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Our Development Team

We have been working for several years on the development of these choice-making resources. Here is the team that has contributed to this work.

Michael Nelson


Since retiring from a career in technology financing and banking, Michael has written three books: Good Choices Good Life , Living by Choice, and Life and Choices. These books, along with the two websites he helped develop, are intended to help readers improve the quality of the choices they make. The Good Choice Education Center provides a way to make the public aware of these educational resources. Michael and his wife, Betty, have two grown children both with MBA’s and successful in their own right, and three up-and-coming grandchildren who seem to be making some good choices of their own.

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Chris Pepple


Chris is a mother, author, and editor. As a published author, her works include Looking, Seeing (2018), Without a Voice (2017), Two Frontiers (2016), Writing Your Faith Journey (2016), and Look to See Me: A Collection of Reflections (2006). Chris has a BA in English from the University of Memphis and a Master of Divinity from Emory University. She speaks to diverse groups on a variety of topics including how to find your own creative voice, and to churches and nonprofit organizations on a variety of motivational and spiritual topics.

Jane Schneider


For 17 years, Jane was editor of the popular monthly parenting magazine Memphis Parent. She is an award-winning journalist and editor with more than 25 years of media and communications experience. Her work has appeared on a number of national online, print and broadcast outlets. She writes on parenting issues, the environment, and is a regular contributor to Memphis magazine. She holds a Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Memphis where she has also served as an adjunct instructor.

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John Riddle


John has authored several books including his successful Careers with Character series. He is the Founder of I Love To Write Day, a grassroots campaign he launched in 2002 to have people of all ages practice writing every November 15. Last year over 20,000 schools all across the United States held special I Love To Write Day events and activities. He is a speaker at both Christian and secular conferences, and has appeared at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Jacqueline Jones


Jackie is the youngest member of our development team. She is from Chicago where she graduated from the Whitney Young Magnet High School. There she participated in Future Business Leaders of America, the National Honors Society, Habitat for Humanity, and iD Tech’s STEM Camp. She is an honors graduate from the Baptist College of Health Sciences and will be attending Stanford in the Fall. She brings a young person’s perspective to her role of reviewing and editing our lessons and reviews. Her plans include a Master’s degree and a transition housing nonprofit for those in need.

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