Meet The Team
Money Done Right's editorial team is comprised of an incredible group of financial content creators with decades of experience across a variety of financial specialties. We have come together to achieve a common mission: to help everyday people live happier lives by providing them with informative, positive, appealing, and actionable financial content. Learn more about us below.
Logan Allec, CPA
Logan is a practicing CPA and founder of Choice Tax Relief and Money Done Right. After spending nearly a decade in the corporate world helping big businesses save money, he launched his blog with the goal of helping everyday Americans earn, save, and invest more money. Learn more about Logan.
Seth Kolloen formerly served as Money Done Right's content manager. His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, ESPN’s Grantland, and the Seattle P-I. He has served as a content leader at Seattlest.com (Gothamist Network), for top 500 US website Allrecipes.com, and for content marketing pioneers Content Harmony. Learn more about Seth.
Valerie Keene, J.D.
Valerie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law where she also participated in Moot Court and the Arkansas Law Review. She practices law in Arkansas, focusing primarily on estate planning and elder law. She has prepared countless estate planning documents and has participated in a number of guardianship cases since she was admitted to the bar. She is a regular contributor to Nolo.
Melissa Carraro, CPA
Melissa has nearly 20 years of experience as a CPA, having worked for both "Big 4" and smaller accounting firms.
Stephanie Colestock is a personal finance expert and writer who enjoys teaching people how to be financially independent and confident about their money choices, regardless of obstacles in their path (such as the crippling student loan debt she once held). Stephanie graduated from Baylor University, and is currently working toward her CFP certification. Her work can be seen on sites such as Forbes, Dough Roller, and Johnny Jet, among many others.
Ashley Sutphin Watkins
Ashley is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill where she studied journalism. She has worked as a journalist, content creator, and copywriter for nearly a decade, with a focus on personal finance, real estate, and healthcare. She now lives in Knoxville with her husband and young kids. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and enjoying the outdoors in East Tennessee.
Shannon is a mother of two and an award-winning journalist and freelancer who lives in Illinois. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in English from Illinois Wesleyan University before beginning her 20-year career in newspapers. When she’s not spending time with her children, she is often pursuing her favorite hobbies — running, metal detecting, kayaking, and reading about personal finance.
As a homeschooling mother of four, Christine has always had to find creative ways to make her family survive on one income, barring eating potato soup every day. She has learned to not only pounce on killer deals and optimal seals but also works plenty of side gigs to make extra money. Learn more about Christine.