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Meet Our Speakers



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At TikTok, Martin Vilata helped pave the way as one of the first SMB advisors and specializes in onboarding businesses of all types and sizes to find success on the platform. Martin is a sales professional with previous experience at Glassdoor, Adobe, and Facebook advising SMBs, enterprise companies, and ad agencies.




WiserWay Media

Erika Wise is the Founder and CEO of WiserWay Media, a digital marketing company based in San Diego, California, and the creator of brands such as BittiBite Boxes, AfroChucks, and LocalBraid. Erika is the creator of, an all-in-one marketing resource hub, e-learning and social networking platform.

Holly Blackwell


H2M Solutions

Holly Blackwell is a Small Business Marketing Advocate, Writer, Blogger, Speaker and Teacher. She has worked with a diverse spectrum of businesses ranging from self-employed consultants to billion-dollar corporations, and a great number of non-profit organizations, retail businesses, and services. 



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Founder & CEO
Flint Avenue

Amy Wood is the Founder and CEO of Flint Avenue, a Texas-based creative marketing and software development company. Amy is an award-winning instructional designer and marketing strategist. She has over 20 years of international experience in product and service marketing and strategic planning.




NineYes Marketing

Mark is the owner of NineYes Marketing where he helps businesses gain more exposure through online marketing. He works with businesses and serves as the chair advisor of Texas State University's Masters in Marketing Program.

Michael Bazar


Bazar Solutions

Mike is the CEO of Bazar Solutions. Since 2009 Bazar Solutions has been focused on providing enterprise level IT support and cybersecurity to the SMB space.  This focus on the customer experience has turned Bazar Solutions into a nationally recognized multi-million dollar business




VP of Marketing
Wichita Falls Chamber

Katie Britt is the Vice President of Marketing for the Wichita Falls Chamber, a Toastmaster, Digital Marketer, Graphic Designer, artist, and storyteller. She believes in maximizing opportunities for organizations and people to magnify their growth.

Nick Hawks


Founder & CEO

As the founder of Nick Hawks shares his business knowledge to both public audiences and private consulting. As an e-commerce guru, he offers classes on topics such as how to sell on eBay, Amazon, Etsy, Instagram, and Facebook, finding the perfect product, marketing, and website creation. 

Ashton Montgomery

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Project Manager
Flint Avenue

Ashton Montgomery works with the Flint Avenue creative team and loves helping clients turn their dreams into reality. Ashton is a Google Certified and SharpSpring CRM Super User Certified data analyst. Ashton is passionate about putting real numbers to client success.

Dr. Keith S. Jones

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Professor/Dept Chair
Texas Tech University

Dr. Keith S. Jones is a human factors psychologist who specializes in human-computer interaction. His current research focuses on human factors issues related to cybersecurity, with an emphasis on social engineering.


Dietary accommodations and reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance to
Masks not required but encouraged.


Funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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