SNAP! 2013 Speakers

We will be opening our call for speakers for SNAP! 2014 on Nov. 24, 2013. In the meantime, check out our fantastic 2013 speakers…

Paging Supermom Aimee and Bettijo, Paging Supermom   Aimee and Bettijo are “Sometimes Supermoms” Paging Supermom evolved after many discussions and sharing their best insights on homemaking, parenting, party planning, teaching, playing and sometimes simply surviving.  Paging Supermom has been launched for 5 years and has helped a handful of bloggers after SNAP 2012 on a 1:1 basis.
Alissa, Pollinate   Alissa is a wife, mother, Editor for Rags to Stitches, Co-Founder of Pollinate Media Group, a lifestyle blogging agency and Circle of Mom’s Top 10 Mompreneur in 2012. Alissa loves finding ways to build up the blogging community; sharing stories of what she has learned through her blogging journey and experience working with brands
Amy, Amy Cornwell   Amy loves making wearable art that helps celebrate all of life’s events. She started her business in 2003 making beaded jewelry and selling at home parties and her business grew exponentially once she started making personalized, stamped jewelry in 2007. In 2011 she quit her full time day job to run the business.Amy is married to a wonderful man named Dave, has two children and they reside on the north side of Indianapolis.
The Idea Room Amy, The Idea Room   A former high school science teacher, Amy has channeled her desire to share into developing an active online community via her site The Idea Room. On her site, Amy shares DIY home decor and remodeling projects, holiday crafts and baking. In addition to her site, she’s kept busy as a wife and mother to five.
Ana, Ana White   Ana White is a mother and homemaker from Alaska. She is also the author of Ana-White.com, a blog helping millions build furniture with simple techniques, basic tools and off the shelf lumber. She has been featured in several publications, contributes to HGTV.com, and recently released her first book.
Becki, Whippy Cake   Becki is a professional stylist bursting with colorful creativity. She understands that not everyone was created to fit in the same neat little box and makes it her personal mission to build on what makes each of her clients uniquely beautiful. She is the go-to-girl for personal and photo styling, particularly for bloggers and small business professionals.
Becky, Organizing Made Fun   Becky is a work at home mom of 2 kids {one of whom is autistic}, wife of 18 years, blogger, piano teacher and a lover of organizing and home projects! While her kids are off at school, she is busy sharing tips and tricks to finding balance in your daily life, scheduling, working ahead and generally just keeping up with everything.
Beckie, Infarrantly Creative   Beckie Farrant is a tri-blogger at Infarrantly Creative, Knock off Décor and Roadkill Rescue.  She lives in Indianapolis with her soulmate of almost 15 years, Tim, and her kids, Isaac (6) and Kayla (3). Beckie loves mentoring and helping bloggers make the most of their awesomeness by consulting bloggers on how to monetize their blogs.
Brooke, All Things Thrifty   Brooke’s site is a fun conglomeration of the never-ending projects cluttering up her garage. Brooke is an expert in DIY upholstery and was cast as a contestant on TLC’s Craft Wars. Brooke has a master’s degree in corporate and interpersonal communications. She lives in sunny St. George, Utah with her husband Dan and her four kids Oaklyn, Connelly, Londyn and Creed.
Brittany, Pretty Handy Girl   ”If a human being can do it, then there is a 95% chance you can do it too,” is Brittany’s mantra. She relays this self-empowering message via her popular blog, Pretty Handy Girl, instructional videos, and public appearances. Pretty Handy Girl features tutorials about home improvement, home repair, decor, and crafts replete with step-by-step instructions and photos. She’s currently embarking on the biggest DIY project of her life…building her own kitchen.
Brooke, TheCraftingChicks.com    Brooke is one of the co-owners and co-editors of TheCraftingChicks.com, a site full of projects and ideas to help inspire creativity in your home, with your family and throughout your life. She’s a wife and mother of three and enjoys being with her family, photography, music, spray painting stuff, Photoshop, polkadots, hoarding frames from the thrift store, and she loves turquoise. 
