Mom 2.0 Summit

Speakers Q-Z

Meet the Panelists, Moderators and Expert Discussion Leaders


Keynotes | Speakers A-G | Speakers H-P | Speakers Q-Z


Angela Schmeidel Randall

Angela Schmeidel Randall

Angela Schmeidel Randall is the president of Normal Modes, a user experience agency which counts Microsoft and Lockheed Martin among its clients. At Normal Modes she creates excellent websites and fixes broken ones using user centered design and usability testing practices. She bemoans over-utilization of the word "utilize" and thinks champagne is a perfectly fine any occasion beverage. Angela blogs about ux and entrepreneurship at the Normal Modes blog, and food, photography, and domestic endeavors (in her somewhat limited spare time) her eponymous blog, angelarandall.com.

Adrian Roselli

Adrian A. Roselli

"Adrian Roselli is a founder, partner, and Senior Usability Engineer at Algonquin Studios, responsible for bridging the gap between the worlds of design and technology. With experience in both, he brings a unique perspective to projects, allowing both design and implementation to merge seamlessly." "He has been developing accessible, effective user interfaces for the Web since 1993. His experience also includes graphic design, web design and multimedia design, as well as extensive experience in Internet commerce. With a focus on standards and accessibility, he ensures products can be used by users with varying levels of ability on a wide array of platforms."

Kelsey Ruger

Kelsey Ruger - @themoleskin

Kelsey Ruger is an accomplished executive who has lent his expertise to high profile Internet projects at Prodigy, SBC (now AT&T;) and a number of successful start-ups. With solid experience in web engineering, user experience design, information architecture and web marketing Kelsey been building web and interactive solutions for more than a decade. Kelsey’s consulting, design and web roots provides him with a unique perspective that allows him to bridge the gaps between strategy, creativity and execution when creating digital solutions for his clients and their customers. Kelsey is currently the Vice President of Operations for Houston based Chaione where he oversees the company’s overall strategic & creative vision, directs its corporate operations, and oversees delivery for North America and India. - Kelsey's Blog http://www.themoleskin.com

Enrico Schaefer

Enrico Schaefer, Esq. of Traverse Legal, PLC

Enrico Schaefer, Esq. is a seasoned trial attorney practicing internet, domain and trademark, class action and mass tort law on a global basis. Mr. Schaefer has first chair trial experience in a wide variety of litigation matters, including class action litigation, mass accident, internet and domain law, cybersquatting actions, intellectual property, commercial and fiduciary litigation, UDRP and IP licensing. He has represented some of the largest companies in the world in litigation, domain name, trademark and related matters. Founder/Partner of Traverse Legal, PLC - Law firm specializing in internet law, intellectual property issues, domain disputes, complex litigation, technology company representation and general counsel services. Using technology to connect to clients located throughout the world.

Stephanie Schwab

Stephanie Schwab - @stephanies

Stephanie Schwab is the Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Kdrive, the digital services division of consumer public relations firm Kaplowpr in New York City. She is also mom to a toddler boy, a wife, a knitter (stephanies on Ravelry) and a blogger, with actual time spent in that order (read: blog is sorely neglected). She keeps up Kaplow’s Twitter conversations (@kaplowpr) as well as her own (@stephanies) and plays with cool shiny objects as they appear.

Amy Turn Sharp

Amy Turn Sharp

Amy Turn Sharp is the wood queen of Little Alouette in Columbus, Ohio. Amy and her dreamy husband Joe run Little Alouette (the sweetest lil wee wood toy company ever!) She tracks her life on doobleh-vay blog and all times has at least 7 projects brewing. She is writing her first novel and learning how to bake in 2010. Amy is practicing positive thinking and hoping to have an essay on NPR someday. Amy LOVES the connections online and helping other women find their rooms of their own. She really likes radishes, spoonerisms, and chicken korma.

Michael Shore

Michael Shore, Ph.D

Michael Shore, Ph.D. is currently Vice President of Worldwide Consumer Insights at Mattel, Inc. Michael started his career at Mattel nearly 15 years ago and was instrumental in creating Mattel’s Imagination Center, the in-house research facility for Mattel Brands. He is responsible for examining kids’ and moms’ attitudes towards toys and play patterns across all categories including dolls, action figures, vehicles, board games, video/PC games, plush, sports, construction and infant/preschool products. During his tenure, Michael extended his expertise to international markets and he now conducts research on toys and play throughout the world on a regular basis. He has presented at multiple conferences and Universities including USC, Loyola, and Otis Parsons School of Design. Prior to joining Mattel, Shore worked as an Insight Consultant specializing in children’s trends and development. His clients included Kellogg’s, Electronic Arts, Activision, advertising agencies as well as television and film studios. Shore is a graduate of UCLA, and holds degrees in Clinical, and Organizational Psychology.

