Oliver DeMille is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Co-Author of LeaderShift, and is a founding partner of The Center for Social Leadership. He is the author of A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the 21st Century.
As a university student, Oliver went on a search for a truly great education — researching private and public universities, technical and religious schools, and corporate and international educational institutions. As a result, he took classes from a small Bible school where he worked closely with mentors and studied the Bible and the great classics in many fields. Although Coral Ridge Baptist University was not regionally accredited, he was so excited by the quality of his studies that he left a large, well-respected university to focus full time on his classical education. He earned the B.A. in Biblical Studies, M.A. in Christian Political Science, and Ph.D. in Religious Education at Coral Ridge Baptist University.
He has written and spoken extensively about the traditional education system versus his intense mentored-classical experience with Coral Ridge and other non-traditional schools. After his Coral Ridge studies, he went back and completed the B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Aerospace Studies at Brigham Young University.
Oliver is a popular keynote speaker, writer and business consultant. He is married to the former Rachel Pinegar. They have eight children–including four teens.
Shanon Brooks is co-founder and President of Monticello College. He has over twenty-one years experience in teaching and administration of entrepreneurial higher education organizations.
He studied for several years under the tutelage of the late Dr. W. Cleon Skousen, teaching the Making of America Courses all across America and Canada.
He is a veteran of military service in the United States Naval Submarine Fleet and a former President of George Wythe University.
Shanon a holds a B.A. in Business Administration, an M.A. in Education, and a Ph.D. in Constitutional Law. He lives in Monticello, Utah with his wife, Julia, and their children.