Meet the Authors

Elli Bishop

Elli is a safety and security expert for the Safewise team. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family.

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Hillary Johnston

A proud mother of four, Hillary is passionate about safety education. She holds a degree in Public Health and Disaster Management.

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Aaron Gunderson

Aaron is a gadget geek, community volunteer, and father of two. He frequently writes about smart home technology and surveillance systems.

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Jenna Black

Jenna is an activist in her community and a lover of all things tech, especially smart home technology.

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Judy Moore

Judy is a home and lifestyle safety expert, author, and blogger. Judy also writes about home safety and design at HomeSafetyScene.com. Follow Judy on Twitter.

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Nicole Tallman

Nicole is the mom to two precocious girls and is PTA President. She is passionate about the environment and leaving the Earth better than she found it.

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Alexia Chianis

Wanderlust junky and mom of two, Alexia is a former police officer and U.S. Army Captain who draws on her experiences to write about a myriad of safety topics.

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Brooke Niemeyer

Brooke is an editor and contributor at SafeWise and has years of reporting experience under her belt. She has interviewed everyone from the Mayor of NYC to local police chiefs.

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John Roskelley

John is a hockey fan, frequent fisherman, and former Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He nerds out to finding new gadgets that help keep his family safe.

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Tom Patire

Tom Patire is America's Leading Personal Safety Expert®. A top selling author and keynote speaker, Tom is dedicated to educating people about personal safety.

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Angelique Dale

Angelique is a mom whose goal is to help other moms and youth-serving programs keep children safe. You can find more of her work on SafeMom.org.

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Alison Jacobson

Author, speaker, and founder of Safety Mom, Alison is a pre-eminent voice on health, safety, and wellness for the entire family.

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Carolyn Heneghan

Carolyn is a nutrition and environmental crusader who loves using and exploring technology almost as much as she enjoys writing about it.

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Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments.

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Rachel Drake

Rachel reports on advancements in the home security and automation industry. From new technology to game-changing acquisitions, Rachel covers all the latest.

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Rita Totten

Rita Totten is a copywriter with a passion for movies, books, and dogs. She has experience writing for various consumer brands, including Verizon, Sony, and Dell.

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Clair Jones

Clair Jones is a journalist, marketer and tech junkie who loves to write about technology business trends, digital commerce, career tips and office politics from the perspective of a millennial female.

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Angie's List

Angie's List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 2.8 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly-rated service providers in 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. They are sharing their knowledge about safety to help our community of readers.

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Holly King

Holly is a regular safety and security contributor for Safewise. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, cooking and re-organizing her home.

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Michele Dawson

Michele is a former newspaper reporter who specializes in real estate and home improvement. When she’s not writing, she’s trying to keep up with her four active tweens/teens.

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Nick Mann

Nick has freelanced for over four years and enjoys writing about how technology impacts home security. When not writing, he enjoys playing disc golf, sports, hiking, and traveling.

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Madeline Gearheart

Madeline Gearheart is a writer and editor who loves connecting people to powerful stories and helpful content. She lives for eating good food, building great relationships, and learning new things.

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Alyssa Baker

Alyssa Baker is a writer and a resident security expert for the SafeWise team. She enjoys writing about home automation and home security gadgets, and drinks a lot of coffee in her spare time.

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Paige Sjoblom

Paige is a resident safety and security expert for SafeWise covering a variety of topics to keep your family safe. In her free time, you'll find her relaxing with yoga, enjoying a cup of coffee, or exploring outside.

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Mike Strayer

Mike Strayer is a writer and SafeWise security expert living in Salt Lake City. He enjoys taking walks with his daughter and live music in his spare time.

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Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown is a home automation and community safety consultant for SafeWise.com. She enjoys writing helpful tips and in-depth reviews. Sarah believes that through entertainment, technology and the written word, we can all stay connected to each other and create a safe environment out in the ether.

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Jacob Hurwith

Jacob is the content marketing manager at ImproveNet, which connects homeowners (for free) with local contractors. Jacob started his career with the Chicago Sun-Times, but has since worked in the marketing departments for various agencies and brands.

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Melissa Darcey

Melissa Darcey is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in a number of technology, lifestyle, and business publications.

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Jack Frey

Jack is a tech fanatic who loves to write about home security, internet service providers, entertainment, and business trends. He believes that successful people practice the fundamentals of their given discipline in everyday life.

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Amelia Nielson-Stowell

Amelia Nielson-Stowell is a former newspaper reporter and professional freelance writer. With over a decade of experience in the journalism industry, she has a passion for creative storytelling. Safety is her top priority as a mom of three young kids.

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Emily Garland

Emily Garland is a safety and home automation writer for SafeWise.com. As a marketing and social media expert, Emily highly values communication and believes that helpful communication is one of the best ways to prepare for and stay safe in emergency situations.

