The Bling My Bra Worker Bees for 2011 are . . .
Kat Simpson – CBO
Chief Bling Officer
Kat Simpson is a well-established ecommerce entrepreneur as the owner of Katskloset. After Kat’s husband became permanently disabled, Kat knew she had to focus on her business to support the family. Katskloset can be found on eBay, Amazon, Bonanza, and Kat’s Boutique.
Kat is a very strong supporter of women entrepreneurs. To show that support, she donates 10% of all her eBay sales to Mi Esperanza: the Women of My Hope.
Kat was the driving force behind 2010’s successful Bling My Bra campaign, after taking over the leadership role from founder Beth Cherkowsky. With the assistance of a small board of directors, Kat dedicated the entire month of October to making Bling My Bra’s second year another great success.
Kat keeps up to date with the ever-changing landscape of ecommerce as an eBay Education Specialist, eBay Ink Social Media Seller, member of OSI Rock Stars, and active Facebook and Twitter user. She also has co-hosted several ecommerce podcasts, including the current Ecom Connections. Kat is also the producer of the new podcast FBARadio.
Kat is very active in the lives of her five children and two grandchildren.
Beverly England – VP
Vice-President of Marketing & Talent
Danni Ackerman – MOO
Manger Of Operations – West Coast
Danni Ackerman is a veteran of the ecommerce world as well as knowing how to run an auction business in real life. She has owned Udderly Good Stuff since 1998. What started as a fun hobby grew into a full time business needed to support her family through the hard times of the dot com crash (husband is a software engineer). You can find Danni on eBay, Amazon and her own website as well as find her E-books on sourcing and selling online.
This is Danni’s third year supporting Bling My Bra as a board member / officer. She’s a big believer in raising awareness for worthy causes!
Besides running a successful online business Danni still has two small children at home including her 6 yr old son who has autism and her 4 yr old daughter. Life is never dull around the Ackerman home!
Better known on eBay and eBay Radio as eBetsy, Betsie Bolger is a former professional equestrian and journalist turned full-time eBayer. She and her husband sell on eBay as monjott (TexAnna’s ALL*STORE), and she is the eBay Account Manager for acquisator (The Acquisatory). She is a Top-rated Seller and PowerSeller as well as an eBay Education Specialist, Top 100 eBay Reviewer, and eBay Ink Social Media Seller.
Betsie also serves as Content Manager for Voicemarketing, Inc. — including writing the scripts for eBay Radio and co-organizing the eBay Radio Party & Conference — and maintains an active social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
Karen Locker – COO
Chief Operating Officer & Head Squirrel Tamer
Karen owns and operates two multi-channel ecommerce businesses: Luna Jardin, bath and body indulgences; and Mommy’s Bazaar, an eclectic boutique with a mix of items both her own and items sold on consignment.
She is also the Online Retail Manager for US Challenge Coins on eBay and Amazon.
Karen has been the chat-room host for two successful podcasts — Bonanza Boardroom and Tips from the Top with the Savvy Seller — and is currently the co-host of Ecom Connections. She love all things ecommerce, from social media to customer service to exploring new venues. She’s a bit of a Twitter addict who participates in the weekly #custserv chat on Twitter, and loves to interact with new people. Karen is also an eBay INK Social Media Seller.
In addition to her ecommerce enterprises, Karen is also a busy wife and the mother of three wonderful children, who keep her very involved in their school and activities.
Karen’s newest venture is Solutions4ecommerce. Karen assists busy ecommerce sellers become multi-platform by managing inventory and customer service on their additional retail outlets.