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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

Business Skills Instructors

Instructor Name
Maralie BeLonge

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

Upcoming Classes:

Building a Successful Program (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/13/17

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: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/13/17
Access: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/13/17
Excel: Programming with Visual Basic for Applications (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/13/17
Access: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/10/17
Excel: Intermediate (Section WIC-PD) ‐ 4/17/17
Access: Programming with Visual Basic for Applications (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/17/17
Access: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/24/17
Access: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/3/17
Excel: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/3/17
Excel: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
Access: Expert (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/15/17

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:

Understanding Project Management (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/23/17
Integrating Project Management: Principles and Practices (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17

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 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/28/17
MS Project (2013) Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/14/17
MS Project (2013) Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/12/17
MS Project (2013) Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/19/17
MS Project (2013) Module 1: Project Plan Definition (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/5/17

Grantsmanship Center

The Grantsmanship Center was founded in 1972 by Norton J. Kiritz to offer training to nonprofit and government agencies. Since it was first offered in 1972, the original Grantsmanship Training Program has been continually updated and remains the standard in the field. Graduates of the program receive a proposal review by the trainer within one year of completing the class; full access to the Alumni Membership Program for one year; training and publication discounts; and the ability to submit questions to the Center. All of our trainings use The Grantsmanship Center's Listen and Discuss, Do and Review®curriculum, which independent research has proven to be highly effective. Each year, thousands of people graduate from our training programs and join our roster of more than 115,000 alumni.

Upcoming Classes:

Grantsmanship Training (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17

Sonja Dewing

Sonja Dewing is a Freelance Writer, Technical Writer, and award winning Creative Writer, as well as co-owner of Dovetail Community Workshop and owner of the creative writer event company, Plot Duckies. In addition, she mentors startups and entrepreneurs, helps companies with their social media strategy, writes about local tech for Tech.Co, and is an avid photographer.

Upcoming Classes:

Visio: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/15/17
Excel: Beginning (Section SPB-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
Technical Writing with Word (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/26/17

Marianela Gish

Marianela (Mari) Gish is a professional mediator and nationally known trainer. Mari has worked with nonprofits for 17 years, working with recruiting, training and managing volunteers. She served on numerous boards; including 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. Recently she was appointed a second term as one of two private ADR practitioners serving on The New Mexico Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.

Upcoming Classes:

Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) in the Workplace (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/3/17
Understanding Conflict and Mediation 101 (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/1/17
Recruitment, Skill Assessment and Training (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/17/17
Professional Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialist (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/21/17
Managing and Motivating Your Volunteers (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/8/17

Institute Lovegevity/Wedding Planning

This partnership bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Certified Wedding and Event Planner - Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T.) - Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17

David Maldonado

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

MS Office for Beginners (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/25/17
MS Office 2016: What's New (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/13/17

Carol 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 (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/4/17

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: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/31/17
Excel: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/16/17
Excel: Advanced (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/14/17
MS Office 2016: What's New (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/30/17
Excel: Pivot Tables and Charts (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/7/17
MS Office for Beginners (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/25/17
Excel: Expert (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/11/17
OneNote for Modern Note-Taking (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/9/17

Joseph Sandoval

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Access: Beginning (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 2/21/17
Excel: Beginning (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 2/9/17
Excel: Intermediate (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 3/14/17
Access: Intermediate (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 3/23/17
Word: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/13/17
Access: Creating Custom Reports (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/25/17
Word: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/4/17
PowerPoint: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/11/17
PowerPoint: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/2/17

Career Training Instructors

Instructor Name
Kelly Ayers

Kelly Ayers is a curriculum developer with the Forensic Science Initiative. Prior to joining FSI, Kelly was employed as a forensic services technician with the Asheville, NC Police Department. While there, she was qualified as an expert in forensic identification in North Carolina Superior Court and was published in the Journal of Forensic Identification. She has an undergraduate degree with a double major in Philosophy and Biology from Frostburg (Maryland) State University and was the first graduate of the West Virginia University Forensic Identification Program. Since joining FSI, Kelly has become an IAI Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and received her Master of Science in Forensic Science Administration from Oklahoma State University. She is a native of Romney, WV. Contact:kelly.ayers@mail.wvu.edu, 304-293-0323

Upcoming Classes:

Crime Scene Investigation-Online (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Forensic Mass Spectrometry (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Bloodborne Pathogen Training-Online (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Forensic Photography-Online (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Hair Evaluation for DNA Analysis - Online (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Introduction to Forensic Drug Chemistry-Online (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Ethics in Forensic Science-Online (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Principles of Death Investigation - Online (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Certified Crime Scene Investigator Test Prep - Online (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Evidence Analysis: Beyond the Crime Scene (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis-Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
Shooting Reconstruction - Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
Bloodborne Pathogen Training-Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
Hair Evaluation for DNA Analysis - Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
Perspectives in Expert Testimony (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
Introduction to Forensic Drug Chemistry-Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
Ethics in Forensic Science-Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
Fundamentals of Latent Print Examination-Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
Certified Crime Scene Investigator Test Prep - Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17

Jenna Crabb, PhD

Jenna has over 20 years of higher education experience both in residence life and career development. Jenna likes to say she is a "product of UNM" as she has all her degrees from UNM. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Criminology; she has a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education. Jenna is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Global Career Development Facilitator and instructor (GCDF) and a licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor for NM (LPC). Jenna is also an adjunct faculty member at UNM. Jenna currently teaches the GCDF certification course.

Upcoming Classes:

Global Career Development Facilitator Training-Hybrid (Section WIA) ‐ 1/23/17

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:

Instructional Systems Design (Section WIA) ‐ 2/14/17
Advanced Professional Trainer Part I: Creative Tools for Classroom Management - Hybrid (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/28/17
Advanced Professional Trainer Part II: Assessment and Evaluation Strategies - Hybrid (Section SPB-PD) ‐ 5/9/17
Facilitating Adult Learning (Section SUA) ‐ 6/20/17
Instructional Systems Design (Section SUA) ‐ 8/1/17

Nicole Larranaga

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Legal Assistant Certificate (Section WIA) ‐ 1/31/17
Legal Assistant Certificate (Section SUA) ‐ 6/6/17

Ludmila Layne

Ludmila C. Layne, Ph.D. in Psychology AND Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies. Dr. Layne has over 30 years experience teaching, developing curriculum, and training students and faculty in instructional technologies in the United States, Mexico, Venezuela and Afghanistan. Dr. Layne is a Senior Analyst and an e-learning curriculum/instructional design specialist. She possesses more than 20 years experience, most recently as a consultant at the university level, helping clients to design, develop, support, and implement training and organization solutions for their organization. Excellent bilingual (Spanish and English) communicator.

Upcoming Classes:

Online Course Design and Development-Hybrid (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
Online Technologies for Teaching and Training - Hybrid (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17

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:

Landing Your Next Job (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/15/17
Essentials of Effective Business Writing (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17

Antonia Roybal-Mack

Antonia Roybal-Mack is an experienced litigation and planning attorney. She has extensive experience in litigation, probate litigation, domestic relations, personal injury, estate planning, Medicaid/Medicare issues and Special Needs Trust planning. She has been honored by the New Mexico Business Weekly as Best of the Bar. She has also received the prestigious Outstanding Young Attorney Award from the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association. She has been honored by the Albuquerque Business First as 40 Under 40, Class of 2014. .

Upcoming Classes:

Paralegal Internship (Section WIA) ‐ 1/23/17
Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Course - Hybrid (Section SPA) ‐ 3/28/17

Computers/ IT Instructors

Instructor Name
Chris Bandy

Chris Bandy has BA from Eastern New Mexico University in Mathematics. Chris also holds a number of professional IT certifications. He has over 20 years of classroom experience at all levels of education with a strong emphasis in the area of IT related education. Chris has over 20 years of IT related work experience with all facets of IT and currently works as part of the UNM Main IT Platforms Infrastructure group.

Upcoming Classes:

Computer Basics for New Computer Users (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/20/17
Windows: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/27/17
Explore Windows 10 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/18/17
Computer Security with Virtual Machines (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/5/17
Server Administration Concepts (Server +) (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/8/17

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: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/6/17
AutoCAD: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/1/17
AutoCAD: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
AutoCAD: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/19/17
AutoCAD: Creating and Managing Blocks (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/15/17

Ralph Keeton

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/14/17
Network Support (Network+) (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/14/17
Security+ (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/11/17

David Maldonado

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Computer Basics for New Computer Users (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/1/17
Windows: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/22/17
Explore Windows 10 (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/8/17
Windows OS: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/6/17

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:

Geographic Information Systems: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/28/17
Cartography Basics (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/7/17
Geographic Information Systems: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/28/17
QGIS: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/11/17
Geographic Information Systems: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/25/17
QGIS: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/9/17

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:

Security+ (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/30/17
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/12/17
Network Support (Network+) (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/8/17

. Propoint Solutions

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

Upcoming Classes:

ITIL® Foundation (Section SPB-PD) ‐ 2/28/17
ITIL® Managing Across the Lifecycle Certification Course (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/20/17
ITIL® Foundation (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/11/17

Digital Arts Instructors

Instructor Name
Chase Allard

Chase Allard holds an MA from UNM in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology and a BA from UNM in Media Arts. He currently works as a Manager of Instructional Technology in the healthcare industry utilizing audio/video recording and editing, website development and eLearning development tools. He has over eight years of experience in training Apple software, Instructional Design and Instructional Technology.

Upcoming Classes:

Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/31/17
Navigating the iPad (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/18/17
Web Design: Getting Started (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/4/17
eLearning Production (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/16/17
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
Navigating the iPad (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/19/17
Mac OS X: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/22/17
Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/2/17

Aaron Barreras

Aaron BarrerasAaron Barreras received his BS in Animation from Westwood University. He is an award winning animator, designer, visual effects artist, filmmaker and educator. With over 16 years professional experience in computer graphics, animation and digital media, he has worked on numerous independent films, commercials and interactive projects for companies such as Sony Pictures Imageworks, Six Flags and Sandia National Laboratories.

Upcoming Classes:

Photoshop: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/28/17
Photoshop: Beginning (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 2/7/17
Drawing with Photoshop (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/14/17
3D Modeling (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/21/17
Python for Beginners (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/30/17
Photoshop: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/20/17
Photoshop: Expert (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/2/17
Lab Check (Section SPA) ‐ 5/30/17
Lab Check (Section SPB) ‐ 5/31/17

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:

Digital Audio I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/1/17
Digital Audio II (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/1/17
Digital Audio I (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/29/17
Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17

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 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/24/17
Digital Photography Basics (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/30/17
Photography with a Digital Camera II (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/21/17
Cell Phone Photography (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/4/17
Photography Composition (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/13/17
Photographing People (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/14/17
Digital Photography Basics (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/1/17
Cell Phone Photography (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/17/17
Sports and Action Photography (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/18/17
Portfolios for Photographers and Designers (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/4/17
Digital Cameras: Buying the Right Camera (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/6/17
Photography with a Digital Camera - Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/9/17

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 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/13/17
HTML and CSS: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/15/17
JavaScript Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/19/17
PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/15/17

Sonja Dewing

Sonja Dewing is a Freelance Writer, Technical Writer, and award winning Creative Writer, as well as co-owner of Dovetail Community Workshop and owner of the creative writer event company, Plot Duckies. In addition, she mentors startups and entrepreneurs, helps companies with their social media strategy, writes about local tech for Tech.Co, and is an avid photographer.

