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Name Biography
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.
Kevin Boyd Kevin Boyd, MBA,MS, a former Bell Labs engineer and Vice President of a market leading cardiology software company, is a multi award-winning eBay Education Specialist, published eBay author and the technical editor for "The Complete Idiot's Guide to eBay." Kevin has appeared on TV, various radio shows and interviewed by Bloomberg News and several newspapers for his insights to online entrepreneurship. He teaches at over 40 colleges in the U.S. and canada. The primary objective for his writing, teaching and consulting, is to educate online sellers at all levels and equip them with the skills necessary for online entrepreneurial success.
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.
Craig Coffman Craig Coffman has extensive experience as a professional pianest and music director. He is President and seminar instructor of Just ONCE Classes. Having taught piano privately for many years, Coffman will share piano players' tricks of the trade.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Alicia Midgley
Bev Peterson
Alyssa Pfaff Alyssa Pfaff is a professional photographer with over 20 years of experience. She 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.
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.
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.

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.
Good Times Travel
Carmela Tunzi Carmela Tunzi is a certified hypnotherapist and a lifelong entrepreneur with a natural gift of working with people, making her an expert in communication. Her company, Mind Flow Hypnosis, offers self hypnosis to help clients lose weight, release stress, and quit smoking.
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).
Allen Yee, CFP®, CWS® A retirement specialist with the right stuff

Born in Hong Kong, Allen Yee grew up in Southern California among role models who shaped his character. "My grandfather and parents instilled traditional values such as hard work, honesty, integrity, and respect for others," he explains.
After graduating from high school, Allen served his country in the U.S. Army, learning lessons in leadership, teamwork and commitment to service - values he uses every day to help retirees plan for a lifetime of prosperity.

The character to care, the wisdom to lead

Allen entered the finance industry in 1987, and graduated from Cal Poly Pomona shortly thereafter in 1993 with a degree in Finance, Real Estate, and Law. His goal was to pursue his passion of assisting individual clients and mentoring other advisors to do the same. Further education and hands-on experience have added to his financial wisdom, sharpened his investment skills, and improved his problem-solving abilities. He founded Guidant Planning in 1999 as a way to further his dreams of helping others experience a rewarding and financially independent retirement.

Today, with almost three decades of investment, tax, retirement, and estate planning experience, Allen continues to make a living by doing something he loves - guiding others toward their retirement dreams. His professional certifications include CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ , Registered Financial Consultant and Certified Wealth Strategist™.

Allen is very active in the community - his efforts focus on providing educational opportunities for programs associated with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), City of Hope, the City of Burbank, the City of Whittier, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Disney, Parsons Corporation, Robinson's May, and many more. In his spare time, Allen enjoys skiing and is an accomplished triathlete. In 2008, he competed in his first Iron Man Competition.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Allen places objectivity at the center of the planning process. His job is to objectively assess your financial situation and recommend one of the best financial strategies to carry out your individual financial plan.