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Meet the Team

Get to know the gang behind the scenes here at Safe Smart Living, working hard to bring you the latest from home security to wearable tech to keep you safe, your home smart, and your life fun.

Alex Schenker

Alex Schenker water skiingAlex realized it was time for a home security system when his neighbor’s house got broken into. Since then, he has tried to stay ahead of the curve by proactively applying security technologies and software that protect not only his home and family, but his personal identity, sensitive information, and finances. In his spare time, Alex’s tennis opponents are less concerned with security given the number of times his forehand finds the middle of the net. In the ocean, on the other hand, Alex could use protection as he frequently gets clobbered by the next big wave.

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Michelle Schenker

Michelle Schenker Michelle loves spending time outdoors which means she leans a lot on home security and home automation to keep everything safe while she’s away. Smart home gadgets fascinate her and inspire her to find new ways to make the necessities of life more fun. Her VPN is her favorite privacy tool, allowing her to take advantage of free wifi on the go and her smart thermostat helps her save some green (on the electric bill and the planet).

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Sally Jones

Sally Jones Sally is a passionate writer but her interests do not stop there. She spends a lot of time daydreaming about the beach but spends most of her time taking advantage of all the activities her town has to offer in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain.

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Kimberly Alt

Kimberly AltKimberly researches everything before she buys. She wants to make sure she is getting the best bang for her buck by purchasing the best product/service, which is why she loves her work. She has a degree in Multimedia Journalism and has been researching and writing professionally since 2013 to help consumers make more educated decisions.

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Sadie Cornelius

Sadie on iphone: Sadie Cornelius

As a new homeowner Sadie understands the importance of keeping her property, and all that’s in it, a top priority. Through apps like the Nest thermostat and Nest Protect she can keep an eye on things and control the temp via her smart phone why she’s away. She believes in being proactive in life and using technology to keep you safe. She enjoys decorating on a budget, small DIY improvement projects and all things HGTV.

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Jeff Butler

Jeff ButlerJeff loves gadgets and being able to control everything in his life from his phone. He also understands that all of this technology can have drawbacks and is dedicated to sharing his findings on privacy and safety with the world.

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Neil Gargis

Neil Gargis headshotNeil Gargis is a licensed insurance expert. He has a decade of experience in all lines of insurance and is passionate about helping people choose the right products to meet their needs.