Tayler Cusick Hollman

Tayler Cusick Hollman

A marketing consultant and small-business builder, Tayler is the Founder of Enji—an exciting new startup launched in the spring of 2023. (Though you might recognize her from one of her other companies: TAYLRD Media and Designs and Sourced Co.). In her newest endeavor, Tayler is taking everything she has learned over nearly a decade of helping small businesses with marketing to design and build a...

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Randi Bushell

Randi Bushell is the Founder & CEO of Merri, a collaborative software bridging the gap between event professionals through immersive 3D technology, hands-on design tools, and integrated workflows. Having built her career in e-commerce as a strategic leader for national brands like Macy’s, Walmart, and Jet.com, Bushell founded Merri as the missing solution she needed when planning her wedding in 2018. Named an industry disruptor...

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Courtney Hopper + Dana Kadwell

Hustle + Gather is a training and consulting firm that is on a mission to inspire others to take big leaps, dream big dreams, and create amazing teams that grow profits and enjoyable (but productive) culture within business. They specialize in the hospitality industry and have coached and trained businesses to increase their profitability while creating a kick-ass team along the way. Over the past...

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Julianne Smith

Julianne Smith is a nationally recognized wedding accessory designer, digital media strategist and small business educator. Julianne is the owner of The Garter Girl, a stylish wedding garter design company she started in 2004, after she couldn’t find a wedding heirloom worthy of her best friend. The Garter Girl is known for stylish and meticulously handmade wedding heirlooms that are too pretty to toss. The Garter...

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Renée Dalo (she/her)

Founder of Moxie Bright Events and host of Talk with Renée Dalo, Renée is a multi-passionate entrepreneur that infuses energy and purpose into everything she does. With 12 years of industry experience, she is a prominent educator, public speaker, and the only certified life coach in the wedding industry. Driven to inspire and educate, she helps ambitious event professionals to boost their self-confidence and increase...

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Leah Weinberg (she/her)

Leah Weinberg – co-founder of Oduberg law, LLP and co-owner of contract template shop Legally Set is an attorney, a recovering wedding planner, and the author of The Wedding Roller Coaster. After nearly a decade in the wedding industry as the owner of Color Pop Events, a New York City-based wedding planning company, Leah is returning to her roots as an attorney to assist her...

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Kevin Dennis, CWIP CPCE (he/him)

Kevin Dennis Wedding Industry Educator

With over 30 years in the game, Kevin Dennis, CWIP (Certified Wedding Industry Professional) is no stranger to the wedding biz.  He entered the industry when he started Fantasy Sound Event Services right after high school — funny enough, his intentions were to become a legit DJ and meet girls. (No, really.) Whether he was successful is neither here nor there, but one thing that’s...

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Meghan Ely (she/her)

OFD Consulting owner, Meghan Ely, CWIP (Certified Wedding Industry Professional), combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR to empower her clients to take their businesses to new heights. Her team’s publicity efforts are regularly honored by the Public Relations Society of America, and most recently, Meghan was named one of the 50 most influential wedding professionals globally by Eventex. Honored by NACE...

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