Past Speaker & Panel Topics
Tarl Yarber, CEO of Fixated Real Estate LLC – Building a Foundation for Success in Real Estate: Lessons Learned from 100 Flips
Thach Nguyen, CEO of Thach Real Estate Group, Partner SpringBoard to Wealth – From Refugee to Real Estate Mogul: The Multi-Million Dollar Mindset you need to achieve your goals and dreams
J Scott, CEO of 123Flip.com and Best-Selling Author – Badass Negotiations: More Deals, Better Deals
Tucker Merrihew, CEO of TTM Development Company – Learn to Generate Deals On-Demand through Direct to Seller Marketing
Kathy Fettke, Real Wealth Network and Best-Selling Author – Market Cycles and Best Strategies Today
SpringBoard to Wealth Team – 5X Your Assignment Fees and Commissions: Evaluation Secrets that Unlock Hidden Value
Fixated Real Estate Team – Next Level Investing: Systems to turn Projects fast to Profit more
Serena Norris, Operations and Designer of Fixated Real Estate LLC – Design for Profit: Maximize returns and avoid common mistakes
William Barnard, CEO of Barnard Enterprises, Inc - The Ultimate Rehab: Creating 6 Figure Fix/Flip profits in 2018
AJ Puedan, CEO of Success Coach Academy – Warrior 2.0: The Evolution of Personal Leadership, your business only grows as much as you do
Brian Flaherty, VP of Global Strategic – Leverage the Power of Outsourcing: How to Find a Badass Outsource Partner
Nikolai Ray, CEO of MREX Inc – How to Turn Low Cap Rate Multi Family into High Profit Deals
Scott Lewis, CEO of Spartan Investment Group LLC – Ethos of a Real Estate Warrior: How to Survive in Real Estate
Rick Gregorek, Gregorek and Associates PLLC – Cleaning House: Organizational Strategies for the Real Estate Investor
Steve Rozenberg, CEO of Empire Industries Property Management and Realty Services – Investing Out of State: What I wish I knew…
The Moment Live! – Jeramy Poole with Jason Mitchell: Fireside chat Interview with a $1 Billion-dollar Real Estate Agent powerhouse
Masters of Fix & Flip
Protect your ASSets when Investing in Real Estate
Scaling Your Business – Growing a Company, Not Just a Business
Masters of Buy & Hold
Investing in Commercial and Multi-Family Real Estate
Raising Capital for your Next Deal(s)
Hard Money – Your Leveraging Partner
Masters of the Off-Market Deal – Direct to Seller Marketing and Acquisitions
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Past Badass Speakers
Tarl Yarber is CEO and founder of Fixated Real Estate LLC, a leading investment company in the Pacific Northwest with over $40,000,000 in single family residential properties purchased, rehabbed, and re-sold over the last 3 ½ years. Over 500 real estate transactions under his belt in his career, Tarl and his team are considered experts in the investment industry and specialize in real estate systems for success. After creating Fixated On Real Estate, the top PNW real estate meet up with an average of 175 attendees monthly, he found his true passion for helping others scale their businesses to the next level.
Kathy Fettke is Co-CEO of Real Wealth Network and best selling author of Retire Rich with Rentals. She is an active real estate investor, licensed real estate agent, and former mortgage broker, specializing in helping people build multi-million dollar real estate portfolios that generate passive monthly cash flow for life. With a passion for researching real estate market cycles, Kathy is a frequent guest expert on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, NPR, CBS MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. She was also named among the “Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” by Goldman Sachs two years in a row.
Kathy hosts two podcasts, The Real Wealth Show and Real Estate News for Investors — both Top 10 podcasts on iTunes with listeners in 27 different countries. Her company, Real Wealth Network, offers free resources and cutting edge education for beginning and experienced real estate investors. Kathy is passionate about teaching others how to create “real wealth,” which she defines as having both the time and the money to live life on your terms.
J Scott (he goes by "J") runs 123Flip.com and a full-time entrepreneur and investor, living in the suburbs of Washington, DC. J is an engineer and business guy by education and spent much of his early career in Silicon Valley, where he held management positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft and eBay. In 2008, J and his wife Carol decided to leave the 80-hour work weeks and the constant business travel behind. They quit their corporate jobs, moved back East, got married, started a family and decided to try something new. That something new ended up being real estate – in the past nine years, they have bought, built, rehabbed, sold, lent-on and held over $40M in property.
