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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:

Photo Editing: Retouching Photos ‐ 10/13/15
Photo Editing: Retouching Photos ‐ 10/13/15
Photoshop: Advanced ‐ 10/22/15
Illustrator: Intermediate ‐ 10/29/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 11/2/15
3D Modeling ‐ 11/21/15
Photoshop: Expert ‐ 12/1/15
Tutorial Elective for Adobe Creative Cloud ‐ 12/18/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 2/1/16
Illustrator: Beginning ‐ 2/2/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 2/23/16
Illustrator: Intermediate ‐ 3/1/16
Photoshop: Intermediate ‐ 3/15/16
Photo Editing: Retouching Photos ‐ 3/19/16
Photo Editing: Retouching Photos ‐ 3/19/16
Tutorial Elective for Adobe Creative Cloud ‐ 3/25/16
Illustrator: Advanced ‐ 4/5/16
Photoshop: Advanced ‐ 4/7/16
Photoshop: Expert ‐ 5/12/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 5/2/16
Illustrator: Expert ‐ 5/3/16
Tutorial Elective for Adobe Creative Cloud ‐ 6/3/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/10/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/22/15
Tutorial Elective for Adobe Creative Cloud ‐ 9/24/15
Illustrator: Beginning ‐ 9/29/15
Photoshop: Intermediate ‐ 9/29/15

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 X 10.1: Professional Music Production ‐ 10/19/15
Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production ‐ 10/19/15
Podcasting ‐ 11/7/15
Podcasting ‐ 11/7/15
Digital Audio I ‐ 3/7/16
Digital Audio I ‐ 3/7/16
Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production ‐ 4/18/16
Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production ‐ 4/18/16
Podcasting ‐ 5/7/16
Podcasting ‐ 5/7/16
Digital Audio I ‐ 9/28/15
Digital Audio I ‐ 9/28/15

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:

Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 1/19/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 1/19/16
Cell Phone Photography ‐ 1/23/16
Cell Phone Photography ‐ 1/23/16
Digital Photography Basics ‐ 1/25/16
Digital Photography Basics ‐ 1/25/16
Digital Photography Basics ‐ 1/25/16
Digital Cameras: Buying the Right Camera ‐ 10/10/15
Digital Cameras: Using Lenses and Accessories ‐ 10/17/15
Photographing People with Natural Light ‐ 10/24/15
Professional Lighting Techniques for Digital Photography ‐ 10/26/15
Digital Cameras: Getting Started ‐ 10/3/15
Photography with a Digital Camera II ‐ 10/5/15
Photography with a Digital Camera II ‐ 10/5/15
Macro Photography ‐ 11/16/15
Macro Photography ‐ 11/16/15
Starting an Art Business ‐ 11/17/15
Starting an Art Business ‐ 11/17/15
Starting an Art Business ‐ 11/17/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 11/7/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 11/7/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 2/17/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 2/17/16
Photography Composition ‐ 2/22/16
Photography Composition ‐ 2/22/16
Photography with a Digital Camera II ‐ 2/23/16
Photography with a Digital Camera II ‐ 2/23/16
Cell Phone Photography ‐ 3/28/16
Cell Phone Photography ‐ 3/28/16
Sports and Action Photography ‐ 3/29/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 3/30/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 3/30/16
Starting an Art Business ‐ 4/11/16
Starting an Art Business ‐ 4/11/16
Starting an Art Business ‐ 4/11/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 4/16/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 4/16/16
Macro Photography ‐ 4/19/16
Macro Photography ‐ 4/19/16
Photographing Your Artwork ‐ 4/25/16
Photographing Your Artwork ‐ 4/25/16
Portfolios for Photographers and Designers ‐ 5/9/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 9/14/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 9/14/15
Photography Composition ‐ 9/22/15
Photography Composition ‐ 9/22/15
Digital Photography Basics ‐ 9/8/15
Digital Photography Basics ‐ 9/8/15
Digital Photography Basics ‐ 9/8/15
Cell Phone Photography ‐ 9/9/15
Cell Phone Photography ‐ 9/9/15

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: Beginning ‐ 10/20/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 10/20/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 10/29/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 10/29/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 10/5/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 10/5/15
Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap ‐ 11/30/15
HTML and CSS: Intermediate ‐ 11/4/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 12/1/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 12/1/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 2/15/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 2/15/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 2/8/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 2/8/16
HTML and CSS: Intermediate ‐ 3/21/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 3/7/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 3/7/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 4/11/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 4/11/16
HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery ‐ 4/18/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 4/25/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 4/25/16
Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap ‐ 5/12/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 9/22/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 9/22/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 9/9/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 9/9/15

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:

HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 10/20/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 10/20/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 10/20/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 10/29/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 10/29/15
Web Design: Getting Started ‐ 10/3/15
Web Design: Getting Started ‐ 10/3/15
Web Design: Using WordPress ‐ 10/31/15
Web Design: Using WordPress ‐ 10/31/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 10/5/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 10/5/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 10/5/15
Principles of Accessible Web Design ‐ 11/17/15
Principles of Accessible Web Design ‐ 11/17/15
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In ‐ 11/23/15
HTML and CSS: Intermediate ‐ 11/4/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 12/1/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 12/1/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 12/1/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 2/15/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 2/15/16
Web Design: Getting Started ‐ 2/27/16
Web Design: Getting Started ‐ 2/27/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 2/8/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 2/8/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 2/8/16
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In ‐ 3/12/16
HTML and CSS: Intermediate ‐ 3/21/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 3/7/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 3/7/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 3/7/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 4/11/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 4/11/16
Web Design: Using WordPress ‐ 4/23/16
Web Design: Using WordPress ‐ 4/23/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 4/25/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 4/25/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 4/25/16
Accessibility for Web Design ‐ 5/2/16
Accessibility for Web Design ‐ 5/2/16
Web Design: Getting Started ‐ 5/9/16
Web Design: Getting Started ‐ 5/9/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 9/22/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 9/22/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 9/9/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 9/9/15

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:

Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 1/19/16
From Camera to Computer ‐ 10/1/15
From Camera to Computer ‐ 10/1/15
Photo Editing: Basics ‐ 10/6/15
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 11/12/15
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 11/12/15
Lightroom: Beginning ‐ 11/17/15
Lightroom: Beginning ‐ 11/17/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 11/2/15
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer ‐ 11/3/15
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer ‐ 11/3/15
Digital Black and White Photography ‐ 11/4/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 11/7/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 2/1/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 2/17/16
Photo Editing: Basics ‐ 2/20/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 2/23/16
From Camera to Computer ‐ 2/25/16
From Camera to Computer ‐ 2/25/16
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer ‐ 3/16/16
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer ‐ 3/16/16
Lightroom: Beginning ‐ 3/28/16
Lightroom: Beginning ‐ 3/28/16
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 3/29/16
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 3/29/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 3/30/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 4/16/16
Photo Editing: Basics ‐ 4/18/16
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography ‐ 5/11/16
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography ‐ 5/11/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 5/2/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/10/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 9/14/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/22/15
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography ‐ 9/23/15
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography ‐ 9/23/15

Kate Fitz Gibbon

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Legal Issues in Visual Arts ‐ 11/3/15
Legal Issues in Visual Arts ‐ 2/25/16

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:

Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art ‐ 1/21/16
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art ‐ 1/21/16
InDesign: Intermediate ‐ 10/12/15
InDesign: Online Portfolios ‐ 10/26/15
Illustrator: Intermediate ‐ 10/29/15
InDesign: Advanced ‐ 11/16/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 11/2/15
InDesign: Beginning ‐ 11/30/15
InDesign: Beginning ‐ 11/30/15
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art ‐ 11/9/15
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art ‐ 11/9/15
Photo Editing: Adding Text to Your Photos ‐ 12/1/15
InDesign: Expert ‐ 12/7/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 2/1/16
InDesign: Beginning, Section ‐ 2/11/16
InDesign: Beginning, Section ‐ 2/11/16
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art ‐ 2/15/16
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art ‐ 2/15/16
Illustrator: Beginning ‐ 2/2/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 2/23/16
Illustrator: Intermediate ‐ 3/1/16
InDesign: Advanced ‐ 3/29/16
InDesign: Intermediate ‐ 3/3/16
Photo Editing: Adding Text to Your Photos ‐ 4/30/16
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art ‐ 4/4/16
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art ‐ 4/4/16
InDesign: Beginning, Section ‐ 5/16/16
InDesign: Beginning, Section ‐ 5/16/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 5/2/16
InDesign: Expert ‐ 5/3/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/10/15
InDesign: Beginning ‐ 9/21/15
InDesign: Beginning ‐ 9/21/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/22/15
Illustrator: Beginning ‐ 9/29/15
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art ‐ 9/9/15
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art ‐ 9/9/15

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:

History of Graphic Design ‐ 2/16/16
Logo Design ‐ 4/21/16

Eugene Higgins

Gene Higgins received an MA in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology from UNM. Gene has over 10 years of experience in scripting client- and server-side web applications. He is currently a Blackboard Learn Technician for a local higher education institution.

Upcoming Classes:

WordPress: Beginning ‐ 10/20/15
WordPress: Beginning ‐ 10/20/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 10/29/15
JavaScript Beginning ‐ 10/8/15
JavaScript Beginning ‐ 10/8/15
PHP and MySQL: Beginning ‐ 11/17/15
PHP and MySQL: Beginning ‐ 11/17/15
WordPress: Intermediate ‐ 12/8/15
WordPress: Intermediate ‐ 12/8/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 2/15/16
JavaScript Beginning ‐ 2/16/16
JavaScript Beginning ‐ 2/16/16
Javascript Intermediate ‐ 3/10/16
WordPress: Beginning ‐ 3/31/16
WordPress: Beginning ‐ 3/31/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 4/11/16
PHP and MySQL: Beginning ‐ 4/21/16
PHP and MySQL: Beginning ‐ 4/21/16
WordPress: Intermediate ‐ 5/12/16
WordPress: Intermediate ‐ 5/12/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 9/22/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 9/9/15

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:

Yosemite 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.10 ‐ 11/17/15
Yosemite 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.10 ‐ 11/17/15
Yosemite 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.10 ‐ 2/23/16
Yosemite 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.10 ‐ 2/23/16

John Impallomeni

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 10/7/15
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 10/7/15
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 11/2/15
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 11/2/15
Mac OS X Administering and Networking ‐ 11/2/15
Mac for New Computer Users ‐ 2/1/16
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 2/8/16
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 2/8/16
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 4/2/16
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 4/2/16
Mac for New Computer Users ‐ 9/8/15

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:

Facebook ‐ 10/13/15
Web Analytics with Google ‐ 11/10/15
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In ‐ 11/23/15
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In ‐ 3/12/16
Web Analytics with Google ‐ 5/16/16

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 Visual Arts ‐ 11/3/15
Legal Issues in Visual Arts ‐ 2/25/16

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 Pro: Intermediate ‐ 10/26/15
Premiere Pro: Beginning ‐ 10/5/15
After Effects: Motion Graphics and Visual Effects ‐ 11/9/15
DaVinci Resolve: Introduction to Color Grading ‐ 12/7/15

Joshua Martinez

Joshua has worked for UNM in several IT capacities since 2008. Prior to this he served as Music and Media Services Librarian for the New Mexico State University Department of Music. He received his Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from UNM and his Masters Degree in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology at UNM. Joshua has over 10 years experience working in the IT Field on User and Hardware support as well as the Systems Administration level. During his undergraduate work Joshua travelled to Italy to study violin building and present on violin history in America at the Antonio Stradivarius International Music Conference. Joshua is both an avid violinist and pianist with a love of all genres of music from Mariachi to Classical. In his spare time Joshua enjoys teaching for UNM, traveling, reading, and fishing when the opportunity arises.

