Feisty House

Krystal Scott is a public health professional and a creative, part-time entrepreneur. In 2009 she launched The Feisty House, a faith-based lifestyle blog for creative, entrepreneurial, blog-loving women who want to live beautiful and fulfilled lives. The Feisty House is focused on empowering women to use their individuality and creativity to pursue entrepreneurship, to share their unique perspectives through blogging and social media, and to do something they love each and every day. Krystal loves to spread the joy of blogging: she teaches the free Blog Happy Workshop and provides one-on-one Blog Happy Coaching.

  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 an expert in the world of kids’ crafts. She currently contributes to magazines and websites including HGTV Magazine, Country Living, People.com, Woman's Day, Parents, FamilyFun, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Yahoo Makers, The Etsy Blog, and more. She is a brand ambassador for Michaels Stores and does craft segments for various news outlets. Look for crafts that fly, drive, float, or soar in her next book, PROJECT KID: ON THE MOVE, coming September 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 an expert in the world of kids’ crafts. She currently contributes to magazines and websites including HGTV Magazine, Country Living, People.com, Woman's Day, Parents, FamilyFun, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Yahoo Makers, The Etsy Blog, and more. She is a brand ambassador for Michaels Stores and does craft segments for various news outlets. Look for crafts that fly, drive, float, or soar in her next book, PROJECT KID: ON THE MOVE, coming September 2016!

  Kristan Raines The Broken Bread Kristan Raines is a baker, food stylist, and photographer, whose creations can be found on the award-nominated blog The Broken Bread. She has always considered food to be a source of joyful activity and fruitful conversation, and she never grows tired of its ability to bring people together and create lasting memories. She recently co-authored a baking book called Desserts, and is releasing another book in 2016 entitled On Toast. She currently resides in Seattle, where she lives with the love of her life, her husband John. When she is not in the kitchen, Kristan spends her days exploring the city and enjoying the staggering natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, all of which you can find on her Instagram feed.

 

Kristan Raines
The Broken Bread

Kristan Raines is a baker, food stylist, and photographer, whose creations can be found on the award-nominated blog The Broken Bread. She has always considered food to be a source of joyful activity and fruitful conversation, and she never grows tired of its ability to bring people together and create lasting memories. She recently co-authored a baking book called Desserts, and is releasing another book in 2016 entitled On Toast. She currently resides in Seattle, where she lives with the love of her life, her husband John. When she is not in the kitchen, Kristan spends her days exploring the city and enjoying the staggering natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, all of which you can find on her Instagram feed.

  Nicole Hudson Bot Communications Nicole travels across Canada helping people find their sparkle and build authentic brands. She is the founder of Bot Communications and creator of brand[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 working with inspiring entrepreneurs, she is behind a camera shooting portraits and editorials. 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 has his own instagram hashtag: #ourguysaunders) and she could live off chocolate covered macadamias, green juice and pomegranates.

 

Nicole Hudson
Bot Communications

Nicole travels across Canada helping people find their sparkle and build authentic brands. She is the founder of Bot Communications and creator of brand[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 working with inspiring entrepreneurs, she is behind a camera shooting portraits and editorials. 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 has his own instagram hashtag: #ourguysaunders) and she could live off chocolate covered macadamias, green juice and pomegranates.

  Laurie Smithwick Step Away From the Screen Laurie is a design addict, collector of things, french-fry lover, cilantro hater, maker, chef, mom of twins, happy wife, and loyal friend. By day she is an award-winning graphic designer who founded LEAP Design in 1998. She studied at Parsons, and honed her skills in the music industry, where her work was nominated for a Grammy for package design. Laurie is a partner in Alt Summit, a co-founder of Kirtsy and writes about design at UpsideUp. She lives in Charlotte with her one husband, two daughters, and three cats.

 

Laurie Smithwick
Step Away From the Screen

Laurie is a design addict, collector of things, french-fry lover, cilantro hater, maker, chef, mom of twins, happy wife, and loyal friend. By day she is an award-winning graphic designer who founded LEAP Design in 1998. She studied at Parsons, and honed her skills in the music industry, where her work was nominated for a Grammy for package design. Laurie is a partner in Alt Summit, a co-founder of Kirtsy and writes about design at UpsideUp. She lives in Charlotte with her one husband, two daughters, and three cats.

  Annie Reeves Annie Reeves Annie Reeves is a social media strategist, content creator for her lifestyle blog AnnieReeves.com, and an enthusiast for celebrating the little things. She lives in charming Charleston, South Carolina with her chihuahua Hasell working as a freelancer for several different companies in town. She is a big fan of any and all things spicy, rarely wears anything but neutrals (unless it is hot pink), will undoubtedly ask you what your last meal would be, and is eternally searching for the perfect iPhone snap. 

 

Annie Reeves
Annie Reeves

Annie Reeves is a social media strategist, content creator for her lifestyle blog AnnieReeves.com, and an enthusiast for celebrating the little things. She lives in charming Charleston, South Carolina with her chihuahua Hasell working as a freelancer for several different companies in town. She is a big fan of any and all things spicy, rarely wears anything but neutrals (unless it is hot pink), will undoubtedly ask you what your last meal would be, and is eternally searching for the perfect iPhone snap. 

