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


Business & Technology

Digital Arts Instructors

Instructor Name
Aaron Barreras

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

Upcoming Classes:

3D Modeling: An Introduction ‐ 5/5/15
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 6/22/15
Illustrator: Expert ‐ 7/28/15

Joey Belville

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

Upcoming Classes:

Music Promotion and Distribution ‐ 4/21/15
Digital Audio: An Introduction ‐ 6/10/15
Logic Pro X ‐ 7/6/15
Logic Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 7/6/15

Pat Berrett

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

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Photography Techniques ‐ 4/27/15
Sports and Action Photography ‐ 5/5/15
Photography Composition ‐ 6/20/15
Choosing the Right Digital Camera ‐ 6/6/15
Getting Started with Your Digital Camera ‐ 7/11/15
Photographing People in Digital ‐ 7/13/15
Cell Phone Photography ‐ 8/3/15

Ed Brandt

Ed BrandtEd Brandt received a BA from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. Ed began his graphic design career in 1994 serving clients from various industries nationwide. Ed also enjoys the fine arts, working towards an MFA in painting. Combining passions for the visual arts and technology, he now shares what he?s learned with others through education.

Upcoming Classes:

Mac Operating System: Basics ‐ 6/18/15
Graphic Design and Visual Communication ‐ 6/3/15

Jeff Brody

Jeff BrodyJeff Brody has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. Jeff has over 25 years experience in information technology and software development. He currently owns his own consulting company specializing in application programming, website development and training for small businesses.

Upcoming Classes:

Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap ‐ 4/20/15

Virginia DeBolt

Virginia DeBoltVirginia DeBolt received an MA in Education from the University of Northern Colorado. After a career in public education, Virginia embarked on a new career in technology, teaching web design classes and writing several books about web design, HTML, CSS and Dreamweaver. She is the Community Manager for a national web standards company.

Upcoming Classes:

Dreamweaver: Intermediate ‐ 4/20/15
Dreamweaver: Advanced ‐ 5/11/15
Principles of Accessible Web Design ‐ 5/4/15
Creating and Maintaining a Website ‐ 6/16/15
HTML and CSS ‐ 7/16/15
HTML: Beginning ‐ 7/7/15

Mary Elkins

Mary ElkinsMary Elkins has a BA in mathematics and an AA in commercial photography. A lifelong fan of cameras and lighting gear, Mary has mastered the most complicated style of imagery?architectural and interior photography while working for a local photography studio. Mary specializes in digital techniques using Photoshop and Lightroom.

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Photography Workflows ‐ 5/2/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 5/4/15
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 6/4/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 7/6/15
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography ‐ 7/9/15

Adele Gangai

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

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Prepress ‐ 4/27/15
InDesign: Online Portfolios ‐ 5/11/15
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 6/1/15
Illustrator: Beginning ‐ 6/15/15
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 6/22/15
InDesign: Beginning--Fast Track ‐ 6/29/15
Illustrator: Advanced ‐ 7/13/15
InDesign: Expert ‐ 7/20/15
Photoshop: Intermediate ‐ 7/27/15
Illustrator: Intermediate ‐ 7/6/15

Gene Higgins

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

Upcoming Classes:

HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery ‐ 5/5/15
JavaScript: Beginning ‐ 6/22/15
Web Programming with PHP and MySQL: Beginning ‐ 7/20/15

Donny Hornstein

Donny HornsteinDonny Hornstein is an Apple Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Systems Administrator with more than twenty years experience in information systems. His specialties include deployment and troubleshooting problems with Apple Macintosh systems particularly in mixed computing environments.

Upcoming Classes:

Mavericks 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.9 ‐ 7/7/15

Jeremy Jaramillo

Jeremy JaramilloJeremy Jaramillo completed a BA in Advertising from the University of New Mexico, and design training from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. Jeremy has over nine years of experience in Web and Graphic Design, specializing in front-end development, search engine optimization and web analytics.

Upcoming Classes:

Content Management Systems for Websites ‐ 6/15/15
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In ‐ 6/8/15

Talia Kosh

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

Upcoming Classes:

Legal Issues in Digital Arts ‐ 6/15/15

Marc Leonard

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

Upcoming Classes:

WordPress: Beginning ‐ 5/5/15
Premiere: Beginning ‐ 6/22/15
WordPress: Beginning ‐ 7/7/15

Mary Ellen Merrigan

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

Upcoming Classes:

Social Media Marketing: Advanced Strategies ‐ 5/6/15
Marketing with Social Media ‐ 7/14/15

Barak Naggan

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

Upcoming Classes:

Documentary Videography ‐ 4/21/15
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 6/9/15
Digital Videography: An Introduction ‐ 6/9/15
Digital Videography II ‐ 7/7/15
Creating Depth in Digital Photography ‐ 7/7/15

Haley Norris

Haley NorrisHaley Norris holds a BFA with an emphasis in Photography and Video from UNM. Haley also attended graduate school in Graz, Austria at Karl-Franzens-Universitat. Haley has been working professionally as a web developer, graphic designer, photographer, videographer, and multimedia editor for over 10 years. Currently she works on Kirtland Air Force Base as a multimedia specialist and Apple Certified Support Professional.

Upcoming Classes:

Mac Maintenance and Support ‐ 4/28/15
iPad Apps ‐ 5/7/15
Learn to Use a Mac: An Easy-Paced Introduction ‐ 6/1/15
Navigating the iPad ‐ 6/20/15
Mac Operating System: Basics--Fast Track ‐ 7/11/15
iCloud and the Apple Experience ‐ 7/25/15

Dan Noyes

Dan NoyesDan Noyes holds a BFA from UNM with an emphasis in Photography. Dan has worked in printmaking for over 10 years. His artwork has been exhibited in the US and Canada and has been published in several publications, including Inquiring Mind and Remembering 9/11 Through the Eyes of a Printmaker. He has completed Public Art Commissions for the City of Albuquerque and Urban Forest.

Upcoming Classes:

Using Web Templates ‐ 6/27/15

Caroline Orcutt

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

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Arts Information Session ‐ 5/13/15
Digital Arts Information Session ‐ 8/12/15

Joanne Schmidt

Joanne SchmidtJoanne Schmidt holds a Bachelor of Music from Hardin-Simmons University. An award winning photographer and UNM Continuing Education Digital Arts graduate, Joanne owns and operates her own digital image business. She specializes in filmmaking and photo art created with High Dynamic Range techniques.

Upcoming Classes:

High Dynamic Range Photography ‐ 4/21/15

Paul Simmons

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

Upcoming Classes:

Create a Simple Website ‐ 5/9/15
Dreamweaver: Beginning ‐ 6/2/15
Dreamweaver: Intermediate ‐ 7/7/15

. SkillSoft

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Brad Stoddard

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

Upcoming Classes:

DaVinci Resolve: Introduction to Color Grading ‐ 5/4/15
Final Cut Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 6/15/15
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 6/15/15
DaVinci Resolve: Introduction to Color Grading ‐ 7/13/15

Lisa Tannenbaum

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 7/24/15

Zac Van Note

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

Upcoming Classes:

Color Management and Calibration ‐ 5/14/15
Graphic Design and Visual Communication II ‐ 5/4/15
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs ‐ 5/5/15
InDesign: Beginning ‐ 6/16/15
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs ‐ 6/3/15
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 6/30/15
Photoshop: Expert ‐ 7/11/15
InDesign: Intermediate ‐ 7/21/15
Designing for the Web ‐ 7/8/15

Barbara Waxer

Barbara WaxerBarbara Waxer has an MA in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University. Barbara brings three decades of experience in writing award-winning multimedia and copyright textbooks for Cengage Learning. She owns her consulting business, teaching copyright and finding media to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Upcoming Classes:

Find and Use Online Media ‐ 4/25/15

Computers and Technology Instructors

Instructor Name
Chris Bandy

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Rick Berg

Rick BergRick Berg graduated college in 1972, then spent the next 6 years traveling around the world. He was a diver and journalist in Costa Rica, climbed in the Himalayas and Andes, and hitch hiked across the Sahara. He was the sixth person to do a solo canoe descent of the Amazon. He then returned to the U. S. to get a Ph.D. in economics from UC-Berkeley, but mostly to climb rocks in Yosemite. After that he spent 5 years at UC-Santa Cruz, twice being nominated as its outstanding teacher. But once again adventure called, so he built a sailboat and spent 9 years sailing it around the Pacific and Indian Oceans, stopping to teach economics at universities in New Zealand and Macau, but mostly windsurfing, diving, and climbing coconut trees. In 1995 he sold the boat and moved to New Mexico, where he started a successful software development company, DataWizards, specializing in database design for both web and desktop, and the creation of custom Excel spreadsheets. Clients include the Albuquerque police and fire departments, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and many private corporations. Most recently, he has been writing software in the Kingdom of Bhutan. In addition, Rick satisfies his love of teaching by giving classes at the University of New Mexico Department of Continuing Education.

Upcoming Classes:

Excel: Intermediate ‐ 4/20/15
Excel: Advanced ‐ 5/4/15
Advanced Excel Macros/Formatting ‐ 6/16/15
Excel: Intermediate ‐ 6/22/15
Excel: Beginning ‐ 6/8/15

Margo Bouchard

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

Upcoming Classes:

Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos ‐ 4/21/15
Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 4/28/15
Beginning Keyboarding ‐ 5/5/15
Word: Beginning ‐ 6/22/15
Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 6/9/15
Word: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 7/10/15

Mary Byrd

Mary ByrdMary Byrd enjoys teaching and office automation consulting throughout the southwest and has been helping adults learn various computer software applications since 1989. She began teaching for UNM Continuing Education in 1998. Learning from her students and incorporating fun and real world examples into all of her classes is a priority. She is a Microsoft Office Certified Master Instructor and Microsoft Certified Professional. Mary currently specializes in Microsoft Project and Office applications, Intro to PCs and Windows operating systems. She is a Colorado Springs native and an ardent Rockies fan.

