Our Team

Alexis Grant

Alexis Grant is executive editor at The Penny Hoarder, overseeing content creation. She’s into hiking, traveling with her family, and time-management hacks.

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Vishal Mahtani

Vishal Mahtani

Vishal Mahtani is the Vice President of Business Operations at The Penny Hoarder. When he’s not generating business you can bet he’s either on his work bench building his next invention or spending quality time with his family.


Sarah McKeehen

Sarah McKeehen

Sarah McKeehen is the Executive Assistant to the CEO here at The Penny Hoarder. Also known as our Cruise Director, she takes care of all the strange things we do around the company. From finding a million coupons for a photo shoot, to cooking Thanksgiving dinner, Sarah orchestrates and leads the fun!

Heather van der Hoop

Heather van der Hoop (@Heathervdh) is senior editor at The Penny Hoarder. When she’s not reading or writing, you can usually find her playing along with Jeopardy! or climbing rocks, mountains and trees.

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Kathleen Garvin

Kathleen Garvin (@itskgarvin) is an editor at The Penny Hoarder. She’s a Philly native who loves to write, travel and root for the home team.

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Matt Wiley

Matt Wiley (@wile_style) is assistant editor at The Penny Hoarder. Find him skateboarding around Tampa Bay and frequenting local breweries, dingo in tow.



Ellen Harfenist

Ellen Harfenist is the Advertising Operations Manager at The Penny Hoarder. When she is not managing advertising operations, she will most likely be seen with a pair of knitting needles and yarn in hand, or creating subversive cross stitchery.


Erin O’Neill

Erin O’Neill is The Penny Hoarder’s Bookkeeper and HR Specialist. When she’s not dividing her time between numbers and our awesome PH staff, she’s spending QT with her two young daughters, high school sweetheart husband, and two dogs. Erin loves hitting the beaches (obsessive compulsive sheller,) parks, and local events with family, and friends, reading, making handmade cards and books, and dreams of someday owning a small farm. Miniature goats? Yes please.

Susan Shain

Susan Shain (@Susan_Shain) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She has been working seasonal adventure jobs and traveling the world since 2008 — all on a strict budget. Follow along on her blog to learn how you can do the same.

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Dana Sitar

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more.

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Jamie Cattanach

Jamie Cattanach (@jamiecattanach) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She also writes other stuff, like wine reviews and poems.

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Heather Comparetto

Heather Comparetto (@heatheretto) is the Visual Editor & Photographer at The Penny Hoarder. When she’s not making things pretty for The Penny Hoarder, she’s working on fine art projects, eating tacos, boxing, and probably sassing someone (or everyone).



Hadley Seprish

Hadley Seprish is the Account Manager at The Penny Hoarder. She is by far the Penny Hoarder’s biggest Star Wars fan who also enjoys the activities of St. Petersburg, FL such as live music, art, vintage clothing shopping, the beach, indie markets and being a total foodie.


Maryann Akinboyewa

Maryann Akinboyewa (@himaryann) is the PR Coordinator at The Penny Hoarder. She loves food, travel, and writing.

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Gretchen Lindow

Gretchen Lindow is the Pinterest Marketing Specialist at The Penny Hoarder. She is based out of St. Louis, and when she’s not camping, you can find her enjoying a good meal or a great new book.



Branndon Coelho

Branndon Coelho is The Penny Hoarder’s Lead Web Developer, who takes our WordPress wishes and makes them into a reality. When not coding, Branndon can be found with a fishing pole (or two!) in his hands at any one of St. Pete’s many excellent fishing spots.



Nicole Dieker

Nicole Dieker is a contributor at The Penny Hoarder, freelance copywriter and essayist. She writes regularly for The Billfold on the intersection of freelance writing and personal finance, and her work has also appeared in The Toast, Yearbook Office, and Boing Boing.

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Lisa Rowan

Lisa Rowan is a contributor at The Penny Hoarder. She is a writer and editor based Washington, D.C. She once owned a vintage clothing store, a business that grew out of her love of exploring thrift shops.

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Steve Gillman

Steve Gillman is a contributor at The Penny Hoarder. He is the author of, “101 Weird Ways to Make Money” and creator of EveryWayToMakeMoney.com. Of the more than 100 ways he has personally made money, writing is his favorite (so far).

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