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UNM Continuing Education offers education and training from the most talented, experienced and dedicated instructors! UNM Continuing Education has many outstanding instructors, and just like our students, a love for learning brings them here.


Business & Technology

Digital Arts Instructors

Instructor Name
Aaron Barreras

Aaron BarrerasAaron Barreras holds a BS in Animation from Westwood University. Award winning animator, independent filmmaker, and designer, Aaron has over 16 years experience in high-end digital art and visual effects, and has been sharing his passions as a teacher for over a decade. He is currently the CG Technical Director at a New Mexico based production company specializing in animation and documentary films.

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrator: Beginning ‐ 3/17/15
Illustrator: Intermediate ‐ 4/7/15
3D Modeling: An Introduction ‐ 5/5/15

Joey Belville

Joey BelvilleJoey Belville is an award-winning music producer who has many national releases to his credit, several of them recorded in Logic Pro. He was an early adopter of computer based audio recording and has been using it on a professional level for over 10 years. Joey is an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro.

Upcoming Classes:

Logic Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 3/16/15
Logic Pro X ‐ 3/16/15
Music Promotion and Distribution ‐ 4/21/15

Pat Berrett

Pat BerrettPat Berrett received an MBA from UNM Anderson Schools. Pat has worked in commercial photography since 1980. His primary client base includes those in the arts, crafts, and performing arts. He also works with many high tech and emerging technology clients.

Upcoming Classes:

Starting a Small Business ‐ 3/17/15
Getting Started with Your Digital Camera ‐ 3/28/15
Portfolios for Photographers and Designers ‐ 3/6/15
Digital Photography Techniques ‐ 4/27/15
Photographing People in Digital ‐ 4/6/15
Sports and Action Photography ‐ 5/5/15

Jeff Brody

Jeff BrodyJeff Brody has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. Jeff has over 25 years experience in information technology and software development. He currently owns his own consulting company specializing in application programming, website development and training for small businesses.

Upcoming Classes:

HTML and CSS ‐ 3/23/15
Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap ‐ 4/20/15

Virginia DeBolt

Virginia DeBoltVirginia DeBolt received an MA in Education from the University of Northern Colorado. After a career in public education, Virginia embarked on a new career in technology, teaching web design classes and writing several books about web design, HTML, CSS and Dreamweaver. She is the Community Manager for a national web standards company.

Upcoming Classes:

Creating Blogs ‐ 3/11/15
Dreamweaver: Beginning ‐ 3/23/15
Dreamweaver: Intermediate ‐ 4/20/15
Facebook ‐ 4/8/15
Dreamweaver: Advanced ‐ 5/11/15
Principles of Accessible Web Design ‐ 5/4/15

Mary Elkins

Mary ElkinsMary Elkins has a BA in mathematics and an AA in commercial photography. A lifelong fan of cameras and lighting gear, Mary has mastered the most complicated style of imagery?architectural and interior photography while working for a local photography studio. Mary specializes in digital techniques using Photoshop and Lightroom.

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Photography Workflows--infoByte ‐ 3/30/15
Photoshop Elements: Beginning ‐ 3/9/15
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 4/2/15
Lightroom: Beginning ‐ 4/6/15
Digital Photography Workflows ‐ 5/2/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 5/4/15

Adele Gangai

Adele GangaiAdele Gangai received a BFA in graphic design from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. Adele has over 30 years of graphic design experience from working in advertising, newspaper, printing, animation and museum agencies. She has won several awards and was a contributor to the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service as a graphic developer. Adele owns and operates her own graphic design business.

Upcoming Classes:

InDesign: Intermediate ‐ 3/16/15
InDesign: Advanced ‐ 4/13/15
Digital Prepress ‐ 4/27/15
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 4/6/15
InDesign: Online Portfolios ‐ 5/11/15

Kevin Glasgow

Kevin GlasgowKevin Glasgow holds a BS in Graphic Design and Art Education from Eastern New Mexico University. Kevin has over 25 years experience as a graphic designer in both print and broadcast media. He currently works as creative director for a regional industrial supply company.

Upcoming Classes:

Logo Design ‐ 4/7/15

Eugene Higgins III

Eugene Higgins III

Upcoming Classes:

Web Programming with PHP and MySQL: Beginning ‐ 3/10/15
JavaScript: Beginning ‐ 4/7/15
HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery ‐ 5/5/15

Donny Hornstein

Donny HornsteinDonny Hornstein is an Apple Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Systems Administrator with more than twenty years experience in information systems. His specialties include deployment and troubleshooting problems with Apple Macintosh systems particularly in mixed computing environments.

Upcoming Classes:

Mavericks 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.9 ‐ 4/28/15

Jeremy Jaramillo

Jeremy JaramilloJeremy Jaramillo completed a BA in Advertising from the University of New Mexico, and design training from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. Jeremy has over nine years of experience in Web and Graphic Design, specializing in front-end development, search engine optimization and web analytics.

Upcoming Classes:

Web Analytics with Google ‐ 3/10/15

Talia Kosh

Talia KoshTalia Kosh holds a JD and LLM in International Law. Talia practices law in Santa Fe, specializing in contracts, employment law, business law, nonprofits and personal injury. Talia is founder and president of New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts, counseling and educating artists on a wide variety of legal issues. Talia also serves on the Governor?s Counsel of Film and Media Industries and is the past chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the New Mexico Bar.

Upcoming Classes:

Legal Issues in Digital Arts ‐ 4/9/15

Sean Lemons

Sean LemonsSean Lemons received a BFA in Computer Graphics from Central Missouri State University. Sean has 14 years of combined experience as an interactive systems developer with experience building and maintaining high-end web sites, kiosks, CDs, and multimedia software as well, with a background in graphic design, interface design, usability and accessibility issues.

Upcoming Classes:

Content Management Systems for Websites ‐ 3/30/15
Building Instructional Media with Adobe Captivate ‐ 4/21/15

Marc Leonard

Marc LeonardMarc Leonard has a BS in TV/Film from DeSales University. From film to television, Marc has a broad experience base in the visual arts. As a filmmaker, he has seen many projects from conception to completion, giving him a strong sense of post-production workflows and solutions. Marc specializes in editing, visual effects, and color grading.

Upcoming Classes:

Premiere: Beginning ‐ 3/24/15
WordPress: Beginning ‐ 5/5/15

Mary Ellen Merrigan

Mary Ellen MerriganMary Ellen Merrigan received a BA in Speech with an emphasis in Radio/Television from Northwest Missouri State University. Mary Ellen is president of a local marketing business and develops successful D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) marketing strategies for a wide range of clients. Mary Ellen is certified in Social Media from VA Classroom and a graduate of SelfGrowth.com?s Social Media University.

Upcoming Classes:

Marketing with Social Media ‐ 3/25/15
Marketing and Self Promotion for Artists and Other Professionals ‐ 4/15/15
Social Media Marketing: Advanced Strategies ‐ 5/6/15

Marc Mintz

Marc MintzMarc Mintz is CIO of a local IT consulting and service firm. He is the only New Mexico member of the Apple Consultants Network to hold certification as both Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and Apple Certified Support Professional. In addition, he has produced award-winning graphic design and print advertising for Lexus, Infiniti, Toyota, Nissan, and Taco Bell, and is author of Practical Paranoia: OS X Security Essentials for Home and Business.

Upcoming Classes:

Practical Paranoia: OS X Security Essentials for Home and Business ‐ 4/16/15

Barak Naggan

Barak NagganBarak Naggan has been an award-winning adventure videographer/editor and stills photographer since 1995. Barak has traveled around the world shooting documentaries, worked as a cinematographer on short and feature films, and was the primary videographer for an aerial photography company. Barak has shot and edited video for the European National Geographic Channel and is an Apple Certified Trainer for Final Cut Pro.

Upcoming Classes:

Nature and Landscape Photography in Digital ‐ 3/24/15
Digital Videography: An Introduction ‐ 3/24/15
Creating Depth in Digital Photography ‐ 3/4/15
Action and Adventure Videography with GoPro ‐ 4/21/15
Documentary Videography ‐ 4/21/15

Haley Norris

Haley NorrisHaley Norris holds a BFA with an emphasis in Photography and Video from UNM. Haley also attended graduate school in Graz, Austria at Karl-Franzens-Universitat. Haley has been working professionally as a web developer, graphic designer, photographer, videographer, and multimedia editor for over 10 years. Currently she works on Kirtland Air Force Base as a multimedia specialist and Apple Certified Support Professional.

Upcoming Classes:

Navigating the iPad ‐ 3/12/15
Mac OS X Applications ‐ 3/31/15
iCloud and the Apple Experience ‐ 4/16/15
Mac Maintenance and Support ‐ 4/28/15
iPad Apps ‐ 5/7/15

Dan Noyes

Dan NoyesDan Noyes holds a BFA from UNM with an emphasis in Photography. Dan has worked in printmaking for over 10 years. His artwork has been exhibited in the US and Canada and has been published in several publications, including Inquiring Mind and Remembering 9/11 Through the Eyes of a Printmaker. He has completed Public Art Commissions for the City of Albuquerque and Urban Forest.

Upcoming Classes:

Using Web Templates ‐ 3/21/15

Caroline Orcutt

Caroline OrcuttCaroline Orcutt has an MA in Art from UNM with an emphasis in Printmaking and Photography and a minor in Art History. Caroline has over 30 years of experience in graphic design and digital arts. She ran her own business for many years and specializes in teaching graphic design. Caroline is the UNM Continuing Education program supervisor for Digital Arts.

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Arts Information Session ‐ 5/13/15

Robert Reck

Robert ReckRobert Reck has an MA in Fine Art from UNM with an emphasis in Photography and a minor in Art History. Robert is an internationally recognized architectural, interior design, and hospitality photographer with numerous books to his credit. He has held a staff photographer position with Architectural Digest for over 25 years, and currently serves as a board member of the NM chapter of ASMP.

Upcoming Classes:

Architectural Photography ‐ 3/12/15

Joanne Schmidt

Joanne SchmidtJoanne Schmidt holds a Bachelor of Music from Hardin-Simmons University. An award winning photographer and UNM Continuing Education Digital Arts graduate, Joanne owns and operates her own digital image business. She specializes in filmmaking and photo art created with High Dynamic Range techniques.

Upcoming Classes:

High Dynamic Range Photography ‐ 4/21/15

Paul Simmons

Paul SimmonsPaul Simmons received a BAFA in Computer Graphics from the University of New Mexico. Paul has over 10 years of experience in graphic, web, multimedia and instructional design. He currently works creating multimedia training materials for the military.

Upcoming Classes:

Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 4/6/15
Create a Simple Website ‐ 5/9/15

Brad Stoddard

Brad StoddardOwner of a local production and postproduction company, Brad Stoddard produces, directs and is a picture editor with awards and credits in television, documentary and narrative film. Brad is an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro and President of the New Mexico Post Alliance.

Upcoming Classes:

Final Cut Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 3/9/15
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 3/9/15
Final Cut Pro: Advanced Editing and Finishing Techniques ‐ 4/6/15
DaVinci Resolve: Introduction to Color Grading ‐ 5/4/15

Lisa Tannenbaum

Lisa TannenbaumLisa Tannebaum holds a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music. An award-winning natural light digital photographer, Lisa owns and operates an online photography business. In addition, she has worked as a freelance web designer, specializing in search engine optimization and the arts, since 1998.

Upcoming Classes:

Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 4/10/15

Zac Van Note

Zac Van NoteZac Van Note has a BFA in Graphic Design from New Mexico State University. Zac has over 20 years of experience in graphic design, web development and marketing communications. He has worked on a wide range of projects, including websites, user interface design, catalogs, magazines and tradeshow booths. He is currently a manager of User Experience and Multimedia Development at a Fortune 100 company.

