Devin Foley


Devin is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Charlemagne Institute, which operates Intellectual Takeout, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, and the Alcuin Internship. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College where he studied history and political science. Prior to co-founding Intellectual Takeout/The Charlemagne Institute, he served as the Director of Development at the Center of the American Experiment, a state-based think tank in Minnesota. Devin is a contributor to local and national newspapers, a frequent guest on a variety of talk shows, such as Minneapolis' KTLK and NPR's Talk of the Nation, and regularly shares culture and education insights presenting to civic groups, schools, and other organizations. In 2011, he was named a Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation. Devin and his wife have been married for eighteen years and have six children. When he's not working, Devin enjoys time with family while also relaxing through reading, horticulture, home projects, and skiing and snowboarding.  

Watch Devin Foley and Christina Hoff Sommers recently discuss the question, "Is there a war against men?"

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Kim Crockett

Kim is the Vice President and General Counsel of The Charlemagne Institute, which publishes both Intellectual Takeout and Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, while also running the Alcuin Internship. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she studied philosophy with an emphasis in Ethics, and The University of Pennsylvania Law School where she earned a Juris Doctor. Prior to joining The Charlemagne Institute, she was a Senior Fellow and served as Vice President and General Counsel at the Center of the American Experiment, a state-based think tank in Minnesota.

Prior to joining the policy world, Kim enjoyed a career in corporate law and over a decade at home raising her children. She rejoined the practice of law at a national bank, focusing on de novo development of bank branches in seven states.

Kim is a contributor to local and national newspapers including The Wall Street Journal and National Review Online, a frequent guest on a variety of talk shows, such as Education Nation 1280AM The Patriot, The King Banaian Show 1440 Business Radio, and Justice & Drew Twin Cities Newstalk. Kim enjoys speaking to civic groups, schools, and other organizations on a variety of policy issues.

When she's not working, Kim enjoys sharing meals with her family, volunteering at church, and doing anything outside, especially Alpine skiing, boating, and walking.  

Annie Holmquist


Annie is Editor of 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.

Edward Welsch

Edward Welsch is the executive editor at Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture.

Anders Koskinen

Editorial Associate

Anders Koskinen is an Editorial Associate at Intellectual Takeout. He earned his BA from the University of Minnesota in December 2016 where he graduated with a double major in Journalism and Political Science. He previously wrote at Alpha News and worked for as a copywriter.


In his spare time, Anders enjoys reading, writing, and researching baseball with the Society for American Baseball Research. He has given two presentations to the Minneapolis-based Halsey Hall chapter thus far and serves as its secretary. He is also involved in the young adult group at his church.

Eric Teachout

Director of Operations

In supporting Intellectual Takeout's operations, Eric is responsible for the administration of strategic plans, finances, and mass 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.

Nick Bieter

Development Associate

Nick assists with the administration of Intellectual Takeout, while also acting as a contributing writer.

He received his BA from the University of Minnesota, majoring in Political Science. 

In his free time, he enjoys history, maps, reading, writing, skiing, running, and playing board games with friends.