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


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Business & Technology

Digital Arts Instructors

Instructor Name
Kingsley Anderson

_ PhotoMHA from Tulane University. Kingsley has over 12 years experience in web design and development. As president of his own web design business, he has helped over 80 clients achieve a superior web presence. His specialties include database-driven web applications, content management tools, e-commerce and search engine optimization.

Teaches: Web Design and Development

Upcoming Classes:
WordPress: Beginning ‐ 10/13/14
WordPress: Beginning ‐ 10/13/14
WordPress: Intermediate ‐ 11/17/14
Strategic Web Planning ‐ 11/3/14
Web Programming with PHP and MySQL: Intermediate ‐ 12/2/14
Content Management Systems for Websites ‐ 9/30/14

Aaron Barreras

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

Teaches: Computer Graphics

Upcoming Classes:
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 10/14/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 10/14/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 11/10/14
Photoshop: Intermediate ‐ 11/13/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 11/17/14
Photoshop: Advanced ‐ 12/2/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 8/25/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 8/4/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/2/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 9/23/14

Joey Belville

_ PhotoJoey 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.

Teaches: Apple Creative Pro for Video and Music

Upcoming Classes:
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Logic Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 10/27/14
Logic Pro X ‐ 10/27/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
iPad Audio: In is the New Out-of-the-Box ‐ 12/6/14
iPad for Digital Audio ‐ 12/6/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14
Digital Audio: An Introduction ‐ 9/29/14

Pat Berrett

_ PhotoPat 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.

Teaches: Digital Photography and Videography

Upcoming Classes:
Getting Started with Your Digital Camera ‐ 10/25/14
Getting Started with Your Digital Camera ‐ 10/25/14
Starting a Digital Arts Business ‐ 10/28/14
Choosing the Right Digital Camera ‐ 10/4/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 10/7/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 10/7/14
Digital Photography Techniques ‐ 11/1/14
Professional Lighting Techniques for Digital Photography ‐ 11/18/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 8/4/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 8/4/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/3/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/3/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/30/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/30/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/6/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/6/14
Photography Composition ‐ 9/9/14

Ed Brandt

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

Teaches: Apple: Mac and iPad

Upcoming Classes:
iCloud and the Apple Experience ‐ 11/15/14
iCloud and the Apple Experience ‐ 11/15/14

Jeff Brody

Jeff 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.

Teaches: Free Information Sessions

Upcoming Classes:
Web Analytics with Google--InfoByte ‐ 10/15/14
Web Analytics with Google--InfoByte ‐ 10/15/14
Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap ‐ 10/21/14
Web Programming with PHP and MySQL: Beginning ‐ 10/21/14
Web Programming with PHP and MySQL: Beginning ‐ 10/21/14
JavaScript: Beginning ‐ 10/27/14
Creating and Maintaining a Website: An Introduction ‐ 10/6/14
Web Analytics with Google ‐ 12/2/14
HTML: Beginning ‐ 9/29/14
Creating and Maintaining a Website: An Introduction ‐ 9/3/14
HTML: Beginning ‐ 9/8/14

Virginia DeBolt

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

Teaches: Business, Marketing and Social Media

Upcoming Classes:
Facebook ‐ 10/28/14
Facebook ‐ 10/28/14
Creating and Maintaining a Website: An Introduction ‐ 10/6/14
Dreamweaver: Intermediate ‐ 10/7/14
Creating Blogs ‐ 11/11/14
HTML and CSS ‐ 11/3/14
Principles of Accessible Web Design ‐ 12/1/14
HTML: Beginning ‐ 9/29/14
Creating and Maintaining a Website: An Introduction ‐ 9/3/14
HTML: Beginning ‐ 9/8/14

Mary Elkins

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

Teaches: Computer Graphics

Upcoming Classes:
Photoshop Elements: Beginning ‐ 10/21/14
Photoshop Elements: Beginning ‐ 10/21/14
Digital Black and White Photography ‐ 10/29/14
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography ‐ 10/8/14
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 11/24/14
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 11/24/14
Lightroom: Beginning ‐ 12/1/14

Adele Gangai

Adele 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.

Teaches: Computer Graphics

Upcoming Classes:
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 10/14/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 10/14/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 10/14/14
InDesign: Intermediate ‐ 10/20/14
InDesign: Intermediate ‐ 10/20/14
InDesign: Online Portfolios ‐ 10/27/14
InDesign: Beginning--Fast Track ‐ 10/4/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 11/10/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 11/17/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 11/17/14
InDesign: Advanced ‐ 12/8/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 8/25/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 8/4/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 8/4/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/2/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/2/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 9/23/14
InDesign: Beginning ‐ 9/29/14

Daniel Hinojosa



Teaches: Web Design and Development

Upcoming Classes:
Introduction to XML and Related Technologies ‐ 7/29/14
Introduction to XML and Related Technologies ‐ 7/29/14

Kameron Kramer

Kameron Kramer holds a JD from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Kameron is a licensed patent attorney who specializes in all types of intellectual property and business law. Kameron works at a small, local firm where he tailors his practice to assist artists and inventors and small to medium sized local businesses.

Teaches: Business, Marketing and Social Media

Upcoming Classes:
Legal Issues in Digital Arts ‐ 9/4/14
Legal Issues in Digital Arts ‐ 9/4/14

Sunghee Lee



Teaches: Apple: Mac and iPad

Upcoming Classes:
Tutorial Elective for Apple ‐ 12/22/14
Tutorial Elective for Apple ‐ 12/22/14
Tutorial Elective for Apple ‐ 7/31/14

Sean Lemons

Sean Lemons received a BFA in Computer Graphics from Central Missouri State University. Sean has 14 years of combined experience as an interactive systems developer with experience building and maintaining high-end web sites, kiosks, CDs, and multimedia software as well, with a background in graphic design, interface design, usability and accessibility issues.

Teaches: Computer Graphics

Upcoming Classes:
Illustrator: Beginning ‐ 10/13/14
Illustrator: Beginning ‐ 10/13/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 11/10/14
Illustrator: Intermediate ‐ 11/10/14
Creating CBT with Flash ‐ 11/3/14
HTML and CSS ‐ 11/3/14
Website Marketing and Search Engine Optimization ‐ 11/4/14
Building Instructional Media with Adobe Captivate ‐ 12/1/14
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In ‐ 12/4/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 8/25/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 9/23/14

Marc Leonard

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

Teaches: Film and Multimedia

Upcoming Classes:
Premiere: Beginning ‐ 10/13/14
Premiere: Beginning ‐ 10/13/14
After Effects: Motion Graphics and Visual Effects ‐ 12/1/14

Mary Ellen Merrigan

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

Teaches: Business, Marketing and Social Media

Upcoming Classes:
Marketing with Social Media ‐ 10/30/14
Marketing with Social Media ‐ 10/30/14
Social Media Marketing: Advanced Strategies ‐ 12/3/14
Marketing and Self Promotion for Digital Artists ‐ 7/29/14

Marc Mintz

_ PhotoMarc Mintz is CIO of a local IT consulting and service firm. He is the only New Mexico member of the Apple Consultants Network to hold certification as both Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and Apple Certified Support Professional. In addition, he has produced award-winning graphic design and print advertising for Lexus, Infiniti, Toyota, Nissan, and Taco Bell, and is author of Practical Paranoia: OS X Security Essentials for Home and Business.

