Joe A Simpson Jr
Senior Digital Communications Administrator, Metro (Los Angeles)
During endless, sun-soaked days he works at Metro LA, one of the largest transit agencies in the country, fighting the good fight to ease gridlock around Los Angeles County. Faced with a life-altering heart event in 2017 he was temporarily disabled and the next three months changed his life forever.
Joe pivoted, focusing FIRST on doing the things he truly loved -- accessibility, WordPress, creative passions, teaching tech, and truly giving back. He actively contributes to the WordPress Community, speaking on a11y and general topics to beginners at WordCamps including helping organize the very first WordPress Accessibility Day, a 24-hour virtual event talking accessibility around the world in all time zones.
He also founded the WordPress Santa Clarita Valley and Elementor Santa Clarita Valley Meetups, speaking or volunteering at WordCamps, and is the Lead Organizer for WordCamp Santa Clarita ('19, '20).