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DED Instructors

Donna Austin

Barry Baker

Marti Geron

Marti has over thirty years experience in the health care industry that includes billing, coding, reimbursement, education and management. She has had the opportunity of working in different positions and many specialties in the medical field earning her CMA, CM, and CPC certifications. As one of the nation's first certified coders, she was named a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders National Advisory Board and proctored the Certification exams from 1995 to 2000. She was awarded Associate Instructor of the Year at PMI's National Conference in June and, consequently, was asked to serve on the Practice Management Institute (PMI) 2007-2008 National Advisory Board. She has worked for the UT System over thirteen years and due to her love of teaching and the need for certified coders she has taught evening courses at two major universities for the last seven years.

Marti has been very active as Founder and President of three AAPC Chapters throughout Texas and named networker of the year twice through the AAPC's Dallas Medical Center Chapter. She is on the Editorial Advisory Board of "The Coding Institute" for ten of their specialty newsletters. As one can see she stays busy. but she says, "It is an ever changing field that never gets boring".

Don Tuantu Voxuan

From stunt photo shootDon Voxuan is founder of Craevax LLC, a provider of web consulting services. A freelance instructor with UTA since 2001, he continues to offer job assistance and mentorship for his students whenever possible. He currently also serves as the technical training program coordinator for the Division For Enterprise Development, and occasionally participates as a contributing writer for the UTA CE blog.

Technical training tips, tricks, and events are posted on his "for creatives" website the Imprint Society. To receive tweets on job opportunities or when he is available for free questions and answer sessions, follow him on Twitter.

Voxuan is a spirited adventurer and an avid student of ethnography. He also enjoys world travel, parkour, tennis, home improvement, glamour photography, riding motorcycles, and art. This motley combination of interests often inspires creative solutions for his clients, which he executes with both enthusiasm and calculated stubbornness.

Technical Skills
AdobeMicrosoftOpen SourceOther
  • Acrobat
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Flash
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks
  • Story
  • Access
  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Powerpoint
  • Excel
  • C# .NET
  • VB.NET
  • Classic ASP
  • SQL Server
  • Sharepoint
  • Visio
  • PHP
  • UML
  • (X)HTML, HTML5
  • CSS, CSS3
  • JavaScript, jQuery
  • XML

Holli (Judith) Blackwell

Holli Blackwell, founder of Quantum Visions, began seeking methods for stress reduction after experiencing burn-out in a fast track banking career. Having tried all the traditional methods, including therapy, her inquiries led her into the alternative arena. Here she encountered the power of Reiki - a tool that altered the way she experienced life forever.

The resulting joy and power persuaded Holli that she should share this experience with others. Out of this commitment grew Quantum Visions - a combination of guidance and training that helps others attain their own life balance.

She has been instructing Reiki classes from first degree through master/teacher level for more than eight years. Her focus is on the practical application of Reiki in both personal and professional life to include stress reduction and life improvement. By eliminating self-defeating behaviors and out dated belief systems we become empowerd.

Holli continually expands her capabilities with new classes and training. This affords her the ability to offer her clients and students the optimum healthful techniques. She has some of the best training in the world!

Holli has attained masterships in 12 systems of Reiki including Usui, KarunaÔ, LightarianÔ, and SSR. She has studied extensively in the United States, Egypt, the United Kingdom, and Romania.

Professional Associations:

  • International Association of Reiki Professionals
  • American Holistic Health Association
  • The Arlington Chamber
Holli's international training allows her to offer powerful and practical classes in the application of Reiki.

Donna Patterson Donna C. Patterson is a Senior Litigation Paralegal who has worked in many areas of law, including bankruptcy, criminal, family, estate, real estate, employment, appellate, medical malpractice, insurance defense, commercial, and general litigation. She is employed by the law firm of Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller LLP, where she assists in insurance defense, commercial, and general litigation.

Mrs. Patterson has:

Written over 200 training presentations on varied topics such as electronic discovery, legal ethics, legal terminology, Texas criminal code, trial preparation, age and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, responsibilities of management, proper conduct in the workplace, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act.

Been an instructor for the Paralegal Program at the University of Texas at Arlington since 2002. Prior to working in the legal field, she was an Arlington business owner and worked in computer systems, computer software, and sales and brokering of computer hardware.

Received her Paralegal Certificate from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, and the Tarrant County Bar Association. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Fort Worth Paralegal Association as Ethics Chair. She has served as 2nd Vice President/Membership Chair, Scholarship Chair, and Public Relations Chair for the Fort Worth Paralegal Association. She is currently working on a quarterly series addressing paralegal ethical pitfalls and solutions entitled "Ethical Emma."

Mrs. Patterson supports local charities, including Arlington Charities, Arlington Life Shelter, The Veterans Hospital, and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.

Doug Bullard

Terry Norman Terry Norman has been performing Tuina for over 35 years. He has studied in many different schools both in the U.S. and China, and has over 6600 hours of study in a variety of fields within bodywork and Asian healing arts such as acupressure, Tuina (Chinese medical massage), and Sports Tuina.

