Our Founding Families
The Pearce, Sztupovszky, and Sutherland-Miller families are the founders of the Family Adventure Summit. Their paths crossed in 2012 whilst exploring SE Asia and when the idea for Family Adventure Summit was formed, these three families joined forces to create this extraordinary event.
These talented individuals are volunteering their time and working hard behind the scenes to create an inspiring, educational, and connecting experience for all of us at The Family Adventure Summit!
Brandon Pearce – Founder
In his 9th year traveling the world with his wife Jen and three daughters, successful 4-hour workweek entrepreneur, Brandon Pearce is passionate about living life to the fullest while inspiring others to follow their dreams. For Brandon, travel is a catalyst for personal growth, transformation, and family bonding, and he and has family continue to grow and be stretched through visiting and living in now over 36 countries. Brandon is the founder of the Family Adventure Summit, Music Teacher’s Helper, and several other exciting projects that he manages online from around the world. Brandon has been featured on Tim Ferriss’ 4-hour workweek blog and in Chris Guillebeau’s New York Times best-selling book “The $100 Startup”. www.PearceOnEarth.com
Jennifer Pearce – Co-Founder
Jennifer is an enthusiast for intuitive, heart-led living who finds joy in creating life on the other side of her fears. She values showing up as her authentic self to truly come alive in this experience of life, and feels the reason we’re all different is because we each have a unique contribution to make. She is also a certified high-performance coach and loves sharing with others in this process of living into our full joy and potential to make a positive difference.
Striving to deepen her relationships and connections to the world around and within her, she’s made many life-changing choices. Since 2009, she’s been an avid full-time traveler and worldschooler with her husband, Brandon, and their three daughters. She loves singing, culinary arts, writing, reading, mindfulness, and dancing. She especially enjoys delving into the realm of interpersonal communication and relationships. Discovering the interconnectedness of life and love and making the most of it, is for her, the journey of a lifetime!
Amy Sztupovszky – Co-Founder – Logistics and Communications Manager
Amy has been traveling the world with her husband and two children for the past seven years. Amy and her family enjoy the best of both worlds, typically traveling for between 3 to 6 months at a time and enjoying the pleasures of their home base in British Columbia the rest of the year.
Amy is living her dream of raising her two boys as global citizens. Her family follows a worldschooling and unschooling philosophy and Amy believes that learning through travel is the best education she can provide for her children.
Read more about Amy and her family’s travels at www.worldschooladventures.com
Jenn Sutherland-Miller- Co-Founder – Speaker Coordinator
Jenn Sutherland-Miller traveled full time with her husband and four children for almost eight years, across six continents. Worldschooling her children from birth to university, travel was an integral part of their educational process. She is a teacher by training, a professional writer and editor in the travel and alternative education markets, and a content marketing manager for brands.
She is passionate about women’s issues, social justice, and continuing to learn every day. She is the co-founder of Travel Access Project, a non-profit organization that provides grants for gap year travel and country by country resources for families, educators, and adventurers. She is the heart behind How to Worldschool, weekly encouragement and inspiration for families learning together.
Learn more about Jenn and her projects through her website: Jenn Lately.
Theresa Bovenzi – Children’s Program Coordinator
Theresa inherited the travel bug from her gypsy mama. Although she’s been known to fall in love with faraway places, she’ll always call Beautiful British Columbia home. Some of Theresa’s passions include sunshine, music, nature, enthusiasm based learning, family adventures, and building and nurturing community.
Theresa is a founding member and lead organizer of Jam Camp Society and Valley of Friends Learning Circle, both non-profit organizations promoting life-long family learning. Theresa has extensive experience in organizing and leading community events, celebrations, workshops, and camps.
Clint Bush – Website Developer
Graphic designer/web developer, Clint Bush, and his family of five have traveled to many parts of the world including Paraguay, Philippines, India, and Indonesia. Inspired by his wife’s love of travel, Clint strives to seek out new experiences where ever he goes. Together, he and his wife raise their three children of 21, 8, and 5, and inspire them to enjoy the experiences the world has to offer. Clint is no stranger to the world of freelance and location independent work. As a digital nomad, Clint co-owns UnchartedArts.com—a design and web business that provides online consulting, coaching, and development for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Kathryn Alexander – Social Media Coordinator
Kathryn has enjoyed attending every Family Adventure Summit and meeting up with her traveling friends and families yearly. She loves to travel locally and internationally with her kids, age 19, 14, 10, and 7 years old. Mexico in 2012 was everyone’s favorite trip.
She specializes in social media management. She spent the last 4 years developing her online business skills, and started her own business at thesocialwizard.com. Kathryn’s training and experience includes social media, blogging, customer service, and virtual assistance for small businesses.
Aside from her online wizardry, she is a Harry Potter fangirl, environmentalist, and Pinterest addict. Kathryn enjoys traveling, vegan food, a hot cup of tea, local BC wine, and spending time with her family.