John Paul Moran, Grand Opportunity USA Founder & CEO
John Paul Moran is founder and CEO of Grand Opportunity USA “GOUSA”, former Republican candidate for Congress in the Massachusetts 6th District, and author of the book Cues for Conservatives – How to Engage the Millennial Generation and Unite the Conservative Movement. His mission is to motivate, educate and mobilize citizens of all backgrounds to advance American values and advocate for their personal, economic, social, educational and national interests and needs. He is dedicated to uniting the county, holding our elected officials accountable, and reach a wider and more diverse audience of voters to preserve our freedoms, liberties & prosperity in America for generations to come.
John Paul is an Irish Catholic and out gay Republican with a large extended family in Massachusetts, New Jersey and from coast to coast. He draws his credentials from his American dream as a lifelong entrepreneur and marketing agency owner at Blue Wave Marketing, MIT scientist (he co-designed a space-based telescope for the US Air Force Space Command), Boston University MBA, author, NCAA athlete, artist, and Massachusetts Realtor. His professional background includes founding a California surfing apparel and films brand, a branding and design agency and a screen printing & embroidery shop. John Paul, along with four other Massachusetts GOP candidates, has sued the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for violating the state and federal Constitutions when it passed an illegal and unconstitutional mail-in and early voting law in July 2020.
Moran launched the “Republican RESET” movement at CPAC in February, 2021, and has begun writing his next book by the same name. He innovated and developed the “GOUSA Opportunity Score” political rating system, and pioneered and currently hosts GOUSA’s weekly live stream show, the “Opportunity Report” with co-hosts Merry Caruso and Chris Bass. John Paul has been invited to speak at events from coast to coast and hopes to positively impact and reform the politics in America through his work at GOUSA.
Geoff Levesque, Board Director and Videographer
Geoff grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and graduated from St. John’s University in New York with a major in TV/Film. He worked for a number of video production companies in New York before moving back to Wellesley, and currently works as a Freelance videographer and creative director, working with realtors, corporations, colleges, & Republican campaigns throughout New England. Geoff lives and works in both Bogota Columbia and Massachusetts. Geoff has produced videos and online marketing for GOUSA since its start and is a key team and Board member.
Dr. Michael Gendre, Board Director
Professor Michael Gendre is a specialist in the humanities, having taught college courses in English, French, Philosophy, Ethics and Logic. He brings the expertise of deep scholarship in the field of Anglo-American contributions to the development of freedom by promoting the reach and the extent of opportunities. As the President of MAPIE he has seen and heard of the continued failures of government schools to teach content that is relevant to America and to measure up to the experiment that all the world has benefited from.
Continuing with this path begun much earlier by discoverers and ground breakers, Americans can regain confidence that opportunities abound when we believe in them and let people flourish. Contributions in freedom and liberty are all connected to the ability to strive and excel. We need to teach content in cultural literacy and develop a well-grounded approach to civics and financial success to each child who wants success for himself or herself and their communities. Michael bring vast civic and political knowledge has been an important and longstanding member of the Board at GOUSA.
Ingrid Centurion, Board Director
Ingrid Centurion knows what it takes to lead in a male dominated profession, in mission critical environments: from the cockpit of multiple aircraft UH-1H (Huey), UH-60 (Blackhawk), RC 12P (Guardrail) aircraft, to the controls of ground robots, unmanned aircraft systems and on stage speaking to thousands of people. She served as the first female Company Commander of an all male Hispanic Flight Training Company, in the Helicopter School Battalion (HSB), Western Hemisphere Security Cooperation. She has flown missions worldwide as a United States Army pilot, and is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments.
In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Centurion shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments – intelligence collection. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, professional and personal struggles and overcoming obstacles. Centurion has been requested by name from some of the top Fortune 100 businesses. Her ability to connect with both an audience and on a one-on-one level, coupled with her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams, has made her highly sought after as a business consultant, trainer and speaker.
Centurion graduated from the Arizona State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Masters in Aviation Operations and Management. She volunteers as the Co-marketing Chair for the MIT Chief Information Officers (CIO) Symposium. She produces and host her own TV show called Inspiring Careers on AccessFram.tv. She is an advisor to an MIT start-up company, Lunar Station Corporation. Their vision is to advance the next generation of space explorers by accessing resources on the Moon. Ingrid is a strong and independent conservative and patriotic US Army Veteran, and is a key member of Board of Directors.
