23–25 June 2017 • Boise, Idaho, USA


We’ve asked some of the most influential leaders of thought and creativity to speak at Craft + Commerce to shed light and truth on the reality of being a creator. You’ll be inspired by their stories of victory, defeat, and everything you learn in the in between of putting your passions to work.

Take some time to learn more about our speakers and get excited for all insight and genius you’ll soak up in Boise.

Seth Godin


Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow.

In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth founded both Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing “seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world.

He was recently inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this honor in 2013.

Recently, Godin once again set the book publishing on its ear by launching a series of four books via Kickstarter. The campaign reached its goal after three hours and ended up becoming the most successful book project ever done this way.
His newest book, What To Do When It’s Your Turn, is already a bestseller.

Sarah Kathleen Peck


Sarah K Peck is an author, startup advisor, media director and yoga teacher based in New York City. She’s the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant, a media company documenting the stories of women’s leadership across family and work. She and her partner Alex are the instigators behind More Women’s Voices, a website that promotes women speakers and entrepreneurs. She is a 20-time All-American swimmer, a certified yoga teacher, and has done the Escape from Alcatraz swim 9 different times. Her recent essay, The Art of Asking, was a viral hit and is used today across tech companies from Facebook to Y-Combinator backed startups to train product teams in clear communications. She’s currently writing a memoir of working in the tech startup world while pregnant with her first kid.

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Sunday 25 June, 2:45pm

Love & generosity: Blogging as a force for good

Melyssa Griffin


Within just three years of launching her hobby blog, Melyssa Griffin was earning $1 million per year through that blog and e-courses. Now, Melyssa has parlayed that success to help over 100,000 creative hustlers make their own passions profitable. Currently, she specializes in topics like list-building, online course creation, webinars, and Pinterest marketing.

Nicole Walters


By age 28, Nicole Walters was a highly-paid executive at a Fortune 500 company, managing multibillion dollar accounts. But something wasn’t right. “My job was feeding my family, but not my soul,” she says. So in YRTK, Nicole quit her corporate job to focus open her own private business and product development consulting firm, The Monetized Life. As her audience ramped up, so did her revenue—she made $11,000 in the first three weeks of working with small business clients full time. Now, when she’s not hanging out with her husband and their three foster kids, she shares her secrets to earning “passive income” with other entrepreneurs through her wildly popular online course, 1K1Day. “I teach people how to add commas to their bank accounts,” says Nicole. “They learn that they don’t have to trade time for money.”

Cassidy Tuttle


Cassidy is a professional photographer turned succulent addict. She has been blogging at Succulents and Sunshine for 4 years. Her blog allowed her to stay at home with her two children and support her family while her husband was in graduate school. Cassidy is also the author of Idiot’s Guides: Succulents and several ebooks. She is convinced anyone can grow succulents no matter where they live. On her website she teaches how to properly care for succulents and how to make beautiful arrangements and fun projects with them. Cassidy has love of photography and business, both of which she has used to help her blog grow into a flourishing business.

Toni Carey & Ashley Hicks-Rocha


In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks-Rocha created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage ALL (especially African-American women) to make fitness and healthy living a priority.

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Saturday 24 June, 3:00pm

Supercharge your writing: Sell more of what you sell

Sean McCabe


Sean McCabe writes over a million words a year on business. He is the author of Overlap: The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Side Passion Into a Successful Business. He’s helped tens of thousands of students with his courses on copywriting, client work, pricing, and marketing. On a daily basis, he runs seanwes: a learning community for entrepreneurs looking to do fulfilling work.

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Sunday 25 June, 9:00am

Adventures in filmmaking and profit

Levi Allen


Based in British Columbia, Levi Allen teaches adventure filmmakers how to tell better stories with his company Leftcoast MediaHouse. In teaching as well as his own work, Levi focuses on creating and telling stories that connect deeply with what makes us human, showcasing progression, passion, and the grit it takes to bring the impossible to reality.

Regina Anaejionu


Regina here. An author, registered yoga teacher, and introvert with a history of establishing multiple businesses (from cupcakes to graphic design), writing hundreds of articles (Entrepreneur.com, USAToday.com, and more), writing multiple books, and creating business content and programs that are actually fun and useful. I’m obsessed with helping humans create profitable online brands, and I’m a big fan of vegan tacos and spy movies.

