Jared Courtemanche (co-creator/researcher/host) is proud father who is happily married and works as a contract specialist in North Carolina. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has been on two deployments to Afghanistan. He is a dog lover and takes great interest in history. He is also an avid fiction reader and enjoys the work of Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Brown, and many others. Jared is politically independent of any party, but he does lean right/libertarian fiscally and most closely identifies with politicians like Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Gary Johnson and Greg Orman, but he’ll be the first to tell you that he doesn’t automatically support all of their policies.
Mike Maestaz (co-creator/researcher/host) is a proud family man who enjoys spending time with his longtime girlfriend and three year old daughter. He works as a solution specialist with a major wireless carrier. He writes in his spare time and is an avid reader of Jack Kerouac, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau, and Voltaire serving as his biggest influences. Mike is deeply interested in philosophy and views history as the best possible case study for human nature/behavior. He is a political independent who is willing to vote for a qualified candidate on either side of the aisle. He leans left on social issues, somewhere in the middle fiscally. He most closely identifies with Ralph Nader, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders politically, but is willing to admit that even they have their inherent flaws.
Mary Darling (website/ social media/audio) loves spending time with her amazing family. She has a background in professional communications & theatre and is passionate about producing work that spreads awareness on social issues, while also serving as an interactive platform for community conversation. She is inspired by Neil LaBute, Chad Kultgen, and most female writer/comedians’ memoirs. When it comes to politics she is independent of any party and looks for factual information on candidates.