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Meet the UNM Continuing Education Instructors

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.


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

Upcoming Classes:

Access: Beginning (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/14/2019
Access: Advanced (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/28/2019
Access: Relational Database Design (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/04/2019
Access: Programming with Visual Basic for Applications (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/11/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/17/2019
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/24/2019
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/01/2019
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/22/2019
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 12/06/2019
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 12/13/2019

Cash Clifton is the Academic Foundations Coordinator at the University of New Mexico and possesses a background in business management, counseling, and teaching math in New Mexico public schools. He received a Bacheloré─˘s degree in mathematics and a Masteré─˘s degree in counseling, receiving recognition as the outstanding student in both programs. Cash has been teaching math since 2007 and leading professional development trainings since 2014. My philosophy of life-long education can be summed up as é─˙success is all about hard work.é─¨

Upcoming Classes:

Critical Thinking Certificate (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/06/2020

Sonja Dewing is a Published Author, award-winning Creative Writer, as well as a Creativity Instigator at her company, Plot Duckies. In addition, she mentors startups and entrepreneurs to help companies with their social media strategy, writes about local tech for Tech.Co, and is an avid photographer.

Upcoming Classes:

Excel: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/16/2019
Excel: Intermediate (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/23/2019
Access: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/30/2019
Access: Intermediate (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/21/2019

Over 25 years of experience designing, facilitating and managing training/ organizational effectiveness/human resource programs. Taught over 800 workshops, 99% positive approval rating. Twelve years of management experience. Expertise in consulting and strategic program design to meet an organization's developmental goals.

Upcoming Classes:

Creativity and Innovation: Developing Your 21st Century Skillset (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/05/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Crucial Conversation: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High (Section Spring 1) ‐ 04/16/2020
Crucial Conversation: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High (Section Summer 1) ‐ 06/10/2020
Crucial Conversation: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High (Section Summer 2) ‐ 07/15/2020
Crucial Conversation: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High (Section Fall 1) ‐ 10/08/2019
Crucial Conversation: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High (Section Fall 2) ‐ 12/03/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Project Management Professional (PMP)/CAPM Certification Exam Preparation (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/04/2019

Rav Nicholson UNMCE InstructorRav Nicholson retired from government service at the end of 2006 and began teaching MS Office applications and introductory computer 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:

MS Office for Beginners (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 09/12/2019
Excel: Beginning (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 09/26/2019
Excel: Intermediate (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/08/2019
Excel: Advanced (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/17/2019
Excel: Expert (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/29/2019
Excel: Pivot Tables and Charts (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/12/2019
OneNote for Modern Note‐Taking (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/19/2019

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Upcoming Classes:

Word: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/14/2019
Word: Intermediate (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/23/2019
Word: Advanced (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/04/2019
PowerPoint: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/18/2019
PowerPoint: Intermediate (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/27/2019
PowerPoint: Advanced (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 12/09/2019

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Upcoming Classes:

Real Estate Law (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 01/07/2020
NMREC CORE Course (2020) (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 02/01/2020
Real Estate Principles and Practice (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 02/04/2020
Broker Basics (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 03/03/2020
Real Estate License Exam Rapid Review (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 03/31/2020
Real Estate Law (Section Summer 1) ‐ 07/20/2020
Real Estate Principles and Practice (Section Summer 1) ‐ 08/03/2020
Broker Basics (Section Fall 1) ‐ 08/17/2020
Broker Basics (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/24/2019
NMREC CORE Course (2019) (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/19/2019
Real Estate License Exam Rapid Review (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/25/2019
NMREC CORE Course (2019) (Section FAC‐PD) ‐ 12/14/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Nonprofit Boot Camp: Fundraising Event Planning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/12/2019
Nonprofit Boot Camp: Fundraising Event Planning (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/07/2019
Nonprofit Boot Camp: Advertising (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/09/2019
Nonprofit Boot Camp: Promotion, Publicity and Community Relations (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/16/2019
Nonprofit Boot Camp: Media Relations (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 12/07/2019

LaMonica Whittaker-Walker, PMP is the Director of Technology Projects for Central New Mexico Community College. LaMonica earned her undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of New Mexico. She has over fifteen years of project management experience and has served as a business consultant for various Fortune 500 companies in the USA, Canada, and Europe. LaMonica enjoys volunteering and participating as a board member at the Ronald McDonald House Charities-New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Practical Project Management (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/20/2020

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

Upcoming Classes:

Active Shooter Training (Section Spring 1) ‐ 02/21/2020

Jay B. Cutts, MA (Special Education), has specialized in personalized instruction for standardized exams, including the LSAT, MCAT, PCAT, and GRE, for over 28 years. He is the lead author of the Barron's MCAT and LSAT prep books and the Barron's MCAT Flash Cards. He is an expert in test strategy, including intuitive math strategies, timing, logic, and problem-solving and has helped hundreds of students overcome math anxiety and test anxiety through the mastery of powerful strategies.

Upcoming Classes:

MCAT/PCAT Test Prep (Section Summer 1) ‐ 06/13/2020
Learning to Love Math ‐ The Art of Overcoming Math Anxiety (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/13/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Professional Trainer Part I: Creative Tools for Classroom Management ‐ Hybrid (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/01/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Online Course Design and Development (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/04/2019
Online Technologies for Teaching and Training (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 12/03/2019

Antonia Roybal-Mack is the founder and a managing partner of the Roybal-Mack & Cordova, P.C. Antonia brings in vast experience as a litigation and planning attorney that aids in shaping the policies of the organization. She is a dynamic powerhouse in our organization, and this is evident from her honors throughout her career as a civil lawyer. The New Mexico Business Weekly honored Antonia as Best of the Bar. In addition to this, Antonia received the prestigious Outstanding Young Attorney Award from the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association. To top it all, she was also honored by the Albuquerque Business First as 40 Under 40, Class of 2014. Born and raised in Mora, New Mexico, Antonia attained her first undergraduate degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management from the University of New Mexico. She later graduated from the University Of New Mexico School Of Law, and because of her outstanding abilities when advocating for clients, Antonia was honored as the Outstanding Clinical Law Student. Antonia has been the President, and currently serving as one of the Board of Directors in the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association. She was previously the Vice President of the New Mexico Women's Bar Association and a member of the Hospitality Industry Education Foundation Board of Directors.

