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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
Jane Betterton, BSChe, PMP, OPM3

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

Upcoming Classes:

Applying Project Management for Effective Teams (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/6/16
Applying Project Management for Effective Teams (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/12/16

Marianela Gish

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

Upcoming Classes:

Professional Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialist (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/12/16
Understanding Conflict and Mediation 101 (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/6/16

Institute Lovegevity/Wedding Planning

This partnership bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Certified Wedding and Event Planner - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T.) - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T.) - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/31/16
Certified Wedding and Event Planner - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/4/16
Certified Wedding and Event Planner - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T.) - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16

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 SUA-PD) ‐ 6/6/16

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:

Ethics in Forensic Science-Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Certified Crime Scene Investigator Test Prep - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Bloodborne Pathogen Training-Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Bloodborne Pathogen Training-Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/2/16
Ethics in Forensic Science-Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/2/16
Certified Crime Scene Investigator Test Prep - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/2/16
Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Investigations - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/4/16
Shooting Reconstruction - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/4/16
Bloodborne Pathogen Training-Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/4/16
Ethics in Forensic Science-Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/4/16
Forensic Entomology for the Crime Scene Investigator - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/4/16
Certified Crime Scene Investigator Test Prep - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/4/16
Introduction to Firearms and Toolmarks - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/4/16
Bloodborne Pathogen Training-Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/5/16
Ethics in Forensic Science-Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/5/16
Certified Crime Scene Investigator Test Prep - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/5/16

Ellen Dowling

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

Upcoming Classes:

Presentation Skills for Trainers (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/23/16
Presentation Skills for Trainers (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/23/16

Barbara Ibanez, MA

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

Upcoming Classes:

Facilitating Adult Learning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/7/16
Facilitating Adult Learning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/7/16
Instructional Systems Design (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/12/16
Instructional Systems Design (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/12/16

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 SUA-PD) ‐ 8/1/16

Angela Pacheco, MA

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction to Online Instruction - Hybrid (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/18/16

Computers/ IT Instructors

Instructor Name

Digital Arts Instructors

Instructor Name
Josean Arroyo

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Web Design: Getting Started (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/1/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 10/19/16
Web Design: Using WordPress (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/29/16
Web Design: Getting Started (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/9/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/27/16
Web Design: Using WordPress (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/28/16
Web Design: Getting Started (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/7/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 7/5/16
Web Design: Getting Started (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/9/16
Web Design: Using WordPress (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/6/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 9/26/16

Aaron Barreras

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/10/16
Photoshop: Advanced (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/2/16
Photoshop: Expert (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/28/16
Photoshop: Expert (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/12/16
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/16/16
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/2/16
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/23/16
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/9/16
Drawing with Photoshop (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/14/16
Photoshop: Advanced (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/21/16
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/5/16
Photo Editing: Basics (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/1/16
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/4/16
Photoshop: Expert (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/9/16
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/19/16
Photo Editing: Basics (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/20/16
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/6/16

Joey Belville

Joey 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 SUA-PD) ‐ 10/17/16
Digital Audio I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/22/16
Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/18/16
Digital Audio I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/14/16

Pat Berrett

Pat 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 SUB-PD) ‐ 10/10/16
Digital Photography Basics (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/22/16
Starting an Art Business (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/25/16
Photography with a Digital Camera II (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/4/16
Photography Composition (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/19/16
Photography with a Digital Camera - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
Photography with a Digital Camera - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/10/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/11/16
Cell Phone Photography (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/20/16
Cell Phone Photography (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/20/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/21/16
Digital Photography Basics (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/25/16
Photography with a Digital Camera II (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/26/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/11/16
Cell Phone Photography (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/13/16
Cell Phone Photography (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/13/16
Photography with a Digital Camera - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/16/16
Starting an Art Business (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/22/16
Photography Composition (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/8/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 9/10/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 9/13/16
Cell Phone Photography (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/26/16
Cell Phone Photography (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 9/26/16

Ed Brandt

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

Upcoming Classes:

Navigating the iPad (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/22/16

Jeff Brody

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

Upcoming Classes:

HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/17/16
PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/2/16
JavaScript: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/20/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/6/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/25/16
PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/1/16
JavaScript: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/29/16

Virginia DeBolt

Virginia 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: Getting Started (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 10/1/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 10/17/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/19/16
Web Design: Using WordPress (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 10/29/16
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/3/16
Web Design: Getting Started (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 5/9/16
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/25/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/27/16
Web Design: Using WordPress (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/28/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/6/16
Web Design: Getting Started (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/7/16
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 7/25/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/5/16
Web Design: Getting Started (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 7/9/16
Web Design: Using WordPress (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/6/16
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/26/16

Mary Elkins

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 10/10/16
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/12/16
Aerial Photography (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/17/16
From Camera to Computer (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/1/16
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/11/16
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 5/16/16
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 5/2/16
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/23/16
From Camera to Computer (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/29/16
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/9/16
Using Natural Light in Digital Photography (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/20/16
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 7/5/16
Aerial Photography (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/10/16
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/4/16
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 9/19/16
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 9/6/16

Kate Fitz Gibbon

Kate Fitz Gibbon is a Santa Fe attorney, advising art collectors, foundations, galleries and museums. She is a founding member of New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts and serves on the boards of the Committee for Cultural Policy and the ABA Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee. She served on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the President under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Upcoming Classes:

Legal Issues in Visual Arts (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/9/16

Adele Gangai

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

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrator: Intermediate (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/18/16
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 10/24/16
InDesign: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/28/16
Illustrator: Advanced (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/29/16
Color Theory in Digital Media (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
InDesign: Advanced (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/8/16
InDesign: Expert (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/8/16
InDesign: Intermediate (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/9/16
InDesign: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/13/16
Discover the Adobe Creative Suite (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/14/16
Illustrator: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/16/16
InDesign: Intermediate (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/27/16
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/6/16
InDesign: Converting Word Files (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/12/16
InDesign: Advanced (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/18/16
Illustrator: Advanced (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/26/16
InDesign: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/5/16
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/6/16
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/1/16
InDesign: Expert (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/8/16
InDesign: Creating PDF Forms (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/9/16
Discover the Adobe Creative Suite (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/15/16
InDesign: Intermediate (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/27/16
Illustrator: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/27/16
InDesign: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/6/16

Donny Hornstein

Donny 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 SUA-PD) ‐ 6/21/16
El Capitan 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.11 (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/27/16

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:

Writing an Effective Press Release (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/5/16
Writing an Effective Press Release (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/16/16

Joshua Martinez

Joshua 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 SUA-PD) ‐ 10/10/16
Mac OS X: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/17/16
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/26/16
Mac for New Computer Users (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/13/16
Mac OS X: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/6/16
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/3/16

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 - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/4/16
Self Promotion for Artists (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/12/16
Marketing with Social Media - Online (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/26/16

