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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: Business, Marketing and Social Media

Upcoming Classes:
Strategic Web Planning ‐ 4/28/14
Strategic Web Planning ‐ 4/28/14
Web Programming with PHP and MySQL: Intermediate ‐ 5/5/14
Content Management Systems for Websites ‐ 6/10/14
Web Programming Basics ‐ 6/16/14
Drupal: Beginning ‐ 6/30/14
Web Programming with PHP and MySQL: Beginning ‐ 7/28/14
Web Programming with PHP and MySQL: Beginning ‐ 7/28/14
Designing for the Web ‐ 7/7/14

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 ‐ 4/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 4/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 4/25/14
Music Promotion and Distribution ‐ 4/28/14
Logic 301: Advanced Music Production in Logic Pro X ‐ 5/12/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 5/16/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 5/16/14
Digital Audio: An Introduction ‐ 6/2/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 6/27/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 6/27/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 7/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 7/25/14
Logic Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 7/7/14
Logic 101: Introduction to Logic Pro X ‐ 7/7/14
Logic 101: Introduction to Logic Pro X ‐ 7/7/14
Logic Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 7/7/14

Pat Berrett

_ PhotoMBA, 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 ‐ 4/26/14
Getting Started with Your Digital Camera ‐ 4/26/14
Getting Started with Your Digital Camera ‐ 4/26/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 4/28/14
Photographing People in Digital ‐ 4/28/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 6/10/14
Photography Composition ‐ 6/2/14
Choosing the Right Digital Camera ‐ 6/23/14
Getting Started with Your Digital Camera ‐ 6/30/14
Getting Started with Your Digital Camera ‐ 6/30/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 6/5/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 7/12/14
Photography with a Digital Camera II ‐ 7/7/14

Ed Brandt

_ PhotoBA from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL where he discovered his passion for cre-ativity and technology. Ed works professionally as a graphic designer, enjoys expressing creativity through painting and photography, and sharing what hes learned about design and Apple products through education.

Teaches: Apple: Mac and iPad

Upcoming Classes:
iPad Apps ‐ 5/2/14
iPad Apps ‐ 5/2/14
Learn to Use a Mac: An Easy-Paced Introduction ‐ 6/11/14
Mac Operating System: Basics--Fast Track ‐ 6/13/14
Navigating the iPad ‐ 6/21/14
Mac Operating System: Basics ‐ 6/23/14
iCloud and the Apple Experience ‐ 7/19/14
iCloud and the Apple Experience ‐ 7/19/14
iPhoto: Beginning ‐ 7/29/14
Mac OS X Applications ‐ 7/8/14

Jeff Brody

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: Web Design and Development

Upcoming Classes:
Creating and Maintaining a Website: An Introduction ‐ 5/1/14
Creating and Maintaining a Website: An Introduction ‐ 5/1/14
Creating and Maintaining a Website: An Introduction ‐ 5/1/14
Creating and Maintaining a Website: An Introduction ‐ 6/16/14
Creating and Maintaining a Website: An Introduction ‐ 6/16/14
HTML: Beginning ‐ 6/2/14
JavaScript: Beginning ‐ 7/7/14
JavaScript: Beginning ‐ 7/7/14

Virginia DeBolt

_ PhotoAfter 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: Web Design and Development

Upcoming Classes:
Create a Simple Website ‐ 4/26/14
Create a Simple Website ‐ 4/26/14
Principles of Accessible Web Design ‐ 5/5/14
What’s New In Dreamweaver CC ‐ 5/9/14
Dreamweaver: Beginning ‐ 6/16/14
Dreamweaver: Intermediate ‐ 7/14/14
HTML and CSS ‐ 7/22/14

Mary Elkins

BA in mathematics, 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: Digital Photography and Videography

Upcoming Classes:
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 4/28/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 4/28/14
Photoshop: Advanced ‐ 4/29/14
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 4/30/14
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 4/30/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 5/12/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 6/10/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 6/17/14
Photoshop Elements: Beginning ‐ 6/30/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 6/5/14
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography ‐ 7/10/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 7/12/14
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 7/14/14
Scanning and Digitizing Photos ‐ 7/14/14
Photoshop Elements: Intermediate ‐ 7/21/14
Photoshop Elements: Intermediate ‐ 7/21/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 7/28/14

Adele Gangai

BFA in graphic design from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. Adele has over 25 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:
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 4/29/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 4/29/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 4/29/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 5/12/14
Color Theory in Digital Media ‐ 5/13/14
Color Theory in Digital Media ‐ 5/13/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 6/17/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 6/17/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 6/17/14
InDesign: Beginning ‐ 6/23/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 6/3/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 6/3/14
Color Theory in Digital Media ‐ 6/30/14
Color Theory in Digital Media ‐ 6/30/14
InDesign: Intermediate ‐ 7/21/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 7/28/14
Photoshop: Intermediate ‐ 7/8/14

Kameron Kramer

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Teaches: Business, Marketing and Social Media

Upcoming Classes:
Legal Issues in Digital Arts ‐ 7/9/14
Legal Issues in Digital Arts ‐ 7/9/14

Sean Lemons

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: Animation Video Editing and Motion Graphics

Upcoming Classes:
Building Instructional Media with Adobe Captivate ‐ 5/5/14
Building Instructional Media with Adobe Captivate ‐ 5/5/14
HTML and CSS ‐ 7/22/14

Marc Leonard

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: Animation Video Editing and Motion Graphics

Upcoming Classes:
Premiere: Intermediate ‐ 4/28/14
Premiere: Intermediate ‐ 4/28/14

Mary Ellen Merrigan

_ PhotoBA in Speech, emphasis Radio/Television, 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 and Self Promotion for Digital Artists ‐ 5/15/14
Marketing and Self Promotion for Digital Artists ‐ 5/15/14
Marketing and Self Promotion for Digital Artists ‐ 5/15/14
Marketing and Self Promotion for Digital Artists ‐ 7/29/14
Marketing and Self Promotion for Digital Artists ‐ 7/29/14
Marketing with Social Media ‐ 7/8/14

Barak Naggan

_ PhotoAward-winning adventure videographer/editor and stills photographer since 1995. Barak has traveled around the world shooting documentaries, worked as a cinema-tographer 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:
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 4/28/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 4/28/14
Nature and Landscape Photography in Digital ‐ 4/28/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 6/10/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 6/5/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 7/12/14
Digital Videography II ‐ 7/29/14
Digital Videography: An Introduction ‐ 7/8/14
Digital Videography: An Introduction ‐ 7/8/14

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: Graphic Design and Visual Communication

Upcoming Classes:
Graphic Design and Visual Communication ‐ 6/4/14
Graphic Design and Visual Communication ‐ 6/4/14
InDesign: Beginning--Fast Track ‐ 7/12/14

