With more than 25 years as a professional writer and editor, Susan has extensive experience in multiple subjects, including business, housing, food, travel and entertainment. The former editor of the award-winning OC Register Metro, an Orange County business-lifestyles magazine and website, and OC Register Family, an internationally renowned multimedia title in parenting media, Susan has published hundreds of articles on topics that range from semiconductors to surf culture. With expertise in print and web and a passion for the ever-evolving dynamics of the how content is developed, packaged, shared and consumed, Susan believes it will continue to be at the core of modern information sharing. She holds a degree in screenwriting from USC and has done extensive post-graduate writing-for-publication coursework. Susan is a full-time staff member at loanDepot.
An enthusiastic and dedicated brand advocate, Lori Wildrick has extensive experience building and nurturing active and engaged social communities. A former magazine editor, feature writer and blogger, Lori enjoys crafting and curating content that informs and inspires. She is known for her ability to help national and international brands establish a compelling social brand voice and for encouraging fan engagement through organic and paid social media advertising. Passionate about community service and giving back, Lori’s contributions helped Microsoft-Bing earn a Halo Award for its cause-related contest in support of student education. Lori lives in Dove Canyon, California, with her husband, three children and a menagerie of rescue pets.
Renee Morad is a freelance writer and editor. She covers a wide range of topics, including personal finance, real estate, technology and lifestyle. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Forbes, Realtor.com, Business Insider, NPR, TheStreet.com and other outlets. She was formerly a staff reporter for Smart Money, the Wall Street Journal’s personal finance magazine, and a finance and homepage editor for Xfinity. Renee graduated from New York University with a degree in journalism and creative writing. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.
Laura, author of “New Home Journal: Record All the Repairs, Upgrades and Home Improvements During Your Years at…,” is a landlord and freelance writer who specializes in real estate and homeownership topics. Her work has appeared in Trulia, Business Insider, AOL, Forbes, Yahoo, MSN, Money, LearnVest, JLL Real Views, Landlordology, and The Penny Hoarder. Laura also has experience as an editor, a reporter, and a stay-at-home mom. When she isn’t working, she’s walking her dogs, playing tennis, or riding her bicycle. Originally from Anaheim, California, Laura now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and may be reached via LauraAgadoni.com or on Twitter @LauraAgadoni.
Kali Hawlk is a writer passionate about using her skills and knowledge to help others make, do, and create more. She shares ideas and stories on business, personal finance, investing, entrepreneurship, and living mindfully and with intention. Kali also uses her experience and expertise producing compelling content to help small business owners to market better and tell their story in a way that helps them gain influence and clients. She’s been featured as a financial expert for Millennials in many online publications including Forbes, Fast Company, US News, and Mashable. You can catch her on KaliHawlk.com, read her latest writing on Medium.com/@KaliHawlk, or connect with her on Twitter @KaliHawlk.
Kayla Albert is a social media specialist, wordsmith, and proud Colorado native. Her work has appeared in the Denver Post, Lifehacker, Tiny Buddha, and more. She believes in empowering others to create their best life possible whether that’s through positive thinking or taking steps to build a solid financial foundation. You can find her at kaylaalbert.com.
Daniel Goldstein is a licensed Realtor in Frederick, Maryland and has written extensively on real estate and personal finance topics for news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and MarketWatch.com
With more than a decade of print and web editorial experience, Blaine is an established multidisciplinary author of financial education media in the digital space. A former thinklit and consumer education feature writer, Blaine’s journalistic roots are happiest pairing new media strategy with timeless storytelling to inspire and inform. He is known for his ability to shape resonant messages for global brands across diverse industries.
At loanDepot, his efforts support the company’s goal to provide best-in-class information on a variety of lending-related topics. Blaine holds a B.A. in Legal Studies from Chapman University and M.A. in Communications from California State University, Fullerton. Blaine is a full-time staff member of loanDepot.
Marcie is an award-winning freelance reporter, writer and editor. Her current projects include news stories, magazine features and content for real estate, mortgage and banking websites. Previously, Marcie was managing editor of Inman News, an independent online real estate news service and senior editor of California Real Estate, a publication of the California Association of Realtors. She also has experience in technical writing, corporate communications, public relations and employee communications. Marcie holds a bachelor's degree in English with high honors from UCLA and master's degree in business administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University. At UCLA, Marcie was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Marcie is an active member and former board member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors and frequent panelist and critique editor at writers' conferences. Marcie lives in Los Angeles and may be reached via MarcieGeffner.com
Peter is a real estate writer syndicated in newspapers nationwide and the author of The Common Sense Mortgage and six other books published originally by Harper & Row, one with a co-author. More than 300,000 Miller books are in print. Peter is a licensed real estate broker in Maryland and a long-time ethics instructor. Peter has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, NPR, Money magazine, CNN and numerous other media outlets. He was the original creator and host of the AOL Real Estate Desk, one of the earliest comprehensive real estate and mortgage areas online. Follow Peter on Google+, on OurBroker.com, and on Twitter at @OurBroker. Peter maintains homes outside Washington, D.C. and in Pensacola, FL with his wife and their golden retriever, Nemo.
Since 2009, Steve has been the editor and co-publisher of RealEstateEconomyWatch.com, which was named as one of the top national news sites dedicated to residential real estate by the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Steve has represented and written about hundreds of domestic and international companies as well as foreign governments, national trade organizations and political campaigns. He has worked with many of the leading online real estate companies, including Move Inc., ForeclosureRadar, MRIS and Closing.com. Steve also served as vice president of public affairs for the National Association of Realtors. In 2006 and 2007, he was named one of the 100 most influential people in real estate by Inman News Service. He has been a broadcast news correspondent and served two members of Congress as press secretary. He is also a member of the National Philharmonic Chorale. Steve lives in Silver Spring, MD with his wife and two pugs, Jesse and Momo.
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