Conference Workshops

We have an exciting day planned for you! Below are the workshops for Tech Sassy Girlz Day Conference on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Nancy Jo Brown, Chief Image Artist, 106FOTO

technology, STEM, digital photographyNancy's love for photography started early in life when her father gifted her with a Nikon F50 camera. Because of her love for travel, a desire to embrace all people, and her inquisitive nature, photography has always been an integral part of her life. In 2007, she started her photography business named 106FOTO.

Nancy's photographic eye is keen at capturing creative images that leave a lasting

impression. Her photographic journeys have taken her to China, Mexico, Europe, Cuba, Brazil, Asia, the Middle East and throughout the United States. She has a thriving event photography business and also works as a freelance photographer for Central Florida Lifestyle Publications and RYSE Magazine.

Nancy also finds time to do pro bono work for local charitable organizations including Special Olympics, the Ronald McDonald House, and the American Lung Association. Her dream is to establish a program to expose youth to the joys of photography.

Nancy’s work has been on exhibit at Polasek Albin Museum, Orange County Public Library, Crealde School of Art, Gateway Center for the Arts in Deland, FL and was part of a traveling exhibit at the Institute Campechano in Campeche, Mexico. One of her images was recently published in “The Red Chair Visits Orange County Public Art” book along with other local artists. In March 2011 she was awarded the Nikon Scholarship, which allowed her to attend a photography workshop at the prestigious Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in New Mexico.

Nancy plans to complete a Photographic Technology degree at Daytona State College in 2012. She has been a student and photography fellow at Crealde School of Art. She is an Orlando Public Art Advisory Board member and serves as the Seminar Coordinator for Snap!

Her professional and industry related memberships include:

Professional Photographers of America, Inc. (PPA)

Professional Photographers Society of Central Florida (PPSCF)

National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)

Ms. Brown will present: Beyond Instagram

Jennifer Hudgins, Education Specialist, NASA

NASA, education, STEM, technology

Ms. Jennifer Hudgins is an education specialist at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. She teaches students and teachers about NASA's programs and how to apply science in a fun and engaging way. Jen has taught in the public school setting as a 6th grade science and math teacher and really enjoys holding workshops about space education and getting students excited about their futures.

Ms. Hudgins will present two workshops:

NASA Apps - Using the Computer or Tablet to Interact with Space

Roving on the Moon - An Engineering Design Challenge






Kim Morehead, CEO, And How! Creative

technology, STEM, websites, education, HTML

Kim Morehead is a graphic and web designer from Baltimore, Maryland. She works full-time as a Design and User Interface Specialist for Disney Photo Imaging, and she also runs And How! Creative, her creative services company. Kim received her Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. In addition to graphic design, Kim enjoys photography and travel. She currently resides in Orlando with her adorable dog, Barney.

Ms. Morehead will present: Websites: Crack the Code!





Adrienne Noel, CEO, Marketing Minds at Work

social media, etiquette, STEM, technology

Adrienne Noel is the founder/CEO of Marketing Minds At Work, an integrated marketing agency located in Central Florida. Over the last 10 years, Ms. Noel has worked with well-known brands such as the University of Central Florida, Walt Disney World, H&R Block, Chick-Fil-A, The Harlem Globetrotters, and ESPN.

Marketing Minds At Work designs, and executes B2B and B2C campaigns producing results for their clients using various advertising media including television, radio, print, Internet and mobile marketing. Find us online at, on Twitter @mktgmindsatwork and, on Facebook at

Ms. Noel holds a B.Sc in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of the West Indies, an MBA from Howard University, and various certification in media planning and social media marketing.

Ms. Noel will present: OOOPS Hear Around the World - Social Media Etiquette for Students


Sili Recio, Chief Executive Mami, Mamihood

#STEM, technology, bloggingSili is a graduate of Rollins College with a degree in Psychology.  She has been in corporate America for over 14 years where she held positions in category management, business analysis and more recently, IT project management.

Two years ago, she decided to chronicle her life as a new mom and the caregiver of a mom with cancer and called it My Mamihood ( Her blog has evolved to those things that she is most passionate about: community, technology, books, inspirational stories and of course, her frog princess.

After parting with her company last September and taking a little time to adjust to all of the changes that the previous year brought into her life, Sili decided to delve deeper into the world of Social Media. She is currently pursuing an MBA in Social Media from Southern New Hampshire University and has recently launched Mami Ink Media, LLC (

In her new role as Chief Executive Mami, Sili is providing a much-needed role as Dream Coach. There, she is empowering people (women especially) to leave their mark in the world by following their entrepreneurial dreams while having a hand to guide and hold. Providing social media management and writing and editing services brings balance to the business and all of the things which Sili is most passionate about as she lives out her life’s purpose.

Ms. Recio will present: So You Think You Can Blog?