44 Nicole ConnollyhasbeeninstructingcookingclassesatAssabetAfterDarksince 2011andlovessharingherGermanculture. Wiley Cordoneisacorporatetrainer,meetingfacilitator,andexecutivecoach specializingintheco-creationofvisualdisplaysofhighlycomplexprocesses. Justin Cotter,amathteacheratAssabetValley,hasbeenahighschoolteacherfor13 yearsandwasformerly“TeacheroftheYear”attheprestigiousLawrenceAcademy. Dave Curry,creatorofDrumsForOne&All, isalsoco-creatorandorganizerforthe EasternMassRhythmFestival. Kathy Dahmenhasbeenworkinginthesoftwaredevelopment/project managementrealmfor25+years,andleveragingtheAgileframeworksince2008. Sincethen,KathyhasheldmanypositionssuchasSeniorProjectManager–Agile TransitionandEnablement,PrincipalAgileProgramManager/RTE(ReleaseTrain Engineer),andcurrentlySeniorSpecialistAgileProgram/ProjectManager. Leena Dasguptahas35yearsexperiencecookingdishesfromIndianandThai toChineseandItalian-withaspecialfocusonethnicNorthIndiancooking.Sheis presentlyworkingonacookbookofhermostpopularrecipes. Natalia DashkovskayaisaNutritiousMovementCertifiedRestorativeExercise Specialist.SheisamemberofIDEAHealth&FitnessAssociationandanownerof UprightPostureFitnessStudioinHudson,MA. Karen DaSilvahasaMastersdegreefromBentleyCollegeandisaseniorsoftware engineerforasoftwarecompanyinWestboro,MA. Nancy Dickinson,aregisteredarchitectwithover25yearsofexperience,isa PrincipalatDickinsonArchitects,LLCasmallfirmspecializinginResidentialand SmallCommercialProjects. Barbara R. Donato,MS,CGA,CG,wascertifiedbytheInternationalGraphoanalysis Societyin1998,andisanofficeroftheNewEnglandSocietyforHandwritingAnalysis andamemberoftheAmericanHandwritingAnalysisFoundation. Jack DoolinreceivedhisB.AinFrenchfromtheUniversityofConnecticutandspent ayearlivinginFrancewithaFrenchfamilyandstudyingataFrenchUniversityin Normandy. Tom D’Orazioisanexperiencedgolferandaformerclubchampion.Overthelast25 years,hehasbeenagolfinstructorinlocalcontinuingeducationprograms. Mary DragonhasdancedatvariousstudiosabroadandtheEastCoastforover 30years.ShemadetheswitchovertoLineDancingin1995andbecamethe choreographer,dancerandmanagerwiththeCountryKickersDanceTeam. Benjamin Dunbar,graduateofAssabet’sMetalFabricationshopandWTIWelding TechnologySchool,hasover18years’experienceinthetrades.HeisaMetalShop managerfortheCommonwealthofMassachusetts. Casey Duva,Manager,RegattaPointcommunitySailing.RPCSinstructorswill teachthiscourse. Hossam ElsayyadearnedaPh.D.intheUKthatfocusedoncognitiveandlinguistic studiesofstudents’languagelearning. HecurrentlyworksasafulltimeESLteacher inWorcesterPublicSchools. Laura EmeraldisaprofessionalPsychicMediumwhohasbeenhelpingpeople connectwiththeirspiritguides,Angels,andlovedonesinspiritforoveradecade.She istheauthorof“WeAREHere:WhispersofLove”,(Amazonebook)achanneledshort collectionsofmessagesfromchildreninspirit. Neil EriksenisaRegionalVehicleRepairManagerforEnterpriseHoldingsanda graduateoftheAssabetAfterDarkAutoDamageAppraiserprogram. David Ewen,M.Ed.fromForestAcademy,lecturesatcollegesthroughouttheNew England-NewYorkareaonmarketing,socialmedia,computerapplications,digital internettechnologies,journalism,andpublishing,amongothertopics. Hehasworked asapublicist,author,websitedeveloper,multimediaproducer,moviedirectorand producer,andasaradiotalkshowhost. Rosangela FolchinihastaughtEnglishasaSecondLanguageaswellPortuguese/ BrazilianCultureforthepast15years.SheisalsoaCertifiedAshtangaSadhana