Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Writers

Ryan BresnahanRyan Bresnahan is a sophomore currently enrolled at the University of Delaware with a major in agribusiness with a minor in economics. Ever since taking business classes in high school, he has had an interest in finance, economics, and various business topics. In his articles, he wants to cover many of these issues in hopes of giving a fresh perspective to SnoQap Financial’s readers. In this process, he also hopes to learn new perspectives himself.

Avery BurkeAvery Burke is a rising sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley studying economics. He is an equity research analyst for Berkeley Investment Group and the finance committee chair for Berkeley’s Out4Business chapter. Avery has a passion for accounting & finance having worked as both a staff and a tax accountant. When he is not studying or working, he is a crew member for the Cal Sailing Team.

MadisonMadison Colledge is senior at Marist College studying political science and environmental policy. She has been a member of the Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee all four years of college as well as a sustainability Resident Assistant her sophomore year. She studied abroad in San José, Costa Rica learning about sustainable development and participated in service learning. She is interested in combining political science and government with environmental stewardship and education.

Austin FlackAustin Flack is studying Political Science and History at Marist College, with a focus on US-Sinosphere political and trade relations. He has presented his research on ethical trade policies at the Student World Affairs Conference and Monmouth University Undergraduate Research Conference. While interning in the British House of Commons, in fall 2016, Austin studied United Kingdom trade policy in a post-Brexit future. Interning at Heart to Heart International, he helped craft a sustainable development agenda for Southeast Haiti. Austin has a passion for helping others understand and work to solve complicated socioeconomic problems globally.

Alexandra Tilton is a senior at The University of Denver studying finance. She serves as President of the University of Denver Finance Club. Alex currently interns with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, where she is learning about financial planning and investments. Alex is a Level I candidate in the CFA 2018 Program.

Zachary LaPosta is a rising junior at Fairfield University majoring in finance with a minor in mathematics. This past summer he derived bond ratings for over 2,500 non-profit hospitals. He is also an college ambassador for Chubbies Shorts. Zachary intends to enter the investment industry post graduation and will focus his articles on financial firms, securities and markets.

Alex WarfelAlex Warfel is a graduate of Marist College. He works as an assistant controller for Fred Beans Auto Group, one of the largest wholesale automotive parts distributors on the East Coast. While at Marist, he took part in the Greystone Fund and worked as a Resident Assistant. Alex enjoys running, reading, music, and working on his car.

Anders WarfelAnders Warfel is currently a student at Lafayette College studying Economics and Minoring in Mechanical Engineering. While pursuing his degree he also is a part of the Lafayette football program. Starting in 2015, Anders has worked for a local Automotive Performance shop, learning the ins and outs of the automotive industry on a micro scale. He will be participating on the Formula SAE team at Lafayette his senior year as he completes his degree.

Anna Yurkova is a senior studying political science and international studies at Susquehanna University. She is a recent immigrant from Russia with a primary interest in international affairs. Anna is an active member of student government association and a national service fraternity. With a unique background and experience interning at an immigration law firm, she hopes to bring a fresh and dynamic perspective on international issues that have wide-ranging impacts.

Our Editors

Bernadette HoganBernadette Hogan is a recent graduate from Marist College where she double majored in English writing and philosophy, with minors in Spanish and theatre. She was the Editor in Chief of The Marist Circle student newspaper and aspires to be a journalist. She divides her time between riding horses, hiking, and writing plays, needless to say time management is not her forte.

montalti_saunaAndrew Montalti  is a senior studying Economics and Political Science at Marist College who joined SnoQap in October of 2016. He currently interns at Northwestern Mutual as a college financial representative and works with individuals to construct comprehensive and holistic financial plans to secure their futures. Andrew previously interned in the House of Commons in the United Kingdom as a Parliamentary Staff Intern where he researched the economic effects of Brexit on coastal communities. This fall Andrew will participate in Marist’s Greystone Fund as a fixed income analyst, while hopefully continuing his internship part-time with Northwestern Mutual.

Amanda Knightly  is a fourth year at Northeastern University studying political science and international affairs, with minors in economics and public policy. Previously, Amanda has worked in private wealth management at Wellington Management, interned with the United Kingdom House of Commons, and canvassed for a mayoral campaign in Newton, Massachusetts. Currently, Amanda is working as a full time research assistant at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute, with plans to finish her degree in December of 2019.

Graphic Design

tara GuaimanoTara Guaimano is a freshman at Marist College studying Communications in Journalism with minors in Political Science and Digital Media. She currently serves as the Lifestyles Editor of the Marist Circle. Before attending Marist, she had worked as a reporter for her hometown’s online official newspaper, TapInto Cedar Grove/Verona. Tara aims to work as an investigative journalist for a multimedia news organization to utilize her reporting to preserve public awareness.

Social Media

Alexandra “Xan” Giglio is a senior at Marist College studying Public Relations and Business. This summer Xan interned for The Brooks Group PR in Manhattan where she developed the company’s social media presence by managing their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. Xan serves as the Director of Chapter Programming for PRSSA. She is also heavily involved with the Honors Program by completing communications research with faculty and spearheading the mentor program


Spencer DiernbachSpencer Diernbach is SnoQap Financial’s CTO. “Buy low, sell high, and learn to invest your money while you’re young.” With a B.S. in Computer Science that’s about all Spencer knows about finance, thankfully he’s in charge of creating the webpage of SnoQap, not writing the articles. Spencer also notices the importance of listening to your peers and learning from trying, failing, and trying again. He is proud to be a part of this interesting and exciting opportunity.

Taylor DTaylor Dunn is SnoQap Financial’s web developer. Taylor is a Computer Science Major with Information Systems and Psychology minors. She is currently interning at The Hartford Insurance company, where she is a developer and technical analyst for their personal lines 1View application. At her school, she is a full time Resident Assistant, and is also the captain of the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team.