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


Business & Technology

Business Skills Instructors

Instructor Name
Maralie BeLonge

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

Upcoming Classes:

Building a Successful Program (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/13/17

Mary Byrd

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

Upcoming Classes:

MS Project (2013) Module 1: Project Plan Definition (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/25/16
MS Project (2013) Module 2: Budgeting and Tracking (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/1/16
MS Project (2013) Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/8/16

Marianela Gish

Marianela (Mari) Gish is a professional mediator and nationally known trainer. Mari has worked with nonprofits for 17 years, working with recruiting, training and managing volunteers. She served on numerous boards; including the New Mexico Mediation Association and has won numerous awards for her conflict resolution and mediation programs. She is a graduate of Getting to the Heart of Conflict and also The Master Class for Mediators, Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, Harvard School of Law. She has presented at the Conflict Resolution Education Network International Conference and has taught Restorative Justice at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She has trained thousands of students, teachers, and professionals in mediation and conflict resolution both nationally and internationally. Mari is recognized as a leader in the field of mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution. Recently she was appointed a second term as one of two private ADR practitioners serving on The New Mexico Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.

Upcoming Classes:

Recruitment, Skill Assessment and Training (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/10/16
Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) in the Workplace (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/21/16
Managing and Motivating Your Volunteers (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Understanding Conflict and Mediation 101 (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/3/16
Professional Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialist (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/9/16
Recruitment, Skill Assessment and Training (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/10/17
Managing and Motivating Your Volunteers (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/8/17

Michele Huff

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

Upcoming Classes:

Transformative Negotiation (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/18/16

Lucio Lanucara

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

Upcoming Classes:

Building Trust by Removing Intercultural Obstacles (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/7/16
Ongoing Intercultural Relations ‐ Addressing Differences and Solving Problems (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/11/16

Institute Lovegevity/Wedding Planning

This partnership bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Certified Wedding and Event Planner ‐ Online (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T.) ‐ Online (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16

Carol Meincke, PMP

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

Upcoming Classes:

Project Management Professional (PMP)/CAPM Certification Exam Preparation (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/8/16

Barbra J. Portzline, Ph.D.

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

Upcoming Classes:

Evaluating Your Volunteer Program (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/12/16

Career Training Instructors

Instructor Name
Kelly Ayers

Kelly Ayers is a curriculum developer with the Forensic Science Initiative. Prior to joining FSI, Kelly was employed as a forensic services technician with the Asheville, NC Police Department. While there, she was qualified as an expert in forensic identification in North Carolina Superior Court and was published in the Journal of Forensic Identification. She has an undergraduate degree with a double major in Philosophy and Biology from Frostburg (Maryland) State University and was the first graduate of the West Virginia University Forensic Identification Program. Since joining FSI, Kelly has become an IAI Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and received her Master of Science in Forensic Science Administration from Oklahoma State University. She is a native of Romney, WV. Contact:kelly.ayers@mail.wvu.edu, 304-293-0323

Upcoming Classes:

Bloodborne Pathogen Training‐Online (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Fundamentals of Forensic Questioned Documents (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Ethics in Forensic Science‐Online (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Perspectives in Expert Testimony (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Certified Crime Scene Investigator Test Prep ‐ Online (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Essentials of Forensic Nursing‐Online (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Roles in Forensic Science: The Sociological Perspective (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16

Jenna Crabb, PhD

Jenna has over 20 years of higher education experience both in residence life and career development. Jenna likes to say she is a "product of UNM" as she has all her degrees from UNM. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Criminology; she has a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education. Jenna is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Global Career Development Facilitator and instructor (GCDF) and a licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor for NM (LPC). Jenna is also an adjunct faculty member at UNM. Jenna currently teaches the GCDF certification course.

Upcoming Classes:

Global Career Development Facilitator Training‐Hybrid (Section WIA) ‐ 1/23/17

Ludmila Layne

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

Upcoming Classes:

Basics of Online Course Development‐Hybrid (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/2/16

Angela Pacheco, MA

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Online Instruction ‐ Hybrid (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/17/16

Computers/ IT Instructors

Instructor Name
Chris Bandy

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

Upcoming Classes:

Explore Windows 10 (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/26/16
Windows: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/3/16
Virtual Protection (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/2/16
Server Administration Concepts (Server +) (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/8/17

Diane C. Follstaedt

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

Upcoming Classes:

Access: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/14/16
Access: Beginning (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Access: Relational Database Design (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/5/16

Gathen Garcia

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

Upcoming Classes:

AutoCAD: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/25/16
SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/29/16
AutoCAD: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/6/17
AutoCAD: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/1/17
AutoCAD: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
AutoCAD: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/19/17

Ralph Keeton

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/17/17
Network Support (Network+) (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/27/16
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/4/16
Security+ (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/29/16
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/14/17
Network Support (Network+) (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/14/17
Security+ (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/11/17

Kurt Menke

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

Upcoming Classes:

QGIS: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/20/16
Geographic Information Systems: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/4/16
Geographic Information Systems: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/1/16
QGIS: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/15/16
Geographic Information Systems: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/6/16
Geographic Information Systems: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/28/17
Cartography Basics (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/7/17
Geographic Information Systems: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/28/17
QGIS: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/11/17
Geographic Information Systems: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/25/17
QGIS: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/9/17

Rav Nicholson

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

Upcoming Classes:

Access: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/11/16
Excel: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/3/16
Excel: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/1/16
OneNote for Modern Note‐Taking (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/16/16
Access: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/13/16
Excel: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/5/16

Glenn Norman

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

Upcoming Classes:

Security+ (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/30/17
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/24/16
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/3/16
Healthcare IT Technician (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/14/16
Network Support (Network+) (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/28/16
Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
Healthcare IT Technician (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/12/17
Network Support (Network+) (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/8/17

. Propoint Solutions

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

Upcoming Classes:

ITIL® Managing Across the Lifecycle Certification Course (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/20/17
ITIL® Foundation (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/11/17

Joseph Sandoval

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Word: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/17/16
MS Office for Beginners (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/22/16
Access: Managing Data (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/26/16
MS Office 2016: What's New (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/8/16
PowerPoint: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/14/16
Multimedia with PowerPoint (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/16
PowerPoint: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/5/16

Digital Arts Instructors

Instructor Name
Chase Allard

Chase Allard holds an MA from UNM in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology and a BA from UNM in Media Arts. He currently works as a Manager of Instructional Technology in the healthcare industry utilizing audio/video recording and editing, website development and eLearning development tools. He has over eight years of experience in training Apple software, Instructional Design and Instructional Technology.

