Bernie Van Tilburg
I graduated from Kent State University and have worked at WKYC TV3, WTAM 1100 and WKNR 850, but my passion is teaching! I currently teach at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center and specialize in photography, Photoshop, videography, video editing, animation, broadcasting, audio production and more. I have also taught classes at Lorain County Career Center, North Royalton High School and the Ohio Center for Broadcasting. I've been teaching Movie Making summer camps for 10 years for kids ranging from 5th to 10th grade.
Lanaya Van Tilburg
I grew up in the suburbs of Brunswick, Ohio and moved to the rural area of Wellington 5 years ago. I am still on a learning journey and have gained a lot of hands on knowledge about country living and feel I can help others who have the same desire of learning about rural living but feel hesitant or overwhelmed at the thought. I feel there is a large movement of families that dream of getting back to basics and I'm passionate about helping others gain the same hands on knowledge. I am proof that it's possible for suburbanites like me to transform their way of living into a more simple, independent and healthier lifestyle.
I am a wife to a wonderful husband, mother of one hockey obsessed little boy and have taught young children for over 10 years. I enjoy the outdoors, fitness, sports, farm animals and making memories with my family. I have a strong passion for educating others on living a healthy lifestyle. After my son was born I discovered how simple and practical essential oils are for ailments and cleaning. I love educating others how to effectively use these simple and safe oils.
I am the owner of Rustic Treasures, an Upcycle and Antique Shop. I specialize in transforming antiques and unwanted finds from garage sales, flea markets or even on the side of the road to upcycle each into rustic farmhouse decor. I'm excited to share my knowledge, using chalk paints and techniques that I've been using for over 5 years to create these "Rustic Treasures."