osm sarah watz 2014

Position: President
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Website: www.pixpro.net
Twitter: @sarahwatz

Sarah is a Joomla evangelist who lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She runs the Joomla! specialized web agency Pixpro. Sarah has been working with marketing, communication, sales and education for more than 20 years. Her passion is to provide great business value to the projects with which she is involved.

Sarah discovered Mambo in 2004 and moved to Joomla in 2005. She fell in love with Joomla! with it's vibrant community and began contributing to the community. Her first involvement in the Joomla! community was as vice president for the Joomla! User Association Sweden (JUAS). Since then she has been the President for the JUAS for several years, as well as project manager for many Joomla!Days and Joomla!Nights in Sweden. Sarah is a frequent speaker at events such as Joomla!Days, JAB and the JWC.

Joining OSM, Sarah feels really exited about working with the Joomla Certificate Program.

rod.martin

Position: Board Director
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Website: imrodmartin.com/
Twitter: @imrodmartin

Rod is the Director of Training at OSTraining. He 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 and Drupal. He has introduced thousands of people to Joomla! through his online videos and live training. He was one of the keynote speakers at both JAB and the Joomla! World Conference in 2013. He is married with two grown kids, plays ice hockey a couple of times a week and rides his Goldwing motorcycle pretty much everywhere he can.

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Position: Secretary
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Twitter: @joejoomla

Joe had a successful career in the graphic arts and multimedia industry before moving into management with a national charitable organization. He got involved with Joomla! in 2005, and in 2009 started his own marketing company. The web division of Joe’s company, JoeJoomla, uses Joomla exclusively, managing projects for clients. Joe is hands on with website strategies, site integration and design.

In the Joomla community Joe is a well known speaker, trainer, and writer about all things Joomla. He contributes to the community by sharing knowledge at various JoomlaDays in the United States, as well as the larger international events such as J and Beyond, and the Joomla! World Conference. Joe co-founded two Joomla User Groups in Canada. He has written articles for the Joomla! Magazine and also has a popular blog about Joomla.

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Position: Board Member
Location: Odense, Denmark
Website: www.redweb.dk
Twitter: @redwebdk

Ronni is the founder and CEO of redWEB ApS which includes the brands redWEB.dk, redHOST.dk, redCOMPONENT.com, iRedHOST.com, and Joomla2go.com.

He is a long term Joomla user and former developer who came over from Mambo back in 2005, and has actively helped to build the Danish JUG structure and the first three Danish Joomla! Days.

Ronni is also an active member of the Joomla World Conference team for three years running, as well as an active member of the Governance Working Group. In the past Ronni has been a member of multiple Working Groups and has attended many Joomla! Days and Joomla! Events around the world.

Since 1993 Ronni has been a frontender, backender, systemarchitect, projectleader, manager and has actively held most positions in a modern dynamic web-team which adds to the perspective of seeing how each adds uniquely to the greater whole of a project - or a community.

Ronni is a diehard structuralist and democrat (as in democracy) and believes strongly in the Open Source Community and idea - and not least the Joomla Community.