Tessa Kriesel

Tessa Kriesel

Executive Director, Founder

Developer Advocate at Pantheon, Tessa has been a web developer for over 10 years. She enjoys front-end development but also loves to build sites from start to finish.

She enjoys teaching others to code, mentoring junior developers and speaking at conferences and youth events. She is an instructor and retired Chapter Leader for Girl Develop It Minneapolis, WordCamp Minneapolis Organizer and founder of Outspoken Women. Tessa is a northern Minnesota native, but now lives in the Twin Cities. She loves dogs and enjoys helping local organizations rescue dogs in her free time.

Miriam Goldman

Miriam Goldman

Ambassador Manager

Miriam Goldman is the lead developer at Pondstone Communications, a digital marketing agency located in Ottawa. She has been working as a web developer for over twelve years, with a primary focus on front-end development. Miriam is one of the co-organizers of WordCamp Ottawa. She also regularly speaks at WordCamps across North America, and mentors whenever possible with the local Ottawa Canada Learning Code chapter.

Angelina Simms

Support Manager

Angelina Simms believes in the importance of giving back and helping others. In addition to working on the organizing team for WordCamp Baltimore, she helps to bring awareness to causes that she cares about. She also has a deep interest in how technology intersects with a few of her favorite things — archiving, museums, and libraries.

When Angelina is not at her day job in an investment management firm or busy doing homework, she enjoys attending live performances, practicing American Sign Language, listening to podcasts, pursuing her quest for the perfect cider, and spending time as much time as she can outdoors.

Monique Dubbelman

Mentorship Program Lead

Monique Dubbelman is the owner of BOE!media, a web consultancy and digital strategy agency based in the Netherlands. She loves to encourage people to improve and challenge themselves. Therefore she chose to become the Mentorship Program lead for Outspoken Women. As a woman who has been working in tech for over 25 years, unfortunately she still sees the need to support underrepresented groups.

Rian Kinney

Rian Kinney


Founder of Kinney Firm, an Intellectual Property, E-Commerce and Business Law Firm and Kinney Literary Agency, Rian is an attorney, published author and literary agent. She enjoys working with content writers and editing to create insightful, educational, and entertaining content.
Rian enjoys educating and empowering business owners to protect themselves and their clients, speaking at conferences and live events. An ARMY brat that has travelled the world and loves to travel every chance she gets, Rian now resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.