NameBiography
Stacey Andersen
Cathy Barbouletos Cathy Barbouletos has a Masters in Forestry and Hydrology. She was the Forest Supervisor for the Flathead National Forest from 1998-2010. Cathy has been teaching bridge through FVCC's Continuing Education department for five years.
Byron Beers
Susi Byrne
Brynn Cadigan
Amy Danforth Adamski
Kathleen Dunnehoff Kathy Dunnehoff is a national bestselling and Zola award winning novelist and screenwriter. A "hybrid" author, she's both independently published through her business, Blue House Publishing, and traditionally published. She's taught writing and creativity courses at FVCC for 30 years and presents writing workshops for both creative writers and those wishing to become more effective in their daily business communication.
Katie Eberhardy
Staff Flathead City-County Health
Dee (Deborah) Fleming About the instructor....Dee Fleming is a music educator, vocalist, pianist and guitarist. An award winning composer and songwriter, she has produced six albums of music as a performing and recording artist, and currently performs region-wide. She taught Middle and High School music for public schools in Montana and Arizona for 28 years before retiring in 2014. She taught credit and non-credit classes at University of Montana-Western in Dillon for 10 years and has been teaching at FVCC's Continuing Education department for seven years. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Montana State University and is currently completing a Master's Degree from Grand Canyon University.
Dana Fraley Dana Fraley is a retired elementary teacher and loves to teach art. Her passion is watercolor painting; she took her first watercolor class at FVCC from Karen Leigh. Dana received a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Montana.
Nick Fucci
Mary Fusaro
Alexis Gilbert
Staff Great Northern Whitewater Raft
Claire Gutschenritter
Jessica Hensley
Christiane Hinterman Christiane Hinterman has been working as a nature guide in various realms for over 20 years. She has a Masters Degree in Environmental Education and countless years running summer camps and educational programs for children of all ages. She is also a yoga instructor, singer songwriter, artist, and mother. She loves to bring all of these passions together to teach and inspire others to be creative, connect with nature, and become the best versions of themselves. She has lived in the Flathead Valley for 14 years and is excited to craft a brand-new offering for kids at FVCC.
Ellen Horowitz An outdoor educator whose career spans more than four decades, Ellen Horowitz teaches preschoolers to adults about the wildflowers and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains. She is a writer, adjunct botany professor at Flathead Valley Community College and a long-time natural history instructor with the Glacier Institute and Road Scholar/Elderhostel. As a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, she connects people and nature for health and wellbeing. Her work has been recognized with numerous honors including Montana Audubon's Educator of the Year Award, and magazine writing awards from Outdoors Writers Association of America and National Wildlife Federation. She is author of the award-winning children's book, What I Saw in Glacier.
Sheena Istre
Allyson Jones
Jill Kanewischer
Hannah Kimmel
Megan Koppes
Misty Koyuncu Misty Koyuncu received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Instruction with a concentration in flute and vocal performance from Southern Oregon University. Misty began her interest in music in her early childhood by teaching herself keyboard, and continued her interest in music by private lessons, and classes throughout her childhood and into her undergrad degree. She has traveled through Europe to expand her musical ear, and she currently teaches private lessons in the Flathead Valley while working as the Student Union Coordinator at FVCC.
George Michels
Dave Micone
Steven Miller Steve has 35 years of teaching and professional fashion illustration experience. He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at The School of Art Institute of Chicago and has been teaching there since 1991. Primarily working for major retailers such as Nordstrom, Bullocks, and Dillard's department store, his work has been represented by various galleries and is in numerous private and corporate collections. He has maintained a fashion studio in Chicago working for designers, retailers and manufacturers. Steve works in all major mediums and has been published by Laurence King Publishing, London UK. His book "Drawing Fashion Accessories" is available in six languages, English, French, Spanish, Polish, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.
Wai Mizutani A child prodigy in his homeland China, renowned violinist Wai Mizutani has performed worldwide with distinguished orchestras, at famed venues and shared the stage with a myriad of luminaries. He has played with the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra and symphony orchestras throughout Europe and Asia. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl. He’s shared the stage with Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney and Elton John, and performed in front of Queen Elizabeth and several sitting presidents. In his lifetime he has garnered numerous prestigious music awards.
Morgan Nicholson
Kenadie Pisk
Linda Puchta
Jaclyn Rubino
Melanie Ruonavaara
Karla Ryan
Jan Shanahan Jan Shanahan owns Wild Sky Industries, which serves the business needs of both technical companies and artists who are focused on developing their art business. She served as General Manager /Senior Marketing Manager for Microsoft Corporation for more than a decade. Prior to Microsoft, Jan's education at UCLA and Stanford readied her for work in energy research and the IT industry in the Bay Area for 20+ years. This experience was very helpful in establishing licensing and marketing arrangements for new products-both art-focused and computer applications-that allow her to assist people in doing the same. Jan lends entrepreneurial expertise in business and organizational development, project management, and publishing to courses focused on business creation or improvement. As an artist, she works mostly with fibers/textiles-having done work for Sunset Magazine, Family Circle, and other companies that offer creative kits for sale. Being home in her native Montana, Jan appreciates the opportunity to coach artists as they begin or grow their business career. She is pleased to offer both creative workshops and business workshops where she meets so many new friends and colleagues!
Chelsea Speer
Chris Tempel
Racheal Vargas Racheal Vargas, is the co-owner of Montana K9 Safety. She has over 25 years of experience in Healthcare and has been an active instructor of various emergency and healthcare programs for the past 15 years. She is a current Instructor teaching programs under American Heart Association and Emergency Care and Safety Institute.
Jemina Watstein Jemina has been a national and international art educator for the past 16 years, here in the valley and beyond. She has a Master degree in Fine Art Photography and is currently working on a dissertation in order to complete a PhD in International Educational Leadership. Jemina believes that it is her responsibility as an art teacher to provide an inquiry-based experience that will help fill students' internal toolboxes so they can develop all they need to be their best selves.
Triple D Wildlife Ranch
Yoshimi Yamamoto-Derks Yoshimi Yamamoto-Derks was born, raised, and lived in Japan until 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Bunkyo University in Japan and a certification of Japanese Language Teacher in Japan. She has taught English for 30 years and Japanese for 9 years as a private tutor, an instructor at schools in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan as well as to Korean businessmen at one of Korea's top companies. She has taught students from elementary, junior and high school age as well as adults. She has also introduced traditional Japanese cuisine classes at FVCC. She has a certification of Flower Essence Counselor & Therapist from International Flower Essence College in Japan as well as certifications from several well-known flower essence brands from all over the world.