Laurie Smithwick

Laurie Smithwick

Laurie is a co-founder of Kirtsy who blogs at UpsideUp, and runs LEAP, an award-winning, can-do graphic and web design studio in North Carolina. One time, she was nominated for a Grammy for cd package design. She didn’t win, but she got to wear an awesome purple velvet dress that made her feel real girly. When she's not being held captive by her computer, she can be found laughing with her redhead husband and 7-yr-old twins, building stars out of old palette wood, or wishing she was eating french fries.

Lisa Stone

blogher.com

Coert Voorhees

Coert Voorhees

Coert Voorhees is a graduate of Middlebury College and received an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in the translation of Chilean theatre, and his screenplays have advanced in various national competitions including winners at the Telluride IndieFest and PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. His debut novel, The Brothers Torres, was named one of 2009’s Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. His second novel, The Artist, is forthcoming in early 2011, to be followed in 2012 by a third, Annie Fleet and the Golden Jaguar. Coert is the creator of the animated educational series Grammaropolis. He is currently Visiting Writer in Residence as the Parks Fellow at Rice University, and he enjoys living in Houston with his wife, Molly, and their two children, Dayton and Annie.

Susan Wagner

Susan Wagner - @SusanW

Susan Wagner is a freelance writer and editor; she is a contributor at Cool Mom Picks and BlogHer, and she authors The Working Closet blog at Work It Mom! Susan is also the editor of AOL's Holidash blog and of BlogHer's BeautyHacks product reviews. In her spare time, she makes lists of pretty things at her personal blog, Friday Playdate, and eavesdrops on local Oklahoma City businesses on Twitter.

Karen Walrond

Karen Walrond

A former attorney, Karen Walrond is a writer, photographer and the creative mind behind the award-winning blog Chookooloonks, a site that helps readers see that their ordinary lives are, in fact, extraordinary. Her fine art images and photography projects have been included in exhibits around the country. She was one of the founding contributors to the collaborative website, Shutter Sisters, a photoblog aimed at inspiring and creating community among avid women photographers. A seasoned speaker, she has appeared on both local and national radio and television shows, including an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is the author of the upcoming book, The Beauty of Different, to be published by Bright Sky Press, Fall 2010.

April Welch

April Welch - @simplyorganized

'Mental Clutter tends to consume many women's lives while they are swirling in the social media atmosphere ... I want to help give access to the reigns of chaos & send y'all home from conference an improved Mom!

Innovation is the name of the game when searching for complete happiness & I would love more than anything to tell you to "grab a margarita & your NetBook & let's talk shop!"

As a Certified Professional Organizer my specialties are with children/families, ADD, social media and the chronic disorganized communities. While my philosophies are centered on how individuals are ‘wired’ I believe in providing a fun and educational environment with simple solutions to all organizing dilemmas.'

Jo White

Jo White - @Mediamum

An Australian mum of 4, Jo moved her family to the US in 2008. She is a Boulder-based bootstrapping startup founder who graduated from The Founder Institute in Silicon Valley in 2009. Jo is also a graduate student and TA at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where her research is focused on social media communities. She is on leave from her college role in Australia, where she teaches Marketing, Advertising, Journalism and Public Relations. Jo enjoys working with Boulder Digital Works and the CU New Venture Challenge, has been known to scream when she skis, and wishes she had time to quilt. Blog: www.mediamum.net / TribeVibe: www.tribevibe.com

Danielle Wiley

Danielle Wiley

Danielle Wiley has been involved in the food and interactive space for nearly 15 years. She is currently Senior Vice President, Consumer Brands for Edelman Digital in Chicago. She is also a food/mom blogger at Foodmomiac, where she has been blogging about food, crazy kids and anything else that suits her fancy since December of 2005. Danielle has been featured in Ad Age and Today’s Chicago Woman.

Rebecca Woolf

Rebecca Woolf

Rebecca Woolf blogs at Girl’s Gone Child and Babble.com’s Straight From the Bottle and is a panelist on Momversation.com. She has contributed to publications including 19, Nerve.com, Babytalk, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, SMITH and The Huffington Post and is the author of the memoir, Rockabye: From Wild to Child (Seal Press, 2008). Woolf has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, CNN, Babytalk, Parenting and Angeleno Magazine, consulted for corporations including Disney and Gallo and appeared on networks including MSNBC, Fox Family and CBS. Woolf resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Hal and their kids, Archer and Fable.

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