J runs the popular website 123Flip.com and is the author of three books on real estate investing, including the best-selling, The Book on Flipping Houses. His books have sold over 100,000 copies in the past five years and have helped investors from around the world get their start with real estate.
Serena Norris is the operations manager and interior/graphics designer for Fixated Events and Fixated Real Estate, an investment company specializing in volume fix and flip and BRRRR single-family properties. Founded in 2013, Fixated Real Estate has since become an authority in the real estate investment community in the Puget Sound and surrounding areas. By focusing on building strong, scalable and duplicatable systems, the Fixated team has been able to successfully “flip” over forty million dollars in single-family homes from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR. In addition, Serena is a licensed real estate broker with Keller Williams Realty and a participating member of multiple networking and charitable events groups in the Northwest, including holding an officer chair for the Keller Williams Young Professionals Chapter of Puget Sound. With her involvement in these groups, Serena has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for local and national charity organizations.
Thach Nguyen is the CEO & founder of Thach Real Estate Group, a Seattle-based real estate company, and principal of Spring Board to Wealth. He is not only a seasoned realtor, investor and developer, but also a proud ambassador of the American Dream. During his 27 years in the real estate industry, he has built over 300 homes, townhomes and multifamily units and completed over 100 flips. He currently holds 120 rental units with the goal of owning 1000 investment properties. Thach’s journey from homeless refugee to multi-millionaire taught him that wealth goes far beyond financial success alone. Today he is committed to giving back by creating affordable housing for the less fortunate and sharing his life as an example that anything is possible so others will be inspired to live their goals and dreams. Thach and his team have assisted over 1,500 families to create their own American Dream of home ownership, ranking him in the Top 1% of all real estate professionals nationwide.
His story and successes have captured the attention of The Seattle Times, NW Asian Weekly, Puget Sound Business Journal, The International Examiner and The Early Show on CBS.
William Barnard, president of Barnard Enterprises, Inc. and founder of additional real estate investment companies, has been a real estate investor since 2004 investing in nearly every aspect of real estate. Over the years as the real estate market changed, so did his investing strategies. Currently he buys single family properties to redevelop and sell. Other current and previous investment strategies include land development, spec building, wholesaling, notes, buy and hold, and much more. He does millions of dollars in real estate transactions each year. As the principle of the transaction, William has sold over $50,000,000 of single family properties alone.
Tucker Merrihew is the owner of TTM Development Company, which is located in the Portland-Metro Area. He began his career in the Real Estate business back in 2002 as a Top Producing Mortgage loan officer, then by 2004 he had built his own Mortgage Company that served both Oregon & Washington. In 2008 Tucker began building TTM Development Company from the ground up, which today not only renovates existing homes, but also builds higher end new construction throughout the Portland Area. Presently Tucker is in charge of overall operations, Investor Relations and project financing for the company. Tucker was the youngest builder ever to participate in Portland’s 2013 Street of Dreams, where TTM built and sold their first multi-million-dollar spec home. Tucker has also been the Host of The Real Dealz Podcast for the past 4 years, which is one of the top Real Estate Investing shows on iTunes with over 200+ episodes!
Will Heaton is co-founder and managing partner at Heaton Dainard and Intrust Funding. With over 10 years’ experience in renovation, financing and construction management for multi-family and residential real estate, Will is responsible for investor relations, underwriting and business development. He has been recognized by the Master Builders Association and Built Green for his work with LimeLite Development and Infinity Land Management as well as establishing Intrust Funding as an industry leader with annual awards from Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (since 2015) and both Puget Sound Business Journal’s list of 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies and Eastside’s 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Washington State (since 2013). Will continues to offer his value-added approach through publicized articles and educational lectures for local real estate investors. He also is an enthusiastic and participating member of the King County community.
James Dainard is co-founder and managing partner at Heaton Dainard and Intrust Funding. As a seasoned real estate investor, James leads the development and execution of corporate strategies, marketing, and property acquisitions at Heaton Dainard Real Estate. His decade of experience investing in multi-family and single-family units in the Puget Sound region has guided Heaton Dainard to more than 200 million in sales volume from 385 transactions in only 2017. James continues to be recognized as an industry leader by Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies in America (since 2015) and both Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies and Eastside’s 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies (since 2013). In 2017, he was honored with Washington’s Top 40 under 40 for his business acumen and contributions to the local community. James is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business with a focus in finance and marketing.
