Board of Directors
Nick Adams
Founder and Executive Director

Born and raised in Australia, Nick Adams immigrated to America in 2016, with the United States government recognizing his ‘extraordinary ability.’ Nick’s first challenge came at sixteen months. He was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma (a rare form of childhood cancer), and given just a five percent chance of survival. He defied the odds, with a tenacity that would become a hallmark of his life. This early adversity indelibly shaped his life. As Nick wrote: “It taught me to hope. It taught me to dream. That anything is possible. That no hurdle is too high, no burden too great and no obstacle insurmountable. That every day I breathe is a day that I am in credit, and I won’t let a second go to waste.” Since these early trials, Nick has been blessed with great success in life. He attended the University of Sydney, earning both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. While studying, he was publicly elected the youngest Deputy Mayor in Australian history in Sydney, at the age of twenty-one. Nick is a best-selling author, columnist and commentator, all achieved before he turned 30.

Nick has appeared on virtually every major television and radio program, and his work has appeared in newspapers around the world. His latest book, Green Card Warrior, detailing his journey to America, received special distinction in March 2017, with President Donald Trump declaring it “a must read.” It was the first time in the history of the United States that a sitting President has ever endorsed a book.

Drawn from a young age to the United States, Nick visited America for the first time in the summer of 2009. Since that time, he has spoken at conventions, corporate meetings, military bases, universities, high schools and churches, in 30 states. Abroad, he has given major addresses in several countries, including England, Germany and South Korea. He speaks fluent German and Greek. Nick has received several state awards including being commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the State of Kentucky (Gov. Bevin, 2017), and declared an Honorary Texan (Gov. Perry, 2013) and Honorary Oklahoman (Gov. Fallin, 2017).

John Rogitz
Vice President

In addition to being Vice President of FLAG, John M. Rogitz serves as President of both the San Diego Federalist Society and the San Diego chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association. He has also been a contributor to many prominent media outlets, including, and even operated his own opinion site called the Rogue Report. John has also worked on campaigns for Congress and appeared on numerous political talk shows.

Aside from those activities, John is a registered patent attorney specializing in high tech areas including computer software, consumer electronics, and medical devices. He also writes on intellectual property issues for two prominent legal publications and regularly appears as a lecturer on intellectual property at a local university. Before practicing patent law, John was engaged in civil litigation at a San Diego-based law firm.

Carol Elmore

Carol has three children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They are her joy. Carol has spent a lifetime working in non-profit finance, and it is highlighted by 12 years of service with Bill Glass’ BEHIND THE WALLS, a Christian ministry bringing the Gospel to the incarcerated. She is a proud Texan.

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