Mr. Thistleton and his wife Linda are the founders of Mars Hill Academy. He served for ten years as the Chairman of the Board, and now serves as an appointed board member. He and Linda long to see multiple generations of Christians applying the Lordship of Christ to all of life. Mr. Thistleton holds a B.S. from the University of Dayton and an M.B.A. from Indiana University. He spent the last 20+ years leading and running early-stage and high-growth middle market companies and prior to that, was a consulting partner for Deloitte & Touche. The Thistletons have ten children consisting of seven MHA graduates and three MHA students, and a large number of grandchildren including one at MHA. They attend Christ Church Cincy in Mason.