Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Yosaif August , ACC, has had several encore careers since turning 50: certified life coach, workshop leader, inventor, NIH-funded researcher, published author, speaker, composer and leader of men's retreats. See more at:
Dorothy Bauer spent most of her adult life in Berkeley, California where she was able to take classes at Living Light Culinary Institute and study with world renowned raw chef and author, Elaina Love.
Maya Bhagat is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor (CHHC), a biochemist, and she loves to cook. She takes the wisdom of her heritage, passion for playing with food, and the joy of engaging in kitchen alchemy and shares with lovers of the same. Her website is
Gene Bishop , MD, is a retired primary care and geriatric physician who currently teaches physicians in training. She is a member of Physicians for a National Health Program, but until that vision comes to pass, she has extensive experience helping others navigate the current insurance system.
Natalie Bliss is a Reiki Master Teacher and Certified ReikiSound(TM) instructor. A retired professional cellist and former music teacher, her classes combine practical knowledge with creative experimentation and actual experience. See more about Natalie and her work at
Jolie Bookspan , MEd, PhD, FAWM, is a research scientist who developed pioneering advances in sports medicine. Military and university medical departments gave her the toughest assignments to find out why conventional training and rehab methods don't work, and what does. See her website at

Her heritage handicrafts have been exhibited in major galleries.

Elise Bromberg is a retired social worker turned docent/tour guide at the Penn Museum, Mural Arts Program, Philly Touch Tours, and an independent Philadelphia tour guide.
Michael Brooks of West Chester University and the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery will be your guide.
Sederia Brown enjoyed teaching people how to use technology as a hobby, and now it's her business -- helping people use their cell phones, tablets and computers.
David Cantor holds a graduate degree in literature, taught literature and writing in universities for many years (and writing at MALT), has published many detailed analyses of great songs and CD reviews, and has performed songs by Bob Dylan and other singer-songwriters since the 1960s.
Rodney Chonka has led wine tastings at MALT since 2009. He has two degrees in French and has taught at the University of California-Santa Barbara and University of Bordeaux. He has lived, studied, taught and traveled in France, and has toured wineries throughout Europe and the US.
Aracely Coronado is a resident of Mt Airy, and is an avid solo camper, hiker, and general nature lover. A California native, she is on a mission to camp her way throughout the northeast with her dog.
Deborah Crane has been helping clients "find their voice" for more than 15 years. She is experienced in Voice Movement Therapy, an expressive arts therapy which focuses on the voice as an instrument of self-expression. Her approach to voice is not based in either singing or speaking, but in helping her clients expand their voice for the purpose of living a more expressive and fulfilling life.
Larry Daniels is a financial advisor with 20 plus years in the industry, both as a financial advisor and a manager. He specializes in retirement planning and asset management and is dedicated to helping both individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals.
Eleena De Lisser is a real estate investor who caught the apartment investing bug in 2015. In less than two years, she has gone from 0 to 1008 units. She is an equity partner/co-owner of four different apartment buildings.
Mindy Flexer Studio Offered by the staff of Mindy Flexer Art School. For more info see
Brian Foley Esq. has a law practice in Mt. Airy, focusing on civil rights, criminal defense, and employment law (including employees in academia). He recently helped the Montgomery County Public Defender by serving as Interim Chief of the Appeals Division. He won the teaching award at Drexel's law school and is currently an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law. He has taught public speaking, negotiation and various valuable skills to practicing lawyers, law students and others. His website is
John Gallogly is a professional voice coach and producer with Creative Voice Development Group. He has instructed and developed voice talent throughout the northeastern U.S. and has an extensive background in radio and DJ work, advertising and professional singing.
David Grauel comes to MALT by way of NYC where he was a Technical Support and Training Specialist in Microsoft Office products for such companies as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. As part of the Human Resources Administration, he trained supervisors and staff, worked the Help Desk, and performed network troubleshooting.
Donna Haymes is the owner of Donna's Secretarial Service since 2000. She has a Certificate in MS Word, experience working in corporate America, and computers/office knowledge from approximately 1978 to 2002.
