Remote Leadership; How To Lead Humans In A Way That Makes It OK To Feel Human

The remote landscape allows leaders to really strip back to the fundamentals of guiding teams forward. And what has become apparent, is the traditional “cogs-of-a-machine”, “well-oiled”, and “everything-automated” focus on leadership is dying out. THANK GOD! Leading in the remote world means having a greater awareness of and skills to manage the diverse, messiness, and … Read more

Sticks and Stones will Break Bones, but Words Really Do Matter

You may not realize it but your words matter. They can make or break a sale, keep or lose relationships, can can have lasting affects on your future. They also matter every time you write an email, send out a text, or put them online. Stop using qualifiers and fillers, start being inclusive and setting … Read more

How To Use Admin Day to Manage Your Freelancer Stress

Freelancing is stressful enough. Being forced to do it from home can make matters worse. You might feel scattered, overwhelmed, and just plain stressed. Dedicating a single day of the month to managing that stress in an organized fashion can help you not only keep your head above water, but get you swimming! In this … Read more

Git into the Groove – Moving from Freelance to Collaborative Workflow

Going from freelance to working in an agency can be overwhelming, but don’t let the fear of a collaborative workflow scare you. What is Git?? Better question, what is version control? And what the heck is a local environment? We’ll cover the basics of – Local environments, multidevs, and branches – Version control – Overview … Read more

Tom Stinson

Tom is a people person. Cultivating team cohesion can be tough when a company is 100% distributed, but it’s Tom’s joy to grow the culture that makes XWP a great place to work. His passion is to see workplaces release the potential of their people by focusing on shaping an environment where people feel human.

Rick Alday

I have a graphic design and photography background but for the past decade, I have worked in customer service roles for different companies in the WordPress industry.

Nate Finch

Nate has been working on the web since 2011. He loves web development because it is the perfect mix of problem solving, helping people, and lifelong learning. As a Senior WordPress Engineer at, he helps build serverless integrations for WordPress. Prior to joining Strattic, Nate worked as VP of Development at, where he … Read more

Michele Butcher-Jones

Michele is the Lead WordPress Technical Specialist at Thrive Internet Marketing Agency and runs her own WordPress shop at 13Core. She is also the Head Geek over at Can’t Speak Geek. When not working her jobs, Michele is an organizer for WordCamp St Louis and the Lead Organizer of the Southern Illinois WordPress Meetup. You … Read more

Elise Alley

Elise Alley is a Texas native living in Oklahoma and has worked with WordPress for about ten years now. Those ten years have primarily been spent in support both as a support agent and in management. She is currently a Support Manager with StellarWP, working with companies like The Events Calendar, iThemes and Kadence WP. … Read more

AmyJune Hineline

AmyJune is an active contributor in the open-source world. As the Open Source Community Ambassador, she is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities. In addition to her work building community connections, AmyJune is an avid geocacher, noted Volkswagen enthusiast, and eats with her elbows on … Read more