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Linda Abbott
Linda Abbott Linda.abbott@comcast.net www.linabbott.com (603) 848-6682 Linda is a certified Hypnotist and member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. She teaches hypnosis and self-hypnosis through our program, as well as in private practice.. A Master Level Reiki practitioner and a teacher of yoga and meditation gives her a multi-faceted wealth of knowledge to assist her clients in meeting their goals. With a variety of tools, Linda specializes in an individual approach to help others accomplish their full potential.
 
Charlene Alosa is a retired high school/middle school math teacher. During her 32 years of teaching mathematics, she spent 29 of them working for the Manchester School District. She lives in Concord, New Hampshire with her family and enjoys traveling.
 
For the past 14 years Michele and her husband Brewster have run the Lego Camp. Michele is a teacher with the Concord School District and teaches Math and Science at Rundlett Middle School. She has been a teacher since 1988 and has a degree in Geology with minors in Math, French and computers. She was the Presidential Awardee in Science and the 2014 NH Conservation Educator Awardee Brewster Bartlett is a Science teacher at Pinkerton Academy. He has been a teacher since 1975 and received his degree in Environmental science. He was also the Presidential Awardee in Science and also received the NHSTE Technology Educator Award.
 
Phil is an ASE Master Certified Technician.He owned and operated an automotive repair shop for 35 years and has over 50 years of experience in the auto repair industry.
 
Lise Blais has been teaching French in the Concord School District and Community Education Department for quite a few years. In college she studied French, Spanish, Latin and music. She has taught Canadian French as well as pure French and has traveled with her students to Quebec, Montreal and France. She believes that traveling and using the language always strengthens one's knowledge of the language as well as the culture.
 
Karen has been an ASL/English Interpreter since 1984. She received her A.S. Interpreter Training for the Deaf from Merrimack Valley College; her B.P.S. Speech and Language from UNH; M.Ed. Teaching English as a Second Language from Notre Dame College; and is currently completing an M.S. Teaching Interpreting from Western Maryland College. She works primarily in educational settings and occasionally in the community in medical and job related settings. She also has experience as a VRS (video relay service) interpreter. She has been with Concord Community Education since the 1980's.
 
Sarah has been teaching with us since 2009. She is currently a teacher with the Concord School District.
 
While attending Yoga Teacher training in 2009 and earning her 200 hour certificate as a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, Debra was able to delve deeper into meditation and cultivate a practice that has enriched her life and given her strength and calmness in many life situations since then. Debra currently teaches an'all levels' yoga class at a local studio in Concord and at UNH Law School for the Wellness Program. Debra has been teaching beginners Yoga 101 and 201 at Sharing Yoga with an introduction to meditation since 2010. She is a certified Usui Reiki 2 Practitioner and Shamballa master Teacher. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, canoeing, reading, gardening, nature, cooking, ASL, music, travel and so much more.
 
Peter Clive received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA and M.S.ED from Queens College. He received a painting fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts.
 
"Since 1995, Cheryl Coderre (owner of Coderre Studios in Milford, NH) has educated NH art students ranging in age from toddlers to the elderly. Her ‘Art on Wheels’ program brings alcohol and drug-free art education (materials included!) to several New Hampshire venues – including Concord, through the Concord Community Education (CCE) program. Cheryl specializes in portraiture, painting, cartooning and animation; also digital and traditional art. She has keen eye for detail, color & patterns, the wonders of nature and the unusual! She is constantly learning, testing and researching to bring her students the best of what’s available in the art world. Art on Wheels students sample a wide range of 2D/3D commercially available materials and techniques, including: graphite, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils, waterproof and water-soluble markers, watercolor, polymer clay, acrylic and egg tempera paint; a wide variety of panels, papers and canvases; and a plethora of tools. Can art be ‘green’? You betcha! Cheryl's students learn to re-purpose household items - even rubbish - to make free (or low cost) art materials and tools. Mix, assemble and try homemade art materials (thoroughly researched, created and tested) that are ultra-safe and allergen-free as possible – great for children! In addition to scheduled Art on Wheels classes, Coderre Studios also offers private and semi-private instruction, summer camps and other interesting workshops and events. Visit CoderreStudios.com today for more information on what the Art on Wheels program has to offer!" Cheryl Coderre Coderre Studios Milford, NH www.CoderreStudios.com 603-721-2255
 
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Christina ended up in Italy by accident when her resume was sent to the wrong country. Upon her return to the United States, she studied Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of New Hampshire. Having developed a taste for espresso and gesticulating non-stop, she has been sharing her love for all things Italian with Concord Community Education for the past year.
 
