A big thank you goes out to all who applied to speak at WordCamp Denver 2013. The following is this year’s speaking roster. A full schedule is coming soon.

Walter Breakell

Walter has founded and worked for a number of award winning design and web agencies. His clients included Rolex, Levis, Warren Miller Entertainment, Denver Nuggets, Evian, Hyatt and Kellogg’s. Walter is currently working with uxboulder.co and designacademy.co on projects in education, wellness, and community. When not deep in thought, omnigraffle, sublime text or creating people centered content, he teaches courses in User Centered Design, Graphic and Web Design at The Art Institute of Colorado. walterbreakell

Sarah Pressler

Sarah is a vintage blogger (circa 1997), professional copywriter, an exceptionally demanding classical ballet teacher, and a shameless hoarder of tech swag. She’s also the Director of Community Engagement at Brainstorm Media where she helps the team wrangle projects, takes care of clients and jumps with both feet into the vibrant WordPress community at large. sarahpressler

Rich Staats

Rich is a web Strategist and Interactive Marketeer at SecretStache, based in Vail, CO. RichStaats

Natalie MacLees

Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency, Purple Pen Productions. In 2012 she published jQuery for Designers with Packt Publishing. She founded and runs the jQuery LA Users’ Group and together with Noel Saw she heads up theSouthern California WordPress User’s Group, organizing WordPress meetups, help sessions, and workshops. She’s currently has two big events in the works:WordCamp Los Angeles 2013 and the first annual Website Weekend LA. She makes her online home at nataliemac.com. nataliemac

Matthew Boynes

Matt is the lead developer at Alley Interactive and has spoken at WordCamps around the country. He has developed solutions for a vast number of companies and publishers. He led the rebuild and launch of Digiday, the revamp of Flavorwire.com and implemented the revolutionary breakthrough search system for the Kaiser Family Foundation. senyob

Mark Carrara

Mark has been working with technology since 1993. The last decade he has been the Director of Technology for school districts. One of his duties is maintaining the district’s web presence. Mark has been a fan of WordPress for about five years. He has spoken at WordCamp ABQ and at education technology conferences. In his spare time(yah right) he works with small and medium business on developing and implementing an online marketing strategy.

Luke Woodward

Luke is a Web Engineer at 10up, and is based in Portland, OR. lkwdwrd

Julie Kuehl

Julie is a WordPress enthusiast and freelancer who helps clients transform their business through their website. She is based in Moorhead, MN. juliekuehl

Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan is a Developer and Operations Engineer that is in love with learning. He helps build things and automate processes at Crowd Favorite in Denver, CO. Blogging at jondavidjohn.com and tweeting at jondavidjohn

Jeremy Green

Jeremy is the owner of Endo Creative, based in Fort Collins, CO and organizes the Fort Collins WordPress meetup group. greenhornet79

Jennifer M. Dodd

Jennifer is a Code Wrangler at Automattic, and is based in Virginia. jmdodd

Jaffe Worley

Jaffe is the current Web Manager for Microsoft Open Technologies. Running all of their internal and forward facing web properties on WordPress multisite. He also co-hosts a web show called WebCampsTV which can be found on MSDN’s Channel9. Jaffe has been using WordPress since 2.7 and loves to hold it in his arms when he sleeps at night. He is the creator and maintainer of the foundation_s base theme and one of the most amazing plugins that only 3 people have ever seen… While not working, Jaffe is hard at work sitting on his couch watching countless hours of movies and weeping into ice cream. jaffe75

Grant Landram

Grant is a Seattle-based Senior Web Strategist for 10up. He has half a decade of experience working exclusively with WordPress as a CMS for his clients. Grant began his career as a freelancer building small WordPress sites, and has since led a variety of teams responsible for large WordPress projects for mid to enterprise sized clients around the world, including a hand full of fortune 500s. grantlandram

Drew Jaynes

Drew is a Web Engineer at 10up based in Denver, CO. He’s an active member of the WordPress community, a core contributor, and guest docs committer for the 3.7 release. He’s also a co-organizer of the Denver WordPress meetup and WordCamp Denver. DrewAPicture

David Hayes

David is a contributor at Press Up and is based in Fort Collins, CO. He likes thinking hard, learning, programming, and teaching. He doesn’t really like mushrooms. davidbhayes

Christoph Trappe

Christoph has lived in Eastern Iowa since 1995 after moving to Iowa City from Germany. He’s currently United Way of East Central Iowa’s VP of Communications and Innovation. He’s worked as a newspaper reporter, produced training videos for banks and credit unions throughout the United States, conducted staff training and developed new products for The Gazette Company in Cedar Rapids.

He lives in Marion with his wife and their daughter. CTrappe

Christian Toto

Christian is an award-winning writer, film critic and father of two who is proud to call Denver home. He works full time as an entertainment journalist and provides movie reviews for both “The Mike Rosen Show” and “The Dennis Miller Show.” He blogs about
father-related issues at daddylibrium.com. daddylibrium

Ben Lobaugh

Ben is a Code Wrangler at Automattic, and is based in Seattle, WA. blobaugh

Alex King

An original contributor to the WordPress project, Alex started his web career in the mid-90s in Silicon Valley. He has created dozens of popular WordPress plugins and themes. His experience includes enterprise and consumer start-ups, roles in design, user experience, development and web application architecture. In 2003 he relocated to Denver, CO where he founded Crowd Favorite, one of the world’s largest WordPress development firms. Crowd Favorite is proud to have pioneered drag-and-drop page layouts for WordPress with Carrington Build and have solved WordPress content deployment with RAMP.

Alex is also the co-founder BackupMoxie and CloudMoxie – providers of bespoke WordPress backup and hosting solutions. Previous, Alex co-founded FeedLounge, created ShareThis and founded WordPress HelpCenter.