Upcoming Classes:

Paralegal Post‐Baccalaureate Certificate Course ‐ Hybrid (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/24/2019

Metropolitan Court Judge Frank Sedilloé─˘s (é─˘82 BBA, é─˘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 é─˙The Advocate,é─¨ 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 yearsé─˘ service on the UNM Alumni Lettermené─˘s Association board of directors. Frank regularly write a monthly Journal article called

Upcoming Classes:

Make Your Case: Introduction to Law Camp (ages 10‐14) (Section Spring 1) ‐ 03/09/2020

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

Upcoming Classes:

Professional Speaking (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/26/2019
Professional Speaking (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/05/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

AutoCAD 1 (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/16/2019
AutoCAD 2 (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/09/2019
SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/25/2019

Kurt Menke is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) who has been working in the field for 14 years. He received a Masters degree (MA) in Geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. That same year he founded Birdé─˘s Eye View to apply his expertise with GIS technology towards the worldé─˘s mounting ecological and social problems. Towards this end, Mr. Menke focuses largely on conservation. With Birdé─˘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:

Cartography Basics (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/22/2019
QGIS: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/05/2019
QGIS: Intermediate (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/19/2019
QGIS: Advanced (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 12/05/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Ethical Hacking Part 1: Tools and Techniques (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/19/2019
Network Support (Network+) (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/03/2019
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/09/2019
Ethical Hacking Part 2: Prep for the CEH (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/17/2019
Security+ (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/31/2019
Network Support (Network+) (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/06/2019

Digital Arts InstructorApple Lead Genius

Upcoming Classes:

Explore Windows 10 (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/18/2019
Mac and iOS 11 Security Essentials (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/23/2019
Windows 10 Security Essentials (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/30/2019
Windows 10 Security Essentials (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/26/2019
Mac and iOS 11 Security Essentials (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/02/2019

Bryan O'Neill

Upcoming Classes:

Explore Windows 10 (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/01/2019

Mr. Sandeep Talasila is a certified GIS Professional working at the Earth Data Analysis Center, the University of New Mexico since 2009. He holds a Masteré─˘s degree in Engineering Science from the Louisiana State University. He has been involved in GIS-based data analyses, developing customized GIS solutions for various projects leveraging GIS tools, applications, data visualization. ČćMr. Talasila is experienced in ESRI ArcGIS Suite of products such as Desktop, Server, and Collector; developed web mapping and data collection applications. He has been teaching courses on GIS, Map Design, and Online Mapping at the UNM and for the NM Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). Mr. Talasila is a board member of New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC).

Upcoming Classes:

Cartography Basics (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/12/2019
Geographic Information Systems: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/03/2019
Geographic Information Systems: Intermediate (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/29/2019
Geographic Information Systems: Advanced (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/26/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Podcasting (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/14/2019
Digital Audio II (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/19/2019
Logic Pro X 10.4: Professional Music Production (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/01/2019
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/08/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Cell Phone Photography (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/15/2019
Photography I (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/28/2019
Photographing People (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/12/2019
Photography 2 (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 12/02/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

JavaScript: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/28/2019
JavaScript: Intermediate (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/11/2019
PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/25/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photoshop: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/17/2019
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/26/2019
From Camera to Computer (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/05/2019
Photoshop: Beginning (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/12/2019
Lightroom: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/14/2019
Fast Track Photoshop (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/02/2019
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/09/2019
Drone Photography Overview (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 12/07/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrator: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/05/2019
Drawing to Illustration Basics (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/09/2019
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/14/2019

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Upcoming Classes:

Sound Recording for Film (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/26/2019
After Effects: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/26/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Color Theory in Digital Media (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/21/2019
InDesign: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/08/2019
Fast Track InDesign (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/12/2019
Digital Prepress (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/21/2019
InDesign: Intermediate (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/22/2019
InDesign: Beginning (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/04/2019
Fast Track Illustrator (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/09/2019
InDesign: Intermediate (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/13/2019
InDesign: Online Portfolios (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 12/02/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

History of Graphic Design (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/04/2019
Logo Design (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/26/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Film Editing Fundamentals (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/16/2019
Videography I (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/25/2019
History of Filmmaking (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/28/2019
Producing and Directing the Documentary (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/09/2019
Videography II (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/25/2019
Producing 101 (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 12/03/2019
DaVinci Resolve: Introduction to Color Grading (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 12/04/2019

Digital Arts InstructorApple Lead Genius

Upcoming Classes:

Building a Website with Squarespace (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/22/2019
Introduction to an iPad Lifestyle (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/09/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Premiere Pro: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/25/2019
Premiere Pro: Intermediate (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/09/2019
Premiere Rush (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/11/2019
Cinematography Essentials (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 12/02/2019

Youth Program Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Web Design: Getting Started (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 09/21/2019
WordPress: Beginning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/26/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/29/2019
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section FAC‐PD) ‐ 12/13/2019

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Upcoming Classes:

User Experience (UX) Research and Design (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/07/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Designing for the Web (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 12/10/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

WordPress: Beginning (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 11/19/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

CPT‐4 Coding Specialist (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/03/2019
ICD‐10‐CM Coding Specialist (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/12/2019

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:

Cultural Competencies for Counselors (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/21/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Brain Gym 101 (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/04/2019
Brain Gym 101 (Section FAB‐PD) ‐ 10/05/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Food as Medicine (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 02/10/2020
Chikitsa: the 6 major factors of health and wellness (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 03/09/2020
Clinical Case Studies in Herbalism (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 04/13/2020
Ethics of Herbal Medicine (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/11/2020
Clinical Herbalism 103 (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/12/2019

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

EKG Technician Certification Program (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/22/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/19/2019

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

How Yoga and Meditation Work: The Scientific Foundations (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/30/2019

Sharon Whetten, M.Ed., BSMT (ASCP) is a Medical Technologist and Education Coordinator at the TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque. She is also the instructor of Health Occupation Programs at Central New Mexico Community College, where she received her associates in 1992, as well as an instructor of Medical Laboratory Science at University of St. Francis. Sharon graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico in 2000 with a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences. During the summer semester, Sharon supervised and assisted the laboratory instructors as well as the clinical experience of the UNM Continuing Education/TriCore pilot course in Phlebotomy.

Upcoming Classes:

Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy for ASCP Certification (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 02/24/2020

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Funky Hips: A Yoga Workshop (Section SUA‐HF) ‐ 09/15/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Poetry Writing Workshop: We Need Some Humor Right About Now (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/18/2019

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Upcoming Classes:

Beginning Clay Sculpture (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/14/2019
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Part II (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/05/2019

Italian Instructor, Growth and Enrichment Programs.

Upcoming Classes:

Italian: Beginning IV (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/15/2019

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Aikido Beginners Program (Section FAA‐HF) ‐ 09/18/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing with Colored Pencil for All Levels (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/01/2019
Drawing with Colored Pencil for All Levels (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 11/05/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Watercolor Painting and Drawing the Sandia Mountains (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/29/2019
Scandinavian Holiday Crafts and Treats (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/10/2019

PEP Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mastering Pasta From Scratch (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/02/2019
Tiramis (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/07/2019
Cannoli and Panna cotta, two Classic Italian Desserts (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 12/14/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Discovery ‐ Travel Smart with Money (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/05/2019
Travvy Savvy ‐‐ Travel Smart (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/26/2019
Why Weight? (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/02/2019

This dedicated artist recently went full‐time in her career as an artist, making metal jewelry and teaching the craft to others. Her serendipitous path led her to enroll in a Jewelry Making class at a small Mennonite College in Ohio, where her instructor became her first mentor. Kristin says of her first encounter with creating metal jewelry, é─˙I liked what I was able to make and the thoughts I was able to achieve.é─¨ 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.é─˙I like teaching people of all different levels. Most have their own ideas of what they want to do when they come to the class, so I work with those ideas and desires. I doné─˘t teach assignments,é─¨ says Kristin.Her smile seems to say, é─˙you can do ité─¨ for her students. Kristin inspires them to dare to dream, big or small. é─˙When teaching, I like to take something that can be very difficult and present it in a way that is simple and realistic,é─¨ says Kristin. Her students tackle the intricacies of fine metalworking in a spirit of fun under her watchful eyes, which may sport whimsy‐colored glasses. Kristin enjoys watching people react to her jewelry. Some of her work is on the serious side and some pieces, toy‐like, inspire people to play.Photo by Kyle Zimmerman.

