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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.



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Rick Berg UNMCE InstructorRick 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: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/9/17
Access: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/13/17
Access: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/11/17
Access: Relational Database Design (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/4/17
Access: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/25/17

BTS President, Jane Betterton, PMP and OPM3P - Since 1992 Jane has utilized best practices in project management to provide practical solutions in today.

Upcoming Classes:

Integrating Project Management: Principles and Practices (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/2/18
Understanding Project Management (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/25/17

Laura Brodie UNMCE InstructorLaura Brodie is the author of four books (nonfiction, memoir and novels) that have been featured in media outlets ranging from The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, to The Dianne Rehm Show and CNN. Her first book, Breaking Out: VMI and the Coming of Women (Pantheon 2000, Vintage 2001), covered the transition to coeducation at America ' ;s last all-male military college. Her debut novel, The Widow ' ;s Season (Berkley/Penguin 2009), won the 2005 Faulkner-Wisdom prize for best novel-in-progress, was published in five languages, and became a bestseller in Germany. After writing Love in a Time of Homeschooling (Harper 2010, HarperPerennial 2011), she blogged for Psychology Today magazine about public education and its discontents, and the emotional ups and downs of short-term homeschooling. More recently her short story, " ;Spiderman Summer, " ; was anthologized in The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Laura has taught novel-in-progress workshops at the Taos Summer Writers ' ; Conference, and currently works as a Visiting Associate Professor at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Upcoming Classes:

Where to Begin: Steps Toward Creating a World (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/2/17

Mary Byrd UNMCE InstructorMary 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 3: Team Communication and Productivity (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/17/17
MS Project (2013) Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/3/17
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/17/17
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/1/17
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/15/17

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:

Excel: Beginning (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 9/25/17

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

Domestic Relations Mediation (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/14/17
Introduction to Conflict Resolution (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/28/17
Introduction to Mediation 101 (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/29/17
Recruitment, Skill Assessment and Training (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/9/17
Managing and Motivating Your Volunteers (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/20/17
Professional Mediation and Practice (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/3/17
Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) in the Workplace (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/1/17



Upcoming Classes:

Professional Grant Development (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/9/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Project Management Professional (PMP)/CAPM Certification Exam Preparation (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/7/17



Upcoming Classes:

Evaluating Your Volunteer Program (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/11/17

Daniel Mueller UNMCE InstructorDaniel Mueller is the author of two collections of short stories, How Animals Mate (Overlook Press 1999), which won the Sewanee Fiction Prize, and Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey (Outpost 19 Books 2013). His work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Story Quarterly, The Cincinnati Review, Prairie Schooner, CutBank, Joyland, Surreal South, Another Chicago Magazine, The Mississippi Review, Story, The Crescent Review, and Playboy. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Henfield Foundation, University of Virginia, and Iowa Writers

Upcoming Classes:

Image in Narrative: The Picture Tells the Story (Fiction/Creative Non‐Fiction) (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/2/17

Rav Nicholson UNMCE InstructorRav 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: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/10/17
MS Office 2016: What's New (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/3/17
OneNote for Modern Note‐Taking (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/16/17
Excel: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
Excel: Pivot Tables and Charts (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/7/17
Excel: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/12/17

Joseph Sandoval

Upcoming Classes:

Word: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/17/17
MS Office for Beginners (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/21/17
PowerPoint: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
PowerPoint: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/9/17
Word: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/26/17



Upcoming Classes:

Real Estate Principles and Practice (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/2/17
Broker Basics (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/6/17
Bonus Real Estate Exam Prep (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/4/17

Tanaya Winder UNMCE InstructorTanaya Winder is a poet, writer, and educator, raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, CO. An enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, her background includes Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Navajo, and Black heritages. Tanaya writes and teaches about different expressions of love (self love, intimate love, social love, community love, and universal love). A winner of the 2010 A Room Of Her Own Foundation

Upcoming Classes:

Writing the Rupture (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/2/17

Summer Wood UNMCE InstructorSummer Wood is the author of two novels: Raising Wrecker, set amid the giant trees of Northern California ' ;s magical Lost Coast, and Arroyo, placed in the fictional terrain of northern New Mexico. Raising Wrecker was recognized with the WILLA Award for Contemporary Fiction and was a Book-of-the-Month Club Selection and a BookBrowse Editors ' ; Choice. A recipient of the $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award from A Room of Her Own Foundation, Wood currently serves as Executive Editor for Voices from the American Land. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Cutthroat, Flyway, the Indiana Review, and other places, and she has taught for the Taos Summer Writers' Conference and, online, for Rananim.