Upcoming Classes:

Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/31/17
Web Design: Getting Started (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/1/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/17/16
Navigating the iPad (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/12/16
Navigating the iPad (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/18/17
eLearning Production (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/16/17
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
Navigating the iPad (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/19/17
Mac OS X: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/22/17
Mac for New Computer Users (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/8/17
Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/2/17

Aaron Barreras

Aaron BarrerasAaron Barreras received his BS in Animation from Westwood University. He is an award winning animator, designer, visual effects artist, filmmaker and educator. With over 16 years professional experience in computer graphics, animation and digital media, he has worked on numerous independent films, commercials and interactive projects for companies such as Sony Pictures Imageworks, Six Flags and Sandia National Laboratories.

Upcoming Classes:

Lab Check (Section WIB) ‐ 1/10/17
Lab Check (Section WIA) ‐ 1/9/17
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/18/16
3D Modeling (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/1/16
Illustrator: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/29/16
Drawing with Illustrator (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/8/16
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/28/17
Photoshop: Beginning (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 2/7/17
Drawing with Photoshop (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/14/17
Python for Beginners (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/30/17
Photoshop: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/20/17
Photoshop: Expert (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/2/17
Lab Check (Section SPA) ‐ 5/30/17
Lab Check (Section SPB) ‐ 5/31/17

Joey Belville

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

Upcoming Classes:

Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/17/16
Podcasting (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/19/16
Digital Audio I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/1/17
Digital Audio II (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/1/17
Digital Audio I (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/29/17
Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17

Pat Berrett

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/24/17
Digital Photography Basics (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/30/17
Digital Cameras: Buying the Right Camera (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/1/16
Digital Photography Basics (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/22/16
Starting an Art Business (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/25/16
Photography with a Digital Camera II (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/4/16
Photography Composition (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/19/16
Professional Lighting Techniques for Digital Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/29/16
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ Online (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Macro Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/8/16
Photography with a Digital Camera II (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/21/17
Cell Phone Photography (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/4/17
Photography Composition (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/13/17
Photographing People (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/14/17
Digital Photography Basics (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/1/17
Cell Phone Photography (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/17/17
Sports and Action Photography (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/18/17
Portfolios for Photographers and Designers (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/4/17
Digital Cameras: Buying the Right Camera (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/6/17
Photography with a Digital Camera ‐ Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/9/17

Jeff Brody

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

Upcoming Classes:

PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/2/16
HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/13/17
HTML and CSS: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/15/17
JavaScript Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/19/17
PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/15/17

Virginia DeBolt

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

Upcoming Classes:

Web Design: Using WordPress (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/29/16
HTML and CSS: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/14/16
Accessibility for Web Design (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/12/16

Sonja Dewing

DA, Custom Training Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Web Analytics with Google (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/3/16
Writing and Editing for Print and Web (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/2/16
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/13/17
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 4/26/17
Web Analytics with Google (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/5/17

Tanya Doll

Tanya Doll has a master of science in Instructional Design and Technology from Full Sail University and has over 18 years of experience teaching a wide range of software applications and designing interactive instructional materials. She currently works for a national healthcare organization as a training consultant, specializing in the designing of interactive training videos and eLearning modules.

Upcoming Classes:

Camtasia: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/22/16

Mary Elkins

Mary ElkinsMary Elkins has a BA in mathematics and an AA in commercial photography. A lifelong fan of cameras and lighting gear, Mary has mastered the most complicated style of imagery

Upcoming Classes:

Using Natural Light in Digital Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/12/16
Lightroom: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/18/16
Aerial Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/17/16
Digital Black and White Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/30/16
From Camera to Computer (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/1/16
Lightroom and Photoshop: Photo Finishing Techniques (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/6/16
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/22/17
Lightroom: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/2/17
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/28/17
From Camera to Computer (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/4/17
Scanning and Digitizing Photos (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/6/17
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SPB-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
Lightroom and Photoshop: Photo Finishing Techniques (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/11/17

Thomas Gagliano

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing to Illustration Basics (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/1/16
Illustration: Transitioning to the Computer (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/22/16
Photoshop and Illustrator: Advanced Graphics (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/10/16
Illustrator: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/1/17
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Illustrator: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/17/17
Illustrator: Expert (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/10/17

Adele Gangai

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

Upcoming Classes:

Create a Flyer with InDesign (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/11/16
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/24/16
InDesign: Online Portfolios (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/27/16
InDesign: Beginning (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/28/16
Color Theory in Digital Media (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
InDesign: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/8/16
InDesign: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/7/16
Discover the Adobe Creative Suite (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/11/17
InDesign: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/13/17
Color Theory in Digital Media (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/27/17
InDesign: Online Portfolios (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/20/17
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
InDesign: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/6/17
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/10/17
Create a Flyer with InDesign (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/22/17

Adele Gangai

Adele GangaiAdele Gangai received her BFA in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. Adele has over 18 years of experience working for animation studios, advertising agencies, and newspapers. Adele works at a local science center as a graphic designer/marketing developer and also runs her own graphic design business.

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Prepress (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/24/17

Adele Gangai

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

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrator: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/3/17
InDesign: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/1/17
InDesign: Expert (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/15/17

Kevin Glasgow

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

Upcoming Classes:

History of Graphic Design (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/30/17
Logo Design (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/11/17

Donny Hornstein

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

Upcoming Classes:

El Capitan 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.11 (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/14/17

Gavin Leach

This instructor profile is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/3/16
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/18/17

Carol March

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

Upcoming Classes:

Writing an Effective Press Release (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/6/16

Joshua Martinez

Joshua Martinez received his BS in Elementary Education and his MA in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology at UNM. Joshua has worked for UNM in several IT capacities since 2008. Joshua has over 10 years experience working in the IT Field on User and Hardware support as well as the Systems Administration level.

