Class Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography Email
Staff, Mt. Cuba Staff, Mt. Cuba Center N/A
Docent, African American Museum of Phi "The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans." "Visit us and experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art." "They inspire, educate, promote dialogue, and bring together community." N/A
Jonathan Alderson Jonathan Alderson, Founder and Principal, Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects N/A
Frances Alloway I have been teaching cooking and nutrition classes for many years as a consultant and employee. As a consultant, I have worked with hospitals, child care sites, senior centers, and libraries including the Free Library of Philadelphia. I have presented programming on Radnor 21 and WGTV television stations that included seasonal food and health topics. As an employee of Penn State Extension and Early Head Start, I co-authored Dining with Diabetes, Totally Veggies, The Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You curricula and taught hundreds of classes for all age groups. I am a registered dietitian and nutritionist, a certified ServSafe instructor and have child abuse clearances. N/A
I Anastasia Anastasia is a professional belly dancer based in Philadelphia. Known for her emotional and dynamic performances, she brings an exuberance to events that has made her a popular local entertainer. Anastasia performs regularly in Middle Eastern restaurants and hookah lounges, as well as private events and weddings. She has extensive experience with live performances, and understands how to get the audience engaged! Anastasia has studied extensively over her ten year career, and trained with many teachers, both locally and internationally. She is a knowledgeable source for the music, history, and culture behind the art form of belly dance. anastasiabellydance@gma
Amy Anna Amy B Anna is an artist and attorney living in Media, PA. She is a contributing writer for the film website,, which is a Philadelphia-based site devoted to all things related to film. Her art-related website and blog can be found at N/A
Michele Archawski Michele Archawski, Native Speaker
Yosaif August Yosaif August, ICF-Certified Life Coach N/A
Gwenne Baile Gwenne Baile became interested in raising chickens about 2007 when, watching The Martha Stewart Show, Martha brought a few of her chickens into her studio. A lightbulb went off in Gwenne’s head that a person could have just a few chickens and not a farm. However, chickens were illegal in her town of Haddon Township in Camden County, NJ. Once she retired from her career as an RN and Certified Nurse Midwife in 2009, she made it her mission to educate herself about backyard hens and convince her town council to change the law. Five years and many, many hours of taking chicken classes, her town passed a law allowing a pilot program in backyard chickens which essentially she authored. Her first two hens arrived the end of January, 2016. Once she had her own hens, she developed the class required by most towns in her area which she has mentored in changing their laws, too. She is certified as a Backyard Chicken Keeper from Chickens and You through the Gossamer Foundation. She also is a Certified Handler of Therapy Chickens and now certifies others. She has lectured nationally on therapy hens and is being featured in an international documentary on domestic animals featuring her two therapy hens. N/A
Stefania Baita Stefania Baita is a certified Life & Career Coach who passionately works with adults on how to be more productive and happy with their time and work-life balance choices; she also focuses on Goal setting and Career transitions. Stefania loves to support mothers during the delicate phase of going back to work after having a baby as well as people that are planning to go back to work after an extended leave. Before transitioning to coaching, Stefania successfully worked in the Corporate world for more than a decade. Stefania has 2 children under 6, lived and worked in 4 countries and is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and French. She has been recently featured on CBS3 for her coaching on Goal setting. N/A
Tom Bang Tom Bang, Former Corporate Executive N/A
Mita Barot Mita works at a Main Line School District’s Nutrition Department. She frequently entertains large groups in her home in Chester County introducing her guests to the many healthy dishes of India and has been teaching cooking classes since 2009, most recently in St. Mary’s County, MD. Mita is passionate about healthy cooking, entertaining and loves to laugh and have fun while cooking.
Chani Barton My name is Chani Barton. I am a wife and mother of 3 terrific children; two of which are grown and out of the house. My youngest son is in High School. I am currently enjoying my 20th year in education. During the day, I work as a Technology Integration Coach at a local school district. I am involved with instructional design for adult learners, planning and implementing blended learning classroom lessons, and modeling effective classroom practices. Throughout my career I have facilitated multiple learning experiences for audiences that range from grade level teams to statewide conferences. I am a Google Level 2 Certified Instructor, a SMART Certified Champion, and an Apple Teacher. N/A
Eric Bell Eric Bell is the author of two juvenile fiction books: Alan Cole Is Not a Coward and its sequel, Alan Cole Doesn't Dance, both published by HarperCollins. Alan Cole Is Not a Coward was nominated for the 2018 ALA Rainbow List of GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens. Eric has experience leading workshops and classes in the Philadelphia area. He is eager to bring his unique blend of writing experience, interactivity, and good humor to Main Line School Night.
Tami Berry, MD Dr Tami Berry blends her foundation in Western Medicine with an ever-deepening knowledge of Eastern Medicine and Wisdom Traditions to enhance health and wellness. Dr Berry’s knowledge base, experience coupled with her commitment to teach, lead, and live from a place of open-heartedness, kindness, and curiosity make her a truly remarkable teacher.
David Beruh Dave is a graduate of Gettysburg College and is a former US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer. Dave has had a lifelong interest in health and wellness. In 2010 at age 50, he lost 60 pounds and discovered the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle. Since then he has been active in discovering bio-hacks and following the latest in longevity research.
Owen Biddle OWEN BIDDLE has been taking pictures for thirty-five years and teaching photography for about thirty years. One thing he loves about teaching is watching his students' unique vision and creativity unfold as they master the how-to's of the camera. He loves challenging his students to see the camera as a tool for creating meaningful images. He also loves studying the masters of photography, and strives to inspire his students to use the lessons that can be learned from those who came before us, both in photography and in art, in general. Owen reports that the whole class has a lot of fun together, following and developing their passion for this wonderful media. owenbiddlephotography
Steven Blum Steven Blum, Esq, Steven G Blum and Associates LLC, Author, Negotiating your Investments, Lecturer at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania Roslyn Blyn LaDrew Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Judy Bogad At ESPN Judy was the first femaile producer at SportsCenter. She wrote, produced, and reported for Major League Baseball, reporting on Spring Training, All-Star games, Post-Season playoffs and the World Series. Judy also wrote and produced corporate videos. During Judy's 14 years at QVC, she collaborated on the network's first Digital Asset Management System. She now is the founder and owner of her own video production company, specializing in productions for corporations, small businesses, and entertainment ventures. N/A
Len Boris Len Boris, Director of Beverage for Fearless Restaurants attended the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu where he graduated with a degree in culinary arts in 2008. He has been working in the restaurant industry since he was 15 and transitioned to a front of the house role after he graduated culinary school. He said his love for cooking started when he was in college, “I tried several different fields while in college, not really finding my niche. While I was at West Chester University, I started to watch Emeril at 3 am. That started my desire to want to cook for people; before that, it was Hot Pockets and Pop-Tarts.” Len incorporates his culinary background into his creative cocktails as well as incorporating the senses into cocktail making. “Taste and sight are obvious; but, I love a cocktail that has an additional aroma component that isn’t part of the actual drink,” Len said his favorite cocktail is the Smoking Sazerac at Autograph Brasserie. Before joining Fearless Restaurants, Len served Banquet Director and Assistant General Manager at Georges’ immediately after culinary school, he was then the bar manager for Susanna Foo. He also held positions as the Food and Beverage Manager at Valley Forge Casino. Len said his passion for creating cocktails comes from, “taking people one step out of their comfort zone, having somebody try an ingredient or combination that they have never had before.” N/A
Kent Bottles Dr. Kent Bottles teaches health policy and payment reform at The Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health in Philadelphia and regularly consults and presents on population health, health care reform, digital medicine, and the future of the doctor patient relationship. He has been a Professor and Chair of academic medical school pathology departments, a Chief Medical Officer of a state-wide integrated delivery system, a President and CEO and DIO of an educational and research collaborative in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a President and CEO of an evidence-based medicine health care consortium in Minneapolis, and a President and Chief Knowledge Officer of a genomics bio-tech start-up company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Bottles has received the following awards and honors: Phi Beta Kappa, The Rodney T. West Literary Achievement Award for the most important article on medical management in 2001 from the American College of Physician Executives, the Resident Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Iowa Department of Pathology, the UC San Francisco Class of 1991 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Major Contribution, the UC San Francisco Class of 1990 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Stimulating Lecture Series, and the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching at UC San Francisco for Basic Science.
Jeanne Buckley I hold an Ed.D. in Educational Technology from Columbia University, two masters degrees (Simmons College and Syracuse University), and have spent my career in higher education, as a Dean, CIO and Vice President. I retired form full-time administrative work in 2017, but have continued teaching. I have taught college-level courses for the last 35 years. Currently, I teach this particular course (which I designed) to upper-level students at Arcadia University, where it is designated as a writing course. N/A
Brad Carney Brad Carney is a lead Teaching Artist with Mural Arts Philadelphia. Brad is a graduate of Tyler School of Art, with a degree in drawing, painting and sculpture. He loves collaborating with students and neighborhoods, and sees every project as an opportunity to create powerful human connections. Brad's pedagogy is an exploration of the light within, and of shared experiences through the creative process. N/A
Greg Cazillo GREGORY CAZILLO is the owner of Cazillo Photography and Web Design. He has over fifteen years of photography experience and a degree from Antonelli Institute of Photography. He has practical expertise in commercial and product photography as well as portraiture for small businesses and large corporations alike. He derives great pleasure from creating beautiful, timeless images for families and couples to treasure and share. Gregory believes that the key to Photography and Art is to be creative, bend rules, and above all, think like an artist! You may see many samples of his work as well as photography tutorials on his website
Maria Ceferatti Maria Ceferatti is a published writer of short stories, essays and poetry, and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. She is a writing instructor and music teacher in the Philadelphia area.
Margie Cherry Margie Cherry’s multiple professional identities include Associate Director of Alumni Career Services at Lafayette College, career coach, professional speaker, and former long-running cartoonist and short-term stand-up comic. Margie is the author and illustrator of "Mom's Comedy Coloring Book", published by Humor Outcasts Press, and her work has appeared in numerous humor anthologies and publications including "The Best of the Best American Humor"; and "The Best Contemporary Women's Humor".
Russell Chomiak MBA/BS in Mechanical Engineering; Former CEO of a local engineering and industrial distribution company; Division President of Fortune 100 company; Alumni Board of NJIT; Member of the Ukrainian Institute in NY and various Ukrainian organizations that promote local Ukrainian culture and international good will N/A
Grace Cipressi Grace Cipressi, Assistive Technology Specialist, Bryn Mawr College N/A
Mary Coe Mary Coe, Friends of Radnor Trails N/A
Cathleen Cohen Cathleen Cohen is Montgomery County’s 2019 Poet Laureate. A painter, poet and teacher, she founded ArtWell’s “We the Poets” program in Philadelphia ( She has taught students of all ages from a variety of diverse cultural and faith backgrounds in the USA and in Israel. Her poems have appeared in Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, Chrysalis Journal, East Coast Ink, 6ix, Philadelphia Stories and other publications. In 2017 her chapbook “Camera Obscura” won a Moonstone Arts Press prize. She received the Interfaith Relations Award from the Montgomery County PA Human Rights Commission and the Public Service Award from National Association of Poetry Therapy. Her paintings are on view at Cerulean Arts gallery in Philadelphia ( N/A
Marebeth Conard Marebeth Conard, Experienced Pinochle Teacher N/A
Roberta Cooks Roberta Cooks, MD, Gokhale Method® teacher, trained as a physician at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Cooks has been a Gokhale Method®Teacher for ten years, guiding hundreds of people of all ages away from back, neck and musculoskeletal pain through teaching healthy ways to perform our daily movements of life. Dr. Cooks is also an avid Argentine Tango dancer and Qigong Medicine practitioner.
Jack Covington Dr. Covington is an Oxford-educated cultural historian and classically trained stage actor. He is the Creative Director of “Characters-on-Call” – 1 st person living history biographies.  He presents dynamic first-person historical impersonations of famous literary and historical personages from the pages of history – in authentic period costume – history brought to life! He is a refreshingly innovative, enlightening, and engagingly dynamic educator, actor, and entertainer of the most creative kind – one who loves both his craft and his audience – who consistently delivers a show in true “that’s entertainment” style.  He deliberately steps outside the proverbial box, breaking down barriers and successfully injecting spontaneity, wit, and warmth into his lecture performances. He has performed for many historical and cultural organizations and also served as a tour guide for houses on the historical register. Performance topics he has presented are listed on his website, Dr. Covington is also a world traveler, adventurer, and a former avid mountaineer.  His ability to incorporate his first-hand experiences into his lecture performances serves to both enlighten and enthrall his audiences. He delights in the opportunity to share his unique concept of combining lifelong learning with entertainment that will educate, stimulate, and inspire his audiences today and tomorrow! N/A
Cason Crane Cason Crane is an entrepreneur, adventurer, and activist, and the first openly gay person to climb the Seven Summits - the highest mountain on each continent. In his travels to over 100 countries and all seven continents, Cason has survived week-long blizzards on some of the world’s highest peaks, saved teammates from dangerous in-fighting in highly risky situations, and endured countless days of severe discomfort in extreme environments, ranging from the harsh open deserts of North Africa to the brutally cold and unforgiving icy expanses of Antarctica. He is passionate about combining his love for exploring the world with his desire to make it better, specifically supporting the causes of LGBTQ suicide prevention, combatting climate change, and access to clean water. Cason is also an avid endurance and adventure racer. He has several prize-winning finishes in ultramarathon and obstacle course races, and has completed half a dozen IRONMAN triathlon races in addition to dozens of marathons, open-water swims, hikes, climbs, and more. Cason graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in History in 2017, and founded his direct-to-consumer coffee business, Explorer Cold Brew, in May 2020. N/A
I Creative Voice Development Gro Staff, Creative Voice Development Group N/A
Laura Cruz Like many of us, Laura traces her love of the outdoors back to her childhood. “There was a small patch of woods and a stream on my parents’ property where my friends and I would play for hours. We found crayfish, which was very exciting, and would constantly be stuck in the mud. Even though it was right in my backyard it felt like the wilderness.” Prior to working for Natural Lands, Laura was a horticulture intern at Winterthur and a natural lands gardener at Longwood Gardens. Most recently, she was a research and development gardener and ecological sales representative at North Creek Nurseries. Laura received her B.S. in Psychology from Ursinus College. She earned a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Sheffield. N/A
Kenneth DeMarco Kenneth F DeMarco, MS, JD N/A
Shelley DePaul Shelley DePaul serves on the Council of the Lenape Nation of Pa. She teaches Lenape Language classes and workshops and has presented lectures and educational programs on the subject of Lenape History and Culture to schools and universities, environmental organizations, churches, historical societies and youth groups. She has worked for the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania since 2004 as Genealogy Researcher, Historical Researcher, Lenape Language Specialist, and Educator, and in June of 2009 she was appointed Assistant Chief. She has developed the Lenape Language Curriculum for use in schools, universities and home school associations. DePaul has transcribed a variety of works into the Lenape Language and composes original music and poetry in the language as well. She is co-curator of the current exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, "Fulfilling a Prophesy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania". She is also curator of the Lenape exhibit at the Sigal Museum in Easton. Both exhibits relate the long-hidden story of the survival of the Lenape in their homelands and feature never before displayed objects from the private collections of Lenape people in Pennsylvania. DePaul is a Pennsylvania State Certified teacher and has taught English, History and Music in public schools and universities throughout Eastern PA. She also teaches private music lessons in piano, guitar and Native American flute. Shelley is currently teaching courses in the Lenape Language at Swarthmore College. N/A
Bronwen Densmore Bronwen Densmore, Makerspace Coordinator, Bryn Mawr College N/A
Michelle Detwiler Michelle is an ecological landscape consultant, planting designer, and naturalist educator in the Pennsylvania Piedmont. She believes in the art and science of ecological gardening to inform a modern, intelligent, and compassionate approach to landscape stewardship through the use of native plants, unique in their capacity to support native insects, birds, and other animals. She’s a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist and recently brought the Pollinator Pathway Northeast program to Lower Merion and Narberth. She works at Redbud Native Plant Nursery in Media, PA and owns her own business, Wild About Native Plants which specializes in helping homeowners and public space stewards create resilient living landscapes by incorporating native plants. She has a B.A. in Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University as well as a decade of experience in planting and tending native plants. N/A
Donna Di Novelli Donna Di Novelli has a writing career that spans film, opera, music-theater and stage.Di Novelli attended the 2018 Sundance Film Festival as the co-writer of Madeline’s Madeline, directed by Josephine Decker, widely lauded as a ‘masterpiece’ and chosen as one of the top ten movies of the decade by The New Yorker magazine. The film screened at the Berlinale and BAM’s CinemaFest, is distributed by Oscilloscope, and available on Amazon Prime. She conceived and wrote the found text piece, The Good Swimmer, a Pop Requiem composed by Heidi Rodewald and directed by Kevin Newbury, which sold out in BAM’s 2018 Next Wave Festival, after a workshop at the Prototype Festival. She has written libretti for Paola Prestini’s Oceanic Verses, Kennedy Center, Barbican Centre; and for the San Francisco Opera commissioned, Heart of a Soldier, music by Grammy- nominated Christopher Theofanidis. With long-time collaborator, Randall Eng, she wrote the text for edgy, jazz-infused opera Florida, performed at UrbanArias in 2018 and with Eng is at work on a new opera, Before the Night Sky. As a lyricist, she has collaborated with Oscar-winner, Rachel Portman, composer of Little House on the Prairie, which sold out in its premiere at the Guthrie Theater and subsequently went on a National Tour. As a screenwriter, she penned the award-winning short film, Stag directed by Newbury and available on iTunes. She teaches playwriting and screenwriting at New York University. She has won fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, UCross, N/A
Dianne Dillman Chef Dianne graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in their first class to admit women. She's been a chef at three and four star restaurants, a caterer, a food purchaser and a baker. Chef Dianne loves pie so much she's been known to spend the day foraging in the woods for black and red raspberries for them and even to steal apples from the neighbor's tree for them!
Buntzie Ellis Churchill Buntzie Ellis Churchill, co-author (with Bernard Lewis), Islam: The Religion and the People; Notes on a Century: Recollections of a Middle East Historian Buntzie Ellis Churchill led the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as president for almost a quarter century and built a national reputation for the organization. She moderated the Council's daily radio show on WFLN-FM for a decade, has conducted educational trips to more than 60 countries and now lectures frequently. She has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, a trustee of Drexel University, and a director of the Union League of Philadelphia. Awarded several honorary doctorates she has received numerous awards for her contributions to the community. Buntzie has coauthored two books with Princeton professor, emeritus, Bernard Lewis -- Islam: the Religion and the People and “Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian”. Mrs. Churchill was graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in political science and international relations. She has two almost perfect children and three absolutely perfect grandchildren. N/A
Randall Eng RANDALL ENG’s music lies at the intersection of opera, music-theatre, and jazz. His opera Florida (libretto by Donna Di Novelli) premiered in 2018 at UrbanArias in Washington, DC, after development at Lyric Opera Cleveland, New York City Opera’s VOX Festival, and the Public Theater. His opera Henry’s Wife (libretto by Alexis Bernier) has been developed and presented by the Center for Contemporary Opera, American Opera Projects, the Virginia Arts Festival, and Manhattan School of Music. His latest opera with Donna Di Novelli is Before the Night Sky. A contemporary re-telling of the Greek myth of Castor and Pollux collided with the stories of their twin sisters Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra, Before the Night Sky was featured at Opera America’s New Opera Showcase at Town Hall in 2017, and is in development at American Opera Projects. Harbor, a song for soprano and orchestra created with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, premiered at Symphony Hall in Boston in 2019 by the Boston Pops conducted by KeithLockhart. His choral work Remain, a setting of an immigration rights pamphlet, premiered in 2018 by MasterVoices at Cooper Union in NYC. Miracles, a setting of a Walt Whitman poem, will premiere at Merkin Concert Hall in NYC by Mirror Visions Ensemble in April 2021. He has been awarded grants, prizes, and residencies from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Montalvo Arts Center, the Ucross Foundation, the Bang on a Can Summer Institute, the John Duffy Composers Institute at the Virginia Arts Festival, Boston Metro Opera, American Opera Projects, the Eugene O’Neill Music Theatre Conference, Tapestry Opera, New Dramatists, the American Music Center, and the American Composers Forum. Randall is a graduate of Harvard University, Cambridge University, and NYU/Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, where he is now an Associate Arts Professor and runs the Tisch Opera Lab. A Staten Island native and Jeopardy! champion, he can be found at N/A
Nina Epstein Nina Epstein is known as the Digital Diva and has been an information technology instructor and consultant for over 25 years, helping individuals and small business owners use technology and solve their computing problems. Nina has been teaching technology courses in local communities for over 15 years. N/A
Charo Evangelista CHARO EVANGELISTA CABELLO, ESSENTRICS® Level 1 Instructor, Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master and Wellness Advocate, is certified as a TriYoga instructor. She is a meditation instructor, Reiki Master, Director of Inkalight and is a primary teacher at Free Spirit Yoga. Her personal teaching style focuses on expressiveness and derives from the different disciplines she's practiced throughout the years. Charo has been teaching yoga to children, adults and seniors for the past 19 years. In her classes you will experience the kundalini-inspired sequenced flow of postures synchronized with rhythmic breath (Pranayama) and mudra (focus), which will increase your energy and bring mental clarity. Her website is charo.freespirityoga@g
Susan Evans Susan has been researching her family for over 30 years. In addition to on-line resources, she has used courthouse, church, cemetery, libraries, archives and historical societies. Due to the extent of her family, Susan has traveled to Nova Scotia, Scotland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts and made the pilgrimage to Salt Lake City. Memberships include: National Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society and Daughters of the American Revolution. Susan, owner of Family Tales & Trails, assists others 'place their families in history' through classes, workshops and private consultations. N/A
Chris Fehlhaber Chris Fehlhaber is an assistant horticulturist at Chanticleer Garden. His goal is to raise the public’s consciousness and appreciation of enriching, progressive horticulture. He believes we may all lead better lives by making the world a more beautiful place. Chris holds degrees in Landscape Architecture-Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin. N/A
Ariadna Fink Ariadna Fink, MA, Hispanic Literature, Villanova University N/A
Mary Fischer-Nassib Mary Fischer-Nassib, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy; Co-founder of Sow Good Now. Mary's passion is for improving lives and leading philanthropic discussion and education. I teach athletes how to impact the lives of others through the sports they love. I provide fundamental philanthropic education and collaborative opportunities for them to leverage their time, talents, and treasures through organized sporting activities. By jump-starting the philanthropic learning curve, philanthropic athletes increase their lifetime philanthropic impact. Successful sports teams leverage unique talents, foster collaborative environments and are strategic in overcoming obstacles in order to win - this is the same mindset we use with our philanthropy at Sow Good Now. N/A
David Fisher Rev David A Fisher, Faculty Member, Philosophy and World Religions, Rosemont College N/A
Carin Ford Carin Ford has loved dogs all her life, but it wasn’t until she got a dog from a puppy mill that she dived into dog training in earnest. Using science-backed positive reinforcement training techniques, she is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession.“With positive reinforcement, training is both fun and an incredible bonding experience for you and your dog,” Carin says. “I’m a big believer in setting dogs and people up for success. Not only is positive training an enjoyable process, but it really works.”In addition to her private clients, Carin has spent the past several years working with the behavioral issues of shelter dogs, and also has a certificate in Life-Saving Centered Animal Shelter Management from University of the Pacific. She is one of the founders of DogsHome, a nonprofit rescue that has the mission of providing homeless dogs with shelter, quality care, training, re-homing and lifetime support. “The key to working with dogs is learning how to ‘speak dog,’ and that’s what I help my clients do,” Carin says. “Communication is a two-way process, and dogs have an entirely different language from ours – most of which is nonverbal. Many people think their dogs are mind-readers because the dogs know what they’re going to do even before they do it! That’s because dogs have tremendous powers of observation, picking up on all kinds of nonverbal cues.”If you have any questions for Carin, please email her at, Website: Carin Ford is a writer and editor with more than 30 years’ experience in short stories, children’s nonfiction, business writing and journalism. She has written more than 40 juvenile nonfiction books and won Booklist’s Top Ten Nonfiction Series for her six-part Civil War series. Her biography of Helen Keller won the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Best Selection for Young Adults award. Carin also has had dozens of romantic short stories published in national magazines, and her feature stories have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has taught English and Journalism at Villanova University, Cabrini University and other area colleges.
