We’re all here because we have a passion for community management and want to help our industry move forwards. Have a question? Reach out anytime!
Brew is an expert in building communities that blend online and offline communications. As a constant learner, and a self-proclaimed “geek translator” and “destroyer of silos”, his passion is connecting like-minded people from various disciplines including HR, IT, Marketing, and Sales.
At My Community Manager Brew is a true Director of Awesome as he co-hosts our weekly #CMGRHangout broadcast, coordinates guests and keeps the audience engaged.
As the Community Manager for Magento, Sherrie connects people with resources and with each other, and, since she’s just a bit passionate about the topic, she also co-produces a weekly broadcast for community professionals called #CMGRHangout. An ENFP, Sherrie is obsessed with innovation, terrified of status quo, and motivated by adventure.
At My Community Manager, you can find Sherrie on air with Brew during #CMGRHangout, maintaining our website, coordinating weekly guests, replying to @myCMGR mentions or chatting with our amazing writers.
Project and Community Manager at BTC Revolutions
A cool geek before being a geek was cool & a 3-year GISHWHIS certified weirdo, Carrie looks at life as an adventure waiting to happen. Carrie is a known abuser of puns, hashtags & emoji.
At My Community Manager, Carrie keeps Brew and Sherrie sane and focused despite the daily onslaught of squirrels. She coordinates the weekly writers as well as guests, making sure the calendar is in pristine shape.
Christin has more than a decade of social media experience coupled with a passion for connecting people with information and resources. Her background includes volunteer and professional service as a civilian advocate for military service members and their families. Known as a “digital cheerleader” she can be found online promoting and participating in live events related to community building, social business and professional development. She can also be found offline on the back of her husband’s motorcycle (usually headed to fundraising events).
Director of Community at Deep Information Sciences, Inc.
Patrick Hellen is a large collection of adjectives, in the shape of a lanky, bearded, and bespectacled fellow. He’s been a lumberjack, a restaurant writer, a published author, a sales guy, a book seller, a church janitor, a tour guide, and most recently, a community manager and a Dad. He reads nearly constantly, tells loud boisterous stories for as many people as will listen, eats food like it’s his last day on earth, and still collects comic books and video games. Until he decides to sit down and write another book, you’ll have to find his inane ramblings on Twitter at @PatrickCH.
At My Community Manager, Patrick is part of our dedicated writing staff making sure each week’s #CMGRHangout has an actionable takeaway.
Digital Strategist at FCB
Emma Cunningham is a Digital Strategist at FCB, working on social media marketing for Oreo, Chips Ahoy! and Meow Mix. But first and foremost, Emma is a conversationalist. Besides sharing too many opinions in public forums, Emma believes that listening is the best way to effectively communicate.
At My Community Manager, Emma is part of our dedicated writing staff making sure each week’s #CMGRHangout has an actionable takeaway.
Content & Inbound Marketing Director at 1-800-PetMeds
Vanessa is an enthusiast of all things tech, marketing, art, and 8-bit related. Her role at 1-800-PetMeds provides the opportunity to combine her love of pets with over 10 years of digital marketing experience. She is a perpetual learner fueled by a growth mindset and creative expression ─ cold brew coffee also helps.
At My Community Manager, Vanessa is part of our dedicated writing staff making sure each week’s #CMGRHangout has an actionable takeaway.
Because you guys rock and we’ll love you forever.
Brandie is a connector, a communicator, and a social media strategist.
At My Community Manager, Brandie helped run the twitter side of #CMGRHangout and co-organized the #cmgrUN conference series.
Cedar Brown has been heavily involved in social media over the past four years and also worked in the social space in multiple positions. Although he’s looking for a new position now, he continues to blog, stay up-to-date on all the social media happenings and growing/learning new skills to enhance his career going forward. Feel free to reach out any time!
At My Community Manager, Cedar is part of our dedicated writing staff making sure each week’s #CMGRHangout has an actionable takeaway.