Terry is Nationally Certified with the NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork), is a National CE Provider through the NCBTMB, and serves on Exam Committee that develops the national exam for massage therapy. He is also member of the AOBTA (American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia).

He has studied Tuina at the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, while doing clinical practice at the Yue Yang Hospital. Later he was with the first group of foreign students to study Sports Tuina at the Olympic Training Center in Beijing.

In 1996, Terry became the first foreign therapist to be allowed to study Sports Tuina at the Olympic Training Center on an individual basis, along with being one of a very limited number of western therapist allowed to actually work on Olympic athletes. He also did internship studies at area hospitals and clinics in Beijing. Many of the techniques Terry learned at the Olympic Training Center in China are unknown to sports therapist and athletic trainers in the West.

Terry has a growing practice in Texas, where he works on a varied clientele who suffer from such conditions as: stroke, neuromuscular dysfunctions, MS, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, tinnitus, allergies, migraines, tendonitis, orthopedic injuries, arthritis, neurologic, and stress related disorders.

Along with performing therapy, Terry teaches acupressure, Tuina, Sports Tuina, and Traditional Chinese Medicine locally at area colleges, physical therapy clinics, and massage schools. He also teaches beginning, intermediate, and advance classes in Tuina and Chinese medicine. And, in 2001, Terry developed the first certification program in the country in Asian Bodywork at the Atlanta School of Massage. To date, Terry has written several instructional manuals on acupressure, Tuina, Sports Tuina, Point Location, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and produced the first instructional video on Sports Tuina in the United States.

For more information, please visit

Terry was recently inducted into the Massage Hall of Fame

Jack Pettyjohn

XiaoYa C. Fielder

Xiaoya working projectorXiaoya Fielder taught the Chinese language at Elementary and High School levels in China for 12 years. For the past 8 years she has been teaching Mandarin Chinese in the Continuing Education program at The University of Texas at Arlington. The classes she teaches include Beginning Chinese, Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Mandarin Chinese, Business Chinese, Travel Chinese, and Chinese for youth.

She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Arts from The Teachers College in China. Ms. Fielder also have received certificates from the Startalk Chinese Teacher Professional Training Program, The University of Texas at Dallas Chinese Language Teacher Program, and Peking University of China Training Program on Chinese Language.

Many of her students from both China and America have furthered their careers and educations by taking her classes. Learning the Chinese language can make you more marketable in professional and international fields of work, and her classes will leave you with a better knowledge of the Chinese culture and language.

Jay Del Vecchio

Sheryal Bielby

Margo Narro

Quintin Jones

Debra Atkinson While a college professor in the field of communication for 17 years (with a BA in English/History and a MA in English/Rhetoric), my first degree was in elementary education with an emphasis in special education. Complementing my teaching career, I have earned the highest level of certification in tutoring (Level III in Texas) through UTA's tutorial program. Most of my private tutoring is with elementary aged children. In fact, after being hired to tutor a five-year-old (in 2010), the parents hired me to develop a kindergarten/1st grade home-school curriculum for their son who had lagged behind in kindergarten. Within 5 months, he increased his reading and vocabulary skills to a 2nd grade level.

My personal philosophy is bound to education, and the rewards students experience when they develop new critical thinking skills; for once these skills are established, they help to shift a student from being extrinsically motivated, and dependent on others, to intrinsically motivated, and therefore an independent thinker-a major academic rite of passage. As an educator, my greatest joy is to watch as learners of any age rise above their doubts or concerns and accomplish formative goals…the many milestones in the learning curve of life. Once a friend asked me, "Have you ever felt euphoric?" Without hesitation, I replied, "Every time I'm in class with my students."

Bob Lansdale

John Seither

John Seither is one of a few internationally recognized computer forensics authorities. Given the relative newness of the field, his nearly two decades of computer forensics experience help to make him among the most knowledgeable anywhere. In that regard, John was set apart by many of his peers as being an unusually well qualified manager of a major law enforcement agency computer forensics program. His training and experience is not limited to technical investigations. Retiring from federal service in late 1998 with well over a quarter century of law enforcement experience, spanning burglaries to espionage, John is also a decorated officer and air combat veteran of the Vietnam War. Proving a clear exception to the old saying that those who can't do, teach, he has taught at some of America's best known accredited universities and colleges, with police officers traveling from as far away as Australia and India to attend his courses.

John received a Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland, a Masters degree from Webster University and pursued a PhD at Saint Louis University prior to his transfer with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

The following are included among his more relevant accomplishments as a field and supervisory special agent, most recently with US Customs and previously with NCIS and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Following many months of technical training at private corporations and the Central Intelligence Agency in the mid-1980s, John became the Navy Department's primary resource in the investigation of high priority and sensitive computer investigations world wide.