Upcoming Classes:

PowerPoint: Beginning ‐ 6/23/15
Word: Long Documents ‐ 7/13/15
Word: Creating Forms ‐ 7/14/15
Word: Mail Merge ‐ 7/15/15
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 7/8/15

Joe Calkins

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

Upcoming Classes:

Basic Applications ‐ 6/8/15

Diane C. Follstaedt

Diane Follstaedt obtained her master's degree from the University of Illinois and taught in public schools for 5 years before moving to New Mexico and obtaining a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from UNM. She taught computer software classes for Sandia National Laboratory employees for 6 years prior to coming to UNM Continuing Education in 1996.She specializes in Access but has taught many other courses including Crystal Reports, Excel, Word, and GroupWise.Diane has her own consulting business and has built Access applications and provided Access support and training for government agencies and private companies in New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Access: Advanced ‐ 4/21/15
Access: Beginning ‐ 7/1/15
Access: Intermediate ‐ 7/20/15
Access: Mastering Queries ‐ 7/27/15
Access: Creating Custom Reports ‐ 7/28/15
Access: Managing Data ‐ 7/29/15

Gathen Garcia

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

Upcoming Classes:

SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling ‐ 4/20/15
AutoCAD: Beginning ‐ 6/9/15
AutoCAD: Intermediate ‐ 7/7/15

Ralph Keeton

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Security+ ‐ 4/28/15
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems ‐ 6/2/15
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 7/7/15

Kurt Menke

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

Upcoming Classes:

Basic Cartography ‐ 6/1/15
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems ‐ 6/15/15

Rav Nicholson

Rav NicholsonRav Nicholson retired from government service at the end of 2006, and began teaching Desktop Computing courses shortly thereafter. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Nicholson worked for 30 years in counseling and dispute resolution. She relied heavily upon Access and Excel to manage client data, and served for several years as an Access instructor and consultant. Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree in sociology, magna cum laude; a master's degree in counseling psychology; and an education specialist degree in counseling and human systems. After completing her professional education in the counseling field, Ms. Nicholson earned the equivalent of a computer science minor in university-level courses. She has also completed non-credit technical training in computer hardware and software applications, and is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist. Her leisure activities include skiing, tennis, biking, swimming, running, skating, hiking, foreign languages, photography, reading, and playing the piano. She participates regularly in local foreign language conversation groups, and is a Forest Service trail maintenance volunteer.

Upcoming Classes:

Excel: Charts ‐ 6/15/15
Excel: Pivot Tables ‐ 6/15/15
Excel: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 6/19/15
Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos ‐ 6/23/15
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 6/29/15
Word: Intermediate ‐ 6/30/15
Word: Intermediate -- Fast Track ‐ 7/17/15
Word: Advanced ‐ 7/20/15

Glenn Norman

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

Upcoming Classes:

Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems ‐ 6/1/15
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 6/22/15
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 7/13/15

. ProPoint

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

Upcoming Classes:

ITIL® Service Strategy ‐ 4/28/15
ITIL® Continual Service Improvement ‐ 6/23/15
ITIL® Operational Support and Analysis ‐ 8/17/15

. SkillSoft

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Health and Wellness Professions Instructors

Instructor Name
Jennifer Cady

Jennifer Cady, MA, LPCC, LADAC has been on the faculty of the Substance Abuse Studies Training Program since 2000. She received her B.S. from Ohio University in Community Health Education and shortly thereafter a M.A. in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Case Western Reserve University and Ashland Theological Seminary. Her work includes Case Manager/Resident Advisor in Ohio and New Mexico, Mental Health Worker and UNM CASAA Counselor, Family Services Specialist and Clinical Coordinator for both adolescents and adults needing psycho social assessment, treatment planning, group and individual therapy to patients. Jennifer received her M.A. in counseling psychology in 1989 and is currently completing her doctoral studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is actively involved with the New Mexico Addiction Education Network to help those entering this field become educated. Jennifer goes the extra mile with joy to guide those with a passion for this challenging but satisfying work.

Upcoming Classes:

Case Management ‐ 10/24/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/8/15
Seminar in Substance Abuse ‐ 6/13/15
LADAC Exam Preparation ‐ 6/27/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 6/8/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 7/11/15

Lupe Chavez

Ms. Chavez has been employed in the Health Care Industry for over 28 years. Her experience ranges from coding and billing to compliance and education. She received her CPC (certified professional coder) certification in 1991 and her CPC-H (certified professional coder-hospital) certification in 1998 from the American Academy of Professional Coders. In 1998, Ms. Chavez is credited for initiating the Albuquerque AAPC Chapter in which she served as chapter president for 2 years. In 2007, Ms. Chavez received her CCP-P (certified compliance professional-physician) certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and her CMAS (certified medical administrative specialist) from the American Medical Technologists. Ms. Chavez was the co-founder of Medical Academy Services LLC and in 2008 became the sole founder of New Mexico HealthCare Consulting Services LLC.

Upcoming Classes:

CPC National Certification Boot Camp ‐ 5/23/15
Medical Billing and Healthcare Specialist ‐ 6/4/15

Michael DeBernardi, PsyD

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

Upcoming Classes:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and Practicum ‐ 11/21/15

Michelle DuVal

Michelle DuVal, MA, is the Director of The Mindful Center, a business devoted to teaching mindfulness meditation for health, healing, and stress reduction. She is also the director and lead instructor for the mindfulness programs at the University of New Mexico Center for Life, the Presbyterian Healthplex, and the New Mexico Heart Institute.

Upcoming Classes:

Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) ‐ 4/20/15

Paul Fornell

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

Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Ethics ‐ 7/18/15

Angela Hernandez, LPN II

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

Upcoming Classes:

Phlebotomy Essentials, Laboratory, Clinical Experience ‐ 6/1/15
Clinical Medical Assistant (CCI) ‐ 7/7/15

Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson

Upcoming Classes:

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

Tristan Keller

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

Upcoming Classes:

Community Reinforcement Approach ‐ 4/25/15

Frank Magourilos, MPS, CPS, ICPS

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

Upcoming Classes:

Prevention and Education ‐ 12/5/15

Sonia Masocco, LDT, C.AY, CAH

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Vickie McGinley, DBH, LPCC, LADAC

Dr. Vickie McGinley, DBH, LPCC, has been working in substance abuse and mental health for over 23 years. She has worked with homeless, homeless youth, criminal justice, and domestic violence clients during that time. For seven years, she worked at UNM/CASAA and is a veteran of several clinical trials with CRA, A-CRA CRAFT and MI protocols, including COMBINE (Combining Medications and Behavioral Interventions), ESTAR (Expanding Services to Albuquerque's Runaways), and OTEP (Opiate Treatment Enhancement Project). She has been teaching evidence based treatments for addictions at SASTP for the past 14 years. Recently she was working in Juvenile Justice and is a statewide coordinator of substance abuse treatment services, training staff in CRA and MI and is now at UNMH as a therapist. She received a Doctor of Behavioral Health Degree from Arizona State in 2014.

Upcoming Classes:

Community Reinforcement Approach ‐ 11/7/15
Group Therapies ‐ 4/25/15

Daniel Mintie, MSW, LISW, LCSW

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

Upcoming Classes:

T.E.A.M. Level I ‐ 4/25/15

Steven Peretti

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

Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Ethics ‐ 7/25/15

Bob Phillips

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

Upcoming Classes:

Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning ‐ 10/10/15

Brian Serna

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Jonathan Smith, RD, LD

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

Upcoming Classes:

Personal Trainer for NASM Certification ‐ 6/6/15

Julie Staples, Ph.D.

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

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

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

Robert M. Tanner, M.A., MPA, Ph.D., LMFT is the coordinator of the counseling and human development department at Albuquerque Academy. He has a myriad of experiences in mental health that spans a 30-year period, including independent schools, inpatient and outpatient services, and addictions/dual diagnosis treatment. He has also taught counseling and psychology courses at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate level. Bob is a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team and has been deployed on a number of national disasters. He has worked with families of victims lost in the World Trade Center, and more recently, with victims of Hurricane Katrina. In recognition of Bob's many volunteer disaster preparedness and response activities with the American Red Cross, the New Mexico Psychological Association in 2009 appointed him to lead its Disaster Response Network program. Bob holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Michigan State University, a master's degree in counseling from the University of New Mexico, a master's degree in public health administration, also from UNM, and master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Fielding Institute.

Upcoming Classes:

Working with Family Members ‐ 5/9/15
Introduction to the Substance Abuse Field ‐ 8/29/15

Cheo Torres

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

Upcoming Classes:

Traditional Medicine without Borders ‐ 7/13/15

Kate Viers

For over 10 years, Kate has studied herbal medicine as a community supported herbalist and beekeeper residing in Albuquerque's beautiful South Valley. Kate?s passion for health, abundance and sustainability in the community, lead her to a well-rounded study of herbalism with many nationally known herbalists, including Kiva Rose, Rosemary Gladstar, Jim McDonald, Sonia Masocco and several others. She studies botany and nutrition at The University of New Mexico while also working towards her Reiki I and Aromatherapy Certification. In addition to being the acting secretary of the American Herbalists Guild - New Mexico Chapter and member of HerbMentor.com, Kate devotes her time to her family, beekeeping, gardening, sustainable living, fire dancing and yoga.

Upcoming Classes:

Plant Identification and Field Work ‐ 6/20/15

Barbara Welcer

Barbara Welcer, RN, BAS, HNC, CHTP/I, Barb has practiced nursing in a variety of healthcare settings including in-patient pediatrics, emergency medicine, community health education and holistic nursing. Her philosophy on health and healing is based on the concepts of wholeness, recognizing the interconnectedness of our body, mind, spirit, and emotion. She has received certification in Holistic Nursing from the American Holistic Nurses Association and integrates holistic concepts in her practice as a nurse. Barb is also certified through Healing Touch International as both a practitioner and instructor of Healing Touch (HT), an energy based therapy. Her prior research on HT in the hospitalized patient demonstrated statistically significant improvements in self reported levels of pain, stress, and anxiety. Barb is dedicated to promoting the merits of energy work and holistic principles through teaching, research, and practice. She specializes in Reiki, Healing Touch, and holistic nursing interventions, teaching classes on self care, stress management, imagery, and breath work.

Upcoming Classes:

Clinical Energy Medicine: Healing Touch Program - Level I ‐ 4/25/15

Nicole White, CHC, AADP, RYT

Nicole White, CHC, AADP, RYT continues to heal her own life-long health challenges and takes control over sugar and harmful diets. Woven together, nutrition, emotional wellness and exercise provides the balance that Nicole shares from her 20+ years of experience, and healing into wellness. Her training includes studies in Washington to explore art and Yoga, Oregon to become a certified Mia and movement teacher, the west coast to explore meditation and spirituality, and the red rocks of Edna to learn about energy healing. Using her study with the top nutrition and coaching school in the world, Nicole brings her students the knowledge to make important lifestyle improvements for health and well-being with unique courses combining online and live components.

Upcoming Classes:

How to Beat the Sugar and Gluten Blues ‐ 5/2/15
Healing Lifestyles for Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes - ONLINE ‐ 5/5/15
Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Hormones ‐ 5/7/15

Professional Development Instructors

Instructor Name
Jane Betterton, BSChe, PMP, OPM3

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

Upcoming Classes:

Applying Project Management for Effective Teams ‐ 6/15/15

Merry Bigelow

Graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting. Over 27 years of on-the-job experience in Accounting, ranging from full-charge bookkeeping to Controller positions. Additional experience includes over 21 years of experience in Management and Human Resources. Industries worked in are manufacturing, wholesale, media (radio and television), and most recently retail. Currently reside in Rio Rancho with husband and 21 year-old son.

