Abby Lawson is the girl behind Just a Girl and Her Blog where she strives to create a beautiful, thriving home, life, and business and helps others do the same. Though she started her blog on a whim without any entrepreneurial aspirations at all, Abby and her husband Donnie were quickly able to turn her once hobby blog into the full-fledged family business that they run together today. When she’s not blogging, Abby loves working on DIY projects, running on the local trails, and checking out every playground known to Pittsburgh with Donnie and their two sons, Connor and Caleb.
Kirsten Thompson is a Southern lifestyle & home decor blogger turned blog strategist and email marketing, expert. Her brand, Sweet Tea, LLC, focuses on breaking down overwhelming blog tasks into easy-to-understand, bite-sized tasks so blogging can be both fun & profitable. Kirsten teaches courses, hosts in-person blog retreats and workshops, and co-hosts the Blog Fuel podcast, and also works with clients as a certified ConvertKit. She lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA, with her husband, Mark, teenage daughter, Marley, and three furbabies.
Lindi Vanderschaaf is the creator and owner of Love Create Celebrate, a DIY blog that focuses on the home. She lives in Northern Canada where she became a self-taught crafter, decorator, builder, photographer – you name it! Her focus is helping her readers love, create, and celebrate their homes by sharing her favorite DIY furniture projects, DIY home décor projects, and home renovations. She hopes that you will find something at Love Create Celebrate that makes you smile!
Zandra Zuraw and Karen June Grant are the founders of Little Yellow Couch and the Style Matters Podcast. They first teamed up as DIY / Lifestyle Bloggers and followed their curiosity and creativity into the world of podcasting. Each week on their podcast, they interview top stylists, designers, artisans and tastemakers both nationally and internationally about why style matters to them. They launched their podcast in the summer of 2015 and were immediately recognized in the iTunes New and Noteworthy section. They have launched over 75 episodes since the then and have landed interviews with some of the best in the business including Maxwell Ryan of Apartment Therapy, Grace Bonney of Design Sponge and John and Sherry Petersik of Young House Love. They have earned a rapidly growing following with currently over 12K downloads per month and their work has been featured in various publications, websites and podcasts including HGTV, Lonny Magazine, Domino, Brit + Co. and USA Today.
Jocie (pronounced jah-see) has been blogging at One Project Closer alongside her husband and two best friends for almost ten years. What started as a site dedicated to DIYing our homes one big project at a time, has expanded over the years to incorporate Jocie’s softer side of DIY including home decor, recipes, crafts, and more. In the past couple years, Jocie’s love of hand lettered decor has turned into a greater focus on helping other learn modern hand lettering techniques including brush lettering and watercolor. She was pleasantly surprised at the growing interest in this realm of art and recently has moved into sharing her craft by hosting hand lettering classes. Because of her love of encouraging others to have fun and use art as a means for decor and relaxation, her classes and tutorials have become a huge hit.e of painted furniture.
Andy is the CEO and Founder of AdThrive! He is wholly devoted to making ads more manageable, easier to understand, and optimized to the fullest. As a former math teacher, his insight and ability to educate on the complicated topic of online advertising has inspired and grown AdThrive into what it is today!
Jordan has been with AdThrive since the beginning (he was the first person to join the team whose last name isn’t Marzka)! 🙂 He is passionate about serving bloggers in whatever way makes the most impact and helps to better their business.Both of them can’t wait to speak at Haven and shed some light on the ad industry and provide some tips on best ad practices for your site!
Barb Garrett is the writer at The Everyday Home Blog, where she has been sharing her Crafts, Recipes and DIY Adventures for almost 10 years. When she isn’t blogging, Barb is flipping homes, starting up her family’s 55-acre farm, teaching cooking classes, and spoiling her three precious grandchildren. She and her husband, a retired Marine Colonel, live on five beautiful acres in Eastern North Carolina. She loves to garden, cook, bake, write, sew and considers herself a crazy cat lady. She can usually be found on her front porch swing with a mason jar filed with sweet tea and several grandbabies in her lap.