2018 Presenters

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Jeff Sabo

Jeff Sabo and his family have been working on this unschooling stuff since 2005, with their almost-always-unschooled kids Milo (18) and Kade (16.) Together with their daughter Annie, Jeff and his wife Ginger make their home in Portland, and have lived in San Diego, Nashville, Sacramento, State College, Corvallis, and Austin. When not trying to be a good parent, partner, and friend, Jeff spends most of his time keeping his eye out for whatever’s next. :) 



Erika Davis-Pitre

Davis-Pitre and her husband Michael have 4 adult children – one daughter (38) and three sons (34, 32 & 24). They also have a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons (10 & 2). She has recently moved back to San Francisco full-time after living in Connecticut for more than a decade. They have ben 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 an Artist Trading Card (ATC) fanatic-if you don’t know about ATCs please ask!



Rachelle McCloud

Rachelle lives in Salem, Oregon where she lives with her husband and 4 always-unschooled children (10, 9, 8 & 4). Rachelle has a master’s in Social Work. After working in the fields of maternal and child health, addictions and medical social work, she currently works with an agency supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities who also have co-occurring mental health diagnoses. She also has a private practice where she works as a Thought Field Therapy Practitioner and Emotional Freedom Coach assisting clients to resolve emotional distress and to reach their goals using traditional and alternative methods. Rachelle enjoys unschooling alongside her children and follows her passions that have led her to many adventures including edible landscaping, volleyball, and entrepreneurialism.



Rob Endres

Rob Endres is an investment advisor for Stonebrook Capital Management and an unschooling dad to two boys, Brady 24 and Jonathan 21. In his spare time, Rob teaches karate and cheers on his beloved Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.



Laura Flynn Endres

After radically unschooling her two kids, now 24 and 21, near her family’s 5th generation farm, Laura decided to turn the unschooling philosophy toward herself and finally do something she’s wanted to do for a long time – move away from home. She and her husband Rob relocated to Los Angeles last year! She’s now doing marketing for Corniche Travel on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood. #FromFarmToSunsetStripYo. She’s also a personal trainer. When she’s not working or working out, you can find her hiking, scouting taco trucks, or holding down a chair on Santa Monica Beach.



Ronnie Maier

Ronnie Maier is the mom of two now grown unschoolers, MJ (25) and Chloe (24 at conference time), who left elementary school in 2003 and unschooled until their first day at college, give or take a couple of educational experiments on their part. For much of her family’s unschooling, Ronnie spent her days out in the wilds of corporate America as the family’s main breadwinner. Nowadays, she and her partner in crime, Frank, are looking back at unschooling, its highs and lows and the adventures that followed, from the vantage point of their empty nest. It’s been a wild ride, and she’s looking forward to sharing some of it with you. You can find some of her writing about unschooling on her much neglected blog at


Kelly Lovejoy

Kelly Lovejoy

Kelly started unschooling her boys, Cameron (30) and Duncan (22), after pulling Cameron out of a college prep school after 6th grade. Duncan never went to school. Her third child was the Live and Learn Unschooling Conference, which was the very first conference devoted entirely to unschooling and spawned all unschooling conferences that followed, including the LIFE is Good Conference.

She stepped away from the unschooling scene a few years ago to move to NC and build a house. She was the architect, general contractor, and designer of her “Death House” in the mountains of NC. She is now working hard to turn her ten acres of pasture into a working Far Flung Farm.

Currently Cameron is a working poet, writing and dancing in far away New Orleans. Duncan is still at home; he is in college working towards his mathematics/computer major.


Panel, Discussion and Funshop Presenters

Paul and SalmonPaul & Salmon Ellis
Gamer, tracer (parkour enthusiast), expert climber
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*                           Pug lover                                    *
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Salmon Ellis (10),They/them
Paul Ellis (old, very old), He/him

Paul & Salmon are hosting the Setting up a Raspberry Pi funshop.

JaniceJanice McDonald
I have two boys, ages 7 and 4, who’ve always been unschooled. I recently started the “Homeschoolers in the Wild” Facebook group and public website: It focuses on children learning in nontraditional ways. I’m in the process of writing a children’s book about an unschooled character and trying to learn as much as I can about self-publishing.

Janice is hosting the Writer’s Round Table with a Focus on Unschooled Characters funshop.

KristinKristin Lake
Kristin is a mother of four teens (Skyler, Alli, Andy and Cooper) living in Hillsboro with her husband, Dan, two cats and a dog. She teaches art classes at Village Home school and has a small side pottery business. This will be her family’s tenth LIFE is Good conference.

Kristin is hosting the Meet and Greet for Newbies funshop. She and her husband, Dan, also coordinate the Fairy Godparent Game.

IMG_8499Clarissa Fetrow
Clarissa is part of the unschooling Fetrow family from Seattle, along with husband David and 15 year old daughter Miranda. They have attended most LIFE Is Good conferences. Clarissa is a member of the Unschooling Instant Pot facebook group, and the admin of the Instant Pot Friends facebook group. You may contact her to be added.

Clarissa is hosting the Instant Pot: the easy way to cook funshop.




More Presenters will be added soon!