Upcoming Classes:

Write It New (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/2/17

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:

Perspectives in Expert Testimony (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/6/17

Gilbert C. Baca Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Global One Defense, LLC. He has extensive military and law enforcement experience, combined with advanced martial arts skill and certification as a trainer for police and military organizations that he brings to his educational programs. View his full bio here: www.globalonedefense.com.

Upcoming Classes:

Tactical EMS (T‐EMS): Dealing with the Threat of Combative Patients (Section FAA) ‐ 10/28/17

Our highly trained UNMCE Test Prep Instructor team is ready to teach you the skills and strategies you need to succeed on these important exams.

Upcoming Classes:

GMAT Test Prep Live‐Online (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/18/17
LSAT Test Prep (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/19/17
LSAT Live‐Online Course (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/19/17
GRE Live‐Online Course (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/24/17
LSAT Strategy Workshop (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/5/17
GRE Live‐Online Course (Section FAC-PD) ‐ 11/28/17

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 FAA) ‐ 10/16/17

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 Post‐Baccalaureate Certificate Course ‐ Hybrid (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/26/17

Gathen Garcia UNMCE InstructorGathen 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:

SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/24/17
AutoCAD: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/30/17
AutoCAD: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/4/17
AutoCAD: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/4/17
AutoCAD: Advanced (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/22/17



Upcoming Classes:

Network Support (Network+) (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 1/9/18
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/26/17
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
Security+ (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/6/18



Upcoming Classes:

Explore Windows 10 (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/4/17
Explore Windows 10 (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/4/17
Windows: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/25/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

QGIS: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/19/17
Cartography Basics (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/30/17
Geographic Information Systems: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/13/17
Geographic Information Systems: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/27/17
Geographic Information Systems: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/11/17

Marc Mintz UNMCE InstructorMarc Mintz

Upcoming Classes:

Windows 10 Security Essentials (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/2/17
Android 6 Security Essentials (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/1/17
iOS 10 Security Essentials (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/27/17

Glenn Norman UNMCE InstructorMA 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

Upcoming Classes:

Network Support (Network+) (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/9/18
Ethical Hacker (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/16/17
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/26/17
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
Security+ (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/6/18

Joseph Sandoval

Upcoming Classes:

Computer Basics for New Computer Users (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/18/17
Word: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/30/17
PowerPoint: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/12/17

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:

HTML and CSS: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/17/17
Web Design: Getting Started (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/9/17
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/25/17

Aaron Barreras UNMCE InstructorAaron 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:

Cinema 4D (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/26/17
Illustrator: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/5/17
Drawing with Illustrator (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/8/17
Illustrator: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/6/17
Photoshop: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/26/17

Joey Belville UNMCE InstructorJoey 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 II (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/4/17
Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/6/17
Podcasting (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/6/17
Digital Audio I (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/25/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Photography Basics (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/21/17
Starting an Art Business (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/23/17
Digital Cameras: Buying the Right Camera (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/7/17
Professional Lighting Techniques for Digital Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/9/17
Photography with a Digital Camera II (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/13/17
Macro Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/17
Photography Composition (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/4/17
Cell Phone Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/25/17

Jeff Brody UNMCE InstructorJeff 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:

HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/25/17
JavaScript Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/3/17
PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/15/17

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:

Writing and Editing for Print and Web (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/23/17
Web Analytics with Google (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/9/17

Mary Elkins UNMCE InstructorMary 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

Upcoming Classes:

Using Natural Light in Digital Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/11/17
Lightroom: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/17/17
Aerial Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/18/17
Digital Black and White Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/27/17
Lightroom and Photoshop: Photo Finishing Techniques (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/12/17
From Camera to Computer (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/7/17



Upcoming Classes:

Graphic Design II (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/11/17
Graphic Design I (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/2/17
Navigating the iPad (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/2/17

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:

Illustration: Transitioning to the Computer (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/21/17
Drawing to Illustration Basics (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/11/17
Photoshop and Illustrator: Advanced Graphics (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/16/17

Adele Gangai UNMCE InstructorAdele 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:

Color Theory in Digital Media (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/8/17
InDesign: Beginning (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/4/17
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/25/17
InDesign: Online Portfolios (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/26/17

Donny Hornstein UNMCE InstructorDonny 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:

Sierra 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.12 (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/12/17

Henry Lopez

Upcoming Classes:

Getting Started with Immersive Media (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/14/17
Getting Started with Immersive Media (Section FAC-PD) ‐ 11/11/17
What is Immersive Media? ‐‐ infoByte (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/8/17
Getting Started with Immersive Media (Section FAD-PD) ‐ 12/9/17
Getting Started with Immersive Media (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/30/17