Sophia has been exploring different modalities of healing, psychic/intuitive guidance and meditation for ten years. She has learned how chant and sound are powerful ways to raise your vibration and bring joy. She is also a dowser and proponent of the labyrinth as a healing tool. An equestrian, painter, writer, seamstress, singer, psychic and student of yoga, Sophia brings fun, vitality and a spiritual reverence to all her classes. She has been a professional psychic for twenty years.
 
Cindy teaches both our rubber stamping classes and our Zumba Fitness classes! She has been around crafts all of her life, and began teaching rubber stamping in 2002 and is still amazed at how much fun and easy it is! She loves to share her love of stamping and watch people who think they aren't creative, create amazing projects with their own two hands! The nice thing about rubber stamping is that you don't have to be creative, because the stamps do it for you! Zumba is another passion of hers, and she became licensed to teach Zumba in 2014. Zumba is a workout that feels like a party, you don't have to do all the steps perfectly to get a great workout - come give it a try, you'll have a great time! When not stamping, Cindy is busy saving lives as a Paramedic, doing Zumba or spending time with her family. Cindy and her husband, Craig have one daughter and reside in Deering. Rubber stamping classes with Cindy are very laid back and fun! You'll watch her demonstrate the techniques and projects and then try them on your own. Experienced stampers and newbies are always welcome!
 
228-0538 Anthony Francis Hartigan is a financial professional currently employed by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in Concord, New Hampshire with over 41 years of experience. Anthony is registered as an Investment Advisory Representative and is authorized to give investment advice to clients. Anthony was recognized by Barron's as a top advisor in 2013.
 
Joanne has been with us since the fall of 2011. She currently teaches our guitar and violin classes and comes to us with a B. A. in Music Education as well many years of experience teaching stringed instruments within various school systems and for Strings & Things here in Concord, NH.
 
Lucy Morris has been teaching Archery with CCE for the past decade. She is also owner and instructor for NE School of Archery. You can see a segment of her on "Chronicle" at www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle/Monday-May 28th-hitting-the-bulls-eye
 
Lynn, our Chair Caning instructor, has been with Concord Community Education for over five years. Chair Caning is her family's business and she completed her first seat at the age of five. Her goal for her class is that at the end of the six week class her students will have completed weaving a cane seat.
 
Joanna has been teaching photography for over 20 years. After receiving her Certificate in Photography from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, she taught Black & White Darkroom I and II, How To Use Your 35mm Camera and How To Take Better Pictures at the Institute from 1989-2001. In recent years she has been teaching here at Concord Community Education. Joanna encourages her students to not only learn about photography but also how to use photography as a medium for self-expression and as a way to communicate the emotions and poetry of life. In her professional career, Joanna worked as a Senior Technical Writer for several high-tech firms. She enjoys photography, oil painting, reading and music.
 
Jan Sheehan has been braiding since 1994, initially to make rugs for the antique cape house, where she and her husband. Since then, she has been developing and improving her skill, expanding beyond rugs to make braided crafts such as pet beds, tote bags, trivets and table runners. She began teaching 10 years ago to share her passion and to keep alive the craft we all equate with hearth and home. She has been a blue ribbon winner at the Deerfield Fair, has won numerous awards for Best of Show, Best Instructor and a Special Award for designing a braided equestrian saddle pad. She has been an invited demonstrator at Canterbury Shaker Village Wool Day and has been featured in New Hampshire Magazine and Manchester Union Leader. She looks forward to continued braiding, teaching and researching the art history of the braided rug.
 
Alice began with us in the fall of 2012. She teaches the art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating. This is a traditional craft in Ukraine, with a history that dates back thousands of years. She has taught this craft to children and adults. By day, she is a self-employed Master Electrician who also enjoys obedience dog training, spending time with her husband and daughter, reading, gardening, hiking and snowshoeing.
 
A mother of three and a grandmother of two, Jeanne Picard has been teaching French and Spanish in the Concord School District for 28 years. She just recently began teaching adults through the Concord Community Ed program. She has studied in both France and Spain and enjoys sharing her love of language.
 
Linda has been with Concord Community Education for nearly 11 years. she has been studying Energetic Healing sinces she was a teenager. She studied Psychic Healing, Relaxation Massage and took Parapsyhcology 1 & 2 at UNH Manchester. She is a certified Usui Reiki Master teacher and teaches Usui Reiki 1 & 2. A student taking her class(es) should gain a more joyous way of looking at things and experience harmony and balance in their lives.
 
