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Our instructors are industry experts who enjoy teaching the concepts and skills that are part of their own daily work. Their knowledge of the latest tools and techniques allows them to accurately and effectively respond to your individual and business needs. In addition, our instructors provide valuable opportunities for networking and real-world experience. For more information about our instructors, please see the list below..

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

Upcoming Classes:

Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/22/18
HTML and CSS: Beginning (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 2/15/18
Navigating the iPad (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 3/1/18
Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 3/19/18
HTML and CSS: Intermediate (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/27/18
Building a Website with Squarespace (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/8/18



Upcoming Classes:

Creating and Maintaining a Website (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/25/18
Web Design: Getting Started (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/12/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

After Effects: Beginning (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/25/18
Drawing with Illustrator (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/15/18
Drawing with Photoshop (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/22/18
3D Modeling (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/5/18
Illustrator: Beginning (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 3/20/18
Photoshop: Advanced (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/28/18
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 3/5/18
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/10/18
After Effects: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/19/18
Illustrator: Advanced (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/1/18
Illustrator: Beginning (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/17/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Audio I (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/12/18
Digital Audio II (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/29/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Sports and Action Photography (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/22/18
Cell Phone Photography (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/23/18
Photographing People (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/12/18
Portfolios for Photographers and Designers (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/20/18
Macro Photography (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/6/18
Cell Phone Photography (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 3/17/18
Photographing Your Artwork (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/17/18
Photography with a Digital Camera II (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/5/18
Professional Lighting Techniques for Digital Photography (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/6/18
Photography Composition (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/2/18
Cell Phone Photography (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/15/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

JavaScript: Beginning (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/25/18
PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/15/18
HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/6/18
JavaScript: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/28/18
PHP and MySQL: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/18/18
HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/9/18

Sonja Dewing is a Freelance Writer, Technical Writer, and award winning Creative Writer, as well as co‐owner of Dovetail Community Workshop and owner of the creative writer event company, Plot Duckies. In addition, she mentors startups and entrepreneurs, helps companies with their social media strategy, writes about local tech for Tech.Co, and is an avid photographer.

Upcoming Classes:

Web Analytics with Google (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/12/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Using Natural Light in Digital Photography (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/29/18
Digital Wedding Photography (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/15/18
Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/27/18
Scanning and Digitizing Photos (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/8/18
Aerial Photography (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/24/18
Lightroom and Photoshop: Photo Finishing Techniques (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/29/18
Lightroom: Beginning (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/8/18



Upcoming Classes:

Illustrator: Beginning (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/22/18
Graphic Design I (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/1/18
Graphic Design I (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 2/13/18
Navigating the iPad (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/27/18
Graphic Design II (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/5/18
Navigating the iPad (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/14/18
Graphic Design I (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/2/18
Graphic Design II (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/14/18

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 WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/3/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photoshop and Illustrator: Advanced Graphics (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/27/18
Drawing to Illustration Basics (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 2/17/18
Illustration: Transitioning to the Computer (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/10/18
Drawing to Illustration Basics (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/3/18
Drawing to Illustration Basics (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/2/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Prepress (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/31/18
Create a Flyer with InDesign (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/12/18
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 2/21/18
Illustrator: Intermediate (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/6/18
InDesign: Online Portfolios (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/6/18
Discover the Adobe Creative Suite (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/13/18
Photoshop: Beginning (Section WIC‐PD) ‐ 3/19/18
Color Theory in Digital Media (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/20/18
InDesign: Beginning (Section WIC‐PD) ‐ 3/7/18
InDesign: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/17/18
Illustrator: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/18/18
Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/30/18
Discover the Adobe Creative Suite (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/10/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

History of Graphic Design (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/29/18
History of Graphic Design (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/12/18
Logo Design (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/24/18



Upcoming Classes:

Getting Started with Immersive Media (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/20/18
Getting Started with Immersive Media (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 2/17/18
Getting Started with Immersive Media (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/31/18

Reinhard Lorenz

Upcoming Classes:

History of Filmmaking (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/23/18
Film Editing Fundamentals (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/23/18
Digital Videography II (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/21/18
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 3/1/18
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/26/18
Digital Videography I (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/16/18
Photography with a Digital Camera II (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/16/18
History of Filmmaking (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/15/18
Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 5/15/18
Producing and Directing the Documentary (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/30/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Captivate: Building Instructional Media (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/31/18
Mac OS X: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/28/18
Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/7/18
Mac for New Computer Users (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/17/18
Mac for New Computer Users (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/7/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Marketing with Social Media I (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/10/18
Marketing with Social Media II (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/19/18

Bryan O'Neill

Upcoming Classes:

Mac OS X: Intermediate (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/19/18

Caroline OrcuttCaroline 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 originated the current Digital Arts Program (formerly the Graphic Design Program) at UNM Continuing Education in 1996.

Upcoming Classes:

Projects in Digital Arts (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/25/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Cinematography Essentials (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/13/18
Premiere Pro: Intermediate (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/17/18
Premiere Pro: Beginning (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/5/18
Premiere Pro: Intermediate (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/17/18
Premiere Pro: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/5/18



Upcoming Classes:

Photoshop: Intermediate (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/24/18
InDesign: Beginning (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/25/18
Photoshop: Advanced (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/12/18
Photoshop: Beginning (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 2/15/18
InDesign: Beginning (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 2/27/18
Web Design: Create an Online Gallery (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/18/18
Photoshop: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/1/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Architectural Photography (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/12/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Apple Certification Exam Session (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/26/18
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 2/23/18
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 3/30/18
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 4/27/18
Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/30/18
Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/25/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/27/18



Upcoming Classes:

Marketing with Social Media I (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/13/18
Marketing with Social Media II (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/21/18
Marketing: An Army of One (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 2/24/18
Photoshop: Intermediate (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/24/18
Marketing: An Army of One (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/8/18



Upcoming Classes:

InDesign: Intermediate (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/19/18
InDesign: Intermediate (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/30/18
InDesign: Advanced (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 5/9/18

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

Upcoming Classes:

Color Calibration for Photographers and Designers (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/14/18
User Experience (UX) Research and Design (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/8/18
Designing for the Web (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/4/18
Graphic Design I (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 5/1/18

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:

Dreamweaver: Beginning (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 1/31/18
Dreamweaver: Intermediate (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 2/12/18
WordPress: Beginning (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 2/26/18
Dreamweaver: Advanced (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 3/15/18
WordPress: Intermediate (Section WIB‐PD) ‐ 3/7/18
Photoshop: Expert (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/18/18
WordPress: Intermediate (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 4/9/18


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