Teaches: Apple: Mac and iPad

Upcoming Classes:
Practical Paranoia: OS X Security Essentials for Home and Business ‐ 11/6/14
Practical Paranoia: OS X Security Essentials for Home and Business ‐ 11/6/14

Barak Naggan

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

Teaches: Digital Photography and Videography

Upcoming Classes:
Creating Depth in Digital Photography ‐ 10/21/14
Creating Depth in Digital Photography ‐ 10/21/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 10/7/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 10/7/14
Digital Videography: An Introduction ‐ 10/7/14
Digital Videography II ‐ 7/29/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 8/4/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 8/4/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/3/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/3/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/30/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/30/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/6/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/6/14

Haley Norris

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

Teaches: Apple: Mac and iPad

Upcoming Classes:
Mac Operating System: Basics--Fast Track ‐ 10/11/14
Mac Operating System: Basics--Fast Track ‐ 10/11/14
Navigating the iPad ‐ 10/25/14
iCloud and the Apple Experience ‐ 11/15/14
Lab Check ‐ 8/16/14
Lab Check ‐ 8/16/14
Lab Check ‐ 8/9/14
Lab Check ‐ 8/9/14
Mac Operating System: Basics ‐ 9/15/14
Learn to Use a Mac: An Easy-Paced Introduction ‐ 9/3/14

Dan Noyes

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

Teaches: Graphic Design and Visual Communication

Upcoming Classes:
History of Photography ‐ 11/3/14
History of Photography ‐ 11/3/14

Cristina Olds

_ PhotoBA in Spanish Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Cristina has over 20 years of graphic design experience in printing, publishing and health care. She owns her own graphic design business and is a writer and editor.

Teaches: Business, Marketing and Social Media

Upcoming Classes:
Self-Publishing ‐ 11/24/14
Self-Publishing ‐ 11/24/14

Caroline Orcutt

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

Teaches: Free Information Sessions

Upcoming Classes:
Digital Arts Information Session ‐ 8/20/14
Digital Arts Information Session ‐ 8/20/14
Projects in Digital Arts ‐ 8/28/14

Anita Quintana

_ PhotoAnita Quintana has BFA in Graphic Design from Eastern New Mexico University. Anita has over 30 years experience as a multimedia designer. She owns a graphic design business specializing in design and consultation for both print and web media. Anita is a regular contributor to the award-winning Revealed and Design Professional series published by Thomson Learning.

Teaches: Computer Graphics

Upcoming Classes:
InDesign: Digital Publishing for Tablets ‐ 11/4/14
InDesign: Digital Publishing for Tablets ‐ 11/4/14

Paul Simmons

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

Teaches: Graphic Design and Visual Communication

Upcoming Classes:
Drawing to Illustration Basics ‐ 10/30/14
Drawing to Illustration Basics ‐ 10/30/14
Flash: Beginning ‐ 10/8/14
Principles of Motion Graphics ‐ 9/17/14

Doug Stine

_ PhotoDoug Stine holds an MBA from Santa Clara University. Doug Stine is a seasoned marketing and business professional with more than 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley, where he held senior positions in advertising and marketing. He has served as CEO/publisher of a local magazine and is currently account executive and director of new business development at a local marketing, public relations and advertising agency.

Teaches: Business, Marketing and Social Media

Upcoming Classes:
Writing Creative Copy for Print and Web Media ‐ 10/2/14
Writing Creative Copy for Print and Web Media ‐ 10/2/14

Brad Stoddard

_ PhotoOwner 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.

Teaches: Film and Multimedia

Upcoming Classes:
Final Cut Pro: Advanced Editing and Finishing Techniques ‐ 10/20/14
Final Cut Pro: Advanced Editing and Finishing Techniques ‐ 10/20/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 10/24/14
Final Cut Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 11/17/14
Final Cut Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 11/17/14
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 11/17/14
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 11/17/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 11/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 12/12/14
DaVinci Resolve: Introduction to Color Grading ‐ 12/8/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 8/29/14
Final Cut Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 9/22/14
Final Cut Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 9/22/14
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 9/22/14
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production ‐ 9/22/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 9/26/14

Lisa Tannenbaum

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

Teaches: Digital Photography and Videography

Upcoming Classes:
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 10/7/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 10/7/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 8/4/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/3/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/30/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 9/6/14

Zac Van Note

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

Teaches: Computer Graphics

Upcoming Classes:
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 10/14/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 10/14/14
Typography ‐ 10/27/14
Dreamweaver: Intermediate ‐ 10/7/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 11/17/14
Color Management and Calibration ‐ 11/25/14
Color Theory in Digital Media ‐ 11/4/14
Dreamweaver: Advanced ‐ 12/9/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 8/4/14
Graphic Design and Visual Communication ‐ 9/15/14
Dreamweaver: Beginning ‐ 9/16/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 9/2/14

Barbara Waxer

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

Teaches: Business, Marketing and Social Media

Upcoming Classes:
Find and Use Online Media ‐ 10/13/14
Find and Use Online Media ‐ 10/13/14

Computers and Technology Instructors

Instructor Name
Andres Abeyta



Teaches: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Upcoming Classes:
ArcGIS Desktop: Tools and Functionality ‐ 12/11/14
ArcGIS Desktop: Tools and Functionality ‐ 12/11/14
ArcGIS Desktop: Tools and Functionality ‐ 12/11/14
ArcGIS Desktop: Tools and Functionality ‐ 9/11/14
ArcGIS Desktop: Tools and Functionality ‐ 9/11/14

Chris Bandy

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

Teaches: CompTIA for Systems Engineering

Upcoming Classes:
Server Administration Concepts (Server +) ‐ 11/25/14
Server Administration Concepts (Server +) ‐ 11/25/14
Server Administration Concepts (Server +) ‐ 11/25/14

Rick Berg

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

Teaches: Microsoft Office

Upcoming Classes:
Excel: Beginning ‐ 10/20/14
Excel: Beginning ‐ 10/20/14
Access: Intermediate ‐ 10/27/14
Access: Advanced ‐ 11/10/14
Excel: Intermediate ‐ 11/3/14
Excel: Advanced ‐ 12/15/14
Excel: Beginning ‐ 8/25/14
Access: Intermediate ‐ 9/29/14
Excel: Intermediate ‐ 9/8/14

Margo Bouchard

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

Teaches: Windows Basics

Upcoming Classes:
Beginning Keyboarding ‐ 10/13/14
Beginning Keyboarding ‐ 10/13/14
Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos ‐ 11/17/14
Word: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 11/21/14
Word: Beginning ‐ 11/3/14
Word: Intermediate ‐ 12/8/14
Word: Beginning ‐ 8/18/14
Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos ‐ 8/25/14
Beginning Keyboarding ‐ 8/5/14
Word: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 9/19/14
Word: Intermediate ‐ 9/8/14

Mary Byrd

_ PhotoMary 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.

Teaches: Microsoft Office

Upcoming Classes:
Excel: Pivot Tables ‐ 12/1/14
Excel: Pivot Tables ‐ 12/1/14
Excel: Intermediate -- Fast Track ‐ 9/5/14

Joe Calkins

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

Teaches: Windows Basics

Upcoming Classes:
Beginning Keyboarding ‐ 10/13/14
Beginning Keyboarding ‐ 10/13/14
Access: Beginning ‐ 10/6/14
Windows 7: Operating System Basics ‐ 11/10/14
Windows 7: Operating System Basics ‐ 11/10/14
Word: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 11/21/14
Email and the Internet ‐ 11/4/14
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 12/10/14
Word: Intermediate -- Fast Track ‐ 12/5/14
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 8/13/14
Windows 7: Operating System Basics ‐ 8/18/14
Windows 7: Operating System Basics ‐ 8/18/14
Beginning Keyboarding ‐ 8/5/14
Word: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 9/19/14
Email and the Internet ‐ 9/2/14
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 9/20/14
Access: Beginning ‐ 9/22/14
Basic Applications ‐ 9/9/14

Diane C. Follstaedt

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

Teaches: Microsoft Office

Upcoming Classes:
Access: Intermediate ‐ 10/27/14
Access: Intermediate ‐ 10/27/14
Access: Mastering Queries ‐ 11/18/14
Access: Mastering Queries ‐ 11/18/14
Access: Managing Data ‐ 12/4/14
Access: Managing Data ‐ 12/4/14
Access: Creating Custom Reports ‐ 12/9/14
Access: Creating Custom Reports ‐ 12/9/14
Access: Mastering Queries ‐ 7/29/14
Access: Mastering Queries ‐ 7/29/14
Access: Managing Data ‐ 8/1/14
Access: Managing Data ‐ 8/1/14
Access: Intermediate ‐ 9/29/14

Gathen Garcia

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

Teaches: AutoCAD

Upcoming Classes:
SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling ‐ 10/14/14
SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling ‐ 10/14/14
AutoCAD: Beginning ‐ 8/19/14
AutoCAD: Intermediate ‐ 9/16/14