Reinhard Lorenz UNMCE InstructorReinhard Lopez

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Videography II (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/16/17
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section FAC-PD) ‐ 10/16/17
Producing 101 (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/24/17
History of Filmmaking (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/24/17
Film Editing Fundamentals (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/3/17
Digital Videography I (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/3/17
Producing and Directing the Documentary (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/8/17

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 for New Computer Users (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/16/17
Mac OS X: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/23/17
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/1/17
Mac OS X: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/13/17
Captivate: Building Instructional Media (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/27/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Marketing with Social Media II (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/27/17
Marketing with Social Media I (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/6/17
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 12/19/17

Caroline Orcutt UNMCE InstructorCaroline Orcutt has an MA in Art from UNM with an emphasis in Printmaking and Photography and a minor in Art History. Caroline has over 30 years of experience in graphic design and digital arts. She ran her own business for many years and specializes in teaching graphic design. Caroline originated the current Digital Arts Program (formerly the Graphic Design Program) at UNM Continuing Education in 1996.

Upcoming Classes:

Projects in Digital Arts (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 1/25/18

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 FAA-PD) ‐ 11/30/17
Cinematography Essentials (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/6/17
Premiere Pro: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/12/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/17/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/6/17
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/14/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/3/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section FAD-PD) ‐ 12/15/17



Upcoming Classes:

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/18/17
Marketing with Social Media II (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/28/17
Marketing: An Army of One (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/28/17
Marketing with Social Media I (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/7/17
Create a Flyer with InDesign (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/7/17
Marketing: An Army of One (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/14/17
InDesign: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/17/17
Social Media: Marketing Trends (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/22/17

The instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

InDesign: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 1/8/18
InDesign: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/3/17
WordPress: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/16/17

Zac 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:

Graphic Design II (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/12/17
User Experience (UX) Research and Design (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/16/17
Search Engine Optimization (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/2/17
Graphic Design I (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/28/17

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:

Photoshop: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 1/8/18
Web Design: Create an Online Gallery (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/12/17
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/16/17
InDesign: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/19/17
WordPress: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/2/17
Photo Editing: Basics (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/23/17
Photoshop: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/25/17
Scanning and Digitizing Photos (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/3/17
Discover the Adobe Creative Suite (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/31/17
Photoshop: Beginning (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/4/17
Dreamweaver: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/27/17
Photoshop Elements: Digital Scrapbooking (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/30/17
Dreamweaver: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/6/17
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/11/17
Web Design: Using WordPress (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/5/17

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 FAA-PD) ‐ 10/14/17
Substance Abuse Office Hours (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/14/17
Substance Abuse Office Hours (Section FAC-PD) ‐ 11/11/17
Evidence‐Based Treatment (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/10/18
Managing Co‐Occurring Disorders (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/24/18
Working with Adolescents: Treatment and Prevention (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/21/18
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/5/18

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:

CPT‐4 Coding Specialist (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/18/18
Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy for Coders (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/30/17
ICD‐10‐CM Coding Specialist (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/5/18
Testing Strategies with CPC Exam Preparation (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/17/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/24/18



Upcoming Classes:

Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Medical Billing and Coding (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
EKG Technician (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Electronic Health Records Management (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Dialysis Technician (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/16/17

Eric completed his Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In 2000, he and his wife, Kathy, moved to New Mexico where he obtained his Master of Science, also in Psychology, at UNM. He then went back to school at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) to complete a teaching education program, culminating in receiving his Secondary Education License with endorsements in Science and Psychology. After working as a long-term sub at Rio Rancho High School, Eric returned to the UNM Psychology Department to teach full time. Although considered new faculty, Eric has taught psychology since 2006. His teaching interests are primarily in the Cognitive/Brain and Behavior area, but he can be found teaching a variety of courses. When not in the classroom, Eric is the Vice President of GREY2K USA Worldwide, an international greyhound advocacy group, and Communications Director for Greyhound Companions of New Mexico, a greyhound rescue, adoption, and advocacy group. He also volunteers with NMDOG, an all-breeds rescue based in the Albuquerque area. Eric and Kathy share their home with four greyhounds and one Pibble mix.

Upcoming Classes:

Drugs of Abuse: Introduction to Psychopharmacology (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/18/17

Having been raised with traditional medicine, raChelle has always had a keen interest in holistic health, and thanks to her grandfather she learned early on how to integrate plant medicine into her own health and well-being. raChelle has studied Clinical Herbalism, with an emphasis in Ayurveda medicine at the University of New Mexico ; and Complimentary Alternative and Herbal Medicine at the American College of Healthcare Sciences. Her specialties include Health and Lifestyle Coaching, Herbalism, Nutrition and Exercise.

