Here are some of our speakers for the 2016 Love to Learn Conference.
Please check back often as we will be adding more.
Cindy Gaddis is the mother of seven children, ages 11-25, and married to her high school sweetheart, Weston. Her family lives in a log house on 15 acres in beautiful central North Carolina. When she pre-enrolled her first son in the local kindergarten in 1992, something just didn’t feel right. She began her research into homeschooling and discovered that the learning environment and lifestyle she had been living had a name: unschooling. Cindy is now a passionate advocate for the benefits of learning at home. She started a yahoo list in 1999 for families homeschooling their children with autism and started another e-mail list in 2005 for families homeschooling right-brained learners. Cindy writes about her perspective and unschooling life at her blog, Applestars (http://applestars.homeschooljournal.net).
Lori Barklage is an unschooling mom to three delightful life-learners – ages 21, 19, and 17 – and wife to another (older but still young) life-learner for over 28 years. The family lives, loves, and learns in Catawba NC with a couple of really sweet dogs and a super-fluffy cat.
For years Lori has enjoyed teaching people how to invest their personal energy for a greater yield. She has been a speaker at local, national, and international conferences and workshops where she specializes in sharing practical tools to empower individuals of all ages.
Gina Grothoff lives and learns with her husband, Don, and their three children: Harrison, 18; Abby, 14; and Jason, 7; and with wise-animal beings: Peanut, Olive, and Shiloh. She moved to Charlotte in 1992 after graduating college and living in PA. She used to joke that she was going to send her children to Pennsylvania for school. She discovered homeschooling when her son was an infant and discovered a new possibility for education and parenting. She officially began homeschooling when her oldest was school age. She used to say, “I could never unschool” but over the years realized that was really what she was doing. She is a Occupational Therapist and has worked part-time for most of the years that she has been homeschooling. Her husband, Don, is an active participant in their homeschooling journey. She created http://www.
015 Speakers will be added soon, please check back to see the updated listings