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Young Dads Workshop

A workshop for young dads on how to get kids to

buy into the Faith and how to establish a family culture.

Saturday, September 25

Garber House - 1827 Oxford St. Berkeley, CA 94709

9:45 AM

10:00 AM

10:45 AM

11:15 AM

12:00 PM

12:30 PM

1:45 PM

2:15 PM 

3:00 PM 


Elena Heil: "The Importance of Fatherhood in Our Current Culture"


Tim Reckart: "Getting Your Kids to Buy Into the Faith"



Martin Boles: "Creating a Family Culture"


End/After-party in the Back Patio

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Martin Boles

Martin Boles is a lawyer at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where he has been in the Litigation Department for 34 years, 24 of those as a partner.  His most recent trial was against the United States Department of Justice in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation. He is on the Board of Directors and is the past Board President of St. Monica Academy, an independent Catholic classical school which he and his wife Julia helped found, and where he presently teaches American History to high-school Seniors (one of whom will be the last of his 9 children this year).  Martin graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College in 1980 with a degree in geology and did mineral exploration for Kennecott Corporation from 1979 to 1982.  He received his JD and MBA degrees from Stanford University in 1986.  

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 Elena Heil 

Mrs. Elena Heil is the co-founder and Head of School of St. Helena Montessori School, a private AMI (Association Montessori International) Catholic Montessori school for children with a toddler  program, pre-school program for 3 - 6 year olds, and Elementary Program for 6 - 12 year olds and an Adolescent Program for students in 7th through 10th grade.  She has taught and administered at the school since its founding in 1981 and is President of the SHMS Board of Directors.  Beginning forty years ago in rented church facilities with an initial enrollment of 14 pre-school aged children, the school currently operates out of its own newly built 20 acre farm campus with an enrollment of 230 students and serving 115 families. 


Mrs. Heil holds a BA degree from Stanford University in English Literature, a California State Lifetime Elementary Teaching Credential, and is trained at the AMI Montessori Primary level and in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children 3-12 years of age.  She is the mother of six grown children and is a grandmother of 15 children, ranging in age from 15 months to 15 years.  Prior to co-founding St. Helena Montessori School, she taught in first and sixth grade classrooms and also instructed children in Confraternity of Christian doctrine classes for many years. 

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Tim Reckart

Tim Reckart is the husband to his beloved wife, Jane, of 37 years, and the father to 6 children, Angela, Tim Jr., Dan, Justin, Madeline, and Elizabeth, all of whom are, thankfully, done with college and economically independent.  Most importantly, each of them practices their faith. He is an attorney by day that focuses on the formation and financing of emerging-growth companies and intellectual property transactions. He has drafted and negotiated hundreds of licenses, and regularly represents clients in a variety of legal matters, among them entity formation, capital structure, venture capital and private equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Tim is a member of the Washington, DC Bar and the Arizona Bar, is registered to practice as a patent attorney before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and is a Certified Licensing Professional by the Licensing Executive Society. He holds a law degree and an MBA from Stanford University, a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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