  Yana Puaca Nomad Luxuries Yana is the founder and editor of the lifestyle blog, NoMad Luxuries. A blog dedicated to inspire readers through travel, interior décor, style and food, all while maintaining a global perspective. As an avid traveler and design aficionado, Yana joined her passions and opened a boutique in Chicago featuring a well-curated selection of furniture and home décor. When she’s not blogging, Yana is working with clients to design beautiful spaces, globe-trotting with her husband and learning new yoga poses. NoMad Luxuries has been featured in The Everygirl, Home Depot, Apartment Therapy, Joss and Main, Style Me Pretty and more.

 

Yana Puaca
Nomad Luxuries

Yana is the founder and editor of the lifestyle blog, NoMad Luxuries. A blog dedicated to inspire readers through travel, interior décor, style and food, all while maintaining a global perspective. As an avid traveler and design aficionado, Yana joined her passions and opened a boutique in Chicago featuring a well-curated selection of furniture and home décor. When she’s not blogging, Yana is working with clients to design beautiful spaces, globe-trotting with her husband and learning new yoga poses. NoMad Luxuries has been featured in The Everygirl, Home Depot, Apartment Therapy, Joss and Main, Style Me Pretty and more.

  Bettijo Hirschi and Aimee Lowry Paging Supermom Bettijo Hirschi and Aimée Lowry are the Sometimes Supermoms behind PagingSupermom.com, where they share crafty ideas for families. Their speciality is whipping up printables that POP!, and they encourage moms everywhere to make and share #SupermomMoments. Bettijo and Aimée have been guests on the Martha Stewart Show, Salt Lake’s KSL Studio 5, and they make regular appearances on NBC’s Arizona Midday. Paging Supermom’s work has also been featured twice on HGTV’s Design Happens, and they are regular contributors to parenting magazine Raising Arizona Kids. 

 

Bettijo Hirschi and Aimee Lowry
Paging Supermom

Bettijo Hirschi and Aimée Lowry are the Sometimes Supermoms behind
PagingSupermom.com, where they share crafty ideas for families. Their speciality is whipping up printables that POP!, and they encourage moms everywhere to make and share #SupermomMoments.
Bettijo and Aimée have been guests on the Martha Stewart Show, Salt Lake’s KSL Studio 5, and they make regular appearances on NBC’s Arizona Midday. Paging Supermom’s work has also been featured twice on HGTV’s Design Happens, and they are regular contributors to parenting magazine Raising Arizona Kids. 

  Amanda Schreyer Prince Lobel Amanda is a media, marketing, and intellectual property attorney representing digital influencers, marketers, and other creative people and their businesses. She provides a wide range of legal services related to online and offline endeavors, including contract negotiations, copyright and trademark protection and enforcement, and general business advice.  Amanda also writes and lectures on a number of legal topics. She spends her free time playing with her 5-year-old daughter, trying to recreate craft projects from Pinterest, and organizing.

 

Amanda Schreyer
Prince Lobel

Amanda is a media, marketing, and intellectual property attorney representing digital influencers, marketers, and other creative people and their businesses. She provides a wide range of legal services related to online and offline endeavors, including contract negotiations, copyright and trademark protection and enforcement, and general business advice.  Amanda also writes and lectures on a number of legal topics. She spends her free time playing with her 5-year-old daughter, trying to recreate craft projects from Pinterest, and organizing.

  Lorena Garcia Bloguettes Lorena Garcia has an MBA in finance and has always been an entrepreneur at heart. She first realized her love for business and entrepreneurship while starting a real estate company. She later discovered her passion for technology & the digital industry and left to pursue a career where she could combine all of her interests. Lorena is now the co-founder of two successful companies: Bloguettes, and Estoes Purpura, a popular women’s fashion & news site in Mexico. She is head of strategy and business development for Bloguettes and aims to grow it to its full potential. 

 

Lorena Garcia
Bloguettes

Lorena Garcia has an MBA in finance and has always been an entrepreneur at heart. She first realized her love for business and entrepreneurship while starting a real estate company. She later discovered her passion for technology & the digital industry and left to pursue a career where she could combine all of her interests. Lorena is now the co-founder of two successful companies: Bloguettes, and Estoes Purpura, a popular women’s fashion & news site in Mexico. She is head of strategy and business development for Bloguettes and aims to grow it to its full potential. 

  Sakura Considine Bloguettes Graphic designer and entrepreneur with a love for all things pretty and creative!  Sakura has been passionate graphic design & photography ever since she was twelve and found her love for blogging & marketing a few years back when she was attending Arizona State University majoring in Business Marketing & Japanese.  As one of the co-founder of Bloguettes, Sakura wears many hats in the company, but she is head of Bloguettes' brand strategy.  With a couple of projects currently in progress, she is also one of the co-founders of The Sorority Secrets and is also the voice behind her personal lifestyle blog, Something Sakura.

 

Sakura Considine
Bloguettes

Graphic designer and entrepreneur with a love for all things pretty and creative!  Sakura has been passionate graphic design & photography ever since she was twelve and found her love for blogging & marketing a few years back when she was attending Arizona State University majoring in Business Marketing & Japanese.  As one of the co-founder of Bloguettes, Sakura wears many hats in the company, but she is head of Bloguettes' brand strategy.  With a couple of projects currently in progress, she is also one of the co-founders of The Sorority Secrets and is also the voice behind her personal lifestyle blog, Something Sakura.

