Meet the NTEN Community

The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.

Eric Werner

Northridge Interactive

Eric is an interactive marketing consultant at Northridge Interactive, specializing in Web Analytics, Organic Search Engine Optimization, and Pay-Per-Click Management. His interest in online marketing was sparked in 2001 while working for an Atlanta area web marketing firm where he learned the benefits of marketing to achieve concrete results. A results-driven Google Certified AdWords Professional, Eric has engaged in Adwords and Google Grants Management for a number of nonprofit clients while at Northridge Interactive. Eric contributes regularly to the Online Marketing Council and was recently elected to the position of Vice Chair of the Web Analytics committee. Eric began his career as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army -- but now the color of his parachute is "marketing". Eric is getting married this spring and hopes his wife will embrace his eclectic loves of practicing Wing Chun Kung Fu, wearing out his copy of Halo 3, and heavily consuming internet marketing reads. He hopes the salsa dancing will help in this regard.

Paul Lamb

Man on a Mission Consulting

Paul is currently the Principal of Man on a Mission Consulting, a management2008 NTENny Winner consulting firm dedicated to leveraging technology for the social good. Paul was named the University of California, San Diego Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2005 and honored with the California Governor’s Technology & Innovation Award in 2002, both for his work in technology targeting underserved communities. Paul is a founder and former Executive Director of Street Tech, an award-winning program providing computer training and job placement for low-income and underserved youth in San Francisco’s East Bay. He has developed several other successful nonprofit programs and community collaboratives in the areas of youth, workforce development, and technology. He is also a frequent radio commentator and OpEd contributor on technology and social issues in a variety of publications.

Heather Holdridge

Care2

Heather Holdridge serves as the Director of Political Advocacy for Care2, a social2008 NTENny Winner network empowering civically active people to discover, share and take action. She is working to connect Care2’s seven million members to non-profits doing political work and campaigns in 2008, and to provide a forum for organizations to promote their message and mission. Care2’s members are interested in making a difference in the world, supporting progressive advocacy on issues as varied as women’s rights, environmental issues, human rights, animal rights, consumer issues and progressive politics, among others.

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared - an Initative of TechSoup Global

Amy is a nonprofit technology consultant and the Global Community Builder for NetSquared, an organization that mines, profiles and 2008 NTENny Winneraccelerates Web and mobile‐based social innovation projects from around the globe. Amy is dedicated to supporting and educating nonprofits and the progressive social change sector about evolving technologies that cultivate and engage communities.

She has worked in social media with the nonprofit sector for over five years and has2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Booster a background in New Media Journalism.  Her work focuses on tools that ignite and empower communities, collaboration, and conversation.  Amy has spoken at conferences, workshops, and training days in the US and the UK and hosts an authoritative blog on nonprofit technology.

 

Heidi Schudrowitz

The Movement Disorder Society

Heidi is a Website Project Manager for The Movement Disorder Society, an international professional medical society of 3,500 members. Our members are researchers and physcians who specialize in the neurosciences. We are operated by an AMC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Before I joined MDS, I worked as a reporter, copy editor and online producer for Wisconsin's largest daily newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  That is where I was introduced to the Internet in 1999 - WAY before I had even heard of HTML, and got my "formal" training as a Web site producer.

My hobbies include trail hiking, travel abroad, journaling, blogging (two very distinct things!), Vespas, and shopping the local farmers markets.