Rocks Digital Contributing Authors

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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 start with reading the contributor guidelines here.)

Veleisa Burrell

Veleisa Burrell loves a good story and gets to work on them daily as the founder and CEO of Narrative Evolution. Since childhood, she’s been a reader, learner and writer, which inspired her career in communication. When she’s not reading a good Twitter thread, digging into a long read or working on a marketing or customer relations project, she’s teaching fitness classes – yoga, barre and weight resistance – to put good vibes in the air. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

John Carroll, contributing author on Rocks Digital

John Carroll

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.

Moss Clement

Moss Clement is a freelance writer and blogger who is helping newbie freelance writers and bloggers improve their writing skills by offering the best writing tips and tricks. He’s also helping clients and businesses generate leads, increase engagement, and grow their business by delivering consistent high-quality content through writing services such as: blog post writing, article writing, ghost writing, and other writing services. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Bernadette Coleman

Bernadette Coleman is the CEO of Advice Local, an award winning Inc500 digital agency. 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

Laura Darkstar is owner of Adminderella. She is an Administrative Strategist, 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, Rocks Digital Marketing Speaker 2015

Lissa Duty

Lissa Duty is cofounder of Rocks Digital and organizer of the annual Rocks Digital Marketing Conference. By day she serves as a Digital Marketing & Branding Strategist at and Publisher of Rocks Digital. Often referred to as “the Online Social Coach,” 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

Patty Farmer

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.

Bill Hartzer

Bill Hartzer is an SEO consultant, 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. 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

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.

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.

Stevan Mcgrath

Stevan Mcgrath is a digital marketing professional who possess expertise in brand design and development. Stevan is passionate about utilizing his diverse skill sets for new and innovative online marketing strategies. He has worked as a freelancer and a contributor to Provenseo. Despite having a wide influential reach, he seeks client satisfaction as his topmost priority. He also writes blog posts on recent digital marketing trends. To know his work and more details seek him out on social media. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Debbie Mrazek

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.

Roxanne R. Roark

Roxanne R. Roark has been involved in social media marketing in Tulsa since 2011. She has been responsible for successful strategies for ad campaigns and brand awareness, alike, as well as having directed social media for large events in Tulsa such as The Center of the Universe Festival and Social Media Tulsa Business Conference. When not working on social, Roxanne speaks across the country about how to use social media marketing for small- to mid-sized businesses. When she’s not working on campaigns or speaking, she enjoys sitting at a sushi bar, enjoying a vodka water and salmon sashimi. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Harley David Rubin, Writer

Harley David Rubin

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.

Laurie Shook, Contributor Coordinator / Content Editor for Rocks Digital

Laurie Shook

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.

Tanya Smith

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.

Mark Toney, Social Media Marketing Strategist at Luce Media

Mark Toney

Mark Toney is Chief Innovator and Strategist at Lucé Media . He is the author of the eBook, “The Amazing Guide to Social Media Metrics.” He is an acclaimed speaker, strategist, and business consultant. For the past 10 years he has created winning digital and social media strategies for major corporations as well as many small businesses. Want to solve big marketing problems for a little bit of money? Start by plotting a strategy with Lucé Media. Read posts. Follow on Twitter.

Diana Wells, Rocks Digital Planning Team

Diana Wells

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.

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