Meet Our Peer Leaders


James M. Adovasio, Ph.D.
James. M. Adovasio, Ph.D., D.Sc. achieved world acclaim as an archaeologist in the 1970s with his excavation of Pennsylvania’s Meadowcroft Rockshelter. Meadowcroft is widely recognized as one of the earliest well-dated archaeological sites in North America, with evidence of human habitation dating to ca. 16,000 years ago. Perhaps, more importantly, Meadowcroft is considered to be one of the most meticulous excavations ever conducted, anywhere. During his career, he has specialized in the analysis of perishable materials (basketry, textiles, cordage, etc.) and the application of high-tech methods in archaeological research. In recent years, his research has confronted another of archaeology’s mysteries by delving underwater to seek submerged evidence of early Americans off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. Currently, he is the principal investigator of the re-excavation at the Old Vero Man Site in Florida. This Late Ice Age locality has figured prominently in the history of American Anthropology and promises to yield new insights into the behavior of the First Floridians. He is the author of more than 500 books, book chapters, monographs, articles, and papers which include “The Invisible Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Pre-History,” “The First Americans: In Pursuit of Archaeology’s Greatest Mystery,” and “Basketry Technology,” and most recently “Strangers in a New Land.” Adovasio received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Arizona and doctorate in anthropology from the University of Utah. He is currently the Director of Archaeology at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University. 

Kendra Auberry

Kendra Auberry is the STEM Librarian at the IRSC Pruitt Campus where she helps students locate quality resources.  She teaches research skills through instructional sessions and the LIS1002 Electronic Access to Information class. She holds a B.S. in horticulture from Purdue University and an MLS in library science from Indiana University.


Harry Banks
Harry Banks earned his B.S. and M.A. from the University of Maryland and his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America, located in Washington DC.  Dr. Banks, a retired Maryland teacher, also helped create and lead adult discussion groups such as Socrates Café and Food for Thought in public libraries in the Delaware area.


Sion Brinn
Sion Brinn, born and raised in Jamaica, did his collegiate swimming at Indian River Community College and then Louisiana State University. Sion competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for Jamaica and in the 2000 Sydney Olympics for Great Britain. He continued his swimming career as an assistant, then head swimming and diving coach at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  In 2013, he accepted the position as head coach for Indian River State College. 

Alexis Carlson
Alexis Carlson is the Reference Librarian at Indian River State College and helps students, staff, and community patrons of all ages learn about digital devices, social media, and basic computing. She earned her MLIS from the University of South Florida in 2007.
Alicemarie Donohue
Alicemarie Donohue's career includes over 25 years with the Central Intelligence Agency, preceded by teaching secondary school in Cairo and Dubai. A full-time Florida resident since 2008, her main focus is on local community service and learning about new and interesting things. Alicemarie is a member of the External Advisory Committee of the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning.
Joan Edwards
Joan Edwards is a retired fourth grade teacher who taught Florida and Indian River County history for many years in Vero Beach. She has led hundreds of lifelong learners on downtown walking tours. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from University of Findlay, Ohio and a Masters in School Administration from FAU. She has travelled to 77 countries, all 50 states and volunteers with many community organizations, in addition to being an active member of the Fielden Institute.
Dr. Jean Fielden
Dr. Jean Dickinson Fielden has led popular lifelong learning offerings since our program began.  She earned the B.A. and M.A. in mathematics at Duke and the Ph.D. in mathematical statistics at Virginia Tech.  Jean spent her life in academia and is now the Russell Professor Emerita of Applied Statistics at the University of Alabama, where she served as chair of the program for over 20 years.  She also taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Cincinnati and Mercer University.  In addition, she did consulting, contract teaching for the military and the American Statistical Association, and testified as an expert witness in legal cases and before Congress. She is an elected Fellow and life member of the American Statistical Association, as well as an avid reader and duplicate bridge player.  The graduate program in statistics at Virginia Tech was recently named after her.

Dr. R. Michael "Mike" Gallagher
Dr. R. Michael Gallagher returns to the classroom bringing 35 years of academic and clinical experience to his fellow lifelong learners. He has served as a member of the External Advisory Committee for the Fielden Institute. He is a recognized authority in medicine and healthcare delivery and has lectured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has served in various university positions including professor, department chair, dean, and medical director of healthcare organizations. Dr. Gallagher’s special interest is in complex headache and medical problems and he has authored numerous articles, medical text chapters and books. Dr. Gallagher served as a USAF flight surgeon and retired with the rank of colonel. Dr. Gallagher resides in Ponte Vedra. 
Katherine Geddes Lovkay
Lifelong learner Katherine Geddes Lovkay, M.Ed. has been meditating for decades and has used and taught meditation in healthcare and public forums. She has served as an inter-denominational chaplain for Treasure Coast Hospice and an ordained minister in both Australia and the U.S. Her approach is welcoming of your individual spirituality and no particular spiritual approach is presented or recommended.
Kevin Gidusko
Kevin Gidusko graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida in 2011 and shortly after began working for the Florida Public Archaeology Network.  As the Public Archaeology Coordinator for the East Central Region of FPAN, Kevin works to bring educational opportunities to the public that enrich the understanding of our shared cultural resources.  His research focus is centered on Florida archaeology, both prehistoric and historic.   Kevin is currently a graduate student at UCF focusing on ground-penetrating radar applications in archaeology.

Don Henry
Don Henry spent the majority of his career working for the Pentagon and in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense in national defense-related activities.  His professional responsibilities included research, as well as the development and acquisition of tactical systems. He also worked as a professional services/consultant.  Don earned his undergraduate degrees in physics and math from Texas Christian University and his graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and physics from the University of Arizona.

John Hosler
John C. Hosler spent more than 44 years in finance, management, and business consulting.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Ohio State University and served in both the United States Air Force and Air National Guard.  He is a Colonel in the Commemorative Air Force and a life member in the Air Force Association.  


Leigh Hursh, Ph.D.
Leigh Hursh holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and an M.A. in Philosophy, both from the University of South Carolina.  Her practice background includes inpatient community and private practice with all age groups, plus individual couple and group therapy. Dr. Hursh’s humanist psychology approach explores individual’s distinct life milestones and challenges.


Mary Hurley
Mary Hurley is back by popular demand. Retired school administrator, Mary is an avid Bridge player and excellent teacher. She has played since her college days at the University of Northern Colorado.

David Kapell
David shares his time between Hobe Sound, FL and Syracuse, NY.  He has a degree in History and Political Science from Tufts University.  He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan, prior to a career in computer systems development.  After retirement he served for 15 years as the China program director for a non-profit adoption agency, and spent several weeks each year traveling and negotiating with government officials in China.  He has traveled extensively throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, and maintains various levels of proficiency in Chinese, Dari (Persian), French, German and Spanish.

Susan Kelly
Susan Kelly is a retired educator/administrator from the St. Lucie County School District.  She has mentored intern teachers for Florida Atlantic University, was an adjunct professor for Indian River State College teaching computer programing in the 1980s and courses in Special Education in the 2000s, and served as a University Supervisor of intern teachers for the University of Florida.  She has a BAE in Elementary Education from the University of Florida; a MAE in Administration and Supervision from Florida Atlantic University, and is certified in the instruction of Specific Learning Disabilities children.  She is an avid reader of books – all genres and levels.

Barbee Kiker
Barbee Kiker has done computer training and course development for ONLC Training Centers based in Wilmington DE for 15 years. She has also taught computer related courses with the Osher Lifelong Learning in DE since 2007 and is doing her best to keep up with today’s technology.

Scott Kimmelman
In October 2017, Athletic Director, Scott Kimmelman, will have completed 24 years with Indian River State College.  His tenure at the college has included assignments as the Assistant Swim Coach, Head Swimming and Diving Coach, Assistant Athletic Director and his current position, Athletic Director. As a coach, Kimmelman was honored three times as the NJCAA Male Swim Coach of the Year ('03, '04, '05), along with being named the 2006 NJCAA Female Swim Coach of the Year.  Additionally, in 2011, Kimmelman received the highest honor the NJCAA bestows with his induction into the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame.  As an Athletic Director, his professional counterparts have voted him to serve as the Southern Conference Chair for the Florida College System Activities Association, a position he has held since May of 2016. Kimmelman resides in Ft. Pierce with his wife, Stephanie, and his four children, Ashley, Kayelee, Josh and Cara.

