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!
My wife Jen and I sold our house and possessions back in 2009 to begin traveling the world with our two daughters (now three – our third was born in Costa Rica). We hoped travel would be a catalyst for personal growth, and it ended up causing a major identity crisis that stretched and grew us in ways we never imagined. And it continues to do so, which is why we keep going. In the past 7 years, we’ve visited and lived in 32 different countries, while worldschooling and running an online business: Music Teacher’s Helper, which is software that helps music teachers organize their businesses. I’ve also been featured on Tim Ferriss’ 4-hour Workweek blog, and in the book The $100 Startup. I love writing music, reading, and creating beautiful experiences for myself and others.
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 (now ages 13, 11, and 5). 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!
Jenn 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. She is passionate about women’s issues, social justice, and continuing to learn every day. In conjunction with the American Gap Association and BootsnAll, she’s developing the Travel Access Project, an open-source curriculum resource at the intersection of education and adventure; a free tool for travelers and educators everywhere.
Full-time mother, part-time gardener, passionate family traveler, and local food enthusiast, Amy is living her dream of raising her two boys as global citizens. Amy and her family enjoy the best of both worlds, traveling in the winter and enjoying the pleasures of their home base in British Columbia the rest of the year. Amy follows a worldschooling philosophy and believes that traveling is the best education she can provide for her children.
Gerry loves creating the conditions for people to become fully alive. He’s spent a lot of time in organizations helping them be more innovative, productive and delightful places to work. Now, he has two location-independent businesses so he, his partner and 3 kids can travel the globe, including Florious, an eco-friendly travel gear company. He has also organized and facilitated several conferences/events and felt the need to scratch that itch again with FAS. Gerry often lives in beautiful northern Ontario, Canada, mostly when it’s not freezing.