Upcoming Classes:

Mac for New Computer Users (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/10/16
Mac OS X: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/17/16
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/26/16
Mac OS X: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/14/16
Captivate: Building Instructional Media (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/16
Mac OS X: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/20/17
Mac for New Computer Users (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/6/17
Mac Maintenance and Support (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/1/17
Captivate: Building Instructional Media (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
Mac OS X Security for Home and Business (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/6/17

Mary Ellen Merrigan

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

Upcoming Classes:

Marketing with Social Media I ‐ Online (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/4/16
Marketing with Social Media II (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/16
Marketing with Social Media I (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Marketing with Social Media I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/22/17
Self Promotion for Artists (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/15/17
Marketing with Social Media I ‐ Online (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/5/17
Social Media: Marketing Trends (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/24/17

Barak Naggan

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section FAC-PD) ‐ 10/10/16
Creating Depth in Digital Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/6/16
Digital Videography I (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/6/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 2/13/17
Digital Videography I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/2/17
Digital Videography II (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/4/17

. NM Post Alliance

This instructors bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section FAB) ‐ 10/15/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section FAC) ‐ 11/10/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section FAD) ‐ 12/10/16

Glenn Norman

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

Upcoming Classes:

Security for the Web (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/13/17

Dan Noyes

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

Upcoming Classes:

History of Photography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/6/16
Web Design: Create an Online Gallery (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/10/17

Chris Paul

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

Upcoming Classes:

Premiere Pro: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/10/16
Premiere Pro: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/14/16
Premiere Pro: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/2/17
After Effects: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/11/17

Robert Reck

Robert ReckRobert Reck has an MA in Fine Art from UNM with an emphasis in Photography and a minor in Art History. Robert is an internationally recognized architectural, interior design, and hospitality photographer with numerous books to his credit. He has held a staff photographer position with Architectural Digest for over 25 years, and currently serves as a board member of the NM chapter of ASMP.

Upcoming Classes:

Architectural Photography (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/3/17

Brad Stoddard

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

Upcoming Classes:

Apple Certification Exam Session (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/20/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section FAC-PD) ‐ 10/28/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section FAD-PD) ‐ 11/11/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 11/8/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section FAE-PD) ‐ 12/9/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/13/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section WIB-PD) ‐ 2/17/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section WIC-PD) ‐ 3/17/17
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/10/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/14/17
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SPB-PD) ‐ 5/19/17
Final Cut Pro: Advanced (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/9/17

Lisa Tannenbaum

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/21/17

Zac Van Note

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photoshop: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/26/17
Graphic Design II (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/13/16
Typography (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/3/16
Search Engine Optimization (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/13/16
User Experience (UX) Research and Design (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/6/16
User Experience (UX) Research and Design (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/21/17
Color Calibration for Photographers and Designers (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/28/17
Graphic Design I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/2/17
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/11/17
Graphic Design II (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/20/17

Diane Villegas

Diane Villegas has a BA in Communication & Journalism, BA in Spanish and Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. Diane has been in the marketing field for 20 years and is owner of a local marketing company, where she works with clients to develop broad-range and long-term marketing strategies. Diane is also a SAG actress with many years of experience on stage and in film.

Upcoming Classes:

Creating Compelling Online Promotional Videos (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/13/16

Denise Weaver Ross

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

Upcoming Classes:

Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/17/17
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/10/16
Web Design: Create an Online Gallery (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/15/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/19/16
WordPress: Beginning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/27/16
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/6/16
Dreamweaver: Intermediate (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/14/16
Photoshop Elements: Digital Scrapbooking (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/15/16
Photoshop: Advanced (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/2/16
Photoshop: Expert (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/28/16
Scanning and Digitizing Photos (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/7/16
Web Design: Getting Started (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/4/17
Dreamweaver: Beginning (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/7/17
Web Design: Using WordPress (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/11/17
Dreamweaver: Intermediate (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/16/17
InDesign: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 3/27/17
WordPress ‐ InfoByte (Section WIA) ‐ 3/6/17
Web Design: Getting Started (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/1/17
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/10/17
InDesign: Intermediate (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/20/17
WordPress: Beginning (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/3/17

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 & Ashland Theological Seminary. Her work includes Case Manager/Resident Advisor in Ohio and New Mexico, Mental Health Worker and UNM CASAA Counselor, Family Services Specialist and Clinical Coordinator for both adolescents and adults needing psycho social assessment, treatment planning, group and individual therapy to patients. Jennifer received her M.A. in counseling psychology in 1989 and is currently completing her doctoral studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is actively involved with the New Mexico Addiction Education Network to help those entering this field become educated. Jennifer goes the extra mile with joy to guide those with a passion for this challenging but satisfying work.

Upcoming Classes:

LADAC Exam Preparation (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/1/16
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/18/17
Working with Adolescents: Treatment and Prevention (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/25/17
Evidence‐Based Treatment (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/22/17

Lupe Chavez

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

Upcoming Classes:

Medical Billing and Healthcare Specialist (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/18/17
ICD‐10‐CM Coding Specialist (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/26/16
CPC National Certification Boot Camp (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/5/16
HCPCS Level II Coding (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/8/16

Michael DeBernardi, PsyD

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

Upcoming Classes:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/22/16
Clinical Supervision (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/8/17

. Health Ed Today

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

EKG Technician (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Dialysis Technician (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Phlebotomy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Electronic Health Records Management (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Medical Billing and Coding (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16

Eric Jackson

Eric completed his Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In 2000, he and his wife, Kathy, moved to New Mexico where he obtained his Master of Science, also in Psychology, at UNM. He then went back to school at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) to complete a teaching education program, culminating in receiving his Secondary Education License with endorsements in Science and Psychology. After working as a long-term sub at Rio Rancho High School, Eric returned to the UNM Psychology Department to teach full time. Although considered new faculty, Eric has taught psychology since 2006. His teaching interests are primarily in the Cognitive/Brain & Behavior area, but he can be found teaching a variety of courses. When not in the classroom, Eric is the Vice President of GREY2K USA Worldwide, an international greyhound advocacy group, and Communications Director for Greyhound Companions of New Mexico, a greyhound rescue, adoption, and advocacy group. He also volunteers with NMDOG, an all-breeds rescue based in the Albuquerque area. Eric and Kathy share their home with four greyhounds and one Pibble mix.