Upcoming Classes:

FRESH LOOK ‐ Holistic Health: Jumpstart your Brain (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/28/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Case Management (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/23/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Prevention and Education (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/2/17

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:

Clinical Case Studies in Herbalism (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/16/17



Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Homeopathic Medicine (Section FAA_PE) ‐ 10/4/17

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:

Group Therapies (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/27/18
Community Reinforcement Approach (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/10/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

T.E.A.M. CBT Level 1 (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/18/17

Caroline Orcutt UNMCE InstructorCaroline Orcutt has an MA in Art from UNM with an emphasis in Printmaking and Photography and a minor in Art History. Caroline has over 30 years of experience in graphic design and digital arts. She ran her own business for many years and specializes in teaching graphic design. Caroline originated the current Digital Arts Program (formerly the Graphic Design Program) at UNM Continuing Education in 1996.

Upcoming Classes:

FRESH LOOK ‐ Brown Bag: Living without Chemicals (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/8/17
Exploring Mind Practices: Sustaining your meditation habit (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/26/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/7/17

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:

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/4/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

New Mexico Ecological Herbalism Series (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/22/18
FRESH LOOK ‐ Holistic Health: Introduction to Medicinal Herbs of Central New Mexico (Section FAD-PD) ‐ 11/6/17

Brian Serna UNMCE InstructorBrian Serna, LPCC, LADAC, is an international trainer and consultant in Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) and Cultural Issues in Behavioral Healthcare. Mr. Serna has trained clinicians around the world in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) all of which are prominent EBPs in the treatment of addictions. His teaching style is engaging and experiential, demanding that students sometimes take risks in order to integrate the material. He has directed substance abuse treatment and prevention programs in New Mexico and Oregon. Currently, he is the Health and Wellness Division Director for the Pueblo of Tesuque, is in private practice in Santa Fe, NM and teaches at the University of New Mexico and Southwestern College.

Upcoming Classes:

Motivational Interviewing Level 1 (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/21/17
Motivational Interviewing Level 2 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/24/18
Cultural Competencies for Counselors (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/7/18

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 FAA-PD) ‐ 11/10/17
Health Coach for ACE Certification (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 9/26/17



Upcoming Classes:

FRESH LOOK ‐ Brown Bag ‐ Sleep Well? (Section FAC-PD) ‐ 10/12/17

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:

CRAFT and Working with Family Members (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/5/18


Personal Enrichment



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Aging Gracefully (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/30/17
Yoga: Defeating Diabetes (Section FAA-HF) ‐ 10/8/17
Yoga for Aging Gracefully (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 11/1/17



Upcoming Classes:

De‐Stress Yoga (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/19/17
Restorative Yoga and Meditation (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/27/17
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 10/29/17

Anastasia Andersen UNMCE InstructorAnastasia 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: Revision and Re‐Vision (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/4/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Managing Your Time: Getting Around the Obstacles (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/24/17
File Anything In Your Home (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/3/17
It's Your Money! (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/14/17



Upcoming Classes:

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Part II (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/31/17

Sarah Baker UNMCE InstructorSarah 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 FAA-PE) ‐ 10/25/17



Upcoming Classes:

Gesture Drawing: Basics (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 10/5/17
Gesture Drawing: Basics (Section FAC-PE) ‐ 11/2/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Holiday Characters Cloth Dollmaking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/11/17
Sparkly Holiday Shadow Box (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 12/16/17

Heidi Carlson UNMCE InstructorFor 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:

Memoir Workshop (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/21/17



Upcoming Classes:

Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/7/17
Jewelry with Moldable Metal Clays‐Bronze, Copper and Steel (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/14/17



Upcoming Classes:

Tangible Religious Expression: Relics and Pilgrimage in Religious Traditions (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 9/26/17
Eastern Archaic Religions (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 9/26/17



Upcoming Classes:

Sugar: Cocaine Lite (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/21/17
Travvy Savvy ‐‐ Travel Smart (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/7/17
Colon World (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/11/17
Back Talk (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/4/17

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 SUA-PE) ‐ 9/27/17
Stoneware Pottery (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 9/30/17

Kristin Diener UNMCE InstructorThis 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

Upcoming Classes:

Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 11/13/17
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 11/14/17



Upcoming Classes:

Sock Workshop (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/4/17



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Lunch (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 10/25/17
Yoga for Lunch (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/30/17



Upcoming Classes:

Crochet Stitch Sampler Advanced (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/21/17

Phoenix Forrester UNMCE InstructorPhoenix 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:

