A Team of People Ready to Do Good and Do Well

Meet the individuals who are ready to help you secure a financial legacy.

(click on each team member’s photo to read their bio)

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Emmanuel

Chief Executive Officer

Emmanuel

Emmanuel Guarino is the CEO of Residential Assisted Living Academy based in Phoenix, AZ. He is a new dad, a sales coach and trains entrepreneurs and investors on all things “RAL”. He specializes in helping others take advantage of this mega-trend opportunity. He is passionate about this industry, leaving a legacy and making a mark on this world through changing the face of senior housing.

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Isabelle

Chief Operating Officer

Isabelle

Isabelle is a graduate from Arizona State University, a former flight attendant, Disney employee and now works as the COO of the company keeping everyone in line and on task.

Victoria

Chief Financial Officer

Victoria

Victoria has a Master’s degree in Education and has been a grade school teacher for the last 6 years.  As the CFO, she helps to keep our executive team organized.

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Robert

Chief Marketing Officer

Robert

Robert joins the team as our Chief Marketing Officer. He has a passion for serving others and strives to make a positive impact through commitment, trust, and action. Born and raised in Arizona, Robert holds a bachelors degree from Arizona State University and a masters degree from John Paul the Great Catholic University. He loves spending time with his family and volunteering at church. Robert is married to Abby, our Student Support Manager, and together they live in Chandler, Arizona with their four children; Luke, Liam, Riley, and Owen.

 

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Bekah

Chief Innovation Officer

Bekah

Bekah is the newest Guarino (by marriage to Emmanuel). She is a graduate of Arizona State University, Arizona realtor specializing in RAL Home sales and Operations Director here at the RALAcademy. Bekah loves working with her family and helping people improve their attitudes about life!

Krista

Director of Operations

Krista

Krista has a Master’s Degree in International Business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Her path started by managing at In N Out Burger, then working at a commercial real estate brokerage, to running multiple small businesses, and now is our Director of Operations.

 

Tyler Ortega

Tyler

Inside Sales Director

Tyler

Tyler is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and Investor in the State of Texas and enjoyed visiting Assisted Living Facilities as a kid to meet seniors and hear their stories. He is the founder of an Aerial Marketing Company, and enjoys finding creative investments through his family Real Estate Investment company. He loves to chat with future students about their goals and help set them up for success within RALAcademy.

 

Ikaika

RALA Executive Director

Ikaika

Ikaika’s background of experience is in the fitness realm. He brings that intensity and enthusiasm to his work with RALAcademy daily. He loves encouraging the team members to stay on track and complete projects.

Blair

HR Director

Blair

Blair is a graduate from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management focusing on Human Resources. His love for engaging with people has made him a perfect HR guy! He loves to help solve problems and create opportunities for people to soar in their careers. He is your go to guy for everything!

 

Alicia

Marketing Development Specialist

Alicia

As a graduate from ASU with a degree in marketing, Alicia brings a passion for people and excellence. Her unique skills bring organization and clarity to the team, served up with a big smile and fun attitude.

Kurt

Copywriter & Editor

Kurt

Kurt brings a wealth of skills and experience to the marketing team. A graduate of Arizona State University with years of experience as a team leader, systems developer, and writer.

 

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Jesse

AV Specialist

Jesse

Jesse brings a wealth of experience in web technology to the team. He’s an Arizona State University graduate with a degree in Photography, and years of experience in multimedia production.

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James

Media Team Director

James

James is an incredible media coordinator, with experience filming events, music videos, weddings and RE films he seamlessly fit into the RALA team. All of our incredible footage is due in part to his expertise in the media field.

Damien

Infusionsoft Expert

Damien

Experienced Chief Strategy Officer with a demonstrated history of working with service-based organizations. Strong business development professional skilled in Digital Strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Landing Page Optimization, Advertising, and Branding & Identity.

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Tess

Event Planner

Tess

Tess is a personal trainer and health coach who loves any opportunity to inspire those around her to take ownership of their health and improve the quality of their lives. She is excited by new and challenging opportunities and is looking forward to bringing positive energy, creative ideas, and a high caliber of work ethic to the RALA team!