Caroline Orcutt

_ PhotoMA in Art from UNM, emphasis in Printmaking and Photography, 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 infoBytes

Upcoming Classes:
Digital Arts Information Session ‐ 5/21/14
Digital Arts Information Session ‐ 5/21/14

Anita Quintana

_ PhotoBFA in Graphic Design, 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:
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 4/29/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 4/29/14
Edge Animate: Beginning ‐ 5/8/14
Edge Animate: Beginning ‐ 5/8/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 6/17/14
Illustrator: Beginning ‐ 6/26/14
Computer Graphics: An Introduction ‐ 6/3/14
Storyboarding ‐ 6/5/14
Edge Animate: Beginning ‐ 7/1/14
Edge Animate: Beginning ‐ 7/1/14
Illustrator: Advanced ‐ 7/17/14
Illustrator: Intermediate ‐ 7/8/14

Joanne Schmidt

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

Teaches: Digital Photography and Videography

Upcoming Classes:
High Dynamic Range Photography ‐ 4/21/14
High Dynamic Range Photography ‐ 4/21/14

Paul Simmons

BAFA in Computer Graphics from 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: Animation Video Editing and Motion Graphics

Upcoming Classes:
Flash: Intermediate ‐ 5/5/14
Flash: Intermediate ‐ 5/5/14

Ed Smith

_ PhotoMS in Communication, Fort Hays State University. Award-winning director and production manager at several television stations in New Mexico and Kansas, Ed has traveled extensively, shooting and editing commercials, documentaries and videos for over 25 years. Ed is now owner of a full-service advertising agency and television production company in Rio Rancho.

Teaches: Digital Photography and Videography

Upcoming Classes:
Documentary Videography ‐ 4/30/14
Documentary Videography ‐ 4/30/14

Doug Stine

_ PhotoMBA, Santa Clara University. Doug Stine is a seasoned marketing and business pro-fessional 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 ‐ 4/24/14
Writing Creative Copy for Print and Web Media ‐ 4/24/14

Brad Stoddard

_ PhotoOwner of a local production and postproduction company, Brad 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 the Vice President of the New Mexico Post Alliance.

Teaches: Apple Creative Pro for Video and Music

Upcoming Classes:
FCP 300: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing ‐ 4/21/14
FCP 300: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing ‐ 4/21/14
FCP 300: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing ‐ 4/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 4/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 4/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 4/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 4/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 4/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 4/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 5/16/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 5/16/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 5/16/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 5/16/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 5/16/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 5/16/14
FCP 101: Introduction to Final Cut Pro X ‐ 6/23/14
Final Cut Pro: Beginning-Intermediate ‐ 6/23/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 6/27/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 6/27/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 6/27/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 6/27/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 6/27/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 6/27/14
FCP 300: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing ‐ 7/21/14
FCP 300: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing ‐ 7/21/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 7/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 7/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 7/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 7/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 7/25/14
Apple Certification Exam Session ‐ 7/25/14

Lisa Tannenbaum

_ PhotoBachelor of Music from 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 ‐ 4/28/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 4/28/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 6/10/14
Choosing the Right Digital Camera ‐ 6/23/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 6/5/14
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ 7/12/14

Zac Van Note

_ PhotoBFA in Graphic Design, 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:
Color Management and Calibration ‐ 4/28/14
Color Management and Calibration ‐ 4/28/14
Color Management and Calibration ‐ 4/28/14
Dreamweaver: Advanced ‐ 4/29/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 5/12/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 6/17/14
Color Management and Calibration ‐ 7/1/14
Color Management and Calibration ‐ 7/1/14
Dreamweaver: Intermediate ‐ 7/14/14
Photoshop: Beginning ‐ 7/28/14
Photoshop: Intermediate ‐ 7/8/14

Barbara Waxer

TBD

Teaches: Computer Graphics

Upcoming Classes:
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs ‐ 7/7/14
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs ‐ 7/7/14
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs ‐ 7/7/14

Computers and Technology Instructors

Instructor Name
Andres Abeyta

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Teaches: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Upcoming Classes:
ArcGIS Desktop: Tools and Functionality ‐ 5/29/14
ArcGIS Desktop: Tools and Functionality ‐ 5/29/14
ArcGIS Desktop: Tools and Functionality ‐ 5/29/14
ArcGIS Desktop: Tools and Functionality ‐ 7/10/14
ArcGIS Desktop: Tools and Functionality ‐ 7/10/14

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 +) ‐ 7/14/14
Server Administration Concepts (Server +) ‐ 7/14/14

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: Microsoft Office

Upcoming Classes:
Word: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 4/18/14
Word: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 4/18/14
Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos ‐ 5/6/14
Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos ‐ 5/6/14
Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos ‐ 6/16/14
Windows: Organize Your Files and Photos ‐ 6/16/14
Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 6/17/14
Word: Beginning ‐ 6/2/14
Word: Intermediate ‐ 6/9/14
Word: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 7/11/14
Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 7/8/14

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:
Word: Intermediate -- Fast Track ‐ 4/25/14
Word: Intermediate -- Fast Track ‐ 4/25/14
Email and the Internet ‐ 6/10/14
Explore Windows 8 ‐ 6/25/14
Word: Intermediate -- Fast Track ‐ 7/18/14

Tracy Dengler-Kelly

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Teaches: Windows Basics

Upcoming Classes:
Basic Applications ‐ 6/16/14
Basic Applications ‐ 6/16/14

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: Creating Custom Reports ‐ 4/28/14
Access: Creating Custom Reports ‐ 4/28/14
Access: Creating Custom Reports ‐ 4/28/14
Access: Mastering Queries ‐ 4/29/14
Access: Mastering Queries ‐ 4/29/14
Access: Intermediate ‐ 7/21/14
Access: Intermediate ‐ 7/21/14
Access: Relational Database Design Fundamentals ‐ 7/22/14
Access: Creating Custom Reports ‐ 7/28/14
Access: Creating Custom Reports ‐ 7/28/14
Access: Mastering Queries ‐ 7/29/14
Access: Mastering Queries ‐ 7/29/14
Access: Managing Data ‐ 8/1/14
Access: Managing Data ‐ 8/1/14

Gathen Garcia

_ PhotoGathen Garcia has been involved with AutoCad since the first release of the application. Hes worked in the industry since the days of mechanical drafting, so he understands how the application had truly revolutionized drafting and what students need to learn to become professionals. I dont just teach them to learn the AutoCad, I teach them to use the application to work for them. I want them to have the ability to make the application useful, so when they go out they can become more productive in their workplace.