Upcoming Classes:

Accounting: Intermediate ‐ 4/22/15
Basics of Financial Statements and Budgets ‐ 6/17/15

Mary Byrd

Mary ByrdMary Byrd enjoys teaching and office automation consulting throughout the southwest and has been helping adults learn various computer software applications since 1989. She began teaching for UNM Continuing Education in 1998. Learning from her students and incorporating fun and real world examples into all of her classes is a priority. She is a Microsoft Office Certified Master Instructor and Microsoft Certified Professional. Mary currently specializes in Microsoft Project and Office applications, Intro to PCs and Windows operating systems. She is a Colorado Springs native and an ardent Rockies fan.

Upcoming Classes:

MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 4/28/15
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 5/12/15
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 6/12/15
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 6/19/15
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 6/26/15
MS Project (2013): Project Reports ‐ 7/1/15

Susan Deese-Roberts

Susan Deese-Roberts, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences, UNM. She is the founding director of the Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS), UNM?s undergraduate tutorial center. She is a certified 4MAT Learning Styles trainer. Susan teaches part-time at UNM, teaching in the Freshman Learning Communities program and for the Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences program. Susan is especially interested in training instructors at all levels and for a variety of academic and business purposes. She served as the faculty development officer for UNM, including the training of graduate students for classroom teaching roles. The Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Award is named for her. Susan has provided training in the Traffic Safety Education Program for a decade, sharing teaching techniques to enhance the classroom experience of Traffic Safety instructors and students.

Upcoming Classes:

Teaching Techniques ‐ 6/19/15

Todd Endres, MA

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Driver Education New Instructor Training ‐ 6/22/15
Driver Education New Instructor Training ‐ 6/8/15

Marianela Gish

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

Upcoming Classes:

Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) in the Workplace ‐ 6/13/15
Mediation and Conflict Resolution: a Lunch and Learn Workshop ‐ 7/17/15

Michele Huff

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

Upcoming Classes:

Transformative Negotiation ‐ 6/23/15

Barbara Ibanez, MA

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

Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Professional Trainer Skills ‐ 5/27/15
Facilitating Adult Learning ‐ 6/16/15

Various Instructor

These instructor bios are currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Traffic Safety Annual Training Conference (Recertification) ‐ 6/5/15

Lucio Lanucara

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

Upcoming Classes:

Mediation and Conflict Resolution: a Lunch and Learn Workshop ‐ 6/12/15

Steven Peretti

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

Upcoming Classes:

DWI School New Facilitator Training ‐ 7/17/15

Barbra J. Portzline, Ph.D.

Dr. Barbra Portzline has over 15 years? experience in evaluation, assessment, learning, organizational change, organizational development, instructional design, research and facilitation. Barbra has led assessments of organizational needs and developed strategy and initiatives based on the findings. Her experience ranges from supporting large scale organizational change efforts, to identifying and addressing barriers affecting programs, to developing and implementing strategies that mitigate risks. Using an evaluation methodology she developed based on a strengths-based approach, she has established a strong following of repeat clientele. Barbra Portzline has taught instructional design, training techniques, and evaluation courses at the University of New Mexico, presented on evaluation approaches and methodologies, authored articles on evaluation, created an evaluation mentoring program, and developed an evaluation social marketing web site.

Upcoming Classes:

Volunteer Management - Evaluating Your Volunteer Program ‐ 5/4/15

Antonia Roybal-Mack

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Paralegal Internship ‐ 6/1/15

. SkillSoft

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Janet Vigil Sanchez

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Robert Virden

Rob Virden has over 20 years of experience in IT including extensive practice in the areas of Business Analysis and Project Management. Rob is currently employed by Sandia National Laboratories as a Solutions Architect, where he manages the IT Service Portfolio investment process. Rob holds an MBA from UNM with a concentration in the Management of Technology, a BS/Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix, PMP, ITIL, CMMI, and CSM certifications. Rob is an active member of the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO 21500, the international standard for Project Management, and is currently board president for a local non-profit serving the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho communities.

Upcoming Classes:

Understanding Business Analysis ‐ 6/16/15


Personal Enrichment

Personal Enrichment Instructors

Instructor Name
Zoreh Afsarz Adeh

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Aging Gracefully with Yoga ‐ 6/1/15
Yoga for Headaches and Insomnia ‐ 6/21/15
Healthy Thyroid with Yoga ‐ 8/30/15

William Ancker

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga Basics: The Fundamentals ‐ 6/7/15
Yoga for the Athlete ‐ 6/8/15

Anastasia Andersen

Anastasia Andersen received her MFA degree in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico. She also holds a BFA in Visual Arts from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and an MA in Art Education from the University of New Mexico. Her poetry has appeared or is upcoming in various journals including Puerto del Sol, Poet Lore, Southwestern American Literature, Moon Milk Review, and various NM anthologies, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Anastasia has been invited to give poetry workshops for various organizations and conferences including the New Mexico State Poetry Society, and an AAMC Western Regional - Humanities in Medicine Conference. She has been teaching poetry workshops through UNM Continuing Education since 2007. She is also still active as a visual artist focusing on printmaking and mixed media visual arts.

Upcoming Classes:

Poetry Writing Workshop - Behind the Mask: The Persona Poem ‐ 6/17/15

Michael Anthony

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

Upcoming Classes:

Blues Guitar ‐ 6/22/15

Celina Baca

Instructors, Alternative Methods to Strength Training.

Upcoming Classes:

Alternative Methods to Strength Training ‐ 6/2/15
Alternative Methods to Strength Training ‐ 7/21/15

Cristina Baccin

Italian Instructor, Growth and Enrichment Programs.

Upcoming Classes:

Italian Beginning III ‐ 6/23/15

Sarah Baker

Sarah BakerSarah H. Baker, author of more than a dozen published novels, grew up in New Orleans and has lived all over the country from Alaska to Georgia, but seems to have sprouted roots in New Mexico. Sarah holds an MS in civil and environmental engineering from The University of Texas. Although she works fulltime for the government, Sarah also writes mysteries as S. H. Baker. Her fourth book in the Dassas Cormier Mystery Series, The Not-So-High Seas, hit the shelves in 2009, and the series is currently being recorded for audio books. Her fifth Dassas Cormier book is due out in 2011.

Upcoming Classes:

Novel Writing: An Introduction ‐ 6/8/15

Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth teaches Herbal Soap Making, Body Products Made at Home I, Body Products Made at Home II, Liquid Soap Making, exposes some myths about body products. Now she works part-time as a bookkeeper for a construction company?a career she grew from starting as a construction worker?and teaches with Continuing Education at UNM. She has an interesting background for someone who makes herbal soaps, body products and herbal hair coloring all with natural products and all out of her home. She was raised in a military family and went on to be the wife of a rancher. Now she works part-time as a bookkeeper for a construction company?a career she grew from starting as a construction worker?and teaches with Continuing Education at UNM. She has taught herbal soap making to over 900 people.

Upcoming Classes:

Body Products Made at Home II ‐ 5/2/15
Liquid Soapmaking and Shampoo ‐ 5/23/15
Herbal Soapmaking--Cold Process ‐ 5/9/15
Body Products Made at Home I ‐ 6/13/15
The Pampered Lady ‐ 6/6/15
Bath Bombs and Fairy Dust ‐ 7/11/15
Herbal Soapmaking--Cold Process ‐ 7/18/15
Homemade Cleaning Products ‐ 7/25/15

Rossana Bartra

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Medical Spanish ‐ 6/22/15

Terri Berrenberg

Terri BerrenbergTerri Berrenberg is the founder and President of Berrenberg Wealth Management, LLC in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has been in private practice for over twenty-five years. Terri has a Master's in Business Administration and is a Registered Investment Advisor, Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), and Certified Financial Educator (CFEd?). Terri has a passion for sharing knowledge and has been teaching financial courses at the University of New Mexico Continuing Education since 1986.

Upcoming Classes:

Planning a Successful Retirement ? Common Mistakes to Avoid ‐ 4/21/15

Evelyn Sunny Birklund

Sunny is a professional puppeteer and costumer from Corrales, New Mexico. She has exhibited in many galleries and art fairs and designed special commissions for theatres, libraries, nature centers, zoos, museums, schools, and individuals. Sunny loves teaching in recreational settings where creativity and group sharing make the learning process fun. She has taught numerous classes and workshops for Puppeteers of America National Festivals, schools, UNM Continuing Education, Ghost Ranch conference center, puppetry and doll groups, and at quilting and sewing shops.

Upcoming Classes:

Travel Sketchbook Journaling ‐ 6/14/15

David Blecha

Painting Instructor, Personal Enrichment Program at UNM Continuing Education.

Upcoming Classes:

Landscape Oil Painting Beginning ‐ 6/4/15
Watercolor Techniques ‐ 6/8/15

Easter Bonnifield

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga Power Hour ‐ 6/4/15

Carmen Brocklehurst

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

Upcoming Classes:

T'ai Chi Chih®: Beginning ‐ 6/20/15

Timothy Butler

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Healing ‐ 6/6/15
Yoga for Healing ‐ 6/6/15

Lisa Coddington

Instructors

Upcoming Classes:

Botanical Drawing and Watercolor Painting ‐ 6/3/15
Botanical Drawing and Watercolor Painting ‐ 6/3/15

Karen Conty

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Glass Fusing: An Introduction ‐ 6/6/15

Pamela Cornish

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Food is Medicine: Rah! Rah! Raw! ‐ 5/23/15
Travvy Savvy -- Travel Smart ‐ 5/9/15
First Aid with Natural Remedies ‐ 6/6/15
Back Talk ‐ 7/11/15

Lou D'Amico

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

Upcoming Classes:

Stoneware Pottery ‐ 6/10/15
Stoneware Pottery ‐ 6/6/15
Raku Pottery Potluck ‐ 6/7/15

