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Jason Engelman

Freaky Fast Home Buyers & Investments

Jason has over a decade of executive management experience. For the past 5 years, his focus has been managing investment portfolios within the real estate and energy industries. Jason is married to Country Music Artist Tori Martin and together they live in Nashville

Eddie Gant

Jet Lending

Morning Keynote

Eddie Gant is one of the leading real estate investors in the Houston, Texas area.  He owns and manages one of the largest and most successful HomeVestors offices in the nation.  He has completed more than 1,700 property purchases and renovations, has been in business since 1999 and has an A+ rating with the BBB. Eddie is a frequent guest on television and radio shows and speaks regularly at Houston area Realtor offices and investment clubs.

Eddie founded Jet Lending, LLC on January 1, 2004 for the purpose of assisting real estate investors in their purchase of investment properties quickly with as little cash out of pocket as possible.  Jet Lending, LLC loans money for the purchase and rehabilitation of investment properties. Jet Lending has originated more than 3,000 loans for real estate investors in the Houston area totaling over $390,000,000.00.  Our private money lenders earn 6-10% return on their funds & their loan is secured by real estate in the first lien position. Jet Lending also holds the BIGGEST and BEST investor event in the Houston area, frequently averaging around 1,000 attendee's every month (Currently virtual due to Covid). Check out www.jetlending.com for details!

Gary Pinkerton

Aligned Strategic Wealth

Gary Pinkerton is a wealth strategist, veteran, best-selling author and real estate investor – passionate about small business, building wealth, family legacy and reducing taxes. He’s a graduate of the US Naval Academy, commanded the attack submarine USS TUCSON, was a Pentagon division director for the Joint Chiefs, and a senior ethics professor before retiring as a Captain. Gary owns and helps others couple high cash value life insurance with real estate and alternative investments.

Isabelle Smith

Residential Assisted Living Academy

Learn How to Create a Professional Income by Converting One Single-Family Home into an Assisted Living Home

Isabelle is a graduate from Arizona State University, a former flight attendant, Walt Disney World intern and now RALAcademy's leading lady. She has been working as the COO of the company for the last 6 years, keeping everyone in line and on task. She's been featured in many magazines and articles on the topic of Senior Housing and most recently was given the title as one of the "Top Influencers in Senior Housing". Isabelle also won Aging Media's "the Future Leaders of Assisted Living" award in 2020 being 2 of 100's under 30 to make the list.

Phillip Vincent

Mom's House

As a St. Louis native, Phillip’s passion is Cardinals baseball and Blues hockey. When he’s not watching sports or with his family, he’s helping other families solve big problems by buying houses. While he started as a home builder and developer, he quickly transitioned to buying houses from seniors or the adult children.

Over the last 22 years Phillip has bought hundreds of houses and has a passion for working with families; his sellers love him! There isn’t much he hasn’t seen, so creativity and care are his go-to when it comes to buying houses and helping families solve some of their biggest problems. It’s his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to making the home selling process easier for seniors that led him to create this nationwide network of Mom’s House Certified Buyers.

Phillips has two young sons, Drake and Sterling, and a super wife, Melissa, who’s all he could have ever dreamed of. (Well, except maybe his lifelong dream to one day own the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. #baseballnut) He is an avid tennis player and also loves playing hockey with his two boys. Phillip volunteers for multiple charities, including Brace for IMPACT 46, an organization that supports youth programming in both St. Louis and Haiti, and Special Spaces, which builds custom rooms for terminally ill children suffering from cancer.


Mark Burch

Temple View Capital

Mark started in the mortgage biz on the retail side, headed into wholesale then experienced the crash. He then picked things back up buying and working out defaulted mortgage notes. This was an opportunity to get into flipping houses and buying rental properties. He opened a renovation and property management company and then started originating fix and flip loans. Temple View was born in 2017 from a wall street fund and since then, he and his team have emerged into a leader in the space. Mark specializes in renovation loans as well as DSCR loans and is excited to partner with like minded investors so he can use his vast experience to help them succeed in scaling their real estate business.



Wade Comeaux

Catalyst Funding

Top 10 Ways to Grow Your Portfolio - Advanced Lending

Founder & CEO, Wade started his career in 1995 in lending and management with large reputable companies. He has held titles such as President and Executive Vice President leading sales and operations teams of up to 1,400 employees. He is a licensed real estate agent and an active investor himself. Wade is passionate about helping his clients achieve financial freedom through real estate investment.

Shenoah Grove

Texas REIAs

Texas Born, Texas Raised...

Shenoah Grove is a fourth generation Texas real estate investor.  She started investing in 2003 and became a full-time investor in 2004. Shenoah and her husband, Phillip Grove, have transacted over 1,000 real estate deals. In addition, they have trained over 87,000 real estate investors on how to complete creative real estate transactions that work in every part of the market cycle. As a result of their knowledge and success, neither of them have had to rely on “taking a paycheck” from anyone else since 2003.