Bruce, Minwax   Author-craftsman Bruce Johnson has introduced millions of do-it-yourselfers to the world of wood finishing and antique restoration. Bruce has published more than a dozen books and currently hosts two television shows on the DIY cable network. He is the spokesperson for Minwax,  the leading manufacturer of wood finishing and wood care products.
Always Expect Moore Carolina, Always Expect Moore   A woman of many talents, started her career in advertising. Today, Carolina actively maintains two sites – Always Expect Moore and 30 Minute Crafts – in addition to working as a campaign manager for Blueprint Social. In between all of that, she still has time to raise two boys and occasionally do some laundry.
Caroline, Armelle   Caroline has been designing and making Armelle Jewelry for over ten years, and is also the author of the Armelle Blog. She is the mother of three young children. When she doesn’t have her hands full with her little ones, she loves all things creative, and shares many of her loves on her blog like, favorite recipes, jewelry, DIY’s, home decor, and party planning.
Cindy Hopper, Skip to My Lou   From hosting a shrimp boil and sewing gifts to celebrating holidays, you will find it all at Skip To My Lou. Cindy uses her formal training in Art Education and practical experience as a mother of three to celebrate the joy of creating. She also runs a wonderful shop called Sweet Baking Supply
Colleen, Just Paint It   After painting wall murals for 15 years a back injury sustained in a car accident closed that door, and opened the window into blogging. Today, Colleen teaches painting in live online classes via Google+ and has developed a strong relationship with the employees at Google. She is working on a Google+ book for creative bloggers.
Court, The Keyword Academy   Court is a husband, soon-to-be proud father of one, and owner of both The Blog Builders and The Keyword Academy. He also authored SEO For Creative Bloggers™. Court’s work has been featured on some of the biggest blogging and SEO sites on the web including SEOmoz, Problogger.net, and JohnChow.com. He has mentored over 2,000 bloggers since 2005.
Cynthia, Conservation Garden Park   Cynthia is a landscape designer who recently ditched her consulting biz for the opportunity to work for a local botanical garden where she gets to teach others about all the things she loves and connect with people of similar interests. She believes the joy of a garden is not in the product but in the process- and sometimes her process is messy
Dennis, The Next Corner Dennis is the head of Global SEO for Airbnb.com, the popular vacation rental and room sharing site. In this function Dennis has to keep up with the latest Search Engine changes and trends on how to get websites in front of the right audience. Prior to Airbnb, Dennis spent more than 9 years at eBay, where he worked on the SEO for all the global eBay websites. He has been speaking on SEO for 5 years and has helped a handful of bloggers after SNAP 2012 on a 1:1 basis.You can find Dennis on Twitter: @Thenextcorner or on his blogs: Thenextcorner.net or Dpictures.comHe tries to write a free newsletter about the changes in SEO land, when his busy family live permits.Dennis is originally from The Netherlands, but lives in San Francisco with his wife and 3 kids.
The 36th Avenue Desirée, The 36th Avenue   After years of working in interior design, Desirée fueled her passion for DIY into her own little corner dedicated to creativity – The 36th Avenue. She’s grateful that blogging has given her the opportunity to do what she loves and share her passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with millions of readers.
Diana, Livy Love Designs   Diana is a graphic designer, blogger, Mom to 2, California Native, currently living in Utah.  I have an extreme love for color, patterns, graphics, and just plain pretty things!
Diane, In My Own Style   A graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, Diane has used her background in design to build a career that’s included a decorating book, a regular guest sot on a decorating show, and a successful blogging career, along with a whole lot of home DIY. Currently, Diane also writes for Glidden Paints on their My Colortopia website.
