We’re blessed — and you’re blessed, too! — with a team of teachers, writers, and support staff bringing you inspiring and practical information on traditional cooking. From easy, simple, and delicious recipes to practical and helpful health articles, plus reflections on life, natural care, balancing family and good healthy food, baby steps to healthy cooking, menu planning help, and. so. much. more.
Get to know all of us below, and feel free to follow links to our posts and articles, off-site blogs, and social media.
Wardee Harmon, Owner & Lead Teacher
Wardeh (‘Wardee’) lives in the Boise area of Idaho with her dear family. She’s the author of T\Fermenting and other traditional cooking eBooks, and she teaches online classes in the fundamentals of traditional cooking, sourdough, cultured dairy, cheesemaking, fermentation, kids cooking, dehydrating, allergy-free cooking, cooking outside, pressure cooking, and more. Connect with Wardee and Traditional Cooking School friends on Gab.
Haniya Cherry, Teacher & Content Director
Haniya is Wardee’s oldest daughter, a Traditional Cooking School child through and through! She enjoys reading history as well as science and adventure memoirs and long classic novels; adventuring outside; learning about the chemistry of food; and trying new recipes. Sourdough, kefir, ginger beer, and apple chutney are her favorite ferments! She and her husband have two little boys, both born at home.
Danielle Tate, Customer Success Team Leader
Danielle, along with her husband Brad and their son Wyatt, are a full-time RVing family with a love of the outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys cooking nourishing traditional prepared foods, especially outside. Danielle is an author, blogger, speaker, and budget coach with a passion for helping churches and individuals to have honest, Bible-based conversations about money, sexual discipleship, and sexual health. Danielle and her family currently live in the Gettysburg, PA area. Find her online at The Sex & Money Mrs., The Traveling Tates, and on social media @TheDanielleTate.
Vicki Henry, Customer Success Team
Vicki lives in SE New Mexico with her husband Steve. Although she is a CPA and an eCommerce entrepreneur, her passion is cooking, baking, and preserving. She loves trying new recipes out on her family and friends. Since joining Traditional Cooking School, Vicki’s kitchen counters always have jars of things fermenting, souring, or sprouting. Her husband has stopped asking what’s in all the jars! Vicki has 2 grown sons, Christopher and Kevin, and a beautiful daughter-in-law, Mandi.
Peggy Niermeyer, Customer Success Team
Peggy is an Eskimo from Alaska who lives in Michigan with her husband Todd and their two children Dylan and Ashley which they homeschool. She enjoys cooking, fermenting, canning, growing garlic and teaching others how and why to cook traditionally. She loves cycling and being outdoors. She has helped form a figure skating club at Notre Dame called Michiana Ice Figure Skating Club. She is studying to become a Naturopathic Doctor and hopes to use her God-given talents to help others in the future.
Sonya Hemmings, Customer Success Team & Publications Editor
Sonya is a wife, homeschooling mom, freelance writer/editor and tutor in Tempe, Arizona. She loves reading, traditional cooking, photography and digital scrapbooking, and she blogs at Hemmings Half Dozen.
Sylvia Britton, Customer Success Team & Devotional Writer
Bio coming soon!
Roberta Lopez Hoskins, Customer Success Team
Roberta recently moved to the Lake Tahoe area with her husband Doug to be closer to Doug’s parents. They are active in their church community. A lifetime entrepreneur, Roberta’s passion is connecting with people and helping other women discover their dreams. She loves cooking healthy food for her children and husband, and is always willing to try a new recipe. Roberta has 2 grown daughters, 3 grown sons, and 1 teenage daughter as well as a three-year-old grandson.
Hollie Parks, Community Manager
Hollie is a follower of Christ, wife to Nathan, and homeschool mom to 3 kiddos. She and her husband own and manage Fifth Season Farms in West Virginia, where they provide a clean meat connection for those seeking a beyond organic source. Hollie is an RN with almost two decades of experience and has seen first hand the byproducts of the standard American diet, the inadequacies of western medicine, and the aftermath of the conventional food system. Hollie’s passion is educating people of God’s design to create food that can heal and not hurt our bodies, while knowing where their food comes from.
Kelsey Steffen, Social Media Manager
Kelsey is a wife, a mother, and forever a learner. She and her husband desire to have a life “Full of Days”. This means finding “fullness” in the everyday grind, which encompasses every area of life: motherhood, homeschooling, time-management, cooking, cleaning, and money-saving strategies. She desires to get back to the basics, setting aside short cuts and getting in-tune with the ebbs and flows of the seasons of life. She spends her days homeschooling her three older kiddos (while wrangling her youngest), cooking food the traditional way, and blogging about it all along the way. She blogs at Full of Days.
Kris Katzmann, Graphics Design
Kris claims that she is addicted to creating social media graphics. She’s always been creative and passionate about beautiful things, so she began her online social media design business. When she’s not creating, she’s a busy wife of over 20 years and mom of four teenagers — one through adoption. She is a follower of Christ, a homeschool teacher, and always up for adventures and making lasting memories with her family. When she’s not chauffeuring the kids around, she’s often at the river fly fishing. Find her online at Kristina Katzmann.
Shannon Miles, Podcast Editor
Shannon is a wife, mom, homeschool teacher, holistic health counselor, and musician/worship leader. Her passion — holistic health — is reflected in her belief that what is on your plate is just as important as what is happening in your life. She and her family love their two dogs, and live in Texas. She blogs at Simply Smiles.
We’ve had wonderful contributing writers in the past. Here’s where you can access their archives.
- Katie Baldridge
- Jane Baldwin
- Annie Bernauer
- Lee Burdett
- Katy Carter
- Jenny Cazzola
- Laura Cherry
- Cara Comini
- Millie Copper
- Jenny Cutler
- Lindsey Dietz
- Jami Ellis
- Jenna Ettlich
- Kresha Faber
- Chaya Foedus
- Christy Greer
- Mary Harp
- Nikki Hughes
- Mindy Hurd
- Anya Jang
- Stacy Karen
- Tara Kelly
- Roxanne King
- Patty Lacoss-Arnold
- Kathie Lapcevic
- Jamie Larrison
- Amy Love
- Sara Michalski
- Roz Mignogna
- Paula Miller
- Daniela Modesto
- Melissa Norris
- Amy Ouellette
- Melissa Posey
- Lindsey Proctor
- Andrea Sabean
- Nichole Sawatzy
- Katie Mae Stanley
- Megan Stevens
- Tammy Trayer
- Erin Vander Lugt
- Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri
- Tracey Vierra
- Valeria Weaver
- Dawn Yoder