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


Business & Technology

Digital Arts Instructors

Instructor Name
Aaron Barreras

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

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrator: Expert ‐ 7/28/15

Joey Belville

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

Upcoming Classes:

Logic Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 7/6/15
Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production ‐ 7/6/15

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:

Getting Started with Your Digital Camera ‐ 7/11/15
Photographing People ‐ 7/13/15
Cell Phone Photography ‐ 8/3/15

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 ‐ 7/21/15
HTML and CSS: Beginning ‐ 7/7/15

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:

Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 7/6/15
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography ‐ 7/9/15

Adele Gangai

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

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrator: Advanced ‐ 7/13/15
InDesign: Expert ‐ 7/20/15
Photoshop: Intermediate ‐ 7/27/15
Illustrator: Intermediate ‐ 7/6/15

Gene 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:

PHP and MySQL: Beginning ‐ 7/20/15

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:

Apple Certification Exam - Creative ‐ 7/10/15
Yosemite 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.10 ‐ 7/14/15
Apple Certification Exam - IT ‐ 7/17/15

Talia Kosh

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

Upcoming Classes:

Legal Issues in Visual Arts ‐ 7/13/15

Marc Leonard

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

Upcoming Classes:

WordPress: Beginning ‐ 7/7/15

Mary Ellen Merrigan

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

Upcoming Classes:

Marketing with Social Media I ‐ 7/14/15

Barak Naggan

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

Upcoming Classes:

Creating Depth in Digital Photography ‐ 7/7/15
Digital Videography II ‐ 7/7/15

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 Operating System: Basics--Fast Track ‐ 7/11/15
iCloud and the Apple Experience ‐ 7/25/15

Caroline Orcutt

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

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Arts Information Session ‐ 8/12/15

Paul Simmons

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

Upcoming Classes:

Dreamweaver: Intermediate ‐ 7/7/15

. 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:

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

DaVinci Resolve: Introduction to Color Grading ‐ 7/20/15

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 ‐ 7/24/15

Zac Van Note

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photoshop: Expert ‐ 7/11/15
InDesign: Intermediate ‐ 7/21/15
Designing for the Web ‐ 7/8/15

Computers and Technology Instructors

Instructor Name
Chris Bandy

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

Upcoming Classes:

Server Administration Concepts (Server +) ‐ 7/13/15

Margo Bouchard

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

Upcoming Classes:

Word: Beginning -- Quick Course ‐ 7/10/15

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: Long Documents ‐ 7/13/15
Word: Creating Forms ‐ 7/14/15
Word: Mail Merge ‐ 7/15/15
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 7/8/15

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: Intermediate ‐ 7/20/15
Access: Mastering Queries ‐ 7/27/15
Access: Creating Custom Reports ‐ 7/28/15
Access: Managing Data ‐ 7/29/15

Ralph Keeton

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 7/7/15

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:

Word: Intermediate -- Quick Course ‐ 7/17/15
Word: Advanced ‐ 7/20/15

Glenn Norman

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

Upcoming Classes:

Network Support (Network+) ‐ 7/13/15

. 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:

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

Case Management ‐ 10/24/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 7/11/15

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

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:

Advanced Ethics ‐ 7/18/15

Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson

Upcoming Classes:

Psychopharmacology of Drug Abuse and Pharmacotherapies ‐ 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:

Discover Integrated Wellness: Ayurveda, Food as Medicine, Herbalism and More ‐ 7/25/15

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

Steven Peretti

Director of Community Based Education and Workforce Development /DWI at UNM-Gallup

Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Ethics ‐ 7/25/15

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

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:

Seminar in Substance Abuse ‐ 7/25/15
Motivational Interviewing ‐ 9/26/15

Julie Staples, Ph.D.

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Finding and Understanding Medical Research Studies ‐ 8/5/15

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:

Introduction to the Substance Abuse Field ‐ 8/29/15

Cheo Torres

Cheo TorresSince he was a boy growing up on the border of Texas and Mexico, Eliseo Torres, known to everyone as ?Cheo,? has been fascinated by the folk traditions and folkways of Mexico and of his Mexican American roots. Both of his parents were versed in aspects of herbal lore and healing, and as he matured he learned from them a love and respect for the history and folk knowledge of the ancient art of curanderismo, or Mexican folk healing. Now an administrator at the University of New Mexico, where he is Vice President for Student Affairs and a member of the faculty of the College of Education, Cheo regularly lectures and gives presentations on the history and lore of curanderismo to audiences ranging from scholars and students of Latin American culture to people hoping to become knowledgeable about alternative and traditional medicine, including lay people and medical professionals alike. He has published two books on his life in and research on his subject area: Curandero: A Life in Mexican Folk Healing, and Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition, both available from the University of New Mexico Press.

