Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna blogs at Late Enough about life, marriage, zombies, parenting, culture, politicsand religion with special appearances by aliens, alienation and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She also freelance writes, teaches and consults about blogging in an attempt to keep the dark circles under her eyes for the next ten years.

Andrew Nacin

Hello! I’m a core developer of WordPress. As a member of the core team, I wrangle contributions, develop new features, and try to fix more bugs than I create. I work as Tech Ninja at Audrey Capital, an angel investment and research company created by Matt Mullenweg of WordPress to help innovative ideas grow.

Blair Neher

Blair Neher is 1/2 of the small web design company, Joogleweb. Blair moved to Virginia 22 years ago fresh out of high school, attended VCU and has lived here ever since. Joogleweb’s focus is working with the local businesses and organizations of Richmond and Central Virginia. Joogleweb utilizes the CMS platforms of Joomla and WordPress to build their websites.

Bradley Robb

A WordPress user since 2005, Bradley spends his days as a digital producer, his nights as writer and likes to think of himself as Richmond’s answer to Parker Lewis.

Eddie O’Leary

Eddie is President of CO+LAB a company that builds content managed websites. He has supervised the production of nearly 200 WordPress sites in the last four years.

Frank Fitzpatrick

Frank Fitzpatrick (@FJFitz) is an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) at the elementary level of Henrico County. He is part of HCPS WordPress admin team which offers every teacher in the county blog space. Frank has been a WordPress user and fan for 3+ years.

Jim Groom

Jim Groom is an Instructional Technology Specialist and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He’s been working for over a decade in education with a consistent focus on the development of teaching and learning in higher education. In addition to his extensive experience teaching at the college level, for the past seven years he has worked primarily in the field of instructional technology.

He writes regularly about his work as an instructional technologist-in addition to several other interests such as film, literature, and media of all kinds–on his personal blog bavatuesdays.

John Becker

Jonathan D. Becker, J.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership of the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Jonathan’s teaching and scholarly endeavors occur at the intersection of educational technology, policy, law and leadership. Currently, Jonathan is serving as the evaluator of a multi-million dollar, multi-year grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to develop simulations and to support leadership preparation and is a co-investigator of an NSF-funded grant targeted at research and development of science curriculum modules for students in underserved areas.

John Murden

John runs Church Hill People’s News, which focuses on activities and events at the neighborhood level, and on larger events with direct impact on our community.

Kamen Gordon

Kamen Gordon is a Richmond native that fell for WordPress in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since. He is a one man band at River City Tech Support and spends the rest of his time with his wife and wee children (2yrs and 9mths). When he’s not neck deep in business or family, he’s talking about it on Twitter (@KamenLee).

Mike Clark

Mike Clark was born on a rainy night in Georgia. No, that’s not right. Sorry about that. He was born in Newport News, Virginia. He attended school at Virginia Tech and operates ShowBizRadio.net and PlanetMike.com from his new home base in Northern Virginia.

Richard Hayes

Richard is responsible for Hills and Heights which covers the Southbank of the James from Manchester to Stratford Hills and Shockoe News which reports the news in Shockoe Slip & Shockoe Bottom. Richard graduated with a Liberal Arts Degree from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in the earlier 90’s and moved to Washington, DC shortly after graduation and soon found himself managing a coffee shop in Georgetown. During the glorious tech boom that brought IPO’s and jobs aplenty he worked as a project manager for a web development firm and then a startup that provided hi-speed internet access to offices. Eventually the bubble burst but not before Richard met and was engaged to his wife Page. Richard and Page moved down to Richmond in 2003 and have been busy raising their daughter Ruby. Richard is a founding member of American Outlaws Richmond and RVA DCU which are supporter groups for the US Men’s National soccer team and MLS’ pro soccer team DC United and an active volunteer at Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, the commonwealth’s first and only charter elementary school.

Scott Burger

Scott started the Oregon Hill neighborhood blog in 2007.

Tim Owens

Tim Owens is an Instructional Technology Specialist in the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington. He has worked in higher education for 5 years primarily with mobile device support and more recently instructional support. His experience with WordPress dates even further back to freelance web work as a graphic design student at Longwood University in early 2005 all the way up to more recent work on the multisite platform UMW Blogs. He can be found on the web at http://timmmmyboy.com and @timmmmyboy.

Timothy Wood

Timothy Wood (@codearachnid) is a principle at Imagine Simplicity  a digital marketing and design agency. With a focus on custom WordPress development for businesses with unique content management needs. He is passionate about helping everyone tell their story in the most personal method possible. Tim is full of stories, and he’s not afraid to tell them. Consider yourself warned.

Tom Woodward

A WordPress user since 2004, Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) works for Henrico County Public Schools. He has worked with at-risk students in Virginia and New York, as an educational technologist and adjunct faculty at the University of Richmond, before returning to public schools several years ago. He spends most of his time being trying to make school a place where students want to go.



Wren Lanier

Wren (@heywren) is a web designer and digital strategist who makes awesome things happen for clients ranging from small local non-profits to large international brands. A graduate of VCU, she’s been designing websites for fun and profit since 1999, with a passion for web standards and elegant user experience. Her favorite things include bagels, trouble-making, and pages that validate on the first try.

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