Upcoming Classes:

Intro to Kiln‐Fired Enameling (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/02/2019
Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 11/04/2019
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 11/05/2019
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section FAC‐PE) ‐ 11/09/2019
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills (Section FAD‐PE) ‐ 11/20/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for the Rest of Us (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/16/2019

Wire wrap jewelry instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Wire Wrap Jewelry: Basics (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/17/2019
Wire Wrap Jewelry: Basics (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/16/2019

This instructors bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Crochet: Intermediate (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 09/28/2019
Ribbon Flowers (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/10/2019
Sashiko ‐ Beginning (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/17/2019

Israela Garcia UNMCE InstructorInstructor

Upcoming Classes:

Salsaerobics (Section FAC‐HF) ‐ 10/28/2019

Eva Garlez

Upcoming Classes:

Tango for the Absolute Beginner (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/04/2019

Joan Gonwa, MA, CMA, BFA ‐ Modern Dancer, choreographer, performer, educator in Dance and Wellness, Certified Movement Analyst (CMA), and specialist in é─˛Children's Creative Danceé─˘.BFA in Modern Dance and Dance Education from the University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee; MA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah; and CMA degree in Movement Analysis é─ý Laban Institute of Movement Studies, New York City é─ý degree work done at the University of New Mexico. She has taught, presented her research, choreographed and performed with several dance companies and as solo artist, throughout the United States. Since moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1993, she has taught, developed curriculum, and performed at Santa Fe Community College, Eastern NM University, Dance Theatre Southwest, Central Community College of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico. She is co‐creator of and teacher‐mentor in the é─˛Minds on the Moveé─˘ Creative Dance (kinesthetic learning) curriculum program, Albuquerque Public schools. Creatively, she is interested in the varying rhythms of life. She finds Dance/Movement education healthy, exciting, renewing and relevant for people of all ages and backgrounds.Currently, she is teaching at the University of Iowa ‐ Assistant Professor in the Division of Performing Arts and Instructor in the University of Iowa Youth Ballet and Community Dance Program.She has choreographed/performed/taught in the Iowa Dance Festivals/Dancing our Visions each spring since 2009, returning home to teach at the University of New Mexico and Dance Theatre Southwest every summer. Her great interest, experience and research on the connections between full body breathing, decrease of debilitating stress and other positive outcomes, and her materials called RelaXercise is ongoing and has been presented several times at the International Somatic Dance conferences in Geneva, NY at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Upcoming Classes:

RelaXercise: Stretch, Strength and Total Fitness (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/31/2019

Kelly Gossett UNMCE InstructorKelly Gossett is an American Canoe Association Level 4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor and Level 2 Sea Kayak Instructor with 5 years experience actively teaching kids, adults, seniors and people with disabilities to kayak.Čć Each year, Kelly introduces more than 300 people to New Mexico's most overlooked recreational activity.

Upcoming Classes:

Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/08/2019
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/09/2019

Bob Grassberger is an emeritus professor from UNMé─˘s Organization, Information and Learning Sciences program. In 2012‐13 he was named one of UNMé─˘s Lecturers of the Year and held a teaching fellowship in 2015‐16. Trained as an economist, Bob has worked in economic and workforce development throughout New Mexico and internationally.

Upcoming Classes:

Hey, I'm Retiring! Now What? (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/23/2019

Instructor Art Life Drawing

Upcoming Classes:

Life Drawing (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/23/2019

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Upcoming Classes:

Glass Fusing: Holiday Ornaments (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/19/2019
Landscape in Glass (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/02/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

New Beginnings: It's Never Too Late (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/02/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

No Fear Watercolor Painting (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/12/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

T'ai Chi Ch'uan ‐ Traditional Yang Style Long Form: Intermed (Section FAA‐HF) ‐ 10/01/2019
T'ai Chi Ch'uan ‐ Traditional Yang Style Long Form: Beginners (Section FAB‐HF) ‐ 11/12/2019

Polly Jackson UNMCE InstructorProfessional fine artist with over thirty years of painting. Work shown in the Round House Capitol Arts Foundation Collection (permanent collection), Santa Fe, NM, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, and private collections around the world. Her work has also been shown 11/6/99 on HGTV, Interiors of Design. Her art was selected for the 2002 poster for The Old Pecan Street Festival; Spring, Austin, TX. Polly has taught Painting with Acrylics and Drawing for the Absolute Beginner at UNMCE since 2009, Drawing with Flair/ Painting with Pastels since 2015, as well as private classes at Artisan Art Store (since 2009). She has exhibited in group art shows at Factory on Fifth, 2015, 2016, 2017.In 1975, Sunstone Press of Santa Fe, NM issued four of her greeting card designs, and Gargoyles, Inc. sold her ceramic tile designs. Jumpin' Junipers Publishers of Santa Fe, NM has issued a poster and a greeting card with her designs. She has taught at Laguna Gloria Austin Museum of Fine Arts (3 years), Austin Community College (2 years) and Painting with Acrylics, Painting with Oils, Pastels and En Plein Air Painting through The University of Texas Informal Classes (8+ years) (and various private classes) and painting with acrylics at Gardner‐Betts Juvenile Facility, in Austin, TX (5 years).Walking History Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM, downtown Art Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM with Aboot About, Santa Fe Walks, Art instructor for Laguna Gloria (AMOA), UT informal classes, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, Gardner Betts Juvenile facility, Austin, TX, and private clients in Painting with Oils, Painting with Acrylics, En Plein Air, Painting with Pastels, Experimental Drawing, Drawing for the Absolute Beginner and Papier Mache, Knowledge and experience with Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe PageMaker, MS Word, FileMaker Pro, DreamWeaver, data entry, scanning and HTML Knowledge of Museum Practices and Curatorial Practices, and researcher for Art History Slide Library, College of Santa Fe.One Person Show:Brick Oven Restaurant on 35th, 2008, Austin, TX, WestlakeRetrospective, 2007, Austin, TX, Ruta Mayas, 2006, Austin, TX, Curras,2004, Austin, TX, The Collin B Restaurant 2002, Austin, TX., West LynnCafe 2001, Austin, TX., Lazy Oak Bed and Breakfast 2001, Austin, TX.,The Allen Collection 1996, Vail Colorado, American Indian Art Gallery1989, New Orleans, LA., Jeffrey's 1989, Austin, TX., Galisteo Inn1989, Galisteo, NM, Santa Fe East Gallery 1988, Santa Fe, NM., Origin,1985, Soho, NY.Two Person Show:Hyde Park Bar and Grill, 2006, Austin, TX, Kent Galleries 1994, SantaFe, NM, Galisteo Inn 1986, Galisteo, NM, St. John's College 1985,Santa Fe, NMThree Person Show:Edith Lambert Gallery 1991, Santa Fe, NM.PUBLICATIONSSouthwest Art Magazine 1994, Prince of Chaos by Roger Zelazny 1991,Knight of Shadows by Roger Zelazny 1990, Old Cars Weekly 1990, FocusArt Magazine, Santa Fe, NM 1988, Horizon Art Magazine 1988.

