About Us

Kimberly Vogel, the founder of the Thinking and Learning Center began her journey in education over 20 years ago. She has a B.S in Education and is a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist. Equipping Minds® Cognitive Development Therapist, Homeschool Coach, and author; but her favorite title is a homeschool mom. 

As a homeschool mom, Kimberly has a heart for homeschool families. After graduating 3 children through homeschooling (and the countdown to graduate the youngest has begun!), she can help guide you through the entire homeschool process. She enjoys consultations with the goal of bringing hope and life back to the homeschool environment. Kimberly also speaks to homeschool groups, moms groups, or women’s events. Contact her for more information.

Kimberly is married to Kevin and they have 4 daughters. They both serve in the children’s ministry at their church and Kimberly volunteers with her local school district to help foster kids who receive special education services. When she’s not working, Kimberly enjoys crafts, especially those with yarn and her latest endeavor is weaving. It’s a beautiful reminder of the way God works through our lives, weaving people and circumstances through our lives to create a thing of beauty of strength. 

Jennifer Pinto was a physical education teacher for 8 years before becoming a stay at home, homeschooling mom.  When she found out two of her three girls are dyslexic she dove into research to better help her children.  She discovered NILD Educational Therapy and has completed her Level 1 course work.  She has been working with students for over a year now, fine-tuning her therapy skills. Her passion is for students to know that being an out of the box thinker is OK. The world needs dyslexic thinkers.  She believes every child has amazing gifts and talents and their reading level should not define them, but to focus on building the whole child. 

Jennifer is married to her high school best friend, Sebastian. They have 3 girls, 17, 14 and 11 years old.   In their free time they travel, ski in Lake Tahoe, ride horses and are always seeking the next adventure.  Jennifer has her undergraduate in Kinesiology with a Masters Degree in Educational Management and hopes to complete NILD Level II this year.  Her heart is to serve homeschool families, especially ones with children that live life with learning differences.