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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.
Curtis Adney Curtis Adney graduated at the top of his college class with a 4.0 GPA, and has a Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University. Mr. Adney is a life coach, motivational speaker, and author of a forthcoming book: Pinpoint Your Destiny.
Lisa Agaran Lisa Agaran is a professional Mixed Media Artist. Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibits throughout Los Angeles and New Mexico. Lisa's work has been published in Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media, and Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling. She has a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and a Masters in Psychology. Prior to her art career she worked as a Licensed Therapist (inactive), Creativity Coach and Graphic Designer. Integrating both her artistic and psychology background, Lisa's worked with artists and creative professionals. From her own experience with the creative process, Lisa understands first hand how to work past the blocks in order to access our True Creativity Within. She has been teaching Mixed Media Workshops that blend different mediums and techniques.
Armena Andranian
Vickie Atikian-Aviles
Lucian Badica Lucian Badica is a Community Services District Manager for West Med Ambulance Service and a Certified Trainer with the American Heart Association. He has taught thousands of people CPR.
Rachel Bayer
Mari Begijanmasihi
Anya Bergman
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.
David Broida David Broida is a gifted teacher/student/performer with 20 years of experience. He loves to demonstrate for students the fiery emotion and physical movment that drives great harmonica playing. Broida is an accomplished guitarist and harmonica player who has performed in clubs and on the road.
Tracy Brown
Liliana Castillo
June Chandler June is a recognizable face in film, television and commercials. She recently completed a starring role in 160 episodes of the telenovella, "The Guilt," now airing in 100 countries. She is a Pasadena Playhouse graduate, and earned the Outstanding Student scholarship at UCLA. Her television credits are simply too numerous to mention, and her movie credits include "Scrooged," "Death House," "The Boost," and "No Way Out." She has been coaching actors since 1969, and helped to launch many careers over the last 20 years.
Charlotte Chen Charlotte Chen received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a minor in Art from California State Los Angeles (1970), attended USC's School of Architecture (1992-1995), and holds a California Secondary Teaching Credential. She completed UCLA's Landscape Extension Program (1982-1985). She was an Art instructor with LAUSD for 7 years. She currently teaches Landscape Design at Glendale College, Santa Monica College, L.A. City College and Pierce College, and is a guest lecturer at the Pacific Asian Museum in Pasadena and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in New York. Charlotte is owner of Charlotte Chen Enterprises which specializes in outdoor landscape and building design, and is a Landscape Consultant for Spago Restaurant in Hollywood. She is also owner of "Printscape/Golfscape" woodblock prints for home and office. She has offices in Los Angeles and Old Town Pasadena.
Sunnye Chew Growing up as a child and throughout her life, Sunnye Chew has had her share of cats, dogs, ducks and rabbits as pets since she was a small child. She enjoys sharing her wealth of knowledge and teaching new pet parents the basics of caring for their pets.
Kathy Cho
Carrie Christensen Carrie Christensen is President of Notary Public Seminars, Inc. a leading public course provider in California for over 10 years. For more information on other courses, visit
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.
Shirley Douglass Shirley Douglass has bee a Certified Professional Child Visitation Monitor for over 16 years, and has been training new Professional Monitors for over nine years. She worked nearly 30 years for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and 10 of those years were in a Family Law Courtroom. She is a Certified Breakthrough Parent Instructor and a Domestic Violence Educator. For questions regarding the program visit
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.
Diana Fuentes My name is Diana Fuentes @whynotknot and I am looking forward to being your macramé instructor. In addition to my interest in teaching macramé, my career has been centered in the field of law. Specifically, I have been involved in law that focuses on personal injury, real estate and business. On a personal note, I am married and have three children ages 18, 20 and 27. Some of my hobbies include macramé of course, reading, camping and paddle boarding. I am looking forward to the experience and challenge of teaching and learning with you. Diana Fuentes, WhyNotKnot?
Amy Gentile
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."
Kathy Heraghty
Christine Holden
Trina Jacobsen Trina Jacobsen earned her MS in Nutrition and Food Science from California State University, Northridge in 2013. Using her food science background and interest in plant biology, she began explorng essential oil wellness two years ago. Since then, she has been studying and teaching their remarkable uses.
Emelyn Judge
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.
Dale LaDuke Dale LaDuke is an award winning singer/songwriter. Originally from the Detroit area, he has for many years made his living writing, teaching and playing music in Los Angeles. Music fills up most of his time, whether he's writing, teaching, or playing - either solo or with one of his bands. His is the "house band" at Santa Monica's monthly "Songwriter Sanctum," and he hosts a weekly open mic night near his home in Tujunga. A Beatles fan since childhood, Dale is thrilled to be a part of THE BEATUNES, a band that reproduces The Beatles as a live act.