Teaches: AutoCAD

Upcoming Classes:
SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling ‐ 5/1/14
SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling ‐ 5/1/14
AutoCAD: Beginning ‐ 6/3/14
AutoCAD: Intermediate ‐ 7/8/14

Ralph Keeton

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Teaches: CompTIA for Systems Engineering

Upcoming Classes:
Security+ ‐ 4/22/14
Security+ ‐ 4/22/14
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems ‐ 6/2/14
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 6/23/14
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems ‐ 6/3/14
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 7/14/14
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 7/8/14

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 ‐ 5/5/14
Advanced GIS ‐ 5/5/14
Advanced GIS ‐ 5/5/14
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems ‐ 6/16/14
Basic Cartography ‐ 6/2/14
Advanced GIS ‐ 7/28/14
Advanced GIS ‐ 7/28/14

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: Microsoft Office

Upcoming Classes:
Excel: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 5/9/14
Excel: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 5/9/14
Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 6/17/14
Discover Office 2010 ‐ 6/20/14
Excel: Beginning -- Fast Track ‐ 6/27/14
Word: Intermediate ‐ 6/9/14
Discover Office 2013 ‐ 7/14/14
Learn to Use a Computer at any Age ‐ 7/8/14

Glenn Norman

_ PhotoMA in English, UNM. Glenn is a Linux, UNIX and Windows network consultant and programmer with over 15 years experience in the medical, education and security fields. A member of ISECOM and an Open Source software advocate, he believes in user-friendly programming and UNIX instruction, and is also a hang-glider pilot and instructor.

Teaches: CompTIA for Systems Engineering

Upcoming Classes:
Security+ ‐ 4/22/14
Security+ ‐ 4/22/14
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems ‐ 6/2/14
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 6/23/14
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems ‐ 6/3/14
Network Support (Network+) ‐ 7/14/14
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting ‐ 7/8/14

Tim O'Brien

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Teaches: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Upcoming Classes:
Project Management for GIS Professionals ‐ 4/21/14
Project Management for GIS Professionals ‐ 4/21/14
Project Management for GIS Professionals ‐ 4/21/14
Project Management for GIS Professionals ‐ 7/14/14
Project Management for GIS Professionals ‐ 7/14/14

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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:
ITILandreg; v3 Foundation Certification Course ‐ 5/13/14
ITILandreg; v3 Foundation Certification Course ‐ 5/13/14
ITILandreg; v3 Foundation Certification Course ‐ 5/13/14
ITILandreg; v3 Foundation Certification Course ‐ 5/13/14
Managing Across the Lifecycle Certification Course ‐ 5/5/14
ITILandreg; v3 Foundation Certification Course ‐ 6/10/14
ITILandreg; v3 Foundation Certification Course ‐ 6/10/14
ITILandreg; v3 Foundation Certification Course ‐ 6/10/14
ITILandreg; v3 Foundation Certification Course ‐ 7/29/14
ITILandreg; v3 Foundation Certification Course ‐ 7/29/14
ITILandreg; v3 Foundation Certification Course ‐ 7/29/14

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:
Word: Advanced ‐ 4/22/14
Word: Advanced ‐ 4/22/14
Excel: Beginning ‐ 6/2/14
Word: Advanced ‐ 6/30/14
PowerPoint: Beginning ‐ 7/21/14

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 ‐ 4/21/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/21/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/21/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/21/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/21/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/21/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 4/21/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/23/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/23/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/23/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/23/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/23/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 5/23/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 6/16/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 6/16/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 6/16/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 6/16/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 6/16/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 6/16/14
Seminar in Substance Abuse ‐ 6/21/14
LADAC Exam Preparation ‐ 6/7/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 7/11/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 7/11/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 7/11/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 7/11/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 7/11/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 7/11/14
New Topic for CEUs ‐ 8/2/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/9/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/9/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/9/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/9/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/9/14
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico ‐ 8/9/14

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:
CPC National Certification Boot Camp ‐ 5/17/14
CPC National Certification Boot Camp ‐ 5/17/14
Fresh Look - Educational Programs ‐ 5/21/14
Medical Billing and Healthcare Specialist ‐ 6/10/14
HCPCS Level II Coding ‐ 7/7/14

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:
Clinical Supervision ‐ 4/26/14
Clinical Supervision ‐ 4/26/14

Michelle DuVal

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

Teaches: Holistic Health - Center for Life

Upcoming Classes:
Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) ‐ 4/21/14
Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) ‐ 4/21/14

LaMarr Edgerson

After serving 20 faithful years in the United States Air Force, Dr. Edgerson retired in 2003 and decided to stay in the beautiful land of enchantment. A psychologist who uses a mind and body medicine approach; he founded Family Harmony which specializes treating traumatic stress in children and adults, including PTSD trauma of military members and veterans. Providing state and national leadership; his activities include work with felons and police officers, First Nations, past-President and Chair of the Professional Development committee of the NM Mental Health Counselors Association and recieved the 2014 Leadership Award from the New Mexico Mental Health Counselors Association. NM Counseling Association, on the policy and legislativecommittee of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and as member of the DSM V Task Force for both the AMHCA and the American Counselors Association (ACA). Named Albuquerque's Top Doc for 2013 by ABQ Magazine.

Teaches: Human Service Careers

Upcoming Classes:
Case Management Lunch and Learn Workshop ‐ 6/20/14
Case Management Lunch and Learn Workshop ‐ 6/20/14

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:
Herbal Studies Online Series ‐ 6/3/14
Herbal Studies Online Series ‐ 6/3/14
Herbal Studies Online Series ‐ 6/3/14
Herbal Studies Online Series ‐ 7/16/14
Herbal Studies Online Series ‐ 7/16/14
Discover Integrated Wellness: Ayurveda, Food as Medicine, Herbalism and More ‐ 8/2/14

Deian McBryde, ERYT

Deian McBryde, ERYT has led workshops and classes across the country, guiding students into greater awareness, personal responsibility and self-discovery through yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Deian received training at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York and the Atma Yoga Advanced Teacher Training school in Los Angeles. Currently, he is completing a new plain-language translation of the 2,500 year old philosophical text, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, while also hosting the online podcast, Living Meditatively Pondercast available through iTunes. Find out more at www.LivingMeditatively.com.

