Michael AnelloAs a Drupal developer, trainer, and consultant, Mike specializes in custom modules, theme integration, and project management. He has worked on dozens Drupal sites including FieldandStream.com and Ozmosis.com, as well as mini-sites for Marriott and JetBlue. Additionally, he has built educational, library, and political web sites with active social communities. He has contributed several Drupal Modules and is an active member of the Drupal community (including being one of the leaders of the Florida Drupal user’s group).His passion for training comes from his constant recruiting of talented designers and themers to master Drupal so his pool of talented collaborators grows with his client base. His aptitude for educating comes from a long history of training that started out when he was a graduate student assistant, teaching engineering courses at Florida Tech to his appointment as an adjunct at the university. Michael’s career began as a research engineer with a nationally-recognized research institution as the lead developer of a widely-used software application for buildings energy research. After nationwide commercial deployment of the software, his reputation for solid planning, attention to detail and fast project turn-around provided demand for his services and the impetus for his consulting career and foray into training.
Gwendolyn Anello provides professional consulting in the areas of program development, domestic and international business development, strategies, community and public affairs, and fundraising. She is also an accomplished business and technical writer. Gwendolyn has created millions of dollars in funding streams through market development, sponsorships and grant programs, been instrumental in several product and commercial developments, created scores of successful communications programs, and writes for virtually every form of print and electronic media available. The highly effective public outreach and program development initiatives she develops for diverse organizations throughout the United States are based on her distinctive expertise in economic development, marketing and communications. She has secured more than $30 million in cash and in-kind support from federal and state government agencies, corporations and foundations for business, economic development, education and environmental/energy related projects. She has also been instrumental in developing new markets for a high-profile space tourism company, and conducted successful public communications programs for political issue campaigns and industrial and commercial developments. Before starting her own business in 1995, Anello headed fundraising for several non-profits, and before that was headed media relations and technical publications for Florida Institute of Technology, from which she earlier earned a BS with honors in Technical Communications.
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