Lesa Snider

Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed author and speaker, is on a mission to teach the world to create better graphics. She’s a stock photographer and chief evangelist for iStockphoto, and founder of the creative tutorial site GraphicReporter.com. Lesa is the author of Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual, Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly), coathor of the forthcoming iPhoto 11: The Missing Manual, and has produced several videos including From Photo to Graphic Art, Practical Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Elements 8 for Photographers (all at KelbyTraining.com), plus Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals (Lynda.com). She writes a regular column for Photoshop User, Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines, and contributes frequently to CreativePro.com. Lesa is also a long-time 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, CoMUG and NCMUG.

Corvida Raven

Founder and Editor of SheGeeks.net, Corvida has consistently captured the tech world’s attention since she was 19. Corvida passionately shares spot on insights on the value of today’s gadgets, social media services, and mobile applications for people and businesses. Noted as one of 50 Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company (2009), Corvida’s light shines when she’s helping others take on technology fearlessly.

Now 23, Corvida serves as an Intel Advisor while managing a host of blogs in addition to SheGeeks.net. Recently, Corvida toured the US as a Social Media Specialist for General Motors/Chevrolet. A former tech blogger for the New York Times syndicated web network ReadWriteWeb, she also served as a community manager for the latter and The Industry Standard. A natural pioneer at grasping the rapidly changing landscape of technology, Corvida comes not only in peace, but with technological insights in plain English.

Corissa St. Laurent

Corissa St. Laurent is a public relations and relationship marketing expert with more than 10 years experience creating powerful marketing and brand campaigns. She uses her business development, management, and leadership skills to help small businesses and non-profit organizations maximize the power of relationship marketing. Successfully launching two small businesses, including a public relations and event marketing firm and a holistic body care and wellness service, Corissa has a proven track record of entrepreneurial success. As the Development Director of Constant Contact in New England, she helps small businesses, non profits and associations learn how to build lasting relationships through email marketing, online surveys and event marketing.

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.

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 Monster.com. 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!

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!

Susan Cook


Susan R. Cook, President of Account Ability Consulting Inc. With 25 years of experience in accounting for small businesses, Account Ability provides

expert guidance in accounting software. This includes 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, President of the Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter 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 for Retailers. She is excited to return for a third 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.

Elaine Batzer

Elaine has worked in the civil engineering and information technology industry for over 20 years, from CAD drafting to hardware and software support. For the past five years she has taught computer technology in a vocational high school setting. As a female shop instructor, she is involved with promoting non-traditional career choices for ninth graders, meaning that they should pursue their career of choice regardless of society’s notions of which gender belongs in which career. An A+ Certified computer technician and Cisco certified instructor, she is working towards her master’s degree in Occupational Education from Fitchburg State College.

Heidi Tobias

Heidi Tobias is an expert in online marketing for nonprofits and small business. With 15 + years of experience in traditional, online and social media marketing (for Nonprofit, Business to Business and Business to Consumer) combined with multiple degrees in Web Technologies (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Graphic Design and Marketing, provides a unique perspective on what works and what does not work in the real world.

As the Senior Manager of Distance Learning at Constant Contact, she leads a team of online marketing experts who develop and run live, web based, hands on workshops covering a spectrum of online marketing strategies,
techniques and best practices. When asked why she loves what she does?- “One of the best parts of my job is to empower my audience with practical and insightful information which saves time and put them on track for executing successful email marketing campaigns. I can teach the small business to learn from others (and my own) mistakes and be amazing.”

Mary Ellis

Mary is a dynamic soft skills and application trainer with over 15 years of teaching experience. Her main focus is on MS Office, Project Management & Train the Trainer certification classes. Not only is Mary a classroom trainer, she also leads many of New Horizons training projects. Working directly with the client, Mary gathers their needs, designs their training plans and leads the training team in the plans implementation.

Maura Longueil

Abbey Knoll Photography, located in Hanover, MA, is a full-service
photography company founded in 2007 by award-winning photographer
Maura Longueil to provide photography solutions for the South Shore.

Specializing in family, sports and still portraiture, the consumer-friendly company has been featured in area newspapers,
television and magazines. Ms. Longueil is also a contributing editor, whose column “Photo Secrets for the Mamarazzi,” appears in local and regional publications.

Maura teaches photography classes and workshops on the South Shore. If you would like more information about this company, the topic of still, sports or family photography, or to talk with Maura Longueil, please call 508-212-4182 or email [email protected].

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson, principal of etruro.com, is a web content strategist, and website designer/programmer with 20+ years in both marketing and technology. She focuses on the “usability” of a website, and creating the best user experience to help achieve online business goals.

She has worked in marketing and technology at Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, Mullen Advertising, Sundance Institute Arts Writing Program, YMCA of the USA Arts & Humanities, as well as other leading advertising and in-house agencies.

