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Shannon Terrell

Shannon Terrell is a lead writer and spokesperson for NerdWallet, where she writes about credit cards and personal finance. Previously, she was a writer, editor and video host for financial comparison company, Finder. Shannon has appeared as a financial expert on CP24 and has been quoted in numerous publications, including Bloomberg, Global News, Yahoo! Finance and Black Enterprise. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and English literature from the University of Toronto Mississauga. She’s also a published author whose work has been featured in academic journals from the University of Toronto. Shannon is based in Brampton, Ontario.

Email: [email protected].

Clay Jarvis

Clay Jarvis is a writer and spokesperson, and NerdWallet Canada’s resident mortgage expert. Prior to becoming a Nerd, Clay was one of Canada’s leading real estate journalists, editing and writing for Mortgage Broker News, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Real Estate Professional and Canadian Real Estate Wealth. Clay attributes his success as a writer to the 10 years he spent as a teacher, where he learned to deliver ideas clearly, creatively and comprehensively.

Email: [email protected].

Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a lead writer on the international team at NerdWallet, focused on credit cards and personal finance. Before joining the international expansion effort, she wrote for the U.S. insurance vertical, specializing in life insurance. Throughout her career, Georgia has written on a variety of subjects, including personal finance, government policy, science and technology. She enjoys researching complex topics and distilling the information for her readers.

Email: [email protected]

Kurt Woock

Kurt Woock started writing for NerdWallet in 2021, and joined the International team to write about Canadian mortgages and homeownership in 2023. Prior to joining NerdWallet, Kurt was a writer and educator for Colorado PERA, a retirement system for public employees. Before that he was a legislative editor for the Colorado General Assembly. Kurt has a B.A. in music from Valparaiso University and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He lives in Detroit.

Email: [email protected]

Freelance contributors

Sandra MacGregor

Sandra MacGregor is a freelance writer who has been covering personal finance, investing and credit cards for over a decade. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications like the New York Times, the UK Telegraph, the Washington Post, and the Toronto Star. She spends her free time travelling, and has lived around the globe, including in Paris, South Korea and Cape Town.

Twitter: @MacgregorWrites

Hannah Logan

Hannah Logan is a freelance finance and travel writer from Ottawa. Her love for all things travel led her to an interest in personal finance so she could create a lifestyle that would allow her to explore the world. She currently lives and works as a digital nomad and has been to 60+ countries. Hannah chronicles her adventures on her personal blog,

Instagram: @hannahlogan21

Helen Burnett-Nichols

Helen Burnett-Nichols is a freelance writer specializing in news and feature articles on a variety of business, legal and investment topics. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Globe and Mail, National Post Legal Post, Canadian Lawyer magazine, Benefits Canada and Golden Girl Finance.

Twitter: @helenbnichols

Heather van der Hoop

Heather van der Hoop (she/her) is a freelance editor focused on helping people communicate their ideas clearly and compellingly. With over a decade of experience, she edits nonfiction publications ranging from research grants and journal articles to white papers and blog posts. Her clients work in fields as diverse as personal finance, microbiology, community health, marine mammalogy, geoscience, outdoor recreation, biological engineering, and cognitive psychology. She has a background in psychology and neuroscience, and is fluent in AP, APA, CMOS, CSE, and SEO. Based in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, she lives, works, and plays on the homelands of the Ktunaxa people.

Editors and content managers

Beth Buczynski

Lead Assigning Editor, International Expansion

Beth Buczynski spent several years as an assigning editor on NerdWallet’s U.S. mortgages vertical before being called on to lead the expansion efforts for NerdWallet Canada. Her writing has been featured by The Associated Press, The Washington Post, USA Today and Money magazine, among others. She previously was a contributing editor at several sustainable living websites, and was an SEO content specialist for small and midsize businesses.

Erica Corbin

Assigning Editor, NerdWallet Canada

Erica Corbin joined NerdWallet in 2020 and is an assigning editor for NerdWallet Canada. She previously wrote and edited content at companies such as GOBankingRates and Nasdaq. Her work has been syndicated to USA Today, Yahoo Finance, MSN and more. She also has worked as a freelance writer and editor for over a decade for various clients and publications across industries, with particular emphasis on entertainment reporting. Erica believes that money, like most topics, is best discussed with understanding, transparency and a healthy dose of humor.

Athena Cocoves

Assistant Assigning Editor, International Expansion

Athena Cocoves joined NerdWallet’s International Expansion team in September 2020 and has focused her efforts on content strategy and planning in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Before that, she edited arts and entertainment magazines.

Siddhi Bagwe

Content Management Specialist, NerdWallet Canada

Siddhi Bagwe is a content management specialist for NerdWallet Canada, focused on Banking products like chequing accounts, GICs and TFSAs. She previously worked as a content strategist and social media coordinator at a PR and marketing agency for authors, promoting books and literary events. Before that, she did advertising and graphic design for some of India’s leading architects and movie artists, as well as global brands like Disney.

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