SOCIAL ICON 2022 SPEAKERS

Social Influencer Event

Host

INDIA BLUE SEVERE

Who is Indy Blue? India Blue Severe, best known as Indy Blue, is a writer, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the brand Lonely Ghost. She’s known for fostering radically engaged communities on and offline. Blogging since the tender age of 11 (“Miss Indypendent”), Indy’s online story-telling has seen her throughout many seasons – from world travel to business owner to mother. 

Keynote Speakers

Social Influencer Event

TEZZA BARTON

Tezza has been a fine art and commercial photographer for over 10 years and has expanded into creating her own lifestyle and fashion brand-Tezza.

With a mantra of “The Art of Life” Tezza’s goal is to provide creative tools for others with products such as the Tezza Collage Kit– a collection of high-quality art prints that has sold thousands, as well as her fully stocked photo and video editing app-Tezza App, which has over 16 million downloads and 3 million monthly active users. The app is frequently in the top 10 photo/video apps in the world.

More recently, Tezza created Lello, a vintage-inspired luxury eyewear brand. In 2020 she launched a co-branded collection with Aldo that sold out in the US within a week. In Fall of 2021 Tezza and her husband Cole announced a much-anticipated outerwear capsule with Noize. In 2021 Tezza was put on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List. Tezza lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Cole and their daughter, Coco.

Social Media Influencers

KRISTY SARAH SCOTT

Entrepreneur, mother, and tastemaker Kristy Scott embodies the mentality “you really can have it all.” Before social media, Kristy and her husband, Desmond, founded a wedding videography business that took the Houston area by storm. Growing their client list to include luxury venues, vendors, and other high-end clientele, the Scotts have cultivated an image of class and taste that carries over into Kristy’s social content.

Now the mother of two children on top of running her wedding & social media businesses, Kristy has grown a dedicated following of over 8 million fans. Her content reveals insights into family life, business sense, and good, old-fashioned laughter. Previously partnering with international brands such as Amazon, Sunday Riley, Kerastase, Ole Henriksen, (and many more), Kristy has grown her brand to include many passion areas in her life such as family, fashion, and beauty.

Kristy is thrilled to be participating in Social Icon to be able to inspire other creators to follow their dreams. By sharing her personal experiences as a business-owner and mother, Kristy only hopes that other creators would be able to see it is possible to create a successful brand both on and offline.

Fashion Blogger

CHRISTINE ANDREW

With over 10 years in the industry, Christine Andrew is one of the top creators in the space. After being rejected from fashion school she started journaling her outfits as a way to share her passion. After a decade of being true to her voice and her audience, Christine has created a connection with her million + followers on multiple social platforms including Tiktok and Instagram and it shows. She is one of the strongest converters in the industry and bridges the gap between fashion and lifestyle. 

Having started first as a brand-owner and transitioning into a content creator, Christine has the unique perspective of seeing brand collaborations from both perspectives. Now with a multi-million dollar business, Christine loves to inspire others to follow their passion and pursue new opportunities. 

Christine and her husband Cody live in Utah with their four children and big dog Mio. She and her family have starred in a nationwide Old Navy commercial and worked with every major retailer/brand from Prada, Nordstrom, Amazon, Disney and more.

Social Media Event

SARAH NICOLE LANDRY

As one of the most influential social voices in the body confidence space, Sarah brings people together by sharing honestly about her journey of divorce, self-worth, living beyond your body, and love. Her vulnerability resonates with followers globally inspiring them towards radical acceptance in their own life.

Live Podcast

"WHAT WE SAID"

CHELSEY JADE CURTIS

Chelsey is a certified holistic health coach and content creator. After transforming her own health, she turned her focus to helping others improve their relationship with their body and food. She graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and now works with clients one-on-one to help them achieve their unique health and wellness goals.

She also co-hosts the What We Said podcast with her best friend Jaci, which has amassed a loyal Gen Z and young Millenial following with over 15 Million+ downloads. They speak candidly about health, relationships, and life, with girl talk that ranges from encouraging motivation + self-help tips to reading listener’s real life embarrassing stories, and dishing out some much needed advice. Listeners can expect to laugh, wonder where men get the audacity, and leave feeling uplifted.
Chelsey currently lives in Orange County with her husband, Nick, her Great Dane, Sophie, and recently welcomed her first son, Kase, this past Christmas.

JACI MARIE SMITH

Jaci is a lifestyle influencer and entrepreneur who turned her photography hobby into a successful personal brand. From Instagram, to YouTube, to Tik Tok and beyond, Jaci has mastered the art of creating a recognizable brand and continues to be passionate about all things branding and marketing.

She also co-hosts the What We Said podcast with her best friend Chelsey, which has amassed a loyal Gen Z and young Millenial following with over 15 Million+ downloads. They speak candidly about health, relationships, and life, with girl talk that ranges from encouraging motivation tips to reading listener’s real life embarrassing stories, and dishing out some much needed advice. Listeners can expect to laugh, wonder where men get the audacity, and leave feeling uplifted.

Jaci currently lives in Orange County with her husband, Leif and toy poodle, Lady.

