Suzanne Altman    is an artist, art educator and art historian.  She has been teaching and lecturing Art History for over 10 years.  She works out of her studio in Ossining.

Rose Asprea   has been teaching Mah Jongg throughout the Westchester community for several years. She has been playing the game for over 25 years and is a member of the National Mah Jongg League.

Ed Bettinelli   has been a stylized performing and recording artist for over 40 years. Ed’s musical background includes graduating from the Berklee College of Music. He operated E.K.G Music, a music house based in New York City. Ed teaches privately at his studio in Dobbs Ferry, The Art of Drumming.  Ed has worked with many in the music industry such as Geffen Records, Keith Olsen, Pat Benatar and Bon Jovi.

Steven Brunner   has 25 years in the culinary profession. Steven is a retired member of the FDNY and chef/owner/operator of Exquisite Affairs, a professional catering service. He has been a guest chef on the Rachael Ray Show and the Katie Couric Show. Steven is currently working as a ski instructor at Thunder Ridge and Hockey program instructor for the NY Rangers. 

Suzanne Cohen  has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Suzanne has been a teacher of yoga and meditation for 35 years.  She is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a member of Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association.

Kathy Cressent was hooked on the intricate dance of the Argentine Tango after seeing the Broadway hit Forever Tango. She went on to study with Carlos Gavito, one of the stars of Forever Tango, as well as with Madonna's instructors for Evita. Kathy also gives workshops in womens' technique.

Antonia De Gennaro   was born and educated in Salerno, Italy and is fluent in her native language. Antonia holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree and has taught Italian language, grammar and culture in New York since 1989.

Mary Ann DeToma holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Empire State College, a New York State Property and Casualty Insurance Broker’s License, as well as various insurance certificates. Mary Ann is a New York State Certified (6 hour) Defensive Driving instructor and sole Proprietor of Safety1st Defensive Driving. 

Tina Doyle  i sa certified member of the National Guild, UK, for couture pattern-making, fitting, draping and tailoring, she holds a degree in 3-D Design with honors from Manchester University.  She has done extensive work in fashion and interior design in the UK and US.   Tina's ongoing interest in structured textiles  has led to an impressive roster of exhibitions of her work, including venues in London,  Manchester, Chicago and Colorado.

J essica Goldberg holds a Bachelor’s Degree in dance and sociology from the University of Maryland. Jessica has worked for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Dance New Amsterdam, Peridance, and the Y Dance Academy. Since moving to New York City she has danced with Faye Driscoll, Julie B. Johnson,  Reject Dance Theatre and Ground Grippers. She currently dances with Becky Radway Dance Projects. Jessica is the Founding Co-Director of Rivertown Dance Academy in Tarrytown.

Cicely Greaves is the owner and operator of REGARD. She daily practices meditation and is a REIKI Master. In her journey she has changed her awareness, thoughts, words, deeds and actions. She is a TV host and producer of the TV show Give and Take Virtues in Life.
Deborah Harris (BS, Boston University; MBA, New York University; MALS, Wesleyan University; MFA, Sarah Lawrence College) worked for New York University and Citibank where she authored numerous internal publications. Her piece, "A Mutt for America," ran in Dissent Magazine and her short story, "News of My Life," appeared in the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of The Southampton Review. She attended the Yale Writer's Conference in 2014 and 2015 and is currently working on a novel.
Susan Rowe Harrison  makes drawings and large scale installations for public spaces.  She has exhibited her work internationally and has numerous public commissions.  She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from New York University and UC Berkeley respectively and studied painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

​​Thomas Herkert i s a Financial Planner with Westchester Financial Advisors in Tarrytown, NY. Tom provides financial planning, asset management and other wealth management services. His professional background includes over 22 years in practice as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Securities offered through Kestra Investment Services, LLC (Kestra IS), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Kestra Advisory Services, LLC (Kestra AS), an affiliate of Kestra IS. Westchester Financial Advisors is not affiliated with Kestra IS or Kestra AS.
Tom Lee received his training from a Fred Astaire Studio instructor and has been dancing since 1987.  Tom teaches ballroom dancing locally with Celeste Lee, a dancer since 2007.

Blanca Medina was a beading instructor in Peru before coming to New York. She currently gives private lessons in her home and works at Michael’s as a bead instructor. Blanca belongs to the Bead Society of Greater New York and is a member of their Board. 

Martin Merchant  has had two careers: he was a professional photographer for 20 years, and then became a high school digital media art teacher in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. As an office holder for the New York State Art Teachers Association for the last 10 years, he has taught workshops to fellow art teachers at conventions and professional development conferences in all aspects of photography, digital media and Photoshop.  Retiring in 2015, he has devoted his time to teaching adults all aspects of digital imaging and editing, and continues to be active in the NYSATA as the newsletter editor and an official trainer in the New York State Education Department’s 2017 Visual and Media Arts Standards.
PAS Auto School is the largest and most experienced driving school in the Hudson Valley teaching driving safety for over 40 years. PAS has taught tens of thousands of beginning drivers, especially teenage drivers. In addition to educating young and new drivers, PAS Auto school also offers other 1-day courses at their Tarrytown offices.

​​ Ronnee Peters is a well-known stained glass artist, designer and teacher. Ronnee has her Master’s Degree in Education and has been working with glass since 1981. Her business, started in 1993, is Captured In Glass.

Gabriela Quezada graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Westchest Community College.  In 2013 she started working as a Zumba instructor throughout Westchester County in senior centers, community centers and gyms teaching all levels of Zumba.  She holds a Zumba Pro SKills license and an American Fitness Aerobic Instructor (A.F.A.A.) certificate.  Please visit Gabriela's website,, for more information about Zumba. 

Daniel Sabol ​ works at the Harrison Public library as the IT and emerging technologies librarian.  He earned is BBA at Iona, his MLS at LIU, his MS at Pace and he's ABD with his doctoral studies in Applied IT.  Daniel teaches IT courses at Fordham and Pace.

Akiko Ko-Taiano has been studying dance since the age of seven. She has toured nationally and internationally with prestigious dance companies. Akiko has been teaching dance for educational organizations as well as in private studios. She brings over 30 years of expertise in the field of movement education into her classes.

Carmilla Tan has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with the Yoga Alliance.  Her certified training is focused on Vinyasa style yoga with Three Sisters Yoga in New York City, Carmilla also teaches at the Yoga Collective NYC.