Upcoming Classes:

Drugs of Abuse: Introduction to Psychopharmacology (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/8/16

Frank Magourilos, MPS, CPS, ICPS

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

Upcoming Classes:

Prevention and Education (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/11/17

Sonia Masocco, LDT, C.AY, CAH

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

Upcoming Classes:

Chikitsa: the 6 major factors of health and wellness (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/18/16
Herbs for the Elderly (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/12/16

Vickie McGinley, DBH, LPCC, LADAC

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

Upcoming Classes:

Community Reinforcement Approach (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/28/17
Group Therapies (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/25/17

William Pearson, MS LPCC LADAC MAC SAP

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

Upcoming Classes:

Managing Co‐Occurring Disorders (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/19/16

Bob Phillips

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

Upcoming Classes:

Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/5/16
Biological Aspects of Substance Abuse (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 2/11/17

Dara Saville

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Family Herbalism for Teens & Adults: Part 1 (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/14/16
Nature As Medicine: Explorations in the Bosque (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/16/16

Brian Serna

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

Upcoming Classes:

Cultural Competencies for Counselors (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 12/3/16

Jonathan Smith, RD, LD

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

Upcoming Classes:

Accelerated Fitness Trainer Clinic (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/4/16

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

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

Upcoming Classes:

Working with Family Members (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 5/6/17

Kate Viers

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

Upcoming Classes:

Herbs on the Go (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 11/5/16


Personal Enrichment

Growth and Enrichment Instructors

Instructor Name
Zoreh Afsarz Adeh

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Headaches and Insomnia (Section FAA-HF) ‐ 10/2/16

Anastasia Andersen

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

Upcoming Classes:

Poetry Writing Workshop ‐ Prompts and Circumstances (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/5/16

Judith Alison Aragon

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Part II (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/1/16

Judith Arredondo

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate (Section FAC-HF) ‐ 11/1/16
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Chair‐based (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/3/16
Yoga: Gentle Level One (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/3/16

Cristina Baccin

Italian Instructor, Growth & Enrichment Programs.

Upcoming Classes:

Italian IV (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/17/17
Giocare con la Letteratrua: Let's Play with Italian Literature (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 1/18/17
Italian: Beginning III (Section FAA-PPD) ‐ 10/18/16
Italian: Beginning I (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 3/7/17
Italian: Beginning II (Section SPA-PD) ‐ 4/25/17
Italian: Intermediate Conversation (Section WIA-PD) ‐ 4/26/17

Karl Edward Baxter

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Upcoming Classes:

Complete Financial Planning Primer (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/5/16

Kerry Bergen

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Upcoming Classes:

Landscape Collage (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/6/16

Evelyn Sunny Birklund

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

Upcoming Classes:

Fall Colors Travel Sketchbook Journaling (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/16/16
Scandinavian Holiday Crafts and Treats (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/13/16
Automata and Steampunk Sculpture (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 12/10/16

Iliana Carrillo

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/11/16
Jewelry with Moldable Metal Clays‐Bronze, Copper & Steel (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/6/16

Rachaella Ceniceros

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Women's Yoga (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/26/16

Karen Conty

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Glass Fusing: Beyond the Basics (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/1/16
Reactive Glass Workshop (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/12/16

Lou D'Amico

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

Upcoming Classes:

Raku Pottery Potluck (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/2/16

Kristin Diener

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

Upcoming Classes:

Continuing Jewelry/Small Metals & Silversmithing (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 11/14/16
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals & Silversmithing (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 11/15/16
Kiln‐Fired Enamel Jewelry: An Introduction (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/2/16

Christine Evans

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Expressive Masks in Clay (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/3/16

Jeannie Fagerstrom

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Sock Workshop (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/7/16

Shirley Fleischauer

This instructors bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Tatting: An Introduction (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/8/16

Phoenix Forrester

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

Upcoming Classes:

Glass Graveyard Tour (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/1/16
Resin...For the Fun Of It (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/29/16
Lovely Pins, Bracelets, Belts and more from Vintage Tins (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/8/16

Israela Garcia

Israela GarciaInstructor

Upcoming Classes:

Salsaerobics (Section FAA-HF) ‐ 10/24/16
Salsaerobics (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/25/16

Eva Garlez

Eva Garlez

Upcoming Classes:

Tango for the Absolute Beginner (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/2/16

Jill Gatwood

Growth & Enrichment Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section FAC-PE) ‐ 10/26/16
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section FAD-PE) ‐ 10/26/16

Robert Gish

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

Upcoming Classes:

Writing Short Stories From Start to Finish (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/4/16
Writing Styles (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/5/16

Joan Gonwa

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

RelaXercise: Stretch, Strength and Total Fitness (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/6/17
Modern Dance Techniques for Fitness (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/7/17

Kelly Gossett

Kelly GossettKelly 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.