Gillian Luce is the Senior Social Media and Consumer Marketing Manager for Homes.com and ForRent.com. In her new role, she is responsible for developing and managing the consumer and social strategies for both brands. Her specialties include developing, executing, optimizing and analyzing strategic plans for the consumer marketing efforts across multiple channels including blogs, social networking sites, video sharing sites, mobile marketing platforms and other conversational media.
Heather, Whipperberry   Heather has been working in social media since the summer of 2010. A self-taught photographer and graphic designer, she took her love of all things creative and created a blog devoted to taking simple everyday items and transforming them into something divine. Heather is a devoted wife and mom to four.
Heidi, FoodieCrush After 20 years of designing print magazines, Heidi is celebrating her favorite food bloggers by creating an online magazine to celebrate their foodie-ness, their savvy creations and to satiate her magazine fetish, all online in a magazine-style format with gorgeous pics, tasty recipes and loads of new info all linkable and discoverable in a flip-book style format.
Holly, Poppy Seed Projects  Holly has designed handmade home decor for a number of well-known companies. She has a great eye for design and constantly has about 10 new project ideas bouncing around in her mind while she bounces a baby on her hip. Running a business and doing her best to keep four kids fed, and happy, takes up most of her life, but there is always time for a little crafting!
Jaclyn, Lowes.com  Since starting at Lowe’s in 2009, Jaclyn has been engaging and starting conversations with bloggers across the country, helping inspire readers to make their home improvement dreams a reality. Whether she’s challenging the top do-it-yourselfers to the greatest limits of their creativity or getting her hands dirty when launching Lowe’s latest paint line, Jaclyn strives to share Lowe’s passion for home improvement with the blogosphere.
Jamielyn, I Heart Naptime   Jamielyn is owner and founder of the popular blog I Heart Nap Time and the creator of the The Inspiration Board – an inspiration site with stylish backgrounds, text, washi tape and funky lables. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Jamielyn is a wife and mother to two.
Jessica, Jessica Sprague   Jessica is a renowned designer, teacher, author and Photoshop expert. A web designer by trade, she has more than 10 years of experience designing in and teaching Photoshop, and has been teaching Photoshop classes to tens of thousands of students at JessicaSprague.com since 2007. She is the mother of two children, and is passionate about telling the everyday stories of life.
Jessica, The Mom Creative   Jessica is wife, mom, marketing professional and lifestyle blogger. She documents her pursuit of cultivating a life well-crafted, through posts mostly on parenting, memory keeping and frugal living. Jessica is also an (in)courage writer, co-host of the Bloom Book Club, a blogger for World Vision and Big Picture Classes teacher. She and her husband Matthew live in Nashville, Tenn. with their two young children, Elias and Adeline.
Julie Hanks, has nearly 20 years counseling women, couples, and families. In addition to owning Wasatch Family Therapy, she appears regularly on KSL TV’s Studio 5  and has appeared nationally on TLC, Discovery Health, and FOX News Channel. Julie’s down-to-earth advice has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, CNN, Women’s Day, Women’s Health, Parenting, and others. She also hosts “The Julie Hanks Show,” a weekly live radio talk show on Sirius XM 143 BYU Radio. For more information on counseling, consulting, music, books, resources, or upcoming appearances, visit JulieHanks.com. You can also follow Julie on Facebook and Twitter.
Kate, Centsational Girl  Kate is better known around the blogosphere as Centsational Girl, a lover of all things design and DIY from small crafts to large spaces. Kate’s work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications and on the Nate Berkus Show. You can catch up with Kate’s daily adventures in crafting, cooking, decorating, and home improving at her site Centsational Girl
Katie, Vintage Mother & Vintage Rose Wraps   Amidst raising five kids, Katie has successfully grown a handmade business that currently distributes product online and to over 1200 stores nationwide.Katie recently launched a new lifestyle blog with her sister focused on purposeful mothering, creating, giving and living. She also shares information on successful business and work/life balance.
