Meet Our Team
Kim is WriteShop’s creative director and co-author of WriteShop I and II. More than anything, Kim loves to encourage and equip homeschool moms who have a tough time teaching writing. Practically, that means overseeing product development and marketing, speaking at homeschool conferences, answering customer emails, and creating content for our blog.
Kim and her husband Jim make their home in Southern California where, beginning in 1988, they homeschooled for 15 years. They have three fabulous adult children and eight
practically perfect busy grandchildren. With their kids’ families living as far away as England, the Kautzers do quite a bit of traveling each year. Kim also enjoys a good book, the Sunday crossword puzzle, tea with milk, and dark chocolate. To feed her creative side, she has recently taken up art journaling.
Are you interested in inviting Kim to speak at your homeschool conference or parent meeting? Visit her speaker page for workshop titles and descriptions.
Debbie is co-author of WriteShop I and II and WriteShop’s day-to-day operations manager. Should you call our office, hers is the friendly voice you’re most likely to hear! In addition to serving customers with a smile, Debbie works with stores, schools, and co-op groups. She also manages our shipping department, coordinates all the details of our homeschool convention travel, and pretty much keeps our ducks in a row.
Debbie and Eric’s 18-year homeschooling journey began 1986, when their daughter was in kindergarten. The Oldars, who also have a son serving in the Army, are doting first-time grandparents to a busy but completely adorable one-year-old. When she has a free time (whatever that is!), Debbie loves swimming, hiking, and just being outdoors where it’s green and fresh. She also enjoys reading, babysitting her grandson, and serving with Christian Release Time at a local school.
We’re thankful for Nancy, the creative mind behind our popular WriteShop Primary and WriteShop Junior series for elementary ages. A prolific author of over 80 books, Nancy writes fiction, nonfiction, and educational materials for both adults and children, including Imagination Station novels for Focus on the Family. Nancy’s books have been published by Zondervan, Sleeping Bear Press, and Scholastic, among others. She has a special passion for African-American history and culture, and has won several notable awards for her work.
Nancy and her husband Jeff have two grown sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and a sweet little grandson. When she’s not writing, Nancy loves sewing patchwork quilts, gardening, and photography. Learn more about Nancy and her books at www.nancyisanders.com.
We’re not quite sure where we’d be without Jimmie! She is invaluable as WriteShop’s marketing director, where she oversees our email newsletter, the affiliate program, the blog, social media, and advertising. She’s mom to a highly creative teen who is wrapping up her high school years. Jimmie resides in Memphis, TN.
As chief packer and shipper, Eric is in charge of filling your WriteShop order. During our busiest months, he’s been known to wear a path between warehouse and office to make sure we’re always well stocked and able to ship quickly—usually within 24 hours!