Born and raised in the American Southwest, Oliver DeMille collects rocks, knives, watches, old books, and sunsets. His quest for a Founders-like education has defined his life and mission, and led to the founding of a college, a think-tank and an educational movement for our time, known as Thomas Jefferson Education (TJEd). He is a popular keynote speaker, a sought-after mentor, and a two-time recipient of the Gold Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Oliver is the author or co-author of Leadership Education, A Thomas Jefferson Education, The Student Whisperer, The Coming Aristocracy, The Four Lost American Ideals, 1913, and FreedomShift - among others. Oliver and his wife Rachel are raising their eight children in Cedar City, Utah.