Upcoming Classes:

Photoshop: Intermediate ‐ 3/17/15
Graphic Design and Visual Communication II ‐ 4/27/15
Photoshop: Advanced ‐ 4/7/15
Color Management and Calibration ‐ 5/14/15
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs ‐ 5/5/15

Barbara Waxer

Barbara WaxerBarbara Waxer has an MA in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University. Barbara brings three decades of experience in writing award-winning multimedia and copyright textbooks for Cengage Learning. She owns her consulting business, teaching copyright and finding media to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Upcoming Classes:

Find and Use Online Media ‐ 4/25/15

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Wedding Photography ‐ 4/1/15

Computers and Technology Instructors

Instructor Name
Chris Bandy

Chris Bandy is a Network Engineer for New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union. He has over ten years of experience in complex network and server management. He graduated summa cum laude from Eastern New Mexico University in 1995 with bachelor?s degree in Mathematics and with his teaching endorsement. He has over ten years of classroom experience at the high school level and over five years of classroom experience at the college level. He currently supports a complex network environment where he is responsible for, among other things, over 100 servers, 70+ VMWare EXS virtual servers, 80+ Terabytes of storage on various SAN environments, a full DFS structure on 17+ NAS devices, and a full WAN environment supporting 17 branch offices with all Cisco routing and switching equipment including 6509 and Nexus core switching.

Upcoming Classes:

Explore Windows 8 ‐ 3/19/15
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 3/26/15

Rick Berg

Rick BergRick Berg graduated college in 1972, then spent the next 6 years traveling around the world. He was a diver and journalist in Costa Rica, climbed in the Himalayas and Andes, and hitch hiked across the Sahara. He was the sixth person to do a solo canoe descent of the Amazon. He then returned to the U. S. to get a Ph.D. in economics from UC-Berkeley, but mostly to climb rocks in Yosemite. After that he spent 5 years at UC-Santa Cruz, twice being nominated as its outstanding teacher. But once again adventure called, so he built a sailboat and spent 9 years sailing it around the Pacific and Indian Oceans, stopping to teach economics at universities in New Zealand and Macau, but mostly windsurfing, diving, and climbing coconut trees. In 1995 he sold the boat and moved to New Mexico, where he started a successful software development company, DataWizards, specializing in database design for both web and desktop, and the creation of custom Excel spreadsheets. Clients include the Albuquerque police and fire departments, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and many private corporations. Most recently, he has been writing software in the Kingdom of Bhutan. In addition, Rick satisfies his love of teaching by giving classes at the University of New Mexico Department of Continuing Education.

Upcoming Classes:

Excel: Intermediate ‐ 4/20/15
Excel: Advanced ‐ 5/4/15

Margo Bouchard

Margo BouchardBS in Chemistry, Lewis University, Joliet, Illinois. Professional Trainer Certification through the UNMCE and the American Society for Training and Development. Microsoft Certified Professional. Margo has been teaching computer software classes for 17 years and has been with UNMCE since 1996. She primarily teaches beginning to advanced classes in Microsoft Word and enjoys making Word make sense for her students.

Upcoming Classes:

Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos ‐ 4/21/15
Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 4/28/15
Beginning Keyboarding ‐ 5/5/15

Mary Byrd

Mary ByrdMary Byrd enjoys teaching and office automation consulting throughout the southwest and has been helping adults learn various computer software applications since 1989. She began teaching for UNM Continuing Education in 1998. Learning from her students and incorporating fun and real world examples into all of her classes is a priority. She is a Microsoft Office Certified Master Instructor and Microsoft Certified Professional. Mary currently specializes in Microsoft Project and Office applications, Intro to PCs and Windows operating systems. She is a Colorado Springs native and an ardent Rockies fan.

Upcoming Classes:

PowerPoint: Intermediate ‐ 4/20/15

Diane C. Follstaedt

Diane Follstaedt obtained her master's degree from the University of Illinois and taught in public schools for 5 years before moving to New Mexico and obtaining a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from UNM. She taught computer software classes for Sandia National Laboratory employees for 6 years prior to coming to UNM Continuing Education in 1996.She specializes in Access but has taught many other courses including Crystal Reports, Excel, Word, and GroupWise.Diane has her own consulting business and has built Access applications and provided Access support and training for government agencies and private companies in New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Word: Beginning ‐ 3/16/15
Access: Advanced ‐ 4/21/15

Ralph Keeton



Upcoming Classes:

Network Support (Network+) ‐ 3/31/15
Security+ ‐ 4/28/15

Rav Nicholson

Rav NicholsonRav Nicholson retired from government service at the end of 2006, and began teaching Desktop Computing courses shortly thereafter. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Nicholson worked for 30 years in counseling and dispute resolution. She relied heavily upon Access and Excel to manage client data, and served for several years as an Access instructor and consultant. Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree in sociology, magna cum laude; a master's degree in counseling psychology; and an education specialist degree in counseling and human systems. After completing her professional education in the counseling field, Ms. Nicholson earned the equivalent of a computer science minor in university-level courses. She has also completed non-credit technical training in computer hardware and software applications, and is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist. Her leisure activities include skiing, tennis, biking, swimming, running, skating, hiking, foreign languages, photography, reading, and playing the piano. She participates regularly in local foreign language conversation groups, and is a Forest Service trail maintenance volunteer.

Upcoming Classes:

Access: Intermediate ‐ 3/16/15
Excel: Intermediate ‐ 3/23/15

Glenn Norman

Glenn NormanMA in English, University of New Mexico. Glenn is a Linux, Unix and Windows network consultant and programmer with 20 years experience in the medical, education and environmental fields. A member of the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM), he is the Project Manager for Hacker Highschool v.2 and a contributor to the OSSTMM ?hacker?s handbook.?

Upcoming Classes:

Network Support (Network+) ‐ 3/11/15
Security+ ‐ 4/8/15

. ProPoint

Jim Bolton is the president and founder of Propoint Solutions Inc. Incorporated in 2004, Propoint is a team of seasoned ITIL Experts who are focused on delivering excellence in IT Service Management, Consulting, Training, and Certification. Jim has extensive experience in diagnosing and solving complex organizational, process, and technical challenges. Jim?s leadership and knowledge of industry best practice have brought IT service excellence to numerous venues including: Higher Education, Healthcare, Federal, State and Local Government, and Manufacturing. Jim is a Service Management Consultant, ITIL/ITSM trainer, author, and speaker at conferences around the world on IT Service Management topics. Jim is a member of the HDI Strategic Advisory Board, the HDI Faculty, itSMF, and ISACA. He is an EXIN Accredited ITIL Trainer, an EXIN Accredited Courseware Provider, and has developed and delivered numerous ITIL and Service Management based courses. Jim holds an MBA in Technology Management, the ITIL v3 Expert Certificate, ITIL v2 Manager Certificate in IT Service Management, ITIL Practitioner?s Certificates for Support and Restore (IPSR), Agree and Define (IPAD), the ITIL V3 Certificates for Operational Support and Analysis (OSA), Service Offerings and Agreements (SOA), the itSMF ISO/IEC 20000 Consultant Certificate, and is a Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE).

Upcoming Classes:

ITIL® Foundation ‐ 3/10/15
ITIL® Continual Service Improvement ‐ 3/17/15
ITIL® Service Strategy ‐ 4/28/15

Health and Wellness Professions Instructors

Instructor Name
Jennifer Cady

Jennifer Cady, MA, LPCC, LADAC has been on the faculty of the Substance Abuse Studies Training Program since 2000. She received her B.S. from Ohio University in Community Health Education and shortly thereafter a M.A. in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Case Western Reserve University and Ashland Theological Seminary. Her work includes Case Manager/Resident Advisor in Ohio and New Mexico, Mental Health Worker and UNM CASAA Counselor, Family Services Specialist and Clinical Coordinator for both adolescents and adults needing psycho social assessment, treatment planning, group and individual therapy to patients. Jennifer received her M.A. in counseling psychology in 1989 and is currently completing her doctoral studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is actively involved with the New Mexico Addiction Education Network to help those entering this field become educated. Jennifer goes the extra mile with joy to guide those with a passion for this challenging but satisfying work.

Upcoming Classes:

LADAC Exam Preparation ‐ 3/14/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 3/7/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/13/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/8/15

Lupe Chavez

Ms. Chavez has been employed in the Health Care Industry for over 28 years. Her experience ranges from coding and billing to compliance and education. She received her CPC (certified professional coder) certification in 1991 and her CPC-H (certified professional coder-hospital) certification in 1998 from the American Academy of Professional Coders. In 1998, Ms. Chavez is credited for initiating the Albuquerque AAPC Chapter in which she served as chapter president for 2 years. In 2007, Ms. Chavez received her CCP-P (certified compliance professional-physician) certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and her CMAS (certified medical administrative specialist) from the American Medical Technologists. Ms. Chavez was the co-founder of Medical Academy Services LLC and in 2008 became the sole founder of New Mexico HealthCare Consulting Services LLC.

Upcoming Classes:

Verifying Your Documentation is ICD-10 Ready ‐ 3/28/15
ICD-10 - CM: Transition and Mapping ‐ 3/6/15
Capturing Documentation for ICD-10-CM Coding ‐ 3/7/15
CPC National Certification Boot Camp ‐ 5/23/15

Michael DeBernardi, PsyD

Michael DeBernardi, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and Director of Behavioral Health Services at The Life Link in Santa Fe. He received degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse settings. A clinician, supervisor, researcher, teacher, and consultant, Dr. DeBernardi also serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists and has conducted a variety of CBT trainings around the country. His agency, The Life Link, is a major provider of mental health, substance abuse, case management, housing, employment, and a variety of other services for homeless and indigent clients in the Santa Fe area.

Upcoming Classes:

Clinical Supervision ‐ 4/11/15

Michelle DuVal

Michelle DuVal, MA, is the Director of The Mindful Center, a business devoted to teaching mindfulness meditation for health, healing, and stress reduction. She is also the director and lead instructor for the mindfulness programs at the University of New Mexico Center for Life, the Presbyterian Healthplex, and the New Mexico Heart Institute.

Upcoming Classes:

Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) ‐ 4/20/15
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) ‐ 4/9/15

Tristan Keller

Tristan Keller LCSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, with an MSW in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work, and a Bachelor's in Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Tristan has over 10 years of experience as a clinical social worker in psychiatric and medical inpatient settings, home based settings, outpatient clinic settings and intensive outpatient settings, serving individuals ranging in age from 5 years old to Geriatric providing individual, group and family therapy in addition to clinical case management and treatment coordination to ensure adequate services were put together for those he served. Since moving into a Senior Social Worker position at the Veteran's Administration in Gallup in the summer of 2011, Tristan has been broadening his practice to a macro level by engaging in regular outreach with over 4 community treatment groups while serving over 30 Veterans at a time as case manager, counselor and peer support. Tristan has an ongoing interest in effective case management of all kinds, from information referral to assertive community treatment to provide more effective outcomes for the homeless and at risk for homelessness population in the Gallup community.

Upcoming Classes:

Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning ‐ 3/21/15
Community Reinforcement Approach ‐ 4/25/15

Sonia Masocco, LDT, C.AY, CAH

Sonia Masocco, LDT, C.Ay.P., CAH is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy as well as a member of the American Herbalist Guild. For the past 14 years, Sonia has had a private practice in Albuquerque; she also participates in lectures and conferences worldwide.

Upcoming Classes:

FRESH LOOK - Holistic Health ‐ 3/11/15
Clinical Herbalism 101 ‐ 3/25/15
Clinical Herbalism 102 ‐ 4/2/15

Vickie McGinley, MA

Vickie McGinley, M.A., LPCC, has been working in substance abuse and mental health for over 20 years. She has worked with homeless, homeless youth, criminal justice, and domestic violence clients during that time. For seven years, she worked at UNM/CASAA and is a veteran of several clinical trials with CRA, A-CRA and MI protocols, including COMBINE (Combining Medications and Behavioral Interventions), ESTAR (Expanding Services to Albuquerque's Runaways), and OTEP (Opiate Treatment Enhancement Project). She has been teaching evidence based treatments for addictions at SASTP for the past 13 years. Currently she is working in Juvenile Justice and is a statewide coordinator of substance abuse treatment services, training staff in CRA and MI. She will receive a Doctor of Behavioral Health Degree from Arizona State in 2014.