Teaches: Holistic Health - Center for Life

Upcoming Classes:
Meditation: Toward a Consistent Practice ‐ 4/22/14
Meditation: Toward a Consistent Practice ‐ 4/22/14

Daniel Mintie, MSW, LISW, LCSW

Instructor

Teaches: Human Service Careers

Upcoming Classes:
Case Management Lunch and Learn Workshop ‐ 6/20/14
Case Management Lunch and Learn Workshop ‐ 6/20/14

Steven Peretti

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Teaches: Substance Abuse Studies

Upcoming Classes:
Advanced Ethics ‐ 6/21/14
Advanced Ethics ‐ 6/21/14
Advanced Ethics ‐ 7/19/14

Brian Serna

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Teaches: Substance Abuse Studies

Upcoming Classes:
Advanced Ethics ‐ 6/21/14
Advanced Ethics ‐ 6/21/14
Advanced Ethics ‐ 7/19/14

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: Free Health and Wellness Topic

Upcoming Classes:
Fresh Look - Educational Programs ‐ 5/21/14
Fresh Look - Educational Programs ‐ 5/21/14
Personal Trainer for NASM Certification ‐ 6/14/14

Robert Tanner

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

Teaches: Substance Abuse Studies

Upcoming Classes:
Working with Family Members ‐ 5/10/14
Working with Family Members ‐ 5/10/14

Cheo Torres



Teaches: Holistic Health

Upcoming Classes:
Traditional Medicine without Borders ‐ 7/14/14
Traditional Medicine without Borders ‐ 7/14/14

Kate Viers

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

Teaches: Holistic Health

Upcoming Classes:
Herbal Field Work ‐ 6/7/14
Herbal Field Work ‐ 6/7/14

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 ‐ 4/24/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 4/24/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 4/24/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 6/5/14
Phlebotomy Refresher ‐ 6/5/14
Phlebotomy Essentials, Laboratory, Clinical Experience ‐ 6/9/14

Nicole White, CHC, AADP, RYT

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

Teaches: Holistic Health - Center for Life

Upcoming Classes:
CFL Good Health Alternatives ‐ 5/7/14
CFL Good Health Alternatives ‐ 5/7/14
Healing Lifestyles for Type II Diabetes ‐ 5/8/14

Professional Development Instructors

Instructor Name
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 ‐ 6/16/14
Applying Project Management for Effective Teams ‐ 6/16/14

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 Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 5/16/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 5/16/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 5/16/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 5/16/14
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 5/2/14
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 5/2/14
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 5/9/14
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 5/9/14
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 5/9/14
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 6/10/14
MS Project Module 1: Project Plan Definition ‐ 6/10/14
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 6/24/14
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 6/24/14
MS Project Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking ‐ 6/24/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 7/22/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 7/22/14
MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity ‐ 7/22/14
What’s New in MS Project 2013 ‐ 7/23/14

Susan Deese-Roberts

Instructor

Teaches: Traffic Safety Education Training

Upcoming Classes:
Teaching Techniques ‐ 7/18/14
Teaching Techniques ‐ 7/18/14

Jane Erlandson



Teaches: Instruction and Facilitation Training

Upcoming Classes:
Basics of Online Course Development ‐ 4/22/14
Basics of Online Course Development ‐ 4/22/14
Exploring Technologies Used in Online Instruction ‐ 5/21/14

Marianela Gish

Mariaela (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. Working with the Harvard Law School, the University of New Mexico Law School, the New Mexico Bar Association, the New Mexico Supreme Court and New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution (NMCDR), 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 Effective Approaches to Resolution ‐ 6/21/14
Understanding Conflict and Effective Approaches to Resolution ‐ 6/21/14
Communicating Skillfully in Difficult Situations ‐ 6/28/14
Win-Win Conflict Resolution ‐ 8/2/14

Barbara Ibanez, MA

Barbara R. Ibez, M.A. in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology. Ms. Ibez 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:
Conducting an Effective Program Evaluation ‐ 5/1/14
Conducting an Effective Program Evaluation ‐ 5/1/14

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Teaches: Traffic Safety Education Training

Upcoming Classes:
Traffic Safety Annual Training Conference (Recertification) ‐ 6/13/14
Traffic Safety Annual Training Conference (Recertification) ‐ 6/13/14

Nicole Larranaga

PDP Instructor

Teaches: Paralegal and Legal Support Careers

Upcoming Classes:
Legal Assistant Certificate ‐ 6/9/14
Legal Assistant Certificate ‐ 6/9/14
Legal Assistant Certificate ‐ 6/9/14

Institute Lovegevity/Wedding Planning

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Teaches: Event Management

Upcoming Classes:
Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T.) - Online ‐ 6/1/14
Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T.) - Online ‐ 6/1/14
Certified Wedding and Event Planner - Online ‐ 6/1/14
Certified Wedding and Event Planner ‐ 6/9/14
Certified Wedding and Event Planner ‐ 6/9/14

Frank Magourilos, MPS, CPS, ICPS

Instructor

Teaches: Grantwriting

Upcoming Classes:
Framework for Grant Planning: Prevention and Clinical Program Strategies ‐ 5/3/14
Framework for Grant Planning: Prevention and Clinical Program Strategies ‐ 5/3/14

Jocelyn Torres, Attorney at Law

Instructor

Teaches: Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Upcoming Classes:
Advanced Mediator Tools: the MPA, Court and Ethics Rules (Facilitation Skills), Section SUA ‐ 6/7/14
Advanced Mediator Tools: the MPA, Court and Ethics Rules (Facilitation Skills), Section SUA ‐ 6/7/14

Nancy Traylor, MA, GCDF

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Teaches: Traffic Safety Education Training

Upcoming Classes:
DWI School New Facilitator Training ‐ 7/11/14
DWI School New Facilitator Training ‐ 7/11/14

Daniel Valles

Dan Valles, MBA is faculty at UNM Continuing Education and Brookline College. Masters in Computer Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Associates Degress in Business Adminstration and Applied Technology. Retired Accountant, Regulatory Manager, Business Manager from Public Service Company of New Mexico and University of New Mexico. Senior Tax Accountant for GAP Corporate Financial Services. Sole Proprietor Valles Bookkeeping Service.

Teaches: Finance and Accounting

Upcoming Classes:
Accounting Basics ‐ 4/28/14
Accounting Basics ‐ 4/28/14
Accounting Intermediate ‐ 5/12/14


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:
Poetry Writing Workshop: Speculative Poetry ‐ 6/11/14
Poetry Writing Workshop: Speculative Poetry ‐ 6/11/14

Michael Anthony

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

Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Jazz Guitar ‐ 6/30/14
Jazz Guitar ‐ 6/30/14

Karl Edward Baxter

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Teaches: Personal Finance and Money

Upcoming Classes:
Complete Financial Planning Primer ‐ 6/11/14
Complete Financial Planning Primer ‐ 6/11/14

Sonia Beloga

Instructor, Hip-Hop Dance

Teaches: Dance

Upcoming Classes:
Hip-Hop Dance: Beginning ‐ 6/12/14
Hip-Hop Dance: Beginning ‐ 6/12/14

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:
Generating Lifetime Income ‐ 4/24/14
Generating Lifetime Income ‐ 4/24/14
Generating Lifetime Income ‐ 4/24/14
Ask the Experts ‐ 6/4/14
Ask the Experts ‐ 6/4/14
Generating Lifetime Income ‐ 7/23/14
Generating Lifetime Income ‐ 7/23/14
ABC’s of Investing ‐ 7/8/14

Tom Bird

_ PhotoA former publicist for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tom wrote and sold his first book at the age of 25. Since then, he has authored nineteen other books and shared his method for writing and publishing through over 4,000 lectures, at over 100 colleges and universities and before over 60,000 aspiring authors. He is also the architect of the Write Your Book in 5 Days Retreat. Thousands of aspiring authors have lived their literary dreams through the use of his method.

Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Publish Your Book Now, Publish Profitably ‐ 6/21/14
Publish Your Book Now, Publish Profitably ‐ 6/21/14
Write Your Publishable Book in a Weekend! ‐ 6/21/14

Patricia Caristo

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Teaches: Home and Garden

Upcoming Classes:
Private Investigation: An Introduction ‐ 6/12/14
Private Investigation: An Introduction ‐ 6/12/14

Javier Chavez

Instructor

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf II ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/14/14
Golf II ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/5/14
Golf I ‐ 6/5/14
Golf II ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf II ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14

Pamela Cornish

Instructor

Teaches: Home and Garden

Upcoming Classes:
Travvy Savvy -- Travel Smart ‐ 5/24/14
Travvy Savvy -- Travel Smart ‐ 5/24/14

Joseph Duran

PEP Guitar Instructor

Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 6/10/14
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 6/10/14
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 6/10/14
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 6/12/14
Guitar: Beginning ‐ 6/12/14

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Teaches: Personal Finance and Money

Upcoming Classes:
You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 6/4/14
You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 6/4/14
You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 6/4/14
You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 7/9/14
You Can Own Your Own Home ‐ 7/9/14

Israela Garcia

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Teaches: Dance Fitness

Upcoming Classes:
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/2/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/2/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/2/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/2/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/2/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/2/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/3/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/3/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/3/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/3/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/3/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/7/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/7/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/7/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/7/14
Salsaerobics ‐ 6/7/14

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:
Writing Short Stories From Start to Finish ‐ 6/3/14
Writing Short Stories From Start to Finish ‐ 6/3/14
Elements of Writing ‐ 6/4/14

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 ‐ 6/10/14
Latin Jazz and Improvisation ‐ 6/10/14

Kelly Gossett

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

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Kayaking: An Introduction ‐ 6/28/14
Kayaking: An Introduction ‐ 6/28/14
Kayaking: An Introduction ‐ 6/28/14

Mark Gutierrez

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Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Piano: Beginning ‐ 6/4/14
Piano: Beginning ‐ 6/4/14
Piano: Beginning ‐ 6/4/14
Piano: Beginning ‐ 6/7/14
Piano: Beginning ‐ 6/7/14

Rita Herther

Instructor

Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Journal Writing For Creativity and More ‐ 6/12/14
Journal Writing For Creativity and More ‐ 6/12/14

Johanna Jimenez-Pena



Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Hammered Dulcimer an Introduction ‐ 6/4/14
Hammered Dulcimer an Introduction ‐ 6/4/14

Susan Kellogg



Teaches: Dance

Upcoming Classes:
Country Western Dance ‐ 6/5/14
Country Western Dance ‐ 6/5/14

Todd Kersting

Golf Professional

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/5/14
Golf I ‐ 6/5/14
Golf I ‐ 6/5/14
Golf I ‐ 6/5/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14

John Kienle

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Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/5/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14

Rose Lee

_ PhotoRose Lee was born in Carlsbad and raised in Grants. She got her first horse for her 13th birthday. Her horse was boarded, and she says she practically lived at the barn. Rose now lives south of Belen with her daughter, Cassie, and her two sons, James and Jesse. She commutes to Albuquerque to work with an equine veterinarian, but her heart remains with her family, her horses, the cottonwoods and the river of her home in the bosque. Rose has been teaching with UNM Continuing Education since 1986.

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Horseback Riding: Beginning ‐ 6/7/14
Horseback Riding: Beginning ‐ 6/7/14

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 ‐ 6/7/14
Tennis: Beginning ‐ 6/7/14

Aaron Lovato

Instructor

Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Community Big Band ‐ 6/11/14
Community Big Band ‐ 6/11/14

Dan Mahony

Instructor

Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Singing for Those Who Can’t Sing ‐ 7/7/14
Singing for Those Who Can’t Sing ‐ 7/7/14
Singing for Those Who Can’t Sing ‐ 7/7/14
Harmonica for Beginners ‐ 7/9/14
Harmonica for Beginners ‐ 7/9/14

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:
Journaling for Fun and Insight ‐ 4/22/14
Journaling for Fun and Insight ‐ 4/22/14
Journaling for Fun and Insight ‐ 4/22/14
Opening Up: Writing For Healing ‐ 7/17/14
Journaling for Fun and Insight ‐ 7/22/14
Journaling for Fun and Insight ‐ 7/22/14
Writing for Growth and Discovery ‐ 7/8/14
Writing for Growth and Discovery ‐ 7/8/14

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 ‐ 4/26/14
Retirement Planning Today: How to Live 5 Years for Free ‐ 4/26/14
Retirement Planning Today: How to Live 5 Years for Free ‐ 4/26/14
Retirement Planning Today: How to Live 5 Years for Free ‐ 4/29/14
Retirement Planning Today: How to Live 5 Years for Free ‐ 4/29/14

Marie McGhee

Program Supervisor, Training Development and Instructional Technology

Teaches: International Travel

Upcoming Classes:
Art and Culture of Cuba ‐ 7/19/14
Art and Culture of Cuba ‐ 7/19/14
Art and Culture of Cuba ‐ 7/19/14
Art and Culture of Cuba ‐ 7/19/14

Monty Mills

Instructor

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/14/14
Golf II ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/5/14
Golf I ‐ 6/5/14
Golf I ‐ 6/5/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf II ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14

John Moore

Instructor

Teaches: Dance

Upcoming Classes:
Rockabilly Swing ‐ 6/12/14
Rockabilly Swing ‐ 6/12/14
Honky Tonk Style Country Swing ‐ 6/12/14
L.A. Style Salsa ‐ 6/2/14
Argentine Tango ‐ 6/4/14
Ballroom Dance ‐ 6/8/14

Dan Noyes

_ PhotoBFA 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: Photography

Upcoming Classes:
Photography and Intuition ‐ 6/19/14
Photography and Intuition ‐ 6/19/14

Dina Reid

Instructor

Teaches: Dance Fitness

Upcoming Classes:
Dancing for Fun and Physique ‐ 6/3/14
Dancing for Fun and Physique ‐ 6/3/14

Antoinette Rosales

Instructor, Growth and Enrichment Programs

Teaches: Dance Fitness

Upcoming Classes:
Hot Zumba ‐ 6/11/14
Hot Zumba ‐ 6/11/14

Diana Segara-Mahony

Instructor

Teaches: Music

Upcoming Classes:
Singing ‐ 6/12/14
Singing ‐ 6/12/14
Singing ‐ 6/12/14

Marjorie St. Clair

The power of writing one's personal story is profound. My intention in teaching writing is first to create a classroom environment where encouragement and acceptance are the cornerstones of instruction, allowing each person the opportunity to sink down into those seldom explored places and to bring back gems of wisdom for further self-expression through their writing. Writing one's life stories can bring an integrity and respect to all those events, or writes of passage and lead to a fuller appreciation of our unique and universal experiences. Writing is always a discovery, a gift from the Muse, an exciting and rewarding pursuit that goes beyond and supersedes making interesting declarative sentences and using commas properly! I regard my writing classes as a grand adventure full of fun, laughter, and tears that can lead to surprising abilities with the pen and is easily available to all who will put the slightest effort into it!

Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Wild Women Write ‐ 6/3/14
Wild Women Write ‐ 6/3/14

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 ‐ 6/12/14
The Human Voice - Jazz Style ‐ 6/12/14

Sandra Toro

Instructor

Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Write Historical Fiction That Sells ‐ 6/14/14
Write Historical Fiction That Sells ‐ 6/14/14
Memoir Workshop ‐ 6/28/14
Writing Women’s Fiction ‐ 6/4/14
Turning Life Into Fiction ‐ 7/19/14

George Trujeque

Golf Instructor

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Golf: Secrets for Success with the Shortgame ‐ 6/7/14
Golf: Secrets for Success with the Shortgame ‐ 6/7/14
Golf: Secrets for Success with the Shortgame ‐ 6/7/14

Eugene Paul Walton

Growth and Enrichment

Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Bicycle Repair: Park Tool Mechanic 101 ‐ 6/11/14
Bicycle Repair: Park Tool Mechanic 101 ‐ 6/11/14

Leatrice Wilson

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Teaches: Reading and Writing

Upcoming Classes:
Creative Writing for Fun Only ‐ 6/24/14
Creative Writing for Fun Only ‐ 6/24/14

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 ‐ 6/10/14
Jazz Ensemble ‐ 6/10/14

Amanda Wolfe

Academic Program Manager of UNM Latin American Studies; U.S. Department of Education reviewer

Teaches: International Travel

Upcoming Classes:
Mexican Cuisine and Culture ‐ 6/15/14
Mexican Cuisine and Culture ‐ 6/15/14
Art and Culture of Cuba ‐ 7/19/14

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 ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/12/14
Golf I ‐ 6/14/14
Golf I ‐ 6/5/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14
Golf I ‐ 6/7/14

Robert Ziock

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Teaches: Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Classes:
Tennis: Intermediate ‐ 6/7/14
Tennis: Intermediate ‐ 6/7/14


Culture

Culture 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: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
A Gastronomic Delight in Words: Food and Drink in Poetry ‐ 6/19/14
A Gastronomic Delight in Words: Food and Drink in Poetry ‐ 6/19/14

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:
Grammar for Writers ‐ 4/24/14
Grammar for Writers ‐ 4/24/14
The Joy of Writing Poetry ‐ 6/10/14
The Craft of Creative Writing ‐ 6/9/14

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 ‐ 6/16/14
E-Publishing: The Wave of the Future ‐ 6/16/14

Thomas Becker

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Life in the Tropics: Is it Really for You? ‐ 6/17/14
Life in the Tropics: Is it Really for You? ‐ 6/17/14

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:
Dr. Seuss: The Early Years ‐ 5/7/14
Dr. Seuss: The Early Years ‐ 5/7/14
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:
Tuberculosis: From Coughin’ to Coffin ‐ 4/23/14
Tuberculosis: From Coughin’ to Coffin ‐ 4/23/14
It’s Greek to Me ‐ 5/12/14
Penny Dreadfuls, Dime Novels and Yellow Journalism ‐ 5/6/14
If the Shoe Fits... ‐ 6/6/14
If the Shoe Fits... ‐ 6/6/14
Summer Sailin’ with Osher ‐ 7/16/14
Mistaken for an Inventor ‐ 7/22/14
If the Shoe Fits... ‐ 8/4/14
If the Shoe Fits... ‐ 8/4/14

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 Mongols, Genghis Khan and Y-DNA (Haplogroup C) ‐ 6/9/14
The Mongols, Genghis Khan and Y-DNA (Haplogroup C) ‐ 6/9/14
Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Rus and the Rurik Dynasty ‐ 8/1/14

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 ‐ 7/10/14
Joyful Journaling ‐ 7/10/14

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:
A Musical Victoriana ‐ 4/21/14
A Musical Victoriana ‐ 4/21/14
First Sounds of American Music ‐ 5/1/14
Unraveling the Mystery: How Music Really Works 2 ‐ 6/2/14
Triumph in the Face of Adversity: Ludwig van Beethoven ‐ 6/25/14
Steal Away Home: An Introduction to African American Spirituals ‐ 7/21/14
Oh, What a Lovely War! The Music of World War I ‐ 7/24/14
Oh, What a Lovely War! The Music of World War I ‐ 7/24/14
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

Ramon Flores

Ramn 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 Ramn has extensively researched and written on a number of historical issues. Ramn 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 Ramn co-wrote and produced the play The Peculiar Case of Jos 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 Jos Padilla. For the UNM Continuing Education Division, Ramn 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. Ramn 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. Ramn is a voracious reader and researcher and has a loyal following within the Osher community.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Is a Painless Transition to Renewables Possible? ‐ 6/18/14
Is a Painless Transition to Renewables Possible? ‐ 6/18/14
Al-Andaluz: Religious Communal Relations in Islamic Spain ‐ 6/27/14
The Right of the Peolple to Keep and Bear Arms: Exploring the Second Amendment ‐ 6/9/14
Edward Snowden: National Security Traitor or Privacy Freedom Fighter? ‐ 7/21/14

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:
Literature and the Environment: Edward Abbey and Aldo Leopold ‐ 7/22/14
Literature and the Environment: Edward Abbey and Aldo Leopold ‐ 7/22/14

Timothy Graham, Ph.D.

Timothy Graham is Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies and Professor of History at UNM. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Cambridge University and also holds the M.Phil. degree from the Warburg Institute, University of London. Before moving to UNM in 2002, he held positions at the University of Manchester, Cambridge University, and Western Michigan University. He is internationally known as an expert in the field of medieval manuscript studies. His publications include The Recovery of the Past in Early Elizabethan England (1998), The Recovery of Old English: Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (2000), and Introduction to Manuscript Studies (2007). One of his major responsibilities at UNM is to organize the popular Medieval Spring Lecture Series, which in 2010 celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. He frequently lectures to groups in Albuquerque and has offered courses to Osher members since 2008.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Illuminated Bibles of the Middle Ages ‐ 6/16/14
Illuminated Bibles of the Middle Ages ‐ 6/16/14

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:
The Byzantine Empire ‐ 4/22/14
The Byzantine Empire ‐ 4/22/14

Dennis Holland

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
It’s More Than Shut Eye ‐ 6/20/14
It’s More Than Shut Eye ‐ 6/20/14