Nikolaï Ray is the founder and CEO of the MREX (multi-family real estate exchange). Nikolai is regarded as one of North-America's leading experts in apartment investing with over 1 billion dollars in analysis and transactions. He is also a real estate tech pioneer through his current work on multi-family real estate property tokenization using blockchain technology.
Jeremy Roll is the founder and president of Roll Investment Group and co-founder of For Investors By Investors. Jeremy has been a real estate and business investor for over 16 years who left the corporate world in 2007 to become a full-time passive cash flow investor. He is currently an investor in more than 70 opportunities across over $500 Million worth of real estate and business assets. At Roll Investment Group, Jeremy manages a group of over 1,000 investors who seek passive/managed cash flowing investments in real estate and businesses. For Investors By Investors (FIBI) is a non-profit organization that was launched in 2007 with the goal of facilitating networking and learning among real estate investors in a strict no sales pitch environment. FIBI is now the largest group of public real estate investor meetings in California with over 25,000 members. Jeremy has an MBA from The Wharton School, is a licensed California Real Estate Broker (for investing purposes only), and is an Advisor for Realty Mogul, the largest real estate crowdfunding website in the U.S.
Rick Gregorek is the founder and managing member of Gregorek and Associates, PLLC, which offers a full line of legal services to individuals, families, and closely held businesses. Rick currently hosts Your Partner In Law on Seattle’s KIRO 97.3 FM and KTTH AM 770 every Sunday morning at 8:00. Rick is a frequent speaker and lecturer in the areas of Real Estate, Business Law, Estate Planning and Asset Protection. Rick is licensed to practice law in Washington, Oregon, the Federal District Court (Washington), and the US Tax Court. Rick earned his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University. He has also earned a MA in Executive Management from the Claremont Graduate University, Peter F. Drucker Management Center and a MBA from Whittier College.
Stephanie Owens is a therapist turned entrepreneur and author of a book entitled No Is The New YES!: The Overachievers Guide To Achieve More & Stress Less. Stephanie is part of the team SpringBoard to Wealth and delivers a unique perspective to business by sharing key communication secrets that quickly build trust and long-lasting relationships to help her clients grow their businesses quickly and easily, without feeling pushy. She specializes in teaching overachievers and high performance professionals turnkey communication tools and mindset strategies to achieve more and stress less. She successfully built three thriving referral-based businesses from scratch, without paid advertising or cold calling, using short cuts she learned by applying her therapy bag of tricks to the business world.
Now, she teaches others these trade secrets so they can attract more business in record time just by knowing how to talk with people in a way that's not only authentic, but also a perfect fit for how the human brain was designed.
Marc Erickson is a proud founder of the company SpringBoard to Wealth and the principal in Resonance Realty Services, a company focused on helping owners and industry professionals achieve their Real Estate-related goals through education, coaching and consulting, as well as tactical assistance to buy and develop properties.
Marc started studying how to buy and finance Real Estate creatively in the mid 90's, and bought his 1st property in 98 with $500.00 cash and a creative structure. He never looked back. After honing his sales skills across several industries, Marc became a top residential and portfolio lender. After the crash in 2008, he became an off-market acquisition specialist for one of the largest investor groups in the state.
Since then, Marc helped found Green Canopy Homes, where he sourced, structured, and ran their first projects. He eventually helped them transition from being known as experts in the remodeling space, to becoming a leader in in-city infill development and new construction in Seattle and Portland. Marc has also applied his considerable skill sets to a wide range of real estate specializations, including off market acquisition, flips, major rehabs and new construction.
Jeramy Poole is the CEO of Real Estate Social, a cutting-edge media and marketing company serving entrepreneurs within the real estate industry. As a seasoned entrepreneur and speaker, Jeramy hosts the online talk show, The Moment (on Real Estate Social), traveling the country to interview top producers and real estate professionals to provide a platform for them to share their inspiring stories of triumph over adversity.
