Meet the Team

JONATHAN BRUSH is the President and CEO of Unbound, a homeschool graduate, and a homeschool dad of six. 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.

MEGAN WEBER is the COO of Unbound. She is a 2014 Unbound graduate who fell in love with her college experience as she earned her BSBA. She enjoys being the ‘get it done’ force behind new ideas and loves interacting with students online and in person. When she’s not planning events, creating spreadsheets, or keeping the Unbound team on track, she can usually be found spending time with friends, mastering a new skill, or booking a flight for her next adventure.

BEN BILLUPS is the CMO and CIO of Unbound. After graduating in 2016 from the Unbound program with a degree in Economics, Ben served as a public policy analyst for the Texas Legislature, the Student Communications Director for Unbound, and, most recently, as the Marketing Manager for a landmark statewide news organization in Texas.

Ben is an obsessive learner, a native Texan, an award-winning filmmaker, and an active competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

ELLIE SMITH is the Director of Sales and Admissions for Unbound. She is a homeschool and Unbound graduate with a degree in Communications from Thomas Edison State University. In 2017 and 2018, she served on the Unbound National Student Cabinet as the Director of Sales and Marketing. In 2019, she traveled to Ecuador with Unbound’s mission team. 

When Ellie isn’t working with our awesome students, she’s probably reading too many books at once, working on a graphic design or hand lettering project, or napping. Because naps are awesome. Her favorite meals are street tacos, popcorn, and coffee.

VICTORIA GRANT is the Director of Content and Coaching for Unbound. An Unbound graduate, Victoria has served in a variety of roles including student leadership, coaching, and in the Business and Leadership program. She is passionate about equipping young adults to recognize their potential, to know God, and make Him known in daily life.

When she’s not working on an Unbound project, you can find her scribbling on a novel, playing a favorite instrument, riding horses, watching a sunset, or dreaming up some new adventure that absolutely includes the Pacific coastline. One of the best parts of her world is walking alongside her fellow Unbound students as they make an eternal impact in their generation.

JACE BOWER serves as a Content Development Specialist for Unbound. An Unbound alumnus, he has experienced firsthand the powerful advantages of doing college differently and participating in an intentional community. Jace graduated with his bachelor’s degree in History in 2016 and has worked in restaurant management and marketing since then. He also served on the Unbound Student Cabinet in 2019.

The author of two books and a semi-regular blogger, Jace can often be found doing something with words. When he’s not, chances are he’s reading about theology, listening to music, or playing pool or tennis with his wife Shannon in their Virginia home.

ABRAHAM CHEN is a Video Producer for Unbound. He is a recent Unbound alumni and served as an intern heading the Be Unbound YouTube channel in 2016 and 2017. Because of Unbound, Abraham has been able to pursue his passion in video production while also continuing to work in the education industry. He is passionate about telling powerful stories and dreams of using the art to share Christ with young people around him.

Abraham is one of the very few, proud, native New York City Unbounders. When he isn’t editing, he is playing a instrument, crashing at an Unbounder’s place, blasting EDM, or watching a sci-fi show.

OLIVIA JACKS is an Operations Intern for Unbound. While pursuing her history degree, she found encouraging friendships and opportunities for growth within the Unbound student community. This discovery led to her serving in several leadership capacities, such as co-leading the Student Welcoming Squad, throughout her time as a student.

In addition to all things Unbound, Olivia loves reading books old and new, drinking tea, and spending time with family and friends in the mountains of Virginia.

SETH SHOWALTER is a Media Production Intern for Unbound. Hailing from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Seth has been with Unbound since 2017 and is currently pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership.

When he’s not producing a podcast, posting a hilarious story on Instagram, or organizing an event for students, Seth enjoys hiking, listening to music, playing guitar, and crushing the competition in racquetball.

VICTORIA GROVES is a Marketing Intern for Unbound. Since graduating through Unbound in 2017 with a degree in Entrepreneurship, she has pursued a variety of entrepreneurial businesses while working as a Marketing Director and therapeutic riding instructor for a non-profit organization.

Victoria is passionate about mission work, experiencing new cultures through travel, empowering others to succeed, and keeping life organized. Outside of work, she is more often than not with her animals, playing a sport, or figuring out how soon she can travel somewhere new.