Meet our family of “Planeteers”!

Brett Walter About us image Homeschool Planet


Brett is a former homeschool dad of two and veteran Silicon Valley software designer who observed several years ago that homeschoolers didn’t have a first-rate planning solution and set out to create one. Unlike most software projects that are deadline driven, he decided that Homeschool Planet would be quality driven, and we think the hundreds of testimonials and rave reviews speak to his commitment to that goal. Prior to designing Homeschool Planet, Brett helped create a number of award-winning software products, beginning with the flagship product for Symantec Corporation, where he was VP of R&D in the early years. Brett enjoys time with his wife and sons, and currently devotes most of his time to charitable activities.

Robyn Calvi About us image Homeschool Planet


Robyn is the indispensable member of our family who keeps our planet in its orbit and spinning according to schedule. She began as an avid Homeschool Planet user, jumped at the chance to create lesson plans for Homeschool Planet, became the leader of our entire team of lesson plan authors, and now pretty much runs the show with a bit of help from Brett and Joe. Robyn is a 26-year homeschooling mama of six children who has a love for all things organized and administrative, and a passion for helping others thrive in their homeschooling. The author of many of the lesson plans you will find in our Lesson Plan Marketplace, Robyn welcomes you to our Homeschool Planet family where she knows you will find the BEST planner anywhere on the planet!

Joe DeStefano About us image Homeschool Planet


Joe is a Ph.D computer scientist who pretty much single-handedly wrote the tens of thousands of lines of software code that make Homeschool Planet perform its unique magic. Oh, and by the way, he also recorded all the online video tutorials, handles the toughest support cases, and stars in some of our webinars. Joe has developed several successful software programs, but Brett considers Homeschool Planet to be Joe's masterpiece. Despite his geek credentials, Joe’s a ton of fun with whom you’d enjoy sharing a meal. He lives in the Boston area with his wife who teaches math at a local university. Their two daughters are grown and pursuing academic careers. He loves live music, plays soccer like a maniac, and along with Robyn, is a die-hard RedSox fan. Go Sox!

Squeaky, one eyed cat


Squeaky is our one-eyed cat and ship's counselor. He keeps Brett busy removing cat hair from laps and keyboards, and opening and closing the kitchen door at least a thousand times a day. Even though he's a cat, he's a loving and loyal companion. (Who knew that about cats?) The rest of the family calls him Golden, but Brett calls him Squeaky because, really, there's no better way to describe the sounds that come out of his mouth. But, of course, you are welcome to call him whatever you want. Squeaky doesn't care in the least. Names are for beings who respond when called. That's just not his thing.

Homeschool Planet blooming blossom


Without you, we wouldn't be hanging around on this web page. Your commitment to homeschooling inspires us and keeps us working to ensure that Homeschool Planet is exactly what you need to save time and keep your sanity while doing one the most challenging jobs on the planet. Thanks for being part of our family! Or, if you haven't decided yet whether to take the plunge into the world of digital planning, we invite you to sign up today for a free 30 day trial to see if Homeschool Planet is the solution you've been looking for!

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