Digital Creator Panelists

PAIGE ARMINTA WATTS

Before Paige started on her social media journey negotiating, contracting, and managing influencer campaigns for The Walt Disney Company, she was in the celebrity styling world assisting stylist of the Stars. Her love for fashion mixed with her passion for creativity, Paige put her love for fashion and her social media experience together to bring unique content to the creative world. Paige is known for not only sharing the Behind The Scenes of each piece of content that she posts, but also for the uniqueness that her content brings. 
 
All while making her content come to life with movement, emotion, fashion, and more, she takes pride in the community she has built and the daily conversations she indulges in to understand and feel close to those who support her. This has pushed Paige to not only become more human, but to open up about her struggles with BDD, her experiences with therapy, etc.
 
Paige is “still trying to keep up with the trends of this crazy social world,” but decided to take things off Instagram, and dive into the crazy world of fashion. Paige has designed a sweats line called ARMINTA. (@arminta.co) Although this line is fresh and new, she is running full speed with her ideas and dreams!
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ALEXIS THERESE CASTILLO

Alexis Castillo, better known as Ali, is a fashion and beauty influencer with an infectious smile and content set in the stunning landscape of Arizona. Ali lives in Phoenix with her husband, Bryan, and two rescue dogs, Gryffin and Penny. She started her Instagram account in 2014 as a creative outlet and a way to keep busy, but quickly realized her passion for creating content and connecting with others. Eight years later, Ali has fostered a loyal community on Instagram, Youtube and TikTok. She openly shares all elements of her life including travel, fashion, home decor, beauty and wellness.

CHELSEA HENRIQUEZ

Chelsea Henriquez is a New York City-based afrolatina content creator and second-hand shop owner of Shop As of Late. Through her platforms (@ChelseaAsofLate) she encourages her community to build their wardrobes creatively and sustainably while promoting a “fun first” ideal when it comes to creative expression.

Chelsea also matches her advertising & marketing experience with her creative lens to provide services including: prop styling, photography, creative direction, and more. She has been featured as on-air talent & lifestyle expert for Fortune 500 companies and featured in publications including Yahoo!’s In the Know, PopSugar, Buzzfeed, and Forbes. 

Chelsea also matches her advertising & marketing experience with her creative lens to provide services including: prop styling, photography, creative direction, and more. She has been featured as on-air talent & lifestyle expert for Fortune 500 companies and featured in publications including Yahoo!’s In the Know, PopSugar, Buzzfeed, and Forbes. 

JESSICA JANAE

Fashion photographer, curve model, lifestyle influencer and mother, Jessica has been in the biz for over 10 years. Known for her high end fashion photographs,  being unapologetically herself and inspiring all women to do the same! 

She started as a commercial and wedding photographer growing a massive clientele all over the world. Her photographs have been featured in magazines such as, Harpers Bazaar, Town and Country. The knot, Harpers Bazaar bride, Vogue Italia just to name a few!

 In 2017 she began her self love journey after 27 years of self deprecating and began sharing that journey with her instagram following inspiring them to radically love themselves.

Now 5 years later she is a full time curve model and self love influencer with a huge following on Instagram and Tik Tok and starting a podcast and clothing line this year!

Lifestyle Creator Panelists

Bethanie & Anthony Garcia

Bethanie Garcia is mom to five young kids and resides with her husband, Anthony, in Tempe, Arizona. She’s passionate about normalizing body changes, postpartum experiences and sharing her raw take on motherhood in conversations that have been taboo for far too long. Making you laugh along the way is just the cherry on top. In addition to her blog and Instagram @thegarciadiaries, she co-hosts a weekly podcast with her husband called The Garcia Diaries: Unfiltered. 

Fatima & Ben Dedrickson

Fatty Dedrickson is a lifestyle content creator based in Utah who is passionate about motherhood, couples challenges, beauty, home, and fitness content. She speaks 5 languages and her mantra is, “Self care isn’t selfish, it’s necessary.” She is very candid about modern topics such as sex, menstrual cycles, the stigmas around Black hair, and is always bringing her audience into the conversation by sharing their funny stories on her Instagram Stories. She believes that by being vulnerable we learn to empathize with others and realize that we are more alike than we are unalike.

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Myley & Tre Johnson

Myley and Tre Johnson, known with their 3 kids as The J Family, are family/lifestyle content creators with their main outlet being TikTok. They love showing real and authentic family moments mixed in with funny skits and lighthearted humor. Tre fulfilled his childhood dream of playing in the NFL, but stayed hopeful and dedicated to retire from football as a full-time family content creator. The whole family is now so happy to have him home, making memories together for a living. They hope to be an example of a fun-loving family to their followers all while having a lot of fun with their kids.
 

Video Creator Panelists

WHITNEY LEAVITT

Whitney is a Utah based creator known for her Tiktok which features comedy videos about Motherhood. She is a mother of 2 (one newborn) and takes her audience along with her on her journey of learning and growing as a parent.

 

KAYCEE STROH

KayCee Stroh is an American Actress, Dancer and Singer known world wide for her role as Martha Cox in the High School Musical Disney film franchise.

She later went on to land a recurring role on the Disney Series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and continued her Television career, appearing FX’s popular series “The League”, Disney’s Andi Mack and most recently Disney+’s High School Musical the Musical the series! 


Today, Stroh is happily married, is the mother of two beautiful little girls and continues her career in Film, Dance, Hosting, Speaking and of course TikTok

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