Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Coach Leroy "Pete" Waller is an established tennis coach who has worked with youth and adults for over 20 years. His vast experience includes working with Legacy Youth Tennis and Education, Down the Line and National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL), just to name a few. For many of those years, Coach Pete has provided individual and group instruction.
Claudia Apfelbaum , MSS, LCSW, has more than ten years' experience as a therapist, teacher and workshop leader, helping women to find their voices.
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:
Coretta Avery has been couponing for over 24 years. She conducts trainings throughout the Philadelphia area and has been a presenter for over 20 years.
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.
Art Baxter is a Cartoonist, Illustrator and Graphic Designer. He is the co-creator, editor, and art director of the PHINKWELL comics collective. Locally, he was the organizer of the PHILLY COMIX JAM during its early years and created the cover and served as judge for Philadelphia City Paper's 2011 "Comics Issue." He has a BFA in Illustration/Graphic Design from the Tyler School of Art. See more about him at
Milena Belasco has been creating clarity collages for over 9 years and has a mixed media multilayered approach to achieving breakthroughs and insights. Milena is a lifelong learner, gardener, baker, crafter and certified ARTBundance Coach and Practitioner.
Sophie Bernard has been doing yoga for nearly 18 years. In 2007, she obtained her 200 hour yoga certification in Inner Fire Yoga from Yoga on Main. She is also a Reiki Master. Her website is:
Judith Bernstein-Baker ,MSW, is an immigration lawyer and former Executive Director of HIAS Pennsylvania that provides legal and social services to immigrants and refugees. She co-authored a textbook, "Immigration Law and Practice" which is a primer for non-attorneys.
Marck "Flaco" Best is a native of Mt. Airy. As a master teaching artist, he holds roster artist positions with such prestigious arts education agencies as Young Audiences of NJ & PA, AIE, Perkins Center for the Arts, Appel Farm and Arts Horizons, and has a long-standing relationship with The Painted Bride Art Center, where he appears frequently. His passion lies in teaching men to dance with the women in their lives.
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
Mansi Bhagwate is an animal rights activist and one of the founders of Liberation Philadelphia an organization working towards total animal liberation.
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.

Daniel Bradley is a freelance data analyst supporting nonprofits and small businesses. He learned his data skills as a catastrophe risk analyst in the reinsurance industry with over 6 years' experience. He knows how to work with data sets large and small to find the answers you seek.
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.
Natasha Brooks has been certified to teach Turbokick for over a year. As a woman who has hated the gym, she needed something fun that would give her the same results. Natasha is motivated by music and this class has some of the best!
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.
Karen Bruhin is a 3rd degree initiate within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a syncretic Wiccan tradition, and the High Priestess of Tenders of the Earth Temple. She has been active in the local Wiccan and Pagan community for the past 20+ years.
Brenda Burwell is a Master Educator with more than 40 years' experience in the beauty business. She is a licensed cosmetology teacher and is a certified beauty and image consultant with emphasis on color, style and wardrobe analysis. Brenda is a volunteer for the American Cancer Society where she helps cancer patients cope with appearance related effects of cancer treatments. Brenda's mission is to support holistic wellness by teaching ways to decrease and prevent disease and premature aging.
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.
Jesse Carpenter uses improv as a corporate training tool. From helping employees brainstorm, to teaching leaders a better way to communicate with their staff, Jesse finds that improv is fun and effective. He has studied improv in NY and Philadelphia. His improv format "Comedian Deconstruction," won best new format at the International Comedy festival in NZ.
Howard Carson is a WordPress developer and trainer who owned his own business for 18 years. In 2015, he was a founding member of US Server Net, LLC Cooperative, a member-owned, democratically-run WordPress hosting company based in Willow Grove, where he teaches WordPress design and development, web graphics, search engine optimization and web marketing workshops.
Catherine Carter , CCH is a classical homeopath. She has been studying, teaching and practicing homeopathy and holistic healing for over 20+ years. She loves to share insights into the healing power and beauty of homeopathy.
Leonard Cherry is a Financial Advisor. He works with individuals and businesses, specializing in retirement strategies, investments and estate planning.