Barak Naggan

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 10/10/16
Digital Videography I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/6/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 6/11/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 6/21/16
Digital Videography I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/11/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 8/11/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 9/10/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 9/13/16

Dan Noyes

Dan 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:

Web Design: Create an Online Gallery (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/15/16
Web Design: Create an Online Gallery (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/14/16

Caroline Orcutt

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

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Arts Information Session (Section SUA) ‐ 8/10/16

Brad Stoddard

Owner 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:

New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUC) ‐ 10/15/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUA) ‐ 10/15/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUB) ‐ 10/15/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/28/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 10/28/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUA) ‐ 11/10/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUB) ‐ 11/10/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUC) ‐ 11/10/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/11/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 11/11/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/8/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 11/8/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUB) ‐ 12/10/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUC) ‐ 12/10/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUA) ‐ 12/10/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/9/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 12/9/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/13/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 5/13/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUC) ‐ 5/19/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUA) ‐ 5/19/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUB) ‐ 5/19/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUA) ‐ 6/18/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUB) ‐ 6/18/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUC) ‐ 6/18/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/24/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/24/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/6/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/6/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/11/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 7/11/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUC) ‐ 7/14/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUB) ‐ 7/14/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUA) ‐ 7/14/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 7/15/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/15/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUA) ‐ 8/13/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUB) ‐ 8/13/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUC) ‐ 8/13/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 9/13/16
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/13/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUA) ‐ 9/15/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUB) ‐ 9/15/16
New Mexico Post Alliance Workshop (Section SUC) ‐ 9/15/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 9/16/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/16/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/30/16
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 9/30/16

Lisa Tannenbaum

Lisa 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 SUA-PD) ‐ 10/10/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/11/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/21/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/11/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/10/16
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/13/16

Zac Van Note

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

Upcoming Classes:

Graphic Design II (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/13/16
Graphic Design II (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/28/16
Graphic Design I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/7/16
Designing for the Web (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/18/16
Graphic Design I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/15/16

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 SUA-PD) ‐ 10/13/16
Creating Compelling Online Promotional Videos (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/11/16
Creating Compelling Online Promotional Videos (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/11/16

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 SUA-PD) ‐ 10/24/16
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/6/16
Dreamweaver: Intermediate (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/14/16
InDesign: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 11/28/16
Color Theory in Digital Media (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 11/7/16
InDesign: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/13/16
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/6/16
Dreamweaver: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/14/16
InDesign: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 7/5/16
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/9/16
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/1/16
Dreamweaver: Intermediate (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/4/16
Dreamweaver: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/28/16
InDesign: Beginning (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 9/6/16

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:

How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/21/16
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 5/21/16
LADAC Exam Preparation (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/11/16
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/18/16
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/18/16
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 7/30/16
How to Become an Addiction Counselor in New Mexico (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/30/16

Lupe Chavez

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

Upcoming Classes:

CPC National Certification Boot Camp (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/9/16
Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy for Coders (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/1/16

Paul Fornell

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

Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Ethics (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/20/16

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This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
EKG Technician (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Electronic Health Records Management (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Medical Billing and Coding (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Phlebotomy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Dialysis Technician (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 12/31/16
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/3/16
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/3/16
Electronic Health Records Management (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
Medical Billing and Coding (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
Phlebotomy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
Dialysis Technician (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
EKG Technician (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/5/16
EKG Technician (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Electronic Health Records Management (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Medical Billing and Coding (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Phlebotomy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16
Dialysis Technician (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/3/16

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:

Ethics of Herbal Medicine (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/13/16

Daniel Mintie, MSW, LISW, LCSW

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

Upcoming Classes:

Introduction To TEAM Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/25/16

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:

Personal Trainer for NASM Certification (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 10/1/16
Personal Trainer for NASM Certification (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/11/16

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:

Introduction to the Substance Abuse Field: Legal, Ethical & Professional Issues for Counselors (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/27/16

Cheo Torres

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

Upcoming Classes:

Traditional Medicine Without Borders: Curanderismo in the Southwest and Mexico (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/11/16

Kate Viers

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

Upcoming Classes:

Plant Identification and Field Work (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/18/16

Angela Whetten-Hernandez

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

Upcoming Classes:

Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy for ASCP Certification (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/6/16


Personal Enrichment

Growth and Enrichment Instructors

Instructor Name
Zoreh Afsarz Adeh

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Aging Gracefully (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/6/16

William Ancker

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Restorative Yoga for the Athlete (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/6/16

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 - The Surrealist Summer Games (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/22/16

Katherine Anderson

Katherine D. Anderson, CPO-CD, is a widely recognized expert on organizing. She has conducted workshops for professional organizers internationally, and for other professional groups, businesses and universities in several states. She has taught for Continuing Education for ten years. The 2008-2010 President of an international, educational nonprofit association of professional organizers and other professionals who help the seriously or chronically disorganized, Kit is also a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. She is the author of 2 books, a booklet, professional papers and columns.

Upcoming Classes:

Helping Hoarders (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/20/16

Judith Alison Aragon

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Part I (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/10/16
Portrait Drawing: Beginning (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/9/16
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Part I (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/5/16

Ximena Araya Fischel

This instructors bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: An Introduction (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/30/16
Yoga: An Introduction (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 6/30/16
Yoga: An Introduction (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 8/11/16
Yoga: An Introduction (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 8/11/16

Judith Arredondo

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Gentle Level (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/9/16

Celina Baca

Instructors, Alternative Methods to Strength Training.

Upcoming Classes:

Alternative Methods to Strength Training (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/5/16

Cristina Baccin

Italian Instructor, Growth & Enrichment Programs.

Upcoming Classes:

Italian: Beginning I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/28/16
Italian: Beginning II (Section FAA-PD) ‐ 8/2/16

Elizabeth Barnes

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

Upcoming Classes:

Herbal Soapmaking--Cold Process (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16

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:

Travel Sketchbook Journaling (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/12/16
Scenic Railrunner Sketchbook and Photo Trip to Santa Fe (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/10/16
Las Golondrinas Sketchbook and Photo Trip (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/7/16

Machiko Bomberger

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Upcoming Classes:

Japanese II (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/23/16
Japanese I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/25/16

Carmen Brocklehurst

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

Upcoming Classes:

T'ai Chi Chih®: Beginning (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/11/16

Iliana Carrillo

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/14/16
Jewelry with Moldable Metal Clays-Bronze, Copper & Steel (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/21/16
Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/25/16
Jewelry with Moldable Metal Clays-Bronze, Copper & Steel (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/27/16

Rachaella Ceniceros

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Women's Yoga (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 8/10/16

Karen Conty

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Glass Fusing: An Introduction (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/14/16
Glass Fusing: An Introduction (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/18/16

Rosa Cooper

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

German I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/22/16
German II (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/24/16

Pamela Cornish

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Travvy Savvy -- Travel Smart (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/7/16
Travvy Savvy -- Travel Smart (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Emotions in Motion (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/18/16
Sugar - Cocaine Lite (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/23/16
First Aide with Natural Remedies (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/9/16
Back Talk (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/13/16
Aroma Chakra (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/27/16

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:

Stoneware Pottery (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/15/16
Stoneware Pottery (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 6/15/16
Stoneware Pottery (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 6/18/16
Stoneware Pottery (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/18/16
Raku Pottery Potluck (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/19/16

Kristin Diener

This dedicated artist recently went full-time in her career as an artist, making metal jewelry and teaching the craft to others. Her serendipitous path led her to enroll in a Jewelry Making class at a small Mennonite College in Ohio, where her instructor became her first mentor. Kristin says of her first encounter with creating metal jewelry, "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 SUA-PE) ‐ 6/6/16
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals & Silversmithing (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/7/16
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals & Silversmithing (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 6/7/16
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals & Silversmithing (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 8/2/16
Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals & Silversmithing (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/2/16

Gloria Drayer

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for the Rest of Us (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/20/16

Jeannie Fagerstrom

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Crochet: Beginning (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Knitting: Beginning (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Knitting Intermediate (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/30/16
Crochet: Intermediate (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/30/16

Nicole Feldman

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Lunch (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/6/16

Shirley Fleischauer

This instructors bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Tatting: An Introduction (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16

Phoenix Forrester

Phoenix 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:

Visions Collage Workshop (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/7/16
Glass Graveyard Tour (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Diving Deep into the Silence: Intro to Silent Meditation (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/22/16
Lovely Pins, Bracelets, Belts and more from Vintage Tins (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/25/16
Resin...For the Fun Of It (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/13/16
Visions Collage Workshop (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/6/16

Ming Franz

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

Upcoming Classes:

Splash Color Workshop (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/17/16
Chinese Brush Painting (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/6/16

Kathleen Fuchs

Kathleen Fuchs, BA is a certified NIA Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Nia Technique (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 7/11/16
The Nia Technique (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 7/11/16
The Nia Technique (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 7/13/16
The Nia Technique (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 7/13/16

Israela Garcia

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Salsaerobics (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/10/16
Salsaerobics (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/9/16
Salsaerobics (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/6/16

Jill Gatwood

Growth & Enrichment Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/11/16
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 7/11/16
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 7/11/16
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/20/16
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 7/20/16
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 7/20/16
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 7/20/16
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/20/16
Mosaic Tiling: An Introduction (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 7/20/16

Robert Gish

Robert 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 SUA-PE) ‐ 6/15/16
Writing Styles (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/13/16

Joan Gonwa

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

RelaXercise: Stretch, Strength and Total Fitness (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/7/16
RelaXercise: Stretch, Strength and Total Fitness (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 6/7/16
Modern Dance Techniques for Fitness (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/9/16
RelaXercise: Stretch, Strength and Total Fitness (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 7/12/16
RelaXercise: Stretch, Strength and Total Fitness (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 7/12/16

Rodlfo Gonzalez

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

Upcoming Classes:

Latin Jazz & Improvisation (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/7/16

Nichole Goodman

This instructor's bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Ballet Fundamentals (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/15/16

Kelly Gossett

Kelly 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:

Kayaking: An Introduction (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/19/16

Ralph Greene

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Paint Without Numbers and Color Outside the Lines (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/5/16

Margarita Guarin

G&E Spanish Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Conversational Spanish Part I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Conversational Spanish Part I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/15/16

Ann Hart Marquis

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Technique, Texture and Terrain: Adventures in Acrylic Paint (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/8/16
Painting for the Complete Beginner (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/9/16

Maria Isabel Haverkamp

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Sign Language I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/10/16
Conversational Spanish Part I (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Conversational Spanish Part I (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/15/16

Annick Herbelin

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

French Conversation (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/8/16
French I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
French II (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/17/16

Rita Herther

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

04334 Learn to Heal, Section SUA (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/15/16
The Mysteries of Manifesting (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/16/16
Your Dreams Talk To You (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/17/16

Polly Jackson

Professional 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:

Drawing with Flair (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/2/16
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/8/16
Painting with Acrylics (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/9/16
Painting with Acrylics (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/9/16
Drawing with Flair (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/25/16
Painting with Acrylics (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/6/16
Painting with Acrylics (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 7/6/16

Avery Janeczek Kalapa

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Level 2-3 Yoga (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/11/16
Yoga: Restore and Renew (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/12/16

Rebecca Jeffers

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Crochet from a Pattern (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/16/16

Ania Jordan

Ania Jordan, Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Polish: Beginning (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/17/16

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:

Breakfasts of India (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/14/16
Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/28/16
Southern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/23/16
Breakfasts of India (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/27/16
Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/6/16

Nishtha Jane Kappy

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Sunrise Practice (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/7/16
Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/9/16

Susan Kellogg

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Upcoming Classes:

Country Western Dance (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/9/16

Todd Kersting

Golf Professional

Upcoming Classes:

Secrets to Learning and Enjoying Golf (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/14/16
Secrets to Learning and Enjoying Golf (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/16/16

Hyuna Kim

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Korean I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/18/16

Debra Klecan

Art Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrating Cats and Dogs (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/15/16

Glenn Kostur

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

How to Practice Effectively (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/6/16

Virginia Kotler

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga for Back Care (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 5/23/16
Yoga for Back Care (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 7/25/16

Janice Laird

Jan 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 SUA-PD) ‐ 5/10/16
Freezer Meals (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/12/16
Ideas for One (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/17/16
Grilling and Smoking (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/19/16
Slow Cooking Fast! (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/24/16
New Mexico Red or Green (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/3/16
Parent/Child Baking (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/10/16
Pressure Cooking (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/21/16
Healthy Meals in a Flash (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/23/16
Tapas (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/28/16
Sizzlin Singles (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/3/16
Gluten Free Baking (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/30/16
Spices and Herbs (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/7/16
Paleo Cooking (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/9/16
More than Grilling (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/12/16
Crêpes (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/14/16
Vegetarian Feast (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/19/16
Baking with Fruit - Tarts, Pies, Breads (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/21/16
Cooking 101 (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/26/16
Cooking 102 (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/28/16
Diabetic Cooking (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/29/16
One Pot Meals (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/5/16
Sizzlin Singles (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/7/16
Grilling and Smoking (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/8/16
Freezer Meals (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/18/16
Ideas for One (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/23/16
Slow Cooking Fast! (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/25/16
Contemporary Southwest (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/26/16
Healthy Asian Cooking (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/3/16
Cooking With Local Produce (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/30/16
New Mexico Red or Green (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 9/1/16

Gilda Latzky

Gilda 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:

The Art of Baking (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/14/16
French Bistro Cooking (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/21/16
Paella Valenciana (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/28/16
Stir Fry Made Easy (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/7/16
Mediterranean Table (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/12/16
Culinary Tour of Italy (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/19/16

