Inman, the leader in independent real estate and technology news and events, is happy to announce nine ambassadors for the highly anticipated Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills, California, Oct. 21-22.


Luxury Connect is a special gathering of the most influential in luxury real estate. The event is designed to connect people, introduce technology and spark conversation about what’s next in the high-end market.  

This year, Inman has extended the ambassador program to Luxury Connect. For the first time ever, both attendees and nonattendees will get an inside look on the who, what, where and when of this extraordinary event, as ambassadors will post live on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  

Ambassadors were selected for their outstanding work in the industry, their commitment to Inman’s core values, and their influential positions within their own online and offline social communities.  

“We’re excited to share the Luxury Connect event through this enthusiastic group and look forward to the engagement they’ll provide for our readers, members and attendees,” said Will Hansen, Inman’s VP of events.

Say hello to Inman’s 2015 Luxury Connect Ambassadors:

Dusty Baker, @DustyJBaker
Dusty Baker is a real estate professional specializing in Santa Barbara, California’s distinguished properties. His team, The Epstein Partners, has a combined experience of 1,200-plus closed transactions totaling nearly $1 billion. Dusty is a published author, speaker and educator, and he has recently been recognized by the Pacific Coast Business Times as a “Top 40 Under 40.”

Nikki Beauchamp, @NikkiBeauchamp
Nikki brought expertise and experience from success as a business and technology consultant with her to selling real estate in New York City over a decade ago. She joined Engel & Völkers New York City in 2014 as one of the firm’s first advisers. She is trusted and respected by clients and peers for her command of the local market and understanding how it intersects with the national and international real estate markets, as well as her extensive personal national and international networks. 

Laurie Weston Davis, @lauriewdavis
Laurie is a licensed North Carolina Realtor and partner at Scott Lincicome Properties, a top independent brokerage in Pinehurst, North Carolina. She was president in 2014 for the Pinehurst/Southern Pines Area Association Of Realtors and currently is treasurer of Mid-Carolina Regional Association of Realtors MLS. She has presented at the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors, Inman Agent Reboot, RETechSouth, Inman Connect San Francisco and New York, and participated as an Inman Connect Social Media Ambassador 2011-2013. And, of course, she is one of The Geeky Girls.

Pamela and Ric Dizon, @PamelaADizon, @RicDizon
Pamela and Ric Dizon are Realtors with The Boutique Real Estate Group. Together they bring experience, a passion for storytelling and an innovative marketing approach to the Orange County and Long Beach luxury real estate market in Southern California.

Kathy Klingaman, @TopBrokerRE
A branding and marketing professional for over 28 years, Kathy has helped build brands across a wide variety of industries, including real estate brokerages and teams. Today, she leads her team as the CEO for TopBroker Network Real Estate in Newport Beach, California, selling properties across Orange County and the Inland Empire. Kathy was an early adopter of technology and social media and is a co-founder of Social Media Mastermind Orange County.

Sarah Scheper, @SarahScheper
Sarah Scheper is a rising star with Evergreen Realty (Irvine, California) and an honored entrant as Realtor Magazine’s “30 Under 30.” She knows not only the 3 L’s of real estate (location, location, location), but is also an expert at the ABC’s of social media (Always Be Connected).

Joe Schutt, @JoeSchutt
Joe Schutt cut his teeth in real estate as a Realtor affiliated with a niche downtown Boston brokerage. Serendipitously as Joe’s sales tracked toward the high end, his brokerage evolved to become Boston’s largest Sotheby’s International Realty franchise. Years on, Schutt, feeling the need to innovate, boldly decided to leave the nest of established real estate brands to create his own bespoke brand, and he opened Unit Realty Group in 2012.

Bob Watson, @TopBrokerOC
Bob is known within and outside the real estate industry as a leader, sales coach and high-energy presenter on technology, social media and real estate. After a successful sales career in Europe, Bob began selling real estate in the exclusive luxury market of Georgetown in Washington, D.C. Bob’s real estate career has spanned sales, management and brokerage ownership. Bob founded the renowned Meetup event Social Media Mastermind Orange County.

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