Kristin Diener

Kristin DienerThis dedicated artist recently went full-time in her career as an artist, making metal jewelry and teaching the craft to others. Her serendipitous path led her to enroll in a Jewelry Making class at a small Mennonite College in Ohio, where her instructor became her first mentor. Kristin says of her first encounter with creating metal jewelry, ?I liked what I was able to make and the thoughts I was able to achieve.? Kristin was hooked immediately when she discovered the torch, its flame and the tools of jewelry metalworking in her youth; she had found her calling. Kristin earned a Master of Fine Arts from Bowling Green University in Ohio. Then, on to Missouri where she began teaching fine arts classes at a small college. Her questing spirit later took her to Boston, Massachusetts, to a job she loved, teaching at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Kristin supplemented her income with residential and commercial painting in Boston and then her own house painting business when she came to Albuquerque. Recently, Kristin took the plunge and is now a full time artist and teacher with her own studio. Her work is selling in galleries in New Orleans and Albuquerque. She brings her MFA and professional teaching background to Continuing Education at UNM. In 2004, this unique individual began challenging Continuing Education students with her own brand of bold, unconventional and whimsical artistic vision, rooted in the solid fundamentals of a traditional jewelry-making craft. Her classes have inspired a following from the start. Like Kristin with her own first jewelry instructor years ago, many of her students are very loyal to her instruction and repeat the advanced class to pursue their own artistic visions. The Beginning Jewelry / Metals course starts with a series of sterling silver rings. Students learn to size, texture, chase, and form, then bezel-set a cabochon stone. ?I like teaching people of all different levels. Most have their own ideas of what they want to do

Upcoming Classes:

Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing ‐ 6/29/15
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing ‐ 6/30/15
Enameling: An Introduction ‐ 6/9/15

Gloria Drayer

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for the Rest of Us ‐ 6/1/15

Carol Erickson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Book Arts: Secret Belgian Binding ‐ 4/25/15

Art Esquibel

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Upcoming Classes:

You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 6/17/15
You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 7/15/15

Christine Evans

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Bas-Relief Garden Tile ‐ 6/2/15

Jeannie Fagerstrom

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Knitting: Intermediate ‐ 6/13/15

Lindsey Fassler

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Firearm Safety 101 ‐ 4/21/15

Nicole Feldman

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Lunch ‐ 6/1/15
Yoga for Lunch ‐ 6/3/15

Peter Fisk

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Playwriting ‐ 7/17/15

Phoenix Forrester

Phoenix ForresterPhoenix has been teaching adult art classes since 2001. She has taught at venues in Washington, Arizona and Oregon, in addition to her many years teaching for UNM Cont. Ed. Her entire life is a creative process and sharing her ideas, techniques and expansive possibility thinking is one of her heart's desires. Additionally she is a silversmith for over 15 years and sells her jewelry locally at the A store and Jett Gallery in Santa Fe. She is dreaming up new classes and looks forward to sharing them with you!

Upcoming Classes:

Lovely Pins, Bracelets, Belts and more from Vintage Tins ‐ 6/20/15
Diving Deep into the Silence: Intro to Silent Meditation ‐ 6/3/15
Resin...For the Fun Of It ‐ 6/6/15
Visions Collage Workshop ‐ 7/18/15

Ming Franz

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

Upcoming Classes:

Chinese Brush Painting ‐ 4/20/15
Splash Ink with Watercolor Workshop ‐ 7/10/15
Chinese Brush Painting ‐ 7/6/15

Kathleen Fuchs

Kathleen Fuchs, BA is a certified NIA Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Nia Technique ‐ 6/3/15
The Nia Technique ‐ 6/8/15

Israela Garcia

Israela GarciaInstructor

Upcoming Classes:

Salsaerobics ‐ 6/1/15
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/2/15
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/6/15

Jill Gatwood

Growth and Enrichment Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction ‐ 4/29/15
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction ‐ 6/3/15

Robert Gish

Robert GishRobert F. Gish holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.degrees in English and American Studies from the University of New Mexico and is the recipient of the Erna Fergusson Distinguished Alumni Award from UNM. He is the author of over twenty works of fiction, memoir, folktales, and literary biographies as well as numerous monographs and essays on the literature, history, and culture of the American Southwest. His short story collections include West Bound, Dreams of Quivira, Bad Boys and Black Sheep, and First Horses: Stories of the New West. Bob taught at the University of Northern Iowa from 1967-1991, where he was University Distinguished Scholar and Professor of English, as well as Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He served as Director of Ethnic Studies and Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo from 1991-2001. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Pen West, the Authors Guild, and the Screen Actors Guild. He and his wife, Judith, live in Albuquerque. They are the parents of three children and six grandchildren. He is a jazz guitarist and vocalist by avocation. Please visit his website: www.robertfgish.com

Upcoming Classes:

Elements of Writing ‐ 6/10/15
Mindful Writing ‐ 6/10/15
Writing Short Stories From Start to Finish ‐ 6/9/15

Rodlfo Gonzalez

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

Upcoming Classes:

Latin Jazz and Improvisation ‐ 6/2/15

Ralph Greene

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Paint Without Numbers and Color Outside the Lines ‐ 6/2/15
Paint Without Numbers Part Duex ‐ 6/2/15

Margarita Guarin

G&E Spanish Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Conversational Spanish Part I ‐ 6/8/15
Conversational Spanish Part II ‐ 6/9/15

Ann Hart Marquis

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Painting for the Complete Beginner ‐ 6/25/15

Rita Herther

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Journal Writing For Creativity and More ‐ 6/11/15
You Can Manifest ‐ 6/18/15
Your Dreams Talk To You ‐ 6/19/15
Learn to Heal ‐ 6/24/15

Virginia Huettig

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

Upcoming Classes:

T'ai Chi Ch'uan - Traditional Yang Style Long Form: Beginners ‐ 6/9/15

Polly Jackson

Polly JacksonProfessional fine artist with over thirty years of painting. Work shown in the Round House Capitol Arts Foundation Collection (permanent collection), Santa Fe, NM, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, and private collections around the world. Her work has also been shown 11/6/99 on HGTV, Interiors of Design. Her art was selected for the 2002 poster for The Old Pecan Street Festival; Spring, Austin, TX. In 1975, Sunstone Press of Santa Fe, NM issued four of her greeting card designs, and Gargoyles, Inc. sold her ceramic tile designs. Jumpin' Junipers Publishers of Santa Fe, NM has issued a poster and a greeting card with her designs. She has taught at Laguna Gloria Austin Museum of Fine Arts (3 years), Austin Community College (2 years) and Painting with Acrylics, Painting with Oils, Pastels and En Plein Air Painting through The University of Texas Informal Classes (8+ years) (and various private classes) and painting with acrylics at Gardner-Betts Juvenile Facility, in Austin, TX (5 years). 1965-66 Trinity University San Antonio, TX 1980 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1997-99 College of Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM 1999-'00 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM B. A., Studio Art Walking History Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM, downtown Art Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM with Aboot About, Santa Fe Walks, Art instructor for Laguna Gloria (AMOA), UT informal classes, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, Gardner Betts Juvenile facility, Austin, TX, and private clients in Painting with Oils, Painting with Acrylics, En Plein Air, Painting with Pastels, Experimental Drawing, Drawing for the Absolute Beginner and Papier Mache, Knowledge and experience with Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe PageMaker, MS Word, FileMaker Pro, DreamWeaver, data entry, scanning and HTML Knowledge of Museum Practices and Curatorial Practices, and researcher for Art History Slide Library, College of Santa Fe. One Person Show: Brick Oven Restaurant on 35th, 2008, Austin, TX, Westlake Retrospective, 2007, A

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing with Flair ‐ 6/1/15
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 6/11/15
Painting with Acrylics ‐ 6/17/15
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner ‐ 6/3/15

Avery Janeczek Kalapa

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga ‐ 6/11/15
Yoga: Restore and Renew ‐ 6/4/15
Level 2-3 Yoga ‐ 6/6/15
Yoga: Restore and Renew ‐ 6/7/15

Rebecca Jeffers

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Crochet from a Pattern: Continued ‐ 6/13/15

Johanna Jimenez-Pena



Upcoming Classes:

Hammered Dulcimer an Introduction ‐ 6/10/15

Vasundhara Kandachar

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

Upcoming Classes:

Southern Indian Vegetarian Cooking ‐ 6/27/15
Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking ‐ 7/25/15

Nishtha Jane Kappy

G&E Instructor, Yoga

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Timed Asana ‐ 6/11/15
Yoga: Sunrise Practice ‐ 6/2/15
Yoga Basics: The Fundamentals ‐ 6/6/15
Yoga: Sunrise Practice ‐ 8/4/15

Heather Kazda

Taught by Heather Kazda, LISW and RYT 500. Heather is a trained psychotherapist who works as a social worker with students and families in Albuquerque Public Schools. She has been practicing yoga for 14 years and has been teaching for six. She specializes in utilizing somatic therapy and yoga to help others experience more peace, joy and meaning in daily life.

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: The Body in Emotion ‐ 6/5/15

Susan Kellogg

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Upcoming Classes:

Country Western Dance ‐ 6/4/15

Todd Kersting

Golf Professional

Upcoming Classes:

Golf I ‐ 6/6/15

Debra Klecan

Art Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrating Cats and Dogs ‐ 6/17/15

Virginia Kotler

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga and Health for Women ‐ 6/3/15
Yoga for Back Care ‐ 6/8/15

Janice Laird

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

Upcoming Classes:

Grilling and Smoking ‐ 5/7/15
Baking with Fruit - Tarts, Pies, Breads ‐ 6/11/15
Cooking With Seasonal Products ‐ 6/16/15
Tapas ‐ 6/18/15
Pressure Cooking ‐ 6/23/15
Vegetarian Feast ‐ 6/25/15
Healthy Meals in a Flash ‐ 6/30/15
Cooking for 1 ‐ 6/4/15
Sizzlin Singles ‐ 6/5/15
Parent/Child Baking ‐ 6/9/15
Grilling and Smoking ‐ 7/10/15
More than Grilling ‐ 7/14/15
Spices and Herbs ‐ 7/16/15
Gluten Free Baking ‐ 7/21/15
Freezer Meals ‐ 7/23/15
New Mexico Red or Green ‐ 7/28/15
Slow Cooking Fast! ‐ 7/30/15
More than Ramen Noodles ‐ 7/9/15

Shana Lane

Shana began practicing yoga as a teenager through a PE class at UNM. She loved it and took the class every semester throughout college. She has completed the 500 hour teacher training program, as well as the YogaKids! and senior yoga teacher training at High Desert Yoga. Shana enjoys every aspect of family yoga and embraces the opportunity to share yoga through all stages of life, including prenatal, mom and baby, kids, teens, and adults. She especially looks forward to helping parents, partners, and whole families find ways to share their time, attention, and the joy of yoga with each other.

Upcoming Classes:

Revitalize and Restore ‐ 6/4/15

Gilda Latzky

Gilda LatzkyGilda Latzky has been a cooking teacher and caterer for 35 years. She originally ran a very successful business in New York City.She migrated to the Southwest 14 years ago and has traveled to teach in Continuing Ed programs all over the West. She has been a member of the Personal Enrichment faculty for 13 years. Gilda loves to get everyone involved and demystify cooking to make it a fun experience.