Upcoming Classes:

Group Therapies ‐ 4/25/15

Daniel Mintie, MSW, LISW, LCSW

Daniel Mintie, LISW, is a clinical social worker with over 24 years experience treating children, adolescents and adults. He has advanced training in mindfulness-based approaches to wellness, clinical hypnosis and the design and delivery of mind-body therapies for physical and mental illness. Mr. Mintie is certified through Dr. David Burns' Stanford University based Feeling Good Institute and trains local professionals in TEAM therapy, Dr. Burns' high-speed cognitive-behavioral approach to treating addictions, anxiety, relational conflicts and depression. Mr. Mintie has 40 years experience as a martial artist and teaches tai chi at Turtle Mountain Tai Chi in Albuquerque.

Upcoming Classes:

T.E.A.M. Level I ‐ 4/11/15
T.E.A.M. Level I ‐ 4/25/15

Bob Phillips

Bob Phillips, DBH, MSW, MA, LMSW, LADAC has been a professional counselor, educator and trainer with over 29 years experience in the provision of community mental health and substance abuse services. Includes services to individuals, groups and families and the conduct of education, training and research. Tenured faculty at Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell in sociology, psychology and human services since 1995. Dr. Phillips completed his Doctor of Behavioral Health at Arizona State University, a field that brings evidence-based practices to an integrated approach of primary care medicine and mental health treatment to clinical practice.

Upcoming Classes:

Behavioral Couples Counseling ‐ 3/14/15

Brian Serna

Brian SernaBrian Serna, LPCC, LADAC, MAC, is an international trainer and consultant in Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) and is in private practice in Santa Fe, NM. Mr. Serna has trained clinicians around the world in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) all of which are prominent EBPs in the treatment of addictions. He has directed substance abuse treatment and prevention programs in New Mexico and Oregon. Currently, he is the Health and Human Services Division Director for the Pueblo of Tesuque and teaches at the University of New Mexico and Southwestern College.

Upcoming Classes:

Working with Adolescents: Treatment and Prevention ‐ 3/28/15

Robert Tanner

Robert M. Tanner is the coordinator of the counseling and human development department at Albuquerque Academy. He has a myriad of experiences in mental health that spans a 30-year period, including independent schools, inpatient and outpatient services, and addictions/dual diagnosis treatment. He has also taught counseling and psychology courses at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate level. Bob is a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team and has been deployed on a number of national disasters. He has worked with families of victims lost in the World Trade Center, and more recently, with victims of Hurricane Katrina. In recognition of Bob's many volunteer disaster preparedness and response activities with the American Red Cross, the New Mexico Psychological Association in 2009 appointed him to lead its Disaster Response Network program. Bob holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Michigan State University, a master's degree in counseling from the University of New Mexico, a master's degree in public health administration, also from UNM, and master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Fielding Institute.

Upcoming Classes:

Working with Family Members ‐ 5/9/15

Barbara Welcer

Barbara Welcer, RN, BAS, HNC, CHTP/I, Barb has practiced nursing in a variety of healthcare settings including in-patient pediatrics, emergency medicine, community health education and holistic nursing. Her philosophy on health and healing is based on the concepts of wholeness, recognizing the interconnectedness of our body, mind, spirit, and emotion. She has received certification in Holistic Nursing from the American Holistic Nurses Association and integrates holistic concepts in her practice as a nurse. Barb is also certified through Healing Touch International as both a practitioner and instructor of Healing Touch (HT), an energy based therapy. Her prior research on HT in the hospitalized patient demonstrated statistically significant improvements in self reported levels of pain, stress, and anxiety. Barb is dedicated to promoting the merits of energy work and holistic principles through teaching, research, and practice. She specializes in Reiki, Healing Touch, and holistic nursing interventions, teaching classes on self care, stress management, imagery, and breath work.

Upcoming Classes:

Clinical Energy Medicine: Healing Touch Program - Level I ‐ 4/25/15

Sharon Whetten, M.Ed., BSMT (ASCP)

Sharon Whetten, M.Ed., BSMT (ASCP) is a Medical Technologist and Education Coordinator at the TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque. She is also the instructor of Health Occupation Programs at Central New Mexico Community College, where she received her associates in 1992, as well as an instructor of Medical Laboratory Science at University of St. Francis. Sharon graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico in 2000 with a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences. During the summer semester, Sharon supervised and assisted the laboratory instructors as well as the clinical experience of the UNM Continuing Education/TriCore pilot course in Phlebotomy.

Upcoming Classes:

Discover Phlebotomy ‐ 3/11/15

Nicole White, CHC, AADP, RYT

Nicole White, CHC, AADP, RYT continues to heal her own life-long health challenges and takes control over sugar and harmful diets. Woven together, nutrition, emotional wellness and exercise provides the balance that Nicole shares from her 20+ years of experience, and healing into wellness. Her training includes studies in Washington to explore art and Yoga, Oregon to become a certified Mia and movement teacher, the west coast to explore meditation and spirituality, and the red rocks of Edna to learn about energy healing. Using her study with the top nutrition and coaching school in the world, Nicole brings her students the knowledge to make important lifestyle improvements for health and well-being with unique courses combining online and live components.

Upcoming Classes:

Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Hormones ‐ 3/10/15
How to Beat the Sugar and Gluten Blues ‐ 3/7/15
How to Beat the Sugar and Gluten Blues ‐ 5/2/15
Healing Lifestyles for Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes - ONLINE ‐ 5/5/15
Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Hormones ‐ 5/7/15

Professional Development Instructors

Instructor Name
Jane Betterton, BSChe, PMP, OPM3

Since 1992 Jane has implemented project management methodology based upon the Project Management Institute's recognized best practices and is an OPM3 Certified Professional. She has extensive project management, organizational and personnel development experience. With her academic and professional background in chemical engineering, Jane is an expert in Project Management, MS Project, and Microsoft Office applications and their use in communicating and completing successful projects. Over the past 5 years, Ms. Betterton has worked extensively with ! a 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Winner in the Veteran?s Administration to develop project management maturity in their organization. This work has involved group facilitation and training to increase awareness of project management processes and understand the benefits of a consistent approach to project management. OPM3 (PMI's Organizational Project Management Maturity Model) Certified Professional

Upcoming Classes:

Integrating Project Management: Principles and Practices ‐ 3/30/15

Merry Bigelow

Graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting. Over 27 years of on-the-job experience in Accounting, ranging from full-charge bookkeeping to Controller positions. Additional experience includes over 21 years of experience in Management and Human Resources. Industries worked in are manufacturing, wholesale, media (radio and television), and most recently retail. Currently reside in Rio Rancho with husband and 21 year-old son.

Upcoming Classes:

Accounting: Intermediate ‐ 4/22/15

Mary Byrd

Mary ByrdMary Byrd enjoys teaching and office automation consulting throughout the southwest and has been helping adults learn various computer software applications since 1989. She began teaching for UNM Continuing Education in 1998. Learning from her students and incorporating fun and real world examples into all of her classes is a priority. She is a Microsoft Office Certified Master Instructor and Microsoft Certified Professional. Mary currently specializes in Microsoft Project and Office applications, Intro to PCs and Windows operating systems. She is a Colorado Springs native and an ardent Rockies fan.

Upcoming Classes:

MS Project (2013): Project Reports ‐ 3/4/15
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 4/14/15
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 4/28/15
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 5/12/15

Todd Endres, MA



Upcoming Classes:

Driver Education New Instructor Training ‐ 3/30/15

Marianela Gish

Marianela (Mari) Gish is a professional mediator and nationally known trainer. She served on the board of the New Mexico Mediation Association and has won numerous awards for her conflict resolution and mediation programs. She is a graduate of Getting to the Heart of Conflict and also The Master Class for Mediators, Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, Harvard School of Law. She has presented at the Conflict Resolution Education Network International Conference and has taught Restorative Justice at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She has trained thousands of students, teachers, and professionals in mediation and conflict resolution both nationally and internationally. Mari is recognized as a leader in the field of mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution.

Upcoming Classes:

Mediation and Conflict Resolution: a Lunch and Learn Workshop ‐ 4/17/15

Barbara Ibanez, MA

Barbara R. Ibáñez, M.A. in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology. Ms. Ibáñez has over 26 years work experience in the field of disabilities, project coordination, training and development including mentoring over 400 trainers, authoring 50 curriculums and journal articles published. She has worked in private, non-profit; self-owned business; corporate; government; tribal and University settings Barbara specializes in providing stellar customer service, building rapport, designing communication systems, managing multiple projects, and developing programs and products including web design and multimedia. In addition to working at the Disability and Health Policy Division with the University of New Mexico's Center for Development and Disabilities. Barbara is sought-after instructor with the Division of Continuing Education. Currently, Barbara is the Vice-President of Communications on the Board of New Mexico Evaluators, the local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA).

Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Professional Trainer Skills ‐ 3/31/15

Ludmila Layne



Upcoming Classes:

Basics of Online Course Development-Hybrid ‐ 4/13/15

Steven Meilleur

Steven G. Meilleur, Ph.D. has more than 38 years of professional experience in human resources management in the public, private non-profit and private for-profit sectors. Dr. Meilleur has extensive experience in the non-profit sector as a trainer, nonprofit board member, and program volunteer for local and state organizations, such Adelante Development Center, NM Solar Energy Association, Director of the Center for Legal Education of NM State Bar, Plains Electric G&T Cooperative, and as a VISTA volunteer. Currently, he is Senior VP and Risk Services Consultant for HR and Employment with Poms and Associates, a national risk services and insurance brokerage firm, where he provides training and consulting services for its clients and other organizations. Dr. Meilleur is on the faculty of the graduate UNM School of Public Administration, and Webster University. He received his BA in English Literature and Education from Bucknell University, Executive MBA from UNM, and his Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Learning from UNM. His SPHR certification was received from the Society for Human Resource Management in 1995.

Upcoming Classes:

Volunteer Management - Managing and Motivating Your Volunteers ‐ 4/6/15

Carol L. Meincke, PMP

Carol Meincke has been employed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico for over 20 years. Her current assignment is Strategic Planner for Sandia?s Energy and Water Program. She is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) with recognized program and project management expertise in the facilities field. Carol holds a B.S. in Pre-architecture from Clemson University and a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Carol has taught the PMP Exam Preparation course at UNM since 2001. Carol is a PMP, #21737 and a member of the Rio Grande Chapter of PMI. She is also a licensed Architect in New Mexico, a licensed Interior Designer in New Mexico, and a Certified Construction Specifier.

Upcoming Classes:

Project Management Professional (PMP)/CAPM Exam Preparation ‐ 4/15/15

Daniel Mintie, MSW, LISW, LCSW

Daniel Mintie, LISW, is a clinical social worker with over 24 years experience treating children, adolescents and adults. He has advanced training in mindfulness-based approaches to wellness, clinical hypnosis and the design and delivery of mind-body therapies for physical and mental illness. Mr. Mintie is certified through Dr. David Burns' Stanford University based Feeling Good Institute and trains local professionals in TEAM therapy, Dr. Burns' high-speed cognitive-behavioral approach to treating addictions, anxiety, relational conflicts and depression. Mr. Mintie has 40 years experience as a martial artist and teaches tai chi at Turtle Mountain Tai Chi in Albuquerque.

Upcoming Classes:

Quiet Resolution to Conflict: Being Peace with Difficult People ‐ 3/14/15

Angela Pacheco, MA



Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Online Instruction ‐ 3/30/15

Barbra J. Portzline, Ph.D.

Dr. Barbra Portzline has over 15 years? experience in evaluation, assessment, learning, organizational change, organizational development, instructional design, research and facilitation. Barbra has led assessments of organizational needs and developed strategy and initiatives based on the findings. Her experience ranges from supporting large scale organizational change efforts, to identifying and addressing barriers affecting programs, to developing and implementing strategies that mitigate risks. Using an evaluation methodology she developed based on a strengths-based approach, she has established a strong following of repeat clientele. Barbra Portzline has taught instructional design, training techniques, and evaluation courses at the University of New Mexico, presented on evaluation approaches and methodologies, authored articles on evaluation, created an evaluation mentoring program, and developed an evaluation social marketing web site.