Upcoming Classes:

Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/13/17
Web Analytics with Google (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/5/17

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 Elements: For the Digital Photographer (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/22/17
Lightroom: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/2/17
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/28/17
From Camera to Computer (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/4/17
Scanning and Digitizing Photos (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/6/17
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SPB-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
Lightroom and Photoshop: Photo Finishing Techniques (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/11/17

Thomas Gagliano

Tom Gagliano is a local graphic artist and illustrator with nearly 30 years of experience in drawing, illustration and design. He is published in internationally-distributed science magazines and textbooks, and has adapted his hand illustration techniques to electronic format producing electronic illustrations and infographics since the mid 1990s. He currently works in the environmental industry as a Marketing Coordinator, Graphic Artist and Illustrator.

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrator: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/1/17
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Illustrator: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/17/17
Illustrator: Expert (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/10/17

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:

Discover the Adobe Creative Suite (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/11/17
InDesign: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/13/17
Color Theory in Digital Media (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/27/17
InDesign: Online Portfolios (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/20/17
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
InDesign: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/10/17
Create a Flyer with InDesign (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/22/17
Digital Prepress (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/24/17
Illustrator: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/3/17
InDesign: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
InDesign: Expert (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/15/17

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 (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/30/17
Logo Design (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/11/17

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:

El Capitan 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.11 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/14/17

Gavin Leach

This instructor profile is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/18/17
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 4/26/17

Joshua Martinez

Joshua Martinez received his BS in Elementary Education and his MA in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology at UNM. Joshua has worked for UNM in several IT capacities since 2008. Joshua has over 10 years experience working in the IT Field on User and Hardware support as well as the Systems Administration level.

Upcoming Classes:

Mac OS X: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/20/17
Mac for New Computer Users (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/6/17
Mac Maintenance and Support (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/1/17
Captivate: Building Instructional Media (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
Mac for New Computer Users (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/8/17
Mac OS X Security for Home and Business (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/6/17

Mary Ellen Merrigan

Mary 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 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/22/17
Self Promotion for Artists (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/15/17
Marketing with Social Media I - Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/5/17
Social Media: Marketing Trends (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/24/17

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.

Upcoming Classes:

Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 2/13/17
Digital Videography I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/2/17
Creating Depth in Digital Photography (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/2/17
Nature and Landscape Photography (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/4/17
Digital Videography II (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/4/17

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:

Security for the Web (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/13/17

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 (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/10/17

Chris Paul

Chris Paul has a BA in Music from The Evergreen State College. Chris has shot and edited commercials, corporate video and documentaries for Motorola, Sandia National Labs, Peabody Energy, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and many more. He was an early adopter of nonlinear editing and has since expanded his experience to include visual effects, 3D animation and digital cinematography.

Upcoming Classes:

Premiere Pro: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/2/17
After Effects: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/11/17

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 (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/3/17

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:

Apple Certification Exam Session (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/20/17
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/13/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 2/17/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section WIC-PD) ‐ 3/17/17
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/10/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/14/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SPB-PD) ‐ 5/19/17
Final Cut Pro: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/9/17

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 (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/21/17

Zac Van Note

Zac Van NoteZac Van Note received his BFA in Graphic Design from New Mexico State University. Zac has over 25 years of experience in graphic design, web development, marketing and communications. He has worked on a wide range of projects, including websites, mobile apps, user experience research, catalogs, magazines and tradeshow booths. He is currently a manager of User Experience (UX) Research and Design for a large government contractor.

Upcoming Classes:

Photoshop: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/26/17
User Experience (UX) Research and Design (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/21/17
Color Calibration for Photographers and Designers (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/28/17
Graphic Design I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/2/17
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/11/17
Graphic Design II (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/20/17

Denise Weaver Ross

Denise received her MFA with an emphasis in printmaking from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Denise has been a graphic designer and artist for over 30 years. She has designed everything from advertisements to books, brochures, flyers, manuals, posters, signs, and websites and owns her own graphic design business. She is also a published poet and exhibits regularly as a fine artist.

Upcoming Classes:

Dreamweaver: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/7/17
Web Design: Using WordPress (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/11/17
Dreamweaver: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/16/17
InDesign: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
WordPress--infoByte (Section WIA) ‐ 3/6/17
Web Design: Getting Started (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/1/17
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/10/17
InDesign: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/20/17
WordPress: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/3/17

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 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/18/17
Working with Adolescents: Treatment and Prevention (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/25/17
LADAC Exam Preparation (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/4/17
Evidence-Based Treatment (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/22/17

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:

CPC National Certification Boot Camp (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/18/17
Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy for Coders (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/15/17
CPT-4 Coding Specialist (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/4/17
ICD-10-CM Coding Specialist (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/17/17
HCPCS Level II Coding (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/1/17

Michael DeBernardi, PsyD

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

Upcoming Classes:

Clinical Supervision (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/8/17

. Health Ed Today

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Electronic Health Records Management (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Medical Billing and Coding (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
EKG Technician (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Dialysis Technician (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Electronic Health Records Management (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Medical Billing and Coding (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
EKG Technician (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Dialysis Technician (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 6/3/17

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 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/11/17

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:

Ayurveda Assessment Techniques (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/4/17
Clinical Herbalism 102 (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/5/17
Food as Medicine (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/6/17

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 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/28/17
Group Therapies (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17

Venitia Moreno

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Clinical Medical Assistant (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/3/17

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:

Biological Aspects of Substance Abuse (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/11/17

Dara Saville

Dara Saville is the founder and primary instructor of the Albuquerque Herbalism bioregional herbal studies program. She is also the Director of the Yerba Mansa Project, an all-volunteer endeavor to restore native plants in the Bosque and provide educational outreach regarding the importance of native plant communities. She has a Bachelor's degree from New York University and a Master's degree specializing in Geography of the Southwest from the University of New Mexico. She is also a graduate of Dr. Tierona Low Dog's Foundations of Herbal Medicine Program and has apprenticed or taken classes with numerous other herbal mentors.

Upcoming Classes:

New Mexico Ecological Herbalism Series (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/6/17

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:

Accelerated Fitness Trainer Clinic (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/21/17

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 (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/6/17

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 Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy for ASCP Certification (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/23/17


Personal Enrichment

Growth and Enrichment Instructors

Instructor Name
Zoreh Afsarz Adeh

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Aging Gracefully (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/23/17
Yoga for Aging Gracefully (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 1/25/17
Yoga for Aging Gracefully (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/3/17
Yoga for Aging Gracefully (Section SPB-HF) ‐ 4/5/17

William Ancker

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section WIC-HF) ‐ 1/22/17
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section SPB-HF) ‐ 4/2/17

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: Politics and Social Justice (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/22/17

Katherine Anderson

Katherine AndersonKatherine 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:

Conquering Clutter (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/11/17
File Anything In Your Home (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/25/17
Managing Your Time (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/8/17
Helping Hoarders (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/20/17

Michael Anthony

Accomplished guitarist and former LA studio musician, Michael Anthony draws on an impressive musical career to provide insightful coaching and essential "tricks of the trade" for the jazz player.

Upcoming Classes:

Jazz Guitar (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/20/17

Judith Alison Aragon

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Modeling the Figure In Clay (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/21/17
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Part I (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/24/17
Portrait Drawing: Beginning (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/26/17
Modeling the Figure In Clay (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 3/25/17
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Part II (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/28/17
Portrait Drawing: Beginning (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/30/17

Judith Arredondo

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Gentle Level One (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/19/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Chair-based (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/19/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate (Section WIC-HF) ‐ 3/7/17
Yoga: Gentle Level One (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/9/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Chair-based (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/9/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/25/17
Yoga: Gentle Level One (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/27/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Chair-based (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/27/17

Cristina Baccin

Italian Instructor, Growth and Enrichment Programs.

Upcoming Classes:

Italian: Beginning I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/7/17
Italian: Beginning II (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/25/17
Italian: Intermediate Conversation (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 4/26/17

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 (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/24/17

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 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/11/17
Herbal Soapmaking--Cold Process (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/8/17
Body Products Made at Home I (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/13/17

Carol Bell

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Quilting 102: Eliminating the 'Fabric Scrap Overload Syndrome' (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/31/17
Quilting 101: The First Stitch (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/1/17

Kerry Bergen

This instructors bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Gesture Drawing: Basics (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/2/17
Gesture Drawing: Basics (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 3/9/17

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:

Travel Sketchbook Journaling (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/12/17
Dollmaking for Fun and Relaxation (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/19/17

James Black

Flyfishing Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Flyfishing Basics (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/25/17

Machiko Bomberger

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Upcoming Classes:

Japanese I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/26/17
Japanese II (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/31/17

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 (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/24/17
T'ai Chi Chih®: Intermediate (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/26/17

Patricia Caristo

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Upcoming Classes:

Private Investigation: An Introduction (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/9/17
Private Investigation: An Introduction (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/20/17

Iliana Carrillo

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Jewelry with Moldable Metal Clays-Bronze, Copper and Steel (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/30/17
Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/18/17

Karen Conty

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Glass Fusing: An Introduction (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/21/17
Landscape in Glass (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/11/17
Glass Fusing: Beyond the Basics (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/4/17
Glass Fusing: An Introduction (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/1/17
Landscape in Glass (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/29/17
Glass Fusing: Beyond the Basics (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/20/17

Eleanor Cooley

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Upcoming Classes:

Theology Thru Time and Space: Religious Themes in Classical Science Fiction (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17

Rosa Cooper

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

German I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/23/17
German II (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/25/17

Pamela Cornish

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Sugar - Cocaine Lite (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/28/17
The Prosperous Heart (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/11/17
Travvy Savvy -- Travel Smart (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/25/17
Sugar - Cocaine Lite (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 3/11/17
Travvy Savvy -- Travel Smart (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 3/25/17
Back Talk (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/29/17
First Aide with Natural Remedies (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/13/17
Got Sleep? (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/27/17

Steve Cox

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Upcoming Classes:

Birds of New Mexico (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/14/17

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:

Stoneware Pottery (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 1/21/17
Raku Pottery Potluck (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/29/17
Stoneware Pottery (Section WIC-PE) ‐ 3/22/17
Stoneware Pottery (Section WID-PE) ‐ 3/25/17
Raku Pottery Potluck (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/2/17