Cynthia Foxworth Cynthia Foxworth is a certified Spanish and French Teacher. She has a BA from Temple, an MA from Rutgers and has been teaching world languages for over 25 years. She recently collaborated with other professional course developers to update the French curriculum for Lincoln Learning Solutions, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing products/strategies to empower learning communities. She is currently teaching online Spanish classes for Achieve Test Prep, a school that prepares students to sit for an exam to earn college credits. Cynthia enjoys reading, dancing and singing in her church’s choir. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now resides in South Jersey.
Nancy Frankel-Halbert Nancy Frankel-Halbert, MFA, Professional Artist; Educator
Gregory Frost Gregory Frost is a writer of best-selling fantasy, supernatural thrillers and science fiction. His latest novel-length work is the YA-crossover duology, Shadowbridge & Lord Tophet (Del Rey/Random House), voted “one of the four best fantasy novels of the year” by the American Library Association. His previous novel, the historical thriller, Fitcher’s Brides (Tor Books), was a finalist for both the World Fantasy and International Horror Guild Awards for Best Novel. He is currently Director of the Fiction Workshop at Swarthmore College.
Nancy Gabel NANCY GABEL taught high school French at the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District for thirty-five years where she also headed the Foreign Language Program for the district. After retiring from public education, she taught at The Agnes Irwin School, The Baldwin School and The Episcopal Academy. She was a founder and President of the Board of the French International School in Bala Cynwyd, as well as Board Member and President of Main Line School Night. She is thrilled to be teaching adults at MLSN, where she has offered a variety of courses. N/A
Carla Gambescia Carla Gambescia is the author of the acclaimed bookLa Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A-to-Z, a rousing tribute to Italy, Italians and a culture that has contributed so much to the world. A native of Philadelphia, Carla is also a marketing executive, former restaurateur and avid traveler; she co-created the Giro del Gelato bike tour which won OUTSIDE Magazine’s Best Trip in Western Europe.
Gabriel Garfinkle Gabriel Garfinkle has been teaching philosophy at Penn State University since 2012, and began teaching religion and philosophy at Delaware County Community College in 2016. He brings passion with his scholarship in an effort to make his classes both practical and profound.
Alice Garrett Alice Garrett graduated from Princeton University in 1982 with a degree in English Literature. She received her MA in Classical Studies in 1986 from Boston University. Since that time she taught high school Latin at Haverford High School and Lower Merion High School.
Gabrielle Geib Master of Acupuncture Studies (Won Institute of Graduate Studies), Board Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), Licensed Acupuncturist, Reiki Level II practitioner In my time as a healing practitioner I have had the honor of helping patients: diminish pain (musculoskeletal, nervous, inflammatory, migraine), improve circulation to extremities, regain sensation in extremities, release chronic tension, reduce stress, process overwhelming emotions, reduce anxiety, lift out of depression, regulate appetite, improve digestion and elimination, reduce excessive urination, regulate the menstrual cycle, improve breathing after bronchitis, experience more restful sleep, feel refreshed and energized, and regain the sense of moving forward in life and overcoming disease. N/A
Joel Gibbs Joel Gibbs is known as “The Man Of A Thousand Voices” with a repertoire that includes over 100 “celebrity” impressions and an endless variety of cartoon, character and dialect voices. His award-winning work has been heard in more than 40,000 projects worldwide. He was the on-air host of many local and nationally-syndicated radio talk shows where listeners across America gathered to quench their thirst for everything they love about movies, music and TV… channeling Joel’s obsession, passion and borderline-insane knowledge of the entertainment industry. A member of the Critics Choice Association, he’s been a guest on many radio & TV shows and podcasts as an expert on The Beatles, “The Godfather”, the ‘James Bond’ movies and the classic sitcom, “The Honeymooners”. N/A
Derrick G. Gilbert Derrick G. Gilbert is the Director of Information Technology (IT) for American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), a faith-based, non-profit and has over 25 combined years of professional experience in IT. Derrick holds an Executive MBA from Saint Joseph’s University, M.S., and B.S. degree in computer science from Monmouth University and Jackson State University, respectively. As a strong believer in transformational leadership, he says, “To be an effective leader, you have to be an effective communicator. To be a great leader, you have to be a great communicator.” Derrick is an 8-year member of Toastmasters and he is excited about his public speaking endeavors and desires to be a successful leader. As a Toastmaster, he has achieved his Competent Communicator (CC), Competent Leader (CL), Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB), Advanced Communicator Bronze designations and is currently pursuing the Dynamic Leadership track in Toastmaster’s Pathways Professional Development Program. N/A
Jane Golden Jane Golden, Founder and Executive Director, Mural Arts Philadelphia. She has been the driving force of Mural Arts Philadelphia since its inception in 1984, overseeing its growth from a small city agency into the nation’s largest public art program and a global model for transforming public space and community through art. Under Golden’s direction, Mural Arts has created over 4,000 works of public art through innovative collaborations with community-based organizations, city agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, the private sector, and philanthropies. Reimagining the intersection of art and public space to address societal challenges, she has developed groundbreaking programs that transform practice and policies related to youth education, restorative justice, environmental issues and behavioral health. Golden has overseen a series of increasingly complex, ambitious, and award-winning public art projects, and launched the knowledge-sharing Mural Arts Institute in 2017 to help guide best-practices across the globe. Sought after nationally and internationally as an expert on urban transformation through art, Golden has received numerous awards for her work, including the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Award, the Philadelphia Award, the Hepburn Medal from the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College, the Philadelphia Sketch Club Medal and Philadelphia Magazine’s Trailblazer Award. In 2018, she received the Anne d’Harnoncourt Award for Artistic Excellence from the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, and the Dare to Understand Award from the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves on the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council, the Penn Museum Advisory Committee, and the board of directors of The Heliotrope Foundation. N/A
David Grauel DAVID GRAUEL comes to MLSN by way of New York City where he was a Technical Support and Training Specialist in Microsoft Office products for such companies as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. David teaches classes on a variety of Microsoft products and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with others.
Wendy Greenfield Wendy Greenfield, Executive Director An experienced non-profit and marketing professional, Wendy Greenfield joined Main Line School Night as Executive Director in September, 2016 following an eighteen-year career as Executive Director of the Alumnae Association of Bryn Mawr College. Prior to Bryn Mawr, Wendy was a marketing and communications executive in New York. An avid hiking enthusiast, Wendy enjoys hiking with her red Lab Rhett on local trails. N/A
Emily Greenwood Emily Greenwood is John M. Musser Professor of Classics at Yale University, where she also holds a courtesy appointment in African American Studies. She gained her Ph.D. in Classics from Cambridge University and taught at the University of St Andrews is Scotland before moving to Yale in 2009. She specializes in ancient Greek literature and responses to ancient Greece and Rome in different Black traditions. Her publications include Afro-Greeks: Dialogues Between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century (2010), and Thucydides and the Shaping of History (2006). She is currently writing a book entitled Black Classicisms and the Expansion of the Classical Tradition N/A
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Robert Groebel Robert Groebel, Accomplished Home Cook and Software Executive N/A
Alison Hallam Alison Hallam PT MSc is a Physical Therapist of 30 years, specializing in Bone Health and Wellness. She is also an international lecturer, currently teaching at Arcadia University, and is a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She is also the owner of BoneWise, designing customized exercise programs for individuals and classes.
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Rick Hamilton Richard Hamilton is the Paul Shorey Professor of Greek, emeritus, at Bryn Mawr College, where he taught for forty years. He is the editor of Bryn Mawr Commentaries and the founder of Bryn Mawr Classical Review. N/A
David Hardy David P. Hardy is the Co-Founder and retired CEO of Boys' Latin of Philadelphia charter school. Boys' Latin, which opened in 2007 in West Philadelphia, is Pennsylvania's first and only single- gender charter school has a student body that is 98% African-American and 74% economically disadvantaged. Blending classical studies with contemporary pedagogy, the school offers rigorous coursework and an extensive selections extra-curricular activities including robotics, drama, entrepreneurship, mock trial, and 10 varsity sports. In its first four graduating classes, Boys' Latin has sent 85% of graduates to post-secondary education-80% of which attending four-colleges. Boys' Latin students matriculate into the finest colleges and universities in the nation including Pomona, Bowdoin, Carleton, Penn, U Va, and Penn State, as well as 13 of the14 members of the State University System. It added a middle school in 2013, increasing enrollment to 850 students to make it the largest 6-12 grades all-male school of any type in the region. The school has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on NBC with Megyn Kelly. After retiring from Boys' Latin in 2017, David Hardy served as Executive Director of Excellent Schools PA, a school choice advocacy organization. He also is the principal of a consulting practice, Parkway Educational Consultants. He has recently returned to Boys’ Latin as interim CEO as the school undergoes a leadership change. Mr. Hardy served as the spokesman for philly , was a founding board member of the Philadelphia Schools Partnership, and is a former board member of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and the North Carolina Outward Bound School. He currently serves on the boards of the Center for Education Reform, the Pennsylvania State Coalition of Public Charter Schools, and Ad Prima Charter School. David Hardy lives in center city Philadelphia with his wife and they have two adult sons. N/A
Anne Harris ANNE HARRIS holds a BA in German from Wake Forest University, an MA in German from Duke University and an MEd (with concentration in adult education) from Worcester State University. She has lived and worked in Germany and has more than thirty years of experience teaching German to adults. Currently she is an instructor at the DonauSchule.
I Harriton House Bruce Gill, Executive Director, The Harriton Association N/A
Ann Hazan Ann Hazan is a food consultant and instructor and the co-author of 'The Original Philadelphia Neighborhood Cookbook,' 'The Original Baltimore Neighborhood Cookbook,' and 'The Reading Terminal Market Cookbook.' She holds a degree in Food and Nutrition from Drexel University. Ann emphasizes healthy foods and cooking in all her work, as well as in her home. N/A
Andrew Heckert ANDREW HECKERT, in 1973, began studying Tai Chi in Philadelphia with Maggie Newman, and was one of the six senior students of Cheng Man-ching’s school in Manhattan, the Shr-jung. In 1981, he began study with William Chen in New York City. For the next ten years he commuted to New York to attend classes in Chen’s school and took private lessons. During summers he attended weeklong workshops in the Catskills given by his classmate Ben Lo of San Francisco. In 1989, he became a student of Dr. Ping-siang Tao of Taiwan. Andrew Heckert, Germantown Tai Chi Study Group
Allen Heffler For 30 years, Allen Heffler CLU, ChFC, President of MyMedicareAdvisor, has helped thousands of people with their Medicare plans. The entire Medicare process can be complex and confusing. Our Mission is to educate consumers about Medicare and their Medicare options in a clear, concise & honest way that allows those consumers to make informed decisions. Allen Heffler and MyMedicareAdvisor- We Make Your Medicare Decision Easy., email: N/A
Andrew Herron Andrew Herron and Kevin Manning are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™ and the founding members of Stone Pine Financial Partners located in Media, PA. They have over 30 years of combined experience helping individuals and families transition to retirement. Andrew and Kevin are experts in retirement distribution planning and have created a system called The Flight Path™ to help bring clarity to the complexities of the retirement distribution phase. They also specialize in Social Security planning and are passionate about educating people on how to best take advantage of this retirement benefit. They’ve previously taught classes and seminars on retirement planning and Social Security at local universities and they sponsor community financial education throughout the year. N/A
Sue Hilger SUE HILGER has been teaching knitting at Main Line School Night for nearly thirty years and, more recently, crochet. She was the owner of EWE and I, a knitting and needlepoint store located in Bryn Mawr for nineteen years and is currently working as a free lance designer in both knitting and crochet for the Plymouth Yarn Co.
