Lesa Snider King


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 GraphicReporter.com. Lesa is the author of Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual (Pogue Press/O’Reilly) along with many video training titles including From Photo to Graphic Art and Practical Photoshop Elements (KelbyTraining.com), and Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals (Lynda.com). She writes regularly for Photoshop User (NAPP), Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines. Lesa is also a corporate trainer and teaches at many conferences including Photoshop World, Macworld Expo, Graphics of the Americas, and the esteemed Santa Fe Workshops. You can catch her Graphics Tip of the Week live each Wednesday night on the Your Mac Life internet radio show, which she also co-hosts.

Karen Rubin


Karen Rubin is a project owner at HubSpot, an internet marketing company whose visionary efforts have changed the nature of internet marketing for small and medium businesses. She has also worked in project and content management for some of the world’s top web 2.0 companies, such as MainStreet.com, Stockpickr.com, iVillageLive.com and GiftCertificates.com. Karen also is co-star of HubSpot TV, a weekly video podcast about marketing and social media trends. Karen has a degree in Computer Science from Trinity College. Feel free to follow Karen on Twitter . To visit HubSpot, go to www.hubspot.com.

Ellie Mirman


Ellie Mirman is an inbound marketing professional at HubSpot, an internet marketing software company based in Cambridge, MA. Ellie’s specialties include lead generation, event marketing, social media and blogging. Ellie manages HubSpot’s monthly marketing webinar series, which draws thousands of registrants to each event. Prior to HubSpot, Ellie worked in marketing communications at SolidWorks Corporation. Ellie graduated with a BA in Religious Studies, on the Dean’s Honor List, from McGill University. Connect with Ellie on Twitter or catch her on the next HubSpot marketing webinar.

Rebecca Corliss


Rebecca Corliss is an inbound marketing and public relations professional at HubSpot, an internet marketing software company in Cambridge, MA. At HubSpot, she specializes in social media for marketing and creative content development, such as viral videos, music videos and podcasts. Before joining HubSpot, she worked at PR agency SHIFT Communications. Rebecca graduated from Boston University with a BS in Public Relations. In her free time, she sings in her a cappella group Common Sound. Be sure to check out her blog, Music is Social and follow her on Twitter . Rebecca also contributes to the HubSpot Inbound Marketing Blog and is a producer for HubSpot TV.

Nancy Sheen


Nancy’s passion for social networking and Internet technologies spans more than 20 years. As the Director of Social Media Implementation Services at Mzinga, a company that provides on-demand social software solutions for marketing, customer support, and learning, Nancy directs the team responsible for the front and back end of Mzinga’s social media products. From creating simple web pages to complicated eCommerce sites, Nancy found not just a career, but an obsession. In addition to being a mom, Nancy creates websites for friends and non-profit organizations and uses social networking sites on a daily basis to stay connected.

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 the Cape, she works as a freelance consultant, QuickBooks 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 national accounting software consulting group, and attends its Accounting Software Conferences annually. After attending Intuit’s 2008 Accounting Professionals User Conference, she became an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She holds additional certifications in QuickBooks Pro & Premier 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and QuickBooks Point of Sale 5.0 and 6.0. Account Ability is the Cape & Islands only Intuit Solutions Provider, offering a full range of value-added consulting services for Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions. She is excited to be part of Geek Girl Camp and share her enthusiasm for QuickBooks and the way it can make running a business simpler.

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 again this 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.

Sue Malomo


Creating her first professional website in 2000, Sue finally decided to stop doing websites “on the side” and created Falmouth Design, a web design and development company, in 2007. She’s been teaching CIS classes as an adjunct for Bristol Community College for 6 years and now 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 first ever Geek Girl Camp!

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!

Leslie Poston

Leslie Poston is passionate about helping girls and women find their way to success in technology. Founder of Strong Women in Tech, a budding national initiative to keep girls in school on a path to a career working in or with technology and science, she is excited to teach and empower the smart girls and women that surround us. A writer, speaker and leading authority in social networking, new media, brand and business development, she is the founder of Uptown Uncorked social media and business development consultancy. Leslie helps businesses, brands and personalities discover and build unique and personal presences and networks on the internet and beyond, a well as create an offline foundation to support them.


Catherine 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 Bose Corporation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Top of the Hub Restaurant, and Conservation Services Group.   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.

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Laurel Ackerman is the marketing director for O’Reilly Media, helping spread the knowledge of innovators through O’Reilly’s books, online services, magazines, and conferences and training. Laurel’s career in technology started almost by accident; but now she’s hooked.  She is a member of a whole bunch of women in tech groups in the Boston area and is one of the co-founders of the Boston Geek Girl Dinner chapter. Laurel has worked in tech for the past several years both helping to develop and market online products.  She truly loves technology of all kinds and her personal mission is to educate anybody who’s interested about how stuff works.  Laurel spends pretty much every waking moment as an advocate for digital literacy and understanding, and is thrilled to be participating in Geek Girl Camp.


Julie 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.’


Julie Brooks

Julie has run eCape, Inc., one of the Cape’s largest website design and marketing companies, for 13 years. eCape currently operates CapeCodToday.com, CapeCodTravel.com, WeddingsonCapeCod.com, and CapeCodKidz.com.  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 CapeCodPets.com, FoodandWineCapeCod.com, CapeCodHealthandWellness.com, CapeCodSeniors.com, 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.

Elaine 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, she transitioned into the education field as a vocational high school shop instructor in IT. She is a Microsoft Certified Instructor as well as an A+ Certified computer repair technician.


Maria Doyle

Maria Doyle has 20 years of high-tech marketing and strategic communications experience, and started her own business, Doyle Strategic Communications, in 2001 to work closely with clients to provide both a strategic perspective and a skilled hands-on approach.  Maria has been a “Geek Girl” since her first job out of college at Motorola.  She enjoys the fact that the high tech is always changing and there is always something new to learn. Maria has assisted scores of high-tech companies with leadership positioning through public relations, analyst relations and technical writing. Prior to starting her own business, Maria held corporate PR positions at PTC and NerveWire and was the Vice President of the Technology Practice for PR agency Manning, Selvage & Lee’s Boston office.


Leslie Fishlock

Leslie is passionate about her company, 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 development, web application, design and web marketing firm located on Cape Cod, but serving companies all over the US and abroad.  Genevate specializes in standards compliant, Ruby on Rails design and development for small to large companies and creating the sexiest web tools for CMS – Content Management Systems, Social Networking frameworks, and Twitter web applications. 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.

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