Jenise Chisholm has been a part of church dance groups since 1997 and in 2005 established her own outreach ministry where she uses tambourines and other instruments as well as other dance genre.
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.
Theresa Clark is the Founder and CEO of Empress Herbal Products to make your skin healthy, smooth and soft. She is also the CBD Botanical advisor and contributing author for Sensi magazine.
Christopher Coan has been teaching at Vitality Studio in Mt. Airy for eight years. He is also a highly sought after private instructor.
Michelle Cobrin has many years of accordion playing experience. She is currently teaching at Liberty Bellows accordion shop in Philadelphia.
Jan Collins , M.Ed. is owner of Creating Your Positive Life!, LLC. She is completing the requirements for a Doctorate in Spiritual Science, and provides Heart-Centered Counseling and Spiritual Counseling. Jan has presented various Creating Your Positive Life! topics throughout the area and has been a guest on a local radio talk show. Her website is
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.
Susan Cotteta is a licensed realtor, and has been teaching with MALT since 2002. She works with buyers and sellers in Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties.
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.
Ebony DeBrest has been teaching swimming for 10+ years. She is a patient, fun-filled, comforting motivator who sincerely enjoys working with people. She has had students of all ages, from babies as young as 6 months to seniors wanting to conquer their fear of the water.
Judy Dobbs BETTER PEEPERS: has been teaching healing arts since 1975. She has been doing eye exercises for more than 20 years when she permanently got rid of her own glasses. Judy also teaches Aromatherapy & Reflexology. AROMATHERAPY: has over 20 years' experience in the healing arts, and brings to life the multiple uses of many essential oils she has studied for 8 years. She also teaches Reflexology.
June and Audrey Donaldson have been teaching dance since 2003. Their backgrounds are in Philly Bop, Cha-Cha, 2-Step/Strand, Line Dancing, and various Ballroom dance styles. They hold weekly classes in the Philadelphia area, provide private instruction, and present workshops locally and at national dance conferences.
Nina Epstein is known as the Digital Diva and has been an information technology instructor and consultant for over 25 years, helping individuals and small business owners use technology and solve their computing problems.
Kirsten Erwin has studied T'ai Chi since 1982 and is currently a senior student of Sibok Robert Kassof. Related areas of training include long and short Yang T'ai Chi forms, QiGong, Reiki, Kung Fu and meditation. She is a Certified Instructor of T'ai Chi for Arthritis.
Yvonne Ferguson-Hardin has been in the fitness industry for 23 years. She holds certifications in various areas of fitness and degrees in Physical Education and Health Sciences, and Therapeutic Recreation.
Kurt Findeisen has studied T'ai Chi Ch'uan with Maggie Newman since 1979 and has many years of teaching experience. He is a retired physician who believes his T'ai Chi instruction is as valuable as any drug he ever prescribed.
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, employment law (including academia) and the needs of small businesses. He won the teaching award at Drexel's law schooland is currently an adjunct professor at Rutger's Law. He has taught public speaking, negotiation and various valuable skills to practicing lawyers, law students and others. His website is
Martha From is a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at Abington Jefferson Health and has been doing this work with patients and families for the last five years.
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.
Carole Giegerich , a grandmother of 3, has been gardening for over 60 years. She has evolved her love of gardening and taken on succulents since 2008. Carole creates pots and cultivates her own succulents selling them at various locations. Her knowledge is prolific and her passion is contagious.
Rochelle Gilken is a Black Belt and full-time martial arts instructor for children and adults. She is also a former amateur boxer and includes training that can challenge every level.
Andrew Gilmore has been studying the history of American entertainment for 20 years, and has a BA from Arcadia University in Theater and American Recorded Popular Entertainment.
Misty Godfrey is certified by the American Riding Instructors Association and has been teaching riding for over 15 years. She has also been riding competitively since her early teens. She loves teaching riding and is passionate about helping riders to reach their personal goals.
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.
Jacquelyn Hamilton has a great passion for swimming and sees it as an outstanding life skill to have. She enjoys sharing the happiness and joy that swimming has brought her with younger children.
