State Directors

State Directors at Atheists for Liberty work to support the tens of millions of atheists who value individual rights and the separation of religion & government.

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Fred Schein

State Director
Fred Schein lives in Marin County, just north of San Francisco. He has been an active member of both his county and state Republican party for more than a decade including being county vice chairman and a sat party delegate. He has been a local and state leader of Log Cabin Republicans for 12 years and is the leadership Chair for Log Cabin Republicans of California. He has founded five of the organization’s eleven chapters. He is three-time president of the San Francisco chapter and two-time president of the Marin chapter. He was instrumental in having the California Republican Party include Log Cabin as an official part of the party, a national first and still only accomplishment. He was key in getting his Republican County central committee to support marriage equality. It remains the only Republican County committee in the country to have done so. He is a long-time speaker at California and Nevada College Republican and YAL campus chapters and has been a keynote speaker at their conventions. He maintains a large network of alumni.
Fred is a six-yar Naval officer veteran with service in Naval Intelligence and two years as executive officer of a river patrol base in Vietnam. He is an avid skier and past present of the Northern California Gay Ski Club. Additionally, he is past commissioner of the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Softball League. He is active in community service projects. He has become active in organizations focused on reducing hostile polarization in politics.
He is a graduate of Rutgers University and is widely traveled. He has visited every stat and lived in six of them. Raised as a nominal Roman Catholic, Fred became an unswerving atheist at age seven and is enthusiastic about civilly debating it. Fun fact. Fred has not missed an election since he became eligible and has voted by mail from Panama, Italy, Vietnam, the UK and twice from north of the Artic Circle.


Kayla Saunders

State Director
Kayla Saunders has previously served as the Mississippi National Committeewoman for
the Young Republican National Federation. She considers herself a lifelong learner and
admirer of various atheists like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Christopher Hitchens, and Jerry Coyne.
Professionally, she works on various efforts that strive to improve the rights of crime
victims and their families.


Bryon D. Gray

State Director
Bryon D. Gray was born and raised in the hills of Southeastern, KY. There, he grew up on the front pew of different Protestant Christian churches, from Church of God/Pentecostal to Missionary Baptist. In 2007, after years of searching for answers in Religion, he came out as an Atheist. In 2010, he also became a Libertarian. All thanks to the help of Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Milton & Rose Friedman, Ayn Rand, Thomas Sowell and Ron Paul. He supports the U.S. Constitution, Liberty, Voluntarism, Charity, Fiscal Responsibility and Individualism.


Bruce Honnigford

State Director
Bruce Honningford began his lengthy involvement in the atheist movement as a
member of the Minnesota chapter of American Atheists and continued his activism as a
member of Minnesota Atheists. He was the director and host of the television and radio
show “Atheist Talk,” which discussed various areas of interest such as humanism and

New Hampshire

Ryan Tuttle

State Director
Ryan Tuttle is a former Jehovah’s Witness and Ministerial Servant and Pioneer from a
Spanish language congregation. Ryan is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Behavioral Science and works as a graduate educator and researcher. As an atheist convert and freethinker, he strives to combat tribalism, the rejection of science, and intellectual or moral authoritarianism in the skeptic community.

New York

Dan Joseph

State Director
Dan Joseph is a staunch supporter of the United States Constitution and is committed
to preserving Enlightenment Values. He believes America is at a crucial turning point
where it has become absolutely necessary to uphold and promote the ideas and beliefs
brought forth by our Founding Fathers.

North Carolina

Christina Williams

State Director
Christina Williams is the former Executive Director of the North Carolina Federation of Young Republicans and has participated in a variety of political organizations and speaker series. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Meredith College in Political Science with a minor in Women’s Studies. She is a strong advocate for secular reform in conservative political channels and considers herself an Agnostic, a fiscal conservative, and a social libertarian.


Carey Martell

State Director
Carey Martell has founded and sold technology startups in the video streaming and new media industry, He serves as editor for several media publications, including the Yamhill Advocate newspaper which reports on politics in Yamhill County, Oregon. Carey is co-founder of 1980s themed fitness center Power Palace Gym in Newberg, Oregon. Carey is the author of multiple books ranging in subjects from martial arts, philosophy, business development as well as several fictional works. Prior to his entrepreneurial career and work as a journalist, Carey served in the US Army for 5 years, including one tour of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Carey is a member of the fraternal orders Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion.


Brian David

State Director
Brian David has a degree in history with a minor in philosophy from Penn State University and has worked for over a decade in the field of construction management. He's kept up his amateur interest in the humanities & social sciences through a lot of reading since graduation, and has given several talks on economics, technology, political science, and foreign policy for the New York City Skeptics. He started the Philadelphia Political Agnostics meetup in 2015 to provide a local venue for non-partisan discussion of political issues in a rational & civil manner. Since the fall of 2016, he's also run the Philadelphia chapter of Skeptics in the Pub, an international organization designed to promote critical thinking and encourage fellowship among skeptics, rationalists, atheists/agnostics and other like-minded individuals. He became Atheists For Liberty's state director for Pennsylvania in July of 2022.


T.J. Tuttle

State Director
As a veteran of the United States Navy, T.J. Tuttle recognizes the impact of outreach in
a modern hostile environment. T.J. is a former member of the Metroplex Atheists in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area and has appeared as a reoccurring host on the YouTube
channel, Atheist Edge, providing commentary on various topics pertaining to atheism in
North Texas.


Jake Klein

State Director
Joseph (Jake) Klein is the Director of Media Production at the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR). Prior to joining FAIR, Jake founded and ran the Capital Research Center’s Dangerous Documentaries division, where he served as executive producer on the feature film No Safe Spaces and producer on the Politically Incorrect Guide animated series, amongst other projects. Jake is also an opinion writer whose work has appeared in Quillette, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, and other publications, and author of the upcoming book Redefining Racism: How Racism Became “Power + Prejudice”. Jake graduated with a degree in Film & Television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Jake came to atheism out of Modern Orthodox Judaism, inspired by Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Richard Dawkins. He is also a libertarian most influenced by Murray Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises, Ayn Rand, and Ron Paul.