Upcoming Classes:

Traditional Medicine without Borders ‐ 7/13/15

Professional Development Instructors

Instructor Name
Marianela Gish

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

Upcoming Classes:

Mediation and Conflict Resolution: a Lunch and Learn Workshop ‐ 7/17/15

Institute Lovegevity/Wedding Planning

This partnership bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding and Event Design - Online ‐ 7/31/15
Certified Wedding and Event Planner - Online ‐ 7/31/15
Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T.) - Online ‐ 7/31/15
Certified Green Wedding Planner - Online ‐ 7/31/15

Steven Peretti

Director of Community Based Education and Workforce Development /DWI at UNM-Gallup

Upcoming Classes:

DWI School New Facilitator Training ‐ 7/17/15

. 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:

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

Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) ‐ 7/8/15


Personal Enrichment

Personal Enrichment Instructors

Instructor Name
Zoreh Afsarz Adeh

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Healthy Thyroid with Yoga ‐ 8/30/15

Celina Baca

Instructors, Alternative Methods to Strength Training.

Upcoming Classes:

Alternative Methods to Strength Training ‐ 7/21/15

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:

Bath Bombs and Fairy Dust ‐ 7/11/15
Herbal Soapmaking--Cold Process ‐ 7/18/15
Homemade Cleaning Products ‐ 7/25/15

Pamela Cornish

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Back Talk ‐ 7/11/15

Art Esquibel

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Upcoming Classes:

You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 7/15/15

Peter Fisk

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Playwriting ‐ 7/17/15

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:

Visions Collage Workshop ‐ 7/18/15

Ming Franz

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

Upcoming Classes:

Splash Color Workshop ‐ 7/10/15
Chinese Brush Painting ‐ 7/6/15

Joan Gonwa

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

RelaXercise: Stretch, Strength and Total Fitness ‐ 7/7/15
Modern Dance Techniques for Fitness ‐ 7/9/15

Vasundhara 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 ‐ 7/25/15

Nishtha Jane Kappy

G&E Instructor, Yoga

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Sunrise Practice ‐ 8/4/15

Janice Laird

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

Upcoming Classes:

Grilling and Smoking ‐ 7/10/15
More than Grilling ‐ 7/14/15
Spices and Herbs ‐ 7/16/15
Gluten Free Baking ‐ 7/21/15
Freezer Meals ‐ 7/23/15
New Mexico Red or Green ‐ 7/28/15
Slow Cooking Fast! ‐ 7/30/15
More than Ramen Noodles ‐ 7/9/15

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:

Exploring the Cuisine of India ‐ 7/14/15
Mediterranean Table ‐ 7/21/15
Paella Valenciana ‐ 7/7/15

Pamela MacKellar

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Book Arts: Strap Book ‐ 7/11/15

Dan Mahony

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Our Existence After Life ‐ 7/29/15
Singing for Those Who Can't Sing ‐ 7/6/15

Andy Moss

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living ‐ 7/25/15

Marlene Niemann

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Upcoming Classes:

Basket Weaving: Carry-All Shoulder Tote ‐ 7/25/15

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 ‐ 7/7/15

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 ‐ 7/11/15

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 ‐ 7/11/15

Mai Wakisaka

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Ikebana ‐ 7/11/15


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:

Contemporary Short Stories ‐ 7/27/15

Susan Bailey

Art/Art History Instructor, Mills College, San Francisco State University (Ret.)

Upcoming Classes:

Renaissance Women and the Domestic Setting ‐ 7/22/15

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 ‐ 7/16/15

Thomas Becker

Thomas Becker has traveled throughout Latin America, worked in 18 of its republics and lived in six. He has served as a U.S. Foreign Service officer, multinational business executive, Fulbright research scholar, USAID Chief of Party, management trainer, business owner, journalist, and faculty member in twenty-three countries. As an adviser to numerous economic development organizations in Latin America, Becker has applied business-management guidelines to advance social and humanitarian ends. He is former President of the Business Association of Latin American Studies and author of two category-bestseller books on doing business in Latin America. He holds a BA and MA in Latin American Studies and an MBA and Ph.D. in International Business.

