Elicia Brand | Co-Founder, CEO/President

Elicia lives in Loudoun County, Virginia. She has three children in Loudoun County Public Schools. She first became engaged with her school board in the summer of 2020 when the Superintendent and the school board would neither open the school doors to students due to Covid-19, nor provide a plan for how they intended to provide a quality education to students in the 20/21 school year. While she had made the decision to withdraw her own children from the public schools that year, she knew she had to stay involved in order to be a voice for the many children and parents in marginalized communities who had no one showing up to advocate for them. These were families that her children had known and played with since Kindergarten. She became committed to going to school board meetings to ensure a focus was placed on the academic success and mental health issues stemming from social isolation brought upon by bad COVID policy decisions.

Erin Roselle Poe | Co-Founder, Vice-President, and Chief Legislative Officer

Erin lives in Loudoun County, Virginia, where she is raising two boys who are attending Loudoun County Public Schools. She has been actively involved over the years in her local community, schools, and church. Erin became a leader in the initial opening of schools by becoming a co-creator of the Facebook group "LCPS Can Do Better". Organizing like-minded parents through this group spurred the initial movement for change in Loudoun County Public Schools and would set the course for Loudoun parents entering the world’s media stage. Erin's focus was initially in the Special Education community. She helped fight for all families to have a voice and demand services be provided. From there, the battle expanded into curriculum change, new policies being implemented and parents not having a say in their children's education.

Paul Chen | Chief Operating Officer

As a first-generation immigrant from China, Paul grew up in the DMV area where he learned the importance of education and hard work. Paul attended college in Boston on a NROTC scholarship and upon graduation served as a Naval Officer for nearly eight years. Returning to Northern Virginia in 2004, he focused on raising his family but when Covid-19 shut down the world, he was afforded the time to pursue his passion and get more involved in politics. Since then, he has dedicated his time to help educate constituents about the wisdom of our forefathers and the importance of our constitution which provides us the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Karlee Copeland | Treasurer

Karlee Copeland lives in Loudoun County, Virginia. She is a devoted mother and champion for her children, one with a complex medical condition. Karlee was a pioneer in fighting against the indoctrination of our children in the classrooms and remains committed to advocating for an education free from harmful ideology and a return to educational excellence. She believes in all people having equal opportunity in reaching the American dream through meritocracy and achievement. Karlee, a conservative environmentalist, served in the US Coast Guard as a marine scientist where she learned the importance of balancing environmental protection against sustainable commerce. She became politically active in Loudoun County, Virginia in 2019 and has served as the Treasurer of the largest Republican Women’s Club in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2021. Karlee believes in diversity of thought, open and honest dialogue, finding common ground, and compromise. Through education, she hopes to restore the founding principles by which this country was created and in turn, will enable future generations to have the opportunity for the American Dream.

George Taplin | Secretary and Director of Event Operations

Growing up in a large family, George was taught: “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when nobody is looking”. This guiding principle was instrumental to his success in his careers in the U.S. Navy, as a software engineer, and a high school teacher. His greatest achievement came as a youth coach in softball, soccer, and basketball, where he has mentored thousands of girls and boys, helping them to realize their life goals using the same guiding principles he has utilized throughout his life. The constant attack on these values by those who wish to indoctrinate and control our youth motivated him to join the fight to help protect and perpetuate our nation’s founding principles. Our children are the future of our country and he is dedicated to helping them thrive and prosper, free from the negative influences in today’s culture.

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Elicia Brand | Co-Founder, President, and Chief Marketing Officer

Elicia lives in Loudoun County, Virginia. She has three children in Loudoun County Public Schools. She first became engaged with her school board in the summer of 2020 when the Superintendent and the school board would neither open the school doors to students due to Covid-19, nor provide a plan for how they intended to provide a quality education to students in the 20/21 school year. While she had made the decision to withdraw her own children from the public schools that year, she knew she had to stay involved in order to be a voice for the many children and parents in marginalized communities who had no one showing up to advocate for them. These were families that her children had known and played with since Kindergarten. She became committed to going to school board meetings to ensure a focus was placed on the academic success and mental health issues stemming from social isolation brought upon by bad COVID policy decisions.

As she attended more meetings, talked to parents and heard from teachers who had attended “trainings”, she learned that the issues within the schools were not simply pandemic related, but deeply rooted in political ideology and private interest group agendas that were being passed on to the students via lessons created through the lens of Critical Race Theory. After thorough research, Elicia grew convinced that the path the Board and Administration was taking was preventative of positive outcomes and would hurt not only the very students they claimed to want to help, but all students. It was then that she became committed to ensuring all student receive the gold standard in education, Parental Rights are reestablished and the sanctity of families is respected.

Elicia serves as advocate and spokesperson for students and families who have experienced sexual assault in school. She is committed to protecting children and fighting for rigorous education, free of political ideologies and agendas in the classroom, as well as student safety, Parental Rights, Academic Transparency and Individual Freedom for all families. Elicia believes in working to restore community unity and regularly reaches out to understand the differing views of parents and community members. She firmly believes that the “sides” have more in common than they don’t, and that everyone should be working together for the sake of our children and for the betterment of our community. Elicia has been interviewed on many news outlets about her knowledge surrounding the current issues facing children, families and teachers in education, as well as the sexual assaults committed against students in schools. She has been a guest speaker on sponsored panels and has written an Op Ed piece published in The New York Post in December 2021.

Erin Roselle Poe | Co-Founder, Vice-President, and Chief Legislative Officer

Erin lives in Loudoun County, Virginia, where she is raising two boys who are attending Loudoun County Public Schools.

She has been actively involved over the years in her local community, schools, and church. Erin became a leader in the initial opening of schools by becoming a co-creator of the Facebook group “LCPS Can Do Better”. Organizing like-minded parents through this group spurred the initial movement for change in Loudoun County Public Schools and would set the course for Loudoun parents entering the world’s media stage.

Erin’s focus was initially in the Special Education community. She helped fight for all families to have a voice and demand services be provided. From there, the battle expanded into curriculum change, new policies being implemented and parents not having a say in their children’s education.

Erin’s voice in the community just got louder. She was elected to serve as the President of the largest Republican Women’s Club in the Commonwealth of Virginia where she is doing so much to unite disparate groups across the county in order to work more effectively and efficiently toward making public schools better for children and Virginia a better place for citizens.

Erin has been interviewed on many news platforms expressing concern about the current environment in our schools and fighting for Parental Rights, Medical Freedom and classrooms free of political ideology and political agendas.