Don Klein
Don Klein has been helping new computer-users gain confidence and skills in their ability to operate a computer to communicate with family and friends. He is a retired educator with more than 30 years of teaching experience from elementary age students to the lifelong learner. He holds a Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern in Instructional Technology.

Stephen Kowel, Ph.D.
Dr. Kowel received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has held faculty positions at Syracuse University, University of California - Davis, University of Alabama in Huntsville, and University of Cincinnati, where he also served as Dean of the College of Engineering. After retiring as Professor and Dean Emeritus, he was Director of Research Development for Science & Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 2012 to 2015.

Russell J. Kratz, Ph.D.
Dr. Kratz learned Spanish in his fifties. He studied at Centro de Idiomas del Pacifico in Quepos, Costa Rica. He served as an adjunct professor for 13 years in the English and Spanish Department at Universidad Americana de Puerto Rico in San German, Puerto Rico. He taught Spanish for 12 years at Columbia Greene Community College in Hudson, New York. He holds a B.A. in English Education from St. John’s University, M.A. in English from Queens College of the City University of New York and a Ph.D. in Curriculum Development from the University at Albany in Albany, New York.
John Lovkay
John Lovkay is returning to the computer lab ready to help the lifelong learner move beyond technology basics. John is an enthusiastic participant, knowledgeable in a wide variety of programs, and is often found coaching in the computer lab like many of our retired engineers. He holds a Master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut and his Bachelor’s in electrical engineering from MIT.

Keith B. Lyons

Keith Lyons has been a resident of Martin County, Florida for 45 years. Prior to retiring after 25 years in the utility industry, Keith was the general manager of an indoor shooting range and gun shop.  In addition to being a small arms expert, Keith is an NRA certified rifle and pistol instructor.  His interest in history and in particular, military history has been a lifelong vocation and passion.

Iris E. Madison, LCSW 
Iris Madison, of Vero Beach, Florida is a practicing licensed psychotherapist. She has worked over 40 years in the mental health/human services field in private practice, in governmental and medical/psychiatric settings including NIH, CDC, and family counseling agencies. As an adjunct instructor for IRSC in the Human Services Department, she teaches various courses and has facilitated workshops for IRSC Lifelong Learning Institute for the past four seasons.  Her passion is to share ideas and discussion with others interested in the lifelong learning process. Her approach is ecological, encompassing the diverse systems (socio-political, psychological, familial, and environmental) which impact individuals in their daily lives.

Doug Marcello
Doug Marcello is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. Doug joined Edward Jones in 2014, coming from a career in education and his passion for educating carries into financial advising. He enjoys helping people understand their investments and how they align with their financial goals. He appreciates working closely with clients and their CPA, attorney and other professionals to determine the most appropriate financial strategy.

Susan Mathews, Ph.D.
Susan Mathews, Ph.D., began her career as an R.N. working in ICU for 20 years. Subsequently, she launched the third largest managed care program in the U.S. for the NYS Government Employees Health Plan. In 1988, she founded Corporate Health Dimensions (CHD) which became the country’s largest management company for medical and pharmacy services for Fortune 500 companies. In 2008, Walgreens purchased CHD. In 2014, she completed a Masters in Bioethics and in 2017 was accepted to the Yale Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics. She she has served on over 20 management boards and recently joined the Board of the Abigail Adams Institute at Harvard.  She has spent the past few years lecturing and writing on bioethical issues.

Lois McGuire, Ed.D.
Lois McGuire, Ed.D.  is a retired superintendent of schools of a highly acclaimed K-12 New Jersey school district who earned her Doctorate in Education from Rutgers University.  She was a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education and the New Jersey Department of Education on such topics as parent involvement in the schools, career development for children, character education, positive communication skills and strategic planning.  She recently self-published her first character education children's book called Don't Be That KID! At School and a corresponding activity book called Don't Be That KID! At School Resource Guide.

