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



Business & Technology

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: Expert (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/2/2019
Access: Relational Database Design (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/8/2019

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 Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/22/2019
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/26/2019
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/14/2019
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/21/2019
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/7/2019

John Cousins is a professor and university instructor. He has taught various topics regarding business and finance at UNM, Webster University, University of Phoenix, and Brown Mackie College. He also had opportunity to teach internationally in the MBA program at the University of Technology and Science in Chengdu, China. John has written several business books and published by BizB Press and available through Amazon.com. John Cousin was CEO of Food Sentry a food safety information company. He has been president, treasurer, controller, and a director of Biomoda, a publicly traded biotechnology company that is developing cancer diagnostic assays.

Upcoming Classes:

Understanding the Financial Markets (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/25/2019
Corporate Finance (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/25/2019
Intellectual Property (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/22/2019
Management and Leadership (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/22/2019
Entrepreneurship and Startups (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/8/2019
Economics 101 (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/8/2019
Capstone: Strategic Planning and Implementation (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/6/2019

Anne Lightsey UNMCE InstructorAnne Lightsey, a professional mediator since 1991, has mediated hundreds of cases and is a founding member of the mediation firm Alternatives: Dispute Resolution Services. Anne is also a specialty coach in balancing career and life, motivating employees, leading well‐run meetings, and creating win‐win communications. She is on the faculty at the University of New Mexico where she teaches mediation, and leads a variety of classes for business professionals at UNM's Anderson School of Management. Anne began her training career in 1984 when she lived overseas in Brazil, specializing in preparing exchange students for the changes they would encounter when they traveled abroad. It was then that she discovered that creating and delivering customized trainings are both a passion and gift.It was at a doctor's request (the doctor was searching for a way to respond to her patients' needs to be more focused, less scattered – and thus have fewer accidents and missed appointments) that Anne began her career as a Professional Organizer. Since then, she has developed a national and international clientele.Anne's Mission Statement:To create, facilitate and engage in experiences which are positively life changing for all involved, while operating a profitable, ethical business.Anne is delighted to be able to make a living doing work she loves while assisting others as they reach their goals.Anne holds a BS degree in Communication from the University of Texas, Austin.www.annelightsey.com

Upcoming Classes:

Crucial Conversation: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/16/2019

This partnership bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T.) ‐ Online (Section SPD‐PD) ‐ 4/1/2019
Certified Wedding and Event Planner ‐ Online (Section SPD‐PD) ‐ 4/1/2019
Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T.) ‐ Online (Section SPE‐PD) ‐ 5/6/2019
Certified Wedding and Event Planner ‐ Online (Section SPE‐PD) ‐ 5/6/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Project Management Professional (PMP)/CAPM Certification Exam Preparation (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/2/2019

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: Advanced (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/27/2019
Excel: Expert (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/15/2019
MS Office 2016: What's New (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/24/2019
Excel: Pivot Tables and Charts (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/29/2019
OneNote for Modern Note‐Taking (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/9/2019

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Upcoming Classes:

Word: Advanced (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/2/2019

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Upcoming Classes:

NMREC CORE Course (2019) (Section SPH‐PD) ‐ 4/17/2019
NMREC CORE Course (2019) (Section SPG‐PD) ‐ 4/17/2019
Bonus Real Estate Exam Prep and Pass to Success (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/4/2019
NMREC CORE Course (2019) (Section SPJ‐PD) ‐ 5/15/2019
NMREC CORE Course (2019) (Section SPI‐PD) ‐ 5/15/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Professional Trainer Part I: Creative Tools for Classroom Management ‐ Hybrid (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/9/2019

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:

LSAT Strategy Workshop (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/26/2019
LSAT Prep Course (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/18/2019
LSAT Strategy Workshop (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/30/2019

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 (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/20/2019
Online Technologies for Teaching and Training ‐ Hybrid (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/6/2019

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 SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/1/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Make Your Case: Introduction to Law Camp (ages 10‐14) (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 6/10/2019

Ellen Welker, B.S. and M.A., has been a university instructor, editor, speech writer, public speaker, film production coordinator, radio and television news reporter, promotion writer, public relations manager and marketing and development manager for nonprofit agencies. Currently, she is a consultant assisting nonprofit agencies with branding, communications, events, fundraising, and marketing efforts and teaching classes at UNM Continuing Education including Nonprofit Boot Camp classes for nonprofits to improve their marketing, funding, operations and volunteer programs.

Upcoming Classes:

Professional Speaking (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/7/2019

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:

AutoCAD: Advanced (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/25/2019
SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/17/2019

Ralph Keeton UNMCE InstructorThis instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/16/2019
Network Support (Network+) (Section SPD‐PD) ‐ 5/14/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

QGIS: Intermediate (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/16/2019
QGIS: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/2/2019

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's handbook. "

Upcoming Classes:

Security+ (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 4/26/2019
Network Support (Network+) (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 4/8/2019
Ethical Hacking Part 1: Tools and Techniques (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/9/2019
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 5/15/2019
Ethical Hacking Part 2: Prep for the CEH (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/7/2019

Bryan O'Neill

Upcoming Classes:

Computer Basics for New Computer Users (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/17/2019
Windows: Beginning (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/25/2019

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 SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/27/2019
Digital Audio I (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/6/2019
Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/1/2019

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:

Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 3/26/2019
Cell Phone Photography (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/1/2019
Photographing People (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/15/2019
Digital Cameras: Buying the Right Camera (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/30/2019
Cell Phone Photography (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 5/11/2019
Digital Photography Basics (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 5/21/2019
Professional Lighting Techniques for Digital Photography (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/6/2019

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:

Modern HTML5 and CSS3 (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/3/2019
PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/8/2019
JavaScript: Beginning (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/1/2019
Modern HTML5 and CSS3 (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/15/2019
PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/28/2019

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–architectural and interior photography while working for a local photography studio. Mary specializes in digital techniques using Photoshop and Lightroom.

