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Lesa Snider

Lesa is on a mission to teach the world to create–and use!–better graphics. She’s a stock photographer and chief evangelist for iStockphoto, and founder of the creative tutorial site Lesa is the author of Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual (Pogue Press/O’Reilly) and many video training titles including From Photo to Graphic Art, Practical Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Elements 8 for Photographers (all by, plus Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals ( She writes a regular column for Photoshop User, Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines, and contributes frequently to and Layers. Lesa is also a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors and can be spotted teaching at other conferences such as Macworld Expo, UCDA Design Conference, Geek Girl Boot Camp, Graphics of the Americas, Santa Fe Workshops and many more. During free time, you’ll find her carving the twisties on her sportbike or hanging with fellow Apple Mac enthusiasts. Lesa is a proud member of the BMWMOA, F800 Riders Club, and CoMUG.

Corvida Raven

Known as the “Oprah of the Web”, GenY Technology Blogger, Speaker, and Consultant Corvida Raven will be joining us from Hotlanta. She is the Co-founder of EverythingTwitter and The SocialGeeks Podcast. She also owns the very popular, which is a social media resource filled with social media tips, tutorials, and app reviews.

She loves blogging about useful tech tools and services. She’s had the honor of contributing to the hot web technology publication ReadWriteWeb, advisory firm GuidewireGroup, social networking assistant Mr. Tweet, and the fabulous FastCompany. Role playing as a Professional Blogger, Speaker, Podcaster, and Community Manager has never been more fun for Corvida, who at the old age of age 22 is in high demand and showing no signs of slowing down.

Paula Hersey


Chief Penguin reporting for active duty at Geek Girl Boot Camp! As a self-taught Geek Girl, I believe in sharing the wonders of technology with others and being a part of Geek Girl Boot Camp for the third year offers me the opportunity to share my passion for all things Internet related and to help other women to take control of their technical chaos. After a fifteen year career in Retail Sales, Management and Marketing it was time to embark on the career I never dreamed of- owning my own Web Design and Development company, Penguin Digital Design. Using a multitude of skills from the retail world, and a life long thirst for knowledge, I began to teach myself the basics of computer repair/maintenance, HTML, Photoshop and Dreamweaver using on-line tutorials, books and videos. As the Internet is an ever evolving medium, it seems every day brings another exciting chance to learn how to present information on the web in a visually appealing and user friendly way. We help our clients understand how their website fits into their overall marketing and help them to understand how important a professional website can be to their existing and potential customers. I have the uncanny ability to communicate the most technologically complicated issues in “lay man’s terms’ and therefore have the talent to diminish the irrational fear people have of technology by making it user-friendly for them.

writing-roads-021c-smJulie Roads

Julie Roads is a professional marketing copywriter and consultant with a specialty in web & blog writing and harnessing the power of social media to grow any business. ‘I’m a marketing writer obsessed with the blogging platform. I’m a consultant who loves listening to your ideas, helps you identify your passions and then propels you into the world with a strategy that feels good to you. I’m a speaker whose passion – for writing, being authentic, following opportunities and building genuine networks and brands – is contagious, instructive and useful. I’m a mentor who knows you can and will accomplish everything you want to accomplish.’

img_2533Sue Malomo

Creating her first professional website in 2000, Sue is the owner of Surf Web Studio, Inc, a web development firm on Cape Cod that specializes in custom development for those unique sites that don’t fit the cookie-cutter mold.  She’s also been teaching CIS classes as an adjunct for Bristol Community College for 7 years and teaches web and multimedia courses online as part of the distance learning program. She’s excited to be part of such a great group of Geek Girls for her second Geek Girl Camp to teach women about Macs, Google, databases, and jQuery!

June Bertucci


June Bertucci, President and founder of Small Office Computer Support, has been “getting her geek on” for more than 24 years. As a presenter at the first ever Geek Girl Camp, she can’t wait for the opportunity to share her knowledge of computers and technology at this year’s expanded Geek Girl Boot Camp.  June’s career with technology started out in the early 80’s, when she headed the data operations department of a major bank. It quickly became apparent that she had the magic touch with computers and a natural skill for troubleshooting problems. She went on to manage computer operations on a national level for one of the largest law firms in Boston. In the early nineties June relocated to Cape Cod, where she worked for a hiring process management company that was to become part of Those who work with June enjoy her high energy and enthusiasm, and they gain great peace of mind from her exceptional expertise in technology. June’s goal is to help her clients fully utilize technology. She welcomes the opportunity to bring her extraordinary knowledge to an even wider audience at Geek Girl Boot Camp!

meJulie Brooks

Julie has run eCape, Inc., one of the Cape’s largest website design and marketing companies, for 13 years. eCape currently operates,,, and  eCape has only one purpose–to help every business and organization on Cape Cod succeed on the Internet by either building their website and/or getting them to advertise on one of eCape’s highly trafficked regional portals.  In 2009, eCape is going to launch the websites,,,, and a magazine called Cape Cod Kidz. Mom to a 10- and 8- year old and wife to a 46-year old, Julie lives in Brewster,  and despite growing up in two meccas of hipness-Missouri and Tennessee, Julie still thinks Cape Cod is a pretty cool place to live.