Karen Denham

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Alternative Methods to Strength Training (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/23/17
Alternative Methods to Strength Training (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/13/17

Kristin Diener

Kristin DienerThis dedicated artist recently went full-time in her career as an artist, making metal jewelry and teaching the craft to others. Her serendipitous path led her to enroll in a Jewelry Making class at a small Mennonite College in Ohio, where her instructor became her first mentor. Kristin says of her first encounter with creating metal jewelry, "I liked what I was able to make and the thoughts I was able to achieve." Kristin was hooked immediately when she discovered the torch, its flame and the tools of jewelry metalworking in her youth; she had found her calling. Kristin earned a Master of Fine Arts from Bowling Green University in Ohio. Then, on to Missouri where she began teaching fine arts classes at a small college. Her questing spirit later took her to Boston, Massachusetts, to a job she loved, teaching at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Kristin supplemented her income with residential and commercial painting in Boston and then her own house painting business when she came to Albuquerque. Recently, Kristin took the plunge and is now a full time artist and teacher with her own studio. Her work is selling in galleries in New Orleans and Albuquerque. She brings her MFA and professional teaching background to Continuing Education at UNM. In 2004, this unique individual began challenging Continuing Education students with her own brand of bold, unconventional and whimsical artistic vision, rooted in the solid fundamentals of a traditional jewelry-making craft. Her classes have inspired a following from the start. Like Kristin with her own first jewelry instructor years ago, many of her students are very loyal to her instruction and repeat the advanced class to pursue their own artistic visions. The Beginning Jewelry / Metals course starts with a series of sterling silver rings. Students learn to size, texture, chase, and form, then bezel-set a cabochon stone. "I like teaching people of all different levels. Most have their own ideas of what they want to do when they come to the class, so I work with those ideas and desires. I don't teach assignments," says Kristin. Her smile seems to say, "you can do it" for her students. Kristin inspires them to dare to dream, big or small. "When teaching, I like to take something that can be very difficult and present it in a way that is simple and realistic," says Kristin. Her students tackle the intricacies of fine metalworking in a spirit of fun under her watchful eyes, which may sport whimsy-colored glasses. Kristin enjoys watching people react to her jewelry. Some of her work is on the serious side and some pieces, toy-like, inspire people to play. Photo by Kyle Zimmerman.

Upcoming Classes:

Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/20/17
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/21/17
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing (Section WIB-PEP) ‐ 2/22/17
Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing (Section SPA-PEP) ‐ 3/27/17
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/28/17
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/6/17

Gloria Drayer

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for the Rest of Us (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/20/17
Yoga for the Rest of Us (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 5/15/17

Hilma Espinosa

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Upcoming Classes:

Spanish: Advanced Conversaton (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/24/17

Henry Estrada

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Upcoming Classes:

Community Big Band (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/1/17

Christine Evans

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Expressive Masks in Clay (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/2/17
Ceramic Garden Tiles (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/20/17

Jeannie Fagerstrom

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Knitting: Beginning (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/21/17
Crochet: Intermediate (Section SPA) ‐ 4/1/17
Knitting: Beginning (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/1/17
Knitting Intermediate (Section SPA) ‐ 4/1/17
Crochet a Babette Blanket (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 4/5/17

Nicole Feldman

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Lunch (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/23/17
Yoga for Lunch (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 1/25/17
Yoga for Lunch (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/3/17
Yoga for Lunch (Section SPB-HF) ‐ 4/5/17

Shirley Fleischauer

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Upcoming Classes:

Crochet: Beginning (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/21/17
Tatting: An Introduction (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/2/17
Crochet: Beginning (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/1/17
Tatting: An Introduction (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/6/17

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:

Diving Deep into the Silence: Intro to Silent Meditation (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/24/17
Resin…For the Fun Of It (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/25/17
Lovely Pins, Bracelets, Belts and more from Vintage Tins (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/18/17
Glass Graveyard Tour (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/4/17
Resin…For the Fun Of It (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/29/17
Diving Deep into the Silence: Intro to Silent Meditation (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/5/17
Lovely Pins, Bracelets, Belts and more from Vintage Tins (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/6/17

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 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/17/17

Kathleen Fuchs

Kathleen Fuchs, BA is a certified NIA Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Nia Technique (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/23/17
The Nia Technique (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/3/17

Israela Garcia

Israela GarciaInstructor

Upcoming Classes:

Salsaerobics (Section WIF-HF) ‐ 1/21/17
Salsaerobics (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/13/17
Salsaerobics (Section WID-HF) ‐ 3/14/17
Salsaerobics (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 5/8/17
Salsaerobics (Section SPB-HF) ‐ 5/9/17

Eva Garlez

Eva Garlez

Upcoming Classes:

Tango for the Absolute Beginner (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/5/17

Jill Gatwood

Growth and Enrichment Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/23/17
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 2/1/17
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section WIC-PE) ‐ 2/1/17
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section WID-PE) ‐ 3/9/17

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 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17
Writing Styles (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/8/17

Joan Gonwa

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

RelaXercise: Stretch, Strength and Total Fitness (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/6/17
Modern Dance Techniques for Fitness (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/7/17
RelaXercise: Stretch, Strength and Total Fitness (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 7/11/17

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 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/14/17

Ralph Greene

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Paint Without Numbers and Color Outside the Lines (Section WIA-PEP) ‐ 3/7/17

Donna Greenstreet

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Stained Glass: Beginning (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/22/17
Stained Glass: Beginning (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 2/5/17
Stained Glass: Beginning (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/2/17
Stained Glass: Beginning (Section SPB-PE) ‐ 4/23/17

Karen Hansen

Karen Hansen, G&E

Upcoming Classes:

Alcohol Ink Painting: The Basics (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/11/17
Alcohol Ink Painting: The Basics (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/8/17

Ann Hart Marquis

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Technique, Texture and Terrain: Adventures in Acrylic Paint (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/29/17
Painting for the Complete Beginner (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/30/17

Maria Isabel Haverkamp

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Conversational Spanish Part I (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 1/23/17
Conversational Spanish Part II (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 3/20/17
Sign Language II (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/22/17

Annick Herbelin

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

French I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/23/17
French II (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/25/17
French Conversation (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/10/17

Rita Herther

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Journal Writing For Creativity and More (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/1/17
The Mysteries of Manifesting (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/15/17
Your Dreams Talk To You (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/4/17
Diminish Your Stress (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/8/17
Diminish Your Stress (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/26/17
Learn to Heal (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/5/17
Your Dreams Talk To You (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/13/17
The Mysteries of Manifesting (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/3/17

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:

06498 T'ai Chi Ch'uan - Traditional Yang Style Long Form: Intermed, Section FAA (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 2/28/17
06498 T'ai Chi Ch'uan - Traditional Yang Style Long Form: Intermed, Section FAA (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/14/17
T'ai Chi Ch'uan - Traditional Yang Style Long Form: Beginners (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/21/17

Polly Jackson

Polly JacksonProfessional fine artist with over thirty years of painting. Work shown in the Round House Capitol Arts Foundation Collection (permanent collection), Santa Fe, NM, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, and private collections around the world. Her work has also been shown 11/6/99 on HGTV, Interiors of Design. Her art was selected for the 2002 poster for The Old Pecan Street Festival; Spring, Austin, TX. In 1975, Sunstone Press of Santa Fe, NM issued four of her greeting card designs, and Gargoyles, Inc. sold her ceramic tile designs. Jumpin' Junipers Publishers of Santa Fe, NM has issued a poster and a greeting card with her designs. She has taught at Laguna Gloria Austin Museum of Fine Arts (3 years), Austin Community College (2 years) and Painting with Acrylics, Painting with Oils, Pastels and En Plein Air Painting through The University of Texas Informal Classes (8+ years) (and various private classes) and painting with acrylics at Gardner-Betts Juvenile Facility, in Austin, TX (5 years). 1965-66 Trinity University San Antonio, TX 1980 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1997-99 College of Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM 1999-'00 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM B. A., Studio Art Walking History Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM, downtown Art Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM with Aboot About, Santa Fe Walks, Art instructor for Laguna Gloria (AMOA), UT informal classes, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, Gardner Betts Juvenile facility, Austin, TX, and private clients in Painting with Oils, Painting with Acrylics, En Plein Air, Painting with Pastels, Experimental Drawing, Drawing for the Absolute Beginner and Papier Mache, Knowledge and experience with Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe PageMaker, MS Word, FileMaker Pro, DreamWeaver, data entry, scanning and HTML Knowledge of Museum Practices and Curatorial Practices, and researcher for Art History Slide Library, College of Santa Fe. One Person Show: Brick Oven Restaurant on 35th, 2008, Austin, TX, Westlake Retrospective, 2007, Austin, TX, Ruta Mayas, 2006, Austin, TX, Curras, 2004, Austin, TX, The Collin B Restaurant 2002, Austin, TX., West Lynn Cafe 2001, Austin, TX., Lazy Oak Bed and Breakfast 2001, Austin, TX., The Allen Collection 1996, Vail Colorado, American Indian Art Gallery 1989, New Orleans, LA., Jeffrey's 1989, Austin, TX., Galisteo Inn 1989, Galisteo, NM, Santa Fe East Gallery 1988, Santa Fe, NM., Origin, 1985, Soho, NY. Two Person Show: Hyde Park Bar and Grill, 2006, Austin, TX, Kent Galleries 1994, Santa Fe, NM, Galisteo Inn 1986, Galisteo, NM, St. John's College 1985, Santa Fe, NM Three Person Show: Edith Lambert Gallery 1991, Santa Fe, NM. PUBLICATIONS Southwest Art Magazine 1994, Prince of Chaos by Roger Zelazny 1991, Knight of Shadows by Roger Zelazny 1990, Old Cars Weekly 1990, Focus Art Magazine, Santa Fe, NM 1988, Horizon Art Magazine 1988.