Katja Lauterstein

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

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga Basics (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 6/10/16
Yoga Basics (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/10/16
Meditation and Mixed Level Yoga (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 6/9/16
De-Stress Yoga (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/9/16
De-Stress Yoga (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 6/9/16
Meditation and Mixed Level Yoga (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/9/16
De-Stress Yoga (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 7/21/16
Meditation and Mixed Level Yoga (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 7/21/16
Meditation and Mixed Level Yoga (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 7/21/16
De-Stress Yoga (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 7/21/16
Yoga Basics (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 7/22/16
Yoga Basics (Section SUB-HF) ‐ 7/22/16

Frank Leto

This instructor bio is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Steel Drums (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/7/16

Aaron Lovato

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Big Reading Band (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/13/16

Nancy Lovett

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Upcoming Classes:

Sewing: Beginning (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/6/16
Garment Sewing: Introduction (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/8/16

Brian Lyle

Golf Professional

Upcoming Classes:

Golf II (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Golf I (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Golf II (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Golf I (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Golf I (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 6/9/16

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:

Spanish I (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/11/16
Spanish I (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 8/11/16
Spanish I (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Spanish I (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Spanish I (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/17/16
Spanish I (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/17/16
Spanish I (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 8/17/16
Spanish I (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 8/17/16

Pamela MacKellar

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Book Arts: Buttonhole Book (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/9/16
Books Arts: Skewer Book (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/13/16

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:

Your Creative Self is Waiting (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/8/16
Writing for Growth and Discovery (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/6/16
Opening Up: Writing For Healing (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/10/16

Bob May

My name is Bob May, I am the Owner and Director of Instruction for the Albuquerque Golf & Fitness Academy. I have been a PGA teaching professional in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area for the past 29 years. I have had the great fortune of working with some of the best golfers in New Mexico over those 29 years. My passion for passing on this great game is as strong today as it was when I started teaching golf in 1987. The past 3 years I have spent time obtaining my personal trainer certification and becoming a Level 2 Titleist Performance Institute certified Golf Fitness practitioner. I also have been certified a Level 2 TPI Junior Golf Practitioner.

Upcoming Classes:

Golf I (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Golf I (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Golf I (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/9/16

Herb McDonald

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/13/16
Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) (Section SUC-HF) ‐ 6/13/16
Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) (Section SUC-HF) ‐ 8/1/16
Yoga: Harmony in Body and Mind (Iyengar style) (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 8/1/16
Power Up Your Immune System (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/6/16

Beverly McFarland

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Upcoming Classes:

Herbal Walk (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16

Shane Montoya

This instructor profile is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Hip-Hop Dance: Beginning (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/16/16

John Moore

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Ballroom Dance (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/12/16
Art of Disco (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/12/16
L.A. Style Salsa (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/6/16
Country Two-Step and Swing (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/9/16

Andy Moss

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 5/21/16
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 5/21/16
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 5/21/16
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 6/25/16
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 6/25/16
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/25/16
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 7/30/16
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 7/30/16
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 7/30/16
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/27/16
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/27/16
Solar Cooking: Gracious Eco-Living (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 8/27/16

Marlene Niemann

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Upcoming Classes:

Basket Weaving: Casserole Server Tray (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/27/16

Yevgeniya Novgorodskaya

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Prenatal Yoga (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/11/16

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:

Family Yoga (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/12/16
Yoga Basics: Level 1 (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/8/16

Eric Parr

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Golf II (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Golf II (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Golf I (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Golf I (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Golf I (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 6/9/16

Elena Patterson

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Conversational Russian (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Russian I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/16/16

Lourdes Alexandra Riera

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Spanish I (Section SUD-PD) ‐ 8/11/16
Spanish I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/11/16
Spanish II (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Spanish II (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Spanish II (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Spanish I (Section SUD-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Spanish II (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Spanish II (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Spanish I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Spanish II (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/15/16
Spanish II (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/16/16
Spanish II (Section SUB-PD) ‐ 8/16/16
Spanish II (Section SUC-PD) ‐ 8/16/16
Spanish I (Section SUD-PD) ‐ 8/17/16
Spanish I (Section SUD-PD) ‐ 8/17/16
Spanish I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/17/16
Spanish I (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/17/16

Anthony (Tony) Rosales

With each class, Anthony Rosales's Karate, Kajukenbo and Kickboxing school goes through a transformation. Anthony Rosales was taken by martial arts from an early age. His parents couldn't afford Karate classes back then, so he worked a paper route to pay for his first Karate school. That was 35 years ago, and Anthony Rosales is going strong.

Upcoming Classes:

Kickboxing:Train Like A Fighter (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/15/16

Antoinette Rosales

Instructor, Growth & Enrichment Programs

Upcoming Classes:

Boxing Bootcamp (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/15/16

Lino Saffioti

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Life Drawing (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/6/16

Diana Segara

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Singing: Intermediate (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/14/16

Doreen Siracusano

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mindful Yoga and Meditation (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/7/16

Rhonda Stirling Ankiewicz

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Swimming: Parent/Child (Ages 6 months-3 years) (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Swimming: Parent/Child (ages 3-7 years) (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Swimming for Children/Experienced Beginners (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16

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:

Write Historical Fiction That Sells (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Memoir Workshop (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/25/16

Yvette Tovar

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Landscape Design (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/3/16

Gladys Turner

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Handwriting Analysis: Secrets Your Pen Tells (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/30/16

Elizabeth Valsala

Elizabeth 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 SUA-PE) ‐ 5/21/16
Reiki: An Introduction (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/9/16

Carlos Vinajeras

Guitar instructor, UNMCE Growth & Enrichment programs.

Upcoming Classes:

Guitar: Beginning (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/7/16
Guitar: Beginning II (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/7/16

Eugene Paul Walton

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Bicycle Repair: Park Tool Mechanic 101 (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/3/16

Denise Wheeler

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

Upcoming Classes:

Home Repair: Basic (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/13/16

Leatrice Wilson

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Upcoming Classes:

Creative Writing for Fun (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/28/16
Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Buffs (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/29/16
Foreign Film Buffs (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 6/30/16

Lewis Winn

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

Upcoming Classes:

Jazz Brain Basics (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/7/16
Jazz Brain Beyond (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/5/16

Esther Yazzie Lewis



Upcoming Classes:

Basic Navajo Language (Section SUA-PD) ‐ 8/18/16

Latayah York

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Science of Natural Healing (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/16/16
The Science of Natural Healing (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 7/16/16
The Science of Natural Healing (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/20/16
The Science of Natural Healing (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 8/20/16

John Zarola

Instructor, Growth & Enrichment Programs

Upcoming Classes:

Home Composting and Soil Amending (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/31/16

Robert Ziock

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Upcoming Classes:

Tennis: Intermediate (Section SUA-HF) ‐ 6/11/16


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Instructor Name
Dodici Azpadu

