It is impossible for just a few people to single-handedly pull off an event the scope and size of OCALICON. It takes a small army of support staff, video producers, tech specialists, fiscal aficionados, marketing coordinators, content experts and administrative leaders to bring it all to life. But there are three people who are at the core of the planning and implementation. Allow us to introduce ourselves.
Conference and Events Manager
Simon has worked for OCALI for over 17 years, serving as the conference director and general jack-of-all-trades. When he's not helping run the conference and putting together a podcast or two for OCALI, he's out riding his bicycle, grilling, spinning vinyl, or convincing his very skittish dachshunds, Peter Bentley (aka PB) and Winston, that people really aren't as threatening as they seem.
National and State Partnerships Coordinator
Introducing Jill, curator of all the programming found within OCALICON, from breakout sessions to keynotes to special events. If you ever get an out-of-office message from her, she's likely in the far reaches of the globe (or in her home state of Texas) loving on other human beings. Guatemala has often been her home away from home, as she has taken numerous trips into remote parts of the country, helping equip and empower people often forgotten by the rest of the world.
Courtney started at OCALI as a short-term contractor after quitting her previous job and living in Kenya for a few months. What was supposed to be only a few months of working at OCALI turned into over a decade. She wrangles everything related to registration, social media, and purchasing, and is a lover of jumping photos and all things Jackson Hole, Wyoming.