Brandy Vizmanos-Garcia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education with a major in History and minor in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 1998. She also earned a middle school endorsement at that time. Brandy later earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Emotional Behavior from the University of Arizona in 2002. She worked in the public school system for 9 years and has been running Calvary Heritage Learning Center an affiliate of Academy Northwest for the last 14 years. She has had the great pleasure of working at HCC for the last 8 years.
Brandy has consistently taught history and English over the last 23 years. She taught middle school for 22 years, but she has now moved into just teaching high school classes as her own children have progressed into their secondary level education.
Brandy and her husband, Ed, have been married for 20 years. They moved to Washington State from Tucson, Arizona 19 years ago. They have homeschooled their children for over 13 years. Their son Kyler is 18 years old, and he graduated from high school in June 2021. Their daughter Sydney is 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. When Brandy is not taxying her children around to their various activities, she loves just being home. She looks forward to working in the yard, watching a good movie, or reading a book.
Tim Drumm grew up near Houston, TX where the Lord saved him late in his teenage years and placed him under theologically sound biblical teaching at a local church. At that church, Tim married the love of his life, Katie, in 2007. They are blessed with four children: Luke (born 2010), Elizabeth (2012), Phoebe (2015), and Jack (2018).
Tim graduated from The College of Biblical Studies Houston in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Leadership and a minor in Bible. He then went on to graduate from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California with a Master of Divinity. While in seminary, he completed training and certification as a Biblical Counselor with ACBC.
Tim has worked with students since salvation and is passionate about teaching them the truth of the Bible and encouraging their growth in Christ. During the past 15 years, Tim has been actively involved in campus FCA meetings, teaching Sunday school classes, church administration, coordinating conferences & camps, serving in & then leading youth ministries, and teaching as a professor at The Master’s University. He loves to teach, preach, and mentor students.
Shortly after graduating from seminary, Tim and his family relocated to Mount Vernon in August of 2018 to take his dream job! He currently works as the Pastor of Student Ministries at Emmanuel Baptist Church where he oversees the junior high, high school, and college ministries. Tim & his family are so thankful to be part of the church family at EBC.
Christina South has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Southern Oregon State College and Washington State teacher certification for secondary mathematics. Christina has been involved in the education of students for more than 25 years–home schooling, teaching classes to various groups, tutoring, classroom teaching, and coaching speech and debate students. She taught in Christian schools for eight years before becoming a home schooling parent. Classroom instruction included English, math (primarily Algebra 1 and above), Bible, study skills, drama, personal finance, life skills, and Spanish. Whether in the classroom or at home, Christina enjoys the challenge of making instruction meet the individual needs of her students.
Christina and her husband have six children–two biological and four adopted. She also has four wonderful grandchildren. When there is a quiet moment, Christina enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and spending time outdoors.
Alora Schubkegel earned her Associates degree in Pre-Nursing from Skagit Valley College in 2019. Since then, Alora has worked in the medical field as a Certified Medical Assistant and Medication Aide in Stanwood, Washington and Newberg, Oregon. Alora is currently excited to shift her focus and give back to the homeschool community in her new role as a teacher at Hill Creek Christian.
Alora was homeschooled for the majority of her young life and attended Hillcreek Christian in highschool where she thrived in the strong christian community. During that time, Alora was a chapel leader for highschool girls and coordinated the first homeschool formal dance for the homeschool youth in the area. In addition to Hillcreek, Alora was involved in the Skagit Defenders Speech and Debate Club, SEA-TECH 4-H Club, and Special Friends Camp. As a result of these foundational experiences, Alora has a passion to engage the next generation of students (of all abilities) to embrace new opportunities, find community, and grow in Christ in all aspects of life.
Alora married her husband in the summer of 2020 and moved to Newberg, Oregon to continue his schooling. During that time, Alora and her husband adopted a cat named Ollie who is obsessed with dental picks and raiding Alora’s pantry for bags of bread. When Alora is not chasing Ollie around, she loves crafting cards, making music, adventuring out of doors, and finding fun facts to add to her collection of party tricks.