Barbara P. Burke

Barbara P. Burke has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Communications from Florida State University, and a law degree from Florida State University. Deciding that was enough school, she joined a law firm in Naples, Florida, representing condominium associations. A year later, she moved to Orlando and began working in the title insurance industry.

Since then, Barbara has been Claims Counsel, Underwriting Counsel, and Commercial Closing Manager for national title insurers, and General Counsel for a large Florida title insurance agency, focusing on residential and developer business. In 2002, she established her own company, consulting for affiliated business arrangements and providing education on title insurance issues through her Real Estate Law Series® company. In 2012, Barbara sold her company and joined First American Title, creating online, webinar, and classroom training programs for employees and agents nationwide. In January, 2019, Barbara returned to independent contractor life to focus on writing and her “Persuasive Communications” training under the RELS Publishing banner.

Barbara is a member of the Florida Bar’s Unlicensed Practice of Law and Title Insurance Committees, after previously serving on the Ethics Committee. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Adult Literacy League, helping adults improve their reading and writing skills.

Barbara Burke - Ukelele
Barbara Burke - Dolphin
Barbara Burke - Koala

Mary Liarte

World Class Artist / Portrait and Landscape Painter

Self-taught, Mary Liarte was born on a snowy morning on the 18th of January in Zaragoza, Spain. However, she was raised in South America in the tropical city of Caracas, Venezuela. In 2010, she moved to the beautiful city of Orlando, Florida. She earned an M.B.A., but her love of drawing and painting flourished when her sons left home in 2001 to go to college, and she found herself facing the empty-nest syndrome. At that time, she discovered her natural talent for drawing. She began to search for knowledge that would allow her to express herself in different media. She likes figurative art and has a preference for faces and expressions.

See her artwork and contact her through www.maryliarte.com.