Upcoming Classes:

Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/4/16

Donna Greenstreet

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Stained Glass: Beginning (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 10/23/16

Margarita Guarin

G&E Spanish Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Conversational Spanish Part II (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/17/16

Ann Hart Marquis

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Technique, Texture and Terrain: Adventures in Acrylic Paint (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/2/16
Painting for the Complete Beginner (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/3/16

Maria Isabel Haverkamp

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Conversational Spanish Part II (Section FAB-PD) ‐ 10/17/16
Sign Language II (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 10/5/16

Polly Jackson

Polly JacksonProfessional fine artist with over thirty years of painting. Work shown in the Round House Capitol Arts Foundation Collection (permanent collection), Santa Fe, NM, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, and private collections around the world. Her work has also been shown 11/6/99 on HGTV, Interiors of Design. Her art was selected for the 2002 poster for The Old Pecan Street Festival; Spring, Austin, TX. In 1975, Sunstone Press of Santa Fe, NM issued four of her greeting card designs, and Gargoyles, Inc. sold her ceramic tile designs. Jumpin' Junipers Publishers of Santa Fe, NM has issued a poster and a greeting card with her designs. She has taught at Laguna Gloria Austin Museum of Fine Arts (3 years), Austin Community College (2 years) and Painting with Acrylics, Painting with Oils, Pastels and En Plein Air Painting through The University of Texas Informal Classes (8+ years) (and various private classes) and painting with acrylics at Gardner-Betts Juvenile Facility, in Austin, TX (5 years). 1965-66 Trinity University San Antonio, TX 1980 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1997-99 College of Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM 1999-'00 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM B. A., Studio Art Walking History Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM, downtown Art Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM with Aboot About, Santa Fe Walks, Art instructor for Laguna Gloria (AMOA), UT informal classes, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, Gardner Betts Juvenile facility, Austin, TX, and private clients in Painting with Oils, Painting with Acrylics, En Plein Air, Painting with Pastels, Experimental Drawing, Drawing for the Absolute Beginner and Papier Mache, Knowledge and experience with Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe PageMaker, MS Word, FileMaker Pro, DreamWeaver, data entry, scanning and HTML Knowledge of Museum Practices and Curatorial Practices, and researcher for Art History Slide Library, College of Santa Fe. One Person Show: Brick Oven Restaurant on 35th, 2008, Austin, TX, Westlake Retrospective, 2007, Austin, TX, Ruta Mayas, 2006, Austin, TX, Curras, 2004, Austin, TX, The Collin B Restaurant 2002, Austin, TX., West Lynn Cafe 2001, Austin, TX., Lazy Oak Bed and Breakfast 2001, Austin, TX., The Allen Collection 1996, Vail Colorado, American Indian Art Gallery 1989, New Orleans, LA., Jeffrey's 1989, Austin, TX., Galisteo Inn 1989, Galisteo, NM, Santa Fe East Gallery 1988, Santa Fe, NM., Origin, 1985, Soho, NY. Two Person Show: Hyde Park Bar and Grill, 2006, Austin, TX, Kent Galleries 1994, Santa Fe, NM, Galisteo Inn 1986, Galisteo, NM, St. John's College 1985, Santa Fe, NM Three Person Show: Edith Lambert Gallery 1991, Santa Fe, NM. PUBLICATIONS Southwest Art Magazine 1994, Prince of Chaos by Roger Zelazny 1991, Knight of Shadows by Roger Zelazny 1990, Old Cars Weekly 1990, Focus Art Magazine, Santa Fe, NM 1988, Horizon Art Magazine 1988.

Upcoming Classes:

Painting with Acrylics (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 10/20/16
Drawing with Flair (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/24/16
Painting with Pastels (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/26/16

Avery Janeczek Kalapa

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Restore and Renew (Section FAC-HF) ‐ 11/5/16
Yoga: Restore and Renew (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 11/6/16

Vasundhararani Kandachar

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

Upcoming Classes:

Indian Breakfast for Dinner (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/1/16
Southern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section FAA=PE) ‐ 10/22/16
Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/12/16

Nishtha Jane Kappy

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Sunrise Practice (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/1/16
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Gentle Beginner (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/1/16
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 11/3/16
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 11/5/16

Virginia Kotler

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Back Care (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/7/16

Janice Laird

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

Upcoming Classes:

Vegetarian Feast (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/11/16
Crêpes (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/12/16
Slow Cooking Fast! (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/13/16
Stews & Soups (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/20/16
Baking Holiday Pies (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/25/16
New Mexico Red or Green (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/26/16
Baking Holiday Pies (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/1/16
Healthy Asian Cooking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/10/16
Thanksgiving Meal Prep (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/16/16
Ideas for One (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/2/16
Tamales and Tortillas (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/30/16
Paleo Cooking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/8/16
Gluten Free Baking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/9/16

Gilda Latzky

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

Upcoming Classes:

Paella Valenciana (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/11/16
Mediterranean Table (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/18/16
A Repertoire of Sauces (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/4/16
The Art of Baking (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/1/16
Soup: From Stock to Finish (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/15/16
A Kaleidoscope of Cookies (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 12/6/16

Nancy Lovett

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Upcoming Classes:

Garment Sewing: Introduction (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/3/16

Pamela MacKellar

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Book Arts: An Introduction (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/19/16

Carol March

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

Upcoming Classes:

Unleash your Creativity! (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/7/16

Steven Margulin

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

Upcoming Classes:

Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 10/1/16
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section FAC-PE) ‐ 10/25/16
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section FAD-PE) ‐ 10/29/16
Rejuvenate Your Retirement (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 10/3/16

Herb McDonald

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/7/16

Marie McGhee

Senior Program Manager

Upcoming Classes:

Experience Cuba (dep) (Section FAL-DP) ‐ 10/23/16

Lea Newman

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga (Section FAD-HF) ‐ 10/18/16

Yevgeniya Novgorodskaya

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga (Section FAE-HF) ‐ 11/5/16

Lance Ozier

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

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Camera Basics (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/11/16
Digital Camera Basics (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 11/8/16

Julie Pacheco

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

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section FAC-HF) ‐ 11/2/16
Family Yoga (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/6/16

Stephen Poland

Steve Poland has a passionate interest in the area of happiness and well-being. He has been greatly influenced by the science of positive psychology with its focus on human strengths rather than human weakness. As a New Mexican, he is committed to bringing these insights to our state. His presentations on happiness and well-being at the New Mexico Psychological Association and the New Mexico Conference on Aging have been well received. For many years he's taught a class on happiness offered through the Division of Continuing Education at the University of New Mexico. In 2012 he presented in a workshop on promoting personal happiness at the first-ever Seattle Happiness Conference. Steve has his PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and he is licensed as a psychologist in New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