Nancy Iris

Nancy Iris is a Chocolatier, Chef and Baker. Since 1975, she has tailored confections and cooking to suit diverse tastes including American, Organic, Fusion, Nouvelle Cuisine, Ethnic, Vegetarian, Sugar - Free, Low Fat, Medical, Magical and variations of good old-fashioned home cooking and baking. Nancy is the Owner of the Chocolate Art Gallery.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
All About Chocolate and Why it Enchants Us ‐ 7/15/14
All About Chocolate and Why it Enchants Us ‐ 7/15/14

Mariann Johnson

Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Singing Your Favorite Songs ‐ 5/6/14
Singing Your Favorite Songs ‐ 5/6/14

Lizabeth Johnson

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
History of Ancient Greece ‐ 8/1/14
History of Ancient Greece ‐ 8/1/14

Kathryn Johnson Cameron

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Walk this Way A History of Religion ‐ 7/23/14
Walk this Way A History of Religion ‐ 7/23/14

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:
In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes ‐ 6/3/14
In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes ‐ 6/3/14
Writing Memoir ‐ 6/5/14

Nandini Kuehn

_ PhotoNandini Kuehn has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in health and health care administration for over 25 years. Her health care experience includes ten years in California where she worked in hospital administration at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco, at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, and for a private consulting company in the Bay Area. She also has 16 years of international work experience in Australia and Canada where she worked within those health systems as an administrator and as a health policy analyst, health care consultant and evaluator of programs in various health care settings. She returned to the US (New Mexico) in 2003, and continues to work as a private consultant with a focus on evaluation and using health data for monitoring care systems for quality and/or output. She has been involved with state level efforts in health reform in New Mexico and has made presentations to the Legislature as well as to different community groups around the state of New Mexico, to the New Mexico Medical Society, to UNM medical students and to the doctoral level health policy students at the University of New Mexico. She has worked with various branches of the New Mexico Department of Health, non-profit groups in Albuquerque, and the UNM RWJ Health Policy Institute.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Medicare ‐ 4/24/14
The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Medicare ‐ 4/24/14
The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Medicare ‐ 4/24/14
The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Medicare ‐ 7/22/14
The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Medicare ‐ 7/22/14

Doug Lindsey

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Savvy Social Security for Boomers ‐ 6/23/14
Savvy Social Security for Boomers ‐ 6/23/14
Savvy Social Security for Boomers ‐ 6/23/14

Bob Mayer

Bob Mayer is the CEO of LCF Research, a health information technology company. His career in information technology includes stints in Washington DC, Seattle and Maine. He has written and served as editor for a number of technology related business publications. He was names a Titan of Technology by the Albuquerque Business Journal. He currently lives in Corrales where he is an avid gardener. In his spare time, he continues to write mysteries.

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Modern American P.I. ‐ 6/18/14
The Modern American P.I. ‐ 6/18/14

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

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 ‐ 4/18/14
Buddhism ‐ 4/18/14
Buddhism ‐ 4/18/14
Buddhism ‐ 8/4/14
Buddhism ‐ 8/4/14

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:
Festivals of the World ‐ 5/7/14
Festivals of the World ‐ 5/7/14

Marina Oborotova

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
World Museums: The Hermitage ‐ 6/20/14
World Museums: The Hermitage ‐ 6/20/14
Great Cities of the World: Barcelona ‐ 8/12/14
World Museums: A Virtual Tour of Uffiz Gallery ‐ 8/12/14

Hamdy Oraby

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Brief Life and Enduring Legacy of Tutankhamun King Tut ‐ 6/10/14
The Brief Life and Enduring Legacy of Tutankhamun King Tut ‐ 6/10/14
Mummification in Ancient Egypt ‐ 6/13/14

Richard Peck, Ph.D.

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Why do we do Theater? ‐ 6/25/14
Why do we do Theater? ‐ 6/25/14

Alan Pezaro, Ph.D

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Participatory Democracy and Democratic Theory ‐ 7/17/14
Participatory Democracy and Democratic Theory ‐ 7/17/14

Stephen Poland

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Flourishing in These Challenging Times ‐ 6/3/14
Flourishing in These Challenging Times ‐ 6/3/14
Flourishing in These Challenging Times ‐ 6/3/14

Joseph Renick

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The War Between Science and Religon ‐ 6/5/14
The War Between Science and Religon ‐ 6/5/14

Mary Robertson

MSLS, CZT-Certified Zentangle Teacher

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Zentangle 101 ‐ 7/17/14
Zentangle 101 ‐ 7/17/14

Gail Rubin

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Viking Funeral on Film ‐ 5/6/14
The Viking Funeral on Film ‐ 5/6/14
All Singing, All Dancing: Storytelling in Busby Berkeley Musicals ‐ 6/13/14

John Shomaker, PhD

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Your Water: Where Does it Come From, and Where Does it Go? ‐ 7/22/14
Your Water: Where Does it Come From, and Where Does it Go? ‐ 7/22/14

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

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:
King Arthur’s Camelot and Other Legends of Glastonbury, England ‐ 6/11/14
King Arthur’s Camelot and Other Legends of Glastonbury, England ‐ 6/11/14
Paleolithic Painted Caves of France ‐ 6/23/14
Pilgrimages in Europe and the Americas ‐ 6/30/14
Knights Templar, Gothic Cathedrals and the Grail ‐ 7/23/14

Eddie Tafoya

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Whole of Western Comedy is Footnotes to Chico, Harpo and Groucho ‐ 7/16/14
The Whole of Western Comedy is Footnotes to Chico, Harpo and Groucho ‐ 7/16/14

Shari Tarbet

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Norse Mythology ‐ 6/16/14
Norse Mythology ‐ 6/16/14

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 ‐ 6/3/14
Brain Fitness and the Creative Arts ‐ 6/3/14

Jose Toro

Instructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
The Supreme Court ‐ 4/23/14
The Supreme Court ‐ 4/23/14

John Trestrail

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

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Agents of Chemical and Biological Warfare and Terrorism ‐ 6/11/14
Agents of Chemical and Biological Warfare and Terrorism ‐ 6/11/14
Poisoners Throughout History ‐ 6/18/14
Poisoners Throughout History ‐ 6/25/14
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:
Japanese Imperialism ‐ 6/6/14
Japanese Imperialism ‐ 6/6/14

Gay Witherington

_ PhotoInstructor

Teaches: Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Upcoming Classes:
Beyond the Five Senses: From Ancient Alchemy to Modern Technology ‐ 6/28/14
Beyond the Five Senses: From Ancient Alchemy to Modern Technology ‐ 6/28/14
Beyond the Five Senses: From Ancient Alchemy to Modern Technology ‐ 7/26/14

Susi Wolf

Instructor

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


Youth Programs

Youth Programs Instructors

Instructor Name
Evelyn Sunny Birklund

Instructor

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
Puppet Pandemonium (ages 8-12) ‐ 6/23/14
Puppet Pandemonium (ages 8-12) ‐ 6/23/14