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Black and White Photography (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/1/2019
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/9/2019
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 5/11/2019
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/14/2019
Aerial Photography with Drones (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/4/2019

Thomas Gagliano UNMCE InstructorTom 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:

Drawing to Illustration Basics (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/11/2019
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/2/2019
Drawing with Illustrator (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/23/2019
Drawing with Photoshop (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/25/2019
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/2/2019
Drawing to Illustration Basics (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/23/2019

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:

InDesign: Beginning (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 3/28/2019
InDesign: Intermediate (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 4/11/2019
Illustrator: Beginning (Section SPD‐PD) ‐ 4/24/2019
Color Theory in Digital Media (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/30/2019
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 5/1/2019
InDesign: Advanced (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/14/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

History of Graphic Design (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/22/2019
Logo Design (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/13/2019

Reinhard Lorenz UNMCE InstructorReinhard Lorenz is a Producer and Director who has been working in the film industry for 15 years. Among his work are featuredocumentaries, TV formats,corporate video and media content for exhibitions and installations. The award‐winning Feature Documentary Flamenco School on the Art of FlamencoDance went to festivals worldwide. He is currently researching for a documentary on education and learning.As an accomplished instructor and educator, he has taught internationally inGermany, the US and South Africa. His teachings draw from his academicbackground as well as his expertise from the field.He holds an MFA in Filmmaking from the University of the Arts in Berlin and an associate's degree in History from Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany.For more information, visit the company website First Eye Films LLC, www.firsteyefilm.com

Upcoming Classes:

Photography with a Digital Camera II (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 3/27/2019
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SPD‐PD) ‐ 4/15/2019
Photography with a Digital Camera II (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 4/24/2019
Digital Videography I (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 5/13/2019
Photography with a Digital Camera II (Section SPD‐PD) ‐ 5/15/2019
Film Editing Fundamentals (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/28/2019
Digital Videography II (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/29/2019
Do You Want to be on a Film Crew? (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/7/2019

Digital Arts InstructorApple Lead Genius

Upcoming Classes:

Mac OS X: Beginning (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/10/2019

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 SPB‐PD) ‐ 3/25/2019
Cinematography Essentials (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/22/2019

Youth Program Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Web Design: Create an Online Gallery (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/25/2019
Illustrator: Beginning (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 4/15/2019
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SPE‐PD) ‐ 4/20/2019
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SPD‐PD) ‐ 4/3/2019
Navigating the iPad (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 5/6/2019

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 SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/25/2019
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/28/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SPE‐PD) ‐ 4/27/2019

Audrey Troche UNMCE InstructorAudrey Troche

Upcoming Classes:

Marketing with Social Media (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/16/2019
Marketing: An Army of One (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/8/2019

The instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 3/25/2019
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 4/13/2019
HTML and CSS: Intermediate (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/15/2019
HTML and CSS: Intermediate (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 5/11/2019

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 I (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 3/26/2019
Color Calibration for Photographers and Designers (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/11/2019
Graphic Design II (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/23/2019
Designing for the Web (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/6/2019

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:

WordPress: Beginning (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/3/2019
Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/16/2019
Building a Website with Squarespace (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/2/2019

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:

Managing Co‐Occurring Disorders (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/30/2019
Working with Adolescents: Treatment and Prevention (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/13/2019
Addiction Counselor Exam Preparation (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/18/2019

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:

ICD‐10‐CM Coding Specialist (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/18/2019
FRESH LOOK ‐ Orientation to Medical Coding and Billing Training (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/15/2019

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Medical Billing and Coding (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
EKG Technician (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Electronic Health Records Management (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Dialysis Technician (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/23/2019
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Medical Billing and Coding (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
EKG Technician (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Electronic Health Records Management (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Dialysis Technician (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 6/1/2019

Matilde Machiavello UNMCE InstructorEducational Consultant, Licensed Brain Gym Instructor/Consultant, Certified Life and Team Coach, Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programing. Passionate about accompanying processes of personal and professional growth. Bilingual Storyteller

Upcoming Classes:

FRESH LOOK ‐ Brain Gym Info Session (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/14/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Ayurveda Assessment Techniques (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/2/2019
Clinical Herbalism 102 (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/4/2019

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

EKG Technician Certification Program (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/9/2019

Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics ‐ 4110 Ellison St. NE, Suite AAlbuquerque, NM 87109 Jonathan Smith, RD, LDFitness 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:

Health Coach for ACE Certification (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/2/2019

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.

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CRAFT and Working with Family Members (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/4/2019


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De‐Stress Yoga (BA) (Section SPC‐HF) ‐ 5/2/2019

Katherine Anderson UNMCE InstructorKatherine D. (Kit) Anderson, CPO‐CD, is a widely recognized expert on organizing. She conducts workshops for professional organizers internationally, and for other groups, businesses and universities in several states. She has taught for Continuing Education for twenty years. She is a member, a past Research Director and past President of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, an educational nonprofit for professional organizers who help the seriously or chronically disorganized. She is the author of books, a booklet, professional papers and newspaper columns.

Upcoming Classes:

Managing Your Time: Getting Around the Obstacles (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/23/2019
Conquering Clutter (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/27/2019

Tim Anderson is the former managing editor of CameraArts magazine and has been a professional photographer for more than 40 years. He has a wide range of experience from shooting dragsters and NASCAR sanctioned races to political figures to concerts (Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Motley Crüe, etc.). His real passions, however, is the female nude, the intimate portrait and the many opportunities they represent. Taking influences from Lucien Clergue, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, and Ruth Bernhard, Tim strives to discover new angles " of appreciation within the timeless form of the nude body and the human face. Whether the finished product is a full body image or an intriguing portrait, the message he attempts to convey is that of simplicity of line and form, light and shadow. He has published "Poser: a sketchbook of ideas for photographers and models, " and the poetry book, "Frame of Mind. " More of his work can be seen at timandersonstudio.com, and CygnetPress.com, and his writing has been internationally published.He has reviewed photography portfolios for a wide variety of organizations, including, but not limited to: Review Santa Fe, World Photography Gala Awards, Louisville Art Association, The Southwest Photo Summit, Vermont Photography Workplace, Photolucida, and Review LA, as well as a variety of local and regional review programs. Over the last few years he has photographed Santa Fe Workshops given by Joyce Tenneson, Elizabeth Opalenik, and photographer Lucien Clergue's nude workshop in France. He is the publisher of Shadow and Light Magazine, a bi‐monthly PDF and print photography magazine, as well as the editor of The Journal, a bi‐weekly international photo‐based e‐mail newsletter. "

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Discovery ‐ Photo Collection: Your story best told through sequencing (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/6/2019

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Part II (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/26/2019

Italian Instructor, Growth and Enrichment Programs.