Upcoming Classes:

Mac OS X Security for Home and Business ‐ 10/12/15
Mac OS X Security for Home and Business ‐ 10/12/15
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs ‐ 10/17/15
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 10/7/15
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 10/7/15
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 11/2/15
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 11/2/15
Mac OS X: Intermediate ‐ 11/30/15
Mac for New Computer Users ‐ 2/1/16
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 2/8/16
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 2/8/16
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 4/2/16
Mac OS X: Beginning ‐ 4/2/16
Captivate: Building Instructional Media ‐ 4/4/16
Captivate: Building Instructional Media ‐ 4/4/16
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs ‐ 4/6/16
Mac OS X Security for Home and Business ‐ 5/2/16
Mac OS X Security for Home and Business ‐ 5/2/16
Captivate: Building Instructional Media ‐ 9/28/15
Captivate: Building Instructional Media ‐ 9/28/15
Mac for New Computer Users ‐ 9/8/15

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:

Self Promotion for Artists ‐ 10/14/15
Self Promotion for Artists ‐ 10/14/15
Self Promotion for Artists ‐ 10/14/15
Marketing with Social Media II ‐ 10/27/15
Marketing with Social Media II ‐ 10/27/15
Marketing with Social Media I ‐ 10/6/15
Marketing with Social Media I ‐ 10/6/15
Marketing with Social Media I ‐ 3/8/16
Marketing with Social Media I ‐ 3/8/16
Self Promotion for Artists ‐ 4/13/16
Self Promotion for Artists ‐ 4/13/16
Self Promotion for Artists ‐ 4/13/16
Marketing with Social Media II ‐ 5/10/16
Marketing with Social Media II ‐ 5/10/16

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:

Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 1/19/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 1/19/16
Creating Depth in Digital Photography ‐ 10/13/15
Digital Videography I ‐ 10/13/15
Digital Videography I ‐ 10/13/15
Creating Depth in Digital Photography ‐ 10/13/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 11/7/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 11/7/15
Digital Videography II ‐ 12/1/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 2/17/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 2/17/16
Nature and Landscape Photography in Digital ‐ 3/1/16
Digital Videography I ‐ 3/1/16
Digital Videography I ‐ 3/1/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 3/30/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 3/30/16
Creating Depth in Digital Photography ‐ 4/12/16
Creating Depth in Digital Photography ‐ 4/12/16
Documentary Videography ‐ 4/12/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 4/16/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 4/16/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 9/14/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 9/14/15

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:

Mac Maintenance and Support ‐ 3/7/16

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:

Web Design: Create an Online Gallery ‐ 11/10/15
Web Design: Create an Online Gallery ‐ 11/10/15
History of Photography ‐ 12/1/15
Web Design: Create an Online Gallery ‐ 2/20/16
Web Design: Create an Online Gallery ‐ 2/20/16

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 ‐ 1/27/16
Digital Arts Information Session ‐ 1/27/16
Projects in Digital Arts ‐ 9/17/15

Erin Peifer

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing to Illustration Basics ‐ 9/12/15

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 ‐ 5/12/16

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UNM Continuing Education partners with SkillSoft to offer a comprehensive library of practical, career enhancing courses available at your home or office desktop. SkillSoft provides comprehensive e-learning content and technology products developed by content experts and educators in cooperation with industry leaders and professional organizations. SkillSoft’s learning solutions enhance the speed and effectiveness of formal and informal learning. Each SkillSoft self-study course can be started at any time. You can complete the course at your own pace. You can also use SkillSoft courses as a personal tutor, returning to any portion of the course at any time to review information or refresh your memory.

Upcoming Classes:

Adobe Dreamweaver CC ‐ 12/18/15
Adobe InDesign CC ‐ 12/18/15
Introduction to Ajax Development ‐ 12/18/15
DHTML Basics ‐ 12/18/15
Adobe Photoshop CC ‐ 12/18/15
Adobe Captivate 7 ‐ 12/18/15
Marketing Essentials ‐ 12/18/15
Adobe Acrobat Pro XI ‐ 12/18/15
Advanced XML ‐ 12/18/15
HTML5 ‐ 12/18/15
Strategic Brand Management ‐ 12/18/15
JavaScript Fundamentals ‐ 12/18/15
Adobe Illustrator CC ‐ 12/18/15
Adobe Flash Professional CC ‐ 12/18/15
Apple Safari for End Users ‐ 12/18/15
XML Essentials ‐ 12/18/15
Designing and Hosting a Website ‐ 12/18/15
Adobe CC Overview of New Features ‐ 12/18/15
Adobe Premiere Elements 12 ‐ 12/18/15
Competitive Marketing Strategies ‐ 12/18/15

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 X: Professional Post Production ‐ 1/26/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 1/26/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 1/26/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 1/29/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 1/29/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 1/29/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 1/29/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 1/29/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 1/29/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 1/29/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 1/29/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 1/29/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 1/29/16
Final Cut Pro: Beginning ‐ 10/13/15
Final Cut Pro: Beginning ‐ 10/13/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 10/16/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 11/20/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 11/20/15
Final Cut Pro: Intermediate ‐ 11/3/15
Final Cut Pro: Intermediate ‐ 11/3/15
Final Cut Pro: Advanced ‐ 11/30/15
Final Cut Pro: Advanced ‐ 11/30/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 12/11/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 12/11/15
Final Cut Pro: Beginning ‐ 2/2/16
Final Cut Pro: Beginning ‐ 2/2/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 2/26/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 2/26/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 2/26/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 2/26/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 2/26/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 2/26/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 2/26/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 2/26/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 2/26/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 2/26/16
Final Cut Pro: Intermediate ‐ 3/1/16
Final Cut Pro: Intermediate ‐ 3/1/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 3/18/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 3/18/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 3/18/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 3/18/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 3/18/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 3/18/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 3/18/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 3/18/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 3/18/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 3/18/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 4/12/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 4/12/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 4/12/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 4/15/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 4/15/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 4/15/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 4/15/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 4/15/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 4/15/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 4/15/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 4/15/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 4/15/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 4/15/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 5/13/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 5/13/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 5/13/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 5/13/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 5/13/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 5/13/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 5/13/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 5/13/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 5/13/16
Apple Certification Exam - IT and Creative ‐ 5/13/16
Final Cut Pro: Advanced ‐ 5/3/16
Final Cut Pro: Advanced ‐ 5/3/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 9/21/15
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 9/21/15
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 9/21/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 9/25/15
Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 9/25/15

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 I ‐ 1/19/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 1/19/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 11/7/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 11/7/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 2/17/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 2/17/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 3/30/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 3/30/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 4/16/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 4/16/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 9/14/15
Photography with a Digital Camera I ‐ 9/14/15

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:

Graphic Design I ‐ 1/28/16
Graphic Design I ‐ 1/28/16
Color Calibration for Photographers and Designers ‐ 10/14/15
Color Calibration for Photographers and Designers ‐ 10/14/15
Photoshop: Advanced ‐ 10/22/15
Typography ‐ 10/22/15
Dreamweaver: Intermediate ‐ 10/26/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 11/2/15
Photoshop: Expert ‐ 12/1/15
Search Engine Optimization ‐ 12/8/15
Dreamweaver: Advanced ‐ 12/9/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 2/1/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 2/23/16
Dreamweaver: Beginning ‐ 2/24/16
Photoshop: Intermediate ‐ 3/15/16
Dreamweaver: Intermediate ‐ 3/28/16
Graphic Design I ‐ 3/31/16
Graphic Design I ‐ 3/31/16
Graphic Design II ‐ 4/19/16
Graphic Design II ‐ 4/19/16
Photoshop: Advanced ‐ 4/7/16
Color Calibration for Photographers and Designers ‐ 5/10/16
Color Calibration for Photographers and Designers ‐ 5/10/16
Photoshop: Expert ‐ 5/12/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 5/2/16
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/10/15
Dreamweaver: Beginning ‐ 9/21/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/22/15
Graphic Design II ‐ 9/24/15
Graphic Design II ‐ 9/24/15
Photoshop: Intermediate ‐ 9/29/15

Ryan Young

Ryan YoungRyan Young received his BA from Oklahoma Christian University. For over nearly a decade, Ryan has been one of the Southwest’s most up and coming wedding photographers with over 400 weddings and events under his belt. Voted "Best Photographer in New Mexico" by the Wedding Elite, he holds awards from Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International.

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Wedding Photography ‐ 4/20/16

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:

Discover Office 2013 ‐ 10/28/15
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 12/2/15
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 12/5/15
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 9/19/15
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 9/23/15

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:

Access 2013: Beginning - Quic ‐ 10/10/15
Excel 2013: Intermediate ‐ 10/13/15
Excel 2013: Advanced ‐ 11/16/15

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:

Word 2013: Intermediate ‐ 10/12/15
Excel 2013: Beginning ‐ 10/19/15
Word 2013: Intermediate ‐ 11/3/15
Excel 2013: Intermediate -- Quick Course ‐ 12/8/15
PowerPoint 2013: Beginning ‐ 9/14/15
PowerPoint 2013: Beginning ‐ 9/14/15
Excel 2013: Beginning ‐ 9/21/15

Joe Calkins

Joe CalkinsJoe Calkins started programming databases in 1981. The next year he began working with electronic spreadsheets and word processing software. In 1996 he became one of the first Web administrators, when the World Wide Web was much less than 1% of its current size. He first started teaching at UNM Continuing Education in 1999 and is a CIW Certified Trainer. His joy in teaching is seeing his students gain confidence as they gain proficiency, and he loves to give his students the extra tips and tricks to help them really shine as they apply what they've learned in their real-life workplace.

