Kirsten West – Marketing Director
Kirsten West and her husband homeschooled their twin high schoolers using a Classical/Charlotte Mason literature-based approach. She founded a market research company focused on markets and applications for emerging short-range wireless technologies, and spent twenty years in marketing and sales in various start up and research companies. She holds a PhD in Biophysics, an MS in Experimental Physics, and spent many years teaching and tutoring children and young adults. She is the author of the Doodles Do AlgebraTM math curriculum for the creative child at TeachMeBetter.org.
Sheila Chairvolotti – Business Analytics Team Manager
Sheila lives in New England and has homeschooled her children through to graduation. She has a background in biology and environmental studies and loves helping others learn to succeed in and enjoy science and math.
Kristen Heider- Business Building Team Manager
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 http://momquesttoteach.blogspot.com 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.
Charlotte Gochnauer – Magazine Marketing Team Manager
Charlotte lives in Northern California with her best friend, who also happens to be her husband of 25 years. As a second generation homeschooler, teaching their four children has been a main part of her life. Her son and two daughters have graduated from high school and have moved on to college and beyond, so she is enjoying the one-on-one time with her youngest daughter, who is in high school. When not schooling she is busy with 4-H lambs and goats, reading, cooking and spending time with her family and church. You can find Charlotte’s blog at Joyful Hearts and Faces.
Christine Weller – SchoolhouseTeachers.com Marketing Team Manager With a background in teaching in the public sector, Christine Weller made the decision early on that she would teach her children at home. She has been homeschooling her two boys, 10 and 6, since birth in the lovely province of Ontario, Canada. Through her Weller Mom blog, she writes to encourage moms in their journey of motherhood. She is also the author of two children’s books. She is currently working to support homeschoolers everywhere through the roles of Marketing Team Manager for SchoolhouseTeachers.com and Marketing Assistant for The Canadian Schoolhouse.
Paola Barona – Social Media Manager
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 Social Media Manager. 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.
Jessica Larson – Affiliate Manager
Jessica is a blessed homeschool mama to four beautiful children, the daughter of an amazingly powerful Heavenly Father, wife to a supportive and loving husband…..incredibly grateful to lean on the Lord each step of the way! Fueled by Jesus and coffee, she loves to run, knit, read, is passionate about missions, and feels incredibly blessed to be a part of God’s work in the lives of families as a member of the The Old Schoolhouse team.