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Italian: Beginning II (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/2/2019

Associate Director, Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

Upcoming Classes:

Beginning Small Metals 1.0 Small Metals Workshop (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/26/2019
Climbing and Canyoneering (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/26/2019
Geology of Western New Mexico Weekend (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/10/2019
Introduction to Mountain Biking (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/10/2019
Birding in the Zuni Mountains (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/17/2019
Handbuilding Basics in Clay (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/17/2019
Beginning Bead Work (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/3/2019

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Introduction to Aikido (Section SPB‐HF) ‐ 3/27/2019

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Medical Spanish II (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/26/2019

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Qigong (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 5/14/2019

My fine art is an interpretation of social, historical and cultural arts. In my work, I deconstruct iconic images and interpret them by building on symbolic messages. Having engaged in subjects as diverse as the Mexican Revolution, Latino arts, traditional Spanish Colonial arts and Pop Culture, I reproduce familiar visual signs and some derived from ancient motifs, arranging them into conceptually layered pieces. These various bodies of work are exhibited in galleries and local venues.Experienced as a graphic illustrator and designer, I paint contemporary portraits of celebrities and musicians capturing their personalities and epic moments in their careers. As a muralist, my themes are historical and cultural; my intention is to bring awareness of environmental components and intertwine them with the culture and vitality of the community.I teach multicultural and fine arts workshops in public and private schools, UNM Continuing Education, city events, and community centers and museums. I began teaching in 2000, by bringing my own art after school programs to the community in order to support arts education. I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of children and families from many diverse cultures through out New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencils (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/20/2019
Making Marks ‐ Mixed Media Drawing All Levels (Section SPD‐PE) ‐ 5/1/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Nature Sketching and Journaling (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/7/2019

Mindy Bradford

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Oil Painting Basics (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/1/2019

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Private Eye's in Fact and Fiction (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/18/2019

Heidi Carlson UNMCE InstructorFor the past 30 years I've been involved in the New York publishing industry. Early on I worked for HarperCollins Publishers and then started my long time career working for literary agents reviewing both published and unpublished books. Working for the William Morris Agency's World Wide head of their literary division I was fortunate to review many best selling authors' work; including that of James Michener, Tom Clancy, Umberto Eco, Larry McMurtry, Judy Blume, to name a few. Now in the UNM Continuing Education Department I find great satisfaction in helping new writers develop their talents and skills.

Upcoming Classes:

Memoir Workshop (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 5/4/2019

Iliana Carrillo Is a Certified Instructor by Aida Chemicals Inc. in Japan, Senior Instructor by Art Clay World USA, Master Instructor by Art Clay World Mexico, PMC Certified Artisan, PMC Rio Rewards, and Accredited Instructor by Hadar Jacobson. She is Author of one of the first written Spanish books for Silver Clay. Iliana is a Metal Clay instructor at the UNM Continuing Education and Santa Fe Community College. At the moment, her main focus is to teach Instructors proper Metal Clay techniques in Mexico and USA.

Upcoming Classes:

Jewelry with Moldable Metal Clays‐Bronze, Copper and Steel (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/25/2019
Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/2/2019

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Mastering Pasta: Fresh egg pasta dough – Northern Italian‐style (Section SPE‐PE) ‐ 5/1/2019
Mastering Pasta: Stuffed pasta (Section SPG‐PE) ‐ 5/15/2019
Mastering Pasta: Lasagne (Section SPH‐PE) ‐ 5/22/2019
Mastering Pasta: Eggless fresh pasta – Southern Italian‐style (Section SPF‐PE) ‐ 5/8/2019

Pamela Cornish, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1987, offers over 100 products and services to her patients. As a child, she learned to use many types of herbs and bodywork, which she now combines with all six branches of Oriental medicine. Prior to graduating from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she taught in Japan and China for four years. There, using acupuncture and herbs, she totally healed her own fifteen‐year case of rheumatoid arthritis. Formerly on the faculties of Southwest Acupuncture College, UNM's Cancer Center, Center for Continuing Education, and People Living Through Cancer, Dr. Cornish currently teaches at the NM School of Natural Therapeutics. She also conducts seminars for patients, healthcare professionals, schools, corporations, and various groups, in a effort to combine Western and Oriental medicines for the benefit of those served.

Upcoming Classes:

Back Talk (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/23/2019
Aroma Chakra (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 5/11/2019
Travvy Savvy ‐‐ Travel Smart (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 5/25/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Kiln‐Fired Enamel Jewelry: Intensive (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/30/2019
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 3/30/2019
Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/1/2019
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 4/2/2019

Gloria is known for the intuition, empathy and compassion she brings to her role as a certified 500 hour Kripalu yoga instructor. She has been teaching for nearly 30 years. Her sessions are given in a non‐competitive environment where people are encouraged to participate at a level that is healthful and enjoyable. She is also the author of "Yoga and Grief ". Namaste,Gloria Drayer, RYT (500)Author of Yoga and Grief Kripalu and Yoga Alliance505‐275‐6638www.yogasimpleandsacred.comwww.yogaandgrief.com

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for the Rest of Us (Section SPB‐HF) ‐ 3/25/2019
Yoga for Mondays (Section SPA‐HF) ‐ 3/25/2019

Stephanie Duran, University of Michigan, B.S. Fine Arts, with Teaching and Asian Studies.

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Knitting: Learn to Knit Socks, Intermediate (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/20/2019

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Knitting Intermediate (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/23/2019

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Crochet: Beginning Part 2 (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 3/23/2019
Sashiko ‐ Beginning (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/4/2019

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Salsaerobics (Section SPF‐HF) ‐ 5/13/2019
Ballet Folklorico (Traditional Mexican Folk Dance) for Teens/Adults (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 5/14/2019
Salsaerobics (Section SPG‐HF) ‐ 5/14/2019
Salsaerobics (Section SPH‐HF) ‐ 5/18/2019

Eva Garlez

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Tango for the Absolute Beginner (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 5/6/2019

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Glass Fusing: An Introduction (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 3/30/2019
Landscape in Glass (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/27/2019
Glass Fusing: Beyond the Basics (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/6/2019
Glass Fusing: Beyond the Basics (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 5/11/2019
Stained Glass: Beginning (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 5/19/2019
Landscape in Glass (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 5/25/2019
Glass Fusing: An Introduction (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 6/1/2019

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Fiber Arts Weekend (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/10/2019
Wellness Retreat (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/3/2019

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Sign Language II (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/4/2019

Rita Herther worked as a freelance writer for several years. She taught non‐fiction, creative writing, and journal writing classes. Her non‐fiction book, YOU ARE WISDOM, was a finalist in the 2017 Albuquerque Museum Writing contest. Since 2009 she has been the Programs Chair for Croak and Dagger, the NM Chapter of the national Sisters in Crime – an organization for mystery writers.For 18 years she was in private practice as a licensed Mental Health Counselor and a certified Hypnotherapist. Over nine years she spoke and taught workshops at international and national hypnotherapy conferences in three states (California, Florida, and New Hampshire).She is a skilled Pranic Healer (an energy modality) and has facilitated a Pranic Healing Clinic since 2009. Since 2010 she has organized weekend classes for Pranic Healing instructors.

