You’re on a mission to beat the 9-5 and build a blogging business. Meet the team that will help you do it!

Blogging is an A – Z business. When you’re building your blog, you need to make sure that you have every piece of the puzzle at your disposal so that you can build a truly successful business.

One of those steps to building a successful business out of your blog is to have the right teachers. That is why Create and Go is comprised of the most hard-working, truly devoted team members. These team members not only have a strong desire to help you find success, but they have the knowledge and tools to help you do so. Our team of professionals is the cream of the crop and has found no shortage of success in their own journeys.

Now they’re here to help you accomplish the same. Meet your blogging cheat code: The Create and Go Team.

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Lauren McManus

Co-Founder and Professional Blogger

Lauren is the extremely focused, type A, leader that we all know we would be doomed without. She brings organization and direction to this wild team of bloggers.

Lauren has been a professional blogger since 2016. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010 with a B.S. in Accounting. She received her Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech in 2013.

Shortly after passing her exams to become a Certified Public Accountant license, Lauren quit her full-time job as a tax accountant to pursue a career in blogging. She became the resident Pinterest expert and attributes a lot of her first blog’s success to the 500,000+ views they were able to drive from Pinterest.

Her extensive business knowledge helps her to handle the finance side of things while also providing a ton of insight for future endeavors. Lauren has been featured in several publications including Forbes, INC, Entrepreneur, Yahoo!, and more.

When Lauren isn’t in work mode, she’s often hiking mountains and volcanoes or doing yoga near the beach. She travels with a group called the Wifi Tribe, a co-living and co-working community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and other remote workers. She has been to over 35 countries – all while running her online business full-time.

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Alex Nerney

Co-Founder and Professional Blogger

Alex is the always laughing, always goofing, hard at work creative leader. His ideas keep the team on its toes and always ready for the next new thing!

Alex has been a professional blogger since 2016. Alex graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2012, with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing.

After his first blog flopped, (a lesson he is grateful for) he became more determined than ever to succeed. Alongside Lauren Alex was able to grow his next site Avocadu to six figures in just one year. Due to his success and understanding of the blogging industry, he decided to launch Create and Go with Lauren and has helped hundreds of thousands of readers along their blogging journey.

Alex has been quoted and recognized in many publications, including Forbes, INC, Entrepreneur, Yahoo!, and more. His courses have been credited as extremely valuable and positively reviewed by many bloggers since their creation.

Outside of work, Alex is a nerd by day, and bro by night: He loves both all things nerdy – chess, conversion rate optimization, weird discussion about AI as well as all things bro – football, beer, and motorcycles. He also enjoys working on other business ventures as well as working on his personal website


Noah Riggs

SEO Advisor and YouTube Manager

Noah, one of the silliest and most enthusiastic people you can know, is the creative, energetic, and encouraging team member.

Noah is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

His passion for blogging stemmed from his strong desire to work from home and officially began when he became a student of Create and Go, (just like many other members of the team) and launched his own blog

Noah initially began his online freelancing career doing admin work for Create and Go, but soon transitioned into outreach SEO support role. From there, Noah learned so much about SEO and discovered some incredible strategies that no one else was talking about. Since then, he has co-authored SEO Blueprint for Bloggers, an SEO course for Create and Go.

Noah now maintains an advisory role for SEO strategy and also manages Create and Go’s YouTube Channel. He is also known for his work with and is in a league of his own now doing SEO consulting for Fortune 500 companies because of experience in the SEO world.

When Noah is not working, he enjoys camping, traveling, riding his bike.


Cathy Dean

Customer Service Lead

Cathy, the lighthearted, always helpful, top of the line customer service leader, is the heart of Create and Go. She treats each customer like they’re family and loves all of the Create and Go team members and students.

Cathy is from Dallas, Texas and began her online career as a student of Create and Go (just like many other members of the team). Due to her presence in the Create and Go community and her knowledge of the blogging business world, Cathy was chosen to be the customer service representative for the Create and Go brand.

As the Customer Service Manager for Create and Go, Cathy moderates the various Facebook groups, answers emails,replies to comments on the blog and on YouTube, and manages the affiliate applications.

When Cathy isn’t working for Create and Go, she is blogging on her own Health and Fitness site where she loves teaching and inspiring others to become their healthiest self through the exploration and application of low-carb nutrition and exercise.

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Ashley Gant

Content Writer

The Wild Child of Create and Go, keeps everyone excited, energetic, and keeps all lines of communication full of wit, good jokes, and what seems like a never ending laughter coupled with her hard work.

Ashley attended the University of South Florida and majored in Mass Communications with a specialization in Magazine Journalism.

Ashley started her writing career in high school, which carried over into college as she wrote for her college newspaper. She went on to have a couple of different columns with the Tampa Bay Times. Ashley began writing as a paid freelancer in 2007 and began making money from her blog in 2011.

Throughout her career, she has had various freelance gigs and worked for many different outlets including the Tampa CBS affiliate 10 News, the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Metro Magazine, GoDaddy’s Garage, Young Money Magazine, and many others.

When she isn’t focused on growing her blog and doing work with Create and Go, Ashley loves eating good food, trying amazing drinks, doing crafts and DIY projects, and traveling as much as possible.

Team Vision

We will do whatever it takes to help 10,000 people make a full-time income blogging so they have the time and resources to live “The Good Life.”

So, what exactly does this look like from this team?

Create and Go will have the most informed, dedicated, and hard-working team of any blog on the internet.

And that will be accomplished through…

  1. Fostering a sense of community and closeness amongst our employees.
  2. Making sure that each team member has the experience needed to provide the best information available for our students.
  3. Ensuring each team member has an attitude that corresponds with the Create and Go mission and meshes well with not only the rest of the team but our students as well.

Our courses already have an awesome track record for success, and our blog is already well-known and a multi-million dollar success.

But we’re going to become #1.

We know that our hard work alone is not enough, and that is why we have built this amazing team of unique professionals.

And we won’t stop growing till we are #1.

But throughout this journey, it’s important to us to stay true to ourselves and to foster a team and community that believes in our values as much as we do.

So, make sure that you take a good hard look at the faces above. Because of this team, these people… This company’s vision will become a reality. They will work day in and day out to make sure we provide the best blog-building experience the world has to offer, and the best part is, they’ll laugh and smile all while they do it.