Upcoming Classes:

Volunteer Management - Evaluating Your Volunteer Program ‐ 5/4/15

Antonia Roybal-Mack



Upcoming Classes:

Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Course ‐ 3/10/15


Personal Enrichment

Personal Enrichment Instructors

Instructor Name
Zoreh Afsarz Adeh



Upcoming Classes:

Aging Gracefully with Yoga ‐ 3/23/15

William Ancker



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga Basics: The Fundamentals ‐ 3/22/15

Katherine Anderson

Katherine D. Anderson, CPO-CD, is a widely recognized expert on organizing. She has conducted workshops for professional organizers internationally, and for other professional groups, businesses and universities in several states. She has taught for Continuing Education for ten years. The 2008-2010 President of an international, educational nonprofit association of professional organizers and other professionals who help the seriously or chronically disorganized, Kit is also a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. She is the author of 2 books, a booklet, professional papers and columns.

Upcoming Classes:

File Anything In Your Home ‐ 3/17/15
Managing Your Time ‐ 3/31/15

Celina Baca

Instructors, Alternative Methods to Strength Training.

Upcoming Classes:

Alternative Methods to Strength Training ‐ 3/10/15

Sarah Baker

Sarah BakerSarah H. Baker, author of more than a dozen published novels, grew up in New Orleans and has lived all over the country from Alaska to Georgia, but seems to have sprouted roots in New Mexico. Sarah holds an MS in civil and environmental engineering from The University of Texas. Although she works fulltime for the government, Sarah also writes mysteries as S. H. Baker. Her fourth book in the Dassas Cormier Mystery Series, The Not-So-High Seas, hit the shelves in 2009, and the series is currently being recorded for audio books. Her fifth Dassas Cormier book is due out in 2011.

Upcoming Classes:

Novel Writing: An Introduction ‐ 3/16/15

Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth teaches Herbal Soap Making, Body Products Made at Home I, Body Products Made at Home II, Liquid Soap Making, exposes some myths about body products. Now she works part-time as a bookkeeper for a construction company?a career she grew from starting as a construction worker?and teaches with Continuing Education at UNM. She has an interesting background for someone who makes herbal soaps, body products and herbal hair coloring all with natural products and all out of her home. She was raised in a military family and went on to be the wife of a rancher. Now she works part-time as a bookkeeper for a construction company?a career she grew from starting as a construction worker?and teaches with Continuing Education at UNM. She has taught herbal soap making to over 900 people.

Upcoming Classes:

Herbal Soapmaking--Cold Process ‐ 3/14/15
The Pampered Lady ‐ 3/7/15
Bath Bombs and Fairy Dust ‐ 4/18/15
Body Products Made at Home I ‐ 4/4/15
Body Products Made at Home II ‐ 5/2/15
Liquid Soapmaking and Shampoo ‐ 5/23/15
Herbal Soapmaking--Cold Process ‐ 5/9/15

Terri Berrenberg

Terri BerrenbergTerri Berrenberg is the founder and President of Berrenberg Wealth Management, LLC in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has been in private practice for over twenty-five years. Terri has a Master's in Business Administration and is a Registered Investment Advisor, Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), and Certified Financial Educator (CFEd?). Terri has a passion for sharing knowledge and has been teaching financial courses at the University of New Mexico Continuing Education since 1986.

Upcoming Classes:

Planning a Successful Retirement ? Common Mistakes to Avoid ‐ 3/19/15
Planning a Successful Retirement ? Common Mistakes to Avoid ‐ 4/21/15

Sonia Bologa



Upcoming Classes:

Hip-Hop Dance: Beginning ‐ 4/9/15

Timothy Butler



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Healing ‐ 3/21/15

Iliana Carrillo



Upcoming Classes:

Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay ‐ 5/23/15
Base Metal Clays - Bronze, Copper and Steel ‐ 5/30/15

Karen Conty



Upcoming Classes:

Glass Fusing Beyond the Basics ‐ 3/7/15

Pamela Cornish



Upcoming Classes:

Back Talk ‐ 3/14/15
Essential Oils 101 ‐ 3/28/15
Food is Medicine: Rah! Rah! Raw! ‐ 5/23/15
Travvy Savvy -- Travel Smart ‐ 5/9/15

Teresa Cutler-Broyles



Upcoming Classes:

Travel Essay Writing: Your Inner Wanderer at Large in the World ‐ 3/25/15

Kristin Diener

Kristin DienerThis dedicated artist recently went full-time in her career as an artist, making metal jewelry and teaching the craft to others. Her serendipitous path led her to enroll in a Jewelry Making class at a small Mennonite College in Ohio, where her instructor became her first mentor. Kristin says of her first encounter with creating metal jewelry, ?I liked what I was able to make and the thoughts I was able to achieve.? Kristin was hooked immediately when she discovered the torch, its flame and the tools of jewelry metalworking in her youth; she had found her calling. Kristin earned a Master of Fine Arts from Bowling Green University in Ohio. Then, on to Missouri where she began teaching fine arts classes at a small college. Her questing spirit later took her to Boston, Massachusetts, to a job she loved, teaching at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Kristin supplemented her income with residential and commercial painting in Boston and then her own house painting business when she came to Albuquerque. Recently, Kristin took the plunge and is now a full time artist and teacher with her own studio. Her work is selling in galleries in New Orleans and Albuquerque. She brings her MFA and professional teaching background to Continuing Education at UNM. In 2004, this unique individual began challenging Continuing Education students with her own brand of bold, unconventional and whimsical artistic vision, rooted in the solid fundamentals of a traditional jewelry-making craft. Her classes have inspired a following from the start. Like Kristin with her own first jewelry instructor years ago, many of her students are very loyal to her instruction and repeat the advanced class to pursue their own artistic visions. The Beginning Jewelry / Metals course starts with a series of sterling silver rings. Students learn to size, texture, chase, and form, then bezel-set a cabochon stone. ?I like teaching people of all different levels. Most have their own ideas of what they want to do

Upcoming Classes:

Enameling: An Introduction ‐ 3/10/15
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing ‐ 4/7/15

Gloria Drayer



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for the Rest of Us ‐ 3/23/15
Yoga for Weight Loss ‐ 4/1/15

Carol Erickson



Upcoming Classes:

Book Arts: Secret Belgian Binding ‐ 4/25/15

Jeannie Fagerstrom



Upcoming Classes:

Crochet: Intermediate ‐ 4/11/15
Knitting: Intermediate ‐ 4/4/15

Heather Farrell

Heather FarrellHeather is an EYRT-500-RYT500 yoga teacher. Her lifelong interest in Eastern philosophy and health lead her to a practice of yoga at an early age, yoga teacher training studies and studies to become a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She teaches students to delve into unexplored parts of themselves, through an integrated approach. Her classes focus on proper alignment with stability and openness encouraging change in the body through the power of breath and intention. She brings Pilates Mat Training levels 1-5 and a history of athletic training and competition to her teaching. Her specialized athlete's yoga program creates an environment that is challenging yet enhances muscle flexibility, joint stability and alignment, and core strength to increase power, speed recovery and inhibit injury. She offers Yoga for the Athlete classes, individualized programs and workshops. Trainings and certification (RPYT) in a wide variety of Peri-natal Yoga studies, Doula labor support and Childbirth Education has added a multi-faceted depth of knowledge to Peri-natal classes, Prenatal Yoga teacher trainings and Yoga for Birthing holistic childbirth preparation courses. She offers loving thanks to her many teachers, beautiful family and friends, knowing ?that it is in the shelter of each other? that we live.

Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga ‐ 3/10/15
Yoga and Health for Women ‐ 3/18/15
Yoga for the Athlete ‐ 3/9/15

Lindsey Fassler



Upcoming Classes:

Firearm Safety 101 ‐ 3/24/15
Firearm Safety 101 ‐ 4/21/15

Nicole Feldman



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Lunch ‐ 4/13/15
Yoga for Lunch ‐ 4/8/15

Phoenix Forrester

Phoenix ForresterPhoenix has been teaching adult art classes since 2001. She has taught at venues in Washington, Arizona and Oregon, in addition to her many years teaching for UNM Cont. Ed. Her entire life is a creative process and sharing her ideas, techniques and expansive possibility thinking is one of her heart's desires. Additionally she is a silversmith for over 15 years and sells her jewelry locally at the A store and Jett Gallery in Santa Fe. She is dreaming up new classes and looks forward to sharing them with you!

Upcoming Classes:

Resin...For the Fun Of It ‐ 3/21/15

Ming Franz

Ming FranzMing Franz was born in jungle region of Taiwan. As a child, she had to hike many miles to school; she continued hiking and is a strong hiker today. Because of my love for hiking, she also developed a love for nature, especially waterfalls, streams, rivers, trees, birds. As a result, painting landscapes comes naturally. Ming started painting when she was eight years old and later studied with masters of traditional Chinese painting, attending the National Art Institute of Taiwan, and continuing her art studies in the United States. In the early 90s, Ming was so inspired when she saw the splash ink paintings of world-renowned artist Master Chang Dai-Chein that she immediately wanted to attempt her first creation. She lives in Edgewood, NM, with her husband Ben and my two dogs, Missy and Gizmo. Ming has a home studio where she gives private lessons and workshops in both traditional Chinese painting and Splash Ink painting. She also teaches at the New Mexico Art League. Ming travel teaches at the Houston Art Expo, Gallery 408 in New Mexico and Silicon Valley Asia Art Center in California.

Upcoming Classes:

Splash Ink with Watercolor Workshop ‐ 4/17/15
Chinese Brush Painting ‐ 4/20/15

Israela Garcia

Israela Garcia

Upcoming Classes:

Salsaerobics ‐ 3/23/15
Salsaerobics ‐ 3/24/15

Jill Gatwood



Upcoming Classes:

Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction ‐ 4/29/15

Robert Gish

Robert GishRobert F. Gish holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.degrees in English and American Studies from the University of New Mexico and is the recipient of the Erna Fergusson Distinguished Alumni Award from UNM. He is the author of over twenty works of fiction, memoir, folktales, and literary biographies as well as numerous monographs and essays on the literature, history, and culture of the American Southwest. His short story collections include West Bound, Dreams of Quivira, Bad Boys and Black Sheep, and First Horses: Stories of the New West. Bob taught at the University of Northern Iowa from 1967-1991, where he was University Distinguished Scholar and Professor of English, as well as Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He served as Director of Ethnic Studies and Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo from 1991-2001. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Pen West, the Authors Guild, and the Screen Actors Guild. He and his wife, Judith, live in Albuquerque. They are the parents of three children and six grandchildren. He is a jazz guitarist and vocalist by avocation. Please visit his website: www.robertfgish.com

Upcoming Classes:

Elements of Writing ‐ 3/4/15

Donna Greenstreet



Upcoming Classes:

Stained Glass Beginning ‐ 4/12/15

Margarita Guarin



Upcoming Classes:

Conversational Spanish Part II ‐ 3/23/15

Maria Isabel Haverkamp



Upcoming Classes:

Sign Language II ‐ 4/8/15

Rita Herther



Upcoming Classes:

Journal Writing For Creativity and More ‐ 3/5/15
Your Dreams Talk To You ‐ 3/7/15

Virginia Huettig

She began her study of Traditional Yang Family Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan in 1995 under Charles DeFilippo. In 1997 she made her first trip to Hong Kong to meet and get Form Correction from Mr. DeFilippo's teacher, Grandmaster Chung Tin. In 2000 she was accepted as a direct student of Chung Tin and became a member of the Hong Kong Hand Keen T'ai Chi Ch'uan Society. She lives in Hong Kong for a month every year, getting continued correction and instruction from Grandmaster Chung Tin in Hand Form, Sword Form and Pushing Hands. She has also competed in the national Taste of China T'ai Chi Ch'uan Tournament in Hand Form, Sword Form and Pushing Hands, and has completed Judges' Training under Patricia Rice, the founder and Director of the Taste of China tournament.