His prior mainframe programming experience had earlier facilitated a successful computer matching operation to economically identify fraud within the US Navy's payroll system. Hired by US Customs in 1987 and tasked with keeping a watchful eye on their giant mainframe computer center in northern Virginia, he was promoted and transferred about a year later to the Office of Investigations. While assigned as Customs National Fugitive Coordinator, a program responsible for the establishment of the Ten Most Wanted program and led to the arrest of several previously illusive major felons, he was called upon to design and supervise the building of the computer network for the Treasury Department's newly formed Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and later two large wide area networks for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and serving Customs, FBI, DEA and IRS. Both during his headquarters assignment and afterwards as a senior narcotics agent in Houston, TX, John provided Customs' input to DOJ's Federal Guidelines on Searching and Seizing Computers.

As the Customs' senior computer forensics examiner for Oklahoma and much of Texas, he recognized the need for sharing technical investigative resources between law enforcement agencies. To that end, he formed the Houston Area Technical Support Interagency Group, which ultimately numbered over 800 members in the US and British Commonwealth. It was also during this period that John developed what is widely reputed to be the first automated computer forensics program, a Windows variation of which was commercially marketed in computer stores across the nation. Selected in 1997 to be the first National Computer Forensics Program Manager for Customs' Office of Internal Affairs, John also pioneered the use of data mining to detect criminal activity transacted on Customs vast world-wide computer network.

Retiring in late 1998 at 53 years of age, he created a computer forensics training program for a high tech subsidiary of the giant Litton Corporation and assisted in the design of artificial intelligence computer forensics tools for the Air Force, much of which was accomplished from his home in a rural mountain top community in eastern Tennessee. Since then, John developed multimedia computer forensics laboratory intensive courses that are regularly offered by state and private universities and colleges.

Roger Whitney

Kathy Edwards

Tandi Ball Tandi received a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Oklahoma and has been in the industry of occupational safety and health since 1991. She is a Certified Safety and Health Official, in both the construction and general industries. As an OSHA Compliance Officer for the State of New Mexico, she participated in the OSHA response to the events on September 11, at the World Trade Center. She has been an OSHA Education Center instructor since 2001.

Marian Red

Diane Havlik

Gina Henry-Cook About Gina Henry-Cook & her company, Go Global, Inc.: Go Global Inc. is a company designed to help individuals find affordable vacation options. Owner, Gina Henry-Cook teaches travel classes in over 86 cities nationwide and is the author of many travel publications, DVD’s, Video CD’s, and audiotape programs. She has traveled to over 80 countries and 40 states as an adventurous solo traveler, an executive for major international advertising agencies, and through student undergraduate & graduate programs. Gina leads one group tour each year (for students and her friends), teaches English overseas, is a professional mystery shopper, and imports internationally. She holds a masters in International Management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management. Check out for more instructor information and her radio/TV interviews.

Lorenza Jackson I have thirty-seven (37) years experience as a medical technologist. Graduated from Baylor University Medical Center Feb 1971, worked as a lab manager or supervisor for 20 years in area hospitals, and I have been an instructor of phlebotomy at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster and at Tarrant County Jr. College in Ft. Worth, and presently teaching Phlebotomy at UTA. I am registered with the American Medical Technologist Registry. I also have a registry from the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, issued in 1977.

Scott Cooper

Kevin Lazo

Steve Chaney

Susanne Spartano

Susie Spartano, SPHR is the Regional Director of Volunteer Services with the American Red Cross North Texas Region with responsibility for overall planning, recruitment and retention strategy for the Red Cross’ volunteer workforce spanning 111 counties across North Texas. She also serves as a Supervisor in the Staff Relations function within the Disaster Service Human Resources system of the American Red Cross.

Previously, she served as the Director of Human Resources and Volunteer Management at the Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross with full responsibility for directing the Human Resource and the Volunteer Management function within the chapter's 12 county jurisdiction.

She holds a BS in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a Masters in Human Resource Development with the University of Texas.

She served 4 years on the Diversity Committee with Dallas HR, the local SHRM affiliate as the Chair of the Publicity and Outreach Committee.

Notable is her 18 years of people management and her 12 years of service to the American Red Cross during which she aided in the relief to victims of 9/11, Katrina, Gustav/Ike and several other disaster relief operations.

Dr. Wei Chen

Amber Royer Amber Royer is the author of the cookbooks There are Herbs in My Chocolate and I Can Can With Herbs. She is also a regular columnist for the Dave's Garden On-Line Community. Her work has also appeared in Appleseeds and Odyssey (children's magazines). Amber is an active member of the Fort Worth Herb Society, and an avid gardener. As a degreed youth librarian (MLIS from UNT, experience working with all levels, from babies on through teens and even adults), Amber helped design the instructional materials for the Young Writer's Program portion of National Novel Writing Month. Amber became interested in creative writing when she was still young (and joined her first professional writer's organization at the age of 12) and is always touched when she gets to inspire a new generation of young writers. In addition to teaching, she enjoys crafting, cooking and travel - especially when it affords a chance to learn more about food or plants, whether it's visiting pineapple plantations of Hawaii, or sampling cocoa pulp straight from the pod in the Dominican Republic. For more information, visit her web site:

Jerry Henderson Jerry Henderson has been in the Industry of Occupational Safety and Health for 28 years. He is a Certified Safety and Health Official in General Industry. He is a master trainer in Medic First Aid and the lead instructor for OSHA 511 Standards Course for General Industry at UT Arlington's Region VI OSHA Education Center. Previously he served in Safety/Security management and investigative capacities for Contel/GTE and Lone Star Gas Company with responsibility for developing and maintaining security and safety programs for workforces of over 1000 employees in each position. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Career Arts from Dallas Baptist University and retired with 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, Senior NCO, Military Police.

TL Peters TL has worked in the field of occupational safety and health since 1989. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety from the University of Texas in Tyler. He has been an OSHA Education Center instructor since 2006. He is an authorized Outreach Trainer has earned a Certified Safety and Health Official in General Industry.

Stan Demke Stan Demke works full time as a CNC applications engineer for a major CNC machine manufacturer. During his 20 years experience as a machinist and CNC programmer, Stan has been instructing apprentice machinist students since 1999 and instructing the CNC Programming classes at UTA since 2008. Stan uses his experience as an applications engineer to engage students with practical programming situations and techniques. Stan also uses social media to expand on communicating class examples and videos to students. Search CNC Programming on Facebook to see more.

Ed (Giles) Williams

Larry Swinea


Thomas Vinson THOMAS VINSON, founder of the Zero Waste Network has worked on projects that have helped companies identify ways to save over $1.3 million, while reducing nearly seven million tons of waste, three million gallons of water use, over a million kWh of electricity use and other reductions in pollution. He has worked for the University of Texas, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He helped develop the Pollution Prevention Planner and over 500 approaches for source reduction. Vinson has completed ISO 14001 lead auditor training. Currently Thomas is an Instructor for the University of Texas at Arlington, and annually trains over 150 people, and speaks at workshops and trainings throughout the world. Courses on sustainability, environmental management systems, risk management, pollution prevention and lean manufacturing are a few of the topics he uses to help businesses connect environmental performance to their business mission.

D W Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Doug Watson, at 972-647-0697 or

Simon Chavez Simon Chavez has obtained a Master in Education from New Mexico Highland University. Simon has been in the education and instructor industry for more than 35 years. He has been in the Occupational Safety and Health industry for 11 years. He gained his experience from being an adjunct instructor for Texas Engineering Extension Service, and Consultant for New Mexico Environment Department Occupational health and Safety Bureau. Simon is a Certified Safety and Health Official for General Industry and Construction Industry.

C H Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Cindy Hammons, at 479-936-5178 or

Lourdes Molinar

Oscar Enriquez Oscar Enriquez has been in the field of Electrical Engineering for since 1980. His experience stems from being a Plant Engineer, Safety and Environmental Manager, and Construction Electrical Foreman. He works as an occupational safety and health professional conducting safety audits, developing safety programs, delivering training, helping to reducing job related injuries. Oscar has been an OSHA Education Center instructor since 2007 years and is a Certified Safety and Health Official for General Industry and Construction Industry.

Ralph Steele Dr. Ralph Steele provides mediation services for a variety of public and private business clients. Dr. Steele wrote, developed, and teaches the Mediation and Dispute Resolution Certificate Program and the Attorney Mediation Certificate Program at the University of Texas, Arlington. He teaches basic and advanced family, employment, conflict coaching, negotiation, and transformative mediation. He is a certified mediator with, chair of the affiliations committee of the Mediation Beyond Borders. His Doctorate degree is from Oxford University, Masters Degree from Vanderbilt University, Bachelors from Concordia University, Seward, NE, and Associate Degree from Concordia, Selma, AL. He resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.

Nita Alexander

Jackie Vinson

D F Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Dino Franco, at 505-344-2072 or

Mike Lewis

Mike has 20+ years in the computing industry, worked as a 1st level tech for Tandy, 2nd and 3rd level tech working for AST, Server team member, moved into AST corporate training, went to Microhard as an A+ instructor, then taught Windows NT certification, achieved and MCSE, A+, and other certs. Lewis worked as an IT Senior instructor for 10 years at ITT Technical Institute (in computer networking, computer security, and network forensics). He got into computer security about 5 years ago and have been fascinated with it ever since. Achieved forensic cert in 2010.

Lewis has been teaching MS Office for TCC since 2009, working at Westwood as an instructor, SME, curriclum designer and Program chair for both CJ and IT since 2011, and has helped design a few networks for businesses. He now specialize in InfoSec and forensics.

Personally, he has been married for 35 years to the same fiery redheaded woman, and still going strong. Hobbies include building wooden things (like desks) and bookshelves, etc.

