Roane Beard is a writer, entrepreneur, and educator with a commitment to fostering creative expression in a generation of kids facing an unprecedented lack of funding for arts education. He is the founder of Think Now Education, where he serves as president, CEO, and Lead Thinker. He is the driving force behind the Game Smart Video Game Writing Academy and Newshounds Journalism Club after school programs. Mr. Beard has a B.A. in English Literature from Florida State University and an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Chapman University, as well as a certificate in Mandarin Chinese from the Chinese Language Center at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan.