TANIA CASSELLE is a writer and editor for magazines, books, and online media such as Forbes Travel, MSN.com, and AOL Travel. In this contemplative writing workshop with Sean Murphy, attendees explore how meditation and mindfulness practices can stimulate the creative process and open the mind to new possibilities.
Guest Speakers and Presenters
The AHP Equine Media Conference brings together professional speakers from both inside and outside the equine publishing industry as well as former and current members, to provide a variety of sessions covering all aspects of the publishing industry.
As Catapult Creative Labs managing director, ANDREA KUPFER excels at building best-of-breed marketing campaigns that connect businesses with the right customers. She is a problem-solving junkie and strategic thinker with “the more complex the goal – the better” mindset.
CHRISTINA ERB LOVULLO, the Creative Services Director at Catapult Creative Labs, brings a mix of journalism and corporate communications expertise. She got her start as a journalist, writing for The New York Times, Outside and Men’s Journal, before transitioning to brand communications.
SEAN W. MURPHY is the recipient of a 2018 National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing, the author of three novels and one book of nonfiction, and is a recognized Zen meditation teacher. In this contemplative writing workshop with Tania Casselle, attendees explore how meditation and mindfulness practices can stimulate the creative process and open the mind to new possibilities.
MIRIAM ORTIZ Y PINO works with entrepreneurs and other busy and creative people to eliminate the distractions, simplify systems and create routines so they can do their best work and live a fuller life. She will moderate an interactive panel that explores ways to streamline your life to create more time to focus on what’s important to you.
SHELLEY PAULSON is an award-winning equestrian photographer based in Minnesota. Paulson will cover fundamentals of good photographic composition, then focus in on what elements a strong storytelling photo by dissecting some of the best journalistic images in history.
KALI PLATT, Account Manager at Catapult Creative Labs, is an integrated communications and marketing ninja with more than 5 years’ experience working with leading, respected brands in the outdoor, equine, arts, food and beverage industries.
ERIN RICHARDS is a national K-12 education reporter for USA Today who lives a dual life as a hunter/jumper enthusiast. Richards presents four journalism-related sessions at the 2019 AHP Equine Media Conference.
JENNIFER SPELMAN is a longterm documentary photographer and educator. Her presentation should give your imagination a boost and leave you with ideas for how to create a stronger sense of story in your images.
MILT TOBY is president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the country’s largest organization dedicated to freelance writers. He is frequent speaker on legal issues, the business of writing, and the publishing industry and presents two sessions on media law.
An avid equestrian all his life, STEVE WILLIAMS is an accomplished promoter within the equestrian community. In his session on “3 Steps to Gaining Consumer Recognition,” Williams explains the three steps that can impact your marketing strategy and teach you to think differently about brand recognition.