04345 Diving Deeper: Mastering the Five Pools of Happiness, Section RAA (Section WIA-PE) ‐ 2/28/17

Irma Reeder

Irma Reeder

Upcoming Classes:

Folk Harp: Introduction (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/7/16

Bethe Sailer

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Artist's Toolbox (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/10/16

Sandra Schroeder

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Watercolor Painting (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/3/16

Diana Segara

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Singing: Intermediate (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/13/16

Mariana Shedden

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

Upcoming Classes:

Pilates: Equipment Class (Section FAA-HF) ‐ 10/17/16
Pilates: Equipment Class (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/19/16

Doreen Siracusano

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mindful Yoga and Meditation (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 11/1/16

Sandra Toro

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

Upcoming Classes:

Memoir Workshop (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/1/16

Yvette Tovar

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Landscape Design (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/12/16

Gladys Turner

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Handwriting Analysis: Secrets Your Pen Tells (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/2/16

Elizabeth Valsala

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

Upcoming Classes:

Reiki: An Introduction (Section FAA-HF) ‐ 11/5/16

Eugene Paul Walton

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Bicycle Repair: Park Tool Mechanic 101 (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/19/16

Kristine Yamaki

G&E Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Unwind and Awaken: Gentle Yoga (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 10/20/16
De‐Stress Yoga (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/27/16
Yoga: The Body in Emotion (Section FAB-HF) ‐ 10/28/16
Yoga Basics (Section FAC-HF) ‐ 10/28/16


Culture

Osher Instructors

Instructor Name
Maralie BeLonge

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

Upcoming Classes:

Child Narrators in Adult Fiction (Section FAA) ‐ 11/8/16

Jeff Berg

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

Upcoming Classes:

Made on Route 66... Movies from the Mother Road (Section FAA) ‐ 10/24/16
Actors and Actresses of New Mexico (Section FAA) ‐ 11/7/16

Richard Blankmeyer

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

Upcoming Classes:

Turning the Tide ‐ The Battle of Midway, June 4‐7, 1942 (Section FAA) ‐ 11/4/16

Roberta Boggess

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

Upcoming Classes:

Flowers, Fans & Pornography: Flirtation" in Victorian England" (Section FAA) ‐ 10/14/16
Hang, Baby, Hang... Witch Hysteria in New World (Section FAA) ‐ 10/31/16
Shaken... and Stirred (Section FAA) ‐ 11/11/16
The Plague (Section FAA) ‐ 11/7/16
Secrets of World War II (Section FAA) ‐ 12/14/16
Greek + Latin = English! Who Knew? (Section FAA) ‐ 12/15/16
The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen ‐ 1945 (Section FAA) ‐ 12/16/16
How Sweet It Is (Section FAA) ‐ 12/9/16

James Bruce

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Fakin' It... Illusory Art (Section FAA) ‐ 10/14/16

Heidi Carlson

For the past 30 years I have worked with writers and literary agents to improve their writing projects. I have reviewed and critiqued the unpublished memoirs of Paul Newman, Surgeon Generals Dr. Joycelyn Elders and C. Everett Coop, and Martin Short to name a few. I carefully analyze these projects and give positive feedback to writers and literary agents instructing them on how they can improve their stories and make them the best they can be.

Upcoming Classes:

Facilitated Writers Group (Section FAA) ‐ 11/3/16

Angelo Cervantes

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

Upcoming Classes:

Bible Battles (Joshua to Saul) (Section WIN) ‐ 1/13/17
19991 Colony of La Nueva México (1598‐1848) (Section WIN) ‐ 1/20/17
The Battles of King David (Section WIN) ‐ 1/27/17
The DNA of Christopher Columbus (Section FAA) ‐ 10/14/16
Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Rus and the Rurik Dynasty (Section FAA) ‐ 10/21/16
Coronado & Spanish Exploration of the Southwest (Section FAA) ‐ 11/11/16
Spain's & Russia's Connection to the Founding of California (Section FAA) ‐ 11/18/16
Bible Battles (Abraham to Joshua) (Section FAA) ‐ 12/16/16
The Aztec Massacre of 1520 Through DNA (Section FAA) ‐ 12/2/16
Anthropological Genetic History: The Romanovs and Catherine the Great (Section WIN) ‐ 2/10/17
19993 Villa de Albuquerque (1706‐1821) (Section WIN) ‐ 2/17/17
The San Patricios & the Mexican‐American War (Section WIN) ‐ 3/17/17
Castas, DNA, and Identity (Section WIN) ‐ 3/3/17
The American Conquest of California: John C. Fremont (Section SPA) ‐ 4/14/17
Anthropological Genetic Genealogy(Friday) The New Mexico DNA Project (Section SPA) ‐ 4/7/17
Anthropological Genetic History: The Basque Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup R1b1) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/19/17
The Spanish Founding of Florida & the Spanish Jesuit Massacre of Ajacán (Modern day Virginia) (Section SPA) ‐ 5/26/17
The Search for the Lost Tribes (Section SPA) ‐ 6/2/17

Mary Clark

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

Upcoming Classes:

Living with Hearing Loss (Section FAA) ‐ 10/10/16

Rosemary Day

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

Upcoming Classes:

Charlotte Bront (Section FAA) ‐ 11/16/16
The Mark Twain Project:Online and Three Published Volumes (Section FAA) ‐ 12/7/16

Mary Diecker

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

Upcoming Classes:

19050 Sadie Orchard of New Mexico, Sec. FAB‐PE (Section FAB-PE) ‐ 10/26/16

Jane Ellen

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Piano Man: Billy Joel (Section FAA) ‐ 10/24/16
19421 Richard III: The Myth and the Monarch (Section FAA) ‐ 10/7/16
San Francisco Swamp Rock with Credence Clearwater Revival (Section FAA) ‐ 11/10/16
Sam Cooke: King of Soul (Section FAA) ‐ 11/2/16
Marty Robbins (Section FAA) ‐ 11/9/16
Live and Let Die: The Themes of James Bond (Section FAA) ‐ 12/2/16
Sugar Man: The Incredible Life and Fabled Death of Sixto Rodriguez (Section FAA) ‐ 12/5/16
The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Section FAA) ‐ 12/7/16

