Meet the What's Next Speaker Team

JONATHAN BRUSH is the President and CEO of Unbound, a homeschool graduate, and a homeschool dad of seven. He worked for nine years as a Director of Admissions for a private, liberal arts college, and then spent over ten years working in non-traditional higher education.

Jonathan loves Unbound and Unbound students and dreams every single day about new ways to connect them to each other. He gets to work with the world’s best team and the most amazing student body in the history of the world (which is just as awesome as it sounds), and field questions about Rule 4 violations (ask an Unbound student to explain).

Jonathan and his family make their home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

TIM FISHER is the Controller and Director of Teams & Talent for Unbound. He not only crunches numbers but also ensures the team members have what they need to succeed.

He is pursuing a degree in accounting through Thomas Edison State University and jumps at nearly every chance to travel he gets.

When he’s not studying about vision and leadership, Tim enjoys creating adventures with friends, running, biking, and reading. His life mantra is “Live life with an open hand.” He lives in the Greater Cincinnati area.

KAITLYN BRUSH is an Academic Specialist for Unbound. She is a soon-to-be Unbound graduate, and some of her best memories, closest friendships, and most important lessons have come from serving on several Unbound student leadership teams, including the Student Leadership Initiative and the 2020 and 2021 National Student Cabinets.

Kaitlyn is passionate about good stories, strong community, and discovering beauty in all its forms. When she’s not doing school or spending time with Unbound students (or often even when she is), you might find her sitting around a campfire, canoeing on the river, hiking, traveling, or spending time with her family.

TRENT EMMACK is an Admissions Counselor for Unbound. He enrolled in Unbound in 2018 and is currently pursuing a Business Degree in Marketing Analytics. Trent served on the 2020 and 2021 Unbound National Student Cabinets, as well as the 2021 Community Development Committee.

In his free time Trent can usually be found lifting weights, watching football (Go Chiefs!), playing the latest RPG, or catching up on TV shows everyone else watched a decade ago. He’s down to do just about anything as long as it involves the right people, which usually means going on crazy adventures with fellow Unbound students and alumni. His love of anything pyrotechnic has also garnered quite the reputation. . .

HANNAH SCHWINDLE is a Research Specialist, Student Life Advisor, and Declare Coach for Unbound. As an Unbound graduate, she has had the opportunity to serve in a variety of leadership roles with the Student Life, including the 2020 and 2021 National Student Cabinet. Now, she uses these skills throughout the different areas of her life to serve and glorify the Lord.

When she is not working on a project or communicating with a student, you can often find Hannah spending time with her local community and family or traveling around the United States and having adventures.

CALEB BRUSH is a proud resident of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. He enjoys projects in the shop, playing complicated strategy games with his family, reading, backpacking, and other outdoor activities.

CALEB JACKS lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and likes hiking, playing sports, four-wheeler and motorcycle riding, and traveling. He also raises fully AKC-registered Labrador Retrievers and loves to take his dogs hiking.

OLIVIA JACKS is an avid admirer of stories. Whether those are found in history, the pages of classic literature, or in the lives of those around her, she could listen for hours. She also loves board games, coordinating details for an idea, and spending time with family and friends.

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