Seth Holzman Seth Holzman, (BA Music, Syracuse University) has been playing harmonica since 1965, teaching harmonica since 1975, and has performed with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, and many others. Seth was inspired to play by (and eventually studied with) the great blues harmonica player Sonny Terry. He is a caring and thoughtful instructor who teaches the techniques and musical knowledge he wishes he had known when he began his own studies. Seth currently performs with Stevie and the Bluescasters in the greater Philadelphia area.
John Immerwahr John Immerwahr, Professor Emeritus, Villanova University; Guide, Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A
Amy Mermaid Isakov Amy Mermaid Isakov is a tech savvy and innovative dreamer passionate about connection, spirituality, music, ritual arts, and how the Divine can manifest in all its forms. Having left the traditional education path, she has studied in-depth with shamans, bodyworkers, evolutionary thought leaders, and green builders since 2001. She is a Pachakuti Mesa carrier, writer, teacher, singer, and mother – among other things. N/A
Mike Jesberger Mr. Jesberger is an independent military historian who specializes in the American Revolution and Civil War time periods. He is renowned for his depth and breadth of knowledge , as well as his engaging and passionate presentation style, whether providing formal lectures, living history presentations or tours of historic sites in the Tri-state area. A member of numerous history based organizations and active in the reenactment community, he participates in numerous battle reenactments, living history programs and ceremonies to honor our first and current veterans. A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region, Mr. Jesberger is a native of Northeast Philadelphia and has relocated to Bucks and Montgomery County, PA and currently resides in Lansdale, PA with his wife and three children. N/A
Jean Johnson A classically trained coloratura, Ms. Johnson studied privately under Mr Gregory H Hopkins, Dr Francis H Williamson, Dr ebronette Barnes-Aborom and Mrs Rita McKinley-Pride. Her eclectic taste in music is reflected in her repertoire which includes various forms of liturgical music, musical theater and classical. Her Experience spans The Philadelphia Freedom Festival – Philadelphia, PA (2014) - Chorister (Rev. Nolan Williams, Jr., Festival Artistic Director; Andre Raphel, Conductor; The Philadelphia Orchestra; Uri Caine, Composer; Jay Fluellen, Chorus Master) “Can You Hear God Crying?” - Philadelphia, PA (2013) - Chorister (Hannibal Lokumbe, Composer; Dirk Brossé, Music Director; The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia) The Gate Called Straight gospel adaptation of “The Wiz” - Philadelphia, PA (2012) - Vocal Coach (Stephanie Mills, Director; Bill Jolly, Executive Musical Director; Kelly Beard, Executive Producer) “Sounds of Joy” a Music Ministry - Philadelphia, PA - Chorister/Soloist (Sheila D. Booker, Director; Donna Drake, Business Manager)
Sona Kapadia With over 20 years of experience I am an organized professional with a proven track record of good values, mentoring, guidance and counseling skills. Extremely inclined towards administrative skills, education and organizing co-scholastic activities for students has been my passion and domain for past 20 years. Education and Certification • Bachelor Of Commerce from University of Poona, Maharashtra, India (1990) • Masters in Computer Management from University of Poona, Maharashtra, India (1992) • Bachelor of Education from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi (2007) Additional Information • A quick learner, a logical thinker with great organizing, planning and execution skills • Easy with using technology • Very interactive and good interpersonal skills. Love to shoulder additional responsibility. Hands on following software • MS Office Suite of Applications o MS Word o MS Excel o MS PowerPoint o MS Access • Google Suites • HTML 6 • Visual BASIC • SCRATCH • MSW LOGO • ROBOTICS – WEDO , BLOCKLY – DASH n DOT • Presently working as Coding and STEM facilitator. My work responsibility include Conducting various classes which mainly include Programming fundamentals, ROBOTICS Research on STEM projects. Conducting science and engineering experiments for demonstrations to students N/A
Eric Kaplan As Chief of Staff to the Dean of Penn GSE, Dr. Kaplan provides high-level strategic support on a variety of projects and activities that are critical to achieving Penn GSE’s priorities. He works with myriad constituencies within the school and with university-wide leadership to advance Penn GSE’s most important initiatives. As a Senior Fellow, he teaches courses in enrollment management in Penn GSE’s master’s and doctoral programs. Prior to assuming his current role, Dr. Kaplan served as Director of the Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management where he directed all academic and administrative aspects of this cohort-based Ed.D. program for mid- to senior-level leaders in higher education, nonprofits, and industry. He also served as Penn’s Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations for International Initiatives (2010–2013), Associate Secretary of the University (2006, 2008–2010), and Interim Dean of Admissions (2007–2008), as well as in several leadership roles in the undergraduate admissions office including Associate Dean and Director of Admissions from 1994–2003. Dr. Kaplan led enrollment efforts as Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Lehigh University from 2003–2006. Earlier in his career, he worked in the admissions offices at Brandeis University, Boston University and Westbrook College. Dr. Kaplan serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Connecticut College as well as the Board of Directors of Need in Deed, an organization that partners with teachers to promote service-learning opportunities for students in the School District of Philadelphia. He is involved with the Point Foundation as a scholarship reader and served as scholar mentor, and is a participant in the 2016–17 Leadership Philadelphia Core Program. N/A
Beth Kephart Beth Kephart, Author; Partner, Fusion Communications N/A
Tom Kershner Tom Kershner, Gwynedd Preserve Manager and Tree Management Coordinator N/A
Panayota Kevgas Mrs. Kevgas is the Principal of Radnor High School. Before taking the helm of the school in June 2019, she was the RHS Assistant Principal of Academic Affairs since 2015. Mrs. Kevgas has served Radnor High School since January 2002 as a mathematics and biology teacher. In addition to her teaching duties, Mrs. Kevgas developed syllabi for Advanced Placement (AP) Biology and Honors Biology courses, developed and instituted the AP Biology curriculum, facilitated and led technology trainings for fellow teachers and was a member of the district's Strategic Planning Committee (2008-13) and its Schoology Advance Team (2013-14). Mrs. Kevgas also served as graduation coordinator for four years. Mrs. Kevgas earned a B.A. from Villanova University in 2000, a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University in 2002 and a K-12 Principal Certification from Immaculata in 2014. N/A
Sandi Kirschner Sandi Kirschner, MEd, Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Sandi is a wellness consultant, helping people meet their lifestyle goals. Sandy is a certified fitness instructor and holds a M.Ed in group dynamics. She teaches corporate wellness and fitness classes to promote overall well being. N/A
Kara Klaiber Kara Klaiber is a lifelong resident of Chester County, PA and a practicing attorney in Wayne, Delaware County, PA. Kara has been a licensed attorney since 2001 as a member of the Pennsylvania and Georgia State Bars. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (1996) and Temple University Beasley School of Law (2001). Kara currently works for the law firm of David Bennett Spiess & Livingood in Wayne and focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, business law matters and real estate. N/A
Maxine Koenig MAXINE KOENIG has an MA in Music from Temple University. She is multi-talented and plays almost every instrument. Maxine believes that music should not be tedious and should be fun. Her students are constantly entertained by her witty yet informative style of teaching.
David Langfitt David Langfitt is a lawyer who has practiced civil litigation in Philadelphia for nearly thirty years. A partner for many years at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, Mr. Langfitt has his own law firm, Langfitt Garner PLLC. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, The London School of Economics, and NYU School Of Law. N/A
Marc Lapadula Marc Lapadula is a Senior Lecturer in the Film Studies Program at Yale University. He is a playwright, screenwriter and an award-winning film producer. In addition to Yale, Professor Lapadula has taught at Columbia University's Graduate Film School, created the screenwriting programs at both The University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins where he won Outstanding Teaching awards and has lectured on film, playwriting and conducted highly-acclaimed screenwriting seminars all across the country at notable venues like The National Press Club, The Smithsonian Institution, and The New York Historical Society. N/A
Tuscarora Lapidary Society Staff, Tuscarora Lapidary Society
Sue Laskin Sue Laskin, Experienced Canasta Teacher
Orsolya Lazar Growing up in Hungary, Orsolya enjoyed fresh fruit and vegetables from our family garden. Traveling and hiking through Europe introduced me to varied landscapes and gardening styles. After becoming an Ecologist in Hungary, she earned Master Degree in Molecular Biology in the US. As a landscape designer, she drew on her science education and take inspiration from natural landscapes, has designed and maintained gardens for 15 years in 3 different countries, while keeping nature and wildlife in mind and discourages planting invasives and promote the use of native plants and sustainable landscape practices. N/A
Olive Ledlie Olive Ledlie, PhD, Former Chair English Department, The Baldwin School N/A
R. Barry Levis R. Barry Levis, PhD, Professor Emeritus, History, Rollins College (ret 2013); Director, Humanities Program, Hamilton Holt School of Rollins College, 1981-2012
Wanamaker Lewis Has been teaching both classes and privately for over 25 years. Wanamaker Lewis has played at every major music venue in the area including Phila Folk Fest and The Keswick-he’s even played at Carnegie Hall in New York!
David Mackey David Mackey was raised on The Main Line and has been living in Chester County since he returned from Florida in 1993. With over 35 years of commercial real estate/ land development experience, and a 20 +year passion for collecting and selling antique maps, David is uniquely-qualified to lead The Philadelphia Print Shop. In addition to the PPS, David's other map interests include and, where he showcases Main Line, Chester County and Avalon/ Cape May maps and views. N/A
Daniel Malley Dan Malley, Paxon Hollow Country Club
Kevin Manning Andrew Herron and Kevin Manning are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™ and the founding members of Stone Pine Financial Partners located in Media, PA. They have over 30 years of combined experience helping individuals and families transition to retirement. Andrew and Kevin are experts in retirement distribution planning and have created a system called The Flight Path™ to help bring clarity to the complexities of the retirement distribution phase. They also specialize in Social Security planning and are passionate about educating people on how to best take advantage of this retirement benefit. They’ve previously taught classes and seminars on retirement planning and Social Security at local universities and they sponsor community financial education throughout the year. N/A
Scott Mason Scott Mason is the author of The Wonder Code: Discover the Way of Haiku and See the World with New Eyes, named one of the 100 best independent books of 2019 by Kirkus Reviews. An editor with the online haiku journal The Heron’s Nest for the last ten years and an instructor for the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, Scott has received the top award in more than two dozen international haiku competitions. N/A
Cristine Matos Cristine Matos, MA, Native Speaker, Portuguese Teacher N/A
John Mazzeo John W. Mazzeo is currently an attorney practicing in Philadelphia focusing on immigration and national security litigation. He is a 2016 graduate of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law where he won the CALI Best Performing Student Award in International Law (2014). John is a 2013 graduate of Ursinus College, majoring in Politics and earning an honors designation for his thesis titled: "Immigration in the Thought of America's Founding Fathers and Its Implications Today." N/A
Paul & Ellen McCabe Paul & Ellen McCabe, Hike Leaders N/A
Jack McCarthy Jack McCarthy is a longtime Philadelphia archivist and historian who has held leadership positions at several area historical organizations and directed numerous archives and public history projects. Jack is particularly noted for his work in Philadelphia music history. He has a master’s degree in music history from West Chester University and regularly writes, lectures, and gives tours on Philadelphia music. He serves as consulting archivist for the Philadelphia Orchestra and Mann Music Center. For the Orchestra, he has managed the historical components of several major festivals: the 2012-2013 Leopold Stokowski Centennial, 2017 Sergei Rachmaninoff Festival, and 2018 Leopold Stokowski/Albert Barnes Festival. Jack served as director of the 2018-2019 project, Documenting and Interpreting the Philly Jazz Legacy, funded by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, and he co-produced, gave several presentations, and curated the accompanying exhibit for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s 2016 multi-part series Memories and Melodies: A Journey Through Philadelphia’s Musical Legacy. He served as consulting archivist for several Philadelphia music documentaries: the 2014 radio documentary Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio; the 2018 film biography Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me; and the (in-production) film Beethoven in Beijing, which focuses on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s history in China. He also periodically gives two walking tours: Exploring the Philly Jazz Legacy and Lost Sites and Sounds of Early Philadelphia Music. Jack writes on Philadelphia music for the popular online daily magazine Hidden City Philadelphia and the scholarly, peer-reviewed online resource, Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Humanities at Rutgers University-Camden. For the latter he has written articles on Philadelphia jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, doo wop, soul music, gospel, DJs, and opera and opera houses, as well as a series of articles on iconic Philadelphia popular songs. He was recruited by the Oxford African American Studies Center to write the article Philadelphia Soul Music, which was published on the Center’s website in 2018. He wrote two articles on Philadelphia gospel music for radio station WXPN’s 2019 documentary project, Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul.
