Christina Weyrick-Cooper encourages everyone she knows to utilize a WordPress site. Currently the Community Relations Manager for the North Canton Public Library, where she will coordinate ongoing WordCamp Continues programs each month. Prior to the library, Christina worked in outreach for the North Canton Chamber of Commerce where she repeatedly saw the benefits of WordPress for small business. Christina has a strong background in non-profit management and says her inability to say no to volunteer projects (especially those involving event planning) is simultaneously her biggest strength and weakness.
Joe Rozsa is the creative director, designer and owner of Trailer Trash Design, a creative and innovative design studio that’s geared for quick response and effective graphic communications of all types. Operating under the sometimes unheard of adage that work can be fun, Joe, with his off-the-cuff approach, offers his clients full service creative consulting, graphic design, advertising and production for print media, collateral, websites, internet marketing, and multi-media presentations. Joe works exclusively with WordPress for site design, and has presented at WordCamp Toronto, Columbus, Grand Rapids, Dayton (March 2014) and Buffalo, inspiring him to organize a WordCamp in North Canton 2013. Joe is also currently planning a WordPress Bootcamp geared exclusively for Artist Entrepreneurs in Akron, Ohio.
Keri Burick has worked at the independent North Canton Public Library for over 13yrs, and this has given her an appreciation for autonomy. She believes open source software, like WordPress, gives people, businesses, and nonprofits the opportunity to explore their own creativity and how they present themselves to the local and global communities. Working in a library keeps her in touch with all types of technology and communication infrastructures, and WordPress provides an exciting avenue for authors and businesses to develop their essence. She’s excited to be apart of something that is developed by the community because it directly reflects how libraries across the world are run.
Angela has 13 years of experience in website design and development – 10 of which she has specialized in WordPress. Angela creates user friendly websites that are aesthetically pleasing, easy to navigate, and optimized for search engine indexing. She also has expertise in Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, and Pay-Per-Click.
Samie works for AtNetPlus in Stow, Ohio. She works as a graphic designer and web development team member. She helps clients create beautiful and functional websites. She’s also pursuing a degree in Graphic Communication with a minor in Web Tech & Digital Media at UMUC.
Jennifer (Jenn) Harrington is new to the WordPress community. Currently the owner of The Ad Lab—a graphic design studio in North Canton, OH—she plans to transform her company’s website as her first WordPress project. Jenn is always looking for the best solutions for her clients and is convinced that WordPress offers an unmatched program with a variety of tools and options to fit every need.
Prior to starting her business almost 9 years ago, Jenn worked within a number of full-service advertising agencies in Ohio. She has a strong background in print design and enjoys volunteering those skills to various non-profits and organizations who support animal welfare issues in the surrounding communities. Jenn looks forward to applying the knowledge and resources from the WordPress community to all her clients in the future.
Justin works at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com). At Automattic he works as a developer on the partnerships team. He also leads the development efforts of WordPress.com’s external APIs. Justin graduated from Kent State University with a BS in Digital Science Software Development.
Michael Fraser is an award winning visual communication entrepreneur that started his business in 2000 after working for a few local Advertising/Marketing Agencies. Michael has a BFA (Graphic Design) from the University of Akron and an alumni of their prestigious Design X Nine Program. For the past 15 years he has worked on large national accounts all the way down to startups.
Michael is a regular speaker at WordPress (Wordcamp) Events, and has been invited to speak at both The Ohio State University and the University of Akron. He has a passion for helping businesses grow with effective business communication focusing on corporate branding, social media, and digital marketing.