Upcoming Classes:

T'ai Chi Ch'uan - Traditional Yang Style Long Form: Beginners ‐ 3/24/15

Polly Jackson

Polly JacksonProfessional fine artist with over thirty years of painting. Work shown in the Round House Capitol Arts Foundation Collection (permanent collection), Santa Fe, NM, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, and private collections around the world. Her work has also been shown 11/6/99 on HGTV, Interiors of Design. Her art was selected for the 2002 poster for The Old Pecan Street Festival; Spring, Austin, TX. In 1975, Sunstone Press of Santa Fe, NM issued four of her greeting card designs, and Gargoyles, Inc. sold her ceramic tile designs. Jumpin' Junipers Publishers of Santa Fe, NM has issued a poster and a greeting card with her designs. She has taught at Laguna Gloria Austin Museum of Fine Arts (3 years), Austin Community College (2 years) and Painting with Acrylics, Painting with Oils, Pastels and En Plein Air Painting through The University of Texas Informal Classes (8+ years) (and various private classes) and painting with acrylics at Gardner-Betts Juvenile Facility, in Austin, TX (5 years). 1965-66 Trinity University San Antonio, TX 1980 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1997-99 College of Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM 1999-'00 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM B. A., Studio Art Walking History Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM, downtown Art Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM with Aboot About, Santa Fe Walks, Art instructor for Laguna Gloria (AMOA), UT informal classes, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, Gardner Betts Juvenile facility, Austin, TX, and private clients in Painting with Oils, Painting with Acrylics, En Plein Air, Painting with Pastels, Experimental Drawing, Drawing for the Absolute Beginner and Papier Mache, Knowledge and experience with Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe PageMaker, MS Word, FileMaker Pro, DreamWeaver, data entry, scanning and HTML Knowledge of Museum Practices and Curatorial Practices, and researcher for Art History Slide Library, College of Santa Fe. One Person Show: Brick Oven Restaurant on 35th, 2008, Austin, TX, Westlake Retrospective, 2007, A

Upcoming Classes:

Painting with Acrylics ‐ 4/8/15

Avery Janeczek Kalapa



Upcoming Classes:

Alignment Based Vinyasa Level 1-2 ‐ 3/19/15
Yoga: Restore and Renew ‐ 3/19/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 3/19/15
Level 2-3 Yoga ‐ 3/7/15

Rebecca Jeffers



Upcoming Classes:

Crochet from a Pattern: Continued ‐ 3/28/15

Nishta Jane Kappy



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Timed Asana ‐ 3/26/15

Heather Kazda

Taught by Heather Kazda, LISW and RYT 500. Heather is a trained psychotherapist who works as a social worker with students and families in Albuquerque Public Schools. She has been practicing yoga for 14 years and has been teaching for six. She specializes in utilizing somatic therapy and yoga to help others experience more peace, joy and meaning in daily life.

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: The Body in Emotion ‐ 3/20/15

Todd Kersting

Golf Professional

Upcoming Classes:

Golf I ‐ 3/28/15
Golf II ‐ 3/28/15

Debra Klecan



Upcoming Classes:

Illustrating Cats and Dogs ‐ 3/4/15

Janice Laird

Janice LairdJan Laird is a Native New Mexican. She grew up in Santa Fe and attended the University of New Mexico where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Home Economics and Nutrition Education. Jan also obtained her personal chef certificate from the United States Personal Chef Association. Jan is a Certified Personal Chef, Cooking School Instructor and Caterer. She teaches cooking classes that focus on the practical aspects of cooking good food that is both pleasing and nourishing. Chef Jan and her husband, C.E. started their business "Jan Can" in 2008. After raising 7 children together, they have been making Jan Can a successful business.

Upcoming Classes:

Breakfast For Dinner ‐ 3/10/15
Tapas ‐ 3/12/15
Contemporary Southwest ‐ 3/31/15
Cooking With Seasonal Products ‐ 3/5/15
Spices and Herbs ‐ 4/2/15
Freezer Meals ‐ 4/7/15
Grilling and Smoking ‐ 5/7/15

Shana Lane

Shana began practicing yoga as a teenager through a PE class at UNM. She loved it and took the class every semester throughout college. She has completed the 500 hour teacher training program, as well as the YogaKids! and senior yoga teacher training at High Desert Yoga. Shana enjoys every aspect of family yoga and embraces the opportunity to share yoga through all stages of life, including prenatal, mom & baby, kids, teens, and adults. She especially looks forward to helping parents, partners, and whole families find ways to share their time, attention, and the joy of yoga with each other.

Upcoming Classes:

Revitalize and Restore ‐ 4/2/15

Gilda Latzky

Gilda LatzkyGilda Latzky has been a cooking teacher and caterer for 35 years. She originally ran a very successful business in New York City.She migrated to the Southwest 14 years ago and has traveled to teach in Continuing Ed programs all over the West. She has been a member of the Personal Enrichment faculty for 13 years. Gilda loves to get everyone involved and demystify cooking to make it a fun experience.

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Baking ‐ 3/10/15
Mysteries of Fish Cooking ‐ 3/17/15
Grains, Beans, Rice ‐ 3/24/15
Mediterranean Table ‐ 4/14/15
Culinary Tour of Italy ‐ 4/21/15
Paella Valenciana ‐ 4/7/15

Katja Lauterstein

Katja has completed advanced Certification at High Desert Yoga. She is also certified to teach Children?s and Teen Yoga, and has attended many workshops/trainings with the gifted Yoga teachers High Desert Yoga brings to town. Katja loves dance and movement and has studied yoga and taken dance classes for 15+ years. She credits her massage therapist/musician father and Yogini mother with instilling this love. In her classes she seeks to create a space to explore, listen to, and connect with ourselves, our bodies, and the bigger picture around us, through mindful, intentional movement, and inner awareness. Katja holds a BA in Creative Writing and Art from the University of New Mexico. Katja assists with office and adminstrative duties at HDY!

Upcoming Classes:

De-Stress Yoga ‐ 3/27/15
Yoga Basics: The Fundamentals ‐ 4/10/15
Yoga for Lunch ‐ 4/10/15

Kristi Licera

Growth and Enrichment Instructor, Ballet Fundamentals

Upcoming Classes:

Ballet Fundamentals ‐ 4/8/15

Nancy Lovett

Nancy Lovett

Upcoming Classes:

Garment Sewing an Introduction ‐ 4/6/15

Brian Lyle

Golf Professional

Upcoming Classes:

Golf I ‐ 3/28/15
Golf II ‐ 3/28/15

Pamela MacKellar



Upcoming Classes:

Books Arts: Retchoso Binding with Slipcase ‐ 3/7/15

Sara Magnuson



Upcoming Classes:

Shibori: The Japanese Art of Fabric Dyeing ‐ 4/25/15

Dan Mahony



Upcoming Classes:

Singing for Those Who Can't Sing ‐ 4/6/15
Harmonica for Beginners ‐ 4/8/15
Our Existence After Life ‐ 5/6/15

Carol March

Carol March, MS, is an experienced career development specialist, workshop leader and published author who teaches individuals and groups about the skills needed to succeed and thrive in today?s workplace. Carol has a MS degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Achieve Global Facilitator. She operates Compass Rose, a consulting firm that provides career planning, coaching, testing, and training services to individuals and groups. Carol?s specialty is helping people navigate career and life transitions and find ways to bring their natural creativity into their professional lives. She teaches courses in Career Development, Work Skills, Writing for Healing, Writing for Self Discovery, and Journaling for Caregivers. Check out Carol's website at http://www.CarolHollandMarch.com

Upcoming Classes:

Writing for Growth and Discovery ‐ 3/10/15
Your Creative Self is Waiting for You ‐ 4/7/15

Steven Margulin

Steven MargulinSteven P. Margulin is a practicing financial advisor in Albuquerque. He teaches estate planning to CFP® candidates and is a sought after speaker on successful aging and related topics. Steve has made a life-long commitment to learning and has earned these professional designations: Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), while he continues to practice as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant). He has been active in community service since 1994.

Upcoming Classes:

Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 4/25/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 4/28/15

Herb McDonald

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) ‐ 3/9/15
Consumers Guide to Herbs and Supplements ‐ 4/18/15

Mark McFall

Golf Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Golf I ‐ 3/21/15
Golf II ‐ 3/21/15

Beverly McFarland



Upcoming Classes:

Herbal Walk ‐ 5/16/15

Judy Mortellaro



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Sunrise Practice ‐ 3/31/15

Andy Moss



Upcoming Classes:

Solar Cooking with Solar Ovens ‐ 4/25/15
Solar Cooking with Solar Ovens ‐ 5/30/15

Marlene Niemann



Upcoming Classes:

Basket Weaving: June Blue Basket ‐ 3/21/15

Yevgeniya Novgorodskaya



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga Basics: The Fundamentals ‐ 4/11/15

Julie Pacheco

Julie began yoga in the tender first months of motherhood. That was eight years ago. Finding the space within to practice can be a challenge. The benefits of a regular practice, no matter how short, are infinite. As parents the discipline of devotion to our children is our practice. Asana (postures) will support and enliven this practice. Julie has completed the 500 teacher training and Mini Yogis certification offered at High Desert Yoga. She teaches family yoga and kids yoga in schools. She also holds a BA in Religous Studies from The University of New Mexico. Julie assists with administrative duties at HDY!

Upcoming Classes:

Family Yoga ‐ 3/22/15

Young-Sook Park



Upcoming Classes:

Oil Painting with Pallet Knife ‐ 3/5/15

Stephen Poland



Upcoming Classes:

Looking for Happiness in all the Wrong Places ‐ 3/19/15

Irma Reeder

Irma Reeder

Upcoming Classes:

Mountain Dulcimer: Beginning ‐ 3/23/15

Lino Saffioti



Upcoming Classes:

Life Drawing ‐ 4/6/15

Bethe Sailer

Bethe SailerBethe Sailer is a painter, sculptor and teacher living in Albuquerque. Art runs through her life: she has also been a dancer, a chef, a museum educator - always teaching. Educated at Clovis Community College and ENMU Portales, she owns Sailer Fine Art and Instruction. She is married to the artist Jason Sailer; together they have three children. Her work is exhibited in multiple locations and is installed in several NM churches and public facilities.

Upcoming Classes:

Fresh Finish Painting ‐ 3/4/15

Diana Segara-Mahony



Upcoming Classes:

Singing ‐ 3/12/15

Mariana Shedden

A lifetime of physical fitness led her to leave her native Argentina to pursue a degree program in exercise physiology at San Diego State University. It was there she discovered Pilates, an exercise philosophy that became her passion and her career. Mariana came to New Mexico to pursue her PhD in Exercise Physiology. As a Gold Certified Teacher through the Pilates Method Alliance, she combines the Pilates Method with her PhD work in Exercise Physiology to help her students. She has been teaching classes with UNM Continuing Education for four years, and her classes enable her to help make Pilates accessible to a wide variety of people. She has never liked the elite image associated with Pilates, and she has made it her mission to share her knowledge and to make the method accessible.

Upcoming Classes:

Pilates: Reformer ‐ 3/11/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 3/13/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 3/17/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 3/19/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 3/8/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 3/9/15

Emily Stein



Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga ‐ 4/4/15

George Trujeque

Golf Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Golf: Secrets for Success with the Shortgame ‐ 4/18/15

Elizabeth Valsala

Elizabeth ValsalaElizabeth Valsala (pronounced "VAHL-suh-luh") has practiced Reiki (pronounced "ray-kee")since 1988 and has been a full-time Reiki Master since 1991. She is a student of Usui Shiki Ryoho as presented by the Office of the Grandmaster (http://www.usuireiki-ogm.com). Her approach is simple and practical, and her classes are relaxing, healing and fun. For more information, please visit www.ReikiABQ.com

Upcoming Classes:

Reiki: An Introduction ‐ 4/18/15

Amber Wilson



Upcoming Classes:

Rubber Stamping 101 ‐ 3/30/15
Stamping Techniques: Advanced ‐ 3/31/15

Wright Zimmerly

Wright ZimmerlyHe has been playing golf for 30 years (since he was six-years-old). Born and raised in Los Alamos. He got exposed to the game and to the profession from an early age; his dad was the head pro at the Los Alamos course for 20 years. He grew up watching him, and he took to the game immediately. He says he was not pushed at all to get involved. Wright went to New Mexico State in 1988 which was the first year the school offered their PGM (Professional Golf Management) program. He got a chance to work with some excellent people and some now famous golf teachers/professionals through the program. After that, he went on to work at Arroyo del Oso here in Albuquerque. He stayed there for four years and then went on to Ladera where he has been for ten years. He married Karrie Hunter who played for UNM. They have two girls, Kaitlin who is ten and Kourtney who is seven.