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley ( ) is Research Professor of Psychology at Bryn Mawr College. His research interests include stereotypes, group dynamics, and the psychological foundations of ethnic conflict and genocide.  He is co-author of Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder (2006), co-author of Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us (2011, second edition 2017), co-author of The Marvel of Martyrdom: The Power of Self-Sacrifice in a Selfish World (2019), co-author of Radicalization to Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know (2020), and Founding Editor emeritus of the journal Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward Terrorism and Genocide. N/A
Mack McKamey With over 8 years of experience as an herbalist, Mack's take on herbal uses blends traditional wisdom with modern science and practical applications. A special place in her heart has always been the use of locally available botanicals, be they the pine needles in winter, or the sweet violets in spring! Mack currently runs The Raw Spa, a skincare apothecary that specializes in unique creations for all skin types.
Keith McMenamin I'm an aspiring Chief Information Officer with a unique set of skills and experience. I've led corporate IT departments, served as an adjunct professor teaching technology to new students and owned / operated my IT services company - often times managing these roles simultaneously. I enjoy educating non-technical people on ways to increase their cyber IQ, particularly in the area of security. I taught technology basics to adults for two years (2011-2013) at Kaplan University and recently offered this same course at the Upper Merion Community Center. I'm also a regular career day speaker to schools in Philadelphia.
Wendy Merron Wendy is a Bd. Certified Hypnotherapist at The Center of Success in Wayne, PA. She is also a Certified Hypnosis Instructor, and Certified in The Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping). N/A
Jason Meyers Jason Meyers, USA Certified Cycling Coach N/A
Vicki Miller Vicki Miller is the founder of Vinocity. Although Vicki has been a practicing attorney in Philadelphia for more than 15 years, she also has been a long-time student in formal wine study. Over the years Vicki has been asked to speak on wine and has developed numerous wine events for a variety of institutions, non-profits and various businesses. Vicki developed the Art and Wine event program for a corporate sponsor of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Wine and Literature event for the Raven Society of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Vinocity was born because Vicki realized that wine courses are highly information-filled, but are not socially engaging. Traditional wine tastings, while offering more social interaction, don't provide the kind of useful information to make an informed wine selection. A Vinocity event combines the best of both worlds, as Vicki weaves the facts, figures and scientific aspects of winemaking into interesting short stories and anecdotes about wine history and culture.
Matt Mittman Matt Mittman launched his real estate and coaching/teaching career nearly 20 years ago. Upon graduating from Bucknell, Matt found his way back to the Greater Philadelphia area where he set out to build the foundation and systems of his business. The growth of these systems and successes provided the opportunity for him to open RE/MAX Ready in Conshohocken in 2013. Matt’s business and teaching philosophy is rooted in the belief of Knowledge=Confidence and Confidence=Performance. In addition to running his real estate business, Matt is a certified real estate instructor in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. He has taught nationally recognized courses for the Realtor® Associations, as well as for many area schools and organizations. You can find out more about Matt at or N/A
Dianne Moore Dianne Moore, MSW, MS, CHC, CNE, FNLPfounder & owner of MooreBetterFood is a Functional Nutrition and LifestylePractitioner focusing on Nutrition and Wellness. Certified through theFunctional Nutrition Alliance, Institute of Integrative Nutrition and theAcademy of Culinary Nutrition, she also holds a Masters in Social work fromTemple University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania. diannemoore@moorebett
Bill Murphy Bill Murphy is a Board Member of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies and an Assistant News Editor for, where he reviews articles on UFOs and archaeology. Prior to these positions, he was a Field Investigator, Section, and State Director and Newsletter Editor for Michigan for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). A former college instructor in history and archaeology and corporate Quality facilitator, trainer, and data analyst, Bill has presented about UFOs to audiences of all ages. He’s edited corporate departmental and professional association newsletters and been published in the International UFO Reporter, Journal of Scientific Exploration, and several MUFON state newsletters. N/A
Jim Murphy Jim Murphy is a certified Philadelphia tour guide and author of over 50 articles on Philadelphia’s heroes and historic sites. Many of these stories first appeared in the Society Hill Reporter and Queen Village Neighbors Association Magazine. Jim’s updated columns, along with nine new ones, are now being compiled into a book to be published by Temple University Press in 2021. He also spearheaded William Penn birthday celebrations at Welcome Park and City Hall in Philadelphia, and led a free 3-hour “Jane's Walk” celebrating William Penn’s 375th birthday in October 2019. In addition, Jim guided the first half of three 12-hour Great River-to-River Tours conducted by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, and served on its Board for about four years. Jim has presented this William Penn program to professional associations, historical societies, churches, libraries, community groups, high-rise condos and cooperatives in Philadelphia, Delaware County and New Jersey. Jim lived in Delaware County most of his life, and wrote and edited “Choices,” the award-winning magazine of the Franklin Mint FCU Magazine “Choices” for nine years. At that time, “Choices” had a circulation of 80,000 copies. A former creative director of copy for Devon Direct Marketing and Advertising, Jim has run his own marketing consulting business since 2004. He moved to center city Philadelphia – just blocks away from Independence Mall – where he loves to read newspapers, sip coffee and appreciate the difficult work that went into creating our nation. N/A
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Zachary Nelson Zachary Nelson, Technology Consultant N/A
Andrew Newberg Dr. Andrew Newberg is the director of research at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health and a physician at Jefferson University Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and nuclear medicine. Dr. Newberg, the author of Neurotheology: How Science Can Enlighten Us about Spirituality, is a neuroscientist who studies the relationship between brain function and various mental states. He is a pioneer in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field known as “neurotheology.” His research includes taking brain scans of people in prayer, meditation, rituals, and trance states, in an attempt to better understand the nature of religious and spiritual practices and attitudes. N/A
Neal Newman Over the past 40 years, Neal Newman has directed extensively in classical, Shakespeare, modern theater, musicals, and opera. He trained as an actor at California State University, and trained in Shakespeare at ACT of San Francisco, where he directed A CRY OF PLAYERS, and THE CRITIC, and acted the title role in RICHARD II. He trained as a director at Carnegie Mellon, and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He directed many Off-Broadway productions in New York (DANCE ON A COUNTRY GRAVE, CRADLE WILL ROCK, ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD); ran a summer stock company, (ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, TAMING OF THE SHREW); and directed five seasons of Shakespeare in the Park in Philadelphia, (MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, HAMLET, HENRY IV). Opera productions include many by Gilbert & Sullivan, BOHEME, and CARMEN. He was a New York Critic for Show Business Magazine for 7 years, and continues as a record producer. He has taught and directed at The Walnut Street Theater, Fordham University (CABARET, FIGARO); University of the Arts (SEAGULL, CRUCIBLE); Cabrini College (MISS JULIE, 2 GENTLEMEN OF VERONA); and the University Of Pennsylvania, (MIKADO). At Steel River Playhouse he directed RAGTIME, MIRACLE WORKER, CHRISTMAS CAROL, BLITHE SPIRIT and TOYS IN THE ATTIC. As an actor, Neal has appeared at Steel River in THE CRUCIBLE, (Danforth) and PIPPIN, (Charlemange). He was co author of GOLDILOCKS AND THE DOWN HOME BEARS presented at Steel River, and will soon present a reading of the new musical LITTLE PRINCESS.
Ronald Nimitz Ronald Nimitz, Certified International Federation of Fly Fishers Instructor N/A
Char Nolan Char Nolan has been plant-based for ten years. She is a certified plant-based chef with a certificate in plant-based nutrition from é-Cornell. She teaches nutrition and plant-based cooking throughout the Philadelphia region. She is a contributor to "Veg World Magazine," and many of her recipes also appear at, The Engine 2 Cookbook, and more. N/A
Gwenn Nolan Gwenn Nolan is the owner & operator of Mother Compost, a local food scraps/household waste collection service, which provides pick-ups for residents and businesses interested in composting on the Main Line. Gwenn began composting over four years ago at home and started Mother Compost after arriving at the conclusion that everyone should compost but not everyone has the time or space to do so. Familiar with composting both in the backyard and on commercial scale, Gwenn can discuss the differences between home & commercial processing. Gwenn grew up in the area and went to college at Penn State, where she studied Public Relations & Spanish. She currently lives in Wynnewood with her husband and 3 children. Information on Gwenn’s company can be found here
Maria Ocando Finol Maria’s experience with online learning began in 2014 as part of her teaching and doctoral work at Arizona State University. There, she piloted, taught and evaluated hybrid and online Spanish courses, served on committees to evaluate and advance the School of International Letters and Cultures’ tech-enhanced and online offerings, and co-founded a community of practice on computer-assisted language learning. With over ten years of experience teaching in low- and high-tech educational contexts, and a strong background in pedagogy, Maria is an educational technology specialist at BMC, and serves as project coordinator for the Online Teaching Institute.
Gail Oldfield GAIL OLDFIELD is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. From touring the country in her early career to becoming a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, she has enjoyed many memorable dance experiences. She was Dance Director at Cabrini College for several years, as well a choreographer for over sixty musical productions across the tri-county area. Recently, she served as Vice President of the Rockette Alumnae Association in New York City.