Abby Lawson


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 they’re not blogging, the Lawsons love working on DIY projects, running on the local trails, and checking out every playground known to Pittsburgh with their two sons, Connor and Caleb.

James Clear


James Clear writes about habits and human potential at JamesClear.com. More than 410,000 people subscribe to his weekly email newsletter, which shares self-improvement tips based on proven scientific research. His work has been featured by TIME Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, CBS and many other outlets. His first book will be published by Penguin Random House next year.

Mariah Coz


By the age of 25, Mariah Coz had already built seven businesses and figured out the best ways to monetize her hustle in the process. Now, through her blog FEMTREPRENEUR™, Mariah puts all those lessons to good work by helping entrepreneurs launch, build, and grow their online business.

Chase Reeves


Through his work as co-founder and creative director at Fizzle.co, Chase Reeves has helped thousands of entrepreneurs figure out how to make a living online. His passion is to help the creative entrepreneur break out of the isolation and terror of not being enough to find confidence and passion in their work.

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Saturday 24 June, 9:00am

Opening keynote

Nathan Barry


In previous careers Nathan has been a designer, author, and blogger. After learning the power of email marketing he gave up a successful blogging career to build ConvertKit. Outside of work Nathan spends his time playing soccer, woodworking, and chasing after his two little boys.

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Casey Neistat


Casey Neistat is an American film director, producer, and creator of popular YouTube videos.

Casey, who got his start working as a dish washer, is a self-taught filmmaker and discovered his passion for making movies with a friend. Neistat attained commercial success with the HBO series The Neistat Brothers and indie film Daddy Longlegs. Casey founded the social media app Beme, which was purchased by CNN for $25M in 2016. With ten years of experience in creating TV commercials, Neistat took his story-telling ability and married it with his commercial experience to re-define branded content on the internet with companies such as Mercedes and Nike.

Beyond YouTube, Casey’s audience has followed him to Instagram, Twitter, and SnapChat to hear his honest narrative and get a glimpse into the creator lifestyle. Casey has set a new standard for the way brands interact with digital creators and carved out a niche for himself as a well-respected filmmaker and digital native talent.

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Pat Flynn


Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur who lives and works in San Diego, CA. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the Smart Passive Income and AskPat podcasts, which have earned a combined total of over 50 million downloads, multiple awards, and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. He is also an advisor for LeadPages, ConvertKit, and other companies in the digital marketing arena.

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Oneika Raymond


Oneika is the voice behind Oneika the Traveller, an award-winning travel blog dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering women and people of color to see the world. She has an intense passion for travel, culture, and language and her adventures abroad have taken her to over 100 countries on 6 continents!

Oneika is also a media personality, journalist, and host of two Travel Channel web series: Big City, Little Budget, and One Bag and You’re Out. And, as if she weren’t busy enough, she’s on television as the in-house travel expert on CTV Canada’s nationally broadcast breakfast news program Your Morning.

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Maya Elious


Maya Elious is a personal branding strategist that teaches experts how to create curriculum based content to grow & monetize their online brand.

She’s helped hundreds of students and clients launch digital content platforms like blogs, challenges, masterclasses, webinars, and courses so they could establish and monetize their expertise in the online world

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Crosby Noricks


Crosby Noricks is the founder and director of PR Couture, the leading sourcebook for fashion and lifestyle communicators. Noricks put fashion public relations on the map when she launched PR Couture in 2006.

In 2017, she was named one of the top 50 game-changers in PR by PR News and established the first-ever award program tailor-made for fashion and lifestyle communicators, the Bespoke Communication Awards. She continuously develops unconventional networking opportunities like the PRCC and professional enrichment programs such as PRISM to create a space for practitioners that invites collaboration over competition.

Her successful digital and traditional marketing track record include spearheading the social and digital footprint for major brands like Quicksilver, Charlotte Russe, Creative Nail Design (CND) and Sutter Home.

