Our Authors

We couldn’t run this site effectively if we hadn’t built some incredible relationships with smart and savvy social business experts. Our authors write on a wide variety of topics across all social platforms. Meet the team that makes Social Solutions Collective a must-read resource for all things social marketing and social business.

Mallie Hart, Owner & Creator

Mallie Hart is the co-owner of Go Creative Go, a full service design and digital marketing firm with her husband, Derek Hart. She’s also the creator and lead member of the Social Solutions Collective. Mallie’s time is divided between graphic design, content marketing and social media marketing and community management. When she’s not designing colorful and catchy Facebook cover images and Twitter backgrounds, she’s either knocking out content or engaging in conversation in one of the communities she manages for clients. Always happiest when extremely busy, Mallie has big plans for the Social Solutions Collective in 2014 and beyond.

Founding Members

Mandy Edwards

Mandy wears many hats in her day-to-day life: wife, mom, business owner. The founder of ME Marketing Services, Mandy has a heart to serve businesses in increasing their reach online through social media. She provides social media management, training and consulting to her clients. Social media is here to stay and Mandy wants each business to get their piece of the pie. Mandy’s 10+ years in sales and marketing have seen time spent in marketing at Chick-fil-A, Bruster’s Ice Cream and in print advertising. With a strong advertising background, Mandy is our go-to for social advertising information.

Sarah Garrison

Sarah’s business—and her passion—is connecting local professionals with their community through social networking education. While Garrison Marketing Solutions has been around since November 2011, Sarah has always been considered a technology nerd. Sarah started Garrison Marketing Solutions so that she could provide social media solutions for businesses that range from training to full blown management. If Sarah had to choose one thing she enjoys most it would be helping others, which is why she is passionate about helping non-profits. She believes that non-profits should not be held hostage by their technology and should be able to create systems that are easily followed if the non-profit decides to take on the work.

Dorien Morin-van Dam

Dorien Morin-van Dam is the face behind the orange glasses! Proud to be Dutch, Dorien wears orange glasses in real life, too! As manager of 4 kids, 3 dogs, 1 business and 1 husband, multi-tasking is her middle name. When she’s not engaged online, Dorien loves to engage with all those kids and their friends. Dorien is a marathon runner, avid reader, blogger, baker and world traveler. Her company, More In Media, was founded in 2011 after her youngest child started kindergarten, and she helps small companies enter the social media market with service offerings like basic account set-up, account linking and training. She’s also doing a lot of consulting and social media management, as well as social media strategic planning.Pinterest is an easy to use and fun social media platform, yet to fully understand it and take advantage of all it has to offer takes a bit of time. Dorien works with and teaches small business owners Social Media 101 in her Hands On Workshops, which includes plenty of material on Pinterest. Dorien guides her students through Pinterest Traffic, contests, boards, pins, likes, pinning Pinterest apps and many more Pinteresting subjects.

Megha Rodriguez

Megha Rodriguez is committed to revolutionizing how entrepreneurs manifest their vision of freedom. She is the Chief Entrepreneurial Driver of MeghaSuccess Strategies LLC. Through her work, she helps clients identify their profit generating genius, express themselves authentically through their social media marketing and build business strategies and systems that convert to referrals and revenue-generating business.


Robin Strohmaier

Robin is passionate about helping others reach their Internet objectives through a strategic online presence. Fascinated with the growing potential and power of the Internet, she founded R & R Web Design LLC in the Chicago area in 2000. A published author, she is detail orientated and is a strong advocate of writing compelling and logically optimized content for one’s audience, not for the search engines, with strategic keywords and phrases.