Mitchell Orenstein Mitchell A. Orenstein is Professor and Chair of Russian and East European Studies at University of Pennsylvania and Senior Fellow in the Eurasia Program at Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a scholar of the political economy and foreign policy of post-communist Europe and the author or co-author of six books, most recently The Lands in Between: Russia vs the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War and From Triumph to Crisis: Neoliberal Economic Reform in Postcommunist Countries. His forthcoming book with Oxford University Press, Taking Stock of Shock: Social Consequences of the 1989 Revolutions, provides an overview of the successes and painful consequences of economic reform after communism, and the long path many countries have traveled to achieve a good life under capitalism. N/A
Lindsey Palumbo Lindsey Palumbo, Associate Director of Institutional Research at Bryn Mawr College N/A
Michelle Partlow Michelle is a professional educator and teaches Mah Jongg locally and around the country and is a tournament player, lauded as an outstanding teacher who is enthusiastic and patient. N/A
Sharon Pastore Sharon Pastore, CDP, MPA is an entrepreneur, educator and avid dreamer. She is a Certified Dreamwork Professional through the Institute for Dream Studies, and is an active member of International Association of Study of Dreams. She has tracked her dreams for over 7 years, recorded over 500 dreams, and interpreted over 250 dreams. She works with entrepreneurs, creatives, teens and young adults, to follow their dreams and live lucid. This includes: career, business, and major life decisions, personal and business branding, high levels of creativity, relationships, or heal from loss. She founded Dream Girl Power and has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Dreams that Change Our Lives, and Lucid Dream Magazine. In addition to dreamwork, Sharon spent 17 years in nonprofits and education, and the past 8 years as co-founder of Main Line Family Law Center, a mediation and legal services firm that helps couples separate and divorce in a holistic, peaceful and structured way. She is also a business and marketing consultant and freelancer. She holds a Master in Public Administration from University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor in Education from University of Delaware. She lives in Havertown with her husband, 2 daughters and 2 guinea pigs. For private dreamwork, business coaching or to organize a workshop, connect with Sharon at
Donald Pell Donald Pell, Landscape Designer and Founder, Donald Pell Gardens N/A
Kathy Peoples Kathy Peoples, Professional Photographer, runs and owns Katydid Photography Studio in Bucks County, Pa. She is known for her skills to teach others and her patience. Kathy teaches up and coming photographers and those who just want to improve on their own personal photo journey. She has won many photographic awards and enjoys helping people understand the ins and outs of lighting, camera technique and features and much more. Kathy has been country dancing for 20 years and loving every minute of it. She was featured on a dance team and TV shows in the late 90's. She continues to help people understand how to put one foot after the other and before they know it they're dancing. Great exercise for the mind and the body! katydidphotography@com
Keara Piekanski Keara M. Piekanski is a marketing professional with 16 years of progressive experience in reaching business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) audiences. She has worked in both the agency and corporate worlds, building marketing teams and crafting hundreds of small businesses' marketing plans. Keara holds an MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management from Villanova University and a BA in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh. As Owner/Marketing Maven at Two Cents Consulting, LLC, she is a self-proclaimed "marketing nerd" and a content enthusiast. N/A
Clayton Platt Clayton Platt is a seasoned Executive Coach, Lead Training Facilitator, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and Registered Life Planner. Through CP Enterprises, he works closely with senior leaders of small to mid-sized organizations to uncover gaps in learning and professional development, and then provides customized training and coaching programs focusing on effective communication and presentation skills for improved leadership, sales and customer service, along with Diversity & Inclusion, and Career Management/Coaching. Clayton is associated with several well-established global training companies, most notably BlessingWhite/GP Strategies, NeuroLeadership Institute, and Prototype Entities, where he has worked with large multi-national clients and non-profit organizations of all sizes. Among Clayton’s most notable clients are Cigna, Cargill, eBay, Intuit, State Street Bank, MetLife, Unum, UTC, Colgate Palmolive, and the Graduate School of Princeton University. After earning a degree in Economics from Princeton University, Clayton spent 35 years in management/senior leadership positions within the financial services and not-for profit sectors. During his time in wealth management, Clayton earned the CIMA (Certified Investment Management Analyst) designation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the RLP (Registered Life Planner) designation from the Kinder Institute of Life Planning. During his years in frontline management, Clayton became obsessed with the importance of brain-based coaching, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness in the workplace. He also understood the importance of communication and listening skills, all of which lead to greater sales, more attuned customer service, highly effective management, as well as deeper, longer lasting client relationships. For the past twenty years, Clayton has practiced Mindfulness Meditation and was accepted into the very selective and intensive Mindfulness Meditation Teachers Certification Program in 2019, offered by Sounds True and led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. He has been teaching virtual Mindfulness classes for a national audience since the beginning of 2020. Clayton brings a high level of engagement, interaction, and education into his classroom, virtual trainings, and coaching engagements, while always modeling the importance of being in the moment. His “secret sauce” is the combination of real world experience with a natural passion for helping others succeed, which he brings to both the creation and delivery of his training and coaching content. Website link: (training and coaching) (Mindfulness Meditation) N/A
Nathaniel Popkin Novelist, essayist, editor, documentary writer, and critic, Nathaniel Popkin is the author of seven books and the co-editor of the anthology Who Will Speak for America? Popkin is the co-founder of Hidden City Philadelphia and the writer of the forthcoming documentary film American Experiment: The Struggle for Philadelphia (based on Philadelphia: The Great Experiment). N/A
Marisa Porges Dr. Marisa Porges is known for her work on gender and education, leadership, and national security and is the author of What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women (Viking Press, 2020). She is currently the eighth Head of School of The Baldwin School, a 130-year-old all-girls school outside of Philadelphia, that is renowned for academic excellence and preparing girls to be leaders and changemakers. She is an alumna of Baldwin and personally understands the power of its approach to educating girls: it provided the foundation for her own military service and work on national security and foreign affairs. Prior to joining Baldwin, Dr. Porges was a leading counterterrorism and national security expert. Most recently, she served in the Obama White House as a senior policy advisor and White House Fellow at the National Economic Council, where she oversaw the development of domestic cybersecurity and consumer protection policies. She also has served as a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and at the Council on Foreign Relations, where her research focused on counterterrorism. In these roles, she traveled alone throughout the Middle East and Afghanistan to conduct research, interview former members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban, meet with Syrian rebel fighters in hiding, and serve as an embedded civilian advisor at NATO military headquarters in Afghanistan. She also worked as a counterterrorism policy advisor in the U.S. Department of Treasury and as a foreign affairs advisor in the U.S. Department of Defense. In all these roles, she stood out as one of a few – if not the only – women present, at any given time. Dr. Porges started her career on active duty in the U.S. Navy, flying jets off carriers as a naval flight officer on EA-6B Prowlers. Ten years after the Navy first allowed women to fly jets into combat, she pursued her dream of being launched off an aircraft carrier while serving her country. She earned a B.A. in geophysics from Harvard, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in war studies from King’s College London. Her awards include the National Committee on American Foreign Policy 21st Century Leader Award and the NATO Medal for service in Afghanistan. Dr. Porges lives outside of Philadelphia, with her family. N/A
Julie Potter Julie Potter, Artist
Joel Price Joel F W Price is the Technology Outreach Team Lead at Swarthmore College. In addition, he has consulted for schools, musicians, and small businesses, including social media strategy and implementation, individual and small-group training and photography. He has spoken nationally at conferences on the topic of responsible and creative emerging media implementation.
Rosae Reeder Rosae M. Reeder is a Book Artist / Printmaker and teacher of many things Book Arts and Printmaking. Living, teaching and constantly making in Philadelphia, Pa. She received her MFA from the Book Arts/Printmaking program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her work combines various alternative photographic processes, digital collage, traditional printmaking media such as Letterpress, Lithography, Monotype along with book structure. The imagery and content of her work is that of reference and reflection. A moment remembered, a time almost forgotten, a thought process evolved. Her work has been exhibited in many centers for the book and multiple galleries across the country and internationally. N/A
Christine Reyes Christine Reyes, Certified Zentangle™ Teacher (CZT) who has been doing Zentangle™ since 2012 when she had an operation to remove a brain tumor. Zentangle™ helped in the recovering process. Her goal is to help others find relief from the negative parts of their lives by using the meditative art form of Zentangle™. N/A
Michael Riedel Michael Riedel has been the theater columnist for the New York Post since 1998. New York magazine has called his column a “must-read” for the theater world. Michael began his radio career as regular on the Imus in the Morning show in 2011. In 2017 WOR, New York’s oldest and highest-rated station, asked him to cohost its morning show with well-known sportscaster Len Berman. The Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning show is the highest-rated morning radio program in the New York City area. Michael’s book Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway won the Marfield Prize for arts writing in 2015 and is widely considered to be the successor to William Goldman’s celebrated 1967 book about Broadway, The Season. A graduate of Columbia University, Michael lives in the West Village. --Simon and Schuster N/A
Catherine Robert Catherine Jeanne Robert, PhD, BA, Connecticut College for Women, MA, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, has taught at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. She is currently on the faculty of the University of The Arts with a joint appointment in Liberal Arts and Dance Studies. Dr. Robert wrote her dissertation under the direction of Dr. Robert Regan. N/A
Marie Roberts MARIE ROBERTS, M.A. World Religions, M.S. Counseling Psychology, is an author, counselor, ordained Presbyterian minister, and teacher of yoga and meditation. She has taught well-being through body/mind/spirit integration for the past thirty years. Her website is and she can be reached at
Leslie Robison Leslie Robison has provided coaching and organizing services 1999. She is passionate about helping you achieve more ease, credibility and satisfaction at home and at work. Master your day, master your life: leslie@masteryconsulting
Nicole Rodriguez Nicole Rodriguez is a certified Postural Alignment Specialist. She worked as an Exercise Therapist at Egoscue of Philadelphia before opening Pain Free Philly. She was disabled in a car accident and a chronic pain sufferer for years until she was healed by posture therapy. She has a background in dance, movement and teaching. Nicole sees clients via Zoom or at Montgomery Integrative Health Group in Wyndmoor. Learn more at N/A
Marc Ross Marc Howard Ross is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Bryn Mawr College. He is particularly interested in conflict and its management and has conducted research over the years in Kenya, France, Spain, Canada, Turkey, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the United States. N/A
Michelle Rothwell Michelle Rothwell is a former Associate Professor with more than 30 years of professional experience in the arts. She has developed college degree programs and dozens of college courses. Her client list includes DuPont, Proctor & Gamble, GlaxoSmith-Kline, Merrill Lynch, SAP, and others. Michelle is a practicing Fine Art whose work has been shown internationally and nationally in solo and group shows. She has been a student of ancient healing practices for over 20 years. She is the founder of Holistic Creativity, a complete System for personal growth and creative development. N/A
Anthony Francis Russo Anthony Russo, AB, German Language and Literature with Italian Minor, Villanova University, 1970; MA German Language and Literature, Villanova University, 1974 Hired as a teacher of German in 1970, I initiated an Italian curriculum within 3 years, and within 10 years, the program had grown to a full 4 year curriculum. Two full-time teachers of Italian were needed due to student number, about five years later. In 1996, hired again as a teacher of German for the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District in Chester County, I was asked to initiate an Italian curriculum once again at Conestoga High School, and this program grew to a full 4 year curriculum in four years, with 2 full-time teachers of Italian within 9 years. During my career, I have led 15 tours with students and adults, to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, but mostly to Italy. I led a tour of 35 students and adults to Italy and Sicily most recently. As leader of the group, and as lead teacher, I was required to deal with such diverse situations as rooming and other hotel issues, retail store negotiations which students were not able to handle, logistical issues of timing with the tour bus, the Metro in Rome, and the like. While touring with my students, I also had the unique privilege to sing in the Teatro di Ercolano (the ancient theater in Herculaneum) as a demonstration of the incredible acoustics which the ancient Romans developed over 2000 years ago. No microphone is necessary even today, to project the voice of the actor or singer to reach the hundreds in the audience. Almost thirty-nine years of classroom teaching in high school, adult night school, and several courses at the university level in not only Italian, but also in Cultural Diversity, have given me an excellent proficiency in written and spoken Italian, and virtually native fluency in speaking. Never having lived in Italy for any extended period of time, I have nonetheless more than held my own in both business and personal conversations with natives - even those using in part their local dialect - on various topics.