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Charli Prangley


Charli is a web designer based in London who is passionate about side-projects and helping creatives improve their craft and process. As an optimist and a dreamer, she loves to encourage other creators to set lofty goals and live a fulfilling life.

By day Charli works as the marketing designer at ConvertKit, and in every other moment she’s creating weekly content on her YouTube channel, CharliMarieTV, and podcast, Design Life, sharing insights into life as a professional designer alongside tutorials and advice on design tools and concepts.

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Jay Ferruggia


Jay Ferruggia is a fitness expert, performance coach, speaker, author, and host of the Renegade Radio Podcast, which has had millions of downloads since its launch in 2014.

He’s been a consultant and coach to professional athletes, Hollywood entertainers, law enforcement and military personnel. And over the last two decades he has helped more than 200,000 regular men make life-changing transformations. He’s been featured in Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, MMA Sports, Maximum Fitness, Details, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, CBS & ESPN. He’s also been named one of the Top 30 Health Influencers in the World.

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Corey Willis


Corey is a schedule juggling busy mom of 2, and founder of Hey There, Home. She’s known for breaking decorating concepts down into easy-to-follow steps so that women can create a home they love, even if they don’t have an “eye for design.” Her business marries her education and experience teaching with her love of home decor and still allows for her number one role as “mom” to be a priority.

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Courtland Allen


Courtland Allen is a software engineer, designer, podcast host, MIT graduate, and Y Combinator alum.

He’s the creator of IndieHackers.com, a community for aspiring and early-stage founders to learn from each other and from their role models. The site was acquired by Stripe, where Courtland continues to work on it with the goal of helping more people start and grow successful online businesses.

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Bob Clagett


It doesn’t matter what the material is, or what it’s for… Bob Clagett loves making stuff.

He loves showing other people how he works, to hopefully inspire them, and empower them to make whatever it is that they’re passionate about. In 2017, he released his first book, Making Time, which walks through his path to becoming a full time content creator, and some of the things he learned in his first two years.

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Nathan Barry


In previous careers Nathan has been a designer, author, and blogger. After learning the power of email marketing he gave up a successful blogging career to build ConvertKit. Outside of work Nathan spends his time playing soccer, woodworking, and chasing after his two little boys.

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Cathryn Lavery


Cathryn Lavery is a entrepreneurial designer living in New York City. As co-founder and CEO of BestSelf Co, she took the company from zero to 8-figures in less than two years. She won Shopify’s Build a Business Competition in 2016 and the Build a BIGGER Business competition in 2017 – making BestSelf Co. the only company to win both awards consecutively.

Cathryn and her design work have been featured in Fast Company’s 2017 Innovation by Design Awards, as well as Entrepreneur, MTV, Huffington Post, Forbes, Inc. and more.

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Prince McClinton


Prince McClinton is an artist, adventurer, and entrepreneur who has spent the last 8 years of his life creating content, capturing the beauty around him, creating various blogs, communities, and podcast.

Today he is the founder of Art of Visuals, a globally recognized media company behind one of the world’s largest creative communities on social media. More than 1 million people in 120 countries turn to them on Instagram and Facebook to be visually inspired by the world around them. They work with some of the world’s best brands, governments, destination marketing organizations, and charities to help them generate a return on digital media through “social-first” content and visual storytelling. They help these brands become more relevant by telling their story to a targeted audience in the right setting.

When Prince is not working, he’s spending time outdoors adventuring, is at home creating some type of art, or fantasizing about the band he’s going to start one day even though he doesn’t play an instrument.

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Chad Collins


Chad Collins is an inventor, Guinness World Record Holder, and entrepreneur from Philadelphia – home of Super Bowl 52 Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles.

In 2012, at the request of his 7-year old daughter Jordyn, the Daddy-Daughter duo started a YouTube channel all about LEGO. Five hundred videos and 12-million views later, Chad created the #1 touring LEGO convention in the USA, Brick Fest Live, and said goodbye to corporate America.

He parlayed his success in the corporate arena to co-found Open World, Inc., an event production company which attracts up to 20,000 attendees per weekend to massive educational family experiences. His company partners with Microsoft to produce Official MINECRAFT Community Events and Zuckerberg Media to produce science and tech expos nationwide.

