Chris Guillot teaches Indie Retailers and Makers how to improve profit in simple, achievable steps. With over 23 years of experience, Chris has taught thousands of retail merchants how to combine industry strategies with emotional intelligence in order to remain compelling in an ever-changing market. She’s the Founder and CEO of Merchant Method, and host of Retail Charm School, a video podcast that helps small business owners master the art and science of merchandising. Chris has been featured by Business Insider, Shopify, Vend, Big Commerce, and Total Retail.
Jenn Gallucci is a creative coach, tarot teacher, lunar wisdom guide and maker. She has 10 years of practice and study in the area of creativity, tarot, intentional living, intuition, yoga and personal spirituality and growth. In her previous life (before kids), she owned and operated an independent women’s boutique on Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA. Her training includes: Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching, Mama Bliss Coaching, Martha Beck Coaching, 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training, and The Moon is My Calendar Moon Guide Training. She lives on an Island in Puget Sound with her two creative kids, two tuxedo cats, and 6 chickens.
Jennifer is the artist behind Jennifer Spring Ceramics, a handmade ceramics studio creating modern wheelthrown and slipcast ceramics with inviting texture. She has built a successful following on Instagram and Etsy, which gives her the ability to create and sell work on her own terms.
Lauren Soto is a Product Manager for Shopify, working on the Shopify Fulfillment Network. She has experience working as a PM in eCommerce and fulfillment and is based-in the Pacific Northwest. When not working her day job, she and her husband also run their own, online-only store McCoy Kids (www.shopmccoykids) and hang-out with their 2.5 year old son, August.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Lindsey Ross has been organizing the Urban Craft Uprising for 14 years, and craft show vending for 15. She is also the owner of Yarnia, a custom yarn shop in Portland, which she recently transitioned from a brick & mortar to an online-only business out of her home. She loves finding ways for businesses to run more efficiently, and designing systems to make that happen. She also loves spreadsheets…A LOT. On her off hours you may catch her biking around town with her husband and a jambox, catching live local bluegrass, clocking her 10,000 steps with her pitbull Tucker, or knitting simultaneously with any other activity that doesn’t require both hands.
Michelle Kline is an artist, performer, designer, and maker (www.xobruno.com).
She is also a mentor and personal coach for creatives, artists and entrepreneurs with a focus on growth mindset, brain function, hope theory, and mindfulness practice. Read more at www.Uncomfortable.Club/about-me
Sean Forest Roberts is owner of Forest Ceramic Company on Orcas Island, WA. With a degree in chemistry, he comes from a different background than most artists and businesspeople. Mostly self taught in ceramics, he created a large initial buzz on social media around an original process he developed using colored porcelain. Over the last four years he has garnered a very large following on Instagram, and through practice and research understands how to use the app to gain following, market your brand, and promote sales.
I spent 6 years as a ‘maker’, having gone viral with Pinterest-worthy hand dyed ombré tights. In 2019, I ended that chapter with 15K in debt and bootstrapped a new accessories line that I proudly and responsibly manufacture in China. In 2020, I reached half a million dollars in sales and am continuing to further my journey towards responsible manufacturing, every day. I’ve been featured in Seattle Met, Bust Magazine, Gray Magazine, Buzzfeed, Popsugar, and various international print publications.
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