Staff

Dwight Tostenson

CEO

Dwight is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Intellectual Takeout. In his role he directs the strategic planning, communications, technology, and overall management of the organization as well as overseeing daily operations.

Prior to co-founding Intellectual Takeout, Dwight served as the Chief Operations Officer at Center of the American Experiment a traditional right of center Think Tank located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dwight brings nearly forty years of management and leadership experience, which he has developed throughout his career, to the team.

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Devin Foley

President

Devin is the co-founder and president of Intellectual Takeout. Prior to co-founding Intellectual Takeout, he served as the Director of Development at the Center of the American Experiment, a state-based think tank in Minnesota, where he was responsible for meeting a $1 million annual budget. He has been a commentator on a variety of TV and radio stations, and was named a 2011 Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College where he studied history and political science.

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Daniel Lattier

Vice President

Dan is the Vice President of Intellectual Takeout. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (MN), and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find his academic work at Academia.edu.

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Jon Miltimore

Senior Editor

Jon is the Senior Editor of Intellectual Takeout. He previously was the Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and a reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George W. Bush. He received degrees from the University of South Dakota (M.A.) and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (B.A.), where he studied history and literature.

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Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

Annie is a senior writer with Intellectual Takeout. In her role, she assists with website content production and social media messaging.  

Annie received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. She also brings 20+ years of experience as a music educator and a volunteer teacher – particularly with inner city children – to the table in her research and writing. 

In her spare time Annie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and events with family and friends.

James Olsen

Director of Development

James is the Development Director of Intellectual Takeout. A graduate of the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) and the University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minneapolis, MN), James brings with him a varied 15+ year career. It is a career that has spanned multiple industries and has taken him from manufacturing MRI scanners in Oxford, England to film contracts in Hollywood. A passion for philanthropy spurred on while working alongside the Healey Education Foundation ultimately steered him to Intellectual Takeout after years of following the work accomplished.

Eric Teachout

Director of Administration

In supporting Intellectual Takeout's operations, Eric is responsible for the administration of donor information and communications.
 
Eric received a B.A. in the Philosophy and Psychology of Ethics from St. Olaf College. With five years of admin experience, Eric enjoys using systems to facilitate effective missions and edifying communities.
 
Outside the world of admin, Eric likes dancing, cooking, reading, and time with family and friends.