Thom and Tresta Neil
Working in a nursing home with several “cute”, couples holding hands, Thom and Tresta were inspired to create a future together. Thom is from New Hampshire and served an LDS mission in Italy. Tresta is from New Mexico and served in the Netherlands while Thom waited for her. They don’t subscribe to the television adage, “Eight is Enough” with their many birthed, married and borrowed children. Thom was the first to bring up the idea of homeschooling, Tresta thought he was mad! Twenty-two years later they are still successfully homeschooling through births and deaths, liver transplantation, addiction recoveries, conferences and family run businesses. Together, as owners of Keystone Education, Called to Learn and the directors of several homeschool conferences, they are nationally sought after authors and presenters. Their uniqueness is seen in the stories of Thom delivering half a dozen sets of twins as a teenager, Tresta sitting on a cactus and their first kiss over the alter.