Below is the start of our list of 2021 speakers.
Julia Goolia & JP Lambiase | HellthyJunkFood
Jenny Melrose | Jenny Melrose
Jenny is a former reading specialist who “retired” from her teaching career when her blogging income far exceeded her salary. Through hard work and dedication, her lifestyle blog, The Melrose Family, became regularly sought out by nationally recognized brands such as Neutrogena, Smuckers, Glad, Costco, Stanley Steamer, Sara Lee, and many more. She is a content strategist that helps entrepreneurs better understand their messaging and unique position in the online space. Now, she’s combining her passion for teaching with her extensive experience of creating strategic content for online business owners via JennyMelrose.com and her podcast, Influencer Entrepreneurs with Jenny Melrose as well as her first book Influencer Entrepreneurs: The 4-Step Framework to Building Your Audience, Growing Your Business, and Making More Money Online.
Shaunda Necole | Shaunda Necole
Shaunda Necole is a lifestyle & food blogger and a Pinterest marketing expert. She’s a gypsy hippie bohemian – a little wild in color and a lot free-spirited! Shaunda has a knack for teaching bloggers and content creators how to get paid for your personality – what she calls “how to get paid to be you!” In addition, she shows you how to use Pinterest for site traffic so that opportunities, followers, and subscribers are attracted to YOU rather than chasing after them (all thirsty like a desperate housewife!) Shaunda’s an East Coast girl with a super sunny West Coast heart and splits her time between Virginia Beach and viva Las Vegas!
Kathy Hester | Healthy Slow Cooking
Kathy Hester is a food blogger, recipe developer, food photographer, and author of 11 cookbooks. She’s sold over 150,000 books to date and does cookbook PR on the side. In addition to her blog Healthy Slow Cooking, Kathy runs the Plant Based Instapot and talks about online PR and video at https://kathyhester.com. Kathy started doing live Facebook videos a few years ago and noticed it forged a strong connection with her audience. She took those skills and started doing live online cooking classes that sell five figures a year, in addition to working with brands on live social media video. Kathy is passionate about making healthy eating accessible and delicious. Her recipes are plant based and vegan, plus she can help you with your dietary restrictions or allergies with recipe alternatives.
Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack | Muy Bueno Cookbook
Yvette is an Emmy-winning producer and writer, award-winning food blogger, and author of Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor co-written with her mother Vangie and sister Veronica, and Latin Twist: Traditional & Modern Cocktails, co-written with Vianney from Sweet Life. She won her Emmy award (go, Yvette!) for her video Day of the Dead Celebration. Yvette is a native Texan, born and raised in El Paso, but now lives in Colorado.
Elizabeth Smith | Napa Valley Register
Johanna Voss | johanna b. voss Agency
Johanna B. Voss is a talent manager, trusted by social media influencers who want clarity on how to build their brands, grow their businesses, earn their worth and plan strategically for the future. On behalf of her clients, she’s closed close to three million dollars of brand deals, partnerships and speaking engagements. Her clients have partnered with brands such as Kroger, Walmart, AARP, Little Northern Bakehouse, H&R Block and ALDI. Negotiation is something she thoroughly enjoys be it for her clients, friends or with strangers. Entering her 10th year of working for herself, she understands all about the necessary pivots entrepreneurs take along their journey. Prior to her work in the talent management space, Johanna worked on the Presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry for more than 7 years. Johanna is a world traveler, lived in Spain three times, can often be found cycling Colorado’s mountain ranges, or asking the question “What if you…?”