Jake Zwart, husband of Heather and father of 4 boys, is the executive director of OCHEC. Jake and Heather learned of homeschooling when their eldest child was an infant and have homeschooled them through highschool. During this time they have worked with some wonderful homeschool families within OCHEC, and met families that homeschool throughout the world. They believe that homeschooling is a model of education that, while challenging, gives rewards commensurate with the challenges. It is this vision that propels them to continue serving the homeschool community.