Carrie Melissa Jones

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Carrie Melissa Jones is a community builder, entrepreneur, and community consultant who has been involved with online community leadership since the early 2000s. Over the course of her career, she has trained, advised, presented to, and shared ideas with leaders of thousands of the world’s leading communities. 

As the founder of Gather Community Consulting, she consults with organizations to build communities and provides training for brands on how to lead these groups. Her work bridges research on social movements with today's cutting-edge technology to give organizations the tools they need to change the world by gathering their people on and offline.

In 2016, Carrie was named by Salesforce as one of three experts to follow in community management, and her writing on communities has appeared in Venture Beat, Convince and Convert, The Next Web, and First Round Review.

She is a graduate of UCLA and has done volunteer work for Young Women Empowered and Indivisible Washington (formerly Pantsuit Washington). She believes everyone deserves to feel that they belong, and that creating belonging does in fact save lives.