Anthony Saguto Anthony Saguto, Board Certified Tai Chi Instructor
Paula Sam Paula Sam, Wellness Advocate, owner Sama Center, a holistic health, yoga & wellness center N/A
Andrea Samz-Pustol Andrea Samz-Pustol, Digital Scholarship Fellow N/A
Deanna Santiago Deanna Santiago, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor of 15 years, creates a “triple-threat” experience for her clients with specialties in Yoga, Strength & Dance. She applies her education into all of her formats making them custom, functional and safe for every client. Creator of the US Trademarked group fitness classes, hipPOP fitness®. deanna@triple-threatf
Rona Satten RONA CORDISH SATTEN is a Professional Member of the National Qigong Association and a Certified Level III Instructor. She is certified by Master Li JunFeng to teach Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong, and has been certified as an Associate Healing Tao Instructor. Rona is a lifelong shamanic qigong student of Master Zhongxian Wu. She is also certified as a Medical Qigong Therapist through the International Institute of Medical Qigong and has a healing practice combining qi healing with other energy therapies. Rona loves teaching and her priority is to share the joyful, self-healing qigong practice with everyone interested. More information is available from her at:
Steven Schiffman Steven Schiffman, CEO, D. Atlas Estates sjscoh
Jane Schultz Jane Schultz is a visual artist, whose work ranges from an expressionist exploration of emotions to an impressionist exploration of movement, all documented in IOS based photographic images. Her work has been exhibited in museums, art centers, and galleries on an international basis, and featured in numerous publications for photography and mobile artistry. She has been recognized in numerous art competitions including the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, MIRA Mobile Prize, Mobile Photography Awards, Florence International Photography Awards, and Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit. In addition to creating, Jane administers Edit from the Soul and @ig_artistry, Facebook and Instagram sites which promote originality, creativity, and emotive art, curates for the New Era Museum, judges photographic competitions, and teaches mobile photography and artistry. N/A
Sharon Segal Sharon Segal, ACBL Certified Instructor
Chef Mike Selser Executive Chef White Dog Cafe Haverford/Glen Mills Michael Selser, Executive Chef for White Dog Cafe, Haverford, will take the role of Executive Chef of White Dog Glen Mills when it opens in early 2020. He has been in the culinary industry for 23 years, serving early on in his career as a cook at Green Valley Country Club and at Passerelle and then as a chef at Du Jour which later changed to White Dog Café, Haverford. He attended the prestigious Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College and said his cooking style is a take on classic dishes and that he prefers to create delicious, simple food using local ingredients. He uses a classic combination of flavors when he cooks and said his favorite dish to prepare is French Toast, “it seems simple but actually requires proper techniques to create the perfect dish.” The kitchen has always provided the focus for him he said, “I enjoy the high-energy, the passion and the teamwork of the kitchen.” When offering advice to aspiring chefs he said, “taste everything, as a chef we pull from those flavor “memories” when cooking also read every cookbook you can,” he added. The White Dog Cafes are true farm to table and the majority of the ingredients used at the restaurants are purchased from local farms, located no more than 50 miles from the restaurants. They offer seasonal menus and incorporate organic items when possible. A fan of using sustainable and local products, he added, “Price will always be a factor in where the public eats, but I would like to see a balance between the use of local ingredients, more eco-conscious food and price point so that everyone can have the access to more sustainable way of eating.” N/A
Julie Seville's Lifetime Fitness Julie has been leading group exercise classes for nearly 30 years and has been teaching classes at Main Line School Night since 1995. Fostering a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Julie strives to make every class fun, informative and motivating, and to help her students achieve their health and fitness goals.
Staff, Shining Knights Staff, National Chess Master, Shining Knights N/A
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Cathy & Bill Siegl Bill & Cathy Siegl, Hike Leaders N/A
Ginny Simon Ginny Simon has had her own writing business, Project Marketing, for more than 25 years. She has published hundreds of articles under her own name as well as on behalf of many and varied clients. She has taught at Drexel University and is the author of "Getting Started in Freelance Writing," published by CornerOffice Books. N/A
Susannah Sinclair Susannah M. Sinclair is the CRM (Customer Relationship Management) & Digital Communications Manager at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR). Among her duties, she manages the CRM software system used by the Field Education Office, which houses a database of more than 800+ agencies and users, and creates and manages social media and digital communications like e-newsletters and website updates for the GSSWSR. Susannah is the lead team member of the Technology Working Group at the GSSWSR, and manages technology support for students through the Student Services department. Susannah received her master's degree in Management Information Systems through the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is certified in IT Project Management, Business Process Management, and Business Analytics. Susannah is committed to improving digital competency and online visibility in the field of higher education and making technology more accessible to students. She passionately believes that technology should be a tool that improves student outcomes and experiences, rather than a learning obstacle, and should enrich learning and retention in higher education and anywhere else learning takes place. Technology can help encourage more equitable use and access for everyone, creating connectivity between learners of all ages, backgrounds, and expertise. N/A
Ken Sklar Ken Sklar, Recently Retired Radnor HS Teacher of U.S. Politics and Global Issues N/A
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Debbie Smith Debbie Smith has been teaching dance for over 40 years. She teaches Ballet, Tap and Jazz to both children and adults at Dain Dance Academy (formerly McHenry Dance Center) where she is a faculty member. She enjoys continuing education classes at the University of the Arts, Broadway Dance Center, Koresh, and Dance Masters of America summer intensive at NY University and taking classes from the many tap masters throughout the Philadelphia Area. She is a member of a tap company known as UCTT (Uniting Colleges Through Tap) and is proud to be a part of this ambitious talented company of tap dancers.
Emily Smith Emily Smith, Therapeutic Movement Guide, Myofascial Release and Licensed Massage Therapist is heartfelt in helping others listen to the body’s wisdom to create health and happiness. Emily creatively shares simple and effective skills that treat and prevent chronic pain naturally as well as create resiliency and strength. N/A
Mariann Smith Mariann Smith, MA. Prior to moving back to this area, she worked for 26 years in the Education Department--for the last 12 years as curator--in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, which focuses primarily on modern and contemporary art. Her major responsibilities included docent training; writing, recording, and editing audio tours and video programs; researching and preparing label copy and brochures for exhibitions; presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics; and curating a number of exhibitions. She is the author of Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Highlights of the Collection (2011) and a major contributor to The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (2011). Since moving back to Chester County, she had a one-year appointment as Curatorial Assistant, Art & Artifacts Dept., Special Collections, Bryn Mawr College, working with the Art and Artifacts staff on collection-based projects, exhibitions, and the museum studies program. She also worked as consultant at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, revising audio tour scripts and preparing exhibition labels. Mariann received her AB in French Studies from Bryn Mawr in 1981 and a Masters in Art History (1986) and Certificate of Museum Practice (1987) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is also currently a consultant for the Center for Humanities in Medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biological Sciences.
Rick Spector Rick Spector has been teaching local and national nostalgia to enthusiastic groups for 37 years. He founded Moviehouse Productions in 1983, delighting audiences throughout the Delaware Valley with his multi-media nostalgia shows. His core programs include his multi-part series on the popular history of Philadelphia. Rick's works were inspired by his Philly childhood, the tales his father shared with him, his travels about the city and research into its underappreciated past. Rick worked for 35 years for Philadelphia Corporation for Aging in community relations. "Radio Rick" hosted the Milestones radio show for PCA during its entire five-year run. Rick is a graduate of the Philly school system and Temple University. Visit his website at to view his podcasts and for further information about his work.
Richard Sperry Richard S. Sperry (Rick) is the founder of the American History website, History He is a graduate of Yale University were he was in the Navy ROTC and studied Chinese and Japanese history. Rick served in the Navy as a LT (jg) on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger in Vietnam and subsequently spent his working career in the Cable TV business, most recently as VP Marketing for Comcast. He is a member of the Naval Order of the United States and numerous other veterans groups. richardsperry@history500
Elizabeth Spicer Dr. Elizabeth Spicer is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. She has been a Metaphysics and Energy explorer since 1980, and is the author of the book, Ask Your Body., which details the use of the Energy Field in determining and relieving food and substance sensitivities. N/A
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Russ Stavig Russ Stavig was born and raised in South Dakota, attended the University of South Dakota graduating with a degree in business. He spent his entire career with Armstrong World Industries, Inc., in sales and customer service management positions. Upon retiring in 2015, he became involved as a volunteer with the Wolf Sanctuary of PA and now gives guided public and private educational tours along with other sanctuary duties, including feeding and watering the wolves and wolf-dogs. From time to time he also gives off site sanctuary presentations. Russ has long had a fascination with wolves since his youth and devoured Jack London, Jack O'Brien and Zane Grey novels. The Wolf Sanctuary provides him with the perfect opportunity to continue his passion for wolf education and preservation. He has been married for 42 years and has two grown children. N/A
Todd Stofka Todd Stofka, CH, HNLP, is a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Psychology. He developed the Stofka Method by integrating NLP and Hypnotherapy with his background in Aikido, Jujitsu and a variety of competitive sports. Founder of the Philly Hypnosis Centers, since 2001 has spent transforming smokers into non-smokers, and sports enthusiasts into ace athletes. Whether weight management or lack of confidence is an issue, or a person is facing fear filled phobias, Todd is deftly able to “rewire” the negative thoughts or behaviors and assist his clients in overcoming a wide variety of obstacles. ToddStofkaheadshotoc Todd is an adjunct professor at Montgomery County Community College teaching classes on hypnosis. Todd has been published and is a frequent contributor to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, The Trend, The Local, Philly Fit, 2009 US Open Golf, Sports Psychology Tennis, Self growth, Think well, Expert click, American Chronicle, Green Doc, Soft Ball Gloves, Circadian Dreams, Smoke, Alternative Fitness, Thomas Cox, Simply Healthy, My Life, Expert contributor for Ezine Article, Article base, Podcast Alley, Video / TV – Veoh, Metacafe, YouTube, Clisper, AOL, Yahoo, Metacafe, Kewago, Daily Motion, Radio – Blog Talk Radio, WOGL, WKYW, Sports 610 As a former competitive ski racer and sports trainer, he folds these varied disciplines into his Stofka Method to help people reach their personal goals. He is noted for his ability to reach deep into a person’s psyche and touch their core talent and dream, while creating just the right connection to anchor this as a new behavior in their daily life. He is skilled at stimulating his client’s ability to embody the skills used by outstanding performers and experts in the field of aspired excellence. Todd builds rapport easily and he is known for his honest assessment of his clients needs. As a result he has earned a reputation of trust. Prior to founding the Philly Hypnosis Centers, Todd was a corporate executive holding various management positions from construction to technology oriented companies. He excelled at strategy, vision and mission planning and continuously exceeded sales goals. Most recently, he was Regional Vice President of Sales for Titan Technology Partners, a national software firm. Mr. Stofka has a BS in engineering and management from Clarkson University and is currently working on his MBA. He has always strived to refine and develop himself further and he has taken a myriad of independent course work, from the Sandler Selling System to Management of People Skills and Development at Cornell University. Originally, Todd took a hypnosis course to improve certain aspect of his own life and business performance. During his initial studies, he had a personal turning point, which inspired him to seek the healer within and dedicate his life to helping others reach their personal excellence. He proceeded to take courses in Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Psychology. He has numerous certifications in both disciplines, including “Certified Master Practitioner”. Todd is a member of NGH, (National Guild of Hypnotists) and NESTA (National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association). Mr. Stofka’s, Philly Hypnosis Centers are located in Chalfont, Pennsylvania and The Virtual Office on Skype. In addition, Todd teaches skiing and snowboarding. He resides with his wife and two children in the Philadelphia area. N/A
Karen Strauss Karen Strauss, MA, Technology Coach karen@confidentcomputing
Mary Swan Braverman Mary Swan has over 20 years of experience working with both equities and options as part of an overall investment strategy. She received her MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and holds a Series 7 certification. N/A
Lawrence Swesey I am a retired educator and military officer, married with three adult children. My educational experience is primarily in mentoring and instructing adult (both young and mature) students in a variety of disciplines. My professional educational career centered upon instructing juniors and seniors in a highly regarded academic public high school in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. My military career included a long assignment as a primary instructor at the U.S. Army’s Reserve Officer Advanced Course at Ft Knox, Kentucky. Additionally, my professional career included several years as an adjunct facility instructor at the college level. I have also, presented lectures, learning sessions and workshops at professional conferences and various organizations, developed and conducted educational tours of historical significant locations and mentored young professionals. After retiring from public school instruction I accepted a position as Adjunct Professor at Valley Forge Military College instructing Ethics and History. Since my professional retirement I have continued to give occasional lectures and conduct historical site educational tours. I also serve as a volunteer in the Museum Programs Department at The Benjamin Franklin Institute , Philadelphia, PA. Certifications and degrees include: Bachelor of Science The United States Military Academy, West Point, New York 1969 Master of Education Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1978 U.S. Army Instructor 275th U.S. Army Reserve School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1985 Major educational assignments include: High School Teacher Lower Moreland High School Huntingdon Valley, PA High School Teacher Lower Merion School District Lower Merion, PA Advanced Course Inst U.S. Officer Reserve Advanced Course Ft Knox, KY High School Teacher West Windsor-Plainsboro Sch. Dis trict Princeton Junction, NJ Adjunct Professor Valley Forge Military College Wayne, PA N/A
Marcia Tate Marcia Tate is a garden designer & coach, writer, photographer, speaker and teacher specializing in native plants. She helps her clients grow beautiful gardens where people, plants and wildlife thrive together in a healthy setting. She is a member of GardenComm: Garden Communicators International, an organization of green industry professionals and is a founding member of their Sustainability Committee. Marcia is vice-president of the board of directors and active member of Friends of Glen Providence Park, where she regularly leads restoration plantings, stream clean ups and educational community events. In addition to her horticultural work with private and commercial clients, Marcia is a popular speaker and workshop leader for garden clubs, industry conferences, environmental organizations, and public gardens including Mt. Cuba Center, Longwood Gardens, Native Plants in the Landscape Conference, Morris Arboretum and Audubon PA. N/A
Gail Tatum CEO and Founder, Gail Force Solutions, a 'Force' to be reckoned with. ReFirement Expert and Columnist, Don't Retire...ReFire! My entire adult life has been devoted to helping people in many capacities. I thrive on making a difference in the lives of others, whether they be subtle or grand. I studied Psychology at Villanova and have over 40 years of life experience in the art of human behavior. It is in understanding the human condition, that we are understood.
