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Nathan Ingram

Lead Organizer

Nathan is the Host at iThemes Training where he teaches WordPress and freelance business development topics via live webinar.

He is also the creator of >ADVANCE Coaching. He works with WordPress web developers individually and in groups to help them become more successful in their freelance businesses.

Nathan has been a freelance web developer since 1995, and is based in Birmingham, Alabama where he is the co-lead organizer of the Birmingham WordPress Meetup and WordCamp Birmingham.

You can learn more about Nathan at

Kate Newbill

Speaker Wrangler

Kate Newbill has been building websites since she taught herself HTML and CSS to dress up her eBay listings in 1999. She flirted with a few primitive content management systems before finding WordPress in 2004 (version 1.2) and has never looked back since then. Today she runs 2FishWeb LLC, a general WordPress consultancy offering design, development, security, and maintenance services, and teaches classes on WordPress. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, two dogs, and a cat, and is currently planning zero trips in hot-air balloons.

Brian DiChiara

Sponsor Wrangler

Hello. I am a PHP web developer and designer from Alabaster (Birmingham), Alabama. I specialize in WordPress and WooCommerce development, but have experience using custom systems as well. I also have a ton of experience with HTML, CSS/SASS, Javascript & jQuery, and MySQL. I have a wife, 2 boys, and 2 girls.

Ryan Marks

Volunteer Wrangler

Ryan is the Director of Operations & Infrastructure at Randall-Reilly and the Co-Founder and Organizer of Spark Tuscaloosa, a community group for techies and creatives.

Joshua Gilmer

Graphics Wrangler

Joshua is a web developer at Luckie & Company, and the Founder of Huebris and Not iT Labs.

Kathryn Lang

Communication Wrangler

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang has been helping others find the time to make their dreams come true. As an award winning author, master multi-tasker, and encourager extraordinaire, Kathryn shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Whether you need help producing 1,000,000 words in a year or just producing a post for your blog, Kathryn has been building with words and wants to share her secrets with you.

Karla Archer

Communication Wrangler

Karla Archer is a local web and print designer, technophile, writer and idea generator. For blogging and web design, WordPress and the Genesis framework are her weapons of choice. (and dark chocolate and coffee are her fuel.) Prior to starting Archer Creative with her husband, Randy, Karla ran Fruition Designs, an online graphic design boutique. Originally specializing in print design, her leap into blogging in 2005 made the decision to learn web design and coding an easy one. When not designing and writing for others, she blogs about living simply and purposefully at