Russell Heimlich is the lead developer at Spirited Media and works remotely from home. He has two little girls and lives outside Washington, DC.
Growing up as an extroverted nerd has paid off. Alison Knott is a community leader and artist with a passion for WordPress. Her mission is to delight and engage people through raising the bar on web literacy. She is controlled by two tiny parrots.
Mike Hale is a developer at Rainmaker Digital where he helps build the Rainmaker platform. He’s also a collector of guitars, bizarre music and enjoys a nice cigar and bourbon in his downtime. He lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with his family and his two dogs.
Within the WordPress community, Dave Kiss has evolved from client work, to plugin development, to now teaching others code and development skills.
Becky Davis runs her own WordPress business and is active in the WordPress community. She has spoken at many WordCamps all over the US and at WordCamp Europe in 2016. She has run the Chicago Northside WordPress Meetup for six years.
Andy McIllwain tackles content and community projects at GoDaddy. He’s a fan of the arts, impromptu road trips, user-friendly technology, and helping Canadian small businesses work with the web.