Speaker Bios


Likes, shares, and hashtags – what do they all mean and how can you use them to retain and grow your membership? Considering the average person will spend about 5 years of his/her life on social platforms, social media presence is a must! After you’ve learned the relevant skills from industry expert, Christina Lynn Richter, you will be ready you will be ready to like, share, and hashtag your way to higher membership numbers with your next campaign!

Session One: Social Media 101:  Growing Your Membership
Friday, June 21, 9:00 am

Maryellen Burns-Dabaghian

So you want to publish a book?

Are you interested in preserving California’s rich history through writing but not sure where to start? This is your chance to hear from Maryellen Burns-Dabaghian who recently navigated the writing and publishing “waters” and can help you identify the do’s and don’ts of publishing a book successfully. You’ll also have the opportunity to get all your technical questions answered. After this session, all you’ll need to do is start writing!

Session Two: Book Publishing
Friday, June 21, 10:15 am

Jody Franklin

Enjoy a lunch and keynote speech with Jody Franklin of Visit El Dorado. Jody was born and raised in El Dorado County, CA in the tiny foothill town of Rescue. She received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from San Diego State University and spent the next 20 years as a video producer in Placerville with her husband and daughter. Jody has held her current position as Executive Director of Tourism for the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce since 2008. She loves to share her extensive knowledge of the region with its rich and colorful history, outdoor recreation, and family owned farms and wineries. Her enthusiasm for this place she calls home is infectious but not harmful.

Luncheon: Keynote Speaker:  Jody Franklin, Visit El Dorado
Friday, June 22, 12:00 pm

*Speakers are subject to change.