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Kim Lowery (kimberly_lowery[at]sbcglobal.net)

Kim was born and raised in Girard, Ohio. She ventured off to southern California for several years before moving back to Ohio after the birth of her first daughter. Now with 3 amazing young adults, Kim is a single unschooling mom.  She is a self employed Licensed Massage therapist and market gardener/flower farmer.  Her always unschooled family shares many adventures on their small farm in Northeast Ohio.


Jessie Voigts (funshops[at]unschoolerswaterparkgathering.com)

Jessie Voigts and Lillie Forteau with the Cheshire CatJessie Voigts is a mom who loves sharing the world with her always unschooled daughter. She has a PhD in International Education, and is constantly looking for ways to increase intercultural understanding, especially with kids (it’s never too young to start!). She has lived and worked in Japan and London, and traveled around the world. Jessie is the publisher of Wandering Educators, a travel library for people curious about the world. She founded and directs the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program, and is cofounder of Writing Walking Women and co-publisher of i8tonite. She’s published seven books about travel and intercultural learning. You can usually find her family by water, currently on a lake in Michigan.




Karen Beaton (registration[at]unschoolerswaterparkgathering.com)
Registration and Volunteer Coordinator

Max VerNooy, Teen Advisory Board Coordinator

Max is a 22 year old unschooler for life. Never been to a day of school, he’s now living the dream working as a full time karate instructor. Max has a passion for working with kids in any context, though. Other than teaching, Max loves board games, martial arts, magic tricks, video games, unicycling, active games, juggling, and also games. He lives in Delaware with his parents and siblings (all of whom Max still gets along with after 22 years).

2019 Teen Advisory Board

Nate Barber

Cobin Bugni

Phoenix Bugni

Lillie Forteau

Penelope Hoolihan

Hannah Masters

Sarah Northam

Remy Pearl

Alissa Stumpf

Mary Wilbert

Harli Wodarski-Felt

2017 Teen Advisory Board
2017 Teen Advisory Board