These real life BRAVE heroes help us bring these stories to life & keep the destructive forces of culture at bay. Scroll down to learn more about each of them.
General Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn is a retired lieutenant general and former head of Defense Intelligence Agency, who holds some of the top military honors. General Flynn served as President Trump's national security advisor. Now he and his wife, Lori, live in Florida and have two children. General Flynn helped write The Night the Snow Monster Attacked, and he'll be popping up in the workbook to help your family learn about leadership.
At the age of thirteen, young surfer Bethany Hamilton lost her arm in a shark attack. Against all odds, Bethany pressed on to become a professional surfer and won a national surfing title at the age of seventeen. To this day, Bethany continues to inspire all who hear her story of striving through trials and pushing past fear. Bethany has partnered with BRAVE Books to create Surfing Past Fear and the accompanying BRAVE Challenge.
Julie Banderas has been a journalist for Fox News Channel since 2005. Through her work ethic, perseverance, and dedication, in 2008 she was promoted to television news anchor and currently is a weekday rotating news anchor. Prior to her role at Fox, she served as an anchor for several local news stations including FOX 5 in NYC where she was awarded the “Outstanding Single Newscast” Emmy award for her coverage of the Republican National Convention in 2004. Julie lives in New York and is a proud mother of three children. She is a bold advocate for truth, a role model for aspiring journalists, and helped BRAVE write the book, Fiona’s Fantastical Fort.
Dinesh & Debbie D'Souza
Dinesh D'Souza is an American political commentator, filmmaker, and author, born in Mumbai, India. He moved to the United States to attend Dartmouth College and has since made a name for himself in the conservative world. His wife, Debbie, is a former K-12 teacher, born in Caracas, Venezuela. She came to the States after Venezuela became a socialist country. Together, Dinesh and Debbie have three children and are dedicated to teaching the next generation about the free market and the dangers of socialism.
Zuby is an independent rapper, author, podcast host, public speaker and creative entrepreneur, with over 1 million followers on social media. He was born in England, raised in Saudi Arabia and is a graduate of Oxford University. He not only has a politically influential voice to the public, but also is a fitness expert and life coach, specifically focusing on mindset, exercise, and nutrition.
Rogan O'Handley (aka "DC Draino")
Rogan O’Handley, popularly known as DC Draino, is a social media expert, lawyer, political activist, and a conservative political commentator with a viral reputation. Having experienced big-tech censorship first hand, Rogan is eager to teach the next generation about the benefits and importance of free speech.
Robby was first known as a filmmaker, directing Oscar winning actors and some of the biggest music stars in the world, but his family’s experience of fleeing Marxism in Cuba has always been his fuel to achieve the American Dream. Once he saw that Marxism had come to threaten America with the rise of the socialist far left, he knew he had to stand up and run for office so that he could do his part to ensure America would always be a free country where the American Dream was possible. He owned his own production company where he oversaw more than 1,500 workers. He has experience running a staff and dealing with how to get things done while working with people who always think they’re right… Skills that’ll help in Congress!
Congressman, father, and decorated Special Forces officer Mike Waltz has dedicated his life to serving America. After graduating from Ranger School, Waltz was selected for the elite Green Berets and served multiple combat tours in Afghanistan. After 24 years in the army, he became the first Green Beret to be elected to Congress.
Missy Robertson is a devoted mother to four children, wife to Jase Robertson, and a brand new grandmother. She played an integral role in her family’s hit television series, Duck Dynasty, as well as their company, Duck Commander. She has become an important voice for many issues such as morality, virtue and family.
Graham Allen is a talk show host, entrepreneur, author, and a 12-year combat army veteran who has a deep love for America and the values it was built upon. His discipline and determination as a soldier combined with this love for his country have been a driving force in defending its founding and its future. Currently, he is running for Congress in hopes of standing up as a rational voice for the American people where it’s needed.
Jack Posobiec is a former Navy intelligence officer who specialized in the Communist Chinese Party and is now a Senior Editor for Human Events - a leading outlet of populist conservative thought. Jack was previously a correspondent for One America News Network. In addition to The Antifa, he is the author of Citizens for Trump: The Inside Story of the People's Movement to Take Back America and '4D Warfare: A Doctrine for a New Generation of Politics, as well as co-producer of the blockbuster documentary 'Antifa: Rise of the Black Flags’. Jack has used his voice to speak out against communism in support of capitalism throughout his time in politics. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Jack resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Tanya and their two young sons.
Elizabeth Johnston is a speaker, blogger, podcast host, and bestselling author. As a homeschooling mother of ten children, her viral videos and commentary have launched Elizabeth to be a thought leader on issues of importance to families and people of faith. Elizabeth has been featured on many major media outlets, such as Fox & Friends, The New York Times, The Blaze and Christian Broadcasting Network. You can read her blog or connect with her at www.ElizabethJohnston.org
Ashley St. Clair
Ashley St. Clair is an American political commentator and media personality who has dedicated her career to being an outspoken defender of free speech. She is a leading political strategist with an impressive background in fundraising and has become an expert on tackling the radical Left’s assault on gender and objective reality as a whole. Ashley is passionate about preserving America for future generations by engaging more conservatives to fight back against the cultural war that the Left is waging. Throughout the years, Ashley's cultural messaging has been featured on a variety on outlets such as Fox News, Breitbart, OAN, CNN, Newsmax, Billboard, and many more.