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Craft of Creative Writing (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/13/16
Contemporary Short Stories (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/8/16

O'Neill Blacker-Hanson

Osher

Upcoming Classes:

The Food Exchange - Chocolate and Chile and Cheese! Oh, My! (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/13/16
History of Latino Immigration (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/16/16

Roberta Boggess

Roberta 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:

Mistaken for an Inventor (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/12/16
American Bandstand - 1910 Style (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/15/16
Walk - and be Buried - Like an Egyptian (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/21/16
Muckraking Journalism (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/6/16
Mistaken for an Inventor, Part One (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/15/16
Greek & Latin + English, Part Two (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/25/16
Kiss (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/16/16
A Hodgepodge of Potpourri - Why Do We Say That? (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/18/16
19416 If the Shoe Fits... (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/23/16
Love and Marriage - A Why Do We Say That? (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/29/16

James Bruce

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

19137 Make it and Take it - Fun with Faux, Section FAA-EFA (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/8/16

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:

Unlocking the Magic of the One-Act (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/11/16
Facilitated Writers Group (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/22/16

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:

Hudson and British Exploration of the Northeast (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/13/16
Anthropological Genetic History: The Hisatsinom (Anasazi) Connection to New Mexican Families (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/17/16
Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Huns Connection to Hungary (Haplogroup N) (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/24/16
The Search for Mt-DNA Eve (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/15/16
Hernán Cortés: Conqueror of Mexico (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/22/16
The Anza Expedition: 1775-1776 (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/29/16
DNA and New Mexico Family History (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/8/16
The Search for Y-DNA Adam (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/19/16
Anthropological Genetic History: The Athabascan (Navajo/Apache) Connection to New Mexican Families (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/5/16

Carol Chamberland

Carol P. Chamberland

Upcoming Classes:

Utah - World Class Rock Art in Our Backyard (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/10/16

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:

The White Hat Guys and the Black Hat Guys (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/26/16
The White Hat Guys and the Black Hat Guys (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/11/16

Jane Ellen

Jane 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:

Darlene Love: Twenty Feet From Stardom (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/16/16
First Sounds of American Music (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/20/16
Folk Singer, Activist and American Icon: Pete Seeger (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/22/16
Folk Singer, Activist and American Icon: Pete Seeger (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 6/22/16
From Baby Gumm to Miss Show Business: Judy Garland (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/14/16
Would The Real Wolfgang Mozart Please Stand Up? (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/18/16
The Pearl and the Sparrow: Josephine Baker and Edith Piaf (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/21/16
Legendary Comedian: Stan Freburg (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/12/16
Folk Singer, Activist and American Icon: Pete Seeger (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/24/16
Folk Singer, Activist and American Icon: Pete Seeger (Section SUB-PE) ‐ 8/24/16
The Mystery of Hildegard of Bingen (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/3/16

Peter Fisk

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Art of Playwriting (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/17/16
America and Its Highwire Act With History (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/1/16

Ramon Flores

Ramón Flores is a native of Albuquerque who earned BA in History and MA in Cultural Pluralism from Stanford University and a MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. In the course of a thirty year career as a theatre director, playwright, actor and producer Ramón has extensively researched and written on a number of historical issues. Ramón wrote, directed and produced two plays about New 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:

Nuclear Weapons, the Cold War, McCarthyism and the Rise of the National Security State (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/21/16
Politics and Newsmakers: Mirror, mirror? Government as a Reflection of the People (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 7/12/16
Politics and Newsmakers: Larry Barker Investigates (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 7/19/16
Politics and Newsmakers: Campaign Finance Reform (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 7/26/16
The Manhattan Project, Sec. A: Project Beginnings, Politics and Personalities (1939-1943) (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/12/16
The Manhattan Project, Sec. A: Project Beginnings, Politics and Personalities (1939-1943) (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/12/16
Politics and Newsmakers: Entertainment Media and Its Influence on Twentieth Century Elections (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 8/2/16
The Manhattan Project, Sec. B: The Secret City, Dilemmas and Implications of the Bomb (1943-1945) (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/26/16
The Manhattan Project, Sec. B: The Secret City, Dilemmas and Implications of the Bomb (1943-1945) (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/26/16
Politics and Newsmakers: New Mexico Politics (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 8/9/16

James Gallegos

James 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 (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/15/16

Gail Garber

My background for this position is non-traditional. As an artist and writer, I have written three books in another field and published numerous articles, including peer-reviewed manuscripts. Back in 1988, I met and fell in love with an educational Red-tailed Hawk. I began working as a volunteer for a local conservation organization, and it wasn't long before I became a staff member writing training manuals, grants, editing their newsletter, etc. However, it was education that was my first love, followed by field research. Today, I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of Hawks Aloft, from working in the field studying nesting raptors along the Rio Grande bosque and songbird surveys to education programs to working with our large cadre of non-releasable education birds. I have been thrilled to write not only technical papers but also articles about birds and nature for the general public. In my other life, I am a professional quilt maker (Gail Garber Designs) and often travel to teach and lecture methods that I have developed in this media. My leisure time is often spent outdoors, searching for birds and more birds, but my dogs and I also enjoy the peace and quiet of our mountain home (and the birds). Click here to contact Gail.

Upcoming Classes:

New Mexico Wildlife: New Mexico Gray Wolf Recovery Project (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 8/11/16
New Mexico Wildlife: Life and Times of New Mexico Raptors (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 8/18/16
New Mexico Wildlife: Birds of New Mexico (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 8/25/16
New Mexico Wildlife: Snakes... Mysterious, Misunderstood and Fascinating (Section SUC-PE) ‐ 8/4/16

Robert Gish

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

Upcoming Classes:

The Supreme Court, Section SUA-PE (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/21/16
Segue in Fiction (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/7/16
Tone and Audience in Writing (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/3/16

Creigh Gordon

Ms, Electrical Engineering, Aficionado of Macroeconomics

Upcoming Classes:

19353 Theory and Practice of Modern Money (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/25/16

Julia Hellwege

Julia Marin Hellwege is a PhD Candidate (ABD) and instructor at University of New Mexico in the Department of Political Science. She specializes in American and Comparative Politics. She earned an M.A. from UNM in 2011, and a B.A. from Colorado Mesa University in 2009 majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Studies. Her primary concentration lies in the study of political institutions and elite behavior, with a focus on gender and race/ethnicity, specifically her work relates to questions of representation. Julia has taught at UNM since 2012 including courses in Women & Politics, Political Institutions, and introductory courses in American and Comparative Politics.

