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Janelle Adams

Janelle has enjoyed working with children in some capacity from the time that she was able to first start babysitting. That passion for working with children has grown and blossomed over the years. In 2005, Janelle earned a BFA from Andrews University and went on to gain a Master's degree in a related field. Currently, she combines her passion for working with children and a love for art working locally in Vancouver, WA.
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Joseph Alfonso

Joseph Alfonso, CFP®, ChFC, EA, founded Aegis Financial Advisory and is the principal financial planner for the firm. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Cornell University. Joe began practicing financial planning after a successful career in high technology sales and business development as a strategic account manager for major IT companies such as Texas Instruments, Toshiba, NEC and IBM. Joe is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and an Enrolled Agent, admitted to practice before the IRS to represent taxpayers at all administrative levels for audits, collections, and appeals. He is a member of The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the nation’s preeminent organization of fee-only financial planners, and was elected to the Board of Directors for the Western Region. Joe is also a member of ACP (Alliance of Comprehensive Planners), a national organization of fee-only financial planners who follow a comprehensive approach based on the belief that true planning is an ongoing process requiring continued client engagement. He is often quoted in the national media and has appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Smart Money and US News and World Report. Joe and his approach to investing were featured The Wall Street Journal Online. Joe is fluent in both Japanese and Spanish. He currently lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon with his wife, two sons and yellow lab. He is active in scouting and enjoys practicing the Japanese martial art of Kendo.
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Ann Amies

Ann has a B.A. in Fine Arts and has been teaching art to people (7 to 97) for over 30 years. Since 1990, Ann has been teaching art with Clark’s Community Education Program. Also since 1990, she has been, and continues to be, an active Professional Pen/Ink Watercolor Artist and owns her own Company "Calli De Graphique" that promotes her talents and sale of her work at the Vancouver Farmers’ Market.

Don Andersen

Don is from Chicago and attended college at the Art Institute of Chicago. Though he entered another field, he has continued to draw and paint over the years. He has sold several pieces of his art work; and for the past 15 years his focus has been on doing large works in Pastel. In addition to his artistic qualifications, Don has a BA in Political Science and a MA in Social Work from Portland State University.

Edurne Andre Garcia

EDURNE ANDRE was born and raised in a small colonial town in central Mexico called San Miguel de Allende, but it was in Mexico City, where she studied French and Mexican cooking as well as the History and Development of Pre-Hispanic Food and Ingredients, that she developed a passion for Mexican food in particular. She began catering in 1993 while living in Buenos Aires. From there she moved to Bermuda, where she demonstrated Mexican food for charity events while learning more about purchasing for restaurant operations. It was in Vienna, Austria that she began teaching very popular Mexican cooking classes and catered parties including Cinco de Mayo at the Ambassador's Residence. Edurne looks forward to sharing her great love of Mexican cooking with you.

David Arcos

David Arcos is a multimedia designer who previously taught for over a decade at Parsons School of Design, FIT and the New School University in New York City. Among his current and past clients private clients are New York State Board of Tourism, Thompson Hotels, The Coleman Investment Group and the United Nations University as Multimedia Consultant. He is also a Certified Adobe Expert in Publishing.

Lee Baughman

Lee Baughman has 18 years of teaching experience
at Clark College where he facilitates art classes as an adjunct faculty member
for the Continuing Education and Mature Learning programs.  Additionally
he a past president of the Southwest Washington Watercolor
Society
. His artwork can be
seen @ art-adventures.com or by sending a friend request on Facebook.

Ian Beckett

Ian Beckett has over 25 years of wet darkroom experience. He has a strong interest in the preservation of craft and sharing this passion with others. Ian currently works as the Lab Technician for the Frost Arts Center at Clark College and can be reached at ibeckett@clark.edu.

DAVID BENEDICKTUS R.N., BSN

A graduate of the University of Colorado, is a consultant providing training and technical assistance regarding the impact of childhood trauma on the developing brain and the relationship to the development of chronic disease on later life. His consultation occurs across a variety of settings in colleges, schools, children services, public health, mental health, adult corrections and adult chemical dependency services. He has worked for United Behavioral Health, Blue Cross of Oregon and the Area Agency on Aging coordination services for adults and writing best practice guidelines.  He has extensive experience working as a psychiatric nurse in a variety of settings with adults. 

Susana Bertorini

Susana was born, raised and educated in Rosario, Argentina. She moved to the USA in 1990 where she continued her education. Susana’s commitment is to improve the health in the Community. She obtained her CNA Certification from Clark College in 2013. She has always been interested in dance and other fitness activities since 1983. She is a Yoga Instructor and she received her Zumba Instructor Certification. Susana taught Zumba classes in deferent fitness centers such as VHA RISE & STARS Community Center, Body Design Fitness and Portland State University. Her passion is to help others improve their health and Fitness condition by teaching Zumba.
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