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Kaz Weida

Kaz is a journalist who covers home security, parenting, and community and child safety. Her work and product testing in the security and safety field spans the past four years. You can find Kaz in HuffPost, SheKnows, Lifehack, and much more. Her degree in education and her background as a teacher and a parent make her uniquely suited to offer practical advice on creating safe environments for your family.

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Emily Long

Emily Long is a safety expert for SafeWise.com. She is passionate about promoting safe and healthy habits for day-to-day living. When she isn’t writing about safety and well-being, she can be found teaching yoga, road tripping, or hiking in the mountains.

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Elaine Thompson

Elaine is a freelance writer for multiple publications and specializes in the environmental and tech realm. When she's not busy writing or falling down internet rabbit holes, Elaine spends time planning her next globe-trotting adventure.

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Scott Bay

Scott Bay is a digital journalist who reports on the latest technology trends, focusing specifically on smart home technology, AI, and their impact on safety and security.

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Brynna Baldauf

Brynna B works in the home services industry with the aim of connecting home owners with someone to make their house their ideal home. She enjoys reading sci-fi novels, craft beer, and art museums.

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Dave Schafer

Dave is a professional writer with a passion for technology and how it can be used to keep us safe and improve our lives. His work has been featured on a variety of sites around the web.

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Monique Seitz-Davis

The SafeWise Team is here to help you keep your home and family safe. Whether you’re looking to pick a security system or identify and remove common risks in your home, we’re here to help you find the best products and well-researched answers. At SafeWise we combine our years of experience in home safety and security with user reviews and feedback to help take the guesswork out of living safe.

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Bethany Ramos

Bethany Ramos is the Creative Writer for Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. Her work has also been featured on SheKnows.com, Time.com, Yahoo.com, Mamamia.com.au, Babble.com, and HuffingtonPost.com.

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Patrick Hearn

The SafeWise Team is here to help you keep your home and family safe. Whether you’re looking to pick a security system or identify and remove common risks in your home, we’re here to help you find the best products and well-researched answers. At SafeWise we combine our years of experience in home safety and security with user reviews and feedback to help take the guesswork out of living safe.

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Laura E. Hilton

Laura is a writer, teacher, and mother based out of Utah. She is passionate about making and maintaining strong, safe, healthy communities. To learn more, visit her website at lauraehilton.com.

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Tamarra Kemsley

Tamarra graduated with a BA in communications in 2012 and with an MA in Islam and the Middle East from Jerusalem's Hebrew University in 2015. You can follow her on Twitter @tamarranicole.

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Kasey Tross

Kasey is a trained Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member and a freelance writer with expertise in emergency preparedness and security. As the mother of four kids, including two teens, Kasey knows the safety concerns parents face as they raise tech-savvy kids in a connected world, and she loves to research the latest security options for her own family and for SafeWise readers.

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Rachel Kirkwood

Rachel graduated with a BA in English with a minor in women's studies from Brigham Young University and went on to receive an MA in English from Stanford University (with an emphasis on contemporary American literature). She is passionate about content marketing, pop culture, and pizza.

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SafeWise Team

The SafeWise Team is here to help you keep your home and family safe. Whether you’re looking to pick a security system or identify and remove common risks in your home, we’re here to help you find the best products and well-researched answers. At SafeWise we combine our years of experience in home safety and security with user reviews and feedback to help take the guesswork out of living safe.

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Andrea Harvey

Andrea Harvey is a Utah-based freelance writer interested in tech, media, health and safety. She has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon and a background in local newspapers. You can reach her on Twitter @andrearharvey or via email at andrea.harvey.slc@gmail.com.

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Katie McEntire

Since 2013, Katie has written marketing copy, long-form posts, reviews, and blogs. She began her career as a writer and reviewer with the mission to recommend only the best products for her readers. She’s designed tests, evaluated products, and written reviews on a range of subjects such as appliances, power tools, and software. Today, she applies these research and writing skills on the SafeWise team to explore the world of home, auto, and internet security.

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Kendra Madsen

Kendra is a freelance writer who loves healthy living, the outdoors, and obsessing over plants. She enjoys writing articles that take complicated ideas and transforms them into digestible information that helps her readers live their best life. When she isn’t writing, Kendra can be found exploring the mountains with her puppy or curled up at home with a good book.

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Chandler Clayton

Chandler Clayton is an expert in the field of security. Honing his skills from the University of Wisconsin, he writes to inform the public on the latest trends and innovations in the security market. He draws his experience from his constant life efforts to learn and adapt in the modern era.

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Jenna Muir

Jenna is a Utah native who specializes in all things "home" from tech to entertainment. For years, she's sought out the best ways for homeowners to secure and simplify life at home so they can make more time for the things that matter—like spending some quality time getting to know your couch and cozying up with the latest entertainment.

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