Nancy Matthis first became involved in conservative politics as a young wife and mother, working in the presidential campaign for Barry Goldwater. She remained active in the New York State Conservative Party for several years, until relocating to the metro Washington, DC area.
One of the early women to earn a degree in physics, she spent her professional career in defense research. Near the beginning, she was the junior member of a two-person team sent from Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory to the Pentagon to support the war-gaming research under the Joint Chiefs of Staff that led to the inception of the Cruise Missile Program. She perfomed on and eventually managed research projects at most of the development facilities maintained by the three services within the United States. She also worked briefly for the government in naval intelligence. Toward the end of her career, she served on the MITRE oversight team that reviewed architecture development for the Star Wars Program.
Upon retiring, no longer preoccupied with employment obligations, Nancy discovered with grave concern what she perceived as a serious decline in the American values that have traditionally fueled our country’s greatness. Identifying failures in the public education system, bias in the mainstream media, and deception in the political process as the root causes, she concluded that the ability to by-pass traditional information channels and share ideas with a large audience could be a remedy.
In 2000, intrigued by the potential intersection between developing digital video technology and the concurrent improvements in the Internet, she took courses in video production and studied website development. Since that time, she has maintained both a studio and a field video production capability in Arlington, Virginia. She is also the publisher and executive editor of the weblog format news magazine and multimedia outlet American Daughter Media Center.