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Chief Executive Officer Email Ryan
Ryan Patterson is the Founder and CEO of SeniorAdvice.com. He has two decades of experience in technology, media, investment, and entrepreneurship.
Before founding SeniorAdvice.com, Ryan co-founded All Web Leads, the largest independent insurance marketing firm in the United States. He has extensive experience in consumer-driven businesses, Internet marketing, user experience design, and software engineering. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Well Beyond, a software and consulting firm working to improve the efficacy of global water charities.
Ryan takes the most pride in his non-profit work. He is an active sponsor, fundraiser, and former board member of Well Aware, an Austin, Texas-based water charity working to provide sustainable water solutions to impoverished communities throughout the world. He is also a proud donor and advisor to One Good Turn, a non-profit organization bringing medical care and education to underserved communities. Additionally, he has sponsored numerous scholarships for low income students in North America, both as an individual and through the SeniorAdvice.com scholarship program.
Ryan graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Vice President of Marketing Email Lori
Lori Thomas has over 15 years of marketing experience in the real estate and legal industries. Her current role as Vice President of Marketing at SeniorAdvice.com focuses on marketing, public relations, branding, social media, and community relations efforts. She has helped develop strategies to expand company presence online and in the community. She is the point person for all news, press release and content communication. Lori has been an integral part of the SeniorAdvice.com management team since it's launch in 2016, working directly as an ambassador to senior housing partners and facilitating community sponsorship programs. Her favorite part of the role is managing the bi-annual scholarship program, which gives student caregivers a chance to obtain well-deserved funding for their education.
Immediately prior to joining SeniorAdvice.com, Lori worked at Baker Botts LLP, where she strategized with leadership to identify targets, develop relevant research, and provide advice to acquire new business. She also initiated and managed client development events, including seminars and various sporting, arts, and theater events. Lori also managed law firm office community relations and charitable giving programs.
Lori's decision to join SeniorAdvice.com was influenced by her decades of self-research and hands-on family experience as a caregiver for her now late mother, who had chronic health issues for most of her life. She has also been extremely active in her community, including her previous position as a Board Member of Well Aware, a non-profit dedicated to building and repairing water wells in Africa. Lori has a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University.
Head of Content Email Yvonne
Yvonne Feltman is a published author, researcher, and content curator with almost two decades of professional experience in media. She specializes in technical writing, editing, and video production. As Head of Content, she develops accurate and informative senior lifestyle content for the SeniorAdvice.com audience. She also works closely with our team of expert contributors to publish pieces on a wide array of specialized categories including senior health, retirement planning, financial issues, and elder law.
Yvonne brings a deep professional knowledge of caregiving and the needs of caregivers. She has previously worked for an in-home senior care company which gave her a true compassion for seniors and the challenges they face. Dealing with Alzheimer's, dementia, and Parkinson's in her own family has given Yvonne a deeper understanding of the health issues many face later in life.
She studied English and Psychology while earning a Bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico.
Strategic Advisor Email Jim
Jim Waltrip has 20 years of experience in technology, business development, sales, and leadership. He was the co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of All Web Leads, along with SeniorAdvice.com CEO Ryan Patterson. While there, he pioneered technologies that streamlined the process of purchasing insurance for consumers.
After leaving All Web Leads, Jim became a primary investor and the Chief Technology Officer at Modernize.com. There, he led their executive team in overhauling their technology platforms and took the company from a mid-sized player in the home improvement marketing sector to one of the largest companies in the industry.
Jim brings a valuable and unique perspective to the SeniorAdvice.com strategic vision. He advises the management team on product development, consumer outreach, and financial planning. He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Julie and daughter Wendy.