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Celestian, Stan Stanley Celestian, M.S., has been teaching geology courses at ASU since 2005, including physical geography and natural disasters. He has also taught geology, physical science, and astronomy at Glendale Community College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Wayland Baptist University. Stan conducted workshops in Rocks and Minerals for the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources, and was the NASA Ambassador to Jupiter and the Solar System for Arizona. He received a Master of Science in Geology (Paleontology) from Northern Arizona University. Instructor Detailed View
Cheney, Dr. Diane Dr. Diane Cheney is a gifted psychologist, professor and author. Instructor Detailed View
Christianson, Libby Instructor Libby Christianson has more than a decade of experience creating and presenting programs for older adults. She is happy to be back in AZ after 25 years in Chicago, IL. She and her husband, John, are aging well in Sun City West! Instructor Detailed View
Cinnamond, Linda Linda Cinnamond was an RN for 38+ years and is currently working in the field of aromatherapy. She teaches courses on using Essential Oils for improvement of health and well being. This particular topic has expanded tremendously over the past few years and she is proud to say that every Banner hospital in Arizona uses essential oils. Linda holds a degree in nursing and in health education. She has taught for numerous corporations (Nike, Intel, HP, Adidas, State Farm, Red Cross, etc.) and also has experience teaching at the Community College and University level. Her favorite teaching environment is with interested adults in community settings. Instructor Detailed View
Clark, Clint Clint Clark has performed in several plays with Theatre West, served 7 years as emcee for the Sun City Grand Variety Show, and performed stand-up comedy in many local venues such as Skye in Peoria and comedy clubs in the Midwest. His "real job" for many years was as director of public relations for a large company, which involved presentations to the public and employees. Instructor Detailed View
Clark, Colene Instructor Colene Clark received a degree in graphic designer/illustrator in 1986 from Centralia College in WA State. Her experience includes college-level instruction, freelance design, and over 19 years as a senior graphic designer for Centralia College. She is a member of the SCW Clay Club and has taught numerous classes for the Sun City West Art Club. Colene says “my objective is helping people get started in art and not be afraid of the blank page. I want to make art fun, not a stressful experience. I encourage students to start out being loose and free, in both abstract and realism. Everyone has their own artistic style, finding it is what I enjoy being part of.” Instructor Detailed View
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Cleere, Jan Jan Cleere, is an author, historian and lecturer who writes about the early people of the desert southwest. Her historical nonfiction books reflect her love of the west and her knowledge of western history. She is a magna cum laude graduate of ASU West with a degree in American Studies, a Roads Scholar with the Arizona Humanities Council, and serves on the Coordinating Council of the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail, an organization dedicated to linking women’s history to historic sites throughout the state. She is the author of five award-winning books and featured in three anthologies. She lectures around the state about the early women who were instrumental in settling and civilizing the Territory of Arizona. Jan also writes a monthly column for Tucson’s Arizona Daily Star detailing the lives of some of Southern Arizona’s amazing women. For more information about Jan and her work, visit her website at Instructor Detailed View
Coates, Kris Chris Coates, Maricopa County Master Gardeners, holds an MS of Science in Teaching from Drake University, is a certified Arborist and Desert Landscaper and has over 50 years of gardening experience. She has volunteered to assist numerous organizations with their landscaping designs, and is presenter on a wide range of landscaping topics. Instructor Detailed View
Cobb, Linda Linda Cobb is the Queen of Clean and is a featured guest on radio and television shows in the United States and locally on Channel 3 in Phoenix She is writer and columnist, known for humor in her writing which focuses on difficult cleaning problems and cleaning solutions which use everyday or inexpensive items like tea bags and Tang. Cobb gained national attention in the United States through the release of her first book, Talking Dirty With the Queen of Clean.[1] This book was a bestseller in 2000 and two other books, Talking Dirty Laundry With the Queen of Clean and A Queen For All Seasons, were also on the New York Times Best Seller List. Talking Dirty also made the number one spot on the Publishers Weekly List during October, 2000. In 2002, she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her editor, Brenda Copeland, says that Cobb's success is due to her personality which adds a twist of fun to the "drudgery" of cleaning. Linda is also a top-notch speaker, wowing audiences across the country with her knowledge and unusual cleaning methods. Her natural cleaning techniques are easy and even fun, something that never fails to astound her audiences. Whether it is Tang™ in your toilet or Massengill™ on the dog, Linda has the answers! On television or radio or as a guest speaker, Linda’s abundance of personality shines through as she shares her cleaning expertise and sense of humor while answering viewer and listener questions. One of her favorite things at live appearances and on Facebook Live is to play “Stump the Queen” with her audience. No question is too hard, or too embarrassing to ask the Queen. On the air, in print, and on the Web, Linda does it all. She is a recognized expert in the field of cleaning products, home lifestyle and services. Worldwide Linda tests hundreds of products in every way imaginable and some that aren’t! She likes to say: “I do the research, so you don’t have to”. You know you can trust the Queen! After years of hard work, she launched her own brand of Queen of Clean® brand cleaning products. Created to her high standards, they are natural, earth friendly, biodegradable, and THEY WORK! Linda was raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan; when she was young, she wanted to be a chemical engineer, but didn't feel there were many opportunities for women in that occupation. After losing a husband and child, she began working in the cleaning industry and is the former owner of one of the largest cleaning and disaster restoration companies in Michigan, where she specialized in carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, wall and window washing, and some of the most difficult cleaning tasks in the industry: fire, storm, smoke, and water damage. In 1994, she married John Cobb and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1995.[3] Cobb felt that there was a gap in housecleaning information being passed from one generation to the next. At the suggestion of a friend, she began a newsletter focusing on cleaning tips which led to her appearances on Arizona television and radio.[3] She began to make regular appearances on the television show, "Good Morning Arizona. In her first appearance on "Good Morning Arizona" in 1997, she started her segment with the double entendre, "I'm the Queen of Clean and we're going to talk dirty today. Her segment on the show led to a Phoenix publisher offering her a book deal. Instructor Detailed View