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Keynote Speaker - Andy Ebon

Andy Ebon Founder, The Wedding Marketing Network
Andy Ebon operates The Wedding Marketing Network based in Las Vegas. His company began as EBS Virtual Communications, providing internet and other electronic marketing solutions for small and medium size companies concentrated in just a few areas: Association, Hospitality, Entertainment, Weddings and General Business. Andy created The Wedding Marketing Blog and is launching for podcasts. Andy is the author of Marketing and Selling to the 21st Century Bride.



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Matt Brys
Matt Brys, CEO Extreme Productions Entertainment, LLC.

Matt Brys is CEO and one of the principal entertainment designers and performers for Extreme Productions Entertainment, LLC. In the wedding and event business for over 15 years, Matt has been a contributing writer and speaker to publications and seminars nationwide.

Julia Markel
Julia Markel,  MarNel Productions Bridal Expo

Julia Markel is co-owner of MarNel Productions’ Bridal Expo, which has been running for 23 years,  and vice-president of the Association for Wedding Professionals, International. She has presented her “7 Ways…” seminar for the past 15 years more than 100 times at national, international and local meetings.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education..

Larry Burow
Larry Burow,  Extreme Productions Entertainment, LLC.

Larry Burow is one of the principal entertainment designers and performers for Extreme Productions Entertainment, LLC (EPE). Larry is the Director of Sales and Lead Transfers for EPE, is a top producer for EPE and has been in the wedding and event business for over 13 years.

Peter Merry
Peter Merry,  Merry Weddings

Peter Merry has entertained at Wedding Receptions since 1992. He lives in So. California with his wife, Lisa. He is the author of The Best Wedding Reception Ever and has been a featured speaker for various professional associations and conferences across the U.S. Peter describes himself as a “Wedding Entertainment Director™".

Monica HartMonica Hart,  The Marketing Coach

For over 25 years, Monica has practiced selling, marketing, human resource management and team building skills. She has an academic background and extensive public and private industry experience in healthcare, banking, academia staffing, real estate, insurance, nonprofit associations, construction, career development, mental health, hospitality and tourism, small business, high tech, and television.

Tara MurneyTara Murney, WPICC, DWC, EWC,  Wedding Planning Institute of Canada

Tara has been a wedding coordinator for 8 years and is the director of A Green Tie Affair, a completely eco-friendly & socially-responsible wedding coordination firm catering to "green" couples. She is also a contract coordinator for "The Wedding Planners." Tara has written articles for several wedding websites, and is the creator of our Eco-Chic Wedding Planning Certification Course.

Doug LaVineDoug LaVine,  Music on the Move DJs & MCs.

Doug LaVine, Wedding Entertainment Director™ and Master of Ceremonies, has had a DJ business since 1972. His clientele are mostly brides wanting extremely fun, memorable and interactive wedding entertainment that will take it “Over-the-Top!” His 22 years in commercial printing and graphic arts reflect his ability to create and effectively use printed materials to increase not only his business, but attract higher paying brides.  

Cho PhillipsCho Phillips,  Lovegevity, Inc.

Cho Phillips, is the founder and CEO of Lovegevity, Inc. and author of Professional Wedding Planning: How to Start a Wedding Planning Business. Through Lovegevity, Cho has helped thousands of brides around the country and is a consultant and trainer to corporations servicing the bridal market. She is frequently featured in the media as an expert on industry trends, certification, and wedding planning. Cho is also the creator of The Wedding Planning Board Game.

Doug LaVineEric Lay,  LOJO

Eric Lay is the Solutions Expert and owner of LOJO in Rocklin, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a B.S. in Information Technology. Eric has helped hundreds of businesses over the years to grow through applied web and technology solutions. He began his career with E-Trade Financial in 1998 as a Network Security Specialist. Eric started LOJO in 2003 with his wife working out of their home. LOJO is a leader in Web Development and IT Solutions.  

Doug LaVineGreg Reason,  LOJO

Greg Reason, is the Senior Graphic Designer for LOJO in Rocklin, CA. He began his career with LOJO in 2006 as a Jr. Graphic Designer. Greg is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a B.S. in Graphic Design and a minor in Communications and Multimedia. Greg is also an Adjunct Professor at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA in the Applied Art & Design Department. Greg is an accomplished photographer and in his leisure time is also an avid golfer. He resides in the Sacramento area with his wife and son.


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