David Michaels, Ph.D.
David Michaels is a Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.  He holds a B.A. from University of Minnesota, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller earned her Master’s in anthropology from East Carolina University where she developed archaeology education programs at Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. Upon graduation Ms. Miller supervised field and lab projects with public involvement for the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, as well as reviewing compliance projects for the Kentucky Heritage Council. She currently serves as Director for FPAN's Northeast and East Central Regions, statewide coordinator and leadership team member for Project Archaeology, Chair for the Society for Historical Archaeology's Public Education and Interpretation Committee, and sits on the Historic Resource Review Board for St. Johns County. Her specialties include public archaeology, historical archaeology, municipal archaeology and historic cemeteries.

Jenifer Mina
Jenifer Mina is a retired business librarian. In Connecticut she had her own library management business, going to various accounting, law, and architecture, corporate and federal libraries on a weekly basis.  She has an American Studies Degree from St. Joseph University and a Master’s in poetry from Wesleyan University.  She has taught poetry writing at several community colleges, and has been writing poetry since age twelve. She is a Certified Florida Master Naturalist, and her volunteer activities include singing in a choir, acting as a nature guide, tutoring and volunteering at a farm that feeds the hungry.

James Miskel, Ph.D.
Dr. Miskel has been engaged in online and in-person graduate education since the early 1990s – first as a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College and after 2005 as an adjunct professor in a variety of online Masters level programs, including the Naval War College’s program.  Prior to joining the War College faculty, he worked in Washington at several agencies, including the National Security Council during the Reagan and first Bush Presidencies.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Boston College and his MA and PhD at State the University of New York.  He has developed and taught courses on terrorism, homeland security and international conflict resolution.

Dr. Richard Mulanax

Dr. Richard Mulanax served twenty years as an Air Force officer in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  He resided for two years near Adana, Turkey, and has studied the history of Turkey and Africa.  His PhD from Florida State University was in American Diplomatic History, with a concentration on American interaction with the nations of Africa, including the Arab nations of North Africa.   He retired after serving for twenty years at IRSC as a Professor of History and International Relations.

Satya Narayana Dasa, Ph.D.
Satya Narayana Dasa, PhD, holds a Masters of Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) New Delhi, as well as a Phd in Sanskrit and a law degree from Agra University. He is the author of 15 books related to Indian culture and philosophy. Founder of the Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies to promote Indian culture, philosophy, and Ayurveda through education. He regularly teaches classes on Indian philosophy, Yogic Psychology, the Sanskrit language, and ancient Indian sciences for scholars from around the world. He has initiated a program for preservation, translation, and publication of ancient Indian works of science and wisdom, and serves as a visiting professor at the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, and American Hindu University, Florida. He is also a visiting lecturer at Sandy Pines psychiatric hospital. Winner of many honors and awards, he maintains an office in Vrindavan, India. He was honored by the president of India for his contribution to preserve and propagate Indian culture.

Angie Neely-Sardon

Angie Neely-Sardon is the Reference Librarian for Indian River State College’s Mueller Campus. She works with student and community patrons at the Brackett Library, helping them find resources and use technology. She teaches information literacy and research skills through instructional sessions and as an instructor for the courses Electronic Access to Information and Introduction to Internet Research. She earned a Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University in 2008.

Lois Patton

Lois is back to continue leading lifelong learners in the process of their own writing. She retired from a career in marketing, sales management and business consulting with extensive experience in workshop facilitation. Before turning her attention to a memoir of her childhood, A Bowl of Cherries, she authored newspaper columns, professional sales and management training manuals and three editions of Musings, a collection of humorous essays. Lois participates in writers’ groups both in Florida and Wisconsin, her summer home. Her winter residence is in Fort Pierce, Florida where she is working on a compilation of short stories.