Upcoming Classes:

Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 10/26/15
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 10/28/15
Beginning Keyboarding ‐ 11/3/15
Beginning Keyboarding ‐ 11/3/15
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 12/5/15
Email and the Internet ‐ 9/22/15
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 9/23/15

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:

Access 2013: Intermediate ‐ 11/16/15
Access 2013: Beginning ‐ 11/9/15
Access 2013: Advanced ‐ 12/7/15

Gathen Garcia

Gathen GarciaGathen Garcia is a native (fourth generation) New Mexican born and raised in Albuquerque. He has been employed at PNM for the past 33 years, currently as the Manager of Drafting and Geographic Information Systems Department (DGIS). He is responsible for managing all GIS, CAD, and 3D Visualization support for electric transmission and distribution at PNM. He is also responsible for all AutoCAD customization. For the past 24 years, he has also been teaching beginning through advanced AutoCAD and 3D modeling and SketchUP through Continuing Education. He has been using AutoCAD since release 2.x which was introduced in 1984. He has trademarked and patented two software applications that have been sold and are being marketed to the global utility industry. His group has received geospatial awards from GITA and ESRI. He is a past board member of the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC), a member of the Central New Mexico College GIS Advisory Committee, and a member of the Albuquerque Public Schools CAD Advisory committee. He first got involved with GIS in 1997 while managing the CAD Department for PNM. His involvement with GIS has primarily been in the Utility Industry.

Upcoming Classes:

AutoCAD: Intermediate ‐ 9/16/15

Ernesto Gerardo, SCM

I have over 30 years experience as an IT professional. I have worked for organizations such as IBM, NASA, Lockheed, Compaq, US Navy, US Army, and most recently U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center. My positions have included IT Project Manager, SW Architect, Business Analyst, Developer, Data Architect, UNIX Administrator and Manufacturing Engineer. Have worked extensively with Microsoft Office including Visio, MS Project, Sharepoint, and Team Foundation Server. Certified scrum master (agile). Accomplishments include architecting and managing IT teams in building world-class systems for major organizations. Also enjoy cross country motorcycle rides, photography and video, and playing electric guitar in my home studio.

Upcoming Classes:

Word 2013: Intermediate ‐ 10/12/15
Word 2013: Intermediate -- Quick Course ‐ 10/22/15
Access: Relational Database Design ‐ 10/6/15
Word 2013: Beginning ‐ 11/2/15
Word 2013: Intermediate ‐ 11/3/15
Word 2013: Beginning ‐ 9/14/15

Ralph Keeton

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 10/5/15
Security+ ‐ 10/6/15
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 11/2/15
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 11/3/15
Security+ ‐ 11/30/15
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 9/15/15

Andrew Gavin Leach

This instructor profile is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

PowerPoint 2013: Intermediate ‐ 10/19/15

David Maldonado

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 10/26/15
Basic Applications 2013 ‐ 9/26/15

Kurt Menke

Kurt Menke is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) who has been working in the field for 14 years. He received a Masters degree (MA) in Geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. That same year he founded Bird’s Eye View to apply his expertise with GIS technology towards the world’s mounting ecological and social problems. Towards this end, Mr. Menke focuses largely on conservation. With Bird’s Eye View he has worked for dozens of federal, state and municipal agencies, and non-government organizations. He is proficient in the use of both ESRI and open source software, and the creation, analysis, modeling, and display of spatial data. Mr. Menke has served on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC) and is a past President. He is currently President of the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council. He teaches GIS at UNM and other schools, and is a member of the Society for Conservation GIS.

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems ‐ 10/12/15
Advanced GIS ‐ 11/3/15
Basic Cartography ‐ 9/8/15

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:

Excel 2013: Beginning ‐ 10/19/15
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 10/28/15
Word 2013: Beginning ‐ 11/2/15
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 12/2/15
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 12/5/15
Word 2013: Beginning ‐ 9/14/15
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 9/19/15
Excel 2013: Beginning ‐ 9/21/15
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 9/23/15

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:

Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 10/5/15
Security+ ‐ 10/6/15
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 11/2/15
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 11/3/15
Security+ ‐ 11/30/15
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 9/15/15

Tim O'Brien

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Project Management for GIS Professionals ‐ 10/5/15

. 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® Service Transition ‐ 10/20/15
ITIL® Service Operations ‐ 2/16/16
ITIL® Managing Across the Lifecycle Certification Course ‐ 3/14/16
ITIL® Foundation ‐ 9/16/15
ITIL® Service Design ‐ 9/8/15

. SkillSoft

UNM Continuing Education partners with SkillSoft to offer a comprehensive library of practical, career enhancing courses available at your home or office desktop. SkillSoft provides comprehensive e-learning content and technology products developed by content experts and educators in cooperation with industry leaders and professional organizations. SkillSoft’s learning solutions enhance the speed and effectiveness of formal and informal learning. Each SkillSoft self-study course can be started at any time. You can complete the course at your own pace. You can also use SkillSoft courses as a personal tutor, returning to any portion of the course at any time to review information or refresh your memory.

Upcoming Classes:

Microsoft Office 2013: SharePoint for End Users ‐ 12/18/15
Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II ‐ 12/18/15
Microsoft Office 2013: Advanced Excel ‐ 12/18/15
Test Prep Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 2013 ‐ 12/18/15
CompTIA A+ 220-801 ‐ 12/18/15
Microsoft Windows 8: End User ‐ 12/18/15
Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Administration ‐ 12/18/15
Software Programming Fundamentals ‐ 12/18/15
CompTIA A+ 220-802 ‐ 12/18/15
C++ Programming ‐ 12/18/15
Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop I ‐ 12/18/15
Microsoft Office 2013: Beginning Excel ‐ 12/18/15
SQL Server 2012: Database Administration ‐ 12/18/15
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 2013 ‐ 12/18/15
ANSI C Programming ‐ 12/18/15
Microsoft Office 2013: Beginning PowerPoint ‐ 12/18/15
Microsoft Office 2013: SharePoint for End Users ‐ 12/18/15
Perl Programming Fundamentals ‐ 12/18/15
Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators ‐ 12/18/15
Microsoft Office 2013: Beginning Word ‐ 12/18/15
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 2012 ‐ 12/18/15

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:

How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/10/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/10/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/10/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/10/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/10/15
Case Management ‐ 10/24/15
Managing Co-Occurring Disorders ‐ 11/7/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/9/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/9/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/9/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/9/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/9/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/12/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/12/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/12/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/12/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/12/15
LADAC Exam Preparation Online ‐ 12/18/15
Case Management ‐ 2/20/16
Managing Co-Occurring Disorders ‐ 2/27/16
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/18/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/18/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/18/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/18/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/18/15

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:

Medical Billing and Healthcare Specialist ‐ 10/13/15
CPT-4 Coding Specialist (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) ‐ 10/14/15
HCPCS Level II Coding ‐ 11/24/15

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:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and Practicum ‐ 11/21/15
Clinical Supervision ‐ 4/2/16

Paul Fornell

Paul David Fornell, MS, MCC, NCC, NCCC, LPCC, an educator for over 43 years and professional counselor for over 35 years; Paul provides leadership and expertise to the American Counseling Association as past Director of Ethics and Professional Standards and chair of the Ethics Interest Network. Paul is the School Advisor at Central New Mexico Community College in the School of Health, Wellness and Public Safety; a faculty member at the University of Phoenix-New Mexico for the Mental Health Counseling and Human Service programs and a faculty member for University of New Mexico - Honors College teaching ethics and Substance Abuse Studies for UNM Continuing Education. He has a private counseling, coaching and consulting practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice ‐ 1/23/16
Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice ‐ 9/12/15

Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson

Upcoming Classes:

Psychopharmacology of Drug Abuse and Pharmacotherapies ‐ 9/12/15

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:

Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice ‐ 1/23/16
Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning ‐ 10/10/15
Case Management ‐ 10/24/15
Case Management ‐ 2/20/16
Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning ‐ 3/19/16
Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice ‐ 9/12/15

Frank Magourilos, MPS, CPS, ICPS

Frank G. Magourilos, MPS, CPS, ICPS is a Sr. Certified Prevention Specialist and a SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework National Trainer. Mr. Magourilos holds a Master’s Degree in Prevention Science from Oklahoma University and Bachelor’s Degrees in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology and Intercultural Communication from the University of New Mexico. He is a Prevention Consultant and Evaluator for several New Mexico Counties DWI Programs, including the Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse Programs. Mr. Magourilos is also the Executive Director of the New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, www.NMCBBHP.org and the founder of the New Mexico Prevention Network, www.nmpreventionnetwork.org. Mr. Magourilos is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Oklahoma where he develops Prevention Science classes for Oklahoma’s University Master of Prevention Science Program. Mr. Magourilos also sits on the National Board of Directors for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Upcoming Classes:

Prevention and Education ‐ 12/5/15

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:

Food as Medicine ‐ 10/3/15
Clinical Herbalism 103 ‐ 9/10/15
Clinical Case Studies in Herbalism ‐ 9/15/15
FRESH LOOK - Holistic Health: Food as Medicine ‐ 9/21/15
FRESH LOOK - Holistic Health: Food as Medicine ‐ 9/21/15
Clinical Herbalism 101 ‐ 9/9/15

Vickie McGinley, DBH, LPCC, LADAC

Dr. Vickie McGinley, DBH, LPCC, has been working in substance abuse and mental health for over 23 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 CRAFT 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 14 years. Recently she was working in Juvenile Justice and is a statewide coordinator of substance abuse treatment services, training staff in CRA and MI and is now at UNMH as a therapist. She received a Doctor of Behavioral Health Degree from Arizona State in 2014.

Upcoming Classes:

Community Reinforcement Approach ‐ 11/7/15
Group Therapies ‐ 4/16/16

Daniel Mintie, MSW, LISW, LCSW

Daniel Mintie LCSW, a trainer at the Mountain View California Feeling Good Institute, has 25 years experience treating addictions, anxiety, depression and trauma. He runs a bi-monthly TEAM training group at his Albuquerque office and provides TEAM consultation and training worldwide via the internet.

Upcoming Classes:

At Ease: Fast, Effective, Drug-Free Treatment for Anxiety and Panic Disorders ‐ 10/9/15

William Pearson, MS LPCC LADAC MAC SAP

William Pearson, MS LPCC LADAC MAC SAP SAP-NMDOT Bill Pearson is commitment to workforce development for human service workers and counselors, especially in McKinley County. With a strong background in treating co-occurring disorders, Bill keeps up with developments in the field by maintaining his dual-licensure as both LADAC and LPCC. Specializing in the area of addictions work and maintaining expertise in both additions and other mental health disorder treatment, his teaching covers professionalism and ethics, assessment protocol and procedures including SBIRT. As a Clinical Supervisor and Director of Synergy Behavioral Health Center in Gallup, New Mexico, Bill has over 25 years of experience providing individual, group and family therapy addressing chemical dependence, co-occurring and mental health needs in outpatient, residential, corrections and crisis response settings.