Silent Meditation: Introduction to Centering Prayer (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/11/17
Resin...For Jewelry and More (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/14/17
Lovely Pins, Bracelets, Belts and more from Vintage Tins (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/28/17
Hand Crafted Jeweled Necklace: Horizontal (Section FAA-PEP) ‐ 11/11/17
Visions Collage Workshop (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/4/17

Yoga Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Curvy Yoga (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/12/17

Israela Garcia UNMCE Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Salsaerobics (Section FAC-HF) ‐ 9/30/17

Growth and Enrichment Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 11/1/17
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/1/17

Kelly Gossett UNMCE InstructorKelly Gossett is an American Canoe Association Level 4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor and Level 2 Sea Kayak Instructor with 5 years experience actively teaching kids, adults, seniors and people with disabilities to kayak.

Upcoming Classes:

Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/10/17
Kayaking: An Introduction (Section FAA-HF) ‐ 9/23/17



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Your Uterus + Fertility Awareness Method (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/7/17



Upcoming Classes:

Painting for the Complete Beginner (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/19/17



Upcoming Classes:

Journal Writing For Creativity and More (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/11/17
Access the Spiritual Realm Through Writing (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/19/17
Your Dreams Talk To You (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/21/17
The Mysteries of Manifesting (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/1/17
Diminish Your Stress (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/14/17

Polly Jackson UNMCE InstructorProfessional 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:

Drawing with Flair (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/9/17
Painting with Pastels (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/16/17
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 11/20/17



Upcoming Classes:

Level 2‐3 Yoga (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/28/17
Yoga: Restore and Renew (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 10/29/17

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 FAA-PE) ‐ 11/11/17
Indian Breakfast for Dinner (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/4/17



Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/2/17
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/4/17
Yoga: Sunrise Practice (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/7/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Gentle Beginner (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/7/17



Upcoming Classes:

Country Western Dance (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 9/28/17



Upcoming Classes:

Yogic Tools to Uplift Yourself (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/7/17
Ayurveda: An Introduction (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/12/17



Upcoming Classes:

S.E.E.D. Meditation: Introduction (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/5/17

Janice Laird UNMCE InstructorJan 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:

New Mexico Red or Green (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/11/17
Contemporary Southwest (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/17/17
Tapas (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/18/17
Vegetarian Feast (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/19/17
Gluten Free Baking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/31/17
Thanksgiving Meal Prep (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/10/17
Vegan Cooking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/14/17
One Pot Meals (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/15/17
Stews and Soups (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/16/17
Baking Holiday Pies (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 11/2/17
Tamales and Tortillas (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 11/28/17
Baking Holiday Pies (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/3/17
Tamales and Tortillas (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/30/17
Freezer Meals (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/8/17
Diabetic Cooking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/9/17
Pressure Cooking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 12/5/17

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 and 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 FAA-PEP) ‐ 10/14/17

Gilda Latzky UNMCE InstructorGilda 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:

Paella Valenciana (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/10/17
Mediterranean Table (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/17/17
A Repertoire of Sauces (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/3/17
Mysteries of Fish Cooking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/14/17
The Art of Baking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/7/17
A Kaleidoscope of Cookies (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 12/5/17
French Bistro Cooking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 9/26/17



Upcoming Classes:

Japanese Sumi‐e Painting (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 9/23/17

Nancy Lovett UNMCE Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Garment Sewing: Lounge Pants (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/16/17

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 FAA-PE) ‐ 10/26/17
Stop Taking Crappy Pictures! (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 11/9/17

Carol March UNMCE InstructorCarol 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

Upcoming Classes:

Writing for Growth and Discovery (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/17/17
Unleash your Creativity! (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/4/17
Opening Up: Writing For Healing (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/2/17

Dancing Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Flamenco Fusion Fitness (Section FAA-HF) ‐ 10/10/17
Flamenco for Beginners (Section FAA-HF) ‐ 10/4/17

Steven Margulin UNMCE InstructorSteven P. Margulin is a practicing financial advisor in Albuquerque. He teaches estate planning to CFP

Upcoming Classes:

Rejuvenate Your Retirement (Section FAD-PE) ‐ 10/10/17
Rejuvenate Your Retirement (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 10/12/17
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 10/14/17
Rejuvenate Your Retirement (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/23/17

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 FAA-HF) ‐ 10/24/17

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/1/17
Working with the Dreaming Body (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 9/30/17

Santa Ana Golf

Upcoming Classes:

Golf I (Section FAC-PE) ‐ 9/30/17



Upcoming Classes:

Faux Finish Workshop (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 9/25/17



Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/31/17



Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 10/28/17
Yoga: Restore and Renew (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/28/17

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 FAB-PE) ‐ 10/23/17

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 Basics (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/1/17
Family Yoga (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/5/17



Upcoming Classes:

Aloha Yoga (Section FAA-HF) ‐ 10/4/17
Aloha Yoga (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/1/17



Upcoming Classes:

Golf II (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 9/30/17

Suzanne Powell, Certified Alexander Technique teacher.

