Meet Team U
Michele Holmes & Rachel Fahrenbach
We’re a mother-daughter duo with a desire to see you
become a confident decision maker.
As homeschooling moms ourselves, we understand the numerous decisions on your radar and the responsibility they carry. With a defined purpose and clear goals, you can create a framework that empowers you to make homeschooling decisions confidently.
Through one-on-one coaching and our membership community, we work with homeschooling moms to identify where they are in their homeschooling journeys and to create their Homeschool Directive, a comprehensive document that guides the choices you make for your homeschool.
Michele is a homeschooling veteran with 30 years of homeschooling experience that includes graduating six kids (four went on to earn college degrees and the other two are current college students). Additionally, she is homeschooling her youngest two (yep! she’s got 8 kids) which means she’s up-to-date on the current trends in the homeschooling community.
Married to her high school sweetheart, Ed, Michele lives in the Chicagoland area where she started and led a homeschool co-op that is still going strong 20 years later averaging 150 – 200 kids each year. Over the years, Michele has counseled hundreds of women from diverse backgrounds and in various stages of homeschooling, as well as led workshops about starting homeschooling, homeschooling high school students, and scheduling your homeschool week.
She also co-founded and currently sits on the Board of Directors for a non-profit charity that serves her local community.
Growing up in the homeschooling community, Rachel was able to observe numerous homeschooling styles, hear various reasons and goals for homeschooling, and experience it all first-hand. Her observations and life experiences have impacted the choices she now makes as a 2nd generational homeschooler.
During her junior year of high school, Rachel was part of the first wave of homeschoolers to dual-enroll at her local community college. After earning her Associate’s degree, Rachel transferred to Hope College where she double majored in Creative Writing and Business Management. After college, she worked as an editor in Chicago until she and her husband, Steve, moved to the suburbs.
Since moving up to “practically Wisconsin” nine years ago, Rachel has worked as a writing tutor, taught over 10 high-school level classes at a local homeschool co-op, coordinated over 50 weddings and events, and co-founded a non-profit charity.
Rachel and Steve live with their three children in the Chicagoland area.