Chairman of the Board
Kevin brings his business experience, passion and great knowledge to growing BEE. His previous roles as Director of Marketing and Brand Management for Pacific Life and Fluor Corporation have given him unique perspective to continue to build an organization preparing youth for a new global market. He has his Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and Economics as well as a Master of Business Administration from UCI.
As father of two boys, Kevin volunteered and led many young men through their time together in the Boys Scouts. Through his 12 years of volunteering with the Scouts, he taught many merit badge classes and encouraged, drove, camped and climbed with many young men (including his own!) as they persevered on the path to Eagle Scout.
Donna Bixby is Founder and Director of Bixby Educational Events, Inc., and has served in this capacity since its inception. Donna has been serving the homeschool community since 2003 by organizing various school assemblies. She has been home educating her children since 1996.
Donna has served with non-profit organizations for over 35 years and enjoys giving back to others. She started B.E.E. as a resource for other home educating families as well as providing opportunities for parents to expose their children to the performing arts. B.E.E. is an educational nonprofit seeking to keep the arts accessible, available, and affordable to the homeschool, charter and small private school communities. B.E.E. is also using its connections and business opportunities to enhance students’ business skills and experience.
Together, the team is building a network of professionals and educators to empower students to work and explore career options from junior high to graduation.
Born and raised in Marlboro, MA., Mary married her husband, Scott, in 1978. They have one daughter who is now 27 yrs old; she is pursuing an art career in illustration and fine arts, and is currently attending The Center of the Arts in San Francisco to complete a 2 year Master’s program.
Mary is passionate about integrating the Arts back into school curricula. She graduated in 1976 with a BS in Elementary Education from Framingham State Teacher’s College in Massachusetts. Her graduating class was the last class of teachers credentialed automatically for teaching in all 50 states. Thereafter, Mary taught third grade as well as music and public speaking for middle school. Her teaching years were on and off for 30 years due to frequent family moves, but that afforded her the opportunity to work as a substitute teacher for many schools and many grade levels.
Stephanie is a homeschool graduate that went on to the Honors Program at Azusa Pacific University, where she received a full-tuition scholarship through the generosity of the Segerstrom family in concert with the Board of Trustees. After obtaining her BA in Music, she began teaching at local studios in south Orange County. Soon after, Stephanie completed her MA in Humanities: Literature through CSU Dominguez Hills. Her thesis was presented at the 2013 Conference on Christianity and Literature. She was also sponsored by Texas Instruments to attend a teacher’s seminar at the National Archive in Kansas City, where she continued her original research.
Upon her return from the Midwest, Stephanie founded Bowman Academics, an educational company specializing in honors humanities classes for high school, including a groundbreaking Advanced Literature/Philosophy course. In addition, she continues to teach classical music prolifically through local studios and in collaboration with the Music Teachers’ Association of California.