Upcoming Classes:

Alexander Technique: The Basics (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/11/17

Irma Reeder UNMCE Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Folk Harp: Introduction (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/13/17
Mountain Dulcimer: Beginning (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 9/25/17



Upcoming Classes:

Blacksmithing Basics (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 2/24/18

Bethe Sailer UNMCE InstructorBethe 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 FAA-PE) ‐ 10/9/17



Upcoming Classes:

Beginning Watercolor (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/9/17



Upcoming Classes:

Singing (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/12/17

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 FAC-HF) ‐ 10/23/17
Pilates: Equipment Class (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 10/25/17
Pilates: Reformer (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 9/24/17
Pilates: Reformer (Section FAA-HF) ‐ 9/26/17
Pilates: Reformer (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 9/28/17
Pilates: Reformer (Section FAC-HF) ‐ 9/29/17



Upcoming Classes:

Mindful Yoga and Meditation (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/17/17

Elizabeth Valsala UNMCE InstructorElizabeth 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 FAA-PE) ‐ 11/4/17



Upcoming Classes:

401(K)s and IRA's: Achieving Maximum Investment Performance (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 10/19/17



Upcoming Classes:

Creative Writing for Fun (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 9/26/17
Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Buffs (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 9/27/17
Foreign Film Buffs (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 9/28/17

Instructor, Personal Enrichment

Upcoming Classes:

Home Composting and Soil Amending for the High Desert (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/15/17

Yoga Instructor for UNM's CE at High Desert Yoga

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Gentle Level One (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/2/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Chair‐Based (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/3/17
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 11/6/17


Culture

Dodici Azpadu UNMCE InstructorPrize-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:

Writing Fiction (Section FAA) ‐ 9/25/17
Writing Poetry (Section FAA) ‐ 9/26/17

Hakim Bellamy, the inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, NM (2012-2014), is a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion and recognized author and performer. Bellamy received honorable mention for the University of New Mexico Paul Bartlett R

Upcoming Classes:

Gospel: Black Folk Music (Section FAA) ‐ 10/5/17
Writing Your Personal Anthem (Section FAA) ‐ 11/3/17

Jeff Berg UNMCE InstructorIn 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,

Upcoming Classes:

New Mexico in Film: From Page to Screen (Section FAA) ‐ 11/7/17

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:

Behind the Fence for National Defense — Japanese‐American Internment in WWII (Section FAA) ‐ 11/7/17
Home Front to War Front:The Contributions of American Women to the Allied Victory in World War II (Section FAA) ‐ 12/6/17

Roberta Boggess UNMCE InstructorRoberta 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

Upcoming Classes:

Walk — and Be Buried — Like an Egyptian (Section FAA) ‐ 10/10/17
Hang, Baby, Hang... Witch Hysteria in New World (Section FAA) ‐ 10/26/17
Why Do We Say That? ‐ Knocking on Wood and Chasing White Elephants (Section FAA) ‐ 11/2/17
Mirror, Mirror On the Wall, Why, Oh Why, Doesnt Disney Call? (Section FAA) ‐ 11/21/17
Escape? From Alcatraz (Section FAA) ‐ 12/15/17
Christmas in Excess (Section FAA) ‐ 12/8/17
Mythology, the Bible or Shakespeare (Section FAA) ‐ 9/25/17



Upcoming Classes:

Poetic Forms of the World: From Historic to Contemporary (Section FAA) ‐ 11/7/17

Angelo Cervantes UNMCE InstructorAngel 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:

The Real Zorro: Who was Joaquin Murrieta? (Identity in the 19th Century Southwest) (Section FAA) ‐ 10/20/17
Anthropological Genetic History: The Suebi Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup I) (Section FAA) ‐ 10/6/17
Amazon Warrior Women and the Sarmatians (Section FAA) ‐ 11/10/17
Anthropological Genetic History: The Vandals Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup I) (Section FAA) ‐ 11/17/17
Who was the Roman Emperor Hadrian? (Section FAA) ‐ 12/1/17
Anthropological Genetic History: The Visigoths Connection to New Mexican Families (Part I) (Section FAA) ‐ 12/15/17
The Conquest of Florida and Andrew Jackson (Section FAA) ‐ 9/29/17



Upcoming Classes:

Bossa Nova: A Musical Travelogue (Section FAA) ‐ 11/3/17

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:

Talk of the Town: A History of Albuquerque (Section FAA) ‐ 10/23/17
Sadie Orchard ‐ Notorious Pioneer Woman of New Mexico (Section FAA) ‐ 11/14/17



Upcoming Classes:

Viktor Frankl and Our Search for Meaning (Section FAA) ‐ 12/11/17

Jane Ellen UNMCE InstructorJane 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:

Chopin: Music of the Night (Section FAA) ‐ 10/10/17
Oh, What A Lovely War! Music and Words of World War I (Section FAA) ‐ 10/11/17
Henry Chapin ‐ Cat s in the Cradle (Section FAA) ‐ 10/2/17
Stephen Foster ‐ the First Popular American Songwriter (Section FAA) ‐ 11/13/17
Truckin with the Grateful Dead (Section FAA) ‐ 11/2/17
Straight, No Chaser: The World of Thelonious Monk (Section FAA) ‐ 11/8/17
19637 Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Section FAA‐EFA (Section FAA) ‐ 12/1/17



Upcoming Classes:

The Case for Reincarnation (Section FAA) ‐ 10/20/17
The Psychology of Addiction (Section FAA) ‐ 10/4/17
The Great Composers: Baroque, Classical and Romantic Periods (Section FAA) ‐ 11/6/17
Why We Won the American Revolution (Section FAA) ‐ 12/4/17

Ramon Flores UNMCE InstructorRam

Upcoming Classes:

Christopher Columbus: Intrepid Explorer or Perpetrator of Crimes against Humanity? (Section FAA) ‐ 10/9/17
Health Care Reform and the Role Played by Big Pharma (Section FAA) ‐ 11/20/17
Trump and War (Section FAA) ‐ 11/6/17

Robert Gish UNMCE InstructorRobert 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:

Tone and Audience in Writing (Section FAA) ‐ 10/26/17

Donald Gluck has four university degrees including a PhD in Engineering. He was an early subscriber to William Buckley

Upcoming Classes:

Conservatism from Its Beginnings to Today (Section FAA) ‐ 12/5/17

Ralph Greene UNMCE Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Art History (Section FAA) ‐ 10/17/17

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 the National Parks (Section FAA) ‐ 10/4/17
The History of Geology (Section FAA) ‐ 11/29/17
Geology of Valley of Fires and White Sands (Section FAA) ‐ 11/8/17

Lizabeth Johnson UNMCE InstructorLizabeth Johnson earned her MA in History from UNM in 2000 and her Ph.D. in History from University of Wash

Upcoming Classes:

A Social History of the Medieval Church, 200‐1563 AD (Section FAA) ‐ 10/18/17

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:

History of Opera IV ‐ (1900 ‐ 1950) (Section FAA) ‐ 10/18/17

Ramona King is a film/ television actor and storyteller. For over 25 years she's observed, written and developed performances inspired by human wisdom and communications on stages throughout the US in venues including the White House, cultural centers, universities, festivals, and conferences. In addition, she's consulted and coached performance artists, authors, and speakers for engaging audience delivery. "Many thanks to you and your compassionate, wise, and empowering counsel to bring forth my authentic voice in the world. Your coaching is much more than simply how to tell a story. It's about how to truly show up in the world" -Naomi C. Rose, Author and Publisher (www.naomicrose.com) Her training includes: Ho 'oponopono (Ancient Hawaaian practice of reconciliation), strategic coaching methods, Family Studies and Human Development, and various acting methods and techniques. She's attended both the Cornell University (Human Development and Family Studies) and the University of New Mexico (Early Childhood Development).

Upcoming Classes:

Using the Power of Storytelling for a Masterful Legacy (Section FAA) ‐ 10/18/17
The Art of Storytelling (Section FAA) ‐ 10/6/17



Upcoming Classes:

Songwriting 102: The Joy of Singing (Section A) (Section FAA) ‐ 10/27/17
Songwriting 102: The Joy of Singing (Section B) (Section FAB) ‐ 11/6/17



Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Improv, Section A (Section FAA) ‐ 10/16/17
Introduction to Acting (Section FAA) ‐ 10/7/17

Matilde Machiavello UNMCE InstructorUruguayan, 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:

Stories to Empower and Reach Out (Section FAA) ‐ 10/13/17

Jon Nimitz UNMCE InstructorJon 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 FAA) ‐ 10/27/17

Chris Nolan UNMCE InstructorChris started in music playing bass guitar with his older brothers in a family band. He then played guitar for Eldorado

Upcoming Classes:

Stranger Than Fiction, The Paul McCartney Conspiracy (Section FAA) ‐ 11/2/17

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 FAA) ‐ 11/16/17

Stephen Poland UNMCE InstructorSteve 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

Upcoming Classes:

Living Resilient Lives (Section FAA) ‐ 11/28/17

Howard Romanek UNMCE InstructorHoward 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

Upcoming Classes:

The Seven Deadly Sins Today (Section FAA) ‐ 10/11/17
A Fractured Relationship: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft (Section FAA) ‐ 10/16/17
The Galileo Case Revisited (Section FAA) ‐ 12/4/17
Emergence of Japan and the United States on the World s Stage: The Columbian Exposition of 1893 (Section FAA) ‐ 12/7/17

Gail Rubin UNMCE InstructorGail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death

Upcoming Classes:

Membership Event: From Child Pose to Corpse Pose: Life, Death, Yoga and Spirituality (Section FAA) ‐ 10/21/17
Making Plans to Live Well Until We Die: Part One (Section FAA) ‐ 10/22/17
Laughing and Learning: A Practical End‐of‐Life Workshop (Section FAA) ‐ 11/17/17

Rob Spiegel UNMCE InstructorSenior Editor, Design News ; Lifelong Writer and Author of Six Books

Upcoming Classes:

Writing Online (Section FAA) ‐ 11/2/17
Writing True: Memoir and Memoir‐Based Fiction (Section FAA) ‐ 11/6/17

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:

Paris, 1815‐1875 (Section FAA) ‐ 10/12/17

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:

Mont‐Saint‐Michel and St. Michael's Mount (Section FAA) ‐ 11/28/17
Celts and Vikings — How did they Mix? (Section FAA) ‐ 12/5/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Songwriting 101 ‐ Anyone Can Do It (Section FAA) ‐ 10/12/17
Myth 'n Movies (Section FAA) ‐ 11/7/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Four Infamous Criminals (Section FAA) ‐ 10/19/17
Weapons of the American Civil War (Section FAA) ‐ 10/9/17
The History of Toilet Paper: A Story That Begins at the END! (Section FAA) ‐ 12/4/17



Upcoming Classes:

NaNoWriMo Writing Series (Section FAA) ‐ 10/28/17

Gay Witherington UNMCE Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Cultural Creatives and the Emerging Earth Wisdom Culture (Section FAA) ‐ 10/28/17



Upcoming Classes:

Feng Shui To Enhance Health, Wealth and Happiness (Section FAA) ‐ 11/1/17


Youth Programs

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

Upcoming Classes:

Tae Kwon Do/Self‐Defense for Teens (ages 13‐17) (Section FAB) ‐ 10/3/17
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 7‐12) (Section FAB) ‐ 10/3/17

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

Upcoming Classes:

Chalk Pastel Painting in Still Life and Landscape (ages 11‐14) (Section FAA) ‐ 10/7/17
Drawing and Painting Portraits in Chalk Pastel (ages 11‐14) (Section FAA) ‐ 11/4/17

Certified ASHI Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) (ages 12‐17) (Section FAA) ‐ 10/12/17

Our highly trained UNMCE Test Prep Instructor team is ready to teach you the skills and strategies you need to succeed on these important exams.

Upcoming Classes:

ACT Blitz (Section FAA) ‐ 10/1/17
SAT Blitz Live‐Online (Section FAB) ‐ 10/4/17
SAT Blitz (Section FAA) ‐ 10/7/17
SAT Blitz Live‐Online (Section FAC) ‐ 11/1/17
ACT Live‐Online Blitz (Section FAB) ‐ 11/2/17
ACT Blitz (Section FAB) ‐ 11/5/17
ACT Live‐Online Blitz (Section FAA) ‐ 9/28/17

Founded in 1996, Keshet

Upcoming Classes:

Hip Hop (ages 4‐5) (Section FAB) ‐ 10/18/17
Jazz Dance (ages 4‐5) (Section FAB) ‐ 10/21/17

I am a graduate of UNM and NMSU with BS in Electrical Engineering and MS Industrial Engineering respectively. I am registered NM professional engineer and previously held a NM GB-98 contractors license as well as professional certifications with the International Conference of Building Officials and the Project Management Institute. I have over 26 years experience in a variety of disciplines to include avionics, project and construction management, energy efficiency, weapons program management, quality assurance, auditing, and utility electric distribution design and planning. Leadership positions include Deputy Director of Construction and Facilities and IT Management, Manager of Utility Commercial Services and System Reliability and I am currently a Manager of Utility Distribution Planning.

Upcoming Classes:

Understanding Mathematics for College (ages 14‐17) (Section FAA) ‐ 10/14/17


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