F S Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Marty Gutierrez, at 210-458-2411 or

C S Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Janie Good, at 512-719-5263 or

Benjamin Bell

Tom Roberts Thomas has been a member of the occupational safety and health industry since 1971. His educational background comes from Louisiana College, where he received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry. Thomas' work experience is in the field of Industrial Hygiene and Petrochemical industry, where he has been responsible for recognizing and abating safety hazards and ensuring compliance with OSHA Standards. Thomas is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

Romell Jackson, Sr. Romell K. Jackson's credentials in Environmental Safety, Risk Management, Loss Prevention, Loss Control, and Safety Culture span more than 17 years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Technology and has served in multiple consultation and management roles for Fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Jackson's development and oversight of day-to-day implementation of corporate training, safety policies and loss control programs make him a uniquely qualified subject matter expert serving on the faculty of the MC101 course series.

Bill Smith Bill Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and has been in the field of electrical engineering since 1970. In those years, he has been in management, engineering and training positions. He is professional in the occupational safety industry, conducting safety audits and forensic support for companies. He has been an OSHA Education Center instructor since 2005 and is a Certified Safety and Health Official in General Industry and Construction Industry.

George Gonzales

S G Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Stephanie Glover at

Fabia Bourda Fabia McLean Bourda, MBA, SPHR, PMP Ms. Bourda leads TCS' HR Strategy and Transformation Practice, which includes Organizational Change Management. She has extensive Human Capital Management (HCM) and people management capabilities in systems, processes, strategy, and transformation and is knowledgeable in Oracle HCM and most niche HCM applications. She has over 20 years of progressive senior management experience working with and influencing Fortune 500 C-level executives in the area of human capital management and organizational change management. She holds an Executive MBA degree in Strategic Leadership and International Management from The University of Texas, Dallas. She also holds two Bachelor degrees in Administration & Information Management and Adult Education and a Master of Education in Curriculum Design. In addition she has rofessional certifications in human resources (SPHR) and project management (PMP). She has been teaching at colleges and universities in Canada and the U.S. since 1990 and is passionate about learning and developing individuals to reach their full potential.

Reid Eggers

David Boone David Boone is certified through the United States Navy as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. With over 26 years of experience in the construction and general industry, Mr. Boone's career began running heavy equipment and progressed rapidly to site supervisor, project manager, safety management and safety consultant. Over the years, David has attended Texas State Technical College as well as the University of Texas at Arlington receiving numerous certifications from OSHA, the EPA, and the TCEQ (Petroleum Storage Tank Investigator, Texas Water Utilities Association Training and Class D Basic Water Licensing) as well as the Texas Railroad Commission and the RVDA-RVIA. Mr. Boone has spent the last 6 years conducting expert witness work, safety consulting, curriculum development and instruction for private firms such as Mitchell, Goff, Mitchell and the New England Water Works Association as well as individual companies both locally owned and operated and nationwide. Mr. Boone also conducts training for the University of Texas at Arlington (instructing and curriculum development for Transportation Training, Public Works, Military Service Center, OSHA Education Center and Environmental Training Institute.

James Swan

Brandie Green

Clay Crowell

Kathryn Kroll Kathryn Kroll is the owner of KrazyKat Studio. As an independent Graphic Designer & Software Training Consultant, her expertise is in marketing graphics, visual communications and personal instruction. Kathryn has taught Graphic Design courses since 1990, she has been teaching at UTA since 2002.

Kat has worked in advertising design and production for more than 25 years. In her Studio, Kat uses Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat; Quark XPress; Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, & related support applications on a daily basis.

Her Studio design projects include: Greater Meadowbrook News advertising and production, Handley Fest marketing materials, catalog and newsletters for Media Tech Institute, brochures and display units for the Alzheimer's Association, packaging for HEB "house-brand" products, and contract assignments working on catalogs, advertising and other large documents at some of DFW's largest companies.

Away from the computer, Kathryn enjoys her pets-cats and dogs, home improvement projects, gardening, camping, and sewing costumes for renaissance festivals.

Technical Skills:

Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, GoLive; Quark XPress; Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Support applications: Suitcase Fusion, Fetch, Barcoder, iWeb, Numbers, Keynote, Macintosh OSX and Windows 7.

Lindsey Miller

Lindsey Miller is a Dallas-based photographer and owner of Lindsey Miller Photo. She received her Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2009. She practices the art of photography in every type of shoot she is hired for, including weddings, products, and events. She believes that learning photography is half science and half art, one with out the other is incomplete. Lindsey uses her experiences in business and world travels to give a well rounded education to all levels of photographers about the camera, the computer and the design aspects of photography.

Please contact her at for questions regarding her specific classes at UT Arlington. And visit to see her portfolio.