Upcoming Classes:

Painting with Pastels (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/6/17
Painting with Acrylics (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 2/9/17
Drawing with Flair (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/6/17
Painting with Pastels (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 3/8/17
Painting with Acrylics (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/13/17
Painting with Acrylics (Section SPB-PE) ‐ 4/19/17
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/3/17
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Section SPB-PE) ‐ 5/1/17

Avery Janeczek Kalapa

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 1/19/17
Level 2-3 Yoga (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/21/17
Yoga: Restore and Renew (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/22/17
Level 2-3 Yoga (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/11/17
Prenatal Yoga (Section WIF-HF) ‐ 3/9/17
Yoga: Restore and Renew (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/2/17
Prenatal Yoga (Section SPB-HF) ‐ 4/27/17
Level 2-3 Yoga (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/29/17

Rebecca Jeffers

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Crochet from a Pattern (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/21/17

Ania Jordan

Ania Jordan, Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Polish: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/25/17

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:

Southern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/11/17
Southern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 3/25/17
Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/4/17
Indian Breakfast for Dinner (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/29/17
Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/8/17
Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section SPB-PE) ‐ 5/13/17

Nishtha Jane Kappy

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 1/19/17
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 1/21/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Gentle Beginner (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/7/17
Yoga: Sunrise Practice (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/7/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate (Section WID-HF) ‐ 3/9/17
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/1/17
Yoga: Sunrise Practice (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/25/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Gentle Beginner (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/25/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate (Section SPB-HF) ‐ 4/27/17

Susan Kellogg

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Upcoming Classes:

Country Western Dance (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/16/17

Sharen Kimmet

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Upcoming Classes:

S.E.E.D. Meditation: Introduction (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/8/17
S.E.E.D. Meditation: Introduction (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/26/17

Debra Klecan

Art Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrating Cats and Dogs (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/8/17

Virginia Kotler

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Back Care (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/23/17
Yoga for Back Care (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/3/17

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 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/24/17
Paleo Cooking (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/26/17
Healthy Meals in a Flash (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/31/17
Sweetheart Dinner (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/10/17
One Pot Meals (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/16/17
Stews and Soups (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/17/17
Pressure Cooking (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/2/17
Greek and Mediterranean Cooking (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/20/17
Crêpes (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/21/17
Vegetarian Feast (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17
Ideas for One (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/9/17
Diabetic Cooking (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/14/17
New Mexico Red or Green (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/15/17
Tapas (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/16/17
Freezer Meals (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/2/17
New Mexico Red or Green II (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/28/17
Healthy Asian Cooking (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/7/17
Slow Cooking Fast! (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/9/17
Cooking 102 (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/11/17
Contemporary Southwest (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/18/17
Breakfast For Dinner (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/20/17
Parent/Child Baking (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/21/17
Cooking 101 (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/6/17
Grilling and Smoking (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/4/17
Sizzlin Singles (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/5/17
Grilling and Smoking (Section SPB-PE) ‐ 6/1/17
Italian Made Easy (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/10/17
Spices and Herbs (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/17
Mexican Cooking (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/23/17
Cuban Cooking (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/9/17

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:

Women's Yoga (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 3/29/17
Mom and Baby Yoga (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 3/29/17
Mom and Baby Yoga (Section SPB-HF) ‐ 3/31/17
Morning Cup o'Yoga (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/3/17

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:

Perfect Lasagna (Section SPA-PEP) ‐ 4/22/17

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:

Mysteries of Fish Cooking (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/24/17
French Bistro Cooking (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/31/17
Culinary Tour of Italy (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/21/17
Paella Valenciana (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/28/17
The Art of Baking (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17
A Repertoire of Sauces (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/7/17
French Bistro Cooking (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/18/17
Paella Valenciana (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/25/17
Mediterranean Table (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/4/17
Culinary Tour of Italy (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/2/17
Sensational Salads (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/9/17

George Leone

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Japanese Sumi-e Painting (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/4/17

Laura LoTurco-Gorian

Laura L. Gorian has her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has studied at the Arts Students League in NYC. She has worked in the arts for the past 24 years. "I believe that each student holds a special and individual vision. It is my position as teacher to help them to learn how to use their unique voice to express themselves about the world they perceive around them through the tools of imagery and language. A strong understanding of methods, techniques and materials will arm my students with the vocabulary necessary to put shape to their thoughts, beliefs and feelings."

Upcoming Classes:

Monotypes: Creative Printmaking Without a Press (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17

Nancy Lovett

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Upcoming Classes:

Sewing: Beginning (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/30/17
Garment Sewing: Lounge Pants (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/27/17
Garment Sewing: Introduction (Section SPA) ‐ 4/24/17

Matilde Machiavello

Uruguayan, Teacher of English, Team Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Brain Gym Facilitator, passionate about accompanying processes of personal and professional growth. Bilingual Storytelling keen on spreading the word of South American greatest writers who voice their local customs, traditions and much more.

Upcoming Classes:

Spanish I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/23/17
Conversational Spanish Part I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/23/17
Spanish I (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 1/25/17
Spanish III (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/25/17
Conversational Spanish Part II (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/20/17

Pamela MacKellar

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Book Arts: An Introduction (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/8/17

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! (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/16/17

Carol March

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

Upcoming Classes:

Writing for Growth and Discovery (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/21/17
Unleash your Creativity! (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/12/17
Opening Up: Writing For Healing (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/10/17

Bob May

My name is Bob May, I am the Owner and Director of Instruction for the Albuquerque Golf and Fitness Academy. I have been a PGA teaching professional in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area for the past 29 years. I have had the great fortune of working with some of the best golfers in New Mexico over those 29 years. My passion for passing on this great game is as strong today as it was when I started teaching golf in 1987. The past 3 years I have spent time obtaining my personal trainer certification and becoming a Level 2 Titleist Performance Institute certified Golf Fitness practitioner. I also have been certified a Level 2 TPI Junior Golf Practitioner.

Upcoming Classes:

Functionally Fit (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 3/13/17

M.G. McCullough

M.G. McCullough

Upcoming Classes:

Spin Cycle 101 (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/18/17
Spin Cycle 101 (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/4/17
Spin Cycle 101 (Section SPB-HF) ‐ 5/16/17

Herb McDonald

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/25/17
Working with the Dreaming Body (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/18/17
Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/8/17
Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/19/17

Beverly McFarland

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Upcoming Classes:

Herbal Walk (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/20/17

Shane Montoya

This instructor profile is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Hip-Hop Dance: Beginning (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/19/17

John Moore

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Art of Disco (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/22/17
Ballroom Dance (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/22/17
L.A. Style Salsa (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/23/17
Country Two-Step and Swing (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/26/17
Tango Tuesdays: Nuevo Tango (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/31/17
Country Two-Step and Swing (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 3/23/17
Art of Disco (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/26/17
Ballroom Dance (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/26/17
L.A. Style Salsa (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/27/17

Lea Newman

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga (Section WIE-HF) ‐ 3/7/17
Prenatal Yoga (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/25/17

Marlene Niemann

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Upcoming Classes:

Basket Weaving: Twill Weave Market Basket (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/18/17

Yevgeniya Novgorodskaya

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga (Section WID-HF) ‐ 1/21/17
Yoga: Restore and Renew (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 1/21/17
Prenatal Yoga (Section WIG-HF) ‐ 3/11/17
Yoga: Restore and Renew (Section WIC-HF) ‐ 3/11/17
Prenatal Yoga (Section SPD-HF) ‐ 4/29/17
Yoga: Restore and Renew (Section SPB-HF) ‐ 4/29/17

Lance Ozier

Lance Ozier is a career public broadcasting executive, and is passionate about poetry, photography, classical music, and the history of science. He holds a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Corrales.

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Camera Basics (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 2/21/17
Digital Camera Basics (Section WIC-PE) ‐ 3/21/17
Digital Camera Basics (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/8/17

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 (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/22/17
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section WID-HF) ‐ 3/8/17
Family Yoga (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/2/17
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section SPC-HF) ‐ 4/26/17

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 Improvisation (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/6/17

Elena Patterson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Russian II (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/7/17
Russian I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/8/17
Conversational Russian (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/28/17

Stephen Poland

Steve Poland has a passionate interest in the area of happiness and well-being. He has been greatly influenced by the science of positive psychology with its focus on human strengths rather than human weakness. As a New Mexican, he is committed to bringing these insights to our state. His presentations on happiness and well-being at the New Mexico Psychological Association and the New Mexico Conference on Aging have been well received. For many years he's taught a class on happiness offered through the Division of Continuing Education at the University of New Mexico. In 2012 he presented in a workshop on promoting personal happiness at the first-ever Seattle Happiness Conference. Steve has his PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and he is licensed as a psychologist in New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Diving Deeper: Mastering the Five Pools of Happiness (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/28/17

Suzanne Powell

Suzanne Powell, Certified Alexander Technique teacher.

Upcoming Classes:

Alexander Technique: The Basics (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/19/17
Alexander Technique: The Basics (Section SPA) ‐ 5/21/17

Irma Reeder

Irma Reeder

Upcoming Classes:

Folk Harp: Introduction (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/23/17

Scott Reeder

PEP Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Hammered Dulcimer: Introduction (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/6/17

Irma Reeder

Irma Reeder

Upcoming Classes:

Mountain Dulcimer: Beginning (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/6/17

Diane Richardson

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Vocal Technique (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/2/17

Lourdes Alexandra Riera

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Spanish II (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/23/17
Spanish II (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 1/23/17
Spanish II (Section WIC-PD) ‐ 1/24/17
Spanish I (Section WIC-PD) ‐ 1/26/17
Spanish I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/26/17

Lino Saffioti

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Life Drawing (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/23/17

Bethe Sailer

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Artist's Toolbox (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/27/17

Sandra Schroeder

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Watercolor Basics (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/30/17
Watercolor Basics (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/17/17

Diana Segara

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Singing (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/23/17
Singing for Those Who Can't Carry a Tune (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/7/17
Singing (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/20/17
Singing for Those Who Can't Carry a Tune (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/24/17

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: Equipment Class (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/23/17
Pilates: Equipment Class (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 1/25/17
Pilates: Equipment Class (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 3/27/17
Pilates: Reformer (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 3/28/17
Pilates: Reformer (Section SPB-HF) ‐ 3/29/17
Pilates: Equipment Class (Section SPB-HF) ‐ 3/29/17
Pilates: Reformer (Section SPC-HF) ‐ 3/31/17
Pilates: Reformer (Section SPD-HF) ‐ 4/2/17

Jasylyn Shiparski

PEP Instructor Bio

Upcoming Classes:

Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 2/18/17
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/18/17
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 2/18/17
Swimming for Children/Experienced Beginners (ages 6-10 years) (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/18/17
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/18/17
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/8/17
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/8/17
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) (Section SPB-PE) ‐ 4/8/17
Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) (Section SPB-PE) ‐ 4/8/17
Swimming for Children/Experienced Beginners (ages 6-10 years) (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/8/17

Doreen Siracusano

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mindful Yoga and Meditation (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/7/17
Mindful Yoga and Meditation (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/25/17

Jodee Smith

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Art from the Inside Out (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/30/17

Keshet Arts Staff

Founded in 1996, Keshet's mission is to inspire and unite community by fostering unlimited possibilities through dance, mentorship and a creative space for the arts. Our professional dancers work with the community as instructors and mentors to provide young artists with guidance along a professional career path, increase youth health and self-esteem, provide a strong base of positive mentorship for homeless and incarcerated youth and demolish misconceptions about individuals with physical disabilities. Offering approximately 80 classes per week and reaching over 8500 community members annually, Keshet programs include: an annual production season featuring the Repertory company, which integrates professional and local artists; an on-going dance school; an intensive Pre-Professional Training Program; a variety of outreach programs bringing dance to low-income, at-risk, homeless and incarcerated youth; and a program for youth and adults with physical disabilities. Since its inception, Keshet has presented over 60 productions, and impacted the lives of over 80,000 children and adults.

