Best Company Editorial Team

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Senior Editors

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Alice Stevens

Senior Editor

Alice Stevens has managed the health and life insurance content for Best Company since 2018. She’s passionate about conducting good research and understanding the details you need to know about insurance. When she's not writing and researching, she enjoys good food and travel.

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McCall Robison

Senior Editor

As the current Content Marketing Director for BestCompany.com, McCall Robison specializes in health-related content, specifically medical alert systems. Over the past three years, she has conducted hundreds of hours of research and interviewed dozens of experts, so she can give consumers the information they need to make the best decisions for their health. Her work has been featured on top sites, such as Forbes, Yahoo, and MarketWatch.

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Alayna Okerlund

Senior Editor

Alayna Okerlund is a finance-focused Senior Content Strategist and Social Media Manager at BestCompany.com. Since joining BestCompany.com in May 2017, Alayna’s content has reflected hundreds of hours of finance-related research and has helped readers feel more financially confident. Alayna has also worked with several reputable experts in the identity theft and credit repair industries over the course of her career, and has provided content for well-known publications like Forbes, Reader’s Digest, Lifehacker, and more. Additionally, Alayna manages several BestCompany.com social media accounts where she makes meaningful connections and shares helpful content-focused resources.

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Jordan Grimmer

Senior Editor

Jordan Grimmer is the Senior Writer for BestCompany.com’s home security, solar, and pest control pages. His mission is to create accurate and engaging content that empowers people to make better decisions.

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Sarah Hancock

Senior Editor

Sarah Hancock is a content marketing professional at Best Company. She has several years of experience researching and writing about home products and services and thrives on helping consumers make sound decisions for their homes and families. Her work has been featured in Reader's Digest, Forbes, Yahoo, and more.

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Contributors

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James Scott Belyeu

Contributor

James Scott Belyeu is a financial and travel expert for Best Company specializing in debt and tax relief. When it comes to tackling the overwhelming financial burdens, James is there to break it down in a language we can all understand. As someone who has traveled to 33 countries and counting, James shares insights on the hottest travel deals. Whether it's a quick trip to the grandparents or cruising down the canals of Venice, James has you covered. Follow him on Twitter, @JamesScottBest, for a constant stream of insights and to stay connected.

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Kalicia Bateman

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Kalicia Bateman is a Content Marketing Strategist at BestCompany.com, specializing in personal and education financing, as well as investments and banking. Through research and collaboration with industry experts, she is committed to helping her readers make positive financial decisions. In her spare time, Kalicia enjoys reading, attempting to do yoga, and hiking.

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Kaitlyn Short

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Kaitlyn Short is a Content Marketing Strategist for Best Company, specializing in lifestyle consumer choices, from the best car brands to successful online dating platforms. She is dedicated to helping consumers craft their ideal lifestyle with inside information on top products and services. She enjoys all aspects of communication, from improving interpersonal relationships to broadcasting important messages. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys creating digital graphics, practicing mindfulness, and grounding herself in nature.

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Whitney Troxel

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Whitney Troxel is a Senior Business Services Writer at BestCompany.com. With over five years of experience working in the B2B industry, she is dedicated to providing reliable information that will help businesses flourish.

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Sarah Sherren

Contributor

Sarah is the senior teeth whitening and invisible braces editor for BestCompany.com. After having traditional braces in her teenage years, she has lived with clear aligners and teeth whiteners ever since. She is passionate about researching products and services to inform and empower consumers to make better decisions. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling, tutoring students in French, and keeping up to date with current events.

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Ashley Lee

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Ashley Lee is a Content Strategist for Best Company specializing in debt relief, tax relief, and student debt. She’s been writing and editing professionally on topics such as finance and education for just under a decade. Ashley is enthusiastic about helping consumers get the information they need to make the best decisions possible.

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Riley Clark

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Riley Clark is a Content Specialist at Best Company covering car warranty and VoIP. She prides herself on delivering honest, factual, and relevant content to her readers. She goes through books faster than most people go through Netflix seasons and has made it her goal to be outdoors as much as humanly possible.

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Madison Smith

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Madison Smith is a personal and home finance expert at BestCompany.com. She works to help others make positive financial strides in their lives by providing expert insight on anything from credit card debt to home-buying tips. Follow her on Twitter @maddie_mingus for weekly doses of thought provoking financial content and a chance to connect — don’t be shy!

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Rochelle Burnside

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Rochelle Burnside is Best Company’s Business Suite Content Specialist. She produces B2B content informed by her own experiences as a review writer for several of Best Company’s verticals. Her advice has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance, and more.

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Anne-Marie Hays

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As a content specialist for Best Company since 2018, Anne-Marie Hays has investigated many industries, including timeshare cancellation, home warranties, and online dating services. If consumers can buy, subscribe, rant, or rave about a product or service, she has likely spent hours researching it. She's committed to providing answers to the big question on shoppers' minds: Is it worth it?

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Rebecca Graham

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Rebecca Graham writes to empower readers to make sound financial decisions based on thorough research. She loves creating engaging and informative content to benefit dreamers of all sorts, including families, students, career changers, and small business owners.

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