About Knowledge Box Central
Knowledge Box Central provides hands on learning experiences for children of all ages.
Cyndi Kinney is a country girl who lives in Louisiana. Her interests include organics, holistic medicine, writing, crafts, quilting, reading, and traveling. Her undergraduate degree is in Nursing, and she is an R.N. Cyndi had intended to homeschool her daughter from the beginning, but she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and didn’t feel that her health would allow her to do that. She sent her daughter to public school for just a couple of years and soon realized that HOME was where she needed to be and knew that God would give her the strength, regardless of her disability. Cyndi began not only teaching her daughter, but also many other students in her local co-op, where Cyndi discovered that she really had a knack for writing. She began exploring and researching Color Psychology and using it to design Lapbooks for the students in her co-op. A history curriculum company, Tapestry of Grace, approached Cyndi about writing and creating Lapbooks for them, and soon Apologia followed. The rest is history! Well… I guess Science, Grammar, Literature, and Math too! Cyndi did many more years of study, which led to her being granted a “life experience” PhD in Education for her work in that fascinating area of study. She uses this information to help people around the world to improve the creativity, behaviors, and learning experiences in their homes, workplaces, and classrooms. Eventually, Cyndi changed her method from homeschooling to unschooling, and she soon saw her daughter’s love for learning escalate! Her daughter graduated high school at the age of 15 and college at 18. Cyndi’s best friend owns Knowledge Box Central, and Cyndi is honored to write for her as a hobby. She has authored over 400 books and has served as both domestic and international Key Note Speaker on homeschooling and unschooling topics.
Operations Manager, Marketing Manager, & Author
Candie lives in dusty West Texas with her husband and son. She's an unschooling momma to a young man who is all about photography, graphic design, painting, and survival planning. (If one day she is just gone, you can bet he forced the family to "bugout" and go off-grid!) She loves to read, garden, and craft, and feeds every bird in a 500 mile radius. Candie spent many years teaching and supervising in multiple Mother's Day Out programs and then moved on to Teacher's Aide, Office Aide, PTA President and VIP Chairman once her son started public school. When she finally brought him home in 3rd grade and started writing for Knowledge Box, she knew she had found her place. Writing had been her passion for many years and now she had an outlet that was helping other homeschool moms. She has written over 60 products and designed curriculum supplements for American Girl, Apologia ~ What We Believe Series, and others.
She has been married to husband Randy for 18 hilarious and wonderful years. He can make her laugh like no one else can and loves her completely; faults, failures, freak accidents and all! Without his support, her son's constant supply of inspiration, and Cyndi Kinney seeing in her what she couldn't see in herself, she would never be able to do what she loves!
Finance Manager, Amazon/Kindle Specialist, & Author
Judy Trout has been married to her husband, Billy, for 48 years and they are the proud parents of Cyndi Kinney, granddaughter Shelby Kinney and son-in-law Scott Kinney. Judy is a retired public school administrator who supports and understands the value of homeschooling in today’s changing environment. Judy holds degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration and works part-time as a GED Test Administrator. Judy has a passion for learning and enjoys writing lapbooks and journals for Knowledge Box Central.
She also enjoys spending time with family, traveling, cruising, camping, as well as spending time with their adorable dog, Chloe Anne, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, who captures the heart of all who meet her and is often the brunt of Cyndi Kinney’s jokes about being the “Spoiled Princess Chloe”.
Shelby Elizabeth Kinney wrote the adventurous children’s book Spot, Come Home! as an 8 year old homeschool student.She graduated high school when she was 15 and went straight to college, where she graduated at the age of 18. Throughout high school and college, Shelby worked as a Volunteer Firefighter and Certified First Responder. When very young, she had the opportunity to be a Background Extra in a missionary film series, and she fell in love with the film industry. She has worked as a Background Extra, Cast Assistant, Stand-In, and Production Assistant on many moves and television shows. In 2015, she pursued stunt training and has performed stunts in several productions. Shelby loves spending time with her family and friends. She loves the outdoors, especially if mud is involved! She has also co-authored many other Lapbooks with her mother, Cyndi Kinney. She is a very well-rounded young woman who has a very adventurous and creative spirit.