The Team

Brian Solis – Founder

Brian Solis is author of several books including the best selling and award winning titles, The End of Business as Usual and Engage! Solis is also principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm helping enterprise organizations understand how disruptive technology impacts employees, customers, and markets. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis studies and influences the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, and culture. He tracks disruptive technology and its impact on business and culture at


Michelle LentzMichelle Lentz –  Editor
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Michelle Lentz is a freelance writer, trainer and instructional designer who recently transplanted to San Francisco. She launched Write Technology in 2003, specializing in social media in marketing and learning strategy. She has been presenting on new media at national conferences for the last 10 years and is a contractor at top tech companies within training and development. Michelle is also a budding sommelier and Executive Editor of an award-winning wine blog.

Contact Michelle with press releases at bubbliciousnews [at] gmail [dot] com.

Krystyl Baldwin – Manager

Krystyl has helped plan events in and around the bay area since her move here in 2005.  With a background in Marketing and once working with Brian Solis as his Booking Manager, she’s always looking for the newest and latest web 2.0 project to work on. Follow her on Twitter @krystyl.




Brandon CarsonBrandon Carson

Brandon writes, consults and presents on education technology, mobile learning, and tech-related topics. Brandon has lived in Silicon Valley since before the Internet existed, and will live here until he explodes. His opinions and advice are based on his addiction to anything that requires a battery. Check him out for technology news, in-depth analyses, product reviews, breaking announcements or almost anything not related to fashion and chocolate.

Contact Brandon with press releases at brandonwcarson [at] icloud [dot] com.





Julie Gosdin

Julie Niesen Gosdin

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Julie Niesen Gosdin is a marketer, award-winning food & cocktail blogger, and tech junkie from Cincinnati, Ohio. She’s fascinated by technology in education, food, and in every day life. Julie’s major focus is marketing educational solutions for a major publisher, as well as helping freelance clients with social strategy and community management. Her writing can be found in various online and print publications, and she speaks regionally on social strategy and food.

Contact Julie with press releases at julie.bubblicious [at] gmail [dot] com.

Alison Massie

Alison Massie is a TV host, quick-witted interviewer, and PR strategist based in LA. As a video host and frequent contributor to, she covers all things entertainment, beauty, social media, along with latest industry and local events. Alison’s roving mic has taken her to the red carpet, conferences, and parties where she has interviewed celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, the legendary MC Hammer and many others.

A versatile performer with a broadcast journalism degree, Alison has worked in all types of hosting environments, from the highly popular web show Tech Soup to the local LA television show, Beautiful You. When she’s not in front of the camera, Alison is principal of Media by Massie, where she works with clients in a wide array of industries including travel, beauty, hospitality, web-based apps and more.


Allison Bethurem

Allison Bethurem is an account executive at FutureWorks. Prior to FutureWorks, Allison channeled her inner fashion diva within as a style assistant at San Francisco Magazine. Using her flair for style and eye for trends, she co-styled photo shoots, attended fashion shows, dug deep for new designers and had interviews with the divas themselves, like Naomi Campbell (No, she didn’t throw anything!).

Allison earned a bachelors degree in journalism with a minor in fashion merchandising from California State University at Fresno State University. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she submerses herself in the Web 2.0 world of Facebook, Myspace and Twitter during the day and becomes ravaged in her creative mind through sewing and altering thrift store finds at night. In addition to blogging for, Allison also blogs for Girls in Tech, where she is an active member and events coordinator for the San Francisco chapter.



Brian Remmel

Brian Remmel is a social media evangelist, and helps organizations connect with people through new media channels. Brian blogs at and is a New Media Specialist at FutureWorks, where he uses a combination of new and traditional communications vehicles to help his clients tell their stories. Brian’s enthusiasm for technology and its influence on how people communicate drives him to stay on top of emerging trends. In addition to his digital presence, Brian connects with others as a Professional Member of the Social Media Club.
Brian earned a B.S. in public relations from San Jose State University.

While at SJSU, he also completed a variety of science and engineering courses. His PR work includes experience in the technology, consumer, and non-profit industries.

Brian also shares news and insights at

Stephanie Schlegel

Stephanie Schlegel blogs about technology and the Internet for Being born and raised in San Francisco and immersed in the tech scene has led to her love of technology and the Web, especially the iPhone, iPhone apps and anything Apple related. Stephanie loves discovering new tools and apps that make life a little easier to manage and organize.

In addition to blogging for, she works full-time Practice Fusion, an Electronic Medical Records start-up in San Francisco. Stephanie is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a degree in Psychology.




Julie Blaustein

Julie Blaustein has been a contributor to since its founding as both a blogger and photographer. She also has over 10 years of experience in the Digital Media space with a specialty working with publisher sites and a proven ability to execute digital media partnerships/sales through business development. She also does event/portrait photography.