trisa katsikapes


Trisa has been involved in the design industry all her life. As a child, she picked paint colors and staged new builds for her contractor/developer family in Port Ludlow, Washington. She worked as the assistant to the art director for Edelstein Advertising and Assoc., freelanced as a photo stylist for Nordstrom and Eddie Bauer advertising, worked as an interior design consultant for Sticks and Stones Design Group in Canmore, Alberta Canada and started her own design business on the Olympic Peninsula in 2006.

​Trisa shares her empty nest with husband, Kevin Tracy Tracy Wealth Management and Kitty Kat. Trisa is a Certified Jazzercise Instructor, loves chocolate, international traveling, and hosting backyard parties for friends and family featuring their Wood-Fired pizza oven. 

holly rose


Holly Rose was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 at the age of 39. After conquering breast cancer she was filled with a desire to give back and leave a legacy for her daughters. She founded the non-profit Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer through education and direct assistance with new wigs, mammograms and diagnostic testing in Arizona. Rose was a founding member of the Arizona Breast Cancer Resource Guide. She joined forces to help push through the PALS Act to ensure insurance for breast-screenings. She formed the Arizona Breast Cancer Coalition to unite resources in Arizona. Rose has been honored with many esteemed awards: Athena HAIL Award Acting Courageously 2018, Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Hero Award - Education 2017, Arizona Foothills Magazine 2017 Most Influential Woman in Valley Non-Profit and Women Who Move the Valley. Top 25 MASK Unity Award 2016, and more. Rose is a loving wife and mother. She is a self-published author: Live and Give: Facebooking My Way Through Breast Cancer. Rose is making a difference in the fight against breast cancer through her unwavering commitment to educate and assist.

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sami gardner


Sami Gardner is an an experienced educator who has spent the last five years researching, teaching, and speaking on career development, branding, and LinkedIn. Every day professionals and Silicon Valley startups have utilized her diverse skills and insights into the job market, LinkedIn marketing, and professional branding.


With a Master’s in Library and Information Science, she combines a research and instruction skillset with practical experience gained through organizing events like the TRANS*FORM Employment Expo, hosting the Career Kickstart podcast, and writing the Job Prep curriculum for Europe’s #1 tech boot camp.


She has trained job seekers, freelancers, and companies on how to use LinkedIn at international conferences and speaking engagements in Lisbon, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Medellin.

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