Tammie Bairen – Editorial Assistant
Tammie Bairen lives in sunny, historic St. Augustine, Florida, with her husband, John, and their three children. Her oldest child is graduating from high school this year, and her youngest will be entering her high school years this fall. She joined SchoolhouseTeachers.com in spring 2013 as a star contributor, writing articles for the Everyday Easels and This Day in History Dailies. A year later, she began editing for SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She is also an acquisitions editor for a small publishing company. She loves to learn and teach classes at her homeschool co-op. When she finds the time, she likes to cross-stitch, build puzzles, read historical fiction, and work on her own novel.
David Borrink – Senior Designer of TOS Magazine
David Borrink designs The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. He met his wife, Sallie, online, and 15 years later they are still best friends. David and Sallie started their homeschooling journey when their only daughter, Caroline, started kindergarten. David has worked in graphic design for more than 25 years, starting in the corporate setting and then for the past 11 years in his own home business, Arts & Letters, which he runs with Sallie. David likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, read historical biographies, collect old road maps, drink cinnamon dolce lattes, and play with his daughter and her vast collection of stuffed animals. David says his mission at TOS “is to make everyone look good. I want my design and work ethic to glorify Christ so that everyone is promoted and encouraged, whether it be the authors, staff, or the reader. It’s all about them.”
Jane Brockway – Production Assistant
Jane Brockway has been married to her husband for 22 years, and they have two children, one of whom has Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD. She has homeschooled since the older child was 4. She has a master’s degree in computer science and works on the production side of TOS doing things like ensuring links work and placing videos. She worked as a programmer prior to having children, and has since worked as an adjunct instructor at universities in town. She loves music and plays both piano and saxophone.
Kathleen Conway - Editor
Kathleen Conway is a freelance editor of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Virginia and master of arts in mass communication from the University of Georgia. She spent twenty years as a writer, producer, and reporter for CNN and HLN (formerly Headline News). She's married, with two adult step-daughters and a 9-year-old son. They live in Lilburn, Georgia, outside of Atlanta.
Dara Ekanger - Freelance Editor
Dara Ekanger is a freelance editor and former Senior Editor of Molly Green Magazine. She lives in northeast South Dakota with her husband, Talmage, and three children, ages 8-16. A homeschool graduate herself, she earned bachelor's degrees in Spanish and international studies before moving full time into the publishing world. She loves planning homeschool schedules, gardening, and of course, reading.
Jodi Riddle - HwH Blog Manager
Jodi has been with TOS since April 2016. She serves as the Operations Manager, the Homeschooling with Heart blog manager and writes for The Homeschool Minute. Jodi is a pastor’s wife and has three grown sons. She homeschooled for 18 years and also taught in the private and public-school settings. Jodi enjoys teaching, playing the piano, and making cards. Her heart’s desire is to help and be an encouragement to others!
Elisabeth Van Etten - THM Manager
Elisabeth Van Etten manages “The Homeschool Minute” and works in
production. She received a bachelor's in Creative Writing from Bob
Jones University and a master's in English Education from Pensacola Christian College (PCC). Her past endeavors include being an English/Writing
professor at PCC, teaching in a Christian school, and publishing
Christian plays that have been performed across the United States and
internationally. Since her marriage to Nathan, she has become a
stay-at-home mom to their children, Evelyn and Richard. As a
homeschooler her entire life, she plans to keep her children home where they belong. For now, she's enjoying the little years with the kids—playing make believe, baking muffins, and cleaning things up. In her free time, Elisabeth enjoys writing plays, studying drama, spending time
with her family, and trying new recipes.
Deborah Wuehler - Director of Production
Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor and Director of Production for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She has eight children ages 11 to 28 and has been homeschooling for over twenty years. Deborah's mission is to point homeschoolers to the Lord in all they do and to encourage them that they can find everything they need for life, Godliness—and homeschooling—in their knowledge of Him (2 Peter 1:3,4).