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.

WordPress.org: @aware
Twitter: @aaronware
Slack: @aware

Adam Lamagna

Adam is a Solutions Consultant for Oomph, Inc., a digital design and engineering firm. His primary focus is to help clients find the right solution to their web challenge. Cultivating new relationships, he works with companies to help find the balance between design, technology, and business.

Aileen McDonough

Aileen has been in the word business since she won the citywide spelling bee in 5th grade. The Connecticut native has over 15 years of experience in writing, editing, marketing, and publishing. Her experience ranges from writing and editing to sales, marketing and social media. Her articles have been published in The Rhode Island Small Business Journal and most recently in Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England. Aileen blogs as Honda Mama for wehearthonda.com and is launching a blog about women’s mindfulness this fall.

Ajay Coletta

Ajay Coletta is an Assistant Professor at New England Institute of Technology in the Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design program where he teaches multiple courses in WordPress. Ajay uses WordPress for blogging, theme development and managing his band’s website www.hey19band.com

Anthony Laurence

Anthony started as a designer and developer and has been building WordPress sites since 2010. During his career, he quickly learned that most clients need more than just a website built, so he began diving into online marketing as well.

Brett Cohen

CEO/Co-Founder of a 45-person+ agency called emagine (headquartered in Taunton). 15+ years ago started as a very typical “2 guys in a garage” firm building small websites on a proprietary CMS. Today, emagine develops WordPress-powered websites for multi-billion dollar, multi-national companies in the areas of B2B, High-Tech, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Professional Services. emagine has built roughly 1,000 websites over the years (over 100 since adopting WordPress a couple years ago).

Twitter: @brettmcohen
Wordpress: BrettMCohen

Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy is a designer, design thinker, and consultant with a background in business, and communications. Since 1996, Mr. Murphy has run communications and business consulting organizations working with hundreds of large and small clients. His company, and he, have been developing in WordPress for 5 years.

His clients have included, in healthcare, Lifespan, CVS, and HCSC; museums including Harvard Art Museums and RISD Museum; and financial services organizations including State Street Bank and Wells Fargo. Additionally, for five years, Mr. Murphy ran Shape Up RI, a statewide, online, wellness non-profit. Among other tools he uses design thinking to help organizations and companies move products and processes forward.

Mr. Murphy graduated from RISD with a degree in design, from University of RI with an MBA and has medical training including being a Registered Nurse (R.N.)

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 Forbes.com 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.
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
email: danni@ellajdesigns.com
web: ellajdesigns.com/

Dave McHale

Working professionally in the web industry since 2000 (yes, the dark ages of IE5 and Netscape Navigator!). Father, husband, techie, disc golfer. Love learning new things, figuring out how things work and how to make them work better.

Elizabeth Cagen

Elizabeth Cagen is the Director of Strategy and Operations at Stratabeat, a marketing, branding and design agency. Services include WordPress website design & development, marketing strategy, branding, SEO, paid search, content, conversion optimization, PR and display advertising. Through the years, Elizabeth has developed digital strategies for various market leaders, such as Staples, Merck, AppFolio, Intel, Brooks Brothers and Clarks. Elizabeth’s insights on websites, branding, and marketing have been published in Sand Hill, MediaPost, Innovation Excellence, Target Marketing Magazine, Search Engine Land and Women on Business.

Jeff Golenski

Jesse Friedman

Jesse Friedman has been building websites for 17 years, and exclusively with WordPress since 2006. Since then he has written several books, taught 100’s of students as a professor, and organized dozens of local meetups along with a few WordCamps. He has spoken at tech conferences worldwide and has utilized his expertise as a consultant for small agencies and billion dollar international companies. Today he’s a proud team member of Jetpack at Automattic.

Twitter: @professor

John Eckman

I’m the Chief Executive Officer at 10up, a distributed digital agency with a focus on building great web publishing experiences on open source platforms, primarily WordPress.

Jonathan Desrosiers

Kerch McConlogue

Kerch McConlogue, retired ADHD coach and front end developer, has been writing code by hand for 16 years and using WordPress since version 1.5. Her passion is helping WordPress novices to understand the basics of care and feeding of their own sites and to get past their fears of breaking the internet.

Lydia Rogers

WordCamp RI organizer

Lydia Rogers is the Senior Communications Officer – Web Producer at Lifespan.org and is also an Adjunct Professor of Communications at the Community College of Rhode Island. At Lifespan she creates and edits web pages for Lifespan.org, RhodeIslandHospital.org, MiriamHospital.org, and NewportHospital.org. 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:


Website: http://LydiaRogers.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LydiaRogers_1
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lydiarogers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lydia.rogers.9028


Max Morgan

Max is the Lead Front End Developer at Linchpin and has been working as a dev for seven years. Originally from South Shore Massachusetts, Max began his journey to Rhode Island in 2007 when he attended the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick. Since then, he has been on a mission to be the best dev he can. With a wide array of skills, he found his passion with WordPress, Sass and the whole Front End experience. When he’s not working, you can find him at home surrounded by his ginger wife, ginger daughter, 2 ginger cats, ginger dog and his poor non-ginger dog who is not like the others.

Twitter: @maxinacube

Michael McWilliams

Veteran public affairs strategist, executive, and communicator with experience across diverse fields. Now working as an Encore Fellow focused on building organizational capacity in key facets of nonprofit fundraising, communication, and advocacy. Also serve as public affairs agent and writer for mission-based organizations. Repatriated to the US from Stockholm, Sweden in 2010 upon finishing work with an international NGO focused on the growing global water crisis. Had earlier worked in the American public policy and nonprofit arenas after a lengthy career in the corporate world.

RC Lations

RC works at WetPaint where he builds marketing tools for WordPress. He lives in Portland, Maine and tries to be outdoors as much as possible in his free time.

Robbie Moore

Robbie is the creative director at 3 Media Web, a WordPress shop in Westborough, MA. The opposite of a digital native – his first computer used floppies as backup discs, so you know he’s kickin’ it old skool. He has taught print/web design, integrated marketing, brand development and typography at the University of Nebraska, Union College and Doane College and most recently, designed WP-based sites for biopharma start ups and tech PR firms. In his free time he loves cycling then slacking w/his pups while vegging out on NFL network reruns.

Contact Info:

email: robbie@3mediaweb.com

linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rushminute

Tony Guarnaccia

With over 15 years digital marketing experience working with thousands of small businesses as well as a dozen Fortune 500 companies, Tony founded Big Fish Results to help businesses of all sizes achieve market leadership using the same digital marketing strategy, tools and tactics that are normally reserved for large enterprises.  Some of the market leaders he has worked with include General Motors, ADP, Foster Grant, AutoNation and Ford Motor Company. He supports World Vision to bring drinkable water to children across the globe and Save the Bay to protect our natural resources here in Rhode Island.

You can reach Tony at: http://bigfishresults.com/contact/

Tony Mazzarella

Tony Mazzarella is co-founder and Software Development Manager for Wanna Pixel Inc, an agency that focuses on web strategy for Social Good organizations. He is also one of the humans behind the UkuuPeople Simple CRM Plugin for WordPress. After hours, Tony is a Board Member of DAMA International and an active member, organizer and speaker in the New York City open-source community. While there is no direct connection that we have found, Tony bears a strong resemblance to Eric the Red.

Vinay Raghu

Vinay Raghu is a user experience consultant based in New Haven, CT. He specializes in building human centered experiences and has worked extensively with WordPress. You can learn more about him at his website: http://viii.in