Colene, with her husband Tom, home schooled their daughters through high school in a home where learning was a joy and a way of life. Earning scholarships, each girl excelled at college in biology, engineering, English and law. More importantly, all three women are walking with the Lord and starting to raise their own families. Colene has a deep passion for homeschoolers. Alongside her husband, she served on the board of AZ Families for Home Education for over 13 years. During that time, she became a sought-after speaker, speaking at numerous conferences, including the National English Teachers Convention and the AZ Home Educators’ Convention. Colene often speaks with her daughter, Heather Haupt of Cultivated Lives. Colene is the author of Russia: The Land of Endurance, published by KONOS. Presently, Colene works for the Alliance Defense Fund and spends most other moments with her husband, daughters, sons-in-law and nine delightful, rambunctious grandchildren.