  Cathy Olson Love Inspired Cathy has 2 major goals in life - creating beautiful design, and encouraging amazing people & brands. Cathy Olson is the President of Love-Inspired, is a wife, mom of 2 girls and a believer in loving people with everything you've got. Cathy has been a professional graphic designer for 15 years, working with multi-million dollar brands - and opened her own business 7 years ago to help small businesses find THEIR voice. Cathy teaches and shares tips for creative businesses on her blog, the Design Life Project. She teaches online and in person, is a HUGE Periscope fan, and encourages others to focus on what matters, follow your passions, and make it count.

 

Cathy Olson
Love Inspired

Cathy has 2 major goals in life - creating beautiful design, and encouraging amazing people & brands. Cathy Olson is the President of Love-Inspired, is a wife, mom of 2 girls and a believer in loving people with everything you've got. Cathy has been a professional graphic designer for 15 years, working with multi-million dollar brands - and opened her own business 7 years ago to help small businesses find THEIR voice. Cathy teaches and shares tips for creative businesses on her blog, the Design Life Project. She teaches online and in person, is a HUGE Periscope fan, and encourages others to focus on what matters, follow your passions, and make it count.

  Jodi Levine Super Make It Jodi Levine is a lifelong crafter, author of the Super Make It book series and blog, and lover of toilet paper tubes. Her two books, Candy Aisle Crafts and Paper Goods Projects, are all about crafts made from everyday supermarket materials. Jodi started her career in the craft department at Martha Stewart Living, where she worked for over 19 years. In her time at 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 Parents, Martha Stewart, Handmade Charlotte, 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 Levine is a lifelong crafter, author of the Super Make It book series and blog, and lover of toilet paper tubes. Her two books, Candy Aisle Crafts and Paper Goods Projects, are all about crafts made from everyday supermarket materials. Jodi started her career in the craft department at Martha Stewart Living, where she worked for over 19 years. In her time at 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 Parents, Martha Stewart, Handmade Charlotte, Good Housekeeping, and Better Homes & Gardens, and appears occasionally on The Today Show. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two sons.

  Courtney brown Cents of Style Cents of Style is a women's fashion accessory company located in Bluffdale, Utah. Founded in 2007 by stay-at-home mom Courtney Brown, the company has grown to employ more than 25 other women, mostly moms, who work hard at having it all. With a vision of empowering women to live bold and full lives, Cents of Style's mission is to teach millions of women what we believe - that when they look good, they feel good and then they have the power to do good.

 

Courtney brown
Cents of Style

Cents of Style is a women's fashion accessory company located in Bluffdale, Utah. Founded in 2007 by stay-at-home mom Courtney Brown, the company has grown to employ more than 25 other women, mostly moms, who work hard at having it all. With a vision of empowering women to live bold and full lives, Cents of Style's mission is to teach millions of women what we believe - that when they look good, they feel good and then they have the power to do good.

Joanna Dee Joanna Dee Studio Joanna Dee is a freelance graphic designer, web designer, and photographer living and playing in Music City (Nashville, TN). She specializes in custom Wordpress websites and has designed websites for top clients like Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton, and Altitude Summit. She is also an adjunct instructor at her alma mater, O’More College of Design, and a team member of Alt Summit. When she's not designing or not behind the camera you can find her scouring antique stores for American History treasures, floating in the lake with her husband, feverishly reading, or taking loads of photos of her sweet Boston Terrier, Watson.


Joanna Dee
Joanna Dee Studio

Joanna Dee is a freelance graphic designer, web designer, and photographer living and playing in Music City (Nashville, TN). She specializes in custom Wordpress websites and has designed websites for top clients like Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton, and Altitude Summit. She is also an adjunct instructor at her alma mater, O’More College of Design, and a team member of Alt Summit. When she's not designing or not behind the camera you can find her scouring antique stores for American History treasures, floating in the lake with her husband, feverishly reading, or taking loads of photos of her sweet Boston Terrier, Watson.

  Jessica Doll Hej Doll Jessica Doll is a professional photographer, avid traveler, and stylish mama living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She blogs at Hej Doll, pronounced hi doll: a travel, life, and style blog that covers everything from her travels, packing lists, and city guides, to her life at home as a photographer, wife, and mom of two boys. She has a passion for good design and great photos. Jessica was named one of the top 20 San Francisco based bloggers by Flip Key, and is one of the top travel blogs on bloglovin'. Recently she has partnered with Travel & Leisure Magazine, and Four Seasons.  

 

Jessica Doll
Hej Doll

Jessica Doll is a professional photographer, avid traveler, and stylish mama living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She blogs at Hej Doll, pronounced hi doll: a travel, life, and style blog that covers everything from her travels, packing lists, and city guides, to her life at home as a photographer, wife, and mom of two boys. She has a passion for good design and great photos. Jessica was named one of the top 20 San Francisco based bloggers by Flip Key, and is one of the top travel blogs on bloglovin'. Recently she has partnered with Travel & Leisure Magazine, and Four Seasons.