Upcoming Classes:

Golf I ‐ 3/12/15

Robert Ziock

Robert Ziock

Upcoming Classes:

Tennis: Intermediate ‐ 4/11/15


Culture

Culture Instructors

Instructor Name
Anastasia Andersen

Anastasia Andersen received her MFA degree in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico. She also holds a BFA in Visual Arts from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and an MA in Art Education from the University of New Mexico. Her poetry has appeared or is upcoming in various journals including Puerto del Sol, Poet Lore, Southwestern American Literature, Moon Milk Review, and various NM anthologies, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Anastasia has been invited to give poetry workshops for various organizations and conferences including the New Mexico State Poetry Society, and an AAMC Western Regional - Humanities in Medicine Conference. She has been teaching poetry workshops through UNM Continuing Education since 2007. She is also still active as a visual artist focusing on printmaking and mixed media visual arts.

Upcoming Classes:

A Gastronomic Delight in Words: Food and Drink in Poetry ‐ 3/19/15

Sarah Baker

Sarah BakerSarah H. Baker, author of more than a dozen published novels, grew up in New Orleans and has lived all over the country from Alaska to Georgia, but seems to have sprouted roots in New Mexico. Sarah holds an MS in civil and environmental engineering from The University of Texas. Although she works fulltime for the government, Sarah also writes mysteries as S. H. Baker. Her fourth book in the Dassas Cormier Mystery Series, The Not-So-High Seas, hit the shelves in 2009, and the series is currently being recorded for audio books. Her fifth Dassas Cormier book is due out in 2011.

Upcoming Classes:

E-Publishing: The Wave of the Future ‐ 3/5/15

Richard Blankmeyer

Richard Blankmeyer was born and raised in Anaheim, CA. He attended the University of Southern California in on an NROTC scholarship, graduating in 1960 with a BA in Social Studies. Upon graduation, Dick served three years active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy where he was assigned to an LST home ported in San Diego. After leaving the navy, he embarked on a 39 year career in banking which included various management positions in internal audit, consumer loan operations, and project development. Dick retired in 2002 and moved to New Mexico with his wife, Carol.

Upcoming Classes:

The Guadalcanal Campaign ? The Allies go on the Offensive in the Pacific ‐ 4/20/15

Roberta Boggess

Roberta BoggessRoberta Boggess is on the Leadership Council of the OLLI at the University of New Mexico. She is an active volunteer, participating in membership drives and any necessary events from baking cakes to making presidential decisions. Roberta has a B.A. in literature and an M.A. in linguistics. She taught writing and literature in Albuquerque Public Schools for 31 years. ?Bobbie? has received several teaching awards including the Chamber of Commerce's Blue Ribbon Teacher of the Year in 1990 and 1998. An informed and animated teacher, she loves explaining "the story behind the story" to make literature and history come alive. Ms. Boggess has taught the following courses for the Osher program: Beowulf, Chaucer?s Canterbury Tales, The Plague, Why Do We Say That? John Donne was a Rock Star, and Theatre from the Greeks to Shakespeare.

Upcoming Classes:

From Coughin? to Coffin: New Mexico and Tuberculosis ‐ 4/24/15
Is it Mythology? The Bible? or Shakespeare? ‐ 4/29/15
An Invitation to Tea ‐ 5/13/15
Kiss? and Make-up ‐ 5/8/15

Ann Braswell

For the last eight years, Ann has been Business Manager and Book Review Copy Editor for the Journal of Anthropological Research (Official UNM title is Coordinator, Technical Publication, Anthropology). She is also Editor and layout designer of the Anthology Newsletter, a biannual publication.

Upcoming Classes:

Downtown Chaco Canyon ‐ 4/11/15
Hiking Chaco Canyon: Uptown ‐ 4/25/15
Guadalupe Ruin Hike ‐ 5/2/15

Angelo Cervantes

Angel Cervantes is an avid genealogical researcher and has done historical and genealogical research in the Archivos of Chihuahua, Colima, Jalisco and Zacatecas, Mexico. He worked as a NM State Archivist in Santa Fe in 2001.

Upcoming Classes:

Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Celt-Iberian Connection to New Mexican Families Haplogroup R ‐ 3/6/15
Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Carthaginian Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup E ‐ 4/10/15
The Spanish Founding of Florida and the Spanish Jesuit Massacre of Ajacán (Modern day Virginia) ‐ 4/17/15
Who was the Roman Emperor Trajan? ‐ 5/1/15

Amanda Cisco

Osher Instructor, B.A., English, Certified SoulCollage® Facilitator I have kept a journal for many years, but in 2003 I began to take classes with a teacher named Charlene Geiss. She owned a business called The Diarist's Workshop in Santa Fe and she came to an Albuquerque bookstore to teach. My journals went from whining and angry rants to writings about all aspects of my life and became a wonderful self-discovery tool. I took classes with Charlene for over six years and I am still writing regularly and filling up journals. My journals are full of images, photos, tickets, cards, invitations, rubber stamps, papers, and many other embellishments. When people see my journals, they want to know more about it. I will be bringing my journals to class.

Upcoming Classes:

Joyful Journaling ‐ 4/9/15

Mary Clark



Upcoming Classes:

Living with Hearing Loss ‐ 3/9/15
Hearing Loss 102 ‐ 5/4/15

Jane Ellen

Jane EllenJane Ellen is a published, award-winning composer who shares her passion for music, history, and religious studies with Albuquerque audiences. Jane completed double majors with honors at the University of New Mexico, and shortly thereafter began working as a freelance lecturer. A popular, long-time instructor for OASIS, Jane has also presented programs for the International Anne Frank Foundation, Elderhostel, KHFM-Radio, and various social and religious groups. With a catalog of over 60 published works, and numerous commissions, she has released four CDs of original compositions and written for musical theatre, television, radio and film. An award-winning member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and former National Director of Sigma Alpha Iota's American Composers Bureau, her works have been internationally performed.

Upcoming Classes:

The Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Continues ‐ 3/23/15
The Cradle Will Rock ‐ 3/25/15
Buddy Holly and The Day the Music Died ‐ 3/4/15
Claude Debussy: His Life, His Works and Edgar Allan Poe ‐ 4/22/15
The Life and Times of C.S. Lewis ‐ 4/24/15
Teen Idols of the 50's and Early 60's ‐ 4/3/15
Mamma Mia ? Here we go again! ‐ 5/6/15

Ramon Flores

Ramon FloresRamón Flores is a native of Albuquerque who earned BA in History and MA in Cultural Pluralism from Stanford University and a MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. In the course of a thirty year career as a theatre director, playwright, actor and producer Ramón has extensively researched and written on a number of historical issues. Ramón wrote, directed and produced two plays about New Mexico?s colonial period. With Lynn Butler Knight he co-wrote The Merchant of Santa Fe which addressed the plight of New Mexico?s Hidden Jews living under the shadow of the Inquisition in 1670. With Taos Pueblo writer James Lujan he co-wrote Casi Hermanos about the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 which was produced in 1995. In 2004 Ramón co-wrote and produced the play The Peculiar Case of José Padilla about the New York born Puerto Rican who was held as an ?enemy combatant? in a US military brig for more than three years and accused of being ?the dirty bomber? for Al Qaida. This play addressed the issues raised by the ?Global War on Terrorism.? He is currently working on follow up play to The Peculiar Case of José Padilla. For the UNM Continuing Education Division, Ramón has previously offered the lecture series ?Islam and the West,? ?The Manhattan Project,? and ?A City Upon the Hill: American Exceptionalism from Puritan New England to Bagdad of 2007.? Ramón is a popular lecturer through Story of New Mexico and has led film series and other discussion groups. Recently, he provided courses for Osher on the origins and role of the Tea Party Movement, Propaganda, Populism and Corruption of Western Ideals and the Myth of Secure Borders. Ramón is a voracious reader and researcher and has a loyal following within the Osher community.

Upcoming Classes:

A Peace to End All Peace: The Emergence of the Modern Middle East ‐ 3/18/15
Pivot Point of History: The Fall of France - May-June 1940 ‐ 4/1/15
Vichy France (1940-44), Liberation (1944-45) and the Settling of Scores ‐ 4/15/15

Phoenix Forrester

Phoenix ForresterPhoenix has been teaching adult art classes since 2001. She has taught at venues in Washington, Arizona and Oregon, in addition to her many years teaching for UNM Cont. Ed. Her entire life is a creative process and sharing her ideas, techniques and expansive possibility thinking is one of her heart's desires. Additionally she is a silversmith for over 15 years and sells her jewelry locally at the A store and Jett Gallery in Santa Fe. She is dreaming up new classes and looks forward to sharing them with you!

Upcoming Classes:

Historic Huning's Highland Walking Tour ‐ 3/14/15

James Gallegos

James GallegosJames Gallegos is a CPA who provides audit, tax, and consulting services to large and small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and employee benefit plans, beginning in an international firm, and now practicing in his own firm. James grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara University in California with a Bachelor?s Degree with a concentration in accounting. James is active in the local business community, focusing on education and small business issues. He has participated on the City of Albuquerque Audit Committee, on boards of nonprofit organizations including Albuquerque Character Counts, Albuquerque Business Education Compact, Albuquerque Economic Development, and Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (its Chairman in 2004), and on various education committees and study groups. James also has an interest in art history. Besides formal and independent study, he visits the world?s major museums, attends art fairs, and teaches classes on Impressionism and Picasso through the University of New Mexico?s Osher Institute.

Upcoming Classes:

International Fairs and Exhibitions: Art Basel - Miami Beach ‐ 3/27/15
International Fairs and Exhibitions: Art Basel - Miami Beach ‐ 4/17/15

Robert Gish

Robert GishRobert F. Gish holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.degrees in English and American Studies from the University of New Mexico and is the recipient of the Erna Fergusson Distinguished Alumni Award from UNM. He is the author of over twenty works of fiction, memoir, folktales, and literary biographies as well as numerous monographs and essays on the literature, history, and culture of the American Southwest. His short story collections include West Bound, Dreams of Quivira, Bad Boys and Black Sheep, and First Horses: Stories of the New West. Bob taught at the University of Northern Iowa from 1967-1991, where he was University Distinguished Scholar and Professor of English, as well as Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He served as Director of Ethnic Studies and Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo from 1991-2001. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Pen West, the Authors Guild, and the Screen Actors Guild. He and his wife, Judith, live in Albuquerque. They are the parents of three children and six grandchildren. He is a jazz guitarist and vocalist by avocation. Please visit his website: www.robertfgish.com

Upcoming Classes:

Four Great Short Novels ‐ 3/4/15

Bill Haller



Upcoming Classes:

D.H. Lawrence Ranch ‐ 4/22/15

Debi Harrington



Upcoming Classes:

Creative Container Gardening for the High Desert ‐ 4/17/15
Floral Design: Beginning ‐ 4/29/15

Dennis Herrick



Upcoming Classes:

How to Write a Mystery Novel ‐ 4/6/15

Carol Hill

Carol A. Hill is a geologist and author of many books including Cave Minerals of the World, and Geology of Carlsbad Cavern, and Geology of the Delaware Basin. She was featured on the NOVA show ?Mysterious Life of Caves,? which aired on PBS on October 1, 2002. Carol has been an ASA member since 1984 and a member of the ASA Affiliation of Geologists since its foundation.