Upcoming Classes:

Culinary Tour of Italy ‐ 4/21/15
Culinary Tour of Italy ‐ 6/16/15
Stir Fry Made Easy ‐ 6/2/15
The Art of Baking ‐ 6/23/15
French Bistro Cooking ‐ 6/30/15
Sensational Salads ‐ 6/9/15
Exploring the Cuisine of India ‐ 7/14/15
Mediterranean Table ‐ 7/21/15
Paella Valenciana ‐ 7/7/15

Katja Lauterstein

Katja has completed advanced Certification at High Desert Yoga. She is also certified to teach Children?s and Teen Yoga, and has attended many workshops/trainings with the gifted Yoga teachers High Desert Yoga brings to town. Katja loves dance and movement and has studied yoga and taken dance classes for 15+ years. She credits her massage therapist/musician father and Yogini mother with instilling this love. In her classes she seeks to create a space to explore, listen to, and connect with ourselves, our bodies, and the bigger picture around us, through mindful, intentional movement, and inner awareness. Katja holds a BA in Creative Writing and Art from the University of New Mexico. Katja assists with office and adminstrative duties at HDY!

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga Basics: The Fundamentals ‐ 6/5/15
De-Stress Yoga ‐ 6/5/15

Aaron Lovato

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Community Big Band ‐ 6/3/15

Nancy Lovett

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Upcoming Classes:

Sewing: Beginning ‐ 6/8/15

Brian Lyle

Golf Professional

Upcoming Classes:

Golf II ‐ 6/6/15

Pamela MacKellar

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Book Arts: Strap Book ‐ 7/11/15

Elliot Madriss

Elliot Madriss is an award winning photographer working professionally in Albuquerque, NM. His images have appeared in Around 505 Magazine, ABQ Sports Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine, and various Sandoval County publications. He has published the first book of the Ojito Wilderness entitled Ojito, Landscapes of a Wilderness.

Upcoming Classes:

Stop Taking Crappy Pictures! ‐ 6/10/15

Sara Magnuson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Shibori: The Japanese Art of Fabric Dyeing ‐ 4/25/15
Shibori: The Japanese Art of Fabric Dyeing ‐ 6/6/15

Dan Mahony

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Our Existence After Life ‐ 5/6/15
Harmonica for Beginners ‐ 7/1/15
Our Existence After Life ‐ 7/29/15
Singing for Those Who Can't Sing ‐ 7/6/15

Steven Margulin

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

Upcoming Classes:

Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 4/23/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 4/25/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 4/28/15
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method ‐ 5/9/15

Herb McDonald

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) ‐ 6/4/15
Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) ‐ 6/8/15

Mark McFall

Golf Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Golf II ‐ 6/6/15
Golf I ‐ 6/6/15
Golf I ‐ 6/6/15

Beverly McFarland

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Upcoming Classes:

Herbal Walk ‐ 5/16/15
Herbal Remedy Garden ‐ 6/13/15

John Moore

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Argentine Tango ‐ 6/10/15
Country Two-Step and Swing ‐ 6/11/15
Ballroom Dance ‐ 6/14/15
Art of Disco ‐ 6/14/15
L.A. Style Salsa ‐ 6/15/15

Andy Moss

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Solar Cooking with Solar Ovens ‐ 4/25/15
Solar Cooking with Solar Ovens ‐ 5/30/15
Solar Cooking with Solar Ovens ‐ 6/27/15
Solar Cooking with Solar Ovens ‐ 7/25/15

Marlene Niemann

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Upcoming Classes:

Basket Weaving: June Blue Basket ‐ 7/25/15

Yevgeniya Novgorodskaya

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Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga ‐ 6/6/15
Yoga Basics: The Fundamentals ‐ 6/6/15
Yoga Basics: The Fundamentals ‐ 6/7/15
Prenatal Yoga ‐ 6/9/15

Dan Noyes

Dan NoyesDan Noyes holds a BFA from UNM with an emphasis in Photography. Dan has worked in printmaking for over 10 years. His artwork has been exhibited in the US and Canada and has been published in several publications, including Inquiring Mind and Remembering 9/11 Through the Eyes of a Printmaker. He has completed Public Art Commissions for the City of Albuquerque and Urban Forest.

Upcoming Classes:

Photography and Intuition ‐ 7/2/15

Julie Pacheco

Julie began yoga in the tender first months of motherhood. That was eight years ago. Finding the space within to practice can be a challenge. The benefits of a regular practice, no matter how short, are infinite. As parents the discipline of devotion to our children is our practice. Asana (postures) will support and enliven this practice. Julie has completed the 500 teacher training and Mini Yogis certification offered at High Desert Yoga. She teaches family yoga and kids yoga in schools. She also holds a BA in Religous Studies from The University of New Mexico. Julie assists with administrative duties at HDY!

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga Basics: Level 1 ‐ 6/3/15
Family Yoga ‐ 6/7/15

Chrys Page

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Best of Broadway ‐ 6/4/15

Elena Patterson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Russian I ‐ 6/15/15

Dina Reid

Dina Reid, CNP, MS UNM Clinical Exercise Physiology. Dancing for Fun and Physique Instructor.

Upcoming Classes:

Dancing for Fun and Physique ‐ 6/6/15

Anthony (Tony) Rosales

With each class, Anthony Rosales?s Karate, Kajukenbo and Kickboxing school goes through a transformation. Anthony Rosales was taken by martial arts from an early age. His parents couldn?t afford Karate classes back then, so he worked a paper route to pay for his first Karate school. That was 35 years ago, and Anthony Rosales is going strong.

Upcoming Classes:

Train like a Fighter: Kickboxing ‐ 6/10/15

Lino Saffioti

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Life Drawing ‐ 6/2/15

Bethe Sailer

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

Upcoming Classes:

Fresh Finish Painting ‐ 6/1/15

Diana Segara-Mahony

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Singing ‐ 6/4/15

Mariana Shedden

A lifetime of physical fitness led her to leave her native Argentina to pursue a degree program in exercise physiology at San Diego State University. It was there she discovered Pilates, an exercise philosophy that became her passion and her career. Mariana came to New Mexico to pursue her PhD in Exercise Physiology. As a Gold Certified Teacher through the Pilates Method Alliance, she combines the Pilates Method with her PhD work in Exercise Physiology to help her students. She has been teaching classes with UNM Continuing Education for four years, and her classes enable her to help make Pilates accessible to a wide variety of people. She has never liked the elite image associated with Pilates, and she has made it her mission to share her knowledge and to make the method accessible.

Upcoming Classes:

Pilates: Reformer ‐ 6/1/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 6/2/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 6/3/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 6/5/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 6/6/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 6/7/15
Pilates: Reformer ‐ 7/7/15

Sandra Toro

Sandra K. Toro is an award-winning, best selling author who teaches creative writing at the University of New Mexico. Her historical novels deal with World War II, the Holocaust, the Jewish immigrant experience, and The Spanish Inquisition, anti-Semitism in the 16th Century, and international political/military history of Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Her most recent novel, Secrets Behind Adobe Walls, concerns the crypto-Jews of New Mexico. In addition to being a writer, Toro has had a career on camera and as a producer of public affairs programs for ABC and PBS. She was a high-level political appointee in the administrations of President Carter and President Clinton. She coordinates the annual spring writer's conference for the University of New Mexico each April, and works regularly with agents and editors at major publishing houses.

Upcoming Classes:

Turning Life Into Fiction ‐ 6/13/15
Create A Scene: Intermediate Fiction and Memoir ‐ 6/27/15
Memoir Workshop ‐ 7/11/15

Yvette Tovar

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Landscape Design ‐ 6/3/15

George Trujeque

Golf Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Golf: Secrets for Success with the Shortgame ‐ 6/13/15

Elizabeth Valsala

Elizabeth ValsalaElizabeth Valsala (pronounced VAHL-suh-luh) has practiced Reiki (pronounced ray-kee)since 1988 and has been a full-time Reiki Master since 1991. She is a student of Usui Shiki Ryoho as presented by the Office of the Grandmaster (http://www.usuireiki-ogm.com). Her approach is simple and practical, and her classes are relaxing, healing and fun. For more information, please visit www.ReikiABQ.com

Upcoming Classes:

Reiki: An Introduction ‐ 7/11/15

Carlos Vinajeras

Guitar instructor, UNMCE Growth and Enrichment programs.

Upcoming Classes:

Guitar: Beginning ‐ 6/11/15
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 6/11/15

Mai Wakisaka

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Ikebana ‐ 7/11/15

Eugene Paul Walton

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Bicycle Repair: Park Tool Mechanic 101 ‐ 6/10/15

Denise Wheeler

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

Upcoming Classes:

Home Repair: Basic ‐ 6/6/15

Leatrice Wilson

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Upcoming Classes:

Creative Writing for Fun Only ‐ 6/16/15
Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Buffs ‐ 6/17/15
Foreign Film Buffs ‐ 6/18/15

Lewis Winn

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

Upcoming Classes:

Jazz Ensemble ‐ 6/2/15

Wright Zimmerly

Wright ZimmerlyHe has been playing golf for 30 years (since he was six-years-old). Born and raised in Los Alamos. He got exposed to the game and to the profession from an early age; his dad was the head pro at the Los Alamos course for 20 years. He grew up watching him, and he took to the game immediately. He says he was not pushed at all to get involved. Wright went to New Mexico State in 1988 which was the first year the school offered their PGM (Professional Golf Management) program. He got a chance to work with some excellent people and some now famous golf teachers/professionals through the program. After that, he went on to work at Arroyo del Oso here in Albuquerque. He stayed there for four years and then went on to Ladera where he has been for ten years. He married Karrie Hunter who played for UNM. They have two girls, Kaitlin who is ten and Kourtney who is seven.

Upcoming Classes:

Golf I ‐ 6/4/15

Robert Ziock

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Upcoming Classes:

Tennis: Intermediate ‐ 6/6/15


Culture

Culture Instructors

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Dodici Azpadu

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Craft of Creative Writing ‐ 6/8/15
Contemporary Short Stories ‐ 7/27/15

Susan Bailey

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

Upcoming Classes:

Renaissance Women and the Domestic Setting ‐ 6/23/15
Renaissance Women and the Domestic Setting ‐ 7/22/15

Sarah Baker

Sarah BakerSarah H. Baker, author of more than a dozen published novels, grew up in New Orleans and has lived all over the country from Alaska to Georgia, but seems to have sprouted roots in New Mexico. Sarah holds an MS in civil and environmental engineering from The University of Texas. Although she works fulltime for the government, Sarah also writes mysteries as S. H. Baker. Her fourth book in the Dassas Cormier Mystery Series, The Not-So-High Seas, hit the shelves in 2009, and the series is currently being recorded for audio books. Her fifth Dassas Cormier book is due out in 2011.