Michael Cummings

James (Skipper) Kendrick Named by Occupational Hazards magazine as one of the most influential safety leaders of the last decade and as a member of Industrial Safety and Hygiene News Power 101, James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP has over 38 years experience in the fields of safety, education and training. Skipper holds a BS degree in Industrial Technology, with a safety option, from Louisiana State University. He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by examination. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Skipper is a recipient of ASSE's highest honor, that of being named a Society Fellow. He was selected as the recipient of ASSE's National Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year Award in 2000 and has also been recognized as Safety Professional of the Year for the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter (1985), Fort Worth Chapter (1989-90) and Region III (1988-89). Skipper also has been recognized as Bongarde SafetyXchange's National Safety Trainer of the Year.

Marsie De Oliveira Marsie De Oliveira is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and has a Master of Science degree in Environment, Safety and Health from the University of Miami. As a Department of Energy (DOE) Facility Representative, she provided oversight to 25 DOE defense program facilities at Sandia National Laboratories. As a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve, she served as an Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene Officer. Currently, Marsie provides technical support and training at National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites, is an Instructor for the University of Texas at Arlington, and serves as a Course Manager.

Dorothy Kennedy

Troy Benthall

Roddrick West

B I Coordinator

J G Coordinator

P S Coordinator For information on the training site please contact the coordinator, Peggy Swineheart, at 918-352-4517.

Tiffany Holman (Gale)

LWPI Wedding Planning Institute

Phil Sheppard

Joshua Strittmatter Josh W Strittmatter, CFP®, CRC®

Josh is the president and CEO of Strittmatter Wealth Management Group, LLC based out of Weatherford, Texas. He has over ten years of experience as a financial planner and specializes in retirement planning and investment management. Josh graduated Cum Laude with a BBA majoring in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has also obtained the CFP® and CRC® designations. Josh has a passion for education and believes that the key to financial success is knowledge.

Find out more about Josh and Strittmatter Wealth Management Group, LLC. by visiting

M R Coordinator

Douglas Castro


Robert Casagrande

Jacob Royer

Deborah Sassiver NYC based vocal and performance coach Debbie Sassiver offers a visceral instinctive approach to singing and performing especially crafted for the rock/punk/indie demographic, geared to giving the artist more choices and an exhilarating sense of freedom,strength, and expressiveness.

Ms. Sassiver has worked as a singer/guitarist/songwriter in art/rock/punk bands Degenerate Art, Purge, Pupster, numerous recording and solo projects,most recently with Red Starlet (see enclosed FW weekly articles*), has toured Europe, and performed as a dancer and performer in NYC venues including Webster Hall, The Palladium, The Roxy, and the Cutting Room as well as legendary rock clubs CBGB's, The Continental, Don Hills, Brownies, and Luna Lounge.

She has contributed recorded works to film soundtracks and numerous compilations and independent releases, holds a BA in Philosophy and Music, an Associates degree, and an extensive background in classical ballet. She coaches and performs in both NYC and Texas and works in person, and through skype and ichat.

Please see for more.

*excerpt, FW Weekly, Dec 22, 2010 "Red Starlet Glistens" "...But even if Red Starlet bucks the verse-chorus-verse approach, much of the band's material would still hinge on Sassiver's emotive, compelling voice. She also is a guitarist and vocal coach. "When you are more confident in the expressive qualities of your instrument, you can let go more and allow your voice to find that different place you might not have allowed yourself to go," she said...." "

George Brown

Nanette Smith Ms. Smith is a M.F.A. Theatre/Arts Management graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (CAL-ARTS); sometimes referred to as the Walt Disney School of Fine Arts. Some of her awesome schoolmates include Tim Burton, Don Cheadle, Brenda Chapman, Simbi Khali, Johnny Depp (school partner) and others. She is a lover of theatre and participates in all forms of performing arts. She has over 15 years of experience working in the arts.

Ms. Smith has been in the spotlight since age four. Her kindergarten teacher played the ukulele every morning and brought kids on stage to act and sing. Her first acting role was Raggedy Ann in a play entitled Raggedy Ann & Andy. The play was performed at Carter Park Elementary School (FWISD). Ms. Smith acts, directs, sings, teaches and manages all types of performance arts.

Ms. Smith is an arts educator who concentrates on advocating fine arts to elementary, secondary and post secondary students.

Joe R. Jackson

James Ryan

John Myers

Candice Nicholson

Raymundo Rojas

Marisa Rhyne

Melinda Howser

Melinda Howser has taught math for 7 years. Her teaching experience began earlier in 1998 with camp counseling, and later included teaching privately as an academic and music tutor. Her test preparation skills include her own successful testing resume as an SAT National Merit Finalist and most recently in May 2012 as an invited member for a multi-state educator advisory panel event in Princeton, NJ. While in Princeton, she met researchers, educators, and professors from across the U.S. at the Chauncey Conference Center to discuss algebraic constructs in student development of math understanding.