Upcoming Classes:

Politics and Newsmakers: Mirror, mirror? Government as a Reflection of the People (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/12/16
Politics and Newsmakers: Larry Barker Investigates (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/19/16
Politics and Newsmakers: Campaign Finance Reform (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/26/16
Politics and Newsmakers: Entertainment Media and Its Influence on Twentieth Century Elections (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/2/16
Politics and Newsmakers: New Mexico Politics (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/9/16

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:

Meteorites: Rocks from Space (Section SUA) ‐ 6/15/16
Caves of the World (Section SUA) ‐ 8/17/16

Dennis Holland

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Apache POWs: 1886-1913 (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/12/16

Carolline LeBlanc

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Addiction to Perfection (Section SUA) ‐ 7/11/16

Doug Lindsey

I have been helping clients with social security decisions and financial planning issues for the past four years. I have attended many continuing education courses on Social Security planning taught by local experts including "Understanding the Benefits of Social Security" presented by Eva Lujan, Social Security Office Public Affairs Specialist and numerous courses taught by Peter Murphy, Retirement Specialist in Santa Fe. I am a member of the local chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and recently accepted a position on the FPA board. Doug Lindsey is a Certified Financial Planner™ with MGM, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor established in Albuquerque in 1990. He has worked as a planner at MGM since 2008 and has lived in New Mexico since 1992. Doug has a bachelor's degree in computer science and has worked for IBM, Albuquerque Public Schools and Intuit, makers of Quicken and Turbotax. Doug and his wife, Cindy, have four awesome children (Nic, Sam, Ben and Ellie) and one lovely daughter-in-law (Nic married his childhood sweetheart, Lindsey, and her name is now Lindsey Lindsey, yes really). The three younger kids still live at home where they keep their full-time mom young and busy. Sam is in high school at the Academy, loves reading, computers and dogs; Ben is at Double Eagle Elementary School and loves soccer, swords and video games; Ellie is also at Double Eagle and loves art, fairy books & ice cream. Doug enjoys running and mountain biking in the foothills, belongs to a book club and loves to read everything from post-apocalypse fiction (The Road, The Stand, The Passage) to philosophy, science and humor (David Sedaris and The Onion). He was an avid water skier in his youth and wishes Albuquerque had more lakes. He enjoys pop-up trailer camping in the mountains with Cindy and the kids, playing cards and strategy games (Puerto Rico, Settlers of Catan, Agricola) , dark chocolate, dark beer and rock-n-roll. Doug completed his first marathon in 2009 and hasn't yet decided if he liked it

Upcoming Classes:

Savvy Social Security for Boomers (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/3/16
Savvy Social Security for Boomers (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16
Medicare Planning for Savvy Baby Boomers (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/11/16

Dwayne Longenbaugh

Dwayne and Marjorie Longenbaugh have lived in the Southwest for more than 40 years. They have been active volunteers at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge for many years and have volunteered at other Wildlife Refuges and at Acadia National Park in Maine. After retirement, Dwayne returned to photography. They are fortunate to be able to travel to amazing parts of the world to study, admire and photograph a large variety of birds and animals. They have an unending fascination with all forms of the natural world and find great pleasure in sharing their enthusiasm with others. Dwayne and Marj support the activities of The Friends of Bosque del Apache, The Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center and The Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Upcoming Classes:

New Mexico Wildlife: New Mexico Gray Wolf Recovery Project (Section SUD-PE) ‐ 8/11/16
New Mexico Wildlife: Life and Times of New Mexico Raptors (Section SUD-PE) ‐ 8/18/16
New Mexico Wildlife: Birds of New Mexico (Section SUD-PE) ‐ 8/25/16
New Mexico Wildlife: Snakes... Mysterious, Misunderstood and Fascinating (Section SUD-PE) ‐ 8/4/16

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:

Brighten Your Mental Well-Being (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/20/16

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:

How to Organize, Publish, and Sell Your Nonfiction Book (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 5/10/16
How to Organize, Publish and Sell Your Nonfiction Book (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/6/16

Jon Nimitz

Jon 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:

19813 Buddhism, Section FAB-EFA (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/5/16

Marina Oborotova

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Mexican Art: The Muralists (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/19/16
Mexico: The Country to Watch? (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/26/16
The Panama Canal: History, Politics, Drama, Engineering (1870-1977) (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/23/16

Elizabeth Olton

Art History, UNM Honors Program Adjunct Professor

Upcoming Classes:

An Exploration of Ancient Graffiti: Contexts, Styles, Functions (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/20/16

Leslee Richards

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Behind the Scenes at the Theater: The Nance (Section SUA) ‐ 6/10/16
Behind the Scenes at the Theater: The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing (Section SUA) ‐ 6/9/16

Howard Romanek

Howard 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:

Commander-In-Chief Franklin D. Roosevelt (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/15/16
John Quincy Adams: American Statesman (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/16/16
Edmund G. Ross: Heroic US Senator (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/17/16
They Should Not Be Forgotten (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/18/16

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:

Politics and Newsmakers: Mirror, mirror? Government as a Reflection of the People (Section SUD-PE) ‐ 7/12/16
Politics and Newsmakers: Larry Barker Investigates (Section SUD-PE) ‐ 7/19/16
Politics and Newsmakers: Campaign Finance Reform (Section SUD-PE) ‐ 7/26/16
Laughing and Learning: A Practical End-of-Life Workshop (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/29/16
Politics and Newsmakers: Entertainment Media and Its Influence on Twentieth Century Elections (Section SUD-PE) ‐ 8/2/16
Politics and Newsmakers: New Mexico Politics (Section SUD-PE) ‐ 8/9/16

John Shomaker, PhD

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Your Water: Where Does it Come From and Where Does it Go? (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/16/16

Rob Spiegel

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

Upcoming Classes:

Blogging Your Way to Writing Success (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/10/16
Writing True: Memoir and Memoir-Based Fiction (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/8/16
Principles of Effective Critique (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/20/16
In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/21/16

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:

Terrorism and Man's Fate"" (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/16/16

Charlie Steen

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

Upcoming Classes:

Urban Culture and Society in the Eighteenth Century (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/9/16

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:

Stonehenge and Avebury - Sacred Sites of England (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/28/16
Mythic Giants of Britain (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/20/16
Irish Medieval Written Treasures (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/8/16

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 SUA-PE) ‐ 6/14/16

Jose Toro

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

The Supreme Court (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 6/21/16

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:

The History of Toilet Paper: A Story That Begins at the END! (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/19/16
Safer Mushroom Collecting for Beginners (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 8/17/16

Gay Witherington

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Befriending Yourself (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/23/16

Susi Wolf

For over 15 years Susi Wolf, Certified Master Life Coach, has used healing metaphor and storytelling within healthcare, behavioral health, private counseling, and more. She is a skilled, nationally recognized workshop trainer, as well as a certified master life coach, therapeutic storyteller, EFT-Tapping practitioner, and an energy medicine and intuitive healer. Recently, Susi was honored by receiving the 2013 and 2014 Best of Albuquerque Award for Life Coaching.

