I love anime, gardening, reading, and the color yellow.
Aspen studied Theology at Liberty University and received a Diploma of Biblical Studies through Liberty Bible Institute. Her interest in health and wellness redirected her studies to pursue dual licensing in Massage Therapy and Esthetics. She has always been an educator at heart, completing course work in child development, mentoring children and youth for over 5 years in outdoor adventure education and biblical study settings. She now focuses on Health and Wellness Studies for adolescents and young adults. She also has mad art skills and is our resident embroiderer and stain glass artist.
I love bees, sculpting, and smiling.
Chris has a degree in History from Texas A&M with a minor in Religious Studies, with an emphasis on Chinese Culture and Eastern Religions. After college, he got his Real Estate License and went on to teach himself graphic design and 3D modeling. He is a naturalist at heart, with extensive knowledge in Texas native plants and gardening, and he just recently delved into the world of beekeeping. For Chris, learning is contagious just like his smiling. Chris is a Realtor at Medina Lake Realty and owner of On Rice Productions, a Web Art Project.
I love shiny things, video games, and playing ANY kind of sport.
CJ is a Classically trained wooden Shipwright, graduating from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. He enjoys lofting and bringing 2D drawings to life, as well as other interesting math puzzles. He is a skilled craftsman, budding machinist, and enjoys coaching new craftsman, both kids and adults alike. He is a co-owner of Deep Twisted Roots, creating custom hand-crafted wood items & furniture.
I love loud music, but I love strawberries even more!
Delaney has been an educator for over six years specializing in alternative education philosophies emphasizing the outdoors, faith formation, and the arts. She is Forest School Certified Levels: I, II; Catechesis of Good Shepherd (Montessori Faith Formation) Certified Levels: Infant/Toddler, and Levels I, II, III; and currently a Waldorf Primary Educator Student at West Coast Institute in Canada. Delaney completed her Biblical Studies Diploma from Liberty Bible Institute in VA and is the Head Catechist at All Saint's Anglican Church in San Antonio. She is the owner of Whispering With Bees, and is currently setting up our new Print Shoppe and Book Arts program.
Offers Classes in Art, Picture Study, Forest School, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Materials Making, and she also teaches animal science courses with the help of her barnyard friends.
I love soccer, the game RISK, and reading and talking about history and world events.
Reece is a contemporary Shipwright, a graduate of The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building. He has served over 8 years as a Christian Youth Leader for elementary through high school, with a heart for the trials and tribulations of middle school boys. He studied Theology: Youth Ministries at Liberty University. He has taught woodworking and apologetics, and loves history of any kind. He is a co-owner of Deep Twisted Roots, creating custom hand-crafted wood items specializing in contemporary wood and finishes, composites, fiberglass and epoxy pours.
Offers Classes in Slöjd Woodworking, Boat Building, History, Theology, and assists clients in their furniture refinishing efforts.
I love crocheting, board games, and traveling.
Riley is a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Education. She is a veteran public school teacher experienced in both live classroom & online learning platform.
After graduating with a BSN from Temple University in Philly, Tracy started her career as a Neurosurgical RN serving as an Officer in the US Naval Nurse Corps at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. She obtained the Navy Educational Specialist qualification and immediately began introducing her hospital corpsmen to both continuing and formal education. She taught Nursing at Tidewater Community College, VA; served as the DODEA IDEA liaison and educational coordinator for K-12 in the Pacific-developing and instituting educational resources and initiatives for military children stationed in Japan and Australia. She educated her own 4 children and many others in various innovative Co-ops in the US and abroad for more than 20 years.
Kevin is a graduate of Villanova University and received his undergraduate degree in Math, and went on to receive his Master's Degree in Astronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. He served 24 years in the US Navy, serving on 5 continents, 3 aircraft carriers, and multiple amphibious cruises, 3 tours overseas with his family, and multiple tours in Iraq. In his spare time he now utilizes his programming skills focusing on the more fun and relaxing G-code for the school's CNC, Laser and 3D printing. He is the biggest encourager and supporter of his wife and four children. It is through his ongoing support, tireless efforts and foresight that made Sloyd & Croft a reality.
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