2016 Kickstart Challenge Webcast Speakers


Kevin Swanson is a father, pastor, host of the international radio program Generations Radio, and Director of Generations. After holding multiple leadership positions in corporate, church, and non-profit organizations, Kevin now speaks around the world on family-based discipleship, economics, and American culture.


Erik Weir is founder of Weir Capital Management, a company that has been ranked as one of South Carolina’s 25 fastest growing companies for 2009 and 2010 by the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce. Formerly a vice president with a publicly traded New York investment banking firm, Erik now owns his own wealth management firm and has brought his son to walk beside him in the business. Erik and and his wife, Robin, homeschool their five children at their family farm in the Greenville, South Carolina area.


Steve Riddell is the Christian homeschooling father of four daughters and grandfather of eight “to-be-homeschooled” grandchildren. He is an award-winning speaker, trainer, coach, manager and author with a reputation for inspiring others to greater degrees of excellence. His expertise includes, sales, motivation, call center design, call center management, compensation, direct marketing and hiring—getting the right people. He is the author of the book Selling Genius: Achieving Extraordinary Sales Results with Ordinary People. He is currently serving as the CSO for Sprint Telesales and he lives with his family live in Houston, Texas.


Dave Tucker, raised in Mexico by missionary parents, is more than just a Christian businessman and father. With over 20 years of experience in IT, he created his own software that is now in use by over 12,000 companies throughout the world. Dave is also a board member of the homeschool organization that serves all over Latin America, and he at the same time helps to integrate biblical principles through local Mexican politicians. Dave and his wife and 5 children are active in ministry and helping Christian businessmen in Mexico, bringing the Word of God to bear all over Latin America.