Ralph Keeton



Teaches: CompTIA for Systems Engineering

Upcoming Classes:
Security+ ‐ 10/28/14
Security+ ‐ 10/28/14
Security+ ‐ 10/6/14
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 8/25/14
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems ‐ 8/4/14
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems ‐ 8/5/14
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 9/15/14
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 9/2/14
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 9/30/14

Kurt Menke

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

Teaches: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Upcoming Classes:
Advanced GIS ‐ 11/4/14
Advanced GIS ‐ 11/4/14
Advanced GIS ‐ 11/4/14
Basic Cartography ‐ 8/19/14
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems ‐ 9/16/14

Rav Nicholson

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

Teaches: Windows Basics

Upcoming Classes:
Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 10/28/14
Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 10/28/14
Access: Beginning ‐ 10/6/14
Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos ‐ 11/17/14
Email and the Internet ‐ 11/4/14
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 12/10/14
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 12/10/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 12/3/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 12/3/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 12/3/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 12/3/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 12/3/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 12/3/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 12/3/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/13/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/13/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/13/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/13/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/13/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/13/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/13/14
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 8/13/14
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 8/13/14
Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos ‐ 8/25/14
Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 8/26/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/5/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/5/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/5/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/5/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/5/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/5/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/5/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/7/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/7/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/7/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/7/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/7/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/7/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 8/7/14
Email and the Internet ‐ 9/2/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 9/20/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 9/20/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 9/20/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 9/20/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 9/20/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 9/20/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 9/20/14
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 9/20/14
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 9/20/14
Access: Beginning ‐ 9/22/14
Basic Applications 2013 ‐ 9/23/14

Glenn Norman

_ PhotoMA 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 hackers handbook.

Teaches: CompTIA for Systems Engineering

Upcoming Classes:
Healthcare IT Technician ‐ 10/27/14
Healthcare IT Technician ‐ 10/27/14
Security+ ‐ 10/28/14
Security+ ‐ 10/6/14
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 8/25/14
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems ‐ 8/4/14
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems ‐ 8/5/14
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 9/15/14
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 9/15/14
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 9/2/14
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 9/30/14
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 9/30/14

Tim O'Brien



Teaches: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Upcoming Classes:
Project Management for GIS Professionals ‐ 10/7/14
Project Management for GIS Professionals ‐ 10/7/14
Project Management for GIS Professionals ‐ 10/7/14

. ProPoint

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

Teaches: Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Upcoming Classes:
ITIL® Operational Support and Analysis ‐ 10/13/14
ITIL® Operational Support and Analysis ‐ 10/13/14
ITIL® Release, Control and Validation ‐ 10/27/14
ITIL® Planning, Protection and Optimization ‐ 10/6/14
ITIL® Foundation ‐ 11/18/14
ITIL® Foundation ‐ 11/18/14
ITIL® Foundation ‐ 11/18/14
ITIL® Managing Across the Lifecycle Certification Course ‐ 12/15/14
ITIL® Foundation ‐ 7/29/14
ITIL® Foundation ‐ 7/29/14
ITIL® Foundation ‐ 7/29/14
ITIL® Service Operations ‐ 8/12/14
ITIL® Foundation ‐ 8/19/14
ITIL® Foundation ‐ 8/19/14
ITIL® Foundation ‐ 8/19/14
ITIL® Service Transition ‐ 8/26/14
ITIL® Continual Service Improvement ‐ 8/5/14
ITIL® Service Strategy ‐ 9/17/14
ITIL® Service Design ‐ 9/2/14
ITIL® Service Offerings and Agreements ‐ 9/8/14

Sharlene Stein

_ PhotoInstructor Sharlene Stein has been helping UNM Continuing Education students learn since 1998. A specialist in the business applications of computer training, Sharlene has taught a variety of other subjects as well, and has earned the respect and admiration of hundreds of class participants. Patient, respectful, personable and knowledgeable, Sharlene has the ability to communicate complex ideas in a way that maximizes student learning and satisfaction. Our students leave Sharlenes classes with increased confidence and a readiness to apply what they have learned to new challenges.

Teaches: Microsoft Office

Upcoming Classes:
PowerPoint: Intermediate ‐ 10/13/14
PowerPoint: Intermediate ‐ 10/13/14
Access: Intermediate ‐ 10/27/14
Excel: Intermediate ‐ 11/3/14
Word: Intermediate -- Fast Track ‐ 12/5/14
Excel: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 8/15/14
PowerPoint: Beginning ‐ 9/22/14
PowerPoint: Beginning ‐ 9/22/14
Access: Intermediate ‐ 9/29/14
Excel: Intermediate ‐ 9/8/14

Health and Wellness Professions Instructors

Instructor Name
Jennifer Cady

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

Teaches: Substance Abuse Studies

Upcoming Classes:
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 1/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 1/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 1/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 1/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 1/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 1/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 1/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 1/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 1/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 1/16/15
Case Management ‐ 10/18/14
LADAC Exam Preparation ‐ 10/4/14
LADAC Exam Preparation ‐ 10/4/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/6/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/6/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/6/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/6/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/6/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/6/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/6/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/6/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 10/6/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/8/14
Case Management ‐ 11/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 11/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 12/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 2/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 2/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 2/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 2/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 2/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 2/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 2/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 2/16/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 2/16/15
Managing Co-occurring Disorders ‐ 2/21/15
LADAC Exam Preparation ‐ 3/14/15
LADAC Exam Preparation ‐ 3/14/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 3/7/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 3/7/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 3/7/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 3/7/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 3/7/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 3/7/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 3/7/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 3/7/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 3/7/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/13/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/13/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/13/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/13/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/13/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/13/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/13/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/13/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/13/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/8/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/8/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/8/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/8/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/8/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/8/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/8/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/8/15
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/8/15
New Topic for CEUs ‐ 8/2/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/8/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/13/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 9/13/14

Lupe Chavez

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

Teaches: Health Care Careers

Upcoming Classes:
Verifying Your Documentation is ICD-10 Ready ‐ 10/25/14
Verifying Your Documentation is ICD-10 Ready ‐ 10/25/14
ICD-10 - CM: Transition and Mapping ‐ 10/30/14
Capturing Documentation for ICD-10-CM Coding ‐ 10/4/14
CPC National Certification Boot Camp ‐ 11/15/14
HCPCS Level II Coding ‐ 11/3/14
Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy for Coders ‐ 8/25/14
CPT-4 Coding Specialist (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) ‐ 8/26/14
Medical Billing and Healthcare Specialist ‐ 8/27/14
ICD-9 Coding Specialist (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) ‐ 8/28/14
ICD-10-CM Coding Specialist ‐ 8/28/14
FRESH LOOK - Health Care Careers: What Happened to ICD-10? ‐ 8/9/14

Michael DeBernardi, PsyD

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

Teaches: Substance Abuse Studies

Upcoming Classes:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and Practicum ‐ 11/15/14
Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and Practicum ‐ 11/15/14
Clinical Supervision ‐ 4/11/15

Paul Fornell

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

Teaches: Substance Abuse Studies

Upcoming Classes:
Clinical Supervisor Professional Competencies ‐ 9/13/14
Clinical Supervisor Professional Competencies ‐ 9/13/14

Marianela Gish

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

Teaches: Free Health and Wellness Topic

Upcoming Classes:
FRESH LOOK - Mediation: What's your problem? ‐ 12/8/14
FRESH LOOK - Mediation: What's your problem? ‐ 12/8/14
FRESH LOOK - Holistic Health: Drug - Herb Interactions ‐ 9/18/14
FRESH LOOK - Holistic Health: Drug - Herb Interactions ‐ 9/4/14

Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson

Teaches: Substance Abuse Studies

Upcoming Classes:
Psychopharmacology of Drug Abuse and Pharmacotherapies ‐ 9/6/14
Psychopharmacology of Drug Abuse and Pharmacotherapies ‐ 9/6/14

Frank Magourilos, MPS, CPS, ICPS



Teaches: Substance Abuse Studies

Upcoming Classes:
Prevention and Education ‐ 12/6/14
Prevention and Education ‐ 12/6/14