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/16/2019
Painting with Acrylics (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/03/2019
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/21/2019
Drawing with Flair (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/18/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Southern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/14/2019
Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/05/2019

Sharen Kimmet is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master and a McLean Meditation Institute Certified Teacher and Certified MMI Mindfulness @ Work Trainer. She has completed the Huntington Program of Clinical Meditation and Imagery Certification as well as Addictions Recovery training in NYC. Her work as a nurse led her to explore complementary, alternative and integrative healing methods. Traveling to Tibet stimulated ongoing graduate studies in Meditation/Mindfulness. Sheis most interested in people helping themselves and improving the quality of their lives. She works as a nurse, educator and holistic practitioner offering classes, individual sessions, seminars and retreats, Heartfelt connection is the basis of all of her work. Sharen is committed to a life of healing, service and empowerment

Upcoming Classes:

S.E.E.D. Meditation: Introduction (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/26/2019

Tae Kunisawa, Ph.D. Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Japanese III (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/17/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Stews and Soups (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/15/2019
New Mexico Red or Green (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/22/2019
Thanksgiving Meal Prep (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/01/2019
Baking Holiday Pies (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/05/2019
Couples Cooking Cuisine (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/08/2019
Baking Holiday Pies (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 11/12/2019
Crêpes (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/15/2019
Contemporary Southwest (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/19/2019
Tamales and Tortillas (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/03/2019
Tamales and Tortillas (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 12/10/2019

In over 20 years since obtaining my JD from the University La Sapienza of Rome in 1995, Lucio developed diverse experience as a manager, lawyer, entrepreneur, and professor. He studied in Italy, Ireland, and the United States before practicing in leading international business law firms in Italy and Belgium and joining the Italian Railways as Deputy Director in 2002, with competences that gradually expanded from EU affairs, to all international issues, to domestic passenger transport. Since moving to New Mexico in the second half of 2013, Lucio set up an international trade consulting practice, started entrepreneurial activities in the tourism and food sectors, and developed an academic career. He currently teaches at Central New Mexico Community College as a full time Business Administration faculty and at the University of New Mexico as a Political Science and Management adjunct professor. Since October 2017, he serves as Legal and Compliance Director of Interrail LLC, the holding of a group with companies in the USA, Canada, and Italy. Following his passion for food, after having considered opening an Italian restaurant, he has developed an expertise as historian of Italian cooking.

Upcoming Classes:

Regional Italian Cuisine (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/11/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Culinary Tour of Italy (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/24/2019
Mediterranean Table (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/15/2019
Paella Valenciana (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/22/2019
The Art of Baking (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/05/2019
French Bistro Cooking (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/12/2019
A Kaleidoscope of Cookies (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/03/2019

Dr. George Leone has taught at the university level for 25 years in both undergraduate Philosophy courses and in graduate level Counseling courses. He served as the chair of the Counseling Department at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico, for 20 years, retiring in 2015. In addition to this academic background, George studied Japanese sumi‐e painting with Michio Takayama, a Taos Japanese painter, from 1971 through 1973. He has been practicing this art form, Japanese sumi‐e painting, ever since then. He has taught this style of painting through UNMé─˘s Continuing Education every spring and fall semester since 2009.

Upcoming Classes:

Japanese Sumi‐e Painting (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/05/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga 101 ‐ Foundations and Basics (Section FAD‐PE) ‐ 10/07/2019
Yoga: The Full Scope (Section FAC‐PE) ‐ 10/07/2019
Yoga: with Purpose (Section FAC‐PE) ‐ 10/08/2019
Mindful U ‐ Applied Meditation (Section FAC‐PE) ‐ 10/08/2019
Yoga 101 ‐ Foundations and Basics (Section FAE‐PE) ‐ 10/08/2019
Yoga: The Full Scope (Section FAD‐PE) ‐ 10/09/2019
Mindful U ‐ Applied Meditation (Section FAD‐PE) ‐ 10/10/2019
Yoga: with Purpose (Section FAD‐PE) ‐ 10/10/2019
Yoga 101 ‐ Foundations and Basics (Section FAF‐PE) ‐ 10/11/2019
Yoga: Take it to the Next Level (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/19/2019
Yin Restore Yoga (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/23/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Conversational German (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/26/2019

Elliot Madriss is an award winning photographer working professionally in Albuquerque, NM. His images have appeared in Around 505 Magazine, ABQ Sports Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine, and various Sandoval County publications. He has published the first book of the Ojito Wilderness entitled Ojito, Landscapes of a Wilderness". He also leads photo tours into such NM areas as the Bisti Badlands, Tapia Canyon, and the Ojito Wilderness."

Upcoming Classes:

Photography: better images by avoiding everyday mistakes (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/03/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Artist's Way for People Who Want to Write (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/17/2019
Opening Up: Writing For Healing (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/19/2019

Dancing Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Body Conditioning with the Theraban and Flamenco Dance (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/17/2019
Flamenco for Beginners (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 09/19/2019

Steven Margulin UNMCE InstructorSteven P. Margulin is a practicing financial advisor in Albuquerque. He teaches estate planning to CFPČæ 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 (CFPČæ), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), while he continues to practice as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant). He has been active in community service since 1994.

Upcoming Classes:

Rejuvenate Your Retirement (Section FAC‐PE) ‐ 09/16/2019
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section FAC‐PE) ‐ 09/17/2019
Rejuvenate Your Retirement (Section FAD‐PE) ‐ 09/19/2019
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section FAD‐PE) ‐ 09/21/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Aromatherapy Intermediate (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 01/13/2020
Conversational Spanish Part I (Section Spring 1) ‐ 01/29/2020
Conversational Spanish Part II (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 04/01/2020
Conversational Spanish Part II (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/28/2019

Santa Ana Golf

Upcoming Classes:

Golf II (Section FAC‐HF) ‐ 09/21/2019
Golf I (Section FAC‐HF) ‐ 09/21/2019

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Upcoming Classes:

Hustle (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/06/2019
Ballroom Dance (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/06/2019
Bachata (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/07/2019
L.A. Style Salsa (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/07/2019
Country Waltz (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/10/2019
Swing (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/12/2019
The Lindy Hop (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/12/2019

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Basket Weaving: Holiday Key Keeper (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/16/2019

Caroline Orcutt UNMCE InstructorCaroline has over 30 years of experience in adult education, developing and directing numerous certificate programs and courses in graphic design, digital arts and IT. In addition, she ran her own business for many years, specializing in graphic design and marketing.Expanding on her career in adult education and more recent education in psychology, Caroline is enrolled in the Mindfulness‐Based Professional Training Institute at the University of California San Diego and has completed the initial training to teach Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction courses. é─˙Mindfulness and well‐being have become a central focus of my life in retirement and I am genuinely enthusiastic about sharing my experience with others.é─¨

Upcoming Classes:

Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation (Section SEC A) ‐ 01/14/2020
Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (Section SEC A) ‐ 01/21/2020
MBSR Day of Mindfulness (Section SEC A) ‐ 02/29/2020
Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation (Section SEC B) ‐ 03/23/2020
Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (Section SEC B) ‐ 03/30/2020
MBSR Day of Mindfulness (Section SEC B) ‐ 05/09/2020
Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/23/2019
Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/30/2019
Living without Sugar (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/19/2019
Sustaining Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/29/2019
MBSR Day of Mindfulness (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/09/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Camera Basics (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/22/2019
Digital Camera Basics (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 11/12/2019

Suzanne is a 1600‐Hr AmSat certified Alexander teacher and maintains a full‐time practice in the Uptown area of Albuquerque. Her background includes teaching yoga, somatic meditation, fitness, and working at a computer all day. She is also a dedicated meditator in the Shambhala tradition and practices Tai Chi Chih daily. Her training includes The Dart Procedures ‐ using childhood developmental knowledge to understand the natural functioning and movement of children and adults. She enjoys demonstrating to students how to re‐connect with their natural, inborn good health. For more information about Suzanne, visit http://www.WholeSelfAlignment.com.

