Jenny Sommerfeld, COO: Jenny started as a BusinessGhost writer and has since held roles in every phase of book production– from editor-in-chief, to project manager, to publishing coordinator, and now chief operating officer. She knows the writing process through and through! Wielding both fiction and nonfiction literary prowess, Jenny’s work has appeared been published in LA Stage Magazine, Palaver, and Angelingo Literary Journal. Raised in the Midwest, she moved to the coast to receive training from the University of Southern California’s renowned writing department, headed by best-selling author T.C. Boyle and Pulitzer Prize finalist Marianne Wiggins. She graduated cum laude with a degree in English and minor in Theatre. In addition to her writing, she has produced critically acclaimed works for the stage such as Killer Joe, by Tracy Letts, and other original pieces by up-and-coming artists.
Amy Feldman, CFO: Amy grew up in Western New York State but has been a resident in the Boston area for almost 40 years. Amy’s focus has been on handling the financial side of the business, and she has focused on working with entrepreneurs and high growth businesses. Her financial education began at Boston University where she received a BSBA and was expanded at the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business where she received her MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies. She has worked as a CPA for many years and also handled all aspects of finance and accounting for several companies in various roles.
Rebecca Frost, Publishing Coordinator: Rebecca is a Utah native currently living in New York City. She joined Business Ghost as their publishing coordinator, helping transform books from ideas into finished products. Always a creator, she can be found writing, painting, creating videos, or recording podcasts. When not constantly producing content, she loves spending time reading comic books, exploring new places, and playing with her three-legged cat, Maggie.
Bryan Gage, Editor-in-Chief: Bryan has over a decade of experience as a professional writer and copy editor, and worked in this capacity for BusinessGhost for three years before assuming his current duties as Editor-in- Chief. For much of his adult life he pursued careers in music and photography, but by 2008 it was clear that his best opportunities lay in exploiting his natural facility with the English language. Originally from Southern Connecticut, Bryan has lived in the Los Angeles area for over twenty years (not counting a brief stint in Washington, DC from 2009–2010). He now lives with his wife and their dog in Long Beach.
Jocelyn Roddie, Executive Assistant: Jocelyn serves as Michael Levin’s right hand woman, facilitator of all day-to-day BusinessGhost correspondence, and director of first impressions for all incoming clients. Jocelyn believes personal connection and communication is invaluable to the ghostwriting process. Throughout her career, Jocelyn has worked in both business and education settings, having equally keen interests in literature and developing strong interpersonal relationships. Jocelyn is also a passionate actor, singer, and dancer and has appeared in a host of theatrical and film productions. A native Californian, Jocelyn relocated to the East Coast and now resides in New York. She graduated with a B.A. in Drama from the University of California, Irvine.
Bree Barton, CCO: Bree Barton has written over thirty books. She’s worked alongside Michael Levin, her fellow Amherst College alumnus, for over a decade, collaborating on dozens of financial planning books, business fables, novels, and memoirs. The book she ghostwrote for a Shark from ABC’s Shark Tank was an international bestseller, and one of her novels was adapted for primetime TV. Bree has been with BusinessGhost since 2004, plying her talents as a wordsmith, book planner, and writing coach. As Chief Creative Officer, she’s hired a terrific team of writers, editors, interviewers, and proofreaders to make sure every i is dotted and every t crossed. Under her own byline, Bree has penned op-eds for USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and The Huffington Post. She’s published short fiction in various literary magazines, including The Iowa Review, PANK, Nano Fiction, and Mid-American Review. For fun, she teaches dance and eats avocados in Los Angeles. Her fantasy trilogy, HEART OF THORNS, comes out from Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins in 2018.