Rachael Hanible grew up in a poor neighborhood, in a single parent household, and was determined to experience financial freedom. She set and achieved her goals to become completely debt free (including student loans), to save a year's worth of income, and to get her credit score above 800.
Jim Harris has been host and producer of the Avenue G comedy podcast since 2014 ( He has also co-written and produced the popular local stage show Mount Airy Home Companion.
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.
David Heitler-Klevans is a full-time performing musician with Two of a Kind (children's/family music) and Acoustic Blender (alternative folk). He has also taught music to adults and children for over 30 years.
Gayle Herbert Robinson is a licensed Zumba instructor and has taught and performed Liturgical Dance for 15 years. She also teaches rebounding (a mini trampoline workout). Gayle specializes in fun fitness.
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.
Seth Holzman (BA Music, Syracuse University) has been playing harmonica since 1965, teaching since 1975, and has performed with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, Magic Slim & The Teardrops and many others. Seth was inspired to play by (and eventually studied with) the great blues harmonica player Sonny Terry. He currently performs with several bands in the greater Philadelphia area.
Shelley Hyman has been the director of Curtain Call Theatre Company since 1983. She has performed programs at various venues in the local area for children and adults. Shelley, who has been acting since the age of 12, has experience in theatre, movies, voice-overs, commercials and print work.
Cassandra Jefferson loves to create art. Every piece she sits down to create becomes her favorite piece. Cassandra's art has already been featured in numerous exhibits and events throughout the region.
Theodora Johns is a registered nurse of 29 years. She has been making bath and body products for over 6 years. Her line of products includes soap, body butters, lip balms, bath salts and more.

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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.
Jean Johnson is a professional voice teacher who has been active in music for over thirty years. She has toured the U.S. and Canada as a soloist and has sung at several Philadelphia venues. In 2011, Ms. Johnson was a vocal coach for "The Gate Called Straight," directed by Broadway star and Grammy winner, Stephanie Mills, and composed by three-time Emmy winner, Bill Jolly.
Jacqueline Jonas has been cooking for large crowds since growing up in a family of 10 down South. She currently runs a kitchen consulting business called The Kitchen Doula which provides private cooking lessons and in-home kitchen consultations. STORYTELLING: learned to tell stories at her grandmother's knee. She began her storytelling career in 1983 as a member of the Tennessee Griot Society. Since then she has performed in libraries, churches, synagogues, on stage and at private functions.
Lucia Jones began line dancing in 2001 and teaching in 2007. She formed a group called Triple Threat Incorporated with 2 friends and together they have created several dances, including "Let's Get It," "Triple Threat," and "Bad Boy Xclusive."
Marcia Jones is a teaching artist who works from her home studio in Mt Airy. She paints in watercolor, acrylic and oils, and passionately believes in sharing the regenerative power of art to anyone who is interested! Find out more at
Debra Kapnek is a professional artist who has been painting for over 40 years. She has taught drawing in high school, community college and privately. Having studied and practiced meditation for many years, Debra developed the concept of Drawing as Meditation gradually through her own experience. You can see her work at
Alexa Karaoulis has been training dogs for 20 years. She has competed in Agility, Obedience and Flyball, and has taught dog-training seminars around the country. Alexa is currently working towards certification in nosework.
Richard Kennison has coached award-winning circus artists such as Delaney Bayles, Book Kennison, Zak McAllister, Tony Pezzo, Kellin Quinn, and Thom Wall. He was the Juggling & Balancing Coach at Circus Harmony for two decades. Richard is currently a Circus Arts Coach at Circadium and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. He is the recipient of following International Jugglers Association awards: Excellence in Education Award 2012, Bobby May Coaching Award 2016.
Faith King has taught by day and crafted by night for the last 20+ years. She loves to create all things colorful, custom and cheap. Check out her webpage at or via instagram @myjunkydrawers.
Linda Kish is a certified Yoga Instuctor with a Reiki Level 2 certification. She teaches various gentle yoga classes at Spring Board Studio. Linda has practiced for 12 years and is familiar with Iyengar, Vinyasa, Hatha, Chair, and Restorative yoga.
