GATEWAY TO FREEDOM 2024
Join us October 17th - 19th!
We are BACK! After an incredible inaugural Gateway to Freedom Real Estate Investor Conference in November 2023, we are bringing back a uniue and incredible Real Estate Investor Conference to St. Louis in October of 2024! This year, we will be BIGGER and BETTER, while providing incredible VALUE! Come network with other like-minded individuals and learn from some of the most successful people in Real Estate Investing!
The countdown is on! Don't miss out!
St. Louis plays host to many things: Cardinals baseball, Blues hockey, a vibrant blues music and arts scene, a nationally recognized zoo, but this November, St. Louis will welcome real estate investors and aspiring real estate investors to the premier real estate investor conference of 2024:
Gateway to Freedom!

Discover the ultimate real estate investment insights, uniting both seasoned investors and newcomers. This event is designed to unveil success secrets for everyone, whether you're a seasoned mogul refining strategies or a new enthusiast exploring fundamentals. Join us to connect, learn, and grow with a dynamic community passionate about real estate's potential.

St. Louis is known as the gateway to the West, but on October 17th - 19th, St. Louis will be known as the Gateway to Freedom!
Your Hosts
You will be in great hands as St. Louis Real Estate Investing veterans Rich Groves and Josh Wiesler once again serve as co-hosts and Mary Kane - Rich Dad Education manager/organizer - as event manager, for the Gateway to Freedom Real Estate Investing Conference!
Rich Groves
CO-Host
Rich Groves purchased his first rehab property in 2005 and shifted his focus to creative real estate investing in 2013 when he and his wife, Kim, formed their company, Metro STL Homes.
For nearly 12 years, all while maintaining his W-2 position as a corporate trainer focused on interpersonal and technology skills, Rich has participated in over 100 real estate transactions involving assignments/wholesaling, buy and holds, and “fix & flips.”
In 2017, Rich began hosting monthly real estate meetups in St. Louis and now hosts two separate monthly Real Estate Investor meetups in the St. Louis area to pour value into new and experienced local investors, on both the Missouri and Illinois sides of the river.
As a native to the St. Louis metropolitan area, Rich has a deep desire to see St. Louis flourish and shine a spotlight on the incredible value of investing in the area.
Josh Wiesler
Co-Host
Josh Wiesler believes that real estate investing is one of the greatest avenues for personal and financial/wealth growth. He owns three companies and in more than eight years of personal development coaching and six years of real estate coaching, Josh has coached hundreds of real estate investors and has true passion for coaching high performing real estate professionals to transform their business and personal lives. Josh’s own real estate investing experience includes time with a title company, wholesaling, and property/project management. He is also a buy & hold investor, where Josh’s rental portfolio provides his tenants with great places to live and increases the values and safety of the neighborhoods in which he invests. in helping families and investors sell, buy, rehab, and rent. Josh has participated in more than 100 Real Estate Investing deals, generated over $1,000,000 In revenue, and owns an 11-unit multifamily property.
Mary Kane
event manager/organizer
Mary Fricking Kane is a powerhouse in the world of real estate seminars, known for her dynamic event management and exceptional sales leadership. Growing up with a real estate investor for a father, Mary was destined for success in the industry. She launched her entrepreneurial journey at just 8 years old, laying the foundation for a career dedicated to supporting and empowering entrepreneurs.
As a former student and senior event manager for Rich Dad Education, Mary has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience, propelling her to the top ranks of the seminar industry. Under her guidance, real estate events across the United States have achieved remarkable success, generating between $8 million and $12 million in ethical sales annually. Mary is recognized for her ability to create engaging and transformative experiences for her audiences, ensuring that each event she manages delivers tangible value to attendees.
In addition to her work in real estate seminars, Mary is the owner of Dogaboni Studios, a thriving local marketing company based in St. Louis. With a print shop and event space, Dogaboni Studios serves a diverse clientele, including schools, non-profits, businesses of all sizes, families, and unions. Through her business, Mary continues to champion entrepreneurs and contribute to the success of her community.
Mary's commitment to entrepreneurship, ethical sales practices, and community engagement makes her a standout figure in her field. Her passion for helping others achieve their goals, combined with her deep industry expertise, has cemented her reputation as a true leader and innovator.
Conference Speakers
We are extremely excited to showcase this lineup of impressive speakers with an immense amount of real estate investing experience, of all types. These folks consist of some of the most knowledgeable experts in the St. Louis Real Estate Investing Community, as well as NATIONWIDE!
...and we aren't FINISHED adding speakers, yet!
Kevin Dairaghi
2024 Featured Speaker
Kevin jumped out of corporate America and went full-time into real estate investing. He was not ready, but he did not give himself an easy way out and charged ahead.  He started with grass root marketing and wholesaling until he found out how to raise money for “swinging the hammer” flips. He got to a point where he was spending $5K-$20K a month in marketing, but when his dad was diagnosed with cancer, Kevin watched his business melt away. That is the reason why, in his coaching, Kevin has a strong conviction that “the personal drives the professional.”  Kevin teamed up with a larger house buyer group and developed to 3 crews, a project manager, and an office manager.  He also let them all go to run a successful 100% referral-based business while working with his friends and coaching students.
Alyssa Rispoli
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Bryan Housley
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Bryan Schroeder
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Damon Remy
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Amy Mahjoory
Amy Mahjoory is a Real Estate Investor & Educator, HGTV Personality, Best-Selling Author and Keynote Speaker. Amy’s life didn’t start in real estate. After 14 years in Corporate America, Amy had her fill working for other people. Although Amy was a highly recognized global leader in Procurement, Logistics and Operations Management for Dell Computers, she decided that a traditional education combined with the false security of a 9-5 was not producing the results she wanted. Real estate was the game changer.
