Michelle Tam - Opening Keynote
Michelle has a degree in nutrition and food science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctorate in pharmacy from UCSF. For over a dozen years, she worked the graveyard shift at Stanford Hospital and Clinics as a night pharmacist before her side hustle became her main hustle.
Casey Markee is the Founder of San Diego-based consultancy Media Wyse and the on-staff SEO Expert for Food Blogger Pro. Casey has over 20 years’ experience in the field of SEO, has trained digital marketing teams on five different continents, and has done some of the most popular webinars for SEM Rush ever recorded. A noted speaker with credits including Onward by Yext, Pubcon, Everything Food Conference, SMX Advanced, State of Search, and more, Casey has worked with hundreds of food & lifestyle bloggers and has taken sites from less than 20,000 sessions a month to over 5+ million! He also believes bacon should be its own food group.
Kate Ahl is the owner of Simple Pin Media, a Pinterest management agency. They have worked with over 500 Pinterest accounts curating the best Pinterest marketing plan for their clients. She also hosts the Simple Pin Podcast helping listening DIY their Pinterest marketing without feeling overwhelmed.
Karli Bitner is a recipe developer, professional food photographer & content creator for her blog, Cooking with Karli. She managed to turn her brand new blog from literally nothing to a generous full-time income in within 8 months of purchasing her domain name. Karli has excelled with the support of her rockstar husband and 3 amazing kids. Karli is a helper by nature and loves to see the potential and successes in other blogger’s lives. Though her days are mostly spent changing diapers and wiping up spilled milk, she is an expert at putting her head down, grinding and getting the work done to grow and maintain a thriving business.
Hand raiser and yes sayer, Tiffany Han is a creative coach and strategist for highly-creative women and host of the Raise Your Hand Say Yes podcast. The love child of Terry Gross and Don Draper, she crafts programs and resources that help female entrepreneurs define their work, speak their truths, and take bold, inspired action toward being more successful in their creative business and also having as much fun as possible. In her spare time (ha!), she starts as many dance parties as she can with her husband and twin daughters. Find out more at tiffanyhan.com and go behind the scenes on Instagram @thetiffanyhan
As the Marketing Manager of Mediavine, Jenny Guy loves using her past experience as the head of influencer and affiliate marketing for a brand as well as her MFA in Acting and college teaching experience to represent the Mediavine brand she adores. From hosting Facebook Lives and her conference speaking engagements to creating brand content and managing the Mediavine blog, Jenny is passionate about all things Mediavine and marketing. When not behind a laptop, you can find Jenny spending time with family, cooking and running an Equity theatre company.
Danielle Liss is General Counsel and Vice President of Affiliate Programs for the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, an 8-figure digital health and fitness program. She is also the CEO of Businessese, which provides tools for digital business owners, such as contract forms and reporting templates. She also owns a law firm, LISS Legal, where she focuses on simplifying legal for her clients. She has also served as Chief Marketing Office and General Counsel of an influencer network.
Ashley Reeves is known as Ashley’s Fresh Fix. She is a mom of four small kids, a food blogger, and an entrepreneur who is juggling multiple online businesses. Ashley has been featured on Good Morning America, Nightline, Whole30, and more. She is a fresh foodie with a fun family, who are actively involved in her business. Ashley is a branding expert, a social media marketing coach, and loves helping others build their businesses. She has a dedicated online community of like-minded women following her journey of building better body images, and has successfully built her blog into a full-time job.
Charity Lighten is a wife, mother of four, business owner, and lover of food! She grew up in Canada and received her degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. Her real passion, however, is for nutrition and the power of food – especially as it pertains to disease prevention. Charity is certified as a nutritionist through Cornell University, is a Food for Life Instructor for the Cancer Project, and has her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science & Food Policy. She has been featured regularly on Fox13 and KUTV, and is one of the founders of Silver Fern Brand. She loves traveling, reading, and entertaining but is currently using her energy to help her husband fight stage 4 cancer.
She can be found on Instagram and Facebook @avibrantlife
Karlee Flores is a Portland OR based food blogger, food photographer and workshop host. Her blog, Olive and Artisan won 2018 Saveur Magazines Blog award for Best Photography. Olive and Artisan is devoted to mainly sweet but always comforting PNW inspired recipes.
Lena Gladstone – Lena Gladstone is known as the blogger behind Lena’s Kitchen Blog. She is based in Portland, OR and works as a full-time recipe developer, food blogger, styling and food photographer, and mom. Lena is also known as a “Rosé All Day” kind of girl. She shares her life, food and stories on Instagram, and loves encouraging others and teaching people to be real and relatable on social media. Lena’s passion and purpose behind her blog is to connect people and families through food, and the experience of taking quality time to enjoy it. She does this through creating healthy, beautiful food with a few guilty pleasures in between.
Erin is the author and photographer behind the blog Meaningful Eats. Erin is passionate about creating and sharing healthy, family-friendly gluten-free recipes. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in food science from BYU and a master’s degree in nutrition from University of Utah. She resides in in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and three children.
Learn more about Erin at Meaningful Eats.
With nearly 15 years of experience, Kevin Masse has become an industry leader in the world of influencer marketing within the food, travel and lifestyle space. Previously, he headed up all influencer marketing initiatives for thefeedfeed.com and oversaw the world’s largest network of influencers in the home cooking space. During his two years with thefeedfeed.com, Kevin worked with more than 600 influencers and gained expertise in navigating the world of brand partnerships and in helping influencers create content that resonates with their communities and drives repeat business.