In addition to her certifications in Math, Science, Technology Applications, and Supplementary ESL, Mrs. Howser has experience teaching subjects such as Jewelry Making, Wood Burning, Robotics Club, Crafts, Piano and Cello. She lives with her loving husband Michael and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Melanie Hollis

Douglas Bergere

William (Dan) Rosenthal

Adriana Winnett

Grover Pierce

John (Rex)David Coffman Rex is an award-winning trainer/facilitator in the fields of environmental health and safety, and has had the opportunity to work with, educate and coach safety and environmental professionals, students and military personnel both academically and professionally for 15 years. Rex is a seasoned environmental professional with more than 30 years of leadership in the implementation, management and facilitation of complex environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement proceedings at the federal, state and local levels of government. He is also very experienced in the legislative and regulatory processes, and has provided technical comments on several major federal and state environmental rules, and has offered expert testimony before the Texas Senate Natural Resources, and the Texas House of Representatives Environmental Regulation Committees. Rex received his MS in Interdisciplinary Studies (Environmental Engineering, Public Administration and Business) from the University of Texas at Arlington, and his BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Texas Tech University. Rex has also been very fortunate to assist in providing educational success and leadership at a number of exceptional educational organizations including the University of Texas at Arlington, and Tarrant County College as well as with a number of private firms. Rex is a Veteran of the United States Navy having served proudly aboard USS Long Beach, CGN-9 where he was the Launcher Captain of the aft Mark 10 "Terrier" Guided Missile Launching System.

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Xavier Krone

As a freelance marketer Xavier has developed a broad array of web solutions and client acquisition strategies to generate revenue through social media and build digital presence. Consulting with a variety of companies representing multiple industries from beauty product manufactures to real estate investment firms. As a social media Instructor he has developed, designed and implemented a custom training curriculum which showcases immediately, actionable strategies to connect engage and convert social media users into consumers and loyal advocates for their product or service.

Take a look at his slideshow presentation get a better understanding of the financial benefits of social media!

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Mary Williams

John Erichsen

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Darrel Canada

Joshua McCollister

Steve Reedy

D'Lisha Thomas

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Jonathan Chorba

Shaina Hanhart

Heather Buen

Wayne Croomes

Megan Seegmiller Former Continuing Education student, Meg Seegmiller, joined the Continuing Education team as an instructor in 2013. She brings over 15 years of web design experience and a love of education to the team. Meg first began designing web sites as a teenager when she and her father began taking free online HTML tutorials. After a few months, she was hooked! She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington, where she studied programming, design, and marketing. After a few years of teaching computer-related courses to primary and secondary students she decided to return to web design and development. To freshen up on new techniques and programming languages, she began taking courses through Continuing Education and completed three certificate programs.The networking opportunities that she encountered through CE landed her several new clients. Meg’s considerable expertise makes her very valuable contributor to the web design and web development programs. Her timely insights helped advance the development of new courses including Drupal and WordPress.

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John (Jack) Rindt

Terry Kirkpatrick

Robert McDonald

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Bryan Cook

Patrick Walsh

Mary "Molly" Holden Ms. Holden received Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Geology from Grand Valley State University and the University of Illinois, respectively. She has nearly 20 years' experience in environmental consulting with CH2M HILL Companies, where she held the positions of field hydrogeologist, site safety supervisor, and project manager. Her experience includes primarily site investigation/remediation projects in accordance with CERCLA, RCRA, and the CWA. Ms. Holden has spent the past 10 years in consulting, curriculum development (including online course), and instruction. Her clients have included private firms, Texas Christian University, Tarrant County College, and the University of Texas-Arlington. As a UTA-DED instructor, she develops and teaches several courses for ETI and OSHA Education Center.

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Desiderio Mora Desi Mora is retired from TCEQ with 26 years of environmental experience in Water and Wastewater, NPDES Permits. He has a Master of Science degree in Soil Sciences from Texas A&M University in Kingsville. As a TCEQ staff member he worked in Water and Waste water and CAFO permitting, and Public Participation in the permitting process. He later worked in the Small Business and Environmental Assistance Program helping small industries and municipalities deal with environmental compliance issues. Currently, Desi is an Instructor for the University of Texas at Arlington for Stormwater regulations. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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Roger Boos

Michael Fairchild

Jody Christopherson-DeGan

Tycer Whaley

Jeffrey Campbell

Augusto Serrano

Laurel Mayo

Walter Castro

Linda Jones

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Malizy Scruggs

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Thomas (Tom) Burns

Victor Toruno

Amanda Jakaboski

Robert Davidson

Juliana Morelli Juliana Morelli (PG, REM, CPESC, CESSWI, CESCO, LPST CAPM) Ms. Morelli holds multiple professional certifications establishing her as a qualified environmental manager, erosion control professional, environmental and safety officer, and corrective action professional. Ms. Morelli has been serving the regulated community for 17 years. Ms. Morelli is a capable compliance manager whose strengths are water quality, waste management and safety. Her experience includes NEPA, All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) requirements of CERCLA, remedial investigation under RCRA; pollution prevention plans and erosion and sediment control planning for federal, municipal, industrial and construction clients under NPDES; and she is an expert with regards to the SPCC requirements of 40 CFR 112.