Shenoah joined her local real estate investing association in Austin in 2003 and started to lead it in 2004 and formally purchased the association in 2008. In 2013 Shenoah created associations throughout Texas with monthly meetings in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Every month hundreds of members, guests and vendors attend. If you’d like to attend a meeting, head over to www.TexasREIAS.com to get started in your investing.

These associations uphold the tradition of “Texans teaching Texans how to invest in Texas using strategies and systems that work and make money in Texas” which is the cornerstone of its success and the success of the members. It was that first real estate investing association that gave her the tools, funding, deals, knowledge, contacts, contracts, and contractors to be successful in this business. She continues to carry the torch so other investors can leverage the tribal knowledge within the association to create their own success.

Shenoah is a licensed Texas Realtor (#0518223) and Broker (#0591721). She has her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her MBA from Rice University.  Shenoah, Phill and their son Zilker live in the Barton Creek community in Austin, TX. And most importantly, she actively invests in single family and commercial real estate throughout Texas.

Robert Helms

The Real Estate Guys

Robert Helms is the host and founder of The Real Estate Guys™ Radio Show.  Robert has a diverse background in both real estate and media (you can tell because he has a “radio” voice).  He was a high school and college radio DJ and later founded an audio production company which has worked with such notable professional speakers as Jim Rohn, Walter Sanford and Brian Tracy.

Born into a real estate family, Robert spent five years as the resident property manager for a multi-unit apartment building in California (one of the most difficult states in which to manage property).  During this time, he acquired an enormous amount of practical property management “street smarts”.  For years, he taught a highly rated Landlord Boot Camp for newbie residential investment property owners.  Along the way, Robert taught 4 years of college level real estate classes and has taught thousands of students.  He is a highly sought after speaker on the subject of real estate and investing.

Robert also worked for 18 years in residential real estate brokerage with his father and business partner, Bob “the Godfather of Real Estate” Helms.  Together, they were top producers and were recognized in the top 1% of the largest real estate chain in the world. The skills he refined in the areas of marketing, negotiating and relationship management serve him well in his daily business, as well as adding valuable perspectives to each broadcast and presentation.

Today, Robert is a professional real estate investor and developer.  He has personally bought and sold real estate for his own account in eight states and five countries.  He has been involved in development projects whose aggregate value exceed $300 million.

Robert brings a depth of real world experience, academic expertise, quick wit and high energy to each and every episode of The Real Estate  Guys™ Show.

Kyle Jones

TruePoint Capital

Kyle Jones is the founder and Key Principal of TruePoint Capital, LLC, which is a private equity firm focused on owning and operating value-add multifamily assets and ground up construction. Kyle is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s financial activities, operations, and investor relations. In addition to TruePoint Capital, LLC, Kyle is a co-founder of American Grid, which is a residential appraisal management company. Prior to being a full-time investor and entrepreneur, Kyle worked in the corporate world in the high tech sales industry for 13 years and worked for multiple Fortune 100 companies throughout his career. Kyle is also a true family man. He’s been married to his wife for 12 years, and they have 3 amazing kids.

Robert Knight

Whitestone Developments

Robert has 15 years of experience in the real estate industry as an investor, contractor, and Florida realtor and is a local market expert in Southwest Florida currently focused on new construction opportunities in the Cape Coral/Port Charlotte area. White Stone is a leading investor-focused builder helping Build 2 Rent investors find off-market land and build single-family and multi-family homes specifically designed for long-term rentals and Airbnb investments.

Anne Marie Rogers

Quest Trust Company

Anne Marie Rogers is the Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Quest Trust Company. After joining the company in 2013, Anne Marie has played a pivotal role in growing Quest and identifying new business opportunities. She has extensive knowledge of retirement planning through alternative investing and more than a decade of sales and marketing experience. As one of the lead female public speakers at Quest Trust Company, Anne Marie is passionate about educating Americans on the benefits of Self-Direction through both her experience at Quest and from her personal experience with starting to invest in notes in her early 20s. She has been featured in the media on KHOU Great Day Houston, and on the cover of Think Realty Magazine as a Woman to Watch in the industry. Anne Marie received her Bachelor of Arts from St. Edward’s University and holds the designation of Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP) from the Institute of Certified Bankers. In her spare time, Anne Marie enjoys traveling to new destinations and spending time with her family and friends.

Jerome Myers

Myers Methods

Jerome Myers guides apex leaders across industries by first teaching them to focus on creating centered lives. As a leadership coach, he guides his mentees to focus on impact and significance so that they can be change agents in their homes, communities and organizations.