Upcoming Classes:

Ballet Fundamentals (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/29/17

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 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/28/17
Write Historical Fiction That Sells (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/18/17

Yvette Tovar

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Landscape Design (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/25/17
Landscape Design (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/26/17

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 (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/20/17

Carlos Vinajeras

Guitar instructor, Personal Enrichment

Upcoming Classes:

Guitar: Beginning (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 3/28/17

Eugene Paul Walton

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Bicycle Repair: Park Tool Mechanic 101 (Section WIA-PEP) ‐ 1/25/17

Cathleen Wilder

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

How to Sing in the Shower (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/19/17

Leatrice Wilson

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Upcoming Classes:

Creative Writing for Fun (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/24/17
Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Buffs (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/25/17
Foreign Film Buffs (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/26/17

Amber Wilson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Rubber Stamping 101 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/6/17

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 (Section WIA-PEP) ‐ 2/14/17

Kristine Yamaki

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga (Section WIC-HF) ‐ 1/19/17
De-Stress Yoga (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/19/17
Yoga Basics (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/20/17
Yoga: The Body in Emotion (Section WIA-HF) ‐ 1/20/17
Prenatal Yoga (Section WIH-HF) ‐ 3/16/17
De-Stress Yoga (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/16/17
Yoga: The Body in Emotion (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/17/17
Yoga Basics (Section WIB-HF) ‐ 3/17/17
Prenatal Yoga (Section SPC-HF) ‐ 4/27/17
De-Stress Yoga (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/27/17
Yoga: The Body in Emotion (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/28/17
Yoga Basics (Section SPA-HF) ‐ 4/28/17

Esther Yazzie Lewis

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Basic Navajo Language (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/26/17

John Zarola

Instructor, Personal Enrichment

Upcoming Classes:

Home Composting and Soil Amending (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/15/17
Home Composting and Soil Amending (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 5/17/17

Robert Ziock

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Upcoming Classes:

Tennis: Intermediate (Section SPA-PE) ‐ 4/15/17


Culture

Osher 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 Craft of Creative Writing (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/6/17
The Joy of Writing Poetry (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17
The Craft of Creative Writing (Section SPA) ‐ 4/3/17
The Joy of Writing Poetry (Section SPA) ‐ 4/4/17

Susan Bailey

As an art historian, Susan's area of study is in Western Art, specifically, the early modern period. She is a former OLLI San Francisco lecturer, and has taught art history classes at the university level at Mills College in Oakland and San Francisco State University for 10 years from prehistory through the 19th century. Susan also taught specific classes in the Italian Renaissance and Women and Art in lecture and seminar formats at both OLLI and at the universities. She specializes in the Italian Renaissance and interests include female patronage and women of the early modern period. She studied in Florence, Italy and at the Courtauld Institute in London. She published her groundbreaking research on the patron of Botticelli's Primavera. Susan has graduate degrees from San Francisco State University and Mills College.

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Antiquity: The Art of Ancient Etruria and Rome (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/6/17
The Art of Antiquity: The Art of Ancient Rome (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/6/17
The Art of the Middle and Late Medieval (c. 11th - c. 14th centuries) (Section SPA) ‐ 4/17/17
The Art of the Early Medieval Period (c. 4th - c. 11th centuries) (Section SPA) ‐ 4/3/17

Jeff Berg

In 2001, Jeff Berg began a film series while living in Las Cruces that featured mostly movies that were shot at least in part in New Mexico. It was then that he started researching the subject extensively, since the series became the most attended event at the two different venues that he worked with through 2012, before returning to Santa Fe. He has traveled the state showing film clips from New Mexico movies since 2011, covering the length and width of the Land of Enchantment. Berg is a Santa Fe based freelance writer, whose recent book on the subject, ‘Filmmaking in New Mexico', was recently published by the Arcadia Press of Charleston, SC and London. He is also a film reviewer and has had other writings appear in Film Comment, True West, ABQ the Magazine, and a number of other publications.

Upcoming Classes:

New Mexico in Film: From Page to Screen (Section SPA) ‐ 5/1/17

Richard Berthold

Professor Richard Berthold

Upcoming Classes:

King Josiah, the Bible and the Invention of the Exodus (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/24/17
Why the Greeks Are Great: the Discovery of Constitutionalism, Rationalism and Humanism (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/1/17

O'Neill Blacker-Hanson

Osher

Upcoming Classes:

Latin America in the Cold War Era (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/6/17

Beth Blakeman

n/a

Upcoming Classes:

Find Your Light (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/3/17

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:

Propaganda and Posters - Weapons of Mass Communication (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/20/17
From the Home Front to the War Front - Contributions of American Women to the Allied Victory in WWII (Section SPA) ‐ 4/5/17
The Statue of Liberty: A Celebration of Freedom and Friendship (Section SPA) ‐ 6/2/17

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:

Greek and Latin = Who Knew? English, Part Two (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/19/17
Walk - and Be Buried - Like an Egyptian (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/26/17
Why Do We Say That? A Hodgepodge of Potpourri, Part II (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/15/17
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/28/17
How Sweet It Is (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/3/17
Beowulf (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/15/17
The Brownings (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/17/17
Stories of the Titanic (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/23/17
How Sweet It Is (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 3/3/17
In the Shadow of the Workhouse (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/8/17
More "Secrets" of World War II, Part Two (Section SPA) ‐ 4/19/17
Lizzie Bordon Took a Hatchett and Gave Her Father 11 Whacks (Section SPA) ‐ 4/6/17
Greek + Latin = English! Who Knew? (Section SPA) ‐ 5/17/17
Colonial New Mexico (Section SPA) ‐ 5/3/17
Shaken… and Stirred (Section SPA) ‐ 5/31/17
It's Greek To Me (Section SPA) ‐ 5/4/17
Kiss… and Make-up (Section SPA) ‐ 5/5/17
Alternatives to the Workhouse (Section SPA) ‐ 5/8/17

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:

Facilitated Writers Group (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/20/17
Writing Your Legacy (Section SPA) ‐ 5/5/17

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:

Colony of La Nueva México (1598-1848) (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/20/17
The Battles of King David (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/27/17
Anthropological Genetic History: The Romanovs and Catherine the Great (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/10/17
Villa de Albuquerque (1706-1821) (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/17/17
The San Patricios and the Mexican-American War (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/17/17
Castas, DNA and Identity (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/3/17
The American Conquest of California: John C. Fremont (Section SPA) ‐ 4/14/17
Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The New Mexico DNA Project (Section SPA) ‐ 4/7/17
Anthropological Genetic History: The Basque Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup R1b1) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/19/17
The Spanish Founding of Florida and the Spanish Jesuit Massacre of Ajacán (Modern day Virginia) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/26/17
The Search for the Lost Tribes (Section SPA) ‐ 6/2/17

Carol Chamberland

Carol P. Chamberland

Upcoming Classes:

Archaeology of the Orkney Islands (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/27/17
A Sampler of Women Artists (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/17/17
The Taos Society of Artists (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/3/17
A Sampler of Women Artists - Part Two (Section SPA) ‐ 5/12/17

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 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/30/17
Freewriting Fun (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/24/17

Mary Clark

Mary Clark has a degree in Medical Technology, working in hospital labs and eventually at the Mayo Clinic in MN. She worked at a Medical Device company in California for nearly 28 years. She is married with two grown children, and anxious to pursue her passion - coaching those with hearing loss and their employers. A skilled and experienced trainer in volunteer and professional settings, Mary holds a certificate in Training Program Development from California State University, Fullerton. She also received a Certificate as a Hearing Loss Support Specialist from HLAA. Her new company is "The Hearing Loss Coach."

Upcoming Classes:

Living with Hearing Loss (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/30/17
Hearing Loss 102 (Section SPA) ‐ 4/10/17

Daniel Crafts

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

A Foole s Guide to Medieval Music (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/13/17

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 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/10/17
More Strange, But True, Tales of New Mexico (Sec. D.) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/23/17
It's Fun, It's History and It's Uniquely New Mexico (Sec. B.) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/9/17

Robert Duncan

n/a

Upcoming Classes:

Grow Laughter: Foster a Sense of Humor in Your Grandchildren (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/28/17

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:

Radioactive Hits: Cold War Music (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/30/17
A Wealth of Women Composers (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/1/17
Night and Day: Cole Porter (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/13/17
Unrequited Love: Medieval Musicians and the Ideals of Courtly Love (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/16/17
A Musical Victoriana (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/24/17
Baby, You Can Drive My Car! (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/8/17
Cat Stevens aka Yusuf (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/1/17
Radioactive Hits: Cold War Music (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/13/17
Kicking the Gong Around (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/16/17
On the Road to … (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/20/17
Two Hearts at the Electric Funeral (Section SPA) ‐ 3/29/17
Roger Miller: King of the Road (Section SPA) ‐ 4/13/17
Pop Go the Classics (Section SPA) ‐ 4/20/17
Music of the Crusades (Section SPA) ‐ 4/24/17
Swingin' With Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (Section SPA) ‐ 4/7/17
Elizabeth I: Her Musical World (Section SPA) ‐ 5/10/17
The Bible in Popular Culture: An Introduction (Part I) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/11/17
Imagine: The World of John Lennon (Section SPA) ‐ 5/15/17

Stephen Feher

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Benefits and Challenges of a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/4/17

Peter Fisk

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Playwriting (Section SPA) ‐ 4/29/17
America and its Highwire Act with History (Section SPA) ‐ 4/7/17

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:

Aftermath: Campaign 2016 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/31/17
Edward Snowden: National Security Traitor or Privacy Freedom Fighter? (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/22/17
American Nuremberg (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/9/17
A Comparative Analysis of Virtues and Shortcomings of AMC's Hell on Wheels and WGN's Manhattan (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/14/17
The Defeat of ISIS and the Reconstruction of the Middle East (Section SPA) ‐ 4/18/17
American/Russian Relations: Frenemies or a New Cold War? (Section SPA) ‐ 4/25/17
What the Heck Happened? A Detailed Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election (Section SPA) ‐ 5/19/17
The Crypto-Jews of Colonial New Mexico (Section SPA) ‐ 5/3/17
Demagogues and the Dangers they pose to Democracies: A Historical Review (Section SPA) ‐ 6/2/17

Cheryl Foote

Cheryl Foote was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico, in 1953. Two years later, she moved to Albuquerque where she attended the University of New Mexico and received her B.A. in Spanish and History in 1969. She completed her M.A. in history and received her Ph.D. in history in 1985. She is the author of Women of the New Mexico Frontier 1846-1912, which won the Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá Award from the Historical Society of New Mexico for the best work about New Mexico history in 1991. Cheryl has taught history at Central New Mexico Community College (formerly Albuquerque TVI) for twenty-one years. She has published articles and book chapters about regional history, and has served as a consultant for the Historic New England Foundation for the exhibition Historic Kitchens. She has also written about the culinary history of the American Southwest for Food History News and for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. Cheryl and her husband have been fortunate to travel to many foreign destinations. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband and a quintet of cats and dogs, and enjoys hiking, reading mysteries and cooking for her friends and family, especially her grandson Andrew.