Anton Teodorescu, Board Director and Secretary
Anton Teodorescu was born and raised under Communism in Easter Europe, and thus has experienced first-hand the failures and oppression of a totalitarian regime. This has made him appreciate and love the Freedom and Opportunity afforded by the USA, and drives his patriotism and loyalty to this country.
Anton’s career and interests have spanned a number of areas, revolving primarily around technology and innovation, but also reaching into education and politics. He spent most of it within a large industry IT Solution provider, ranging from Sales and Consulting, to Innovation as part of its Venture Capital Group, developing partnerships with innovative start-up companies. He also helped co-found a start-up that is now a significant player in the 5G Telecom space, and was an Advisor to an M&A project that had the potential to revolutionize the IT Solutions industry. As a volunteer, he helped start a Charter School that is now one of the top ranked schools in Massachusetts, and is one of the organizers of the MIT CIO Symposium.
Anton holds a B.A. Degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Harvard College, a Master’s Diploma in Computer Science from Cambridge University, UK, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Anton has been a part of GOUSA since 2020, and brings strong pro-USA values, principles and philosophies to the Board of Directors.
JC Marshal, Board Director and VP Finance
JC Marshal has over 20 years of experience in the private sector, dealing with finance, economics, and building business development strategies. His roles range from financial planning and corporate finance to college advising and investment banking.
Outside of the finance and college prep work, for more than 14 years James served as a political consultant, fundraiser, strategist, campaign manager, and speechwriter. His work spans for gamut from local and county candidates to statewide and presidential campaigns.
He was the National Director of the NAACPC. The Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of all Colors. He is a Fox News contributor and has been seen on several national TV stations. He has also appeared on numerous radio outlets and podcasts and has spoken at hundreds of events across the U.S. His most recent activity was his role as VP of Finance at Leadership Institute where he ran all aspects of Accounting P/R, HR, Payroll and Benefits for both LI and Campus Reform. JC brings extensive business strategy and financial experience to the team as VP Finance.
Margie Kinder, Director of Communications
Margie Kinder has over 12 years of experience in the Social Media arena. Margie began her love of politics while she served as Florida Historian and a Statesman for the Florida Federation of Young Republicans and District 5 Manager for Florida Republican Women’s Network overseeing 7 counties. She’s worked, managed and currently consults numerous campaigns, in all aspects, on a state and national level. She is recognized for her exceptional opposition research, crisis management, social media work, and public relations.
She was the COO of the NAACPC. The Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of all Colors. As past CEO of the National Conservative Film Festival, her love of entertainment, that does not acquiesce to forced political narratives, has not stopped. In her spare time, she is working, with a team, on a national film festival to be announced for April, 2022. Margie brings her vast knowledge and experience in the world of social media to the team at GOUSA.
Nick Koutouvidis, Operations and Outreach
Nick graduated with a degree in political science and history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2021. During college, Nick interned for Amherst Downtown, working on student outreach and event marketing. As a Turning Point USA campus coordinator and College Republicans member, Nick spent his time on-campus advocating for students’ rights and promoting conservative principles.
Nick has an entrepreneurial spirit, during COVID he launched programs that provided $3000 in relief funding to Amherst businesses, and free tutoring sessions to over 30 local k-8 students. At GOUSA, Nick manages digital communications and works with volunteers to complete projects that promote our message Unity, Liberty, and Opportunity for ALL.
Jonathan Linowes, Director At-Large and CTO
Jonathan is a technology expert, author, educator, entrepreneur, software engineer and executive. He is owner of Parkerhill XR Studio (www.parkerhill.com) (New Hampshire), specializing in full stack web, augmented reality, and virtual reality applications development. He has authored several popular books on Unity 3D development. Jonathan is a limited government Constitutional conservative and is publisher of the upcoming ConservativeTechWire.com newsletter. He has participated in the development of the GOUSA Opportunity Score system and is a valuable member of Team GOUSA.
