A native of WNY, Kelly has been married to Jeff for almost 20 years. They officially became a homeschooling family in 2011, and since relocating to East TN five years ago, have been blessed with a flourishing homeschool community at both Cornerstone Cooperative and at their beloved church, Calvary Chapel Knoxville. The Knapps live in Maryville with Bentley, their golden retriever, and 3 unique cats who are full of personality. Together they enjoy playing games, snuggling, watching football, and hosting gatherings in their home. Kelly loves to read, cook, bake, write, and decorate, and considers it her greatest joy to invest in her children: Jeffery, John, Katherine, and Margaret. Serving local homeschool families and founding Cornerstone together with Elena has been a ministry highlight, and a catalyst for her personal and spiritual growth these last few years, and she considers it a privilege and a blessing to serve this community. Go Bills!
Shauna, along with her husband Mike, homeschool their 4 children: Sienna, Macie, Ace, and Michael. She earned a BA in Psychology, and teaching credential with her Masters in Education. Though she taught for several years in public school, Shauna and Mike began homeschooling in 2012 when they felt the Lord leading them in that direction. They left California 10 years ago, and fell in love with the Smoky Mountains, where they now call home. They currently live and work in Sevierville in the real estate industry, and have a heart for foster care. In their free time, Shauna loves planning fun adventures, and the family enjoys being at church, having fun at the beach, and traveling whenever possible.
Tiffany and her husband Rowdy have two daughters, Adelynn, and Anna, who have been homeschooled all their lives. The McCalls attend Calvary Chapel Knoxville, and they own and operate a local family asphalt business. Tiffany serves as the secretary on the Cornerstone board but beyond her administrative duties, she enjoys teaching science classes at Cornerstone as well as assisting other teachers in their classes, and loves all of her students! When not paving driveways or working on spreadsheets, the McCalls can be found camping, traveling, swimming, and enjoying fun family game nights.
Elena, wife to Erik and homeschool mom of 3, began homeschooling over a decade ago after leaving the banking industry. Throughout their homeschooling journey, the Lord has grown a passion in them for global missions and through this, led them to live in London for a year to open a cafe associated with a church. When they returned, God made a way for Elena to help start this amazing homeschool community we call Cornerstone Cooperative. You can find the Nelsons serving at their church, as well as out and about as they use their entrepreneurial skills to connect with and serve the people of Blount County through one of Maryville’s beloved food trucks. When not serving, cooking on her truck, or teaching, you can find Elena floating in the sun on Tellico Lake.