Carmen MacDonald Carmen MacDonald, BA is a professional makeup artist, special effects master, designer and face painter who loves to teach and share her skills with others. Originally Carmen started her Special Effects training in her native country Peru. Carmen holds an AA in Graphic Design and maintains a BA in Psychology. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Carmen has Special Effects/Face Painting clients in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and the greater LA area. As a professional makeup artist, designer, face painter and body designer Carmen also teaches these specialized fields at LACC and ELAC. She has volunteered her Special Effects & Face Painting services to numerous fundraising events. Carmen keeps up with the latest trends by continuing her education in this very specialized field.
Shoushik Mardirosian Shoushik "Sue" Mardirosian has been in the Medical Billing field since 1992, and has been teaching Medical Billing courses since 1997. She is fully experienced in Billing and Coding, and has worked with different specialties in the medical field. She is a credentialed instructor, and a Certified Billing Instructor.
Leela Martin Leela Martin has been teaching Bellydance in the Glendale area since 1998. With an extensive background in classical, modern, and folkdance, Leela brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her Bellydancing classes. She has taught internationally and throughout the states, and loves to share the fun and joy of dance.
John Mascarenas Golf Pro John Mascarenas, has been a PGA Professional since 2001.
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.
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
James Miller James Miller is a practicing attorney with over 30 years of experience. A graduate of the Southwestern University School of Law, Mr. Miller is a former assistant professor at the USC School of Business. He's been teaching his seminars at Glendale College for over 15 years.
Christin Molano
Vicki Montez Vicky Montez is a former educator from LAUSD who served in a variety of positions from classroom teacher to various administrative positions. She has a passion for paper arts and has sold many of her creations at holiday craft boutiques. Now, she would love to share her ideas and projects with students in a fun and relaxed manner.
Zee Najarian Zee Najarian is an entrepreneur and online educator, teaching multi-passionate creatives how to take their passions online so that they can have time for what they love most in life. She is the creator of the Entrepreneur Tech Kit online academy. Zee has spent the past 15 years trying to get over the "there has to be more to life" feeling and after having different jobs, countless side gigs, serving on different nonprofit boards and getting multiple degrees, she now uses her experience and expertise to help others build a life that they love.
Sarah O'Reilly
Roxanne O'Rourke
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.
Kristin Pardo
Ryan Partika
Bev Peterson
Alyssa Pfaff Alyssa Pfaff is a professional photographer with over 20 years of experience. She has been working at Samy's Camera in Pasadena for 13 years, teaches private photography lessons in her spare time. She enjoys sharing her passion for photography with her students.
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.
Carol Reynolds The Riding Coach instructors have been teaching horseback riding for local universities as well as giving private instruction for many years. Each instructor has been certified as Horsemanship Safety Instructors (H.S.I.) by the Horsemanship Safety Association. They have competed in dressage and western riding shows, as well as being accomplished breeders of German warm blood horses. The Riding Coach has designed these courses to make accessible the lifetime sport of horseback riding. Visit Riding Coach on the web at
Mirtha Saldana Mirtha Saldana, originally from Peru, is a native speaker of Spanish. Mrs. Saldana holds a BA in Spanish, an MA in Education, including a California teaching credential. She has been teaching Spanish language classes for over 10 years.
Tania Sanudo
Leslie Schilling
Edit Shahbazian
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.
Frances Stupakis
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.
Good Times Travel
Leslie Wallace
Jon Weingarten
Heather White Heather White is a holistic therapist who specializes in energy healing. She has been on a life-long journey exploring the healing arts since childhood. She is fascinated by the subtle energy system and assists clients by addressing their energy centers (chakras) and guiding them back into balance. Heather is a Certified Meditation instructor and a lonfe-long meditator. She has been teaching for over twelve years, and has a private practice offering energy healing, craniosacral therapy, and bodywork in Montrose.
Charlie Williams Charlie Williams (California Contractors License #377276) licensed in four trades: B-1 General Contractor, C-27 Landscape Contractor, C-13 Fence Contractor, C-61/D49 Tree Contractors License. He earned his degree at UCLA, and holds an instructor's Certificate Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education from California Department of Consumer Affairs. He has over 30 years of experience in the contracting business. As a first responder for more than 25 years, his clients include the City of Los Angeles, the State of California, and other ublic and private agencies. He has taught Contract & Employment Law, Construction Trades, Health & Safety, Site Inspections, and is experienced in Government Sector Projects at the Federal, State and Local levels.
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).