Directors’ Profiles

Richard Cameron –  Editor-in-Chief

Richard’s writing and editorial background includes publishing his first news commentary journal, the barbed “Blasted Fools”, in 2010. He later contributed to D.C. based CommunitiesDigitalNews and Red State as a diarist there.

California based – Mr. Cameron also wrote at MadisonsCPC and participated as an assistant editor. Other experience that informs his writing and editorial direction includes 10 years as a consultant to the public safety community, advising agencies on homeland security, disaster preparedness and first responder technology.

Cameron forged a lasting awareness and concern about government affairs and national policies during his involvement in Ronald Reagan’s 1980 election and 1984 re-election campaigns.  He describes himself as “post-partisan” and “post-ideology” and wages daily battle against fake news and political extremism that arises from either political party or end of the political spectrum.

National Compass is editorially positioned by Mr. Cameron, to be situated in the political middle and serves the new wave of independent voters and moderates.

Mr. Cameron committed National Compass to rigorous fact checking, research, referring to reliable and credible sources and has signed Intentional Insight’s “Pro-Truth Pledge” for online media platforms. You can email him – here.

Janice M. Barlow – Assistant Editor

Janice grew up in Michigan where she received degrees in Finance, Economics, and Chemistry from the University of Michigan. She and her husband adopted 2 babies from Korea, and moved to FL to raise them. Adoption grew on them, so they also adopted, over the years, eight Greyhound rescues, three of which they still have.

Janice received a teaching certification in secondary education from St. Petersburg College in Science and TESOL in. 2011. She has spent 35 years as a ChFC/CLU Financial professional split between two firms.

She has written two True Crime books, “Too Brief a Candle” and “He Should Be Dead”. Both are on Amazon in softcover and Kindle. She is working on her third book, this one for teens about her Greyhound rescues. Janice now resides in coastal NC with her husband and crazy hounds and has become Editor-in-chief of National Compass’ sister publication dealing in inspirational material – National Candle.

Oletta Branstiter

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area because my grandfather survived the 1906 Earthquake. In high school, I fell in love with the Constitution and Ayn Rand’s Objectivism. I gained a husband and a son in Nebraska, but have proudly claimed the Lone Star State as my home since 1986. My daughter was born in 1989.

My son has given me two grandchildren. After unschooling my daughter, I returned to work in my local public schools. I teach tap dancing and Republican principles while employed as a Library Specialist. My two very lazy Chihuahuas amuse me, and my hobbies include compulsive crocheting and coaxing fruit and vegetables from my backyard soil.