Amy has been investing in real estate over the last 10 years and during that time, she’s raised Millions of dollars in private money for hundreds of real estate transactions all over the country. As a result of her immediate success, Amy went on to resign from her Corporate job to pursue her passion in real estate. Shortly thereafter, she signed a contract with HGTV and began coaching real estate investors all over the country on the same creative trust and rapport building strategies, systems and scripts that she still uses in her businesses today.
Amy helps her students transform their minds so that they feel confident raising private money. She takes the fear out of raising capital and breaks her systems down into a methodical and easy to follow system. Amy’s greatest achievements go beyond what she’s accomplished herself. Many people become successful in real estate but Amy’s talent is helping others become successful in real estate. Amy changes people’s lives.
She has helped thousands of real estate investors all over the country raise private money with her proven systems. Amy lives in Austin, TX with her husband, Sean McNicholas, who is also a real estate investor and their daughter.
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David Ounanian
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David Randolph
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Frank Ruzicka
Real estate investing has always been one of Frank’s passions. He considers real estate the greatest opportunity to create wealth, more importantly, generational wealth. Frank’s goal is to educate and assist as many as possible on the opportunities real estate provides. He enjoys watching people grow their net worth by following simple, proven methods of creating wealth through real estate investing.
Jeff Coffman
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Joe McCall
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Kellie Rhymes
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Kristina Aguilera
Kristina has been successfully investing in real estate for the last nine years, after years of insurance management and sales. Her company, SOP Factory, is a passion project for the tools, training, SOPs, and support she wished she had while acquiring almost 300 single-family rentals utilizing private money, scaling a self-management company, flipping over 40 properties at a time, and wholesaling simultaneously. As a visionary, needing to delegate, out of pure necessity, Kristina learned the skills and eventually built a team of SOP experts to help bring the chaos of investing to actionable SOPs that help investors best delegate, regardless of their leadership style. Today, with the help of a full-service team, the SOP Factory organizes the operations of top producing management, construction, wholesaling, and flipping companies. Even training in-house Operation/Transaction Coordinators, so that investors have a systematic approach and keep more profits in house without outsourcing or having to do it themselves.
Lawrence Hopkins
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Lucas Walls
Lucas and his business partner, Sam Primm, purchased their first rental property in 2014 and still own that house today. While working full time jobs, Lucas and Sam kept adding quality assets to their rental portfolio and started to incorporate fix and flipping into their investment strategy. Lucas went full-time in real estate in 2017. Since then, he and Sam have built 3 amazing divisions of our company, including a rental business (Midwest Property Group) holding a $45,000,000 portfolio value comprised of single-family houses, apartment complexes, storage facilities and vacation rentals, a flipping business (FasterHouse) where they buy and sell about 250 houses per year, focusing on treating all our sellers with love and compassion as we help them navigate a challenging time in their life, and an education Business (FasterFreedom) with over 1,200 students nationwide in which they teach other investors the right way to invest in real estate. Lucas and Sam have grown their organization to 44 amazing team members and place a huge emphasis on company culture and creating a positive impact on our community.
Matthew Boyer
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Megan Greathouse
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Mike Kitko
Mike Kitko is the Founder and CEO of Inner Wealth Global, a personal and professional development company which helps business owners create more wealth, success, and happiness in their lives and businesses. Through coaching, training, and other needle-moving content, Inner Wealth helps business owners keep their eyes on what they really want - a fulfilling life which includes health, wealth, powerful relationships, and a lifestyle they're excited to wake up to every day.
Nathan Bush
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Nicholas Thiele
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Sam Primm
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Shaun McCloskey
Shaun McCloskey is a real estate investor, author, and nationally recognized speaker. Considered “the Coach’s Coach,” Shaun coaches high caliber business owners, national speakers and coaches across the country. When he's not out changing lives and helping others to grow their businesses visions, he can be found in his hometown of St. Louis with his wife and 3 children, playing guitar and singing in a band for fun. His personal and business motto is “give first” which is evident in his coaching programs and personal interactions.
Shawn Greeves
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Tim Grimmett
Tim Grimmett helps successful professionals live authentic lives on their own terms by achieving time and income freedom through real estate investing while simultaneously creating monumental relationships with their spouse and children. Tim has been investing in real estate since 1999 when he purchased his first two family home in South City. He grew his business to seven LLCs and 20+ employees only to lose everything and have to start over in 2014. With renewed focus, he was determined to rebuild while focusing on the important aspects of faith, family, and finances. Today, Tim teaches married couples how to control their own day and live on purpose through the use of real estate as their income source. Tim has created success time and again by following a structured process to find hidden gems, accurately estimate project costs, and effectively manage contractors. At the core of his approach is a disciplined decision-making process to ensure that he stays on top of cash and resources - from making an offer on a property to selecting materials and managing contractors. With hundreds of rehabs under his belt, Tim splits his time between overseeing his own projects for his real estate investment business and helping students build their own real estate investment portfolios.
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Interested in Speaking?
If you would like to be considered for a speaking opportunity at the conference, CLICK HERE.
Location
Aviator Hotel & Suites
6921 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63125
Easy to get to, the Aviator Hotel & Suites is at the intersections of I-55 and I-270 in South St. Louis County.
Interested in Sponsoring?
If you would like to know more about potential sponsorship opportunities, CLICK HERE.

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