Meet the Team

A world-class education requires an extraordinary team of dedicated, passionate professionals whose unwavering commitment to the success of our students is unrivaled. Those of us at The Ilumni Institute take great pride in our program, and in supporting our students to exemplify excellence in the divorce real estate space.

Ilumni Founder & President

Laurel Starks
Ilumni Founder & President

Laurel Starks is a recognized court-appointed expert and trained neutral in family law cases involving real estate matters. Her focus on divorce-related real estate has led to over $150 million in sales volume throughout Southern California and is often regarded by her peers as the pioneer of the divorce real estate niche.[...]

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Operations

Jonathan Moerbe, MBA
Director of Training

Jonathan is passionate about using training to achieve positive business results. At Ilumni, Jonathan is focused on developing the training paths that give agents the confidence [...]


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Steve Watson
Director of Enrollment

Having worked in the real estate industry for many years, he was first introduced into real estate by working in Laurel Starks’ office as the sales team manager. In that capacity, [...]



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Holly Renteria
Director of Member Services

After supporting agents a 200-person real estate office, Holly applied her skills to coordinating client and attorney relations for Starks Realty Group. With a bird’s eye view of agent[...]


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Brenda Harralson, M. Ed.
Community Manager

Brenda is passionate about building engagement into training programs. At Ilumni, she focuses on creating the messaging and the experiences needed to maximize learning [...]


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Faculty

Shelly Jean John, Esq.
Family Law Attorney & Mediator

Shelly Jean John is an attorney, mediator, consultant and Coach for self-represented people in divorce and child custody situations. She[…]

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Pamela Edwards-Swift, Esq.
Certified Family Law Specialist

Attorney Pamela Edwards-Swift is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.  She[…]


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Marie Moreno-Myers, Esq.
Certified Family Law Specialist

Attorney Myers is recognized as a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Board of Legal Specialization. She continues[…]


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Kimberly Neugart
Divorce Listing Agent & Manager

Kimberly obtained her real estate license in 2004 and has been active in real estate ever since. She joined Starks Realty Group in 2009 […].


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Denise Fontyn
Certified Divorce Lending Expert – Mortgage Underwriter, Licensed MLO

​Denise is a highly recognized expert among her peers and family law[…].


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The Honorable Khymberli S. Apaloo
Guest Speaker

The Honorable Khymberli S. Apaloo was appointed as a Judge of the Superior Court,[…]


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