Meet Our Team

Every one of our employees represents the spirit of our company: driven, committed, and acutely aware of how limitless Buy The Block’s potential is to grow. We go to great lengths to identify self-starters with diverse experience and skill sets to produce not just an efficient workforce, but a well-rounded, talented and complementary team.

Click through our Employee Spotlights to learn more about our team and what motivates them.

President / Founder

Linda (Lynn) P. Smith   


Lynn was one of the only woman-owned transportation company to provide transportation during Super Bowl XLIV 2010, in Miami Gardens, FL. She purchased her first investment property at the age of 21; (a duplex) and continued to invest throughout her adult life.  With her background in Business Administration, Hospitality, Stenography, and Accounting,  after becoming an independent consultant in 2010; BBE was born. Lynn created it to help her community economically organize. The first project developed by this organization is BBNomics the only Black crowdfunding site, soon after many more initiatives were designed and privately financed to help create meaningful community groups. 

Shushauna (Shauna) Lawes - Administrative Assistant

A Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) through International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) started working at age 17 as a Sales Representative for a Modeling Agency seeking to publish a magazine. With the experience gained in Customer Service, she moved on to work as a Medical Technician. After three sterling years of service inpatient /customer care, she moved back to her first love, Office Administration.

For over 15 years she has been working as Admin Support to Managers, Directors, and CEO. She has worked in Sales/Marketing, Human Resource, Purchasing, Customer Relations and Accounting Departments. This diversity of experience qualified her for promotion to Operations Manager, overseeing staff and complete operations of the organization. 


Maggie Philius - Block Offer and BlockVestor Representative

An experienced Customer Service Rep and Administrative Assistant who has worked for various organizations providing services. She provided excellent customer service assisting customers with questions regarding their accounts. She is very comfortable with working with multiple web-based systems to research customer questions and able to provide great customer service skills while educating the customer in a way that they will understand.

Her work experience includes customer service rep for Data Vault Center, and effectively put her skills to use. She is outgoing, organized, friendly, with a gregarious personality and a natural talent for customer service. Wherever her work takes her she always carries a positive yet professional attitude.