Upcoming Classes:

Historical Geology ‐ 4/1/15
Geology of White Sands National Monument and the Valley of Fires ‐ 4/15/15
Geology of White Sands National Monument and the Valley of Fires ‐ 4/8/15

Lizabeth Johnson



Upcoming Classes:

Pre-Modern European Migrations ‐ 4/24/15

Gordon Johnston

Gordon Johnston has always been an avid amateur historian. He was trained as a criminal investigator in his early years, and has taken that training, as well as a love of libraries and research, into the field of history. Gordon has been responsible for finding several "lost" battlefields in Northern New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Exploring the Santa Fe Trail and Maxwell Land Grant ‐ 3/10/15

Connie Josefs, M.F.A

Connie Josefs is a writer, teacher and literary consultant. She worked as a writer and story analyst for film and television before turning her attention to fiction and essay writing. She has led workshops in fiction and creative non-fiction writing for more than 20 years and served on the faculty of Santa Monica College?s Emeritus College program, where she was founding editor of the literary journal, E-33: Writings from Emeritus. Her work has appeared in magazines and literary journals. Connie holds an MFA in fiction writing from Antioch University. She currently leads workshops and provides coaching, editing and manuscript consultation through The Writing Circle. For more information, visit her website at http://www.writingcircle.com.

Upcoming Classes:

Writing True: Memoir and Memoir-Based Fiction ‐ 3/17/15
In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes ‐ 3/18/15
Writing Memoir ‐ 3/19/15

Julius Kaplan



Upcoming Classes:

Russian Opera ‐ 4/6/15

John Krebsbach

John F. Krebsbach, M.S. is the Administrator for the NM DNA Identification System, the state-wide criminal DNA database for NM, and the Chairman of the state-wide DNA Oversight Committee. He has held each of these positions since the programs inception in 1997, building the database from scratch into one of the most effective programs for its size in the country. He was a member of U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft's Initiative on DNA Backlogs and was a member of the FBI's Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods, acting as the co-Vice Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee. He is also the former Chairman of the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators. Having conducted over twenty-nine inspections of crime laboratories throughout the country, he has been a reviewer of inspections performed by other inspectors as a member of the National DNA Index System's Audit Review Panel. He earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Wayne State College in Nebraska, and an M.S. in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

Upcoming Classes:

Functions of Criminalistics ‐ 4/22/15

Nandini Kuehn

Nandini KuehnNandini Kuehn has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a Master?s in Health Administration from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in health and health care administration for over 25 years. Her health care experience includes ten years in California where she worked in hospital administration at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco, at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, and for a private consulting company in the Bay Area. She also has 16 years of international work experience in Australia and Canada where she worked within those health systems as an administrator and as a health policy analyst, health care consultant and evaluator of programs in various health care settings. She returned to the US (New Mexico) in 2003, and continues to work as a private consultant with a focus on evaluation and using health data for monitoring care systems for quality and/or output. She has been involved with state level efforts in health reform in New Mexico and has made presentations to the Legislature as well as to different community groups around the state of New Mexico, to the New Mexico Medical Society, to UNM medical students and to the doctoral level health policy students at the University of New Mexico. She has worked with various branches of the New Mexico Department of Health, non-profit groups in Albuquerque, and the UNM RWJ Health Policy Institute.

Upcoming Classes:

The Affordable Care Act ? Two Years Later ‐ 4/8/15

Michael Lawson

Michael Lawson received a MA in anthropology from UNM, and the PhD from ASU where he studied with Peter Iverson, author of Diné: A History of the Navajos. Mike has lived and worked in Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and Petrified Forest National Parks, the Pueblo of Zuni and Taos, and has taught and led field trips throughout the American Southwest for over two decades.

Upcoming Classes:

Zuni Introduction ‐ 3/17/15
Zuni Pueblo ‐ 3/20/15
Hopiland Introduction ‐ 3/24/15
Hopiland ‐ 3/26/15
Zuni Pueblo and Village of the Great Kivas ‐ 4/17/15
Hopiland ‐ 4/2/15
Hopiland ‐ 5/7/15

Doug Lindsey



Upcoming Classes:

Savvy Social Security for Boomers ‐ 3/11/15

Elliot Madriss

Elliot Madriss is an award winning photographer working professionally in Albuquerque, NM. His images have appeared in Around 505 Magazine, ABQ Sports Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine, and various Sandoval County publications. He has published the first book of the Ojito Wilderness entitled "Ojito, Landscapes of a Wilderness".

Upcoming Classes:

Photographing Tapia Canyon ‐ 3/22/15

Carol March

Carol March, MS, is an experienced career development specialist, workshop leader and published author who teaches individuals and groups about the skills needed to succeed and thrive in today?s workplace. Carol has a MS degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Achieve Global Facilitator. She operates Compass Rose, a consulting firm that provides career planning, coaching, testing, and training services to individuals and groups. Carol?s specialty is helping people navigate career and life transitions and find ways to bring their natural creativity into their professional lives. She teaches courses in Career Development, Work Skills, Writing for Healing, Writing for Self Discovery, and Journaling for Caregivers. Check out Carol's website at http://www.CarolHollandMarch.com

Upcoming Classes:

Shamanism: From Witch Doctors through the New Millennium ‐ 4/23/15

Timothy McIntire

Osher Lifelong Learning Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

John Milton Matters in Our Time ‐ 3/12/15

Karen McKinnon

Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Program

Upcoming Classes:

Poetry in Motion ‐ 4/8/15

Judy Mortellaro



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga For Folks Over Fifty ‐ 3/26/15

Helen Mullane



Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Thoughtful Letter Writing ‐ 4/3/15

Jon Nimitz

Jon NimitzJon Nimitz has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stanford University, and taught at universities for about 10 years. He was consistently rated by students as an outstanding instructor. After that he ran a small research and development business working on environmentally friendly chemicals. Always interested in philosophical and spiritual issues, since retiring from technical work he has taught classes for UNM CE on "Introduction to India," "The Meaning of Life," and "Loving What Is: The Work of Byron Katie." He is currently a self-employed investor. He spent a total of about two years in India, teaching high school and traveling with Indian friends through all regions of the country. He has made a point of exploring a wide range of spiritual traditions. He also gives talks on investment topics to the local chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). He has received numerous academic awards and has qualified to join MENSA. He has published two books and over 100 technical reports and papers.

Upcoming Classes:

Buddhism ‐ 3/13/15
Taoism ‐ 4/8/15

Edwin Ned O'Malia

Ned O'Malia is a Doctor of Philosophy in Asian Religion and Culture; a degree he earned at Temple University, Philadelphia. Teaching and writing have been the center of his professional life for over 35 years but not the whole of it. He is a Professor at the University of New Mexico in the University Honors Programs as an Asian specialist. Within New Mexico and the Southwest he is a noted speaker and visiting lecturer. He has participated in many seminars, workshops, and panel discussions on Southeast Asia. Dr. O'Malia has personally traveled extensively in Asia, many times to China, and recently long travels to Burma (which is now Myanmar). But a true traveler will find adventure even on a trip to Socorro. Ned is a published photographer, a skill he uses to illustrate his lectures. He is a travel writer and has served as Travel Editor for Albuquerque?s Prime Time ? The Newspaper. In addition he is a talented chef, who prides himself on enrolling for cooking class in all the countries he visits. He is a food writer, television food commentator and serves as a food judge for the New Mexico State Fair. He has served as the SPAM cooking judge for 12 years. He is a passionate advocate of region and indigenous cooking; he has eaten everything which did not eat him first. Dr. O'Malia is a passionate world traveler as well as a talented Tour Director and Cruise Host. He started Tour Directing by leading groups of Manhattan teenagers on bicycles through the Canadian Rockies. Since, he has directed over a hundred group tours since 1971, taking people from the temples of Tibet to the Pagodas of Bali. He has traveled on Silversea cruise ships, old buses, bicycles, ox carts and in a dugout canoe. Many of these tours have been to Asia as he is always excited to enlighten people to the wonders of the orient.

Upcoming Classes:

After you Flush ‐ 4/14/15
After you Flush ‐ 4/16/15
Las Vegas: Where the Plains meet the Mountains ‐ 4/18/15
Before you Turn on the Kitchen Sink ‐ 4/23/15
Before you Turn on the Kitchen Sink ‐ 4/24/15

Edwin OMalia

Ned OMalia is a Doctor of Philosophy in Asian Religion and Culture; a degree he earned at Temple University, Philadelphia. Teaching and writing have been the center of his professional life for over 35 years but not the whole of it. He is a Professor at the University of New Mexico in the University Honors Programs as an Asian specialist. Within New Mexico and the Southwest he is a noted speaker and visiting lecturer. He has participated in many seminars, workshops, and panel discussions on Southeast Asia. Dr. O'Malia has personally traveled extensively in Asia, many times to China, and recently long travels to Burma (which is now Myanmar). But a true traveler will find adventure even on a trip to Socorro. Ned is a published photographer, a skill he uses to illustrate his lectures. He is a travel writer and has served as Travel Editor for Albuquerque?s Prime Time ? The Newspaper. In addition he is a talented chef, who prides himself on enrolling for cooking class in all the countries he visits. He is a food writer, television food commentator and serves as a food judge for the New Mexico State Fair. He has served as the SPAM cooking judge for 12 years. He is a passionate advocate of region and indigenous cooking; he has eaten everything which did not eat him first. Dr. OMalia is a passionate world traveler as well as a talented Tour Direct and Cruise Host. He started Tour Directing by leading groups of Manhattan teen agers on bicycles through the Canadian Rockies. Since, he has directed over a hundred group tours since 1971, taking people from the temples of Tibet to the Pagodas of Bali. He has traveled on Silversea cruise ships, old buses, bicycles, ox carts and in a dugout canoe. Many of these tours have been to Asia as he is always excited to enlighten people to the wonders of the orient.

Upcoming Classes:

Two Gentlemen on Route 66 ‐ 4/17/15
In the Footsteeps of Lewis and Clark ‐ 4/21/15

Richard Peck, Ph.D.

Richard E. Peck is an author, playwright, and retired academic, whose writing career ? detoured for years ? resumed when he left academe. After a career as an English professor and university administrator ? president at one time or another of three universities ? he now divides his time among three very satisfying pursuits: restrained meddling in the lives of his children and grandchildren, golfing at a level far below his aspirations, and writing. Dr. Peck continues to resist persistent but fading desires to return to the classroom. Occasional consulting stints remind him of the political pressures he?s traded away in order to take on the even more demanding but self-imposed goals and deadlines of full-time writing. Richard E. Peck was born in Wisconsin on August 3rd, 1936. After graduating from high school (at 16) and two years of factory work, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, as a green PFC was selected for flight training, and in June, 1956, was commissioned the youngest officer and pilot in the USMC at age 19. He subsequently completed an A.B. at Carroll College in 30 months, his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in three years. He taught English at the University of Virginia and Temple University, then filled administrative positions at the University of Alabama and Arizona State, leading to presidencies of ASU, the University of New Mexico, and the University of South Florida. During those years he committed his time and energies to scholarship, and his popular writing became infrequent. He did manage to complete 12 produced plays (three of them winners in national competitions), a score of short stories, a novel nominated as Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year (Final Solution, Doubleday), and TV scripts, as well as two editions of minor poetry. Dr. Peck is a member of Screen Writers Guild of America (West) and has contributed occasional columns to a number of newspapers. He lives in Placitas, NM, where he takes the 16 steps from his bed to his word pr

Upcoming Classes:

Why do we do Theater? ‐ 5/6/15

Stephen Poland



Upcoming Classes:

Living Resilient Lives ‐ 4/21/15

TJ Reilley

Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Program

Upcoming Classes:

Feng Shui in the Garden ‐ 4/2/15

Michael Richie

Michael Richie first visited the Bisti Badlands with the Sierra Club in 1980 and quickly became an activist to save the Bisti, De Na Zin, Ah Shi Sle Pah, and Fossil Forest badlands from strip mining and other detrimental activities. With the help of Pat Hester, a Bureau of Land Management Regional Paleontologist, he has published 253 outdoor stories and 925 photos to date, with 48 stories on New Mexico?s badlands including thirteen on the Bisti and six on Ojito. Richie has also lead over 35 badlands tours with Story of New Mexico. For more information on the badlands and how you can get involved, please visit his website at PhotoTrekNM.com.

