2020 Expo Speakers
Chief Loren Culp
As a U.S. Army Soldier, Loren honed his leadership skills in the Drill Sergeant School which he then used to help turn civilians into soldiers. He was the Honor Graduate for his class of Combat Engineers and an Honor Graduate of the Non Commissioned Officers Academy for Leadership. He was a Sergeant in the world famous 101st Airborne Division and the 2nd Infantry Division serving under President Ronald Reagan.
After his military service, he was a small business owner for more than 20 years. He knows how excessive taxes and regulations hurt all businesses large and small. As the current Police Chief in Republic, WA, and former narcotics detective, he is on the front lines of the opioid and meth crisis and has been for many years. He has seen lives ruined by drug abuse, but he has also helped turn lives around. It takes tough enforcement and compassionate treatment to help others make a change for the better. Loren Culp is a 2020 candidate for Washington State Governor.
Glen Tate is the author of the best selling ten-book prepper novel series 299 Days. He recently left the “heart of darkness” (Olympia) and married Shelby Gallagher. They relocated to a very rural and conservative county in western Washington. He is an attorney (but don’t hold that against him). He sues government to enforce liberty. He and Shelby are the hosts of the podcast and radio show Prepping 2.0. They have started their homestead while simultaneously doing their day jobs, prepping, writing, meeting readers, putting out a weekly show, and enjoying the outdoors.
Topic: Launching of PAM Radio (Prepper Amateur Radio)“`
John Jacob Schmidt
John Jacob is the voice behind the microphone at Radio Free Redoubt, a weekly podcast dedicated to promoting the American Redoubt and helping conservative Americans prepare for the coming events and the rebuilding afterward.
He is a Desert Storm veteran and a communications specialist who served with the Army Special Forces.
Seven years ago John Jacob developed AmRRON (the American Redoubt Radio Operators Network). It is a standardized communications plan to link hams and non-ham with likeminded preppers, patriots, and Redoubters across communities, counties, and states across the American Redoubt. AmRRON has since gone continental with members in every state and Canada.
Code name K is a combat veteran, owner/instructor of CSG Inc, Overseas Government Contractor, and Wilderness Medic. It has been his privilege to have trained literally thousands of personnel from all four branches of the military, special operations forces, federal agencies, police and responsible citizens, in firearms, tactics, survival and trade-craft.
Mary Ruth Edwards
Topic: What Happened to Our Constitution?
A fourth-generation resident of Eastern Washington, Matt is a cum laude graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law and is an attorney in private practice. He earned a commission in the U.S. Army after completing the Gonzaga ROTC program. As a distinguished military graduate, Matt served combat tours in Bosnia and Iraq. He is a co-founder of the Washington Family Foundation, which later merged with the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Matt and his wife, Viktoriya, reside in Spokane Valley. He currently serves as a Washington State Representative for the 4th District.
Patrice Lewis is a wife, mother, homesteader, homeschooler, author, blogger, columnist, and speaker. An advocate of simple living and self-sufficiency, she has written about and practiced self-reliance and self-sufficiency for over twenty years. She is a nationally-published author and contributor to numerous print and online magazines, including WND.com, Backwoods Home Magazine, Countryside, Grit, Home Education Magazine, etc. Her popular blog, Rural Revolution has over 70,000 visitors each month. She and her husband own a home woodcraft business.
Patrice is experienced in homestead animal husbandry and small-scale dairy production, food preservation and canning, country relocation, home-based businesses, homeschooling, personal money management, and food self-sufficiency. Patrice and her family live on a small homestead in north Idaho with a herd of Dexter and Jersey cattle, chickens, two dogs, and a cranky barn cat.
Ranger Rick has over 40 years as a Professional Emergency Service Volunteer, working in the Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management / Homeland Security, CERT,SAR,EMT-A ,Swift Water Flood Water Rescue ,Red Cross Disaster Teams and K-9/K-9 Medic. He spent 39 years working with and for the government in and around the Dept. of Defense, starting in 1971 with the 5th Group Special Forces, and as a military contractor in 2005-2010 training Special Operation forces for Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.
Rick’s objective is to keep his community safe as well as his fellow responders through continued training and teaching what really works in the field. In the field there is always something that comes up that is not in the book or plan. His motto is “Get your head out of the box, come home alive, and bring your team with you.”
Rene’ Holaday is the author of Perils of Sustainable Development. She has been an activist and educator for the past 10 years working against things like the National Animal Identification system, Agenda 21/30, US involvement with the United Nations and Sustainable Development. Rene’ has run for County Commissioner and the Senate Appointee position. She was President of the Stevens County Citizens Alliance for Property Rights and is now the President of the same group under the new name of Stevens County Property Rights Group.
Rene’ is primarily a professional horse trainer and breeder of Appaloosa Sport Horses, and her breeding program is one of the top 3 in the US. She has one son and lives on a 40-acre horse farm in Chewelah.
Shelby Gallagher is the author of the soon-to-be best selling three-book prepper novel series A Great State. She recently escaped the Leftist nonsense of Portland, Oregon and married Glen Tate. They relocated to a very rural and conservative county in western Washington. She and Glen are the hosts of the podcast and radio show Prepping 2.0. They have started their homestead while simultaneously doing their day jobs, prepping, writing, meeting readers, putting out a weekly show, and enjoying the outdoors. She is madly in love with Glen, who is awesome (and who wrote this bio).
Topic: Upcoming Book Food Preps 2.0
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