Upcoming Classes:

Cultural Competencies for Counselors ‐ 10/10/15
Managing Co-Occurring Disorders ‐ 11/7/15
Managing Co-Occurring Disorders ‐ 2/27/16
Cultural Competencies for Counselors ‐ 2/6/16
Working with Family Members ‐ 4/30/16
Working with Family Members ‐ 4/9/16

Bob Phillips

Robert O. Phillips, D.BH, LADAC, LMSW Dr. Bob Phillips is a terrestrial from Roswell, New Mexico and is Coordinator of Human Services and Addiction Studies at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. With 35 years of experience, Bob serves as clinician, educator, trainer, and consultant in the fields of addictions treatment and the integration of behavioral health into primary medical care. His research interests include program evaluation, youth risk and resiliency, and occupational health including risk and protective factors for burnout and compassion fatigue. In addition, he has served and led the human service professions at local, state, and national levels and organizations, including the New Mexico Addictions Education Network; the International Coalition of Substance Abuse Educators; and the National Association of Doctors of Behavioral Health.

Upcoming Classes:

Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning ‐ 10/10/15
Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning ‐ 3/19/16
Behavioral Couples Counseling ‐ 3/5/16

Brian Serna

Brian SernaBrian Serna, LPCC, LADAC, is an international trainer and consultant in Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) and Cultural Issues in Behavioral Healthcare. 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. His teaching style is engaging and experiential, demanding that students sometimes take risks in order to integrate the material. He has directed substance abuse treatment and prevention programs in New Mexico and Oregon. Currently, he is the Health and Wellness Division Director for the Pueblo of Tesuque, is in private practice in Santa Fe, NM and teaches at the University of New Mexico and Southwestern College.

Upcoming Classes:

Cultural Competencies for Counselors ‐ 10/10/15
Cultural Competencies for Counselors ‐ 2/6/16
Working with Adolescents: Treatment and Prevention ‐ 3/19/16
Motivational Interviewing ‐ 9/26/15

Jonathan Smith, RD, LD

Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics - 4110 Ellison St. NE, Suite A Albuquerque, NM 87109 Jonathan Smith, RD, LD Fitness courses are held at the Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics, a non-profit dedicated to educating and empowering individuals to improve their quality of life. The institute has a 2600 square foot training floor where participants will engage in the principals being taught in the lecture portion of the course. The facility allows for all hands on work needed to pass the exam and begin working as a Personal Trainer.

Upcoming Classes:

Personal Trainer for NASM Certification ‐ 9/19/15

Julie Staples, Ph.D.

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Finding and Understanding Medical Research Studies ‐ 10/7/15

Robert Tanner, M.A., MPA, Ph.D., LMFT

Robert M. Tanner, M.A., MPA, Ph.D., LMFT 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 ‐ 4/30/16
Working with Family Members ‐ 4/9/16

Angela Whetten-Hernandez

Angela Hernandez LPN II, Specialize in ICU Nursing for 20yrs and Phlebotomy for 6yrs. IV, Ventilator and Medical and Patient Research Specialist. Stanford University Hospital Family Centered Care Specialist and Research Innovation, 6yrs. Public Relations, Education and Staffing 20yrs.

Upcoming Classes:

Clinical Medical Assistant ‐ 9/8/15

Professional Development Instructors

Instructor Name
Maralie BeLonge

Program Supervisor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico

Upcoming Classes:

Building a Successful Program ‐ 9/14/15

Jane Betterton, BSChe, PMP, OPM3

BTS President, Jane Betterton, PMP and OPM3P - Since 1992 Jane has utilized best practices in project management to provide practical solutions in today’s dynamic and complex organizational structures. She has extensive strategic planning, project management, organizational and personnel development experience. With her academic and professional background in chemical engineering, R&D type manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and software development, Jane has specialized in working with complex technical environments. Utilizing her technical background Jane works collaboratively with organizations to develop an effective Organizational Project Management (OPM) framework that is practical and consistent. Jane is an expert in using and training project managers to use MS Project, Visio and Microsoft Office applications to communicate effectively in an organization to support the successful completion of projects. Jane is actively working with PMI’s Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)and ISO’s 21500 Guidance Standard for Project management to objectively assess an organization’s level of maturity in planning, executing and closing their projects, managing their programs and leveraging their portfolio to deliver strategic results Jane is a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a PMI OPM3 Certified Professional/ Consultant.

Upcoming Classes:

Applying Project Management for Effective Teams ‐ 1/25/16
Understanding Project Management ‐ 2/1/16
Applying Project Management for Effective Teams ‐ 9/21/15
Understanding Project Management ‐ 9/28/15

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: Beginning ‐ 1/20/16
Accounting: Beginning ‐ 10/7/15
Accounting: Intermediate ‐ 11/11/15
Basics of Financial Statements and Budgets ‐ 2/1/16
Accounting: Intermediate ‐ 2/24/16

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) Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 10/16/15
MS Project (2013) Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 10/16/15
MS Project (2013) Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 10/16/15
MS Project (2013) Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 10/23/15
MS Project (2013) Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 10/23/15
MS Project (2013) Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 10/23/15
MS Project (2013) Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 10/30/15
MS Project (2013) Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 10/30/15
MS Project (2013) Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 10/30/15
MS Project (2013) Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 11/17/15
MS Project (2013) Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 11/17/15
MS Project (2013) Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 11/17/15
MS Project (2013): Project Reports ‐ 11/6/15
MS Project (2013) Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 12/1/15
MS Project (2013) Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 12/1/15
MS Project (2013) Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 12/1/15
MS Project (2013) Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 12/15/15
MS Project (2013) Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 12/15/15
MS Project (2013) Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 12/15/15

Cynthia Cicero

Cindy is currently a Training and Technical Development Consultant at ENMU Training and Technical Assistance Program (TTAP). She has been at ENMU TTAP since 2003. Cindy has a Bachelors degree in Community Psychology with a Certificate in Child Care from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. She has worked in a variety of positions in the early childhood field for the past 30 year. These positions include: family child care assistant, assistant director for a church child care program, program worker in a family child care network program (providing assistance and training for licensed family child care homes), a child care center director, manager and department director in child care referral and a family reunification worker. Cindy has also been on the Board of Directors for NMAEYC for the past 5 years and is currently the Board President.

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Intentional Teaching ‐ 10/21/15
Introduction to Intentional Teaching ‐ 9/30/15
Intermediate Intentional Teaching ‐ 9/30/15
Intermediate Intentional Teaching ‐ 9/30/15
Intermediate Intentional Teaching ‐ 9/9/15
Intermediate Intentional Teaching ‐ 9/9/15

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. The New Mexico Supreme Court recently appointed Mari as one of two private ADR practitioner for the court in New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) in the Workplace ‐ 11/21/15
Professional Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialist ‐ 9/19/15
Understanding Conflict and Mediation 101 ‐ 9/19/15

Aida Homs-Rivera

Aida Ivelisse Homs-Rivera M.Ed. Aida is currently a FOCUS Program Specialist at UNM Continuing Education Early Childhood Services Center for the NewMexicoKids Training and Consultation Hub. She holds a B.A. with endorsements in Bilingual (Spanish) and TESOL Education and earned her M.A. in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico. Aida is a doctoral student in the Language Literacy and Sociocultural Studies Department at UNM. Prior to joining the NewMexicoKids Network, Aida worked as a Training and Development Consultant for the UNM Family Development Program, UNM TTAP Carino and Carino’s Toy Library project located at CNM South Valley. Aida was a co-chair for the Early Childhood Accountability Partnership (ECAP) and she supports Mission Graduate’s cradle-to-career education partnership and is committed to support clear pathways for our New Mexico students who choose employment in Early Childhood careers. Aida has extensive experience working as a teacher she worked as a Bilingual Resource and Dual Language Kindergarten teacher for the Albuquerque Public School District for four years. She has been an elementary school and early childhood teacher for twenty years, taught at early childhood centers, Head Start, and the public school district in her country of origin Puerto Rico and taught English as a Second Language courses for parents. Aida assisted in opening the first Bilingual School for the San Juan Municipality in San Juan, Puerto Rico, helped develop curriculum and assist new teachers in issues of bilingualism and bi-literacy, and opened a Head Start classroom. She focused planning on these areas: behavior management, instructional strategies, family literacy, family involvement, and culturally responsive teaching. Aida encouraged positive relationships and communication within the school and families to develop a community of learners. She is very passionate about families and student success and has high expectations for teachers, students

Upcoming Classes:

Orientation to Intentional Teaching ‐ 10/21/15
Orientation to Intentional Teaching ‐ 10/21/15
Orientation to Intentional Teaching ‐ 9/9/15
Orientation to Intentional Teaching ‐ 9/9/15

Michele Huff

Attorney Michele Huff has negotiated on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, startup companies, and government entities as well as hundreds of individual clients. She is currently the University of New Mexico's lawyer for research, technology, and intellectual property. She was named one of Albuquerque Business First's 2014 Women of Influence.

Upcoming Classes:

Transformative Negotiation ‐ 10/27/15

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:

Facilitating Adult Learning ‐ 1/19/16
Advanced Professional Trainer Skills - Hybrid ‐ 10/7/15
Instructional Systems Design ‐ 2/23/16
Instructional Systems Design ‐ 9/29/15

Lucio Lanucara

Lucio Lanucara studied in Italy, Ireland and the United States, obtaining graduate and postgraduate degrees focused on competition law, international law, and business. He started his legal practice in 1995 and, between 1996 and 2002, worked in leading international business law firms in Italy and Belgium, dealing extensively with competition and multijurisdictional issues in international business transactions. In 2002 Lucio joined the Italian national railway company, leaving in 2013 as Deputy Director for Passenger and International Affairs in the Legal Division. In Trenitalia he was in charge of negotiations concerning international contracts and M&A operations with foreign counterparts from other European countries, Asia, and North America. He has published extensively on competition law, private international law, and railway law, and lectured at universities in Italy and in the United States.

Upcoming Classes:

Building Trust by Removing Barriers ‐ 10/16/15

Nicole Larranaga

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Legal Assistant Certificate ‐ 9/28/15

Ludmila Layne

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Basics of Online Course Development-Hybrid ‐ 11/16/15
Basics of Online Course Development-Hybrid ‐ 2/17/16

Institute Lovegevity/Wedding Planning

This partnership bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Certified Green Wedding Planner - Online ‐ 12/17/15
Preston Bailey s Signature Wedding and Event Design - Online ‐ 12/17/15
Certified Wedding and Event Planner - Online ‐ 12/17/15
Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T.) - Online ‐ 12/17/15

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:

Recruitment, Skill Assessment and Training ‐ 10/19/15
Managing and Motivating Your Volunteers ‐ 11/9/15

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 Certification Exam Preparation ‐ 11/10/15

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Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Intentional Teaching ‐ 10/21/15
Introduction to Intentional Teaching ‐ 9/30/15

Angela Pacheco, MA

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Online Instruction ‐ 11/2/15
Introduction to Online Instruction ‐ 2/1/16

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:

Evaluating Your Volunteer Program ‐ 12/7/15

Antonia Roybal-Mack

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Course ‐ 2/2/16
Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Course - Hybrid ‐ 9/29/15

. SkillSoft

UNM Continuing Education partners with SkillSoft to offer a comprehensive library of practical, career enhancing courses available at your home or office desktop. SkillSoft provides comprehensive e-learning content and technology products developed by content experts and educators in cooperation with industry leaders and professional organizations. SkillSoft’s learning solutions enhance the speed and effectiveness of formal and informal learning. Each SkillSoft self-study course can be started at any time. You can complete the course at your own pace. You can also use SkillSoft courses as a personal tutor, returning to any portion of the course at any time to review information or refresh your memory.