 

  Ben Sutton Mazumausa Nobody cheers louder than Ben when bloggers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs succeed. He started Mazuma out of that passion to provide everyone great accounting, tax and bookkeeping services at a really affordable price. Catch him anywhere and he will be sharing easy-to-understand tidbits on how to make your blog or business more profitable by understanding the financial side. His accounting savvy has been featured on SixSistersStuff.com and bplans.com. Though he's a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ben considers his greatest achievement and credential to be his happy wife and four children.  And, yes, his kids taught him to simply and quickly explain accounting principles - soon they'll be great entrepreneurs, too!  

 

Ben Sutton
Mazumausa

Nobody cheers louder than Ben when bloggers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs succeed. He started Mazuma out of that passion to provide everyone great accounting, tax and bookkeeping services at a really affordable price. Catch him anywhere and he will be sharing easy-to-understand tidbits on how to make your blog or business more profitable by understanding the financial side. His accounting savvy has been featured on SixSistersStuff.com and bplans.com. Though he's a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ben considers his greatest achievement and credential to be his happy wife and four children.  And, yes, his kids taught him to simply and quickly explain accounting principles - soon they'll be great entrepreneurs, too!

 

  Stacy Teet Kids Stuff World Stacy has a hard time writing bios. No really, talking about herself might not come easy but helping others is her jam! In 2015, she launched the KSW Media Group, a boutique agency for bloggers and solopreneurs, and signed her first big brand the very same week. When she is not coaching others, promoting her clients, or brainstorming creative campaigns, you can find this busy mom of three on Kids Stuff World.  Stacy has been named one of the top parents on Pinterest, most read magmakers on Flipboard, and thinks of the 400+ members of her San Antonio Bloggers group like a second family. A former foster kid, Stacy is passionate about child and family advocacy, the co-founder of Moms Fighting Hunger, and an original member of No Kid Hungry's Social Action Team. She’ll be easy to spot at Alt, she’s the one with the great big smile. Stop by and say Hi, rumor has it she gives free hugs!

 

Stacy Teet
Kids Stuff World

Stacy has a hard time writing bios. No really, talking about herself might not come easy but helping others is her jam! In 2015, she launched the KSW Media Group, a boutique agency for bloggers and solopreneurs, and signed her first big brand the very same week. When she is not coaching others, promoting her clients, or brainstorming creative campaigns, you can find this busy mom of three on Kids Stuff World. 

Stacy has been named one of the top parents on Pinterest, most read magmakers on Flipboard, and thinks of the 400+ members of her San Antonio Bloggers group like a second family. A former foster kid, Stacy is passionate about child and family advocacy, the co-founder of Moms Fighting Hunger, and an original member of No Kid Hungry's Social Action Team. She’ll be easy to spot at Alt, she’s the one with the great big smile. Stop by and say Hi, rumor has it she gives free hugs!

  Kara Kull Fabulistas Kara is a terrible cook, an average DIY-er, but a world-class connoisseur of fun. And, since good times are better with more people, she started Fabulistas: a blog dedicated to helping moms have more fun, featuring Mom-Approved fashion, quick ways to connect with your kids, and ideas for everyday parties. Kara has launched several, successful blogger-based groups in her adopted town of San Francisco, has consulted with some of the best wedding brands around, and has taught social media classes around the country, including once from her knees because her necklace got caught in her tights. She believes in laughing hard, iced coffee, and helping moms remember how insanely awesome they are. 

 

Kara Kull
Fabulistas

Kara is a terrible cook, an average DIY-er, but a world-class connoisseur of fun. And, since good times are better with more people, she started Fabulistas: a blog dedicated to helping moms have more fun, featuring Mom-Approved fashion, quick ways to connect with your kids, and ideas for everyday parties. Kara has launched several, successful blogger-based groups in her adopted town of San Francisco, has consulted with some of the best wedding brands around, and has taught social media classes around the country, including once from her knees because her necklace got caught in her tights. She believes in laughing hard, iced coffee, and helping moms remember how insanely awesome they are. 

  Mitzi Torgersen Mitzi Torgersen Mitzi is the founder of Confetti Night, a women's conference based in Utah that emphasizes bringing out the awesomeness in our everyday lives with classes, diy crafts and a whole lot of motivation and support. She also has a party product line, Happy Confetti, that brings a Pinterest ready party to your front door. Mitzi's adventures started as a High School teacher, then to a photographer, to owning an invitation shop, to a party product line, to event planning and running a women's conference - whew! The most important thing she has learned is the importance of connections and friendships made along the way. 

 

Mitzi Torgersen
Mitzi Torgersen

Mitzi is the founder of Confetti Night, a women's conference based in Utah that emphasizes bringing out the awesomeness in our everyday lives with classes, diy crafts and a whole lot of motivation and support. She also has a party product line, Happy Confetti, that brings a Pinterest ready party to your front door. Mitzi's adventures started as a High School teacher, then to a photographer, to owning an invitation shop, to a party product line, to event planning and running a women's conference - whew! The most important thing she has learned is the importance of connections and friendships made along the way. 

  Camille Whiting Friday We're In Love A pact was made -- one date a week, no matter what to keep love alive. This spawned Friday We're in Love, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on dating, marriage, and family. Camille is an agency marketer who helps Fortune 500 companies hone their digital marketing strategy, a marathon runner, a data junkie,and founder of the popular quarterly AZ Blogger Meetup. She recently experienced a miracle pregnancy after years of infertility and enjoys her very recent new title of mother best of all. She featured in an alumni spotlight for BYU’s The Universe, in the Arizona Republic, and named in many “Top 10 Dating Resources” lists. 