Sonia Masocco, LDT, C.AY, CAH

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

Teaches: Holistic Health

Upcoming Classes:
Food as Medicine ‐ 10/4/14
Food as Medicine ‐ 10/4/14
Discover Integrated Wellness: Ayurveda, Food as Medicine, Herbalism and More ‐ 8/2/14
Clinical Herbalism 101 ‐ 9/10/14
Clinical Herbalism 103 ‐ 9/11/14
FRESH LOOK - Holistic Health: Drug - Herb Interactions ‐ 9/18/14
FRESH LOOK - Holistic Health: Drug - Herb Interactions ‐ 9/4/14

Vickie McGinley, MA

Vickie McGinley, M.A., LPCC, has been working in substance abuse and mental health for over 20 years. She has worked with homeless, homeless youth, criminal justice, and domestic violence clients during that time. For seven years, she worked at UNM/CASAA and is a veteran of several clinical trials with CRA, A-CRA and MI protocols, including COMBINE (Combining Medications and Behavioral Interventions), ESTAR (Expanding Services to Albuquerque's Runaways), and OTEP (Opiate Treatment Enhancement Project). She has been teaching evidence based treatments for addictions at SASTP for the past 13 years. Currently she is working in Juvenile Justice and is a statewide coordinator of substance abuse treatment services, training staff in CRA and MI. She will receive a Doctor of Behavioral Health Degree from Arizona State in 2014.

Teaches: Substance Abuse Studies

Upcoming Classes:
Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice ‐ 1/24/15
Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice ‐ 1/24/15
Community Reinforcement Approach ‐ 11/1/14
Group Therapies ‐ 4/25/15

Daniel Mintie, MSW, LISW, LCSW

Daniel Mintie, LISW, is a clinical social worker with over 24 years experience treating children, adolescents and adults. He has advanced training in mindfulness-based approaches to wellness, clinical hypnosis and the design and delivery of mind-body therapies for physical and mental illness. Mr. Mintie is certified through Dr. David Burns Stanford University based Feeling Good Institute and trains local professionals in TEAM therapy, Dr. Burns high-speed cognitive-behavioral approach to treating addictions, anxiety, relational conflicts and depression. Mr. Mintie has 40 years experience as a martial artist and teaches tai chi at Turtle Mountain Tai Chi in Albuquerque.

Teaches: Free Health and Wellness Topic

Upcoming Classes:
FRESH LOOK - Counseling and Human Service Careers ‐ 8/20/14
FRESH LOOK - Counseling and Human Service Careers ‐ 8/20/14

Bob Phillips

Bob Phillips, DBH, MSW, MA, LMSW, LADAC has been a professional counselor, educator and trainer with over 29 years experience in the provision of community mental health and substance abuse services. Includes services to individuals, groups and families and the conduct of education, training and research. Tenured faculty at Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell in sociology, psychology and human services since 1995. Dr. Phillips completed his Doctor of Behavioral Health at Arizona State University, a field that brings evidence-based practices to an integrated approach of primary care medicine and mental health treatment to clinical practice.

Teaches: Substance Abuse Studies

Upcoming Classes:
Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning ‐ 10/4/14
Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning ‐ 10/4/14
Behavioral Couples Counseling ‐ 3/14/15

Brian Serna

_ PhotoBrian Serna, LPCC, LADAC, MAC, is an international trainer and consultant in Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) and is in private practice in Santa Fe, NM. Mr. Serna has trained clinicians around the world in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) all of which are prominent EBPs in the treatment of addictions. He has directed substance abuse treatment and prevention programs in New Mexico and Oregon. Currently, he is the Health and Human Services Division Director for the Pueblo of Tesuque and teaches at the University of New Mexico and Southwestern College.

Teaches: Substance Abuse Studies

Upcoming Classes:
Cultural Competencies for Counselors ‐ 2/7/15
Cultural Competencies for Counselors ‐ 2/7/15
Working with Adolescents: Treatment and Prevention ‐ 3/28/15
Motivational Interviewing ‐ 9/20/14

Jonathan Smith, RD, LD

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

Teaches: Personal Training

Upcoming Classes:
Personal Trainer for NASM Certification ‐ 10/4/14
Personal Trainer for NASM Certification ‐ 10/4/14
FRESH LOOK - Personal Trainer ‐ 12/10/14

Barbara Welcer

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

Teaches: Holistic Health - Center for Life

Upcoming Classes:
Clinical Energy Medicine: Healing Touch Program - Level I ‐ 11/15/14
Clinical Energy Medicine: Healing Touch Program - Level I ‐ 11/15/14
Clinical Energy Medicine: Healing Touch Program - Level I ‐ 11/15/14
Clinical Energy Medicine: Healing Touch Program - Level I ‐ 9/27/14
Clinical Energy Medicine: Healing Touch Program - Level I ‐ 9/27/14

Sharon Whetten, M.Ed., BSMT (ASCP)

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.

Teaches: Phlebotomy

Upcoming Classes:
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 10/9/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 10/9/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 10/9/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 10/9/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 11/13/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 11/13/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 11/13/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 9/11/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 9/11/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 9/11/14

Professional Development Instructors

Instructor Name
Maralie BeLonge

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

Teaches: Volunteer Management

Upcoming Classes:
Volunteer Management - Building a Successful Program ‐ 9/8/14
Volunteer Management - Building a Successful Program ‐ 9/8/14

Crista Benavidez, MA OLIT

Speaker, Trainer and Organizational Learning Specialist in English and Spanish.

Teaches: Customer Service

Upcoming Classes:
Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) ‐ 10/29/14
Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) ‐ 10/29/14
Facilitating Adult Learning ‐ 8/19/14

Jane Betterton, BSChe, PMP, OPM3

Since 1992 Jane has implemented project management methodology based upon the Project Management Institute's recognized best practices and is an OPM3 Certified Professional. She has extensive project management, organizational and personnel development experience. With her academic and professional background in chemical engineering, Jane is an expert in Project Management, MS Project, and Microsoft Office applications and their use in communicating and completing successful projects. Over the past 5 years, Ms. Betterton has worked extensively with ! a 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Winner in the Veterans Administration to develop project management maturity in their organization. This work has involved group facilitation and training to increase awareness of project management processes and understand the benefits of a consistent approach to project management. OPM3 (PMI's Organizational Project Management Maturity Model) Certified Professional

Teaches: Project Management

Upcoming Classes:
Applying Project Management for Effective Teams ‐ 9/15/14
Applying Project Management for Effective Teams ‐ 9/15/14
Understanding Project Management ‐ 9/22/14

Mary Byrd

_ PhotoMary 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.

Teaches: Project Management

Upcoming Classes:
MS Project (2013): Project Reports ‐ 10/1/14
MS Project (2013): Project Reports ‐ 10/1/14
MS Project (2013): Project Reports ‐ 10/1/14
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 10/14/14
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 10/14/14
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 10/28/14
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 10/28/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 11/11/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 11/11/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 11/11/14
MS Project (2013): Project Reports ‐ 12/10/14
MS Project (2013): Project Reports ‐ 12/10/14
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 8/29/14
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 8/29/14
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 9/12/14
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 9/12/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 9/26/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 9/26/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 9/26/14

Grantsmanship Center

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

Teaches: Grantwriting

Upcoming Classes:
Grantsmanship Training ‐ 9/29/14
Grantsmanship Training ‐ 9/29/14

Ellen Dowling

Dr. Ellen Dowling is President of Dowling and Associates, Inc., a consulting and training firm specializing in communication skills training, including writing and public speaking. She has taught Presentation Skills for Trainers and Exploring Presentation Styles for TDIT since its inception as a certificate program.

