Meet The Team

Leadership Team

Kevin Cook

Cook's Financial Services

Kevin Cook is an independent financial advisor offering planning, investment management, and company retirement plan services. I help individuals and small business owners create and implement a comprehensive financial plan that is geared toward what they want to do in life, both personally and professionally, and towards what they most value.  Kevin helps clients with anything from cash management and debt reduction to investing to retirement planning.

Lauren Membreno

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Lauren Membreno is an Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay cosmetics.

Prior to starting her business 5 years ago, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, earned her MPP at Johns Hopkins University, and worked for 5 years as an auditor with the U.S. Government Accountability Office. She initially started her Mary Kay business part-time as a way to pay for family vacations, but over the next 2 years her business grew and she eventually decided to leave the government to work her Mary Kay business full time in 2012.

Lauren has achieved many company honors, including being among the top 2% of the independent sales force and one of the top 10 emerging leaders nationwide in 2012. Mary Kay has awarded her two diamond rings for being among the top consultants in sales nationally, a diamond bee pin for team-building, two career cars (a Chevy Malibu and a Chevy Equinox); currently, she is on-target to earn a black BMW on the way to her first PINK Cadillac by Christmas!

She is married to Lester and has two sons, aged 2 and 5. Lauren enjoys travel, hiking, cooking (and eating), and trips to her family lake house.

Linda Rodgerson

Climate Heating & Cooling

Linda Rodgerson, owner of Climate Heating and Cooling, is a native of the metro area having grown up in Arlington.  She graduated from St. Ann’s Elementary School, O’Connell High School, Marymount University and American University.  She majored in Special Education, worked with Pres. and Mrs. Kennedy and Sargent and Mrs. Shriver teaching in the very first programs to educate mentally challenged children.  She has been married for 45 years and has two married sons and five wonderful grandchildren.  She has been a dancer all of her life including 12 years of ballet, 10 years of tap as a student and a teacher, and is continuing her love of dancing with many years of ballroom with her husband.  She loves sewing, reading and is an artist and teacher working in pastels, oils, ceramics and china painting.

Climate Heating and Cooling is a 3rd generation, family owned and operated residential HVAC company founded by Roy D. Spencer 52 years ago.  Climate provides heating, cooling, whole house gas generators, indoor air quality and whole home comfort solutions.  Climate is known for customizing heating and air conditioning systems to fit all homes, from condos to estates; ramblers to historic Alexandria town houses.  Climate services Maryland, D.C. and Virginia with full licensing in all jurisdictions.  Climate’s philosophy, handed down from its founder, is to provide long term solutions for long term clients. We achieve this by having the most comprehensive training of our technicians which requires individual industry testing, certification and continued education.  Come home to comfort with Climate Heating and Cooling!

Matt Callen

SeeYouSEO

Over the last decade he has been studying algorithms and has been able to develop a very unique strategy and methodology which he applies to SEO. In his previous position as Project Manager of a local software company, Matt was able to help his company compete with multi-billion dollar companies with enormous marketing budgets. He now uses these same skills to help local businesses dominate the search results and generate substantial business from the web.

SeeYouSEO provides “white hat” SEO Internet marketing to businesses of all sizes. Although Internet search engines have become a primary source for most businesses to reach prospective customers, many companies do little more than launching a website. Our raison d’être is to elevate businesses to the potential customer opportunities online. SeeYouSEO provides highly professional consulting services to help business reach more customers. Our staff has been doing SEO for the last 12 years. We have seen the evolution of search engine algorithms and how they have recently made it very difficult for businesses to reach the first page. Only just having a website is no longer enough.

Robin Wulff

ABP Insurance Agency

Todd Bernold

Wells Fargo

Membership Team

Brook Mitchell

BB Design & Remodeling

Elaine O’Malley

ISAGENIX

Elaine O’Malley was lucky enough to be severed from Corporate Telecom in 2009, after 23 years of Finance and IT management.  She is partnered with Isagenix International, a solutions based global health and wellness company offering science-backed products for weight-loss, athletic performance and healthy aging.  She has helped friends lose 50 lbs and Isagenix has helped customers lose weight up to 400 lbs.  She has a retired NFL player on her team.  Her business partners include Isagenix’s top income earner, the fastest millionaire, a globally renowned trainer of 11,000 athletes, and one of the top trainers in the industry.  She loves her new career helping others achieve life transformations.

Members

Greg Kunstbeck

NOVA Contracting

Jerry Haley

Silverbrook Nursery

Kathryn Young

Your Infinite Paths

I feel like I’ve been a life coach all of my life. Even as a child people gravitated to me for advice and a comforting shoulder to cry on. I still remember when I was in HS and my friend was in an abusive relationship. She would come to me for advice. I was able to get her to see that leaving him to be safe was her best option.
Adults saw tremendous wisdom in my words in my youth and now.

As an adult, I use my vast experience as an adoptee who found her biological mother and siblings, a divorcee, survivor of abuse and overwhelming trauma to help others find and expand on their strengths in order to set and attain their goals. Having PTSD is not an easy thing to live with, but life can be full of joy again.
As a single mother of three amazing daughters I know first hand how hard it can be to manage home, work and an extended family. Not all break ups are amicable, but it is so important, and difficult, to be positive towards your ex (for the sake of your children) when you hold resentments towards them.

