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Quayum Abdul Quayum Abdul earned his Master of Science in Physics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh before moving to the United States in 1989. He enjoys teaching others how to make their own soaps and candles, an artistic craft he learned through his family's business in Bangladesh. Mr. Abdul teaches at L.A. Mission College, Westside Extension, and Pasadena City College.
Anna Brody A. Laura Brody spent 30 years as a professional costume crafts person, designer, and maker. She's made costumes for LMFAO, the Black Eyed Peas, and Rhianna.  She has worked for Netflix, Disney Imagineering, the LA Opera, Disney and Nickelodeon TV, Diavolo Dance Theatre, and many specialty costume houses.  She's taught at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and given workshops in DIY sewing, draping and patternmaking for adults and kids alike.  Her relaxed, encouraging, and adventurous approach to teaching makes pattern making, draping, crafts, and sewing accessible and fun. If you can dream it up, she can make it- and show you how to make it too.
Carrie Christensen Carrie Christensen is President of Notary Public Seminars, Inc. a leading public course provider in California for over 10 years.
Bob Cohen Bob Cohen is an experienced technology professional who specializes in training people how to use technology. With an approach that makes technology easier to understand, he teaches over 200 classes at Adult and Continuing Education programs throughout Southern California.
John Drew John C. Drew, Ph,D,is an author, trainer, speaker and consultant. Dr. Drew has raised over $50 million for charities including the Los Angeles SPCA, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, and the Petersen Automotive Museum. Dr. Drew has taught at Cornell University, Hope International University, University of Oregon, and Williams College. He is the founder of the International Grant Writers Association.
Stacy Dymalski Branded as The Memoir Midwife, Stacy Dymalski is a story developer in Hollywood who has helped everyone from studio execs to retirees find, write, and share their stories in the form of books and movies. The author of the best-selling book, "The Memoir Midwife: Nine Steps to Self-Publishing Your Book," Stacy is also a publishing consultant who mentors writers to become self-published authors, as well as an award-winning corporate speaker and comedian, and is a member of the WGA.
Kyle George Kyle George is a top producing mortgage advisor with over 14 years of experience. He works with all types of clients, but specializes in working with first time home buyers, veterans and the senior community. "As a mortgage Specialist, my role is to help homeowners successfully manage their home equity to increase liquidity, safety, rate-of-return and tax deductions. I believe it is my responsibility to help my clients integrate their mortgages into their overall long and short term financial and investment plans to improve cash flow and minimize interest expenses."
AUMT Institute
Lilit Khachatryan Lilit Khachatryan and her husband Artak Ghazaryan are the new owners of Kenneth Village Flowers & Gifts. Lilit is an experienced and creative floral designer. She is also an artist who composes batik works, sculpture and jewelry design.
Bobbi Koonse Bobbi Koonse is a certified Fallproof Balance and Mobility Specialist, having received her training from Cal State Fullerton at the Center for Successful Aging. She has been practicing Karate and Tai Chi at the En Mei Ryu School of Karate and is a full master of the art form (5th Dan). Bobbi has been teaching Tai Chi and Balance & Mobility for older adults at the YMCA of the Foothills since 2007. She is dedicated to helping older adults improve their balance and reduce their risks of falling so that they may have a better quality of life.
LeeAnne Krusemark LeeAnne is an author, speaker, business owner, Chamber of Commerce Past President, and guest instructor at more than 200 colleges from Maine to Hawaii, as well as an adjunct online professor of publishing through Ed2Go at more than 2,000 facilities worldwide, including Harvard. LeeAnne's inspiration in the classroom has even been compared to Oprah!
Sandy Masuo Sandy Masuo served as a staff editor and writer for a variety of
entertainment magazines for more than 15 years. She was a columnist for
the Boston Phoenix and a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times
Calendar. In addition to her writing credentials, she is a certified
Interpretive Guide and holds a Masters Degree in Education from the
Harvard Graduate School of Education. She currently serves as the senior writer at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Kathy Metz Kathy Metz is an award winning artist who's works have been sold into private collections and exhibited publicly. She is a graduate of the San Francisco Academy of Art, and winner of "The Society of Arts and Letters," award for oil painting. She has been teaching art classes in both the public and private sector for over 15 years. Her classes are popular, and well known for their friendly, supportive, and relaxed atmosphere.
