Executive Committee, brief bios

Corin Barsily Goodwin, Board President | Executive Director

Corin earned her undergraduate degree in Urban Studies (public policy) from San Francisco State University and did her graduate work at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. Her early career included stints in policy analysis and in communications/social media at KPMG Peat Marwick, 3Com, Steelwedge, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and as a consultant. After becoming a parent to two twice exceptional children, she served as the Gifted/Special Needs Advisor for the HomeSchool Association of California and co-chaired their Legislative Committee. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, her almost-grown children, an indeterminate number of cats, and her sword.

Tara Hernandez, Membership Director & Creative Director

When Tara isn't hard at work taking care of GHF members, her days are filled homeschooling her two children, training the family dog, and occasionally reading email. In her free time (what's that?) she knits, spins yarn, reads, and does art and science projects with the kids. She also enjoys virtual 'dates' with her husband in the World of Warcraft. You can reach her here.

 

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Robert Bachmann, Financial Manager

Robert is a retired Army veteran who went back to school for business and accounting, receiving his MBA from St. Martin's University at the ripe old age of 56. The work he did in the military was every little boy's dream: blowing things up. He spent most of his career as an explosives expert and has now brought his ability to master complex interrelated details to GHF. For fun he enjoys genealogy, shooting inanimate objects (at a range), and playing with longswords. He has step kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and some cats.

Sarah Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, GHF Press

A lover of words and learning, Sarah Wilson enjoys reading, writing, and editing. As the founding and managing editor of the GHF Press division of Gifted Homeschoolers Forum, Ms. Wilson has taken great pleasure working with new and experienced writers, helping them find their voices and express the powerful messages they have to share with the gifted and 2e community. Secretly, Ms. Wilson's favorite part of editing is reading a book before anyone else.

Ms. Wilson is the former editor of California HomeSchooler, the bimonthly magazine of HSC, a long-time Cub Scout volunteer, a former writer for the San Jose Homeschooling Examiner, a sporadic blogger, and a freelance editor. When not editing against deadlines, driving all around the Bay Area in pursuit of the plethora of educational opportunities, or volunteering with several non-profits, she loves traveling, watching clever comedies, and hanging out with her family and friends. You can reach her here.

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Madeline Goodwin, Director of GHF Online Classes

Madeline received her Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Studies and Biology from Southern Oregon University, graduating cum laude in 2014 and graduated from the Master's of Environmental Studies Program at Evergreen State College in 2016. She has interned at the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station, the League of Women Voters of WA, and the Thurston Climate Action Team. She also volunteers for the WET Science Center. THE MAKER MOM article "Meet Climate Change Champion Madeline Goodwin" featured her work in understanding climate change. Currently, Madeline owns and operates Master Minds, a Lacey, WA-based online and in-person private tutoring and mentoring service that specializes in atypical students and recently ran for City Council in Lacey, WA.

Jenn Morris, Development Director
Jenn is excited to be a part of the GHF team. With over 15 years of adult training and education experience, she hopes to use her skills to support GHF’s mission. She’s particularly passionate about using emerging education methods to encourage curiosity and self-discovery within the gifted community. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Central Oklahoma.
With extensive experience in instructional design, program implementation and management, and facilitation, all in government and corporate environments, Jenn has worked diligently to ensure learners of all types have access to resources and information that meet their needs.
Jenn is the mom of two gifted children, who she homeschools. When not teaching, Jenn spends time camping and hiking around the beautiful state of Tennessee with her husband and kids.

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