Introducing the SiteGround WordPress Ambassadors

SiteGround WordPress Ambassadors Program

At SiteGround, we love WordPress and one of the ways we contribute to this Open Source initiative is by attending, organising, and sponsoring WordPress events around the world. Now, we’re proud to announce one more way we’re supporting the community: SiteGround WordPress Ambassadors!

Why we support volunteer speakers

Over the years, we’ve gotten to know a lot of cool people that make up the vibrant WordPress community, and we noted that many guest speakers are freelancers or small business owners. Most of them travel on their own dime in addition to volunteering their time, efforts, and experience to help the community grow in skills and numbers.

We decided to support these very deserving individuals that are as passionate as us about sharing their expertise and lifting up others by making it easier for them to travel to conferences far away from home.

Meet our first cohort of Ambassadors

April, Michelle, David, Joe, and Mike are our first WP Ambassadors and we are delighted to collaborate with them! It’s a natural fit because we share common values. Like us, they believe Open Source software can empower individuals to create amazing things. Each in our own way, we contribute to helping people of all skill levels use WordPress more successfully. And we share the same passion for using and sharing knowledge to make WordPress even more accessible and more popular.

We are happy to support and help them keep doing what they do and spread their knowledge at events around the US and the world.

Read more about them and if you see them at a WordCamp, be sure to say hi!

April Wier

Where do you live? Acworth, Georgia

Where can we find you online? Website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Personal Twitter, Professional Twitter

What do you love about the WordPress Community?
Love and support. The WordPress community embraced me during a very difficult time in my life. I found new friendships, new skills, and place to serve. It is only because I found WordPress Meetups that I was able to build my business into a thing that not only can support my family, but those of my team, as well. What I find most amazing about the community is the generosity. Instead of being protective of their knowledge, everyone I know is so open about what they do and know. There seems to be a genuine desire to bring everyone along on the journey to success.

David Wolfpaw

Where do you live? Winter Park, FL

Where can we find you online? Business website, Personal website, Twitter.

What do you love about the WordPress Community? 
The community is tireless, knowledgeable, patient, and generally filled with the can-do attitude that attracts people to roll up their sleeves and get to work. My kind of tribe.

Joe Casabona

Where do you live? West Chester, PA

Where can we find you online? Website, Twitter

What do you love about the WordPress Community? 
I love how open the WordPress community is. Most are willing to help out where they can and it makes the community strong and welcoming.

Michelle Schulp

Where do you live? Minneapolis, MN

Where can we find you online? Business website, Personal website.

What do you love about the WordPress Community? 
What I love about the WordPress community is how willing everyone is to help and support each other. Not just with code or design or even WordPress-related questions, although of course there is a lot of that, but how people come together for each other on a personal level, sometimes to do really incredible, impactful things! Some of my most meaningful adult friendships have been born out of the WordPress community.

Mike Hale

Where do you live? Warrenville, IL

Where can we find you online? I'm most active on Twitter and Instagram. Personal website, Business website.

What do you love about the WordPress Community?
What I love most about the WordPress community is how willing people are to share what they've learned to help and support others. I've made many friends and colleagues from all over the country (actually the world!) attending WordCamps.

WordPress Community Manager

Francesca is a passionate speaker and you can find her in Italy and around the world talking about WordPress, community, open source, women in tech, small businesses. She is a part of the WordPress community team, organizing meetups and WordCamps in Torino and taking part in many other WordPress events worldwide. She is now also the SiteGround WordPress Community Manager.

10 Comments

  1. Reply October 4, 2018 / 08:25 Roosevelt GordonesSiteGround Team

    Hi! Geetings from Venezuela!

    How can I be part of the Ambassadors?

    Here, in my country, i'm de founder of Blogueros de Venezuela's community, and too speaker and techer of WordPress in private courses and MeetUps.

    Please, give the information to be part of this awesome program!

    I love yor hosting, plugins and costumer service.

    Thanks a lot, fiends!

    • Reply October 5, 2018 / 05:14 Francesca MaranoSiteGround Team

      Hi Roosevelt, thanks for your comment!
      We started with a group of people that we already knew and had a personal relationship with, right now there are no plans to extend the program.
      Thank you for your understanding.

  2. Reply October 4, 2018 / 16:28 Tessa KrieselSiteGround Team

    That's a great group of awesome WordPress-er's!

    • Reply October 5, 2018 / 05:15 Francesca MaranoSiteGround Team

      Thanks! They are awesome and I am super excited about working on this.
      See you in Nashville

  3. Reply October 4, 2018 / 23:27 LuqmanSiteGround Team

    Hi Francesca,

    Could I become an ambassadors, living in the Pakistan

    looking forward to hear from you

    • Reply October 5, 2018 / 05:15 Francesca MaranoSiteGround Team

      Hi Luqman, thanks for your comment!
      We started with a group of people that we already knew and had a personal relationship with, right now there are no plans to extend the program.
      Thank you for your understanding.

  4. Reply October 5, 2018 / 10:16 RonSiteGround Team

    I need to bring back my old outdated eCommerce website back to life using WordPress.

    What can you do to help me do that?

    • Reply October 8, 2018 / 00:12 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      I would recommend that you get a developer to migratge your site 🙂

  5. Reply October 6, 2018 / 03:07 ari joevingSiteGround Team

    Hi Francesca,

    Could I become an ambassadors, living in the Indonesia

    looking forward to hear from you

    • Reply October 8, 2018 / 04:09 Francesca MaranoSiteGround Team

      Hi Ari, thanks for your comment!
      We started with a group of people that we already knew and had a personal relationship with, right now there are no plans to extend the program.
      Thank you for your understanding.

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