Jason is a third generation Arizonan and was born and raised in Mesa. Jason earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University, and is the owner of Ethos Productions, a company that produces faith promoting experiences through multimedia. Jason served in the army for 8 years as a Paratrooper and Military Police Officer. There he rose through the military ranks as a firearms, hand to hand combat, and (CQB) or close quarters battle instructor. In 1998 Jason left the Army and moved back to Arizona where he worked as a Police Officer for the City of Chandler Arizona and the Phoenix Police Department. In 2006, Jason was recruited by the U.S. State Department to go to Afghanistan and work as a civilian contractor for the International Narcotics and Law enforcement Program. While in Afghanistan, Jason was inspired to write a series of books based on the life of Captain Moroni and the War Chapters in the Book of Mormon. Jason has overcome learning disabilities, a troubled childhood full of abuse and addictions, a debilitating disease, being critically wounded in the line of duty and tremendous personal tragedies. He wants to help others understand that with God’s help you can overcome any obstacle and do anything you set your mind to.
Delegate (VA-30) Nick Freitas is a battle-tested, battle-ready constitutional conservative. Nick has been involved in the grassroots Republican movement since the age of 15. Nick enlisted in the United States Army after High School. Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Nick served two combat tours as a Green Beret in the Middle East. After Nick’s service as a Green Beret, he became Director of Operations for a service-disabled, veteran-owned defense contractor. Nick is currently serving his second term as a Virginia House of Delegates member, originally elected in 2015. Nick is a defender of the Right-to-life movement and has sworn to uphold and protect the Constitution. Nick Freitas has been married to his high school sweetheart and wife Tina Freitas since 1999. They have 3 children, Lillyana, Luke and Alexandria. Nick and Tina have both been dedicated to conservative principles and actively worked on behalf of the Republican Party since High School. After 11 years in the Army and living in multiple places around the country the Freitas family is very happy to call Culpeper home.
Robert N. Tonks
Robert N. Tonks, a native of Idaho from Idaho Falls, is a non-profit administrator and teacher. He is currently the director of university relations and marketing for the Research and Business Development Center, small non-profit located in Rexburg, Idaho that is focused on providing undergraduate students with meaningful work experience. He also teaches social innovation as an adjunct faculty member at the local university. In addition to his professional experience, Rob has been a board fellow on a non-profit board, an intern for an impact investing center, and a student leader for a social venture program. Rob feels a deep desire to help make the world a better place a loves being able to share the principles of social innovation. Prior to his work in the social impact space, Rob was a licensed architect in Montana. He earned his bachelor and master degrees in architecture from the University of Idaho. He later completed an MBA with a minor in social innovation from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. Rob is happily married to Debi, and they are the delighted parents of five children.
Restoration Generation Speakers
Jacob is Financial Economics major in his senior year at Brigham Young University–Idaho. He was raised in Mesa, Arizona and spent two years volunteering for his church in the Fort Collins area of Colorado. Jacob currently serves as the Director of International Outreach for the Columbus Center for Constitutional Studies and as the Director of the Restoration Generation. Jacob is the oldest of seven siblings and his family currently lives in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Carter Brown is a passionate student of the Constitution and has spend many years as a skilled researcher and teacher. Carter has been a member of the Restoration Generation since 2010 and serves as the Assistant Director for the Conference. Carter is a current Student at Brigham Young University and resides in Mesa, Arizona with his Family.
Jenna May is extremely committed to the cause of freedom and is an excellent student of the Founder Fathers. Jenna serves as an Assistant Director for this conference and is excited to share her message about overcoming the fears that prevent us from getting involved in our communities.