Lisa Klauder has been a fitness instructor for 30 years. She has taught corporate and public classes including kids and senior fitness classes. Lisa has a certification in Group Exercise from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and is also an avid runner.
Debra Klingler has been a MALT dance instructor since 1994. She teaches a wide array of partner dances, including ballroom, swing and Latin dancing throughout the Philadelphia area, and can be found enjoying dancing with her students and partners in many local dance clubs.
Connie Koppe has taught over 30 beginning and intermediate singing classes for MALT. Professionally, she teaches actors, singers and CEOs to build and use their voices more effectively. Connie understands that singing is an important natural human expression in which everyone can share their thoughts and feelings and that those who feel they cannot sing can develop a positive relationship with their singing voice.
Ron Kravitz from Music in the Moment is a graduate and staff member of Music for People, which is a worldwide community dedicated to the belief that all people are inherently musical, creative, and capable of authentic, spontaneous expression.
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.
Pamela Lampkin has been making candles for 14 years and has learned how to market, sell and profit from the business.
Yoon Lee is a caterer, instructor and Philly private party chef. You can learn more info on her website:
Katharine Lee Siu Ping 's work has been exhibited by museums in China, Hong Kong and Japan. In 2015 her work won a competition for exhibit in Taiwain. She's a graduate of Beijing's prestigious China Central Academy of Fine Arts (an institution as renowned as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts). Over 20 years, Katharine has created a teaching method which brings out the Chinese artist in everyone.
Mickey Leone Offered by the staff of Chestnut Hill Music Academy under director Mickey Leone - a full service school in Chestnut Hill providing training on all instruments and voice to all ages. Steps from CH East Train Station. Info at
Wanamaker Lewis has been performing and teaching for over 25 years. He has recorded 3 albums and performed at many venues including the Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Keswick Theatre. Mr. Lewis has taught at various adult schools in the area, and many of his students now play professionally.
Jessica Liddell , B.A. Arts Education, has been teaching ceramics to adults and children since 1995. She has exhibited her work nationally and has directed collaborative public arts projects in community centers, camps and schools, including the MALT Mosaic at Lovett Library.
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.
Amy Lustig is on the advisory board and faculty of the speech pathology program at Salus University in Elkins Park, where she teaches and provides clinical supervision at the graduate student clinic.
Joanne Margolis has been teaching Running For Beginners for seven years. She is an accomplished long distance runner, completing 16 consecutive Philadelphia full and half marathons. She has also completed a 50-mile ultra marathon.
Daune Marie is certified as a Hello event facilitator, a transformational artist, and a grief specialist. She is the founder of Blooming Peace, an art and healing social enterprise that helps people make peace with loss and go on living.
Paul Martin has studied with many Masters and Grand Masters, teaching for over 10 years. He has taught several times at the prestigious National QiGong Association Conference with enthusiastically received workshops.
Janet Mason is a teacher and author. She has written several poetry chapter books (Insight To Riot Press); Hitching To Nirvana (a novel from Cycladic Press); and her book Tea Leaves, a memoir of mothers and daughter, published by Bella Books in 2012. Her second novel, They, was published by Adelaide Books in November, 2017.
Leo McElroy has been a Shiatsu therapist for 30 years and has studied numerous styles of healing practices. He has a private practice in Mt. Airy and is a senior instructor at the International School of Shiatsu.
Mark McLeod is a vibrant instructor who teaches an array of fitness classes. His style is one of true savvy and inspiration. Mark will make you sweat and smile all the while.
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.
Vicki Mehl has studied T'ai Chi since 1995, has taught for ten years and enjoys sharing this accessible and life-changing exercise with others.
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
Rick Mohr has played fiddle for 30 years in many styles (Irish, Appalachian, Quebecois, New England, Cape Breton), playing for hundreds of contra and square dances. He is adept at helping people learn the joys of playing tunes together by ear. He also plays guitar, mandolin, concertina, button accordion, and tin whistle.