Steve Rozenberg is CEO and co-founder of Empire Industries Property Management and Realty Services based in Houston, TX as well as an international commercial airline pilot flying the famous Dreamliner 787. His company Empire Industries is considered one of the top residential property management companies in the U.S., providing frustration-free property management by investors for investors. Steve has been a key note speaker for numerous organizations and companies across the United States and international cities including Sydney, Brisbane and London, sharing his expertise and methodology in systemization and the importance of having a check list mindset. He has written and published seven e-books, he co-hosts two weekly radio shows “Real Estate Wealth Building” on 1070 AM The Answer and “Wealth Through Real Estate” on Vinyl Draught Radio in Houston. He’s a frequent guest in Dallas on 620 AM KEXB The Experts in Business with Brian Glenn and has been featured across the country and in Australia on multiple real estate investor programs including Flip Nerd, “Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever” with Joe Fairless and is a frequent speaker for the Lone Star Real Estate Expo in Houston and several motivational and real estate conferences throughout Australia.
Scott Lewis is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Spartan Investment Group, LLC (SIG) and has led several successful real estate developments ranging multi-family development to raw land development of self-storage and retail facilities. To date SIG has $30M in development projects underway, and has raised over $8M in private equity. As the Chief Executive Officer, Scott is responsible for developing business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives. He leads the Spartan team by overseeing all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission. In addition to Spartan, Scott is also a Major in the US Army Reserves and is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. He has held various positions including Infantry Platoon Leader, Military Police Company Commander, Officer Candidate School Platoon Trainer, amongst others.
Scott graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in Chemistry and Marketing, from Catholic University with a MS in Management, from Georgetown University with a Certificate in Project Management, and has his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
Ryan Gibson is a co-founder of Spartan Investment Group, LLC. Ryan has experience in real estate development to include ground-up development of multi-family condos, single-family homes, and full renovation projects located in challenging high density urban markets. Ryan has organized over $8M of private equity for SIG. Recently, Ryan organized $1M in less than 24-hours for a debt position on an RV Park acquisition. For SIG, Ryan is responsible for investor relations and capital raises for projects. Ryan has grown SIGs investor network to over 400 investors in less than 2 years. In addition SIG real estate activities, Ryan owns and manages rentals properties in multiple states and has invested in apartment buildings, self-storage, and land development projects.
Ryan is also a wide-body international airline pilot and has flown the 737, 757, and 767 for a major airline. Ryan previous worked in legislative affairs in Washington, DC assisting the FAA in implementing commercial aviation regulations. Additionally, Ryan served as a Regional Chief Pilot overseeing over 500 daily departures for the nation’s largest independently held airline. Ryan graduated from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor's degree in Business, with concentrations in Marketing, Management, and Advertising.
AJ Puedan is the producer of Podcast Warrior 2.0 and president of the Success Coach Academy, a leading organization that certifies others as success coaches, hypnotist and speakers. AJ is world-renowned and respected by his peers in the industry for his ability to magically transform and grow his clients businesses through the power of personal leadership. AJ believes before we can lead others we must be able to first lead ourselves.
Over his 30+ years of his speaking, training, and personal develop career, AJ has worked with hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, including a speech at Harvard Business School where he dazzled the audience with his own unique style of entertainment and experiential learning. AJ is also the author of 3 books, including an international #1 best-seller “Training For Coaches.”
Enrique Jevons is the Designated Managing Broker for Yakima Valley Real Estate, Jevons Property Management, Pellego Inc, and Pellego Property Management. From managing 120+ rental units of his own to managing over 600+ units for other owners, Enrique has a tremendous amount of depth and experience in both multi-family and single-family rentals. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors and an executive board member of the Yakima Valley Landlords Association. In addition to the companies he owns, Enrique is also an investor in various other companies such as Hillstone Capital, Sound Housing, Pellego, and Compumed.
Elliot Smith, co-founder of Summit Development, started investing part-time while working 70 hours a week at his W2 job. Because of his time restrictions, systems were built to maximize the sparse time he had available to invest each week. After leaving the employee life behind, he continued to invest part time. The company completed 22 deals in 2017 working 20 hours a week and is on track to complete 40 flips in 2018. Elliot is a master negotiator, deriving 95% of the companies investments through direct-to-seller marketing.
Fred Rea is the founder and president of Rain City Capital and has over a decade of experience in the Alternative Finance industry. Since 2009, Rain City have funded over $450 Million in loans in over 3,500 transactions. In August 2016, Fred was named to Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list. Fred was born and raised in the Seattle area and lives in Woodinville with his wife and two children.