 

Camille Whiting
Friday We're In Love

A pact was made -- one date a week, no matter what to keep love alive. This spawned Friday We're in Love, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on dating, marriage, and family. Camille is an agency marketer who helps Fortune 500 companies hone their digital marketing strategy, a marathon runner, a data junkie,and founder of the popular quarterly AZ Blogger Meetup. She recently experienced a miracle pregnancy after years of infertility and enjoys her very recent new title of mother best of all. She featured in an alumni spotlight for BYU’s The Universe, in the Arizona Republic, and named in many “Top 10 Dating Resources” lists. 

  Marilee Killpack Gathre Marilee Killpack founded Gathre, a leather mat company that creates ease and style for the many moments of life. Working alongside her husband and partner Jessica, they've spent the last year keeping up with the growth since a successful Kickstarter campaign last December. God and her family are the center of Marilee's orbit and things are better with them around.

 

Marilee Killpack
Gathre

Marilee Killpack founded Gathre, a leather mat company that creates ease and style for the many moments of life. Working alongside her husband and partner Jessica, they've spent the last year keeping up with the growth since a successful Kickstarter campaign last December. God and her family are the center of Marilee's orbit and things are better with them around.

  Sara Downey Robinson The Meanest Look Sara Downey Robinson is a storyteller. She works in digital marketing focusing mainly on content and SEO. Away from all things with a screen, Sara is dedicated to bringing yoga to the masses. She owns a kids yoga company and is working on her 200-hour YTT. Sara doesn't care much for the outdoors unless it involves a yoga mat or a skate park. This fact often puzzles folks as she is from and lives in Denver (with her very rad husband and very rambunctious pre-schooler). Above all, she enjoys napping.

 

Sara Downey Robinson
The Meanest Look

Sara Downey Robinson is a storyteller. She works in digital marketing focusing mainly on content and SEO. Away from all things with a screen, Sara is dedicated to bringing yoga to the masses. She owns a kids yoga company and is working on her 200-hour YTT. Sara doesn't care much for the outdoors unless it involves a yoga mat or a skate park. This fact often puzzles folks as she is from and lives in Denver (with her very rad husband and very rambunctious pre-schooler). Above all, she enjoys napping.

Merrilee Liddiard Mer Mag Merrilee Liddiard is the author of the popular kids craft and DIY toy book Playful, and is the editor of the blog Mer Mag where she encourages kids of all ages to play creatively. An expert in kids crafts, she is known for turning cardboard boxes into incredible castles and playful brownstones or taking simple drawings and transforming them into magical nature sprites with just a few leaves and flower petals. Merrilee is working on her second kids craft book as well as authoring and illustrating a handful of kids picture books coming out Fall 2016. You can also catch her renovating her 1860's historic home, the Banister House, on instagram!  


Merrilee Liddiard
Mer Mag

Merrilee Liddiard is the author of the popular kids craft and DIY toy book Playful, and is the editor of the blog Mer Mag where she encourages kids of all ages to play creatively. An expert in kids crafts, she is known for turning cardboard boxes into incredible castles and playful brownstones or taking simple drawings and transforming them into magical nature sprites with just a few leaves and flower petals. Merrilee is working on her second kids craft book as well as authoring and illustrating a handful of kids picture books coming out Fall 2016. You can also catch her renovating her 1860's historic home, the Banister House, on instagram!

 

Dayle Bennett Number 4 Design Studio I'm Dayle ""the Maker"", a designer living in the ATL. I love modern design, textiles, paper, color and tech. I also teach design classes and creative workshops. Crafting has been my obsession for over 20 years. My daily goal is to MAKE pretty things, INSPIRE you with awesome pics and SHARE what I find. Welcome to my world! During the day, I get to flex my designer muscles as the Creative Director for the Center for Civic Innovation, a non profit striving to make Atlanta a better place to live. You can call me a Creative Do-Gooder!  


Dayle Bennett
Number 4 Design Studio

I'm Dayle ""the Maker"", a designer living in the ATL. I love modern design, textiles, paper, color and tech. I also teach design classes and creative workshops. Crafting has been my obsession for over 20 years. My daily goal is to MAKE pretty things, INSPIRE you with awesome pics and SHARE what I find. Welcome to my world!

During the day, I get to flex my designer muscles as the Creative Director for the Center for Civic Innovation, a non profit striving to make Atlanta a better place to live. You can call me a Creative Do-Gooder!

 

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 fairytale 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 fairytale 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. 

  Amanda Holstein Advice From a Twenty-Something Amanda began her career in San Francisco working for Federated Media Publishing, a digital media agency, creating content marketing campaigns and representing some of the top women's fashion & lifestyle bloggers. During that time, she found her passion in content creation and launched her own advice column & lifestyle blog: Advice from a 20 Something. Amanda has the unique perspective of both a content creator and brand strategist, and now works closely with Collectively on sponsorships for her own blog. 

 

Amanda Holstein
Advice From a Twenty-Something

Amanda began her career in San Francisco working for Federated Media Publishing, a digital media agency, creating content marketing campaigns and representing some of the top women's fashion & lifestyle bloggers. During that time, she found her passion in content creation and launched her own advice column & lifestyle blog: Advice from a 20 Something. Amanda has the unique perspective of both a content creator and brand strategist, and now works closely with Collectively on sponsorships for her own blog. 

