Katja Presnal, @KatjaPresnal, from Skimbaco Lifestyle:
Katja is a superstar of the social media world, and someone who has gained my personal admiration and trust. Katja has built her reputation offering a turn-key Marketing Solution for mompreneurs in the children’s fashion industry. She offered all-in-one marketing solution for small businesses in the children’s fashion market including Online Store Skimbaco.com
, Lifestyle Blog SkimbacoLifestyle.com
and PR service LadybugLandings.com
. The products she has represented have received national and international press, including a product endorsed by Tom Cruise on Oprah Show. Now Katja offers PR consulting and focuses on social media marketing, especially in the “mom” target market. Katja is one of Walmart’s Eleven Moms, and was named as one of the 50 most powerful and inﬂuential women in social media.
Carissa Rogers, @Carissa_MomIF, from Mom It Forward/GNO: Carissa
is mom to three happy kids, and happily married for nearly 15 years. She formed ApricotALot.com
where she designs and produces custom bags and totes. Her blog GoodNCrazy
is having its first Blogavershury this month! And she also co-founded Mom It Forward
, helping change the world one mom at a time. Carissa understands what it is like to be a mompreneur as a business owner, an online writer, and part of an incredibly popular online movement, Mom It Forward!
Jyl Johnson Pattee, @Jyl_MomIF, from Mom It Forward/GNO:
Jyl Johnson Pattee is the co-founder of Mom It Forward and the weekly #gno twitter parties. She blogs for Mom It Forward at http://mommygossip-gno.blogspot.com
and on her personal site at http://mommygossip.blogspot.com
. Jyl also is a board member and production manager over events for the Social Media Club of Salt Lake City.
Before her days in social media, Jyl worked for FranklinCovey as a project manager and instructional designer for 9 yeras and before that as a copywriter in advertising and as a news reporter. She has a bachelors degree in English from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she currently resides with her husband, two boys (ages 8 and 5 1/2) and yellow lab!
Elizabeth Norton, @Elizabeth_N, from Party Planning Professor:
In the past Elizabeth Norton has owned a party planning and entertainment business. Self taught to be a dynamic children’s entertainer, specializing in incorporating imagination and movement, she has found an awesome fun filled combination. She know the ins and outs of Face Painting though claims to not be an artist. She wants to help others on the web by sharing her knowledge so you can be successful in planning an event to remember without paying an arm and a leg.
Candace Lindemann, @mamanista, from Mamanista
is a published author and educational consultant who co-founded the baby gear and gift review blog, Mamanista
, and the small business marketing and public relations consultancy, Buzz Mommy
. Candace’s articles have appeared in Learning Through History, Calliope, Military Spouse Magazine, and other publications; she is a regular contributor to BabyCenter’s MOMformation.com
; and she is a curriculum consultant for school districts around the country. While Candace enjoys her work consulting small business owners and creating engaging learning materials for students, her most rewarding challenge is parenting her two and a half year old daughter and five month old son. She feels blessed to be able to spend her day with her children and volunteer locally, while contributing financially to her household, growing as a professional, and participating in the online mom community.