A.C. Gleason is a proud Biola University alum, where he met his wonderful wife. He earned his MA in philosophy of religion from Talbot Seminary. A contributor with The Federalist and Hollywood in Toto, he has also been published in Conatus News and The Daily Wire. He co-hosts and co-produces a couple podcasts: the AK47 Podcast with fellow Talbot Alum Kyle Hendricks and The New Worlders.
Alison Sailer Bennett is a board-certified music therapist and Orthodox Christian who also enjoys reviewing movies in her spare time. She lives with her husband and three beagles in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Austin John studied English at BIOLA University and graduated with honors. He works as a copywriter and has had many adventures while traveling, including a night being homeless in Hong Kong. He enjoys Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men and Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, but he also has a soft spot for Tommy Wiseau’s The Room.
Charlie Allen is an 18 year old senior in high school. He spends most of his time in a mall in the suburbs of Richmond, Va. He performs a simply absurd amount of musical theater.
Christopher Perrin was a classical school headmaster for 10 years. He is an author of classical curricula and currently serves as the publisher and a consultant with Classical Academic Press, and directs the Alcuin Fellowship of classical educators.
Christian Leithart lives in South Bend, Indiana, with his wife, Tara. He tweets at @cleithart and blogs at www.pushlings.com about writing, movies, theater, language, and the philosophy of time.
Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette studies at Patrick Henry College, writes screenplays, and loves all things coconut-flavored. She thrives on fictional and real-life adventures. As long as the adventures aren't too scary.
Evan Stewart is a recent graduate of Biola University. He loves few things more than Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, which he promises he will write about soon.
Fraser Martens was born in Canada, where he learned about tragedy by being a hockey fan, but he lives in Idaho, where he has developed an unidentifiable accent by marrying an American. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of Bruce Springsteen bootlegs, and prefers pilsners to stouts.
Jackson De Vight has dedicated his life to the end of becoming a professional dabbler.
He currently works as a researcher, debate coach, and instructor at Texas Tech University where he is pursuing his graduate studies and is an alumnus of Biola University and the Torrey Honors Institute. Much of his time not spent writing or reading is committed to improving his cooking, woodworking, outdoorsman, and artistic appreciation skills.
Jade Herbert knows too much about Harry Potter, David Bowie, and the current climate of today’s media distribution landscape. Her ‘real’ credentials include graduating from the Torrey Honors Institute and Biola University with a Bachelor’s in Cinema and Media Arts. She currently works at HBO.
James Banks is a recovering writer and academic living in upstate New York. Before a quarter-life crisis drove him to work at a government bureau, he taught (and assistant taught) writing and movie classes at the University of Rochester. He can fake a New York accent when he tries, but he is a West Coaster and graduated from the University of Idaho in 2008.
James Valmassoi is a Biola University graduate, teaching 11-12th grade ELA in Noblesville, IN. In his free time you can find him reading all kinds of books, watching all kinds of films, and drinking all kinds of tea.
Javen in a 23 year old senior studying mass media communication and theology at Toccoa Falls College. He recently got married and lives with his wife in Phoenix, Arizona as an intern doing web design and drinking a whole lot of sparkling water. He likes reading philosophy, loves telling stories through videography, and enjoys writing poetry, cultural commentary, and film reviews.
Jeff Wright is a husband, father, pastor, educator, and podcaster. He lives in very rural Middle Tennessee and watches a lot of movies. You can hear more from him on The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast.
Joel Bourgeois graduated from Biola University with a degree in Physical Science. He also attended the Torrey Honors Institute, where he developed a love for reading (or watching), writing, and discussing the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. Other than film, Joel's main interests include amusement parks and automobiles, his favorites of which are Cedar Point and the McLaren F1, respectively.
Jon Paul is in exile at the Vintage 1740 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a father of three, a cellist for bands you might have heard before and a philosophy grad with chutzpah.
Joseph Gross is from Dayton, OH and currently studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Caught between two regions, he has appropriated the word "y'all" but stubbornly calls soft drinks "pop."
Joshua Gibbs teaches great books, collects records and jogs to work. He and his wife have two children, both of whom have seven names. He tweets at @joshgibbs and blogs for the CiRCE Institute.
Joshua is an English major and a student of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University. When it comes to literature and the movies, he’s a sucker for nautical motifs and Americana folk tales, though the occasional car chase, explosion, or tough-guy one-liner doesn’t bother him either. His hobbies include long books, long car trips, and longswords.
Joshua is a MD-PhD student at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He graduated from Cornell in 2007 with a degree in Computer Science. He has served on the Governing Board of the Chesterton House. The study of film has opened his world as a bigger, more fascinating place and deepened his relationship with God and people.
