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The Nephite Explorer Project team continues to have new investigations coming forth from fascinating locations around the world.

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Contributors to TrueNorthTV.org

Ryan Fisher

Ryan Fisher

Producer / Director

Ryan Fisher is an award winning photojournalist contributing to NBC NEWS, CBS NEWS, FOX NEWS, ESPN2, and the National Geographic Channel among others. His personal interests involve exploring insights from ancient history that illuminate the stories in the scriptures. From this interest was born The Nephite Explorer Project which looks to modern archaeology, scholarship and other sources to better understand holy writ.

Ryan was raised in Seattle Washington, served an LDS mission in Poland, received a BA in documentary film from the University of Utah before entering the journalism field full time. His assignments have taken him around the world to a variety of people and places realizing that the one thing that connects us all is a desire to know and understand God and our place in this world.

Ryan currently lives in the mountains near Heber, UT with his wife, 4 kids and a dog named Juneau.

The Nephite Explorer Project began airing in Utah on KJZZ channel 14 in 2012 and can be currently viewed at 4:30 Sundays.

CONTACT: ryan@nephiteexplorer.org

Bruce H. Porter

Bruce H. Porter

Researcher / Expert Contributor

Bruce Porter is a leading Mormon scholar with expertise in Near East Studies and has authored several books including “Prophecies and Promises” and more recently “An Everlasting Decree” which looks into the connections between the lands of the Nephites and the lands of the United States of America. Connections that are both faith building and alarming.

Bruce has earned several degrees and PHD’s before becoming a CES teacher and tour guide to destinations around the world including Egypt, Israel and elsewhere. A 4th generation Arizona rancher and father of 8, Bruce currently lives in Phoenix Arizona with his wife and TV watching dog Freckels.

To find out more about touring with Bruce go to: www.justlds.com

Jack Monnett

Jack Monnett

Researcher / Expert Contributor

Jack Monnett is a contemporary historian who writes about educational themes as they intertwine with Latter-day Saint history. His list of titles include:

  • Suffering of the Saints, The, by Jack Monnett (2013)
  • Awakening To Our Awful Situation (Book 1) by Jack Monnett (2006, revised 2010)
  • John Taylor: Educator by Jack Monnett, PhD (2003)
  • Leaves From My Journal – A Study Guide by Jack Monnett, PhD (2000)
  • Revealed Educational Principles & the Public Schools by Jack Monnett, PhD (1999)

Jack holds degrees in education from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in the Historical Foundations of Education from the University of Utah. He has taught in the LDS Church Educational System as well as in public schools, and currently teaches part-time for BYU Continuing Education. Jack is currently serving as mayor of Spring City, Utah.

Timothy Ballard

Timothy Ballard

Researcher / Expert Contributor

Timothy Ballard is a former CIA undercover agent who has been infiltrating human trafficking rings for the last 10 years. He has been involved in taking down many criminals in the US and abroad as well as rescuing children who have been captured into this trade. His job has been informed by his LDS faith and led to an interest in understanding the slavery that led to the civil war in Lincoln’s time. Over 10 years he extensively researched these subjects and found many profound connections between Mormon doctrine and some of the most important events in US history. He began writing about these connections publishing his first book in 2012. Since then he has been a regular contributor to The Nephite Explorer Project, authored several other books, and hosted The Blaze and other events for Glenn Beck.

He continues his work to save children as the founder of Operation Underground Railroad. (www.ourrescue.org)

His books can be found on www.amazon.com

Tim currently lives in Utah with his wife and 6 children.

Rod L. Meldrum

Rod L. Meldrum

Researcher / Expert Contributor

Rod L. Meldrum is a researcher, author, and national lecturer on Book of Mormon research that draws from the latest LDS and secular research which fills in our understanding of some of the most important events in the Book of Mormon record.

Rod served for seven years as senior scientific researcher on a natural sciences book, was President and CEO of High Country Gourmet, Inc., Orem, Utah, and more recently was Director of Business Development for Interact Medical, a leading LMS (Learning Management System) developer for surgeons and patients in the medical device industry. Rod served a mission in Milan, Italy, after which he married his wife Tonya with whom they are the parents of 4 children and currently live in Orem, Utah.

For more information on Rod’s research visit: www.firmlds.org

Robert O'Brien

Robert O'Brien

Researcher / Expert Contributor

Robert C. O’Brien is a prominent US lawyer who has worked privately and with the US government. O’Brien was nominated by President George W. Bush on November 10, 2005 and confirmed by the US Senate as the US Alternate Representative to the 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which met in New York 2005-2006. In addition to his other duties as a US delegate, he addressed the General Assembly on the question of Palestine and represented the United States in the General Assembly’s Sixth Committee, which considered the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

O’Brien served as Co-Chairman of the United States Department of State’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan, launched in December 2007 by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. O’Brien continues to serve on the Public Private Partnership Executive Committee.

Wayne May

Wayne May

Researcher / Expert Contributor

Wayne May is the founder and publisher of Ancient America magazine which has published articles and research about pre-columbian peoples here in the Americas for the last two decades. The magazine offers one of the widest variety and broadest view of the ancient world due to the fact that if publishes research from academic and professional sources as well as non academic and amateur sources. This broad view has made some astounding discoveries that give us a clearer view of who the ancient civilizations we’re and what they we’re capable of.

Wayne is also a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and brings to the table a lifetime of researching and understanding of ancient peoples that shed new insights into our understanding of the Book of Mormon peoples, where they lived and how they met their end.

To subscribe to Ancient American Magazine or to puchase books, dvd and other materials go to: www.ancientamerican.com

Connor Boyak

Connor Boyak

Researcher / Expert Contributor

Connor Boyack is president and founder of Libertas Institute a libertarian public policy think tank in Utah. He is author of several books several books on the topic of liberty including:

  • Feardom: How Politicians Exploit Your Emotions and What You Can Do to Stop Them (2014)
  • The Tuttle Twins and the Miraculous Pencil (2014)
  • The Tuttle Twins Learn About The Law (2014)
  • Anxiously Engaged: Essays on Faith, Family, & Freedom (2013)
  • Latter-day Responsibility: Choosing Liberty Through Personal Accountability (2012)
  • Latter-day Liberty: A Gospel Approach to Government and Politics (2011)

Connor is a frequent guest on radio shows and have appeared on national and international TV on FOX News, FOX Business, C-SPAN, The Colbert Report, and Al Jazeera. His work has been publicly praised by national figures such as Ron Paul, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Tom Woods, and many others.

Learn more about Connors various pursuits at: http://www.connorboyack.com/blog/

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