Faith Paul, Ph.D.
Dr. Faith G. Paul grew up in Chicago where Studs Terkel did his outstanding work in drawing out the stories of people like you and me, and from the quiet heroes in our families and communities who never made the media headlines but did change hearts and lives and communities. What Studs Terkel and other early story gatherers did has now become a major field of study called Oral History. As a researcher and professor Faith has taught Oral History and conducted her own Oral History research program. She has a PhD from the University of Chicago and has been active as a researcher and professor of History, Global Perspectives, Social Issues, and Research Methodology for over thirty years.

Dr. Sheldon Rabin
Dr. Shel Rabin is a retired educator from Broward County. After careers in the health and business fields, he gravitated to his true passion of teaching science. He taught high school chemistry, astronomy, biology, anatomy and physiology. He has also taught post-graduate education courses at St. Leo College, FAU, and Broward College, and has presented workshops at several science and education venues. His love for science and astronomy began at age ten, after his first visit to the Franklin Institute planetarium in Philadelphia, PA. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies at Temple University, where he received his DDS degree.

Mel Ratcliff
Mel Ratcliff, Financial Advisor and Founder of the boutique investment firm Blue Chip Divas, Inc. has been ‘Making Wall Street work for Women’ since 1988. Listening to, explaining, and empowering all women, Mel is well known for the creation of the popular EXPLORE & EXPLAIN© library of educational programs that assist women in navigating the various transitions of their unique financial journey.  “Women on Wall Street”, one of the most popular programs, has graduated over 10,000 women since its inception in 1991.

Donna Regenstreif, Ph.D.
Donna Regenstreif is an anthropologist and consultant in geriatrics and gerontology program planning and development with a focus on complex populations, including geriatrics and gerontology.  Clients of her company, GeroConcepts, Inc., include large academic health centers, divisions/sections/departments of geriatrics, private foundations, the Veterans Administration, foundations, and other private and public agencies and organizations engaged in clinical service and advocacy. She received her BA from McGill University with Honors, and her MA and PhD (Anthropology) from Cornell University.

Michael Reynolds, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Reynolds joined the mathematics faculty of IRSC in 2014. He has a passion for helping all learners to comprehend, and even appreciate, math concepts. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction, all from the University of Central Florida. His doctoral research was focused on identifying the causes of math anxiety in adult learners. He greatly enjoys his association with the Fielden Institute, since he fervently believes that the lifelong pursuit of knowledge is the greatest opportunity that a person can have.

Jessica Richmond
Jessica Richmond, a psychotherapist and educator, holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from University of California, a Master’s degree in Hotel Management from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She trains clients on how to use yogic techniques from India to manage the mind and emotions. Jessica learned these ancient time-tested techniques from her teacher, Dr. Satya Narayana Dasa, in India. She is a consultant to Sandy Pines psychiatric hospital in Tequesta, FL. She travels all over the world with her teacher, teaching people how to deepen their understanding about life and healthy relations.

Arthur Rosen
Arthur Rosen is a past-president of Adventures in Learning at Colby-Sawyer College and a past chair of OSHER@Dartmouth’s Curriculum Committee. He holds degrees from Yale University and Brooklyn College and has been a study leader for 15 years. Among the courses he has presented are ISIS: On the Road to Armageddon, Religion in Collision: The Medieval Age, and The Dark Side of the Reformation.

Albert E. Schweizer, Ph. D.
Dr. Schweizer is a retired industrial (Inorganic) chemist who has been sailing for more than 65 years. His first formal sailing instruction was during graduate work at Caltech in Institute-owned boats. He has since sailed on many different sailing vessels, from sailboards to 50+ footers, as crew or Captain, for vacation sailing with family (charter), racing and delivery, with vessels from one to multiple hulls. He is a US Sailing Certified Instructor teaching at the US Sailing Center in Center-owned boats. He has been a member of US Sailing for more than 40 years (it was known as the US Yacht Racing Union when he first joined). His undergraduate degree is in Secondary Education and he has taught courses in technical topics during his career. He is an inventor or co-inventor on more than 100 US patents and several of these have been used commercially on a very large scale.