Joshua Cogan

Dan Connors

Kenneth Delaney

Daniel Pearson

Michael Hartman

Patrick Loc

Sonya McCall

Alan Ramirez-Paz

Teresa Burger

Michael Gallaway

Alfredo Saldana

William Taylor

Duane Roe Duane Roe is an Environmental Safety and Health Consultant with 22 year's of experience in the United States Air Force as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Craftsman. Recently retired he is now an instructor for the University of Arlington Texas as well as an occupational safety and health consultant for several industrial workplaces within the state of Oklahoma. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

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Greg Holdburg

Mark Horner

Janet Manley

Rachel Neal

Laurie McKendall Laurie J. McKendall received her Master of Art in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas. Laurie is a certified ombudsman and trained mediator. Laurie completed her basic mediation and advance family mediation training at the University of North Texas. She has successfully concluded a wide range of mediations, including business contracts, employer/employee conflicts, landlord/tenant issues and interpersonal and family disputes.

She is highly qualified in facilitating communication and reducing hostility between disputing parties and adept at providing a collaborative mediation environment in which the parties can reach mutually acceptable agreements. Laurie is a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator TMCA. She a member of the American Bar Associations ADR Section, Texas Associations of Mediators and Mediators Beyond Borders.

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Sharon Jones Sharon has over 27 years experience in environmental compliance, the first 14 as a state regulator with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in the areas of underground storage tanks, industrial and hazardous waste, and in the enforcement division as an investigator for the Texas Environmental Crimes Taskforce. Since 2001, she has been the environmental training manager and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Representative for the Texas Army National Guard. During her tenure she has developed statewide training curriculum, awareness materials, regulatory guidance, waste management plans and training videos for handling of hazardous and universal waste and spill prevention plans.

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Latasha Taylor

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Philip Daily Phil Daily is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Oklahoma and has a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA degree from UTA. He has held various positions at several environmental consulting firms including AECOM (previously ENSR). For the past 30 years he has provided air quality permitting and compliance, oil spill planning, and other environmental consulting and auditing services to many industrial sectors. He currently provides environmental consulting as a principal of Daily Consulting, LLC and is an Instructor for The University of Texas at Arlington.

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Cassandra Dillon Cassandra Dillon currently holds certifications as a Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer (CESCO), Safety, Health, Environmental Professional (SHEP), and Construction Site Safety Master (CSSM). Also, she has a M.S in Risk Control from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a B.S in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University. In industry, she has provided comprehensive support to companies in all areas of Environmental, Safety, Occupational Health, Engineering, Security and Regulatory Compliance. Currently, as an Associate/Adjunct Professor, she lectures and consults in the areas of environmental systems -air, water, waste and energy management, occupational safety, health, risk management, emergency planning, and logistics.

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Todd Tavis

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Mark Middleton

Roman Lopez

KTU Camp Instructor

Aye Kyi

Bob Nighswonger

Robert Moura Pharmacy Technician Instructor

Sirine Alkazzaz

Mark Rogers

Alesia Gibbon

Sandy Goins

Daniel Matta

Ronald Hendricks

Ann Prichard

Sharon Donaldson

Nicholas Leland

Ashley Facarazzo

Valeria Vianes

Edward LaBruyere

Montoya Rainey

Deepa Warrier

Sharath Vasanthakumar

Amrish Khanna Chandrasekaran

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I was born in Colombia, South America. For most of my life I was educated in an all-female boarding school, at a time when the women of the house were not allowed to go to college, because a blend of boys and girls in the same place was not a choice. All throughout my formative years, reading was required first by my mother at home and then at school. While children in my neighborhood where playing with their friends inside or out of their homes, we were compelled to read and discuss the contents of the books. Since my mother's side of the family produced a line of low and high profile politicians and diplomats, our education, both tutorial and in school, emphasized local and world politics as well as global geography and its socio-economic impact.

Later in my life, in the USA, while studying marketing, I worked at Berlitz to earn extra money. But there was another purpose: to learn their very exclusive and distinct method of teaching that has now become a very popular and no doubt the best way to learn a language - Total Immersion. My love for the language and the great satisfaction of watching the results convinced me that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Today, and every day, I know I made the right decision, as a number of my private students can now read literature and understand movies made in Spanish, without the help of translations.

Lidia Abbott

Mohsen Shahandashti

Nikki Choyce Nikki Choyce, PMP is President of Infotech Management, Inc., a project management services and training organization based in Fort Worth, Texas. Her company provides both consulting and professional development services such as organizational assessments and development, skill assessments, training as well as project implementation services. All services are based on the international standards established by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to ensure that the solutions and recommendations reflect the most current thinking in the profession. Infotech Management is proud to be a partner with the University of Texas at Arlington Continuing Education Department. We can now offer participants a well-rounded Project Management Certificate program. Nikki as well as all of the other Infotech Management staff you may meet during these courses are highly trained Project Management Professionals (PMPs), with many years of experience managing a wide range of projects. For more information about us, visit our website:

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