Upcoming Classes:

E-Publishing: The Wave of the Future ‐ 7/16/15

Thomas Becker

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Richard Blankmeyer

Richard Blankmeyer was born and raised in Anaheim, CA. He attended the University of Southern California in on an NROTC scholarship, graduating in 1960 with a BA in Social Studies. Upon graduation, Dick served three years active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy where he was assigned to an LST home ported in San Diego. After leaving the navy, he embarked on a 39 year career in banking which included various management positions in internal audit, consumer loan operations, and project development. Dick retired in 2002 and moved to New Mexico with his wife, Carol.

Upcoming Classes:

The Guadalcanal Campaign ? The Allies go on the Offensive in the Pacific ‐ 4/20/15

Roberta Boggess

Roberta BoggessRoberta Boggess is on the Leadership Council of the OLLI at the University of New Mexico. She is an active volunteer, participating in membership drives and any necessary events from baking cakes to making presidential decisions. Roberta has a B.A. in literature and an M.A. in linguistics. She taught writing and literature in Albuquerque Public Schools for 31 years. ?Bobbie? has received several teaching awards including the Chamber of Commerce's Blue Ribbon Teacher of the Year in 1990 and 1998. An informed and animated teacher, she loves explaining the story behind the story to make literature and history come alive. Ms. Boggess has taught the following courses for the Osher program: Beowulf, Chaucer?s Canterbury Tales, The Plague, Why Do We Say That? John Donne was a Rock Star, and Theatre from the Greeks to Shakespeare.

Upcoming Classes:

From Coughin' to Coffin: New Mexico and Tuberculosis ‐ 4/24/15
Is it Mythology? The Bible? or Shakespeare? ‐ 4/29/15
An Invitation to Tea ‐ 5/13/15
Kiss? and Make-up ‐ 5/8/15
Why Do We Say That? Love and Marriage ‐ 6/15/15
Fairies in the Garden: A Spirited Tour through Victorian Mysticism ‐ 6/18/15
East is East and West is West and Never the Twain Shall Meet ‐ 6/19/15
Fairies in the Garden: A Spirited Tour through Victorian Mysticism ‐ 7/31/15
Kiss? and Make-up ‐ 7/6/15
Gone With The Wind and Antebellum Mythology ‐ 8/11/15

Ann Braswell

For the last eight years, Ann has been Business Manager and Book Review Copy Editor for the Journal of Anthropological Research (Official UNM title is Coordinator, Technical Publication, Anthropology). She is also Editor and layout designer of the Anthology Newsletter, a biannual publication.

Upcoming Classes:

Hiking Chaco Canyon: Uptown ‐ 4/25/15
Guadalupe Ruin Hike ‐ 5/2/15
Bandelier and the Tsankawi Ruins ‐ 6/13/15

Angelo Cervantes

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

Upcoming Classes:

Who was the Roman Emperor Trajan? ‐ 5/1/15
Roanoke: The Lost Colony ‐ 6/19/15
DNA and New Mexico Family History ‐ 6/24/15
Who was Leonardo Da Vinci? ‐ 6/26/15
Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Suebi Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup I) ‐ 6/5/15
Who was the Roman Emperor Hadrian? ‐ 6/8/15
Amazon Warrior Women and the Sarmatians ‐ 7/10/15
Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Vandals Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup I) ‐ 7/24/15
The Conquest of Florida and Andrew Jackson ‐ 7/31/15

Carol Chamberland

Carol P. Chamberland

Upcoming Classes:

Rock Art of the American Southwest ‐ 6/12/15
The Legend of Bop City ‐ 7/27/15

Amanda Cisco

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

Upcoming Classes:

Joyful Journaling ‐ 7/9/15

Mary Clark

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Hearing Loss 102 ‐ 5/4/15

Jane Ellen

Jane EllenJane Ellen is a published, award-winning composer who shares her passion for music, history, and religious studies with Albuquerque audiences. Jane completed double majors with honors at the University of New Mexico, and shortly thereafter began working as a freelance lecturer. A popular, long-time instructor for OASIS, Jane has also presented programs for the International Anne Frank Foundation, Elderhostel, KHFM-Radio, and various social and religious groups. With a catalog of over 60 published works, and numerous commissions, she has released four CDs of original compositions and written for musical theatre, television, radio and film. An award-winning member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and former National Director of Sigma Alpha Iota's American Composers Bureau, her works have been internationally performed.

Upcoming Classes:

Claude Debussy: His Life, His Works and Edgar Allan Poe ‐ 4/22/15
The Life and Times of C.S. Lewis ‐ 4/24/15
Mamma Mia ? Here we go again! ‐ 5/6/15
Richard III: The Myth and the Monarch ‐ 6/10/15
Bible in Popular Culture Part 2 ‐ 6/15/15
Song Sung Blue: Neil Diamond ‐ 6/18/15
Sri Ganesha: Hinduism's Elephant God ‐ 6/25/15
Food and the Bible ‐ 6/29/15
The Green Fairy: Absinthe and the Arts ‐ 6/3/15
Joan of Arc: Saint, Sinner or Epileptic? ‐ 6/5/15
First Lady of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald ‐ 6/8/15
First Lady of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald ‐ 7/16/15
Unravelling the Mystery: How Music Works V ‐ 7/22/15
American Songwriters (Johnny Mercer and Yip Harburg) ‐ 7/27/15
Boffo, Socko and SRO: The Amazing Big Band Era ‐ 7/31/15

Bill Eyler

Bill Eyler got the dancing bug at age 29 with square dance lessons and quickly moved on into country-western, clogging, round dancing and other forms of social dance. As an internationally traveled square dance caller for twenty-five years, he gains a lot of pleasuring in bringing ?Friendship Set to Music? to many people. He?s lived in Albuquerque since 1981 and has worked at Popejoy Hall on the UNM campus since 2001. His experience: I?ve been a square dance caller/instructor for 25 years, as well as a social country-western and line dance instructor as part of that program. From 2005 through 2008 I taught a weekly 2 hour c/w and line dance lessons for beginner walk-ins and core-group dancers. I have about 60 line dances from easy beginner through solid intermediate/advanced in my repertoire. I?ve worked with a number of local and national instructors in finding dances that are enjoyed by both beginners and experienced dancers. I?ve also done several line dance workshops for various UNM-based groups at the Continuing Ed building. www.billeyler.com

Upcoming Classes:

Line Dancing for Beginners ‐ 6/5/15

Ramon Flores

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

Upcoming Classes:

Zionism, Israel and the Possibility for Peace: An Anti-Zionist Perspective ‐ 6/11/15
Money and Politics in the wake of Citizens United: The current debate on Campaign Finance Reform ‐ 6/16/15
Zionism, Israel and the Possibility for Peace: A pro-Zionist Perspective ‐ 6/4/15
The Merchant of Santa Fe: A Historical Examination of this Dramatic Presentation of New Mexico?s Cr ‐ 7/20/15
The CIA Torture Program as seen in the Broad Historical and Legal Context ‐ 7/27/15

Jerry Franks

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

Upcoming Classes:

John Locke's Letter Concerning Toleration and the Doctrine of Separation of Church and State ‐ 6/15/15

Tom Gallegos

Tom Gallegos

Upcoming Classes:

Los Alamos: Secret City of the Manhattan Project ‐ 6/5/15
Timeless Taos ‐ 7/14/15

Jill Gatwood

Growth and Enrichment Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mosaic Tile Art Tour ‐ 6/13/15

Robert Gish

Robert GishRobert F. Gish holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.degrees in English and American Studies from the University of New Mexico and is the recipient of the Erna Fergusson Distinguished Alumni Award from UNM. He is the author of over twenty works of fiction, memoir, folktales, and literary biographies as well as numerous monographs and essays on the literature, history, and culture of the American Southwest. His short story collections include West Bound, Dreams of Quivira, Bad Boys and Black Sheep, and First Horses: Stories of the New West. Bob taught at the University of Northern Iowa from 1967-1991, where he was University Distinguished Scholar and Professor of English, as well as Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He served as Director of Ethnic Studies and Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo from 1991-2001. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Pen West, the Authors Guild, and the Screen Actors Guild. He and his wife, Judith, live in Albuquerque. They are the parents of three children and six grandchildren. He is a jazz guitarist and vocalist by avocation. Please visit his website: www.robertfgish.com

Upcoming Classes:

The New Mexico Novel ‐ 6/3/15

Creigh Gordon

Ms, Electrical Engineering, Aficionado of Macroeconomics

Upcoming Classes:

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

Bill Haller

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

D.H. Lawrence Ranch ‐ 4/22/15

Debi Harrington

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Floral Design: Beginning ‐ 4/29/15

Dennis Herrick

Biography

Upcoming Classes:

Coronado and the Tiguex War ‐ 6/9/15

Lizabeth Johnson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Pre-Modern European Migrations ‐ 4/24/15
The Romans ‐ 6/9/15
A Social History of the Medieval Church, 200-1563 AD ‐ 7/10/15

Connie Josefs, M.F.A

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Julius Kaplan

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Salome ‐ 7/14/15
Rigoletto ‐ 7/7/15

Nishtha Jane Kappy

G&E Instructor, Yoga

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga For Folks Over Fifty ‐ 6/2/15
Yoga For Folks Over Fifty ‐ 6/4/15
Yoga For Folks Over Fifty ‐ 8/4/15
Yoga For Folks Over Fifty ‐ 8/6/15

John Krebsbach

John F. Krebsbach, M.S. is the Administrator for the NM DNA Identification System, the state-wide criminal DNA database for NM, and the Chairman of the state-wide DNA Oversight Committee. He has held each of these positions since the programs inception in 1997, building the database from scratch into one of the most effective programs for its size in the country. He was a member of U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft's Initiative on DNA Backlogs and was a member of the FBI's Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods, acting as the co-Vice Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee. He is also the former Chairman of the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators. Having conducted over twenty-nine inspections of crime laboratories throughout the country, he has been a reviewer of inspections performed by other inspectors as a member of the National DNA Index System's Audit Review Panel. He earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Wayne State College in Nebraska, and an M.S. in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

Upcoming Classes:

Functions of Criminalistics ‐ 4/22/15

Robin Lane

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Acting ‐ 7/9/15

Norma Libman

Osher Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Shakespeare: The Man and His Sonnets ‐ 6/8/15

Doug Lindsey

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Savvy Social Security for Boomers ‐ 6/18/15
Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers ‐ 6/25/15

Matilde Machiavello

Osher Bio

Upcoming Classes:

Unforgettable Writers of the 'Cono Sur' ‐ 6/3/15
Brighten Your Mental Well-Being ‐ 7/15/15

Carol March

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

Upcoming Classes:

Shamanism: From Witch Doctors through the New Millennium ‐ 4/23/15
Shamanism: From Witch Doctors through the New Millennium ‐ 6/30/15

Jon Nimitz

Jon NimitzJon Nimitz has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stanford University, and taught at universities for about 10 years. He was consistently rated by students as an outstanding instructor. After that he ran a small research and development business working on environmentally friendly chemicals. Always interested in philosophical and spiritual issues, since retiring from technical work he has taught classes for UNM CE on Introduction to India, The Meaning of Life, and Loving What Is: The Work of Byron Katie. He is currently a self-employed investor. He spent a total of about two years in India, teaching high school and traveling with Indian friends through all regions of the country. He has made a point of exploring a wide range of spiritual traditions. He also gives talks on investment topics to the local chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). He has received numerous academic awards and has qualified to join MENSA. He has published two books and over 100 technical reports and papers.