Upcoming Classes:

Learn to Heal (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/10/2019
Your Dreams Talk To You (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/20/2019
Achieve the life you deserve ‐ Stress free (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 5/4/2019

Kate started practicing yoga on her own at the age of 16. Her formal study of yoga began nearly 25 years ago , 15 of these years were classes with a certified Iyengar teacher who emphasized proper alignment and modifications of poses. In the past 5 years, Kate has studied closely with local international teacher Aparna Levine and completed Yogasaar studio's 200‐hour teacher training. Kate's classes are shaped by her training and passion for yoga. She is especially interested in working creatively within sensible limits to improve overall health and create a sense of wellbeing.

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga ‐ Strengthen Your Well‐being (Section SPC‐HF) ‐ 4/17/2019

For Russ Howell, the most personal artistic communication happens when we are allowed to see something that we are not otherwise privileged to see, and to see it through another's eyes.Focused now solely on traditional watercolor, he works to portray moments in the natural world, hoping the viewer may feel some of the wonder of a unique time and place.

Upcoming Classes:

Continuing with No Fear Watercolor (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/25/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

T'ai Chi Ch'uan ‐ Traditional Yang Style Long Form: Beginners (Section SPB‐HF) ‐ 4/23/2019

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. Polly has taught Painting with Acrylics and Drawing for the Absolute Beginner at UNMCE since 2009, Drawing with Flair/ Painting with Pastels since 2015, as well as private classes at Artisan Art Store (since 2009). She has exhibited in group art shows at Factory on Fifth, 2015, 2016, 2017.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).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, WestlakeRetrospective, 2007, Austin, TX, Ruta Mayas, 2006, Austin, TX, Curras,2004, Austin, TX, The Collin B Restaurant 2002, Austin, TX., West LynnCafe 2001, Austin, TX., Lazy Oak Bed and Breakfast 2001, Austin, TX.,The Allen Collection 1996, Vail Colorado, American Indian Art Gallery1989, New Orleans, LA., Jeffrey's 1989, Austin, TX., Galisteo Inn1989, 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, SantaFe, NM, Galisteo Inn 1986, Galisteo, NM, St. John's College 1985,Santa Fe, NMThree Person Show:Edith Lambert Gallery 1991, Santa Fe, NM.PUBLICATIONSSouthwest Art Magazine 1994, Prince of Chaos by Roger Zelazny 1991,Knight of Shadows by Roger Zelazny 1990, Old Cars Weekly 1990, FocusArt Magazine, Santa Fe, NM 1988, Horizon Art Magazine 1988.

Upcoming Classes:

Painting with Acrylics (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 3/20/2019
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 4/1/2019
Painting with Acrylics (Section SPD‐PE) ‐ 4/18/2019
Painting with Pastels (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/3/2019

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 SPB‐PE) ‐ 5/25/2019
Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section SUA‐PE) ‐ 6/1/2019

Catherine is a native New Mexican. After attending the University of New Mexico with a major in art and anthropology, she later completed a bachelor's degree. She is a self‐taught studio jeweler who works with many metals, found objects, and a variety of stones. Her jewelry designs are simple, bold, industrial, and modern. Catherine's work is available from the artist, from Three Rivers Art Center in Farmington, New Mexico, from Joy, Art, and Tea at Durango Art Center in Durango, Colorado.

Upcoming Classes:

Bench Skills: Making a Minimalist Bracelet with Minimal Tools (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/24/2019
Basic Soldering: Worshipping the Fire Goddess (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/6/2019

Founded in 1996, Keshet is an Albuquerque‐based nonprofit which exists to inspire and unite community by fostering unlimited possibilities through dance, mentorship and a creative space for the arts. Uniting the arts, the artist and the audience, Keshet invites you to engage, experience and be inspired through bold explorations of movement and celebrations of community. Located at Keshet Center for the Arts, all of Keshet's programming is based on the core values of inclusion, authenticity, excellence, opportunity, fluidity and personal growth.

Upcoming Classes:

Ballet Fundamentals (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/3/2019
Hip‐Hop Dance (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/4/2019

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:

Healthy Asian Cooking (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 3/27/2019
Cuban Cooking (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/29/2019
Contemporary Southwest (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/11/2019
Chinese Cooking (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/12/2019
Tapas (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/18/2019
Breakfast For Dinner (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/25/2019
Slow Cooking Fast! (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/15/2019
Spices and Herbs (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/16/2019
Mexican Cooking (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/2/2019
Sweetheart Dinner (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 5/24/2019
Grilling and Smoking (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/3/2019
Pressure Cooking (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/8/2019
Two Bites ‐ Sweet and Savory Bites (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/9/2019

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:

Mediterranean Table (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/26/2019
A Repertoire of Sauces (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/16/2019
French Bistro Cooking (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/23/2019
Culinary Tour of Italy (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/30/2019
Paella Valenciana (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/9/2019
Mysteries of Fish Cooking (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/14/2019
Sensational Salads (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/7/2019

Aparna is the Director and Founder of Yogasaar Studio. Born and raised in India, the land where yoga was born she ignites enthusiasm for yoga in her students by bringing her 30 + years of study and practice into her teaching style that embodies the energy and spirit of yoga. Her classes inspire fluid movement while focusing on mindfulness of breath and alignment, compassionate self‐awareness and encourage a safe environment in which to explore practice for all levels. She is known for her sensitive, joyful, engaging and determined approach to teaching and extensively leads classes, retreats, workshops and trainings in Yoga,Ayurveda and Mindfulness Meditation both nationally and internationally. She is the creator of several yoga dvd's and meditation cd's available on Amazon. To read more about Aparna or to connect please visit www.livingyouryoga.org.

