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2020 Speakers 

Matt Berg 

Matt has been happily married for 22 years to Theresa Berg.  They have two adult children who attended public schools, and two younger children who’ve been 100% homeschooled.  Matt has spent the last 18 years training and implementing industry best practices within the trucking industry.  Join the Matt Berg Experience TM TED Talk edition.



Building a strong organization begins with a leader that empowers others to find their own way/voice/role/skills.  When we empower, we: create synergy, build self-confidence, increase trust, advance self-fulfillment, become self-sustaining.  Whether we study large companies or small volunteer groups, empowerment is a key element to long term success.  Come learn how to recognize, cultivate and encourage empowerment in your local tribe.

Why we do what we do

It’s not that we’re avoiding educating our children.  We’ve just decided that education shouldn’t be a “One size fits all” approach.  We are a tremendously diverse group, on a wide spectrum in our approach to help our children become successful adults (defined as YOU please).  No matter where you are on your journey, enjoy the adventure, relish the time with your kids, and learn from so many who have ‘Been there, done that’.  Many come to call us their Tribe! 


Lillie Forteau


Don and Gina Grothoff

How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk

Fred Kluth


Jonathan Pearl

Jonathan and Cheryl have been unschooling their three boys (17, 14, 11) since 2009. Jonathan has lived many lives to date: He ran a landscaping business to pay his way through his undergraduate years at Indiana University-Bloomington, studying music. He performed as a singer and actor across the USA and parts of Europe. He received a PhD in Music & Cognitive Science from UC-Santa Barbara in 2005, taught at colleges and universities. He founded and ran a research and development business in speech synthesis technology for most of a decade. In 2013, he started a new career as a financial advisor, now financial planner. He lives with his family, two cats, and a bearded dragon in Marlborough, MA.

All About Money, Investing, and Finance (even what you didn’t think to ask)

Jonathan will present some of the basic concepts, principles, products and strategies for organizing your finances today and planning for your future. What are the “three pots of money”? What is a mutual fund, an ETF, bonds? How and why should you invest in “the market”? What is the difference between a Traditional and Roth IRA? How risky should you be? This is intended as an interactive talk, so come with your questions and ideas, and together we’ll see where it leads.

Michelle Wilbert


Jim Woodman

Misinformation Superhighway

Budgets and Money Management for Unschoolers