Dave Gentry received his Masters of Education from the University of Florida in 1993. After teaching English at a public high-school for four years, he co-founded the First Amendment Coalition in 1994. He has received national and international attention for his work in defending free-speech rights on college campuses. His work with the First Amendment Coalition has been written about in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the London Times, and several other publications. He is a published writer and has appeared on numerous radio talk shows, including The Voice of America and the Kamber O'Leary Report. In 1996, he earned the Republican nomination for the 5th district of Florida in a run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Though he did not win the general election, he used his experience to further his career in public relations. After spending five years as an investor relations professional, he founded the Aurelius Consulting Group in 2001 and purchased RedChip Companies in August 2005.