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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.
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.
Maro Bojolyan Maro is a Fashion Designer who has been working in the Fashin Industry for over 15 years! She has designed multiple collections utilizing Adobe Illustrator. Maro has been a Professor of Fashion design at California State University, Northridge and Woodbury University.
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.
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.

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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
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.
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.
Steve Francis
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."
Peter Han Peter Han is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with First Allied Securities, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Mr. Han is also a highly sought after speaker and lecturer on topics ranging from Life and Retirement Planning, to more complicated issues such as Estates and Trusts. Mr. Han has over 10 years of eperience in the financial services industry. He received his B.A. In Engineering Sciences, cum laude, from Dartmouth College.
Kathy Heraghty
Ani Hovhannisyan Ani has a Master’s Degree (MS) in Kinesiology from CSUN and a B. A in Theatre Arts & Dance from CSULA. Ani is also Zumba and Pilates Certified and has shared her passion and knowledge for dance throughout Los Angeles and outer States. Ani has been trained in different styles of dances in school and outside of school (Salsa, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Latin Dances). She has been in a few Dance Companies, where she has worked and trained with some of the best and professional Directors who have given her various opportunities to travel to Europe and Asia to perform for their International Dance Festivals. Ani has been in various Salsa Companies where she has gotten the opportunity to go to San Francisco Salsa Congress to Salsa Extravaganza multiple times to perform for their events. She also had the opportunity to compete in Granada and won 1st place in 2010. Ani has also been training ballet with Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre and in a Modern Dance Company Directed by Hae Kyung Lee where she has participated in various concerts/shows throughout Los Angeles and various Theaters: Alex Theater, the world-famous Kodak Theater-now called Dolby Theatre, Ford Amphitheater, Scottish Theater, Saban, Gipson, Star, Greek Theater, Colony Theater, and El Portal Theatre. Ani choreographed a Stage Production: Candid and A Funny Thing on the Way to the Forum in 2016 in Cal State LA. Ani was the Assistant Director for the show, LA’s Best Dancers, which took place in Alex Theatre in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Ani was filmed in a movie, Chef, in one of the scenes, which was released in May 2014. As a Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Performing artist and dancing in Professional Dance Companies, Ani still manages to take part in various shows/events that come along her way.
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Michelle Jackson Michelle Jackson has been a makeup artist for over 20 years. She is a Certified Makeup Artist and an international Medical Esthetician. Michelle has experience in almost every aspect of asethetics from facials to makeup. She has been a makeup artist for L'Oreal, Lancome Paris and has trained with top artists. She is one of Hollywood's leading celebrity makeup artists for television, motion picture, and Vogue magazine. Michelle has worked with Madonna, Cher and numerous production studios including 20th Century Fox, MGM, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. "I thrive on continuing my education, so I know all of the latest techniques and products. I specialize in beauty makeup for weddings, portraits, and fashion. I believe that every woman is beautiful." Michelle has been teaching her Makeup 101 for nearly 10 years at many community colleges, including Citrus College, Santa Ana College, and Mt. San Jacinto College.
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.
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.
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.
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, women's advocate and online educator. She teaches multi-passionate creative women how to figure out what their gift to the world is and helps them monetize their those gifts online so that they can have time for what they love most in life. She is the co-president of the Bloom Again Foundation with helps economically vulnerable women when they are faced with a medical challenge. 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.
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
Christina Pirard As a personal trainer for the past 11 years, she have assisted people with getting in shape through exercise and proper diet, but she always strived to be able to help her clients more. In addition to being a personal trainer, Christina holds a Master's degree in Psychology, and is a certified Life Coach. Christina says, "I wanted to help my clients express his or her feelings in a safe environment so they could get not only their bodies feeling good but their minds as well. It is my goal as a coach to offer guidance, clarity, wisdom, and insight to others so that they may live a happy and healthy life!" Christina has always been the person that others turn to for help, support, and advice. It is a natural gift of hers to help people and to be that safe place to fall.
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.
Cynthia Schwert Cynthia Schwert, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) has over 30 years of experience helping people plan for retirement. Cynthia specializes in retirement and estate planning, and has presented hundreds of workshops all over the country. Known for her fun, low-key and informative style, she is also the owner of Strategic Financial Services located in Glendale.
Hratch Sepetjian Hratch Sepetjian is the director of Armenian Studies at AGBU. He holds a Master's Degree in Armenian Philology and Pedagogy and has over 25 years of experience.
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.
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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.
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).
Allen Yee Allen Yee, President of Guidant Planning, has over two decades of experience in providing investment, tax, retirement and estate planning advice for individuals and businesses. He has presented hundreds of public and private educational events throughout Southern California.