Rosario Carelli

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

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
Half-Day Drum Camp (ages 7-14) ‐ 7/21/14
Half-Day Drum Camp (ages 7-14) ‐ 7/21/14

Kristin Diener

_ PhotoThis dedicated artist recently went full-time in her career as an artist, making metal jewelry and teaching the craft to others. Her serendipitous path led her to enroll in a Jewelry Making class at a small Mennonite College in Ohio, where her instructor became her first mentor. Kristin says of her first encounter with creating metal jewelry, I liked what I was able to make and the thoughts I was able to achieve. Kristin was hooked immediately when she discovered the torch, its flame and the tools of jewelry metalworking in her youth; she had found her calling. Kristin earned a Master of Fine Arts from Bowling Green University in Ohio. Then, on to Missouri where she began teaching fine arts classes at a small college. Her questing spirit later took her to Boston, Massachusetts, to a job she loved, teaching at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Kristin supplemented her income with residential and commercial painting in Boston and then her own house painting business when she came to Albuquerque. Recently, Kristin took the plunge and is now a full time artist and teacher with her own studio. Her work is selling in galleries in New Orleans and Albuquerque. She brings her MFA and professional teaching background to Continuing Education at UNM. In 2004, this unique individual began challenging Continuing Education students with her own brand of bold, unconventional and whimsical artistic vision, rooted in the solid fundamentals of a traditional jewelry-making craft. Her classes have inspired a following from the start. Like Kristin with her own first jewelry instructor years ago, many of her students are very loyal to her instruction and repeat the advanced class to pursue their own artistic visions. The Beginning Jewelry / Metals course starts with a series of sterling silver rings. Students learn to size, texture, chase, and form, then bezel-set a cabochon stone. I like teaching people of all different levels. Most have their own ideas of what they want to do when they come to the class, so I work with those ideas and desires. I dont teach assignments, says Kristin. Her smile seems to say, you can do it for her students. Kristin inspires them to dare to dream, big or small. When teaching, I like to take something that can be very difficult and present it in a way that is simple and realistic, says Kristin. Her students tackle the intricacies of fine metalworking in a spirit of fun under her watchful eyes, which may sport whimsy-colored glasses. Kristin enjoys watching people react to her jewelry. Some of her work is on the serious side and some pieces, toy-like, inspire people to play. Photo by Kyle Zimmerman.

Teaches: Classes

Upcoming Classes:
Introduction to Silversmithing and Jewelry Making (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/12/14
Introduction to Silversmithing and Jewelry Making (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/12/14
Introduction to Silversmithing and Jewelry Making (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/12/14
Introduction to Enameling (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/19/14
Introduction to Enameling (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/19/14

John Grace

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

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
Film Camp (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/23/14
Film Camp (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/23/14
Film Camp (ages 13-17) ‐ 6/23/14
Film Camp (ages 13-17) ‐ 7/21/14
Film Camp (ages 13-17) ‐ 7/21/14

Staff High Desert Yoga

Yoga studio

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/5/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/5/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/5/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/5/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14

Katja Lauterstein

Instructor

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/16/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/5/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/5/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/5/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/5/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 6/5/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/21/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14
High Desert Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) and (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/7/14

Filiberto Martinez

Youth Sports Fitness staff member.

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
Youth Sports Fitness (Ages 6-14) ‐ 6/2/14
Youth Sports Fitness (Ages 6-14) ‐ 6/2/14
Youth Sports Fitness (Ages 6-14) ‐ 6/2/14
Youth Sports Fitness (Ages 6-14) ‐ 6/23/14
Youth Sports Fitness (Ages 6-14) ‐ 6/23/14

Ben Ortega

Ben Ortega received a BA and MA in Architecture from UNM. He has worked with FABLAB ABQ, and has academic and teaching experience in the area of sustainable technologies.

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
3-D Printers and Laser Cutting: Introduction to Digital Fabrication for Teens (ages 14-18) ‐ 7/28/14
3-D Printers and Laser Cutting: Introduction to Digital Fabrication for Teens (ages 14-18) ‐ 7/28/14

Julie Pacheco

Instructor

Teaches: Classes

Upcoming Classes:
Yoga for Kids (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/9/14
Yoga for Kids (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/9/14

Scott Saltsman

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

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/12/14
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/12/14
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/12/14
Advanced Computer Game Design (ages 10-16) ‐ 6/13/14
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/9/14
An Introduction to Computer Animation and Special Effects (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/9/14
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/9/14

Gary Sanchez

_ PhotoGary R. Sanchez was born in Belen, New Mexico and raised in the southwest. He took an interest in art at an early age. He took Best of Show honors in his first art show at the age of fifteen. While living in Oklahoma during his High school years he began showing in galleries. Gary went to College on an art scholarship then decided to pursue a career in public service. He received a B.S in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of the Ozarks and a M.A in Urban Planning from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After working several years for the government he decided in 1997 to follow his childhood dream of becoming an artist. He returned to New Mexico and started painting again after a fourteen-year lay off. Gary's work has appeared on television, magazines, newspapers and calendars and has received numerous awards and honors for his work. In 1996 he won a Gold medal for one of his paintings and was nominated for the Grumbacher Hall of Fame. He also took Best of Show in the National Arts Program.

Teaches: Classes

Upcoming Classes:
Art and Design for Teens and Tweens (ages 10-15) ‐ 6/12/14
Art and Design for Teens and Tweens (ages 10-15) ‐ 6/12/14
Color for Teens and Tweens (ages 10-15) ‐ 6/12/14
Clay Creations (ages 6-10) ‐ 6/23/14
Clay Creations (ages 6-10) ‐ 6/23/14

Staff Sol Acting Academy

Sol Acting Academy

Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
Acting for Stage and Screen (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/9/14
Acting for Stage and Screen (ages 6-11) ‐ 6/9/14
Teen Acting 101 for Film (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14
Teen Acting 101 for Film (ages 12-17) ‐ 7/14/14

Eric Teitelbaum

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Teaches: Camps

Upcoming Classes:
Funny Pictures Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/9/14
Funny Pictures Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) ‐ 6/9/14
The Magic of Realistic Drawing Mini Camp (ages 9-14) ‐ 6/9/14

George Trujeque

Golf Instructor

Teaches: Classes

Upcoming Classes:
Junior Golf (ages 8-12) ‐ 6/7/14
Junior Golf (ages 8-12) ‐ 6/7/14
Junior Golf (ages 8-12) ‐ 6/7/14

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:
3-D Printers and Laser Cutting: Introduction to Digital Fabrication for Teens (ages 14-18) ‐ 7/28/14
3-D Printers and Laser Cutting: Introduction to Digital Fabrication for Teens (ages 14-18) ‐ 7/28/14
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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