Family Adventure Weekend Speakers

Speakers and their biographies being added daily.  Be sure to check back for more information!

Doug Bartsch - Doug is a homeschool dad, pastor of His Place Family Church and Texas state homeschool leader. His practical wisdom is gleaned from real leadership experiences and great mentors such as Dean Radtke of the Ministry Institute. Doug has a background in accounting and business and has a passion for helping fellow leaders – he will share spiritual insights that can transform your life and the way you serve others!

Abby Gronberg - Abby is the program and volunteer coordinator for Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation. She began in 2011 as an intern, and has loved working for the organization ever since. She has a Bachelor's of Science and is currently working on her Master’s of Science at the University of New Hampshire. 

Stanley Howe - Stanley R. Howe, Ph.D., Executive Director Emeritus of the Bethel Historical Society, is a Maine native whose forebearers obtained some of their livelihood by working in the woods of Maine and New Hampshire.  With long experience as a museum educator, author, historian and scholar, Howe holds degrees from the Unieristy of Southern Maine, UCONN, and Maine.  

Lindy Howe - Lindy has been mushing for twenty years, and raising sled dogs for 15.  She has been operating Heywood Kennel and Sled Dog Adventures for the last six years.  

Dawn L. Brown - A Maine licensed wildlife rehabilitator since 1997, Dawn runs Second Chance Wildlife, Inc. She cares for orphaned and injured bears, and observes bear behavior and development during their stay, documenting all data and focusing on keeping bears wild that are in her care. 

Raylene HuntMother of two and homeschooling mom for 13 years, Raylene was doing nature study before she had a name for it. In September 2011, she started her first homeschool group with a nature study focus, which continues today. Her goal is to see more families unplug from technology and reconnect with nature, helping to build an awareness of how amazing God’s creation really is, and how much it has been taken for granted.

Four Corners Association - Al Hipkins has been dancing since 1972 and calling and teaching dance for the past seven years.  Walt Bull started dancing and calling eight years ago.  Grace Tudan started dancing and calling in 2012.  

Carolyn Simonds - Carolyn has been actively involved in HOME's ministry for many years.  She is a homeschool mom of six children, and serves as a Regional Representative and Board Member for Homeschoolers of Maine.