Teaches: Instruction and Facilitation Training

Upcoming Classes:
Presentation Skills for Trainers ‐ 9/8/14
Presentation Skills for Trainers ‐ 9/8/14

Jane Erlandson



Teaches: Instruction and Facilitation Training

Upcoming Classes:
Basics of Online Course Development ‐ 11/10/14
Basics of Online Course Development ‐ 11/10/14
Exploring Technologies Used in Online Instruction ‐ 12/15/14

Marianela Gish

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

Teaches: Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Upcoming Classes:
Understanding Conflict and Mediation ‐ 10/18/14
Understanding Conflict and Mediation ‐ 10/18/14
Professional Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialist ‐ 10/18/14
Win-Win Conflict Resolution ‐ 8/2/14

Barbara Ibanez, MA

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

Teaches: Instruction and Facilitation Training

Upcoming Classes:
Advanced Professional Trainer Skills ‐ 10/23/14
Advanced Professional Trainer Skills ‐ 10/23/14
Instructional Systems Design ‐ 9/17/14

Nicole Larranaga



Teaches: Paralegal and Legal Support Careers

Upcoming Classes:
Legal Assistant Certificate ‐ 9/29/14
Legal Assistant Certificate ‐ 9/29/14

Carol L. Meincke, PMP

Carol Meincke has been employed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico for over 20 years. Her current assignment is Strategic Planner for Sandias 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.

Teaches: Project Management

Upcoming Classes:
Project Management Professional (PMP)/CAPM Exam Preparation ‐ 11/10/14
Project Management Professional (PMP)/CAPM Exam Preparation ‐ 11/10/14

Angela Pacheco, MA



Teaches: Instruction and Facilitation Training

Upcoming Classes:
Introduction to Online Instruction ‐ 10/27/14
Introduction to Online Instruction ‐ 10/27/14

Barbra J. Portzline, Ph.D.

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

Teaches: Volunteer Management

Upcoming Classes:
Volunteer Management - Evaluating Your Volunteer Program ‐ 11/10/14
Volunteer Management - Evaluating Your Volunteer Program ‐ 11/10/14

Antonia Roybal-Mack



Teaches: Paralegal and Legal Support Careers

Upcoming Classes:
Paralegal Internship ‐ 8/4/14
Paralegal Internship ‐ 8/4/14
Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Course ‐ 9/9/14

C. Stephen Sanders

is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified QuickBooks® Professional Advisor. He has taught QuickBooks® and other accounting, managerial and computer courses for over ten years. Steve is a partner in a local public accounting firm where he specializes in accounting system design and small business accounting and tax planning.

Teaches: Finance and Accounting

Upcoming Classes:
Small Business Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Pro ‐ 10/21/14
Small Business Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Pro ‐ 10/21/14

Jocelyn M. Torres, Attorney at Law

Jocelyn M. Torres, J.D. is from New Mexico and has been an attorney and mediator for thirty-two years. In 1977, UNM awarded Jocelyn her Bachelor of Arts Degree, with Honors in Psychology. Her Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration/Energy Management was awarded by UNM in 1978. In 1982, Jocelyn received her Juris Doctorate Degree from the UNM Law School. Jocelyn has conducted mediation and legal training for the American Bar Association, New Mexico Bar Association, Albuquerque Bar Association and New Mexico Mediators Association, among others. She also co-authored and co-sponsored the N.M. Mediation Procedures Act of 2007.

Teaches: Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Upcoming Classes:
Advanced Mediator: Sharpening Advanced Mediation Skills ‐ 9/13/14
Advanced Mediator: Sharpening Advanced Mediation Skills ‐ 9/13/14


Personal Enrichment

Personal Enrichment Instructors

Instructor Name
Anastasia Andersen

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

Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Word Collage: Found Poetry Workshop ‐ 9/24/14
Word Collage: Found Poetry Workshop ‐ 9/24/14

Sarah Baker

_ PhotoSarah 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.

Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Novel Writing: An Introduction ‐ 9/22/14
Novel Writing: An Introduction ‐ 9/22/14

Karl Edward Baxter



Teaches: Personal Finance and Money

Upcoming Classes:
Complete Financial Planning Primer ‐ 10/15/14
Complete Financial Planning Primer ‐ 10/15/14

Terri Berrenberg

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

Teaches: Personal Finance and Money

Upcoming Classes:
ABC's of Investing ‐ 10/21/14
ABC's of Investing ‐ 10/21/14
Ask the Experts ‐ 10/23/14
Planning a Successful Retirement  Common Mistakes to Avoid ‐ 11/12/14
Planning a Successful Retirement  Common Mistakes to Avoid ‐ 11/12/14
Planning a Successful Retirement  Common Mistakes to Avoid ‐ 9/18/14
Planning a Successful Retirement  Common Mistakes to Avoid ‐ 9/18/14

Patricia Caristo



Teaches: Home and Garden

Upcoming Classes:
Private Investigation: An Introduction ‐ 9/4/14
Private Investigation: An Introduction ‐ 9/4/14

Pamela Cornish



Teaches: Home and Garden

Upcoming Classes:
Travvy Savvy -- Travel Smart ‐ 9/20/14
Travvy Savvy -- Travel Smart ‐ 9/20/14

Teresa Cutler-Broyles



Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Travel Essay Writing: Your Inner Wanderer at Large in the World ‐ 11/3/14
Travel Essay Writing: Your Inner Wanderer at Large in the World ‐ 11/3/14

Joseph Duran



Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 10/14/14
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 10/14/14
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 10/14/14
Guitar: Beginning II ‐ 10/14/14
Guitar: Beginning II ‐ 10/14/14
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 8/19/14
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 8/19/14
Guitar: Beginning II ‐ 8/19/14
Guitar: Beginning II ‐ 8/19/14
Guitar Ensemble ‐ 9/4/14

Bradley Ellingboe

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Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
University Chorus ‐ 8/19/14
University Chorus ‐ 8/19/14

Art Esquibel



Teaches: Personal Finance and Money

Upcoming Classes:
You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 12/3/14
You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 12/3/14
You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 12/3/14
You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 9/3/14
You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 9/3/14

Israela Garcia

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Teaches: Dance Fitness

Upcoming Classes:
Salsaerobics ‐ 10/20/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 10/20/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 10/20/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 10/20/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 10/20/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 10/20/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 10/21/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 10/21/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 10/21/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 10/21/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 10/21/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/25/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/25/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/25/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/25/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/25/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/26/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/26/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/26/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/26/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/26/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/30/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/30/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/30/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/30/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 8/30/14

Robert Gish

_ PhotoRobert 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

Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Elements of Writing ‐ 9/10/14
Elements of Writing ‐ 9/10/14
Writing Short Stories From Start to Finish ‐ 9/9/14

Rodlfo Gonzalez

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

Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Latin Jazz and Improvisation ‐ 9/16/14
Latin Jazz and Improvisation ‐ 9/16/14

Mark Gutierrez

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Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Piano: Beginning ‐ 9/3/14
Piano: Beginning ‐ 9/3/14
Piano: Beginning ‐ 9/3/14
Piano: Beginning ‐ 9/6/14
Piano: Beginning ‐ 9/6/14

Rita Herther



Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Journal Writing For Creativity and More ‐ 9/18/14
Journal Writing For Creativity and More ‐ 9/18/14

Johanna Jimenez-Pena



Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Hammered Dulcimer an Introduction ‐ 9/3/14
Hammered Dulcimer an Introduction ‐ 9/3/14

Susan Kellogg



Teaches: Dance

Upcoming Classes:
Country Western Dance ‐ 10/2/14
Country Western Dance ‐ 10/2/14

Todd Kersting

Golf Professional

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Golf I ‐ 9/11/14
Golf I ‐ 9/11/14
Golf I ‐ 9/13/14
Golf II ‐ 9/13/14
Golf I ‐ 9/6/14
Golf I ‐ 9/6/14
Golf II ‐ 9/6/14
Golf II ‐ 9/6/14

Scott Leonard

_ PhotoScott has been teaching with UNM Continuing Education for four years. Hes been playing for 35 years and teaching for 30 years  most of his life. He teaches Beginning Tennis. Scott began tennis before he studied architecture. There was a tennis court near his childhood house and his mother signed him up for classes. Interestingly, Scott was reluctant at first, but he gave in to please his mom. Much to his surprise, he really liked the game. Scott advanced quickly and went on to play competitively in a junior league, eventually earning a number 16 ranking in the Southwest. He had an opportunity to play for UNM, but at the time he was committed to his studies in the School of Architecture. He knew he did not have time to pursue both passions and do justice to either.

