Team

Meet the Team

Our team supports facilitates the learning for students to graduate knowing who they are what skills they have to offer and the path is clearer for their future career success.

Donna Bixby

Founder/ President

Understanding how the Arts promote the development of our neurobiological system was a huge eye opener for me, and it answered many issues I was seeing in my own son. The Arts nourish and grow our sensory, attention, cognitive, emotional, and motor capacities, all of which are a part of the neurobiological system, the driving force behind all learning.

Mary Blouin

Board Member

Director of Education

Today’s business environment is looking for people with skills in innovation, creativity, those who learn to see new patterns, those who know how to learn from their mistakes and how to envision solutions that will succeed. Integrating the Arts became a necessity for us, not an option.

Chuck Bolt

CTE Building Trades and Construction

 

Chuck is a retired marine who has already done so much for his community, and now he is giving back in a new way.  He is headed back into the classroom and mentoring the next generation of students using his accumulated knowledge and skills.

Chuck has been a Scoutmaster, mentor and leader in Boy Scouts of America in the El Camino Real District from  1993 to 2016. Chuck has had a great impact on many young men during this period of time, leading a number of them all the way to becoming Eagle Scouts. Bolt guided 91 Eagles Scouts .

He has been an Independent Contractor in the state of California for more than 30 years. Chuck worked as a Painting /Plastering and a General Contractor from 1978 to 2016.  He is also a Certified Building Inspector ( for plumbing, electrical, framing and concrete) for the last 5 years.

Chuck is also a Homeschool dad of two children who homeschooled all the way through high school. He has been a credentialed Educator since 1986.

Chuck is currently working on achieving a CTE credential in Building and Construction Trade Industry  to teach those student courses.

 

Jeremy Charles Hohn

Instructor

Jeremy Charles Hohn is a multi-disciplinary artist with credentials from Fullerton College, University of California, Irvine, and the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. With seven years experience in children's entertainment and three years in elementary and young adult education, Jeremy has emerged as a powerful catalyst for kids of all ages to discover their expressive potential. By encouraging his students to boldly face their obstacles, Jeremy leads a hands-on physical theatre workshop to develop the skills of observing and testing solutions.

Jeremy has instructed for several reputable arts communities such as: Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Anneliese Schools - Willowbrook Campus, Segerstrom Center’s Arts Teach Program, Annenberg Performing Arts Center, and UC Irvine. This is Jeremy’s first semester teaching Common Core at The Hive. He believes Arts practice, and education in general, best serve the student when it sparks curiosity, enables more acute observation of the world, and leads to practical exploration of solutions.

Lara Stolte

Teacher

Lara Stolte earned her teaching credential from CSU San Marcos and is earning her Masters at BIOLA. She was a primary school teacher before switching to homeschooling when she became a mom.  Lara has taught just about every age and grade in a variety of styles from unschooling to the classical model to name a few.  She has served the homeschool community as a teacher, curriculum librarian, and board member. Lara is grateful for the myriad of benefits homeschooling has brought her family and is excited to assist other families on the homeschool path.

She is excited to use her skills and experience to expand the HIVE program.  This program has been a missing piece for her family and she is proud to be a part of its growth and planning.