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Name Biography
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.notarypublicseminars.com
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?
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Bev Peterson
Tania Sanudo
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.
Susanna Spies Susanna Spies is a seasoned stand up comedienne, author and comedy instructor who has taught thousands in Los Angeles, and worldwide. Learn more about Susanna by visiting her websites: https://www.comedyplayground.com and http://www.thehumoractivist.com
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
Good Times Travel
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.
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).