46 Kathleen Romeowasbornwithaprogressivehearingloss. Sheattended RochesterInstituteofTechnology’sNationalTechnicalInstitutefortheDeaf. Shehas beensigningforover25yearsandhasbeenaCochlearImplantuserfor11years. Lorna RousseauhasbeenacertifiedgroupfitnessinstructorwithAFAA(Aerobics andFitnessAssociationofAmerica)since1990.Shehasbeenacertifiedpersonal trainerwithAFAAsince2004. Pamela H. Sager,Esq.isabusinessattorneywithSager&SchafferLLPin Westborough.Shehasover25yearsexperiencehandlingdiversebusinesslaw issuesandregularlycounselsclientsonstartingandoperatingbusinesses. Dave Santospagohasbeenplayingguitarfor30yearsandhasperformedasasolo actandwithvariousbandsintheMetrowestareaforthelast20years.Hehasbeen givingguitar,ukelele,andmandolinlessonsfor15years,andfacilitatingdrumcircles attheKivaCenterinWorcestersince2016. Henry Schmidtco-operatesalandscapingbusinessspecializinginperennialgardens. 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Steele Shanehasmanytalents.Hehasconductedcomputertrainingclassessince 1980andtaughtMicrosoftclassesforvariouscompaniesincludingClarkUniversity ComputerCareerInstitute. Steelehasalsobeenteachingdancingforover19years andistheDirectorofDanceProgramsattheLongfellowClubinWayland,MA. Karen SiegelisaWiltonMethodCakeinstructor,ServSafeCertified,ChokeSafe CertifiedandiscertifiedinAllergyAwareness. Sheisacurrentmemberofthe MassachusettsInternationalCakeExplorationSocietyandholdstheseatofWestern RegionalCoordinator. Ken SilvaistheChiefGuruOfficerofMyGuruTime.comwhichisaprocessof becomingfreeandmaximizingpotential.Heisatrainedcoach,behaviormodification specialist,writerandteacheronHumanResuscitation.Heisaspeakerontopicsof humanization,conflictresolution,familyandteenstress. Erin SilveirahasaBAinEnglishfromRiceUniversityandaMAinEducationwitha concentrationinEnglishfromFraminghamState.ShehasbeenteachingEnglishto studentsfor17years. 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Jo-Ann Szymczak,GRI,CRS,SRES,earnedaB.S.inEducationandisagraduate ofRealtor®Institute.JoAnnisaRealtorwithRE/MAXAdvantage1.Shehas 36yearsofexperienceasapracticingRealEstateBrokerandhasworkedasan appraiserandasanappraisalinstructor. Srilata ThirunagariwasborninIndia,grewupinSingaporeandnowlivesin Massachusetts.Shehasbeenavegetarianforover20yearsandvegansince2010. SheispassionateaboutsharingherVeganjourneyandhelpingotherstoembracea plant-baseddiet. Gary ThurstonearnedhisB.S.inAccountancyfromBentleyUniversityinWaltham, MA.Hehasbeenworkinginaccountingforover30yearsinbothpublicandprivate sectors. Chef Louis TrudeauworkedasExecutiveChefforover21yearsforMarriott Hotels. HeisaninstructorintheAsabetCulinaryArtsProgram. Mary VadakekalamwasbornandbroughtupinIndia.ShehasaBAinFineArts fromIndiaandshetravelsbackandforth.Sheispassionateaboutcookingandhas taughtIndiancookinginotherAdultEducationprograms. Vicky VieBrooks,retiredairlinecaptain,hasinvested10yearsdevelopingcostume andfashiondesignsforcommunityandprofessionaltheater.Arecentgraduateof theFashionDesignprogramatMassCollegeofArtandDesign,shecontinuesto honeherskillsinpatterning,constructionandcostumeplotmanagement. Kim WalkerisaLeanSixSigmaBlackBeltwithover20yearsofexperience applyingpracticalLEANandSixSigmamethodologiesinavarietyofmanufacturing andhealthcaresettings. Ginny Wholleyisamindfulnesscoachandresilientlifeskillsfacilitator. She isanauthorizedinstructoroftherenownedMBSR,MindfulBasedStress Reduction;programfoundedbyJonKabat-ZinnanddevelopedattheUniversityof MassachusettsMedicalSchoolandhasrecentlycompletedastudywithDr.Judson BrewerontheEatRightNowprogram. Briana WillanderisanInsurance&ClientServicesSpecialistwithJamesN.Ball &Company.Shespecializesinassistingclientsthroughallstagesoflifeandis knowledgeableintheareasofretirementplanning,budgeting,andinsurance. Daniel R. Williams,CLU,CHFC,andCFP®,isaCertifiedFinancialPlannerand co-founderoftheDoverGroup.Heisafrequentspeakeronretirement,estate planning,andassetprotectionstrategiesandhasbeennamedasoneofBoston’s topfinancialplannersinBostonMagazineandTheWallStreetJournal. Molly WilsonisaBridgewaterStateUniversitygraduatewithadegreeinArt EducationandArtHistory.Sheisalicensedartteacherwithastrongpassionforall thingsceramicandcurrentlyteacheselementryart. Alex WinkelmannisafinancialadvisorforEdwardJoneslocatedinMarlborough, MA.Alex’sbackgroundisinfinanceandpsychology.Hehelpsfamiliesand individualsprepareforretirement,saveforeducation,createpersonalizedestate strategies,andpreparefortheunexpected. Natassia Yahoub,anativeofBrazil,acquiredfluencyinEnglishasanadultin Massachusetts.SheholdsaB.A.inPortuguesefromSmithCollege,whereshe workedasaforeignlanguagetutor.Currently,sheworksinthepublicschoolsystem asatranslatorandinterpreterfornon-Englishspeakinghighschoolstudents. Lisa YoungistheownerofCoastalWindowWorkshop. SheholdsaBSin BusinessAdministrationfromEmmanuelCollegeandisagraduateofRittners SchoolofFloralDesigninBoston. Felipe ZamoraisaUMassLowellgraduatewithadegreeingraphicdesignand anactivememberoftheMetrowestArtCommunity;participatinginshowsat theFountainSt.ArtStudiosandGreenMarlborough.HestudiesattheDanforth Museum,theMuseumofFineArts,andFraminghamStateUniversity.