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Tennis: Beginning ‐ 8/2/14
Tennis: Beginning ‐ 8/2/14

Brian Lyle

Golf Professional

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Golf I ‐ 9/11/14
Golf I ‐ 9/11/14
Golf I ‐ 9/13/14
Golf II ‐ 9/13/14
Golf I ‐ 9/6/14
Golf I ‐ 9/6/14
Golf II ‐ 9/6/14
Golf II ‐ 9/6/14

Dan Mahony



Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Singing for Those Who Can't Sing ‐ 9/15/14
Singing for Those Who Can't Sing ‐ 9/15/14
Harmonica for Beginners ‐ 9/17/14

Carol March

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

Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Writing for Growth and Discovery ‐ 10/21/14
Writing for Growth and Discovery ‐ 10/21/14
Your Creative Self is Waiting for You ‐ 11/4/14
Opening Up: Writing For Healing ‐ 9/30/14
Opening Up: Writing For Healing ‐ 9/30/14

Steven Margulin

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

Teaches: Personal Finance and Money

Upcoming Classes:
Retirement Planning Today: How to Live 5 Years for Free ‐ 10/18/14
Retirement Planning Today: How to Live 5 Years for Free ‐ 10/18/14
Retirement Planning Today: How to Live 5 Years for Free ‐ 10/18/14
Retirement Planning Today: How to Live 5 Years for Free ‐ 10/21/14
Retirement Planning Today: How to Live 5 Years for Free ‐ 10/21/14

Monty Mills



Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Golf I ‐ 9/11/14
Golf I ‐ 9/11/14
Golf I ‐ 9/13/14
Golf II ‐ 9/13/14
Golf I ‐ 9/6/14
Golf I ‐ 9/6/14
Golf II ‐ 9/6/14
Golf II ‐ 9/6/14

John Moore



Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Country Two-Step and Swing ‐ 9/4/14
Country Two-Step and Swing ‐ 9/4/14
Honky Tonk Style Country Swing ‐ 9/4/14
Rockabilly Swing ‐ 9/4/14
Ballroom Dance ‐ 9/6/14
Argentine Tango ‐ 9/8/14
L.A. Style Salsa ‐ 9/8/14

Jeff Nichol

_ PhotoJeff Nichol, DVM is a 1974 graduate of the veterinary school at Michigan State University. In addition to general medicine and surgery Dr. Nichol has actively pursued the study of veterinary behavior medicine since 1993. Currently the treatment of behavior disorders of pets comprises 50% of his practice. Dr. Nichol has been the featured Pet Care columnist in the Albuquerque Journal since 1996. He is the author of three books, "A Lifetime Guide to Practical Pet Care", "Is My Dog OK?-How to Know When Your Dog Won't Say", and "Is my Cat OK-How to Know When Your Cat Won't Say".

Teaches: Home and Garden

Upcoming Classes:
Pet Behavior Issues: Cats ‐ 9/10/14
Pet Behavior Issues: Cats ‐ 9/10/14

Lance Ozier



Teaches: Photography

Upcoming Classes:
Getting Comfortable with Your Digital Camera ‐ 10/14/14
Getting Comfortable with Your Digital Camera ‐ 10/14/14

Mickey Patten

Micky Patten has a degree in music from the University of Minnesota and did graduate Jazz Studies at Oakland University. He is a working bassist and owner of Grandmas Music and Sound.

Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Jazz Improvisation ‐ 9/22/14
Jazz Improvisation ‐ 9/22/14

Irma Reeder

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Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Mountain Dulcimer: Beginning ‐ 10/13/14
Mountain Dulcimer: Beginning ‐ 10/13/14
Folk Harp an Introduction ‐ 9/8/14

Dina Reid



Teaches: Dance Fitness

Upcoming Classes:
Dancing for Fun and Physique ‐ 8/4/14
Dancing for Fun and Physique ‐ 8/4/14

Antoinette Rosales

Instructor, Growth and Enrichment Programs

Teaches: Dance Fitness

Upcoming Classes:
Hot Zumba ‐ 8/27/14
Hot Zumba ‐ 8/27/14

Diana Segara-Mahony



Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Singing ‐ 9/18/14
Singing ‐ 9/18/14

Patty Stephens

Patty Stephens is a member of the band VINYL and appears on the recently recorded CD, Bert Dalton's The Brazil Project. She teaches group and private lessons from her studio. Patty is developer and facilitator of Song Spiral, a program for families with infants and toddlers, that develops an awareness of community music making.

Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
The Human Voice - Jazz Style ‐ 9/18/14
The Human Voice - Jazz Style ‐ 9/18/14

Mary Ann Thomson

_ PhotoMary Ann is a teacher, performer, Feldenkrais practitioner, and instructor in the PE Department at the Unversity of New Mexico.

Teaches: Dance

Upcoming Classes:
Belly Dance ‐ 9/7/14
Belly Dance ‐ 9/7/14

George Trujeque

Golf Instructor

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Golf: Secrets for Success with the Shortgame ‐ 9/13/14
Golf: Secrets for Success with the Shortgame ‐ 9/13/14

Eugene Paul Walton

Growth and Enrichment

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Bicycle Repair: Park Tool Mechanic 101 ‐ 10/22/14
Bicycle Repair: Park Tool Mechanic 101 ‐ 10/22/14

Leatrice Wilson



Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Creative Writing for Fun Only ‐ 9/23/14
Creative Writing for Fun Only ‐ 9/23/14

Lewis Winn

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

Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Jazz Ensemble ‐ 9/16/14
Jazz Ensemble ‐ 9/16/14

Wright Zimmerly

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

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Golf I ‐ 9/11/14
Golf I ‐ 9/11/14
Golf I ‐ 9/13/14
Golf I ‐ 9/6/14
Golf I ‐ 9/6/14

Robert Ziock

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Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Tennis: Intermediate ‐ 8/2/14
Tennis: Intermediate ‐ 8/2/14


Culture

Culture Instructors

Instructor Name
Dodici Azpadu

_ PhotoPrize-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.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Contemporary Short Stories ‐ 10/20/14
Contemporary Short Stories ‐ 10/20/14
Contemporary Poetry ‐ 10/21/14
Grammar for Writers ‐ 11/18/14
The Craft of Creative Writing ‐ 8/25/14
The Joy of Writing Poetry ‐ 8/26/14

Sarah Baker

_ PhotoSarah 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.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
E-Publishing: The Wave of the Future ‐ 10/18/14
E-Publishing: The Wave of the Future ‐ 10/18/14

Richard Blankmeyer

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Turning the Tide - The Battle of Midway ‐ 7/29/14
Turning the Tide - The Battle of Midway ‐ 7/29/14

Roberta Boggess

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
In the Shadow of the Workhouse ‐ 11/3/14
In the Shadow of the Workhouse ‐ 11/3/14
John Donne was a Rock Star ‐ 11/5/14
An Invitation to Tea ‐ 11/7/14
If the Shoe Fits... ‐ 8/4/14
Romancing the Stone... The Castle of Downton Abbey ‐ 9/16/14
Muckraking Journalism ‐ 9/25/14
Alternatives to the Workhouse ‐ 9/4/14

John Bratzel

Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Latin America in World War II ‐ 9/17/14
Latin America in World War II ‐ 9/17/14

Sarita Jo Cargas



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Globalization and Human Rights ‐ 9/8/14
Globalization and Human Rights ‐ 9/8/14

Angelo Cervantes

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The DNA of Christopher Columbus ‐ 10/17/14
The DNA of Christopher Columbus ‐ 10/17/14
Castas, DNA, and Identity ‐ 11/7/14
Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Rus and the Rurik Dynasty ‐ 8/1/14
Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Romanovs and Catherine the Great ‐ 9/19/14

Amanda Cisco

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Joyful Journaling ‐ 10/16/14
Joyful Journaling ‐ 10/16/14
Joyful Journaling ‐ 10/16/14
Joyful Journaling ‐ 8/21/14
Joyful Journaling ‐ 8/21/14

Rosemary Day

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.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Book to Film: Media and Story ‐ 10/29/14
Book to Film: Media and Story ‐ 10/29/14

Charles Eaton



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Australian Didgeridoo ‐ 10/7/14
The Australian Didgeridoo ‐ 10/7/14

