Our Co-Founders

<strong>KATHY FETTKE</strong>
Kathy is an active real estate investor, licensed Realtor, certified coach, and former mortgage broker. She specializes in helping people build multi-million dollar real estate portfolios through creative finance and planning. With a passion for researching and sharing the most important facts on real estate and economics, Kathy is a frequent guest expert on such media as CNN, CNBC, Fox News, NPR, CBS MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. She also hosts The Real Wealth Show which is a featured podcast on iTunes with listeners in 27 different countries…
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<strong>RICH FETTKE</strong>
Rich didn’t realize what he was getting into when he met Kathy 19 years ago, but he’s glad he did!  In addition to raising two wonderful daughters together, Rich and Kathy have learned how to invest together, work together, and still enjoy getting out to play together. Rich is responsible for the marketing and business development at Real Wealth Network. He is passionate about developing our team and our 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…
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Our Valuable Team Members

<strong>RON MANABAT</strong>
RON MANABATDirector, Market Operations
As Director of Market Operations, Ron is responsible for identifying and assessing new markets and investment opportunities thoughout the US. He also develops and manages relationships with our local affiliate teams in each of our real estate markets. Ron is a CPA with a background in real estate finance and business consulting. He has over 15 years experience assisting Fortune 1000 clients with their financial operations, business processes and financial compliance. Ron has been a real estate investor since 1995. He currently owns investment property in San Francisco and in the Midwest.
<strong>MAGGIE PIKE</strong>
MAGGIE PIKEDirector, Real Wealth Investor Academy
Maggie has been working for Real Wealth Network since 2009.  Over the past five years she’s worked in various capacities, most notably producing the monthly property showcases, coordinating the subscription process for past syndication projects and serving as executive assistant to Kathy.  Now she is focusing on the Real Wealth Investor Academy, producing the quarterly full day Academy events, managing the online membership site and curating the educational content presented in each lesson.
<strong>BEN ERIK SMITH</strong>
BEN ERIK SMITHDirector, Investor Relations
Ben has been an active real estate investor for over 25 years, buying and rehabbing over 20 properties in California and Arizona. Before joining our team, Ben was a RWN member and purchased investment properties in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. As Director of Investor Relations, Ben helps our members create unique investment plans through personalized strategy sessions. He also travels the country to meet with our current and prospective affiliates. Ben is a native of Northern California and enjoys skiing, boating, camping and 4×4 trekking in the wilds of the West with his wife and daughter…and whoever else is daring enough to join them.
<strong>NICK GRANT</strong>
NICK GRANTDirector, Marketing
Nick has been with Real Wealth Network since 2011. During this time, Nick has been instrumental in growing our network of passionate real estate investors to just over 14,000. He currently works to ensure that our Live Events, Investment Property Tours and weekly Webinars are filled to capacity, with qualified real estate investors. Nick has a sales & marketing background and is proficient in Lead Generation, Lead Conversion, Email Marketing, as well as Sales & Marketing Automation.
<strong>JILL BENES</strong>
JILL BENESDirector of Member Services
Jill’s goal is to make sure that our members get the support they need with everything from making appointments, to attending events and even following up after they have invested in a property or project.  Jill grew up in Southern California and attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she majored in Computer Arts.  Prior to working at Real Wealth Network, Jill spent over 10 years in administrative roles — mainly in the Financial District of San Francisco.  She purchased her first property in 1999, her second in 2001, and doesn’t intend on those being her last. In her free time Jill enjoys surfing, bike riding, songwriting, playing the piano and taking road trips down the California coast.
<strong>KELLEY  PECORARO</strong>
KELLEY PECORAROAccounting and Bookkeeping
We love having Kelley on the Real Wealth Team because she expertly handles the back office and financial details — so we can focus on serving you.  Kelley has worked with RWN since early 2008. As sole proprietor of SmartBooks, she also works with other clients, and real estate portfolios are one of her favorite projects.  Prior to starting SmartBooks, Kelley worked in Hotel and Commercial Property Management as well as Program Management in the software industry.  A long time Walnut Creek resident, Kelley enjoys time with her husband and their two sons — one in high school and one in college.
<strong>ALICE KWONG-VAN DUSEN</strong>
ALICE KWONG-VAN DUSENProducer, The Real Wealth Show
Before joining our team, Alice had experience in the real estate industry as a mortgage loan officer and an account executive for commercial loans.  Today, as the Producer for the Real Wealth Show, Alice creates and oversees our weekly radio show and podcast, where Kathy Fettke interviews successful investors and top experts on real estate investing and wealth building.  Alice is also an actor & improviser, and enjoys hiking, laughing and goofing around with her family.
<strong>MARC AVERY</strong>
MARC AVERYCRM Database Manager
Marc manages our membership database to make sure we know who’s who and what they want from the Network.  This allows us to give the best personalized service possible to our members.  Marc is a triple major graduate from UC Davis who worked for Bank of America for 7 years before learning to take advantage of the benefits of investing in real estate. Now he is a part-time stay-at-home dad, part-time real estate investor, and licensed real estate agent enjoying the freedom of working from home and increasing his real estate portfolio.
<strong>KATE CHRISTENSEN</strong>
KATE CHRISTENSENSocial Media & Events Manager
Kate has worked in marketing for over five years with expertise in digital marketing and social media. She manages RWN’s social media channels and assists in our event promotion strategy and execution.  Whether it’s online or at a live event, Kate is all about building a strong and helpful community at RWN. Kate enjoys skiing, traveling and watching her favorite sports teams.
<strong>AMY SEARCY</strong>
Amy helps keep our website looking good and working right. For over five years she’s been developing websites and says she’s proud to be working with Real Wealth Network. Amy’s had several fun careers — including working as a video game producer and as a production manager for an art studio. She has been teaching yoga, qigong and tai chi for over 13 years and is a certified Zen Wellness Medical Qigong director. She is also certified in Bikram and Barkan Yoga. Amy has a 1st degree black belt in Kung Fu and is working on her 2nd degree. She also loves to act and has been in numerous films and plays in the Phoenix area. She enjoys traveling, hiking, sword-fighting and spending time with her family.