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Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost


Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost are two designers who in 2010 founded Studio Neat, a company that makes simple products across a variety of categories. They remain the only two employees, and have intentionally remained small, in the pursuit of autonomy and staying true to their design values.

Tom and Dan are considered something of Kickstarter Gurus, having used the site to fund seven projects over the years, raising nearly a million dollars in total. They use modern technologies and services to stay nimble and help bring their product ideas to life.

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Jaclyn Mellone and Jessica Stansberry


Jaclyn, a Mindset + Marketing Mentor from jaclynmellone.com and Jessica, a Video & YouTube marketing strategist from jessicastansberry.com team up to bring knowledge bombs + lots of laughs to female entrepreneurs twice a week on the All Up in Your Lady Business Podcast

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Isa Adney


As the webinar producer at ConvertKit, it’s no secret Isa loves to teach. Isa is an author and former television host and loves nothing more than to talk to people about their dreams or their favorite television show (especially if that show is Game of Thrones). When she’s not spending time with the amazing creators who attend ConvertKit’s webinars she’s walking her dog Stanley around San Diego or writing her next book.

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Matthew Gartland


Matthew is an entrepreneur, digital strategist, and content expert based in Columbus, Ohio.

Matthew began his career in a Fortune 100 leadership development program. Following his successful enterprise career, he served as a managing partner and executive in a leading e-commerce agency as well as co-founded two software companies.

Today, Matthew is the founder and CEO of Winning Edits, a creative agency that specializes in helping brands scale their reach and revenues through high-impact, high-value content. He and his team partner with top brands and influencers to create online courses, books and ebooks, podcasts, blogs, and more that their audiences crave and can’t get enough of.

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Dave Stuart Jr.


Dave Stuart Jr. is a high school teacher who also teaches teachers about teaching.

His blog is read by over 35,000 of his colleagues each month, and he has led workshops and given keynotes for teachers across the USA.

His book, These 6 Things: How to Focus Your Teaching on What Matters Most, comes out in July.

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Jennifer Quinn


Jennifer Quinn “JennyQ” is a livestreaming expert, coach, and trainer. Her book, “Leverage Livestreaming to Build Your Brand: Start, Master, and Monetize Live Video” debuted as a #1 Amazon Best Seller.

Jennifer has owned and operated a digital marketing company since 2007. In 2008, she fell in love with Twitter. JennyQ marveled at how genuine connections were made through 140-character tweets.

In 2015, she discovered the same connections being made through livestreaming. JennyQ dove full force into the emerging technology of live video and quickly built up a following. She was recently ranked by Klout as the #2 livestreaming expert worldwide. JennyQ has worked from all angles of live video, including everything from professional production for big brands to teaching brands how to structure a show to being in front of the camera hosting shows on multiple platforms.

Jennifer has done over 450 live interviews and counting. “The JennyQ Show,” which started out with interviewing people who have demonstrated excellence in their fields, has evolved into “Facebook Live’s First Variety Show.”

Jennifer chose Boise, Idaho, as her home after traveling the world as a military spouse. JennyQ is a transformation enthusiast, self-proclaimed music addict, and coffee lover.

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Chandler Bolt


Chandler is the host of the Self Publishing School podcast & the author of 6 bestselling books including his most recent book titled “Published.”.

He’s also the founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School, the #1 online resource for writing your first book. Through his books, podcast, training videos, and Self-Publishing School, he’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing their first book.

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Matt Ragland


Matt is a coach at heart, so he loves helping people build their audience and business with ConvertKit. Matt leads Onboarding and Training to help people get started and comfortable right away.

He lives with his wife, son, and chocolate lab in Nashville. You should check out his vlog at YouTube.com/MattRagland

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Selena Soo


Selena Soo is a publicity and marketing strategist for visionary entrepreneurs, experts, and authors who want to reach millions with their message.

She’s helped clients and students get featured in places like O, The Oprah Magazine, Forbes, and Inc., and land interviews on popular podcasts and national TV. Many of Selena’s clients have become industry leaders with 7-figure businesses, raving fan bases, and hundreds of thousands of followers. Her signature approach comes down to building powerful and long-lasting relationships with influencers and the media in a thoughtful, authentic way.