Hal Hazen has been a member of Facebook for five years and has built a network of hundreds of friends and organizations. He can advise students about security concerns, problems, topic searches and groups.
Lena Hines is the creator and owner of LeeBee's Natural, a natural and organic bath and body business. She has been researching and making natural bath and body products for 5 years. Lena enjoys teaching and demonstrating her products at workshops, vendor events and home parties.
Anne Johnson , a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique and Art of Running instructor, has been teaching for MALT since 1995. She teaches individuals and groups in her Mt Airy studio and surrounding areas, as well as at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University. Anne travels worldwide teaching this rich body of work to people of all ages, professions, skill levels and diverse backgrounds.
Brannon Johnson has been rowing for two decades and coaching for the last 15 years. She is a former City National Jr. Champion and was a four-year Division I Collegiate athlete at the University of Texas.
Marzena Krysiak is a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and AromaTouch Technique practitioner. She and her husband, Surapal, are leaders of the internationally growing Ausadham Natural Healing Team.
Yoon Lee is a caterer, instructor and Philly private party chef. You can learn more info on her website:
Vanessa Lowe has been teaching personal finance for more than 20 years. She's excited to fulfill her personal mission of helping people live financially healthy lives. She works for a financial regulator and has an MBA from the Wharton School.
Kelly Meashey has been a board certified music therapist for 36 years with a specialy in Guided Imagery and Music. She has worked with individuals with many different types of disabilities as well as depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Paul Mladjenovic is a Certified Financial Planner, teacher, author of "Stock Investing for Dummies" and "Precious Metals Investing for Dummies" and is the editor of the Prosperity Alert newsletter at
Jonas Oesterle is a musician and tour guide who loves travelling, history, and the outdoors. He graduated from Temple University in 2004 with a degree in Political Science. He's been leading bicycle tours of Philadelphia for the last 5 years. For more information on Philly Bike Tour Co. go to
Sulaiha Olatunji is a community cook & educator who believes that eating healthy should be affordable, easy, tasty and accessible to everyone. She specializes in creating colorful, flavorful menus that accommodate a range of dietary needs.
Paul Plevakas is a PA licensed remodeling contractor and is knowledgeable in all aspects of home repair and remodeling. He has over 30 years of experience in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, masonry, and other home repair concerns.
Fitzgerald Putnam is the founder of Mt. Airy Tech, a local firm that provides IT services, coaching, and consulting to small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals.
Ellen Russell works as a tax preparer. When not preparing taxes, you can find Ellen knee-deep in mud with her vegetable garden.
David Schaaf is a local architect and Director of Urban Design of the City Planning Commission. Mr. Schaaf is a member of the City's Historical Commission, as well as the Designation Committee of the Historical Commission. He has lived in Mt. Airy for more than 30 years, and has led this very popular MALT tour since 1992.
Emily Smith , BS, LMT is a Myofascial Release Therapist and Pilates instructor. She believes in the power of touch and movement and the role they play daily in the body's ability to heal itself naturally.
Eric Sternfels is an architect/designer/artist who also works as a professional Garden Coach. He has helped develop the gardens at Mt. Airy's Ned Wolf Park and his own personal gardens to win several first prize awards from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Eric is also MALT's Hidden Gardens Tour Coordinator.
Janice Strawder has been teaching the art of ceramics for over thirty years. She enjoyed a five year artist residency at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, where she continues to teach. Janice currently manages the studio and teaches clay classes at Allens Lane Art Center.
Diana Thompson is the Education Director of Grumblethorpe. She coordinates classes for schools and field trip groups and arranges volunteers for Grumblethorpe's two-acre garden. Diana also re-enacts the role of Justinia Hernberger, who served as caretaker of John Wister's Big House during the Battle of Germantown in 1777.
Kim Williams Offered by the staff of Mt. Airy Performing Arts under the Artistic and Managing Director, Kim Williams. For more information go to: