Real Estate Experts & Coaches

Adam MacPherson

Adam has been a real estate investor since 2013, when graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He always felt there had to be more to life than working for somebody else. His love for analytics and education lead him to FortuneBuilders where he discovered what personal growth and a mindset shift, coupled with a real estate education can do. His current focus is on single family rehabs and self-managed buy and holds in southwest Pennsylvania. He works together on the business with his partner and significant other which he believes adds an extra dynamic to the business. Adam obtained his real estate license in 2018 and found that not only has it given him the ability to list and access properties, but it has also created an additional stream of income. Since 2013, he has held several roles within his company from managing Quickbooks, project management, hiring contractors, sourcing material, negotiating contracts, working directly with sellers, tenants, buyers, and private lenders. He prides himself on thinking outside of the box and believing that there is always a way. In his free time he enjoys raising his kids and attending their events, reading, meditating, listening to podcasts, cold showers, and anything self-improvement related.

Akila Nayak

Dr. Akila ’s greatest passion is to serve the FortuneBuilders’ community by offering her time, insights, and practical real estate experience. She started her real estate career in 1986, learning from family members on how to purchase properties and acquire rentals in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  For the first twenty years, she managed residential and commercial properties for herself as well as family members before turning over her rentals to a property management company. Desiring to rekindle her passion and education in real estate, she along with her fiancé, Mark, joined Mastery Inner Circle in 2017 as a means to reeducate and become part of a group of investors interested in participating in commercial syndication deals. As a result of their participation with FortuneBuilders, they invested in eight commercial deals and continue to diversify into other real estate projects. In 2019, Dr. obtained her Maryland real estate license.  A focused leader, effective manager, and efficient planner, she has over 33 years of experience in training, teaching, professional development, and operations. Her solid years of experience include researching, designing, developing and conducting business skills training, college course lesson plans, leadership, and management development programs. Dr. augments her training, professional development and academic skills with her strong practical experience in operating several successful small businesses. These businesses include property management, childcare, consulting, and advising on soft skills training to governments. Dr. served as an adjunct professor in the Business Studies department for a community college for five years and since 2017 has been serving as an Associate Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland (Global campus). Dr. earned a Doctorate in Business Administration with a specialization in Management from Northcentral University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business – College Park. In her spare time, she enjoys music, yoga, reading, gardening, topics surrounding holistic health, and her furry friends.   

Alex And Kathy Schuck

Alex and Kathy started investing in real estate in 2009 when they purchased their first property to rehab. They invest in single family houses in Essex and Middlesex counties in Massachusetts (north and west of Boston). They created their business, North Shore Real Estate Solutions, LLC in 2010 and have been in the business of buying, renovating, and selling rehabbed properties ever since. Alex and Kathy joined FortuneBuilders as students in 2010 when they wanted to take their business to a new level by increasing their volume of deals. They became Coaches in 2012. Alex holds a BS degree from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications. Prior to working in real estate investing, Alex was an advertising salesperson at several media/communications companies including a local radio station, a cable television company, and most recently ClearChannel Outdoor Advertising. Kathy has a BS degree from Babson College. She has worked in the advertising field at a Boston advertising agency, a software development company (where she worked with Kevin O’Leary from TV’s “Shark Tank”), and most recently at Bank of Boston (now part of Bank of America). Additionally, Kathy has had her real estate salespersons license since 2010 and is an agent with Realty National, MA – an affiliate of FortuneBuilders. Alex and Kathy concentrate on rehabbing single family houses but have done many other aspects of real estate investing including short sale negotiation, private money lending, and most recently new construction.

Ammon Brimhall

Ammon started his career back in 2000. He began buying and selling properties in Utah but has since been actively investing in Northeastern Arizona since 2010. He has been teaching and mentoring other real estate investors since 2005, and has been a FortuneBuilders student, coach, faculty member, and curriculum developer since 2012. Ammon has focused mainly on rehab properties with some wholesaling and joint ventures as well. He also focuses on creative solutions including seller financing, private lending, unique solutions, and niche marketing. He is fluent in Spanish and has completed a degree in psychology. His interests are his family, reading, outdoor sports, and human development.

Angela Gregg

Angela has been an active real estate investor in Germany since 2006 and Honolulu, HI since 2013. She started investing by building her rental property portfolio overseas before finding FortuneBuilders in 2012. She and her family founded Sturdy Foundations, Inc. and are graduate Mastery students and Inner Circle members. Since 2013, Angela has been actively teaching and mentoring other real estate investors in a number of different ways. In 2013, she started working with FortuneBuilders as a Field Expert Coach and then went on to webinar group coaching and curriculum development in 2015. In 2017, Angela was also named a head coach and curriculum developer for WealthFit. Since joining FortuneBuilders, the Sturdy Foundations, Inc. team have bought and sold numerous rehab properties while building passive income with the addition of buy and hold properties. Angela and her team are currently focusing on expanding their portfolio by investing in other states. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders and establishing her family owned business, Angela had been and currently is active duty Air Force with over 21 years of service and retirement just around the corner. Her Masters of Science in Human Resource Management, Bachelors of Science in Psychology and international experience from her military career have been very useful in building and expanding her business. Angela enjoys spending time with her family which includes hiking, outdoor sports and traveling.

Angie Blaze

Angie has successfully started and operated two service-based businesses in her home country of South Africa. She is trained in Integral Coaching (meaning she coaches every aspect of the individual; and not just the problem); she also earned her Professional Coaching Certificate, and is an ICF (International Coaching Federation) certified coach. Angie is unbelievably passionate about education and personal development, having worked as both a teacher and a coach for many years. Today, Angie and her husband live in California with their little puppy and the three of them are actively and excitedly pursuing real estate investment opportunities, using the FortuneBuilders systems.Outside of real estate, Angie has been a full time coach and continues to run her own coaching practice where she focuses on supporting women in their own personal development as they navigate some of life’s biggest changes and challenges.

Barbara Bauer-Chen

Barbara started her career in real estate with her husband when they both joined FortuneBuilders in 2015. After getting involved in a few deals, Coach Barbara got her Virginia Real Estate salesperson license in the fall of 2015. In 2018, after finishing their military service, Barbara and her husband moved their family to Wisconsin, and started doing business there. She became a Wisconsin licensed Realtor in 2019 and uses her license mostly for her business but also enjoys practicing traditional real estate as well. Together with her husband, they have renovated numerous properties and kept many of them as rental properties. Coach Barbara and her husband moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family but have continued their business where they primarily focus on rehabs and acquiring rentals (single family, college rentals, and mixed-use commercial) for passive income investing. Coach Barbara loves the design phase of renovations and seeing what can be created by great contractors. Additionally, she’s skilled at negotiating “subject to,” seller finance, land contracts, and other creative deal purchase options.  Coach Barbara’s first career was with the US Navy as an aviation hydraulics mechanic, master training specialist, and aerospace maintenance officer- primarily with P-3s and C-130s. She has lived in eight states within the US and also Japan.

Bill Hook

Bill has been investing in real estate throughout the Pittsburgh, PA market since joining the Mastery community in early 2013. He has participated in dozens of transactions since that time. He concentrates on mid-level rehab projects but also does wholesaling, pre-habbing, private money lending and buy-and-holds. He has done many types of rehabs including REO’s, MLS deals, and commercial properties. Prior to joining Mastery, Bill was in the IT industry, and ran several successful companies for numerous years. Bill lives just outside of Pittsburgh and has been a coach, mentor and trainer for FortuneBuilders since 2014. He has conducted FortuneBuilders case studies and participated on the Mindset panel at the 2015 Ignite event in Las Vegas.

Bob Reed

Bob has several years of construction/building/rehabbing experience and has been an active real estate investor since 2000. Bob has vast real estate experience in wholesaling, rehabbing, new construction and subject-to’s. Bob was a FortuneBuilders Inner Circle Mastery graduate in 2011 and became a coach for the program in February 2012. Bob earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Tennessee and started his career in Construction Management with ALCOA in 1981. In 1993, Bob decided to start his own construction company and left ALCOA to begin his real estate business in Knoxville, Tennessee. All three of his companies are currently dedicated to real estate investing full time. Bob has been the President of the MA Homebuilders Association twice and served as State and National Director. In addition, Bob was Chairman of Governmental Affairs and met with local and state government officials to lobby for homebuilder concerns. He continues to participate in local government affairs as Chairman of the Blount County Construction Appeals Board.

Bret Alford

Bret has been a Real Estate Investor since 2010. He has done numerous deals in multiple states and transitioned to full time investing in 2012. He started with Mastery in January 2011 and has been a coach since 2012 and loves to share his knowledge and experience with other investors. Bret moved to the role of Start-up Systems Specialist in 2014 and Inner Circle Business Systems Coach in 2016. Bret has vast experience in other specialties outside of rehabs; he has used creative financing to purchase and fund deals, completed wholesale transactions, bought short sales, online auction properties and REO’s, and repaired properties to use as rentals. Bret left a career in Civil Engineering, having graduated from Umpqua Community College with an AAS in Civil Engineering in 2001. Prior to engineering he had worked in various jobs in restaurants, retail, warehousing and even drove a tow truck for a few years. Bret is active with numerous local REIAs and his church and loves to spend time with family. He and his wife, Sharla, have 9 grandchildren that they try to see often and spoil. Bret and Sharla also love to ride their Yamaha Venture on the highways and back roads of the states they’ve lived in.

Bret Barattini

Bret began his real estate investing journey with no experience and plenty of doubts, fears, and worries. He obtained a real estate license and joined FortuneBuilders Mastery in 2013. He made the commitment to follow the system, study the Mastery curriculum, attend live events like Bootcamp Summits, work with coaches, take action, and Crush It! As a result, Bret successfully implemented many real estate strategies including real estate brokerage, wholesaling, rehabbing, passive income, buy and hold rental properties, creative financing, lease options, private lending, new construction, and commercial debt & equity investing. He attributes his success to financial education and virtues like faith, courage, gratitude, humility, discipline, perseverance, and joy. Bret is from New Orleans, Louisiana. He owns and operates Rise Up Real Estate Group, LLC, a real estate brokerage and investment company. Bret is an LSU alumnus, Geaux Tigers! He wrestled for NAVY and coaches wrestling to this day at his alma mater, St. Paul’s High School. Go Wolves! He enjoys staying active. He has competed in marathons and triathlons as well as owned a CrossFit box. He is a PADI SCUBA Divemaster, a USHGA Hang Glider Pilot, and is licensed to ride motorcycles. He enjoys Saints football, the beach, snow skiing, camping, backpacking, fishing, sailing, live music, and is slowly learning how to swing the golf clubs. Bret loves his family and his dog, Scout.

Brynn McNicholas

Brynn has been an active real estate investor in Chicago, IL since 2015. She started her investing career using the FortuneBuilders’ systems as she exited her teaching profession. Brynn has worked with her brothers on rehab projects in Chicago and has utilized the FortuneBuilders community to find several business partners, including her full-time real estate business partner, Mary. After starting her investing career, she also obtained her broker's license to grow both her investing business and add additional income. Since joining FortuneBuilders, she has bought and sold several rehab properties from 95% new construction two-story homes in Chicago to "prehabs" where essentially no work was done and the property was resold. In 2017, Brynn and Mary completed six of their own rehabs and two wholesale deals while also working on their real estate agent business. Brynn and Mary bought and sold these properties by leveraging other people's money and using the systems that FortuneBuilders taught them. While leaving a career in education had been tough on Brynn, she has been grateful for the opportunities to build long term wealth and use her success to give back. In her free time, Brynn enjoys the company of good friends and family. She comes from a large family, five brothers and one sister, which is constantly growing through weddings and babies, and they remain her “WHY”. Brynn also enjoys a good book and a soccer game to stay fit!

Chad Tate

Coach Chad is an investor, developer, and community business leader in Charlotte, NC. Prior to his real estate career, Coach Chad spent 15 years as a Human Resources leader for two Fortune 100 companies. He began investing with his mother and sister in 2009 after joining Mastery with absolutely no real estate experience. They quickly found success in raising private money and rehabbing. Coach Chad eventually became a sought after speaker and leader in his local REIA and went on to represent the REIA in his local Chamber of Commerce. By 2011, Chad and his sister, Carie, who is also his business partner, were leading FortuneBuilders bus tours in his local market as well as speaking for FortuneBuilders and other national organizations. Coach Chad and his team currently focus on development and new construction in the semi-luxury segment within his local market while also building a passive income portfolio through rentals and notes. From meeting Than Merrill back in 2009 and first starting his career in real estate, Coach Chad also now co-owns an award-winning REIA.

Cheryl O'Hearn

Cheryl O’Hearn has been an active real estate investor since 2007 in Denver, CO. She started investing by building her rental property portfolio before finding FortuneBuilders in 2013. She and her family (Shamrock Homes) are graduate Mastery students and Inner Circle members. She has been a Field Expert Coach since May 2015. Since joining FortuneBuilders, the Shamrock Homes team have bought and sold numerous rehab properties while building passive income with the addition of buy and hold properties and private money lending. Cheryl and her team are currently focusing on expanding their portfolio with commercial properties. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders and establishing the family owned business, Cheryl spent several years working in a corporate IT career. She is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Project Manager, skills which have been very useful in her family business. Cheryl and her husband enjoy traveling and relaxing whenever possible, preferably on a beach with a good book!

Chris Banks

Chris has been investing in real estate since 2001 and has become more active since 2009 working primarily on wholesale and short sale deals. Chris became a student of the FortuneBuilders Mastery program in 2009 and then began coaching in 2012. Chris concentrates on wholesale deals because he enjoys interacting with homeowners and wants to help them find a win-win solution. He also has experience acquiring rentals. Chris has worked in the Information Technology field since 1997, servicing both private industry clients and various branches of the government. Chris enjoys working out and running.

Chris Macri

Christina has been investing in rental properties with her husband since 1990. She has lived in Northern California since 1989. Chris and her husband, Lane, joined Mastery in 2011 and they have been Field Experts since 2012. Chris and her husband joined Mastery for the purpose of creating systems for buying and selling homes needing renovations and acquiring additional rental properties to reach their passive income goal. In four short years after joining Mastery and applying what they learned, they surpassed their passive income goal! Her number one job is motherhood which made her prior career in the veterinary horse profession seem like a cake walk. Chris and Lane also run their own veterinary business and several other small businesses. Chris had her dream come true by working on the 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos.

Christian Weatherspoon

Christian has been an active real estate investor in San Diego since 2014 and a licensed real estate agent since 2017. He initially joined the FortuneBuilders family in 2009 when he started working directly with Than, Paul, Konrad and JD with video production and curriculum development as an Instructional Designer. Christian focuses on implementing the FortuneBuilders systems to automate his real estate investment company. He has experience using creative financing structures such as subject-to and seller financing. Additionally, his investment strategies often focus on wholesaling or renovating properties. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders, Christian developed a passion for real estate working part-time for a local real estate brokerage while also working in video production and as a musician. Christian enjoys spending free time brainstorming ideas on how to improve his real estate investing business and marketing through video production. He also enjoys sailing, hiking, and taking camping trips with his friends, family, and his two dogs.   

Christy Duckett-Harris

Christy has been an active real estate investor since 2007 in Columbia, SC. She started her investment career by rehabbing before finding FortuneBuilders and becoming a Mastery student in 2011. After having tremendous success using the FortuneBuilders’ system, she became a Field Expert Coach in 2015. Since joining FortuneBuilders, Christy and her team have bought and sold numerous rehabs. They also concentrate on wholesaling and building passive income through not only single family homes but also mobile homes. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders and establishing the family owned business, Christy worked in corporate America. She found out quickly that working a traditional 9-5 was not the way to financial/time freedom. She also earned her Psychology degree from Radford University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two little boys. She has perfected the science of finding the balance between real estate and family!

Cindy Kwiatkowski

Cindy has been an active real estate investor and private lender since 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. She started investing by rehabbing and building her rental property portfolio. She and her husband, who created the business ARC Homes, are graduate Mastery students. She has been a Field Expert Coach since March 2013. Since joining FortuneBuilders, the ARC Homes team have bought and sold numerous rehab properties while building passive income with buy and hold properties and private money lending. Their focus is single family homes. This has all been done while working full-time jobs and also owning other businesses. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders, Cindy spent 25 years in a nursing career. She is a Certified Case Manager and RN with a MSN as a Healthcare Executive. She along with her husband and daughter own two successful lounge and grille’s in the Omaha, Nebraska area. She loves to travel and has been in every US state along with many other areas of the world. Cindy is married and has three children and nine grandchildren. They are guardians of a very active eight-year-old who keeps them very busy along with the rest of our family.

Craig Barton

Craig has been an active real estate investor since 2004 in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. Craig started as a Mastery student in 2011 and became a Field Expert Coach in October 2014. Since joining FortuneBuilders Craig has been able to streamline his business with a greater understanding of what it really takes to move to the next level through marketing, building systems and making better products and therefore quicker sales. Craig started developing land with manufactured homes and became a manufactured home dealer, then transitioned into purchasing, rehabilitating and selling single family homes. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders, Craig worked as a commission salesperson for 20 years before realizing the awesome world of real estate was open to the public. Craig enjoys lifting weights, Bikram Yoga and other activities he thinks he’s young enough to engage in. He’s known for spending too much time watching his favorite football teams. Craig also likes sushi, short weekend trips and espresso. He’s trying to cut back on espresso; that’s not going so well though.

DJ Reed

DJ brings extensive energy, experience, and hands-on knowledge to her coaching. She works in the Seattle, Washington area as a residential re-developer, wholesaler, and also holds multiple rentals. She has substantial experience in all stages of rehabbing. Coach DJ is a licensed real estate agent in Washington State. In these roles, she has successfully negotiated short sales, bankruptcy purchases, probate purchases, face-to-face deals, MLS purchases and sales, and off-market deals. Her keys to success are win-win negotiating strategies, creative problem solving, attention to detail, and strategic planning in order to maximize every opportunity. Coach DJ is a Mastery student and Inner Circle member. She has attended over 20 FortuneBuilders’ live events and, as a retired high school math teacher and principal, understands the power of education and believes in lifelong learning. Her passion is helping others achieve their passions and dreams through education, goal setting, experience, reflection, and hard work.

David Franklin

Dave is a certified business, leadership, and sales training coach with over fifteen years of extensive experience partnering with Fortune 500 companies to train sales professionals, managers, corporate executives, and SMB within highly competitive markets. As a results-driven John Maxwell Certified Trainer, he combines solutions-based methods with the ability to connect and influence his audience or trainees. Coach Dave's passion for helping individuals and organizations achieve success began in 2002. He is known for successfully coaching individuals and teams to achieve significant levels of sales growth. As an analytical professional, he is skilled in leading consultative sales and business development cycles. Dave blends a unique mix of solutions-focused training techniques to attain organizational objectives and exceed goals. Coach Dave's areas of expertise include strategic business analysis and planning, training development (sales, leadership, organizational), revenue and profit growth, business development, training program delivery, project management, sales planning, customized coaching, and investigative research.

David Fair

David has been active in real estate since 2002 and before joining FortuneBuilders in 2012, was active in rehabs and creative financing strategies in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He was an active partner in a real estate investment and realty firm for seven years prior to becoming a FortuneBuilders Field Expert Coach. David has been a Mastery student since October 2012 and a Field Expert Coach since February 2017. David’s last several years of experience has primarily focused on creative financing strategies, including subject to and owner financing. In this role, David has had a key part in transacting with numerous owner financed properties to create passive income for the investors he worked with. More recently, he has taken on a new partnership where the key focus is relying upon the FortuneBuilders systems to ensure success in marketing and raising private money for rehabs. Before embarking on his journey in real estate, David was heavily involved with his family’s retail business in South Texas for 19 years and then got into light contracting business before venturing into real estate. The retail experience, coupled with his experience with managing a team and implementing systems has greatly helped him in his real estate ventures.

Dennis Cammack

Dennis has over 40 years’ experience in real estate investing and teaching. He started redeveloping houses part-time but moved into commercial early on. He has an extensive background (more than 35 years) in commercial real estate, financing, and organizational management as well as community economic development, business consulting and urban planning. Dennis works from Colorado but has done business nationwide and is one of the senior coaches with FortuneBuilders. Dennis has been in the FortuneBuilders family coaching and working with FortuneBuilders’ since 2009. Additionally, Dennis taught Economics and Business at the College/University level for 17 years and started several small businesses outside of his real estate investing which provided him a great business perspective for Mastery. Having rehabbed several homes in the late 1970’s part time, he loved the business and went into commercial real estate full time. Being successful in commercial land development led him to helping and teaching others good business techniques. Currently, Dennis (“the Ol’Dawg”) is moving into semi-retirement but still owns and operates his commercial mortgage firm, two other small businesses, and does considerable real estate and small business consulting. Dennis has 37 years of experience in commercial real estate as a developer, commercial investment grade financier as well as due diligence review, and consulting. Dennis has been a small business owner in restaurants, career counseling, landscaping, management consulting, and retailing. Additionally, Dennis spent 17 years as an adjunct Professor teaching college Economics and Business. He is joyfully married to the lady of his dreams, is competitive, loves sports, and is an accomplished woodworker. Dennis is a man of faith and is currently helping build a new church using many of FortuneBuilders’ techniques. Having been President of the Board of Trustees for a college, serving on numerous community boards and state commissions, Board of Directors for two foundations, and being a City Planning Commissioner, his community involvement has remained strong. He has been actively involved with community economic development for over 30 years and works in the Colorado State Golf Association. Dennis continues to try to figure out “golf.”

Dennis Hoffman

Dennis has been a Realtor since 1999 in the Denver metro area, working with buyers, sellers and investors. He has been a managing broker for two different offices and has taught real estate school. He has been building his rental portfolio before joining FortuneBuilders in 2012. He is a Certified Professional Performance Coach, coaching business owners and companies since 2008. Dennis and his team, wife Heidi, in-laws Carol and Warren Krantz joined Mastery and Inner Circle in 2012. He has been a Field Expert Coach since March 2014. Since joining FortuneBuilders, the Accrete Synergy Group, Dennis’ company, has bought and sold numerous homes in the Denver market including rentals. They are looking to expand with tax liens and tax deeds around the country. Before joining FortuneBuilders, Dennis worked as a Realtor managing two different real estate offices with over 140 agents in each office. Dennis was also a Certified Athletic Trainer working with universities and professional baseball teams. Dennis enjoys spending time watching his boy/girl twins participate in sports. One fact not known by most is that he was in the Air Force Reserves as a Security Police Officer and has guarded Air Force One and Air Force Two during the Reagan Administration.

Dorian Green

Dorian joined the FortuneBuilders family with his wife, Mandi , in 2012. After becoming a Mastery student graduate and applying FortuneBuilders’s systems and resources, Coach Dorian started by doing several residential renovation projects and wholesale deals while living in Aurora, CO. He has since expanded his business to his hometown, Cleveland, OH, where his intention is to help revitalize his native home. In his pursuits in Cleveland so far, Coach Dorian has successfully completed residential redevelopments, wholesale deals and has acquired rental properties. Dorian’s mission is to “Change Lives One Key At A Time” and his vision is to “Free Others As He Frees Himself.” His vision started with neighborhoods and assisting people with housing troubles and has now expanded to becoming a FortuneBuilders' coach to guide fellow Mastery students.

Eddie Bodkin

Eddie has been an active real estate investor in the Chattanooga, TN market since 2010. He started out as a short sale negotiator and wholesaler and then expanded his business into other areas of real estate. Eddie became a FortuneBuilders Mastery student in August of 2012 and started coaching in February 2015. He concentrates on wholesaling, rehabbing, and raising private money. He is also a licensed real estate agent in Tennessee and focuses on selling investment properties. Prior to becoming a real estate investor, Eddie worked in the health care industry as a licensed professional counselor. This experience gave him the ability to understand the needs of other people and provide customized solutions for his clients. Eddie has overcome many obstacles since joining Mastery and wants to help other people do the same.

Elisa Stabile

Elisa has been active in rehabbing properties since she flipped her first home in 2000. Elisa graduated from University of California, San Diego and spent many years as a small business owner with a background in marketing, sales and negotiations as well as copywriting and graphic design. Elisa joined FortuneBuilders in 2011 which is the year she went from doing real estate as a hobby to becoming an entrepreneur and enjoying the benefits of getting her financial education through Mastery. She has renovated homes throughout the U.S. from the west coast to east coast. She specializes in purchasing all types of distressed real estate including REO’s, short sales and auction properties. She also has experience as a landlord, developer, property manager and as a mortgage broker. She currently oversees the very talented team of Full Immersion Speakers. She has spent the last five years teaching FortuneBuilders students throughout the U.S. and Canada and considers herself very blessed to be a Full Immersion Speaker as well. In 2013, Elisa was a co-star on A&E's "Flipping San Diego" and appeared on six episodes of the show during its premier season. She is the proud single mom of a teenage son who is a budding Future FortuneBuilder.

Elizabeth (Libby) Laudert

Elizabeth (Libby) has been investing in Real Estate since 2013. She focuses mainly on wholesaling and has completed a number of smaller rehabs in the San Diego area. She also worked as a Realtor for three years. In 2017, she decided to pursue a Master’s in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, where she simultaneously completed a Board Certified Coach (BCC) credentialed leadership coaching certification. While earning her degree, she worked for a large property management company that managed board controlled HOA communities. She was also able to work in the company’s learning and development department as a corporate trainer during this time. Libby is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and strives to change the world by being both a constant student, as well as an educator. When she’s not coaching, you can find her swimming, traveling or cuddling up with a good book and a cat (or two).

Erica May

Erica has been an active real estate investor in Columbia, SC since 2007. She joined and became a part of the FortuneBuilders family in 2011 and became a Field Expert Coach in November 2015. Erica has done numerous real estate transactions consisting of rehabs, wholesaling, subject to, rentals and mobile homes. She owns several passive income properties consisting of single family homes as well as mobile homes. In 2012, Erica became a licensed property manager in charge. Prior to real estate investing, Erica was an accomplished Interior Designer. She worked on large projects all over the country for Marriott Vacation Club, Bank of New York, IBM, Nautica, University of Central Florida and Eli Lilly. In her free time, Erica enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as traveling as much as she can.

Guylaine Parthenais

Guylaine began her real estate career in 1983 with multi-unit rental properties in eastern Ontario, Canada. She joined FortuneBuilders in 2012 as a Mastery and Inner Circle student. Guylaine started coaching as a field expert coach in early 2015. She enjoys motivating new students and couples in getting things done while keeping a good work/life balance. As a “Franco-Ontarienne”, Guylaine also gets to assist French speaking students if that is the language they prefer to be coached in. Guylaine loves being on the water and sails/races as much as she can.

Harry Naill

Harry has been a real estate Broker since 1987 and became a landlord in 1995. He also started rehabbing in 2007. Harry specializes in raw land, subdivisions, marketing and rental properties and loves to teach and mentor on each of these real estate niches. He joined the FortuneBuilders Mastery coaching program back in 2009 and became a Field Expert Coach in 2013. Currently, Harry runs a real estate investment group in York, PA. Harry’s father was a plastering contractor with whom he worked for until getting his real estate license in 1985 as a Realtor and has since sold numerous properties. Harry is married and has three children. He enjoys hunting, salt water fishing, spear fishing, scuba diving, doubles volleyball, boating and raising their two German shepherds.

Jacquellene Trajkovic

Jacquellene has been investing in real estate since 1997 and currently resides in San Diego, CA. Her experience in real estate investing ranges from rehabbing and new construction of 1,500 to 15,000 square foot custom homes to land improvements and preparation for builders. Her skills have enabled her to engage in property and contractor management, plan projects, landscape including hard-scape and soft-scape, and build great relationships with private money lenders, real estate agents, and many other key team members needed to complete a deal. Jacquellene is a professional and certified international life and business coach. Since 2002, she has been passionately helping entrepreneurs through life and business coaching. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her kids, family, and friends. She loves to travel, go to the beach, read, and watch hockey.

Jamie Saunders

Jamie is located in San Diego and has been coaching FortuneBuilders students since 2015. She started investing in real estate in 2003 and has rehabbed SFR’s, condos, townhouses and mobile homes. In addition to multiple land splits, she also focuses on wholesaling land, holding notes, new construction and joint ventures. Jamie is also well versed in business and marketing strategies, and hiring and training virtual assistants. She has been an entrepreneur since 1992 owning several businesses in the retail, service and real estate industries. She has also been in the title insurance industry on and off for over 20 years. Jamie is very passionate about making a positive difference and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, meeting new people and helping FortuneBuilders’ students take their companies to the next level.

Jeff Stemmerman

Jeff started his career in construction during his college days. He began rehabbing his own homes in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the early 90’s. He was a Marketing and Business development Coach working primarily with real estate agents for several years. As an estate manager, he managed luxury estate properties for high profile families based out of Rancho Santa Fe including: leasing, property management, maintenance, construction, staffing, cleaning, travel, and event planning. Jeff has been a FortuneBuilders student and FortuneBuilders Coach full time since 2014. He has flipped houses under his own company and managed large scale construction projects for high value home owners. He also has extensive property management and leasing experience. Further, Jeff has extensive management experience where he was tasked with managing several direct reports at a time. He has worked in the construction, retail, property management, estate management, education and seminar industries. He is a teacher at heart who loves to learn and teach great principles and practices that change people’s lives. He is also an avid guitarist and musician as well as an accomplished photographer.

Jo Pascarella

Jo started selling real estate as an agent in 1987 after being honorably discharged from the US Navy. She purchased her first rental in 1993 and has been adding to that portfolio ever since. She owns single family homes, convenience stores, and doctor’s offices. Jo started coaching in 2012 and enjoys helping her students learn the systems and new strategies in order to create growth in their own business and to also make it more systemized. She also has a real estate brokerage, reinvestment company, and rental management company. Her two sons help Jo run the business as well, they are her full-time property manager and broker. She is a single mom of 4 and also cares for her 80-year old mom.

Joanna Anderson

Joanna began her real estate career in Richmond, VA in 2012 as a FortuneBuilders student wholesaling and rehabbing. She was accepted into Mastery in April 2012 and became a Field Expert in 2015. She was also a Full Immersion Speaker from 2016-2017. JoAnna enjoys rehabbing historic homes and consulting other investors on historic property preservation. She has recently become very passionate about investing in rental properties and preparing for early retirement options. Much of her time is spent building profitable relationships with current and potential team members to create success for all. Prior to FortuneBuilders, JoAnna taught biology for 14 years. JoAnna is the youngest of 28 siblings and the mother of 2 beautiful girls. She still enjoys teaching and takes advantage of every opportunity to give back through educating others.

John Paul Kilduff

John Paul started his real estate investing career in early 2016 after hearing one of Than’s ads on the radio. Just like a lot of students, John Paul didn’t have any real estate experience - only a vision and a dream. John Paul joined Mastery, quickly took to his studies, and aggressively attacked his action items no matter how uncomfortable they seemed to be. After a couple weeks in the program John Paul landed his first deal in the South Jersey market. Since then he has completed numerous transactions over the years. John Paul and his company, Anchored Homes, LLC, specialize in running multiple projects that they pick up from REO and short sale transactions with rehab, wholesale and buy and hold exit strategies. John Paul has been an active duty Coast Guardsman since 2001 and currently holds the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer (ooh-rah Senior Chief!). In the service, he specializes in IT and cyber security services. John Paul has used the structure, discipline and attention to detail that the military has ingrained in him to fully implement Mastery’s systems and processes that have empowered him to build an internal team of 10 people that work in multiple states and an external team that consists of agents, contractors, lenders and virtual assistants that work globally. John Paul received military orders to Yorktown, Virginia only 16 months after he started his New Jersey based company and through the implementation of the Mastery systems he is now able to run his business remotely. In his off time John Paul enjoys his family, sports, volunteering and yes, real estate!

John Sorenson

John began his career in real estate 5 years ago as a licensed mortgage professional in San Diego. Working with local residential redevelopers and retail buyers, he has been involved in numerous real estate transactions. John has also spent several years as a business development and leadership coach, growing a successful part-time business in the health and wellness field. John has been a full-time FortuneBuilders Coach since 2014 and has helped countless entrepreneurs start and scale their businesses. He has also managed up to 20 direct reports. In his experience, everything starts with mindset. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” Prior to FortuneBuilders John was in the mortgage industry, academia, as well as the field of health and wellness. In his spare time, John enjoys the beach and all things outdoors with his beautiful wife and kids.

Jon Garnett

Jon began his real estate career in 1988 doing commercial leasing, property management and single family home sales in southern California. This continued until 1997 when he moved back to Texas to take over his family’s farming and cattle operation. Jon was accepted into the Mastery coaching program in January of 2013 and became a Field Expert in April of 2015. In January of 2016 Jon started as presenter on the Live Virtual Training team doing weekly webinars. In June of 2016 he became a Full Immersion speaker. Rehabbing has become one of Jon’s favorite parts of this business. Much of his work time is spent managing the contractors working on the many projects that his company, Western Equity Partners, Inc. acquires. He also facilitates all of the purchases and sales for the wholesale portion of his company. He has extensive experience in dealing with real estate agents, contractor management, and property acquisition. Prior to FortuneBuilders, Jon managed his family’s irrigated farm and beef cattle operation in the Texas panhandle. He is the father of 7 children and is an avid outdoorsman.

Jonathan Jacoub

Jonathan has a passion for teaching and coaching in a number of different capacities. He spent several years working in San Diego schools being awarded employee of the year in 2013. He realized the opportunity that real estate provided as a vehicle for achieving lifestyle by design and saw the great value that FortuneBuilders provided to the community and instantly wanted to be part of it​. Jonathan has spent over a year ​mastering the CT Homes ​and FortuneBuilders systems as well as supporting FortuneBuilders students in realizing an entrepreneurial mindset. He enjoys spending quality time with family, adventures at the beach with his son and canine companion, playing soccer and guitar.

Josh Hanson

Josh is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Michigan and an active real estate investor. He has been in Mastery since 2012 and became a Mastery coach in 2018. Josh and his team complete several transactions a year and continue to grow and learn each day. They utilize private money on all of their projects and continue to build quality and lasting relationships with all parties they work with. What makes Josh different is that throughout his career, he has pursued many opportunities for continuous improvement and professional development to better serve his clients, investors and students. Learning alongside other real estate experts by participating in various forms of training, has equipped Josh with vast knowledge in the field. This has afforded him a unique ability to bring a creative and tactical edge in today's fast-pace market. Josh is married to his amazing wife, Kendra, and the two of them have two wonderful boys, Brady and Jayce. Josh enjoys sports, the outdoors, and recreation with family and friends. Josh is a man of faith whose passion it is to serve others. Coaching youth sports and serving in his church are some ways that he is able to fulfill his passion.

Lane Schloeder

Lane has been involved with investment real estate since 1994. He presently resides in northern California working mostly in the Sacramento and upstate New York markets. Lane joined Mastery in 2010 and has been an active coach since 2012. Since joining Mastery, Lane’s company has completed numerous transactions in multiple states as both a lender and a rehabber. Lane has been able to expand his passive income portfolio through Memphis Invest and Dallas Invest and is also an investor in Grand Coast Capital. Lane owns several small businesses and also built and continues to operate an equine veterinary practice in northern California. Lane is married to Christina, who is also a coach for FortuneBuilders. Lane and Christina have a wonderful daughter, Kiera. Lane love’s to hunt and fish and spend time in the outdoors. Lane’s family is active in their local community and with their church. His family are horse crazy and own and care for more animals than you can imagine.

Leigh Smith

Leigh is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Her love of real estate began at an early age, growing up helping and learning to run her family’s general contracting business. Today, Leigh and her husband live in California and are actively pursuing real estate investment opportunities, implementing the FortuneBuilders’ systems. Leigh has been a system specialist with FortuneBuilders since 2015. She has extensive experience with coaching people to achieve their goals. She looks at the whole person when coaching and has a keen ability to tailor the coaching experience to each student. Over the past couple of years, Leigh has seen the FortuneBuilders’ systems at work in both her and her student's lives and is passionate about helping others see the value in these systems. Leigh is an educator at heart, having taught in the public school systems for several years before obtaining her master’s degree and focusing on school counseling in the high school setting. Outside of real estate, Leigh also coaches and leads people to pursue their passion, regardless of the industry.

Linda Pedersen

Linda has been an active real estate investor since December 2012 in the Austin, TX area with her husband and three incredible children. Joining FortuneBuilders in December 2012 was her first exposure to the world of real estate investing. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with her Bachelors in Business Management and her Master’s in Business Administration. She also obtained her Project Management Professional certification in 2005, has been a Dale Carnegie Trainer since 2013 and coach for FortuneBuilders since July 2015. She has completed several wholesales and rehabs in a very hot sellers’ market and is responsible for the marketing, networking and systems development within her business. Prior to real estate, she was in the Navy as an electronics technician, worked in contract manufacturing and was a Global IT Program Manager leading software development projects across the world. She is passionate about helping distressed homeowners and paying it forward to the FortuneBuilders community by being part of the Crush It Crew, camp leader, as a coach and now as a Full Immersion speaker.

Mark Boland

Mark is a commercial general contractor, entrepreneur, and active real estate investor. With over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, Mark offers his expertise and knowledge to the FortuneBuilders’ community. He joined Mastery Inner Circle in 2017 as a means to further his education and to participate in commercial syndication deals. Prior to joining Mastery, Mark invested in residential and commercial real estate. Since joining Mastery, Mark has invested in eight additional commercial deals and continues to diversify into other real estate holdings. During his high school and college years, Mark worked for the local neighborhood contractor as a laborer, painter, carpenter, and drywall installer. After finishing college, he opened up his first contracting business, doing home improvements and new home construction, as well as rehabbing houses for himself and other people. From there, Mark moved into establishing a commercial construction company, renovating hotels and office and retail spaces throughout Washington DC. As of January 2020, his certifications and licenses include: Maryland General Contractor’s License, Maryland Home Improvement Contractor License, Virginia Residential Building Contractor License, Virginia Commercial Building Contractors License, EPA Certified Lead Paint Firm, Maryland Lead Abatement Certification, Maryland Risk Assessor Certification, Maryland Lead Paint Inspector License, and the others.

Mark Fansler

Mark is a business and real estate investment coach and has been an Inner Circle student since 2016. Coach Mark is a Delaware licensed real estate agent and Realtor, member of the New Castle County Board of Realtors and is also a member of the Delaware Real Estate Investors Association. Mark started his career as a carpenter but became a general contractor and has been working in the real estate development and construction management industries for more than 35 years with extensive experience in commercial mixed-use ventures. In addition, Coach Mark has also had experience in executive roles as well. He has served as Vice President of Construction Operations, Vice President of Pre-construction Services, and Director of Commercial Mixed-use Properties for US-based ventures throughout the years. Coach Mark now devotes most of his efforts toward his own entrepreneurial endeavors as the founder and President of a real estate investment firm which focuses on in-house funding, interior design services, construction management, staging, as well as real estate sales and leasing. He also manages a private money funding group of self-directed retirement account owners and is a co-founder of a medical communications and publications agency.

Mary Anschutz

Mary has been an active real estate investor in Denver, CO since 2013. She is a graduate Mastery student and has been a Field Expert Coach since March 2015. Since joining FortuneBuilders in 2013, the Spark Properties team has bought and sold rehab properties while generating passive income through private money lending using self-directed IRAs and lines of credit. Mary and her husband are also focusing on partnerships for scrape-and-new builds and developing a 25-unit apartment building. Additionally, Mary is helping investors and residential clients buy and sell properties. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders, Mary earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University and then spent 20 years in marketing, sales and PR with two iconic companies, Coors and Heineken. Mary then spent a few years at Resort Technology Partners in marketing which matched her passion of skiing with using technology to create a unique experience. Being the mother of twin teenage daughters provides Mary with the daily experience of negotiating, trouble shooting and strategic team management.

Mary Derman

Mary has been a real estate agent in the Chicago, IL area since 2013 and an active real estate investor since 2015. She started her investing career using the FortuneBuilders’ systems as she exited her teaching profession while simultaneously running her restaurant franchise. Mary had worked alone on her first two projects in the suburbs of Chicago until she leveraged the FortuneBuilders’ community to find several business partners, including her full-time real estate business partner, Brynn. Since joining FortuneBuilders, she has bought and sold many rehab properties ranging from extensive renovations to "prehabs" where essentially no work was done, and the property was resold. During their first year of being partners, Mary and Brynn successfully completed numerous rehabs and wholesale deals while also working on their real estate agent business primarily servicing other investor clients. Midway through their second year in business, they have purchased and rehabbed several additional homes as well as acquired rental properties and Airbnbs. Mary and Brynn bought and sold these properties by leveraging other people's money and using the systems that FortuneBuilders taught them. While leaving a career in education had been tough on Mary, she has been grateful for the opportunities to build long term wealth and use her success to support her family. In her free time, Mary enjoys spending time with her three children, supportive husband, and great family!

Michael Gregg

Michael has been an active real estate investor since 2006 in Germany and 2013 in Honolulu, HI. He started investing by building his rental property portfolio overseas before finding FortuneBuilders in 2013. He and his wife, Angela founded Sturdy Foundations, Inc. and are Graduate Mastery students and Inner Circle members. He has been a Field Expert Coach since September 2013. Since joining FortuneBuilders, the Sturdy Foundations, Inc. team have bought and sold numerous rehab properties while building passive income with the addition of buy and hold properties. Mike and his team are currently focusing on expanding their portfolio by investing in other states. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders and establishing the family owned business, Mike worked with the Defense Commissaries Agency (DECA) for 5 years. His education in finance and international experience through DECA have been very useful in building & expanding his business. Mike enjoys spending time with his family especially coaching his children’s soccer teams with AYSO as well as hiking, outdoor sports and traveling.

Michael Platania

Michael has been coaching clients since 2011, starting in New York before moving back to the West coast. Michael also has a long history in the real estate field, having worked in the mortgage industry as a loan processor, closer and underwriter along with obtaining his real estate license in 2010. Michael has been a Systems Specialist Coach since May 2016. Since joining FortuneBuilders, Michael has become an expert on the FB systems and processes and helping guide students to reach their goals. As the Elevator Pitch Doctor, Michael coached real estate professionals by helping them identify their unique value proposition, target their ideal clients and develop their marketing message and strategies. When not helping students achieve their goals and fulfill their dreams, you can find Michael pursuing his other passions which include hiking, the beach and public speaking.

Monaz Karkaria

Monaz is a real estate investor who has been living in Dallas, Texas since 2008. Coach Monaz started her real estate investing career in 1999 in India. Since then, she has been a licensed real estate agent in Texas and has worked with investors in various countries over the last two decades. Additionally, she has also served as a real estate consultant in Sao Paulo, Brazil for one of the largest real estate companies there. Coach Monaz joined the FortuneBuilders Mastery program in 2015 and is a proud graduate. She and her team have completed countless transactions as an agent and investor. Coach Monaz has vast experience in wholesaling and Buy Rehab Rent Refinance (BRRR) strategies and has successfully built a large residential and commercial rental portfolio for herself utilizing and implementing these strategies in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Florida and India. She also has experience in buying, redeveloping, renting and selling small multifamily units and office buildings. She loves to share her experiences and has a passion for helping people gain financial freedom through real estate investing. When she’s not participating in real estate transactions, Monaz loves to travel around the world and read.

Pam Ross

Pam is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and has been investing in real estate since she purchased her first rental property as a teenager to help finance college. Her family has been active in real estate investing since her early childhood, so she can’t really remember what she did before real estate investing. She joined FortuneBuilders in 2013 to learn the systems used by CT Homes for “flipping” properties. Pam holds a BBA in Human Resource Management from Boise State University, a Professional Coaching Certification in Integral Coaching from New Ventures West and is a Certified Professional Coach with the International Coach Federation. She has worked in human resource management, business management, accounting and finance, in addition to helping run the family real estate business in Idaho. Pam is an avid reader, loves to listen to music, enjoys going to any kind of live performance or sporting event, hiking, biking, running, paddle boarding, camping or hanging at the dog beach with her Lab. Her biggest passion in life, besides her family, is helping others achieve their goals.

Patrick Judd

Patrick is a Senior Inner Circle Advisor at FortuneBuilders and has played a critical role in the development and expansion of the support system FB provides to Inner Circle students today. His vast real estate experience covers over 40 years in multiple states and includes rehabbing both single family residences and large apartment complexes. His knowledge of the rental market, landlord relations and economic trends makes him valuable to investors and students. Patrick is the “go-to-guy” due to his working knowledge of the real estate industry garnered from hands on experience in the field and can be counted on to help Inner Circle students solve challenges with their deals and business. Patrick is a lifelong learner and was a teacher/administrator in the public school system for over 30 years. He joined the Mastery program as a student and became a Mastery Coach in 2012. He has a real estate investment business which is currently active in multiple states. He can be relied upon to help guide you through your personal development in your new real estate investing career with a patient and caring approach.

Rae Majors-Wildman

Rae has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, as a real estate agent, senior mortgage consultant and real estate investor. With over 12 years of coaching experience, she has countless coaching hours under her belt. Rae currently resides in San Diego, CA where she conducts remote business by investing in Detroit, Michigan. Rae graduated with honors with a degree in Counseling Psychology and has also received certification and mentorship from some of the best business leaders in the U.S. including Brian Buffini, Tony Robbins, John Assaraf and Chet Holmes (who was responsible for doubling seven divisions of Warren Buffet’s partner, Charlie Munger). As a corporate trainer, Rae has trained top leaders from Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, T-Mobile and Wells Fargo, just to name a few. She is also a best-selling author and award winning business strategist. When Rae is not helping her clients to grow their businesses, she enjoys playing golf, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Rayana T. Starre

Rayana joined the FortuneBuilders family in March 2016 as an Internet Marketing Consultant for Mind Protein. She then became a Start-Up Specialist for FortuneBuilders and has become an expert in the CT Homes and Mastery systems. As an experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years, Rayana has started up, grown, marketed, and sold several small businesses which included her own real estate brokerage. As a certified Mindful Life & Business Coach, internet marketing specialist, marketing consultant, and copywriter, she leverages all of her superpowers and abundance of enthusiasm to empower student success. As the resident “Overwhelm Specialist”, Rayana teaches students an effective process for reducing and managing overwhelm. She grew up in real estate and has managed small teams as well as coached realtors, loan officers, and other small business owners on how to develop habits that lead to success by leveraging proven processes, systems, and technologies that enable and empower small business owners to succeed with ease and grace. In her free time, Rayana enjoys crossing off items on her bucket list in Baja California, Mexico, playing on the beach with her two fur kids, working out, wine tasting, reading and writing, finishing up her first book about thriving through adversity, traveling, and enjoying the good life with family and friends.

Rick Howell

Since 2010, Rick has been an active real estate investor in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. In 2014 Rick received his real estate agent license for Ohio and Michigan. He was then accepted into FortuneBuilders Mastery Inner Circle program in 2016. Since being accepted into FortuneBuilders, he has bought and sold numerous rehab properties, created a wholesaling business, and built a team of agents to be able to monetize as many leads as possible. Rick and his team are now focusing on duplicating this system in other states while creating passive income in Ohio. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders, Rick was a journeyman electrician licensed in both Ohio and Michigan. His strengths include raising private money, team building, outsourcing operations, marketing, and working with contractors. His ambitious, problem-solving personality as well as his desire for growth, is what drives him and his team on a daily basis.

Robert McIntosh

Robert has been investing in real estate since 2002 and currently resides in Buffalo, NY. He was accepted into the Mastery coaching program in March 2010 and became an Inner Circle Advisor in September 2011. His concentration in real estate investing ranges from rehabbing, new construction on custom homes to land improvements/developments. His skills honed over the years allow Rob to engage in property and contractor management, develop plan projects, undertake landscape development, and build great relationships with private money lenders, real estate agents, and other key team members needed to complete a deal from start to finish. Rob has wholesaled countless properties from small to larger assignment fees. In his spare time, he enjoys time with his grown children, family, and friends. He loves to travel, especially to Mexico, and going to the beach. Rob is also a fan of the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills.

Sahar Montalvo

Sahar has been an active real estate investor in Indianapolis, IN since 2013. He started investing by building his rental property portfolio before finding FortuneBuilders in 2015. Sahar is a graduate Mastery student and has been a Field Expert Coach since September 2017. Since joining FortuneBuilders, Sahar has bought and sold numerous rehab properties while building passive income with the addition of buy and hold properties and private money lending. Sahar and his team are currently focusing on expanding their portfolio with commercial properties, new construction, and short term lending options. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders and establishing Northgate Redevelopment Group, Sahar spent 11 years as a multi-unit operations manager for a global retailer where he developed programs to create high performing teams. Sahar is also an avid musician and has toured professionally with several different artists. He and his wife reside in Indiana with their 2 year old daughter.

Sandy Rice

Sandy has been an active real estate investor since 2007 in Knoxville, TN and the surrounding counties. She started investing by focusing on wholesaling, lease options and “sandwich leasing”. Later, after reorganizing and adding a builder/partner she branched into more complicated rehabs. Sandy attended her first FortuneBuilders Boot Camp in 2008. Then she joined the Mastery Inner Circle program with her business partner in 2010 and has been a Field Expert Coach since February 2012. Sandy has also been on the email support staff since November 2012. Since joining FortuneBuilders, Sandy and her company, BCD Properties, LLC, have bought and sold numerous rehab properties and completed many wholesale deals. She builds her passive income through the Passive Income Club and being an accredited investor with Grand Coast Capital. Sandy is currently working on expanding her business to new construction. She also has extensive experience as a private lender. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders and establishing the current business, Sandy spent 20 years as a corporate Human Resources Manager. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with an MBA in Human Resources which has been very useful in her business. She is originally from Connecticut but moved to Tennessee in 1990. She is a widow with two children. She also has certifications as a Health and Law of Attraction Coach.

Scot Stafford

Scot has been an active real estate investor since 1992 in the state of Washington. He was licensed as a general contractor and has built numerous custom homes between 1992-2007. Since joining FortuneBuilders in 2007, he has primarily focused on rehabbing. In 2010, Scot was asked to be one of the first mastery coaches and started speaking for FortuneBuilders in 2012 at the Full Immersion and Marketing Systems Immersion events. Coaching and speaking has become his number one passion in life and he loves to share his experiences with students. Since joining FortuneBuilders, Scot has bought and sold numerous properties and primarily focuses on rehabbing. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders, Scot worked in the field of Architecture where he designed custom homes using CADD software. From there, he became general contractor and designed and built several homes. He has also held a real estate brokers license.

Shane Hunt

Shane has been investing in real estate since 2008. Shane saw his career really take-off after joining Mastery in January of 2013. In 2015, Shane joined the FortuneBuilders coaching staff as a Full Immersion Coach. Shane focuses on single family rehabs, REO’s, 4-unit commercial condo conversions, and wholesaling. Shane is also very active in the local REIA groups. Before getting into real estate full-time, Shane completed four years of electrical apprenticeship and is a certified journeyman and master electrician, certified to work on electric up to 15,000 volts. In his previous career, Shane traveled all over the mid-west managing large electrical construction contracts. Shane actively volunteers with his local church and has previously volunteered at a children’s hospital on the weekends. Shane is excited to continue his coaching where he strives to help others in every way possible.

Shaun Magner

Shaun has been investing in residential real estate in the Baltimore, MD area since joining Mastery and Inner Circle in 2015. Since then, he has completed multiple rehabs and started to build a rental portfolio for passive income. Although he has been involved in wholesale transactions and a number of mid-level rehab projects, his passion has been building his portfolio of cash-flowing, buy-and-hold rental properties. His portfolio consists of both subsidized housing and market rent models. Shaun’s deal-sourcing comes from his marketing efforts, as well as the network of wholesalers, REO Agents, Realtors, Bankers, Contractors, Property Managers and other investors that he has met along the way. Over the years, he has had experience using hard money, raising private money, and negotiating seller-financing to fund deals. He’s been a guest speaker at multiple Meetups and REIA’s and has been involved in a number of masterminds. Before becoming a full-time real estate investor, Shaun spent 11 years as a Territory Sales Manager for different building material manufacturers. Prior to that, he spent 4 years as a residential new construction/remodeling carpenter after his formal education in the trade. Shaun lives in Baltimore, MD and enjoys spending time exploring the city, mentoring w/ Big Brothers Big Sisters, boating on the Chesapeake Bay, hiking, cycling, running and spending as much time as possible with his family and friends.

Speros Vouriotis

Speros has been an active real estate investor since 1997 in Colorado and Massachusetts. He started investing by building his rental property portfolio before finding FortuneBuilders in 2010. He and his wife, Kimberly, are graduate Mastery students. Speros has been a Field Expert Coach since March 2012 and a Full Immersion speaker since 2016. Since joining FortuneBuilders, Speros’ team has bought and sold numerous wholesale and rehab properties in Colorado, Massachusetts and Florida, while building passive income with the addition of private money lending. Speros and his team are currently looking to expand his rehab business into ground up construction and multi-unit developments. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders and establishing his family owned business, Speros had spent the last 21 years as an active real estate broker of his own brokerage in Colorado and Massachusetts. Speros is also one of our national trainers speaking to new students at both the Immersion weekend events and REO/SS Bootcamp Summits.

