Meet the Board

Here are the ladies (and families) busy serving iFamily as the 2017-2018 Board of Directors:

 

 

President is Rachel Crumpley

Greetings!  My name is Rachel Crumpley and my fortune cookie from dinner informs me that: “Your personality is fueled by the fascination you feel for life.”  I’m not sure if this is true (partly because I’m not entirely sure what it means), but I can tell you that do I love life.  I am immensely blessed to be married to Tyler, the Most-Wonderful-Man-in-the-Universe, without whom I would probably be reduced to a quivering mass of jelly inside of a week.  Each of our 5 children is a living witness that God still performs miracles in the lives of men.

Tyler and I began homeschooling our children 4 years ago and life has never been the same since!  I had no idea, at the time, what an education this journey would be for ME as well as for my children.  I have been so blessed to see my community expand to include people from all over Southeastern Idaho and all walks of life.

I love the smell of cinnamon rolls on a rainy day, fuzzy socks, geraniums, Jane Eyre, hand-written letters, puzzles, and really good ice cream.  I think chocolate and caramel were a match made in Heaven and I wander around the house like a lost child if I don’t have a good book to read (I usually have 2 or 3 going at once just to avoid this tragic state).  My Happy Place is a large, sun-dappled rock beside a mountain stream with the wind whispering through the pines.  I am very structured (spontaneity, frankly, terrifies me), I enjoy learning the meanings of words and thinking deeply about spiritual things.  Before I die I want to learn photography, see a whale, write a book (or three), and serve a mission in Outer-South Mongolia with my husband.

This unique organization (and its members) have greatly enriched my life and the lives of my family.  I consider it an honor and privilege to serve as President of iFamily.

Vice-President is Paula Taylor

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My name is Paula Taylor and I’m the lucky wife of Cameron C. Taylor (16 years of bliss in October!). Being a good wife to him has come almost effortlessly on my part. On the other hand, trying to be a good mother to my three extremely diverse & lovable rug rats has taken an inordinate amount of work! I’m still trying to learn how to be a good mother and mentor to my children so homeschooling has been a way for me to immerse myself in my most important and challenging educational pursuit in life: parenting. We just entered year number five of homeschooling and although I still consider myself inept, I’m still plugging along each day, trying to figure things out with God’s help.

I’m loud, high energy and perpetually in motion (probably because I fall asleep if I sit still for too long!). I love Jesus, people and creating smiles, laughter and hope. Although I enjoy hosting large gatherings and feed off the energy of others, for me a perfect day would involve hours of reading, writing in my journal and working in the garden.

I consider myself one of the most blessed individuals on the planet and being part of this amazing organization has exponentially increased my blessedness!

Mentor Coordinator is Karami Crandall

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Hi, I am Karami Crandall.  I have been married for 19 years to the Love of My Life, Kevin.  Parenting is our greatest love and challenge.  We are blessed to have the opportunity to raise 6 amazingly wonderful and unique children.  We live in Shelley with our 20 goats, 5 sheep, 4 chickens, 3 cats, a dog, and a tortoise. My passions are writing (journal, lists, books, poems), reading children’s books to my kids, cooking vegetables, geography, traveling, and family time.  I am learning how to garden (flowers and vegetables) and play the guitar.  I am a firm believer in budgeting (time and money), reading exceptional literature, and mud rooms.  I feel like homeschooling for me began the day our oldest son was born 18 years ago.  But, I am starting my 9th official year of homeschooling.  Every year is a new adventure and an opportunity to see God’s hand in the lives of my children.  I am happy to be able to serve as Mentor Coordinator at iFAMILY.

 

Secretary is Emily Ridley

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Emily Ridley grew up back east in Connecticut. She majored in Biology at BYU and loved pretty much everything about it (except those nasty parasitic worms). After graduating, she married David and had three wonderful children. She has been homeschooling those same three children for over 9 years now, and still thinks it’s a good idea. She enjoys reading and reading some more, most things musical, photography, teaching, the ocean, ice cream, baseball, basketball, and a good laugh. She and her family are grateful to be a part of iFamily.

Treasurer is Jenny Grover

I believe homeschooling has always been written in my heart but it took a little while before I was ready to really grasp hold of it. With God’s gentle, persistent nudges and unfailing love and guidance, that dream is now our beautiful reality. I’ve been blessed to be married to my high-school sweetheart, Ryan for fourteen years. He is my best friend and other half. We have two beautiful daughters, who make us laugh, cheer, try new things, reach higher, dream bigger, practice more patience, pray often and then wake up determined to be better than yesterday. I love my little tribe and am so grateful for every minute of our adventure. Whether it be art, decorating, cooking or gardening, I’ve found my soul is happiest when I’m creating something beautiful. I hope to add sewing, photography, better gardening skills and playing the cello to my “something beautiful” list. I truly believe our iFamily community creates beauty every single day. I am thankful for the sisterhood, friendships and goodness that have been freely given to my little tribe. We have been so blessed and I am honored to be serving as treasurer.