Robert has been with Concord Community Education for 30 years. He received an Associated Degree in Arboriculture and Park Management from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts and his B.S. in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University. He hopes that by taking his Landscape Design for the Home students will come to understand that Landscape design is a function of the site not something that makes the site "pretty".
 
Jim is a retired Computer Science professor who worked for the State of New Hampshire for 14 years. He was responsible for designing, operating and managing the statewide computer training program. He has also been gardening for over 30 years. In 2004 he founded Warner River Organics, a USDA certified Organic commercial farm operation of which he is the owner and operator. He has been teaching both computer and gardening classes with Concord Community Education since 1988 and hopes that his students gain practical knowledge, skills, skill sets and that they would have fun learning.
 
This class is taught by a variety of instructors. Please call the office for instructor name and info. Voice-overs are hot today! You don't have to be an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn't hurt. With such notable talent as James Earl Jones, Linda Hunt, and Donald Sutherland lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so! In this class you'll learn about an exciting new way to get around the competition and actually turn voice-overs into a thriving full- or part-time business!
 
Karen has been teaching our PhotoShop classes since the fall of 2012. She received her B. S. in Business Administration, Marketing and is currently pursuing a Programming and Digital Design and Animation certificate program. By day she is employed by the Concord School District as the District Webmaster and is also the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools.
 
Tyler has been creating and marketing craft items for the past 30 years. She is also a member of NHmade. Her products have included numerous dried flower creations, stenciled place-mats, potpourri, soaps, body lotions, layered kitchen mixes and unique jams and jellies. She has been active in her local library and community education arena planning and presenting programs for both children and adults. She is a Master Gardener and draws her inspiration from the natural world around her.
 
Raya-Jean is an educator and a crafter. She has enjoyed sharing her hobbies and abilities in her community and its schools. Her first passion is scrap-booking which she has taught to adults through the yearly Creating Keepsakes Convention and Scout groups for the past 10 years. While working with students, she has also explored card making, mosaics, painting, rubber-stamping as well as many themed holiday craft items using mixed mediums. She loves to give people and example with materials and then watch their own creative expression take over as the construct their own piece.
 
Robert just started teaching with Concord Community Education. He teaches Fly-Tying and has tied professionally for 15 years. He hopes that students enrolled in his class will earn the satisfaction of creating their own flies and catching fish with them.
 
Carol is a native of New Hampshire and lived in the White Mountain region for 33 years. Carol is a landscape, figure and portrait painter, but from earliest youth her primary artistic interest has been the illustration of imaginative fiction. She has been published in two HarperCollins JRR Tolkien tribute books and several derivative works including the 1998 Tolkien Calendar. Additionally, she has painted a number of covers for books of young adult fiction. Carol has a BFA in Illustration from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. She currently lives in Penacook, NH
 
Deborah Bruss is the author of two books for young children: Book! Book! Book! and Big Box for Ben. She is also a contributing author to the non-fiction series, “America’s Notable Women,” written for children ages 9 to 12. She is currently working on an historical fiction novel for middle grade readers. Her writing career began later in life after a creative writing instructor encouraged her to send a humorous essay to her local newspaper. When the Concord Monitor contacted her and offered to pay for more essays, she knew she had found her calling. After six years of writing essays, which were often based on mothering two active boys, she turned to children’s literature. Her first book was accepted after more than 20 rejections. Deborah has been an artist-in-residence in schools, entertained children in libraries and is currently tutoring a young poet who has an intellectual disability.
 
Alma is presently the President and Senior Designer of The A.L.Y. Group, Ltd. of NH. In addition, for over 40 years included in her resume is the development of Interior Design Offices in NY and FL for The A.L.Y. Group as well as for one of the top 25 national Commercial Interior Design Firms. Prior to this she was the facilities manager for the Space Planning and Interior Design Division (including procurement and construction services) for one of the major 500 Corporations in NYC. Her responsibilities included the entire country. The staff included architects, interior designers, drafting staff, field managers and a purchasing group. Interior Design work experience includes: Fine residences in NH, MA, FL and NY to include private homes, condo's, coop apartments and model homes, offices, banks, financial institutions, hotels, motels, restaurants, hospitals, residences and all areas related to these specialties. The project include all phase from Project Management, Interior Design and Space Planning to Construction Administration. Recently completed projects include the renovation of a major law firm in the Financial District of Boston, the renovation of a major New England Bank branch and related offices in Concord, NH, as well as many residences in New England and NY. She has taught in the Interior Design Programs for: New England Institute of Art (Ai), Brookline, MA, Manchester Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, Hesser College, Salem, MA and Miami International Fine Arts College, Miami, FL Alma is a sought after guest lecturer, speaking at the DOCOTA/Design Center of the Americas, Dania, FL (Lighting for Residences), FIT/Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC (Interior Designers: The Impact on the Environment) and at the Miami Internal Fine Arts College, Miami, FL (CAD, The Importance to the Interior Designer.
 