Susan Cook

Susan R. Cook, President and founder of Account Ability in 1987 on Nantucket Island, a full-service bookkeeping, tax, & payroll service firm that served over 90 different businesses.  With over 20 years experience in small business accounting, Susan immediately recognized the value of QuickBooks as an accounting software tool.  Now living on Cape Cod, she works as a freelance consultant, Account Ability, selling, supporting, implementing & training QuickBooks and related products.  She has taught adult education QuickBooks courses at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School.  She is a Certified Sleeter Group Consultant, a member of the National Advisor Network, and an Intuit Solution Provider. She has been an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2008.  She holds additional certifications in QuickBooks Pro & Premier, Point of Sale and Enterprise.  Account Ability is the Cape & Islands only Intuit Solutions Provider, offering a full range of value-added consulting services for Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise and Point of Sale Solutions.  She is excited to return for a second year as a Geek Girl speaker and share her enthusiasm for QuickBooks and the way it can make running a business simpler.

cwmugshothiresCatherine Weber

Catherine Weber, president of Weber Media Partners, has come full circle over the last 15 years in transforming her firm from a PR and Marketing Communications company to an interactive agency providing social media services to predominately B-to-B clients. Catherine has developed a thoughtful approach to bring small- and mid-size businesses into a conversational world. The client portfolio includes the National Park Service, mid-size technology firms, and notable organizations such as Lahey Clinic, William Raveis Real Estate, Bose Corporation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Top of the Hub Restaurant. Weber Media Partners’ blog, Impressions through Media, educates and provides thought leadership on social media and marketing, and the strategic integration into a business’ marketing mix. Catherine received a B.A. from Emerson College in Communications and a M.A. from UMass Boston in Critical and Creative Thinking. She presents at conferences, and conducts hands-on workshops on Social Media and Inbound Marketing.

head-shotElaine Batzer

Elaine has worked in the engineering and information technology industry for over 20 years, in the role of hardware and software support. Several years ago, her life improved drastically when she transitioned into the education field as a vocational high school shop instructor in computer technology. As a female shop instructor, she has recently become involved in promoting non-traditional career choices for ninth graders. An A+ Certified computer technician, she is getting her master’s degree in Occupational Education from Fitchburg State. When not staring at an LCD screen or blowing the dust out of the innards of yet another set of computers that some beloved benefactor has donated to the school (HINT HINT!) Elaine can be found on the water at various public boat ramps on the Cape and South Shore, where she teaches sea kayaking with a local outfitter and leads trips with the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Julianne McLaughlin

Joining Blue LAN Group in 2008 as a Social Media/Networking Consultant, Julianne quickly proved an invaluable asset and was promptly promoted to Business Development Manager which led to her current position as Director of Web Services. Working under her younger brother, Ed O’Connor, has been both a rewarding experience as well as an exercise in humility. In her spare time, when not devouring books at an alarming rate, Julianne can be found hiking, biking, running and enjoying other outdoor activities with her husband Mike and their three children.  She is a contributor on podcasts and was recently featured on WBIX Radio’s “Real Deal on Real Estate” program with host Fran Yerardi, where Julianne shared her expertise as an authority on Social Media.


Leslie Fishlock

Leslie is passionate about Geek Girl Camp, the Internet, her iPhone, her Aussies and learning new geeky things. Leslie has been at the helm of Genevate, a company she and business partner and geeky boyfriend, Chris Corriveau started in 2002. (They are both still talking to each other.) Genevate is a professional web 2.0 application firm creating social media platforms for niche markets globally. They are the design/development powerhouse behind, an award-winning, real-time financial social network that live streams trades and stocks by a tight-knit and talented investor community. Known as the “human ticker” and the “Bloomberg for the little guy and gal”, StockTwits has been featured many times on CNBC, Fox Business News, and in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the New York Times, and is now partnering with NASDAQ and Bloomberg.

She is also the founder and #1 Geek Girl of Geek Girl Camp, whose mission is to educate and empower every girl and woman at every age level, on every skill level, at every income level on computer technology. Leslie’s vision for education, evangelism, entrepreneurialism, and empowering women is apparent when you meet her, just don’t be afraid if she tends to talk 90 MPH and her arms starting flailing with excitement; she is so proud of her dream of Geek Girl Camp becoming a reality, along with all the other dedicated Geek Girls.

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