Upcoming Classes:

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Workshop (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/23/16

Paul Zolbrod

Originally a Medieval and Early Renaissance literary scholar with an interest in oral tradition, Paul Zolbrod turned to the study of Native American storytelling as a way of examining its ongoing presence among the Navajos and other tribal groups. He is the author of several other books and essays, has lectured widely across North America, and following his retirement from Allegheny College in 1994, relocated to New Mexico, then taught for twenty years at the Crownpoint campus at the Navajo Nation's Diné College.

Upcoming Classes:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Section SUA-PE) ‐ 7/12/16


Youth Programs

Youth Programs Instructors

Instructor Name
E. Dani Belvin

Dani Belvin is the Development Director at Blackout Theatre. She is a theatre artist and educator from New Mexico and has been member of Blackout's artistic core since 2008. She holds an M.F.A. in Theatre (Asian Performance) from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and a B.A. in Theatre Education and Asian Studies from the University of New Mexico. As an educator, she has worked with students of all ages in New Mexico, Hawai'i, Japan, and China. As a performer, she has studied 12 different Asian forms (from Japan, Bali, West Sumatra, India, Thailand, and the Philippines), and is particularly interested in dance, puppetry, devised theatre, new works, and theatre for educational and social change. She can be found teaching, performing, stage managing, designing, and occasionally directing.

Upcoming Classes:

Asian Theatre, Dance and Puppetry (ages 12-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/6/16

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 for Children (ages 7-12) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/28/16
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 7-12) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/28/16
Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/29/16
Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/29/16
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 7-12) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/7/16
Tae Kwon Do for Children (ages 7-12) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/7/16
Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/8/16
Tae Kwon Do/Self-Defense for Teens (ages 13-17) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/8/16

Julia Church-Hoffman

Julia is the Director of the UNM Music Prep Program

Upcoming Classes:

Lobo Arts Access (ages 6-12) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
Lobo Arts Access (ages 6-12) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/13/16
Lobo Arts Access (ages 6-12) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/20/16
Lobo Arts Access (ages 6-12) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/20/16

Elaine Cimino

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

Upcoming Classes:

Toon Time Camp (ages 7-13) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
Toon Time Camp (ages 7-13) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/13/16
Wildlife Drawing in Pencil (ages 7-13) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/20/16
Wildlife Drawing in Pencil (ages 7-13) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/20/16
Wildlife Drawing in Pencil (ages 7-13) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/21/16
Wildlife Drawing in Pencil (ages 7-13) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/21/16
Toon Time Camp (ages 7-13) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/6/16
Toon Time Camp (ages 7-13) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/6/16
Wildlife Watercolor Painting (ages 7-13) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/11/16
Wildlife Watercolor Painting (ages 7-13) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/11/16
Wildlife Watercolor Painting (ages 7-13) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/12/16
Wildlife Watercolor Painting (ages 7-13) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/12/16

Kristin Diener

This dedicated artist recently went full-time in her career as an artist, making metal jewelry and teaching the craft to others. Her serendipitous path led her to enroll in a Jewelry Making class at a small Mennonite College in Ohio, where her instructor became her first mentor. Kristin says of her first encounter with creating metal jewelry, "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:

Enameling Introduction (ages 13-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/16/16
Silversmithing and Jewelry Making Introduction (ages 13-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/9/16

Kids Cook! Educator

Kids Cook!® is a multicultural nutrition and food education program. The major issue addressed is the health of growing children. Together we involve students in learning about culturally diverse foods by giving all participants the opportunity to prepare foods that are healthy and appealing. Our hands-on methods increase acceptance of nutritious foods while modeling healthy food choices. We work with students and their families to teach that the preparation of food often takes the same amount of time it takes to eat out. This, with the additional benefits of improving nutrition, strengthens family ties through shared work and the enjoyment of sitting down to eat together.

Upcoming Classes:

Cooking Around the Regions of the United States (ages 8-12) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
Cooking Around the World (ages 8-12) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/6/16

Kevin Glasgow

Kevin 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 SUA) ‐ 11/5/16
Graphic Design for Teens (ages 12-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/16/16

Kristi Goldade

Kristi Gee is a writer, editor, and educator with an MA in Literary Reportage from New York University. She recently moved to sunny Albuquerque from busy Brooklyn, where she was an assistant editor at KidSpirit, a magazine about life's big questions created by and for youth ages 11-17. Her articles and essays have appeared on the pages of Epiphany Magazine, Brooklyn Based, Capital New York, The Forward, and more. During her time in New York, she volunteered at Girls Write Now, a writing program for girls in the public school system, and taught English at New York General Consulting. She's also been a piano teacher, janitor, Peace Corps volunteer, nurse assistant, ghostwriter, and nanny. Kristi loves helping her students develop their unique voice and vision through writing about what matters to them. She believes that everyone has a story worth sharing.

Upcoming Classes:

Telling Your Story: Writing Camp for Teens (ages 12-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
Telling Your Story: Writing Camp for Teens (ages 12-17) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/13/16
Telling Your Story: Writing Camp for Teens (ages 12-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/25/16
Telling Your Story: Writing Camp for Teens (ages 12-17) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/25/16

John Grace

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

Upcoming Classes:

Film Camp (ages 13-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/20/16
Film Camp (ages 13-17) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/20/16
Film Camp (ages 13-17) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/18/16
Film Camp (ages 13-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/18/16

Amy Grochowski

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

Upcoming Classes:

Maxwell Museum Summer Camp for Children (ages 8-12) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/13/16
Maxwell Museum Summer Camp for Children (ages 8-12) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
Maxwell Museum Summer Camp for Children (ages 8-12) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/11/16
Maxwell Museum Summer Camp for Children (ages 8-12) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/11/16

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:

Geology Field Experience in the Sandia and Jemez Mountains (ages 14-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/11/16

Katja Lauterstein

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

Upcoming Classes:

High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUE) ‐ 6/13/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUF) ‐ 6/13/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/13/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/6/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUE) ‐ 6/6/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUF) ‐ 6/6/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUF) ‐ 7/18/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/18/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUE) ‐ 7/18/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 8/1/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUE) ‐ 8/1/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUF) ‐ 8/1/16

Gavin Leach

This instructor profile is currently being updated.

