Speakers


Kim

Kim Box

KimBoxPhotography.com
Award-winning photographer Kim Box has photographed people, places, and things across the country and across the globe.  As a food photographer her credits include The Southern Bite Cookbook (Thomas Nelson, 2014). Kim has a passion for helping others understand the dynamics of photography and her hands-on approach to instruction will have you shooting stunning images in no time flat.


Taylor

Taylor Flanery

Household-Management-101.com
Home-Storage-Solutions-101.com
Stain-Removal-101.com

As the face behind the successful blogs Home Storage Solutions 101, Household Management 101, and yes, a third, Stain Removal 101, which collectively get over a million and a half page views each month, Taylor is always working to grow communities and speak directly to her readers. She’s created a very successful 52 Week Organized Home Challenge, and corresponding Declutter 365 Missions series, which boasts over 160,000 newsletter subscribers, and a vibrant Facebook group of over 80,000 members. In addition, she has organically grown one of her Facebook pages, Household Management 101, to over 740,000 in a little less than a year and a half by focusing on engagement and community building.


Cris Goode

Cris Goode

RecipesThatCrock.com
Cris’ two year old blog, RecipesThatCrock.com, is visited by millions each year. When she isn’t cRocking the Pot, Cris develops and coordinates blogger outreach programs. Passionate about helping her clients find ways of meeting their project goals while investing in the blog community, Cris manages high quality blogger workshops, family events and sponsorship programs. Some of her clients include Family of Farmers, American Dairy Association, Elanco and Comcast.


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Christy Jordan

SouthernPlate.com
Blogging superstar is just one of the many titles that follow Christy Jordan’s name – but her favorite is Mama. From having one of the most successful blogs (getting more than 50 million hits every month) out there, to being a contributing editor to Taste of the South Magazine, to having written two wildly successful cookbooks, Christy and her recipes have been featured on The Today Show, Paula Deen, QVC, Hallmark Home & Family, and The Talk – just to name a few.


Stacey

Stacey Little

SouthernBite.com
Blogger and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Stacey Little is committed to getting folks back to the table for dinner.  His quick and easy recipes are allowing families to get a home-cooked meal on the table without a lot of hassle or expense.  Southern Living Magazine named Stacey one of the top 30 bloggers to be following in 2015.  He has appeared on The Today Show and Fox and Friends and has lent his talents to national brands like Betty Crocker, GE, White Lily, Martha White, Kraft, and Queen Latifah.  Today, his easy, delicious recipes and heartfelt stories have brought millions to his blog, SouthernBite.com, since he created it in 2008.  Stacey‘s cookbook, The Southern Bite Cookbook (Thomas Nelson: March 2014), is available at book retailers across the country and online.


Stephanie Parker

Stephanie Parker

PlainChicken.com
Stephanie Parker is the creator of PlainChicken.com, a food blog with quick and easy recipes made from every day ingredients that the whole family would love. Most recipes are ready in about 30 minutes!  Plain Chicken was created as a creative outlet while working in corporate accounting. Stephanie left the corporate world in 2012 to focus solely on the blog. In addition to the blog, Stephanie writes a weekly food column in The Birmingham NewsHuntsville TimesPress-Register and al.com. She lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband and three cats.


Brandie

Brandie Skibinski

TheCountryCook.net
Brandie may just be a regular home cook and girl next door to her readers, but behind the scenes, she’s something of a social media whiz. In just over four years her blog, The Country Cook, has gained more than 700,000 Facebook fans, over 130,000 followers on Pinterest and over 80,000 newsletter subscribers. Brandie’s easy-to-follow recipes and relatable personality have garnered the attention of many top brands in the food industry. She’s developed recipes for companies like Ragú, Taste of Home, Hershey’s, Kraft Foods, COOL WHIP and Panera Bread.


Kyle Ivins

Kyle Ivins

TheBloggerNetwork.com
Kyle Ivins is one of the founding members of The Blogger Network and currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer. His background comes from the Social Media Marketing and Advertising Agency world and he has helped grow bloggers and businesses online through social media and paid advertising. His true passion is in entrepreneurship which is why he’s gets so excited helping bloggers succeed as entrepreneurs by empowering them reach their blog’s potential!