ANN IMIG is the founder of the live-reading series and video sharing company LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER and editor of the acclaimed anthology LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now (Putnam Books, 2015). A Stay-At-Home Humorist, Ann’s writing has been featured on sites like CollegeHumor, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Huffington Post and The Washington Post. National TV appearances include ABCnews.com, NBC Nightly News and the webseries Battleground and The Louise Log. Ann’s blog (annsrants.com) has been named a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog, A BlogHer Voice of the Year, and a SheKnows Top 5 Funniest Mom Blog. Ann lives with her husband and children in Madison, Wisconsin.
TAYA DUNN JOHNSON Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Mentor– Taya calls herself a Native New Yorker since she was born and raised there; however she has developed a new love for the Baltimore metro area which has been home since 2012. She has been writing as MrsTDJ since 2006 where she navigates life as an expressive, vulnerable, humorous and audacious widowed mother of an amazing son, who just happens to have autism. Taya also serves as LTYM: Baltimore Co-Producer, she’s an LTYM: DC 2013 Alum, she spoke at the 2013 Femworking Conference, and she was a 2013 Black Weblog Awards finalist in the category of “Best Writing on a Blog.”
STEPHANIE PRECOURT Online Content Manager and Returning Cities Mentor– Stephanie (formerly the director and producer of LTYM Northwest Indiana 2011 & 2012) now calls the Oregon coast home where she lives with her husband and four kids.
DEB ROX Business Strategist —Deb Rox works as a social media communications and business strategist for small businesses, brands and bloggers, and blogs at Deb on the Rocks. Her passions include digital innovation and cause/issue marketing.
MELISA WELLS National New Cities Mentor– Melisa is a native Chicagoan and super-excited to bring LTYM to the Windy City for the fourth year while coaching twelve new teams through their own journeys to stage. She has been writing online at Suburban Scrawl since 2007 and works as a social media researcher for BlogHer.com, neither of which does much to discourage her addiction to most social media platforms. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband Jim and their poorly behaved beagle, Roxie. She is the mom of two grown (and terribly awesome) boys, a recent college graduate and a college sophomore. Follow her on Twitter @melisalw.