Upcoming Classes:

Ojito Wilderness ‐ 3/15/15
Pueblo Revolt Mesa Top Fortress Hike ‐ 3/21/15
El Malpais Scenic Drive: Fire Rock, Sandstone and Kivas ‐ 3/25/15
Fossil Forest Research Natural Area ‐ 3/28/15
Mesa Chijuilla Hoodoo Gardens ‐ 3/7/15
The Ultimate Southwestern Native American Artifact Tour ‐ 4/1/15
De Na Zin ‐ 4/12/15
Old Hoof Highway Scenic and Cultural Tour ‐ 4/14/15
San Jose Badlands: Rainbow Route ‐ 4/19/15
Lybrook: New, Advanced Route ‐ 4/23/15
Lybrook: New, Advanced Route ‐ 4/4/15
White Oaks Ghost Tour and Scenic Drive ‐ 4/8/15
Sangre De Cristo Aspen Walk and Canyon Road Artscrawl ‐ 5/1/15

Mary Robertson

MSLS, CZT-Certified Zentangle Teacher

Upcoming Classes:

Zentangle 101 ‐ 3/5/15
Zentangle 201 - The Next Step ‐ 4/2/15

Charlie Steen

Specialties: the Reformation, 18th century Europe, and the French Revolution Places historical events in context with art, architecture, religion and other cultural aspects Part of European Studies faculty Ph.D. from UCLA in Early Modern European history One-line bio: history professor, specialist in the social and political forces of 18th century Europe history professor, social and political forces of 18th century Europe

Upcoming Classes:

Early Modern European Cities: Paris and London ‐ 3/5/15

Bryan Stoneburner

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, M.A. (Music History), 1981; Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, M.L.S., 1976; Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, B.G.S., 1972.

Upcoming Classes:

Something More than Night: The Mean Streets of Raymond Chandler ‐ 4/28/15

Carol Sullivan

Carol is an artist and retired cultural anthropologist. She has collected art as part of her field work in the Brazilian Amazon, with HIV prevention in Cd. Juarez and while a counselor in local jails and prisons. Carol has spent many years viewing our local graffiti scene and enjoys sharing these wondrous works with others.

Upcoming Classes:

Tour Albuquerque's Graffiti Sites ‐ 3/8/15
You Were There ‐ 4/11/15

Victoria Sullivan

Albuquerque Genealogical Society

Upcoming Classes:

Computerized Genealogy ‐ 4/6/15

Maya Sutton, Ph.D.

From Washington DC to teaching in South America, from Mexico to teaching in Mongolia and England, Dr. Maya Sutton is a traveler and educator. Maya graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of New Mexico. Her specialties are adult learning, cognitive development, life stages, and experiential learning. For the past ten years she has taught courses in Celtic History and Mythology at UNM. Since the 1980s Maya has been active in distance learning for adults and in taking education to adults where they work. As president of Sutton Seminars, she has trained thousands of people in stress management at government and private organizations throughout the West.

Upcoming Classes:

King Arthur's Camelot and Other Legends of Glastonbury, England ‐ 3/9/15
The Celts ? Who Were They? Where Are They Now? Are You a Celt? ‐ 4/10/15

Shari Tarbet

Shari TarbetAn educator for 29 years, Shari has taught English, history, creative writing, and mythology from the 7th grade through college level. This includes three summers teaching with Upward Bound. She is a graduate of Kansas University with undergraduate degrees in education, humanities, and communications. She also holds an MA in Mythological Studies from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is currently working on her PhD at the same school. She has studied Urban Druidry with Dr. Maya Sutton, and is a published writer and photographer. She has also been a consultant with Intel Corporation. An Albuquerque resident for 24 years, her other interests include belly dance and jewelry making, her Scottish heritage, and three pet cats.

Upcoming Classes:

The Goddess and Sacred Women of Pre-History ‐ 4/16/15

Diane Thome

B.S. Experimental Psychology, M.B.A.

Upcoming Classes:

In the Spider's Web ‐ 3/24/15
In the Spider's Web ‐ 4/22/15

John Trestrail

BS Pharm, FAACT, DABAT, Clinical and Forensic Toxicologist, Author, Speaker

Upcoming Classes:

The Curious Case of Hawley Harvey Crippen, MD, and its Many Unanswered Questions ‐ 3/5/15
Microbes that Changed History ‐ 4/17/15
Nature's Toxic Agents: A Menagerie of Poisonous Critters ‐ 5/11/15

Dave Weinberg



Upcoming Classes:

Fracking: A Curse or a Blessing? ‐ 5/5/15

Gay Witherington

Gay Witherington

Upcoming Classes:

The Continuing Journey of Life after Death ‐ 4/18/15

Susi Wolf



Upcoming Classes:

Change Your Words, Change Your Life ‐ 3/21/15


Youth Programs

Youth Programs Instructors

Instructor Name
Evelyn Sunny Birklund

Sunny is a professional puppeteer and costumer from Corrales, New Mexico. She has exhibited in many galleries and art fairs and designed special commissions for theatres, libraries, nature centers, zoos, museums, schools, and individuals. Sunny loves teaching in recreational settings where creativity and group sharing make the learning process fun. She has taught numerous classes and workshops for Puppeteers of America National Festivals, schools, UNM Continuing Education, Ghost Ranch conference center, puppetry and doll groups, and at quilting and sewing shops.

Upcoming Classes:

Puppet Improv Camp (ages 8-13) ‐ 3/30/15

Elaine Cimino

Elaine Cimino is fine-art painter, and has 20 years college-level teaching experience in drawing, painting and art history.

Upcoming Classes:

Toon Time: Born to Draw Camp (ages 7-11) ‐ 3/30/15

Kristin Diener

Kristin DienerThis dedicated artist recently went full-time in her career as an artist, making metal jewelry and teaching the craft to others. Her serendipitous path led her to enroll in a Jewelry Making class at a small Mennonite College in Ohio, where her instructor became her first mentor. Kristin says of her first encounter with creating metal jewelry, ?I liked what I was able to make and the thoughts I was able to achieve.? Kristin was hooked immediately when she discovered the torch, its flame and the tools of jewelry metalworking in her youth; she had found her calling. Kristin earned a Master of Fine Arts from Bowling Green University in Ohio. Then, on to Missouri where she began teaching fine arts classes at a small college. Her questing spirit later took her to Boston, Massachusetts, to a job she loved, teaching at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Kristin supplemented her income with residential and commercial painting in Boston and then her own house painting business when she came to Albuquerque. Recently, Kristin took the plunge and is now a full time artist and teacher with her own studio. Her work is selling in galleries in New Orleans and Albuquerque. She brings her MFA and professional teaching background to Continuing Education at UNM. In 2004, this unique individual began challenging Continuing Education students with her own brand of bold, unconventional and whimsical artistic vision, rooted in the solid fundamentals of a traditional jewelry-making craft. Her classes have inspired a following from the start. Like Kristin with her own first jewelry instructor years ago, many of her students are very loyal to her instruction and repeat the advanced class to pursue their own artistic visions. The Beginning Jewelry / Metals course starts with a series of sterling silver rings. Students learn to size, texture, chase, and form, then bezel-set a cabochon stone. ?I like teaching people of all different levels. Most have their own ideas of what they want to do

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Silversmithing and Jewelry Making (ages 13-17) ‐ 3/30/15
Introduction to Enameling (ages 13-17) ‐ 4/1/15

Katja Lauterstein

Katja has completed advanced Certification at High Desert Yoga. She is also certified to teach Children?s and Teen Yoga, and has attended many workshops/trainings with the gifted Yoga teachers High Desert Yoga brings to town. Katja loves dance and movement and has studied yoga and taken dance classes for 15+ years. She credits her massage therapist/musician father and Yogini mother with instilling this love. In her classes she seeks to create a space to explore, listen to, and connect with ourselves, our bodies, and the bigger picture around us, through mindful, intentional movement, and inner awareness. Katja holds a BA in Creative Writing and Art from the University of New Mexico. Katja assists with office and adminstrative duties at HDY!

Upcoming Classes:

High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 3/30/15

Pat Masters

Owner of Bricks 4 Kids, whose programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children?s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Children work with exciting themes such as machines, outer space and inventions.

Upcoming Classes:

LEGO NASA Space Camp with Star Wars Infusion (ages 6-11) ‐ 3/30/15
Marvel Superheroes LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 3/30/15

Atsuko Sakai

Atsuko Sakai holds a M. Arch. from the University of New Mexico and has worked for over 10 years at Quinn Evans Architects (Washington DC) and Design Plus LLC (Albuquerque). Born and raised in Japan, after receiving her B.A. in Environmental Design from the Kyoto City University of Arts she came to New Mexico specifically to study the ?Architecture and Children? program and has over 15 years of study/work in Design Education for children of all ages. She currently teaches the Architecture and Design for Children, service learning course at the UNM School of Architecture and Planning.

Upcoming Classes:

Intro to Design: Spring Break Camp (ages 9-12) ‐ 3/30/15

Catalina Salinas

Catalina Salinas was born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia. She received her B.A. in Architecture and Construction, defending her thesis project with honors and getting licensed at the School of Architects in Bolivia. She worked as a supervisor, was director of design and construction works. She moved to New Mexico to perfect her English and pursue her Master degree at University of New Mexico, where she is currently studying Architecture. While working as a teaching assistant for Professor Anne Taylor in 2008, she was able to combine her two passions, art and architecture, and share them with students through the Architecture and Design for Children program. Since then she has been working with Atsuko Sakai and in 2012 was invited to be part of the Board of Members for The School Zone Institute in Albuquerque. She has translated the Architecture and Children Teachers Guide into Spanish. Her current work as a beginning Spanish teacher is helping her find ways of acquiring vocabulary and engaging students with activities from Architecture and Children. Catalina?s goal is to be teaching Architecture and Children in Spanish.

Upcoming Classes:

Spanish Culture and Language Through Design (ages 8-12) ‐ 3/30/15

Frank Sedillo

Metropolitan Court Judge Frank Sedillo?s (?82 BBA, ?87 JD) pursuit of a legal career began in the legislative branch when he served as Aide/Doorkeeper for Senator Pete Domenici and then as Aide to Congressman Manuel Lujan. Now he presides not only in court but as host of ?The Advocate,? a City of Albuquerque GOV 16 Television show. His contributions to UNM athletics began with the Lobo football team and have continued with nearly 20 years? service on the UNM Alumni Lettermen?s Association board of directors. Sedillo is licensed as a coach and official for the New Mexico Activities Association.

Upcoming Classes:

Make Your Case: Introduction to Law Camp (ages 10-14) ‐ 3/30/15

Continuing Education Staff



Upcoming Classes:

Inspire Rock Academy (On-Campus Day Camp) (ages 6-11) ‐ 3/30/15

Engineering for Kids Staff

Engineering For Kids brings the wonder and excitement of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) to children ages 4-14 through a variety of hands-on learning experiences. Create your own video game! Design a hot air balloon! Build rockets, roller coasters, and robots! All of this is possible with Engineering For Kids!

Upcoming Classes:

Junior Robotics Camp (ages 4-7) ‐ 3/30/15
Junior Engineering of Travel Camp (ages 4-7) ‐ 3/30/15
Survival Engineering Camp I: Engineers Cove (ages 7-14) ‐ 3/30/15
Rescue Robotics (ages 7-14) ‐ 3/30/15

Sandra Toro

Sandra K. Toro is an award-winning, best selling author who teaches creative writing at the University of New Mexico. Her historical novels deal with World War II, the Holocaust, the Jewish immigrant experience, and The Spanish Inquisition, anti-Semitism in the 16th Century, and international political/military history of Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Her most recent novel, Secrets Behind Adobe Walls, concerns the crypto-Jews of New Mexico. In addition to being a writer, Toro has had a career on camera and as a producer of public affairs programs for ABC and PBS. She was a high-level political appointee in the administrations of President Carter and President Clinton. She coordinates the annual spring writer's conference for the University of New Mexico each April, and works regularly with agents and editors at major publishing houses.

Upcoming Classes:

UNM Young Writer's Conference (ages 11-17) ‐ 4/18/15


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