Jane Ellen

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls ‐ 10/20/14
The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls ‐ 10/20/14
Buddy Holly and The Day the Music Died ‐ 10/23/14
American Songwriters (Johnny Mercer and Yip Harburg) ‐ 10/29/14
Unraveling the Mystery: How Music Works ‐ 11/10/14
The Life and Times of C.S. Lewis ‐ 11/17/14
Female Singers of the Hit Parade: The Girls Next Door ‐ 11/7/14
The Bible in Popular Culture: An Introduction ‐ 12/1/14
Christmas as Excess ‐ 12/11/14
Gloria in Excelsis Deo ‐ 12/4/14
A Change is Gonna Come: Protest Music of the 60's and 70's ‐ 7/30/14
Oh, What a Lovely War! The Music of World War I ‐ 8/11/14
Oh, What a Lovely War! The Music of World War I ‐ 8/11/14
Hildegard of Bingen ‐ 9/18/14

Robert Fleming



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams Stories ‐ 10/2/14
Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams Stories ‐ 10/2/14

Ramon Flores

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Hydraulic Fracturing of Natural Gas: Economic Boon or Threat to the Nation's Groundwater and Health? ‐ 10/9/14
Hydraulic Fracturing of Natural Gas: Economic Boon or Threat to the Nation's Groundwater and Health? ‐ 10/9/14
The Appeal of Austerity ‐ 11/18/14
American History through Film: Gregory Peck, Gentleman's Agreement and American Anti-Semitism ‐ 11/21/14
What Became of the Arab Spring? ‐ 9/11/14
Voter ID Requirements: Necessary to Protect the Voting Process or Newest Form of Voter Suppression? ‐ 9/2/14
The Over-incarceration Crisis in the U.S. ‐ 9/30/14

Cheryl Foote

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Over the River and through the Woods ‐ 11/13/14
Over the River and through the Woods ‐ 11/13/14
Over the River and through the Woods ‐ 11/13/14
Over the River and through the Woods ‐ 11/21/14
Over the River and through the Woods ‐ 11/21/14
A Pinch of this, a Dash of That: America's History through Cookbooks ‐ 9/9/14

Walter Forman



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
When Cure is No Longer Possible: The New Medical Field of Palliative Medicine ‐ 9/2/14
When Cure is No Longer Possible: The New Medical Field of Palliative Medicine ‐ 9/2/14

Caitlin Friedman



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
A World Made of Strings? String Theory for Non-Physicists ‐ 10/14/14
A World Made of Strings? String Theory for Non-Physicists ‐ 10/14/14

Malaka Friedman

As of May 2014, I will be a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a bachelors degree in English Pre-Professional and a double minor in Psychology and Honors. Though Im a New Mexican native, I have lived most of my life in Florida. I have always been interested in literature, particularly childrens literature. One of my favorite series is Harry Potter, which I still enjoy to this day as well as Sherlock Holmes. Observing small details is a skill that many English majors possess, as it is rather handy in writing essays, and it was this skill that influenced my own deductive reasoning as an adult. In taking this class I hope students will learn to study small details as they pertain to their own lives, and solve their own mysteries whether in a Holmesian way or a Potter-esque fashion.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Holmes and Potter: Sherlock Comes to Hogwarts ‐ 10/30/14
Holmes and Potter: Sherlock Comes to Hogwarts ‐ 10/30/14

James Gallegos

_ PhotoJames Gallegos is a CPA who provides audit, tax, and consulting services to large and small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and employee benefit plans, beginning in an international firm, and now practicing in his own firm. James grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara University in California with a Bachelors Degree with a concentration in accounting. James is active in the local business community, focusing on education and small business issues. He has participated on the City of Albuquerque Audit Committee, on boards of nonprofit organizations including Albuquerque Character Counts, Albuquerque Business Education Compact, Albuquerque Economic Development, and Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (its Chairman in 2004), and on various education committees and study groups. James also has an interest in art history. Besides formal and independent study, he visits the worlds major museums, attends art fairs, and teaches classes on Impressionism and Picasso through the University of New Mexicos Osher Institute.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Impressionism ‐ 10/17/14
Impressionism ‐ 10/17/14

Robert Gish

_ PhotoRobert 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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Haunted Soul of Edgar Allen Poe: Tales of Mystery and Macabre ‐ 10/8/14
The Haunted Soul of Edgar Allen Poe: Tales of Mystery and Macabre ‐ 10/8/14
Literature and the Environment: Barry Lopez and Terri Tempest Williams ‐ 11/4/14
Nature as Art: Henry David Thoreau and Robert Frost ‐ 9/4/14

Creigh Gordon



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Theory and Practice of Modern Money ‐ 10/22/14
Theory and Practice of Modern Money ‐ 10/22/14

R. Bruce Grove

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14
Crusader States of the Levant ‐ 12/2/14

Debi Harrington



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Terrariums, Dish Gardens, and Indoor Container Gardens ‐ 10/11/14
Terrariums, Dish Gardens, and Indoor Container Gardens ‐ 10/11/14
Corn Husk Wreaths ‐ 11/5/14
Corn Husk Wreaths ‐ 11/5/14
Corn Husk Wreaths ‐ 9/30/14
Corn Husk Wreaths ‐ 9/30/14

David Leon Higdon



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Dreaming through the Ages: A Brief History of Dreaming ‐ 10/27/14
Dreaming through the Ages: A Brief History of Dreaming ‐ 10/27/14

Carol Hill

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Historical Geology ‐ 11/5/14
Historical Geology ‐ 11/5/14
Geology of the Pacific Islands ‐ 12/3/14
Geology of the National Parks ‐ 9/3/14

Lizabeth Johnson



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Medieval Germany ‐ 10/10/14
Medieval Germany ‐ 10/10/14
History of Ancient Greece ‐ 8/1/14
The History of the Vikings in Europe ‐ 9/3/14

Kathryn Johnson Cameron



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Walk this Way A History of Religion ‐ 9/4/14
Walk this Way A History of Religion ‐ 9/4/14
Walk this Way A History of Religion ‐ 9/4/14

David Johnson, Ph.D.

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Faces of God: Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century ‐ 8/29/14
The Faces of God: Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century ‐ 8/29/14

Connie Josefs, M.F.A

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Writing Memoir ‐ 10/23/14
Writing Memoir ‐ 10/23/14
Writing Memoir ‐ 10/23/14
Reading for Writers ‐ 10/28/14
Writing True: Memoir and Memoir-Based Fiction ‐ 10/7/14
Writing Memoir ‐ 10/9/14
Writing Memoir ‐ 10/9/14

Doug Lindsey



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Savvy Social Security for Boomers ‐ 11/17/14
Savvy Social Security for Boomers ‐ 11/17/14

Kate Luger

_ PhotoKate 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 childrens 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.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Scandinavian Crime Wave: Mysteries in a Cold Climate ‐ 10/21/14
Scandinavian Crime Wave: Mysteries in a Cold Climate ‐ 10/21/14
Scandinavian Crime Wave: Mysteries in a Cold Climate ‐ 10/21/14
Scandinavian Crime Wave: Mysteries in a Cold Climate ‐ 11/6/14
Scandinavian Crime Wave: Mysteries in a Cold Climate ‐ 11/6/14

Timothy McIntire

Osher Lifelong Learning Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
John Milton Matters in Your Life in Our Time ‐ 8/7/14
John Milton Matters in Your Life in Our Time ‐ 8/7/14

Helen Mullane



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Art of Thoughtful Letter Writing ‐ 10/16/14
The Art of Thoughtful Letter Writing ‐ 10/16/14

Jim Munroe

_ PhotoJim Munroe holds a BS in Optics from the University of Rochester and an MSEE in Electro Optics from Northeastern University in Boston. He retired from Los Alamos after more than 25 years as a member of the technical staff working in areas including scientific intelligence and nuclear nonproliferation. He traveled extensively in Russia from 1989 to 2002 and also spent time in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. He has a lifelong interest in history and current events. Jim is a trained facilitator for Great Decisions discussion groups on foreign policy.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 9/8/14
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 9/8/14
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 9/8/14
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 9/8/14
Foreign Policy and Current Events ‐ 9/8/14

Jon Nimitz

_ PhotoJon 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.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Buddhism ‐ 10/22/14
Buddhism ‐ 10/22/14
Buddhism ‐ 10/22/14
Buddhism ‐ 8/4/14
Buddhism ‐ 8/4/14