Steve Skains

Steve has been investing in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas real estate market since 2007. He started his real estate investing career with a buy, rehab, and rent for cash flow business model all while maintaining a full time career as an IT professional. In 2011 Steve joined the Mastery program as an Inner Circle student and exploded his real estate business. After leaving his IT career in 2012 to focus on his real estate business, Steve began coaching for FortuneBuilders as a way to give back to the Mastery community. Since 2012, Steve has been part of the elite Full Immersion Team of trainers and speakers traveling the country welcoming, teaching, and coaching new Mastery students as they start their journey in the Mastery community. Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree in Interactive Media Design, has been a licensed Realtor since 2011, is a musician, and certified firearms instructor. A serial entrepreneur since he was a kid, Steve started his very first business flipping skateboards at 12 years old and has owned and operated a variety of businesses ever since. Currently, in addition to buy and hold investing, rehabbing, wholesaling, and hard money lending, Steve also owns a highly successful Internet business.

Suzanne Lederer

Suzanne has been a coach for over 18 years specializing in life, leadership and real estate coaching in San Diego, CA. She has been a business coach for FortuneBuilders for over 3 years. Since joining FortuneBuilders, she has created a focus on the CT Homes Systems and Tools with the addition of private money lending. Suzanne is currently concentrating on expanding her portfolio in passive income properties. Prior to FortuneBuilders, Suzanne had many opportunities as a public speaker and started two successful businesses. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Theology. Her passion is to serve people and help them see their potential to overcome obstacles. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, cycling and spending time with friends. She values continued growth through having her own personal coach and being a learner.

Tammer Hefnawy

Tammer has over 10 years of business experience involving the start-up, managing and operating of several businesses. Coach Tammer has an extensive background in education, teaching and coaching students from all backgrounds and countries across the globe including coaching and training students to excel through undergraduate and graduate programs. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Communications and has a master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Global Management. Coach Tammer developed a passion for Real Estate after being introduced to the retail side through his friends who are licensed real estate agents. With his prior experience in education, along with his passion for real estate, FortuneBuilders was the perfect opportunity to focus all of his experience in one place! Tammer is a proponent of FortuneBuilders’ real estate tools and systems as he has personally implemented them into his own business. Being a San Diego native, Tammer enjoys all outdoor activities including mountain biking and scuba diving.

Tammy Merk

Tammy has been an active real estate investor since 2009. She started investing by initially lending money to other rehabbers, before finding FortuneBuilders in 2014. Since 2015 she is a graduate Mastery student, has been a Field Expert Coach, a Licensed Real Estate Agent, a guest speaker at Ignite and a webinar presenter.  Since joining FortuneBuilders, she has bought and sold numerous rehab and wholesale properties, gotten her real estate license, continued as a private money lender, started acquiring commercial assets, and is currently building out another active real estate income stream. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering prepared her for her former career as an engineer, project manager, and eventually consultant, assisting enterprise businesses align their portfolios with their strategies. Many previous skill sets, including her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, have directly applied to her new endeavor in real estate. In her spare time she enjoys church, the gym, yoga, coaching, traveling, reading, and so much more.

Tim Rosenthal

Tim presently lives and runs his real estate investment company and real estate brokerage, New Light Real Estate, in Buffalo, New York. Tim worked in the corporate world for 13 years with General Motors before leaving to start his own real estate company. He has also been a licensed real estate broker for the past 14 years. He has owned and managed traditional multi-unit rentals and has gained experience in the short term rental market as an owner and operator of properties listed with Airbnb. Outside of rentals, Tim focuses on single family rehabs, wholesaling, mobile home investing, short sale deals and raising private money through the use of self-directed IRAs. Tim is a FortuneBuilders Mastery graduate and has been coaching with FortuneBuilders since 2012. He is a college graduate from Medaille University. Prior to getting involved in real estate, Tim worked in the corporate world as a team lead at General Motors.

Victor Alves

Victor has been in the real estate business in San Antonio, TX since 2015. Coach Victor is a graduate Mastery student and Inner Circle member. He has rehabbed and wholesaled numerous properties as an investor; from small cosmetic rehabs to new construction. Coach Victor has been able to build a portfolio of single-family and small multifamily properties. His marketing and sales background, passion and expertise allows him to find great direct-to-seller leads as well as build lasting referral and private lender relationships. His passion in helping his team and those that work with him achieve their goals is what has been a true differentiator in his business.

Wayne Evers

Wayne is a Certified Professional Performance Coach. Coach is a retired Naval Officer who has been active in real estate investing since 1985. He been a licensed Real Estate Professional in Florida for the last 12 years and is the Broker/Owner of Realty, LLC, a brokerage that focuses on all aspects of real estate with an emphasis on real estate investing. Coach is proficient in Wholesaling, Short Sales, Foreclosures, Rental or Passive Income Properties and Tax Lien/Tax Deeds. Coach enjoys helping people attain their goals, especially in the real estate arena. He takes pride in his ability to teach and help others learn through his own experiences. On a philanthropic note, Coach gives back to the community through the guardianship of two profoundly disabled adults and is a member of the Knights of Columbus Catholic Men’s Organization. Additionally, he also enjoys working to improve needy communities (especially Blythe) through his expertise and resources in construction.

William Shield

William is a native Californian and has been an active investor in rental properties since 2009. He is a Mastery graduate and has been a Mastery Coach since 2013. William has completed many rehab projects and is actively building passive income. As a mortgage broker, William has several loan officers working for him. He also is a real estate broker and has several agents working under his license. Additionally, William also has a property management firm. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California and holds a certificate in Real Estate from Diablo Valley College. William is also a registered tax preparer with the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of his previous experiences include having been the CFO of a real estate syndication firm, a Registered Principal with the NASD, and the manager of a vegetable farm in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, William holds a life teaching credential and has taught math and science at the secondary level.

Yesenia Vazquez

Yesenia has been an active real estate investor in Honolulu, HI and San Diego, CA since 2004. She started investing by building her rental property portfolio before finding FortuneBuilders in 2013. She is a graduate Mastery student and Inner Circle member. She has been a Field Expert Coach since November 2016. Since joining FortuneBuilders, Blue Coastal Homes, her team, has bought and sold numerous rehab properties. Yesenia and her team are currently focusing on expanding their portfolio with new construction builds and investing in duplex and triplex properties in the Midwest. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders and establishing her business, Yesenia proudly served 10-years active duty in the US Air Force. She then spent 10 years climbing the corporate ladder as a Solutions Architect & Consulting Manager for Hewlett Packard Software. She has a Masters in Organizational Leadership & Strategic Planning and a Bachelors degree in Information Technology. She is a firm believer of building businesses focused on your passions. Yesenia’s first passion is technology. She is proud owner of VARTek Solutions, an IT company that specializes in providing Acquisition/Program Management Support, Cyber Security Solutions, Information Technology Solutions, and Intelligence Support and Technical Training services to our military services. As a disabled veteran, Yesenia has always wanted to create her own non-profit for female veterans. She is currently establishing a non-profit, disabled veteran organization for women called He Wahine Lanakila, meaning, A Victorious Woman. Yesenia was born in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. She came to the United States at the age of 11 years old. She enjoys her Sunday beach days, reading, traveling, outdoor adventures and meeting at least one new person a day.

Yesi Villota

Yesi is a San Diego native and has been with FortuneBuilders since 2015. She's always had a passion for business development and building small businesses. Yesi thrives on making a positive difference and helping FortuneBuilders’ students take their new business venture to the next level, one step at a time. She enjoys helping her students create time in their schedules, breaking down their larger goals to ensure that small goals are being achieved on a weekly basis. Yesi has experience in business development, sales and customer service. Coach Yesi holds a dual bachelor’s degree in International Business from San Diego State University and La Universidad de Vina del Mar in Chile. Prior to joining FortuneBuilders, Yesi spent seven years as an international coffee importer and helped her coffee roasters build their business with her guidance and coffee knowledge. Yesi is a FortuneBuilders Systems Specialist and practices these systems in her own real estate investing business.