Kirsten, The Crafting Chicks  Kirsten, a self-proclaimed “nerd” and is the mother to three little boys and one girl. Her eye for design & creativity that she has showcased in her amazing projects have landed television appearances and spotlights on popular websites. In October of 2012 Kirsten launched an already popular iPhone app called KID CHATTEROO.
Lara, Less Cake More Frosting & Announced Design    Lara {aka Ellie G} is the author of Less Cake {more frosting}. A blog about everything she loves including, but certainly not limited to, large amounts of frosting. She is a graphic designer and has worked on everything from blogs to fabric and corporate logos. Lara loves being a wife and mother of two.
Lindsay, Makely School for Girls   Lindsay is a color-obsessed, stay at home mom of two, who’s transforming a blah blah builder’s beige home into an inspiring and eclectic space with her husband Tom. They live outside of Austin, Texas where the temperate climate allows them to DIY year round. Lindsay has been blogging since 2008, when she started Living with Lindsay.
Lindsey, Cafe Johnsonia, has always loved, cooking, photography and writing, so it was natural that blogging would become a creative outlet. She has an incredible knack for prop hunting and loves her work as a freelance recipe developer, food stylist and photographer. Her desk is always stacked high with notebooks full of lists, notes and observations. She is the mother of three energetic kids and one  brilliant husband. 
Lisa, Moxi Pear   Lisa holds many titles – mom, wife, designer, laundry procrastinator and chocolate addict…She is also the owner and head designer behind Moxie Pear, a web & graphic design company focused on small businesses. Lisa lives in a tiny rural town with her husband, two kids, four cats and two dogs.
Lisa, Lisa Leonard Designs   Lisa has turned her hobby into a thriving jewelry business by building an online community through social media. When she not creating, she can be found snuggling with her two boys {if they’ll let her}, playing at the beach or scouring thrift shops for hidden treasures. Lisa shares her story of finding beauty, even in the midst of pain, on her blog and once in a while through speaking engagements around the country. She is currently in the process of working with a production company on a reality television show.
Lisa, The Pennington Point   Lisa is a homeschooling mom of 9, wife, blogger, etsy shop owner, DIY addict and enthusiastic napper. She manages to keep her blog running, her home tidy and best of all, the kids joyful and well-behaved. She lives on a small family farm in Texas where her 95 year old farmhouse is permanently in remodel mode. Combining a DIY project with special family memories is her favorite thing to do in all the world!
Lisa, Annie Sloan Unfolded   What started as a search for a budget-friendly source to create the European aesthetic in her rebuilt New Orleans home became both a passion and vision for the CEO of Annie Sloan Unfolded. From her first Chalk Paint® encounter, Lisa knew this was something she had to pursue. Fueled by a degree in Finance, a Masters in Business Administration, and distribution experience, she committed to launching Annie Sloan in newfound territory.
Mandi, Vintage Revivals  Mandi has been called the MacGyver of DIY. Hop on over to her site full of super-inventive thrift store glam projects you won’t find anywhere else. When Mandi isn’t dreaming up something crazy-amazing, she’s taking care of her husband and two little girls. 
Maria, Two Peas & Their Pod   Maria is a recipe developer, writer and one-half of the popular food blog Two Peas and Their Pod, with her husband Josh. Maria lives in Salt Lake City and has been blogging for four years. She is a cookie connoisseur, with close to 200 cookie recipes on her blog. Maria is also the author of the successful e-cookbook, Cookie Cravings.
Maraiah, Giggles Galore   Mariah is the creative mind behind Giggles Galore. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. Giggles Galore focuses on sharing creative parties, DIY crafts, along with tips and hints for creating memorable occasions filled with lots of giggles galore along the way.
Melissa, The Inspired Room   Melissa turned her life-long passion for decorating into a successful and rewarding business as the creator of one of the most respected home decor blogs on the internet. She loves to inspire women to love the home they have through simple ideas for decorating, homemaking and living an authentic life at home. 
