Terri Garner, MBA
Terri Garner, MBAOperations
Terri started her career as a Mechanical Engineer, graduating with honors from Texas A&M University as a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. After 6 years of designing satellites for Hughes Aircraft Company, a year as a technical consultant in Europe, and 11 years as a business manager at Verizon Wireless, Terri left Corporate America in 2007 to focus on her real estate endeavors fulltime.

Involved with real estate from an early age – helping her father rehab homes as a child and purchasing her first rental property in 1996 – over the years Terri has personally been involved in more than $30 million worth of real estate, investing in 18 states around the country doing everything from rehabbing and home staging (she’s a certified Stager and Trainer), to long-term and vacation property rentals, to originating and purchasing performing and non-performing notes/mortgages/trust deeds. She has managed projects both in state and out of state, successfully completing multiple ventures remotely.

Terri holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine, with exchange certificates from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, and the University of New South Wales Graduate School of Management, Sydney.

Tim O'Leary
Tim O'LearyInvestor Relations
Tim has been investing in residential and commercial real estate for over a decade. He specializes in performing asset analysis and connecting investors with opportunities that Investors in Action provides.

As a busy professional and investor himself, Tim has an eye for the important details – from reporting to communications – that investors seek out. Tim is passionate about helping hard-working individuals grow their wealth through lending on real estate so that they may leave their daily grind sooner and spend more time (and money) on what matters most to them.

Tim has over 30 years of experience in engineering and quality assurance fields. He is especially skilled in problem solving, process mapping and data analysis and is ASQ Six-Sigma Blackbelt certified.

Tim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from San Diego State University.

+Alia Ott, BRE Broker
+Alia Ott, BRE BrokerBusiness Development
Alia has spent more than 13 years actively investing in real estate, involved in over $25M worth of real estate transactions – from flipping and renting properties to private lending and fund management.

Prior to launching Investors in Action, Alia served as a Director for several corporate philanthropy programs initiated by Cisco Systems, AOL, Yahoo! and the United Nations, raising over $1 Billion online and connecting over a million individuals with causes they care about. Inspired by leveraging corporate engagement as a sustainable way to support social enterprise, Alia and Terri are founding members of several financial literacy programs including a youth-based program called “The Magic of Money” and “Cashflow Divas,” a mastermind group for women focused on creating passive income.

Alia is a master connector and holds a degree in Communications from Chapman University and a Certification for Advanced Project Management from Stanford University. She is a licensed real estate broker and best-selling author of the book “Initiative”.

Andre Carter
Andre CarterTechnology Officer
Diane De Vettori
Diane De VettoriMarketing Assistant
Shaun Nicholson
Shaun NicholsonTechnology
Kaaren Hall
Kaaren HallSelf-Directed IRA Services
uDirect IRA Services
Don Eppich, CPA
Don Eppich, CPATax and Business Advisor
Polito Eppich Advisors
Jillian Sidoti, ESQ.
Jillian Sidoti, ESQ.Securities Attorney
Trowbridge, Taylor and Sidoti