Kirsten West – Marketing Director

Kirsten West and her husband homeschool their twin high schoolers using a Classical/Charlotte Mason literature-based approach. She also works at The Old Schoolhouse® as the Director of Marketing. She has a doctorate degree in Biophysics, a masters degree in Experimental Physics, and spent many years teaching and tutoring children and young adults. She is the author of the Doodles Do AlgebraTM math series for the creative child, and blogs as DoodleMom at

Crystal Niehoff – General Manager

Crystal Niehoff is an Army chaplain’s wife, mom of five, and grandma to five. In 2000, Crystal and her family began their homeschooling journey, which she now continues with her oldest granddaughter. The former owner and CEO of Army Wife Network, Crystal’s most notable interview was Second Lady of the United States, Mrs. Karen Pence. Crystal is also a contributing writer of From Reveille to Retreat: The Journey of a Lifetime, A Handbook for the Army Chaplain’s Spouse, published in 2015 by the United States Army, and holds certifications as a birth and bereavement doula and chaplain. Crystal is the General Manager of Marketing for The Old Schoolhouse©. Their family is currently stationed in South Carolina.

Katie Babbey – Marketing Associate

Katie Babbey lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and their four children. She has several years of homeschool experience as she has been homeschooling her children from the start. She is a pastor’s wife who enjoys ministering to young moms and teens, as well as teaching sign language. Katie works at The Old Schoolhouse helping in the marketing department with social media.

Devonne Bolin – Social Media Assistant

Devonne Bolin has been married to her high school sweetheart and best friend for 26 years. Together, the Lord blessed them with 13 children this side of heaven. They view homeschooling as lifetime discipleship and have been on this path for 19 years, graduating 5 of their children, so far. As a virtual manager, Devonne joined the TOS Social Media Team in the spring of 2018; her focus is G+, Twitter, and Facebook. Social media allows us to encourage and provide support to thousands of homeschoolers across the globe. She is thankful to be a part of a Christ centered company at TOS.

Paola Barona- Social Media Specialist

Paola (p-ah-OH-l-ah) lives in the Sunshine State of Florida with her husband and their two daughters. She has been homeschooling her daughters from the beginning using a Classical approach. Paola has a bachelor’s degree in digital marketing and works at The Old Schoolhouse® as Instagram and Pinterest specialist. As a military wife, she enjoys the freedom that homeschooling offers to travel and spend more time with the family while being in charge of her kids’ education.

Heather Vogler- Affiliate Manager

Heather Vogler, her husband, and five children call the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia home where they homeschool and homestead. Heather has homeschooled her children from the beginning and enjoys an eclectic style of teaching. As a freelance writer she has been published in Focus on the Family Magazine, War Cry Magazine, and Brio Magazine. Heather holds a BA in Christian Ministries and currently works at The Old Schoolhouse® as the Affiliate Manager.

Kristen Heider- Digital Marketing Associate 

Kristen is a housewife and mother to a teen stepson and two younger children. She is a certified social studies teacher and has worked as a volunteer at a National Park site, in the education department of a metropolitan zoo, and as a high school history teacher. Kristen has maintained a blog where she relates her family’s learning experiences at since 2015. A Mom’s Quest to Teach is a regular column covering elements of teaching and learning (with an eye towards homeschooling), parenting, crafting, and all of the discoveries, joys, and daily roller coaster rides that occur while being a mom.

Kent Babbey- Marketing Specialist

Patty Moliterno- Social Media Manager

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).