Exhibitors and Speakers

Who We Are

We are ecstatic to have these wonderful speakers and organizations at our Fair.

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2023 Speakers

The Best of Homeschooling

Our Speakers represent all walks of life and the varied methods of homeschooling.

J. Aaron Gruben

J. Aaron Gruben

Post Tenebras Lux Books

J. Aaron Gruben is a Texas veterinarian, dad of six, and an author of varied genres, which often highlight forgotten historical topics. The major goals of his writing are to bring honor to Christ and to edify, entertain, and educate. Aaron travels to conventions with Post Tenebras Lux Books, which strives to improve lives and revitalize old truths through quality Christian stories and studies.

Nicki Truesdell

Nicki Truesdell

Knowledge Keepers Bookstore

Nicki Truesdell is a second-generation Christian homeschooler, who lives in Texas with her husband and children. She is the author of Anyone Can Homeschool and believes it with all her heart. Nicki is a member of the Texas Home Educators Board of Directors, and is a blogger, speaker, history buff, book lover, homemaker, and sometimes quilter. Follow her blog at nickitruesdell.com, or find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Gab.

Andy Prior

Andy Prior


Andy is a homeschool graduate, insurance adjuster, author, speaker and political activist.

Rodney and Elizabeth Priebe

Rodney and Elizabeth Priebe

Arlington Home School Resource

Rodney and Elizabeth Priebe have been homeschooling their 10 children since 1993. They have been self-employed for over 25 years, raise zebu and chickens, write books and organize this Fair. With only 3 school-aged children left, they have gained wisdom and insight on the real-life homeschool journey.

Victor and Misty Plump

Victor and Misty Plump

North Texas Home Educators Network

Victor Plump is the founder and Senior Pastor of Reset Church in Grand Prairie, Texas. He holds a master’s of divinity degree and is an entrepreneur, author, and life coach. Victor & Misty live in the Irving area with their 11 children. In their spare time, they sit on the Board of Arlington Home School Resource and run North Texas Home Educators Network (NTHEN).

Mark Woolsey

Mark Woolsey

Worldview Studies and Dance Lessons

Mark Woolsey is a home school dad of many years. He is married to Mary, his sweet wife of 35 years. Together they have had four children. They all completed this high school curriculum and have attended/graduated from college.  Mark has read extensively and has logged many a late night helping his children get papers ready for class the next day. 

Candice Goode

Matthew Road Academy

Workshop: Blended Education Can Be a Win-Win

Addie Frederickson

Leap of Faith Arts

Ashley Harriman

Creative Homeschool Solutions

Ashley Harriman is the Director of Creative Homeschool Solutions and a homeschooling mom for a decade.

Workshop: Reclaiming Your School Days and Regaining You Peace of Mind!


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