Dana Benner is of Micmac/Penobscot/Piqwacket descent and has been studying native American history his entire life. He has been teaching and writing about it for 30 years, working as an Adjunct Instructor of History, Political Science and Philosophy at Granite State College, Manchester Community College and Southern New Hampshire University.
 
Carolyn has been a Kindergarten Teacher and a Preschool Teacher before she opened up her Licensed Preschool & Childcare. She has also owned a small home childcare. She received her M.Ed. from Notre Dame College in 1995, and is currently finishing her Post Masters Graduate Certificate ~ Early Childhood Teacher and her ECE Faculty Endorsement, expected 2015. She enjoys x-country skiing, biking, animals and her family during her spare time.
 
Computer Technology: Jim is the Library Media Specialist at Merrimack Valley High Schoolin Penacook and has been offering technology instruction in his district for nearly 20 years. For over a decade, he and his wife Stephanie Merfeld have provided a variety of computer technology services and classes both privately and through regional community/adult education programs, especially Concord Community Education. eBay and Valuing Antiques: For two decades, Jim and Stephanie have sold antiques, collectibles and odds-and-ends through area antique shops and then online through eBay (and other online venues). At one time Jim and Stephanie were New Hampshire eBay Ambassadors and New England Regional Ambassadors. (The program no longer exists.) Also, until he allowed his certification to elapse in 2009, Jim was a licensed New Hampshire Auctioneer (#3015). Dance: Jim and Stephanie began ballroom dancing in 2006, having started in this hobby at a local Concord dance studio, Let’s Dance Studio, and have become particularly enamored of Argentine tango, which they teach privately and through CCE.
 
Yulia Garvanovic was born and raised in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russian Federation. (Please checkout the Animoto video she created about her home town and uploaded it on her blog http://yuliagarvanovic.blogspot.com/2012/05/week-7-animoto-project-nizhny-novgorod.html) In 2008, she graduated from N.Novgorod State Linquistic Univesity with a BA in Linguistics and Teaching English and moved to the USA. In 2014, she graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a MS in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. She's been teaching English to immigrants and refugees at Second Start and NHTI since 2010, has taught Russian a few semesters at Concord Community Education, and has been a private Russian teacher since 2012. She loves to teach and integrate technology into classroom instruction. Her classes are always fun, informative and relevant to the needs of her students.
 
Grand Master Peter Freedman moved to NH 16 years ago from Boston. He learned really fast what didn't work in the streets and what did. He started his training at six years old and he is still learning now, 50 years later. Come take advantage of his deep well of knowledge he has acquired throughout the years.
 
I was nurtured at an early age with art instruction and encouraged to pursue advanced study at Pratt Institute of Brooklyn New York. I studied a curriculum in the visual arts with a summer of travel study adventure to the south of France. This was the catalyst for my creative journey. I also had the good fortune of returning to France in 1991 to spend an additional year plying my art. The experience was inspirational and provided me with a deep sense of European culture as well as a solid understanding of the significance of artistic endeavor. My forays in finding my way toward artistic expression included the study of composition, geometry and essential structure, and beauty of natural forms, architectural motifs, European imagery, figure drawings, anatomy as well as research and writing on art. I have taught studio art as well as lectured on art and aesthetics and exhibited in the Franklin and Concord area. My goal for future artwork and study is to explore portraiture as well as figurative painting and sculpture with an effort toward accurate representational imagery in the traditional or academic sense. As an artist goal is to awaken wonderment in the viewer I hope my work and study nurture an awareness of the beauty in the world. As artists also have a personal search for the poetic truth in life so too do I hope to give form to my thoughts and perceptions and express them in ways so as to move viewers, enrich them and reveal artistic worlds.
 
