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Kate Raidt
Founder of Advantage4Parents
Kate Raidt is an alumna of the Southwestern Advantage summer work program and also the mother of two young children.

Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson
Psychologist, Walden University 
Author, “Parenting: A Field Guide”
Dr. Patricia Anderson is a nationally acclaimed educational psychologist and the author of “Parenting: A Field Guide.”  Dr. Anderson is on the Early Childhood faculty at Walden University and she is a Contributing Editor for Advantage4Parents. Learn more about Dr. Anderson at   http://www.patricianananderson.com/

Dave Ramsey
Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations and The Dave Ramsey Channel on iHeart Radio. Follow Ramsey on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at www.daveramsey.com.

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Rachel Cruze
Growing up as Dave Ramsey’s kid, Rachel Cruze learned the basic principles of money at an early age. She travels across the country teaching those same principles, in a personal and passionate message of money and hope, to teens and young adults. To find out more about Rachel, visit www.daveramsey.com/speakers or follow her on Twitter at @RachelCruze

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Jill Castle MS, RD, LDN
Jill Castle is a registered dietitian/nutritionist with expertise in pediatric nutrition. She is the co-author of Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School, and creator of Just the Right Byte, a childhood nutrition blog. Follow Jill on Twitter @pediRD and on Facebook.

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Lori Freson
Marriage & Family Therapist
Lori Freson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Southern California. She has been working in the mental health field since 1997, and has been a licensed therapist since 2002. Lori currently works in her own thriving private practice in Encino and Sherman Oaks, where she serves the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles areas.

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Dr. Seth Meyers
Licensed Psychologist & Author
Dr. Seth Meyers is a licensed clinical psychologist and author in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in parenting and relationships, and he is trained in multiple evidence-based parenting interventions. He appears regularly on television programs, including Good Morning America, 20/20, ABC News, The Doctors, Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew and others. Dr. Seth is the author of Overcome Relationship Repetition Syndrome and Find the Love You Deserve.

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Bonnie Harris
Parenting Specialist
Bonnie Harris, M.S.Ed. is the director of Connective Parenting. She has designed and taught parenting workshops and counseled parents for twenty five years. She received her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College in New York City. Follow Bonnie on Twitter @harrisparenting or Facebook

Katie Malinski, LCSW
Child & Family Therapist
Parenting Coach
 Katie Malinski  LCSW is a licensed child and family therapist and parenting coach.  In addition to her one-on-one work with families and children, she presents dynamic parenting workshops on a variety of topics, including: Beyond Birds and Bees, Parenting Through Divorce, Typical Parenting Conflicts, and many more.
Learn more about Katie at http://www.katiemalinski.com/

Cheryl Forberg, RD
Nutritionist, The Biggest Loser, Author, “Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor”
Cheryl Forberg, is a James Beard award-winning chef, a New York Times bestselling author and the original nutritionist for NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” She is also one of the few professional chefs in the country who is also a registered dietitianLearn more about Cheryl at http://www.cherylforberg.com/

Dr. Jennifer Helmcamp
Pediatrician
 Dr. Jennifer Helmcamp is a Pediatrician for Scott & White Healthcare system and 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Texas A&M Medical School in Round Rock,
Texas.  She specializes in pediatrics and the health management of overweight
children and adolescents.

Rebecca Michi
Children’s Sleep Consultant, Host of The Rebecca Michi Show
Rebecca Michi is a Seattle-based Children’s Sleep Consultant who works with families all over the globe. She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and
The National Sleep Foundation.  She is also host of the parenting radio show The
Rebecca Michi Show. Learn more about Rebecca at http://www.rebeccamichi.com/rebeccamichi.com/Home.html

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