Upcoming Classes:

Buddhism ‐ 8/7/15

Hana Samek Norton

Hana Norton

Upcoming Classes:

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

Edwin Ned O'Malia

Ned O'Malia is a Doctor of Philosophy in Asian Religion and Culture; a degree he earned at Temple University, Philadelphia. Teaching and writing have been the center of his professional life for over 35 years but not the whole of it. He is a Professor at the University of New Mexico in the University Honors Programs as an Asian specialist. Within New Mexico and the Southwest he is a noted speaker and visiting lecturer. He has participated in many seminars, workshops, and panel discussions on Southeast Asia. Dr. O'Malia has personally traveled extensively in Asia, many times to China, and recently long travels to Burma (which is now Myanmar). But a true traveler will find adventure even on a trip to Socorro. Ned is a published photographer, a skill he uses to illustrate his lectures. He is a travel writer and has served as Travel Editor for Albuquerque?s Prime Time ? The Newspaper. In addition he is a talented chef, who prides himself on enrolling for cooking class in all the countries he visits. He is a food writer, television food commentator and serves as a food judge for the New Mexico State Fair. He has served as the SPAM cooking judge for 12 years. He is a passionate advocate of region and indigenous cooking; he has eaten everything which did not eat him first. Dr. O'Malia is a passionate world traveler as well as a talented Tour Director and Cruise Host. He started Tour Directing by leading groups of Manhattan teenagers on bicycles through the Canadian Rockies. Since, he has directed over a hundred group tours since 1971, taking people from the temples of Tibet to the Pagodas of Bali. He has traveled on Silversea cruise ships, old buses, bicycles, ox carts and in a dugout canoe. Many of these tours have been to Asia as he is always excited to enlighten people to the wonders of the orient.

Upcoming Classes:

Before you Turn on the Kitchen Sink ‐ 4/23/15

Edwin OMalia

Ned OMalia is a Doctor of Philosophy in Asian Religion and Culture; a degree he earned at Temple University, Philadelphia. Teaching and writing have been the center of his professional life for over 35 years but not the whole of it. He is a Professor at the University of New Mexico in the University Honors Programs as an Asian specialist. Within New Mexico and the Southwest he is a noted speaker and visiting lecturer. He has participated in many seminars, workshops, and panel discussions on Southeast Asia. Dr. O'Malia has personally traveled extensively in Asia, many times to China, and recently long travels to Burma (which is now Myanmar). But a true traveler will find adventure even on a trip to Socorro. Ned is a published photographer, a skill he uses to illustrate his lectures. He is a travel writer and has served as Travel Editor for Albuquerque?s Prime Time ? The Newspaper. In addition he is a talented chef, who prides himself on enrolling for cooking class in all the countries he visits. He is a food writer, television food commentator and serves as a food judge for the New Mexico State Fair. He has served as the SPAM cooking judge for 12 years. He is a passionate advocate of region and indigenous cooking; he has eaten everything which did not eat him first. Dr. OMalia is a passionate world traveler as well as a talented Tour Direct and Cruise Host. He started Tour Directing by leading groups of Manhattan teen agers on bicycles through the Canadian Rockies. Since, he has directed over a hundred group tours since 1971, taking people from the temples of Tibet to the Pagodas of Bali. He has traveled on Silversea cruise ships, old buses, bicycles, ox carts and in a dugout canoe. Many of these tours have been to Asia as he is always excited to enlighten people to the wonders of the orient.

Upcoming Classes:

In the Footsteeps of Lewis and Clark ‐ 4/21/15

Hamdy Oraby

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

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

Richard Peck, Ph.D.

Richard E. Peck is an author, playwright, and retired academic, whose writing career ? detoured for years ? resumed when he left academe. After a career as an English professor and university administrator ? president at one time or another of three universities ? he now divides his time among three very satisfying pursuits: restrained meddling in the lives of his children and grandchildren, golfing at a level far below his aspirations, and writing. Dr. Peck continues to resist persistent but fading desires to return to the classroom. Occasional consulting stints remind him of the political pressures he?s traded away in order to take on the even more demanding but self-imposed goals and deadlines of full-time writing. Richard E. Peck was born in Wisconsin on August 3rd, 1936. After graduating from high school (at 16) and two years of factory work, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, as a green PFC was selected for flight training, and in June, 1956, was commissioned the youngest officer and pilot in the USMC at age 19. He subsequently completed an A.B. at Carroll College in 30 months, his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in three years. He taught English at the University of Virginia and Temple University, then filled administrative positions at the University of Alabama and Arizona State, leading to presidencies of ASU, the University of New Mexico, and the University of South Florida. During those years he committed his time and energies to scholarship, and his popular writing became infrequent. He did manage to complete 12 produced plays (three of them winners in national competitions), a score of short stories, a novel nominated as Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year (Final Solution, Doubleday), and TV scripts, as well as two editions of minor poetry. Dr. Peck is a member of Screen Writers Guild of America (West) and has contributed occasional columns to a number of newspapers. He lives in Placitas, NM, where he takes the 16 steps from his bed to his word pr

Upcoming Classes:

Why do we do Theater? ‐ 5/6/15
Life in the Italy that Tourists Don't See ‐ 6/11/15

Alan Pezaro, Ph.D

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Battle of the Bees ‐ 7/21/15

Stephen Poland

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Living Resilient Lives ‐ 4/21/15
Flourishing in These Challenging Times ‐ 6/16/15

Michael Richie

Michael Richie first visited the Bisti Badlands with the Sierra Club in 1980 and quickly became an activist to save the Bisti, De Na Zin, Ah Shi Sle Pah, and Fossil Forest badlands from strip mining and other detrimental activities. With the help of Pat Hester, a Bureau of Land Management Regional Paleontologist, he has published 253 outdoor stories and 925 photos to date, with 48 stories on New Mexico?s badlands including thirteen on the Bisti and six on Ojito. Richie has also lead over 35 badlands tours with Story of New Mexico. For more information on the badlands and how you can get involved, please visit his website at PhotoTrekNM.com.

Upcoming Classes:

San Jose Badlands: Rainbow Route ‐ 4/19/15
Lybrook: New, Advanced Route ‐ 4/23/15
Lybrook: New, Advanced Route ‐ 4/26/15
Sangre De Cristo Aspen Walk and Canyon Road Artscrawl ‐ 5/1/15
Mesa Chijuilla Hoodoo Gardens ‐ 5/3/15
Shidoni Foundry, Tesuque Glassworks ‐ 5/9/15

Mary Robertson

MSLS, CZT-Certified Zentangle Teacher

Upcoming Classes:

Zentangle 201 - The Next Step ‐ 6/23/15
Zentangle 101 ‐ 6/9/15

Caitlin Rochford

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

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

Gail Rubin

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

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

John Shomaker, PhD

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

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

Mark Staebler

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

Upcoming Classes:

Willa Cather and the Making of New Mexico ‐ 6/16/15

Bryan Stoneburner

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, M.A. (Music History), 1981; Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, M.L.S., 1976; Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, B.G.S., 1972.

Upcoming Classes:

Something More than Night: The Mean Streets of Raymond Chandler ‐ 4/28/15

Maya Sutton, Ph.D.

From Washington DC to teaching in South America, from Mexico to teaching in Mongolia and England, Dr. Maya Sutton is a traveler and educator. Maya graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of New Mexico. Her specialties are adult learning, cognitive development, life stages, and experiential learning. For the past ten years she has taught courses in Celtic History and Mythology at UNM. Since the 1980s Maya has been active in distance learning for adults and in taking education to adults where they work. As president of Sutton Seminars, she has trained thousands of people in stress management at government and private organizations throughout the West.

Upcoming Classes:

The Assisi of Giotto, Saints Francis and Clare ‐ 6/4/15
Mongolia: Mythic Times, Rough Times, Modern Times ‐ 7/15/15

Eddie Tafoya

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

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

Terri Tobey

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

Upcoming Classes:

Brain Fitness and the Creative Arts ‐ 6/23/15

Jose Toro

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

United States Constitutional Law: The Best and Worst of it ‐ 6/17/15

John Trestrail

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

Upcoming Classes:

Nature's Toxic Agents: A Menagerie of Poisonous Critters ‐ 5/18/15
Agents of Chemical and Biological Warfare and Terrorism ‐ 6/12/15
The Philippine-American War 1898-1902 ‐ 7/20/15
Vanished! Searching for Lost Explorers ‐ 7/29/15

Dave Weinberg

Osher Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Fracking: A Curse or a Blessing? ‐ 5/5/15

Gay Witherington

Gay WitheringtonInstructor

Upcoming Classes:

Fun with Crystals ‐ 7/18/15


Youth Programs

Youth Programs Instructors

Instructor Name
Evelyn Sunny Birklund

Sunny is a professional puppeteer and costumer from Corrales, New Mexico. She has exhibited in many galleries and art fairs and designed special commissions for theatres, libraries, nature centers, zoos, museums, schools, and individuals. Sunny loves teaching in recreational settings where creativity and group sharing make the learning process fun. She has taught numerous classes and workshops for Puppeteers of America National Festivals, schools, UNM Continuing Education, Ghost Ranch conference center, puppetry and doll groups, and at quilting and sewing shops.

