Emma Walsmith is the Community Manager at Gravitate Valley Junction. She is also the Founder/CEO of the Des Moines based online ticketing solution, Tikly. When she's not managing communities or selling tickets, Emma is usually traveling with her husband's band, The Nadas. Find Emma on Instagram at @emmawalsmith
Michelle Holley Geneser is a user experience designer and visual artist living in Des Moines, IA. When she isn't creating simple yet dazzling experiences for the web, she is creating art and volunteering for non-profits around the community. Find her art around the city, or follow Michelle on twitter and instagram: @michelleholley
Elizabeth Caven is an entrepreneur, pattern designer, sewist, volunteer and collaborator. She is the founder of UpCraft Club.
Kyle Eason is a communications professional who has spent a lifetime asking questions that get to the heart of the matter and advocating for others. Based in Denver, Colorado, he enjoys discovering authentic stories and telling them in compelling ways through writing, digital and video content. Kyle founded Inception Integrated Marketing in 2009. Follow Inception at @inceptionim or inceptionim.com.
Bill Daly is an attorney with Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC in Cedar Rapids. Bill is co-chair of the firm’s Startup & Innovators Practice Group and focuses his practice on commercial and business law, finance, securities, sales and acquisitions of businesses, business contracts, and real estate.
Megan Bannister is a freelance writer and digital media strategist based in Des Moines, Iowa. When she's not writing about the city's best coffee shops or sharing stories on creative coworking, you can find her at the Des Moines Art Center or planning a road trip to a "world's largest" thing. Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganebannister
Troy Miller is a former State of Iowa certified teacher turned entrepreneur, and currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Cedar Rapids-based Iowa BIG, dubbed as “Iowa’s Initiative-Based High School Experience.” He writes about innovation in education for the Gravitate blog.
Geoff Wood is the founder, connector and space captain at Gravitate, a workplace community for entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers in the heart of downtown Des Moines. In addition to writing here, he hosts a podcast, speaks at conferences, organizes events and has been helping tell the story of the Iowa startup community since 2009.