Originally from a rural town outside of Tampa, Florida, there was nothing global, worldly, nor ambitious in my upbringing. By all accounts, my family’s expectations were pretty low and stopped at “go to college.” So I had no pressure to do anything big, and had complete support in everything that has lead me to where I am now. I had been introduced to the art world pretty early on. By the time I was 15, my whole life was centered around being creative. Little did I know that the courses I enrolled in and the pure act of creating was shaping a mind that questioned everything and that quickly saw a flaw in the traditional work/life model.
I’m Samantha Pennington, the sci-fi and fantasy novel obsessed, revolutionarily inclined, and oh so queer entrepreneur behind Oree Virtual. Oree Virtual is a full-service digital agency serving women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ changemakers that want to shift the status quo and become the majority in business and leadership. We help build our client’s brand authority, trust, and visibility online. I’m also the co-founder of the largest community of women in SEO, the Facebook group Sisters in SEO.
My name is Ryan Connolly. I’m a 32 year old Scotsman currently running an adventure tour company in Iceland called Hidden Iceland. We are currently number 1 in Iceland for Private tours and multi-day activities on TripAdvisor and run multiple sold out tours every day of the year. This is after only 2 years of operations and bootstrapping our way through the first year.
I am a founder and managing director at havingtime.com – a digitally native magazine and a worldwide movement rooted in impactful storytelling; trying to define what it means to live well in the everchanging world.
On top of this, I am a creative and strategic thinking Social Media, Marketing and Publicity Specialist, with 15+ years of experience across a wide range of financial services marketing and communication disciplines.