Ian Morell plays a key role in the Real Estate Investing community. Ian has an extensive background in finance and has personally flipped over 200 homes. As the CEO of Caliber Real Estate and a partner of Rain City Capital, Ian is transforming the Investing landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Ian’s experience and knowledge make him a highly sought-after expert within the investing community.
Kekoa-Michael Lwin & Cory Nemoto
Cory and Kekoa are two Hawaiian braddahs who love the beach and love real estate (but not as much as the beach!). Between the two of them they have done nearly 200 house flips on Oahu and in Seattle. They are now expanding into multi-family investments as well as flipping small hotel and golf course resorts. Their process allows them to scale, but, their balance allows them to sustain.
Mathew Owens is the founder of OCG Properties, LLC, a company that specializes in equity and cash flowing real estate investments. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelors degree in economics with an emphasis in accounting, earning his CPA license while performing audit and taxation engagements at various CPA firms, and worked primarily on large real estate clients. He currently specializes in value add cash flowing residential and multi-family real estate investments having purchased and renovated over 600+ properties. Mathew works with investors in multiple ways to acquire real estate in high cash flow markets around the country. He also helps investors develop various cash flow streams through syndications run by professional operators, promissory notes and other real estate related assets. Many of his clients benefit from his knowledge of real estate taxation and due diligence, legal and investment structuring, and long term investment planning and analysis.
Artem Tepler is co-owner of Schon Tepler Group, a fully integrated real estate development and investment company based in Los Angeles, California. Born in Siberia, Mr. Tepler immigrated to the United States at the age of 9. In 2004, prior to graduating from Rutgers Business School with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, he formed a real estate investment firm that specialized in the acquisition and rehabilitation of distressed residential real estate in New Jersey and Florida. After successfully running his company for a number of years he decided to upgrade his skills by going back to school and earning a Masters in Real Estate Development from New York University. In 2009, upon graduation he relocated to Los Angeles, strictly for the weather, teamed up with Paul Schon and formed Schon Tepler Group in order to take advantage of the unprecedented opportunities in distressed residential real estate during the Great Recession. Artem is a Licensed California Real Estate Broker and a Licensed California General Contractor. His company is currently developing over $150,000,000 of multi-family properties ground-up.
Shawn Woedl, vice president of National Real Estate Insurance Group (NREIG), is an industry-recognized speaker and educator with an emphasis in Commercial Property. Prior to committing to growing NREIG into the largest and most profitable Insurance Program in the country, Shawn spent the previous seven years with CORE Insurance Group, specializing in large habitational risks nationwide.
Lucas Hall is a product manager at Cozy and the founder of Landlordology.com, a premier education website that reaches over 4 million landlords and renters per year. Lucas is a successful landlord and investor of 11 years, with dozens of tenants and profitable income property portfolio. He counsels thousands of property managers every year, teaching them how to successfully manage rentals, build wealth, and keep their tenants happy. He is also product manager at Cozy, the leading online property management service for landlords and renters, used by over 750,000 people nationwide to screen tenants and process over $1.2 billion in rent annually.
William Exeter is the president and CEO of The Exeter Group of Companies, including Exeter 1031 Exchange Services, LLC, Exeter IRA Services, LLC and their affiliate companies. With more than 35 years of industry experience, Bill has spoken extensively on 1031 Exchange transactions pursuant to Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, investment properties and real estate strategies and solutions. Bill is often called upon as an expert witness, author, and advisor due to his extensive knowledge and expertise in this field.
Mike Sumsky is the owner of Washington Home Solutions, a real estate investment company based out of Bremerton, WA. Over the last 14 years Mike has bought, wholesaled and flipped over 150 properties, nearly all of them sourced through various direct-to-seller marketing campaigns. He also owns and manages a portfolio of over 50 rentals around the Puget Sound, all financed with private money or seller financing. Many consider Mike to be a “transaction engineer”, utilizing several creative real estate strategies to buy and sell homes. He sits on the board of the Real Estate Association of Puget Sound (REAPS) and is the MC of the REAPS Kitsap investor group.
