Master of reinvention and agent of epiphany, Melissa Pierce is the creator of the award winning documentary Life in Perpetual Beta, organizer of CWDevs (a group for women in and interested in programming), founder of Pitch Refinery, COO of Everpurse and a lover of irreverent fun, full force flattery, fancy festivals, and her fantastic family of five. When she isn’t planning RVing trips you can find her on twitter as @melissapierce
Silver-streaked and ready to rumble, Aliza Sherman is a web pioneer who started the first woman-owned Internet company and Internet organization for women (Cybergrrl, Inc. & Webgrrls International). She’s a serial entrepreneur with a mission to empower women and girls through technology. The original RVGirl, she left NYC in 2000 for a year solo on the road in a 1979 Dodge Apache. She writes, she speaks, she rocks Karaoke. Currently, she is based in rural Alaska on the crossroads of the Alaska Highway with her wildlife biologist renaissance man hunter husband and their 6-year-old daughter, two Alaska sled dogs and a chihuahua. No, really. She also lives on Twitter @alizasherman.
Roger is a filmmaker, editor, and sound specialist who has worked on a number of films and shorts as well as various regional, national, and viral ad campaigns. He is always looking to create an adventure, an awkward moment, or a story to tell and is always armed with a camera to film it. He helps run zirt lifestyle and is the man behind the eyepiece for zirts videos. Roger and Jon will be bringing both the awesome and the facial hair to the RV again this year. Roger also enjoys long socks on the beach. You can find him on twitter at @irunfromknives and on youtube.
A blend of East Coast sass and Midwest sweet, Paige was blogging before everyone was doing it, eating obsessively before “foodie” was a thing, and overanalyzing life and love long before Carrie Bradshaw made it sexy. She’s been living the flashy, high-roller lifestyle of the full-time freelance writer and renaissance woman since June 2011. @paigeworthy
Jon is an entrepreneur, producer, and jack of all trades with a passion for travel, film, and adventure. He has spent the last few years working as a manager, an advertiser, a consultant, a teacher, and even a baker. He runs zirt lifestyle and produces content focused on people who are following their passions and creating awesome things. Return RVSXers, Jon and Roger will be making the trek from Pittsburgh to make sure this years trip is packed with even more awesome than the last. @jonandreyo
Community Manager. Speaker. Social Media Consultant. Marketing and Public Relations using New and Traditional Media. Digital Strategist. Content Marketing. Tim is the Founding Mentor at My Community Manager. A community for community managers. He is also the community manager for Huffpost Live @tamacdonald
Phil Campbell is a social video pioneer, having been part of the original Seesmic, Qik and 12-seconds communities, becoming an early Nokia advocate for their mobile video influencer program, and helping many companies in the UK get online with their social/online video programs. he won an award at the vloggers in 2006 for node666 and went on five years later to help out alabama after a tornado. he is a brand advocate for watch.tv (verisign) phil’s current project is cellar54.tv. Follow him on twitter @philcampell.
Jeannette Balleza (@netscribe) is Managing Director of The ARK Challenge (@arkchallenge), a new tech accelerator based in Northwest Arkansas that provides seed investment and mentorship to startups serving the retail, logistics and food industries. She serves as a Board Member of the Northwest Arkansas Entrepreneurship Alliance, a non-profit organization that helped to found the region’s first coworking space. She is a member of The CEO Forums of Arkansas, and she coordinates the Professional Women’s Network Washington County. She was named in 2013 one of 50 Influential Arkansans by Arkansas Times. Creative-in-Chief of Scribe Marketing, she is a whole-brainer with a soft spot for entrepreneurs, startups, makers and artists. She is excited about RVSX because the adventure combines many of her loves—a community of interesting people, technology, travel and excuses to document things on cute stationery.
Joining us from the Upper Midwest, Jason Rehmus is a freelance writer and the editor who started Sweating Commas. He’s a professional explainer, level-headed road tripper, dog & cat owner, and he recently won the Nerf slam dunk competition in his office. He is @sweatingcommas and @longstride.
Rob Blatt is an Oscar and Emmy award winning, world record holding, competitive eater, digital strategist, podcaster and sideshow performer. You might also know him as Bobby Phobia, Brooklyn’s fairly freaky vegan sideshow performer. He’s looking forward to collecting phone books to tear in half along the way. Find him professionally as @robblatt and in the sideshow as @bobbyphobia. http://bobbyphobia.com for more.