ETHOS TEAM

 Every Ethos team member is hand-picked, based on character, skill-level, and experience.

Management

Jadon Buzzard

Jadon Buzzard is the Head Coach, CEO, and owner of Ethos Debate Communications, LLC.

As an economist by day, Jadon is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Economics at Montana State University. An alumnus of Hillsdale College, Jadon received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics (with honors) in 2021 with a minor in Philosophy.

A formidable collegiate debater, Jadon holds a total of 12 finalist & national awards from his time at Hillsdale. As the manager of the Hillsdale debate team for two years, Jadon won the 2021 PKD National Champion in parliamentary debate his senior year, only losing a single ballot during the entire tournament. As a freshman, he ranked top 16 in the nation at the 2018 NFA-LD national championship, and he won the Best Newcomer Award at Hillsdale College that same year. With six 1st-place finishes, eight finals finishes, and a host of other debate awards, he’s won Hillsdale College over 40 trophies during his college career.

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Coaching

Anthony Severin

Platinum Coach | TP, Moot Court

Anthony has coached debaters of all ages and skill levels to national-level competitive success for more than a decade. Through the years, Anthony has garnered a host of academic credentials that shape how he teaches students. Now a practicing attorney, he graduated from Baylor in 2014 and from Duke in 2021 and worked for years in the Texas Legislature. These experiences allow Anthony to challenge his students with demanding real-world scenarios that will expand their horizons beyond the trophies and tournaments. Full Bio

Noah Mckay

Platinum Coach | LD, Moot Court, Speech

Noah graduated from Covenant College in 2021 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy through the University of Edinburgh. In 2016, Noah became a regional LD debate champion and placed in the top ten Nationally. The following year, he went undefeated at the Wenham, MA national open, winning the final round 5-0, and shortly thereafter placed 2nd at the National Championship after achieving a perfect preliminary record. Full Bio

 

Luke Castle

Gold Coach | LD, TP, Parli, Speech

Luke is a fresh speech and debate graduate currently pursuing a double major at Dallas Baptist University. As a high school student, he competed in five speech and debate leagues experiencing success in Lincoln Douglas, Team Policy and Limited Prep formats. He saw plenty of success during his time in high school, and he’s currently competing on his college debate and mock trial teams, while also teaching debate at a local academy. Full Bio

Nathanael Morgan

Gold Coach | TP, LD, Parli

Nathanael Morgan is devoted to helping his debaters succeed. Despite competing for only three years, in his final year of competition, Nathanael won 6 different tournaments across 4 debate formats. His best run was getting to the semifinal Parli round at NITOC 2021. He is currently a student at Saint Constantine College, where he is preparing to enter the cybersecurity field upon graduation. Full Bio

Jala Boyer

Silver Coach | Speech, TP

Jala Boyer has earned numerous 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals and competed at the NCFCA National Championship in five categories. As an intern on the Student Advisory Council of the NCFCA, Jala worked alongside the executive director, Kim Cromer, to learn the inner workings of competitive speech and debate, helping students creates long-term and meaningful success. Jala is currently an Honors student at Liberty University studying communications with an emphasis in politics. Full Bio

D.J. Mendenhall

Silver Coach | LD, Speech

D. J. is attending North Carolina State university and majoring in economics. During high school, D. J. helped lead her debate club, Speakout NC, gaining experience teaching new students how to debate and coaching more experienced debaters. D. J. has competed in the NCFCA for 7 years. She has competed in LD, TP, all 3 limited prep categories, original oratory, illustrated oratory, persuasive, informative, and Digital presentation. Full Bio 

Marketing

Elijah Schow

Elijah Schow

Genius Webmaster

Amelia Buzzard

Amelia Buzzard

Graphic Designer

Samantha Cremeans

Samantha Cremeans

Social Media Manager