Selena has been featured in magazines and websites like Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Success, and The Huffington Post. She has has been a guest on podcasts like Entrepreneur On Fire, Smart Passive Income,and Mixergy. She lives in New York City.

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Nicole St. Germain


Nicole is thrilled to be on the Customer Success Team and Chief Certifier of our ConvertKit Experts.

Nicole is a blogger herself, writing about organization and productivity at nicolestgermain.com. She lives in beautiful Seattle, Washington, where she drinks too much coffee and preaches the virtue of homemade butter.

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Andrea Corson


Andrea Corson is an Emmy-nominated television producer, digital strategist and consultant. She has created awesome video for a wide range of clients including Google, Disney, Covergirl, DSW, Carnival Cruise Line, & Nordstrom, along with a lengthy roster of start-ups, coaches, bloggers, and course creators.

A long-time entrepreneur, Andrea has always been incredibly passionate about helping her fellow creatives grow their businesses and audiences, and consequently launched Video Pop, helping these modern brands learn how to create the best possible video for their websites and social channels.

Whether you’re looking to nail down the perfect strategy for your video, figure out how to make the best video for a specific social platform, launch a successful YouTube channel, hone your shooting/editing skill set, or decide you simply want to teach your team how to make video (or have someone make video for you), Andrea is a true one-stop shop.

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Mariah Coz and Megan Minns


Mariah Coz has helped hundreds of people in all different unique niches launch wildly successful online courses businesses (about everything from hair extensions to tarot reading to gardening).

She is obsessed with course curriculum design, implementing innovative launch strategies, and showing you that it is totally possible to make a living teaching what you love with an online course!

Megan Minns works with Mariah as the Chief Operations Officer and specializes in systems, productivity, and business operations. Mariah Coz has been featured in Inc., Business Insider, and Entrepreneur.

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Mary Shenouda


Mary Shenouda is a highly sought-after private chef to actors, professional athletes, and high-octane entrepreneurs. Mary came on the scene in 2013 under the nom de cuisine, The PaleoChef, after leaving a successful career in the start-up world to pursue her passion for the transformative power of clean-eating—a passion sparked by her own transformational experience. A long-time sufferer of undiagnosed food allergies, Mary took her health into her own hands and discovered after much experimentation that a Paleo-centric diet was the key to solving nearly all of her issues.

Her focus on eating clean has found a worldwide audience in those few short years and led to the creation of a fine-dining menu consultancy and a performance food line called Phat Fudge that sells out as fast as she can make it. Her work has been featured in places such as Food & Wine, .Mic, Glamour, Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Women’s Health.

Her motto is simple: Eat Clean. Play Often. Crush Life.

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Claire Pelletreau

Claire Pelletreau is a Facebook ad and conversion optimization expert. She spends her days brainstorming ad strategies with her students, training a future generation of professional ad managers, and overseeing several thousands of dollars in client ad spend.

She specializes in running ads that sell online courses, but will happily geek out with you on ways to scale every kind of business with paid traffic.

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Tony Rulli


Tony Rulli runs a Facebook Ad agency that specializes in helping business owners sell digital products, especially those that have recurring revenue. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and business partner, Meg, and their Director of Barketing, Noodles (hint: it’s their puppy).

He’s happy to talk about Facebook ads all day and night, but would equally love to chat about the great Pacific Northwest, his hometown of Boston (and their incredible sports teams), and what brought you to Craft+Commerce.

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Vannesia Darby


Vannesia Darby is an experienced, results- driven digital marketing consultant who has  launched successful online campaigns for major brands such as Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and the YMCA. A dynamic public speaker and writer, she helps others pursue their passions while creating a vibrant culture of success. Her candid and thought provoking blog posts have been published on online outlets such as Teen Vogue, Blavity, Thought Catalog, and Madame Noire.

Owner of the digital marketing agency MOXIE Nashville, she strives to bridge innovation and motivation for her clients and workshop attendees. Committed to the empowerment of others, Vannesia holds a Masters Degree in Management / Organizational Leadership from Middle Tennessee State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Bradley University.

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