Lisa Ann Schreier is the founder of Timeshare Insights, an independent and unbiased organization dedicated to guiding consumers through the often mysterious and sometimes tedious world of timeshare. Before moving to the Orlando, Florida, area in 1997, she worked in the advertising and media industry in Chicago, becoming a media buyer for major clients. She formed GRQ Enterprises, an advertising and consulting business providing one-stop marketing expertise for clients. Since moving to central Florida, she has worked for several timeshare resorts in the Orlando area, as a salesperson, a sales manager, and a trainer. Seeing firsthand the good, the bad, and the ugly in the industry, she first became a contributing columnist to The Timeshare Beat, the industry's most widely read publication, where she blended her advertising expertise with her timeshare experience. In 2003, she formed Timeshare Insights, where her focus has been on educating potential and current timeshare owners, believing that an educated consumer can bring about necessary changes to the industry. Ms. Schreier has been featured on WOR-AM in New York City, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, Hiatus Magazine, and both WLS-TV and WGN-TV in Chicago. She is a frequent guest speaker at timeshare owners' groups, consumer travel shows, and timeshare management university classes. She is also the author of Surviving a Timeshare Presentation ... Confessions from the Sales Table (Oct. 2004). You can contact Lisa at www.timeshareinsights.com, or through her agent, Ibach and Associates, at www.ibach sportspr.com.Schreier, Lisa Ann is the author of 'Timeshare Vacations For Dummies', published 2005 under ISBN 9780764584428 and ISBN 0764584421.