Kevin is a self-taught home cook, baker, recipe writer, and social media influencer. As an amateur photographer with a keen eye for composition, Kevin has amassed more than 40k followers on Instagram. Kevin’s writing and recipes have been published by Bake From Scratch Magazine and thefeedfeed.com. His photography has been featured by the likes of TheFeedFeed, Food52, Epicurious, and The Infatuation. Kevin lives in West Hartford, Connecticut with his husband, Michael, and their two Brussels Griffons, Huxley and Orwell.
Dianne Jacob – Writing Coach Dianne Jacob is a multiple award-winning writer and author. Her book Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes and More is in its third edition and has won three international awards. She has co-authored two cookbooks: Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas and the award-winning The United States of Pizza. Her essay in Lucky Peach, Best Food Writing 2016. Dianne speaks and teaches on food writing around the world, and judges cookbooks for the James Beard Foundation. Previously a newspaper, magazine and publishing company editor-in-chief, she coaches writers and bloggers on improving their writing, creating an irresistible book proposal, and getting published. She started her blog aimed at food writers and bloggers in 2009., was the grand prize winner of the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing in 2016. It also won Best Essay from the Association of Food Journalists annual awards, and is included in the anthology
See more at Dianne Jacob.
Brita Britnell – Brita is food blogger, videographer, and content creator. She creates weekly videos for her own food blog, Food with Feeling, as well as some top bloggers in the industry including Ambitious Kitchen, Fit Foodie Finds, Skinnytaste and others. She has years of experience creating tasty style and lifestyle videos.
Sapana Chandra is a plant-based, professional cook, digital media influencer, holistic health coach, and author of Plant Power Bowls. She grew up in Kansas and received her graduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. After a successful 13-year corporate career in technology and product management, Sapana launched Real + Vibrant in 2016 after healing herself from chronic illness. Real + Vibrant is a growing healthy lifestyle business where Sapana teaches her audience how to cook simple, delicious, mostly plant-based meals. Sapana lives in Seattle, WA.
Krissy is the recipe developer, photographer, and amateur farmer behind her two blogs, Self Proclaimed Foodie and Ten Acre Baker. She is a completely self taught cook and photographer who left her high tech career of 17+ years to become a full time blogger and her only regret is not doing it sooner. Her food blog shares the best versions of everyone’s favorite recipes and her homestead blog chronicles her adventures in moving from the suburbs to the farm.
Sam Adler is a professionally trained pastry chef, Saveur Blog Award winner, food photographer, and food blogger over on FrostingandFettuccine.com. She has been featured in numerous online and in-print publications including Taste of Home Magazine, Saveur Magazine, The Feed Feed, and Food Blogger Pro Podcast. Sam lives in Hollywood, Florida with her husband, two young kids, and French bulldog. When she’s not baking and dancing in her kitchen, you can find her at her favorite yoga spot.
Rosalynn Daniels is a lifestyle personality, content creator, millennial wife & mom, and restaurateur. On her journey as a new wife and mother, her passion grew for recreating great dinning and event experiences for her everyday life with her family and friends.
That passion birthed the Rosalynn Daniels brand, complete with television appearances, food demonstrations, brand partnerships and website, RosalynnDaniels.com. She created the site as a place to inspire other parents and millennials that it is possible to have it all.
Lorena is a German Peruvian currently living in Montreal, Canada. She is a food blogger, self-taught food photographer, and food filmmaker for her blog, Green Healthy Cooking. Video plays a big role in Lorena’s business strategy, and she has created hundreds of food videos, both fast-paced, hands-in-pans and hosted longer YouTube-style. Food video is her number one asset in helping her food blog business grow ten-fold in the past year.
Alexa is the General Manager of Food Blogger Pro where she helps teach bloggers how to start, grow, and monetize their food blogs. She loves helping bloggers feel confident in the work they’re doing and in themselves. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her boyfriend, Mark, and her sassy cat, Maya.
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Sue Kapllani joined Tillamook as the VP of Marketing in May 2019. Leveraging the past 20+ years driving brand followers and revenue growth on behalf of adidas, Nike and Mars Inc., she is now focused on helping the most beloved PNW dairy brand expand nationally by igniting a following and inspiring consumers of all types.
Most recently Sue was the VP of Brand Marketing for Banfield Pet Hospital, a division of Mars Inc., and the largest privately owned veterinary practice in the United States. During her time there, she created the company’s first ever brand positioning which accelerated their product innovation pipeline, to launch the first-ever national 24-hour chat feature with direct access to vets. Partnering with Jane Lynch – a natural pet lover and advocate – was an instrumental part of the product launch success.
Prior to making the world a better place for pets, Sue was inspired by making the world a better place through sport. She built a strong career in the sporting goods industry, having spent 20+ years in product management, apparel merchandising, retail marketing as well as holding senior leadership roles in brand marketing across global geographies and territories, all of which culminated in a five-year stint as the Senior Director of Global Brand Innovation and Insights.
Outside of work, Sue’s passions include playing soccer, traveling afar and local, adventuring with her husband George and 4 year old twins, Jack and Siena. When asked the best decision she ever made, “marrying someone who loves (and knows how) to cook! Although my jeans may not agree with me”.