Upcoming Classes:

Innovation Academy for Teens: Swimming with the Sharks (ages 14-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/6/16

Phillip Martinez

YSFP Director 2016

Upcoming Classes:

Youth Sports Fitness (ages 6-14) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/27/16
Youth Sports Fitness (ages 6-14) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/27/16
Youth Sports Fitness (ages 6-14) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/6/16
Youth Sports Fitness (ages 6-14) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/6/16

Lila Martinez

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

Upcoming Classes:

Trashion Show: Finding Wearable Art (ages 10-14) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/18/16

Pat Masters

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

Upcoming Classes:

LEGO Remote Control Mania (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
LEGO Remote Control Mania (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/13/16
LEGO Amusement Park Mania (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
LEGO Jurassic Brickland (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/20/16
LEGO Space Adventures: Star Wars Infused Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/20/16
LEGO Jurassic Brickland (ages 6-11) (Section SUC) ‐ 6/20/16
LEGO Space Adventures: Star Wars Infused Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUC) ‐ 6/20/16
LEGO Space Adventures: Star Wars Infused Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/20/16
LEGO Jurassic Brickland (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/20/16
LEGO Pirate Quest Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/27/16
LEGO Pirate Quest Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/27/16
LEGO Wheels in Motion (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/27/16
LEGO Wheels in Motion (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/27/16
LEGO Wheels in Motion (ages 6-11) (Section SUC) ‐ 6/27/16
LEGO Space Adventures: Star Wars Infused Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/6/16
LEGO Jurassic Brickland (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/6/16
LEGO Space Adventures: Star Wars Infused Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/6/16
LEGO Jurassic Brickland (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/6/16
LEGO Space Adventures: Star Wars Infused Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUC) ‐ 6/6/16
LEGO Jurassic Brickland (ages 6-11) (Section SUC) ‐ 6/6/16
LEGO Jurassic Brickland (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/11/16
LEGO Remote Control Mania (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/11/16
LEGO Jurassic Brickland (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/11/16
LEGO Remote Control Mania (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/11/16
LEGO Jurassic Brickland (ages 6-11) (Section SUC) ‐ 7/11/16
LEGO Wheels in Motion (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/18/16
LEGO Wheels in Motion (ages 6-11) (Section SUC) ‐ 7/18/16
LEGO Pirate Quest Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/18/16
LEGO Pirate Quest Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/18/16
LEGO Wheels in Motion (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/18/16
LEGO Space Adventures: Star Wars Infused Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUC) ‐ 7/25/16
LEGO Wheels in Motion (ages 6-11) (Section SUC) ‐ 7/25/16
LEGO Wheels in Motion (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/25/16
LEGO Space Adventures: Star Wars Infused Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/25/16
LEGO Space Adventures: Star Wars Infused Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/25/16
LEGO Wheels in Motion (ages 6-11) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/25/16

Elaine Muray

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Storytelling for Solo Youth Performance (ages 11-13) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/20/16
Physical Theater for Teens (ages 14-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/25/16
Digital Storytellers (ages 8-12) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/5/16
Digital Storytellers (ages 12-15) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/5/16
Digital Storytellers (ages 8-12) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/5/16
Digital Storytellers (ages 12-15) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/5/16

Yevgeniya Novgorodskaya

Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/6/16
High Desert Teen/Tween Yoga Camp (ages 12-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/18/16
High Desert Teen/Tween Yoga Camp (ages 12-17) (Section SUB) ‐ 7/18/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/18/16
High Desert Kids Yoga Camp (ages 6-11) (Section SUA) ‐ 8/1/16
High Desert Teen/Tween Yoga Camp (ages 12-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 8/1/16
High Desert Teen/Tween Yoga Camp (ages 12-17) (Section SUB) ‐ 8/1/16

Scott Saltsman

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

Upcoming Classes:

Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/13/16
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) (Section SUC) ‐ 6/13/16
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/13/16
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) (Section SUC) ‐ 6/13/16
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) (Section SUC) ‐ 6/16/16
Illustration and Special Effects (ages 9-16) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/16/16
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/16/16
Computer Video Game Design Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/16/16
Advanced Computer Game Design (ages 9-16) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/18/16
Web Design for Kids (ages 8-14) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/20/16
Computer Animation: The Next Step! (ages 9-16) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/20/16

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 SUA) ‐ 8/1/16

Keshet Arts Staff

Founded in 1996, Keshet's mission is to inspire and unite community by fostering unlimited possibilities through dance, mentorship and a creative space for the arts. Our professional dancers work with the community as instructors and mentors to provide young artists with guidance along a professional career path, increase youth health and self-esteem, provide a strong base of positive mentorship for homeless and incarcerated youth and demolish misconceptions about individuals with physical disabilities. Offering approximately 80 classes per week and reaching over 8500 community members annually, Keshet programs include: an annual production season featuring the Repertory company, which integrates professional and local artists; an on-going dance school; an intensive Pre-Professional Training Program; a variety of outreach programs bringing dance to low-income, at-risk, homeless and incarcerated youth; and a program for youth and adults with physical disabilities. Since its inception, Keshet has presented over 60 productions, and impacted the lives of over 80,000 children and adults.

Upcoming Classes:

Jazz and Hip Hop Dance (Ages 6-14) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
Musical Theater Workshop (ages 6-14) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/20/16
Dance Camp Re-Mix (ages 6-14) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/27/16
Ballet & Contemporary Dance (ages 6-14) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/6/16
Behind the Scenes: Creative Tech Camp (ages 10-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/5/16
Little Movers Dance Camp (ages 4-5) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/5/16

Eric Teitelbaum

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Upcoming Classes:

Funny Pictures Mini-Camp (ages 9-16) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16
The Magic of Realistic Drawing Mini Camp (ages 9-14) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/13/16

UNM Vocal and Choral Faculty

The Vocal Program at the University of New Mexico is one of the most outstanding and dynamic voice programs in the Southwestern United States. We are equally committed to our singers, undergraduate, graduate, music education majors and performance majors alike. Our students, who are frequently recognized for their excellence at local, regional, and national competitions, regularly continue their education at some of the country's top-ranking music schools and conservatories. Our Alumni have appeared in performances around the world as well as serve on music faculties throughout the country. The UNM voice faculty is committed to producing outstanding singers and training capable voice teachers. Our faculty teaches diction, pedagogy, opera and vocal repertory, and provides knowledge and insight to the interpretation of vocal music from all time periods.

Upcoming Classes:

Lobo Vocal Academy (ages 13-18) (Section SUA) ‐ 8/1/16

Kimberly Wakefield

Instructor from UNM School of Architecture and Planning

Upcoming Classes:

Architecture and Design Camp (ages 15-17) (Section SUA) ‐ 8/1/16

Sue Whipple

Creative Arts Camp Coordinator

Upcoming Classes:

Creative Arts Camp by NM Jazz Workshop (ages 6-12) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/20/16
Creative Arts Camp by NM Jazz Workshop (ages 6-12) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/20/16
Creative Arts Camp by NM Jazz Workshop (ages 6-12) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/6/16
Creative Arts Camp by NM Jazz Workshop (ages 6-12) (Section SUB) ‐ 6/6/16

Heather Yeo

Heather Yeo is the Education Director & Interim Production Manager at Blackout Theatre. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Education and Outreach from UNM. She is the teacher of the performance classes of the Wrinkle Writing program and also teaches improv classes. Favorite roles with Blackout include acting in "the Poe Project," writing "Long Ways to Travel," and delving into the world of design for "Under the Big Top" and "Say You Love Satan." In addition, Heather does improv around town.

Upcoming Classes:

Page to Stage: Creating and Performing Your Own Play! (ages 8-13) (Section SUA) ‐ 6/27/16


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