  Alison Faulkner The Alison Show Alison Faulkner of The Alison Show 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 Faulkner of The Alison Show 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. 

  MEGan Bailey Little Peanut Mag Megan is the founder and editor of the popular children's lifestyle magazine + blog, Little Peanut, which features everything from DIY kids crafts, recipes and parties to fashion and design inspiration. Previously a wedding invitation graphic designer + wedding blogger, Megan was inspired to create a style-savvy online guide for bringing up children after having her own little peanuts. Megan has a passion for all things creative and has an artistic eye for product styling + art directing. She has styled for many major lifestyle brands such as Pottery Barn Kids, Munchkin, Mrs. Fields, Petunia Pickle Bottom and Gap Kids.   

 

MEGan Bailey
Little Peanut Mag

Megan is the founder and editor of the popular children's lifestyle magazine + blog, Little Peanut, which features everything from DIY kids crafts, recipes and parties to fashion and design inspiration. Previously a wedding invitation graphic designer + wedding blogger, Megan was inspired to create a style-savvy online guide for bringing up children after having her own little peanuts. Megan has a passion for all things creative and has an artistic eye for product styling + art directing. She has styled for many major lifestyle brands such as Pottery Barn Kids, Munchkin, Mrs. Fields, Petunia Pickle Bottom and Gap Kids. 

 

  Amy Sharp Resource Ammirati Amy Turn Sharp is a Columbus-based Senior writer for Resource/Ammirati. She entered the social media and advertising world after eight years as a blogger and online entrepreneur. Amy specializes in content creation and influencer offerings at Resource/Ammirati. With her passion and specialty in content and community, Amy is frequent guest blogger and has bylines in national magazines and websites including Ladies’ Home Journal and Disney Corporation. Additionally, Amy is a highly sought-after speaker, appearing at blogging conferences such as Blogher, Alt Summit, Mom 2.0 and Etsy World Headquarters. She’s well known in the poetry and spoken word community — participating in and hosting numerous events, teaching writing workshops and winning best writer in Columbus, Ohio 2015. Her first poetry/ art solo show is scheduled for January 2016 in Ohio. She loves helping others find their voices. 

 

Amy Sharp
Resource Ammirati

Amy Turn Sharp is a Columbus-based Senior writer for Resource/Ammirati. She entered the social media and advertising world after eight years as a blogger and online entrepreneur. Amy specializes in content creation and influencer offerings at Resource/Ammirati.
With her passion and specialty in content and community, Amy is frequent guest blogger and has bylines in national magazines and websites including Ladies’ Home Journal and Disney Corporation. Additionally, Amy is a highly sought-after speaker, appearing at blogging conferences such as Blogher, Alt Summit, Mom 2.0 and Etsy World Headquarters. She’s well known in the poetry and spoken word community — participating in and hosting numerous events, teaching writing workshops and winning best writer in Columbus, Ohio 2015. Her first poetry/ art solo show is scheduled for January 2016 in Ohio. She loves helping others find their voices. 

  Jessica Flannigan Live the Fancy Life Jessica is a Minneapolis-based lifestyle blogger and editor at LivetheFancyLife.com and OhBoyStyle.com, a freelance writer, communications consultant and contributor at Momtastic.com. Jessica is a wife and the mother of two wild and fun boys, Bodhi and Ezra.  Before becoming a full-time blogger, she worked in corporate communications. Live the Fancy Life has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Style Me Pretty Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Hostess with the Mostess, I HEART Organizing and more. Jessica has brought her authentic voice and beautifully styled images to brands including Minted, Target, Caribou Coffee, Famous Footwear, CarpetOne, Cold Stone Creamery, Kohls, Sauder and more. When Jessica isn't working, she is playing with her children and planning her next travel adventure with her family. 

 

Jessica Flannigan
Live the Fancy Life

Jessica is a Minneapolis-based lifestyle blogger and editor at LivetheFancyLife.com and OhBoyStyle.com, a freelance writer, communications consultant and contributor at Momtastic.com. Jessica is a wife and the mother of two wild and fun boys, Bodhi and Ezra.  Before becoming a full-time blogger, she worked in corporate communications. Live the Fancy Life has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Style Me Pretty Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Hostess with the Mostess, I HEART Organizing and more. Jessica has brought her authentic voice and beautifully styled images to brands including Minted, Target, Caribou Coffee, Famous Footwear, CarpetOne, Cold Stone Creamery, Kohls, Sauder and more. When Jessica isn't working, she is playing with her children and planning her next travel adventure with her family. 

  Kathy Cano-Murillo Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo is an author, artist and founder of the award-winning site, CraftyChica.com. She is a social media powerhouse recently recognized by Mashable.com, and is known for spreading the gospel of glitter – literally through her art & craft, and metaphorically via her presentations & books! She has been a brand ambassador for companies such as Coca-Cola, WordPress and Disney. Her Crafty Chica product line is carried in Michaels stores every fall season, and she is a former craft columnist for The Arizona Republic. She has authored nine books, two of them novels. She has been featured in The New York Times and USA Today. Known for her “Mexi-boho” style, her hand painted creations have been carried in more than 300 shops across the country including Bloomingdales and Target. She is a third-generation Mexican-American, a native Phoenician, mom of two, wife, with five Chihuahuas!

