2016 Presenters


Erika Davis-Pitre

Erika Davis-Pitre and her husband Michael have 4 children – one daughter (37) and three sons (33, 31 & 24). They also have a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons(9 & 2). She splits her time between Northern California and Central Connecticut. They have been unschooling for many years and love it, so Erika is always looking for opportunities to share their unschooling joy with others.

Erika has spoken at many un/homeschooling conferences, led quite a few funshops/workshops and has hosted and participated in many round table discussions about unschooling all over the US and Canada. She especially enjoys talking about unschooling teens, sharing the joy of unschooling and celebrating diversity through unschooling. And she is a Artist Trading Card (ATC) fanatic-if you don’t know about ATCs please ask!


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Jeff Sabo

Jeff Sabo and his partner Ginger are the proud parents of three awesome humans, and have been unschooling for 12 years. They live their lives on the “whole life” end of the unschooling spectrum. By day, Jeff is a mild-mannered HR Director for a genetic sequencing company, but after hours he dons his Super Dad suit and enjoys gaming, cooking, music making, sharing, and laughing with his family and friends. Jeff and his family have lived in Sacramento, State College, Austin, Nashville, San Diego, and Corvallis. They currently live in Portland, OR.



 Gillian Mayer

Gillian Mayer, her indie-music-lovin’ husband Craig, and their 2 miracles Effie (16) & Fergus (12), live in a forest on Vancouver Island. LiG 2016 will be the family’s 12th unschooling conference since Live & Learn 2006 Albuquerque exploded their tiny minds! Gillian has ridiculously curly hair, dances with abandon, and has many excuses for why her house usually looks like a cyclone just passed through. She has only performed in the Talent Show twice (slacker), but did a presentation with a rude title at LiG 2009. Gillian and Craig pieced themselves back together in a completely different form following their firstborn’s unabashedly spirited explosion into this life! They are forever grateful to both their children for the tenacious way they continue to pull their parents (sometimes kicking and screaming) to new heights of growth, insight, and ultimately, happiness!



More Presenters will be added soon!