Upcoming Classes:

Santa Fe Ring (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17
Section B. Worth Another Look? American Women Authors Between the Wars (Section WIB-PE) ‐ 3/9/17

Wallace Ford

N/A

Upcoming Classes:

How Many Paul's? (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17
How the New Testament was Created and What was Left Out? (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/7/17

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:

Plato's SYMPOSIUM: Philosophy as Art, Drama, and Comedy (Section SPA) ‐ 4/3/17

Caitlin Friedman

Caitlin grew up in Omaha, NE, and circled the Midwest for a while, earning a Bachelor's in Physics and Mathematics from Saint Louis University in 2007, and a PhD in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Kansas in 2012. She then moved to Albuquerque for a postdoctoral research position at Sandia National Laboratories where she studies the growth and thermal properties of various nano-materials. Caitlin loves to introduce people to scientific topics through hands on demonstrations and relevant real life applications. Her goal is to make physics fun, accessible, and understandable to anyone who has the desire to learn. Outside of work, she loves to hike, go rock climbing, cook, and play soccer.

Upcoming Classes:

A World Made of Strings? String Theory for Non-Physicists (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/21/17

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:

Segue in Fiction (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17
Section C. Leslie Silko and the Spirit of Place (Section WIC-PE) ‐ 3/16/17
Tone and Audience in Writing (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/8/17
Coyote and the Native American Trickster Tradition (Sec. C) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/16/17
Stephen Crane: American Realist (Section SPA) ‐ 5/3/17

Timothy Goloversic

Tim Goloversic earned an MBA from IUP, an MS in International Relations from Troy University, and a BS in Aeronautics from ERAU. He is a retired Army Major and has completed numerous military leadership courses. His teaching focuses on developing plans for sustainable peace and economies in war torn countries.

Upcoming Classes:

Can 1+1+1 ever equal 1? Iraq (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/6/17
A Primer in German Reunification (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/16/17
Yugoslavia: Is Sustainable Peace Possible? (Section SPA) ‐ 4/26/17

Jacqueline Gould

n/a

Upcoming Classes:

Switching Gears: Retirement Lifestyle Planning (Section SPA) ‐ 4/5/17

Ralph Greene

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The History of Art (Section SPA) ‐ 5/4/17

R. Bruce Grove

With a career ranging from archeologist and and university teacher through environmental consulting and land use planning to computer network design and administration, Bruce can draw on a wide range of experiences. He has degrees in anthropology from Rice and Yale and in Public Administration from the University of Denver. He has a long standing interest in the history, technology, and economics of the ancient Mediterranean area. He feels that history more interestingly seen in terms of the way people lived their daily lives and interacted with their surroundings than as a parade of political events.

Upcoming Classes:

When the World Ended (Section SPA) ‐ 5/2/17

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 Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Cavern (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/1/17
Planetary Geology (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/8/17
Geology of the Grand Canyon (Section SPA) ‐ 4/5/17
Geology of the Jemez Mountains and Valles Caldera (Section SPA) ‐ 5/3/17

Dennis Holland

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Apache POWs: 1886-1913 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/7/17

Lizabeth Johnson

Lizabeth Johnson earned her MA in History from UNM in 2000 and her Ph.D. in History from University of Wash¬ington, Seattle in 2008. She has long had an interest in both ancient and medieval history, particularly the history of Celtic peoples. This interest in Celtic history led her to an interest in colonialism, particularly Roman and English colonialism in the British Isles. Her recent research has revolved around the survival of native legal practices in Wales in the century after the English conquest of Wales.

Upcoming Classes:

Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-1714 A.D. (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/1/17
Medieval Germany (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/1/17
Ancient Greece (Section SPA) ‐ 4/5/17
The Romans (Section SPA) ‐ 5/3/17

David Johnson, Ph.D.

David Johnson, Ph.D. retired from the University of New Mexico after over thirty-three years of teaching creative writing, mythology, and world literature. His most recent book is Rebirth of Wonder: Poems of the Common Life (UNM Press, 2007), which one reviewer called "an autobiography written in poetry." He has published four additional books or chapbooks of poetry: Altar to an Unknown God (Solo Press, 1990), Pilgrim Country (San Marcos Press, 1976), The Oldest Song (San Marcos Press, 1983), and Fire in the Fields (Writers on the Plains, 1996). He also wrote Word Weaving: A Creative Approach to Teaching and Writing Poetry (NCTE,1990). In addition to co-editing the six-volume Bedford Anthology of World Literature (2003), he has published articles on mythology, comparative religion, and Mexico travels. He has lectured and conducted workshops throughout New Mexico. He is presently working on his autobiography. Proud of his three children, Peter, Sarah, and Maia, David Johnson lives with Mona, his wife of over forty years, in Albuquerque.

Upcoming Classes:

19809 Mary Oliver-A Wondrous Poet of the Natural World, Section WIA-PE (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/26/17

Julius Kaplan

Julius Kaplan earned his BA from Wesleyan University, his MA and PhD from Columbia. An art historian by profession, now retired, he has been an opera fanatic since his mid-teens. Attracted to New Mexico by Santa Fe Opera, he is currently Vice-President of the Board of Opera Southwest. Relevant experience: a life-long opera enthusiast, I have seen the opera many times and have read extensively about Puccini, Belasco and the opera itself.

Upcoming Classes:

Richard Wagner (Section SPA) ‐ 4/12/17

Annette Kingman

Professional artist, BA in History and BA in English

Upcoming Classes:

Women in Gold - the Artistry of Gustav Klimt (Section SPA) ‐ 5/22/17

Caroline LeBlanc

Caroline LeBlanc, former psychotherapist and Army Nurse, has had her essays and award winning poetry published in the US and abroad. Oiseau Press published Smokey Ink and a Touch of Honeysuckle, her chapbook about life as an Army wife, and the descendent of 17th Century Acadian/French Canadian settlers in North America. She writes online book reviews for the Military Spouse Book Review and Poetry Matters. As Writer in Residence at the National Military Family Museum, she wrote the script for the museum's traveling exhibit; co-produced/wrote the script for Telling Albuquerque and 4 Voices performances; facilitated Standing Down, a NM Humanities Council program for veterans and family members. With Mitra Bishop, Roshi, Mountain Gate Zen Center, New Mexico, she offers veterans and women military family members Mindfulness Meditation/Writing Retreats. She is a founding member of the women's Apronistas Art Collective which regularly mounts community art installations highlighting women's rights and ecological issues. Her art has won awards in New York and New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Bruno, Chief of Police Mysteries: Wine, Truffles, Pate, Painted Caves and Murder in the French Country (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/7/17

Donne Lewis

I am an Albuquerque-based teaching artist, passionate about sharing my skills for teaching the art and history of Sand dance. I look forward to an opportunity to share this rich art form and its history with your student population. My style of teaching is very accessible, providing a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction even in the very first class. While Sand dancing shares similar roots, technique, and vocabulary with Tap dancing (my other passion), no special shoes are necessary nor required. Students are given the option to dance in their normal daily footwear or barefoot, a personal favorite. The kinetic experience with the sand is a unique and awesome component of my workshops, which gets students really excited to learn.

Upcoming Classes:

Foot Conversations: Beginning Sand Dancing (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/1/17

Norma Libman

Norma Libman is a journalist and educator. She is the author of Lonely River Village and has written more than 500 articles for newspapers nationwide. She has taught at colleges and universities in Illinois and New Mexico. She also leads writing workshops and holds degrees in Education and Literature.

Upcoming Classes:

Diaries of Women Pioneers (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/26/17
T. S. Eliot and Prufrock: Who Are They? (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/21/17
The Magic and Mystery of E.E. Cummings' Poetry (Section SPA) ‐ 5/23/17

Doug Lindsey

I have been helping clients with social security decisions and financial planning issues for the past four years. I have attended many continuing education courses on Social Security planning taught by local experts including "Understanding the Benefits of Social Security" presented by Eva Lujan, Social Security Office Public Affairs Specialist and numerous courses taught by Peter Murphy, Retirement Specialist in Santa Fe. I am a member of the local chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and recently accepted a position on the FPA board. Doug Lindsey is a Certified Financial Planner™ with MGM, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor established in Albuquerque in 1990. He has worked as a planner at MGM since 2008 and has lived in New Mexico since 1992. Doug has a bachelor's degree in computer science and has worked for IBM, Albuquerque Public Schools and Intuit, makers of Quicken and Turbotax. Doug and his wife, Cindy, have four awesome children (Nic, Sam, Ben and Ellie) and one lovely daughter-in-law (Nic married his childhood sweetheart, Lindsey, and her name is now Lindsey Lindsey, yes really). The three younger kids still live at home where they keep their full-time mom young and busy. Sam is in high school at the Academy, loves reading, computers and dogs; Ben is at Double Eagle Elementary School and loves soccer, swords and video games; Ellie is also at Double Eagle and loves art, fairy books and ice cream. Doug enjoys running and mountain biking in the foothills, belongs to a book club and loves to read everything from post-apocalypse fiction (The Road, The Stand, The Passage) to philosophy, science and humor (David Sedaris and The Onion). He was an avid water skier in his youth and wishes Albuquerque had more lakes. He enjoys pop-up trailer camping in the mountains with Cindy and the kids, playing cards and strategy games (Puerto Rico, Settlers of Catan, Agricola) , dark chocolate, dark beer and rock-n-roll. Doug completed his first marathon in 2009 and hasn't yet decided if he liked it

Upcoming Classes:

Savvy Social Security for Boomers (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/28/17
Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/28/17
Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers (Section SPA) ‐ 4/8/17
Savvy Social Security for Boomers (Section SPA) ‐ 4/8/17

Dwayne Longenbaugh

Dwayne and Marjorie Longenbaugh have lived in the Southwest for more than 40 years. They have been active volunteers at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge for many years and have volunteered at other Wildlife Refuges and at Acadia National Park in Maine. After retirement, Dwayne returned to photography. They are fortunate to be able to travel to amazing parts of the world to study, admire and photograph a large variety of birds and animals. They have an unending fascination with all forms of the natural world and find great pleasure in sharing their enthusiasm with others. Dwayne and Marj support the activities of The Friends of Bosque del Apache, The Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center and The Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Upcoming Classes:

Birds of New Mexico (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/2/17

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:

Scotland: A Sense of Place (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/21/17

Matilde Machiavello

Uruguayan, Teacher of English, Team Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Brain Gym Facilitator, passionate about accompanying processes of personal and professional growth. Bilingual Storytelling keen on spreading the word of South American greatest writers who voice their local customs, traditions and much more.

