Viewfinder Day at BlogHer '13 Speakers

Speakers

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Ashley Evans Mattocks
writer, designer, paisley expert
Ashley Evans Mattocks
writer, designer, paisley expert

Ashley Evans Mattocks has horrible cuticles.  A southern girl down to her pearl-necklace-wearing heart, she now lives in the Midwest where she saves the world in small ways everyday; primarily by arranging tasteful photography of paisley-patterned purses and communicating the proper techniques for displaying their paisley-ness.  Her non-handbag related projects include designing logos forcaptains of industry, creating interactive training pieces for

Carlie Butler
Maker Studios

Carlie Butler, YouTube giant ShayCarl’s little sister, is no stranger to the world of YouTube. After seeing how Shay and his family could engage with audiences first hand, she launched her own channel CarlieStylez and is taking YouTube by storm. Her first video captured well over a hundred thousand views and there is no end in sight. This fun and feisty single mom’s main man is her adorable son Cooper, who serves as a both an inspiration and co-star for her videos.

CATHERINE MCCORD
Foodie, television host, and founder
CATHERINE MCCORD
Foodie, television host, and founder

Catherine, mom to three children, launched Weelicious.com in 2007 as a platform to show parents around the world how easy and beneficial it is to expose children to wholesome, delicious homemade food. Weelicious now has over 1,300 original recipes and over 350 cooking videos. In 2015, she started One Potato, an organic, family-friendly meal delivery company offering three meals a week (which take around 30 minutes) to inspire families to cook and eat together. Catherine is author of two cookbooks: Weelicious: One Family.

Christine Tremoulet
Avenger of Sexiness, ChristineTremoulet.com
Christine Tremoulet
Avenger of Sexiness, ChristineTremoulet.com

Christine is the Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower? Helping Hot Mamas grow their confidence and rediscover their beauty, while rediscovering her own, at the same time. The power of specialism and learning to build a business around her own unique passions have become the driving force behind everything that she does.

Colette Butler
Maker Studios

Known by legions of fans as “Mommytard,” Colette Butler is the beloved matriarch of YouTube’s most famous family—the Butlers. Ever since her husband Shay’s daily vlogs took off, she has had the unique experience of raising her family in front of millions of engaged viewers. In classic sitcom form, Colette is, as Forbes described her, the “straightwoman” to Shay’s playful persona.

Diane Cu
White On Rice Couple

Diane Cu is a professional photographer, stylist and filmaker based in Los Angeles. Fueled by her love of local culture and a home cooked meal, she loves sharing stories of amazing people from her travels. Diane's advertising and editorial work can be found in Oprah Winfrey Network, Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma, Cooking Channel, Sunset Magazine and published cookbooks.

Jan Kabili
Author, lynda.com

If you’ve visited the popular lynda.com online training website, if you’ve paged through Photoshop books at Barnes & Noble, or if you’ve read leading Photoshop magazines, you probably know Jan Kabili. 

Jenika McDavitt
Publisher, Psychology for Photographers
Jenika McDavitt
Publisher, Psychology for Photographers

Jenika studied psychology at Yale University, with an emphasis in behavioral neuroscience.  She had been blogging personal photography since 2005, but decided to continue on and earn a master's degree in clinical psychology.  

Kayli Butler
Maker Studios

Kayli Butler is a member of YouTube’s “first family;” her high school sweetheart and husband of over 8 years Casey Butler is brother to well known YouTuber ShayCarl, so she is no stranger to the world of YouTube. A professional cosmetologist and mother of two, this Utah native now showcases fun how-to videos for busy moms on her channel HeyKayli, focusing on hairstyling for moms and daughters, quick and easy cooking, and crafting for home decor and holidays. Viewers are plugged directly into her daily life as she reflects on raising her kids and bettering her family’s lives.

Lisa Donovan
Co-founder, Maker Studios
Lisa Donovan
Co-founder, Maker Studios

Lisa Donovan is a co-founder of Maker Studios, a next-generation talent first media company. She has been a driving force in expanding, creating, and overseeing Maker’s programming and vertical network strategy along with fostering talent alongside co-founders Danny Zappin and Ben Donovan since the brand’s inception in 2009.

LUCRECER BRAXTON
Podcaster, photographer, and events programming manager
LUCRECER BRAXTON
Podcaster, photographer, and events programming manager

Lucrecer is a podcaster, graphic designer and award-winning photographer who seeks out awesome light for the best self-portrait.

She has graced the stage at many conferences, sharing passionate, motivating messages with her audience. She has led workshops on relationship building, photography, blogging, podcasting, building communities online and pitching for speakers.

Miss Lori
MissLori.TV

Miss Lori has been a smiling staple for families across the country since she first graced the screen of the PBS Kids Preschool Block in 2006. For the last six years she has performed an average of 70 concert tours per year as well as produced healthy interstitials for WTTW Kids in Chicago utilizing her original award winning Mis Lori's CAMPUS content from her CD Music 'n Movement TOGETHER and her DVD Activate & Be Great. However it's not just children who light up when they see Miss Lori's familiar face.

Sharzad Kiadeh
Maker Studios

Iranian, American Sharzad Kiadeh’s fun, lively personality is quickly making a place for her on YouTube. A native of Northern California and a graduate of UCLA, Sharzad pursued her passion for beauty and became a professional makeup artist after college. She has taught makeup workshops across the country and has beautified some of Hollywood’s most famous faces. Always up for performing, she also has taken classes at The Second City and Groundlings. In 2011, she launched her blog LuxLyfe as well as her YouTube channel /Sharzy76 where she uploads style, beauty, travel and food videos.

STACY CALVERT
Digital Storyteller, Artist, and Educator
STACY CALVERT
Digital Storyteller, Artist, and Educator

Stacy is an artist, educator and media maker. She recently graduated from Southern
Illinois University with her MFA in Media Arts.

See Stacy at Make Your Own Movie Session in the Hatch Lab track on August 5, 2016 from 10:15pm – 12:30pm.

Tai and Tarin Perry
Founders, Double Saving Divas

Identical twins, Tai and Tarin Perry aka “The Double Saving Divas,” hail from Chicago, IL.  Born into a frugal money saving family of seven, their parents instilled in them the value of faith, family, giving, and the need to use money wisely. Thrifty shopping was a must.  As children they resented the drudgery of clipping coupons and snipping product labels with their mother. They would rather play then help shop, haul or arrange the family surplus. It was difficult to see the benefits of saving money… until one day when the entire family flew to Disney World for FREE!

Todd Porter
White On Rice Couple

Todd Porter is a Southern California based photographer and filmmaker. After 14 years in restaurant management, he found another calling in photography and film by documenting food, people, and their stories. Todd is the co-founder of EvoMultimedia.com and co-publisher of WhiteOnRiceCouple.com.