Peter Fisk

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Playwriting (Section FAA) ‐ 10/14/16
Psychology and the Maintaining of Personal Meaning (Section FAA) ‐ 10/22/16

Ramon Flores

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

Upcoming Classes:

How Extremism Came Home to Roost, Sec B: The Transformation of the Republican Party, 1964‐2016 (Section FAB) ‐ 10/21/16
Will the Civil Wars and Chaos in the Middle East Compel Its Re‐Alignment? (Section FAA) ‐ 11/15/16
The Manhattan Project, Sec. A: Project Beginnings, Politics and Personalities (1939 ‐ 1943) (Section FAA) ‐ 11/29/16
The Manhattan Project, Sec B: The Secret City, Dilemmas and Implications of the Bomb (1943 ‐ 1945) (Section FAA) ‐ 12/13/16

Cheryl Foote

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

Upcoming Classes:

19050 A Governor's Lady, a Spanish Nun, and the Holy Office of the Inquisition, Sec. FAA‐PE (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/19/16
19050 Doña Tules: the Most Notorious Woman in Mexican New Mexico, Sec. FAC‐PE (Section FAC-PE) ‐ 11/2/16

James Gallegos

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

Upcoming Classes:

Picasso's Blue and Rose Periods (Section FAA) ‐ 11/4/16

Robert Gish

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

Upcoming Classes:

All the King's Men (Section FAA) ‐ 10/13/16

Creigh Gordon

Ms, Electrical Engineering, Aficionado of Macroeconomics

Upcoming Classes:

Theory and Practice of Modern Money (Section FAA) ‐ 11/1/16

Ralph Greene

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The History of Art (Section FAA) ‐ 11/3/16

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.

Upcoming Classes:

Roman Technology (Section FAA) ‐ 11/1/16

Carol Hill

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

Upcoming Classes:

The History of Geology (Section FAA) ‐ 11/30/16

Lizabeth Johnson

Lizabeth Johnson earned her MA in History from UNM in 2000 and her Ph.D. in History from University of Wash

Upcoming Classes:

19479 Medieval England, 1066‐1485, Section FAA‐PE (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/19/16
Tudor‐Stuart England, 1485‐1714 A.D. (Section WIN) ‐ 2/1/17
19476 Medieval Germany (Section WIN) ‐ 3/1/17

Carolline LeBlanc

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Pregnant Virgin: Embodied Creativity in Women (Section FAA) ‐ 11/7/16

Norma Libman

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Real Oscar Wilde (Section FAA) ‐ 10/25/16

Kate Luger

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Empty Frame: Art Theft and Forgery in Crime Fiction (Section FAA) ‐ 11/2/16

Matilde Machiavello

Uruguayan, Teacher of English, Team Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Brain Gym Facilitator, passionate about accompanying processes of personal and professional growth. Bilingual Storytelling keen on spreading the word of South American greatest writers who voice their local customs, traditions and much more.

Upcoming Classes:

Latin America: Culture through Lyrics (Section FAA) ‐ 10/12/16
Women of the Cono Sur Writing about Love (Section FAA) ‐ 10/19/16

Elise McHugh

n/a

Upcoming Classes:

Getting Your Work Out in the World (Section FAA) ‐ 11/5/16

Carolyn Meyer

Osher

Upcoming Classes:

19050 Those Amazing Harvey Girls, Sec. FAE‐PE (Section FAE-PE) ‐ 11/16/16

Jon Nimitz

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

Upcoming Classes:

Buddhism (Section FAA) ‐ 10/28/16
Taoism (Section FAA) ‐ 12/9/16

Chris Nolan

Chris started in music playing bass guitar with his older brothers in a family band. He then played guitar for Eldorado's High School Jazz Band and won an award for his improvisational skills upon graduation. This motivated him to go on and earn two bachelor degrees in music from The University of New Mexico. First, in Theory & Composition and second in Music Education. Recently, Chris has completed his Master's Degree in Music also from UNM. He composed a Suite of Variations based on an Alaskan folk song for his Thesis. Chris has written over 200 original songs and has them all recorded on his own solo CDs. He won three awards from NMMIC songwriting contest in 1991, 1994, and 1997 for the classical category. Chris has produced and performed on CD's for numerous other musicians as well. He also performs quite frequently at coffee houses, for weddings, and private parties as a one-man-band. Chris has performed for over 30 musicals with ACLOA, MTS, Alb. Little Theatre and for UNM. Chris has been teaching guitar/bass lessons in Albuquerque since 1981. He teaches all styles of guitar, theory, note reading, improvisation and songwriting. Chris taught Band and Exploratory Music at Roosevelt Middle School for three years in the early 1990's. He taught at Bosque School in Albuquerque on the West Side and also recently taught a continuing education class on the Beatles with UNM's Continuing Education Program. Chris currently teaches private lessons at Washburn Piano.

Upcoming Classes:

Songwriters and Musical Poets of the 60s, 70s and 80s (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 10/27/16

Hana Samek Norton

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

Upcoming Classes:

A Story with History: Writing Historical Novels (Section FAA) ‐ 10/12/16

Edwin Ned O'Malia

Ned O'Malia is a Doctor of Philosophy in Asian Religion and Culture; a degree he earned at Temple University, Philadelphia. Teaching and writing have been the center of his professional life for over 35 years but not the whole of it. He is a Professor at the University of New Mexico in the University Honors Programs as an Asian specialist. Within New Mexico and the Southwest he is a noted speaker and visiting lecturer. He has participated in many seminars, workshops, and panel discussions on Southeast Asia. Dr. O'Malia has personally traveled extensively in Asia, many times to China, and recently long travels to Burma (which is now Myanmar). But a true traveler will find adventure even on a trip to Socorro. Ned is a published photographer, a skill he uses to illustrate his lectures. He is a travel writer and has served as Travel Editor for Albuquerque's Prime Time

Upcoming Classes:

Festivals of New Mexico (Section FAA) ‐ 10/24/16

Stephen Poland

Steve Poland has a passionate interest in the area of happiness and well-being. He has been greatly influenced by the science of positive psychology with its focus on human strengths rather than human weakness. As a New Mexican, he is committed to bringing these insights to our state. His presentations on happiness and well-being at the New Mexico Psychological Association and the New Mexico Conference on Aging have been well received. For many years he's taught a class on happiness offered through the Division of Continuing Education at the University of New Mexico. In 2012 he presented in a workshop on promoting personal happiness at the first-ever Seattle Happiness Conference. Steve has his PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and he is licensed as a psychologist in New Mexico.