Upcoming Classes:

Alexander Technique: The Basics (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/14/2019

Irma Reeder UNMCE Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Beginning Mountain Dulcimer (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/16/2019

Scott Reeder is a native of Albuquerque. With musical family members including a live radio orchestra conductor, Texas A&M music professor, St. Louis opera star, New York city Episcopal cathedral organist, career night club singer, concert pianist, professional Missouri string band musician, and radio chief studio engineer, it was no surprise Scott began playing music at age 4, performing on pipe organ throughout his youth. He started exploring jazz in his early teens, performing on piano and guitar. He began playing renaissance recorder in high school and has picked up many instruments since. Scott was singing before grade school and studied voice for 15 years as an adult. He has performed in numerous bands, ensembles and chorales, and as tenor soloist in churches, weddings, and the Celebration Chorale. Scott has led weekly church music with his wife, Irma, since the early 1980é─˘s, and performs with her DBA Music for All Seasons with a strong emphasis on Celtic music and in the Wing and a Prayer old‐time/cowboy/country Gospel band. With Irma, they won the 2016 Southern Regional Ensemble Championship at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas.Scott has taught electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass, hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery and tin whistle, as well as instrument amplification and sound system design and operation. He is a manager, workshop instructor, and past board member of the Albuquerque Folk Festival. Heé─˘s a founding member, Board of Director, and instructor/performer at the New Mexico Dulcimer Festival, and has taught and performed at the Red River (Red River, NM), Colorado State (Fort Collins, CO), and Lone Star State (Glen Rose, TX) Dulcimer Festivals, the Winter Festival of Acoustic Music (Irving, TX), and a dulcimer gathering in Apache Junction, AZ. He has scheduled musicians for numerous events in Albuquerque including the music stage at Weemé─˘s International Artfest. Scott enjoys playing a wide range of instruments: hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, tin whistle, low whistle, recorder, piano, synth, melodica (é─˙halfé─¨ an accordion), concertina (Victorian‐age squeezebox), marimbula (giant thumb piano), and electric bass.

Upcoming Classes:

Bowed Psaltery: Introduction (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/11/2019

Irma Reeder UNMCE Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Folk Harp: Introduction (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/02/2019

AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

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Rock Climbing (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/24/2019

Dave Sabo is a New Mexico native, born and raised in and around Albuquerque. He received Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of New Mexico. Son of one of the most prolific southwestern painters and sculptors, he follows in a tradition of family artists. He utilizes a forge, anvil, and hammer along with techniques developed by old time blacksmiths to create his art. He is one of the few true blacksmith artists in NM whose work encompasses hand forged metal along with fused glass, and native stone to capture truly unique art forms, symbolic of New Mexicoé─˘s heritage.Dave was for the past 6 years, the Vice‐ President of the New Mexico Artist Blacksmith Association. His art work is displayed in galleries in Old Town Albuquerque, Corrales, and Madrid, NM.

Upcoming Classes:

Blacksmithing Basics (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/19/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Singing (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/17/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Running Level 2 (Section FAB‐HF) ‐ 10/19/2019

Reiki Instructor for PEP

Upcoming Classes:

Reiki: An Introduction (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/19/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Potter's Wheel; an Introduction to Form and Function (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/19/2019

Instructor PEP - Pilates Mat

Upcoming Classes:

Pilates Mat (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/29/2019

Guitar instructor, Personal Enrichment

Upcoming Classes:

Guitar: Beginning II (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/24/2019
Guitar Stage Practice (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/28/2019
Guitar: Beginning (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/28/2019

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Modern Retirement (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/17/2019
Modern Retirement (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 09/21/2019
Modern Retirement (Section FAC‐PE) ‐ 10/22/2019
Modern Retirement (Section FAD‐PE) ‐ 10/26/2019

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Upcoming Classes:

Bicycle Repair: Basic Mechanic (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 01/15/2020
Bicycle Repair: Bicycle Certified Mechanic (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 02/12/2020
Mountain Biking Skills (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/12/2019
Bicycle Repair: Basic Mechanic (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/20/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Quilting: Paper Piecing (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/19/2019
Beginning Free‐Motion Quilting (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/07/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Printmaking Without a Press (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/14/2019
Abstract Art (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/19/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

HIIT For Lunch (Section FAA‐HF) ‐ 09/13/2019
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section FAC‐HF) ‐ 09/14/2019
Core Competency (Section FAB‐HF) ‐ 10/28/2019
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section FAD‐HF) ‐ 10/28/2019
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section FAE‐HF) ‐ 10/30/2019
HIIT For Lunch (Section FAB‐HF) ‐ 11/01/2019
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section FAF‐HF) ‐ 11/02/2019

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Creative Writing for Fun (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/24/2019
American Films Old and New (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/25/2019
Foreign Film Buffs (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/26/2019

Center for Global Awareness

Upcoming Classes:

A Transformative Worldview: A Vision for the Future (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/23/2019
Integrating the Past, Forging a Future (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/20/2019
Cross‐Cultural Awareness: Understanding Others (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/04/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Fiction Writing (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 11/04/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Microsoft Word Tools for the Writer (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/25/2019
Self‐Publishing: Getting your Work Out There! (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/16/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Imposters! Movies Based On, But Not Made In New Mexico Part II (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/06/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

19483 Age of the Great Flying Boats – Pan Am's Clipper Ships (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/04/2019

Roberta Boggess UNMCE InstructorRoberta Boggess is on the Leadership Council of the OLLI at the University of New Mexico. She is an active volunteer, participating in membership drives and any necessary events from baking cakes to making presidential decisions. Roberta has a B.A. in literature and an M.A. in linguistics. She taught writing and literature in Albuquerque Public Schools for 31 years. é─˙Bobbieé─¨ 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, Chauceré─˘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:

Romancing the Stone...The Castle at Downton Abbey (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/20/2019
Robert Service: The "Bard of the Yukon" (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/30/2019
If Walls Could Talk – Part One (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/10/2019
Buffalo Soldiers (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/14/2019
The Gilded Age (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/28/2019
Leeches, Quacks and Lobotomies (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/30/2019
I'm Henry the VIII, I Am! Part II (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/08/2019
If Walls Could Talk – Part Two (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 11/14/2019
Beowulf (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/15/2019
New Mexico: Last Refuge of the Not‐So‐Good, Bad and Ugly (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/02/2019
News Flash! December 6, 1917! Halifax Leveled! (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/06/2019

Art Bova has been an Attorney for over 35 years and had been an officer of many organizations. He has many instances of following, using, and understanding the Bill of Rightsé─˘ freedoms in action. He has a Bachelor's of Arts in Business Administration from Alma College, his M.P.A. degree from Ohio State University, and his J.D. degree from Oklahoma City University.

