DOUG FRENCH is a writer, speaker, and single dad who began blogging as Laid-Off Dad in 2003 and now writes and cartoons at He has been profiled in or written for several magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Slate, The Huffington Post, Babble, and Parents. He is a contributor to Michigan Public Radio and frequently speaks at conferences such as BlogHer, Mom 2.0, and BlissDom about fatherhood, parenting, and content marketing. He also writes When the Flames Go Up, a blog about co-parenting after divorce, with his ex-wife. He and his two sons live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can follow him on Twitter @mrdougfrench.


JOHN PACINI is an entrepreneur, business advisor, and occasionally syndicated radio host. John has been involved in numerous parent-focused ventures over the years, as well as an integral member of the Mom 2.0 Summit team since its inception. During his career, John has advised over 40 startups through growth, business development, and fundraising. He has also worked with a list of large companies that includes John Hancock, Best Western, and Harman International, as well as numerous family offices, top executives, and professional athletes. John lives with his wife, Carrie, and two children in Houston. You can follow him on Twitter @superjohn.


MARLA TREVIÑO, Media and Technology Director, is an award-winning multimedia art director. She has shared her talents with clients ranging from design boutiques to Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. Her work has been spotlighted in Top 10 lists across the ‘net, including Mashable and Yahoo Picks. Her career in the premier conferences and events realm (including the Mom 2.0 Summit), co-creating spaces online and offline for community + rich conversations to unfold, is where you’ll find her!

SAMUEL BLACK, Account Associate, served as an intern at the inaugural Dad 2.0 Summit, and joined XY Media on a full-time basis in 2013. He began his career in marketing overseeing the social media accounts for OnBoard Tours, and helped coordinate the first ever Ignite Houston event. With a degree in Professional Writing, he has lent his skills to such organizations as The Prisoner Entrepreneurship Program and Houston Arts and Media.

WHIT HONEA, Community Manager, has worked as a blogger, writer, and editor in the online parenting space for nine years. He is the author of The Parents’ Phrase Book and has contributed to many parenting websites such as Babble, BabyCenter, Parentables, The Stir, GeekDad, and DadCentric. He is the editor of the “Dads & Families” section of The Good Men Project. As a social media marketer, Whit has worked with some of the largest brands in the world, including Procter & Gamble, Disney, Universal, JC Penney, and General Motors. Whit lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, two sons, and a couple of dogs. It’s like the dream. You can read Whit’s semi-regular ramblings at his personal site Honea Express.