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Shannon Terrell

Shannon Terrell is a writer and spokesperson for NerdWallet Canada, where she writes about a variety of personal finance topics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and English literature from the University of Toronto Mississauga. Her work has been featured in numerous online publications, including Black Enterprise, Finder, and Yahoo! Finance. She’s also a published author whose work has been featured in academic journals from the University of Toronto.

Email: [email protected]

Clay Jarvis

Clay Jarvis is a writer and spokesperson for NerdWallet Canada. 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. 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]

Sandra MacGregor

Sandra MacGregor has been writing about 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

Barry Choi

Barry Choi is a personal finance and travel expert who makes frequent media appearances. Established in 2014, his website provides information on all things related to money and travel. Completely self-taught, Barry’s goal is to educate Canadians about everything they need to know to make smarter financial decisions. He’ll explain all the things they didn’t teach you in school in plain English.

Twitter: @barrychoi

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 an 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.

Content Managers

Amanda Derengowski

Lead Assigning Editor, International Expansion

Amanda joined NerdWallet as an assistant assigning editor and worked on several personal finance verticals before being tapped to lead our international expansion content efforts. She previously was a content and communications leader in the real estate industry. Before that, she was a copy editor for the Contra Costa Times.

Beth Buczynski

Lead Assigning Editor, International Expansion

Beth spent several years as an assigning editor on NerdWallet’s US 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.

Athena Cocoves

Assistant Assigning Editor, International Expansion

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

Siddhi Jahagirdar

Content Management Specialist, NerdWallet Canada

Siddhi is a content management specialist for NerdWallet Canada. 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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