Shire Liberty News is proud to regularly feature original writing by a team of New-Hampshire based contributors who write, vlog and podcast about liberty issues.
Sandy Pierre has 15 years of experience writing and managing projects for libertarian organizations. She relocated to New Hampshire as a participant in the Free State Project in 2005 and has held leadership roles in a number of New Hampshire-based groups, including the Free State Project, the Merrimack Valley Porcupines, the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance. Sandy has appeared on the TV show the Libertarian Alternative and spoke at the Middlebury Institute’s First North American Secessionist Convention.
Bill Walker is a scientist, writer and political activist in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire. Bill is a member of the Sullivan County Republican Committee, is active in the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, and is currently running for State Representative. More of his writing can be found at the Bedford Patch.
Emmett Harris is a financial analyst and writer in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Emmett relocated from North Carolina in 2013 with his family. More of his writing can be found at Strike the Root.
Lauren Rumpler, better known as Objectivist Girl, write, vlogs, and podcasts about Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. Her goal is to empower the Millennial generation by inspiring rational self-interest.
Carla Gericke is president of the Free State Project, a 501(c)(3) organization. Carla is a recovering Silicon Valley lawyer, and holds an MFA in creative writing. She speaks and writes about liberty, law, and the arts. The views expressed on this website are her own as an activist, and do not necessarily reflect those of, nor are they endorsed by, the Free State Project.
Brinck Slattery has worked in politics and now runs his own marketing business: Solutions+. He is running for New Hampshire State Representative (R) in Hillsborough District 10 (Manchester).
Curt Howland says that it was public school that made him the anarchist he is today. “Nothing so bad could possibly be good.” He proof-read Jason Sorens’ original essay about the Free State Project before it was published, and moved to New Hampshire in 2011. He blogs, rarely, at
Scott McPherson has been writing professionally for fifteen years, and has served as a policy adviser at the libertarian Future of Freedom Foundation since January 2003. He and his wife Charlotte moved to Portsmouth in August 2006 to support the Free State Project. Scott loves baseball, movies, theatre, stand-up comedy, good beer, reading, history, travel, live music, bird-watching, and being in the ocean. Visit his blog at Portsmouth Patch.
Mike Ruff is a Free State Project early mover, a certified mediator, a blacksmith, a firearms instructor, and collects degrees and certifications. He blogs at Stoic Smith.
Richard Masta has lived in the wondrous place called New Hampshire since childhood. He writes about his adventures and lessons in liberty. He blogs at richardmasta.liberty.me.