Jessica Castillo received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Commercial Photography from the College of Southern Nevada. She is currently working at Holland Construction, Inc. in Long Beach, CA as a Project Management Assistant. She is aiding two teams in building two high-rise, multi-use towers in Downtown Los Angeles, currently scheduled to break ground in early 2016. A strong advocate for helping improve systems, helping create efficiency, and maintaining a work/life balance, she involves her co-workers and friends alike in a multitude of activities to foster personal growth and enjoyment of life. Jessica came to the Women’s Money Program in November 2013 and successfully completed Program One in April 2015. She became a Mentor in May of the same year and has enjoyed helping other women get organized and continue on the path to financial freedom. Jessica’s continued passion for wellness; physical, mental, and financial, is contagious and she hopes to continue to help people feel better about themselves, and their financial wellbeing well into the future.
Mckenzie Candelot, Staff Writer
Mckenzie Candalot is a recent graduate of the College of Idaho, with a B.A. for English Literature, and is currently working on a Masters in the Art of Teaching. When not studying for classes or blogging, she enjoys reading, walking her dog, and embroidery.
Audrey Brooks-Scott, Advisor
As a state employee ASO, Audrey Brooks-Scott is responsible for fiscal oversight, budgets personnel and payroll. Prior to working for the state of Nevada, she was in the banking industry as a loan office and in-branch investment officer for almost seven years and licensed to sell annuities and mutual funds.
Married for 25 years to her husband Ron, a disabled Vietnam Veteran, she understands the challenges in life. Her personal journey regarding finances, debt, taking care of family and what it takes to manage your personal finances to become debt free- is a powerful testimony of hers.
Being a Women’s Money mentor, Audrey is empowering other women to take control and manage their finances and find their own journey as she helps facilitate a peer support group in Northern Nevada. She was recognized as "Mentor of the Year" by the Nevada Women's Money Council.
Julie Macc, Advisor
Julie Macc, Certified Credit and Identity Theft Specialist, Author, is a second generation Credit Specialist and a recognized expert on credit reporting for both consumer and business credit scoring.
Julie serves as an expert witness/legal consultant for law firms practicing Consumer Credit Law in both Federal and State court and has been retained as a expert witness for over 200 Consumer Credit Litigation cases involving Lender, and all 3 of the major Credit Bureaus and third party credit furnishers.
Julie has performed hundreds of credit score trainings to Mortgage, Banking and Real Estate Professionals as well as consumer clinics. She also frequently appears at Mortgage and Real Estate Industry meetings in the role of Keynote Speaker for CLE ( Continued Education Learning) to educate and update Legal and Mortgage Industry Professionals of the current laws and reporting trends.
Julie is the author of the upcoming books: 10 Days to Identity Theft Removal, How to Establish Business Credit With No Personal Guarantee, DIY Credit Restoration, and Building Your First Credit Score.
*Statistics are drawn from the Census Bureau, WOMMA, BSM Media, The Shriver Report, Sheconomy, Wow Online, and the Gamma Report.
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