Mindy Tatz Chernoff Mindy Tatz Chernoff B.A.,M.A., E3A Practitioner, Eponaquest Apprentice, is a writer, speaker, and Equine Specialist. She has over 58 years experience in riding, showing, loving and partnering with horses. Founder of The Resonant Horse, she partners with horses and provides an innovative approach to healing, along with mindfulness training to foster personal growth, clarity and freedom. Within the safe, peaceful environment of the farm she explores areas of resistance, fear, discomfort, love and acceptance. All of the exercises performed at the farm are unmounted, no riding is involved. She has presented two TEDX Talks. Her first one, "How Horses Heal, Transform and Empower" can be viewed here:, Her second TEDX Talk , "Love, Connection and a Horse" can be viewed here: . She is the author of the Amazon #1 Hot New Release: "From Muck to Magnificence: How Cleaning Horse Stalls Can Lead to an Astonishing Life." She is an award winning photographer, and is on staff at Building Bridges, a therapeutic venue in Media, PA. She has recently launched her Podcast ": Enriching Life With Horses and Equine Facilitated Learning–The Jen and Mindy Show", with a colleague, Jennifer Kaplan. With guests, two signature questions and a host of fun, we bring the world of Equine facilitated Learning to the podcast world. Available on Apple Play, Spotify, and wherever you listen to podcasts. In addition, Mindy showed her Pinto gelding "Flirting with Music" to two World Championships titles, winning the prestigious Pinto Congress in Tulsa, Oklahoma, not once, but twice. For more information, she can be reached at: Mindy has three adult children that are her pride and joy. N/A
Jenny Town Jenny Town is a Fellow at the Stimson Center and the Deputy Director of Stimson’s 38 North Program. Her expertise is in North Korea, US-DPRK relations, US-ROK alliance and Northeast Asia regional security. She was named one of Worth Magazine’s “Groundbreakers 2020: 50 Women Changing the World” and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2019 for her role in co-founding and managing the 38 North website (, which provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea. Ms. Town is also an expert reviewer for Freedom House’s Freedom in the World Index, where she previously worked on the Human Rights in North Korea Project; an Associate Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a Member of the National Committee on North Korea, and an Associate Member of the Council of Korean Americans. She serves on the Editorial Board for Inkstick, an online foreign policy journal for emerging scholars. From 2008-2018, Ms. Town served as the Assistant Director of the US-Korea Institute at SAIS. She holds a BA in East Asian Studies and International Relations from Westmar University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. N/A
Mike Tucker Mike Tucker, Observing Chair, Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers
La Shonda Tyree La Shonda Tyree wants to live in a world where glass ceilings are smashed, dreams do come true, and everyone is using handcrafted natural soap. A Paterson, New Jersey resident, La Shonda has been a certified soap maker for over eighteen years. In 2003, what started as a soap-making hobby bloomed into a natural handmade bath and body brand called Nyah Beauty, a sole proprietorship, offering natural soaps, lotions, and scrubs made in small batches with plant-based ingredients you can pronounce. Her products have been sold in several Christmas Tree Store locations, the Jersey Bound store in the Newark Airport, and the Just Jersey store in Morristown, NJ. In her eighteen years of business, La Shonda has served the handcrafted natural soap and cosmetics industry as a board member of The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild. Initially located in Paterson, NJ, for the past four years, Nyah Beauty has called Kearny Point in Kearny, NJ home. The new space offered up a range of different opportunities for business expansion. Hosting several classes a month, La Shonda teaches others how to make natural soaps and skincare with her in-person hands-on classes. As a social, creative experience, she hosts Sip and Soap events where participants can visit her studio for a more relaxed evening, a girls' night out with friends, date night or family fun. La Shonda also offers corporations DIY activities for their employee wellness activities. Clients include Macy's Flower Show, Kean University, and Barclays. Over the past two years, her business has expanded into private label manufacturing servicing bath bombs for a major hotel chain as well as soaps for local indie brands in The Bronx and Brooklyn in New York, Philadelphia, and NJ. In addition to operating her own business, La Shonda, who is a graduate of Rising Tide Capital's Community Business Academy, also nurtures budding entrepreneurs as an instructor and for Rising Tide Capital. N/A
I US Coast Guard Aux. 5NR Staff, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary N/A
Susan Van Allen Susan Van Allen, MLSN Board Chair N/A
Don Wallace Don Wallace is an entrepreneur and business owner who is passionate about how public speaking and storytelling can benefit not only your career but your entire life. He works with anyone looking to become a better speaker. Don knows what it feels like when trying to find your voice and wondering how to get your message across. He believes that everyone has the ability to be a great speaker and enjoys teaching you how to captivate the room. Since joining Toastmasters in 2017, Don has won multiple speaking competitions, and served numerous Toastmaster officer roles, including club president.
Susan Weisgrau Susan Weisgrau, MA, English Literature; Retired English teacher (Åkiba Hebrew Academy)
Nancy White Nancy White is owner of Digital Consulting Associates, LLC in West Chester PA. She is a technology course development specialist, and gives private computer lessons to individuals and business in the Main Line area. A graduate of Immaculata University, Nancy has a contagious passion for teaching adults how to make the best possible use of technology. She is also an adjunct instructor at Delaware County Community College. Nancy's company website is and she can be reached at 610-357-1525. nancy@digitalco
Benjamin Witmer Benjamin Witmer draws upon over 20 years of experience in helping clients navigate through the mortgage process. He's received the Philadelphia Magazine's 5 Star Mortgage Award, which celebrates those mortgage professionals that provide and create a superior, low cost mortgage experience, 5 years in a row. Benjamin got his start helping clients buy new homes and second homes on the beaches of Florida to being regional sales manager and SVP of a publicly traded mortgage banker. In 2001, frustrated with the big bank mentality that has little consideration for customer service, he created his own boutique mortgage shop specializing in qualifying to closing, hands on client service. Operating with his staff in a downtown Radnor storefront, he continues to assist his clients in PA, NJ, DE and NY. N/A
Phil Witmer Phil Witmer is an avid birder and conservationist with over 30 years birding experience. He is a past board member of Bucks County Audubon Society, past-president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, one of the oldest birding clubs in the country, and is on the board of Audubon PA. He is also active locally in Bird Town initiatives, volunteers banding Northern Saw-whet owls, monitors American kestrel boxes and has attended Powdermill Preserve’s trainings on passerine banding. While certainly not an expert on bird identification, he has devoted much time to the conservation of birds, the forces driving their decline and what we need to do to save them. He leads walks at Mill Grove Center and lectures on a variety of related topics. He has spent many hours enjoying the birds at his backyard feeders. N/A
Suzanne Wolko Suzanne Wolko grew up in Finance & Accounting roles for Financial Services firms. While there she created a Global Business Travel role negotiating airline and hotel contracts for business travelers which combined her two loves - Finance & Travel. Traveling solo to nearly fifty countries, she has navigated the world of airline miles, credit card points and little known travel sites to explore the world for less. Her best award redemptions have been business class to Australia, Easter Island and South Africa. Those savings have allowed her to upgrade her travel experiences and discover private guides, charming cities and feed her chocolate addiction. Recently, she has appearred on interviews with WHYY "You Oughta Know" and BYU radio. N/A
Kathy Wolper - Kathy Wolper founded Kathy's Just Desserts, Inc., a boutique baking business, 18 years ago. As a former elementary teacher and technical training, Wolper missed the social interaction of teaching. She began a division called KITCHEN WIZARDS, and now employs over 25 instructors who help kids of all ages (5-95) to discover the magic of cooking, one bite at a time, through culinary enrichment programs. N/A
Anthony Wood Anthony Wood has been a freelance photographer since 1981. He has worked in many areas of photography including: location shooting for editorial, corporate and non-profits, documentary and fine art. He’s also been teaching all aspects of photography for over 20 years. Learn more at
Sebastian Young Sebastian Young, MA, East Asian Languages & Civilization, University of Pennsylvania N/A
Hari Zandler He's called a 'teacher of teachers' whose self-mastery yoga and teacher training programs are based on more than 40 years of practice and teaching. Meet Hari Zandler, a classical Hatha yoga instructor, who has explored the roots of Indian spirituality on several journeys to the sub-continent. As recently as 2016, he observed that India is "a place where the universal principles of ancient wisdom are being rediscovered and integrated into a science of enlightened living for the whole modern world." His teaching and practice of Hatha yoga reflect these observations. "Hatha yoga and meditation are particularly beneficial in helping to alleviate the stresses of modern life," he commented. Dating back to before the 15th century, this ancient yoga informs newer yoga styles and brings an authentic perspective to the practice by focusing on restorative poses, meditation and breathing. Whether you are a new or experienced practitioner, see how this ancient self-discovery approach creates health, harmony and renewal with a foundation of inner peace. Zandler was an Adjunct Professor at Philadelphia University, taught yoga and meditation at St. Joseph's University for 20 years and has been an instructor at Main Line School Night since the early 1980s. At the Philadelphia Inquirer's headquarters, reporters and staff members participate in Zandler's ongoing yoga for stress management classes designed specifically for professionals with challenging jobs. N/A
Michael Zavorski Mike Zavorski, Home Repair Expert
Tatiana Zelenetskaya Young TATIANA ZELENETSKAYA YOUNG, native of Kiev, Ukraine, is a professional belly dancer who has been involved in Middle Eastern dance for many years and is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at Temple University. Tatiana performs Egyptian cabaret and modern Egyptian dance and teaches archaeology classes for Main Line School Night. She performed across the tri-state area under her stage name, Kahina Asurah and appeared on the MIND TV program in the history of Belly Dance section. Tatiana travels (and has been living in some countries) around the world to achieve a deeper understanding of dance, its cultural significance and its sacred and primordial nature as well as visited many archaeologically significant areas.. She can be reached by, or you are welcome to visit her website
Drew Zimmerman Drew Zimmerman is a professional artist who has made and exhibited masks, marionettes, sculpture and bas-relief collages for over 30 years.