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Advisicon

Advisicon is a professional project and portfolio management consulting, training and custom application development company. We help our clients leverage the best practices of project management methods and technologies available so they can manage projects more effectively. We provide customized service – from evaluation to planning, from implementation to ongoing support and education – to ensure our clients have the tools and resources they need while improving ROI. Advisicon serves business, government and non-profit organizations throughout the US and Latin America to deliver sustained project management results.

 

Advisicon - Helping You Build A Project Management Culture.

Advisicon is a Global Registered Education Provider® (REP) of the Project Management Institute® (PMI). This certification assures our clients that they have chosen an organization that is well qualified to provide the highest level of project management training, in addition to the convenience of receiving Professional Development Units® (PDUs).

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.

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.

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. 

ERIC BJORKMAN

Lives in Vancouver, Washington and has been an avid birdwatcher since 1997.  Currently, Eric is President of Vancouver Audubon Society.  He combines his love for travel with his appreciation of birds, spending time in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Uganda, India, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Trinidad & Tobago. In addition, he travels North America extensively which has allowed him a combined total of nearly 2000 different species of birds seen worldwide.

In 2012, Eric and his wife participated in a “Big Year” competition and recorded 360 species seen within the borders of the state of Washington, besting the previous record of 359. Eric has volunteered with banding programs of Red Crossbills, Sandhill Cranes, and has participated in snake surveys in Klickitat County. Spending several days tagging great white sharks with a study team ranks as his favorite wildlife experience.

Jodi Blackwood

  • Trained and Certified as a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Specialist by The Protocol School of Washington.
  • B.A. Degree in Communication Arts, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington.
  • An extensive background of 25 years in customer service related work, 15+ of which were devoted to the hospitality industry.
  • Operation of a home-based business for eight years. Success was built by offering unsurpassed customer service and excellent communication skills.

 

Bree Blevins

A proud Portland native, Bree graduated from the University of Oregon where she majored in Anthropology and Dance Studies. She began her career with Arthur Murray Dance Studios, where she quickly became one of the top instructors in the western region. Dancing professionally, she received 2nd place in American Smooth in 2007 at the Seattle Star Ball. Bree was also a finalist dancing American Rhythm in 2005 at the Seattle Dance-o-rama and made the finals of the World Dance-0-Rama in 2002 dancing American Smooth. She continues to train both as a professional competitor and instructor.