Rick Green, Founder and President
The Honorable Rick Green is a former Texas State Representative, a lawyer, and an entrepreneur who has built several successful businesses. His goal is to help Americans to become salt and light in every area of life and to understand America’s godly history and foundation. Rep. Green currently travels the nation speaking for WallBuilders, and is the founder of the Torch of Freedom Foundation and Patriot Academy. He also serves as a leader in his local church in Dripping Springs, Texas, where he resides with his wife, Kara, and their four children.
Kathi Seay currently serves as policy adviser to a Texas state representative while sitting on an advisory council for the Texas Department of Health. She recently held the position of executive director for a statewide public policy organization. Additionally, Ms. Seay served on the school board for Round Rock I.S.D. She and her husband, Jerry, have three children.
Deidra Voigt, Treasurer
Deidra Droupy Voigt has worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Texas House of Representatives since 1999. She was previously self-employed for over 19 years. Ms. Voigt was elected to the Gonzales City Council six times and served as Mayor Pro-Tem for nine years. While working in Gonzales she served on several boards and committees. Ms. Voigt resides in historic Gonzales, having raised two children, and is the proud grandmother of two.
Mark Cole has earned degrees from Baylor, Yale Divinity School, Notre Dame Law School and the University of Houston Law Center. He is active in pro-life and pro-family causes, serving with political action committees and directing various ministries. Mr. Cole is an attorney for an industrial real estate development company and the author of Lives, Fortunes and Sacred Honor: The Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence. Mr. Cole is a homeschool father of four.
Juan Ciscomani is a three-time alumnus and former Governor of Patriot Academy. He is a proud first generation American citizen, having immigrated from Mexico to Arizona in search of the American dream. After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Arizona, Juan served as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 2008 election, Juan was the Republican candidate for the State House of Representatives from his district. He is heavily involved in both his church and community, with a focus on servant-leadership and a desire to see our country become even greater. Juan resides in Tucson, Arizona with his wife, Laura, and their baby daughter Zoe.
Paul Tsika is the Pastoral Adviser to World Wide Dream Builders of Spokane Washington. He and his wife Billie Kay have been ministering in churches, conferences, and camp meetings for almost 40 years. Paul joined the Torch of Freedom Foundation Board in 2009. He firmly believes in helping to train young people who will carry the torch of freedom and influence society in a positive and Biblical manner.