Our first guest today is Terry Lynn Schmidt author of “When Drag Racing Met Country Music: A Widow’s Journey in Rediscover”. She is a former Opryland performer and she will share lessons in rediscovery after loss of her spouse, drag racing Hall of Famer Harry Schmidt.When they met, she was pursuing her performing career at Opryland with fellow performers Steven Curtis Chapman and Chonda Pierce, and entertaining troops with the USO overseas. He was a legend and pioneer in the NHRA drag racing industry, a Hall of Famer for his Blue Max Funny Car.
She gave up her career to marry Harry Schmidt, and raise their daughters in a fast-paced life as VIPs of the drag racing industry. But when she lost her soulmate to cancer, Terri also experienced the life-shattering loss of her own identity with him. She was left to begin a journey to rediscover herself and her faith. As she began the journey, she wrote about what she was learning and shares this with others who also have faced tremendous loss and are seeking new beginnings and renewing of their faith. For more information go to https://www.terrilynnschmidt.com
Kim Orlando is the founder of TravelingMom.com, TravelingDad.com, and SheBuysCars.com and a sought-after social media and marketing consultant and authority on family travel. Kim is a regular spokeswoman on satellite media tours, appeared on Good Morning America and The Today Show, hosted numerous conferences has been quoted in media from Good Housekeeping to the WSJ. TravelingMom has the largest family travel influencer network in the world, is syndicated in Family Fun magazine and newspapers. Go to her websites for more information at TravelingMom.com,TravelingDad.com, and SheBuysCars.com.
Aaron Lemon-Strauss will share tips on understanding your child’s PSAT/NMSQT scores and how to build a personalized SAT practice plan. As executive director, college and career access, Aaron leads the College Board’s digital efforts to clear a path for students to college and career success. Overseeing College Board resources such as BigFuture and partnerships with Khan Academy and Roadtrip Nation®, Aaron is charged with helping students take the right next step in their journey to college and career. Aaron joined the College Board in 2014 to lead the development of Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, helping to launch the world’s greatest SAT practice resources that just happen to be free. Previously, Aaron held leadership roles at Kaplan® Test Prep in digital product management, sales, and educator support.