Arts & Crafts

                             S uzanne 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.
            Tina Doyle is a 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.                  
   Ronnee Peters is a well-known stained g lass  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.
                        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.


            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 office.

Business & Finance

Thomas Herkert is 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. He is a Registered
            Representative and an Investment Advisor Representative with
                Kestra Investment Services, LLC (Kestra IS) and Kestra Advisory 
                     Services, LLC (Kestra AS). Westchester Financial Advisors
                            is not affiliated with Kestra IS or Kestra AS.


                              ​​         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.

                 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. 

               Gabriela Quezada graduated with a degree in Business
        Administration from Westchester 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. 

                 Carmilla Tan    has been practicing yoga for more than 10years.
                         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.  



         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.

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Dance & Music

                            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.

   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.

  Jessica 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. 

          Richard Hoffman has taught American History and Government at
             Dobbs Ferry High School since 1991. Richard also holds a Master’s
             degree in choral conducting from the Indiana University School of
              Music. Over the years he has conducted, performed in and hosted
                                                      many musical productions.

                        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.

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

Language & Culture

   Antonia De Gennaro was born and educated in Salerno,       
      Italand 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.