2018 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Stuart EdgeFive years ago, Stuart Edge was cleaning porta-potties. As he cleaned, he dreamt of creating videos that not only made people laugh but also feel inspired. Ever since his first video went viral in December 2012, he’s been able to do just that. Featured as a performer on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and many other notable media outlets, he now amazes and inspires an audience of over 3 million followers and garnered over 415 million video views. He continues to exercise his creative prowess as an entertainer and storyteller through magic, music, dance, and acting.

Danielle Liss_150Danielle Liss is a partner at Businessese, a company dedicated to providing resources to influencers who want to scale their business. She is co-host of the Businessese Influencer Marketing Podcast. Danielle is passionate about helping influencers use and understand their analytics and use them to create tools that help you close more business. Recently named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas, Danielle is also a partner at Hashtag Legal, a law firm focused on legal services for online business owners.

Matt TownsendFor more than a decade, Dr. Matt Townsend has been energizing and involving audiences with his unique approach to building and maintaining successful relationships. Known as one of America’s top presenters in the field of Human Relations and Development, Matt blends humor and storytelling with interactive, real-life solutions that inspire motivation and immediate results in his audiences. “The Matt Townsend Show” is broadcast weekday mornings on byuradio.org & Sirius XM 143 and is a weekly contributor to KSL TV’s show “Studio 5 with Brooke Walker.” Matt’s book Starved Stuff: The 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships is a popular pick among those searching for better relationship skills.


Lindsey AndrewsLindsey Andrews is a writer, speaker and divorce attorney whose personal journey through grief allowed her to find her voice and her tribe. She coaches writers on social media and creates courses to enhance everyday life. She retweets too much on Twitter and fights to find daily joy on Instagram. Download her guide for seeking daily joy here.

Tanner Bell_150For the past eight years, Tanner Bell has been building an audience and business online through blogging and social media. At only 19, he has been able to co-found A Little Craft In Your Day, a DIY website for the next generation of creatives, build OnTrend Media LLC, a digital agency for video production, and start a membership site for die cutting enthusiasts. He has been featured on The Today Show and The Huffington Post.

Kali DahleKali Dahle taught herself to crochet using blogs and YouTube videos and hasn’t stopped since. She fell in love with the concept of blogs and started her own at The Friendly Red Fox. Now it is her mission to help others to learn and find the satisfaction that creating brings. She lives in Idaho with her two young boys and is married to her high school sweetheart.

Erica DietzErica Dietz blogs at 5littlemonsters.com where she shares her latest craft projects. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and 6 children (there were only 5 when she started blogging hence the name 5 Little Monsters). She grew up watching her mom make things and started crafting at a young age. She enjoys pretty much any kind of craft but especially sewing and crochet. On 5 Little Monsters you will find free patterns and tutorials for crochet, sewing, and embroidery projects plus lots of Cricut crafts.

Hilary EricksonHilary Erickson is the curly brains behind the parenting blog Pulling Curls. As a full-time mom and a part-time L&D nurse, she’s had to find shortcuts and MomHacks that have made her blog so popular. She is also the creator of two best-selling courses about pregnancy & home organization. In her work with pregnant moms, overwhelmed moms, kids, and bloggers, her motto always is “We’ve got this.”

Kimberly FidlerKimberly Fidler is a mom to three cute kids ages four and under and the Internet Marketing Director for Get Away Today. She loves all things Disneyland and writes about it regularly on Get Away Today’s blog, Packed with Fun. She spearheaded Get Away Today’s affiliate program and loves working with influencers. Nothing makes her more excited than helping affiliate partners grow their brand, make money and earn free vacations.

Marissa FischerWhen Marissa Fischer isn’t live on Facebook, she’s trying to figure out if she should catch up on sleep or reading. She blogs about all things crafty, bookish, and delicious at Rae Gun Rambling. From her annual Harry Potter series to the princess costumes she sews live on Facebook, she loves it all things geeky. She’s always up for eating fried food, chatting books, Facebook theories, costumes, or all of them at the same time.