Dr. Alexander Shelby

Dr. Alex Shelby holds an M.A. in American History from University of New Orleans and a Ph.D. in Middle East and Islamic History from Florida State University. Alex Shelby is fluent in Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, and he has rudimentary knowledge of Farsi and Hebrew. Dr. Shelby has conducted research in the Middle East focusing on the impact of American foreign policy during the Cold War. He has worked for the Fulbright Institute of International Education and the U.S. State Department as FSU representative to the Iraqi Fulbright scholars invited to the U.S. to promote international education and cultural understanding. His latest research project focuses on American-Egyptian relations during the Yemeni Civil War and plans to do a study on the rise of Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL).

Bill Solomon
Bill Solomon is an associate professor at Indian River State College and serves as chair of the Human Environmental Science Department which oversees the Culinary Institute at IRSC, the Culinary Operations Apprenticeship Program and Early Childhood Education Degree programs. Bill holds and A.S. degree in Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts from Macomb College in Michigan; a B.S. in business from Florida Atlantic University and a M.A. in Career & Technical Education from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is currently working on his doctorate in Hospitality Management at Iowa State University. He is also a Certified Hospitality Educator from the American Lodging Association and a certified instructor for the National Restaurant Association, and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and coach for the medal-winning IRSC Culinary Olympic Team.

Sally Swing
Sally Swing recently retired as a Registered Nurse.  Sally enjoys sharing her passion with other new and developing players.  She is certified by the American Contact Bridge League as a Director and Educator, and has been involved in both for the past six years at the Khatib Bridge and Education Center in Stuart, and directing in both Martin and Palm Beach Counties.


Ben Taggie, Ph.D.
Dr. Ben Taggie, Professor Emeritus at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth taught at the high school and university level focusing on medieval and classical history. He has served as dean, provost, and vice chancellor. Dr. Taggie earned his Doctorate in history from Michigan State University and was a post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard and Brown. Ben and his wife Louise founded MSA Cultural Tours conducting two to four educational tours annually to Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal. For the past 12 years he has served as Executive Director of the Mediterranean Studies Association, a professional non-profit educational organization of 600 members devoted to international education and research. Ben continues to teach life-long adult education classes in Florida and Massachusetts, has researched and published in the field of history and served as editor of the prestigious journal Mediterranean Studies.  

Debra Terrio
After retiring as a nurse practitioner, Debra pursued her passion for art.  She attended art school at Normandale College in Minnesota and since moving to Florida, she has found new energy for her art. An award-winning artist, she teaches in Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce.  She is also a member of local art groups, and shows and sells her work online and in local markets.  Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including Vero Beach Museum of Art, Galleria of Pierce Harbor, and Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Debra is the owner of Terrio Art Design specializing in Inner Artist Discovery.

Mia Tignor
Mia Tignor is the emerging technologies librarian at Indian River State College and helps students, staff, and community patrons navigate the sometimes tricky world of traditional and tablet computing. She received her MLIS from the University of South Florida in 2012. 

Dr. Paul Trudeau
Dr. Trudeau has been involved in treatment of psychologically diagnosed people since 1960 when he began working on an in-patient psychiatric unit as a Psychiatric Technician. During his career, Dr. Trudeau treated and/or consulted in hospitals, schools, private practice with myriad ages, diagnoses, techniques.  Now retired, Dr. Trudeau enjoys using his experiences to encourage others to have a little fun watching films in another way.

Maggie Turmel
Maggie enjoyed a long and successful career in the healthcare industry as a nurse practitioner.  Through her career, she witnessed first-hand the benefits from yoga and meditation.  She holds a teaching certificate in yoga and has experience in leading courses in both yoga and meditation practices.

Brett Williams
Brett Williams is a reference librarian at Indian River State College Pruitt Campus. He assists students, staff, faculty, and St. Lucie County Library users their library needs and information searches. Brett received his MLIS from Valdosta State University, in Valdosta Georgia, in 2011.



Katie Williams
Katie Williams is a reference librarian at Indian River State College, where she helps connect patrons to their information needs. She teaches information, news, and digital literacies in active, engaging environments. Katie received her Master’s in library & information science from University of South Florida, and her Master’s in education in learning design & technology from Purdue University in 2016.


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