Sarah holds a B.A. in Computer Science from UMass Boston, and an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College in Vermont. She’s the author of The Very Telling, The Art of the Author Interview, andConversations with American Women Writers. She’s a contributing edtior at The Writer Magazine.

Kristin Sundin Brandt

Kristin Brandt is the vice president of Sundin Associates, a marketing and advertising agency located outside Boston, were her responsibilities include managing client accounts as well as guiding all internet and new media projects for the agency.

Outside of her full-time position, Kristin is co-founder of Manic Mommies, a podcast and blog for moms trying to manage the chaotic combination of work and family. As editor and co-host, Kristin is responsible for all technical and post-production aspects of the audio show as well as the design of ManicMommies.com. The website has won repeat W3 Awards for copy, structure and site navigation. She is also credited with coming up with the name “Manic Mommies,” a term many American moms now use to describe themselves!

Each week Kristin writes about technology for Real Simple magazine’s Simply Stated blog, and is work/life contributor with her co-host and friend, Erin Kane, for Embassy Suite’s Business Balance blog. She also serves as an Intel Advisor.

The married mother of two lives west of Boston with her husband, son and daughter. In her “spare” time, Kristin enjoys bicycling, science fiction, comics and playing video games. Most days she insists her husband do the cooking.

Meredith Hunnibell

Meredith Hunnibell’s database experience dates to the “Wang Era” of the 1980s when she managed alumni and donor systems at Harvard University. She subsequently worked for several years in the 1990s at the City of Seattle developing applications in Microsoft Access that interfaced with the City-wide Human Resources and Finance systems. More recently, Ms. Hunnibell has designed customized database programs for small nonprofits in New England, including the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation in Newport and the Waldorf School of Cape Cod. She enjoys all stages of the database development life cycle and has a particular interest in helping small nonprofits and businesses make the most of limited resources in improving efficiencies and achieving organizational goals.

Laurel Ackerman

Laurel consults to companies on every stage of their business, including early-stage product development, competitive and market analysis, go-to-market strategy, planning and execution, and CRM and marketing program management. She is currently serving as the VP of Marketing for eVisioner, Inc. (www.evisioner.com), a project and team governance platform solutions provider (it’s much more fun than it sounds.)

Laurel left the corporate world of American Express in 2005,  choosing to move backto Massachusetts and embark on a career of working with small startup companies, primarily in tech. Her areas of expertise include web analytics, customer engagement and experience, and marketing outreach programs including social media marketing.

Laurel has spent many years spent translating “tech-speak” into regular everyday English that sales teams and customers can easily understand. She has a curious mind and is happy to help people figure out how to do pretty much anything they have a question on.

Alecia Jean Orsini Lebeda

Alecia Jean Orsini Lebeda is a blogger and award winning independent film maker. A lifetime Girl Scout, she found her geek legs while making PSA’s for the scouts at her local cable access studio. Alecia later attended the Savannah College of Art and Design where she graduated with a BFA in Film and Television. She is currently the Production Coordinator at Falmouth Communtiy Television and Co-Founder at Good Natured Dog Productions. She can often be found geeking out on twitter @alecialebeda. For more about Alecia visit: www.aleciajeanorsini.com

Leslie Fishlock

Leslie’s passions are summed up best on her Twitter and Facebook profiles: Leslie is a sardonic, disruptive rabble-rouser, founder of Geek Girl Camp, slave to Howard Lindzon, Stocktwits groupie, lover of capitalism, open source code, sushi, martinis, Aussies, $AAPL, military hardware and stainless steel kitchen appliances. She is overly, nay, abundantly passionate about Geek Girl Camp and spends every minute of the day trying to come up with new ideas for the female-powered organization. Leslie has been at the helm of Genevate, a web applications company she and business partner and geeky boyfriend, Chris Corriveau started in 2002. (They are both still talking to each other.) They now have taken one of their applications they built for investor Howard Lindzon and are working full-time building StockTwits.com, 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 on Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business News, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and is now partnering on fintech initiatives with CNNMoney, Yahoo! Finance, NASDAQ, Bloomberg, among many other financial powerhouses.

Leslie is best known as the founder and Geek Girl #1 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. Leslie prides herself on being “the resource”, and will share everything she knows about entrepreneurialism, starting a business and tech with anyone who asks. Of course, buying her a martini will help her divulge the answers even faster…

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Elaine has worked in the civil engineering and information technology industry for over 20 years, from CAD drafting to hardware and software support. For the past five years she has taught computer technology in a vocational high school setting. As a female shop instructor, she is involved with promoting non-traditional career choices for ninth graders, meaning that they should pursue their career of choice regardless of society’s notions of which gender belongs in which career. An A+ Certified computer technician and Cisco certified instructor, she is working towards her master’s degree in Occupational Education from Fitchburg State College.

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