Upcoming Classes:

Freedom of the Press (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/01/2019

BA English/Philosophy, cum laude, UNM 1969 MA Special Education, UNM 1971 Ph.D Ed. Foundations UNM 1984Career special education teacher, APS, taught all levels of exceptionality and all age levels, including adults at Youth Detention Center/Camino Nuevo. Taught Special Ed. teachers at Continuing Ed. summer programs for several years also. Retired 2010. NM Regent Clan Buchanan Intl., Celtic Harp/Vocals, retired costume business Vestments", and member of Threshold Choir Intl. I have studied harp on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, and am interested in all things Celtic, as well as Egyptian archaeology."

Upcoming Classes:

Sugar Skulls and Jack O‐Lanterns (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/25/2019

Vicky Burke has taught line dancing for adults through community education programs, retirement communities and senior programs for over twenty years. A native of New Mexico, Vicky is on staff at UNM Continuing Education.

Upcoming Classes:

Line Dance: Beginning (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/08/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Facilitated Writers Group (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/17/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Anthropological Genetic History: Julius Caesar and the Celts (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/13/2019
Osher Member Event ‐ The Politics of Genetic Genealogy and the Impact on Identity (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/20/2019
Anthropological Genetic History: Finding Princess Anastasia Romanov (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/27/2019
Anthropological Genetic History: The Roman Connection to New Mexican Families (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/04/2019
The Lost Tomb of Jesus (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/18/2019
Anthropological Genetic History: The Carthaginian Connection to New Mexican Families (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/01/2019
The California Gold Rush (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/15/2019
Anthropological Genetic History: Viriathus the first National Hero of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain/P (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/22/2019
Cradle of the Gods: Gobekli Tepe (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/06/2019
Anthropological Genetic History: The Suebi Connection to New Mexican Families (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/18/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Purchasing a hearing aid – ARGHH!! (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/30/2019
Ok I've got a hearing aid – NOW what? (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/04/2019

Daniel Steven Crafts wrote for the great tenor Jerry Hadley until his tragic death. The first of their collaborations, The Song & the Slogan, a setting of poetry by Carl Sandburg, was made into a program for the PBS Television Network and ultimately won an Emmy for Best Music. His opera and vocal music and collaborations have included work with writers Rudolfo Anaya (La Llorona), V.B. Price (From a Distant Mesa), Benedict and Nancy Freedman (Sappho), Erik Bauersfeld (Diary of a Madman; Bartleby), poet Adam Cornford (many works) and cartoonist Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man).With Too Much Coffee Man Opera he created a new sub-genre of classical opera known as Gonzo Opera. While using the vocal techniques of traditional opera, Gonzo Opera uses wildly comical and satirical plots and situations, and is designed for small ensembles. GonzoOpera.com To date Mr. Crafts has completed 17 operas, 13 symphonies, 6 concertos, and 15 large orchestral works, as well as a variety of shorter pieces. Having spent most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Crafts moved to New Mexico in 1999.www.dscrafts.net / http://www.scene4.com/0514/carlasullwold0514.html

Upcoming Classes:

Christmas Music of Earlier Times (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/13/2019

Rose Day has a Ph.D. in English and an MA in Humanities and has taught college English courses for 32 years. She has studied at the University of New Mexico and State University of New York at Buffalo.Growing up semi-rurally in western New York, she has been a voracious reader since second grade. Moreover, she knows part of Ontario, having family in Niagara Falls, Canada, and having spent time in southern Ontario from childhood to early adulthood. She also writes, does oils and pastels an! d photography, plays guitar and sings. Before moving to Albuquerque in 1982, she lived in the Taos area, building an adobe in which her second son was born.Rose is recently retired from Central New Mexico Community College.

Upcoming Classes:

Dr. Elaine Pagels: Her Life and Scholarship: Why Religion? And The Gnostic Gospels (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/14/2019
Mary Wollstonecraft: The Roots of Feminism as We Know (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/06/2019

Mary Mortensen Diecker is the principal of RM Technical Services, Inc., providing consulting services in a variety of areas. She is the author of Roadrunner Tales," a book in calendar form containing 366 stories about New Mexico. She teaches classes in New mexico History at CNM's Emeriturs Academy and the Road Scholar."

Upcoming Classes:

Presents from the Past (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/21/2019

Jane Epstein has been a nurse practitioner for nearly 30 years. Currently, she is interviewing post-menopausal women about sex and sexuality. She has spoken locally, nationally and on the TEDx stage about the role of sexuality in the lives of adolescents.

Upcoming Classes:

Intimacy, Communication and Sexuality: a class for women (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/03/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Understanding DNA Results and What They Mean For You (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/06/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Woodrow Wilson (Section FAC‐PE) ‐ 09/18/2019
Richard Nixon (Section FAD‐PE) ‐ 09/25/2019
Theodore Roosevelt (Section FAE‐PE) ‐ 10/02/2019
The Great Composers: Baroque, Classical and Romantic Periods (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/09/2019
Harry Truman (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 11/06/2019
Why Do We Have the Personalities We Do? (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/14/2019
Why Do We Lie? (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/20/2019

Ramon Flores UNMCE InstructorRam??n Flores is a native of Albuquerque who earned B.A. in History and M.A. in Cultural Pluralism from Stanford University and a M.F.A. in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. In the course of a thirty year career as a theatre director, playwright, actor and producer Ram??n has extensively researched and written on a number of historical issues. Ram??n wrote, directed and produced two plays about New Mexicoé─˘s colonial period. With Lynn Butler Knight he co-wrote The Merchant of Santa Fe which addressed the plight of New Mexicoé─˘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 Ram??n co-wrote and produced the play The Peculiar Case of Jos?ę Padilla about the New York born Puerto Rican who was held as an é─˙enemy combatanté─¨ in a US military brig for more than three years and accused of being é─˙the dirty bomberé─¨ for Al Qaida. This play addressed the issues raised by the é─˙Global War on Terrorism.é─¨ He is currently working on follow up play to The Peculiar Case of Jos?ę Padilla. For the UNM Continuing Education Division, Ram??n has previously offered the lecture series é─˙Islam and the West,é─¨ é─˙The Manhattan Project,é─¨ and é─˙A City Upon the Hill: American Exceptionalism from Puritan New England to Bagdad of 2007.é─¨ Ram??n 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. Ram??n is a voracious reader and researcher and has a loyal following within the Osher community.