Upcoming Classes:

Essentials of Interviewing and Hiring ‐ 12/18/15
Compensation and Benefits (HRCI: PHR/SPHR-aligned) ‐ 12/18/15
Organizational Behavior ‐ 12/18/15
Risk Management (HRCI: PHR/SPHR aligned) ‐ 12/18/15
Business Management and Strategy (HRCI: PHR/SPHR aligned) ‐ 12/18/15
Human Resource Development (HRCI: PHR/SPHR-aligned) ‐ 12/18/15
The Role of HR as a Business Partner ‐ 12/18/15
Employee and Labor Relations (HRCI: PHR/SPHR-aligned) ‐ 12/18/15
Human Resources Core Knowledge (HRCI: PHR-SPHR-aligned) ‐ 12/18/15
Strategic Human Resource Managment (HRCI: SPHR-aligned) ‐ 12/18/15
Recruiting and Retention Strategies ‐ 12/18/15
Workforce Planning and Employment (HRCI: PHR/SPHR-aligned) ‐ 12/18/15

Janet Vigil Sanchez

Janet is a Certified Personal and Professional Work and Life Applications Coach and Trainer, with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She is committed to bringing out the very best in each of her clients. She believes that we must focus on our complete selves beginning with conscious care of our mental, physical and spiritual health. These are all of great importance and all must be brought into balance and alignment to be at our absolute best and to live the life we love, enjoy and desire. Janet facilitates workshops and individual sessions dealing with professional/personal growth and development; power of awareness and positive thinking; personal foundation, stress management, core values, and many others. Janet is also an Author of a children’s book entitled “Perfect You”. She is a mother of four children and one beautiful grandson and lives in the beautiful city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her hobbies are writing, gardening, meditation, community service, and encouraging everyone she meets to live a joy filled and empowered life.

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Providing Excellent Customer Service - Online ‐ 10/5/15


Personal Enrichment

Personal Enrichment Instructors

Instructor Name
Zoreh Afsarz Adeh

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Defeating Diabetes with Yoga ‐ 10/4/15
Aging Gracefully with Yoga ‐ 9/28/15

William Ancker

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga Basics ‐ 10/17/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/17/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/18/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/18/15
Yoga for the Athlete ‐ 10/19/15
Yoga for the Athlete ‐ 10/19/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/23/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/23/15

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:

Poetry Writing Workshop - Savory o ‐ 10/7/15

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:

Managing Your Time ‐ 10/20/15
File Anything In Your Home ‐ 10/6/15
Conquering Clutter ‐ 9/22/15

Judith Alison Aragon

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Part II ‐ 10/13/15
Portrait Drawing: Beginning ‐ 9/10/15
Modeling the Figure In Clay ‐ 9/12/15

Celina Baca

Instructors, Alternative Methods to Strength Training.

Upcoming Classes:

Alternative Methods to Strength Training ‐ 11/3/15
Alternative Methods to Strength Training ‐ 11/3/15
Alternative Methods to Strength Training ‐ 9/15/15
Alternative Methods to Strength Training ‐ 9/15/15

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 ‐ 10/5/15

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:

The Pampered Lady ‐ 10/10/15
Liquid Soapmaking and Shampoo ‐ 10/3/15
Herbal Soapmaking--Cold Process ‐ 11/14/15
Herbal Soapmaking--Cold Process ‐ 11/14/15
Body Products Made at Home I ‐ 11/7/15
Body Products Made at Home II ‐ 12/12/15
Herbal Soapmaking--Cold Process ‐ 12/5/15
Herbal Soapmaking--Cold Process ‐ 12/5/15

Karl Edward Baxter

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Upcoming Classes:

Complete Financial Planning Primer ‐ 10/14/15
Complete Financial Planning Primer ‐ 2/17/16

Carol Bell

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Upcoming Classes:

Quilting 101 for the ABSOLUTE Beginner ‐ 9/16/15
Quilting 102 for the NOVICE Quilter - Beyond the Stars Scrap Quil ‐ 9/17/15

Evelyn Sunny Birklund

Sunny Birklund is an artist, teacher, puppeteer, historian, author and travel guide. Sunny has taught Travel Sketching and Journaling and a variety of art classes for University of New Mexico Continuing Education in Albuquerque, New Mexico for many years. She earned her degree from UNM in 1986 specializing in Art Education and Recreation Management. She has published two books about her puppetry “Puppet Animal Kingdom” and “Puppets and Dolls of the Southwest”. Sunny is the artistic director and owner of Sunny’s Puppet Playhouse and co-owner of Three Hour Tours, LLC, a local travel business. She is the Giant Puppet Parade coordinator for Offcenter Communty Arts annual Folk Art Festival in September. She travels and teaches art workshops for communities around the US. She has shown her artwork at Weems Artfest, NM Arts and Crafts Fair and in many galleries around the country. For photos and current engagements go to www.facebook/SunnyBirklund

Upcoming Classes:

Fall Colors Sketchbook Journaling ‐ 10/11/15
Fall Colors Sketchbook Journaling ‐ 10/11/15
Nutcrackers, Jumping Jacks and Holiday Performing Decorations ‐ 12/13/15
Fall Colors Sketchbook Journaling ‐ 2/21/16
Fall Colors Sketchbook Journaling ‐ 2/21/16

David Blecha

Painting Instructor, Personal Enrichment Program at UNM Continuing Education.

Upcoming Classes:

Watercolor Techniques ‐ 9/14/15

Rex Borders

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Coin Collecting: An Introduction ‐ 9/9/15

Carmen Brocklehurst

Carmen BrocklehurstShe has been teaching for more than 25 years and hosts the 13-part PBS TV series, "T'ai Chi Chih, Joy Thru Movement." This show was produced by KNME-TV in 1994 and continues to air nationwide. Carmen also wrote the forward for the popular textbook, T'ai Chi Chih, Joy Thru Movement, by Justin Stone, the originator of the form. Carmen holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of New Mexico. She has taught at corporations like IBM and Intel, as well as Sandia Labs and the City of Albuquerque. Seeing a need to establish a home base for T’ai Chi Chih in New Mexico, she was a founding Board Member of the T’ai Chi Chih Center.Experience a true sense of balance and serenity in the midst of activity – in one of the many classes Carmen has taught since 1985 through Continuing Education. Accredited and internationally recognized.

Upcoming Classes:

T ai Chi Chih®: Beginning ‐ 9/22/15
T'ai Chi Chih®: Intermediate ‐ 9/24/15

Patricia Caristo

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Upcoming Classes:

Private Investigation: An Introduction ‐ 9/10/15

Romeo Carrido

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Hand Percussion I ‐ 11/2/15

Eleanor Cooley

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Upcoming Classes:

Two Marys: Mary Magdalene and The Virgin Mary Through History ‐ 10/13/15

Pamela Cornish

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Got Sleep? ‐ 10/31/15
Banish the Holiday Blues ‐ 11/14/15
Emotions in Motion ‐ 9/12/15

Teresa Cutler-Broyles

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

in Film ‐ 9/29/15

Lou D'Amico

I have been teaching art and ceramics for over 30 years with a Master's Degree in Ceramics. I make sculptural vessels wheel-thrown and altered so the pot comes alive. It's rewarding for me to share my knowledge and skills. My classes are a place for collaboration and discovery where students find a new and creative outlet. I have been teaching in the UNM Enrichment Program for the past 18 years; I am the owner of Mudfish Pottery.

Upcoming Classes:

Raku Pottery Potluck ‐ 9/20/15
Stoneware Pottery ‐ 9/9/15
Stoneware Pottery ‐ 9/9/15

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

Upcoming Classes:

Enameling: An Intensive Introduction ‐ 10/27/15
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing ‐ 11/10/15
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing ‐ 11/10/15
Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing ‐ 11/9/15
Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing ‐ 11/9/15
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing ‐ 9/8/15
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing ‐ 9/8/15

Gloria Drayer

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for the Rest of Us ‐ 1/25/16
Yoga for the Rest of Us ‐ 1/25/16
Yoga for the Rest of Us ‐ 10/26/15
Yoga for the Rest of Us ‐ 10/26/15

Christine Evans

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Bas-Relief Garden Tile ‐ 2/9/16

Jeannie Fagerstrom

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Sock Workshop ‐ 9/11/15
Knitting: Beginning ‐ 9/12/15
Crochet: Beginning ‐ 9/12/15

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:

Yoga for Pregnancy and Birthing: Birthworks ‐ 10/24/15
Yoga for Pregnancy and Birthing: Optimal Fetal Positioning ‐ 12/5/15

Nicole Feldman

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Lunch ‐ 10/14/15
Yoga for Lunch ‐ 10/14/15
Yoga for Lunch ‐ 10/19/15
Yoga for Lunch ‐ 10/19/15

Peter Fisk

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Playwriting ‐ 10/16/15

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 ‐ 10/17/15
Lovely Pins, Bracelets, Belts and more from Vintage Tins ‐ 10/3/15
Diving Deep into the Silence: Intro to Silent Meditation ‐ 10/7/15
Visions Collage Workshop ‐ 11/7/15

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:

Chinese Brushi Painting ‐ 10/5/15
Splash Color Workshop ‐ 10/9/15

Kathleen Fuchs

Kathleen Fuchs, BA is a certified NIA Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Nia Technique ‐ 9/14/15
The Nia Technique ‐ 9/14/15
The Nia Technique ‐ 9/16/15
The Nia Technique ‐ 9/16/15

Israela Garcia

Israela GarciaInstructor

Upcoming Classes:

Salsaerobics ‐ 9/28/15
Salsaerobics ‐ 9/28/15
Salsaerobics ‐ 9/29/15
Salsaerobics ‐ 9/29/15

Jill Gatwood

Growth and Enrichment Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction ‐ 10/21/15
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction ‐ 10/21/15

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:

Writing Short Stories From Start to Finish ‐ 2/2/16
Mindful Writing ‐ 3/2/16
Writing Short Stories From Start to Finish ‐ 9/15/15
Mindful Writing ‐ 9/16/15

Rodlfo Gonzalez

Originally from Guatemala, Rodolfo Gonzalez, flutist/arranger/composer, has lived in New Mexico since 1991. He is the Music Director for two local salsa bands and two Latin jazz groups.

