Instructor Bios

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Shaun Marksbury

My wife and I hail from Florida, coming out here in 2005 on scholarship to continue my education. We’ve been blessed with eleven years of marriage and four kids (three girls and a boy) along the way. As to the continuing schooling, I’m now a grad of The Master’s College (Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries) and The Master’s Seminary (Masters in Divinity).

So what’s the deal with Lighthouse? To put it simply, I’ve always enjoyed teaching. I began helping young people while still in high school myself in  Martial Arts and Children/Youth Ministries. In the fifteen years since, I've  taught several adult and youth classes (one bringing the blessing of the scholarship, but that is another story), as well as private tutoring and courses in English, science, math, speech and debate, technology, self-defense, history, and SAT-Prep.

Education is the cornerstone of everything we do, both as people and as a people. It’s vital for our children to have a firm grasp of grammar and logic to process ideas with critical minds as well as to understand the design of the universe around them. With the blinding rate of stimuli and data streaming into their phones and computers, equipping them to be able to pause and sift information for value is increasingly difficult. It is a life-long journey, and I hope I can provide a helpful nudge along the way.


Erika Sandoval

Erika Sandoval graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Communication from a nationally top-ranked program.  She enjoys reading, writing and working with children.  Erika has three years of experience teaching children and is naturally gifted at it.   As a mother, she has homeschooled herself.  In addition, she is a fluent Spanish-speaker and loves languages.     She was also the first to graduate from college in her family and understands the struggles ethnic families face.  Erika has been given several awards including Dean’s List awards and a Caesar   Chavez scholarship award for her studious efforts and service to the community.  Erika attends church on a regular basis and volunteers whenever possible.