Brian A. Flaherty
Mr. Flaherty graduated from Monmouth University in 1998 with a BS in Medical Technology. He has over 19 years of experience in the areas of: Medical Staffing, IT Contractor Placement, Executive Staffing ITO, and BPO. Mr. Flaherty currently works and resides in North Carolina. In 2010, he joined Global Strategic as the VP of Sales and transitioned into COO the role he presently holds. During his tenure at Global Strategic he helped transition the company from legal support back office to a custom Business Process Solutions company. He put the focus on developing customizable labor solutions, and intellectual property protection for clients in a variety of industries. Additionally, he drove the adoption of the ISO 27001 Data Security & Integrity Certification a distinction that validates the process and security that Global provides for their client.
Jason Mitchell is an absolute powerhouse in the real estate industry. He is the head of AZ's #1 Real Estate Team with over$1 Billion in Sales and personally surpassed AZ's state record with over $122 million in sales in 2017. Jason is also a national speaker, consultant and author. He has been featured on HGTV, ABC, NBC, BRAVO, CNBC, FOX, GQ, the Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com magazine. With a sales and real estate finance background, Jason opened his own real estate investment firm, Desert Bridge Capital LLC in 2010. Since 2010, Jason and his team of investors have successfully sold over $150 million in residential properties flip and new construction properties.
Christine Kwon is a real estate investor and a co-founder of ROCK Property Investment LLC, i.e. ROCK PI LLC. She and her partner founded the firm in August 2015 soon after they joined Fortune Builders; a real estate educational program. She purchased her first flip project in November of the same year and sold it for over 70k in net profit. She successfully flipped approximately 15 properties in her first year, and kept 20% to go toward rental properties as she built her buy and hold portfolio. In her second year in business, she has doubled the total revenue and profit as well as her buy and hold portfolio. Now in her third year in business, she plans to set yet another record.
Past 15 years, Christine was an IT engineer and worked for Fortune 500 companies throughout the USA. Within this role she quickly rose to a managerial position and led multiple global teams. She later became a software architect and was immersed in a breadth of projects including government programs, analytics and reporting automation, digital marketing analytics, and pricing tools. Christine applies tools and experience she learned from corporate world to her flip business. On her own word, “standardization and efficiency are the key to success!”
Scott Price is a full-time real estate investor who owns a profitable and growing portfolio that spans multi-family, single family, office, retail, and land. He leads Bonvolo Real Estate Investments, which manages these properties plus opens select opportunities to partner with other investors. He provides a wealth of real estate investment experience, including how to make the transition from a W-2 job to semi-retired portfolio management. His investments span multiple markets and his organizational model is formed around working with solid local teams. He manages everything with his wife as business partner, working together from their home on Whidbey Island. Scott bought and managed his first rental property in 1994, and ramped up his real estate work and investing education in 2003 by becoming a full time real estate broker for 4 years and then purchasing his first apartment complex in 2005. He has since been awarded many real estate certifications and has also been interviewed by Homes & Garden TV, KIRO TV, Seattle Magazine, newspapers, book authors, real estate podcasts, and real estate investing groups.
Rich Fettke is the Co-CEO of Real Wealth Network, a 3-time Inc. 5000 ranked real estate investment company with 22 employees and over 37,000 members. Rich oversees the marketing and business development at RWN. He is passionate about developing the company's team and systems, and is always looking for new ways to bring good people to the Network. A licensed real estate broker and investor, Rich is also the former CEO of a large health club franchise. As a Master Certified Business Coach and the author of Extreme Success (Simon & Schuster, 2002), Rich has been featured in such media as USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. With a love for adventure sports, Rich has competed in the ESPN X-Games and is a record-holding bungee jumper, a skydiver, rock climber, skier and surfer. He is happily married to his Co-CEO, Kathy Fettke, and they have also co-parented two wonderful daughters.
Liz Richardson (formerly Sigfridson) is the Lending & Operations manager of Redmond Funding Group (RFG). Liz manages the day-to-day operations of RFG including the origination and servicing of its portfolio of fix & flip, rehab, spec construction, and investment real estate loans. Since joining Redmond Funding Group in 2014, Liz has been instrumental in growing the RFG loan portfolio to over $35mm. RFG is one of the smaller hard money lenders in the area and prides itself on exceptionally fast and personal service to its clients and very little bureaucracy. Most of its new business comes from repeat customers and direct referrals. Prior to joining RFG, Liz worked in title and escrow for six years and is a graduate of the University of Montana.