Mr. Rogers was born in Wheatridge and raised in Elizabeth, Colorado. Homeschooled through high school, he participated in an options program through which he earned an associate’s degree at Pikes Peak Community College and later transferred to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Throughout high school and college, Mr. Rogers was heavily involved in his church, acting as a leader and participant in Vacation Bible School, youth groups, and Awana, and taking several missions trips. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, fishing, and hunting.
Mr. Rogers has participated in numerous academic and think-tank activities, including attending the Institute for Humane Studies seminar in Philadelphia and serving as an education policy intern at the Independence Institute in Denver and as a graduate research assistant at Hillsdale’s Kirby Center in Washington, D.C. While working to complete his master’s in statesmanship at Hillsdale College, Mr. Rogers was most recently a fellow at the John Jay Institute in Philadelphia.
He received his undergraduate degree in History with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2015. He earned a graduate degree in Political Theory from Hillsdale College in 2018.