Upcoming Classes:

Living Resilient Lives (Section FAA) ‐ 11/29/16

Mary Robertson

Jane Robertson has been a practicing artist for the last 25 years, studying with established teachers in order to master the methods of calligraphy, illumination, fabric and fiber arts, and most recently Zentangles. Her focus has always been on natural subjects in her work and she brings that same attention to the creation and process of each Zentangle tile. Jane was motivated to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher after she experienced for herself the calming, meditative, and right-brain creativity that Zentangle offers . . . a collection of benefits she wishes to share with everyone. Jane's work is displayed at Texas Tech University Museum as well as in private collections world-wide. She is also the featured artist at an annual show of her work at Medicine@Downtown Gallery here in Albuquerque.

Upcoming Classes:

Zentangle 201 ‐ The Next Step (Section FAA) ‐ 11/18/16
Zentangle 101 (Section FAA) ‐ 11/4/16

Howard Romanek

Howard RomanekHoward Romanek was a history and urban studies teacher for most of his career at the Glenbrook High Schools in Illinois. While there, he helped to create the first four year international studies program in Illinois, the Glenbrook Academy of International Studies. Since retiring in 2003, he has been a substitute teacher, guest lecturer and volunteer basketball coach at Glenbrook South High School. From 2005 - 2010, he was a member of the history Department as Illinois State University. He's taught several popular classes for the Osher Institute including the Seven Deadly Sins, Hamilton and Jefferson and the Catholic Church and the War in Europe.

Upcoming Classes:

Most Significant Presidential Elections in American History (Section FAA) ‐ 12/1/16
Huxley's Brave New World and Orwell s 1984: Still Relevant in 2016? (Section FAA) ‐ 12/12/16
Reconstruction: A Forgotten Period in American History (Section FAA) ‐ 12/6/16
Reconsidering the Presidency of Andrew Jackson (Section FAA) ‐ 12/7/16

Gail Rubin

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

Upcoming Classes:

Entertainment Media and Its Influence on Twentieth Century Elections (Section FAA) ‐ 10/18/16

Donald Simonson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

19949 Myanmar (Burma): Southeast Asia's Keystone Nation, Section FAA‐EFA (Section FAA-PE) ‐ 11/7/16

Rob Spiegel

Senior Editor, Design News; Lifelong Writer and Author of Six Books

Upcoming Classes:

Blogging Your Way to Writing Success (Section FAA) ‐ 10/14/16
Principles of Effective Critique (Section FAA) ‐ 10/31/16
Writing True: Memoir and Memoir‐Based Fiction (Section FAA) ‐ 11/1/16

Mark Staebler

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

Upcoming Classes:

Mark Twain's Dark Vision (Section FAA) ‐ 10/13/16

Carol Sullivan

Carole 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.

Upcoming Classes:

19050 A Woman on Her Own ‐ A Chautauqua Performance as Madame Elizabeth Lizzie" McGrath, Sec. FAD‐PE" (Section FAD-PE) ‐ 11/9/16

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. Since the 1980s Maya has been active in distance learning for adults and in taking education to adults where they work. As president of Sutton Seminars, she has trained thousands of people in stress management at government and private organizations throughout the West.

Upcoming Classes:

Ritual Times, Celtic Homelands and Royal Sites (Section FAA) ‐ 10/18/16
The Powerful History of Southwest France (Section FAA) ‐ 11/15/16
Celtic Tree Oracle ‐ What Is It? (Section FAA) ‐ 12/8/16

Shari Tarbet

Shari TarbetAn 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.

Upcoming Classes:

Conquering the Feminine (Section FAA) ‐ 10/13/16
Norse Mythology (Section FAA) ‐ 12/1/16

Terri Tobey

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

Upcoming Classes:

Memory Enhancement (Section FAA) ‐ 10/6/16

John Trestrail

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

Upcoming Classes:

Poisoners Throughout History (Section FAA) ‐ 10/28/16
The History of Cereals and their Premium Toys (Section FAA) ‐ 12/2/16

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Upcoming Classes:

Managing your Chronic Disease (Section FAA) ‐ 10/14/16

Gay Witherington

Gay WitheringtonInstructor

Upcoming Classes:

Wisewoman: Ageless Archetype of the Eternal Feminine (Section FAA) ‐ 10/22/16

Szuson Wong

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Super Foods For Best Health: Feeding Our Crystalline Bodies (Sec. B) (Section FAA) ‐ 11/7/16


Youth Programs

Youth Programs Instructors

Instructor Name
Philip/Kristine Blackman

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

Upcoming Classes:

Tae Kwon Do/Self‐Defense for Teens (ages 13‐17) (Section FAB) ‐ 10/17/16
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 6‐12) (Section FAB) ‐ 10/19/16

Elaine Cimino

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

Upcoming Classes:

Basics of Drawing and Watercolor (ages 7‐13) (Section FAB) ‐ 10/19/16

Kevin Glasgow

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

Upcoming Classes:

Graphic Design for Teens (ages 12‐17) (Section FAA) ‐ 11/5/16
Graphic Design for Teens (ages 12‐17) (Section WIA) ‐ 2/11/17

Elaine Muray

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Storytelling for Young Performers (ages 8‐16) (Section WIA) ‐ 3/6/17

Frank Sedillo

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

Upcoming Classes:

Make Your Case: Introduction to Law Camp (ages 10‐14) (Section WIA) ‐ 3/20/17


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