Upcoming Classes:

Mindfulness As A Path to Habit Change (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/24/2019
A Women's Self Discovery Retreat ‐ Yoga, Nature, Aromatherapy and Guided Meditation (Section SPB‐HF) ‐ 4/12/2019
Yoga 101 ‐ Foundations and Basics (Section SPC‐HF) ‐ 4/12/2019
Yoga with Purpose (Section SPE‐HF) ‐ 4/16/2019
Mindful U ‐ Applied Meditation (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 4/16/2019
Yoga: The Full Scope (Section SPC‐HF) ‐ 4/17/2019
Yoga with Purpose (Section SPF‐HF) ‐ 4/18/2019
Mindful U ‐ Applied Meditation (Section SPD‐PE) ‐ 4/18/2019
Yoga: Take it to the Next Level (Section SPC‐HF) ‐ 4/20/2019
Yoga 101 ‐ Foundations and Basics (Section SPD‐HF) ‐ 4/22/2019
Yoga: The Full Scope (Section SPD‐HF) ‐ 4/22/2019
The Attention Revolution: Mindfulness for the Millennium (Section SPB‐HF) ‐ 5/26/2019

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Book Arts: Buttonhole Book (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/20/2019

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 ". He also leads photo tours into such NM areas as the Bisti Badlands, Tapia Canyon, and the Ojito Wilderness. "

Upcoming Classes:

Photo Know‐How: Shooting A Winner (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/18/2019
Powerful Tools for Photography Challenges using Time, Talent and Tenacity (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 5/16/2019

Carol March UNMCE InstructorCarol March, MS, is a career development specialist, trainer, and published author who teaches individuals and groups how to succeed and thrive in today's workplace. Carol has a MS degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Achieve Global Facilitator. She operates Compass Rose, a consulting firm that provides career planning, coaching, and training services to individuals and groups. Carol's specialty is helping people navigate life transitions and find ways to bring their natural creativity into their professional lives. Check out Carol's website at http://www.AWritersHeart.com You can see her fiction at www.CarolHollandMarch.com

Upcoming Classes:

Opening Up: Writing For Healing (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/16/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Rejuvenate Your Retirement (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/22/2019
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/25/2019
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/27/2019
Rejuvenate Your Retirement (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 5/15/2019

Sonia Masocco, R.A.P., CH, 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:

Conversational Spanish Part II (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/1/2019

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:

Golf Fit (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/23/2019
Golf I (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/4/2019
Golf I (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 4/6/2019
Functionally Fit (Section SPB‐HF) ‐ 4/8/2019

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Herbal Walk (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/11/2019

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Golf I (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/23/2019
Golf II (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/23/2019

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Basket Weaving: Bean Pot (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/23/2019

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:

Sustaining Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/2/2019
Living without Depression (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/4/2019

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!

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Bringing Yoga to the Classroom (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/10/2019

Lena Patterson was born in Moscow, Russia.She earned her BA in Teaching Foreign Languages in Russia and an MA (also in Teaching Foreign Languages) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.She worked as a Russian Department chairperson at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California until she moved to the beautiful state of New Mexico a few years ago.Before coming to the US, she worked as a translator‐interpreter for a group of test‐pilots/astronauts in training for the Russian space shuttle flights. The space shuttle project development and astronauts' training took place at the Flight Research Institute this story is about.

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Russian II (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/16/2019

Pax Rasmussen graduated with a Master's degree from the Communication department at the University of Utah in 2010, where he studied conflict resolution, environmental communication, and critical theory to inform his interest in practical documentary journalism work. He produced a short video documentary about community radio in Salt Lake City as part of the requirements for the program. You can see it here: https://vimeo.com/19995240 Rasmussen worked for CATALYST Magazine in Salt Lake City, Utah, for nearly a decade. He currently manages their website and newsletter, and occasionally contributes. He works full‐time as an Evaluation Faculty member at Western Governor's University. He lives in downtown Albuquerque and spends his free time hiking and fishing in the New Mexico back‐country.

Upcoming Classes:

Writing for Magazines (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/3/2019

Irma Reeder UNMCE Instructor

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Beginning Mountain Dulcimer (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/29/2019

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

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Kickboxing:Train Like A Fighter (Section SPC‐HF) ‐ 4/23/2019
Boxing Bootcamp (Section SPC‐HF) ‐ 4/25/2019

Diana Segara is a New York City composer and singer. Her CDs include Song Affirmations ; The Gift of Song ; and Songs for Poems of the Spirit, Volumes I ‐ IV, in which she sets to song the works of American, Irish, and Russian poets Emily Dickinson, Yeats, Joyce, Kennelly, Akhmatova, and many other great poets. Performances of her compositions have been well received at the James Joyce Centre and Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin, Kerry Intl. Summer School, Listowel Writers Week, Intl. Women's Day, and Kerry's Samhlaiocht Chiarrai. You can visit her website at http://dianasegara.com/

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Singing (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/4/2019

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The Craft of Hand‐Built Ceramics (Section SPD‐PE) ‐ 5/2/2019
The Craft of Hand‐Built Ceramics (Section SPE‐PE) ‐ 5/4/2019

Jessica Stallings Smith MS, CSCS, USAW‐II, CPTDirector, Athletic PerformanceInstitute of Community Wellness and Athletics She has a Master's in Exercise Science from Middle Tennessee State University and I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a USA Weightlifting level II and Crossfit L1 coach. I've been working in the field for over 10 years and owner of a Fitness/Wellness and Crossfit facility that has been in operation for 6 years. Personal training goals are endurance running and Crossfit with a background in collegiate Soccer.