Upcoming Classes:

Life in the Tropics: Is it Really for You? ‐ 7/22/15

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:

Fairies in the Garden: A Spirited Tour through Victorian Mysticism ‐ 7/31/15
Kiss… and Make-up ‐ 7/6/15
"Gone With The Wind" and Antebellum Mythology ‐ 8/11/15

Angelo Cervantes

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

Upcoming Classes:

Amazon Warrior Women and the Sarmatians ‐ 7/10/15
Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Vandals Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup I) ‐ 7/24/15
The Conquest of Florida and Andrew Jackson ‐ 7/31/15

Carol Chamberland

Carol P. Chamberland

Upcoming Classes:

The Legend of Bop City ‐ 7/27/15

Amanda Cisco

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

Upcoming Classes:

Joyful Journaling ‐ 7/9/15

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:

First Lady of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald ‐ 7/16/15
Unravelling the Mystery: How Music Works V ‐ 7/22/15
American Songwriters (Johnny Mercer and Yip Harburg) ‐ 7/27/15
Boffo, Socko and SRO: The Amazing Big Band Era ‐ 7/31/15

Ramon Flores

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Merchant of Santa Fe: A Historical Examination of this Dramatic Presentation of New Mexico’s Cr ‐ 7/20/15
The CIA Torture Program as seen in the Broad Historical and Legal Context ‐ 7/27/15

Tom Gallegos

Tom Gallegos

Upcoming Classes:

Timeless Taos ‐ 7/14/15

Creigh Gordon

Ms, Electrical Engineering, Aficionado of Macroeconomics

Upcoming Classes:

Theory and Practice of Modern Money ‐ 7/29/15

Lizabeth Johnson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

A Social History of the Medieval Church, 200-1563 AD ‐ 7/10/15

Connie Josefs, M.F.A

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

Upcoming Classes:

Writing True: Memoir and Memoir-Based Fiction ‐ 7/7/15
Writing Memoir ‐ 7/9/15

Julius Kaplan

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Salome ‐ 7/14/15
Rigoletto ‐ 7/7/15

Nishtha Jane Kappy

G&E Instructor, Yoga

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga For Folks Over Fifty ‐ 8/4/15
Yoga For Folks Over Fifty ‐ 8/6/15

Robin Lane

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Acting ‐ 7/9/15

Matilde Machiavello

Osher Bio

Upcoming Classes:

Brighten Your Mental Well-Being ‐ 7/15/15

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 ‐ 8/7/15

Hana Samek Norton

Hana Norton

Upcoming Classes:

The Lusignans of Poitou: from France to the Holy Land and Runnymede ‐ 7/14/15

Hamdy Oraby

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Brief Life and Enduring Legacy of Tutankhamun "King Tut" ‐ 8/26/15

Alan Pezaro, Ph.D

Alan Pezaro holds a Ph.D in Public Administration, New York University; Deputy Director, Ohio Department of Human Services (Ret.)

Upcoming Classes:

The Battle of the Bees ‐ 7/21/15

Caitlin Rochford

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

A World Made of Strings? String Theory for Non-Physicists ‐ 7/7/15

Gail Rubin

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Understanding Grief and Mourning through Film ‐ 7/8/15

John Shomaker, PhD

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Your Water: Where Does it Come From, and Where Does it Go? ‐ 7/21/15

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:

Mongolia: Mythic Times, Rough Times, Modern Times ‐ 7/15/15

Eddie Tafoya

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

No Faith Required: Practical Lessons from the Gospels ‐ 7/13/15
Stand-up Comedy as Literature ‐ 7/6/15

John Trestrail

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Philippine-American War 1898-1902 ‐ 7/20/15
Vanished! Searching for Lost Explorers ‐ 7/29/15

Gay Witherington

Gay WitheringtonInstructor

Upcoming Classes:

Fun with Crystals ‐ 7/18/15


Youth Programs

Youth Programs Instructors

Instructor Name
Rosario Carelli

Mr. Carelli is a drummer and educator who believes in the healing power of the drum.

Upcoming Classes:

The Language of the Drum (ages 7-14) ‐ 7/27/15

Elaine Cimino

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

Upcoming Classes:

Acrylic Painting Camp (ages 7-11) ‐ 7/27/15
'Toon Time Art Class (ages 7-11) ‐ 7/6/15
'Toon Time Art Class (ages 7-11) ‐ 7/7/15

John Grace

John GraceJohn is an award-winning director of photography, gaffer and cameraman with over 25 years of experience. He has worked on scores of theatrical features, national TV shows, industrials and commercials. He is currently a vice-president of IATSE Local 480, the union representing film technicians.