Upcoming Classes:

Unveiling Latin American Culture through Paintings (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/15/17
Section E. Latin American/Chicana Writers and Magical Realism (working title) (Section WIE-PE) ‐ 3/30/17

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 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17

Frederic March

Fred March has been a life-long Humanist and is currently President of the Humanist Society of New Mexico. He published "The Bible Through the Eyes of Its Authors – A Political History of Ancient Israel and Judah" in 2006, and is currently working on "The Human Nature of Religion and Science – An Evolutionary Odyssey." By profession Fred is an Environmental Engineer and co-author of a textbook scheduled for release later this year: "Global Environmental Policy: Concepts, Principles and Practices." As a Humanist Fred's primary interest is applying modern science's understanding of human nature to ways that the humanist movement can help improve the Global Social Order, which is also the primary theme of his course "Introducing Humanism." Fred has lived in New Mexico with his family since 1992 and has four children and five grandchildren.

Upcoming Classes:

A Guided Tour of Religion and War from the Stone Age to the Nuclear Age (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/14/17

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 (Section A) (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/6/17
Foreign Policy and Current Events (Section B) (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/6/17

Bob Myers

Bob Myers

Upcoming Classes:

Snakes… Mysterious, Misunderstood and Fascinating (Section SPA) ‐ 4/19/17

Dai Nguyen

I was born and educated in Vietnam until I left at the age of seven at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. I have since revisited Vietnam in 2002. I have eaten and made Vietnamese food. 1990 University of Illinois, Political Science, B.S. 1993 Colorado Law, University of Colorado Boulder, J.D. 2000 University of New Mexico, Art Education, M.A. 1998-present Paralegal Studies faculty, Central New Mexico Community College

Upcoming Classes:

Beyond the Vietnam War: People, History, Art, Food and Culture (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/20/17

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 (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/3/17
Buddhism (Section SPA) ‐ 6/2/17

Chris Nolan

Chris started in music playing bass guitar with his older brothers in a family band. He then played guitar for Eldorado's High School Jazz Band and won an award for his improvisational skills upon graduation. This motivated him to go on and earn two bachelor degrees in music from The University of New Mexico. First, in Theory and Composition and second in Music Education. Recently, Chris has completed his Master's Degree in Music also from UNM. He composed a Suite of Variations based on an Alaskan folk song for his Thesis. Chris has written over 200 original songs and has them all recorded on his own solo CDs. He won three awards from NMMIC songwriting contest in 1991, 1994, and 1997 for the classical category. Chris has produced and performed on CD's for numerous other musicians as well. He also performs quite frequently at coffee houses, for weddings, and private parties as a one-man-band. Chris has performed for over 30 musicals with ACLOA, MTS, Alb. Little Theatre and for UNM. Chris has been teaching guitar/bass lessons in Albuquerque since 1981. He teaches all styles of guitar, theory, note reading, improvisation and songwriting. Chris taught Band and Exploratory Music at Roosevelt Middle School for three years in the early 1990's. He taught at Bosque School in Albuquerque on the West Side and also recently taught a continuing education class on the Beatles with UNM's Continuing Education Program. Chris currently teaches private lessons at Washburn Piano.

Upcoming Classes:

Songwriters and Musical Poets of the 60s, 70s and 80s (Section SPA) ‐ 5/11/17

Hana Samek Norton

Dr. Norton was born in a drafty log cabin in the Carpathian Mountains.... Actually, close but not that close. She was born in the former Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic, and thanks to the former USSR, she came as a refugee with her family to Canada. She wanted to become a veterinarian, but somehow she became a historian, generally regarded as a much less useful profession. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with BA and MA in history, she sought the warmer climate of New Mexico, U.S.A. Several years, and a Ph.D. later, she still resides, with her English husband, in the Land of Enchantment. Although she considers herself a recovering academic, she can't seem to give up her favorite subject, and she therefore shares her passion for it by consulting, occasionally teaching, and lately writing. Well, she does not really like the writing part; she likes the research and the finishing part.

Upcoming Classes:

Of Lore and Lattes: The Legend of Melusine (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/8/17
Section A. Lesser Lady Novelists: Her-story in History and Historical Fiction (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/2/17
1618: The Year of the Three Comets and the Thirty Years War (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/22/17

Marina Oborotova

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Panama Canal: Carter - Torrijos Treaties and the Forgotten Pages of US History (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/24/17

Lance Ozier

Lance Ozier is a career public broadcasting executive, and is passionate about poetry, photography, classical music, and the history of science. He holds a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Corrales.

Upcoming Classes:

How to Read a Poem (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/23/17

Mo Palmer

Mo Palmer

Upcoming Classes:

Albuquerque in the Time of Tuberculosis (Sec. A) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/2/17

Stephen Poland

Steve Poland has a passionate interest in the area of happiness and well-being. He has been greatly influenced by the science of positive psychology with its focus on human strengths rather than human weakness. As a New Mexican, he is committed to bringing these insights to our state. His presentations on happiness and well-being at the New Mexico Psychological Association and the New Mexico Conference on Aging have been well received. For many years he's taught a class on happiness offered through the Division of Continuing Education at the University of New Mexico. In 2012 he presented in a workshop on promoting personal happiness at the first-ever Seattle Happiness Conference. Steve has his PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and he is licensed as a psychologist in New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Flourishing in These Challenging Times (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17
Living Resilient Lives (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/14/17

TJ Reilley

Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Program

Upcoming Classes:

Feng Shui in the Garden (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/23/17

Mary Robertson

Jane Robertson has been a practicing artist for the last 25 years, studying with established teachers in order to master the methods of calligraphy, illumination, fabric and fiber arts, and most recently Zentangles. Her focus has always been on natural subjects in her work and she brings that same attention to the creation and process of each Zentangle tile. Jane was motivated to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher after she experienced for herself the calming, meditative, and right-brain creativity that Zentangle offers . . . a collection of benefits she wishes to share with everyone. Jane's work is displayed at Texas Tech University Museum as well as in private collections world-wide. She is also the featured artist at an annual show of her work at Medicine@Downtown Gallery here in Albuquerque.

Upcoming Classes:

Zentangle 101 (Section SPA) ‐ 4/7/17

Howard Romanek

Howard RomanekHoward Romanek was a history and urban studies teacher for most of his career at the Glenbrook High Schools in Illinois. While there, he helped to create the first four year international studies program in Illinois, the Glenbrook Academy of International Studies. Since retiring in 2003, he has been a substitute teacher, guest lecturer and volunteer basketball coach at Glenbrook South High School. From 2005 - 2010, he was a member of the history Department as Illinois State University. He's taught several popular classes for the Osher Institute including the Seven Deadly Sins, Hamilton and Jefferson and the Catholic Church and the War in Europe.

Upcoming Classes:

What Happened in Germany, 1933-1945? (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/20/17
Looking Back at Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/23/17
The Search for the Historical Woodrow Wilson (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/24/17
Grant and Eisenhower: Great Generals and Underrated Presidents? (Section SPA) ‐ 4/21/17
Jefferson and Madison: The Forgotten Collaboration in American History (Section SPA) ‐ 4/26/17
The United States Entrance Into World War I: A Look 100 Years Later (Section SPA) ‐ 4/27/17
China: A Nation on the Verge of War? (Section SPA) ‐ 4/3/17

Gail Rubin

Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, helps get funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on a serious subject. She hosts the TV/DVD series, A Good Goodbye, as well as a weekly Internet radio program. As an award-winning speaker, she uses humor and funny films to attract people to a topic many would rather avoid. She also helped pioneer the Death Cafe movement in the United States by hosting the first one west of the Mississippi in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 2012. Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist, a designation awarded by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. The designation Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement is a fancy name for a death educator. She has made behind-the-scenes visits to mortuaries and the Office of the Medical Investigator, and takes continuing education courses on funerals, death, grief, and the afterlife. She is also a Certified Celebrant, a Life Tribute professional personally trained by Doug Manning and Glenda Stansbury of the In-Sight Institute, the leading U.S. organization that trains Celebrants. Gail is also a public relations professional and event planner. She has more than 30 years of experience creating many memorable life cycle events. She is an award-winning speaker with memberships in Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. She started The Family Plot Blog, a chipper online resource to provide the information, inspiration and tools to pre-plan a healing and meaningful funeral or memorial service. Her award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die, provides everything you never knew you needed to know about funeral planning and brings light to a dark subject. The book was awarded Best of Show in the 2011 New Mexico Book Awards and was a finalist in the Family and Relationships category of the 2010 Book of the Year Award from ForeWord Reviews. She is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. She volunteers with the Chevra Kaddisha, a group that ritually prepares the bodies of Jews for burial, and she serves on the cemetery committee for her synagogue. Rubin is a breast cancer survivor who began her cancer journey in the summer of 2008. She observes, "Nothing reminds you of your own mortality more than a brush with something as serious and transforming as cancer." In addition to her Tribune column, articles by and about Rubin have appeared in American Funeral Director Magazine, Mortuary Management Magazine, ICCFA Magazine (trade magazine for the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association), The Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico Magazine, Albuquerque The Magazine, Enchantment, Catholic Digest, Momentum Magazine, The New Mexico Jewish Link, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Prime Time, and other publications.

Upcoming Classes:

Laughing and Learning: A Practical End-of-Life Workshop (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/10/17

George Sieg

n/a

Upcoming Classes:

Left, Right, and Center? Dualism and Politics in the Modern Occult World (Section SPA) ‐ 4/24/17
Psychology of the Occult (Section SPA) ‐ 4/5/17
A Psycho-history of Deviance (Section SPA) ‐ 4/8/17

Rob Spiegel

Senior Editor, Design News; Lifelong Writer and Author of Six Books

Upcoming Classes:

Facilitated Critique Group (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/19/17
Blogging Your Way to Writing Success (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/20/17
How to Find Paid Markets for Your Writing (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/10/17
In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/23/17
Writing True: Memoir and Memoir-Based Fiction (Section SPA) ‐ 4/11/17
Get Paid to Write On-Line (Section SPA) ‐ 5/24/17
Blogging Your Way to Writing Success (Section SPA) ‐ 5/4/17

Charlie Steen

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

Upcoming Classes:

Cultural and Political Strife: Urban Life and the French Revolution (Section SPA) ‐ 4/13/17

Victoria Sullivan

Albuquerque Genealogical Society

Upcoming Classes:

Computerized Genealogy (Section SPA) ‐ 5/1/17

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. 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:

Dublin - the Ups and Downs of a European Capital (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/17/17
Siena, Italy - The Other Gem of Tuscany (Section SPA) ‐ 4/11/17
Scotland - Bagpipes, Tartans, Picts and More (Section SPA) ‐ 5/11/17
Celtic Women and the Law (Section SPA) ‐ 5/5/17

Ryan Swanson

Assistant Professor Ryan Swanson earned his Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University. Before that he attended Point Loma Nazarene University and California State University, Fullerton. His first book When Baseball Went White (2014) tells the story of how baseball became segregated. His latest project deals with sports at the turn of the 20thcentury, a time when Americans began doing things like putting their children in sports leagues and attending the World Series. Generally Ryan teaches and researches on sports, race and racism, and the 19th century in United States history. He also directs the Lobo Scholars Program in conjunction with the UNM athletics department. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with wife and three children, exploring Albuquerque, and doing a bit of jogging and golfing. Research Interests: role of sport in American society; the 19th century in US history; the role of race and racism; the intersection of higher education and athletics.