YogaTeacherandinthenewcertificationfromSuperYogaKidsSchoolhouse. Andi Freedman,founderofMindOverFoodandacertifiedCognitive-Behavioral Therapist,uses“CognitiveCoaching”tochangeyourTHINKINGaboutfoodandeating. Mary Kate Gaidewas acounselorfortenniscampandservedascaptainofher ownhighschooltennisteam. Dan GayisanESLteacherintheWorcesterPublicSchools.Hisexperienceshave allowedhimtoteachEnglishtospeakersofover30differentnativelanguagesfrom morethan40countries. Robert Gemma,ownerofMetrowestEMSEducatorsspecializingintheinstruction ofEmergencyMedicalInstruction.Hewasafirefighterfor21years,EMTInstructor/ Coordinatorfor28years,andinstructedatNortheasternUniversity,Bunkerhill CommunityCollege,BrandeisUniversity,FirstResponseEME,andNCTI. Tony Gemma,aNationalandMassachusettscertifiedInstructorCoordinatorfor theEMTProgram,hasauniquecombinationof27yearsofEmergencyEducation experience. Michael Giampietro,FounderandChiefExecutiveOfficerofMassNailIt,LLC hasover30years’experienceintheMassachusettsconstructionindustry.Heisa certifiedbuildingcommissionerbyTheCommonwealthofMassachusettsandisalso certifiedbytheInternationalCodeCouncil(I.C.C.)asaResidentialConstruction Inspector,CommercialConstructionInspectorandhasobtainedC.B.O.status. Ellen Gugelhaswrittenandwonhundredsofgrantsfordozensofnonprofit organizationsofalltypesandsizesformorethan15years.ShefoundedGrants& MoreandisGrantProfessionalCertified(GPC).ShehasanM.B.A.inPublicand NonprofitManagementfromBostonUniversity. Ryland HanstadisaseasonedfinancialplannerwithanMBAfromBabson College.HehasworkedforFidelityInvestmentsandasasAssociateVicePresident- InvestmentOfficerforWellsFargoAdvisors. Elaine Haranhasbeenastudentofdancesince1980andjustrecentlybecomean instructor. Kristie HaskellisaholisticlifecoachandFounderofPivot-PointStrategy& Solutions. ShehasservedasacoachwiththeBabsonCollege–Coachingfor LeadershipEffectivenessProgramandWomen’sLeadershipUndergraduateand MBAMentor. Kim HayesisaprofessionalawardwinningCakeArtistwithover15years experience.SheisServSafecertifiedandhasbeentrainedintheWiltonMethodof CakeDecorating. Kathleen HeberthasaB.F.A.fromPrattInstituteandhasbeenteachingArtsince1986. William D. Heinold,isagraduateofUMass,PennState,TheJapanFoundation, XiangYangGongYuan,andShanghaiNormalUniversity.Afteramulti-faceted internationalteachingcareer,TeacherBillisnowleadinstructorattheHEINOLD LANGUAGESCHOOLandtheHANTAIJIMARTIALARTSSCHOOL. Tim HigginsisaCertifiedFinancialPlanner™,aCharteredFinancialConsultant andistheauthorofUnconventionalInvestingandPayforcollegeWithoutSacrificing YourRetirement.TimwasnamedFIVESTARWealthManagerinBostonMagazine. Larry Hilowisatradeschoolandtechnicalcollegegraduatewith25years’ experienceinweldingincludingstructuralsteelerection,sheetmetal,lighttoheavy weldments,custommetalfabricationandrepairwelding. Segun Ige, PhD,istheFounderandPresidentofAnikeFoundationInc.,a Massachusettsnonprofitcorporationestablishedin2007topromoteliteracy throughouttheAfricancontinentwheremorethan45millionyouthsareilliterate. Kelly Jenkinsco-ownsCaptivaHomewithherhusband,apremiumfurniture paintingcompanyofferinghighqualityproductsandservices. Gerry Joseph,whoreceivedherMaster’sDegreeinFineArtsfromCaseWestern U/ClevelandInstituteofArt,hasover20years’experienceteachingwatercolorand acrylicpaintingatelementary,high-schoolandcollegelevels. Amy KaribianisthecreatoroftheSuperFood!SuperYou!lifestyle.Sheisalsothe ownerofMysticFitnessinFramingham,MA.