Judi Knight

Not your typical web developer, Judi brings an unusual wealth of experience to her work at her company, New Tricks, with a background that includes being a Ph.D. Psychologist and serial entrepreneur.  Judi hosts the Atlanta WordPress Users Group with over 1,500 members, as well as organizing  WordCamp Atlanta. She is a blogger, frequent national speaker, and publishes Just a Digital Minute, a popular weekly newsletter providing actionable digital marketing tips.

Kathy Drewien

Best known for teaching beginners how to use WordPress, (and self-proclaimed WordCamp Queen of Registration for 5 years), Kathy is a professionally trained listener skilled in helping business owners avoid the pain and expense of not knowing what they don’t know through coaching and training. She is the Executive Producer of Kathy Drewien & Company, a web development firm offering business solutions powered by WordPress and sweet tea.

Mickey Mellen

Mickey is the Technical Director at GreenMellen Media and runs the monthly “All Things WordPress” meetup in Marietta. He’s been using WordPress for just under a decade, and has helped build hundreds of WordPress-powered sites over the years. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn, among others.

Carel Bekker

This is my third year helping to organize WordCamp Atlanta. I love this community. Everybody is very friendly and always willing to help. I’m responsible for sponsors and we were overwhelmed by the interest from sponsors. We have a great list of sponsors this year!

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Renee Dobbs

Renee Dobbs is a self-proclaimed Domestic Goddess who loves to eat, drink, and dig in the dirt. She lives in the Metro Atlanta area with her husband and three very spoiled whippets. Renee started blogging to share and connect with the world. She loves both cooking and baking and is equally happy chopping vegetables as whipping frosting. Renee truly enjoys being in the kitchen and sharing her cooking adventures with a WordPress blog. Renee’s blog is Magnolia Days and you can follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.

Cliff Seal

Husband to April, Senior UX Engineer at Pardot, founder of Evermore and TuneDig, and a musician. I dig WordPress and design (and such).

Su Berland

Su is an award-winning graphic designer in the Atlanta, GA area who has been creating marketing communications for non-profit and business clients for more than twenty years. After attending her first WordCamp in Savannah, GA back in 2010, she was hooked! Su helps clients “up their game” online with WordPress websites.

Claudia Arkush

I have been a graphic designer since I was born a very long time ago. In the 1990’s I traded in my rapidograph and pica ruler for a computer and a program called Pagemaker. In this century I have a foot in the print world and a foot in the web world exclusively thru the wonderful world of WordPress .

Russell Fair

I’m a big fan of WordPress, use it every day both for business and for pleasure. When I’m not working, I enjoy teaching kids about computer science and making fun stuff.