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.  You can email him – here.

Janice M. Barlow – Managing 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.  You can email Linda – here.

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.

Dena Leichnitz

is a political scientist who received her degree from UCLA in 2015. She has one son in middle school.

She is the voice of Trust God clothing company and she loves reading, writing and watching Netflix. She has published her own book of poetry called ‘A Day After Never’.

She loves poetry, especially Edgar Allan Poe. She has been featured in Rapport Magazine and Laptop America.

You can contact her here and she looks forward to hearing from all of you.

 Danielle Pechette-Graham

Danielle was born and raised in Queens, NY. Moved farther North to escape the city craziness and raise a family. Happily married to Joe, a former classmate she grew up with who is now her partner in crime and the love of her life. She is the mother of 3 amazing and unique kids with a 15 yr spread between #1 and #3. She is a Constitutional loving political junkie who’s public rants lead her to researching and writing. She is an avid CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) advocate after her youngest child was born with a rare and life threatening CHD.

Michael Murillo

Michael Murillo is a writer and stand-up comedian based in Tampa, FL. He’s pretty good at writing things, video games, first dates, fantasy football and 80s music trivia. Future goals include a new high score on Q*bert and maybe some second dates.

J. Lee

I am excited to share my thoughts as a writer for National Compass. Writing has always been a passion of mine. I never took the step to publish my thoughts until now. My main work experience is sales and administrative.

Previously, I was a Producer/Owner of my own TV show. It had a great four year run. It is a memory I will always treasure. I have a BA Degree – Communications and an AA Degree – Liberal Arts (Radio/TV/Video).