Cristina Eklund is wife to Jeremy Eklund, a public high school history teacher, and mother of Elijah (9), Arielle (6) and Samuel (10 months). A former visual merchandising executive for a large global retailer, Cristina was homeschooled from 6th grade through high school and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Her husband was also homeschooled until the third grade. She has been homeschooling her children since 2010. After living in Nicaragua for two years to do missionary work, the Eklunds now live in Concord, Calif.