Authors

With the Introduction of MicroGroks – Grok sites focused on a specific municipality or geographic part of New Hampshire – this page could be getting a lot longer. Please bear with us as we work toward making the Authors page easier to navigate. 

 

Skip Murphy – Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small “L” libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As an activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America’s Founders back into our culture again.

 

Steve on GALSteve MacDonald – Steve is a New Hampshire resident, blogger, taxpayer advocate, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. Other groups willing to associate with him include the NHCMP, NHRVC, LFGC, and CNHT. He is the host of GrokTALK! and an Editor at Large for GraniteGrok.com. Please Note: My opinions are my own and not those of my Family, employers, politicians, campaigns, or other contributors at GraniteGrok.

 

Mike Rogers.Mike Rogers – Mike is a British import of more than 30 years; a conservative in the days of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. A staunch constitutionalist, Mike espouses all good causes toward the libertarian side of conservative – EG he who governs least, governs best. He believes the Declaration, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights mean what they say and candidates for office should take their oaths of office seriously.

 

Ellen KolbEllen Kolb – Ellen is a writer and pro-life activist. She’s an experienced political campaigner as well as a communications consultant to New Hampshire nonprofit organizations.  She blogs about New Hampshire pro-life issues at LeavenForTheLoaf.com and takes on broader issues at EllenKolb.com. If she’s missing a deadline, she’s likely to be off hiking somewhere in the Granite State (and she blogs about that, too: GraniteStateWalker.com).

 

Susan Olsen – A coal miner’s daughter who can’t sing, lover of liberty, enemy of intellectual sloth, an admirer of William Barrett Travis, Stonewall Jackson and Michael Valentine Smith, possessor of a Gonzales flag, a little old lady who is armed and wears assault pearls.

 

 

kimberly morinKimberly Morin Kimberly Morin is a political activist in the Granite State. She is a lifelong Independent who calls out both sides of the aisle when they screw up.

 

 

 

Ed Naile DwgEd Naile Ed is a long time local activist and the Chairman of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers (CNHT).

 

 

 

Toms pine treeTom – New Hampshire resident. Patriot. Proud to live in a state and country with Constitutions like ours. Disgusted how our governments ignore them. I am determined to help correct that.

 

 

Rick-OlsonRick Olson Rick Olson is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of SNHU with a BA in Social Science. Rick attended Massachusetts School of Law in Andover MA.  Olson is a former Police Officer and Deputy Sheriff. Past President of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, Past President of the Londonderry Fish & Game Club, and current Board Chairman.

 

Josh mooreJosh Moore is a former two-term New Hampshire State Representative. Josh is also the Founder of The Patriot Initiative, an educational non-profit with the vision to restore culture and government. During Josh’s four years serving in the NH House, he sat on the House education committee.

 

 

Judy-Aron-headshot-for-GrokJudy Aron Judy Aron is a liberty lover and Constitutional Conservative who is unapologetically pro-Second Amendment. When she isn’t doing something community or politically oriented she enjoys creating delicious food in her kitchen and gardening. She lives in a small town with her husband and their dog, and she keeps a flock of chickens around for fresh eggs.

 

AnnMarie_PRAnn Marie Banfield Ann Marie Banfield has been researching education reform for over a decade and actively supports parental rights, literacy and academic excellence in k-12 schools. You can contact her at: banfieldannmarie@gmail.com

 

 

Michelle Levell Head shot Authors PageMichelle Levell Michelle Levell has been active in state-level education policy since moving to New Hampshire in 2005. She is the founder and Director of School Choice for New Hampshire, a non-profit dedicated to informing, engaging and empowering families with educational options that fit their children’s unique learning needs and a co-founder of Granite State Home Educators, a statewide homeschool support organization.

 

Jim-Kofalt2Jim Kofalt  Jim is a Board Member of the 603 Alliance and lives in Wilton, New Hampshire.   He also serves as the Northeast Director for Right Tech PAC, which provides campaign technology to candidates who will advance the cause of limited government.  Jim has served on his school budget committee and has been a candidate for State Representative.

 

Percy Blakeney “They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel.”

 

 

 

Jon DiPietro headshotJon DiPietro – Manchester Grok

I love the smell of cognitive dissonance in the morning. Smells like… Victory. “In God We Trust. All others bring data.”

 

 

Christopher MaidmentChristopher Maidment – Monadnock Grok 

Conservatarian political activist, board member Hillsborough County Republicans and Get Involved PAC. Amateur Chicken Rancher. Not a free stater, but wish I was (if only I knew about it sooner!)

 

 

[Still waiting on their headshots and Bios…]

Dan Itse

Ed Mosca

Ian Underwood

Ken Eyring

Don Ewing

Peter Leminska

Scott Morales