Editor, Lori and her husband have two wonderful young children, ages 11 and 13. As a mom, Lori is always looking to find new ways technology can help her with her over scheduled life. She started the WellConnectedMom.com to share her passion for technology with other moms who love technology or may be intimidated by it. WellConnectedMom.com reviews gadgets, websites, and other technology products to decrease the learning curve of using these products while increasing interest for moms.
Blogging and contracting as a Digital Lifestyle Expert affords Lori the opportunity to lead her kids’ Odyssey of the Mind team each year, an international competition. She enjoys coaching the kids in thinking “outside of the box” and encouraging them to come up with their own unique solutions as opposed to listening to their parents’ ideas.
Lori also assists in her son’s 4th grade class by teaching computer skills, incorporating Internet searching, image manipulation, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Sway, folder and email management, and the assistance with the kids’ research projects. She hopes to incorporate 3D printing lessons in school one day, to stretch kids’ imagination about what’s possible.
Lori has a master’s degree from University of Southern California (USC) in Communications Management (Technology) and a BS from University of California Riverside in Business (marketing). She worked for Nestle USA for twelve years in sales, brand marketing, IT, and e-business marketing consulting.
Hailed as a “technology guru” by EveryDay Parenting radio, Lori consults with businesses to ensure moms understand how to gain the maximum benefit from their products.
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Jamie Wiersma is mom of three boys (ages 12, 9 and 5 ½) that constantly keep her
on the move. She works part-time at her church as Director of Worship Arts. She
also teaches piano lessons out of her home in the afternoons. Jamie earned her
BA in Music Education from Azusa Pacific University and feels blessed to be able
to use her degree part-time while still enjoying a schedule that allows her to be
home with her children quite a bit. As a busy mom, Jamie enjoys connecting with
other moms with the help of MOPS (Mothers of Prechoolers) which she has been
a member and active leader of since it began at her church 10 years ago.
Jamie’s hobbies include music, digital scrapbooking, crafting things (specifically
for the home), and spending quality time with her family and friends. She
enjoys the opportunity to try out new gadgets and games that are family
friendly and loves working with her new WellConnectedMom community.
Julie Taylor is a mom of 3 and step-mom of 2. She enjoys staying active with her husband Nick through family workouts, sports, and teaching fitness classes. As an E-Learning professional, Julie has made it a priority to stay on top of educational trends and technologies. She earned her MBA through Grand Canyon University.
Janis Brett Elspas
Janis Brett Elspas is the mom of 4 kids born in a year, including triplets, who are now all in college. Formerly a software company PR executive, she is now a professional writer and social media specialist with a passion for consumer technology. She loves staying active at home, but also enjoys adventure vacations with family to exotic places like Iceland, Costa Rica, and Fiji, whether to snow ski, rappel down waterfalls, kayak, zipline through rainforests, or snorkel. In addition to a BA in political science from University of Arizona, she holds a Professional Designation in Public Relations from UCLA.