Michael Wojtaszek, Director At-Large
Michael is an innovative Communications and Audio/Visual and Technology subject matter expert with over 19 years of expertise. Having graduated with multiple degrees in History and Psychology, he has worked for the CEO of Capital One, 3 and 4 Star Generals throughout various government agencies, agency heads such as the office of the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary For Environmental Management in the Department of Energy.
Michael branched out into the world of political consulting, fundraising and donor outreach 5 years ago. He helped form and headed one the largest meetup groups in Washington, DC. It was during that time where Michael worked with numerous political candidates, and established many strong relationships with current and former Administration members and other powerful influencers. From political appointees, journalists, media personalities, social media stars, directors, authors, and filmmakers, Michael is ever forward, ever evolving and never satisfied with the status quo! He is a tireless fighter and a true people ‘connector’ with strong communication and organizational skills. He continues to push the boundaries and push people to reach their full potential. Michal is President of 1884 Consulting and brings his extensive network, strategic insights and strong Pro-USA principles to the GOUSA team.
Cole Miller, Designer & Digital Ads Specialist
Cole Miller is on the Advertising Team at Olympic Media. He is a digital ads specialist who creates high-performing ad campaigns for a variety of politicians and political organizations. His job is to use his deep knowledge of and passion for marketing and storytelling to create imagery that compels people to donate to their favourite causes. As an ads specialist, he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients. He also produces a variety of online shows for high profile conservative figures, and supports GOUSA with his design and digital advertising talents.
Charles V. Grillo, Jr., Director/Producer of the GOUSA Opportunity Report
Charles was an intern at WBCN 104.1FM Radio “The Rock Of Boston” from 1992-1994 while attending Brookline High School. He completed his junior and senior year in one year. Something that has never been done before at that high school. He then became an assistant to the executive producer for Super Radio’s Open House Party with John Garabedian, a nationally syndicated FM radio broadcast Saturday Night Show. That experience molded him in the art of broadcast entertainment.
In 1993 Charles joined the United States Army Reserve. He was deployed in 2004 for Operation Iraqi Freedom as a combat medic for a National Guard Transportation Unit. Charles then studied economics and film at Boston University. He was attracted to politics at a young age. He felt the calling to service to our country on many levels. Charles obtained a position with Barstool Sports, Inc. as one of their podcast adverting sales representatives. He is a self made sole proprietor who learned how to video live stream and podcast from scratch. He is a patriotic US Army Veteran and valuable asset for the Grand Opportunity USA team.
Merry Caruso, Co-Host, GOUSA Opportunity Report
In 2001, while in college Merry noticed a social shift happening. Right after the country was so united by the horrific tragedy of 9/11, we suddenly started to become divided by the social justice warriors telling us it was embarrassing to be a proud American. Merry then decided to get more involved politically by joining her college’s, and the National, Young Republican Club. She listened to conservative pioneers like Rush and Levin. She read all the conservative news apps and took political classes in college. She even got to speak to Rush on his radio show. The morals we were raised with in America did not align with the beliefs of the new, radicalized Democrat party.
In 2013 Merry made a career change. She followed her passion as an artist, went back to school, and started her own small business as a professional makeup and lash artist. In one year she went from sitting at a desk all day writing up insurance quotes to working on the set of Real Housewives living out her dream. As a woman who has spent her whole life as a northern NJ resident, she knows we are all expected to be Democrats. Speaking with countless women through her career she realized many of them thought just like her, very concerned about the direction our country was going in.
Merry knew if there was any time to red pill as many women as she could, it was now! For the past five years Merry has used her social media platform to speak against censorship of conservatives while also educating by simply engaging in conversations with every day Americans. She tirelessly fights for all Americans to take advantage of their unique freedoms and our free-market society. She will continue to fight to educate as many women, minorities, and younger generations on the dangers of socialism, censorship and our many freedoms that are being infringed upon by a party that has become radical extremists.
Ronny Jones, Outreach & Field Team
Ronny Jones is from Silver Spring Maryland. He loves helping the community and being involved in activities that help the homeless. Recently, he has been hard at work creating the “Ronny Jones Organization”, a nonprofit focused on helping inner city kids achieve their full potential, and training them how to make a positive impact on their community. Ronny supports the GOUSA team at events, in the field, and with outreach to diverse communities, and is a guest on the Opportunity Report show.