Sarah Kimmel_150Sarah Kimmel is a mom who can fix your blog, your computer, or your server. She has been in the IT industry supporting small businesses for over 10 years and now offers free computer help and tips on her blog. As a die-hard PC user, I can usually be found sparring with Apple fanboys or blogging at FamilyTechZone.com where I help families navigate the awesome—and sometimes scary—world of technology.

Design TwinsJulie & Jodie (The Design Twins) are identical twins with a passion for home decor who found their happy place on Instagram four years ago. In 2016 they launched their blog, The Design Twins, and their Instagram consulting business. Julie and Jodie love helping others find Instagram success by sharing their experience, expertise, and organic growth strategies. After one year of blogging they caught the attention of HGTV and Better Homes & Gardens and were honored at the Amara Interior Blog Awards in London. They empower their followers to tackle DIY’s, overcome fears, and create the homes of their dreams.

Brittany LuizBrittany Luiz is Tombow USA‘s Media & Public Relations Manager. After joining Tombow in 2015, the brand’s social media skyrocketed leading to Tombow winning one of Ragan PR Daily’s 2017 Digital PR & Social Media Awards. Brittany develops and executes the brand’s strategic direction across all media and manages the Brand Ambassador Program and Design Team. She also educates consumers on Tombow products as a handlettering instructor. In 2017, Brittany published her first book, Lettering with Purpose.

Natalie Malan_150Natalie Malan is an Illustrator with a BFA in illustration from BYU. Traditional media is her first love, but somehow Illustrator and Photoshop stole her heart. Her work includes fabric, art prints, scrapbook paper, children’s books, cards, die cuts, electronic cutting cartridges, magazine illustrations, and greeting cards. Clients include Walmart, Cricut, Target, Coats, Petite Lemon, Shutterfly, Minted, and more.

Beverly McCulloughBeverly McCullough began Flamingo Toes five years ago as a way to keep track of things she made around the house. She never dreamed it would turn into a full-time business and she feels so blessed it has. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and the Live with Kelly and Michael Show. She published her first book, 30 Minute Jewelry, last fall. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they live in East Tennessee with their two kids.

Jenny MelroseJenny Melrose is a former reading specialist who “retired” from her teaching career when her blogging income exceeded her salary. Through hard work and dedication, The Melrose Family became regularly sought out by brands like Neutrogena, Smuckers, Glad, Costco, and Sara Lee. The unique pitching process she developed had her editorial calendar booked months in advance. She’s helping other bloggers do the same via her podcast, Influencer Entrepreneurs with Jenny Melrose, and JennyMelrose.com.

Jordan PageAfter going through tough financial times, Jordan Page found the secrets to managing family finances—the SIMPLE way. She and her husband got out of debt in record time and live a millionaire lifestyle BECAUSE of their conservative budget…not in spite of it. Her innovative money management systems and frugal living tips have reshaped the lives of hundreds of thousands of families and have been featured on Rachael Ray, the Today Show, Inside Edition, TLC, YOU Magazine, Us News: Money, and the Daily Mail. She makes 6-figures in a single month working a few hours a week between her blog, in-person events, and budgeting program, BudgetBootCamp.com.

Angel PetersonWith a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah, Angel’s professional background is in film, television, radio and ad production. In 2011 she started FleeceFun.com, a sewing and craft blog. In 2016 she started using her professional background to help bloggers learn video and launched DIY Video for Bloggers. Angel currently divides her time between her online video training blog, online sewing and crafting blog, her family and on very good days, also manages to get the dishes done.

Ashlee PrisbreyAshlee Marie Prisbrey started blogging in 2007 and launched her YouTube channel in 2015. She is passionate about video and encouraging bloggers to embrace the medium. As a self-taught videographer, Ashlee’s motto is “NOTHING is too hard with the right tips and tricks.” You can almost always find her in the kitchen creating content for her brand and other bloggers and brands. In 2015 she competed on Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship” and in 2016 was named one of 34 up-and-coming YouTube stars.