Upcoming Classes:

Latin Jazz and Improvisation ‐ 9/22/15

Donna Greenstreet

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Stained Glass: Beginning ‐ 10/11/15
Stained Glass: Beginning ‐ 10/11/15
Stained Glass: Beginning ‐ 9/13/15
Stained Glass: Beginning ‐ 9/13/15

Margarita Guarin

G&E Spanish Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Conversational Spanish Part II ‐ 10/12/15
Conversational Spanish Part II ‐ 10/5/15

Maria Isabel Haverkamp

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Conversational Spanish Part II ‐ 10/12/15
Conversational Spanish Part II ‐ 10/5/15
Sign Language II ‐ 9/29/15

Rita Herther

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Journal Writing For Creativity and More ‐ 9/17/15
You Can Manifest ‐ 9/24/15
Your Dreams Talk To You ‐ 9/25/15

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 ‐ 10/13/15
T'ai Chi Ch'uan - Traditional Yang Style Long Form: Beginners ‐ 10/13/15

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,

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner ‐ 1/20/16
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 1/21/16
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 1/21/16
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 1/21/16
Drawing with Flair ‐ 1/25/16
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 10/22/15
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 10/22/15
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 10/22/15
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner ‐ 11/4/15
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 2/10/16
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 2/10/16
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 2/10/16
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 9/16/15
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 9/16/15
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 9/16/15
Drawing wit ‐ 9/21/15

Avery Janeczek Kalapa

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/10/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/13/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/15/15
Level 2-3 Yoga ‐ 10/17/15
Level 2-3 Yoga ‐ 10/17/15
Yoga: Restore and Renew ‐ 10/25/15
Yoga: Restore and Renew ‐ 10/25/15
Yoga: Restore and Renew ‐ 10/25/15

Johanna Jimenez-Pena



Upcoming Classes:

Hammered Dulcimer an Introduction ‐ 9/9/15

Vasundhararani Kandachar

Vasu grew up in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), India where she learned how to cook from her mother. She came to the U.S. for her Ph.D. in cell biology. Teaching Indian cuisine allows Vasu to keep in touch with her Indian culture. Vasu's experience in teaching Indian cooking has expanded her knowledge and expertise with the cuisine and refined her appreciation for both Indian and American cultures.

Upcoming Classes:

Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking ‐ 10/10/15
Southern Indian Vegetarian Cooking ‐ 9/12/15

Nishtha Jane Kappy

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Sunrise Practice ‐ 10/13/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/17/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/17/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/18/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/18/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/23/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/23/15
Yoga: Timed Asana ‐ 10/8/15

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 ‐ 10/16/15
Yoga: The Body in Emotion ‐ 10/16/15

Todd Kersting

Golf Professional

Upcoming Classes:

Secrets to Learning and Enjoyin ‐ 9/19/15

Barbara Kitchens

Barbara Kitchens G&E Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Day of the Dead Portabl ‐ 10/3/15

Virginia Kotler

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga and Health for Women ‐ 10/7/15
Yoga for Back Care ‐ 9/28/15

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:

Gluten Free Baking ‐ 10/1/15
Pressure Cooking ‐ 10/13/15
Paleo Cooking ‐ 10/15/15
Sweetheart Dinner ‐ 10/16/15
Healthy Meals in a Flash ‐ 10/20/15
Dinner for One ‐ 10/22/15
Parent/Child Baking ‐ 10/23/15
Cooking With Local Produce ‐ 10/27/15
Contemporary Southwest ‐ 10/29/15
Tapas ‐ 11/10/15
Comfort Food: One Pot Meals ‐ 11/12/15
Stews and Soups ‐ 11/17/15
Baking Holiday Pies ‐ 11/3/15
Baking Holiday Pies ‐ 11/3/15
Baking Holiday Pies ‐ 11/3/15
Baking Holiday Pies ‐ 11/5/15
Baking Holiday Pies ‐ 11/5/15
Baking Holiday Pies ‐ 11/5/15
Baking Holiday Pies ‐ 11/6/15
Baking Holiday Pies ‐ 11/6/15
Baking Holiday Pies ‐ 11/6/15
Tamales and Tortillas ‐ 12/1/15
More than Ramen Noodles ‐ 9/10/15
Vegetarian Feast ‐ 9/15/15
New Mexico Red or Green ‐ 9/17/15
Sizzlin Singles ‐ 9/18/15
Breakfast For Dinner ‐ 9/22/15
Healthy Asian Cooking ‐ 9/8/15

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 and 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 ‐ 10/8/15
Revitalize and Restore ‐ 10/8/15

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:

Stir Fry Made Easy ‐ 1/19/16
French Bistro Cooking ‐ 1/26/16
Exploring the Cuisine of India ‐ 10/20/15
Mysteries of Fish Cooking ‐ 10/27/15
A Repertoire of Sauces ‐ 10/6/15
The Art of Baking ‐ 11/10/15
Paella Valenciana ‐ 11/17/15
Culinary Tour of Italy ‐ 11/3/15
A Kaleidoscope of Cookies ‐ 12/1/15
Mediterranean Table ‐ 12/8/15
Culinary Tour of Italy ‐ 2/16/16
A Repertoire of Sauces ‐ 2/9/16
Chocolate: A Divine Decadence ‐ 9/15/15
Mangia Italiano ‐ 9/22/15
French Bistro Cooking ‐ 9/29/15
Stir Fry Made Easy ‐ 9/8/15

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:

Yoga Basics ‐ 10/17/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/17/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/18/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/18/15
De-Stress Yoga ‐ 10/2/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/23/15
Yoga Basics ‐ 10/23/15

Aaron Lovato

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Community Big Band ‐ 9/9/15

Nancy Lovett

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Upcoming Classes:

Garment Sewing: Introduction ‐ 10/26/15
Sewing: Beginning ‐ 9/14/15

Susan Lundy

Susan LundySusan is an artist, designer and teacher. Her work is inspired by the spiritual nature of that which is seen and unseen. She has practiced cross-cultural, earth-based spirituality for many years, drawing upon her inherent nature and connection to her Cherokee heritage and to other indigenous cultures of the world. Susan apprenticed with Amari Magdalena for several years and conducts classes and workshops locally as well as in other parts of the country. She is a native New Mexican and is inspired by our rich culture and our natural world to share ancient wisdom with others for life healing and enrichment.

Upcoming Classes:

The Artist's Way ‐ 9/9/15

Brian Lyle

Golf Professional

Upcoming Classes:

Golf I ‐ 3/31/16
Golf II ‐ 9/12/15
Golf I ‐ 9/12/15
Golf II ‐ 9/12/15
Golf I ‐ 9/12/15

Matilde Machiavello

Osher Bio

Upcoming Classes:

Rapport Enhancement and Personal Awareness ‐ 9/10/15

Pamela MacKellar

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Book Arts: An Introduction ‐ 10/14/15

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:

Stop Taking Crappy Pictures! ‐ 10/21/15
Stop Taking Crappy Pictures! ‐ 10/21/15
Stop Taking Crappy Pictures! ‐ 9/17/15
Stop Taking Crappy Pictures! ‐ 9/17/15

Dan Mahony

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Singing for Those Who Can't Sing ‐ 10/5/15
Harmonica for Beginners ‐ 10/7/15
Our Existence After Life ‐ 11/4/15

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:

Opening Up: Writing For Healing ‐ 10/6/15
Your Creative Self is Waiting for You ‐ 11/3/15
Writing for Growth and Discovery ‐ 9/15/15

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 ‐ 10/3/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 10/3/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 10/3/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 10/3/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 10/6/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 10/6/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 10/6/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 10/6/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 9/10/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 9/10/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 9/10/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 9/10/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 9/12/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 9/12/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 9/12/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 9/12/15

Danny Martinez

Custom Adobe Home designer and builder for over 25 years.

Upcoming Classes:

Adobe Design ‐ 9/24/15

Donese Mayfield

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Folk Harp an Introduction ‐ 9/8/15

Mark McFall

Golf Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Golf I ‐ 3/31/16
Golf I ‐ 9/12/15
Golf II ‐ 9/12/15
Golf I ‐ 9/12/15
Golf II ‐ 9/12/15

Marie McGhee

Senior Program Manager

Upcoming Classes:

Architectural and Environmental Conservation of Cuba(dep) ‐ 12/4/15
Architectural and Environmental Conservation of Cuba(dep), ‐ 4/2/16

John Moore

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Country Two-Step and Swing ‐ 9/10/15
Ballroom Dance ‐ 9/13/15
L.A. Style Salsa ‐ 9/14/15
Argentine Tango ‐ 9/9/15

Andy Moss

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living ‐ 9/19/15
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living ‐ 9/19/15

Jeff Nichol, DVM

Jeff Nichol, DVM is a 1974 graduate of the veterinary school at Michigan State University. In addition to general medicine and surgery Dr. Nichol has actively pursued the study of veterinary behavior medicine since 1993. Currently the treatment of behavior disorders of pets comprises 50% of his practice. Dr. Nichol has been the featured Pet Care columnist in the Albuquerque Journal since 1996. He is the author of three books, "A Lifetime Guide to Practical Pet Care", "Is My Dog OK?-How to Know When Your Dog Won't Say", and "Is my Cat OK-How to Know When Your Cat Won't Say".

Upcoming Classes:

Pet Behavior Issues: Cats ‐ 9/9/15

Marlene Niemann

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Upcoming Classes:

Basket Weaving: Carry-All Shoulder Tote ‐ 9/17/15

Yevgeniya Novgorodskaya

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/10/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/10/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/10/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/13/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/13/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/13/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/15/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/15/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 10/15/15

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:

Photography and Intuition ‐ 10/1/15

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 ‐ 9/30/15

Mickey Patten

Micky Patten has a degree in music from the University of Minnesota and did graduate Jazz Studies at Oakland University. He is a working bassist and owner of Grandma’s Music and Sound.

Upcoming Classes:

Jazz Improv I ‐ 9/21/15

Irma Reeder

Irma Reeder

Upcoming Classes:

Mountain Dulcimer: Beginning ‐ 9/14/15

Leslee Richards

Leslee Richards G&E Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Theatre: Stage Craft and Set Painting ‐ 9/15/15
Theatre: Second Tim ‐ 9/16/15

Anthony (Tony) Rosales

With each class, Anthony Rosales’s Karate, Kajukenbo and Kickboxing school goes through a transformation. Anthony Rosales was taken by martial arts from an early age. His parents couldn’t afford Karate classes back then, so he worked a paper route to pay for his first Karate school. That was 35 years ago, and Anthony Rosales is going strong.

