2019 SPEAKERS


As a father of two young boys, Brandon is rewriting the playbook on fatherhood through his blog, The Rookie Dad. For the past 8 years, he has written about the (crazy) little moments he shares with his kids. Brandon maintains his “rookie” status by sharing all the Firsts and Unknowns of Fatherhood, while working with many brands such as Phillips 66, Facebook, Earth’s Best, Russell Athletic, Amazon, Hasbro, Mattel, and Dove Men+Care. Brandon believes in staying true to his brand while incorporating the messaging of the companies he works with.

An Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow Emeritus and NASA Endeavor Fellow Jonathan leads efforts across the world in promoting STEM within schools, districts, communities, and industry. For over a decade he has delivered mission driven keynotes on transformative culture and transdisciplinary STEM integration. Jonathan has a unique background working as a fellow in the U.S. Senate on STEM policy, as a district level administrator focused on STEM integration, and as a thought leader helping industry effectively rethink their impact through STEM. Currently with EVERFI, Jonathan supports and guides corporate leaders in STEM implementation on a global level. As a father of a 5-year-old daughter, he has become an advocate around “STEM for All”, leading the popular monthly twitter chat #STEM4All.

As the Marketing Manager of Mediavine, Jenny Guy loves using her past experience as the head of influencer and affiliate marketing for a brand as well as her MFA in Acting and college teaching experience to represent the Mediavine brand she adores. From hosting Facebook Lives and her yearly conference speaking engagements to creating brand content and managing the Mediavine blog, Jenny is passionate about all things Mediavine and marketing. When not behind a laptop, you can find Jenny spending time with family, cooking and running an Equity theatre company.

Robert has led marketing, sales and social media for B2B and B2C companies from both the corporate and agency sides for over 20 years. Today, he helps firms move out of the 20th century, and into the new digital age to prevent companies from becoming the next Sears. Robert teaches innovative marketing, sales and social media strategies that differentiates companies and individuals in commoditized markets – and most importantly adds value to end-clients – resulting in short-term results that also set companies and individuals up for long-term. You can reach Robert on LinkedIn.

Andrew is a writer from Orlando, Florida and father of three. He has contributed writing to multiple publications online and in print including the Washington Post, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Scary Mommy, Weekly Humorist, Robot Butt, The Funny Times, Fatherly, City Dads Group, Fatherly, The Good Men Project, and Huff Post. He also writes on his website, Explorations of Ambiguity. He is the author of Fatherhood: Dispatches From the Early Years, a collection of essays and stories. Please don’t ask him about the time he mistook an airline pilot for a hotel concierge.

Jamie Lieberman is a founding partner of Hashtag Legal, LLC, a law firm that works with influencer marketing professionals, online businesses, and entrepreneurs. She is also the co-host of the Businessese Influencer Marketing Podcast. Jamie partners with her clients to help them protect their assets and grow their businesses. She brings extensive experience drafting and reviewing contracts, advising clients on intellectual property issues, drafting website and mobile application terms and conditions, and negotiating on behalf of clients. Jamie is a highly experienced speaker on a wide range of legal and business topics. She is also a board member of the Influencer Marketing Association.

Dr. Josh Misner is an award-winning communication professor, author, mindfulness researcher, and avid profanity aficionado who missed the bus to adulthood somewhere around his mid-20s and continues resisting the call to grow up amid life in the inland Pacific Northwest with his undeservedly tolerant spouse and their brood of children and fur-bearing animals. A professor of communication at North Idaho College and alum of Gonzaga University, Dr. Misner’s work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Huffington Post, Time, and The Good Men Project. While authoring books on a variety of topics, from public speaking to parenting, his passion resides in using mindful presence to achieve greater balance and cultivate longer-lasting, more meaningful relationships.

Mike Reynolds is the creator of Everyday Girl Dad, a social community and website that looks to empower fathers and men in positive discussions around feminism and masculinity. As a writer and a speaker, Mike tells stories behind the relationships between dads and daughters, exploring how that bond is instrumental in helping both parent and child understand the impact they have on making change in the world. He wants dads to be reassured it’s okay to cry, to express emotion, and to build relationships through conversation. Mike lives in Ottawa with his partner and two daughters and can be easily spotted in a crowd thanks to his penchant for feminist t-shirts and tattoos of his daughters’ artwork.

Joe Shaw is the host, producer, editor, etc. of The DTALKS (Dad Talks About Life, Kids and Stuff) Podcast, named one of the “9 Podcasts in Dallas You Need to Listen to” by the Dallas Observer in June 2018. The podcast, which is a primary parenting resource for the community of dads the show supports, originally started in fall 2016 with the help of friends and former co-hosts as a 3-man “parenting advice” show. Joe, now the solo host, holds conversations with people across the spectrum of life experiences to draw out lessons we can teach our children. The show is a proud member of the Vokal Now community and is their only parenting-related programming. Joe is a proud dad of two children, ages 4 and 1.

Andrew is a professional videographer and part-time YouTuber creating vlogs and reviews for fellow new dads. He’s a New York native currently living in Dallas with his wife and 2-year old son, and they’re expecting their second child this June. Andrew started his YouTube channel, Dad Verb, as a vlogging channel to share his experience of transitioning to fatherhood. Over time, his videos have resonated with new parents looking for baby product reviews among a mom-filled space. It has grown a small following by providing tips for expectant dads while adding a slightly different spin on family vlogging.

Jeff “fuzzy” Wenzel is a digital and social media expert, project manager and business developer who has created and maintained a social media presence for over 450 client projects on multiple social media platforms. He is a co-founder of Woodshed Agency, an S.E. Michigan based digital media company that has established themselves as crowd-funding pioneers with over 300 successful campaigns to their credit.

Amy Wilson co-hosts the podcast “What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood,” which won the 2017 Iris Award for Best Podcast at Mom 2.0. She is the author of the parenting memoir WHEN DID I GET LIKE THIS? (Harper Collins) and the creator of MOTHER LOAD, a one-woman show which toured to 16 cities nationwide after running off-Broadway. Amy is an actor who has performed on Broadway, as a series regular on two sitcoms, and in many other TV shows and films. She directed the NYC version of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER for six years. She’s written for magazines like Redbook and American Baby, and news websites like NPR, CNN, and the New York Times.