Elise Bauer publishes the popular and award-winning food blog Simply Recipes. Ten years ago, after a twenty year career in technology marketing consulting, Elise created Simply Recipes to keep a record of what she was learning from cooking with her parents. What started as a hobby during the last economic recession has grown to reach over 10 million site visitors a month, and now Elise manages it as her full-time profession. These days Elise spends most of each day cooking, taking photographs of food, and answering reader questions. She knows it's not her life's purpose to be an online Betty Crocker, but that doesn't matter, she's having fun with it. Elise also founded Food Blog Alliance, a group-authored site for tutorials and tips for food bloggers. You can find Elise on Twitter @simplyrecipes, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/simplyrecipes, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/elisebauer, and on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/simplyrecipes.
Stephanie Shih is a food + travel photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Her food photography work has been featured online on Fine Cooking, Gourmet Live, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Food & Wine, and Women's Health, and in print in Elle Girl Korea and Gastronomica. Shih also writes, styles, and photographs the desserts blog www.dessertsforbreakfast.com, which was a finalist in Saveur Magazine's 2011 Best Food Blog Awards.
Michael Ervin is a filmmaker and videographer working in Los Angeles. His hands-on DIY approach to filmmaking has allowed him to produce high quality projects with small crews and even smaller budgets. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography and has been responsible for the original video content for weelicious.com since 2007.
Alicia McGlamory is the Media and PR Manager for Masterbuilt Manufacturing, Inc. Masterbuilt manufactures indoor and outdoor consumer cooking products and automotive aftermarket accessories. She works closely with television, radio, print and online media outlets to build the brand for Masterbuilt and John McLemore, the President/CEO. She loves to travel and cook, in both her personal and work life. Two of her favorite co-writing projects have been “DADGUM That’s Good!” and “DADGUM That’s Good, Too!” by John McLemore. She lives in Georgia with her husband and three boys.