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Robbie Adair

Robbie Adair

CEO & Contributor

Robbie started her career in corporate training until starting her own custom training and media company almost seventeen years ago. In 2010, she began doing classroom training for OSTraining while running Media A-Team. She lives in Houston, Texas, but enjoys all the travel for client work and speaking gigs.

She is often presenting about various tech topics such as Joomla, Fabrik, Web Development, Social Media, and Augmented Reality. She loves seeing that "ah-ha" moment in peoples eyes in her sessions and workshops.

Steve Burge

Steve Burge

Founder & Contributor

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the U.K., he now lives in Sarasota in the U.S.A.. He was a public school teacher for many years before starting OSTraining.

Steve has been heavily involved in various open source projects, writing books, starting user groups, serving on boards of directors and much more. In addition to OSTraining, he also spends his time on Joomlashack, PublishPress and Watchful.

Mikall Hill

Mikall Hill

CCO & Contributor

Mikall has worked in the graphic art, marketing, and web world for over 25 years and is super excited to bring all of her experience to OSTraining as Chief Creative Officer.     

Although she has primarily worked with Joomla websites, since its branch off from Mambo, creating dynamic graphics and content for clients, Mikall has also dabbled in WordPress and Drupal as well. She happily resides in Houston, Texas!

Stacey Burge

Stacey Burge

Operations 

Stacey is big part of the Operations Team at OSTraining. She helps take care of many of the day-to-day administrative tasks. Stacey holds a Masters degree in Linguistics and began her career teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language.

She has taught in Japan, Australia and the US. She is happy to be a part of the OSTraining team now and loves the fact that she still plays a part in educating others.

Hugh Messenger

Hugh Messenger

Developer & Contributor

Hugh is a proud member of the Development Team bringing over 30 years of experience in programming & network management to the table. For over a decade, he has been the main developer on Fabrik, one of the largest Joomla extensions. He is an expert in PHP, SQL, Javascript, JQuery, Joomla, Asterisk, and too many more platforms and technologies.

He hails from England but now calls Alabama home...where his accent sticks out like a sore thumb! But, he plays the Hammond organ like a champ, so it's all good in sweet home Alabama!

Bill Tomczak

Bill Tomczak

Developer

Bill works as an independent programmer and database designer. He was introduced to Joomla in 2006, and is now focused almost entirely on writing custom extensions for Joomla.

He works with a number of web designers, providing technical and engineering support and custom programming for them and their clients. His primary expertise is in php, javascript and the javascript frameworks mootools and jquery.

Rod Martin

Rod Martin

Trainer & Contributor

Rod holds two masters degrees and has been training people how to do "things" for over 25 years. Originally from Australia, he grew up in Canada and now resides just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds, in small companies and large corporations.

Rod's extensive open source experience includes WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Moodle and he really knows how to help you get the most out of the system you chose. Rod plays ice hockey a couple of times a week and rides his Goldwing motorbike pretty much everywhere he can.

Michael Adair

Michael Adair

Support & Contributor

Mike an expert level CSS/SASS coder and a Joomla and Fabrik template builder. He is also familiar with WordPress and Drupal, particularly from the theme building stand point. He also works on many hosted solution platforms to manipulate templates for branding, such as 3D Cart, Wix, and Shopify.

He has a degree is in Science (mathematics) and lives in Texas. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing online games, and blog writing.

Jorge Montoya

Jorge Montoya

Contributor

Jorge lived in Ecuador and Germany. Now he is back to his homeland Colombia.

He spends his time translating from English and German to Spanish. He enjoys playing with Drupal and other Open Source Content Management Systems and technologies.

Nick Savov

Nick Savov

Support

Nick is on the Support Team, and you can find him in almost every area of the site, from answering support requests and account questions to creating tutorials and software.

He loves working at OSTraining and helping students to learn and to create great websites.

Valentín García

Valentín García

Designer

Valentín is a part of the Design Team, and you can find him answering forum requests and refreshing the OSTraining website. His fresh and new improvements ultimately offer a better customer experience for our users. Valentin discovered Joomla in 2010, and since then he has considered it as the best CMS. Valentin has been coding extensions and templates for Joomla for many years and truly enjoys helping people build their own websites with Open Source tools.

He lives in San Julián, Jalisco, México.

Robert Ring

Robert Ring

Trainer

Robert learned HTML/CSS back in 2008 when he decided to start a film review site, and he continued adding to his site file-by-file the old-fashioned way for a year. When he asked a web developer friend how to build a site that "automatically lists content on the homepage and stuff," he was pointed to Drupal.

Since then, Robert has continued to build his experience with the CMS by using it on his own projects and by managing other brands' pre-existing Drupal sites. In his spare time, Robert trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and works on too many side programming projects. He is also the author of two books.

Topher DeRosia

Topher DeRosia

Trainer

Christopher DeRosia (Topher) has been "doing the web" since 1994. With the advent of PHP in 1998, his web sites became much more dynamic and exciting. He is an accomplished programmer, having written his own content management systems and managed some very large websites.

He loves to help people enjoy their websites and believes, "playing with WordPress is fun!". He has built over 30 sites with custom themes and plugins.

Topher lives in Michigan, USA.