 

Kathy Cano-Murillo
Crafty Chica

Kathy Cano-Murillo is an author, artist and founder of the award-winning site, CraftyChica.com. She is a social media powerhouse recently recognized by Mashable.com, and is known for spreading the gospel of glitter – literally through her art & craft, and metaphorically via her presentations & books! She has been a brand ambassador for companies such as Coca-Cola, WordPress and Disney. Her Crafty Chica product line is carried in Michaels stores every fall season, and she is a former craft columnist for The Arizona Republic. She has authored nine books, two of them novels. She has been featured in The New York Times and USA Today. Known for her “Mexi-boho” style, her hand painted creations have been carried in more than 300 shops across the country including Bloomingdales and Target. She is a third-generation Mexican-American, a native Phoenician, mom of two, wife, with five Chihuahuas!

  Helen Jane Hearn Tue Night Helen Jane Hearn (@helenjane) is the art director for TueNight.com and brings creative digital content strategy to lifestyle products. Based in Napa Valley, she's been blogging since 1998. Helen Jane has developed content strategy for some of the internet's most remarkable campaigns, working with P&G, Old Navy, Levis, Hyundai, La-Z-Boy and many, many wineries. Helen Jane also is captain of her bocce team, Joanie Loves Bocce, started Cheesewhizzes, a nationwide cheese club and is a certified wine expert. This means she throws a lot of parties.

 

Helen Jane Hearn
Tue Night

Helen Jane Hearn (@helenjane) is the art director for TueNight.com and brings creative digital content strategy to lifestyle products. Based in Napa Valley, she's been blogging since 1998. Helen Jane has developed content strategy for some of the internet's most remarkable campaigns, working with P&G, Old Navy, Levis, Hyundai, La-Z-Boy and many, many wineries. Helen Jane also is captain of her bocce team, Joanie Loves Bocce, started Cheesewhizzes, a nationwide cheese club and is a certified wine expert. This means she throws a lot of parties.

  Anna Stern Collectively Anna joined the collectively team in October 2015 as Sr. Community Manager, tasked with helping shape and support Collectively's growing community of digital influencers. Anna has been working with influencers for the past 5 years, helping execute hundreds of brand collaborations with top national brands and premiere lifestyle bloggers. Prior to joining the Collectively team, Anna ran community operations and influencer recruitment at Mode Media, formerly known as Glam Media. Anna currently lives in Brooklyn but will always be a West Coast girl at heart and a proud Bay Area native. Offline, she can be found sweating it out at a yoga class or playing with her tiny Yorkie-Poo, Lucy.

 

Anna Stern
Collectively

Anna joined the collectively team in October 2015 as Sr. Community Manager, tasked with helping shape and support Collectively's growing community of digital influencers. Anna has been working with influencers for the past 5 years, helping execute hundreds of brand collaborations with top national brands and premiere lifestyle bloggers. Prior to joining the Collectively team, Anna ran community operations and influencer recruitment at Mode Media, formerly known as Glam Media. Anna currently lives in Brooklyn but will always be a West Coast girl at heart and a proud Bay Area native. Offline, she can be found sweating it out at a yoga class or playing with her tiny Yorkie-Poo, Lucy.

  Bryn Huntpalmer The Birth Hour Bryn is an Austin-based writer turned content strategist turned podcaster. She started a personal blog in 2011 and used her platform as a portfolio for her writing, landing her features on sites that caught the attention of her current employer, Modernize, a home design and remodeling website, where she serves as Senior Content Manager. In September, Bryn (a mother of two) followed a personal passion and launched The Birth Hour podcast which features women sharing their birth stories of all types -- from home waterbirths to unexpected cesarean sections. The community of women that came together to support one another as a result of this podcast is so beautiful and serves as the motivation behind the podcast. 

 

Bryn Huntpalmer
The Birth Hour

Bryn is an Austin-based writer turned content strategist turned podcaster. She started a personal blog in 2011 and used her platform as a portfolio for her writing, landing her features on sites that caught the attention of her current employer, Modernize, a home design and remodeling website, where she serves as Senior Content Manager. In September, Bryn (a mother of two) followed a personal passion and launched The Birth Hour podcast which features women sharing their birth stories of all types -- from home waterbirths to unexpected cesarean sections. The community of women that came together to support one another as a result of this podcast is so beautiful and serves as the motivation behind the podcast. 

  LINDSEY MILLER PETERSEN Linz Linz Linz Lindsey is a mover, shaker, and facilitator that's been working professionally in social media since it's inception. From a past life as a professional artist in the sculpture industry, she evolved into a founding member of JetBlue's original Social Media Support Team, to working with Imagine Dragons' non-profit, The Tyler Robinson Foundation. Lindsey has developed an intense passion for teaching social media in her past year as a college-level Social Media Marketing instructor. She loves sharing social media because it's centered around 3 of her favorite things - community, connection, and collaboration. Lindsey loves warm colors, places, and people.

 

LINDSEY MILLER PETERSEN
Linz Linz Linz

Lindsey is a mover, shaker, and facilitator that's been working professionally in social media since it's inception. From a past life as a professional artist in the sculpture industry, she evolved into a founding member of JetBlue's original Social Media Support Team, to working with Imagine Dragons' non-profit, The Tyler Robinson Foundation. Lindsey has developed an intense passion for teaching social media in her past year as a college-level Social Media Marketing instructor. She loves sharing social media because it's centered around 3 of her favorite things - community, connection, and collaboration. Lindsey loves warm colors, places, and people.

