Jennifer Flores | @RamblingReno
Principal and Sponsorships
With a career in strategic consulting and project management, Jennifer found her passion in bringing people together and making big ideas happen. She’s taken those MBA smarts and business skills to the creative world as the original mastermind behind Pecha Kucha Toronto and BlogPodium. A blogger herself, Jennifer’s big picture outlook and attention to detail ensures that events meet the objectives of attendees and sponsors (with a great dose of fun mixed in).
When she’s not consulting on social media, writing her latest book, decorating for clients, or rushing to put up her latest blog post, Jennifer can be found tearing apart her house with her husband Sean or making a big old crafting mess with her daughter Chloe.
Brittany Stager | @Group_Talk
Social Media Manager
Brittany Stager is the designer behind My Daily Randomness, a personal lifestyle blog. It is there where she writes about everything from home renovation and decor, to travel and food. When she is not blogging, she is filling her days with social media at her business, @GroupTalk.
Tia Lougas | @TiaLougas
Website and Digital Communications
An online editor and digital communicator by trade, Tia spends her downtime renovating her 1920s fixer-upper in Waterloo, ON and blogging at Moor of Everything. Her background is in content management, digital marketing and intercultural communication, but she’d rather be high-diving, making lists or drinking champagne — maybe all three at the same time…
Lisa Mackay | @LisaMackay
Lisa Mackay has always had an obsession with beautiful things and creative thinking. Lisa started blogging in 2008 to share cool stuff with friends without clogging up their in-boxes. She continues to dedicate ridiculous amounts of time to admiring the endless supply of cool and creative design, art, architecture, music, crafts, and has started to showcase her own creative projects. As her audience has grown, Lisa has been featured on blogs such as Apartment Therapy, Spearmint Baby, and Hodge Podge, and somehow even ended up on Steven & Chris on CBC. She has met wonderful and creative people through the world of blogging, and continues to be inspired by the world around her.
Lauren McPhilips | @BspkPR
With a career that started out with several years as part of the editorial team at Style at Home magazine, Lauren has spent the past few years as a PR + Digital Media specialist for a number of global travel brands. Eager to get back to her design and lifestyle roots, Lauren recently launched Bespoke PR with Ashleigh Schouwerwou, offering boutique PR + design services. When she’s not behind her computer, Lauren can be found dancing up a storm on Motown night, scouring Toronto’s design shops or sipping Pimm’s on any given patio around the city.
Ashleigh Schouwerwou | @papersocietyco
Ashleigh began her design career at Style at Home magazine, where she spent several years as an Associate Art Director. She continued on with freelance design and illustration work for a variety of clients, and now does graphic design for a global travel brand. Ashleigh’s insatiable appetite for clever, thoughtful design led her to found Paper Society Co., as well as join forces with Lauren McPhillips to launch Bespoke PR. When she’s not obsessing over her latest font crush, you can find Ashleigh exploring the city, sharing stories with friends or testing out the wine at that new restaurant.