Member Support Advocate
Melissa has been a member of ENRICHri since 2010. Her teenaged son has been homeschooled since birth and is now taking dual enrollment classes at community college. Melissa served on the Executive Board in various positions for 5 years before moving on to the Member Advocate position. Since 2015 Melissa has filled the role of Homeschool Liaison for the Newport Naval Base, bringing her experiences as a native Rhode Island homeschooler to incoming families.
Melissa’s life revolves around her son’s extensive Pokémon TCG tournament travel schedule and enjoying his teen years.
Melissa brings a wealth of passion and leadership in creating community connections to ENRICHri.
Marcia lives in Riverside, RI with her husband Bryan, her 3 boys, and 2 cats. Marcia works as a Registered Dietitian and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Education. She grew up in Warren, RI, then after living in Maine for 9 years, moved back to RI to be closer to family. They decided to homeschool and joined ENRICHri in 2014.
One of her children has autism and Marcia is very active with autism awareness and fundraising with the RI Autism Project.
Her parents own Frerichs Farm in Warren, RI and while growing up on a farm, she has learned the value of hard work and the importance of cooperation. Marcia enjoys taking trips with her family and watching her boys experience life and new adventures. She and Bryan have a strong sense of community and are excited to help further promote ENRICHri’s values mission.
Beth lives in Rumford, RI with her husband, 4 children, 2 dogs, a cat, a bunny and a hamster. Beth was previously employed as a buyer at CVS Health for 10 years and left to pursue employment that would allow for greater flexibility. She is currently homeschooling her youngest daughter, while her three older children attend a variety of schools in Rhode Island. Beth has an Honors degree in English, taught 6th grade at The Galloway School in Atlanta, GA, completed Master Gardener training at URI, and loves to crochet. She grew up in the south, loves sweet tea, college football, grits and absolutely loves living in New England. Everything but the Patriots, that is. 🙂
Coventry Cooperative Director
Assistant Director of the Coventry Co-Op
Pawtucket Cooperative Director
Jessica lives in Pawtucket with her husband Adam and two children. They have been homeschooling for 5 years and joined ENRICHri at the beginning of their journey. Jess is a work at home mom, running an in-home daycare and hand crafted decor business. Before becoming the Pawtucket Co-op Site Director, she played an active role in the co-op as assistant director and teacher. She enjoys books, the beach and all things crafty!
Ashley Dos Santos
Assistant Director of the Pawtucket Co-Op
Director of Wildschooling
Once upon a time a couple of intellectual hippies made a baby amongst the eucalyptae near the pacific coast where, they later would say, they went to “pick up her soul” from the sea otter she was in her last life. Hippie mum discovered John Holt’s “How Children Fail” in the Mills College library’s education section, and Larkin Leaf Trainor’s future was determined. Guided by Holt and other brilliant thinkers, (ask her mum who) and with the help of the internet in its toddlerhood, Larkin and her siblings grew up amongst a radically unschooling tribe/community, its membership scattered across the US and internationally as well. Nowadays, Larkin lives an unschooling-principled lifestyle with her numerous offspring, cultivating close and supportive relationships, encouraging their lifelong learning habits and supporting their varied interests and passions, as well as continuing to develop her own skillls and feed her passions, as an entrepreneur, lady-farmer, and seeker of knowledge and power through mothering and home-making.
Director of Wildschooling
Stacey’s learning journey began before she had children to teach. She was always searching for a better way to live. More peaceful, loving, and present. A way of gratitude and connection to family and the universe.
When her daughter was born, she knew that she wanted to impart to her all that she had learned about life, love, and Spirit. She and her husband, Jeff, decided the best way to do that was to homeschool. Thus began their family’s adventure.
Another child and some more learning about herself and what felt right for her family guided her to child led education.
Her desire to give back to the universe leads her to help guide Wildschool and with love and support from family and friends, to continue the journey towards a joyful tomorrow.