Introducing round two of the WordPress Professors!

More WordPress Professors have joined our magical ministry! Let them teach you to conjure new plugins, apparate your website to new levels of amazing, and charm your visitors with beautiful visuals! Don’t forget, tickets are now on sale!

Mike Hansen

Mike Hansen is a WordPress Developer and core contributor working on the Open Source Team at Bluehost. He is active in his local community, lead organizer for WordCamp SLC and co-organizer for the UtahWP meetup. He enjoys helping WordPress users solve their problems.

Thomas Giella

Thomas is in charge of venue logistics, lunch, signage placement, and has all around been an integral part of WordCamp Tampa. Thomas is the owner of Gear Spinners LLC. A company whose sole goal is to provide small to medium businesses great online solutions and online presence. Thomas began his career with a degree in design in 2006, leading to a degree in management in 2011. Started using WordPress in 2007. In his spare time, Thomas enjoys the fruits of life including Xbox 360, learning Python on Raspberry Pi, family, and friends.

Michelle Schulp

Michelle is an independent graphic designer in Minneapolis (formerly Chicago). Her formal education is in design including print, branding, packaging, etc., with additional education in Psychology and Sociology, all tying together in a love of How To Solve Problems. Lately she has been specializing in WordPress websites and high-end presentations for her clients. She loves the WordPress community and speaks/volunteers/organizes at WordCamps and events around the country.

Frank Corso

Frank is the founder and president of My Local Webstop and has been working with WordPress since 2009. He is the lead developer of Quiz Master Next. He is an organizer of the Gainesville WordPress Meetup where he helps WordPress users of all levels. When not focused on improving sites, he actively blogs and speaks about WordPress, Security, and Business. Above all else, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Chris Edwards

Chris is currently the Director of Technology at Effin Amazing, an analytics and growth consultancy. He is a 16-year Internet marketing veteran with experience in web design & development, search engine optimization, online marketing, social media marketing and mobile development. He specializes in WordPress custom development utilizing either Genesis Framework or underscores. Chris has held development and Internet marketing positions in some of Orlando’s top technology companies.

Angelica Yarde

From a child experimenting with as many artistic outlets as possible, Angelica found her specialty in design. With a focus in identity design, print design, and project management, she enjoys creating solutions for brands of all sizes.

She uses her nine years of experience to combine the world of digital aesthetics with strategic functionality to develop and implement successful branding techniques.

If she’s not curating her extensive typeface collection, Angelica can be found on her yoga mat, seeking inspiration, or connecting with local creatives over chai tea lattes.

Jesse Petersen

Husband. Adoptive Dad x1. Foster dad x28. Preferred Genesis framework developer. Founder: :: Genesis Product Manager @ :: ISTJ

Nile Flores

Nile Flores is a long time WordPress designer and Developer. While she grew up a military brat, she’s settled in the St. Louis metro east region. Nile blogs at, where she covers topics on WordPress, Blogging, SEO, Social Media, and Web Design.

She also loves contributing to WordPress, and that includes speaking at WordCamps across the United States. She loves helping people and supporting Open Source projects.

In other news, Nile is a proud support member at Team Yoast. She also runs a 7,000 member Facebook roup dedicated to helping WordPressers, called All About WordPress. When Nile isn’t knee deep in coding and design, she’s spending time with her son, who is also a WordPress user.

Micah Wood

Micah is an Atlanta-based, full-stack developer committed to continuously improving his craft and sharing his insights with the development community. He is currently the CTO at NewClarity Consulting, LLC which specializes in building websites and applications on the WordPress platform for enterprise clients.

Chris Wiegman

Chris is a Senior Web Engineer for 10up and has been working on WordPress since 2008. Before joining 10up Chris built one of the largest security plugins in the WordPress community as well as numerous other plugins and solutions. When not coding Chris loves to teach and has presented at numerous WordCamps and other conferences as well as taught computer security for St. Edward’s University and other University courses ranging from computers to aviation.

We couldn’t run such an extraordinary school of WordPress wizardry without the support of our generous sponsors! Big thanks to the following sponsors!


Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over one million WordPress sites. Their goal is to provide outstanding hosting services and customer support for the best possible price. Bluehost is also constantly innovating and upgrading their services and infrastructure at no additional cost to their customers. Join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.

Pantheon Logo

Pantheon is the website management platform top developers, marketers, and IT use to build, launch and run all their Drupal & WordPress websites.

Pantheon includes all of the tools professional developers need to build best-practice sites—like staging environments, version control, backups and workflow. Powering 80,000+ sites with hundreds of millions of page views, Pantheon’s container-based infrastructure allows you to launch websites faster, without worrying about traffic spikes, security or performance. It’s free in development. You can scale in software on the same infrastructure from day one, and never touch a server again. Create your free account now!