Emery Abshier lives on a blueberry farm with his wife and kids. During the blueberry picking season family members help out with the operation. He also works in the insurance industry.

James Albury, planetarium director at SF's Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, has been immersed in the cosmos since childhood. His career in astronomy began at age 14 at the Miami Museum of Science's planetarium. Albury holds a bachelor's degree in Astronomy from UF and spent over a decade with UF's Office of Academic Technology before returning to his true love, Astronomy.

Lars Andersen is a full-time river guide and naturalist for Adventure Outpost in High Springs, Florida.

Ina, a teacher for more than 30 years, earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa in 1975. Her background includes Psychology, Biological Sciences, Research, Philosophy and Administration. Now retired, she is following her love of gardening and completed the Marion County Master Gardener Volunteer Training.

Teresa Armstrong, a retired Physician Assistant with a specialization in emergency medicine, has a diverse background marked by service and expertise. Teresa served in the Air Force as a crew chief on F15 aircraft and as a club manager. She is a disabled veteran.

Michael Arnold is the Construction Liason at On Top of the World Communities.

E. Billy Bass is a native Floridian in which his family has been in Florida since before the United States purchased the territory. A graduate of Florida State University, he has been teaching in local schools since 1993.

John N. Beck is a lawyer with the Colen and Wagoner firm. His areas of expertise include Estate Planning, Taxes, and Corporate Business Law. He has experience planning for high net-worth individuals, and complex charitable planning. John stays active in education, routinely publishing articles and giving webinars to both clients and practitioners alike.

Penny Berton has been a professional Tap Dance instructor for over 30 years. She has received extensive training from New York's finest including Gregory Hines, Brenda Bufalino, Jan Mickens, Savion Glover, and Phil Black. Penny has owned a successful dance studio in New York for over 20 years, and has taught tap in numerous venues for all ages.

Devin Breedon, a passionate dietitian and wellness enthusiast, founded Vital Nutrition with a mission to revolutionize health through personalized attention and evidence-based advice. Witnessing the transformative impact of nutrition, he aims to inspire individuals to take control of their well-being.

Pat Burns has been a certified UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Master Gardener since 2016. She was previously on the Board of Directors as Director of Educational Outreach and Plant Clinic. As an avid gardener with a talent for raising Monarch butterflies, Pat has also performed many speaking engagements for the organization. I am sure you will find Pat a delightful and talented speaker.

Born in Kobe, Japan, Shizuka Yamagishi Campagna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at Jochi Daigaku (Sophia University) in Tokyo. After moving to the U.S. she worked as an international marketing and business development manager for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in nuclear field, and later for the SONY Corporation.

Tina Carchia is a very versatile instructor and has been teaching art classes at Master the Possibilities for the past 15 years. She is a self-taught Artist / Instructor specializing in the beginner & intermediate levels in Watercolors, Acrylics, Oils and Reverse Glass Painting. Tina is a Member of T.E.A.M.

Retired CPA with 20 years government and 14 years banking experience.

Jerry Colen is married and has three adult children and eight grandchildren. Jerry graduated from Ohio State University then earned his JD from University of Texas School of Law. He has practiced in the state of Florida for 50+ years specializing in real estate, simple and complex estate and financial planning, wills, probate, trust administration and elder law.

Robert Colen received a B.A. from American University and an M.B.A from the University of Florida. He is the Director of Sholom Park, and is on the Park Board of Directors for the Horticltural Arts and Parks Institute.

Emmett Coyne has a M.A. degree in African-American Studies from Boston University. He taught African-American Studies at St. Mary's University in Baltimore and at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Mark Croft seeks to support, educate, counsel, coach, and provide resource information for caregivers. In addition to helping caregivers he is a Florida Certified Long Term Care Ombudsman who investigates complaints and advocates for residents in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Adult Family Care Homes.

Rich Cupertino has been a resident of Florida since 2015. He is a native of Hudson Valley, New York. Rich regularly teaches at Master the Possibilities. He also teaches classes featuring the music from the 50's through the 70's each term. A different program is featured every term.

Heath learned how to dive while living in Hawaii in 1989. She now has over a thousand dives, and became a PADI instructor in 2011. She currently teaches snorkeling, Discover Scuba, Scuba Certification, and Advanced Scuba and Refresher Dives.