  Taylor Bradford Pink Heels Pink Truck Taylor started #BLOGGINGEDUMACATION, which became the foundation of the Boss Girl Creative Podcast and Community. Taylor's roles include Speaker, Blogging & Social Media Consultant and Coach, Editor, Podcaster, Community Director of the Texas Women Bloggers, Used Car Lot owner, Vintage Rental company co-owner, online fitness company co-owner, certified Personal Trainer, and Landlord. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Minor in Business from Texas Christian University. Taylor calls Texas home, Chai Tea Latte's her go-to drink and time spent with her hubby and friends music to her soul. Her motto in life: Roll out your own red carpet and keep your big girl panties pulled up high.

 

Taylor Bradford
Pink Heels Pink Truck

Taylor started #BLOGGINGEDUMACATION, which became the foundation of the Boss Girl Creative Podcast and Community. Taylor's roles include Speaker, Blogging & Social Media Consultant and Coach, Editor, Podcaster, Community Director of the Texas Women Bloggers, Used Car Lot owner, Vintage Rental company co-owner, online fitness company co-owner, certified Personal Trainer, and Landlord. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Minor in Business from Texas Christian University.
Taylor calls Texas home, Chai Tea Latte's her go-to drink and time spent with her hubby and friends music to her soul. Her motto in life: Roll out your own red carpet and keep your big girl panties pulled up high.

  Mugs Buckley Chairish Mugs Buckley is the Head of Media Partnerships at Chairish, an online curated marketplace where design lovers can buy and sell their vintage and used furniture to each other. She is responsible for brand partnerships, SEO, and press, including working with home design and lifestyle bloggers.  Prior to Chairish, she served as VP of Marketing at Federated Media, Executive Producer at Discovery Channel, and has held management positions at Comcast, ZDTV (now EsquireTV), Liberate Technologies and RespondTV. Buckley is a member of the Producers Guild of America's New Media Group and of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Interactive Media Committee. She holds a BA from Tufts University and an Ed.M. in Technology in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 

Mugs Buckley
Chairish

Mugs Buckley is the Head of Media Partnerships at Chairish, an online curated marketplace where design lovers can buy and sell their vintage and used furniture to each other. She is responsible for brand partnerships, SEO, and press, including working with home design and lifestyle bloggers.  Prior to Chairish, she served as VP of Marketing at Federated Media, Executive Producer at Discovery Channel, and has held management positions at Comcast, ZDTV (now EsquireTV), Liberate Technologies and RespondTV. Buckley is a member of the Producers Guild of America's New Media Group and of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Interactive Media Committee. She holds a BA from Tufts University and an Ed.M. in Technology in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

MINNIE ROMANOVICH Dressed to Skill Minnie is a Fashion Stylist and Image Consultant based in NYC. She has been a Polyvore member for eight years, has built a community of dedicated followers, and has covered prominent fashion events as an official Community Correspondent, including multiple seasons of New York Fashion Week. With the experience and connections she acquired through Polyvore, she became an Editor and Lead Content Strategist for a menswear styling company, and then went on to launch her own company of personal and editorial styling called Dressed to Skill. Minnie is also one of the senior stylists at Keaton Row - a company that's focused on premium personal styling. In her free time, she loves to read, travel, and explore various restaurants in Manhattan with her foodie husband.

MINNIE ROMANOVICH
Dressed to Skill

Minnie is a Fashion Stylist and Image Consultant based in NYC. She has been a Polyvore member for eight years, has built a community of dedicated followers, and has covered prominent fashion events as an official Community Correspondent, including multiple seasons of New York Fashion Week. With the experience and connections she acquired through Polyvore, she became an Editor and Lead Content Strategist for a menswear styling company, and then went on to launch her own company of personal and editorial styling called Dressed to Skill. Minnie is also one of the senior stylists at Keaton Row - a company that's focused on premium personal styling. In her free time, she loves to read, travel, and explore various restaurants in Manhattan with her foodie husband.

cathleya schroeckenstein Momtastic Weddingbee Cathleya is concurrently the Managing Director at Momtastic and the Editor-in-Chief at Weddingbee. In an average month she's overseeing and developing content that's delivered to upwards of 8 million unique users (that's a lotta ladies!). She lives and dies by the idea that any editorial she puts out should be achievable, affordable, and freakin' adorable. She's often tapped for her expertise by the likes of the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Access Hollywood. She works from home (most often in her robe and bear hat) in Minneapolis, MN.  

cathleya schroeckenstein
Momtastic
Weddingbee

Cathleya is concurrently the Managing Director at Momtastic and the Editor-in-Chief at Weddingbee. In an average month she's overseeing and developing content that's delivered to upwards of 8 million unique users (that's a lotta ladies!). She lives and dies by the idea that any editorial she puts out should be achievable, affordable, and freakin' adorable. She's often tapped for her expertise by the likes of the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Access Hollywood. She works from home (most often in her robe and bear hat) in Minneapolis, MN.

 

HEATHER ARMSTRONG Dooce Heather is widely acknowledged to be the most popular "mommy blogger" in the world. She has over 1.5 millions 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 millions 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.