Discover why so many successful investors support their investment careers with house hacking—and learn from a frugality expert who has “hacked” his way toward financial freedom!
Scott Trench is the CEO and President of BiggerPockets.com. Scott has dedicated his career to helping ordinary Americans build wealth in part through real estate investing. Since joining BiggerPockets in 2014, Scott has authored wealth building book Set for Life and joined Mindy Jenson as a host of the BiggerPockets Money Podcast . He stays active in the BiggerPockets forums and contributed hundreds of articles, market analyses, and files to BiggerPockets. He has also contributed to other personal finance blogs, along with traditional news outlets including Time, CNBC, and NBC.An active real estate investor in the Denver market, Scott currently manages a private portfolio with about $1.5M in real estate assets under management and holds his real estate license as a CO broker. Scott graduated from Vanderbilt University with degrees in Economics and History, Corporate Strategy, and Finance.
Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor who has been investing in real estate since 2007. He has written six real estate books, all of which can be found wherever books are sold and at the top of bestseller charts in the Business section. His recent book, How to Invest in Real Estate , recently won the Independent Press Award.Brandon achieved financial independence at age 27 and currently resides in Maui with his wife and daughter. He continues to write, invest, and host the top rated BiggerPockets Podcast, which has amassed over 65 million downloads to date.
Mindy Jensen has been investing in real estate for 20 years. She specializes in buying undesirable houses, moving in and fixing them up over the course of two years, effecting removing capital gains taxes. Mindy has executed this strategy nine times, and is actively looking for her next property. She has also started to branch out, investing in syndications, making private loans and partnering on a 46-unit mobile home park.She has been with BiggerPockets for four years, helping them grow as Community Manager, Podcast Producer, Podcast Host, and Blog Author.Mindy is also the Award-Winning Author of How to Sell Your Home: The Essential Guide to a Fast, Stress-Free, and Profitable Sale .
Dave Meyer has spent the entirety of his career working with software companies, while investing in real estate in his personal time. Over his career in software Dave has held a variety of roles that focus on product development, revenue generation, value creation and analytics.Since 2010, Dave has been a real estate investor in Colorado. He currently has 7 units and plans to continue growing his portfolio at a steady rate over the next few years, while continuing to work full-time at BiggerPockets as the VP of Growth and Analytics. He is primarily a buy-and-hold investor and self-manages all of his properties, but has also recently started getting into short-term vacation rentals.Dave has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester, and a M.S. in Business Analytics from the University of Colorado Denver. Outside of work he enjoys being outside, eating sandwiches, and traveling.
A writer and editor for more than 8 years, Katie has spent her entire career working on magazines, books, and blogs in New York City, Minneapolis, and Denver. Now, as she leads the publishing business at BiggerPockets, Katie’s goal is to connect readers directly with the authors and their expertise in order to help ordinary people achieve financial freedom. Since Katie joined the team, BiggerPockets books have won numerous prestigious awards, including the Robert Bruss’s NAREE award, the Foreword INDIES award, the Independent Press award, and many others.
Katie has been investing in real estate since 2017 with the purchase of her first house hack in Denver. She and her husband, Evan, now own 13 units between Denver and Omaha, and currently house hack with their Sheepadoodle, Tewla Badger, who doesn’t actually pay rent.
She followed the likes of the late and great David Carr, receiving her B.A. in Journalism from the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Katie also received a post-grad certificate in publishing from New York University's Publishing Institute.
A writer and editor with over 10 years of experience, Allison has immersed herself in BiggerPockets content since joining the company in 2014. Initially serving as Managing Editor for the BiggerPockets Blog, she spent much of her time connecting with, vetting, and on-boarding content contributors with extensive knowledge in all niches of real estate and personal finance, many of whom have become known personas within the community. She also wrote numerous real estate news-related articles based on market events and data points helpful to investors making decisions about where and how to invest.In her current role, she uses the knowledge she's gained over almost 5 years learning the needs of the BiggerPockets community to connect readers, viewers, and listeners to the articles, videos, and podcast episodes they need to reach their investing goals. Her aim is not only to serve the current BiggerPockets audience with best-in-class content filled with actionable tips, but also to expand that audience so that BiggerPockets is able to help more people create passive income, take action in investing, or reach financial freedom.Allison received her B.A. in English & Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, traveling, and outdoor adventuring with her husband and 95-lb mutt Ace.
Lauren Hogan has over 8 years of marketing experience within the home services and real estate industry. She began her career by supporting a strategic rebrand of a publicly traded company in the home services space. Today she uses her marketing skills to help build product experiences and strategic partnerships that deliver value to BiggerPockets.
She earned her MBA, while working full-time, at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado and her Bachelor of Science from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.
She is a frequent contributor to the BiggerPockets providing her narrative on topics such as personal finance, BiggerPockets member investing activities, and insight into new product offerings on BiggerPockets.
She bought her first home in 2015. A strategic first-home purchase that included buying a property with a low monthly mortgage, she’s never paid more than $800/month for housing expenses and provided the opportunity to earn 45% of the price of the purchase in equity over 4 years. Along with her significant other, she owns 2 other properties in Colorado and Wisconsin.
Hilary has been with the company since 2014, dedicating her time to building an award winning customer support team from scratch. She believes making connections with people through memorable customer service creates a positive experience for all. Hilary makes it an objective to prevent customer issues before they get to our support team, while also creating support quality policies that reflect BiggerPockets' core values and mission, to exceed the needs of our greatest resource - our customers.Hilary graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Interpersonal Communication and Mass Media. She is also a Certified Customer Service Professional, CCSP® and a Certified Customer Experience Professional, CCXP® - with numerous Customer Service awards: 2019 & 2018 Female Entrepreneur of the Year for Women in Business - Stevie Awards, 2019 Customer Service Leader of the Year - Stevie Awards, and 2018 Service Person of the Year - National Customer Service Association.When she isn't in the office, she is porch dwelling at her cabin in the mountains, running trails, biking, camping, rafting, eating cheeses, and playing with her two pups!
Roger joined BiggerPockets in 2019 as CFO. In this capacity, Roger is responsible for managing BiggerPockets’ finance and accounting functions and is involved in many aspects of the company’s strategic growth initiatives.
Prior to joining BiggerPockets, Roger was CFO of several private equity-backed software & services companies, helping them attain successful exits. Roger also spent several years in corporate development for a public software company, was a securities analyst for an investment bank and began his career in public accounting.
While not a current real estate investor, he has 15 years of prior real estate investment experience in both the long-term rental and short-term vacation rental markets, and plans to re-enter the market in the near future. Roger has a dual B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas. He holds an active CPA license in Colorado.
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