Meet Our Awesome Facilitators and Trainers

We’re proud to have assembled a great team of incredibly talented individuals from the Madison area.

Feel free to reach out to any of them on social media.

WordPress Bootcamp Leaders

Get ready to to jump start your WordPress website with new plugins, updated graphics and some fresh new content. We know exactly how hard the learning process can be and will be ready to answer your questions and to provide real-time WordPress training and tutoring.

Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

Freelance WordPress designer, SEO consultant & owner/founder at MadTown SEO

Matt is a Madison based entrepreneur and freelance digital marketing consultant specializing in WordPress, Search Engine Optimization SEO, graphic design, and social media. Matt has helped launch 100’s of products and services and is very well tuned in with the needs of small businesses. As a UW graduate Matt is excited to be a part of the local startup scene here in Madison and is thrilled to be part of such a great community. Matt’s favorite thing about consulting is getting to work with a diverse range of companies and industries. Matt Nelson is one of the founders of Grow Madison and has a deep passion for empowering people to grow personally and professionally. Bootcamp participants always appreciate Matt’s relaxed and patient teaching style.

Candy Phelps

Candy Phelps

Digital Marketing Strategist & Creative Director at iCandy Graphics & Web Design

Candy started her business iCandy Graphics & Web Design in 2009 and is happy to be building WordPress websites for clients in Madison and around the country. Candy hails from Montana originally and moved to Madison in 2012 from the Chicago area. She has a BA from the University of Montana and over 12 years of experience in design, web development, and content development. Candy is passionate about giving back to the community and helping other entrepreneurs succeed in following their dreams. She especially enjoys working with micro businesses and startups on marketing, branding and search engine optimization. Candy is the author of “Grow Your SEO: Search Engine Optimization Concepts Even Your Grandma Could Understand.”

JJ Pagac

JJ Pagac

Founder & CEO at Atomic Coffee Media, CEO at #BeMadison

JJ Pagac is a graduate of Marquette University and is the founder and CEO of Atomic Coffee Media. His clients have included J&B Whiskey, USA Films, The Onion, Warner Bros. and more. For the past 8 years he has focused on developing WordPress sites ranging from simple small business to large scale ecommerce.  JJ also is also skilled in SEO and social media campaigns to ensure that his creations are seen. He is also an avid sailor and a long time member of Hoofers Sailing Club.  JJ has been designing and developing websites for 18 years and has recently started working on a project for the City of Madison called #bemadison.

Specialty Workshop Leaders

Ready for a huge boost to your personal and professional goals? Learn from the best! Photography, Photoshop/Lightroom, Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.
Josh Klemons

Josh Klemons

Founder/Digital Storyteller & Strategist - Reverbal Communications

Josh Klemons is a social media professional, specializing in digital storytelling and strategy. He began his digital journey working and consulting for local, statewide and national political campaigns. He now utilizes those skills to work with brands (businesses, organizations, bands, artists and the like) on finding, honing and telling their story online. http://www.joshklemons.com

Gregory St. Fort

Gregory St. Fort

Executive Director at 100state, ‎Founder of LetsKeepBuilding. Social Media Expert, Event Producer

Originally from Queens, NY, Gregory St. Fort has a passion for team building, marketing, and event production. He believe dreams come true only when people come together. His beliefs led him to founding his own company called LetsKeepBuilding, also known as LKB. LKB helps people find their passion and offers marketing  services to help people build it. In 2014 Greg moved to Madison and now is the event manager for 100state. Greg will be training on event promotion/management, leveraging Instagram and will be available for questions throughout the day.

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