Brittany RatelleWith a background in PR, marketing, and law, Brittany Ratelle helps brands navigate the digital landscape. As an attorney for creative entrepreneurs, she believes in the power of cute office supplies AND good contracts. Britt lives in Utah with her husband, four littles, and a minivan she enjoys singing in. When she isn’t wearing pink blazers she can be found reading, building up her fabric stash, and issuing empty threats to her sewing machine. Connect with her at brittanyratelle.com and on Instagram at @brittanyratelle.

Keri Lynn RennerKeri Lyn Renner is the wife of a country veterinarian and mother of two and too many animals to count. She is also the owner/blogger behind SheSaved.com, travel writer (HiltonMomVoyage.com) and an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine. Keri Lyn is a self-proclaimed “brand loyalist” with a passion for making the connection between brands and consumers. She is a consultant to several successful affiliate companies, helping them build strong affiliate programs and relationships with bloggers.

Jessica SandersJessica Sanders is your go-to Disneyland BFF and the woman behind The Happiest Blog on Earth. Her Disneyland expertise has led her to author two Disneyland planning books and co-found the popular Disneyland with Kids Facebook group. While Disneyland Resort occupies most of her waking hours, Jessica lives for warm summer days and cool ocean air.

Natalie ShawNatalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy, and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures, and other fun 5 days a week.

Raj ShahRaj Shah is a senior SEO manager at TakeLessons and founder of House of Ideas. During the last 8 years managing SEO teams for brands like Staples, Quill, and Oriental Trading, Raj has learned invaluable lessons about enterprise SEO, long-term business growth, and professional independence. He’s excited to share turn these lessons into relevant and practical advice for Snap entrepreneurs and influencers. Raj loves basketball, mangoes from India, and his new baby daughter Ziya.

Kim SixKim Six has been publishing on Blogger since 2009. Her blog, The Kim Six Fix, focuses on DIY projects, home improvement, decor, and crafts. She launched a second blog, KimSixFoodieFix.com, which features family-friendly recipes. With her free time, she supports her fellow Blogger bloggers with Blogspot-specific SEO and social media advice blog (KimSixBloggerSupport.com) and Facebook group. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband, three crazy kids, and a cat named Charlotte.

Alicia SteeleAlicia Steele is a self taught sewist who loves to share her love of fabric and sewing with everyone she meets! You can find her online at Sew What Alicia. She is a military spouse with two beautiful boys.

Mary Beth TempleCrochet, knit and sewing designer Mary Beth Temple has written over a dozen books that have run the gamut from independently published to traditionally published; aimed at mass markets or book stores; negotiated with an agent and without! She is an avid crafts teacher both at conferences and on video, and loves to talk publishing with anyone who will listen.

Rachel TeodoroRachel Teodoro is a wife and mom to three kids, living in the greater Seattle area. Rachel is a lover of all things thrifty and can be found trolling garage sales nearly every weekend. She likes to craft, create and decorate with thrifty finds and has Nordstrom taste on a Goodwill budget. Rachel started blogging in 2010 and is a real mom, sharing real stories, real projects and real life.

Emily ThompsonEmily Thompson has been blogging for 8+ years and been doing consistant facebook live shows for 2 years. She is passionate about her family, health and creative life. She cooks, sews and creates on Lifesewsavory.com.

Adam WarnerAdam W. Warner first discovered WordPress in 2005 and has since founded several WordPress-focused businesses that provide education, plugins and consulting services for online business owners. In 2016 he brought his passion for WordPress to SiteLock as a Product Evangelist. Adam has since delivered his zeal for WordPress to 20 different WordCamps all over the world. In addition to WordPress, Adam is passionate about his family, robots and of course, life, the universe and everything.

Jennifer VoelkelJennifer Voelkel blogs at The Craft Patch, where she shares craft tutorials, DIY home decor, remodeling, recipes and more. She started her blog in 2008 as a way to share her latest projects with her mom who lived far away and had no idea it would turn into her dream job!