The Team at NEPA BlogCon

“We are an immensely well-rounded group whose talents complement one another – much like the right ingredients make a cake with a perfect height and tender crumb or idyllic pasta sauce which gently enrobes each noodle with splendor, and lest we forget the aphrodisiacal bouquet of a wine with the heady balance of fruitiness, tannins, and alcohol content.” – Karla Porter

NEPA BlogCon was founded in 2012 by Karla Porter, Michelle Davies, Mandy (Boyle) Pennington, and Leslie (Stewart) Huntsinger.

Want to know who’s behind NEPA BlogCon 2017? Meet our co-organizers.

Karla PorterKarla Porter: The Brains and Resident Cat Lady
Karla Porter is a Human Capital & New Media Consultant and serves as Director of Program Development & Marketing for The Arc of Luzerne County. She keeps a keen eye on labor and employment trends nationally and in the region and is a frequent speaker on careers, employment and social networking, specifically LinkedIn. She is an INTP who juggles 4 professional blogs and 1 personal one – where all the cat pics go.

Find her online: | It’s Personal | LinkedIn | @karla_porter

Mandy BoyleMandy Pennington: Search Wizard and Marketer with Moxie
Mandy Pennington is a writer and marketer with a passion for storytelling. Her work has been featured both nationally and internationally in magazines, trade publications, and newsletters. She’s the Director of Internet Marketing at Net Driven and an adjunct instructor at Marywood University.  She bakes a mean cupcake, has a talkative cat, and is a proud supporter of all of the good things happening in NEPA. She resides in Scranton with her new husband (and official NEPA BlogCon photographer), Brent Pennington. #dramageek with The New Vintage Ensemble.

Find her online: | @mandyboyle | The New Vintage Ensemble

Michelle DaviesMichelle Davies: IT Goddess and Blogface Mastermind
Michelle Davies is a married mother of two beautiful little blossoms and she lives with her family in Sweet Valley, NEPA. She’s been blogging for 10+ years and is the mastermind behind the award winning NepaBlogs.Org. She works in “The City of Bridges” at Mister Rogers’ station WQED as an Engineer. She graduated from Leadership Wilkes-Barre in 2010 and is an active volunteer in the community.  Michelle also is the current Vice President of the Ross Elementary Parent Teacher Organization in the Lake-Lehman School District.

Find her online: | | Ross Elementary PTO | @mhryvnak | @nepablogs | @WQEDMichelleHD | @RossElemPTO

NEPA BlogCon couldn’t happen without the support of our committee members. We’re proud to have these folks on our roster of volunteers and supporters. Thank you for making our event better and better every year!

Dan KimbroughVideo Coordinator
Lindsey MatylewiczContent Creator
Kathryn BondiMarketing / Design
April HolgateProduct Aquisition Lead
Frank SorokachBiz Team PSU Liaison
Brent PenningtonPhotographer
Michelle DaviesChair / Webmaster (personal) -or- @WQEDMichelleHD (work)
Mandy PenningtonChair
Karla PorterChair

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