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The Runner's Mind: Part IV – Garuda and Dragon Running: Mind Like Sky and Intention (Section SPB‐HF) ‐ 3/23/2019

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

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Tarot Cards: An Introduction (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/13/2019

I began my career as a potter in 2005. My first art class in 12 years of education was a tile making class with a friend. This was the first time that I had ever seen a potter's wheel in use. I watched more potter's wheel throwing than I did make tiles that semester. The instructor never did allow me to use the wheel, so during that same semester I took out a loan and purchase a potter's wheel. Using this wheel and eventually taking beginning ceramics courses, I learned a great deal. Because of this skill I developed I was recruited to run ASUNM's craft studio. This short period of time gave me the knowhow and confidence to open my own studio, which I did in 2008. Beginning with 1 pottery wheel in my living room, I was able to slowly accumulate over 9 years: 6000 sqft studios, 12 pottery wheels, slab rollers, extruders, and kilns. Throughout the last 9 years my partner and I have taught over 40,000 beginners in pottery. This is where I honed the skills that I developed in self‐study. Each person I taught had things that they did right and things they did wrong. After the first 10,000 people, a method emerged that is the most efficient transfer of artistic skill I have ever encountered and I am always eager to share these skills with any willing participant.I have made my career in teaching pottery classes and producing pottery for customers, and businesses. Because of the sheer volume of both, my own personal aesthetic has deconstructed visually, functionally, and philosophically to form and form alone. I have spent the last two years doing two things: understanding the vortex technology of the wheel thrown vessel (both intellectually and functionally) and creating highly functional pottery that is created using curve and light. I have tried to describe the style as Etruscan in form and function and Japanese in methodology and spirit. I create all of my vessels from one piece of clay, regardless of size or number of component parts. I have heard an old adage that there are three relationships developed in a potter's relations to his or her craft. First is the connection with the material of clay. Second is the is the relationship to the glaze in accordance with the clay. Third is the connection of the clay and the glaze within the fire. I have found this to be very true, especially as I enter into my tenth year and hopefully will begin to say that I am a potter.

Upcoming Classes:

The Potter's Wheel; an Introduction to Form and Function (Section SPG‐PE) ‐ 5/2/2019
The Potter's Wheel; an Introduction to Form and Function (Section SPI‐PE) ‐ 5/4/2019
The Potter's Wheel; an Introduction to Form and Function (Section SPH‐PE) ‐ 5/4/2019

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401(K)s and IRA's: Achieving Maximum Investment Performance (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/2/2019
401(K)s and IRA's: Achieving Maximum Investment Performance (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/6/2019
How Tax Law Changes Affect Your Future (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/18/2019
How Tax Law Changes Affect Your Future (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 5/25/2019

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Mountain Biking Skills (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/24/2019

Afton Warrick is an experienced educator with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction who has taught Continuing Education at UNM since 2012. She instructed at both private and public intuitions prior to taking a leave from elementary education to raise her four children, and holds the highest level of licensure offered by NM. Warrick is passionate about fiber arts and offers a variety of quilting technique and project courses. Her efficient methods make classes fitting for enthusiasts of all experience levels. Warrick specializes in original design. She has won numerous quilt show awards and been exhibited at venues including The National Quilt Museum. See more at www.quiltingmod.com.

Upcoming Classes:

Quick Quilts (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/21/2019
Beginning Free‐Motion Quilting (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/25/2019

Ms. Wasko has earned widespread recognition, honors and awards. Her work has received excellent reviews in Newspapers and Magazines such as The Enugu News, Nigeria, Africa; Gallery and Studio Magazine, Soho, New York; Focus Santa Fe Magazine, NM; Boston Globe, MA; Albuquerque Journal, NM; Santa Fe New Mexican, NM; and The News, Mexico. She has been chosen as an artist for the 7th International Global Culture Center Show in Nigeria, and as an Artist‐In‐Residence for New Mexico. She has received most recently an Adolph and Esther Gottieb Foundation, Partners in Education, New Mexico Arts Council grants. She served as a juror for art shows, a Program Director and Moderator for WGBH‐TV/Boston, and as a Lecturer.Ms. Wasko has been featured at a variety of exhibitions, most notably at a commissioned exhibit at the Pueblo of Zia, NM; Cornell University, NY; MIT Gallery and Boston City Hall, MA; Enugu Museum, Nigeria, Africa; and in Mexico at the Instituto Allende and Galeria San Miguel. Her work is currently shown both nationally and internationally at the Montserrat Gallery, and Michael Perez Gallery, New York, NY; Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM; Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Esthetix Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; and the Enugu Museum, Nigeria, Africa.

Upcoming Classes:

The Photographic Book: Create It Start to Finish (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/20/2019

Ingrid has been helping people challenge themselves through fitness since 1998. She started out working with faculty and staff at UNM, and has continued to focus on adult fitness, opening a personal training studio in 2015. She enjoys both the outdoors and the gym, and takes every opportunity to walk, hike or bike. Her training philosophy is to challenge and nurture each student based on their individual needs, goals and abilities. She is certified as a Personal Trainer and Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise, with numerous specialty certifications including Pain‐Free Movement and High Intensity Interval Training. She also holds a Masters degree in Health Education. This, along with her ten‐plus years in weight management counseling, form a broad knowledge and experience base from which to educate, coach and train clients toward a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Upcoming Classes:

Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section SPL‐HF) ‐ 4/13/2019
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section SPE‐HF) ‐ 4/15/2019
Core Competency (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 4/15/2019
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section SPF‐HF) ‐ 4/16/2019
Express Circuit (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 4/17/2019
HIIT For Lunch (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 4/19/2019
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section SPI‐HF) ‐ 4/9/2019

Denise Wheeler UNMCE InstructorDenise has been teaching Basic Home Repair for more than twenty years. Her love of teaching and sharing skills are incorporated into her not for profit building group, CREW Community Renovation Empowering Women. Denise grew up learning electrical work and building skills. Denise has a Special Major Master's Degree in Philosophy and Women's Studies. She combines her building skills and education to assist agencies which support women and children.

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Home Repair: Basic (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/27/2019

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Tennis: Intermediate (Section SPA‐HF) ‐ 4/6/2019


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Center for Global Awareness

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Waves of Global Change: A Holistic World History (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/24/2019
Divided: Colliding Ways We See the World (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/7/2019

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.

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Grammar For Writers (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/14/2019

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.

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E‐Publishing: The Wave of the Future! (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/11/2019

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.

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Behind the Fence for National Defense: Japanese‐American Internment in WWII (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/15/2019

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's Canterbury Tales, The Plague, Why Do We Say That? John Donne was a Rock Star, and Theatre from the Greeks to Shakespeare. "

Upcoming Classes:

If Walls Could Talk – Part One (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/20/2019
Mistaken for an Inventor, Part II (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/25/2019
If Walls Could Talk – Part Two (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 4/3/2019
Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? " " (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/10/2019
The Johnstown Flood (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/20/2019

Heidi Carlson UNMCE InstructorFor the past 30 years I've been involved in the New York publishing industry. Early on I worked for HarperCollins Publishers and then started my long time career working for literary agents reviewing both published and unpublished books. Working for the William Morris Agency's World Wide head of their literary division I was fortunate to review many best selling authors' work; including that of James Michener, Tom Clancy, Umberto Eco, Larry McMurtry, Judy Blume, to name a few. Now in the UNM Continuing Education Department I find great satisfaction in helping new writers develop their talents and skills.

