Abigayil Anderson is an ARNP at Absolute Health in Ocala Florida.

Aimee began her career in 2007 as a keeper at Silver Springs Nature’s Theme Park in Ocala, FL. She moved up the ranks finally securing a supervisory position overseeing all four wildlife shows. Silver Springs closed in 2012 and she found herself in Tyler, Texas as the Supervisor of the Avian Department at the Caldwell Zoo.

Alan Youngblood, 59, is the former Director of Photography for The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville Magazine and the Ocala Star-Banner in Ocala, Florida. In 2018 he was named Gatehouse Photographer of the year. He has 35 years of professional photojournalism experience, always behind the camera but for the last 20 years, managing photographers too.

Allie Gore prefers to be described as a facilitator rather than an instructor. Gore credits her diverse work experiences as the reason she became interested in group dialogue. She is curious about people and how opinions and beliefs are formed. Educated as a professional nurse, Gore worked in different areas of nursing including her favorites, oncology and hospice.

Alvin Ross has worked in many areas of the entertainment industry for over 50 years.

Amanda Clark-Rudolph is a local freelance writer and granddaughter of Ardis Clark, who grew up next door to Norman Rockwell.

Amanda Marek is a graduate of the University of Florida, earning her Masters in Forest Resources and Conservation with specialization in Environmental Education. She has worked as a biological science technician and volunteer coordinator at multiple state and national parks and is now your UF/IFAS Marion County Florida-Friendly Landscaping Extension Agent.

Amy Cearley has a Master's Degree in Education from Denver University, a Bachelor's Degree in History & Political Science, and minor in Communication. In her early career she taught history, world religions, american government, and political science to high school students as well as continuing education to adults.

Dr. Andrew Franklin is from Essex, UK. He earned a 1st class Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Exeter (UK) in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 2007. From 2007-2010 he performed Post-Doctoral Research in Organometallic Chemistry at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl. Dr.

Angela Hammond has been an instructor for the Florida Center for the Blind (FCB) since 2006. She specializes in Independent Living training; including cooking, low vision, independent living skills and oversees all of FCB’s enrichment courses. Angela has a background in early childhood education, working with the Florida Lion’s Camp for 3 years and Headstart for about 7 years.

Ocala resident, Ardis Clark, grew up next door to the Rockwells and modeled for many of Norman’s works

Art Rojas is a long time technology user. He has been working with technology for over 5 years with providers like Verizon, Best Buy, Sprint and Microsoft. Currently working as Microsoft expert, well involved with Android devices and Apple devices for over 3 years. He has been teaching for about 2 years and really enjoys helping and empowering others to make the most out of their devices.

Barbara is a trained AEA Certified Fitness Instructor. She has training through Hydro-Pilates, American Sports & Fitness Association, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, and SCW Fitness. She has been involved in teh aquatic fitness industry for more than 30 years.

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Bert has more than 30 years of stained glass art experience. Her first class was completed in 1981. She has attended multiple classes at workshops and trade shows. She also has 20 years experience in the stained glass trade. She has completed multiple stained glass painting classes with world renowned master glass painters Richard Millard and Peter McGrain.

Beth Cox grew up in Upper Michigan. After spending 25 years in the Bay Area of California, she returned to Michigan for 18 years. She has two children, one in Summerfield, Florida and the other in Portland, Oregon. She also has two grandchildren. Beth has taught at Faculty of Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, Michigan.

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Beverly Lafferty has been a nurse for 7 years and also has a background in volunteering and managing volunteer organizations. She has combined her nursing and management experience to oversee the Hospice of Marion County Volunteer Services department. Prior to her current role, she was Clinical Manager for Legacy House.

Beverly Wojnar moved to the Ocala area in 2013. She received her B.S. in Risk Management & Insurance, along with several certifications within the insurance industry, but her true passion is paper crafting. Beverly has been scrapbooking since 2000 and started focusing on card making a few years later.

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