Alicia Midgley
Seung-Yeon Oh Seung-Yeon Oh graduated with B.F.A and M.F.A degress and a teaching credential from Se-Jong University in Seoul, Korea. She has worked at a gallery as a Curator. She has an award-winning career in art contests in Korea, both in solo and group exhibitions. She has taught Oriental Ink Art and Korean Folk Art in both public and private studios in Korean and in the United States.
Bev Peterson
Susan Quon Susan Quon has been studying Yoga for over 12 years. Her teaching goal is to bring the joy of Yoga to her students. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Center for Yoga in 2002, and is serving two apprenticeships with Susan Swan and Susan Raglin, noted Viniyoga teachers at the Center for Yoga and Yoga Body and Spirit. She also volunteers in the City of Pasadena's Healthy Living Program, where alternative nutrition and exercise skills are shared with low income and minority families. She is currently expanding into Tai Chi Chuan and acupressure massage.
Marisa Schor After years of working in the nonprofit field, Marisa returned to school to earn her degree in Nutrition & Dietetics which is her long standing passion. A former certified Spinning instructor, she discovered Latin dance which started her journey in a new and exciting path. After being introduced to Zumba in a seminar, she knew she wanted to teach it - the perfect combination of Latin dance, fitness, in a party-like atmosphere. Marisa is a certified Group Exercise Instructor by the American Fitness and Aerobics Association (AFAA). While going to school she has continued working as a Zumba instructor, combining her passions for fitness and nutrition.
She was born in Argentina and moved to Israel with her family as a child. Marisa speaks 4 languages and works as a Clinical Dietitian in a hospital in Los Angeles and recently passed a rigorous exam and became Certified Nutrition Support Clinician. On her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading, hiking and running and coffees.

Connie Sparks Connie Sparks, President and CEO of the Wade brand (Wadeco Capital, Wade Institute, Wadeco Business Center), which specializes in financing, supplier diversity management, business modeling and building strategies for small to mid-sized business. Connie brings 16 years of experience in consulting and assisting numerous clients across the country with raising capital and strategy development to sustain or grown their companies. She is widely recognized as an award winning leading expert on business development, strategic planning, and financing. As an Author, Business Coach and National Trainer, she is highly regarded in her trade craft and well respected by higher educational institutions, associations and popular organizations throughout California.
Ron Tanji Ron Tanji and Clara Bayeh are Financial Services Professionals with CR Partners Insurance Services. In 2009 Clara started her career with Mutual of Omaha. She recognizes the importance of insurance products to help families and businesses protect their lifestyle (health insurance), income (disability insurance), and loved ones (life insurance). Clara is very efficient in presenting benefit comparisons and helping people understand their insurance options. This is one of her strengths and why, her practice is built on satisfied clients who are willing to refer their friends.
In 2003, Ron began his career with New York Life. Meeting families, he learned the importance of asking questions, and listening to their concerns to find solutions based on their suitability. In 2006 Ron earned the LUTCF designation to help grow his practice with additional business and insurance skills. CR Partners has access to all the major insurance carriers, and offer the products and information to help you reach your insurance and financial objectives. www.crpagency.com
Shiral Torres Branded as Simply Shiral, Shiral believes keeping things simple is the key to life. She's the owner of many rental properties across the country, a rental property manager, and the author of “Rental Properties Made Simple”. She teaches rental property management and simple ways to track your expenses to avoid overspending. Her mission is to help Mom & Pop Landlords become confident and efficient through her simple yet effective workshops. Shiral went from being a struggling teenage mom to owning rental properties across the country.
Ronald Wayne Williams Ronald Wayne Williams has been an authorized DMV occupational licensing education instructor since 2007. He also maintains a lucrative auto dealer business and California insurance agency (insurance agent broker sine 2006).