Mason is the Co-Founder and CEO of WP Valet where he’s made an art of making people happy with their WordPress experience. He has a passion for creating solutions and truly loves it when a plan comes together. When not connected to a computer he’s probably playing music, video games, or with his puppy, Penny (photos available on request).
Kathryn thrives on helping people get the most out of WordPress. After a career designing and building websites for clients, she joined Automattic as a Happiness Engineer in 2012 and is currently embedded with the Theme Team, where she help folks with all types of theme-related issues on both WordPress.com and self-hosted sites. She enjoys spreading her passion for WordPress at WordCamps, Girl Geek Dinners, Podcamps, and other grassroots events. Non-WordPress hours are spent collecting vintage Pyrex mixing bowls, growing organic garlic, and cavorting with her four felines.
After taking the plunge into full-time freelancing in 2009, Jonathan took advantage of his freedom and “retired” to Jacksonville, Fla. He’s busy enjoying the sun and the beaches with his wife (Stephanie) and two kids (Titus and Tirzah). But too often, he has to pull himself away from the sand and get down to business: writing WordPress plugins for fun and profit. When he’s not collaborating with the fine folks at Modern Tribe, Jonathan likes to create open source libraries that help make the plugin developers’ jobs a little easier. http://xplus3.net/ https://github.com/jbrinley
Jared Easley is an entrepreneur, trainer, speaker & host of the Starve the Doubts podcast. Jared has interviewed successful entrepreneurs such as Seth Godin, Simon Sinek, Guy Kawasaki, Michael E. Gerber, David Allen, Gary Vaynerchuck & Chris Brogan about overcoming self doubt in order to achieve goals. Jared is also the co-founder of the Podcast Movement which is the only National Conference for Podcasters by Podcasters.
Amanda Blum has been speaking at, organizing and cursing at WordCamps/Meetups since 2009. As Strategist for Etch Software in Portland, Oregon, she helps organizations leverage technology for better processes and digital marketing. When not Pressing, she makes pickles, knits scarves and manages her batshit crazy doberman Clementine. She has never visited Miami and is impressed that all the WordCamp Organizers have promised to have a flock of flamingos sing happy birthday to her.