I don’t pretend to have all of the answers. No one has all of the answers! But I do know a huge number of questions to ask that will lead you to the right answers for you. **

Your Infinite Paths isn’t just a slogan. I believe there are many ways to get from point “A” to point “B”. We have to find the path that helps us attain our goals in the way that works for us. I look forward to working with you to find the right path for you!

Melinda Sigal

The Sales & Marketing Connection

Melinda Sigal has been a pioneer in corporate marketing, innovation and transformation for over three decades. As the Founder & CEO of The Sales & Marketing Connection, an integrated marketing and sales consultancy, Melinda helps both small & large companies and associations with traditional & online marketing, including strategy, branding, web-design, social media and project management.  Her forte includes positioning, demographics, and fresh, original thinking – what makes a brand unique including words & content, then crafting an integrated marketing & sales plan to harvest referrals & turn them into sales … along with print/online promotions and advertising programs – campaigns to reach, engage and sell prospects & clients.

Melinda is focusing on companies and associations who need help developing & integrating on-line programs: (1) companies that have a website, Facebook page, LinkedIn, blog, etc. – and don’t know how to integrate into their overall marketing tactics, (2) companies that don’t have a website, Facebook page, etc. and (3) individuals/businesses that need help with social media

Melinda is also an avid networker and is adept at building relationships online and in person, and enjoys her special ability of being a “connector” – knowing interests, skill sets and needs, and being able to bring individuals together to make great things happen. In her free time, she enjoys photography, growing tomatoes and herbs, the NY Mets (but now is hooked on our Washington Nats), the NY Giants, art and music. She resides in Alexandria with her husband of 22 year’s, Phil, an accountant, who uses his creativity in the kitchen as a great chef (not at work), and their cat, Catfish. Phil is also an audiophile and they share 4,000+ vinyls that they listen to regularly (jazz, blues, rock ‘n roll, pop, classical, opera).

Peter Heliotis

AFLAC

Peter was born in DC, a MD native and a proud graduate of St. Marys and the University of Maryland for his MBA.  Peter started working at AFLAC as an Associate and over the course of 2 years climbed the ranks to Agency Owner.  His initial success was made possible due to his commitment to recruiting and cold calling.  His continued growth has been sustained through his ability to forge broker relationships with some of the world’s largest financial services firms.  He has reps from Morgan Stanley, Janney Montgomery Scott, and Capitol Financial Partners (among others) contracted to his agency and works directly with their clients to provide AFLAC to all their employees.  Peter has been a top producer each year at AFLAC, a Career Builders Club qualifier in 2013 and a recipient of the F.A.M.E. award (AFLAC’s Founders Award For Management Excellence).  Peter is very passionate about helping individuals and businesses protect themselves from the health risks posed by simply being alive in today’s world.  Just last year, he helped one of his policyholders battling cancer.  He assisted her through every step of the claim process and over the course of 6 months helped her receive 16 checks separate checks based on her treatment totaling $22,300.  She is a realtor, which is a profession based on pure commission and her husband also didn’t work through out the treatment which crippled them financially.   She remains adamant that her Aflac Cancer coverage is the only reason she was able to keep her roof over her head and shortly after she made a full recovery, her husband went through the licensing process and is now a part-time rep with Aflac.  Peter is devoted to his policyholders and this particular claims experience is just one of many reasons that Peter loves his career at AFLAC!

Gayomard Mistry

Long Life Bulbs

Theresa Gunlicks

Keller Williams

Theresa Gunlicks is a Licensed Realtor in Virginia and serves as the Lead Buyers Agent on the Jennifer Mack Home Team. Being a native of northern Virginia, having attended Lake Braddock High School and George Mason University, she is intimately familiar with the neighborhoods, schools, areas of entertainment, commuting routes, and pricing trends that make up our local market. Before diving in to the real estate profession full time, Theresa worked as a government contractor in Washington DC, where she gained strong negotiation skills, attention to detail in contract creation, and an understanding of the importance of communication with her clients – all of which serves her clients well when it comes to buying or selling a home! Theresa and her husband first ventured into home ownership by purchasing their first home in Kingstowne VA 6 years ago, which they now use as an investment property. Since that first purchase, they now own two additional investment properties, giving Theresa the opportunity to expertly advise clients based on her first-hand experience with the investment/rental market in Northern Virginia. She is committed to providing top-notch service by working hard up-front to ensure she fully understands what her clients goals are as related to home buying and/or selling. Theresa’s stellar work ethic and prompt responsiveness, along with her strong connections in the real estate world, help to make her clients transactions as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Theresa and her husband, Jeff, live in Annandale, VA with their son Nathan and dog Mylie. As a family, they enjoy taking long bike rides on the abundant trails nearby, constantly updating their old home :), traveling to the family B&B in Estes Park, CO to fly fish and relax, and spending time with lots of family and friends in the greater DC area.

Tom Schweiker

Five Rings Financial Solutions

Tom Schweiker is a bit of a jack of all trades. You may not know this but once upon a time he used to run nightclubs all over DC. Even more surprising when he was in his 20’s he attended a pro-wrestling school where he learned to act and for the last six years he has volunteered working with the homeless in his local community.

He has a real passion for people and he is only comfortable selling things he believes in. Having been involved in the lives of his clients for a number of years he has seen firsthand what the programs have done for them.

Five Rings Financial provides life insurance with living benefits and has a unique way of helping it’s clients live more comfortably at any stage of their life.