More About Our Panelists
Our Host for This Seminar
Wealth builder, educator, author and speaker, Sonia Booker is one of the nation’s leading “Go To” wealth experts. Known for her down-to-earth approach, her messages are inspirational and empowering; encouraging people to go from everyday living to wealth building. Self-determination led Sonia to national prominence, first recognized by Allstate as one of their Top Agents, at the age of 24. After selling her profitable insurance agency, Sonia transitioned into real estate investing, owning and partnering in several successful and non-successful ventures. She’s often sought after to speak and has and been featured in numerous magazines, and interviewed on TV and radio.
Her extensive experience in entrepreneurship and real estate taught her the value of building wealth. In her best-selling book, Real Estate & Wealth: Investing in the American Dream, she shares many of her wealth building principles. Sonia credits her growth and expansion in real estate to her partnership with mentor and friend, Herman J. Russell, founder of H.J. Russell & Company. Sonia earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas. She is passionate about inspiring, informing and empowering others by first asking them to define Wealth for themselves.
Learn more about Sonia Booker by visiting: www.soniabooker.com
Tawana Phillips, Real Estate Investor
Founder & CEO of the International Association of Women Real Estate Investors
A “luxurypreneur” introducing an unconventional approach to wealth building through real estate investing specifically for women, meet Tawana Phillips.
Tawana coaches female real estate investors going far beyond dollars and sense and has over a decade of experience working with clients. Not only does she make real estate investing simple, she recognizes that women are creatures of feelings and relationships and uses the study of anatomy and physiology to heal these women’s feelings and relationships around money. Tawana understands that many of these negative emotions around money get lodged into women’s hormones and nervous systems and helps them tap into their femininity to heal using NLP and Mind Makeover Strategies.
Tawana’s mission is to “help women banish ancestral poverty and create generational wealth.” She believes that healing and building wealth through real estate is the answer.
Tanya Roberge, Real Estate Investor
Regional Market Manager at EPIC Real Estate Solutions, LLC.
A real estate investor motivated by financial freedom and lifestyle flexibility, meet Tanya Roberge.
Tanya began her real estate investing career with a partner a decade ago. She used a buy and hold strategy which has become her area of expertise and has generated most of her real estate investment income using this strategy. She has experience with rehabbing properties and is currently taking advantage of the current real estate market conditions to maximize her potential earnings through the buy and flip strategy. Her goal is to continue building her portfolio to 20 buy and hold properties while continuously buying and flipping properties for more immediate profit.
Tanya is a wife and the mother of two young girls. She works full time in the real estate industry as a Regional Market Manager at EPIC Real Estate Solutions, LLC. She’s passionate about spending time with her family, playing tennis, reading and watching her husband play in a band.
Jajuan Warren, Real Estate Investor
President of Total Housing Solutions, LLC.
An aggressive real estate investor passionate about educating other women through her success in real estate investing, meet Jajuan Warren.
Jajuan began her career in real estate investing almost a decade ago as a mentee to an experienced investor. Plus, like so many others learning about real estate investing, she attended numerous seminars and read dozens of books on real estate investing. Throughout her career, she’s been able to accumulate net assets with a value of nearly $1 million. Her drive for financial independence through real estate lead her to form a real estate servicing company, Total Housing Solutions, LLC.
As the mother of an active pre-teen and a young adult college student, real estate investor, and CEO of Total Housing Solutions, LLC., Jajuan balances a full plate. She enjoys motorbike riding and traveling in her leisure time.
Debbie Bennett, Senior Loan Officer
CBC National Bank NMLS # 250085
Debbie’s extensive experience, commitment to excellence, caring and compassionate style are her greatest strengths as a lender. With over 20 years experience in service oriented industries, she is a true sales professional providing the utmost world class service. Her drive to provide Homebuyers with a fast, efficient and hassle-free lending experience earned her a spot on the Mortgage Originator Magazine's Top 100 Rookies Nationally list, her first year as a Loan Officer. She has helped a number of successful real estate investors and is committed to helping you find the right mortgage product for your needs!
Debbie is an Atlanta native and is actively involved in her community. She volunteers at her daughter’s middle school and is a passionate walker for the Susan G. Komen 3 day cancer walk. She graduated from Arizona State University and currently resides in Cumming, GA.
Shelley Brown, Operations Analyst
Lima One Capital
A dedicated analyst working tirelessly to revolutionize lending for real estate investors, meet Shelley Brown.
Shelley became an Operations Analyst for Lima One Capital, the leading hard money lender in the Southeast, in 2013. She quickly became a leader in loan origination for the company by combining her unmatched customer service and attentive project management skills. Shelley has a wealth of knowledge in the real estate investor market and is dedicated to helping others achieve their success.
After graduating from College of Charleston with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing, Shelley returned to her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina where she now works. In her free time, Shelley enjoys any and all outdoor activities and the thrill of visiting new cities.