Abby

Student Support Manager

Abby

Abby graduated from ASU and was an elementary teacher for 9 years. She is excited to join the team and bring her organization skills, leadership and friendly personality to help support RALA students. She is married to her husband, Rob, our Chief Marketing Officer and they have 4 children: Luke, Liam, Riley, and Owen.

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Antonio

Finance Director

Antonio

Antonio is a graduate from Northern Arizona University. He coaches volleyball and has a passion for helping us save money as a team. He is a wonderful support for Victoria and loves working with family. He has an adorable pug named Pono!

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Ann

Customer Experience Representative

Ann

Ann is a former RAL student turned staff member. She is a real estate investor in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Ann has 20 years of financial experience prior to getting in to real estate and is known as the “voice of RALA”. She helps customers with daily needs and is always there to answer any questions or concerns regarding your experience with RALA.

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Kellen

Customer Solutions Specialist

Kellen

Kellen Regalado is a certified personal trainer with a background in the fitness industry, managing large fitness clubs. Kellen is passionate about improving the quality of life for others. Working hands on, as a trainer, with so many of the elderly in the gym environment helped him understand the dire need for Residential Assisted Living for the large population of aging baby boomers. He now works as a Customer Solutions Specialist for RALA encouraging students to take the next step in their journey to financial freedom through doing good and doing well.

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Joey

Customer Solutions Specialist

Joey

Joey graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in Finance. He has a passion for positively influencing others in our world and in his local community. Nashville natives, he and his wife, Coral, volunteer in the high school ministry at their church – where they met. He loves meeting new people, hearing their stories, and encouraging them to grow to new heights they never thought were possible.

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Steve

Customer Solutions Specialist

Steve

With decades of experience in sales and marketing, it’s time for me to share what I’ve learned with others. My wife and three kids are a constant source of motivation and inspiration as they grow into young adults before our eyes! I want to show you how to make your family first through leaving a legacy with RAL!

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Jamie

Student Success Support

Jamie

Jamie is a seasoned entrepreneur with an extensive background in financial advising and real estate investments including property acquisition and disposition. Jamie earned his Residential Assisted Living Specialist Certification in 2016 and now mentors and coaches other RALA students.

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Dr. Lorn

Student Success Support

Dr. Lorn

Dr. Lorn Miller is a board certified neurologist with over 35 years experience in the medical field. He is contracted by clinics & universities across the country from Florida to Alaska and has served on numerous boards and has held academic affiliations at multiple colleges & universities. He has been featured on local radio and television programs as well. Dr. Miller joined the Lighthouse Personal Care Home team in 2017.

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Jim

Student Success Support

Jim

Jim has trained tens of thousands of entrepreneurs in business, investing, real estate, marketing, finance and personal development. He’s led hundreds of seminars throughout the United States, is author of the Amazon #1 best-seller “Get Real MONEY!”, he’s been on radio many times and been published in over 800 periodicals. Jim regularly supports our RAL Academy Student Associates while simultaneously developing a nationally branded RAL concept.

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Michelle

Student Success Support

Michelle

Michelle Lovitt. is a former student of the RAL Academy. She is co-founder and owner of Audubon Care Homes in New Orleans, Louisiana with her husband. She is dedicated to becoming a specialists in the field of residential assisted living and memory care. She enjoys mentoring and coaching other RALA students so they can succeed!

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Scott

Student Success Support

Scott

Scott Lovitt, PharmD. is a former student of the RAL Academy. Scott is a residency trained pharmacist, real estate investor and co-owner of Audubon Care Homes in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has worked in the healthcare industry for the past 20 years as both a clinician and an IT consultant for organizations across the country. He has a passion for finding new and innovative ways to improve care for seniors. He also enjoys mentoring and coaching other RALA students so they can succeed!

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Carla Lee

Student Success Support

Carla Lee

Carla Lee started as Gene’s star student and is now one of Gene’s star staff! With some real estate experience she took Gene’s course, went home and opened 3 AL homes in New Mexico within 5 months! She now works alongside RALAcademy to help students have the same success she did!