Upcoming Classes:

Never a Champion: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of American Sports (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/9/17

Eddie Tafoya

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Section D. Zora Neale Hurston and the Harlem Renaissance (Section WID-PE) ‐ 3/23/17

Alice Thieman

I hold a PhD in Experimental Psychology. My relevant teaching research experience includes Learning and Memory, Sensation and Perception, and Research Methods. I retired from Iowa State University in 2003.

Upcoming Classes:

Eyewitness Testimony! (Section SPA) ‐ 4/13/17

Terri Tobey

Terri Tobey has a Masters of Teaching and a Masters in Gerontology. Tobey is the Senior Care Manager for Jewish Family Service and Director of Brain Fitness in their Aging in Place sites as well as for their Mobile Wellness program. Tobey is on the Board of Directors for Senior Arts, Inc., serves as an Ombudsman for the New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department, and is a member of the American Society for Aging. Throughout the years she has been involved in educational pursuits; publishing books, CDs, producing documentary films, conducting workshops, and teaching on the college level for undergraduate candidates as well as for continuing education students.

Upcoming Classes:

Memory Enhancement (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/7/17
Memory Enhancement (Sec. A) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/17/17
Memory Enhancement (Sec. B) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/17/17

Jose Toro

Mr. Toro was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in New York City. He received his JD from the School of Law of The Catholic University of America and his BA from the University of Maryland. He served as a Senior Trial Attorney and Special Assistant United States Attorney for Justice Department for over thirteen years. For over five years he served as Secretary General of the Inter-American Bar Association. He retired as Colonel from the US Air Force Reserve. His assignments in the Air Force were as a counter-intelligence agent, senior Defense intelligence and international politico-military officer. He was co-founder of a drug development company to develop and commercialize drugs discovered at and licensed by the National Institutes of Health to combat HIV/ AIDS and hemorrhagic fevers and other viral diseases and was also co-founder of a drug-testing company formed to conduct testing of drugs and devices in the southeastern region of the United States. Developed working relationships with similar companies in Mexico. Two years. In the past, he has lectured on foreign affairs, constitutional and criminal law to foreign and domestic audiences from the high school to university post-graduate levels in both Spanish and English. He has travelled extensively in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia/Pacific and Europe. He has authored two thrillers which are to be published in e-book form.

Upcoming Classes:

We the People: The Constitution and You (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/1/17
The Supreme Court: 2016 Elections Impact (Section SPA) ‐ 4/12/17

John Trestrail

Mr. Trestrail graduated with honors, obtaining a B.S. degree in Pharmacy, from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, in 1967. In 2010, he received the "Distinguished Alumnus Award" from his alma mater. Mr. Trestrail's public service experience was as a Volunteer with the United States Peace Corps, from 1968-1970, where he taught chemistry at the University of the Philippines College of Agriculture. He is a practicing boarded toxicologist, and for many years, was a visiting instructor at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on the subject of criminal poisoning. He is recognized as the foremost authority on the subjects of criminal poisoning and murder by poison. For 33 years (1976-2009), he served as the Managing Director of one of the nation's certified regional poison centers. He now serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Criminal Poisoning. Mr. Trestrail and has been featured in multiple episodes on The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, and PBS. He is the author of Criminal Poisoning: An Investigational Guide for Law Enforcement, Toxicologists, Forensic Scientists, and Attorneys. He is also one of the co-editors of the book Toxicology Secrets. His third book The Poison Quiz Book

Upcoming Classes:

New Mexico Critters… the Good, the Bad… and the Really, Really Interesting! (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/19/17
Assassins in America: Attacks on our Presidents (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 1/30/17
Mushroom Toxicology (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/15/17
Safer Mushroom Collecting for Beginners (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/22/17
The History of Toilet Paper: A Story That Begins at the END! (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 3/9/17
New Mexico Critters… the Good, the Bad… and the Really, Really Interesting! (Section SPA) ‐ 6/2/17

Gay Witherington

Gay WitheringtonInstructor

Upcoming Classes:

Befriending Yourself (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/25/17
Happiness and the Art of the Optimal (Section SPA) ‐ 5/6/17

Paul Zolbrod

Originally a Medieval and Early Renaissance literary scholar with an interest in oral tradition, Paul Zolbrod turned to the study of Native American storytelling as a way of examining its ongoing presence among the Navajos and other tribal groups. He is the author of several other books and essays, has lectured widely across North America, and following his retirement from Allegheny College in 1994, relocated to New Mexico, then taught for twenty years at the Crownpoint campus at the Navajo Nation's Diné College.

Upcoming Classes:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/1/17


Youth Programs

Youth Programs Instructors

Instructor Name
Ann Banek

I am a certified K-8 Instructor and Instructional Leader with a Bachelors in Elementary Education, a minor in Special Education and a Masters in Educational Administration. I have over sixteen years' experience as a classroom teacher in Preschool through fifth grade with a focus on Intervention for first through third grade. I have experience as an Instructional Coach for grades one through five. I have aligned Language Arts Standards for a New Mexico Charter School and have developed a successful reading program for preschool children. My teaching methods and curriculum are based on Developmentally Appropriate Practice, that plans curriculum for each child's individual needs and creates a caring environment. I will teach in a manner that enhances development and learning, and assesses each child's individual growth. The main goal is that children have fun and leave with a love of reading!

Upcoming Classes:

Early Literacy Reading Skills Program (ages 4-5) (Section SPA) ‐ 3/28/17
Early Literacy Reading Skills Program (ages 4-5) (Section SPB) ‐ 3/28/17
Early Literacy Reading Skills Program (ages 4-5) (Section SPC) ‐ 3/28/17
Early Literacy Reading Skills Program (ages 4-5) (Section SPD) ‐ 4/25/17
Early Literacy Reading Skills Program (ages 4-5) (Section SPE) ‐ 4/25/17
Early Literacy Reading Skills Program (ages 4-5) (Section SPF) ‐ 4/25/17

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) (Section WIB) ‐ 2/13/17
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 6-12) (Section WIB) ‐ 2/13/17
Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) (Section SPA) ‐ 3/27/17
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 6-12) (Section SPA) ‐ 3/27/17
Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) (Section SPB) ‐ 4/22/17
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 6-12) (Section SPB) ‐ 4/22/17

Elaine Cimino

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

Upcoming Classes:

Painting with Acrylics (ages 7-12) (Section WIA) ‐ 2/22/17
Painting with Chalk Pastels (ages 7-12) (Section WIB) ‐ 3/20/17
Painting with Chalk Pastels (ages 7-12) (Section WIA) ‐ 3/20/17
Drawing and Painting for Teens: Still Life (ages 12-14) (Section WIA) ‐ 3/4/17
Drawing and Painting for Teens: Portraits (ages 12-14) (Section SPA) ‐ 4/22/17
Painting with Acrylics: Still Life (ages 7-12) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/13/17

Luke Esquibel

Certified ASHI Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) (ages 12-17) (Section WIA) ‐ 2/20/17

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) (Section WIA) ‐ 2/11/17

Staff High Desert Yoga

The Mission of High Desert Yoga is to create a nurturing environment that supports our community of students and teachers as they deepen their experience of body, mind and spirit. Through the teaching and practice of asanas (poses), pranayama (breath), and yoga philosophy, we strive to promote optimum physical health, clarity of mind and spiritual inspiration for all. We also invite you to our new Healing Arts Center; a wellness clinic offering the community a wide variety of holistic healing services and therapies. We will provide you with all that is needed to safely and comfortably begin your yoga practice offering you yoga classes, yoga workshops, yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings.

Upcoming Classes:

High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section WIA) ‐ 3/20/17

Donne Lewis

I am an Albuquerque-based teaching artist, passionate about sharing my skills for teaching the art and history of Sand dance. I look forward to an opportunity to share this rich art form and its history with your student population. My style of teaching is very accessible, providing a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction even in the very first class. While Sand dancing shares similar roots, technique, and vocabulary with Tap dancing (my other passion), no special shoes are necessary nor required. Students are given the option to dance in their normal daily footwear or barefoot, a personal favorite. The kinetic experience with the sand is a unique and awesome component of my workshops, which gets students really excited to learn.

Upcoming Classes:

Foot and Hand Conversations: Sand Dancing (ages 6-12) (Section SPA) ‐ 3/30/17
Foot and Hand Conversations: Sand Dancing (ages 6-12) (Section SPB) ‐ 4/1/17

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 Wheels in Motion (ages 6-10) (Section WIA) ‐ 3/20/17
LEGO Space Adventures: Star Wars Infused Camp (ages 6-10) (Section WIA) ‐ 3/20/17

Elaine Muray

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Storytelling for Young Performers (ages 8-16) (Section WIA) ‐ 3/6/17

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:

Yoga for Kids (ages 5-12) (Section WIA) ‐ 1/23/17
Yoga for Kids (ages 5-12) (Section SPA) ‐ 3/27/17

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) (Section WIA) ‐ 3/20/17
Make Your Case: Introduction to Law Camp (ages 10-14) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/31/17

Keshet Arts Staff

Founded in 1996, Keshet's mission is to inspire and unite community by fostering unlimited possibilities through dance, mentorship and a creative space for the arts. Our professional dancers work with the community as instructors and mentors to provide young artists with guidance along a professional career path, increase youth health and self-esteem, provide a strong base of positive mentorship for homeless and incarcerated youth and demolish misconceptions about individuals with physical disabilities. Offering approximately 80 classes per week and reaching over 8500 community members annually, Keshet programs include: an annual production season featuring the Repertory company, which integrates professional and local artists; an on-going dance school; an intensive Pre-Professional Training Program; a variety of outreach programs bringing dance to low-income, at-risk, homeless and incarcerated youth; and a program for youth and adults with physical disabilities. Since its inception, Keshet has presented over 60 productions, and impacted the lives of over 80,000 children and adults.

Upcoming Classes:

Spring Break Dance Camp (ages 6-14) (Section WIA) ‐ 3/20/17


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