Upcoming Classes:

The Solomon Island Campaign Part 1: Guadalcanal (August 1942 to February 1943) * (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/02/2019
Freedom of Speech in an Era of White Nationalism (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/03/2019
The Solomon Island Campaign Part 2: Closing the ring around Rabaul (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/16/2019
Is Criticizing the Role of the Israeli Lobby Protected Free Speech or Hate Mongering? (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/12/2019
Israel and Palestine: Are Sanctions the Answer or a New Form of Anti‐Semitism? (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/19/2019
What priority should Global Warming Mitigation have in the 2020 campaign? (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/03/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Women of the Colorado Mining Camps (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/16/2019
Historic Taos: From the Pueblo to the Slopes (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/18/2019
Saints, Relics, and Pilgrimage sites in Europe and the Americas (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/09/2019

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Osher Member Event ‐ Issues That Arise As We Age (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/16/2019

As Railroad Bureau Chief for the New Mexico Transportation Department for thirty years, I had opportunity to work with each of the numerous railroad companies that traverse the Land of Enchantment. Part of the job meant frequent interaction with crews assigned to construct and maintain track throughout the state.Upon retirement, I worked with a variety of law firms investigating railroad accidents throughout the country.I presently lecture, write, and research on the subject of New Mexico railroad history.

Upcoming Classes:

Steel Gangs, Native American Railroad Workers in New Mexico 1880 to the Present (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/18/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Raymond Chandler and the Detective Novel (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/01/2019
Jack London's Testosterone Tales (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/28/2019
Writing Short Stories from Start to Finish (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/29/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Henry James on Screen (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/17/2019
The Master and Margarita: Novel and TV (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/15/2019

Creigh Gordon UNMCE InstructorM.S., Electrical Engineering, Aficionado of Macroeconomics

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Modern Monetary Theory and Economic Policy (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/02/2019

J. L. Greger, as a biologist and professor emerita of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, enjoys putting tidbits of science into her novels. She includes Bug, her dog, as a character in all her novels. In Coming Flu (published by Oak Tree Press in 2012), epidemiologist Sara Almquist is trying to stop two killers: the Philippine flu, which is rapidly wiping out everyone in a walled community in New Mexico, and a drug kingpin determined to break out of the quarantined enclave. In Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight (published by Oak Tree Press in April 2013) Linda Almquist, Sara's sister, is scrutinizing a diet doctor" for recklessly endangering the lives of his obese research subjects. Soon she finds her research entwined with a police investigation of two murders.For more info, check out her website: www.jlgreger.com; and blog: JL Gregeré─˘s Bugs at www.jlgregerblog.blogspot.com"

Upcoming Classes:

What is a Poison? Facts and Fiction (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/18/2019
Plotting for a Better Story! (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/01/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Old Town: 300 Years in the Making (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/12/2019
Creating Believable Dialogue (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/13/2019
Historical Front and Back Bars: What a Story They Tell! (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/26/2019
Things That Go Bump in the Night (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/31/2019
So, You Want to Write for Magazines? (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/21/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Milestones in the History of Science and Religion (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/30/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Geology of the National Parks (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/02/2019
Geology of Valley of Fires and White Sands (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/06/2019
The History of Geology (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/04/2019

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

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Arthurian Legend in History and Literature (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/16/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

A Thousand Words: Writing from Images (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 09/17/2019
A Thousand Words: Writing from Images (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/17/2019
Who's Talking? ‐ The Narrator in Memoir (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/29/2019
The Way They Were ‐ Writing Believable Characters in Memoir (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 11/05/2019
"You Had To Be There" ‐ Writing Scene in Memoir (Section FAC‐PE) ‐ 11/12/2019
The Shape of Time in Memoir (Section FAD‐PE) ‐ 11/19/2019

Professional artist, BA in History and BA in English.

Upcoming Classes:

Bad Babes and Dreadful Dames (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/16/2019
Let There Be Light (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/21/2019

Tom Kleinschmidt holds a Bachelor of science degree from Kearney State College, now the University of Nebraska - Kearney. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He's studied history his entire life with particular emphasis on America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Upcoming Classes:

The Road to Secession; How Did Our Nation Come to Divide in 1861? (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/17/2019

In over 20 years since obtaining my JD from the University La Sapienza of Rome in 1995, Lucio developed diverse experience as a manager, lawyer, entrepreneur, and professor. He studied in Italy, Ireland, and the United States before practicing in leading international business law firms in Italy and Belgium and joining the Italian Railways as Deputy Director in 2002, with competences that gradually expanded from EU affairs, to all international issues, to domestic passenger transport. Since moving to New Mexico in the second half of 2013, Lucio set up an international trade consulting practice, started entrepreneurial activities in the tourism and food sectors, and developed an academic career. He currently teaches at Central New Mexico Community College as a full time Business Administration faculty and at the University of New Mexico as a Political Science and Management adjunct professor. Since October 2017, he serves as Legal and Compliance Director of Interrail LLC, the holding of a group with companies in the USA, Canada, and Italy. Following his passion for food, after having considered opening an Italian restaurant, he has developed an expertise as historian of Italian cooking.

Upcoming Classes:

History of Italian Cuisine (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/25/2019

Dr. Layden is a semi-retired college professor and writer, who has studied public violence for over 30 years and is currently at work on a book about mass shootings. She holds a doctorate in American Studies from UNM, has taught college classes for nearly 45 years, and has given numerous presentations on violence-related subjects.

Upcoming Classes:

Hate Crimes in the US and New Mexico (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/18/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

How the Jews Kept their Secrets in Inquisitional Spain (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/22/2019
The Secret Chinese Women's Language of Nu Shu (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/04/2019

Doug Lindsey UNMCE InstructorI have been helping clients with social security decisions and financial planning issues for the past four years. I have attended many continuing education courses on Social Security planning taught by local experts including é─˙Understanding the Benefits of Social Securityé─¨ presented by Eva Lujan, Social Security Office Public Affairs Specialist and numerous courses taught by Peter Murphy, Retirement Specialist in Santa Fe. I am a member of the local chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and recently accepted a position on the FPA board. Doug Lindsey is a Certified Financial PlanneréĐó with MGM, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor established in Albuquerque in 1990. He has worked as a planner at MGM since 2008 and has lived in New Mexico since 1992. Doug has a bacheloré─˘s degree in computer science and has worked for IBM, Albuquerque Public Schools and Intuit, makers of Quicken and Turbotax. Doug and his wife, Cindy, have four awesome children (Nic, Sam, Ben and Ellie) and one lovely daughter-in-law (Nic married his childhood sweetheart, Lindsey, and her name is now Lindsey Lindsey, yes really). The three younger kids still live at home where they keep their full-time mom young and busy. Sam is in high school at the Academy, loves reading, computers and dogs; Ben is at Double Eagle Elementary School and loves soccer, swords and video games; Ellie is also at Double Eagle and loves art, fairy books & ice cream. Doug enjoys running and mountain biking in the foothills, belongs to a book club and loves to read everything from post-apocalypse fiction (The Road, The Stand, The Passage) to philosophy, science and humor (David Sedaris and The Onion). He was an avid water skier in his youth and wishes Albuquerque had more lakes. He enjoys pop-up trailer camping in the mountains with Cindy and the kids, playing cards and strategy games (Puerto Rico, Settlers of Catan, Agricola) , dark chocolate, dark beer and rock-n-roll. Doug completed his first marathon in 2009 and hasné─˘t yet decided if he liked it

Upcoming Classes:

Savvy Social Security for Boomers (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/05/2019
Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/07/2019
Osher Membership Event : Cybersecurity (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/03/2019

Kate Luger UNMCE InstructorKate Luger, MLS is a recently retired UNM Reference Librarian. She has also been a teacher and editor for a Scottish publisher and is the author of a childrené─˘s book about old Edinburgh. She has lived in various states in the US and in Scotland and has traveled widely. She specializes in collecting fiction and non-fiction resources to provide deeper understanding of travel destinations.