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Writing Memoir (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/25/2019

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 Colony of La Nueva México (1598‐1848) (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/22/2019
Historiography and Paleography versus Pseudohistory, Conspiracy Theory, Oral Tradition, Myth and Symboli (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/12/2019
The Villa de Albuquerque (1706‐1821) (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/26/2019
Anthropological Genetic History: The Rus and the Rurik Dynasty (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/5/2019
Bible Battles (Abraham to Joshua) (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/10/2019
Bible Battles (Joshua to Saul) (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/17/2019
Spanish Castas, DNA, and Identity (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/24/2019
Spain and Russia's Connection to the Founding of California (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/31/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Purchasing a hearing aid – ARGHH!! (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/15/2019
Ok I've got a hearing aid – NOW what? (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/6/2019

I am an Associate Professor of geography at the University of New Mexico. My research focuses on people–plant interactions, principally in Africa and in African‐descent communities around the Atlantic. I have studied plants from several academic perspectives, including geography, ecology, history, ethnography, and cultural studies. I have studied many vegetation types–ranging from a rare type of forest in West Africa to the global savanna biome–and six different plants–the most widely known being the African baobab tree, and cannabis. I am currently focused on the history of cannabis in Africa and the Atlantic. I have published over 30 peer‐reviewed papers on various topics, as well as book on the world history of cannabis (Cannabis, Reaktion Books, 2015). A second book forthcoming (Mariamba: African Roots of Marijuana, Duke University Press, late 2018). As a university professor I've taught over 2,300 students, on topics such as physical geography, political ecology, and African studies. I can be found on the Internet at: http://www.unm.edu/~duvall/Home.html and at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chris_Duvall.

Upcoming Classes:

A Cultural History of Cannabis (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/11/2019

* Born and educated in Albuquerque, New Mexico.* Received BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from UNM in 1954.* Served two years as a Lt. In the USAF in aircraft hydraulic system R&D at WPAFB.* Worked as an engineer, sales and marketing manager, subsidiary president, corporate VP and consultant for Pall Corporation for 45 years, mostly on Long Island, NY. Was their 81st employee and at retirement they had over 9,000.* Currently serves on the UNM, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board.* He helps review and rate the projects of the Mechanical Engineering Senior Design classes, four times a year.

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Understanding DNA Results and What They Mean For You (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 5/17/2019

I received my Bachelors in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach, my Masters in Counseling, from USC and my doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant University), in Los Angeles, in 1979.I worked many years for private mental health clinics in California. I was on the staff of Cedars‐Sinai Medical Center from 1985‐1991 where I began my tenure, there, as a psychologist in both the adult and child outpatient departments. In 1988, I was promoted to supervisor where I supervised psychological interns from both USC and UCLA. I led seminars on various topics and participated in weekly multidisciplinary staff meetings where unusual and interesting treatment cases were presented.From 1994‐2006 I ran my own business in Woodland Hills, Ca. I worked with many types of people, performing individual, family, couples and group psychotherapy. I wrote extensive worker's compensation evaluations as well as child custody reports.My areas of interest are quite widespread. Having worked with police personnel in Los Angeles, I gained experience in Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder with its many facets and degrees of severity. I am a strong believer in existential theory in that every human being has the ability to define his own destiny within the scope of his/her particular physical limits. I believe in the theories of Abraham Maslow and his self‐actualization doctrine as well as Viktor Frankl who believed that people without a personal, well‐defined meaning in life, merely exist, but do not live.I treat traditional psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, grief reactions, phobias, marriage difficulties, empty nest concerns and personal detachment and separation problems. I also work with geriatric issues, revolving around personal mortality, loss of physical and mental functioning, loss of a life partner and loss of personal meaning (this, of course, is not limited to the geriatric population)I am also a creative writer. I have had a play of mine performed in Santa Fe in 2009. I am currently a writer for ETHER BOOKS, an online publishing concern, that permits IPhones, Droids, Blackberries and other such mobile phone devices to download stories, poems and essays. I published book on marriage called GIVE AND TAKE WITH EB AND FLO and also published a full length stage play, entitled, UNTIL WE'RE CALLED TO RISE. I also have a novel being considered for publ0ication.

Upcoming Classes:

The Anatomy of Humor (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/22/2019
Baseball as a Metaphor for Life (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/18/2019
The Art of Playwriting (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/2/2019
A History of Mental Illness: From Snake Pits to Gene Therapy (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/5/2019
The Beauty of Motion Picture Soundtracks (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/16/2019
New Mexico's Role in the Civil War (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/21/2019
The Psychology of Charisma (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/30/2019
The Basics of Music Theory (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/8/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

World Leaders: President Xi Jinping (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/28/2019
What priority should Global Warming Mitigation have in the 2020 campaign? (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/18/2019

Karen A. Foss is Regents' Professor Emeritus of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico and coauthor of ten books that challenge and reframe the disciplines of communication and women studies, including Inviting Transformation, Women Speak, and Gender Stories. She is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences, addressing issues of communication, gender, social change, and feminist perspectives. Accomplished public speaker and facilitator, Karen has received teaching awards from Humboldt State University and the University of New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Become the Creative Director of a Colorful Life! (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/3/2019

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:

People into Pages: Reading People and Developing Characters in Fiction (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/2/2019
Writing Short Stories from Start to Finish (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/7/2019

Donald Gluck has four university degrees including a PhD in Engineering. He was an early subscriber to William Buckley's National Review and has studied Conservatism for several decades. In 2010 at the University of New Mexico he chartered a conservative club which he led or was active in for five years. He has lectured on Conservatism in Albuquerque and Santa Fe since 2011.