Michael, Inspired by Charm   Designer, blogger, and social media enthusiast, Michael has his finger on the pulse of all things design. On his blog, Inspired by Charm, Michael writes about his latest design projects, favorite recipes, DIY crafts, and more. When it comes to interior decor, he is often inspired by vintage finds, modern lines, and colorful accessories. This combination helps him create spaces that are both stylish and comfortable.
Michelle, Maddycakes Muse   Michelle retired from the United States Marine Corps after 21 years of Active Duty. She always had a love for crafts and being creative and over the years designed countless weddings, baby showers and over-the-top birthday parties for family and friends. Michelle owns a full service event coordination and decor design company that specializes in children’s parties named after her daughter Madison.
Rachael Herrscher founder, CEO and publisher of TodaysMama.com, an online media and publishing company that produces regional reference guides and websites for mothers across the United States. Rachael was named one of Utah Business Magazine’s 30 Women to Watch, and one of the “Top 5 CEO’s you Should Watch on Twitter” by Business Week Magazine.  She was included in both the 2011 and 2012 Signal Peak Ventures Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs list, which identifies the top companies and entrepreneurs in the Intermountain Region.  Rachel presented at the recentSLC TEDx conference, and currently sits on Hewlett Packard’s Global Board of Influencers.
Rhonna, Rhonna Designs   Family + Art + Teaching. This unique combination is what Rhonna enjoys most about digital art. A wife and mother of three children, there’s never any shortage of inspiration or creative material. Rhonna has a degree in Art Education and has taught both nationally and internationally
Ron, Ronfinley.com and L.A. Green Grounds Founder When Ron found that it was impossible to buy healthy produce in his neighborhood he started growing his own!  This turned into a passion for the art of gardening and the study of permaculture.  As one of the founders of LAGREENGROUNDS.ORG, Ron Finley leads the fight to transform neighborhoods currently identified as “Food Deserts” into “Food Forests.”
Rayan, The Design Confidential   Rayan, the Founding Editor of The Design Confidential, is a self-proclaimed carpenter, draftswoman, baby mama, glitter lover and bookish nerd. On The Design Confidential she delivers up a well-rounded, variety of DIY projects that can be done for pennies on the dollar. 
Sanda, Sawdust Girl   Sandra’s building projects are 100% DIY, from the plans she creates to the final build. She blogs to share the idea that anyone can create an amazing functional space out of every day materials from local home improvement stores if they have the confidence to do so. Sandra lives in Eastern Tennessee.
Thrifty Decor Chick Sarah, Thrifty Decor Chick   After 10 years as a public relations professional, Sarah gave up her career to pursue her dream – decorating. She went to work at a local design firm, where she worked as a decorator before leaving to concentrate on her website full-time. Today, Sarah is one of the most well-recognized bloggers in the industry.
Shelley, House of Smiths   In September 2009, Shelley and her husband Cason started a blog to document progress on their home remodel – a real shift in design and style. They’ve worked hard to find fun, new ways to update, change and decorate their space on a budget, earning them the respect of hundreds of thousands of readers. Shelley is also a full-time Mom to three little girls
Skye, Skye McLain   Skye works full-time as a virtual assistant to bloggers and online business owners. She also runs her own blog, Neathering our Fest, where she documents her preparation for motherhood (she’s having a baby in July!) and her business. Skye currently lives in Louisiana with her husband and two furry babies Rebel and Sadie Bell.
Susan Freshly Picked Susan, Freshly Picked   Susan is the one-woman-show behind Freshly-Picked‚ an inspirational and lifestyle blog. She also makes moccasins for the rich and famous (or at least their kids) and runs an online shop that sells fine leather goods under the same name, Freshly Picked. She provides marketing strategy and campaign planning for Vivint and numerous small shop owners and bloggers. She lives in Utah with her handy-man husband and two small children.