Douglas Bond, author of more than twenty-eight books, is husband of Cheryl, father of six, and grandfather of six. He is Director for the Oxford Creative Writing Master Class, two-time Grace Award finalist, adjunct instructor in Church History, advisory member to the national committee for Reformed University Fellowship, award-winning teacher, speaker at conferences, and leader of Church history tours in Europe.
A first generation homeschool graduate, the President and CEO of Unbound, and homeschool dad of six, Jonathan has spoken for over a decade to parents, students, and groups across the country about effectively preparing young adults for life, the excitement and adventure of raising a family, maximizing higher education options, and how to be extraordinary at ordinary things. With a fresh, enthusiastic speaking approach, he consistently provides new perspective, practical advice, and honest hope to audiences of varied ages and backgrounds. Jonathan worked for nine years as a Director of Admissions for a private liberal arts college and has since worked in non-traditional higher education for over a decade. Jonathan and his family make their home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Dianne Craft has a master’s degree in special education. She has over 25 years’ experience teaching bright children who have to work too hard to learn. She has developed the successful “Three-Pronged Approach” to reducing and eliminating learning disabilities: Brain Integration Therapy, Right Brain Teaching Strategies, and Targeted Nutritional Interventions Parents across the country have seen their children overcome learning struggles using these tools. She has designed the Craft Right Brain Readers and a right brain reading program for children with dyslexia and other reading problems. As a nutritionist, Dianne specializes in natural treatments for kids with sensory processing dysfunction and focus/attention issues. She is president of the consulting firm Child Diagnostics, Inc. in Denver and is considered the leader in Alternative Teaching Strategies by several teaching universities.
Bill Jack is faculty advisor for Worldview Academy, an academic leadership program that seeks to train Christian students to think and live in accord with a Biblical worldview so that they will serve Christ and lead the culture. Bill has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. Bill’s passion is to raise up a generation who have the vision to reach their culture with the gospel, who have the valor to engage that culture with the truth and who rely on the virtue of the Word of God. Bill has three grown children, two grandchildren and lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.
Doug’s interest in pursuing missions began through a short-term mission trip in 1997 with his church. Doug trained 8 years to become a pilot/mechanic to serve on the mission field. In 2008 the Lord providentially redirected he and his family to church planting in Spain. After 2 years of serving in Spain the door reopened to serve in aviation at MATA where he and his family have been since 2016. Doug and his wife Amy have been married 14 years. They have a daughter (13 years) and a son (9 years) who have been homeschooled the past 4 years. At MATA, Doug’s roles include marketing, Bible Study coordinator and aircraft maintenance.
Tj was homeschooled starting in the second grade through high school graduation. For much of that time, his family served as missionaries in Haiti. He earned his juris doctor from Oak Brook College of Law and began working as a legal assistant at HSLDA. Now, as an HSLDA Staff Attorney, Tj assists members across the country with legal questions and challenges to their homeschool freedom. Tj and his wife, Susan, homeschool their seven children: Josiah, Suzanna, Ella, Makenna, Jonah, Annika, and Ezra.