Taryn Cleveland: I was born and raised in Carson City. I live in Gardnerville and homeschool two of my three children. My family attends Grace Community Church. I attended college with the intent on becoming a Veterinarian, but God had other plans for my life. I marvel at God with his work in me and around me; especially experiencing His natural world, observing His science, and expressing my artistic side that He gave me.
Brett Fisher: I am a published cartoonist and writer with a breadth of experience in several industries. Most notably, I worked a full decade in print journalism--as a writer and an editor--for small to mid-sized papers in Oregon and Nevada. I also spent over eight years working for the State of Nevada. I've served in law enforcement, human and behavioral health services, hospitality, and education. I've even done some acting for historical reenactment groups. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Oregon State University, and a professional Paralegal certificate from the University of Nevada, Reno. I've also completed some graduate work in journalism through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am currently pursuing national syndication of a comic strip, deciding to finally put my God-given gift to His use after more than 20 years of hearing, but choosing to ignore that still small voice which has been nudging me all these years. My wife, Lisa, and I have lived in Carson City for over seven years. We have one adopted child, two god-children, and one grand god-child. I was born and raised in a Christian home, but I still had to come to the Lord on my own. To say that living as a Christian is challenging would be an understatement; especially for me. I reached a crisis of belief a few years ago that forced me to re-examine myself and the direction my life was headed. Although I continue to face some significant challenges, I feel stronger now than I had at any other time in my life. I am grateful because I am forgiven. Enough said.
Mai Maulis: Mai was born in Vietnam. Her family moved to the area of Montreal Canada when she was seven. When her mother became ill, leading to death, Mai became deeply interested in spiritual matters. She was born again, by the will of God, and her confession is that Christ died for her sins and that his blood justifies her. She has eternal life by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Mai left Quebec, and came to San Jose, California where she continued her discipleship at a Christian Church. She married Ben in April of 2006, and now lives in Carson Valley. Mai gave birth to her sons the same year, Micah in January and Mamre in October, 2007. Mai guides her house by teaching and training their children in the way they should go. Her hobbies are gardening and going on outdoor adventures with her family.
Wendy Miller: Over the past 7 years, I have been homeschooling our daughter Jessica. During this time, I have also taught Driver's Education at Western Nevada College. Before becoming a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, I taught 2nd grade in the Carson City School District. I enjoy math and science and love to share with others what the Lord has passed through my hands. My husband, Jesse, and I will be celebrated our 25th anniversary this February. We have a son, Kody, daughter-in-love - Jessica, Jessica our daughter (both our daughters are named Jessica), and our newest addition to our family, our first grandchild - Ezekiel. It is an enormous blessing to teach and be on leadership at F.A.I.T.H. I am honored to be able to fulfill both roles. I love Jesus Christ, my redeemer, my Savior, my Lord!
Crystal Navarro: I am a stay at home-homeschool mom, with six amazing children, ranging from ages 9-19. I have been homeschooling from the start! I've been married to a wonderfully talented man for 25 years, who teaches music, tunes pianos and builds things. He built me my own library in the back yard; so I wouldn't overflow the house with "too many books". Is there such a thing as too many books? We've lived in Carson City for over 20 years. I have an AA degree, which I use to line the bottom of our birdcage. I've always been the crafty/creative type, and love making things. I paint, re-finish furniture, sew and am a bit of a Pinterest addict! I love being outdoors, reading history and biographies. Our family enjoys playing music together in our worship ministry, and I'm grateful every day for the opportunity to homeschool my children, and see the fruits from it in their lives!
Seth Stankus: First of all, I was saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ in 2012. In all things, I desire to glorify God and to do His will. I am currently a member of Damascus Road Christian Assembly. As a recent graduate from Douglas High School, I have a lot of experience with the public school system and greatly recognize the importance of homeschooling children in an effort to raise them up in Christ without the constant undermining of the Bible's authority that takes place on a daily basis in secular public schools by both teachers and students. I will be taking a gap year before starting college, and have decided to dedicate my time, in part, to the enrichment of the homeschooling education of my younger sister and two of my cousins. I greatly enjoy the pursuit of knowledge, and subsequently the impartation of what I have learned to others, and am very grateful for the chance to be a part of this co-op.