POOJA krishna

Pooja Krishna is an Entrepreneur, Business Mentor and Mom, who has worked both in large corporates and managed startups over the last 24+ years. She’s the co-founder of Maroon Oak, a Networking Platform + Digital Marketplace for Women Entrepreneurs. She’s also founded Win Thinks, where she writes and teaches about Digital Media, Brand Building and Future Ready Businesses. As a classroom mentor, Pooja has taught over a thousand K-12 students across the U.S, about job skills and entrepreneurship. She has been featured on Huffington Post, Forbes and ThriveGlobal, among others. A trivia buff and hula-hoop enthusiast, she’s discovering the pleasure of drawing Zentangle patterns for ‘creative mindfulness.’

JOHN chandler

JOHN chandler

John is an entrepreneur from the UK and is a lucky dad to his 7-year-old son.

With a passion for business and technology, John helps business owners with two things: To unlock revenue-boosting opportunities from their current business and to help them implement the best website and marketing technology for their business.

He is the founder of Complete Web Group, a business that takes care of their client’s website and marketing technology. By taking care of the entire implementation and management process, their clients are able to focus on closing more business, whilst feeling assured that all the technology is being handled by experts.

Outside of this, John has also created – a website where John aims to provide 100% free courses, content and strategy sessions to business owners to help them find more opportunities to increase revenue, by making your business smarter without you working harder.

John’s favorite quote is by Warren Buffet “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”

IGOR mateski

IGOR Mateski

SEO Consultant

Igor is the founder of WebMaxformance.

NATHAN ogden

NATHAN ogden

Keynote Speaker | Author | Life Coach

Nathan Ogden has taught thousands how to conquer their fears and move from
paralysis to progress through eliminating excuses in their lives. He is a wheelchair athlete, co-creator of the non-profit Chair The Hope, and author of the book Unfrozen and Resilience, a #1 Bestseller. In 2001, Nathan broke his neck snow skiing leaving him paralyzed and in tremendous pain. Nathan lives in Boise, Idaho and is married to a beautiful wife with four children. He uses his unique life-changing experiences in overcoming challenges to train a vas variety of groups, from high schools to business executives throughout the country. Nathan’s courage and determination gives hope and power to all who know him and hear his messages.


Curtis Howe is the owner of SMRT social and has been growing it for 7 years. Curtis has been building businesses for almost 20 years and had graduated from WSU, Junto Entrepreneur program, BoomStartup Tech accelerator, and Anchor Point Institute.

Curtis has been building businesses for nearly 20 years and currently owns SMRT Social, a social media marketing company. SMRT helps businesses use social media the right way to achieve the goals they have in their business by measuring effective value.

DAWN chitwood

DAWN chitwood

CEO & Marketing Director

Dawn has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and brings a 360-degree approach to digital marketing and business. From identity and branding to social media and content marketing to systems and strategy, she innately understands the unique challenges and triumphs of small business owners.

She has extensive experience across platforms. Dawn prides herself on an intrinsic knowledge of the importance of social sharing and engagement in today’s digital landscape. Her professional creativity and tenacious problem-solving often carry over to her other role, as a happily married mother of two with a penchant for DIY projects.

TRISH thomason

Trish Thomason graduate from the University of Utah with a Bachelors in History and a minor in Chemistry (yes, she can write a 100 page paper then break it down into a formula) and 12 years climbing the corporate ladder, including managing 50+ employees and millions of dollars of assets; She managed and operated a local company, re-building the business from the ground up-up and growing it through sales and social media. This is where her love for social media developed & thrived.

She trained over 100 businesses on how to use social media effectively. In the Spring of 2016, she started her own social media company, Social Buzzerfly ~ putting the BUZZ into social media pages.