Upcoming Classes:

Train like a Fighter: Kickboxing ‐ 10/7/15
Train like a Fighter: Kickboxing ‐ 10/7/15

Ellen Santistevan

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Massage Basics Workshop ‐ 9/26/15

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 ‐ 10/15/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 10/15/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 10/15/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 10/15/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 10/20/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 10/20/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 10/20/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 10/20/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/11/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/11/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/11/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/11/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/11/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/12/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/12/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/12/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/12/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/12/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/13/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/13/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/13/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/13/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/13/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/14/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/14/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/14/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/14/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/14/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/16/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/16/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/16/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/16/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 9/16/15

Doreen Siracusano

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mindful Yoga and Meditation ‐ 9/29/15

Patty Stephens

Patty Stephens is a member of the band “VINYL” and appears on the recently recorded CD, Bert Dalton's “The Brazil Project.” She teaches group and private lessons from her studio. Patty is developer and facilitator of “Song Spiral”, a program for families with infants and toddlers, that develops an awareness of community music making.

Upcoming Classes:

Jazz Singing ‐ 9/24/15

Rhonda Stirling Ankiewicz

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 1/9/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming for Children/Experienced Beginners, Section ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming for Children/Experienced Beginners, Section ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 10/3/15
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming for Children/Experienced Beginners ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming for Children/Experienced Beginners ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming for Children/Experienced Beginners ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming for Children/Experienced Beginners ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) ‐ 2/20/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) ‐ 2/20/16

Jean Stouffer

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Self-Hypnosis for Change ‐ 9/12/15

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:

Memoir Workshop ‐ 11/14/15
Create A Scene: Intermediate Fiction and Memoir ‐ 9/19/15

Yvette Tovar

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Landscape Design ‐ 1/20/16
Landscape Design ‐ 10/14/15

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 ‐ 10/24/15
Reiki: An Introduction ‐ 3/12/16

Carlos Vinajeras

Guitar instructor, UNMCE Growth and Enrichment programs.

Upcoming Classes:

Guitar: Beginning ‐ 10/6/15
Guitar: Beginning II ‐ 10/6/15
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 10/6/15
Guitar: Beginning II ‐ 10/6/15

Eugene Paul Walton

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Bicycle Repair: Park Tool Mechanic 101 ‐ 10/21/15

Denise Wheeler

Denise WheelerDenise coordinates a non-profit building group, CREW, which stands for “Community Renovation Empowering Women.” CREW builds and renovates structures for agencies that serve women and children. Denise teaches the skills, and the group does the work. CREW has been helping build community—and community agencies—for eight years. Denise grew up in the construction trade, going to work as her father’s assistant (ditch digger and wire puller) at the age of 12. She put herself through a Masters in Women’s Studies working full time as an electrician. When Denise decided to go back for another Masters in Bicultural Human Development, she began a home repair business. Denise has also worked on and off in social service and construction for thirty-some years.

Upcoming Classes:

Home Repair: Basic ‐ 10/31/15

Leatrice Wilson

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Upcoming Classes:

Creative Writing for Fun Only ‐ 1/26/16
Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Buffs ‐ 1/27/16
Foreign Film Buffs ‐ 1/28/16

Amber Wilson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Stamping Techniques: Advanced ‐ 10/27/15

Leatrice Wilson

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Upcoming Classes:

Creative Writing for Fun Only ‐ 9/22/15
Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Buffs ‐ 9/23/15
Foreign Film Buffs ‐ 9/24/15

Amber Wilson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Rubber Stamping 101 ‐ 9/28/15

Lewis Winn

Guitarist/Bassist Lewis Winn has performed and taught professionally for over 30 years. He is the leader/arranger for the group “The Alpha Cats”.

Upcoming Classes:

Jazz Ensemble ‐ 9/22/15

John Zarola

Instructor, Growth and Enrichment Programs

Upcoming Classes:

Home Composting and Soil Amending ‐ 3/9/16
Home Composting and Soil Amending ‐ 9/29/15

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 ‐ 3/31/16
Golf I ‐ 9/12/15
Golf I ‐ 9/12/15


Culture

Culture Instructors

Instructor Name
Dodici Azpadu

Dodici AzpaduPrize-winning poet and author, Dodici Azpadu, holds a PhD in Language and Literature and an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. She has taught in the Honors College at UNM, and currently, she teaches writing at CNM. Her novels SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE PRIME OF LIFE and GOAT SONG were published in the United States and Great Britain, and both enjoyed more than 10-years of bookstore shelf life. Her third novel, LIVING ROOM, was a 2010 finalist for the NM Book Awards in Fiction. For more information, visit her website at www.dodici-azpadu.com.

Upcoming Classes:

The Joy of Writing Poetry ‐ 10/13/15
The Craft of Creative Writing ‐ 11/9/15
The Craft of Creative Writing ‐ 11/9/15
Grammar for Writers ‐ 12/8/15
The Craft of Creative Writing ‐ 2/1/16
The Craft of Creative Writing ‐ 2/1/16
The Craft of Creative Writing ‐ 9/28/15
The Craft of Creative Writing ‐ 9/28/15

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 ‐ 11/2/15

Evelyn Sunny Birklund

Sunny Birklund is an artist, teacher, puppeteer, historian, author and travel guide. Sunny has taught Travel Sketching and Journaling and a variety of art classes for University of New Mexico Continuing Education in Albuquerque, New Mexico for many years. She earned her degree from UNM in 1986 specializing in Art Education and Recreation Management. She has published two books about her puppetry “Puppet Animal Kingdom” and “Puppets and Dolls of the Southwest”. Sunny is the artistic director and owner of Sunny’s Puppet Playhouse and co-owner of Three Hour Tours, LLC, a local travel business. She is the Giant Puppet Parade coordinator for Offcenter Communty Arts annual Folk Art Festival in September. She travels and teaches art workshops for communities around the US. She has shown her artwork at Weems Artfest, NM Arts and Crafts Fair and in many galleries around the country. For photos and current engagements go to www.facebook/SunnyBirklund

Upcoming Classes:

Scenic Railrunner Sketchbook trip to Santa Fe ‐ 9/27/15

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:

From Home Front to Warfront: Roles of Women in WW II The WASPS ‐ 11/12/15
Roles of American Women in WW II - The War Correspondent ‐ 11/16/15
Dr. Seuss: The Early Years ‐ 9/14/15

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:

The Victorian Cult of Death ‐ 10/26/15
The Victorian Cult of Death ‐ 10/26/15
Turn Right, Go West; Don't Talk to People Named Donner ‐ 11/6/15
Fred Harvey, Erna Fergusson, and New Mexican Tourism ‐ 12/3/15
Fred Harvey, Erna Fergusson, and New Mexican Tourism ‐ 12/3/15
The Christmas that almost didn't happen: Christmas 1945 ‐ 12/9/15
Gone with the Wind and Antebellum Mythology ‐ 2/9/16
Fred Harvey, Erna Fergusson, and New Mexican Tourism ‐ 9/18/15
Fred Harvey, Erna Fergusson, and New Mexican Tourism ‐ 9/18/15
The Victorian Cult of Death ‐ 9/25/15
The Victorian Cult of Death ‐ 9/25/15

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:

Pueblo Pintado ‐ 10/3/15
Downtown Chaco Canyon ‐ 11/7/15
Hiking Chaco Canyon: Uptown ‐ 9/12/15

James Bruce

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Make it and take it Fun with Faux ‐ 10/9/15

Heidi Carlson

For the past 30 years I have worked with writers and literary agents to improve their writing projects. I have reviewed and critiqued the unpublished memoirs of Paul Newman, Surgeon Generals Dr. Joycelyn Elders and C. Everett Coop, and Martin Short to name a few. I carefully analyze these projects and give positive feedback to writers and literary agents instructing them on how they can improve their stories and make them the best they can be.

Upcoming Classes:

Writing Memoir ‐ 11/5/15
Writing Memoir ‐ 2/4/16

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 History: The Byzantine Connection to New Mexican Families ‐ 10/16/15
Who were the Knights Templar? ‐ 10/23/15
The Da Vinci Code, DNA and the Truth ‐ 11/20/15
Anthropological Genetic History: The Moors Connection to New Mexican Families (Part I) ‐ 11/30/15
Anthropological Genetic History: The Saxons Connection to the Founding Fathers ‐ 12/11/15
Anthropological Genetic History: The Moors Connection to New Mexican Families (Part II) ‐ 12/4/15
Anthropological Genetic History: The Franks Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup I) ‐ 9/11/15

Carol Chamberland

Carol P. Chamberland

Upcoming Classes:

The Taos Society of Artists ‐ 10/16/15
Rock Art Along the Rio Grande ‐ 11/6/15

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:

Travel Journaling ‐ 10/6/15
Travel Journaling ‐ 10/6/15

Mary Clark

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Hearing loss 102 ‐ 10/14/15
Living with Hearing Loss ‐ 9/16/15

Rosemary Day

Rose Day has a Ph. D. in English and an MA in Humanities and has taught college English courses for 32 years. She has studied at the University of New Mexico and State University of New York at Buffalo. Growing up semi-rurally in western New York, she has been a voracious reader since second grade. Moreover, she knows part of Ontario, having family in Niagara Falls, Canada, and having spent time in southern Ontario from childhood to early adulthood. She also writes, does oils and pastels an! d photography, plays guitar and sings. Before moving to Albuquerque in 1982, she lived in the Taos area, building an adobe in which her second son was born. Rose is recently retired from Central New Mexico Community College.

Upcoming Classes:

Reading Our Childhood s Favorites as Adults ‐ 10/7/15
Revisiting Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman ‐ 11/18/15

Mary Diecker

Mary Mortensen Diecker is the principal of RM Technical Services, Inc., providing consulting services in a variety of areas. She is the author of "Roadrunner Tales," a book in calendar form containing 366 stories about New Mexico. She teaches classes in New mexico History at CNM's Emeriturs Academy and the Road Scholar.

Upcoming Classes:

Strange But True Tales of New Mexico ‐ 10/30/15

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 Immortal Love of Ab©lard and H©loïse ‐ 10/14/15
The Musical Schumanns: Their Lives, Their Loves, and Their Music ‐ 11/19/15
Christmas as Excess ‐ 12/14/15
Gloria in Excelsis Deo ‐ 12/7/15
Celtic Music: Its Influence on Appalachian Music and Cowboy Ballads ‐ 9/30/15

Martha Ellis

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

A Brief History of Western Fashion in a Few Iconic Garments ‐ 9/11/15

Stephen Feher

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Benefits and Challenges of a Whole Food Plant-Based Approach to Eating ‐ 9/8/15

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 Jos© 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 Jos© 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:

American Exceptionalism and its Impact on Foreign Policy ‐ 10/12/15
The Rise of ISIS, Al Qaida, and other Jihadi Movements ‐ 11/18/15
American History Through Film: The Transcontinental Railroad and the AMC series Hell on Wheels ‐ 12/9/15

Robert Foreman

Robert Foreman, Ph.D.

