Bryan is the Manager of Media and Public Relations at the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. His background in broadcast television has taken in all over the scope of media outlets and his prodigious knowledge of journalism and ethics makes him one the most keen and discerning media facilitators. He is an award winning writer and author of the Primary Care & Traditional Media guide. In his spare time, he records electronic music. Twitter: @BryanPeach
Michael Zigmund is the Director of Communications at the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. Hailing from the design and advertising world of New York City, Lehigh Valley and now in the nonprofit healthcare world in Central PA. He is an award winning designer and manages the communications teams of one of the most active state academies. In his off time, he’s an avid guitarist. @MikeZigmund
Timothy McKenna is a Central PA based designer and developer. He is the Graphic Design & Social Media Specialist for the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians in Harrisburg and he runs Azrael Group, a design studio focused on branding and web development. He has won several MarCom Awards for his work with PAFP. He is a board member of the AIGA Central PA chapter and a member of Graphic Artist’s Guild. When not doing anything creative, which is rare, you can find him hating on RoboCop practically all over Central Pa, especially in Enola. Twitter: @AzraelGroup & @PAFPandF
Mike Toppa has been coding for the web since the days of HTML 1.0, when web pages were first painted on cave walls with bison blood. He’s Senior Engineer for the Philly-based civic engagement startup Versa, and previously was the Director of Development for WebDevStudios. He’s also worked at U Penn, Stanford, Georgetown, Ask Jeeves, and E-Trade, and is experienced working in Ruby on Rails, Java, Python, Perl, and of course, PHP and WordPress. You can find him online at toppa.com and @mtoppa.
Rami Abraham is a WordPress developer at maintainn.com as well as a freelance developer.
After switching out of a B2B sales career, I began working with WordPress websites. I have been doing so for 5 years now, specializing in secure websites since my very first customer came to me after having a security incident.
Now I work for Sucuri.net, an industry leader in website security and malware detection, removal and prevention. I work with customers everyday (many of them WordPress users) that have been hacked or infected, and work to re-mediate their security issue and implement a solution to prevent any further infection.
Suzette Franck is the WordPress Evangelist at (mt) Media Temple in Culver City, California, where she educates and advocates for WordPress and the WordPress Community. In 2013, she attended 80 WordPress meetups where she presented at 25 of them, spoke at 12WordCamps in 8 different states and two countries, as well as presented online at WordSesh #2 with Natalie MacLees. She blogs frequently atsuzettefranck.com about WordPress and is a regular contributor on WPWatercooler.com, which has been running weekly for over a year and has almost 5 million views. She was also the host of the popular WordPress podcast DradCast Episode 017. Suzette is also the creator and organizer of WordPress For Artists Meetup, sponsored by (mt) Media Temple and Thinkspace Gallery and helped to coordinate 2013 WordCampLAX and one of the largest WordPress 10th Anniversary parties in California.
Suzette is passionate about teaching the wonders of WordPress through her participation in local WordPress events and her written articles. She loves to explore new solutions using WordPress as an application platform. She loves learning about web development and digging into code, which she has been doing for over 20 years. She discovered WordPress in 2007 and has used it to create over 200 websites with a variety of designs and requirements, mostly with custom hand-coded themes, and is showing no signs of stopping.
I am the owner of SEO-911.com. I graduated from Shippensburg University in 1994 with a degree business management. Immediately after college I started Carryout Courier, a restaurant delivery York PA and Lancaster PA which I still own. I have employees at Carryout Courier who run most of the day to day operations. We have contracts with about 45 restaurants in York and Lancaster to deliver their prepared meals to homes and businesses.
I understand the importance of customer satisfaction and developing long term relationships with businesses.
Carryout Courier has always been a marketing based business. After handling Carryout Couriers’s website for 10+ years and creating websites for some of the restaurants I branched out to work with local businesses to help expand their online presence.
As a business owner I have the knowledge and understanding of how hard it is to run a small business and make that business a success.
I am a systems analyst/developer learning the front end – UX is a brave new world. WordPress 2.8 had me at ‘hello’ and my New Year’s resolution is to create a site using a theme that I don’t tear apart and re-write almost from scratch. At last count I had 5,992 fonts installed on my development computer which I consider a solid start.
When not marking restaurant menu typography up with a red pen I live on a farm in Washington Boro, Pennsylvania with several bee hives (the husband’s), two well-behaved horses (mine), a naughty pony (the daughter’s), and one old dog, one young dog and several stupid dogs (joint custody).
David A. Kennedy
David A. Kennedy is an Interactive Designer for Rock Creek Strategic Marketing, a web agency based in the Washington, D.C. area. He’s a former journalist who does a bit of everything and likes it that way. Prior to working with RCSM, he worked at The Arc, a national nonprofit that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
He has a master’s degree in interactive media from Elon University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida.
When not building websites, you might find him playing video games or in the gym doing the latest CrossFit workout of the day.
Amy has been a core contributor to every WordPress release since 3.3, most recently focusing on accessibility improvements for the Twenty Thirteen and Twenty Fourteen themes. She is currently a rep for the WordPress Community team, and has also contributed in other areas including theme review, accessibility, and support.
When she’s not immersed in all things WordPress, Amy is a competitive fencer and an instructor for Girl Develop It. She lives in Durham, NC.
Joe Casabona is a web developer, author, and teacher who focuses primarily on WordPress and mobile development. His latest book, Responsive Design with WordPress, is out now. He is also a Yankee fan, plays the drums, and enjoys a fine cigar from time to time. You can find him over at casabona.org or on Twitter at @jcasabona.
Aaron is a polyhistoric man of the web. Currently Technical Architect on the Conde Nast Platform Team and a WordPress contributor, he works to improve developer happiness and is dedicated to making the internet usable and enjoyable by everyone. In the past he worked at AddThis and Privia Health.
Ryan has been building plugins and sites with WordPress since 2004. He first started out with the original WP Contact Form and has gone on from there. When not coding up WordPress thingermajigs, he can be found speaking at WordCamps and local meetups sharing his knowledge and passion for WordPress. In his downtime he’s usually predicting snowfall in the winter, or tending to his garden in the summer.
Courtney Engle Robertson
Courtney Engle Robertson helps small business owners streamline their online marketing and provides training in Social Media, Local SEO, WordPress and Mobile Marketing. She has been a WordPress user since 2.4 and participated in 4 WordCamps.
Scott González is a web developer living in York, PA. As project lead for jQuery UI, he puts a lot of effort into keeping the code efficient, consistent, and accessible, as well as adjusting the roadmap to meet the ever-changing needs of the community. Scott also works with browser vendors and standards bodies to make the Web a better place for everyone, not just jQuery users.