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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 teens, Kim is a single unschooling mom.  She is a Licensed Massage therapist with a wide range of interests, including market gardener, soapmaker, belly dance instructor, traveler, and student.  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).

2018 Teen Advisory Board: 

Nate Barber
Cobin Bugni
Kiley Button
Jonathan Danker
Vic Fisher-Miller
Lillie Forteau
Zoe Jakubisin
Faith Kateri
Hans Kelson
Hannah Masters
Jared Masters
Sarah Northam
Alissa Stumpf

2017 Teen Advisory Board
2017 Teen Advisory Board