Upcoming Classes:

Euro Crime Fiction Reading Group (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/08/2019

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

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Exploring Latin American Culture through Art (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/16/2019

Marlon Magdalena, aka ?▄lu'?Âki (translates to Young Elk", It is his Jemez name), was born in 1985 and grew up in the Pueblo of Jemez, a federally-recognized tribe in New Mexico. He is an artist, educator and performer of Native style flutes. Flute and song making is his art and shares his art through the flutes he makes and through his performances. Art has been a large part of his life. He draws and paints but currently specializes in making several types of flutes found in North America. He is also the Instructional Coordinator at the Jemez Historic Site. He educates the public about his Jemez culture through numerous presentations that he gives throughout the year. His life is centered on his family and community of Jemez Pueblo where he has gained a lot of knowledge, and it is where he continues to learn new aspects of who he is. He proudly participate in all aspects of Jemez Life; like, speaking the Jemez Language, planting Jemez corn, singing Jemez songs, and dancing Jemez dances."

Upcoming Classes:

OLLI Member Event ‐ Pueblo Oral Traditions: Storytelling through Music (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/04/2019

Professor of Physics with research interests in experimental elementary particle physics and most recently in particle astrophysics.Dr. Matthews' particle astrophysics experiments have included the Pierre Auger Observatory focused on the study of the highest energy cosmic rays and the High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Observatory focused on the study of the highest energy gamma-rays. For recreation I enjoy cooking, gardening, golf and travel.

Upcoming Classes:

Waves in your world! (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/01/2019
Waves in the Ocean (Section FAB‐PE) ‐ 10/08/2019
"A" is for Atmosphere, "G" is for Global (Section FAC‐PE) ‐ 10/15/2019
Ice in our life to Icebergs (Section FAD‐PE) ‐ 10/29/2019
What is Global Warming All About? (Section FAE‐PE) ‐ 11/05/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Buddhism (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/01/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

But... Who Owns the Water? (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/06/2019
Aamodt: The Laborious Litigation of Water Rights in the Pojoaque Basin (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/20/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Osher Member Event ‐ A Personal History of Public Broadcasting (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/12/2019

Gabriala Rayne has a BA in Organizational Psychology with a Minor in Communications with Honors. She worked as a Transition Specialist for people with Traumatic Brain Injury and is certified as an EFT Practitioner Level III and a Faster EFT Practitioner Level II. She's conducted many private sessions with several clients and presented a few seminars.

Upcoming Classes:

From the RV Dream to the RV Life (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/04/2019

Gail Rubin UNMCE InstructorGail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of DeathČĂ, helps get funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on a serious subject. She hosts the TV/DVD series, A Good Goodbye, as well as a weekly Internet radio program.As an award-winning speaker, she uses humor and funny films to attract people to a topic many would rather avoid. She also helped pioneer the Death Cafe movement in the United States by hosting the first one west of the Mississippi in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 2012.Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist, a designation awarded by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. The designation Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement is a fancy name for a death educator. She has made behind-the-scenes visits to mortuaries and the Office of the Medical Investigator, and takes continuing education courses on funerals, death, grief, and the afterlife.She is also a Certified Celebrant, a Life Tribute professional personally trained by Doug Manning and Glenda Stansbury of the In-Sight Institute, the leading U.S. organization that trains Celebrants. Gail is also a public relations professional and event planner. She has more than 30 years of experience creating many memorable life cycle events. She is an award-winning speaker with memberships in Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter.She started The Family Plot Blog, a chipper online resource to provide the information, inspiration and tools to pre-plan a healing and meaningful funeral or memorial service.Her award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Doné─˘t Plan to Die, provides everything you never knew you needed to know about funeral planning and brings light to a dark subject. The book was awarded Best of Show in the 2011 New Mexico Book Awards and was a finalist in the Family & Relationships category of the 2010 Book of the Year Award from ForeWord Reviews.She is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. She volunteers with the Chevra Kaddisha, a group that ritually prepares the bodies of Jews for burial, and she serves on the cemetery committee for her synagogue.Rubin is a breast cancer survivor who began her cancer journey in the summer of 2008. She observes, é─˙Nothing reminds you of your own mortality more than a brush with something as serious and transforming as cancer.é─¨In addition to her Tribune column, articles by and about Rubin have appeared in American Funeral Director Magazine, Mortuary Management Magazine, ICCFA Magazine (trade magazine for the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association), The Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico Magazine, Albuquerque The Magazine, Enchantment, Catholic Digest, Momentum Magazine, The New Mexico Jewish Link, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Prime Time, and other publications.

Upcoming Classes:

Before I Die New Mexico Festival Half‐Day Symposium (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/09/2019

Joe Sabatini is a retired librarian who was the branch manager of the Special Collections Library of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library during the Albuquerque Tricentennial. He worked with Nancy Tucker and other collectors to assemble a major exhibit of postcards for a Postcard History of Albuquerque." Some of the postcard images from the exhibit are available from the Library's website: http://abclibrary.org/friendly.php's=postcardsJoe currently volunteers at the Archives & Library of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. He is working on a project to catalog a collection of 2,000 postcards about Native peoples of the Southwest. He also gives tours at the Center and presents illustrated historical lectures on several Pueblo Indian history topics. In addition, he provides illustrated talks on the history of North Fourth Street and the evolution of motels in Albuquerque."

Upcoming Classes:

J.R. Willis: Postcard Artist and Old Town Arts Entrepreneur (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/19/2019

Metropolitan Court Judge Frank Sedilloé─˘s (é─˘82 BBA, é─˘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 é─˙The Advocate,é─¨ 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 yearsé─˘ service on the UNM Alumni Lettermené─˘s Association board of directors. Frank regularly write a monthly Journal article called

Upcoming Classes:

Rock and Roll and Social Justice (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/07/2019

is a clinical psychologist and current President of the New Mexico Psychological Association. She specialized in the assessment and treatment of adults and children with obsessive compulsive disorder, dementia, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and learning disorders. She has often provided consultations to attorneys, school districts, and governmental agencies. She presents workshops on cognitive therapy and mental health issues to national and international audiences. Dr. Smith is a widely published author of articles and books to the profession and the public, including those co-authored with Dr. Charles Elliott.

Upcoming Classes:

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 09/23/2019
Losing Your Mind Through Meditation: An Experiential Exploration of Meditation Strategies (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/10/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Writing True: Memoir and Memoir‐Based Fiction (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/09/2019
Blogging Your Way to Writing Success (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/04/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Mont‐Saint‐Michel and St. Michael's Mount (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/16/2019
Celtic Animals of Myth and History (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 10/29/2019
The Power of Culture: Word Versus Image (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/13/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Laughing Boy (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/07/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

I Can't Remember! Some Memory Techniques That Might Help (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/07/2019
Vanished! Searching for Lost Explorers (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/22/2019
Microbes that Changed History (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/09/2019

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

Upcoming Classes:

Wisewoman: Ageless Archetype of the Eternal Feminine (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 11/04/2019
A New Partnership with the Earth: Co‐Creating a Bright Future (Section FAA‐PE) ‐ 12/05/2019


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