Chris Nolan

Musician, Performing and Recording Artist

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Folk Music across Time and Culture: Defining Generations through Song ‐ 10/23/14
Folk Music across Time and Culture: Defining Generations through Song ‐ 10/23/14

Edwin Ned O'Malia

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Our Muslim Neighbors ‐ 10/10/14
Our Muslim Neighbors ‐ 10/10/14
Our Muslim Neighbors ‐ 10/10/14
Our Muslim Neighbors ‐ 11/4/14
Our Muslim Neighbors ‐ 11/4/14

Elizabeth Olton

Art History, UNM Honors Program Adjunct Professor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Historic and Contemporary Graffiti ‐ 11/4/14
Historic and Contemporary Graffiti ‐ 11/4/14

Lance Ozier



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
How to Read a Poem ‐ 12/5/14
How to Read a Poem ‐ 12/5/14
Origins of Modern Science  A History of Science from Copernicus to Newton ‐ 9/16/14

Mary Robertson

MSLS, CZT-Certified Zentangle Teacher

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Take a Second Look at Art ‐ 11/6/14
Take a Second Look at Art ‐ 11/6/14
Zentangle 101 ‐ 9/18/14
Zentangle 101 ‐ 9/18/14

Naomi Sandweiss

_ PhotoNaomi Sandweiss loves working with kids and providing educational opportunities for youngsters outside the classroom. Previously, she worked as Program Director for a youth-serving non-profit and as a summer program educator. Naomi earned an M.A. in Education in 1989. When she's not working with kids, Naomi volunteers with a youth garden program and at a local museum.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
A Mobster in the Family: Jewish Outlaws, Gangsters and Bandits ‐ 11/7/14
A Mobster in the Family: Jewish Outlaws, Gangsters and Bandits ‐ 11/7/14
The Queen Esther Obsession ‐ 9/9/14

Carmen Sorge



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Science of Light ‐ 9/27/14
The Science of Light ‐ 9/27/14

Charlie Steen

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Chronicling Change and Conflict in the French Revolution ‐ 10/30/14
Chronicling Change and Conflict in the French Revolution ‐ 10/30/14

Bryan Stoneburner

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: King of the Swashbucklers ‐ 11/4/14
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: King of the Swashbucklers ‐ 11/4/14

Carol Sullivan

Carol is an artist and retired cultural anthropologist. She has collected art as part of her field work in the Brazilian Amazon, with HIV prevention in Cd. Juarez and while a counselor in local jails and prisons. Carol has spent many years viewing our local graffiti scene and enjoys sharing these wondrous works with others.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Theater, but Were Afraid to Ask ‐ 7/29/14
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Theater, but Were Afraid to Ask ‐ 7/29/14

Victoria Sullivan

Albuquerque Genealogical Society

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Computerized Genealogy ‐ 8/18/14
Computerized Genealogy ‐ 8/18/14

Maya Sutton, Ph.D.

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Celtic Women and the Law ‐ 10/3/14
Celtic Women and the Law ‐ 10/3/14
Knights Templar, Gothic Cathedrals and the Grail ‐ 9/23/14
Knights Templar, Gothic Cathedrals and the Grail ‐ 9/23/14
Scotland  Bagpipes, Tartans, Picts and More ‐ 9/9/14

Yayoi Tanida

Yayoi was born in Kobe, Japan, and lived in Japan for 30 years. She started the study of Ikebana in 2001 under Mary Burnett de Gomez, the Master Teacher of Ichiyo School of Ikebana. Yayoi became a certified Instructor in April, 2007, and since then, she has been teaching a beginner's group class with Mary Burnett de Gomez.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Ikebana: A Twist to your Flower Arrangement in Everyday Life ‐ 10/18/14
Ikebana: A Twist to your Flower Arrangement in Everyday Life ‐ 10/18/14

Diane Thome

B.S. Experimental Psychology, M.B.A.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Heal the Past, Create the Future ‐ 8/5/14
Heal the Past, Create the Future ‐ 8/5/14

Terri Tobey

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Brain Fitness and the Creative Arts ‐ 8/19/14
Brain Fitness and the Creative Arts ‐ 8/19/14
Brain Fitness and the Creative Arts ‐ 8/19/14
Brain Fitness and the Creative Arts ‐ 8/19/14
Brain Fitness and the Creative Arts ‐ 8/19/14

John Trestrail

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Matinee Monsters and Poison Perils: How Horror Movies of the 1950s Influenced a Generation ‐ 10/29/14
Matinee Monsters and Poison Perils: How Horror Movies of the 1950s Influenced a Generation ‐ 10/29/14
Poisonous Snakes and Snake Bite Poisoning ‐ 8/8/14

Charles Truxillo

_ PhotoDr. Charles Truxillo was born in 1953 in Albuquerque, of a Mexican and Chicano family. He attended grade school in the barrio of East San Jose in Albuquerque, and high school in Belen. Dr. Truxillo studied to be a Roman Catholic priest in California and in Rome. His doctoral degree was earned at UNM in Latin American and Asian history. For six years he taught at Highlands University, and for the past ten years he was faculty in the Chicano Studies Department at UNM. Currently he is a researcher at the universitys Center for Regional Studies. He has a loyal following of Osher members and teaches extensively through UNM Continuing Education, including courses for both Growth and Enrichment and the Story of New Mexico program. Dr. Truxillo has published three books  History of Islam  By the Sword and the Cross  Periods of World History: A Latin American Perspective ... And is currently working on a book about the Moro Wars in the Philippines.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
A History of Russia and Eastern Europe ‐ 8/1/14
A History of Russia and Eastern Europe ‐ 8/1/14

Dave Weinberg



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Fracking: A Curse or a Blessing? ‐ 8/18/14
Fracking: A Curse or a Blessing? ‐ 8/18/14

Gay Witherington

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Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Dreamwork ‐ 11/1/14
Dreamwork ‐ 11/1/14

Susi Wolf



Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
In Our Own Voice: Storytelling for Women's Empowerment ‐ 8/2/14
In Our Own Voice: Storytelling for Women's Empowerment ‐ 8/2/14

Kay Young

_ PhotoKay Young has studied Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages formally and through extensive travel in Europe for over three decades. Before her retirement she taught secondary level history in Canberra, Australia and at Los Alamos High School. Kay received teaching awards from both the New Mexico Council for Social Studies and the DAR. Kay spent two summers at Harvard and one in Moscow as a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow. She has also studied at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford, England.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
France in the Middle Ages ‐ 9/3/14
France in the Middle Ages ‐ 9/3/14


Youth Programs

Youth Programs Instructors

Instructor Name
Lester Gresham

Gresham, Lester

Teaches: Classes

Upcoming Classes:
Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) (ages 12-17) ‐ 10/10/14
Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) (ages 12-17) ‐ 10/10/14

Julie Pacheco



Teaches: Classes

Upcoming Classes:
Yoga for Kids (ages 6-11) ‐ 10/13/14
Yoga for Kids (ages 6-11) ‐ 10/13/14
Yoga for Kids (ages 6-11) ‐ 10/13/14
Yoga for Kids (ages 6-11) ‐ 8/18/14
Yoga for Kids (ages 6-11) ‐ 8/18/14

Frank Sedillo

Judge Frank Sedillo

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
Make Your Case: Introduction to Law Camp (ages 10-14) ‐ 8/4/14
Make Your Case: Introduction to Law Camp (ages 10-14) ‐ 8/4/14

Staff Sol Acting Academy

Sol Acting Academy

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
Acting for Commercials (ages 6-11 * 12-16) ‐ 10/18/14
Acting for Commercials (ages 6-11 * 12-16) ‐ 10/18/14

Kristina Yu

Kristina H. Yu, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator at the School of Architecture and Planning, supervises the summer courses. Professor Yus research and teaching is in the intersection of housing, architecture and technology and she currently collaborates on the DOE Solar Decathlon project.

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
Introduction to Energy Issues and Building Environments (ages 14-18) ‐ 8/4/14
Introduction to Energy Issues and Building Environments (ages 14-18) ‐ 8/4/14


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