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Janet

Student Success Support

Janet

Janet has a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and worked with geriatric patients with strokes, dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological disorders for 30 years. She earned the RAL Specialist designation in 2017 and is the co-founder and Administrator of Mimi’s House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Cincinnati, OH. Janet enjoys educating and helping others, and sharing her passion for providing a better life for seniors.

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Mark

Student Success Support

Mark

Mark Hutton earned his RAL Specialist credentials with the RAL Academy in 2017 and he is delighted to be a part of the Student Success Support team. He is a former engineer and real estate entrepreneur with skills and experience in deal analysis, residential and commercial acquisitions, and raising money. He is the co-founder and Business Manager of Mimi’s House Assisted Living and Memory Care in the Cincinnati area. Outside of skiing, boarding, cars, and motorcycles, Mark truly enjoys teaching and mentoring others in real estate and RAL!

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Dana

Student Success Support

Dana is a registered nurse with 18+ years medical experience. Along with medical office management, she has a background in ICU, Critical Care, & Neurology. She is the co-founder of Lighthouse Personal Care Homes. After earning her Residential Assisted Living Specialist Certification through RAL Academy she has focused her efforts on becoming a memory care and dementia specialist. She is currently a Virtual Dementia Tour Facilitator and is in the process of becoming a PAC certified trainer. As an owner operator of a memory care home, she emphasizes education and support for staff, resident families, and local communities.

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Joshua

Student Success Support

Joshua

Joshua Hull is a former student of the RAL Academy and is Managing Member of Eden Estates Assisted Living as well as a partner in Serendipity in the Sun Assisted Living. Joshua began his career as an ICC Certified Special Inspector focusing on high-rise and roadway construction before finding a passion for business and helping Seniors. Joshua believes that anything can be achieved as long as you stay motivated and continue attacking the goals in front of you.

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Eddy

Student Success Support

Eddy

Eddy has been a real estate investor for the past 15 years. He specializes in property management and residential rehabbing. Eddy transitioned to Residential Assisted Living in 2017 where he earned his Residential Assisted Living Specialist Certification. Eddy enjoys providing guidance to RALA students by teaching and mentoring about the many valuable lessons he has learned and continues to learn from his journey through the RAL business.

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David

Business Plan Consultant

David

David has a long history in Financial Planning and Program Management in the computing field. David supports the RAL Academy Associates with writing their business plans and working with the Financial Suite.

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Gene

Founder and President

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Isabelle

Chief Operating Officer

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Victoria

Chief Financial Officer

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Robert

Chief Marketing Officer

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Bekah

Chief Innovation Officer

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Emmanuel

Chief Revenue Officer

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Tyler

Inside Sales Director

Ikaika

Ikaika

RALA Executive Director

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Krista

Director of Operations

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Blair

HR Director

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Alicia

Marketing Development Specialist

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Kurt

Copywriter & Editor

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Jesse

AV Specialist

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James

Media Team Director

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Damien

Infusionsoft Expert

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Tess

Event Planner

Abby Corwin

Abby

Student Support Manager

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Antonio

Finance Director

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Ann

Customer Experience Representative

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Kellen

Customer Solutions Specialist

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Joey

Customer Solutions Specialist

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Steve

Customer Solutions Specialist

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Jamie

Student Success Support

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Dr. Lorn

Student Success Support

Jim

Jim

Student Success Support

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Michelle

Student Success Support

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Scott

Student Success Support

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Carla Lee

Student Success Support

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Janet

Student Success Support

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Mark

Student Success Support

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Dana

Student Success Support

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Joshua

Student Success Support

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Eddy

Student Success Support

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David

Business Plan Consultant

Meet the Man Behind Our Mission

Gene Guarino filled his first home with seniors and since that time has been teaching others how to copy his success. He spent over a decade training thousands of investors and entrepreneurs throughout the United States how to invest in and operate residential assisted living homes helping tens of thousands of seniors and their families.

Gene Guarino, Founder of Residential Assisted Living Academy