Board of Directors

Chesterton Academy of Orlando is run by a Board of dedicated parents, educators, and community leaders. Each of our Board members is a practicing Catholic in the Diocese of Orlando and takes an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.

The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the mission, vision, and values on which the school was founded are realized in all areas of school life. The Board is responsible for hiring a suitably qualified Headmaster and empowering him or her to direct the operation of the school in accordance with these founding principles. It also oversees corporate governance and finances, and provides leadership for major projects that support the school vision.

Brandon Vogt
Most Precious Blood Catholic Church


Brandon Vogt is the founder of Chesterton Academy of Orlando. He works as Senior Publishing Director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and is the author of thirteen books. Brandon lives with his wife and eight children on Burrowshire, a small farm in Oviedo, Florida.

John Taylor
Incarnation Catholic Church

John Taylor works as a Senior Account Manager for Total Quality Logistics. He is a father of five homeschooled children and lives with his family in Longwood, FL.

Chad Davis
St. Joseph Catholic Church

Chad Davis works as the Staff Attorney to the Superintendent for the Polk County Public School District. Prior to his current role, Chad served in the Florida Senate as a Senior Legislative Assistant to Florida State Senator Kelli Stargel. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Public Policy degrees from Pepperdine University. He is a Blackstone Fellow with the Alliance Defending Freedom and a Fellow of the John Jay Institute for Faith, Society, and Law. He lives in Winter Haven, FL.

Nathan Bond
St. James Cathedral

Nathan Bond is the co-founder and CEO of Rifle Paper Company. He is the father of three children who attend Highlands Latin School. Nathan lives with his wife, Anna, and their children in Maitland, FL.

Lauren Taylor
Incarnation Catholic Church

Lauren Taylor received her Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Florida and an MBA in Marketing and Management from the University of South Florida. She is a K-12 certified teacher, and taught for five years at the high school level in the business department. She is currently in her eighth year of homeschooling her five children (ages 3-13), and is the co-director of Catholic Schoolhouse Orlando, a classically-based cooperative educational group. She lives with her family in Longwood, FL.

Gregory Pyne
Incarnation Catholic Church

Gregory Pyne teaches AP Literature and Composition and Senior British Literature and Writing at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida. He has served as the Language Arts Department Head at West Orange since 2014. In 2010, he was honored with a scholarship to Oxford University, where he studied Medieval and Victorian Literature at Exeter College. Gregory is a proud father of three boys: Rowan, Brennan, and Corin.

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