MICHELLE mccullough

MICHELLE mccullough

Success Coach l Speaker l Strategist l Show Host

Michelle McCullough started her first business when she was 19 and currently runs 3 companies including consulting other businesses all over the world. She’s the author of four books including the “Make It Happen Blueprint” and “The Time Blueprint for Entrepreneurs”. In addition to running her own consulting businesses, Michelle is the managing director for Startup Princess an international business and blog, listed by Forbes as “One of the top 10 resources for Women Entrepreneurs”. She’s worked with top brands like Visa Small Business, UPS Store, AWeber and more. A sought after speaker, she’s spoken for the Air Force Reserve, Goldman Sachs and, among others. She’s been featured in, in the 40 under 40, Fox TV, and has been interviewed for television and radio over 100 times, including Good Morning America and The Today Show. She was recently named in the Top 100 Small Business Influencers with Inc Magazine, Michael Gerber and Grant Cardone. Her own radio show “Make It Happen” has over 1 million downloads.

LORI karpman

LORI karpman

Speaker | Author | Consultant

Lori Karpman is a seasoned, multi-award-winning management consultant (and former attorney) specializing in multi-unit business development as well as professional coaching and training.

She is currently CEO of Lori Karpman & Company, a full-service firm providing all the services a growing brand needs as well as Head Coach at Coach Lori, her executive coaching firm. After a 7-year stint in private practice as a tax attorney, Lori became the Director of Legal/HR to a multi-million-dollar international corporation with 2 foodservice franchises, 1 as a franchisor, the other as master franchisee for QC, giving her a 360-degree perspective on the franchise relationship. 

She also acquired skills in business development, operations, branding/marketing, recruiting, international business and real estate. Nine years later she founded the wildly successful “Zyng Noodlery” franchise for which she garnered several prestigious marketing & branding awards including the pinnacle award from the Ontario Advertising Association & the Canadian Franchise Association for “Outstanding Overall Corporate Image”. This established her credibility as a creative force and took her skill set out of the purely “legal/business” realm.

Within 5 years Zyng was sold to a US development firm and Lori went on to found her consulting/law firm. For the past 15 years, Lori has worked with some of the nation’s best-loved Fortune 500 brands as well as start-ups. The firm serves brands locally, nationally and internationally, with branch offices around the world.

Lori is a prolific writer and engaging/inspiring public speaker on topics relating to business and her personal struggles and challenges, through disease, divorce, death, and financial strife. A natural survivor, Lori inspires others to reach their peak potential through her coaching programs and public appearances. She has an active executive coaching practice which operates under the name Coach Lori. Additionally, she taught the Bachelor level university course Entrepreneurship at John Molson School of Business, renown worldwide for their business program.

Lori has done extensive executive-level, not for profit work in both the public and private business as well as the health sector. She believes that giving back to the community is an essential part of a life of abundance. Lori has been an active member of the Board of Directors of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, the Canadian Franchise Association, the Quebec Franchise Association, and the public retail operator Hartco. She also served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of St. Andrew’s School a private school for young children 18 months to 6 years old. In that capacity, she conducted a Capital Fund Campaign and raised the $400,000 required to build a swimming pool and park on the school premises. She has chaired many committees including but not limited to Strategic Planning, Corporate Governance, Education, Fundraising, Marketing and Chair of the Annual Convention Committee for the Canadian Franchise Association twice.

ROGER copenhaver

ROGER copenhaver

Sales Coach | Trainer | Consultant | Founder of Connect Utah

Roger Copenhaver has been sales coaching, training and consulting in Corporate America, primarily with 4 Fortune 100 companies. His specialty was turning around low performing teams and building a thriving culture within sales organizations. He created a national mentor-ship program, implemented to 700+ B2B outside sales consultants.

Currently, as a sales coach, Roger helps businesses grow through practical, no-nonsense, sales methodology and practices. He helps business owners and sales teams improve in their sales abilities and in growing their bottom line, along with focusing on more profitable business. He does things differently, not focusing on trying to get people to be what they aren’t, but instead focusing on what their strengths and natural abilities are.

Roger also disrupted the business networking space as it is today. He wanted more than what the choices out there offered, so he founded CONNECT Utah in 2015, a fresh and new approach. It quickly became the largest business networking community in the Inter-mountain West, along with having the largest online business social networking community in the West. He often speaks of the 5 C’s of successful business networking.