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Shinelle Merrell

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Andreà Hermitt

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Holly Reid

Holly Reid is an award-winning author, speaker, and Certified Financial Education Instructor® on a mission to equip her audiences to master healthy money habits and to empower parents to give their kids a financial head start. Holly is the founder of The Master Playbook™, a financial education and wellness company which has educated thousands of people through her award-winning book, Teach Your Child to Fish: Five Money Habits Every Child Should Master. She engages the community and achieves results by hosting Future Millionaire Money Camps for Kids & Teens as well as curated workshops for parents and college students. As a personal finance advocate, Holly is on a mission to motivate, inspire, and help families break the cycle of paycheck to paycheck living and create a legacy worth leaving. Holly’s philosophy is grounded in the basic principles of living debt-free, saving for the future, and investing wisely. She believes each person has the power to create a healthy financial future and is equipped to meet people where they are on their financial journey. Holly is a Certified Public Accountant and finance professional with over 15 years of experience. She has been recognized for her work to address the wealth disparity in her community and has been quoted in major publications including Forbes, CNBC Make It, Parent Circle, AARP, Go Banking Rate, and more. An Atlanta native, she enjoys peach cobbler, Motown Classics, and traveling with her husband. Learn more about Holly Reid and the work she is doing to help close the financial literacy gap

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Quinae Jackson

Quinae has worked in the education industry for more than 12 years. Quinae specializes in complex problem solving, implementing innovative ideas around instructional content, connecting social emotional learning with academic objectives, and facilitating dynamic discussions in the education space. She is passionate about creating learning journeys that allow individuals to discover the greatness within.

Before joining Wayfinder Quinae was Senior Brand Ambassador at Nearpod, an Ed-Tech company. At Nearpod Quinae used her classroom experiences to champion community building and enhance the ways educators around the world designed teaching and learning experiences.

Quinae grew up on the southside of Atlanta, Georgia and attributes her passion for education to her experiences of being bussed across town to school. Quinae understood that a student’s zip code had no business zipping up their exposure, potential, and opportunities. Quinae joined Teach for America and went on to spend seven years teaching at schools that faced “zipcode barriers”. From elementary school to middle school, she took her passion for transformative learning journeys and created powerful and impactful spaces.

Prior to her time at Nearpod, Quinae was an academic coach. In this role, she created protocols and procedures to foster a collaborative environment in individual classrooms, and worked with district and school personnel to increase student and staff retention and motivation. Quinae also spent time as an Educational Technology Specialist with Kennesaw State University, where she managed the implementation of personalized learning and instructional technology at multiple school sites.

Quinae is active in her community, including serving as the administrative coordinator at Silverleaf Baptist Church, a board member of the PTO at her daughter’s school, the Education committee chairperson with the Henry-Clayton, National Council of Negro Women and an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She has earned many awards and accolades including Teacher of the Year. Quinae earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Miles College, her experience attending a Historically Black College was monumental to her foundational belief that content without connection is of little service to the world. Quinae also earned her M.Ed. from The University of West Georgia.

Quinae says: “My purpose is to facilitate spaces that allow others to create and explore their values and gifts that will lead to a future of joy!”

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Laquinda Johnson

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Ladipo Leonard

Ladipo Leonard is a dedicated wife, proud mother of five girls, with her first boy on the way, and a visionary founder in the world of homeschooling.
In 2016, fueled by her passion for providing her children with the best education possible, she established the Sow N Grow Foundation. This organization has since become a powerful force in the homeschool community, uniting families and empowering young minds to reach new heights.

Ladipo’s unwavering commitment to educational excellence is driven by her belief that by raising the bar for today’s youth, we can inspire them to raise the bar for their future.
Through the Sow N Grow Foundation, she has created a platform for families to come together and share in the joy of learning. From community events and engaging workshops to enriching activities, Ladipo’s dedication has created a supportive and inclusive environment for homeschoolers to thrive.

As a sought-after guest speaker at conferences, Ladipo Leonard imparts her wealth of knowledge and passion for homeschooling to eager audiences. Her infectious enthusiasm and genuine desire to uplift others make her presentations both captivating and transformative.

Join her at the upcoming conference and be inspired by Ladipo Leonard’s incredible journey as a homeschooling advocate, mother, and founder. Together, let’s sow the seeds of growth, create brighter futures for our children, and build a stronger homeschool community.

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Tamara Owen

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I moved to the US from Costa Rica back in 2007. We moved to offer our kids a better education among other things.

After having my kids in the public school system I was not happy with several things and decided to pull them out and homeschool.

I had been homeschooled myself from 1st through 4th grade so I thought why not?
Having a blended family at the time with 7 children with grades ranging from kindergarten through 10th. Homeschooling has definitely been a journey and I am always happy to share my experiences and help other parents who choose to take this journey.

Homeschooling is a journey we must look at it as that. Learn what works and what doesn't. Be willing to be flexible and adapt, and never be afraid to ask for help because you are not alone.
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Andrew & Tiffany Gates

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Brittany Willis

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Supermom in her own right; Brittany “Hunni B” Willis didn’t allow her status as a “Single Mother” to define her.
She had her share of trials, tribulations, and even triumphs. Realizing that life doesn’t give you a pass because you are a “Single Mother” she persevered. She has three sets of eyes watching her so quitting is not an option.

Brittany Willis is an Atlanta native, Mother of two young men and a beautiful baby girl, Homeschool Mom, Studying Naturopath, Herbalist, Pro Makeup Artist, Business Owner, Singer-songwriter, and Author.
Writing has always been her therapy through very difficult times in her life as well as her escape.

Her entrepreneurial journey started eight years ago after she graduated from cosmetology school.

August 2015 as a Professional Makeup Artist she became the humble owner of Heavenly Faces by Hunni B, LLC. In September 2017, she completed her first book as a testimonial and devotional for single moms to encourage them on their motherhood journey. 2018, she completed a 30-day Affirmation devotional.

2019, she released her initial song as a cover to Dreamville’s “Sacrifices” titled “ Mommy Sacrifices” available now on all digital platforms. 2021, she created Calm Mommy as a tea crafter and Herbalist, to support moms of all seasons of Motherhood.
She launched Calm Mommy on April 21, 2022, on National Tea Day! She is currently completing her studies as a certified Herbalist and Naturopath.
The sequel of Life of a Single Mama is expected to be released in late 2023 along with new music being released soon.

Ms. Willis’ ultimate goal is to continue sharing God’s love, gospel, and her gifts with the world. Brittany Willis currently resides in the suburbs south of Atlanta, GA with her three children.

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Ashley Kean

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Born In Florida

Florida College AA

Florida State University
BS in Psychology


Married to the Love of My Life

Georgia State University
Master's of Science in Counseling, emphasis on Children and Adolescents

Richmont University
Master's of Science in Christian Counseling/Integration


Car Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury
**Undiagnosed & No Known Terminology**


Twin Daughters Born


Son Born

Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, RA, etc.


Officially Begin Homeschooling


Daughter Born

Emergency Gallbladder Surgery
Diagnosed with Gastroenterology Issues


Move To Jacksonville, Florida

Discover Nutrition Response Testing Wellness Doctors


Host the Jacksonville Science Symposium


Move to Gainesville, Ga


Host the Northeast Georgia Science Symposium