Austin Pool

Catalyst Funding

Top 10 Ways to Grow Your Portfolio - Advanced Lending

Austin Pool has been a part of the Catalyst team since 2017. Originally starting as a processor, he was promoted to loan officer shortly after and is now our sales team manager. Austin works closely with both our Director of Lending and CEO. He is dedicated to training all of our loan officers and helping guide our clients through the real estate investment process. Austin's passion for lending has led him to invest in real estate and he is focused on continually building his portfolio and helping others do the same.

Kim Slaughter

Phoenix Real Estate

Upgrade Your Real Estate Business Operations: Processes, Strategies, & Tactics

Kim is an investor in real estate and has been doing so since 1999. She has done everything from wraps, subject 2's, flips and buy and hold. Kim is currently in the buy and hold market and helping revitalize c class areas. She is also a licensed real estate agent.

Glenn Stromberg

Stromberg Investments

Glenn began his career in real estate in 1982, quickly rising to the top of the real estate game; owning and managing a Clayton Home franchise as well as owning and operating 13 independently owned manufactured home dealerships, and running a successful fix and flip business. Over his 39 years in the mobile home industry, he developed mobile home subdivisions, owned a mobile home park, owned and operated mobile home sales centers and bought, sold, and leased single-family homes. In 2006 Stromberg Investment Group was formed with the mission to be one of the best real estate investment companies in the country. The 2008 crisis that took over the American economy led Glenn to redefine his business model and create the current model used by Stromberg Investment Group, which allows investors a safer option to investing and receiving higher returns without the high risk that Wall Street or the “flipping game” yields. With over 500 homes under management spanning over 4 states, SIG deploys over $1 million dollars in investment capital each month and closes on average 12 properties each month. Stromberg Investments offers investors lucrative passive Turn Key options and Long-Term Lending opportunities.

Jeff Tesch

RCN Capital

Moderator of Panel - State of the SFR Industry

Jeffrey Tesch, Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for overseeing the operations of RCN Capital, including sales growth initiatives, underwriting review with compliance oversight and leadership of senior level strategic planning. Joining the Company in 2010 as Managing Director, Tesch led efforts to develop a national brand in private lending with the best practices and transparent products for a diverse customer base. Since RCN’s inception, Jeff has personally overseen over $2 Billion in originations. Jeff’s previous real estate experience was as an investor in both commercial and residential properties, ranging from single family homes to commercial retail centers. Jeff currently serves as a member of the American Association of Private Lenders’ (AAPL) Ethics Advisory Committee and as an Advisory Council member for the National Private Lenders Association.

Eric Thomas

Streamline Funding

Shawn Tiberio

Top Results Consulting

Shawn is a successful serial entrepreneur. Building a successful real estate development company and founder of a thriving property management business. Shawn has since turned his sites on the world of digital marketing. Over the years, Shawn has had the opportunity to work alongside and mentor other entrepreneurs as they were in the early stages of developing their business. Shawn has been invited to speak all over the United States at major entrepreneur conferences and seminars, to share his story of success as well as his proven systems and processes. With multiple companies built and sold, Shawn and his experience are dialed into helping young businesses thrive. Shawn is also the published author of the book “Fortifying Your Mind”. A book focused on the five key battle-tested leadership tactics any business owner can use to increase productivity. In Shawn’s book, he mixes his combat experience as a United States Marine. With multiple combat operations under his belt, and years of business experience, he has created a foundation anyone can execute and gain results. Shawn’s specialty is in the art of focusing a business message on their ideal client. Knowing who your ideal client is and exactly how to get your business in front of them. Shawn takes his experience, mixed with a tested and proven process to dial in the exact audience your business should be talking to. Ever feel like your marketing just returns crickets instead of the response you hoped it would? Shawn and his process dial in your focus so you can get your message directed to exactly who you want to hear it.

Dana Wasson


Dana’s tenure and expertise in the mortgage space runs from originating loans to the end sale with Wall Street Investors. Her years of experience transcend the wholesale, retail and correspondent markets as well as, conventional, government, sub-prime, Non-QM and her most recent years in the commercial side for Real Estate Investment Lending. Dana has been an active speaker in the mortgage industry and a mortgage policy advocate both state and nationally. She has written for different mortgage related magazines through the years on topics from mortgage operation efficiencies to getting the best out of your people as a leader. Dana currently lives in Texas and has raised two (2) amazing daughters, with the youngest attending her Alma Mater of Texas A&M university. Football is her favorite season and she is actively involved in her community.

Eddie Wilson

Think Realty

Eddie Wilson is not only CEO of Think Realty, he is an accomplished RE investor with a profitable portfolio spanning multiple markets and property types. Eddie is experienced in brokering diverse deals with a wealth of knowledge on traditional and non-traditional funding sources in US and foreign markets.