Neil Schlager
Founder and President

Neil is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (B.A., history and Ibero-American studies) and the University of Denver Publishing Institute. After a long career with the Gale Group, during which he served as managing editor of the Multicultural Team and senior editor of New Product Development, he founded Schlager Group in 1997.

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Benjamin Painter
Creative Director

Ben graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in English, creative writing specialization, and minor in political science.  While at SMU, he facilitated the largest expansion of the university’s creative writing community in decades.  He served as vice president of the International English Honor Society (Sigma Tau Delta), vice president of the SMU Writers’ Group, and festival coordinator for SMU’s premier literary festival.  He has also completed coursework in literature and international politics at University College, Oxford University.  Ben joined Schlager Group in 2009.

Sarah Robertson
Managing Editor / Permissions Coordinator

Sarah graduated in 2009 from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in English and History and a minor in Spanish. While an undergraduate, she was a member of the University Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Tau Delta. She then went on to obtain a M.A. in History, with a focus on the American Southwest, from SMU in 2011. She joined Schlager Group in 2011.

Lynn Naughton
Office Manager

Lynn has over 35 years of office administration and database management/support experience. She has lived in many states, which has led to jobs at the University of Idaho, Los Alamos National Laboratory, two seminaries, and WorshipInstitute.com.   She joined Schlager Group in 2009.