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The 50 most prolific Elites of 2021



The Yelp Elite Squad is a diverse community of writers, photographers, and adventurers. They love to explore and share all things local. Elites all over the U.S. spent 2021 supporting local businesses by sharing love for them on Yelp — whether it was their favorite fried chicken sandwich, drive-in movie theater, HVAC technician, or camping spot.

With such a passionate group, it was hard to narrow it down, but we managed to identify 50 of the most prolific Elites in 2021. 

Do you have a knack for discovering local gems? Nominate yourself for the Yelp Elite Squad and maybe you can land on the list next year!

Methodology: To determine Yelp’s Most Prolific Elites, Yelp’s data science team pulled the rankings of the most active Elites in 2021 across the United States, with a focus on reviews, photos, and other activity. In addition, all of these Elites have that je ne sais quoi that make them shining examples of what it means to be a member of the Yelp Elite Squad.


Pictured, from left to right: Phil H, Shawn F, Tank G, Andrea U, Doug G
  1. Phil H – New York, NY
  2. Shawn F – Covington, KY
  3. Tank G – Greenwood, IN
  4. Andrea U – Boynton Beach, FL
  5. Doug G – Atlanta, GA
  6. Steve D – Alameda, CA
  7. Kevin C – Brookhaven, GA
  8. Marissa C – Columbus, OH
  9. Alisa B – San Jose, CA
  10. Reagan L – Lakeland, FL
  11. Jason B – Orlando, FL
  12. Melissa B – Louisville, KY
  13. Samantha L – Rockville, MD
  14. Irene M – Honolulu, HI
  15. Richard P – Indianapolis, IN
Pictured, from left to right: Kevin C, Alisa B, Steve D, Reagan L, Richard P
  1. Art C – Brooklyn, NY
  2. Marshall G – Tucson, AZ
  3. John B – Lexington, KY
  4. Ann T – West Covina, CA
  5. Crystal G – Downey, CA
  6. Andrea W – New York, NY
  7. Jay P – Fremont, CA
  8. Amiee N – Wilmington, NC
  9. HoyMay P – Carefree, AZ
  10. Steven W – Los Angeles, CA
  11. Donn D – Florence, AZ
  12. Betsy S – Delray Beach, FL
  13. Vivian A – San Gabriel, CA
  14. Ariella W – Fort Collins, CO
  15. David K – San Mateo, CA
Pictured, left to right: Marshall G, Crystal G, Aimee N, David K, Andrea W
  1. Molly M – Lino Lakes, MN
  2. Shradha A – Austin, TX
  3. Tara R – Millersville, MD
  4. Cory M – Orem, UT
  5. Heather B – Poquoson, VA
  6. Mark K – Columbus, OH
  7. Curt C – San Antonio, TX
  8. Harlee S – Aurora, CO
  9. Tiffany Y – Pittsburgh, PA
  10. Matthew M – Los Angeles, CA
Pictured, from left to right: Tara R, Mark K, Shradha A, Cory M, Molly M
  1. Zac H – Coatesville, PA
  2. Tammy E – Woodinville, WA
  3. Rachelle M – Orangevale, CA
  4. Jacky C – Manhattan, New York
  5. Ashton M – Charleston, SC
  6. Joseph G – Louisville, KY
  7. Kenneth L – Union City, CA
  8. Jason V – Portland, OR
  9. Rey C – Jacksonville, FL
  10. Joy J – San Diego, CA