Christie

ChristieProfileChristie is wife to Mike and mum to 3 kiddos.  She’s originally from Australia but you’d never guess know it when talking with her. After living in China for 3 years, and Australia for 6 years, Mike & Christie returned to the States 4 years ago, making their home in Nashville.

Christie and her family have homeschooled for 6 years with the first 2 years being in Australia where homeschooling was significantly more rare and lonely.  Because of this, Christie loves helping people get connected in community with other homeschoolers whether they be new to the area or new to homeschooling.

Jennifer

Jennifer has been married to her husband Robert for 15 years.  They have two great daughters together.  Jennifer loves spending her days with her kids and appreciates how hard her husband works to make that possible. She has been homeschooling for three years.  Once upon a time Jennifer was a public school teacher who never dreamed of homeschooling.  After leaving the school system to open a day care she couldn’t imagine not spending her days with her kids.  Jennifer is thankful that all the credentials she worked so hard to get are being used where they mean the most, with her own children.  Her family loves to travel, camp, explore, hunt, and make memories together.

Jennifer recently moved to Tennessee in May 2016 from Northern Arizona.  Her family loves being here and exploring what the area has to offer.  Nashville Homeschool Calendar has helped her family meet many great families and explore places they wouldn’t have otherwise thought to check out.  Jennifer is thankful she can give back and help coordinate field trips for this great group.

Justin

Homeschooling momma of two beautiful girls, owner of homeschooler-sourced LoMaNa, and creator of a variety of handmade products (particularly a spinner of yarn), Justin loves Tennessee, Nashville, and all the region has to offer.

As homeschoolers, Justin and her family believe in making the world a better place in whatever small way they can – most of the time, that’s simply loving and listening to every unique person that they meet. In the same vein as the Waldorf tradition which makes up such an enriching and inspirational part of their lives, Justin and her family live and breathe all things natural, beautiful, creative and inspired. The world can be truly magical – let it be so!

Kristen

 Kristen Creson is a homeschool mom to one 9 year old son and step-mom to 3 adult children (2 girls and 1 boy) that were not homeschooled. She has homeschooled her son for all 4 years and with the grace of God plans to continue as long as possible.

When you see her she will most likely have an extra child, or even 3, because she has a servants heart she gets to love on others children during the day.

Kristen is passionate about health and wellness, she is energetic and enjoy’s an organized mess.

Melissa

Melissa is mom to two daughters, Summer (6) and Kadence (4).  She has homeschooled from the beginning and loves the great resources that Nashville offers homeschooling families.

Prior to having her own children, Melissa taught for 7 years in public schools as a string orchestra teacher.  She currently works as a professional violinist regularly performing with The Corwin Trio, she teaches violin lessons, and is a conductor with the Williamson County Youth Orchestra.  She finds that homeschooling is the perfect fit for her family’s non-traditional work schedule.

Melissa has always had a passion for educating children and now she believes that educating her own children is her most important work.  She is so thankful for the wonderful community she has found through Nashville Homeschool Calendar and is excited help provide fieldtrip opportunities for NHC families.

Tara

Tara Wohlford has been happily married for 15 years.  She and John have 3 children:  Will–age 10, and two daughters, Gemma and Aaralyn, ages 6 and 3.  She has homeschooled her children for about 4 1/2 years and has an eclectic style. 

Tara is passionate about her Christian parenting homeschool blog, Minivan Ministries.  She also assists with the Random Acts of Kindness group for West Nashville Homeschoolers, serves on the leadership board for Bellevue Homeschool Association Cooperative, and leads a homeschool children’s class at Community Bible Study in West Nashville.  

In her “previous life” Tara taught public school for 10 years, obtained a masters degree as a reading specialist, and her National Board Certification for teachers. She also served full time in children’s ministry for 2 years.  She loves the adventure and variety that this area has to offer.  Field trips enrich our lives!