Rocks Digital Contributing Authors

The Rocks Digital contributing authors provide important information to business owners and those in the digital marketing industry on the topics of Content, Search, and Social. Additional topics include Local SEO, Web Design, Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Productivity and much more.

Everything you need to succeed in today’s online world. Digital is not just the future – it is here now! (If you would like to be a contributor email Diana Wells at

Thank You Rocks Digital Contributing Authors

ohn Carroll, contributing author on Rocks Digital John Carroll is the founder and CEO of Tres Coaching ServicesTM, a business and leadership coaching, consulting and training services company. John is the author of Globalization: America’s Leadership Challenge Ahead, the co-author of Amazon Best-Seller and Hot New Release, POWER OF INSPIRATION: Dare to Be the Best YOU!, and contributing author for The Life of a Gentleman. He is a sought after blogger and speaker, and was named one of the Top 100 Leadership Experts to follow on Twitter for 2013-14. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Bernadette Coleman, #QueenofLocalSEO, Dallas Social Media Conference Speaker Bernadette Coleman is the CEO of Advice Interactive Group, an award winning Inc500 digital agency and co-organizer for Rocks Digital. Since 2001 she has been actively involved in SEO and Internet marketing. Bernadette is passionate about all things digital including content, search, social and local. She guest blogs and actively shares on Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn. Her knowledge and experience has made her an industry leader and Advice a leading online marketing and technology firm. In her spare time, Bernadette and her husband, Tom, focus on advocating for brain injury awareness through their nonprofit, TryMunity. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Laura Darkstar, Guest Blogger DFW Rocks Social Media Laura Darkstar is owner of Adminderella. She is a Professional Virtual Assistant, Blogger, Entrepreneur and Aspiring Novelist who lives in Dallas (Not a native Texan, but she got here and that’s what counts!) She is a workaholic and a lover of Social Media. A devoted technophile, Laura is continuously seeking new ways to increase social media engagement for herself and for the clients she works with. When not working or blogging, Laura attempts (with limited success) to help her Mom ease into the digital age. By 2020, Mom (who was finally convinced to transition from dialup AOL) might actually log into “The Facebook”. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Lissa Duty, Author, Speaker, Organizer to DFW Rocks Social Media and Rocks Digital Lissa Duty is co-organizer of the national digital marketing conference, Rocks Digital. Often referred to as “the Online Social Coach,” she walks the walk and talks the talk daily as Director of Strategic Initiatives at Advice Interactive Group and Editor-in-Chief of Rocks Digital. She is a speaker, trainer and social media coach. Plus author of 25 Tips to Twitter Success: Learn How to Market Yourself, Brand and Business Online (2nd edition), co-author of Your LinkedIn Professional Network: How to Connect, Optimize, and Implement for Success and countless blog posts. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Patty Farmer, Speaker for DFW Rocks Social Media Conference in Dallas, Texas Patty Farmer is a multi-award winning Marketing and Social Media Strategist, International Speaker, Trainer, Radio Host and Best-Selling Author. Patty has created a network of 100,000 + connections while teaching thousands of entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers and authors how to effectively build their online and offline communities, create profitable joint ventures and build a large and responsive e-mail list using a non-competitive and dynamic collaboration strategy. Patty was awarded the 2014 SWIBA award for “Social Media Influencer of the Year” and is known internationally as “The Networking CEO.” Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Caz Gaddis Caz Gaddis helps entrepreneurs who struggle with the online visibility of their personal brands. She shows them how to highlight their unique story proposition through intentional storytelling- while infusing each step with good energy and exposure opportunities. When she’s not helping people craft their strategic thought leadership, she’s teaching MeetUp workshops, producing a new podcast episode for I am SelfCrafted™, on a film set with her husband, or bear-hugging one of their 6 fur-babies. If you’re ready to up-level your personal brand, connect with her at SelfCraftedMedia.comRead posts. Follow on Twitter.

Natalie Gould, Rocks Digital Content Editor Natalie Gould is VP of Content Management, a grammar geek, travel enthusiast and foodie-in-training. She found her way to content and social media marketing via traditional journalism. When she is not managing content for 400+ websites, you’ll find her passionately opposing the Oxford comma, watching college football (Go Ducks!) and cooking with an obscene amount of butter. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Bill Hartzer Bill Hartzer is the Senior Vice President of Agency Services at Advice Interactive. He is a frequent speaker and expert discussion panel participant at various conferences and events such as the SMX and PubCon. He is an official Brand Ambassador for Majestic and Bill writes or Practical eCommerce magazine, Web Marketing Today, Search Engine Journal, and many other online publications. He maintains a blog on his website,, and is the founder of the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association. He has over 20 years of search engine marketing, SEO, and social media marketing experience. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Byron Ingraham, DFW Rocks Social Media 2014 Emcee Byron Ingraham is a business & marketing strategist, public speaker, and a successful entrepreneur devoted to experiencing life to the fullest. Byron developed his leadership and strategy skills while serving in the United States Air Force creating strategies designed to generate revenue for Air Force. He furthered developed these skills while serving hundreds of clients as a Financial Advisor. Byron focuses on creating customized business strategies for entrepreneurs to build their brands while also creating balance in their lives. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Debra Jason, Rocks Digital Contributing Author Debra Jason is an author, professional speaker, direct response copywriter and multi-faceted marketing mentor. A recipient of the “Creative Person of the Year Award,” she inspires you to communicate your marketing message in ways that captivate and convert your prospects into loyal, raving fans even if you have been struggling with how to transform your ideas into words. In her 25+ years in business, Debra has written thousands upon thousands of words for hundreds of clients around the globe. She is the author of Millionaire Marketing on a Shoestring Budget™. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Clara-Mathews Clara Mathews is the owner of Clarabela Media. She is a Content Marketing Strategist, Copywriter and Social Media Manager who works with Dallas-Fort Worth hospitality and commercial real-estate businesses, helping them to build their online presence with content marketing and social media. Clara lives in Dallas with her sock-stealing terrier, Huckleberry. When she is not busy helping clients Clara is a regular contributor to the Corporate Concierge and DignityZine blogs. She is active on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Linkedin and Twitter. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Debbie Mrazek Sales Coach in Dallas Business people and salespersons across the United States call Debbie Mrazek, author of the Field Guide to Sales, a sales coach who delivers a sales prescription that really works. Her clients call her a godsend. With her “Mrazek Energy” (believed to be from another world since it is a constant flow of happiness and enthusiasm), Debbie teaches the tools, techniques, and talents every individual possesses, and shows how to transform those into s-a-l-e-s. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Harley David Rubin, Writer Harley David Rubin is the founder of Big Hitter Creative. For 20+ years, he has worked for advertising agencies, corporate marketing departments and freelance clients, developing creative concepts, engaging content and strategic marketing communications. While he has vast experience with major brands, Harley is passionate about helping small- to mid-sized businesses build successful brands. He also writes regularly for TalentZoo, an employment and recruitment website for the communications industry. Harley lives in Frisco, TX with his wife and twin daughters. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Anthony Ryan, Rocks Digital Contributing Author Anthony Ryan is the owner, teacher, mediaprenuer and part-time strategy superhero of be SUPER social! He has taken his 5 years of experience teaching at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University, 13+ years designing websites and print materials, and created a strategy based approach to learning how to use social media for telling the right story and promotion. Along with teaching how important a good strategy is, he is a brand evangelist. Your brand IS you! Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Laurie Shook, Contributor Coordinator / Content Editor for Rocks Digital Laurie Shook is a marketing director with a passion for social business. She loves to speak and blog about social media marketing and enterprise social networking. As a four-year board member for Social Media Dallas, she enjoys bringing speakers, insights and connections to the DFW digital marketing community. A life-long learner, she is always learning about the latest digital trend or tech gadget. When not working, she loves travel and photography. Her current bucket list is to see all 50 states, and she only has four left to go. Can you guess which four? Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Speaker and Contributor for Rocks Digital Tanya Smith is a creative social content strategist and coach, soccer mom and geeky student of all things internet. Described as a “walking Google”, Tanya’s step-by-step snack size marketing strategies and training products have helped hundreds of executive coaches, business consultants and trainers free up more time by using the internet to leverage their expertise, gain a broader reach, and dramatically increase their income. Her experience and branding perspectives have been featured on stage, in radio, print, and a number of well-known digital publications, such as Visionocity Magazine. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Scott Tucker, Life Coach Scott Tucker is a no-nonsense Life Coach and Speaker. His high energy coaching programs rebuke the status quo mindset and challenge his clients to push themselves to the edge of their capabilities. As a Coach and Speaker, Scott’s training is clear and centered on the 5 cornerstone fundamentals he teaches his clients. He knows from his own personal growth experiences that with these cornerstones in place, it is possible for anyone to achieve far beyond their expectations. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Diana Wells, Rocks Digital Planning Team Diana Wells is a writer, event planner and all around organizer of all things offline and online. She writes, edits and blogs as a freelancer. As the owner of the Elite Event Company, she has over 18 years of experience specializing in large-scale events such as conferences and trade shows for corporations and professional associations. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Would you like to be a contributing author for Rocks Digital? We would love to have you. Email Diana Wells, the Contributor Coordinator, TODAY!