MARCIE GEFFNERMarcie 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 G. MILLERPeter 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.
STEVE COOKSince 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.
JOSHUA MOLINAJoshua is an award-winning journalist with 15 years professional experience as a writer and editor. He has been a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and managing editor of the national Hispanic Business Magazine. He began his career as a copy editor at the San Diego North County Times. At the San Jose Mercury News Joshua covered City Hall, neighborhoods, real estate and the revitalization and development of downtown San Jose. He also worked as the editor of the Santa Barbara Daily Sound before serving as the Communications Director for the California State Assembly. He has worked in several high-end public relations positions and is currently an adjunct instructor at a California community college.
ANA GONZALEZ RIBEIROAna has written for Mint, Investopedia and Bankrate. A former bank news reporter for SavingsAccount.com, she has also been published in the various news outlets and websites, including The Huffington Post, Fox Business News, and Yahoo!Finance. She authored a series about Hispanic Entrepreneurs and a blog about the educational tools and resources Latino students and emerging entrepreneurs need to achieve their dreams. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, American Association of Daily Money Managers and the Financial Planners Association. Ana is also a New York State Notary Public and an AADMM certified Daily Money Manager. She has been featured on WIBC Indy’s News 93.1 FM radio, Blog Talk Radio and interviewed as part of Channel 41’s Univision morning news program, Al Despertar. In 2010, she founded the personal financial and motivational site AcetheJourney.com. Ana lives in Riverdale, New York with her husband and son.
SUSAN BELKNAPPWith 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 of loanDepot.
LORI WILDRICKAn 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.
GINNY WALKERGinny is a communications executive with more than 10 years of writing and editing experience spanning television, real estate, mortgage and technology industries. Ginny has authored numerous research studies related to the real estate and mortgage industry which have been cited by thousands of media outlets nationwide — including all the major news networks and leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA TODAY. She has been quoted in many national and local publications and has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg Radio. Ginny graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in public relations. She lives in Costa Mesa, Calif. with her husband and two children. She is a full-time staff member of loanDepot.
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 AGADONILaura, 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.