Kimbe is a co-founder and CEO of @Fides_Social. A social media fanatic, start-up marketer, and community manager herself, she understands the ins and outs of the social process. When she’s not buzzing around the Kitchener-Waterloo Startup Community, you can find her on the ball diamond or walking her chow chow. Connect with her on Twitter (@Kimbe_Mac).
At My Community Manager, Kimbe is part of our dedicated writing staff making sure each week’s #CMGRHangout has an actionable takeaway.
Owner of ENTRPRSR. Into Social Media & Psychology. Entrepreneur, love to meet & assist others. Not afraid to admit I’m goofy & a dork. Hockey fanatic. All for paying it forward.
At My Community Manager, Jason is part of our dedicated writing staff making sure each week’s #CMGRHangout has an actionable takeaway.
Community Manager at BTC Revolutions
Dom is a Community Manager at BTC Revolutions and is a Social Media Junkie. He is a huge sports fan and will find a community to sports parallel just about everywhere he can. He is a Co-Host of #CMGRHangout where he says “awesome” enough to warrant a twitter account that counts the time. He is a rabid fan of any and all things Michigan State. Tweet him, he likes to chat.
At My Community Manager, Dom Co-Hosts our weekly #CMGRHangout panels with Sherrie and Brew.
Sarah Nagel is passionate about bridging online and offline communications. She is dedicated to providing value to others through knowledge, advice or job opportunities. Sarah appreciates the ever-changing landscape of social media and loves learning about new tools and platforms. She is a strong advocate of brands using social as a recruiting, sales and as an R&D tool, among other functions, and sees the incredible value of social business.
Sarah works as a Social Marketing Specialist at Sprout Social, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois and focuses on outbound, proactive marketing efforts across social media channels.
Queen of Content Strategy at BTC Revolutions
Nicole Rohr Stephani moved to Chicago four years ago to earn her Master of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, graduating in December 2010. She is originally from Birmingham, Ala., is training for her first half marathon, and refuses to go vegan due to her longlasting love affair with cheese. Nicole enjoys reading on rooftops and having glorious, pensive walks to and from the farmer’s market.
At My Community Manager, Nicole is part of our dedicated writing staff making sure each week’s #CMGRHangout has an actionable takeaway.
Berrak Sarikaya is a natural conversation driver. In 2010, she found a way to bring all of her passions together as a freelance writer and community builder. An Amplifier motivated by a firm belief in owning who you are instead of trying to fit the mold, Berrak believes that the only way to be heard through all the noise out in the world is to amplify what makes you unique.
At My Community Manager, Berrak is part of our dedicated writing staff making sure each week’s #CMGRHangout has an actionable takeaway.
Founder at Mautic
David is the founder of the first free and open source marketing automation platform, Mautic. In addition to coding and contributing to open source, David speaks extensively around the world on the topics of code, frameworks, open source, business organization, and other topics. He also volunteers as the community development manager for Joomla.
At My Community Manager, David is part of our dedicated writing staff making sure each week’s #CMGRHangout has an actionable takeaway.
Tim McDonald is the ultimate in connecting and creating a conversation. With over 20 years of experience in networking and building communities, Tim is passionate in his pursuit of connecting people. Always learning, he pulls together his experiences and turns that into teaching people how to effectively connect and build their own networks.
Currently, he has turned that passion into a successful career at The Huffington Post as their Director of Community, growing and cultivating a strong and passionate community offline and online. In addition to that, he has started My Community Manager, a space where he brings his knowledge and those in the community to share knowledge and experience spanning live chats via Google Hangouts #cmgrhangout, blog posts and UNconference series #cmgrUN. He instigates the engagement and conversation, turning students into teachers and teachers into students. A skillful conversationalist, Tim encourages new ideas and navigating solid relationships.
Considered a thought leader in Community engagement, Tim has spoken at many events, led discussions and most recently sat on a panel at sxswi building the CMManifesto, further sharing his knowledge of Community and all aspects of that role in different business settings.
In addition, Tim founded and now co-produces the successful UNconference series, #cmgrUN, that brings people together to discuss and share all aspects of the Community space.