Carla Morales has written and produced several stage plays which toured Philadelphia and the tri-state area for 12 years. She received an award for Leadership in Entertainment from the 2012 Hispanic Leadership Summit and the Philly TV Festival Award in the category for best TV drama, for The Book of Nimrod.
Meg Newburger is a professional conservator and has been working in the conservation field for over 20 years including projects with major institutions like The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Barnes Foundation. Currently she works in the Collection Care Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia and runs a private painting conservation practice in Philadelphia (Vision Painting Conservation).
Kenneth Nicholas is a combat education specialist who has been teaching and choreographing theatrical swordplay and whipcracking for over a decade.
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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.
Michelle Olowolafe is the owner of MO Fitness and has more than 15 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. She has current certifications from the American Council on Exercise, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the Athletics & Fitness Association of America, and other professional organizations.
Bonnie Ostrofsky is in private practice as an attorney, concentrating in estate planning and probate, real estate law and business law. Ms. Ostrofsky has been practicing law since she graduated with honors from Columbia University School of Law in 1980.
Y'vonne Page-Magnus has many years of experience in this field. She has a BA in Fine Arts from the Inter-Continental University in London where she learned jewelry making, knotting and silk threading from a private instructor. She also studied geology on her own and is deeply passionate about semi-precious stones.
Grace Perkins developed the chair yoga class at the request of the Chestnut Hill Senior Center in 1985. She has created a unique program that integrates posture, metaphors, poetry, seasonal energetic awareness and stories to enhance the basic Integral Yoga approach she teaches.
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.
Sarah Plonski started keeping bees with a single hive five years ago and has been hooked ever since. She now manages a small urban apiary, provides professional beekeeping services throughout the greater Philadelphia area, and writes about beekeeping at As a member of the Philadelphia Beekeeper's Guild board of directors, she is committed to strengthening Philadelphia's beekeeping community and educating new beekeepers.
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.
Bea Quindlen teaches occasional mini-craft classes at lunch, break, or after work just because people ask "can you show me..." She loves to share what she's "discovered" and pass on the joy of crafting.
Elise Rivers is dedicated to providing health care options not found in mainstream medicine. As founder of Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA), a sliding scale wellness center, her practice represents only part of her mission to make holistic solutions affordable to her community. She holds a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University.
Jude Robison co-founded Contemplative Dance Practice in 2012. She has been practicing and teaching meditation for 35 years.
Leslie Robison has provided coaching and organizing services 1999. She is passionate about helping you achieve more ease, credibility and satisfaction at home and at work. Master your day, master your life:
Pamela Rogow owns WPM Typewriter Shop. She took Typing I & II in junior high school and her record Words-Per-Minute was 120 on an IBM Selectric typewriter.
Wendy Romig , MS, is a Clinical Nutritionist and Herbalist specializing in addressing health conditions using a blend of functional nutrition and herbal medicine. She regularly gives classes and workshops on nutrition and herbal medicine to the public. Wendy is owner of Sage Integrative Health Center located in West Mt. Airy.
Nathan Rudolph 's desire is to help people find their voice, to speak into their own lives and make bold, informed decisions. As a tutor and coach, Nathan takes a holistic approach as he considers the needs, goals, and passions of his students to help them craft a plan that unifies them all.
Ellen Russell works as a tax preparer. When not preparing taxes, you can find Ellen knee-deep in mud with her vegetable garden.
Ginger Sable has been studying dance since the age of 3. She currently studies the Philadelphia style of tap dancing, "hoofing," but grew up performing Broadway style tap. She merges these two styles in her classes.
Carol Sandler has been teaching ukulele for several years in private and group classes and has taught workshops for different organizations. In addition to ukulele, she also teaches piano, violin, fiddle and recorder.
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.
Joanna Schlesinger is a co-founding member of Summa Foundation for Mindful Living, with lifelong experience of mindful movement including T'ai Chi and QiGong, Alexander Technique, meditative dance forms, chanting, drumming and more.
Zipora Schulz is a New York transplant who left the world of advertising as a sketch artist and began teaching art almost 20 years ago to adults and children. For more information, go to
Andrew Sellers is a retired teacher from the Philadelphia school system. He taught both French and Spanish at Northeast High for 30 years.
Kate Shally received her BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture and her postgraduate degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the University of East London. Her success with infertility, both male and female, became her main area of work, as she guided those trying to conceive utilizing the power of Chinese herbal medicine combined with acupuncture. She assists couples choosing IVF and IUI treatments, and helping women throughout their pregnancy. She currently practices at both Acuhealthcare in Wyncote and at CAMA in Mt. Airy in Philadelphia.
Eric Shoyler RowZone instructors are some of the area's most accomplished rowers and coaches. The Philadelphia rowing scene has long been one of the premier hot spots for the sport. RowZone's instructors are drawn from local programs and emphasize proper technique while providing both a challenging and motivating experience.
Aneesah Smith is a full-time baker and event coordinator. She has been baking for 7 years and catering for 3. She hosts signature wine pairing events.
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.
Gary Smith has numerous swimming certifications. He has worked with all ages from infant to adult for over 30 years.
Scott Smith has been in voiceover for over 20 years. You might have heard him as the voice for Lotrimin AF, Halls, Northwest Airlines, Mastercard, Comcast, Hilton Garden Inn, Lutron Electronics, corporate medical narrations, and over 60 audiobooks to date. Scott has guided many aspiring students to success through his simple, thorough and patient approach.
Darcy Soper fell in love with the Pilates method in 2005. After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pilates was the only thing that gave her relief. In 2017, Darcy graduated from The Pilates Center Advanced Teacher Training Program in Boulder, CO.
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.
Christopher Switky , founder of Positive Canine Concepts, is a certified dog trainer and a graduate of the Masters' Program in Dog Training at CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. For more information about Chris and his philosophies on dog training, please visit
R. Deborah Taylor , a Germantown resident for over 30 years, has been sewing since junior high school and makes most of her own clothing.
Karen Taylor Young is a retired professional dancer with over 35 years of experience who currently teaches and choreographs. She has performed with Philadanco, Opera Ebony, Opera Company of Philadelphia, and was the musical theater choreographer at Germantown Friends School. She trained in the Cechetti Ballet Method, with Martha Graham, Lester Horton, Luigi Jazz, and Catherine Dunham. Karen is also licensed to teach Zumba 1 & 2, Kids & Kids Jr, Toning, Gold, Gold Toning, In the Circuit, and Step.
Rochelle Thomas has 10 years of experience working with local non-profits as a consultant and personal financial counselor. Rochelle earned a Bachelor of Business Administration & Management with a concentration in Economics along with several other professional certifications in financial literacy, homeownership, and foreclosure prevention.
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.
Bobbi Tighe has been studying and teaching yoga for over 20 years, both in the Philadelphia area and nationally. Bobbi co-founded the Yoga on Main and Main Line Yoga studios, two of the first in Philadelphia. Her Yoga training is in the Viniyoga tradition of TKV Deskichar, emphasizing creative adaptations of yoga poses to meet individuals' needs.
Nicki Toizer is the Technical Director at MALT. She has loved photography for more than 20 years and enjoys teaching others how to use their cameras.
Karoline Wallace has taught fabric collage workshops to groups for the past 7 years, and has been an art quilt-maker for almost 20 years.
Mae Waters works for a well-established mystery shopping company that has been a leader in the industry for 20 plus years. Prior to that she ran a profitable home-based mystery shopping business for 5 years. She takes pride in her leadership position in the mystery shopping industry because of her time-tested techniques and loves to share her knowledge.
Kim Williams Offered by the staff of Mt. Airy Performing Arts under the Artistic and Managing Director, Kim Williams. For more information go to:
Margaret Wismer has been playing recreational Bridge for 10 years, 5 of which she participated in a monthly Bridgeathon. Margaret has also created a website for teaching Bridge basics.
Lisa Zahren has been practicing Nia since 2006 years and teaching since 2011. She is a certified Blue Belt Nia Instructor with the Nia Technique. She loves bringing the joy of movement to people of all ages and backgrounds.