Erica O'Grady is an Award Winning Web Designer/Developer, Creativity Coach, Writer, Part-Time Tutor, Aspiring Film-Maker, BarCamp Enthusiast, World Traveler, and Grown-up Girl Scout. On her spare weekends she likes to found startup companies (see VoSnap Inc.), interview famous folks for The Business Makers (her Houston based radio show), and write about community and technology on her blog: ReinventingErica.com

She is currently CXO of Peanut Butter Media and sits on the Advisory board for Knowbility.org, CreativeSpace, & Westwood College.

She considers Tara Hunt her idol :)

Community Projects


BarCamp - The Technology Un-conference that is Sweeping The Nation!

Houston Tech Organizations

StartupWeekend - Like BarCamp meets HackDay meets MBA

Other Projects

Core Beliefs:

I believe that chaos and structure are not mutually exclusive, that people can and do get ahead by doing "the right thing", and that doing something out of passion and love is far more important than doing something for money.

Core Values:

  • Simplicity
  • Integrity of Word, Honor, and Deed
  • Equality
  • Be Remarkable Instead of Big
  • Innovate or Stagnate
  • Dream Impossible Dreams (or there is no such thing as Impossible)
  • Rules are Meant to be Broken
  • Speak Out
  • Community Matters
  • Fortune Favors the Bold
  • Peace

Who Am I?

I am a Community Evangelist, A Designer, A Coder, A Hacker, A Social Media Maven, A Geek Gal, A Web Developer, A Community Leader, A Radio Personality, A Catalyst for Change, A World Traveler, A Writer, A Collector, A Blogger, A Creative, An Idealist, An Objectivist, and a Genuinely Good Person (or so Ed Tells me).

What do I want from my life?

I want to be able to live with Passion - to never compromise On The Truth, On My Reputation, or On The Quality of My Work. I want to build and nurture communities, I want to inspire - connect - and mentor people with passion.

What do I value?

I value talent, community, ideas, passion, curiosity, intelligence, and the truth.

What are my talents?

Creating Connections, Spreading Ideas, Inspiring People, Leading Communities, Connecting Communities, Teaching, Designing, All Things Techie, Social Media Strategies.

At the end of my life, what do I want to have accomplished?

I would like to look back on my life and find that I lived every moment - that I have had more failures than successes - and that I made a difference in the lives of the people I met along the way.

Where nice people sometimes say nice things about me...