Upcoming Classes:

Churchill, Roosevelt and the Holocaust (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/2/2019
The USSR: A State Against its People (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/2/2019

Melody was born and raised in Las Cruces, southern New Mexico, but spent a few years growing up " on Guam and in the Philippines. A graduate of New Mexico State University (B.S. Education), she is also a graduate of the University of New Mexico (M.A. Education). Melody taught in Albuquerque until leaving the classroom to become a full‐time freelance writer. Melody Groves and Johnny Boggs Melody and Johnny Boggs A deep love of anything cowboy and Old West creates a fertile playground for her imagination. After spending ten years with the New Mexico Gunfighters Association, she learned what it feels like going toe to toe with a revolver‐wielding sheriff. Being both "good guy " and "bad guy " gives her a firsthand feel for what her western characters experience. Melody is a contributing editor for Round Up magazine for Western Writers of America. She is also a contributing writer for "American Westward Expansion, " a collegiate history encyclopedia. She also writes for Wild West, True West, New Mexico and other magazines. When not writing, she's busy playing rhythm guitar with the Jammy Time Band. "

Upcoming Classes:

So, You Want to Write for Magazines? (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/1/2019
Nine Things You May Not Know About Billy the Kid (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/8/2019
Old Town: 300 Years in the Making (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/16/2019
When Old West Lawmen Went Bad (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/2/2019
Writing Realistic Characters in Dialogue: Fiction and Non Fiction (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/23/2019

Ron Herman earned a B.S. in physics and math from NM Highlands University in 1971, and later he received his NM teacher certification. Ron completed an MS in Mechanical Engineering at UNM in 1981, and in 1987 he taught Introduction to Mechanical Engineering as an adjunct professor there. He earned an MBA from UNM in 2006. He worked as a product development engineer for Sagebrush Technologies and other small companies, and he has owned his own small company, Engineering Ideas. He is now retired. Ron has studied religions as a Catholic, Baha'i, Unitarian, and Humanist. He was coordinator for education classes for the Humanist Society of NM from 2006‐2008 and developed curriculum for both children and adults. He has been conducting research into the history of science and religion for the past ten years.

Upcoming Classes:

Milestones in the History of Science and Religion (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/1/2019

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 Grand Canyon (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/3/2019
Geology of the Jemez Mountains (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/1/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Ancient Greece (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/3/2019
The Romans (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/1/2019

Connie Josefs is a writer, teacher and writing coach. She has led workshops in fiction and creative non‐fiction writing for 25 years, and has taught writing at UNM Albuquerque, Southwest Writers and Santa Monica College, where she was founding editor of the literary journal, E‐33: Writings from Emeritus. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, New Millenium Writings, Chokecherries, The Crimson Crane and The Whole Life Times. She holds an MFA in fiction from Antioch University, LA and has worked as a writer and story analyst for film and television. She divides her time between California and Northern New Mexico, and provides coaching and developmental editing for new and experienced writers. For more information, visit her website at www.conniejosefs.com.

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Reading for Writers (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/23/2019

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.

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Opera Connoisseurship (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/2/2019

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

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Osher Membership Event : Cybersecurity (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/14/2019
Savvy Personal Finance Technology: What Baby Bomers and Gen‐X'ers Need to Know About FinTech (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/30/2019

Matilde Machiavello UNMCE InstructorEducational Consultant, Licensed Brain Gym Instructor/Consultant, Certified Life and Team Coach, Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programing. Passionate about accompanying processes of personal and professional growth. Bilingual Storyteller

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Brighten Your Brain (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/13/2019

Carol March UNMCE InstructorCarol March, MS, is a career development specialist, trainer, and published author who teaches individuals and groups how to succeed and thrive in today's workplace. Carol has a MS degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Achieve Global Facilitator. She operates Compass Rose, a consulting firm that provides career planning, coaching, and training services to individuals and groups. Carol's specialty is helping people navigate life transitions and find ways to bring their natural creativity into their professional lives. Check out Carol's website at http://www.AWritersHeart.com You can see her fiction at www.CarolHollandMarch.com

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Shamanism: From Witch Doctors through the New Millennium (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/7/2019

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. "

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Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/3/2019
Taoism (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/31/2019

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.

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Aamodt, damn it! (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/3/2019

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.

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Origins of Modern Science: A History of Science from Copernicus to Newton (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/6/2019

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

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Laughing and Learning: A Practical End‐of‐Life Workshop (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/22/2019

Retired Reference Librarian, Bernalillo County Library System

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The Motel in Albuquerque (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/25/2019
North Fourth Street: a Drive through Time (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/4/2019

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

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Rock and Roll and Social Justice (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/21/2019

Rob Spiegel UNMCE InstructorRob Spiegel is a lifelong writer. He makes his living as senior editor at Design News, an international trade magazine and website, but he also has a long history success with poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. He has written for publications as diverse as Rolling Stone, True Confessions, and New Mexico Magazine. For 10 years, he launched and ran Chile Pepper magazine before selling it to return to writing. He has taught writing at UNM, CNM, and he has presented programs at writers conferences throughout the US. He is the author of six books with major publishers such as St. Martin's Press.

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Blogging Your Way to Writing Success (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/22/2019

I was born in Kentucky and grew up in Cincinnati. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1980 with a degree in Foreign Affairs. I then attended graduate school at the Ohio State University and earned a master's degree (1989) and a PhD (1993). I've taught at Ohio State, the University of Kentucky, Culver‐Stockton College, the University of Texas at Arlington, Capital University, Central New Mexico Community College, and the University of New Mexico. I relocated to New Mexico with my wife who is a Professor of Law and Director of the UNM Law Library.

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What would Aristotle do? Greek Philosophy and Modern Politics (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/25/2019

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.

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Mary Magdalene ‐‐ Who Was She? (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/16/2019
Megaliths and Constellations (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 5/22/2019

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. She recently received her PhD In Mythological Studies.

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Comparative Native American Mythology (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/4/2019

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

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The History of Toilet Paper: A Story That Begins at the END! (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/4/2019

Gay Witherington UNMCE InstructorI received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of the Pacific (CA) in 1968 and my M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from South Dakota State University in 1976. I have worked part time as a counselor at the university counseling center, the campus women's center and in private counseling practice. I have also taught courses in meditation, assertiveness, parapsychology and other subjects for continuing education at SDSU and given workshops for professional development. From 1994‐2002 I served as adjunct faculty for Prescott College (AZ) in their mentoring program as a psychology instructor. I have practiced meditation for almost 40 years and have completed a number of workshops and classes in meditation and other spiritual and esoteric study traditions.

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The Language of Dreams (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 3/28/2019
A New Partnership with the Earth: Co‐Creating a Bright Future (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 4/27/2019


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