Meet the Fireflies Team

Lanise Santala

Moments:  Talking to God A California mom of four, Lanise Santala, shares from her heart, linking God’s truth to the everyday adventures of becoming a Godly mom.

Kevin Bartle

Masterpiece Conversations Kevin Bartle loves looking at things from a unique perspective, a different angle, and a deeper view. Kevin is excited to guide the Fireflies Blog followers in a closer exploration of great works of art — hopefully inspiring some of their very own! Kevin’s heart for learning is put to use weekly teaching art […]

Amanda Hampton

Gratitude Children must be trained to have thankful hearts and parents are the best gratitude role models.    Each month, Amanda and her family lead us on an adventure of gratitude as they identify areas of thankfulness and then show how we can “act” on our heart of gratitude.

Rachel Skavril

Cooking with Kids Paint it – Make it We believe that cooking with children is one of the easiest ways to teach & reinforce social, emotional and academic skills.   Each month Rachel creates & shares kitchen adventures for parents and their children.   Her activity posts are monthly favorites with our Fireflies’ readers.  Along […]

Mary Kline, Co-founder

Book Reviews & Childhood Reflections A master teacher with over 35 years of teaching experience, Mary shares personal reflections as a wife, mother, grandmother, and storyteller.  Her real name is Mary Byrne Kline, but she loves her Grandma title, “Button” the most!   Mary is the person responsible for our Chasing Fireflies’ book reviews; the […]

Gil Moegerle, Co-Founder

Chasing Fireflies Podcasts We are so thrilled to have Gil join us as host of our Chasing Fireflies Podcasts.  One of his many passions is equipping children to communicate effectively and with confidence.  His other passions are his three children and five grandchildren. About Gil Gil Moegerle has served for 40 years in the communications field. […]

Deni Corbett, Founder

Communicating with Confidence Children must be given an opportunity to communicate effective messages in three main areas: print, verbal, & visual.  Deni provides monthly activities that encourage these three communication areas and support the featured theme will be provided monthly. Deni Corbett received her BS degree in Education from Asbury University and her ESD in Reading […]

Jocelyn Bartle

Beginning Communication Skills Join us in welcoming our newest Fireflies Blog contributor, Jocelyn Bartle.  We believe strongly in the power of verbal communication in the lives of our children and their families.   Join Jocelyn as she shares original Fireflies Presents… & storytelling experiences to enhance your Chasing Fireflies family legacy moments!  Welcome Jocelyn! “I am very […]

Joanna Merideth

The Reading Tree There is lots of care and attention that is needed for your child to sprout into a fluent, mature reader.  Through a new Fireflies’ series, The Reading Tree, early childhood educator and author Joanna Merideth, will equip you with developmentally-appropriate strategies that you can use to help your child learn to read […]