Upcoming Classes:

Film Camp (ages 13-17) ‐ 7/20/15

Lester Gresham

Lester Gresham is working on his Masters Degree in Business Administration and has a Bachelors Degree in Art from both from the University of New Mexico and Thomas Edison, Trenton NJ. Lester currently provides Medical and IT support to UNM Project ECHO DoD and Military affiliates as well as International Partners. He is a certified Instructor Trainer for American Safety and Health Institute and teaches: Instructor Trainer, BLS, 1st Aid, CPR, Child and Babysitting Safety, Blood-borne Pathogens, and Wilderness First Responder. He has worked for the University in many capacities previously as an Instructor, Neonatology Outreach Coordinator, and CEOP Coordinator. He has served in the Military for 17 years and departed as a Medical Group Officer. Lastly, Lester has many kids himself and truly enjoys teaching our next generation.

Upcoming Classes:

Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/27/15

Mandy Griego

Co-Founder and Certified Trainer for Albuquerque Youth Archery Club, Mandy is an active community member who enjoys teaching the sport of archery to youth of all ages.

Upcoming Classes:

Explore Archery (ages 9-14) ‐ 7/20/15
Explore Archery (ages 9-14) ‐ 7/20/15

Amy Grochowski

Amy is the Curator of Education at the UNM Maxwell Museum of Anthropology.

Upcoming Classes:

Maxwell Museum Summer Camp for Children (ages 8-12) ‐ 7/13/15

Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris is the bicycle safety instructor and coordinator of the Esperanza Community Bike Shop for the City of Albuquerque.

Upcoming Classes:

Build-a-Bike (ages 10-17) ‐ 7/13/15

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 Field Experience in the Sandia and Jemez Mountains (ages 14-17) ‐ 7/6/15

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:

Tween/Teen Yoga Camp (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/13/15

Eric Lau

Saxophonist Dr. Eric Lau joined the faculty of The University of New Mexico in Fall, 2003. He has received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the School of Music at Michigan State University as a recipient of both the Catherine Herrick Cobb Fellowship and the Dean?s Recruitment Fellowship. He received his Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University. His major teachers include Joseph Lulloff, James Forger, Andrew Speight, Branford Marsalis, and Griffin Campbell. Dr. Lau won the prestigious Michigan State University Honors Concerto Competition and has been a prize winner in the North American Saxophone Alliance Classical Performers Competition, the Lansing Matinee Musical, the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chamber Music Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Young Artists Competition. An active recitalist, Dr. Lau performed at the 2000, 2003, and 2006 World Saxophone Congresses, as well as the 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 National Saxophone Conferences. Since his appointment at UNM he has performed or presented masterclasses at many universities including Texas Tech University, Stephen F. Austin University, Idaho State University, University of Southern Mississippi, Michigan State University, the Hart School of Music, Puerto Rico Conservatory, the United States Coast Guard Academy, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil, and Brevard Music Center. Dr. Lau also serves on the artist faculty of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and is a regular performer with the New Mexico Symphony and the Santa Fe Symphony. Eric Lau is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Rico Performing Artist

Upcoming Classes:

Summer Saxophone Institute for Teens (ages 13-17) ‐ 7/20/15

Pat Masters

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

Upcoming Classes:

LEGO Model Designer Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/13/15
LEGO NASA Space Camp with Star Wars Infusion (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/13/15
Remote Control Mania LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/20/15
Spectacular Sports and Amazing Animals LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/20/15
Amusement Park Mania LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/6/15
Remote Control Mania LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/6/15

Yevgeniya Novgorodskaya

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/13/15
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/20/15
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 8/3/15

Atsuko Sakai

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

Upcoming Classes:

Architecture and Design Camp (ages 14-17) ‐ 7/27/15
What Suits Your Style? Interior Design Camp (ages 8-11) ‐ 8/3/15

Staff School of Engineering

School of Engineering Staff

Upcoming Classes:

Engineering Camp for Teens (ages 14-17) ‐ 7/13/15

Frank Sedillo

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

Upcoming Classes:

Make Your Case: Introduction to Law Camp (ages 10-14) ‐ 8/3/15

Staff Sol Acting Academy

Sol Acting Academy

Upcoming Classes:

Acting for Stage and Screen (ages 6-12) ‐ 7/27/15
Teen Acting for Stage and Screen (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/6/15

Keshet Artistic Staff

Keshet Artistic Staff

Upcoming Classes:

Dance Camp Re-Mix (ages 6-14) ‐ 7/6/15

Continuing Education Staff



Upcoming Classes:

Service-Learning Camp (ages 14-17) ‐ 8/3/15

Terri Tucker

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Creative Writing (ages 10-12) ‐ 7/11/15
Keyboarding Skills for Kids (ages 11-14) ‐ 7/14/15

Heather Yeo

Heather is the education director for this grassroots theatre group, Blackout. They offer youth writing and theatre workshops and classes in the Albuquerque area.

Upcoming Classes:

Page to Stage: Creating and Performing Your Own Play (ages 8-13) ‐ 7/6/15


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