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San Francisco 2003

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.

Sandy Foderick
Virtual Mac

Sandy is a founding officer and current president of AOL's original user group, 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 president of Virtual Mac and speaker chair for Mini'App'Les' main meetings. When not busy with user groups, Sandy is an adjunct Professor of Philosophy and a mom of four.

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.

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.

Gail Murphy

User group leader for over ten years, Gail has been a member of the Advisory Board for the past two years and recently joined the Apple Consultants Network. As a graduate of Norwich University in 1992 and past president of Vermont’s MacChamp User Group, she founded WiredWomen in 1996 to create “...a place where women could ask their questions and problem solve in an atmosphere more suited to their needs.” Gail writes websites and administers an annual conference of fourteen hundred neonatologists in Washington, D.C. every December.

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. 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, where he has served since. In 1998, he was appointed by the Governor to chair the Colorado Juvenile Parole Board, a position he currently holds.

Carmela Robertson

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.

Lorene Romero
North Coast Macintosh Users Group

Lorene is Past President of NCMUG. She began her association with NCMUG as a new member who volunteered to help with a fundraising event which lead to her election as President, a capacity in which she served for four years. She is currently NCMUG's Vendor Relations contact person. Lorene also serves on the Apple User Group Advisory Board as "Vendor Queen" and works closely with vendors to improve relationships between the user group community and vendors and to negotiate discounts for members of user groups. In spite of an educational background in Clinical Psychology and twelve years in the Mental Health field, Lorene decided to work with computers.

Rowan Rosanski
Colorado State Macintosh Users Group

Rowan is the president of the Colorado State Macintosh User Group and first used an Apple at the age of 4. She is a double major in history and political science and plans to be a student as long as possible. Rowan is extremely excited to be attending MWSF for the second time and hopes to be able to meet more of the great people in the MUG community.

Lesa Snider
Cowtown Macintosh User Group

Over the years, Lesa has served as newsletter editor, web master, program coordinator, and currently President of the Cowtown Mac User Group in Ft. Worth. She created and maintains the group’s community web site, which received a national award at Macworld in January of 2000. She is currently developing a club HTML newsletter. Professionally, Lesa holds a degree in web development and operates a creative new media firm named Flying Fingers along with a Mac consulting/training firm named Mac-Wiz. Lesa currently serves as a consultant for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, travels the country with the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, also occasionally writes for MacDesign magazine When not seated at a Mac, she enjoys reading, anything aviation/NASA/Star Trek related, tactical shooting, knife collecting, and seeing the world.

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 also edits the Apple User Group Bulletin. Elsa comes from a Mac family. Her father, Philip Thompson, was founding president of Princeton’s PMUG, and her husband Tom is an English professor, former MUG ONE president and writer with three published books written on a Mac. Her son is studying visual arts 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 instructor who has taught classes for children and adults, teacher workshops, and a college course in the Mac.

Warren Williams
AppleWorks Users Group

Warren. the President of the AppleWorks Users Group, 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.
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