Gold Coaches

Thaddeus Tague

Thaddeus Tague

President and Head Coach - TP, LD, Parli, Moot Court, Speech

Thaddeus is the owner and Head Coach at Ethos, following the original owner, Isaiah McPeak. Thaddeus is the resident jack-of-all-trades at Ethos and has been with the company for close to 5 years now. Over the years he has learned under Ethos founder Isaiah, managed a sourcebook, and taught multiple camps. He has a soft spot for novice team policy debaters and has…(read more)
Emily Rose

Emily Rose

Vice President - TP, LD, Parli, Speech

Emily is our Vice President and a veteran coach. She specializes in rhetoric, classical logic, all forms of debate, advanced theory, and teaching younger students. As an honors college student and a double major in political science and philosophy, she will challenge your thinking…(read more)
Joel Erickson

Joel Erickson

Gold Coach - LD, Speech, Camps Coach

Joel is an NCFCA alumnus entering his sixth year of competitive forensics. He currently studies philosophy at Wheaton College with the intent to pursue law school or doctoral studies (or both, if his parents allow it). At school, his life revolves around the philosophy department — he serves as a Teacher’s Assistant, office desk attendant, and coordinator for the Wheaton’s philosophy club.(read more)
Chris Ostertag

Chris Ostertag

Sourcebook Project Manager, Camps Head Coach, Coach - LD

Chris Ostertag is an alumnus of NCFCA and STOA and a current student at Grove City College, where he holds a fellowship to study philosophy and law. An unapologetic nerd, he’s enthusiastic about syllogisms, literature, and esoteric jazz music. In his spare time, he can be found making cold brew…(read more)
Devin Radford

Devin Radford

Coach - LD, TP, Parli

Devin Radford is a veteran debate teacher, a classical thinker, and an international honors college student. Devin offers coaching that is introspective, focused on bettering self first and winning tournaments second…
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Luke Marvin

Luke Marvin

Gold Coach - Team Policy and Parli

Luke competed in Stoa high school policy debate and parliamentary debate for 4 years. Luke took second place in the final team policy debate round with his partner Aiden Gilmore at NITOC (the National Invitational Tournament of Champions) in both 2012 and 2013. In 2013, Luke also won the top speaker award for team policy debate. (read more)

Silver Coaches

Joshua Hu

Joshua Hu

Silver Coach - LD, TP, Parli

Currently, a college Sophmore studying business and economics at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Joshua intends on pursuing a law degree and working in law, business, or public policy. After competing for four years…(read more)
Noah Howard

Noah Howard

Silver Coach - Team Policy, Parli, Moot Court, Speech

Classically educated from middle school through high school, Noah has a deep passion for rhetoric and ideas and an even deeper respect for their power. Having competed in the NCFCA and STOA for 5 years in everything from Team Policy to Moot Court, he’s experienced firsthand how one simple phrase can be the turning point of an argument.(read more)
Jadon Buzzard

Jadon Buzzard

Silver Coach - TP, Parli, LD

Jadon is a sophomore at Hillsdale College studying economics and philosophy. Jadon serves as Vice-President of the Hillsdale debate honorary and currently competes in both policy (NFA) and parliamentary (NPDA) debate at the collegiate level.

As a Stoa alumnus, Jadon was co-captain of his high school debate club, where he successfully competed in team policy, individual policy, and parliamentary debate, along with many speech events. (read more)

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Anna Johansen

Anna Johansen

Head Editor

Noah Farley

Noah Farley

Blogger

Harrison Durland

Harrison Durland

Blogger

Elijah Schow

Elijah Schow

Webmaster

Joshua Anumolu

Joshua Anumolu

Blogger

Jared Neikirk

Jared Neikirk

Summer Coach - TP, LD, Parli

Ethos Fellows

Isaiah McPeak

Isaiah McPeak

Consultant

Dr. James Tallmon

Dr. James Tallmon

Consultant, Speaker, Author, Professor

Isaac Kim

Isaac Kim

Ethos Fellow

Rebecca Frazer

Rebecca Frazer

Ethos Fellow