Brian Williams

Brian Williams Introduction

  • Youth motivational speaker and has spoken to over 45,000 students from coast to coast
  • 4th degree black belt in Martial arts
  • Attended the University of Nevada, while in attendance he was ranked “#1 business student in the nation”
  • He has been featured on MTV, MTV2, NBC, CBS, ESPN, and in USA Today.
  • He is a spokesperson for Soles4Souls, one of the fastest growing non-profits in the country.
  • Received the 2009 Thornton Peace Prize and 2010 Thomas Jefferson Award for the State of Nevada
  • He has collected over 30,000 shoes for needy children around the world.
  • He recently produced the international documentary, “Tumaini Smiles” and is currently working as the executive producer for the documentary, “The Roots Of Happiness”.


Brian travels around the country challenging schools to compete in a 15 Days of Kindness challenge – and now, he is here to tell the story.

Chelsea Otakan

Designing with Patterns
I’ve been involved with WordCamp Reno for the past 3 years and would love to continue the tradition. I got involved with the WordPress community about two years ago and haven’t looked back since. I’m a Design Wrangler for Automattic who wants to make the world a better place, one less frustration at a time.

Colin Loretz

Using WordPress as a PHP App Framework
Colin has been working with WordPress for over 7 years. From an end-user, developer, designer and consultant, Colin has worked on every side of WordPress for clients and his own projects. 

David Westbrook

Working with Clients: Maximizing Profits and Minimizing Pitfalls
David Westbrook is Principal and Chief Catalyst at Dew Point Productions, Inc., a business he started in 2005 as “clientless” business which quickly evolved into a business full of clients. With a small talented team to program and design, David’s focus is on managing clients and ensuring the success of Dew Point Productions.

Dylan Kuhn

WordPress AJAX Recipes
Dylan Kuhn, a.k.a cyberhobo, is a freelance WordPress coder and outdoor enthusiast. He settled in Reno in 2011 after a year of work and travel in his 4×4 camper and development lab. Dylan is the author of Geo Mashup and other open source plugins.


Responsive Child Themes

free range hack’r


Jake Goldman

Enterprise Class WordPress
Jake Goldman is the owner of 10up LLC (10up.com), a distributed web agency focused on awesome WordPress implementations with 12 full time employees. At 10up, Jake works on exciting and wide ranging WordPress projects, like TechCrunch, NBC Universal Sports, 9to5 Mac, Hip2Save (the official deal blog of NBC’s Today Show), VentureBeat, and Trulia. Jake is a writer and expert reviewer for Smashing Magazine, teaches WordPress at Boston University, and has authored over a dozen highly rated WordPress plug-ins. Jake founded the WordPress Providence meet up, and has spoken at WordCamps around the country, including Boston, New York, Mid-Altantic, Chicago, and Miami. Jake recently moved just to Sacramento, California, just a couple of hours away!

Jessica Torres

User Functionality
Blogger, WordPress designer, WordPress user, freelance writer on social media/blogging, worked doing blog assessments and strategies.

Jim Kaspari

Jim studied biological sciences at UD Davis, chemical engineering at MIT, worked for Genentech, Inc. for 19 years and retired at age 44. He’s now dedicating his life to helping others achieve their financial and job freedom through entrepreneurialism by providing business coaching, marketing, web desing and SEO support and training. He lives a well-rounded life in the Tahoe mountains and also enjoys volunteer alpine and nordic ski patrol, playing guitar and singing in a band, competing in long distance trail running. Please welcome Coach Jim …

Joe Boydston

WordPress is saving Journalism
Day job – vice president of McNaughton newspaper group, operator of 8 northern California newspapers. Our newspaper publications are driven by WordPress, not just the websites but the print publications as well.

Kimanzi Constable

The Power of Your Story
Last year Kimanzi Constable self-published two eBooks and to date has sold over 30,000 copies only using his two WordPress websites and social media. The second self-published book has now been picked up by major publisher and will be in print this winter!

He is a national speaker traveling all over the country teaching people how to harness the power of their story to get heard above all the noise online. He is a lover of WordPress and all the things WordPress makes possible for the “little guy”!

Pete Mall

Pete is a WordPress core contributor and co-founder of Range, a design and development agency specializing in high quality design and WordPress development. Based in Silicon Valley, Pete has been weaving magic on the web for the last ten years. He is a veteran open source programmer and has experience in building fast, scalable, dynamic solutions in different business environments. Pete is skilled at turning around troubled development projects, and improving the productivity and dependability of the team.

Sterling Hamilton

Working with Freelancers and Firms
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Sterling has been developing web sites for the last 15+ years and has spent the majority of his time focusing on web application development. Freelancing up until 2005, Sterling has worked for various firms throughout the Nevada area.

Susan Breidenbach

Feeding the Content Beast
Have been teaching WordPress blogging classes (personal branding for job seekers) at ProNet for 2 years.

Vid Luther

WordPress is not just for blogs anymore
Currently the CEO and Founder of ZippyKid, a mentor to the TechStars Cloud program and an avid supporter of small businesses and entrepreneurs

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