Erika Davis-Pitre and her husband Michael have 4 children – one daughter (40) and three sons (36, 34 & 26). They also have two sons-in-love, two daughters-in-love and two grandsons (12 & 4). She and her husband have recently moved back to San Francisco full-time after living in Connecticut for more than a decade. 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 an Artist Trading Card (ATC) fanatic-if you don’t know about ATCs please ask!
Rachelle McCloud, LCSW is a mental health therapist and emotional wellness coach. She has a private practice located in Salem, Oregon where she specializes in moving anxiety, depression and trauma diagnoses into remission. She integrates traditional mental health therapy with emotional acupressure interventions, EMDR, and Energy Medicine strategies to provide the transformations required for her clients to achieve optimal and holistic emotional wellness. She also facilitates 2 transformation focused coaching programs including: Inner World Overhaul which is a program that helps people restore their emotional wellness and Overcoming Emotional Eating that helps moms end the root causes of emotional eating. Rachelle has 5 always unschooled, amazing children and a super talented and adventurous husband.
MJ Maier is a 27 year old grown unschooler who left school at 10. She is very happily married and the proud mom of two cats and two dogs. She heavily dabbled in college and now works in the coffee industry like the true Washington native she is. MJ and her husband are in the process of building their dream home in the woods north of Seattle for them and their four-legged babies. She is passionate about mental health (her college stint was in psychology) and social justice (her minor was in women’s studies) and she loves books and TV and the outdoors and is teaching herself embroidery. MJ has been going to LIFE is Good since its first year and this will be her second time speaking. She has also spoken twice at Free to Be and is a veteran of Not Back to School Camp – six years as a camper and two as staff. She’s missed the last few years of LIG, though, and can’t wait to be back with her unschooling family!
Kristin is an unschooling mother of one. She currently runs a not for profit program advocating for child-directed free-play. She is a former public school teacher gone rogue. Armed with a Master’s degree in Education and another in the Study of Play, she hopes to inspire people who work with children to enrich environments for free-play and child-directed learning.