Hello. My name is Mel Epstein. I live in Center Barnstead and am a private music instructor and church accompanist. I've taught privately (and at local music stores) for decades on a wide variety of instruments, with students ranging from seven to seventy five. I also serve as organist/ accompanist at a local Episcopal church and have a background in software technical support. I've been involved with music since age six- private piano lessons, college courses, post- college study with a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, extensive self-study plus intermittent performances and teaching gigs. I've written six music theory books, many exercise workbooks, technical music articles as well as three songbooks (each one available for piano, guitar, mandolin, violin and banjo and with companion CDs, generated from Finale music notations software). I consistently use all of the above material in my lessons. I have worked with Cakewalk, Score Writer and Finale music notation software over the past decade and Finale specifically over the past 3 years.
 
Laura Katherine Bennett began learning German at age 14 and simply never stopped. Laura has lived in 3 different regions of Germany for a total of 18 months, including most recently in the Dresden area on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant. Laura has earned a bachelor's degree in German from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and master's degree in German from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She has been teaching and tutoring German for nearly a decade, including founding and operating her own foreign language education business in Fargo, ND. Laura designed her business' curriculum and offered classes in German, French, Spanish, ASL, and Mandarin to over 600 elementary school students. Most recently, Laura instructed 20+ beginner German university students each semester while at UNL as a German Teaching Assistant. A recent transplant to Manchester, Laura is passionate about inspiring local learners who share her same love of world-travel and the arts. Laura's other interests include swing dancing, interior design, baking, vintage fashion, board games, and blogging at www.sometimesdancing.com. She lives with her husband, hundreds of books, and lots of purple petunias.
 
Phone: 545-3751 Lorraine has been cooking Italian food for over 40 years. She began under the watchful eye of her Italian grandmother and mother using recipes that came from the Naples region of Italy. Pasta in various forms was a common staple in her Italian household. Every week a homemade spaghetti sauce (gravy) was prepared, cooking for hours on the stove top. On special occasions, homemade ravioli, lasagna or manicotti were rolled by hand and cooked.
 
Rena Rockwell is an artist, graphic artist, writer, and healer living and working in historic Hillsboro Center on Loon Pond, where she is creatively inspired by nature and the changing seasons. Rena creates vivid watercolors and acrylic paintings of local New England and its’ people. She has studied with Raymond Descoteaux, Lisa Cry, JM Rogers, and Peter Etril-Snyder. She is represented by The Village Gallery in York, Maine. Visit her web site: rockwellpaintings.blogspot.com
 
Lisa Bonenfant is a multi-faceted artist. She starting making noise from birth and has been using her vocal talents since. She started actually singing when she was four, and has been vocally active ever since She also started piano studies at 6 and has continued for …ever since. She started her opera journey as a coloratura soprano, and through the years, her voice has found its home as a unique timbered lyric mezzo soprano. Voice changes can be a wonderful challenge, but this challenge was aided with voice teacher David Jones in New York. Ms. Bonenfant received a Bachelor of Music from Boston Conservatory of Music, studying voice with David Blair McClosky and Opera with John Moriarty; and later received a Masters of Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ in Voice/Vocal Pedagogy. While studying in Boston, with David Blair McClosky, she became involved in the field of Voice Therapy. Mr. McClosky was a pioneer in the field of Voice Therapy, working with singers, newscasters, speakers and actors who were dealing with vocal issues as well as vocal pathology. During her study with Mr. McClosky, she became intrigued with the Voice Therapy aspect of voice training, and in the summers from college, worked with speakers and entertainers in the New England area, who had vocal issues. In addition to singing, Lisa has also worked with simple voice production, having worked with people who use their voice for a living, such as teachers, preachers and professional speakers. Hailing from a very proud French background, LaBonenfant has found her niche in French repertoire, and has had the opportunity to study in Paris with the legendary French chanson stylists Pierre Bernac, and Gerard Souzay and world renowned accompanist Dalton Baldwin. Ms. Bonenfant does not only specialize in classical French repertoire, but also has had success performing cabaret, unleashing her passion for this genre and its history in the music of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel. Lisa has been an ensemble member in the Santa Fe Summer Opera Festival, as well as being a member of the prestigious Chicago Lyric Opera Center for American Artists. She has had the opportunity to have sung and worked with and learned from Luciano Pavarotti, Beverly Sills, Jon Vickers and Tatyana Troyanos Ms. Bonenfant is the recipient of numerous awards including, finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Competition, Luciano Pavarotti Competition, and the Concours Internationale de Chant de Paris. She has been the recipient of the Jeunesses Musicales scholarship in Orford Canada, as well as receiving funding from the Sullivan Foundation.
 
