CONTACT

THE ROPE BOARD

JENNI WHITE – President/Education Director – jenni@rope2.org

Jenni has a Master’s in Biology and has taught public school from the college level to 7th grade. She also taught three of her own children through graduation and scores of others through their homeschool coop. A freelance writer, she has written numerous published articles and technical papers. She has also studied and written about federal, state and local education policy for over a decade, during which time she’s also proposed, written, and read education legislation. From 2017-2021 Jenni was elected Mayor of the Town of Luther. Jenni and her husband have been married since 1997 and have 5 children. You can find more about her work and experiences at LinkdIn.


JULIA SEAY – Vice-President/Political Director – julia@rope2.org

Julia spent 7 years as a Deputy Court Clerk and 8 as a Court Reporter and Court Reporting teacher. She left her court reporting business to become a Mary Kay Director to have flexible hours as she and her husband raised their family. She earned 10 cars in her business and for 15 years was able to spend lots of time in the Yukon Public School system as an involved parent in many capacities, her favorite being President of School Community Council. Julia joined ROPE in 2010 and traveled the state with Jenni working to repeal Common Core. In 2014-16, she served as Canadian County GOP Chair and has worked on numerous campaigns. In 2016, she served as Executive Director of the Christian pregnancy center in Yukon, working with local churches, the community, and earning an ultrasound mobile unit for the center. She serves as the Chairman of the Legislative Breakfast for the Yukon Chamber of Commerce. She has been married since 1987 and has two adult daughters working in missions.


DEANA HAINES – Private School Director – deana@rope2.org

Deana Haines, a full-time mom and entrepreneur has been a resident of Oklahoma since 2011. Her business endeavors have been nationally ranked as number one for the state of Oklahoma. Prior to motherhood she worked at American Fidelity Assurance in the Education Division and was also a fitness instructor and personal trainer. A native Texan, Deana attended the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas on an athletic scholarship where she majored in Communications and was honored to be part of the Lady Crusaders softball team. During her time in Oklahoma City she served as operations coach, mentor to 6-8th grade girls and also a women’s community leader. Currently she serves with the Crayon Initiative, Bottle Caps for Buddy Benches, the Alzheimer’s Association, and by raising awareness for the rare disease FPIES. Deana and her husband Taylor have been married 8 years.


TRACEY MONTGOMERY – Parental Rights Director – parentalrightsok@gmail.com


NANCY BLALOCK – Treasurer – nancy@rope2.org


MOLLY JENKINS – Deputy Treasurer/Inappropriate Reading Material Researcher – molly@rope2.org


MICHAEL GRANDE – Parent Liaison – michael@rope2.org

Michael is a dedicated husband to his wife Lauren. Together, they have five children, ages 17 to 8. Michael has been very active in his children’s educations and ran a campaign for election to the Edmond Public School Board in 2022. The son of an immigrant, Michael is no stranger to working long hours to succeed. He worked multiple jobs to put himself through college and since graduation, he has spent the last 19 years in business and finance.  Michael is the Chief Operating Officer of a private investment and management company and also owns and operates his own private consulting company. For the last five years, he served as a board member of the Vose Foundation, focused on supporting the health and needs of women and children in the greater Oklahoma City area. Michael has always loved and fiercely protected freedom.  He has firsthand knowledge of the abuse and poverty his father suffered as a boy before coming to America.  His grandmother, who survived a firing line in a WWII concentration camp, always reminded him that freedom isn’t free, to never take it for granted, and to always persevere. Michael and Lauren constantly encourage the values of hard work, family and taking care of your neighbor in their own children and remind them that, “At the end of the day, we must take responsibility for our actions and lives.”

Michael is VERY knowledgeable on the topic of Freedom Information Act Requests, so if you have questions for him regarding a FOIA, please email him directly.


MARIA SEIDLER – ROPE General Counsel – LegalOverwatch@rope2.org