The best talent and extraordinary expertise.
Meet the faces.
We partner with skilled experts and educators with existing audiences to strengthen our course content and relevance. People increasingly go to social influencers to learn. We understand the power of these influencers and embrace the social influencer phenomenon.
Gittemarie Johansen - Sweeden
Gittemarie Johansen is a full-time sustainability advocate, writer, and lecturer. She has a degree in English and Culture, but has been working with sustainability and activism for more than five years. She uses social media to show how she lives her daily life as a zero waster and creates content that makes it easy for you to do the same.
She also works closely with many organizations and NGOs to advocate for social issues and to push the sustainable agenda in the political discourse. She uses her online platforms to dismantle myths about plastic and pollution, and to deconstruct sustainability in a manner that makes it simpler for the everyday consumer to make those green transitions.
Rich Fergusson - UK
Rich has featured on major TV networks across the US and internationally, including NBC’s Ellen DeGeneres show. A seasoned and highly respected magician, with a huge social media following, Rich has produced numerous magic DVDs, media content and tutorials, as well as performing his tricks for some of the world's A-list celebrities and corporations.
Ian has been educating and working in animal welfare for many years. With a Master's degree in Teaching, he is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). He is also a certified instructor for Pet CPR and first aid, an AKC-Certified Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and a Professional Premium member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. He is owner and head instructor at Simpawtico Dog Training, LLC, and is the Canine Behavior and Training Manager for his local shelter. He lives with his wife, four dogs, and one cat in upstate New York.
‘Dog Training Essentials’
‘Loose Leash Dog Walking’
Alexandra Stapleton Smith
Alexandra Stapleton-Smith is the Creator and CEO of The Hedgehog Hollow blog. She is a lifelong crafter who has worked to turn her favorite hobby into a thriving business. Running her own business allows her to balance life with her husband and two daughters.
The Hedgehog Hollow provides crafting, lifestyle and DIY tips and tricks to their worldwide audience. They have built their blog into an award-winning business, and their published videos are some of the best quality videos produced in the crafting community.
‘Creative Card Making For All Occasions’
Bao Tran is an online dance teacher who has taught millions of people how to dance. He specializes in popular dance and knows all the dance moves that will make you the star of the dance floor.
With almost 20 years of dance experience Bao has not only perfected his dance skills, but also his teaching skills. He has taught everything from regular dance classes to bachelorette party events to elite competitions teams, and now he is teaching millions of people on YouTube and through his Pop Dance Boot Camp course.
His ability to understand and teach beginners makes it easy to follow along, and his inviting personality makes it fun and motivating to dance.
‘Pop Dance Boot Camp’
Simon Smith is a British guitar player, teacher, and musician. He started playing the guitar at 16 years old after hearing Iron Maiden at his friend's house during the school summer holidays, and deciding that he needed to learn how to make those sounds!
After years of playing and teaching with no formal qualifications, he decided in his 30's that it was time to sit his guitar exams. Simon now holds a grade 8 certificate in guitar performance from the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. As an instructor, he has been teaching for over 20 years, and has privately taught guitar to students from 8 years old to 82 years old.
As a musician, he has performed in multiple bands and gigged and toured extensively across the UK as well as playing in Europe. The music he has performed ranges from Heavy Metal to Pop, Funk, Jazz, Rock and Indie. He has also performed on several albums, and completed session work for record companies and studios around the world thanks to the opportunities provided by the internet.
He has a wealth of knowledge of guitar techniques, music theory, and recording and is ready to share his knowledge with you!
‘Electric Guitar Fast Track’