Josh Stevenson lives and works in the Inland Northwest (code for Idaho), with his wife and children. He keeps a blog at www.stervenson.wordpress.com for your enjoyment.
Josiah Dyches is a fifteen year old sophomore in high school with an affinity for both film and the flavor, color, and condition of mint. When he isn't pursuing these things, you may find him hiking, hammocking (a tragically underused verb), or trying to convince his friends to play volleyball with him. He currently resides in South Carolina, where the number of mosquitoes is quickly being overtaken by the number of sweet tea addicts.
After graduating from college, Justin taught 5th grade language arts at a classical school for two years in Oklahoma. He now lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with his wife and daughter and travels the northwest selling plastic packaging.
Kanaan Trotter is a student at New Saint Andrews College. His school might be in the dark northwest, but there's no doubt he's a beach bum from Florida. He loves orange juice, very hot days, and anything by the musician Ben Howard. He has two siblings who are models and one who is married with a little kido, and they're all the coolest. Be warned.
Mary Proffit Kimmel attended Trinitas Christian School in Pensacola, Florida. Then she went to Hillsdale College. She now teaches Latin at a Catholic school in Texas. She enjoys writing poetry, dancing ballet, and playing the piano.
Nate is regional sales manager in Fort Worth, Texas, where he resides with his wife and three children. While his oldest is fighting Stormtroopers (this means he's a good dad) and the next reenacts balls in castles (leave room for the Holy Spirit), the youngest is still a tabula rasa when it comes to film influences. Nate occasionally tweets @driverdouglas34 (somebody has to rage against cargo shorts), when not partaking of craft beverages, fatty brisket, and sometimes good baseball.
Remy Wilkins lives in LA and teaches esoterica at Geneva Academy. He is married and has four boys at varying stages of dirty.
Robert Brown is a Ph.D. student studying American literature at Baylor University. In his spare time, he writes about film, culture, and theology and makes music. An archive of Robert's projects can be found at robertbrownpresents.com.
Robert Carlson is a graduate of Biola University and the Torrey Honors Institute. For his day job, he posts videos of toy contraptions and train stunts on his YouTube channel 5MadMovieMakers. Robert is an avid enthusiast of movies, roller coasters, video games, and books.
Robert Heckert teaches english in Henan, China. He recently graduated from Biola University and the Torrey Honors Institute with a degree in English. In his free time he enjoys writing reading anything by G.K. Chesterton or Karen Russell.
Royce Benson is a high school senior from Southern California. You can find him exploring nature, watching more movies than he makes (in order to understand their deeper meanings) for "research," listening to folk music, writing lame poetry, or reading a good book. Hopes to one day finish reading Lord of the Rings in its entirety.
Sean Johnson is an Oregonian teaching great books in Florida. He cooks almost as well as his wife, and his son’s middle name is Zossima.
Sheffield Leithart is a director and web designer. He lives where work takes him, and wants to do everything better. His wife puts up with him as best she can.
Shelly has taught logic and rhetoric for ten years at a classical school in Kentucky, but is now in graduate school studying for her Ph.D. in philosophy. Shelly enjoys literature, film, philosophy, discussion and debate.
Thomas Banks grew up in Idaho and currently teaches literature and Latin in Bozeman, Montana. He collects books and eccentric novelty neckties and enjoys the company of friends and family, all very nice, and his students, most of whom are also very nice. His ambition to have an adjective named after himself is as yet unrealized.
A graduate of the Torrey Honors Institute at BIOLA University, Timothy Lawrence teaches great books through Emmaus Classical Academy in Southern California. He writes essays and fiction and counts the Coen Brothers and George Lucas among his personal heroes.
Tom Upjohn graduated with a bachelor's degree in screenwriting from Biola University. He enjoys making YouTube shorts, baking cookies, and occasionally exploring underground tunnel networks.
Travis Kyker is a student at Milligan University. When he's not reading or writing or watching something, you're most likely to find him doing active things, like hiking, snowboarding, or sleeping. He claims the ability to survive for weeks on end with only the sustenance of G. K. Chesterton quotes, but this remains unproven.
William Connor Devlin received his Bachelor's degree in Screenwriting at BIOLA University. He is currently attending Loyola Marymount University in pursuit of a Master's degree in Writing for the Screen. In addition, he works in creative development for a production company. In his (admittedly limited) free time, he enjoys watching and studying films, reading works of fiction and non-fiction, and sketching designs. He is especially fond of the works of Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, and John Carpenter.