Meet the Judges: Seattle’s Social Media Mavens Saddle Up to Support Solid Ground!

The northwest has always had a long-time reputation as a “hot bed” for emerging new trends over the past 30 years. From coffee, indie music, to even Zombie walks and of course, our endless obsession for technology! But will Seattle  add mobile food truck capital to it’s belt this September?

With an impressive 26 mobile food trucks scheduled at this year’s big ole’ wagon round up heading headed to Interbay in a few shot weeks; it’s time to enlist in the help of two of Seattle’s top techies to celebrate this wonderful new food festival.

Please welcome our latest judges, Shauna Causey and Monica Guzman to this year’s Seattle Met Wagon Awards this September.

SHAUNA CAUSEY

Shauna is a Seattle technie who follows food trucks around in her spare time. She’s managed social media strategy,communications, and philanthropic efforts for companies, non-profits and elected officials. She’s worked for the Seattle Mariners, Fox Sports Net, Comcast and Nordstrom.

She was voted in the 100 Top Women in Tech  by TechFlash and has been featured in the LA Times as part of the “Female Empire of Technology,” the Huffington Post, Tech Flash and various other media outlets. She also serves as VP for Social Media Club Seattle and Twestival Seattle.

In early 2009, she started Voluntweetup a grassroots event series where local technology enthusiasts volunteer to train and educate non-profits how to effectively use social media.

MONICA GUZMAN

Monica is a Seattle journalist and content strategist with a thing for newsrooms, startups and figuring out how we can connect and communicate better. After two years of daily beat reporting in Texas and Michigan, she dove into digital in July 2007 as the first online-only reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, where she developed the award-winning Big Blog with an eye toward social media and community collaboration.

When the P-I shut down its print edition in 2009, she added website production, multimedia management and expanded content strategy to her daily duties as the largest metro daily to go online-only made a groundbreaking transition.

In June 2010 she jumped to startups, helping the team at Intersect launch, develop and market an innovative storytelling platform that lets people connect through experiences they share at enduring intersections of place and time. All the while she’s shared what she’s excited about as a speaker on digital media issues in both tech and journalism. Monica has been named one of the Top 100 women in Seattle tech by Techflash and one of 35 social media influencers by the Poynter Institute.

Catch them both at this year’s Mobile Food Rodeo in a few short weeks!

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