Jennifer Kusiak

Jennifer Kusiak is co-lead organizer for WordCamp RI 2015 and Senior Project Coordinator at Linchpin Agency.

Jennifer is a certified project manager specializing in digital marketing with over 15 years of experience in customer service and account management.  While focusing on client needs, Jennifer uses her multi-tasking and organizational skills to help keep projects on-time, within scope, and under budget.  Whether it’s writing project plans, performing quality assurance, or making a cupcake run, she gets the job done.

If you see her at WordCamp RI, stop by and say “hi!”

Jennifer Kusiak, WordCamp Rhode Island Lead Organizer

Jennifer Kusiak

Aaron Ware

Over the past decade Aaron Ware has worked with leading brands, start-ups and everyone in between to develop innovative, highly interactive, feature-rich websites and online apps.

Today Aaron continues to be involved the WordPress development scene through open source plugins and as being a guest speaker at Rhode Island and New England Area events/meet ups.

Reach out to Aaron on twitter, slack any time. @aware
Twitter: @aaronware
Slack: @aware

Daniella Norwood

Daniella Norwood is the founder of Ella J Designs,a WordPress Website Development and Online Marketing Firm in Rhode Island.  Publications such as and the Providence Business News have highlighted her expertise.

She’s a fan of WordPress websites and gives back to the community by helping to organize the annual Rhode Island WordCamp and being active in the Providence WordPress MeetUp.

Read her advice to WordCamp RI attendees!
Daniella is the mother of two who is teaching her 6-year-old how to code and can’t wait for her 3-year-old to start too!

Contact Daniella:
phone: 347-90-ellaj

JoyMarie Adamonis

Joy is a full-time wife and mother to a child with “sensational” needs. She advocates for better education, food allergy awareness and positive self esteem.

To fill her little piece of spare time, she is a local blogger, freelance writer, WordPress enthusiast, social media planner and certified fitness trainer. She loves learning about the world of blogging and all that WordPress can do for the art of writing. She encourages those around her to write and tell their stories, even if they think no-one is listening. Keep the art of storytelling alive.

Connect with Joy:

Twitter: @Joyousgirl19
LinkedIn: joymarie-adamonis

Website: My Sensational Kid and Me; Joyfully Me raising a Sensational Kid

Lydia Rogers

Lydia Rogers is the Senior Communications Officer – Web Producer at and is also an Adjunct Professor of Communications at the Community College of Rhode Island. At Lifespan she creates and edits web pages for,,, and At CCRI, she teaches Social Media Communication and Mass Media Fundamentals: from the Printing Press to the Internet.

This is the third WordCamp Lydia has helped organize. She wrote many of the blog posts and was active on Social Media leading up to WordCamp RI 2015.

She has a Masters in Media Studies (new and traditional) from Rhode Island College and a B.A. in Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College.
Contact her at:


Karen Callahan

Karen Callahan is the sole proprietor of Adventures Online, a responsive WordPress website design and development firm in Marlborough, MA. Karen launched Adventures Online in 1997 in order to provide local businesses with the expertise required to operate in the new “flat” world.

In the beginning, she designed and developed websites primarily using HTML and JavaScript, then websites with additional functionality via custom PHP/MySQL programs, then websites with blogs, then entire websites built on WordPress for the CMS value, and now, Karen develops websites using WordPress exclusively. In the old days, she looked for reasons “to” build a website using WordPress. Now, in this multi-device world, Karen looks for reasons “not” to build a website using WordPress. Finding no deal-breaking reasons, the website is built with a custom or publicly available responsive WordPress theme.

Karen has built 80 – 100 WordPress blogs & websites. Her experience dates back to when WordPress was known as “b2”. She works in a Linux environment. Associated buzz words are: LAMP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, PHP, MySQL, WooCommerce, WishList.

Karen trains clients with all levels of WordPress expertise; from How to build a website using WordPress to How to maintain a WordPress website to How to add functionality to a WordPress website. One client went on to build three of her own websites, one of which is a revenue-producing membership (subscription) website. Karen’s favorite scenario is when a client manages their own WordPress website, and calls on her to complete complex stuff or for more advanced training. (The caregiver, creator, and sage archetypes get satisfied!)

Karen considers herself a student of WordPress. She attends WordPress Meetups and WordCamps (and any other WordPress related seminar/workshop that comes to her attention), and in late 2014, even collaborated with a number of other volunteers to build plugins for Boston WordPress Meetup’s new website. In every WordPress-related activity, Karen finds “that one little nugget” of knowledge, and usually, several new nuggets of knowledge.

“It is terrific to hear others’ experiences with WordPress; to learn how other WordPress developers approach their projects and how they implement plugins and customization. We all come from different backgrounds and I enjoy hearing about how others got to relatively the same place traveling a totally different path” – Karen

When not building websites…I am an avid No Limit Hold’em player and fan; Lover of the Arches, Canyonland and Sorrel River Ranch in Moab, UT; Like laugh-out-loud activities like watching “Last Comic Standing” and reading Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.

I’m psyched for this year’s @WordCampRI. Want to know more about how I feel about WordCamp Rhode Island?
Connect with Karen:

Twitter: @KarenCallahanMA
LinkedIn: KarenCallahanMarlboro
Google+: +KarenCallahan
URL: About Karen Callahan & Adventures Online