Stacey Ferguson, Co-Founder and Chief Curator Stacey, also known as Justice Fergie, is an avid blogger, event producer, brand strategist, social media personality, public speaker and freelance writer. The recovering technology lawyer and mother of three began her blogging career in 2006, and today inspires her readers to celebrate the everyday at Life IS the Party on JusticeFergie.com. Her personal media company, Justice Fergie Lifestyle Media was recently named Best Brand of 2012 by Stiletto Woman Media. Stacey has been a vlogger personality for SheKnows.com’s Mommalogues, a contributor to Babble’s MomCrunch tech column, was named as a Babble Top 50 Twitter Mom, and has lent her social media expertise to events everywhere from MediaBistro’s Social Media Marketing Bootcamp to the BlogHer and ESSENCE Women’s conferences and beyond. She can talk to you about reality TV all day, is plagued with an abundance of new ideas on a daily basis, and derives her boundless energy from gummy bears. Follow her on Twitter: @JusticeFergie
Xina Eiland, Publicity Director. Xina, President of X+PR, is a connected and accomplished PR professional who truly believes in the Blogalicious movement. She works with well-known clients and events, from the National Council of Negro Women to Ford Motor Company’s Freedom Sisters Fund to TEDx. We have Xina to thank for the countless interviews, media placements and media partnership opportunities that come our way! And we know we owe her big time for putting up with our, um, strong-willed personalities. Follow her on Twitter: @xeiland
Jazmine Jones, Operations Manager. Her resume may say Events and Marketing Concierge, but to us Jazzy is a lifesaver. Period. She gets it done! And she does it all in between her travel jaunts to and fro’, to boot. She is a lover of new adventures, food and wine and writes her own blog at JazzyJonez.com. For a dose of her hilarious one-liners, follow her on Twitter: @JazzyJ0nez
Leticia Barr, Blogalicious 2013 Sponsor Liaison. Leticia Barr is the founder of Tech Savvy Mama, a site where she’s incorporated her experience as a parent and background as an educator to provide useful advice for families about technology since 2008. She shares her expertise as a columnist for Parents.com and Babble Tech and contributor to Scholastic Parents. As a sought-after panelist for technology, education, and social media conferences, she’s also well versed in working with brands from years of managing online service vendors during her career with the school system and most recently, serving as a Project Manager for Clever Girls Collective. Leticia enjoys the distinction of being among Babble’s Top 100 Mom Blogs and 50 Top Twitter Moms. Follow Leticia on @TechSavvyMama, Instagram, Pinterest, and via her Facebook page. She also enjoys pedicures and bon bons.
Thien-Kim Lam, Blogalicious 2013 Speaker Coordinator
Frequently burning the midnight oil with a mug of coffee (or tea), Thien-Kim Lam is a mother, business owner and general crafty gal. Her blog I’m Not the Nanny began as a place to vent her frustration over the public’s perceptions and assumptions about her children’s biracial heritage. It has evolved into a resource for parents who want to celebrate their children’s multicultural heritage and features her everyday parenting roller coaster ride. Thien-Kim strives to live creatively by sharing her recipes and crafts on her blog.
She also runs From Left to Write, a virtual book club with a community of bloggers who read & discuss books and write personal essays inspired by themes from them. Thien-Kim also reviews literary fiction, mysteries, chick lit and more on the site. Somewhere in between her kids, her husband, and her business she manages to squeeze in some art, some books, and long hot bubble baths. Plus coffee, lots of coffee.
Jana Pauldin, Blogalicious Weekend Volunteer Coordinator Jana is a seasoned and results-oriented former marketing director within the corporate and association industries. Jana has over 20 years of strategic planning, marketing development, communications and component relations management, volunteer management and organizational strategy experience. She employs a “leadership by example” approach to manage and deliver projects on time and within budget. She’s also a riot and a fabulous party hostess. Find her on Facebook (We will get her on Twitter forthwith.)
Terrance Gaines, Technology Advisor Terrance has always been the go-to tech guy for family and friends. Now he helps people of all ages and backgrounds adopt the “Digital Lifestyle”. Terrance shares technology news, reviews, tips and tricks on BrothaTech as well dropping tech gems on sites including Black Web 2.0, Small Biz Go Mobile, PC Magazine, Black Enterprise and in print on Uptown Magazine. You can also find him talking “all things tech” and some other stuff too on Twitter @BrothaTech.
Joe Ferguson, Head of Conference Security JoeFerg is a Senior Software Architect and a certified ColdFusion Developer with over 10 years experience developing web-based applications, software programs, and database schemas. What that means for us is that we can basically depend on him to create, maintain and fix any website, database or coding project that we have screwed up on our own. While he is an avid basketball player and a former cornerback for a Division 1 College football team (GO GATORS), his biggest claim to fame is being married to @JusticeFergie. For incessant updates about Miami, the Miami Heat and more about Miami, follow him on Twitter: @TheRealJoeFerg