I've taught at Coalition for a Better Acres' Skillshare 2014 and 2015 (Lowell), and I'm releasing a line this Autumn. I've been soaping for a decade, and my classes cover safety, science, adaptability, and recycling. The major reason I started was because I couldn't find or afford soaps scents I like, and subsequently learned more about the additives in industrial soap making. I have two types of classes: basic (1 hour) while making a sample batch of soap, and hands-on (3 hours) where students bring their own supplies and make their own soap. I tailor the class to the audience, considering low cost, reduced waste, and ingredient provenance (local, vegan, sentimentality, etc.) The class requires a fan (or open window or vent hood), and a sink. It's an adult class, but mature teens and youths can participate.
 
Carolyn Rose is a Certified Holistic Health Coach trained through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a born Psychic Medium. She offers personal coaching, reiki, intuitive tarot and oracle card readings and private mediumship sessions as well as galleries. She is passionate about teaching others how to tap into their own intuitive gifts and healing abilities. She is co-owner of Wild Woman Wellness Center in Franklin NH and co-facilitates a healing Red Tent support circle for women 15+. Carolyn’s mission in life is to empower and guide others along their soul’s journey. Carolyn can be contacted at CarolynRosePsychicMedium@gmail.com along with www.CarolynRosePsychicMedium.com & www.WildWomanWellness.Center on the web.
 
kristaschneck@gmail.com Hallo! Krista Schneck Robichaud began learning German from birth. She is very proud of her family’s heritage and has always loved learning about other cultures as well. Krista began an official study of German under Frau Yvonne Crocker at Concord High School, and participated in the German American Partnership Program. She will never forget that she was able to see the Berlin Wall the summer before The Wall fell. Krista then earned her BA in German and Music at Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio. During her junior year she lived in Heidelberg, Germany where she studied at the American Junior Year Abroad Program, Institut for German as a Foreign Language and the Universitaet Heidelberg. Some of the courses she took while in Germany were German Pronunciation, The German Question, Berlin Germany and European Politics Seminar, Irony & Satire in German Literature, and Art History. While abroad, she traveled to England, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Italy (her great-uncle claimed her Italian accent was better than her local Heidelberg dialect). After returning to the US, Krista completed her Teacher’s Certification in Foreign Languages at Murray State University and taught German at St. Francis DeSales High School in Louisville, Kentucky and Contoocook Valley Regional High School in Peterborough, NH. Krista loves to teach and worked for 8 years at various Sylvan Learning Centers as a Diagnostician, Instructor and Assistant Director of Education. She has volunteered to teach professional development and practical courses during the past 10 years of working for the State of New Hampshire. She also loves to sing and has performed with community choruses, the Hillcat Summer Theatre, and Concord Light Opera Company. When she’s not spending time with her 2 boys and her husband, Krista enjoys trying new recipes, quilting and interior design.
 
About 10 years ago, I was almost 300 pounds. After losing about a 1/3 of that, I was left with bi-lateral carpal tunnel, and 4 herniated discs in my neck. One day, my daughter dragged me to a Dance Studio open house, and I fell in Love with partner dancing! Traditional exercise did not work for me at the time, so I took up Ballroom/Swing Dancing to stay fit. Today, I have regained all my strength, mobility, and range of motion! Oh, and I tend to smile a lot more… By day, I am a property manager/contractor, and a volunteer leader within the Men’s Organization: Mentor Discover Inspire. For years it has been my dream to study and teach dance to the average person, and create venues for us to dance locally, just for fun. About a year ago, I secured a grant to do just that! And have been studying the DVIDA system of Dance with Natalie Mavor-Miles out of the Newport Ballroom. So, please join me… bring your desire to move across the dance floor, and I will help you erase any barriers to success!
 
738-0168 cell I served in the US Navy for 21 years and will speak of how I developed that experience into an individual who became an investor and now works for a major wire-house. I will weave that narrative into how to make the right choices when investing. Will try to meet the classes’ needs to address basic understanding of the markets and how to get started. Understanding stocks, bonds, and other investment approaches. Retirement basics, what is a 401k, etc. Answering questions, I think, will be a key part of the class.
 

Attention Defensive Driving Students:

Driver Improvement and Driver Attitude course registrations are now handled directly through the Safety Council of Northern New England.
Please see their website for a calendar of upcoming driving classes and for information as to how to register.
 

Featured Classes

  • 14 September - 28 September

    Reiki 1: Healing w/ Energy

    Start Date: September 14, 2017 Day/Time: Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 pm, 3 Weeks Location: Concord High School Room: W3062 Instructor: Linda Tremblay Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a method of natural healing […]