Introducing round three of the WordPress Professors!

These WordPress Professors are masters of the design arts, powerful business wizards, and self-taught conjurers of creative spells and potions for amazing web work! Tickets for WordCamp Orlando are apparating away, grab yours now before it’s too late!

Jessica Stewart

Jessica, a graduate in Video Game Design at UCF, found her calling as a web developer with BrandCo after dabbling in WordPress. She also finds it strange to talk about herself in the third person.

Adam Soucie

Adam Soucie is the Founder and CEO of Orlando web development agency Impossibly Creative. He is a member of the WordPress Orlando organizing committee where he helps wrangle both monthly Meetups and WordCamp Orlando. You can find more of Adam’s musings on WordPress on at

Scott Buscemi

Scott Buscemi started his web & app development agency at the age of 17. Since then, he graduated from college before he turned 21 and has successfully grown Luminary Web Strategies into a reputable company that builds and manages eCommerce systems and interactive websites for organizations across the globe.

Judi Knight

I run a small agency, New Tricks to empower companies to grow their businesses helping them sell online as easily as they can in person – with a stellar WordPress website. We are fanatics about making websites that people like to use. This is my fifth year conjuring WordCamp Atlanta with a great team from our WordPress Meetup Community.

James Tryon

My name is James Tryon. I’m Creative Director of WP Valet, founder of Easily Amused, Inc, and a father of 2. I’m also one of the co-organizers of WordCamp Orlando and the WordPress Orlando meetup group. I’ve been in the creative industry for more than 17 years and have an eye for design and usability. I also possess the know-how to plan, design, and code it all if needed.

An avid collector of random awesomeness and thrift-store artifacts, I’m always finding something interesting to spark my creativity. When I’m not working, I am more than likely building something, playing with toys, or hanging with my friends and family.

Adam Bradford

Unicorns are the best.

Josh Shashaty

I am the Lead Developer of WP Valet. I’m primarily a back-end developer with strong passions in workflow, team collaboration, and making my life efficient/easier. I’ve been involved with WordPress since 2010.

Tim Sisson

Tim loves WordPress and enjoys leveraging it to help businesses meet their needs. He leads the Customer Community Team at InMotion Hosting where they create documentation and help customers with issues related to WordPress. He’s passionate about all things nonprofit and eCommerce.

When he’s not tinkering with WordPress he spends his time on adventures with his wife Lisa, three daughters Autumn, Stella, and Petra.

Scott Mann

I’ve been managing teams of creatives and makers in non-meatspace with my company Highforge since 2001. I was an early adopter of WordPress for delivering powerful websites to small and medium businesses and we’re big fans of Genesis these days. Highforge is also one of the few small WordPress shops that has deep experience with the Shopify platform.

I enjoy speaking and storytelling, I’m a certified Google Adwords Partner, and I’m a social impact advocate in Orlando. I founded Highforge in 2001 as a boutique digital agency with the purpose of helping good people grow good businesses online. Since then our agency has helped hundreds of businesses reach millions of customers. Some of our clients include Adventist, Florida Hospital, Image Skincare, Dynafire, Global VRS, Rebuild Globally and Florida Abolitionist.

I’m a gamer and I play racquetball recklessly in my free time. I’m also an advocate for Be The Match, a non-profit organization that saves lives.

Zac Gordon

Zac Gordon teaches WordPress for Treehouse, the online technology school. Before that he taught WordPress, web design and web development at the high school and college level. In addition to teaching, Zac runs a Web Hosting for Students.

Topher DeRosia

Currently Chief Documentarian for Easy Digital Downloads, Topher has been the CTO of a WordPress based startup, freelanced, been part of a WordPress VIP agency, and worked in a cubicle farm. He’s been a WordPress developer for 5 years now, and a general web developer for 20 years.

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