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Macworld Expo San Francisco 2004: Macworld & User Group University Planning Team

    This team of Macintosh User Group leaders and enthusiasts are responsible for both User Group University and all the user group events at Macworld Conference & Expo.

    Pat Fauquet
    Washington Apple Pi

    Pat Fauquet is serving in her second term as President of the Washington Apple Pi Macintosh User Group in the Washington DC metro area. She also serves as their Tutorial Coordinator. When not at the Pi, she does Macintosh consulting and training for small companies, individuals and schools. She specializes in working with senior citizens and helping people move to OS X in addition to her work in digital photography and video. Her license plate reads Mac Mom 5. The five represents her five children, and these days, the number of grandchildren she loves to talk about, not the number of older Macs in the back of her car on the way to the Pi Reclamation Project.

    Sandy Foderick
    Virtual Mac

    Sandy is a founding officer and current president of AOL's original user group, former board member at the User Group Network and former Chancellor of AOL's User Group Learning Center. She has met and worked with user groups across the United States and is a member of Virtual Mac, Mini'App'Les & AU/TC. When not busy with user groups, Sandy is an adjunct professor and a mom of four.

    Sarah Friedlander
    Rochester Institute of Technology Macintosh User Group (MacRIT)

    Sarah is a sophmore at Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in New Media Publishing. Her involvement in User Groups prior to college includes membership in the Long Island PDA/Handheld Users Group, the Long Island Mac Users Group and the New York City Final Cut Pro Users Group. She is currently serving her second term as MacRIT's Vice President. When not sitting at her computer, Sarah enjoys photography, watching sunsets and eating sushi.

    Trish Huffman
    World Without Borders

    Trish left her career in the medical field to stay at home with her ever-expanding family. As MUG Producer at World Without Borders, she works closely with Cys Bronner, Founder/Community Director, to bring MUG events to the Apple Community Connection. She is a member of Triangle Macintosh User Group (TMUG) in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Chris Kiltz
    Josephene County Macintosh Users Group

    Chris is a professional web designer in real life, and has been president of the JoMacs (Josephine County Mac User Group) in Grants Pass, Oregon since 2002, and is also currently the AUG Regional Liaison for the northwest. She had her first Mac encounter in 1999, fell in love and got involved in the local user group. Her main focus in her "Mac" world is to help others "catch the Mac Fire". Her favorite place to be (if not with her Mac) is on the wilderness trails of Southern Oregon, relaxing with her hubby and enjoying the incredible scenery.

    Chuck Joiner
    Hershey Apple Core

    Chuck is involved in a wide variety of MUG activities. He has been President of his group, The Hershey Apple Core, since 1992, serves as Chairman of Apple's User Group Advisory Board, hosts The User Group Report radio show and is Editor-In-Chief of The MUG Center. With a background in accounting and two professional insurance designations, Chuck is Vice President of Claims and Operations for The Insurance Alliance of Central PA.

    Lynn Poos
    Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group

    Currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the largest active MUG in the State of Colorado, Lynn has been involved with the Mac since the late 1980's. Lynn has also been involved with Apple Computer on several promotional ventures and consulting. In the spring of 2001, Lynn was appointed to the Regional Liaison Team. He was reappointed in 2003 and named the Regional Liaison for the South West United States. He holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Police Science and Administration. Retiring in 1993 after thirty-four years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Lynn moved to Colorado and was appointed by the City Council to serve on the Colorado Springs Liquor and Beer Licensing Board. In 1998, he was appointed by the Governor of Colorado to chair the Colorado Juvenile Parole Board, a position he currently holds. In 2002 this Board was recently featured in an hour-long special on A & E1s Investigative Reports, where Lynn prominently displayed his Macintosh PowerBook on camera.

    Carmela Robertson
    All By Myself

    Carmela Zamora (CZ) Robertson has been working with Apple user groups since 1989. She worked in Apple's User Group Department for four years and continued to work with user groups when Apple spun out the department as an outside entity, User Group Connection. In 1997 she became an independent meeting professional working with various corporations and non-profit groups within Silicon Valley, which still gave her the opportunity to work with user groups. She currently launched a new company with a couple of ex-Apple cohorts producing instructional children's videos. The company is called All By Myself, Inc. They introduced their first video "Getting Dressed" in May 2002, editing it all by themselves using Apple technology (iMovie and a Titanium G4).

    David Roemer
    Apple Student Core @ Emory, Emory University

    David works with Apple in its Buzz Marketing group and focuses on meeting the needs of the youth market and campus group community. He's a member of the Apple User Group Advisory Board and is currently studying at St. Andrews University in the United Kingdom. David founded the Apple Student Core @ Emory University in Atlanta, GA, a group that has pioneered several campus events such as iMovieFest that get students excited about doing more with technology.

    Lesa Snider
    Cowtown Macintosh User Group

    Over the years, Lesa has volunteered at various Macworlds, and is currently President of the Cowtown Mac User Group in Ft. Worth, where she created and maintains the group’s award-winning web site. Professionally, Lesa travels the nation as both a veteran member of the Adobe Photoshop Seminar team and a certified Palm OS trainer for Supra. An aspiring writer, she's been published in MacDesign Magazine and is technical editor of the new Peachpit Press book entitled, "Mac OS X Conversion Kit". She also wields a mighty web whip and frequently assumes a role of "Head Web Mistress".

    Elsa Travisano

    Elsa has been a guiding force for MUG ONE (Macintosh User Group of Oneonta, New York) for 16 years. She is currently serving her third term as president, and edits MUG ONE's award-winning newsletter, Newsbreak. She is a member of Apple's User Group Advisory Board and edits the Apple User Group Bulletin.

    Elsa comes from a Mac family. Her father, Philip Thompson, was founding president of Princeton1s PMUG, and her husband is a former MUG ONE president. Her son is studying video editing on the Mac and her daughter is a budding software reviewer who had to stand on a piano bench to see the audience when she first began giving MUG ONE presentations.

    A ?Mac of all trades," Elsa works as a Macintosh consultant and has taught training workshops, classes for children and adults, and a college course in the Mac.
    Warren Williams
    AppleWorks User Group

    Warren is the President of the AppleWorks Users Group, the largest user group in the world, and is a member of Apple's User Group Advisory Board. Professionally, Warren is a Professor Emeritus of Educational Technology at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Williams has written more than 500 articles published in psychological journals and technology magazines and newsletters.

    Macworld San Francisco 2004
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