Meet Our Instructors
LeeAnne Krusemark - Home-Based Businesses
Brandi Taylor - Ballroom Dance
Master Gardeners (multiple presenters)
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who work in partnership with WSU Extension to educate the public and enhance the quality of life in the community by promoting sound and sustainable gardening practices to home gardeners.
Rebecca Redshaw - The Joy of Writing
David M. Neubeck - Estate Planning 101
Andy Heiser - Computer and Internet Fundamentals
Mitzi Szereto - Genre Fiction Instructor
Giuliana Sica - Italian Language
Karen Mullen - Photography
Lois V. Harris - Children's Author
ReBecca Shotton - Small Business Workshops
Michele Cooper - Watercolor
Jane Billinghurst - Master Gardener
Lisa Foster - Voice Overs
Stephen Murphy - Landscaping/Propagation
Stephen Murphy has a B.A. in Business and a M.B.A. in Labor Relations from the University of Portland, in Oregon. He has volunteered hundreds of hours at Fort Vancouver’s National Historical Site Heritage Garden in Vancouver, Washington. At the Turtle Island Resort in Fuji, Stephen put an unproductive garden back into production to optimize garden utility, trained garden staff and redid the composting operation.
Stephen is a skilled instructor at the Skagit Valley College greenhouse where he provides detailed hands on instruction in plant propagation and landscape design. As a horticulturist, his experience of 15 years is extensive in light pruning, plant propagation, landscaping and composting operations.
Julie Guay, MBA - Jewelry
Beth Rosenzweig - Homeschool Parent Qualifying Course
Alan Sanders - Photography and Computer Technology
Alan has been making photographs since the 70's and teaching photography since the 80's. He has taught at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and Western Washington University. Having previously owned a commercial photography business specializing in advertising and public relations, he now concentrates on fine art photography. His photographs have been in many group as well as one person shows. He has work in the permanent collections of several museums as well as many private collections. Alan currently teaches workshops at WCC and Skagit Valley College and is a digital imaging specialist at Quicksilver Photo Lab in Bellingham.
Eileen Winton - Scrapbooking
Edward Hunter - Computer Technology
Susan Deschenes - Martial Arts
Liz Moncrief - Fiber Dyeing / Making Natural Body Care Products
Dinah Steveni - Clay and Oil Painting Instructor
Esther Beach-Rueb - Ballroom Dancing
Andy Porter - Photography
Lin Tucker - Cartooning and Sketching
Svetlana - Russian Language
Svetlana Kupriyanova, born in Novgorod, Russia. Graduated with Honors from Novgorod State University. MA in Linguistics. Washington State Certified Court and Medical interpreter. Experienced in teaching Russian language to foreign students. Maintains cultural connections through travelling to Russia every year. Currently living in Sedro-Woolley, enjoys gardening and oil painting.
Richard Russell - Tiny House Seminars
Leiann Ronnestad - Bartending
Leiann Ronnestad has taught bartending and licensing since 2003 at over a dozen community colleges and technical schools throughout Washington. Leiann is a certified instructor through the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a professional bartender and a marketing consultant for distilleries, restaurants and hotels. She also maintains a strong background in business and integrated computer applications, and has previously taught business and marketing classes at several colleges.
Karla Locke - Websites and Blogs
Chris Monroe - K9 Nosework