Upcoming Classes:

Anasazi: The Ancient Ones ‐ 10/19/15

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 ‐ 10/24/15
Historic Huning's Highland Walking Tour ‐ 10/24/15
Historic Huning's Highland Walking Tour ‐ 9/26/15
Historic Huning's Highland Walking Tour ‐ 9/26/15

Jerry Franks

Jerry Franks holds a Ph.D. in government from the University of Texas at Austin, with an emphasis on political philosophy. Now retired, he taught ethics, critical reasoning and introductory philosophy for many years at Midland College in Texas, in addition to courses in American politics and government. His interests include the U.S. Constitution, civil liberties, religious freedom, and the philosophical background of the American Revolution.

Upcoming Classes:

Ergo Deus Est ...And Then Came Darwin ‐ 11/2/15

Caitlin Friedman

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The History of Nanotechnology: from Medieval Stained Glass to Microscopic Robots ‐ 10/7/15

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:

Picasso ‐ 10/6/15

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:

The Six-Gun Mystique: The American West's Legacy of Violence ‐ 10/1/15

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:

Geology of White Sands National Monument and the Valley of Fires ‐ 10/21/15
Caves of the World ‐ 11/4/15
Geology of the National Parks ‐ 9/9/15
Geology of Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains ‐ 9/9/15

Lizabeth Johnson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Women in Ancient and Medieval Europe ‐ 10/28/15
Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-1714 A.D. ‐ 9/9/15

Julius Kaplan

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

A History of Opera I: From Invention to Early Developmen ‐ 11/9/15

Robin Lane

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Acting ‐ 9/10/15

Norma Libman

Osher Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mabel Dodge Luhan: A Life in Taos ‐ 10/1/15

Ana Loiselle

Ana LoiselleA Licensed Relationship Expert and Certified Relationship Coach, Ana Loiselle expertly guides people through learning -- and/or “re-learning” -- the skills of relationship-building. She is one of the country’s top experts in the field of relationships, and has been licensed through the Relationship Coaching Institute, Certified as a Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge Instructor and studied extensively with Kevin McCarthy – author of The On Purpose Person.

Upcoming Classes:

Finding Love After Fifty ‐ 9/26/15

Kate Luger

Kate LugerKate Luger, MLS is a recently retired UNM Reference Librarian. She has also been a teacher and editor for a Scottish publisher and is the author of a children’s book about old Edinburgh. She has lived in various states in the US and in Scotland and has traveled widely. She specializes in collecting fiction and non-fiction resources to provide deeper understanding of travel destinations.

Upcoming Classes:

Scandinavian Crime Fiction: Part Two, More Nordic Noir ‐ 11/3/15

Matilde Machiavello

Osher Bio

Upcoming Classes:

Unforgettable Writers of the 'Cono Sur' ‐ 10/7/15
Unforgettable Writers of the 'Cono Sur' ‐ 2/1/16

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 ‐ 10/29/15

Jim Munroe

Jim MunroeJim Munroe holds a BS in Optics from the University of Rochester and an MSEE in Electro Optics from Northeastern University in Boston. He retired from Los Alamos after more than 25 years as a member of the technical staff working in areas including scientific intelligence and nuclear nonproliferation. He traveled extensively in Russia from 1989 to 2002 and also spent time in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. He has a lifelong interest in history and current events. Jim is a trained facilitator for “Great Decisions” discussion groups on foreign policy.

Upcoming Classes:

Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 2/1/16
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 2/1/16
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 2/1/16
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 2/1/16
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 9/14/15
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 9/14/15
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 9/14/15
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 9/14/15

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 ‐ 10/16/15
Buddhism ‐ 10/16/15
Taoism ‐ 12/4/15

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:

Two Gentlemen on Route 66. Take Two ‐ 10/13/15

Lance Ozier

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Origins of Modern Science - A History of Science from Copernicus to Newton ‐ 10/6/15
How to Read a Poem ‐ 12/2/15

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 h

Upcoming Classes:

From Papyrus to Flashdrives: Revolutions in Publishing ‐ 9/15/15

Stephen Poland

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Living Resilient Lives ‐ 12/1/15
Flourishing in These Challenging Times ‐ 9/15/15

Leslee Richards

Leslee Richards G&E Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Behind the Scenes at the Theatre - All is Calm, the Christmas Truce of 1914 ‐ 12/10/15

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:

De Na Zin ‐ 11/11/15
Abo Rock Art Tour ‐ 11/21/15
Lybrook Hoodoos ‐ 11/8/15
San Lorenzo Canyon ‐ 12/12/15
San José Badlands: Rainbow Route ‐ 9/9/15

Mary Robertson

MSLS, CZT-Certified Zentangle Teacher

Upcoming Classes:

Zentangle 101 ‐ 10/20/15
Zentangle 101 ‐ 10/20/15
Zentangle 201 - The Next Step ‐ 11/17/15
Zentangle 201 - The Next Step ‐ 11/17/15
Zentangle 101 ‐ 2/9/16
Zentangle 101 ‐ 2/9/16
Zentangle 201 - The Next Step ‐ 3/15/16
Zentangle 201 - The Next Step ‐ 3/15/16
Zentangle 201 - The Next Step ‐ 9/25/15
Zentangle 201 - The Next Step ‐ 9/25/15

Howard Romanek

Howard RomanekInstructor

Upcoming Classes:

Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson: Competing Visions of America s Future ‐ 10/29/15
The Legacy of Western Imperialism ‐ 10/5/15
Toleration ‐ 9/29/15

Donald Simonson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Myanmar (Burma): Southeast Asia's Keystone Nation ‐ 10/15/15

Mark Staebler

Mark Staebler was born in Indiana and spent his childhood in Italy. He is a graduate of Harvard College, and holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. He has taught at Stanford, at Pace University and at Universidad de Puerto Rico, from which he has retired. He is the author of Selections From Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato' (Peter Lang), the author of numerous articles on nonprofit management, and of over 500 newspaper music reviews for Scripps-Howard.

Upcoming Classes:

Keroua ‐ 10/8/15

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:

Knights Templar, Gothic Cathedrals and the Grail ‐ 10/2/15
Chartres Cathedral The Mysteries Revealed ‐ 10/27/15
Celts and Vikings: How did they Mix? ‐ 11/5/15
Black Madonna Sites in Europe ‐ 12/2/15
Crop Circles Enigmas of Energy ‐ 9/23/15

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:

Norse Mythology ‐ 11/3/15

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 ‐ 10/23/15
Mushroom Toxicology ‐ 11/3/15

Gay Witherington

Gay WitheringtonInstructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Continuing Journey of Life after Death ‐ 10/20/15

Susi Wolf

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Change Your Words, Change Your Life ‐ 10/17/15
Storytelling: Animal Tales and the Lessons They Teach Us ‐ 9/12/15


Youth Programs

Youth Programs 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:

Photo Editing for Youth (ages 10-15) ‐ 10/8/15
Photo Editing for Youth (ages 10-15) ‐ 10/8/15
Photo Editing for Youth (ages 10-15) ‐ 2/15/16
Photo Editing for Youth (ages 10-15) ‐ 2/15/16

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:

Digital Photography for Youth (ages 10-15) ‐ 10/8/15
Digital Photography for Youth (ages 10-15) ‐ 10/8/15
Digital Photography for Youth (ages 10-15) ‐ 2/15/16
Digital Photography for Youth (ages 10-15) ‐ 2/15/16

Philip/Kristine Blackman

Blackman Taekwondo/Martial Arts Academy, with over 500 students, is the finest school in the Albuquerque area, dedicated to making your Martial Arts experience enjoyable and satisfying. Our instructors are the best! They have studied and trained for years to qualify as part of the Blackman Taekwondo/Martial Arts Academy Team, and their primary goal is to assist you in being the best you can be. Our carefully structured programs go far beyond punching, blocking and kicking. We will help you acquire effective self-defense skills and provide you with a comprehensive, personal development program. It is our goal to raise the quality of life for all our students in every way possible. Although we honor Martial Arts traditions that go back centuries, we are dynamic and are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to enthuse and excite our students. At our Academy we also host various activities and events for everyone’s convenience and enjoyment. We have Graduation Parties to celebrate belt promotions, “Make-Up Camps”, In-House Tournaments to build camaraderie amongst our students, “Buddy Days”, special seminars with featured guest Masters and Grandmasters, an annual Anniversary Party with Academy Awards, and many more exciting events.

Upcoming Classes:

Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) ‐ 10/26/15
Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) ‐ 10/26/15
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 6-12) ‐ 10/3/15
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 6-12) ‐ 10/3/15
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 6-12) ‐ 9/14/15
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 6-12) ‐ 9/14/15
Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) ‐ 9/14/15
Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) ‐ 9/14/15

Michael Cumbo

Founder and CEO of SE-OC, a optical engineering firm, and owner of the New Mexico Engineering for Kids franchise.

Upcoming Classes:

Video Game Design: Racing Games (ages 7-14) ‐ 10/12/15
Jr. Mechanical Engineering (ages 4-7) ‐ 10/14/15
Mechanical Engineering (ages 7-14) ‐ 10/15/15
Civil Engineering (ages 7-14) ‐ 11/30/15
Civil Engineering (ages 7-14) ‐ 11/30/15
Jr. Civil Engineering (ages 4-7) ‐ 12/2/15
Civil Engineering (ages 7-14) ‐ 12/3/15
Civil Engineering (ages 7-14) ‐ 12/3/15

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

Upcoming Classes:

Jewelry Making Introduction (ages 13-17) ‐ 11/11/15

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:

Graphic Design for Teens (ages 12-17) ‐ 9/19/15

Jennifer Gresham

Certified PiYo instructor and dedicated educator.

Upcoming Classes:

PiYo for Kids (ages 6-12) ‐ 10/24/15
PiYo for Kids (ages 6-12) ‐ 10/24/15
PiYo for Kids (ages 6-12) ‐ 9/19/15
PiYo for Kids (ages 6-12) ‐ 9/19/15

Staff Sol Acting Academy

Sol Acting Academy

Upcoming Classes:

The Story Behind the Mask (ages 8-15) ‐ 10/8/15
Poise, Presence, and Public Persona (ages 11-17) ‐ 11/11/15

Continuing Education Staff



Upcoming Classes:

Eat Your Rainbow Mini-Camp (ages 6-14) ‐ 10/8/15

The Vortex Staff

The Vortex, Albuquerque's oldest continuously-running Black Box Theatre, has been a pioneering venue for classic, contemporary, and cutting-edge theatre since 1976. The theatre continues to entertain audiences with some of the city's finest stage productions, from local and national premieres to new interpretations of classic works. The VORTEX is a 501(c)3 (non-profit) organization.

Upcoming Classes:

Clowning for Kids (ages 8-14) ‐ 10/8/15

Continuing Education Staff



Upcoming Classes:

Discover Your River (ages 9-14) ‐ 11/11/15


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