Upcoming Classes:

Puppet Improv Camp (ages 8-13) ‐ 6/8/15

Philip/Kristine Blackman

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

Upcoming Classes:

Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/1/15
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 6-12) ‐ 6/1/15
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 6-12) ‐ 6/20/15
Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/20/15

Rosario Carelli

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Julia Church-Hoffman

Julia is the Director of the UNM Music Prep Program

Upcoming Classes:

Lobo Arts Access (ages 6-13) ‐ 6/15/15
Lobo Arts Access (ages 6-13) ‐ 6/22/15

Elaine Cimino

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

Upcoming Classes:

Water Color and Pastel Class (ages 7-11) ‐ 6/8/15
Water Color and Pastel Class (ages 7-11) ‐ 6/9/15
Acrylic Painting Camp (ages 7-11) ‐ 7/27/15
'Toon Time Art Class (ages 7-11) ‐ 7/6/15
'Toon Time Art Class (ages 7-11) ‐ 7/7/15

Kristin Diener

Kristin DienerThis dedicated artist recently went full-time in her career as an artist, making metal jewelry and teaching the craft to others. Her serendipitous path led her to enroll in a Jewelry Making class at a small Mennonite College in Ohio, where her instructor became her first mentor. Kristin says of her first encounter with creating metal jewelry, ?I liked what I was able to make and the thoughts I was able to achieve.? Kristin was hooked immediately when she discovered the torch, its flame and the tools of jewelry metalworking in her youth; she had found her calling. Kristin earned a Master of Fine Arts from Bowling Green University in Ohio. Then, on to Missouri where she began teaching fine arts classes at a small college. Her questing spirit later took her to Boston, Massachusetts, to a job she loved, teaching at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Kristin supplemented her income with residential and commercial painting in Boston and then her own house painting business when she came to Albuquerque. Recently, Kristin took the plunge and is now a full time artist and teacher with her own studio. Her work is selling in galleries in New Orleans and Albuquerque. She brings her MFA and professional teaching background to Continuing Education at UNM. In 2004, this unique individual began challenging Continuing Education students with her own brand of bold, unconventional and whimsical artistic vision, rooted in the solid fundamentals of a traditional jewelry-making craft. Her classes have inspired a following from the start. Like Kristin with her own first jewelry instructor years ago, many of her students are very loyal to her instruction and repeat the advanced class to pursue their own artistic visions. The Beginning Jewelry / Metals course starts with a series of sterling silver rings. Students learn to size, texture, chase, and form, then bezel-set a cabochon stone. ?I like teaching people of all different levels. Most have their own ideas of what they want to do

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Silversmithing and Jewelry Making (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/11/15
Introduction to Enameling (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/18/15

Matthew Gines

Faculty Member, and coordinator of the UNM School of Architecture and Planning's Fabrication Lab.

Upcoming Classes:

Architectural 3-D Modelling and 3-D Printing Camp for Teens (ages 14-17) ‐ 6/1/15
Digital Fabrication in Architecture and Design Camp (ages 14-17) ‐ 6/15/15

John Grace

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

Upcoming Classes:

Film Camp (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/22/15
Film Camp (ages 13-17) ‐ 7/20/15

Jennifer Gresham

Certified PiYo instructor and dedicated educator.

Upcoming Classes:

PiYo for Kids (ages 6-12) ‐ 6/2/15

Lester Gresham

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

Upcoming Classes:

Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/5/15
Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/27/15

Mandy Griego

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Amy Grochowski

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

Upcoming Classes:

Maxwell Museum Summer Camp for Children (ages 8-12) ‐ 6/15/15
Maxwell Museum Summer Camp for Children (ages 8-12) ‐ 7/13/15

Ryan Harris

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

Upcoming Classes:

Build-a-Bike (ages 10-17) ‐ 7/13/15

Carol Hill

Carol A. Hill is a geologist and author of many books including Cave Minerals of the World, and Geology of Carlsbad Cavern, and Geology of the Delaware Basin. She was featured on the NOVA show ?Mysterious Life of Caves,? which aired on PBS on October 1, 2002. Carol has been an ASA member since 1984 and a member of the ASA Affiliation of Geologists since its foundation.

Upcoming Classes:

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

Shana Lane

Shana began practicing yoga as a teenager through a PE class at UNM. She loved it and took the class every semester throughout college. She has completed the 500 hour teacher training program, as well as the YogaKids! and senior yoga teacher training at High Desert Yoga. Shana enjoys every aspect of family yoga and embraces the opportunity to share yoga through all stages of life, including prenatal, mom and baby, kids, teens, and adults. She especially looks forward to helping parents, partners, and whole families find ways to share their time, attention, and the joy of yoga with each other.

Upcoming Classes:

Tween/Teen Yoga Camp (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/15/15
Tween/Teen Yoga Camp (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/13/15

Nicole Larsen

Nicole Larsen in the Education Coordinator at the New Mexico Jazz Workshop. Since 1994,NMJW has positively impacted the lives of over 100,000 local youth through quality music education programming. Students return year after year to attend Creative Arts Camp and thousands of Albuquerque Public School students have enjoyed our Roots of Jazz assemblies.

Upcoming Classes:

Creative Arts Camp by NM Jazz Workshop (ages 6-12) ‐ 6/1/15
Creative Arts Camp by NM Jazz Workshop (ages 6-12) ‐ 6/15/15

Eric Lau

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Phillip Martinez

YSFP Director 2014

Upcoming Classes:

Youth Sports Fitness (Ages 6-14) ‐ 6/1/15

Lila Martinez

Lila Martinez is a talented actor and costume designer, whose skills range from makeup to role play for medical providers. She is dedicated to youth education and outreach and teaches writing and acting workshops in the school systems.

Upcoming Classes:

Trashion Show: Finding Wearable Art (ages 10-14) ‐ 6/15/15

Phillip Martinez

YSFP Director 2014

Upcoming Classes:

Youth Sports Fitness (Ages 6-14) ‐ 6/22/15

Lila Martinez

Lila Martinez is a talented actor and costume designer, whose skills range from makeup to role play for medical providers. She is dedicated to youth education and outreach and teaches writing and acting workshops in the school systems.

Upcoming Classes:

Trashion Show: Finding Wearable Art (ages 10-14) ‐ 6/22/15

Pat Masters

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

Upcoming Classes:

Marvel Superheroes LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/1/15
LEGO NASA Space Camp with Star Wars Infusion (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/1/15
Marvel Superheroes LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/15/15
LEGO NASA Space Camp with Star Wars Infusion (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/15/15
Extreme Expedition LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/22/15
Pirate Quest LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/22/15
Amusement Park Mania LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/8/15
Remote Control Mania LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/8/15
LEGO NASA Space Camp with Star Wars Infusion (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/13/15
LEGO Model Designer Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/13/15
Remote Control Mania LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/20/15
Spectacular Sports and Amazing Animals LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/20/15
Remote Control Mania LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/6/15
Amusement Park Mania LEGO Camp (ages 6-11) ‐ 7/6/15

Yevgeniya Novgorodskaya

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

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

Julie Pacheco

Julie began yoga in the tender first months of motherhood. That was eight years ago. Finding the space within to practice can be a challenge. The benefits of a regular practice, no matter how short, are infinite. As parents the discipline of devotion to our children is our practice. Asana (postures) will support and enliven this practice. Julie has completed the 500 teacher training and Mini Yogis certification offered at High Desert Yoga. She teaches family yoga and kids yoga in schools. She also holds a BA in Religous Studies from The University of New Mexico. Julie assists with administrative duties at HDY!

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Kids (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/11/15
Yoga for Kids (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/8/15

Atsuko Sakai

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Catalina Salinas

Catalina Salinas was born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia. She received her B.A. in Architecture and Construction, defending her thesis project with honors and getting licensed at the School of Architects in Bolivia. She worked as a supervisor, was director of design and construction works. She moved to New Mexico to perfect her English and pursue her Master degree at University of New Mexico, where she is currently studying Architecture. While working as a teaching assistant for Professor Anne Taylor in 2008, she was able to combine her two passions, art and architecture, and share them with students through the Architecture and Design for Children program. Since then she has been working with Atsuko Sakai and in 2012 was invited to be part of the Board of Members for The School Zone Institute in Albuquerque. She has translated the Architecture and Children Teachers Guide into Spanish. Her current work as a beginning Spanish teacher is helping her find ways of acquiring vocabulary and engaging students with activities from Architecture and Children. Catalina?s goal is to be teaching Architecture and Children in Spanish.

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Sketching and Journaling (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/15/15
Spanish Culture and Language Through Design (ages 8-12) ‐ 6/15/15
The Art of Sketching and Journaling (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/22/15
Spanish Culture and Language Through Design (ages 8-12) ‐ 6/22/15

Scott Saltsman

Credits include Art Direction and Illustrator for Stan Lee Media, (creator Spiderman and X-Men) SONY Music, Warner Bros and Disney.

Upcoming Classes:

Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/11/15
Advanced Computer Game Design (ages 10-16) ‐ 6/12/15
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/8/15
An Introduction to Computer Animation and Special Effects (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/8/15

Staff School of Engineering

School of Engineering Staff

Upcoming Classes:

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

Frank Sedillo

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

Upcoming Classes:

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

Continuing Education Staff



Upcoming Classes:

Sci Girls Camp (ages 9-13) ‐ 6/1/15
PBS Kids Summer Learning Camp Session 1 (ages 6-8 and 9-10) ‐ 6/1/15

Keshet Artistic Staff

Keshet Artistic Staff

Upcoming Classes:

Ballet and Contemporary Dance (ages 6-14) ‐ 6/1/15

Continuing Education Staff



Upcoming Classes:

Early Bird Care (ages 6-10) ‐ 6/1/15
PBS Kids Summer Learning Camp Session 1 (ages 6-8 and 9-10) ‐ 6/1/15

Keshet Artistic Staff

Keshet Artistic Staff

Upcoming Classes:

Musical Theater Workshop (ages 6-14) ‐ 6/15/15

Keshet Artistic Staff

Keshet Artistic Staff

Upcoming Classes:

Behind the Scenes: Creative Tech Camp (ages 10-18) ‐ 6/29/15
Little Movers Dance Camp (ages 4-5) ‐ 6/29/15
Jazz and Hip Hop Dance (ages 6-14) ‐ 6/8/15
Dance Camp Re-Mix (ages 6-14) ‐ 7/6/15

Continuing Education Staff



Upcoming Classes:

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

Eric Teitelbaum

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Upcoming Classes:

Funny Pictures Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/8/15
The Magic of Realistic Drawing Mini Camp (ages 9-14) ‐ 6/8/15

Terri Tucker

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Spanish for Ninos (ages 9-11) ‐ 6/1/15
Creative Writing (ages 10-12) ‐ 7/11/15
Keyboarding Skills for Kids (ages 11-14) ‐ 7/14/15

Brittney Van Der Werff

Brittney is the education specialist at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Upcoming Classes:

Forester for a Day (ages 14-17) ‐ 7/11/15

Heather Yeo

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

Upcoming Classes:

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


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