(Founder) Joshua Riddle is a graduate of Dartmouth College, former editor for the Dartmouth Review, former division one college basketball player and co-founder of The Young Cons. Josh was named a Rockefeller Center Leadership Fellow and has served as producer to the Laura Ingraham Show. He has written on a number of policy issues as a contributor at Ricochet.com and new media associate for Acculturated.com and PowerlineBlog.com. Josh has appeared on several nationally syndicated radio stations, major web outlets and national television programs, including Huckabee, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, The Strategy Room, The Big Picture, TheBlaze TV and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
(Writer) Amy Lutz is a senior at Saint Louis University and currently serves as an Assistant Editor for The College Conservative. She is also Chair of the Saint Louis University College Republicans and Vice-Chair of the Missouri College Republicans. Amy is a former policy intern for the Show-Me Institute. Currently, she serves as a content intern for the Dana Loesch radio show in St. Louis, Missouri. Amy grew up in the small town of Atchison, Kansas, but has followed current events most of her life, especially those revolving around illegal immigration and the Constitution. She blogs frequently for The Blaze, The College Conservative and her own personal site The Young Federalist. On Saturdays, Amy hosts the online radio program "Aim Right with Amy." In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, running, baking, playing piano, and obsessing over the New Orleans Saints.
(Writer) R.J. Moeller is a young evangelical conservative (originally) from Chicago who is currently residing in sunny Los Angeles. He attended Taylor University in Upland, IN for his undergrad where he studied business and economics, and is nearly finished with a Masters in Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. R.J. is a published writer, blogger, podcast host and aspiring cultural commentator focused on the intersection of faith, politics, economics, and popular culture. R.J.'s full-time job is as Director of Communications for syndicated talk show host and columnist Dennis Prager and his "Prager University" project. He also moonlights for the American Enterprise Institute as a blogger and the host of a weekly podcast for AEI's "Values and Capitalism" initiative. An avid reader and student of theology, history and economics, his favorite writers include G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Mark Steyn, Paul Johnson, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Thomas Sowell. Email Mr. Moeller at: email@example.com
(Writer, Comedian) Brett Casden has been a conservative smart-ass ever since the 9th grade when his teachers tried to brainwash him. You can follow him on Twitter at @GOPcomedy.
(Founder) David Rufful is a graduate of Dartmouth College where he studied American politics and Arabic. He is a former editor for the Dartmouth Review, former captain of the Dartmouth men's basketball team and co-founder of The Young Cons. David has worked on a number of public policy issues as a Research Fellow in Dartmouth's Political and Law Fellowship. David has edited a number of videos including "Are You Better Off?" His work has appeared on several nationally syndicated radio stations, major web outlets and national television programs, including Huckabee, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, The Strategy Room, TheBlaze TV and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
(Writer) Morgan is a college student studying to be a Political Economy major. She grew up in San Diego, California and has recently interned for Mayor Art Madrid and Congressman Brian Bilbray in the San Diego area. She plans to one day run for political office and dedicate her life to serving the American people and fighting for liberty. She loves politics as you can tell by her political themed twitter account. She strives to be a role model for young women to be independent thinkers.
(Writer) Gabriella Hoffman is a young conservative blogger, grassroots activist, and columnist. She graduated from UC San Diego in June 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science and minor in History. In college, she was president of UCSD YAF, a contributor to The California Review, a summer intern for Young America’s Foundation, a columnist for Washington Times Communities, Director of College Outreach for EFSD, and the Executive Assistant to The Rick Amato Show. Gabriella attributes her conservative upbringing to her parents– Lithuanian immigrants. Her parents have a remarkable insight into conservatism because they escaped from USSR as political refugees in 1985 and entered the U.S. legally in 1986. During her time at UCSD, she brought David Horowitz to campus May 2010, where he successfully highlighted the dangers involved in radical Islam with efforts like “Apartheid Week” and comments made by those proponents like Jumanah Albarhi. The event made national headlines, with mentions by Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. Gabriella has also lent her talents to two national youth-led movements: Restoring Courage U.S. (2011) and Resistance 44 (2012). Hoffman currently blogs at ViralRead and RightWingNews. Moreover, she served as an Assistant Editor forTheCollegeConservative. Hoffman was a reporting intern for Media Research Center's CNS News division this past summer. Gabriella currently works at the Leadership Institute as the Northeast Regional Field Coordinator.
(Writer) Stephan Pitts from Brandon, MS is a conservative activist, freedom fighter and a contributor to several conservative websites. He is currently a senior majoring in Accounting and Business Finance at Mississippi College, a private, Christian university in central MS. At MC he serves as the Founding Chairman of their Young Americans for Freedom Chapter (yaf.org,) is a member of several service organizations, a Senior Class Senator, and shoots competitively for their nationally ranked Sporting Clays team. Stephan also serves as an infantryman in the MS army National Guard and plans to commission as an officer after graduation. Follow him on Twitter @Stephan_Pitts.